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Happy New Year from Bellevue Wine & Spirits!

Bellevue Wines and Spirits would like to wish all of our valued customers a very Happy New Year.  Your business and friendship is so greatly appreciated and our thanks for making 2013 a great year!
-John and Sheryl Callaghan

 

Vietri “Old Saint Nick Collection†20% off January 2nd and 3rd only!!
(other Vietri items not included)

Please find our featured Champagnes and Sparkling wines on sale.  Please respond to this special internet only offering via e mail or mention the internet ad when in store for all special pricing.

Champagnes On Sale

Nicholas Feuillate Brut $26.99
Moet et Chandon Imperial $42.99
Moet et Chandon Imperial Nectar $44.99
Moet et Chandon Imperial Rose’ $45.99
Billecart-Salmon Reserve Brut $45.99
Billecart-Salmon Rose’ $79.99
Laurent-Perrier Brut $39.99
Laurent-Perrier Brut Magnum $84.99
Laurent-Perrier Brut 2004 $59.99
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut $69.99
Lauent-Perrier Rose’ $79.99
Louis Roederer Brut Premier $41.99
JM Gobillard Brut Rose’ $34.99

American Traditional Methode Champenoise On Sale


Gruet Blanc De Noirs $12.99
Gruet Brut $12.99


Scharffenberger Brut $17.99


Gloria Ferrer Brut $15.99


Roederer Estate $19.99
Roederer Estate Rose’ $24.99

Prosecco


Mionetto Superiore $12.99
Mionetto Sergio Rose’ $12.99

Cormons Prosecco $12.99
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Champagne and Sparkling Wine tasting with Narragansett Bay Oysters!

 

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Happy New Year from Bellevue Wine & Spirits!

Join us for a Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting this Saturday from 4-6 PM so you may plan out your New Years beverage choices :)We will be pairing sparkling wines and champagnes with Narragansett Bay Wild Oysters being shucked in the store.  This will be our last tasting until February, so we hope to see you tomorrow!

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Great last-minute gift ideas from Bellevue Wine & Spirits

 

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Bellevue Wine and Spirits has some great last-minute gift ideas of Vietri stoneware from Italy and Simon Pearce hand blown glass from Quechee, VT. We also have lots of wine, beer and liquor to fit anyone’s budget as well as nips for stocking stuffers.
The best part? We can gift wrap that for you!Cheers and Happy Holidays from everyone at Bellevue Wine & Spirits!

 

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 28th for our Champagne and Sparkling Wine tasting from 4-6PM. Please RSVP on Facebook.

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Hearty Red Wines For The Holiday Table Tasting and Specials

 

Hearty Red Wines For The Holiday Table Tasting

Please join us from 4-6PM This Saturday, December 21, from 4-6PM for our Annual Hearty Red Wines for the Holiday Table.  Sheryl will once again be serving sliced tenderloin from Angelo at Aquidneck Meats.  I will have many of the featured wines below and more open for all to taste.

Alain Corcia Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Raphael 2010 90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Also firm, yet with more back-end substance, the 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Raphael offers up loads of dark berry fruits, licorice, toasted spice and smoke to go with a medium to full-bodied, concentrated palate. Give it another 2-3 years of bottle age and enjoy through 2022. Drink 2015-2022.

Regularly $34.99 Sale $29.99

Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyards Pinot Noir

The vineyard sites in the southern alluvial plains of Russian River Valley nearby the ocean, which results in cooling fog coming through the Petaluma Gap both in the morning and the evening, along with afternoon breezes, helping to soften the effects of the warm sun. The combination of the vigor rootstock and alluvial soil, stress control of the vines, and the cool coastal climate, create a long growing season with small, concentrated, flavorful berries.  Dark in hue, rich and dense, this offers a potent mix of berry pie flavors that are lively, complex and well-oaked. Quite harmonious, with the fruit and creamy wood scents in sync.

Regularly $44.99 Sale $39.99

Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 09

The HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of special lots from estate vineyards along with esteemed fruit from their premiere Napa Valley vineyard partners. Their focus, from vine to glass, is to deliver a dense, supple Cabernet Sauvignon that consistently over-delivers.

