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Is there a house style? Yes. All wines must have rich, clean fruit flavors. But they must have enough mineral backbone to balance the richness. Almost all are delicious on release, but they must also improve with age.
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Golden to the edge, richly honeyed and beautifully chiseled, the 2011 En Pommards, Les Rochats and Les Buis drew "Meursault-like" raves from the Wine Advocate — and ratings of 92, 92 and 91 points, respectively.
Offered only in 6- and 12-bottle sampler packs. $32/bottle on release. Something far more irresistible today on this white Burgundy EXCLUSIVE. read more »
Brilliant ruby to the rim, with piercing aromas of wild cherry, black raspberry and sweet spice. The attack is rich and plush, more Sta. Rita Hills than anything Dundee, packed with crushed red fruit preserves, black cherry — at once ultra-concentrated, high-toned and taut. Finishes bright and firm with excellent persistence. Drink now — 2018.
$36 on release. Just $23.50 today on WineAccess. Total production of just 12 barrels or 300 cases, one hundred of which are now up for grabs. Shipping included on 4. read more »
Brilliant pale gold in color, infused with mouthwatering aromas of lemon custard and orchard pit, the attack is rich and broad, packed with ripe citrus and juicy apple compote. The finish is riveting — bright, crisp and persistent — arguing eloquently for a 3-5 year stint in a cool cellar.
Of the 182 members who rated, 146 came in at 4 stars or a perfect 5. $28 on release. Still a sizzling $17.99 this morning, thanks to the Rules of Redux. The last 672 bottles are up for grabs. Shipping included on 6. read more »
Planted in 1885 by Italian and Portuguese immigrants, in copious vintages the 120-year-old vines at Live Oak eked out just two bunches per shoot. Now it seemed — for nothing more than crass profit — the Caterpillars were ready to rumble, ripping through the Delhi Sand, then depositing the ancient vines in a dump truck. Matt and Erin Cline continue to fight with the California Department of Water Resources to save the historic vineyards of Contra Costa, the oldest of which, like Live Oak, were planted in 1885.
Their case would be iron-clad if only the government agency thought to pop a cork of the magnificent 2011 Live Oak. $34 on release in mid-January. Just $19.99 on this morning's WineAccess pre-release party. read more »
Drawn entirely from 45-60-year-old vines in the center cut of the southeast-facing slopes of Grand Cru Cramant, barrel-fermented, then bottled without fining OR filtration, the 2005 Diebolt-Vallois Fleur de Passion is brilliant golden to the rim. The bubbles are tiny, providing the lightest touch of effervescence to what is otherwise an incredibly serious, terrifically complex Chardonnay. That warm summer provided unusual richness, beautifully braced and toned by what Beaumard so eloquently describes as "une fermete amere" ("bitter tension").
Even with a wine list peppered with vintages of Roederer Cristal, Krug Clos du Mesnil, Bollinger and Salon, of the 24,000 bottles of Champagne served at George V each year, 4,000 are made by Jacques Diebolt. read more »
The 2009 Xavier Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Anonyme" is an assemblage of equal parts of 70- to 100-year-old-vine Grenache, Mourvedre, Counoise, plumped up with a striking purple-fruit core of juicy Syrah. Parker went gaga, describing "copious notes of licorice, garrigue, underbrush, blackberries, black currants and graphite are present in this full-bodied, modern-styled, fragrant, distinctive Chateauneuf," before piling on with that 96pt score -- two more than Beaucastel.
$75 on release. Just $39.99 per bottle on cases, while they last.
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