On Sale Through 2/11/23! The Domaine Daulny Sancerre truly showcases why Sancerre is one of the best Sauvignon Blanc regions in the world. The new 2020 vintage is as good as any that I've ever tasted from Etienne Daulny, and Sancerre tastes even better when served next to turkey, ham, and all of the classic Thanksgiving sides.
On Sale Through 2/4/23!Talk about a wine that over-delivers in a big way. Giampaolo Tabarrini makes some of the top red wines in the Montefalco hills of Umbria, and his 2018 Il Padrone Rosso is a wildly delicious blend of mainly Sangiovese with splashes of Sagrantino and Barbera.
On Sale Through 2/11/23!Winemaker Mike Januik is one of Washington-state's most acclaimed winemakers, and his Royal Slope Red Blend is absolutely rocking this vintage. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, it is one of the best under-$20 red wines coming out of Washington. Equally serious and easy-to-drink, this Bordeaux-inspired blend is incredibly polished, smooth, and forward.
On Sale Through 2/4/23!If you love richer, fleshier, and more aromatically engaging Sauvignon Blancs, you've got to try the 2021 Domaine des Cassagnoles Gros Manseng.For the 20+ years I've worked in wine, this has always been a personal favorite and one I consider to be one of the great white wine values on the planet. I kind of forgot I ordered another 10 cases of this back in early December, so I've got this back on deep deal.
On Sale Through 2/11/23!This sumptuous and concentrated French "country wine" has a lot to like! From vineyards scattered throughout the Southern Rhone,it's a blend of Grenache, Caladoc (more on that later), and Syrah that drinks a lot like ripe and spicy Cotes du Rhone.For fans of wines from Piaugier and Amido, do yourself a favor, and get a six-pack!
On Sale Through 2/11/23!The 2019 Domaine Berthenet Bourgogne Aligote is a splendid rendition of this grape. Bursting with bright and tangy citrus and mineral, this will appeal to those who like Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet, and other clean and crisp whites.
On Sale Through 2/11/23! For seasoned wine lovers, buying Cotes du Rhone from a top Chateauneuf du Pape producer is one of the best ways to maximizeyour wine dollar.That is 100% the case with the 2020 Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone. From one of the top estates in the Southern Rhone, this is a wine that totally delivers Chateauneuf-like aromas and flavors, but this is both ready to drink, and it will run you a lot less!
This is a wine that really surged in sales over the holidays this past year, and there's a good reason for that.IT'S FANTASTIC! The 2021 Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon is also a perfect example of the friendly and plush style of Cab that Paso Robles is gaining a reputation for. Plush and rich yet fresh and zesty, this is wonderfully balanced, and it offers sophisticated Cabernet flavors at a really good price.
Vincent Ricard produces an exquisite example of Touraine Sauvignon Blanc that would give many Sancerres a serious run for their money.Possessing classic Loire Valley character and style, this is a stupid-good value from one of the top estates in the region.
The village of Maury in France's Roussillon region is home to some seriously old Grenache vines, and that's what you get with the 2015 Tetu Grenache. Produced from 60- to 80 year-old vines grown in the tough and rocky soils of Maury, this is an absolute joy to drink, and it will appeal to both New and Old World wine lovers!
Let's get the new year off to a good start with a crazy-good deal on a 97 point-rated Malbec. Yep, the 2021 Altosur Malbec, from the fine folks at Finca Sophenia, recently garnered a huge score from Decanter, Britain's top wine magazine. While I think that score is a bit high, I certainly think this wine offers incredible quality-to-price ratio.
If you want to experience the joys of Northern Rhone Syrah, Laurent Combier's Crozes-Hermitage is a great place to start. This is Syrah with wonderful purity of fruit and a delicacy rarely encountered in the grape. It will also immediately help you understand why France's Northern Rhone is famous for Syrah.
Etienne Daulny's top Sancerre comes from a walled vineyard situated right next to his winery.Named Clos de Chaudenay, which loosely translates as "hot spot," this south-facing site produces a fuller, more concentrated, and more "serious" Sancerre.
The new vintage of Domaine Duffour's brilliant white wine is back, and it's better than ever. One of our best selling wines of all time, this will appeal to fans of crisp and clean whites like Sauvignon Blanc and/or Chenin Blanc.
This is the RESERVE bottling from Royal Prince. Their regular Cab is great, but this is a much more substantial and formidable wine. Remember when I introduced you all to Venge Cab? This offer feels a lot like that, but I personally think the 2019 Reserve Cab from Royal Prince drinks more like one of Venge's higher-priced Cabs. I'm talking Bone Ash-type quality folks!
Adele Rouze makes brilliant Sauvignon Blanc in the small hamlet of Quincy, just west of Sancerre. It is one of the great under-recognized Sauvignon Blanc zones of the Loire Valley. Trust me, if you like Sancerre, do yourself a favor and try this wine. You won't regret it!
Saint Damien makes reference-point Gigondas, but they also make two stunning, value-priced, and gorgeous Cotes du Rhones. Trust me, these aren't your typical, straightforward CDR's. They are substantial wines with more flavor dimension and complexity, and for buyers who don't want to spend $40+ for Saint Damien's Gigondas', these two cuvees are perfect alternatives.
Not all Prosecco is created equally. When you taste the version from Alla Costiera, I think you’ll agree with me that this is one of the best Prosecco on the planet. No, this isn't Champagne, but man, I am always blown away by this wine's brilliant aroma, smaller bubbles, and great taste. You will be too!
Another year is almost gone, and we're going out in style, with a great offer on 4 different Grower Champagnes. What is Grower Champagne? These are wines that are made and bottled by the same individuals who grew the grapes. They are quite different from the mass-produced, commercial bubblies produced by the larger Champagne houses, which almost always rely on grapes grown by hundreds of farmers throughout the region.
Domaine Perraud is one of the benchmark estates of the Maconnais, and I am so happy their wines are now available in North Carolina. When I tasted their Saint Veran recently, I really had to keep my poker face on, especially after my sales rep Steve Nelson of Grapevine Distributors told me the price. This should cost A LOT more!
What happens when famed Brunello producer Ciacci decides to "play around" with Bordeaux varieties?Greatness, that's what happens, and it is contained within theirr 2019 Ateo Rosso. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from 30-40+ year-old vines, this is one of the best Super Tuscan values in the world.