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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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Region: Oregon > Willamette Valley > Ribbon Ridge
Grape type: Pinot Noir
The 2010 "RR" is both luscious and marvelously structured, one of a small handful of world-class 2010 Oregon Pinot Noirs inspired by the Grand Crus of the Côte de Nuits.
Richly textured, suave and sleek, red-fruit juicy and high-toned, finishing with mouthwatering acidity.
93 points from Wine Spectator. 92 more from Stephen Tanzer, the stingiest Burgundy critic on the planet.
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Region: France > Bordeaux
Grape type: Sauvignon Blanc
For those who pay close attention to Bordeaux vintage reports, you know all about the challenges posed by the 2013 growing season. An impossibly wet spring led to a tiny, irregular set. June was nippy, to be followed by a glorious July and August. While the châteaux of the Médoc were obliged to wait through a wet and problematic September to harvest late-maturing Cabernet Sauvignon, both the Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc at Château Turcaud were picked under fine conditions in the first week of the month. Sugars were solid, while acids were stinging, reminding Maurice Robert of his superb 1984 — an age-worthy blend that was still going strong when we tasted it nearly 20 years after bottling! read more »
Region: California > Napa
Grape type: Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 Carl Roy "East Side Cuvée" is a beauty. Purple/black to the rim with lavish aromas of blackberry and mountain blueberry preserves, laced with new-wood cedar. Massively concentrated on the attack, like all the top 2012s, plush and velour-like in texture, the core features a dense mix of crushed-black-fruit compote, violets, and Left Bank graphite, all bracketed by the sleek tannins so common to Cabernets grown just south of the Stags Leap line. Drink now-2022.
$60 on release. Today, still just $23.99 per the Rules of Redux. NOT TO BE MISSED by 2012 Napa Cabernet bargain-hunters. 672 bottles are up for grabs. Shipping included on 6. read more »
Region: France > Rhone > Chateauneuf du Pape
Grape type: Rhone Blend
Parker's Wine Advocate, again, came on like gangbusters, calling the 2011 Château de Beaucastel "gorgeously textured … (with) terrific purity of fruit and ripe tannin." Even more telling are the last words of that rave 94-point review.
Ruby-red to the rim, infused with luscious aromas of raspberry, black cherry, sweet spice, and white truffle. Gorgeous and beautifully polished on the attack, silken in texture, the core is rich and marvelously concentrated, packed with red-fruit preserves and wild cherry, finishing bright, vibrant, and penetrating. Drink now if you enjoy robbing babies from cradles, or do as we're doing: Lay the Perrins' startling 2011 down for a decade or two. read more »
Region: California > Sonoma > Dry Creek Valley
Grape type: Zinfandel
After the harvest of 2012, for the first time since 1997, award-winning Zin-master Miro Tcholakov was inclined to shut down his sorting table, as the typically irregular Zinfandel bunches were filled with perfectly ripe berries — making for two ultra-concentrated small-lot Zinfandels, each braced with refreshing acidity, while bracketed by round, supple tannins.
$28 and $32 respectively, on release. With 50 cases of each 2012 Zinfandel earmarked for WineAccess, we've assembled our allocation into 6- and 12-pack samplers. Shipping, of course, is included. read more »
Region: France > Burgundy > Cote Chalonnaise
Grape type: Chardonnay
The 2012 Vincent Girardin Rully Vieilles Vignes is a gorgeous Chardonnay that more than held its own against most of the village Meursaults and Chassagne-Montrachets we tasted in July. One word of advice: This is a serious white Burgundy and should be treated as such. After an hour in a decanter, the color i24s brilliant green-gold. Wonderfully pure aromatically, infused with a luscious mix of apple, pear, and ripe citrus. Rich and richly textured on the attack, slowly peeling away fine layers of lemon curd minerality, tightly wound and piercingly vibrant. The finish is textbook Girardin, refined acid backbone bracing the superb shot-berry opulence of 2012. Drink now — but only if you're impatient — or lay down one of the great white Burgundy bargains of the vintage until sometime after 2020. read more »