We have 12 bottles of this highly rated, cult Chardonnay available this morning. If we sell more than the 12 bottles, we can put you on a waiting list for next month! $109 per. The wine sells up to $150; Dallas prices $119-$129. Rex & Michele
Part mystic, part great winemaker and long-time veteran of the Napa Valley wine scene, John Kongsgaard continues to turn out a bevy of exciting and compelling wines from his family's vineyards high in the cool, rocky soils of Coombsville in the southeastern sector of Napa Valley. Robert Parker
email us at masutawines@gmail to be put on waiting list for more of this gorgeous Chardonnay!! For full write-up click here.
2013 Howell at the Moon, Howell Mountain
(700 Cases Produced)
$79 per this offer only
Blackberry, blueberry, cassis, a more voluptuous Cab does not exist in Napa. Very big, chewy velvety tannins, big finish with rich blueberry, smoke and chocolate. Though Parker gives this wine high scores each vintage. He has not yet released scores on the 2013. Matthew, Michele and I all think it will receive at least 95 points, so we are going to put it in the 95 plus point tasting above as a secret bonus and have the guests submit a score.
All the best, Rex & Michele
FYI - The Estate Cabernet is absolutely beautiful. If you have ever bought any of the previous vintages, this is CLASSIC Howell at the Moon. So, elegant with the most velvety finish.
Also, we had appetizers after tasting the Howell at the Moons, not only is it priced great, the burger, bacon wrapped shrimp and ravioli were awesome (ravioli not on happy hour menu, but we had it at the last wine dinner and it is worth it!). A very nice and "cool" (temperature wise) happy hour starting at 4:30. Tell them we sent you!! FULL WRITEUP HERE
2014 Trinite Estate Acaibo
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Sonoma County, Chalk Hill
95 points JS, 94 Points WE reviews at bottom
Retail, $79.00, 10% off six or more
900 cases produced
Acaibo is an outrageously good Cabernet produced in an elegant, complex style by Claire and Gonzague Lurton. The Lurtons also own and produce a few Bordeauxs including Dufort Viven Margaux and Haut Bages Liberal. They are extremely talented winemakers. We tasted Acaibo last year for the first time, the 2013 vintage which is only 56% Cabernet with the winemaker Claire Lurton who told us at the time that the 2014 would be a true Cabernet. The 2013 was and is exceptional, ultimately receiving 90 plus point scores from every reviewer, so we asked why the change in blend. Her answer was because " the Cabernet in our Chalk Hill Block is coming in richer than any I have ever seen". REVIEW & WRITEUP
We are tasting the 2016 Pazo de Rubianes Alborino. This is a bright, extremely focused white with a voluptuous middle and a haunting finish. The flavor profile is driven with apricot, apricot pit and tangerine and with incredible depth. The finish is crisp but with extraordinary length. The reviewer below mentions grapefruit, THERE IS NONE. But he is right in that it has exceptional pop. So far the Pazo de Rubianes is sensational with both Cheddar and aged Gouda. We woked some prawns with soy, Worchester, spring onions, jalapenos white wine, butter and garlic. Wow, enough weight for the rich sauce, enough crispness to refresh the spice and with prawns this wine is divine.
This is a $35.00 retail. We are at $27.50
54 bottles available.
All the best, R&M
90 POINTS, WINE ENTHUSIAST
This Albariño's floral aromas are a bit misleading, because it packs pop. The palate is full and textured, with mature grapefruit and orange flavors that finish in peak condition. It's bold, staunchly acidic and still fresh; drink through 2019.
For those collectors of Blue Chip California Reds, we have received low holiday pricing on 2014 Joseph Phelps Insignia. Reviews are below. The lowest price we could find on the nest is $180.00. The average price of this wine is $227.00 and goes to $300.00. We are offering at $175.00, $169.00 on six or more. Quantities are limited.
Also, there are bits and pieces left of various wines with age. They are listed on the full writeup.
All the very best for Your 4th,
Michele & Rex
The proof is always in the glass!