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Marietta Cellars

Old Vine Rosé 2023

California, United States

Marietta’s Old Vine Rosé is a perfect extension of the Old Vine series. Made in a Provençale, direct-press style from some of the oldest Syrah and Grenache vines in California, it is fresh, nuanced, and perfectly balanced to enjoy with food or on its own. As always with the “OVR” wines, it delivers a lot more substance and pleasure than you could expect.

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2023

Côtes du Rhône

The Guigal family has made serious rosé wines since the 1940s, and their Côtes du Rhône Rosé, like all their Côtes du Rhône wines, is humble in name only. The wine bursts with irresistible fresh red fruits and yet is also long and satisfying. Because of its quality and body, it’s a rosé that you can bring to the table, and do so all year long. It is a rosé that offers both refreshment and pleasure.

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E. Guigal

Condrieu 2022

Condrieu

Condrieu is the ancestral home of the Viognier vine and is the source of one of the world’s most exotic white wines. In the mid-20th century, only 20 acres of Viognier remained in Condrieu, leaving the grape and the appellation in serious jeopardy. Guigal was instrumental in bringing this appellation back from near extinction, and today supplements the grapes from their own vineyards with grapes purchased from numerous small growers, ultimately vinifying nearly one-third of the entire appellation.

Wine & Spirits -January 25, 2024 Spring 2024 Issue

Gary Farrell Winery

Olivet Lane Chardonnay 2021

Russian River Valley, California

Pellegrini’s Olivet Lane Vineyard was planted in 1975 to Wente selection on AXR rootstock. The vineyard sits on 65 acres of sloping bench land in the Santa Rosa Plain, in between the warmer Westside Road region and the cooler Green Valley,where warm summer days are moderated by cool breezes and chilly evening temperatures. The combination of low temperatures, regular fog intrusion and well drained loam, clay soils create an excellent environment for growing Chardonnay that develop cool-climate characteristics and impeccable acid at fairly low sugars.The wines from this vineyard simultaneously express power and finesse, and they do so with tremendous balance.

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Gary Farrell Winery

Russian River Selection Chardonnay 2022

Russian River Valley, California

The Russian River Selection bottlings are quintessential Russian River Valley wines blended from some of the winery’s top vineyard sources. They are beautiful expressions of their varietal type and of the appellation’s unique terroir, each blend capturing the richness, purity and elegance that are Gary Farrell Winery’s trademarks. This layered and complex Chardonnay brings together fruit from several of our favorite Russian River Valley vineyard sites.

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Roseblood d'Estoublon

Roseblood Rosé 2023

Provence, France

An exceptional blend of Grenache, Syrah and Rolle sourced from Coteaux Varois en Provence vineyards, Roseblood Rosé results in a harmonious composition of flavors all in an elegant, playful and bold package.

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Roseblood d'Estoublon

Roseblood Rosé

Provence, France

An exceptional blend of Grenache, Syrah and Rolle sourced from Coteaux Varois en Provence vineyards, Roseblood Rosé results in a harmonious composition of flavors all in an elegant, playful and bold package.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Ponzi Vineyards

Laurelwood Pinot Noir 2022

Laurelwood District, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley

Dick and Nancy Ponzi helped put Oregon on the map in the United States and the world, and the Ponzi family has worked continuously for over 50 years leading and innovating in the region and, in the case of Pinot Noir, across the country and indeed the world. Today winemaker Luisa Ponzi continues her work of the last 30 years with the family of Champagne Bollinger, which acquired Ponzi Vineyards in 2021. The estate’s drive to create distinctly pure Pinot Noir, in a distinctly Oregon manner, has never been stronger.

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Casisano

Rosso di Montalcino 2022

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

The Casisano Rosso di Montalcino is a red-fruited, traditional Sangiovese that comes from vineyards nestled in the southern hills of one of Italy’s most renowned wine producing areas, midway between the towns of Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate in the heart of Montalcino. The wine is a classic expression of Sangiovese Grosso, the Sangiovese clone used to make both Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino.

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Casisano

Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2017

Brunello di Montalcino

From a single plot among the vineyards of Podere Casisano, in one of the highest and best-quality positions in the hills to the south-east of Montalcino, Colombaiolo combines structure, elegance and harmony.

James Suckling -January 09, 2024 "This is a rich and plummy Brunello with cedar and sandalwood, sweet spices, dried cherries and prunes on the nose. Full-bodied with dense, ripe tannins. Lingering sweet, dried fruit. From…

Jeb Dunnuck -January 09, 2024 "The 2017 Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva offers more substance, with stewed black cherry, medicinal herbs, and dried leather. It is medium to full-bodied on the palate, with more black cherry,…

Wine Enthusiast -January 09, 2024 "After initial savory notes, the nose is like a slice of cake, with sweeter vanilla, cardamom, cherry and cranberry aromas. The tangy fruitiness continues onto a lithe, dynamic palate, while…

Decanter -January 09, 2024 "With a brick-edged hue and oxidative nuances, Colombaiolo initially presents as fully mature yet youthful wood-driven aromas of cedar and spice waft atop. There is freshness on the mid-palate as…

Casisano

Colombaiolo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

From a single plot among the vineyards of Podere Casisano, in one of the highest and best-quality positions in the hills to the south-east of Montalcino, Colombaiolo combines structure, elegance and harmony.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Casisano

Rosso di Montalcino 2021

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

The Casisano Rosso di Montalcino is a red-fruited, traditional Sangiovese that comes from vineyards nestled in the southern hills of one of Italy’s most renowned wine producing areas, midway between the towns of Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate in the heart of Montalcino. The wine is a classic expression of Sangiovese Grosso, the Sangiovese clone used to make both Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Casisano

Brunello di Montalcino 2019

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

This elegant, traditional style Brunello is produced in the southern hills of Montalcino, between the towns of Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate.