90 Points “In a league of its own when it comes to cost and availability… Well-built, with a firm core of dark berry, cherry and wilted rose, showing good density and intensity. This gains depth and holds focus, ending with ripe, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2022.” -James Laube, Wine Spectator

90 Points “Pure aromas of redcurrant, loam and licorice. Pliant and sweet, offering good texture and extract to its flavors of plum, currant, mocha and brown spices. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins and a drop of milk chocolate.” -Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

Regularly $54.99 Sale $49.99

Spence Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 07

The 2007 Howell Mountain is 100% estate grown Cabernet. Harvested on October 11th, 2007 and bottled in August of 2009. It has been aged in French oak barrels for 20 months, from 4 different coopers, adding a beautiful complexity to the wine.

The first impression of this wine is tones of black stone fruit and cherry cordial.  On the palate it follows through with red and black raspberry, blueberry, currant, and finishes with hints of mocha and crème brulee. It is elegantly balanced with fine integrated tannins and delicious ripe fruit.  The 2007 is a stellar wine and true expression of their unique vineyard.

Regularly $74.99 Sale $69.99

Dunn Napa Valley Cabernet 2009
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 92
Dunn’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is loaded with blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, asphalt, melted road tar and smoke. A dark, juicy wine, the 2009 is surprisingly open for a young Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon. In this vintage, Dunn’s Lake Vineyard, the last parcel on the property to ripen, accounts for nearly 50% of the blend. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.

Regularly $89.99 Sale $79.99

Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet 2009
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 96
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has more energy and focus than the Napa Valley bottling. Iron, graphite, red fruits, dried flowers are some of the many notes that take shape in this deep, complex, powerful wine. I imagine the 2009 will still be spectacular at age 30. For now, it needs at least another handful of years of cellaring to drink well. Huge veins of minerality support the huge fruit, giving the wine much of its pure tension and vitality. This is going to be a fascinating wine to follow over the coming decades. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.

Regularly $119.99 Sale $89.99

Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro

Intense ruby red. The nose Riserva Ducale immediately shows an outstanding elegance, characterised by particularly fragrant flowery and fruity notes. Violet, cherries, wild berries and plums meet with delicately spicy hints of tobacco and white pepper grains, followed by elegant scents of red roses and flint. Notes of fragrant fresh fruit are accompanied by steady yet gentle tannins, that exalt enjoyable spicy hints. The whole tasting sensation is enriched by a persistent finish, that is incredibly fresh and pleasantly mineral and presents an aftertaste with fascinating notes of rosemary.

Regularly $47.99 Sale $36.99

Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon follows up on its deep, dark garnet color and ruby edge with lifted and pretty aromas of clove, cinnamon, hints of cedar, mint chocolate, and toasty oak notes that beautifully frame dark fruit. Compelling flavors of cassis, blackberry, and plum along with black pepper, cedar, and clove spices adds life to this medium-to-full bodied nicely structured wine that finishes with rich dark cocoa tannins. Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.

Regularly $25.99 Sale $19.99

Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

Joint venture with winemaker from Simi Vineyards, Steve Reeder, and musician Dave Matthews.

“When you’re working with Dave, you want to make sure whatever you’re doing has soul. The rhythm of our North Coast Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon highlights classic aromas of blackberry, cherry and herbal notes wrapped by toasted vanilla. It’s an easy-drinking wine with a lot of character.â€â€”Steve Reeder

Regular Price $16.99 Sale $12.99

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Featured Drinks for the Upcoming Week

 

Spottlight on: Stagg Jr Whiskey & the return of Dogfish Beer

Stagg Jr – $54.99

Newly arrived into the store this week, Stagg Jr Straight Bourbon Kentucky Whiskey is produced on a strictly limited basis and won’t sit long on our shelf. Come down, pick up a bottle and enjoy it while you can.

George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, during a time known as the Gilded Age of Bourbon. Uncut and unfiltered, this robust bourbon whiskey ages for nearly a decade and boasts the bold character that is reminiscent of the man himself.

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Rich, sweet, chocolate and brown sugar flavors mingle in perfect balance with the bold rye spiciness. The boundless finish lingers with hints of cherries, cloves and smokiness.

Dogfish Head Ales

This week also sees the brews of Dogfish Head brewery return to our shelves after having been unavailable in the state of Rhode Island for over two years.

Celebrated for their experimental or “extreme” beers, Dogfish Head has enjoyed much success thanks to their acclaimed IPA line. Their most successful beer, their “90-minute IPA” has been called “perhaps the best IPA in America” by Esquire Magazine.

So be sure to come down to the store this week and warm up with a selection of these fine brews, described as “Off-centred ales for off-centred people”.

