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Cigliuti’s Classic Barbera!!

2013 CIGLIUTI Barbera d'Alba "Campass"
$26.95 bottle/ $258.00 case

cigliuti-barbera-d-alba-campass-piemonte-italy-10511311tWhen you read a rec from me regarding any Barbera in the store keep in mind I am a huge fan of the wines made from this grape. Barbera is my usual go-to wine at home, and you might say I am a bit, um,  particular about what I bring in. That’s why when I first tasted this stunning 2013 single-vineyard bottling from the family run Cigliuti estate when Claudia Cigliuti did her in-store visit last week I was knocked out. This has it all and a lot of it when it comes to what I want in a Barbera. Incredible richness and density, with Piedmontese character in abundance, it doesn’t get much better than this. So very good right now, this is a wine you could hold and watch improve for another 7 or 8 years at least. Awesome juice that I assure you has a place in my home wine cellar! Here’s some rather nifty validation from Antonio Galloni’s Vinous: “The 2013 Barbera d’Alba Campass emerges from a single parcel within the Cigliuti family’s Serraboella’s vineyard. Dark, juicy and explosive, the 2013 hits all the right notes, with tons of intensity and exceptional overall balance. Aging in French oak, 50% new, gives the wine soft contours while bringing out the best of this fruit. Lavender, mint and violets round out the dark, super-inviting finish. 93 points.”

The Name Fits! 2011 Les Clos Perdus “L’Extreme”

2011 LES CLOS PERDUS “L’Extreme” Pays de Cotes Catalanes
$38.95 bottle/ $210.00 half case/ $373.00 case

I’ve rarely had a wine so aptly named. This is totally one of those “WOW!” wines, all caps intended, that I come across far too infrequently. Les Clos Perdus is a tiny winery in SW France’s Corbieres appellation who maintain fanatical standards in the vineyard and winery. From their organic/biodynamically grown grapes to the gentle,…

2014 Walter Scott Chardonnay “Cuvée Anne”

2014 Walter Scott Chardonnay "Cuvée Anne"
$39.95 bottle/ $215 per half case/ $380.00 case

Two firsts here on this stunning new Oregon chardonnay from winemaker Ken Pahlow and his wife Erica Landon: #1- I don’t think in 6 years of VINO I’ve ever felt the need to encourage you to buy a $40 bottle of Oregon chardonnay (and if I m doing it you know I believe); #2- it…

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Cigliuti’s Classic Barbera!!

When you read a rec from me regarding any Barbera in the store keep in mind I am a huge fan of the wines made from this grape. Barbera is my usual go-to wine at home, and you might say I am a bit, um,[more]

The Name Fits! 2011 Les Clos Perdus “L’Extreme”

I’ve rarely had a wine so aptly named. This is totally one of those “WOW!” wines, all caps intended, that I come across far too infrequently. Les Clos Perdus is a tiny winery in SW France’s Co[more]

2014 Walter Scott Chardonnay “Cuvée Anne”

Two firsts here on this stunning new Oregon chardonnay from winemaker Ken Pahlow and his wife Erica Landon: #1- I don’t think in 6 years of VINO I’ve ever felt the need to encourage you to buy a $[more]

Single Vineyard Sensation! 2011 Montaribaldi “Du Gir” Barbera d’Alba

I love it when my Barbera lust gets satisfied. Long time VINO shoppers know how much we respect the Montaribaldi wines that come from Luciano and Roberto Taliano’s small family winery in the town of[more]

Mencia Madness: 2012 VINOS DE ARGANZA Lagar de Robla

This is a shockingly good bottle of Spanish red that is made 100% mencia from the Castillo y León region of NW Spain that recently received a well deserved 91 Wine Spectator points. It’s not all ab[more]

THE BUCK IS BACK: 2014 Buckman Pinot Noir!!

Coming a month late (due to self-inflicted label ordering issues) but all the better for the additional bottle time is our latest baby from the soon-to-be-revered 2014 Oregon pinot noir vintage. As it[more]

Oregon Classic: 2012 CROWLEY WINES Pinot Noir “Entre Nous”

Since the first release I carried, his still delicious 2005 vintage “Entre Nous” Pinot, I have been very impressed with the pure, classically Oregon pinots from Tyson Crowley and his partner Evan [more]

Mont Gras “Antu” Syrah: as good as it gets!

When we carried the previous locally available release of this Chilean beauty, the 2009 “Antu” Syrah, I wrote that it was one of, if not the, best South American Syrahs I’ve had. At any price. A[more]