Featured Wines

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: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

mordoree 22012 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.”
Importer notes

Jordan Cabernet Sale
Taste it Friday!

Jordan cabJordan Cabernet
We have a California cornerstone on sale, and we’re sampling it this Friday at the bar!

2010 Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, CA
Email us for pricing, call us, or come on by!
For price please inquire in store, or call 314-863-6283.
(includes 16% merlot, 7% petit verdot and 1% malbec; raised in 74% French and 24% American oak): Deep ruby. Fresh cherry, blackcurrant and peppery spices on the nose, with a hint of cured tobacco emerging with aeration. Juicy and precise, with good depth to its bitter cherry and dark berry flavors. Smoke and vanilla notes appear on the finish, which is framed by easygoing, silky tannins. This elegant and approachable cabernet checks in at a relatively low 13.5% alcohol.
89 Points, Stephen Tanzer

Ramey Sale!

“David Ramey, co-founder of Dominus, is one of the few California winemakers who thinks in terms of structure, not just flavor, something that sets him apart from many of his peers….the wines remain very fairly priced considering the quality of what is in the bottle. ”
The Wine Advocate

2012 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valleyramey 2
On Sale $54.99
(includes 7% merlot, 5% malbec and 3% petit verdot; aged in 55% new oak): Bright purple. Intense, smoke-accented aromas of cherry and blackcurrant, with Indian spice and floral notes adding complexity. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering energetic dark fruit flavors and a hint of chewing tobacco. Closes tangy and long, with slow-building tannins and very good focus.
91-93 points, Stephen Tanzer

2012 Ramey Claret Napa Valley
On Sale $35.99
The 2012 Claret appears to be another outstanding example of value-priced Cabernet Sauvignon. A 6,000-case blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and the rest Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, consumers will love this beauty because of its forward, classic Cabernet style. It should drink well for 5-8 years.
90-92 points, Robert Parker

Pinot Noir Bargains!

One of the biggest changes in the wine market is the availability of affordable Pinot Noir. Winemakers call it the “headache grape” as it is difficult to grow, and high yield levels decrease quality more than with other grapes (hence the high prices). Well, the 2012 (AND 2013) vintages in California have provided plenty of proverbial aspirin, including these gems below. Perfect weekday dinner wines!

2012 Redwood Vineyards Pinot Noir, CApinot grapes
On Sale $7.99
This Classic Pinot Noir was crafted in the French style, highlighting the delicate cherry, strawberry, and plum aromas with a subtle touch of cedar and oak. Red raspberry and cherry flavors delight the palate, with a hint of ripe fruit, white pepper and oak lingering on the finish.
Winemaker’s Notes

mcmanis pinot2013 McManis Pinot Noir, CA
On Sale $8.99
With its medium Ruby hue, the 2013 McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir offers Strawberry preserves, fresh cherry mixed with Vanilla and Cream aromatics. Once in the mouth, these flavors are recognizable, in addition to a hint of Blueberry. Round and mouthwatering, the finish of this Pinot Noir is a well balanced combination of fruit flavors from the grapes and the Vanilla and Cream contributed from the oak aging.
Winemaker’s Notes

De Grazia Italian Closeouts

Marc de Grazia We grabbed more of these awesome Italian white closeouts from the awesome importer Marc De Grazia! They are simply delicious, and some of the best values in the store. Reserve yours today!

Taburno Greco2012 Tenuta di Tavignano “Villa Torre” Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC
On Sale $13.99
Clean and modest, this balanced white displays flavors of melon, ground ginger and pepper, apricot and lemon zest. Drink now. 3,000 cases made.
Wine Spectator

2012 Cantina del Taburno “Greco,” Beneventano IGT
On Sale $12.99
Intense straw yellow. Elegant, fruity, dry apricot, citrus peel and honey tones in the nose. Full, fruity, warm, fresh, quite supple, intense.
Winemaker’s Notes

2012 Cantina del Taburno “Taburno,” Falanghina del Sannio DOC
On Sale $12.99
Straw yellow. There nose is fruity, reminiscent of pineapple and of ripe pear. Supple, very persistent on the palate, echoing the nose.
Winemaker’s Notes

Delicious $8 Cabernet
Taste it anytime!

C Y TWe just got a tasty new closeout from Concha Y Toro! Don’t believe an $8 Cab can be this good? Ask us for a sample anytime!

2011 Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Series Riberas, Marchigue
On Sale $7.99 (lowest online price $13.99!)
(case discounts available!)
This AWESOME, incredibly drinkable value has the color of a rich Napa Cabernet, and does not have the heavy herbaceous characteristics of many Chilean Cabs. Fruity, friendly, and full-bodied, this is one of the best bargains we’ve found from Chile!
Merch Notes

New Vintage Opus One!

Opus One is a Napa Valley joint venture between two of the most famous winemaking families opusin the world, the Mondavis and Rothschilds. It is delicious,a bit controversial, and expensive, all at the same time! There are few bottles that say thank you, or happy holidays, better than Opus One. It is the Dom Perignon of Napa Valley Reds.

2011 Opus One Proprietary Red Napa Valley
Email us directly for Pricing, inquire in store, or call us at 314-863-6282
The 2011 Opus One may turn out to be one of the surprises of the year. A brilliant, precise wine, the 2011 impresses for its energy. Sweet floral and spiced notes lead to expressive dark red berries, mocha, anise and new leather in a brilliant Opus One. Readers will note the lower than normal presence of Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2011, which is typical for a year in which blenders play an important role. The blend is 71% Cabernet, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot/8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.
92+ Points, Antonio Galloni
Not Yet Reviewed by Parker or Tanzer (Previous Vintage Rated 96 Points Parker, 95 Points Tanzer!!)