This Saturday, December 21, from 4-6PM is our Annual Hearty Red Wines for the Holiday Table,  Sheryl will once again be serving sliced tenderloin.  Next Saturday, December 28, from 4-6PM is our Champagne Tasting.  Mark your calendar!  

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Absolut Tune Tasting

 

Come on down every thursday this month for a chance to win

Absolut Tune

Sparkling with a vodka twist. Absolut Tune is a sparkling new drink experience, adding premium Absolut vodka to crisp and sparkling Sauvignon Blanc wine. It is a unique collision of Sparkle and Spirit, inspiring the exclusive music video for Icona Pop’s new single, All Night.

The Absolut way of making Sparkling with a vodka twist

Absolut is made from premium Absolut vodka and Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The Absolut vodka for Tune is produced in Ã…hus in Southern Sweden using Absolut proprietary continuous distillation process and one source ingredients. Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand (Brancott Estate) was chosen for its unique fresh and floral character and its ability to complement the premium taste of Absolut vodka. Carbonation is infused to both vodka and wine through a unique proprietary process developed by Absolut.

 

What does Absolut Tune taste like?

Absolut Tune is a unique taste experience. First you taste a rich, fresh, fruity and floral sparkling wine – Sauvignon Blanc. The taste experience then ends with a clean and premium Absolut vodka finish. Simply enjoy Absolut Tune chilled in a flute or try one of our simply made sparkling Tune cocktails.

 

Collaboration with Icona Pop

To celebrate the US product release, Absolut Tune partnered with Icona Pop, Sweden’s latest musical export. The first highlight of this collaboration is Icona Pop’s “All night” music video. It features dueling dancers uniting in a “House Ballroom†experience as they unleash their spirit and flaunt their sparkle on the dance floor — much like how the flavors of crisp Sauvignon Blanc and premium vodka unite in Absolut Tune. Enjoy the duo’s “All Night†video.

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Weekly Specials at Bellevue Wine & Spirits

 

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Please find our featured sales items this week. Lots of options ranging from South African Cabernet and Chardonnay for $7.99, 2012B arone Fine Pinot Grigio for $9.99, 5 times distilled imported vodka $19.99 per 1/75 Liter bottle, American Bourbon $10.99, 96 Point Parker wines, and many more. Great gift ideas for the Holidays.

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John

Svedka 1.75L Vodka, Citron, Clementine

Regularly $26.99, On Sale $19.99

SVEDKA Vodka has been making its mark since it was first imported in 1998. It’s now the 2nd largest imported vodka and the #7 spirit brand in the United States*. And its popularity keeps growing.

Imported to the US from Sweden – a country that has been perfecting vodka for centuries – SVEDKA Vodka is proudly named after its country of origin. SVEDKA is a mix of the word ‘Svenska’ (meaning ‘Swedish’) and ‘Vodka’ (derived from the Slavic word ‘voda’). As these two words are combined, SVEDKA is a name as catchy as it is clever – fitting for a brand renowned for its character, quality, and value.

WHERE SVEDKA COMES FROM

SVEDKA’s crisp, distinctive taste profile begins on the shores of Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden, in the small town of Lidköping (population: 25,000). Sweden ranks as one of the cleanest countries in the world**, so it is not surprising that their local ingredients are among the finest as well. Every 750ml bottle of SVEDKA Vodka begins with four pounds of Sweden’s hearty, flavorful winter wheat, all harvested from the pastoral farmlands surrounding the distillery in Lidköping. Another key component to SVEDKA’s quality is the crystalline water from one of the world’s cleanest sources, Sweden’s ice-cold underground springs.



HOW SVEDKA IS MADE

Continuous distillation — a method first introduced in the 11th century — creates ideal conditions for producing top-quality vodka. The “continuous” aspect of the distillation process insures that ingredients are constantly moving so the winter wheat, yeast and water never stalls or pools. At the final stage in this distillation process, SVEDKA is run through high-performance purification columns, five separate times to remove impurities. The end result is outstanding quality SVEDKA Vodka.

Heaven Hill Red State and Blue State Bourbon

Regularly $19.99 Sale $10.99

Heaven Hill launched two new bourbons late last year for members of both parties. For the Democrats, you have Blue State Bourbon. And for the GOP, there is Red State Bourbon. The blue bottle has a donkey on it. And the red one, naturally, has an elephant.  lue State Bourbon opens with a caramel nose. The whiskey has a new penny color. The flavor starts with a sweet note, but the rich barrel finish takes over. There is a toffee and bit of spice in the finish.Red State Bourbon has a slightly sweet nose with more wood showing through. The whiskey is also a bright copper color. The flavor on this one starts off mellow and there is plenty of oak.

