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Le Macchiole

Bolgheri Rosso 2017

Bolgheri Rosso DOC

Bolgheri Rosso is a refined, irresistible blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, serving as an introduction to the estate. The wine is, frankly, almost too good at the price. All the intensive artisanal work that Le Macchiole carries out in its vineyards and cellars benefits this wine, and despite more availability than its Paleo Rosso, Messorio and Scrio siblings, it sells out nearly as quickly.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Le Macchiole

Paleo Bianco 2017

Toscana IGT

First produced in 1991 in tiny quantities for a local restaurant, Paleo Bianco today is a silky, mineral-driven blend of Chardonnay  and Sauvignon Blanc with loads of savory Mediterranean character. 

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Le Macchiole

Paleo Rosso 2015

Toscana IGT

Paleo Rosso has been called Italy's landmark expression of Cabernet Franc. It is named for a type of local wild grass, which once covered the land where its vines are now planted. Originally a blend of several different varieties, the wine has been made from 100% Cabernet Franc since 2001, and was the first mono varietal Cabernet Franc to be produced in Bolgheri. The grapes come from several vineyards on the estate, including Vignone, Madonnina, Puntone and Casa Nuova. Each vineyard is picked separately, and fruit from the same vineyard is often picked more than once at different stages of maturity, resulting in about 20 different pickings.

James Suckling “There are so much essence-like fruits on the nose of this Bolgheri Rosso, from blackberry perfume and dark-cherry compote to fresher elements of rosemary, lavender, hot stones and citrus. Full…

Related Materials: Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso 2015 Tech Sheet (97 JS) Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso 2015 Shelf Talker (97 JS)

Le Macchiole

Scrio 2015

Bolgheri DOC

Scrio was first produced in 1994. Eugenio Campolmi's, one of Le Macchiole's founders, created it because he wanted to produce a wine that would best express his vision of Syrah, his favorite grape variety. Scrio has an original personality and stands apart from Syrah grown in France or anywhere else - it is an extraordinarily compelling meld of deep and velvety Mediterranean fruit with cool climate aromatics and detail. Given the extremely limited production, Scrio is decidedly a hidden gem.

James Suckling “A stunning syrah; the real McCoy for the variety. The depth of aroma takes your breath away with bark, tea leaves, peppermint, dried rosemary, thyme, sage, pressed violets, cedar, creme…

Related Materials: Le Macchiole Scrio 2015 Tech Sheet (100 JS) Le Macchiole Scrio 2015 Shelf Talker (100 JS)

Finca Decero

Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot 2014

Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

As the name suggests, Mini Ediciones are highly limited parcels of wine. From lesser known varieties, these wines are wholly expressive of the Remolinos Vineyard and represent an opportunity to taste a variety rarely seen in a pure form. In 2006, in recognition of its unique potential from the coarse, low vigour soils of our Remolinos Vineyard, the winery first selected a few exceptional barrels of wine to make a well-deserved Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot.

Wine Enthusiast (Editors' Choice) “Earthy blackberry aromas are intense, deep and softened by a note of oak-based vanilla. On the palate, this highend Petit Verdot is full bodied, with firm tannins. Creamy berry and…

Related Materials: Finca Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot 2014 Tech Sheet (93 WE)

Domaine Chanson

Gevrey-Chambertin 2015

Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy

Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the major communes in the Cote de Nuits and is located in the northern part of the appellation. This is a "coup de coeur" wine, meaning it touches your heart with its charming style and powerful aromas and flavors.

James Suckling “Savory, nutty and earthy. This has plenty of cherry. Rather elegant, moderately dry tannins, which gives this a graceful line. Not that long but drinks very well now.”

Related Materials: Domaine Chanson Gevrey-Chambertin 2015 Tech Sheet (91 JS)

Domaine Chanson

Meursault 2015

Meursault, Burgundy

Chanson's Meursault is a village wine with Premier Cru standards. The grapes are from 4 different plots of vineyards from selected growers. 2 of these plots are located on mid-slope for finesse and minerality. The other 2 are situated around the village for more richness and depth.

