Category Archives: Featured Wine

2012 CASTELLO DELLE PANERETTA Chianti Classico Riserva

2012 Castello delle Paneretta Chianti Classico Riserva
$20.95 bottle/ $202.00 case

This is fabulous buy in top quality Chianti. Sangiovese that hits every pleasure center, whether you serve it with tonight’s dinner or tuck it safely away for few restful years in your basement. I have always been a big fan of Paneretta’s classic Tuscan produce, have been selling them on a wholesale and retail level…

South American Satisfaction: Ca’de Calle & Viu Manent

Two Bordeaux-style blends at our recent exploration of the wines of Chile and Argentina stood out as awesome values, delivering big on both flavor and the all important bang-for-the-buck meter. As we are hitting the intersection of braising and barbecue seasons, these are perfect choices no matter which cooking method works for you! Comments after…

Swick’d Again: 2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc

2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc
$19.95 bottle/ $192.00 case

Joe Swick, who’s wines we’ve been championing for the last couple of years, has shown himself to be one of the state’s most innovative young winemakers. His pinots are terrific, but I feel his whites have been some of his most exciting wines. With his just-released 2016 Grenache Blanc, he may have just provided us…

2015 DOMAINE DE LA FERME ST. MARTIN Beaumes de Venise “Costancia”

2015 Domaine de la Ferme St Martin Beaumes de-Venise "Costancia"
$26.95 bottle/ $258.00 case

Holy cow! I just tasted this a few days ago and was blown away by this incredible Chateauneuf-du-Pape lookalike and had to share, stat! This is a wonderfully intense, hedonistic drinking experience. Deeply fruited aromas of blackberry, coffee, bittersweet cocoa, ground spice, minerals, bacon fat, and wild herbs soar from the glass. Full-bodied on the…

2014 Juan Gil Monstrell- aka “Marvelous Mourvedre”!

2014 BODEGAS JUAN GIL Monastrell
$16.95 bottle/ $163.00 case

So happy to have this long time VINO favorite back in store! A big, dark, full-bodied Monastrell (aka “mourvedre”) that never fails to satisfy and has a remarkable ability to age. I recently had a bottle of the ’07 Juan Gil that was gorgeous. This has everything I’ve come to expect in this wine, and…

Produttori Rising: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco!!

2012 PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO Barbaresco
$34.95 bottle/ $188.00 half-case/ $330.00 case

The Produttori co-op is unquestionably one of Italy’s greatest wine producers. Year after year they are absolute benchmarks of quality in Barbaresco. Adding to the allure of this 2012 is that in this vintage that they decided that the Riserva wines, of which they produce eight or so single-vineyard bottlings, weren’t up to their usual…

Big Time Bandol: 2011 Domaine du Gros Noré Rouge

Domaine du Gros Noré Bandol
$41.95 bottle/ $226.00 half-case/ $402.00 case

This is without question one of my Top 5 Wine I tasted in 2016. Absolutely profound in every way with its intensely dark color, its ripe, incredibly layered fruit, the truckloads of complexity and character that only the very best Bandol can deliver Just a stunning achievement. Yes, it’s incredible now, but this beauty can…

Ravishing Rioja: 2012 Palacios Remondo Montesa

2012 PALACIOS REMONDO Rioja "La Montesa"
$17.95 bottle/ $172.00 case

For whatever reason I hadn’t had this current release of one our favorite Riojas from past vintages, and when I recently had it with my rep I was kicking myself. This is a stunner! A beautiful Rioja for current consumption that will easily go on for several years. I’ll let the following review throw the…