Camus XO Cognac Gift Set With 2 Glasses

Regularly $199.99 Sale $124.99

Creating CAMUS XO Elegance requires years of meticulous work. The process starts with the careful selection of different styles of hugely rich eaux-de-vie from all six of the Cognac crus (Borderies, Petite Champagne, Bons Bois, Grande Champagne, Fins Bois, Bois à Terroirs).

The presence of the Borderies cru among these eaux-de-vie gives the Cognac a rounder flavor and greater aromatic length. Long aging in cool, damp cellars ensures that each barrel gains a perfect level of maturity. A meticulous blending process finally reveals the Cognac’s personality in all its glory: a myriad of complex, harmonious aromas.

Excelsior Chardonnay 2012

Regularly $9.99 Sale $7.99

88 points, Stephen Tanzer’s Int’l Wine Cellar (May/Jun 2013)

Straw-yellow. Pear drop and spice aromas complicated by a leesy nuance. A touch sweet but has the apple and soft citrus fruit intensity and bracing acidity to support it. Not particularly complex but delivers terrific fruit and verve for ten bucks.

Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Regularly $9.99 Sale $7.99

Sad but true…If this South African Cabernet came from California it would be twice as expensive. South Africa has managed to steal some of Australia’s thunder with bargain buys like this gem from the Excelsior Estate’s De Wet family. A deliciously fruit-forward style of Cabernet, the Excelsior offers copious plum and licorice notes on a soft, full-bodied frame. Try it solo or have a glass with your sausage pizza, roast chicken or grilled portobello burger.

Zenato Lugana San Benedetto 2012

Regularly $16.99 Sale $11.99

Made from 100% single-vineyard Trebbiano di Lugana harvested from the San Benedetto parcel, on the south shore of Lake Garda. The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel and refined in tanks for six month before the wine is released on the market. Pale lemon-green in color, San Benedetto Lugana offers delicately appealing notes of peach, citrus, banana and herbs, which are beautifully accompanied by a crisp acidity and supple body on the palate.

Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio 2012

Regularly $27.99 Sale $19.99

This dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and versatility.

Finca El Origen Malbec 2012

Regularly $12.99 Sale $9.99

A grand example of why Argentina’s Malbec has become so popular. Rich textured and concentrated, with layers of jammy black berry fruit, spice and mocha, with tannins enveloped within the long, broad finish. A hearty wine for hearty fare.

Cuvee Raphael Chateaunueuf du Pape 2010

Regularly $34.99 Sale $29.99

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Firm, yet with more back-end substance, the 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Raphael offers up loads of dark berry fruits, licorice, toasted spice and smoke to go with a medium to full-bodied, concentrated palate. Give it another 2-3 years of bottle age and enjoy through 2022.

Kistler Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012

Regularly $99.99 Sale $69.99

This ridge-top vineyard looks to the coast in one direction and the Russian River Valley in the other. The Vineyard sits on layers of sandstone, granular sediments and some petrified wood and has been the source of the Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir since 2006. A concentrated wine, with impressive energy to its red and black fruit flavors and subtle earth tones.” We have been trying to acquire Kistler Pinot Noir since we purchased the store and this is our first allocation.  Only 2 cases so order quickly before they sell out.

Calera Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard, Mt. Harland 25th Anniversary

Regularly $59.99 Sale $44.99

96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The transparent ruby-colored 2010 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard has considerable structure and depth hiding under all of its texture and richness. Offering up notions of sweet cherries, strawberry, underbrush, crushed flowers and chalky minerality, it has a massive mid-palate, incredible purity and a seamless, elegant overall profile. It, too, will have 10-12 years or more of prime drinking. Drink now-2025.

Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet 2010

Regularly $159.99 Sale $124.99

96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is built from completely different sources. Sixty-six percent came from the St. Helena Home Ranch, 18% from the Chabot Vineyard, and the rest from Beringer’s estates in St. Helena, Rutherford and Coombsville. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that came in at 14.6% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.8. Perhaps the greatest Beringer Private Reserve since the 2007, 2005, 2002 and 2001, the 2010 offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, subtle smoke, wet rocks and background oak. Full-bodied, rich and impressive, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.