James Suckling “Smokey yeasty nose from aging on the lees, but it also has plenty of candied citrus and a dried pear character. Quite a full body but it shows nice acidity…

Related Materials: Domaine Chanson Meursault 2015 Tech Sheet (90 JS)

Domaine Chanson

Le Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

Burgundy

This serious Bourgogne Blanc is pale gold in color with intense aromas of citrus fruit, green almond and an underlying minerality. On the palate, it is well-balanced, with very pure fruit and a racy acidity. The finish is refreshing. It's perfect with charcuterie, pâté and goat cheese.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Domaine Chanson

Le Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016

Burgundy

This serious Bourgogne Blanc is pale gold in color with intense aromas of citrus fruit, green almond and an underlying minerality. On the palate, it is well-balanced, with very pure fruit and a racy acidity. The finish is refreshing. It's perfect with charcuterie, pâté and goat cheese.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Domaine Chanson

Le Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Bourgogne

The grapes for Domaine Chanson’s Bourgogne Rouge are sourced exclusively from select estate-owned vineyards in the Côte de Nuits, as well as several terroirs located in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune.

Wine Spectator "This has some density to the cherry, berry, spice and smoke flavors, but remains ripe and charming. Firms up on the finish, where earth and spice notes mingle. Drink now…

Related Materials: Domaine Chanson Le Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015 Shelf Talker (90 WS)

Domaine Chanson

Viré-Clessé 2015

Viré-Clessé, Burgundy

Chanson's regional wine, Viré Clessé is one of the best white wines of the region, combining suppleness and minerality. The appellation lies in the heart of the Mâcon appellation in the south of Burgundy. It's produced from a combination of Chardonnay and Chardonnay Muscaté grapes. 

Wine Spectator "Very pure, this white delivers expressive aromas and flavors of peach, apple, spice and oyster shell. Lingers on the finish, with elements of spice and brown butter. Drink now through…

Related Materials: Domaine Chanson Viré-Clessé 2015 Tech Sheet (91 WS) Domaine Chanson Viré-Clessé 2015 Shelf Talker (91 WS)

Mitolo

Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

McLaren Vale

Jester Cabernet is a “baby” Serpico, the top Mitolo Cabernet produced using an Amarone drying process. For the Jester Cabernet, only a portion of the grapes are left to dry in the traditional Amarone winemaking method. Jester Cabernet is upfront and approachable, delivering excellent quality for the price.

Wine Advocate “Robust, featuring toasted herb and tobacco leaf notes that work with the concentrated cassis and framboise flavors, showing an appealingly firm structure and plenty of balance on the finish. Drink…

Related Materials: Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Tech Sheet (90 WA) Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Shelf Talker (90 WA)

Ferrer Bobet

Vinyes Velles 2015

Priorat, Spain

Ferrer Bobet's Vinyes Velles is an old vine blend of Carignane (70%) and Grenache (30%). It's produced from some of the best steep slate hillside and terraced vineyards in Priorat. Though the "second wine" of Ferrer Bobet, the initial 2005 release put Ferrer Bobet on the wine world map. Two of the most important publications in Spain named it their wine of the year, and accolades came pouring in from Russia, the UK and the US. It launched the Ferrer Bobet mission of creating wines of elegance and purity, and the message has resonated.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Ferrer Bobet

Priorat 2015

Priorat, Spain

Ferrer Bobet's Priorat is produced from their own vineyards planted in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and grapes from 20 year old vineyards near Porrera. It's a Carignan-based blend consisting of Carignan (48%), Grenache (22%), Syrah (23%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (7%). If fulfills the vision of elegance, freshness and detail that were the key reasons for starting the estate.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Ferrer Bobet

Priorat 2015

Priorat, Spain

Ferrer Bobet's Priorat is produced from their own vineyards planted in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and grapes from 20 year old vineyards near Porrera. It's a Carignan-based blend consisting of Carignan (48%), Grenache (22%), Syrah (23%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (7%). If fulfills the vision of elegance, freshness and detail that were the key reasons for starting the estate.

