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2019 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon,  Oakville, Napa Valley, CA Regular price: $195 per bottle Sale price: $145 per bottle Groth is the home of Napa Valley’s first 100 point wine and they are still independent and family owned now into their second generation. Representing the finest lots of the vintage from the Reserve blocks on[…]

Wine of the Year 2022

(For the record, this is largely a re-posting of my comments about this wine from our Thanksgiving wine selections. Everything I said then is still true today 2021 Kurtatsch Schiava Sonntaler Alte Reben  Südtirol Alto Adige, Italy Regular price: $30 per bottle Case price: $24 per bottle Frankly, I’m a sucker for wines like this…high[…]

My Favorite Wine…9/1/2022; Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon  Coombsville, Napa Valley Regular price: $80 per bottle On Sale for $50 per bottle Among the most respected producers of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Agustin Huneeus has played a key role in defining some of the most important subzones of Napa. While the family’s most established property, Quintessa, is found in[…]

Just arrived…2016 Pagliarese Chianti Classico

2016 Pagliarese Chianti Classico Castelnuovo Berardenga | Tuscany | Italy On Sale for $17.99 Under the management of the Poggiali family of the neighboring Felsina winery, the historic Pagliarese estate has recently regained its place amongst the best properties in the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone of Chianti Classico. This traditionally minded operation eschews both international grapes[…]

20 for $20 (or less) …first TEN, by Ian

2020 Ostatu Rosado Rioja Alavesa | Spain | $13.60 Composed of 70% Tempranillo, 27% Garnacha and 3% Viura, sourced from high elevation, old-vine vineyards in Rioja Alavesa, Ostatu Rosado is fermented in stainless steel using only native yeasts. This modern take on Rioja Rosado emphasizes bright fruit and refreshing acidity.The Tempranillo component provides structure and[…]