94pt. Assobio is Back!
We discovered this wine earlier in the year and we love it! Grab some today before the vintage is gone for good.
2011 Quinta dos Murças Assobio Red, Douro
On Sale $14.99
Assobio is from a single vineyard in the Quinta dos Murças estate. A powerful, structured expression of Douro wine, it has black fruits, dark tannins, some subtle layers of wood aging and great concentration. Dark and richly fruity, it needs to mature before drinking. Wait until 2017.
94 Points, The Wine Enthusiast
2010 Barolo Sale
We admit it, we’re completely bonkers for the 2010 Barolos, and we’re not the only one who recognize a legendary vintage when we taste it. The Wine Advocate gave the vintage its highest ever score in its 40 year rating history, 98 points! And The Wine Spectator agrees, calling this the best vintage in 36 years, 96-99 points! In other words, this is the best recorded vintage in Barolo. Don’t miss out.
2010 Mauro Molino Barolo Gallinotto
On Sale $52.99
“Boasting a pretty garnet hue, the 2010 Barolo Gallinotto offers sharp aromatic definition with a beautiful medley of spice, pressed cherry, cigar box and black licorice. This vintage is impressive on all fronts, from the overall balance of the wine to its fluid complexity and firm structure. Gallinotto shows some of the best qualities of Nebbiolo in 2010 (with 24 months in barrel). Drink: 2017-2030.”
93 Points, the Wine Advocate
2010 Mauro Molino Barolo Bricco Luciani
On Sale $62.99
“Dark and rich upon first impact, the 2010 Barolo Bricco Luciani is a powerful and muscular expression that aspires to the highest level of aromatic intensity. This wine definitely leaves a lasting impression and speaks in high volumes for the 2010 vintage. It presents delicate tones of dried cherry, blue flower and licorice backed by oak-driven tones of nutmeg and dried tobacco leaf. If feels smooth and silky on the palate. Those firm tannins bode well for long-term consumption. Drink: 2017-2030.”
94 Points, the Wine Advocate
2010 Mauro Molino Barolo La Serra
On Sale $82.99
“The 2010 Barolo La Serra is a toasty, spice-driven Barolo with baritone aromas of dark fruit, prune, licorice, cola, crushed rose, leather, cigar smoke and ground clove. It delivers finely-textured on the palate with a balanced dose of fresh acidity and drying tannins on the close. It has all the qualities for a long cellar evolution. Drink: 2017-2032.”
93 Points, the Wine Advocate
2010 Mauro Molino Barolo Corica
On Sale $82.99
“The 2010 Barolo Conca shows a sophisticated and savory side that is not present in the other wines from Mauro Molino in 2010. This is a masculine expression that already delivers budding tertiary layers of cured meat and saddle leather with dried cherries and crushed flowers. There’s a firmness, or austerity to the wine that is really very attractive. Barolo Conca is especially well equipped for long cellar aging thanks to its acidity and tannic firmness. Drink: 2017-2032.”
95 points, the Wine Advocate
2010 Marcarini Barolo “Brunate”
On Sale $57.99
The 2010 Barolo Brunate is initially quite reticent, as young wines from this site often are. Cherry, plum, clove, menthol and pine notes unfold as the 2010 begins to show off its rich, dramatic personality. A rich Barolo bathed in fruit and tannin, the 2010 is going to need quite a bit of time to fully meld together, but all of the raw elements are there for that to happen. The resonant, enveloping finish is impossible to resist.
92-94 points, Antonio Galloni
Also 93 Points, James Suckling
2010 Marcarini Barolo “La Serra”
On Sale $49.99
“Marcarini’s 2010 Barolo La Serra is laced with freshly cut flowers, mint, crushed rocks and red fruit. High-toned floral and spice notes abound in a bright, chiseled Barolo built for the cellar. The vivid, crystalline finish is particularly of note.”
91-93 points Antonio Galloni
2010 Vietti Barolo “Castiglione”
On Sale $45.99
The 2010 Barolo Castiglione is beautiful in the way it brings together the vibrancy of the year with a soft, inviting textural presence. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet spices, anise and red berries are all woven together nicely in the glass. With time in the glass, the wine blossoms with exquisite finesse, floral aromatics and exquisite overall balance. Ripe, silky tannins support the exquisite finish. An insanely beautiful wine, the 2010 will give readers a good idea of just how great the 2010 vintage is at Vietti. The Barolo Castiglione is made from a large number of parcels across the Barolo zone, many of which are of a high enough level of quality that they could be bottled separately. This is first-class juice.
