13 Jan Half Bottle Sale
Half Bottle Sale
We have an excellent selection of half bottles in the store, including a $12 Lalande de Pomerol closeout from the outstanding 2008 Pomerol vintage (Parker gave Pomerol an overall score of 96 points). Here are just a FEW we have in stock!
2008 Chateau Sergant Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux
On Sale $11.99 375ml
This wine is drinking beautifully, and you can’t beat the price given it’s seven years old and stored perfectly. If you are even a remote fan of Bordeaux, grab a some before it goes. The color is dark, the nose is earth and chocolate with balanced red fruits, and the wine will continue to age.
2012 Domaine Louis Latour Corton “Grancey” Grand Cru
On Sale $62.99 375mL
A restrained and brooding but beautifully complex nose offers up cool red and dark berry fruit aromas that are liberally laced with pungent earth, spice and sauvage hints. On the palate there is more size, weight and concentration than in any of the prior Corton grands crus as well as notably better depth and persistence of the balanced and built to age finish. To be clear, even with the superior size and weight this is still not an especially big wine by the typical standards of the appellation but this acquits itself credibly all the same.
90-92 Points, Allen Meadows’ Burghound.com
2012 Domaine Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
On Sale $64.99 375mL
Tropical notes of pineapple, mango, grapefruit peel and spice combine in this fleshy white. Stays vibrant and long, if still a little raw on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2028.
93 Points, Wine Spectator
2009 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
On Sale $26.99 375mL
The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is an impressive and impeccable wine that delivers a slow and sensual progression on the palate. Along the way, it leaves a steady stream of ripe fruit, spice, tobacco, licorice and balsam herb that is both impactful and vibrant. The wine’s aromas are very well-delineated, clean and never color outside the lines. The textural fabric of the wine is velvety and rich, thanks to a long 43 months in oak. Having had the opportunity to taste many older vintages of Giacomo’s wines, I find that they possess a great capacity for cellar aging.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
2009 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino “Tenuta Nuova”
On Sale $37.99 375mL
Vivid red. Multidimensional nose offers captivating aromas of raspberry, sour red cherry, redcurrant, brown sugar, cinnamon and minerals, lifted by a strong note of fresh citrus fruit. Vibrant flavors of red and black fruits, pink peppercorn and sweet spices are wonderfully pure and juicy. This sneakily concentrated yet refined wine shows a rare blend of power and delicacy and finishes extremely long, with very fine-grained tannins and truly mind-blowing purity of small red fruits and violet. Impeccable balance only adds to its star qualities. One of the best young Tenuta Nuovas I have ever tried and it’s also one of the two or three best Brunellos of the vintage.
93 Points, Vinous Media
2010 Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino
On Sale $59.99
Wonderful aromas of salt, savory dried meat and red fruits. Bacon too. This is full body, with chewy tannins and a long and intense finish. It’s like a tightly knit ball of cashmere thread. Superb. Made from four hectares of vineyards. Better in 2018.
98 Points, James Suckling
2012 Opus One, Napa Valley
On Sale $125.99 375mL
Glorious purity of fruit here with black currants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint too, plus hazelnut and chocolate. Full body with seamless tannins and balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus’ in years. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018. October 2015 release. This is 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% malbec.
97 Points, James Suckling
96 Points, Vinous Media
2012 Continuum Proprietary Red, Napa Valley
On Sale $96.99 375mL
Ripe, silky tannins wrap around the palate in the 2012 Continuum. Bright red cherry, plum, spice, menthol and hard candy meld together effortlessly in the glass. The 2012 captures the polished, refined side of the vintage. This is perhaps the most refined wine I have ever tasted from Continuum. The flavors are bright and focused, while the new oak has been decidedly toned down, both of which allow the personality of these breathtaking hillsides sites to shine. The 2012 is the first Continuum to be made entirely with estate grown fruit.
96 Points, Vinous Media
2012 Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, Oakville
On Sale $61.99 375mL
The full sensuality of 2012 comes through in Plumpjack’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, layered and sumptuous in the glass, the 2012 is absolutely striking. Espresso, mocha, rose petals and spices wrap around the radiant finish. This is such a gorgeous example of the year and one of the truly great sites in Napa Valley. The Reserve gets most of the attention at Plumpjack, but in the 2012, the straight Cabernet Sauvignon is nearly as stellar.
94 Points, Vinous Media
2012 Joseph Phelps “Insignia,” Proprietary Red, Napa Valley
On Sale $119.99 375mL
Composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc, all aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. A magnificent Insignia… it boasts an opaque purple color as well as fabulous notes of graphite, blackberries, blackcurrant liqueur, camphor, barbecue smoke and spice box. Rich, full-bodied and opulent with plenty of tannin and structure lurking beneath the extravagant generosity of fruit, this stunning 2012 should drink well for 25-30+ years.
96-100 Points, The Wine Advocate
2011 Araujo Altagracia Red Blend, Napa Valley
On Sale $69.99 375mL (Lowest Price on the Internet!)
The 2011 Altagracia is round, sexy, supple and beautiful, especially within the context of the year. Sweet red berries, mint, tobacco, savory herbs and anise meld together in a distinctive wine long on personality. With time in the glass the wine fleshes out nicely, as the flavors become darker, richer and layered. Altagracia is a blend of mostly Eisele fruit, plus a bit of Vine Hill Ranch, a well-draining site in Oakville that is among Napa Valley’s very best. The blend is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.
92 Points, Vinous Media