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Famed Chateauneuf-du-Pape producer Galet-des Papes’ Petit Galet is something of an advance class CDR. As usual, the traditional nature of the Mayard family is omni-present in this wine and is a beautiful wine for 20-bucks.

40-year-old vines located right on the frontier of the region near Courthezon from sandy soil. A classic blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Cinsault, savory aromas and luscious flavors are immediate; but there is no shortage of freshness or vibrancy. The terroir here lends itself to producing silky and red tinged wines. The 2017 reveals red and black currant, fig, black truffle and white pepper. The smooth palate coating texture that fans out on the long, layered finish. Lovable now and over the next 5-6 years, this should be your next barbecue wine.

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Leo Felici can add another trophy to his case because he was named Italian Wine Mag (Slow Food) Gambero Rosso’s Winemaker of the Year for the 2020 Guide! Only two wines are produced at this estate that sits up in the hills above the Adriatic Sea and not far from Matelica. This is Leo’s entry wine and is akin to doing a cannonball into a cold swimming pool.

As much as we adored the 2017, the 2018 has even more going on. Alluring and aromatic scents of apple, lemon and seashell. Very terroir-specific, this wine starts round and builds into energetic and lifting. Plenty of lemon and mineral in mouth with superb extension. The Italian wine media have been gushing over this wine as of late and we are very fortunate to be able to sell something this delightful for such a fair price. Enjoy this precise offering with fried or roasted seafood, but it has a special connection with a plate of steamed mussels.

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Established in 2006, this Paso Robles estate makes wines that are all about impact.

Zin is one of the house specialties and vintage 2017 is undeniably one that packs plenty of punch. Big, full dark berry notes combine with dust, cedarbox and white pepper aromas that lead into a ripe, jammy, yet lively texture that launches in the mouth. Drink this hearty, lush red wine with grilled pork, shortribs or spice-marinated chicken.

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From one of Walla Walla’s originals, it is a thrill to see one of their wines on at a magnificent special price. Founded in 1988 by Casey McClellan, this estate has always delivered when it comes to Washington wines. From the much-esteemed Ciel du Cheval Vineyard in the Red Mountain appellation, this wine shows the power of the area as well just how well Bordeaux grape varietals excel here.

Founded in 1975 and located in the Red Mountain District in Eastern Washington, the Ciel du Cheval vineyard is one of Washington's oldest and most renowned. 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot & 7% Cabernet Franc, this stunning blend revealing lavish cassis, blueberry, wild spice and a slathering of espresso bean and underlying coriander. Mouth filling and packed with strength along with smooth underbelly, this wine extends and seemingly does not stop. Almost age five now, this wine is becoming quite the charmer but still packing enough backbone to age another decade as well. If you like top wines from Washington, you owe it to yourself to give it a go, especially when one considers the price of bottles from many other producers who utilize this site. 8 cases available and at this price, they will sell out!

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As mentioned, with the slowdown of new arrivals from the recent threat of wine tariffs, it has been more than a pleasure to revisit some wines. This exercise has proven that it shouldn’t just be all about being new but it should be about wines that taste good. This one French Pinot Noir from Claude Marechal is utterly sublime right now. How he gets so much out of his wines that come from his humble appellations always has us pleasantly scratching our collective heads.

Based in Bligny-les-Beaune, Claude Marechal produces 12 different wines from six villages. Bourgogne Rouge is not merely a leftover wine at this estate; it is one of the specialties and receives as much care as the estate’s offerings that are more expensive. Back in the day, there were certain wine scribes who would declare that one should only drink Premier or Grand Cru Burgundy. This statement is now archaic due to such high quality and attention to detail in so many vineyards in the region. Sensuous aromatics suggest lovely wild strawberry, cinnamon stick, kisses of cocoa, pronounced lavender and exotic spice. More dry than New World Pinot Noir, this wine penetrates deep and is poised and multi-faceted. Complete and very sophisticated for Bourgogne Rouge, it is refined, suave pure and long with pepper and plum dominating the focused finish. Braise some beef and then pour a mushroom sauce over it and get ready to be launched! Drink over the next 4-5 years.

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Over the years, we have compared the Conde de Alberei Albariño to the Trimbach's Pinot Gris wines of the 80s and early 90s for varietal benchmark. This is Albarino 101. There may be greater and more expensive versions, but if you want to dip your toe into the Albarino pool, this is the wine that we dunk you with first.

Blitzing aromas of ginger, flint and flowers describe this energetic, tasty white wine. Although quite dry and focused, it also expresses penetrating flavors and aromas of blood orange, pineapple, lemon, ginger and minerals. Joyously dry with clean acidity and a long, mineral-dominated finish this wine pairs with hors d’oeuvres, light shellfish or simply by the glass.

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Falchini is a wonderful Tuscan producer on all levels but they are most noted for their fine Vernaccia wines but they also excel with their superb red wines.

A terrific everyday choice, Falchini’s 2015 Chianti made here is a wine that runs with the big dogs and reveals the greatness of this vintage. Impassioned aromas of pronounced sage, cherry-blossom and some roasted earth. Touches of white pepper and shapely raspberry emit from the background. These are the hallmarks of the brilliant detail of the Southern Tuscan hills in and around Siena. Yummy, broad fruit along with a warm, classically structured finish that has superb length; drink with anything with tomatoes.

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The northern reaches of Piedmont, particularly Gattinara, Ghemme & Lessona, are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Serious producers are and have been on the scene and delivering some wonderful wines and Cantalupo has been a longtime stalwart and godfather of the Ghemme region. Let’s face it, if these wines were from Barolo or Barbaresco they would be twice the price!

Ghemme and Gattinara are in very close proximity, but the terroirs could not be more different. Ghemme's soils come from Alpine, glacial deposits from the ice age and are laced with sand and clay whereas Gattinara's soils are volcanic and also packing granitic and quartz deposits. The Arlunno family are legends of this region and have quite a reputation among insiders in the business. Collis Carellae is one of the estate’s singe Cru wines and is one that is not only great for aging, is damn profound as well. Made from 100% Nebbiolo, this is a wine of structure and intelligence. 2010 throughout all of Piedmont is phenomenal, but these are slow agers and this one at age nine us just starting to emerge from its slumber. At this moment, we are now starting to get some secondary notes with pronounced camphor and dried violet, orange as well as a bold presence of chocolate, earth and licorice. Superb persistence and destined for greatness, one should definitely have food with this wine and decant for an hour or so before serving. Will be at its finest from end of 2021 through 2035+. If scores and numbers are your thing, it also has 95 points from Vinous.

Friday Sips


This Friday February 28 from 1:30 - 6:30

We are closing out February with a terrific lineup of tasty Bordeaux wines spanning the entire region. Drop by to experience the excellence that is occuring outside of the classified growth world


2015 Chateau Peyrou Castillon Cotes-de-Bordeaux
2014 Chateau Du Glana St-Julien
2017 Chateau L'Hermitage Graves Blanc