94 points, The Wine Advocate
2010 Paolo Scavino Barolo
On Sale $37.99
Scavino’s 2010 Barolo is supple and open, even in this vintage. Sweet red cherries, savory herbs, tobacco and mint meld together in an approachable Barolo that will drink well pretty much right out of the gate. The 2010 is all about polish, finesse and delicacy. Sweet spices and crushed flowers meld into the expressive finish. The main vineyard sites are Rocche Mariondino, Vignolo, Altenasso, Terlo, Vignano and San Bernardo. The Scavino Barolo is a wonderful lens through which to get an early sense of the vintage.
91 points, Antonio Galloni
2010 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio
On Sale $52.99
Dark red cherries, plums, smoke, mocha, licorice and cloves blossom in the 2010 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio. Plump and juicy to the core, the 2010 boasts gorgeous depth and resonance, all backed up by plenty of minerality and acidity. All the elements are beautifully balanced in the glass. I expect the 2010 will drink well with relatively minimum cellaring.
93 points, Antonio Galloni
Also on sale from the awesome 2006 vintage (96pts for the vintage, Wine Advocate)
2006 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva “Vignolo”
On Sale $89.99
“The 2006 Barolo Riserva Vignolo literally sparkles on the palate with layers of brilliant dark red fruit, flowers, mint and spices. It shows striking inner sweetness and perfume, with big yet well-integrated tannins and breathtaking balance. This is a great 2006 Barolo in the making. The tannins are huge, but so is the fruit. The 2006 Vignolo is going to be a fascinating wine to follow over the next few decades.”
95-97 points The Wine Advocate
Chateaunuef du Pape Sale!
How much do we like these wines from one of the Rhone’s premiere producers? Well, we bought the entire state’s allocation. Grab them before they’re gone!
The Wine Advocate on Domaine de la Mordoree:
“Run by the Delorme brothers, Domaine de la Mordoree ranks as one of the most impeccably, precisely run estates and negociant businesses in western Europe. Their least-expensive offerings are stunningly good, and their high end, flagship wines from Lirac and Chateauneuf du Pape are magnificent. Moreover, this estate continues to go from strength to strength.”
Wines arriving today!
2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Cotes du Rhone Rouge “la Dame Rousse”
On Sale $16.99 750mL (Lowest price in the country!)
Not Yet Reviewed
“Always a favorite (when we can get it) and it sells out quick. We’re receiving a few cases this vintage and it seems we get less and less every year so don’t miss out!”
-Rhone Valley Dave
2012 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge “Reine des Bois”
On Sale $79.99
Gorgeous as well, with pure blackberry, cassis, licorice, charred earth and crushed flower aromas and flavors, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois (roughly 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, Vaccarese and Counoise) is medium to full-bodied, pure and layered. One of the more approachable examples of this cuvee I’ve tasted, it should be relatively civilized on release, yet evolve gracefully given its overall balance and freshness. Drink 2017-2027.
93-95 points, The Wine Advocate
2012 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Rouge “la Dame Rousse”
On Sale $20.99
Starting out the 2012s, the 2012 Lirac La Dame Rousse looks to be a smoking Lirac that has more in common with a top-flight Chateauneuf du Pape. Fresh crushed berries, spice, licorice and tinges of minerality all show on the nose. It is rich, voluptuously textured and rounded on the palate, with sweet tannin and solid precision and focus on the finish. Full-bodied, layered and with a hedonistic slant, it should be consumed in its first 5-7 years of life. Drink 2014-2019.
89-92 points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Blanc “Reine des Bois”
On Sale $33.99 (Lowest price in the country!)
Not Yet Reviewed
Previous ratings: 2012-92 Points, Wine Advocate 2011-93 Points, Wine Advocate
Grenache 30%, Viognier 10%, Roussanne 10%, Marsanne 10%, Picpoul 10%, Clairette 20%, Miscellaneous 10%
“Color is green gold Aromas are white fruits, peach, apricot, pear, violet. The palate is rounded, with a long finish, highly flavoured. The aging potential is 4-5 years.”