There are no revidews for this wine, yet.

Château Recougne - Boutisse - Tour Bayard

Château Recougne 2016

Bordeaux Superieur

Chateau Recougne has produced wine for more than 400 years,and has been recognized for nearly as long for producing outstanding wine - its name is said to have come from King Henri IV in the early 17th century, in “recognition” of the quality of its wine. This wine offers pure Bordeaux unadulterated and pure.

Wine Enthusiast “This ripe wine is full of black fruits and ripe tannins, suggesting a fine future. It’s structured and dense, which promises richness as it develops and opens up. Give this…

Related Materials: Château Recougne 2016 Tech Sheet (90 WE) Château Recougne 2016 Shelf Talker (90 WE)

E. Guigal

Saint-Joseph Lieu Dit Blanc 2016

Saint-Joseph

Guigal’s Saint-Joseph Lieu Dit comes from the vineyard that gives the Saint-Joseph appellation its name, and is one of the finest sites in the Northern Rhone Valley. Made in minuscule quantities, the Lieu Dit Blanc is one of the most original and distinctive whites in the Rhone. A seamless balance of freshness and fruitiness, pleasure and interest, and flavors and structure. Guigal’s specialty in whites is especially evident in this wine.

Wine Advocate “A blend of 92% Marsanne and 8% Roussanne fermented in 50% new oak and 50% second-fill barriques, it’s ripe and honeyed, marked by aromas of toasted grain, then eases into…

Related Materials: E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Blanc 2016 Tech Sheet (94 WA)

Le Macchiole

Messorio 2015

Toscana IGT

Messorio, a Merlot monovarietal, is the winery’s crown jewel. Its initial vintage was 1994, and since then it has received extraordinary acclaim, including a 100-point score from the Wine Spectator for the 2004 vintage. The name Messorio refers to the ancient Tuscan practice of wheat harvesting, the most important time of the year in the Bolgheri countryside - once it referred to wheat; these days, it is all about grape harvesting.

James Suckling “An opulent nose that shows plum cake, blueberry muffins, dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, plum liqueur and hot stones. However, there just the right amount of freshness with thyme, violets and…

Related Materials: Le Macchiole Messorio 2015 Tech Sheet (95 JS) Le Macchiole Messorio 2015 Shelf Talker (95 JS)

Petrolo

Galatrona 2016

Val d'Arno di Sopra DOC

Year after year, Galatrona has quietly been recognized as one of the great wines of Italy and is often referred to as the Petrus of Tuscany. What it truly is, though, is beyond comparison - a wine of utter individuality reflective of the Petrolo estate and its unique location in an all but unknown appellation of Tuscany.

James Suckling “The aromas of dried flowers, stones, dark tea leaves, hot tile, and dark berries. Full-bodied, yet tight and linear. Wonderful drive and depth. An extremely long and focused finish. A…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Tech Sheet (98 JS) Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Shelf Talker (98 JS)

Wine Spectator "This is full of enticing blackberry, blueberry and plum flavors, with a spine of acidity, iron accents and beefy tannins. Long and well-proportioned, this needs time to integrate. Tobacco and…

Related Materials: Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Shelf Talker (95 WS) Petrolo Galatrona 2016 Tech Sheet (95 WS)

Finca Decero

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

Agrelo is recognized for red varieties and while it has been acknowledged for its high-quality Malbec it has also become known as the source of some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon emanating from Argentina. The wine has a beautiful, full-bodied structure that comes across effortlessly due to the hallmark Decero refinement.

Wine & Spirits “This is a lush, gentle cabernet sauvignon. A year in oak barrels has turned the tannins to suede and added a brown-sugar sweetness to the dark fruit, but the wood…

Related Materials: Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Tech Sheet (90 W&S) Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Shelf Talker (90 W&S)