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Newport’s Holiday Giveaway

 

Come on down every thursday this month for a chance to win

Visit our store tonight or on the following days this month (12th, 13th or the 19th) for the chance to win a shopping spree valued at over $400 at participating Newport stores.

Newport merchants have united to support a “Shop Local” initiative this holiday season.  More than 75 merchants throughout Newport will keep their businesses open until at least 8 pm on Thursday, December 5th,12thand the 19th to encourage local shoppers to stay and buy local this holiday season.

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Highly Rated Wines on Sale for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

 

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Beringer Private Reserve 2010
96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is built from completely different sources. Sixty-six percent came from the St. Helena Home Ranch, 18% from the Chabot Vineyard, and the rest from Beringer’s estates in St. Helena, Rutherford and Coombsville. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that came in at 14.6% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.8. Perhaps the greatest Beringer Private Reserve since the 2007, 2005, 2002 and 2001, the 2010 offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, subtle smoke, wet rocks and background oak. Full-bodied, rich and impressive, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.
Regularly $149.99 Sale $119.99
Dominus 2008
99 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years.
Regularly $299.99 Sale $189.99
Anderson’s Conn Valley Estate Reserve 2008
98 Points Robert Paker’s Wine Advocate
One of the few wineries to make a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve that eclipsed its 2007 counterpart is Anderson’s Conn Valley. A spectacular effort that is as black as a moonless night, this full-bodied wine boasts abundant aromas of creme de cassis, camphor and subtle oak presented in a voluptuously textured, full-bodied style with terrific richness and depth. Great intensity and opulence as well as a layered mouthfeel make for a remarkable wine that should age for 20-30+ years
Regularly $137.99 Sale $89.99
Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon 2009
97 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard saturates every corner of the palate with layers after layers of rich dark fruit, mocha, spices and licorice. This is a stunning To Kalon endowed with tons of site-specific character and nuance. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.
Regularly $299.99 Sale $209.99
Bond Quella 2007
97 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2007 Quella performed slightly better than I predicted last year. A magical combination of blueberry liqueur intermixed with crushed rock, spring flowers (violets?), earth, pen ink and burning ember leads to a full-bodied, majestically rich wine with a multilayered texture, silky tannins and a phenomenally long finish of over 50 seconds. This sensational 2007 should drink well for 25-30+ years.
Regualrly $449.99 Sale $299.99
Bond Vecina 2008
95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2008 Vecina is a huge, strapping wine bursting with dark fruit, leather, licorice, smoke, minerals and tar. It possesses striking mid-palate depth and more than enough fruit to stand up to the firm, imposing tannins. Iron, graphite, smoke and minerals are layered into the dark, brooding finish. This is an impressive showing. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Regularly $399.99 Sale $299.99
Arrowood Cabernet Reserve Speciale 2002
96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Made from the estate’s finest fruit and aged 23 or more months in a combination of French and American oak, it comes from multiple sources in Sonoma, including the Monte Rosso Vineyard (now owned by Gallo). A wine of great stature and richness, it boasts an inky/ruby/purple color along with a stunning bouquet of loamy, dusty soil, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, licorice and barrique smells. Full-bodied and opulent, with some tannin still to be shed, it is a classic, All-American style of northern California Cabernet Sauvignon that is approaching middle adolescence. It has another 20-25 years of life left. Bravo!
Regularly $109.99 Sale $89.99
Joeseph Phelps Insgnia 2008
95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2008 Insignia, a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot that achieved 14.7% natural alcohol, is one of the more abundant vintages as there were 16,650 cases produced. Aged 24 months in new French oak, all from estate vineyards in Rutherford, St. Helena, Stags Leap and Oak Knoll, it exhibits a beautiful opaque purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of creme de cassis, incense, forest floor, spring flowers, blueberries and subtle new oak. It possesses sweet tannins and cuts a full-bodied swath across the palate. Given this cuvee’s history, the 2008 should age for 30 or more years.
Regularly $199.99 Sale $174.99
Kistler Macrea Vineyard 2011
92-94 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2011 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard is all about detail. Subtle, yet expressive yellow orchard fruits meld into floral notes that add lift and freshness. The McCrea impresses for its delineation and nuance. It is a gorgeous wine all around. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021.
Regularly $99.99 Sale $74.99
Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
96 Points Wine Spectator #8 Top 100 Wines of the Year 2013
Dark, dense and very closed now, this has a tremendous core of crushed plum, linzer torte and blackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample singed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone and black tea notes lurk in the background and glide through the finish. Features serious grip, but wonderful integration. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2035. 7,500 cases made. –JM
Regularly $119.99 Sale $99.99
Chateau Lynch Bages 2010
96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades.
Regularly $249.99 Sale $174.99
Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2005
97 Points Wine Spectator #2 Wine of the Year 2008
Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished and beautiful, with a seamless texture. Best after 2014. 10,000 cases made. –JS
Regularly $299.99 Sale $169.99