Vinous -January 11, 2024 "The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino wafts up with a pretty blend of dried strawberries and cedary spice offset by lifting menthol and violet pastille aromas. This is juicy in character…

James Suckling -January 09, 2024 "Black cherries and blueberries with walnut and lavender undertones. Medium body with very fine tannins that run the length of the wine and caress every inch of your palate. Fresh…

Kanbara

Kanbara Bride of the Fox

Niigata

This savory sake is inspired by local legends of Niigata’s annual fox-bride festival. Local lore tells of mysterious lights that appeared on nearby Mt. Kirin in the distant past, which are claimed to be the lanterns carried in the fox-bride procession. With a 50% polishing rate, this sake could technically qualify as a Junmai Daiginjo, but the savory notes and food pairing versatility identify more with the style expected from Junmai Ginjo.

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Daishinsyu

Daishinsyu Equilibrium

Nagano

A luxurious sake from a well-honored brewery in Nagano, Japan, whose first Toji has been called the “father” of sake brewing. This incredibly balanced sake highlights the craftsmanship and skills of its renowned brewers.

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Daishinsyu

Daishinsyu Equilibrium

Nagano

A luxurious sake from a well-honored brewery in Nagano, Japan, whose first Toji has been called the “father” of sake brewing. This incredibly balanced sake highlights the craftsmanship and skills of its renowned brewers.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Champagne Bollinger

Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2012

Champagne, France

Vieilles Vignes Françaises is one of Champagne’s most mythical cuvees, produced from miraculously preserved and ungrafted 100% Pinot Noir vines. Phylloxera destroyed the vines of Champagne in the early 20th century, but amazingly enough two of Bollinger’s classified Grands crus plots, Chaudes Terres and Clos St. Jacques, survived and are still grown the traditional way. Madame Lily Bollinger first had this wine produced in 1969 as an anniversary cuvee to commemorate her 70th birthday. Following the wine’s launch in 1974, Vieilles Vignes Françaises promptly became a collectible and a symbol of a bygone era. Over the decades, its uniqueness and scarcity have made it one of the most sought-after and expensive Champagnes.

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Tenute Bosco

Etna Vico Rosso 2016

Etna DOC

Vico expresses all of its potential from a unique and ancient terroir on Mt Etna, being sourced. It comes from one of the very few parcels in the contrada Santo Spirito that were not covered by the lava flow of 1879.

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Tenute Bosco

Etna Rosso 2020

Etna DOC

The Etna Rosso is a careful selection of Nerello Mascalese (90%) and Nerello Cappuccio (10%) from Piano dei Daini, an old contrada in the town of Solicchiata. The palate expresses harmonious layers of fresh cherries, dewy earth and salted licorice, with a typically-Etna backbone of invigorating minerality.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Tenute Bosco

Etna Bianco 2022

Etna DOC

Tenute Bosco’s Etna Bianco is pleasantly persistent, with an appropriate balance of acidity and minerality. The wine is a careful selection of historical indigenous varieties from the vineyards of two contradas – Piano dei Daini and Santo Spirito.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Tenute Bosco

Etna Rosso

Etna DOC

The Etna Rosso is a careful selection of Nerello Mascalese (90%) and Nerello Cappuccio (10%) from Piano dei Daini, an old contrada in the town of Solicchiata. The palate expresses harmonious layers of fresh cherries, dewy earth and salted licorice, with a typically-Etna backbone of invigorating minerality.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Tenute Bosco

Etna Vico Rosso

Etna DOC

Vico expresses all of its potential from a unique and ancient terroir on Mt Etna, being sourced. It comes from one of the very few parcels in the contrada Santo Spirito that were not covered by the lava flow of 1879.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Tenute Bosco

Etna Bianco

Etna DOC

Tenute Bosco’s Etna Bianco is pleasantly persistent, with an appropriate balance of acidity and minerality. The wine is a careful selection of historical indigenous varieties from the vineyards of two contradas – Piano dei Daini and Santo Spirito.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

E. Guigal

Saint-Joseph Blanc 2020

While the reds of Saint-Joseph are today one of the most exciting stories in the Rhone Valley, the minuscule production of whites, in the hands of the best producers, are absolutely thrilling and in a perhaps less extreme way than the other great whites of the region, namely in Hermitage and Condrieu. Get them while they’re still affordable.

Wine Spectator -November 27, 2023 "Opens up to reveal an appealing mix of floral, stone fruit and fresh apricot flavors. Dense and juicy on the palate, with oak whispers to round off the edges. Builds…

Woody Creek Distillers

Colorado High Rye 70/30 Bourbon

Basalt, Colorado

Folding a high percentage of Rye into the blend creates a notably racy and energetic style of Bourbon with a unique flair. This new style for Woody Creek allows for a deeper exploration of what it means to be a Colorado Whiskey.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

Woody Creek Distillers

Colorado High Rye 70/30 Bourbon

Basalt, Colorado

Folding a high percentage of Rye into the blend creates a notably racy and energetic style of Bourbon with a unique flair. This new style for Woody Creek allows for a deeper exploration of what it means to be a Colorado Whiskey.

Reviews for this wine have not been published yet.

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