Chateau Trotanoy 2005
95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Complex aromas of sweet black cherries, loamy soil, roasted herbs, coffee, chocolate, and oak dominate the backward, muscular, virile 2005 Trotanoy. Deep ruby/purple to the rim, this broodingly backward, deep Pomerol exhibits admirable intensity, impressive purity, and a long, concentrated finish. Its character is similar to that of the 1998, but with more structure and tannin. I suspect my score will prove to be conservative after a decade of bottle age. Along with Petrus and Lafleur, Trotanoy is the most backward of all the Pomerols. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.
Regularly $399.99 Sale $179.99
Chateau Pape Clement 2009
95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Although the 2009 Pape Clement may not be as sublime as the 2005 or 2000, but it is very close to those two efforts, and it will be fascinating to compare them (as well as the 2008 and 2010) over the following three decades. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with a modest 13.5% alcohol, the 2009 reveals considerable structure and tannin along with tell-tale notes of burning embers, scorched earth, graphite, blueberries, blackberries and toasty vanillin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This rich, full offering is surprisingly backward. This cuvee should drink well in 5-6 years as one rarely has to wait a decade or more to enjoy Pape Clement. It should age for three decades or more.
Regularly $299.99 Sale $189.99
Chateau Pontet Canet 2005
96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild, Tesseron has made major investments, and instituted incredibly severe selections in both the vineyard and winery. The result is a succession of extraordinary wines. It is difficult to know whether the 2005 Pontet-Canet will ultimately eclipse the hedonism and density of the flamboyant 2003, but it is unquestionably a stunning effort. Inky/black-colored with a classic Pauillac perfume of licorice, black currant liqueur, graphite, cedar, and spice box, it is full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, formidable tannins, and an Arnold Schwartzenegger-like structure (when he was 25 years younger). This backward, formidably endowed 2005 will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040.
Regularly $249.99 Sale $179.99
Chateau Pontet Canet 2009
100 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically – a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they are sweet and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of 14%). This vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, appears to have done everything perfectly in 2009. This cuvee should shut down in the cellar and re-open in a decade or more. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2075.
Regularly $399.99 Sale $249.99
Chateau Pontet Canet 2010 Magnum
100 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more often associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. The freshness, laser-like precision, and full-bodied, massive richness and extract are simply remarkable to behold and experience. It is very easy, to become jaded tasting such great wines from a great vintage, but it is really a privilege to taste something as amazing as this. Unfortunately, it needs a good decade of cellaring, and that’s assuming it doesn’t close down over the next few years. This is a 50- to 75-year wine from one of the half-dozen or so most compulsive and obsessive proprietors in all of Bordeaux. Is there anything that proprietor Alfred Tesseron is not doing right? Talk about an estate that is on top of its game! Pontet-Canet’s 2010 is a more structured, tannic and restrained version of their most recent perfect wine, the 2009. Kudos to Pontet-Canet!
Magnum Regularly $599.99 Sale $499.99
Joseph Drouhin Bonnes Mares 2009
93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2009 Bonnes Mares is at first an immediate, supple wine graced with generous fruit and a warm, engaging personality. Crushed rocks, mint and spices add complexity to a mid-palate and finish that turns decidedly linear and intense. I would not at all be surprised to see this shut down in bottle given the wine’s considerable underlying structure. This, too, is another wine that is holding back most, if not all, of its potential. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039.
Regularly $449.99 Sale $299.99
Antinori Solaia 2009
96 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2009 Solaia is one of the clear standouts of the vintage. Freshly cut flowers, raspberries, spices, mint and licorice burst from the glass as this fabulous, viscerally thrilling wine shows off its pure class. Today the oak is a bit prominent, but that won’t be an issue by the time the wine is ready to drink. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 Solaia was flat-out great. There is no shortage of pedigree here. The 2009 has calmed down a little from its youth, when it was a much more exuberant wine, and has now begun to close down in bottle. Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc from a single parcel within the Antinori family’s Tignanello vineyard. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029.
Regularly $299.99  Sale $249.99

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