agship Bordeaux blend of Justin, the 2013 Isosceles is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot.
Accessible now, but definitely cellar-worthy.
For those of you who missed out on this deal earlier this summer, the distributor has reissued the prices below today through end of business tomorrow. We have 15 total six packs available to us at the pricing below.
All the best,
Rex & Michele
We have a limited quantity of the not yet rated 2013 Justin Isosceles. Last night we tasted it side by side with the 93 point Inglenook Cask Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 . Those tasting with Michele and I were Len Musgrove who writes The Wine Bargain Sleuth, and avid collector Michael Byington. We were enameled by both wines. The Isosceles is lush and velvety with plum and blackberry at the front which drips into ripe cherry at the finish, the endless finish. The nose is filled with violets, crushed berries and spice. We anticipate critical reviews will have scores ranging from 94 to 97 points. Average is $80.00. We are matching the lowest price on the web. $64.95 per bottle
01/0717 Sorry that price is no longer available, we purchased more but a much higher price. Now $78
2009 Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna Del Gris
Michele and I are always on the lookout for forgotten small lots of classis vintages in specific regions. In that pursuit we ran across 9 six pack cases of exceptional small production Barolo amongst an inventory too big to take notice of 9 six pack cases. The 2009 vintage of Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna Del Gris is a classic example of multi layered Barolo. The Conterno delights with a complex mixture of cherry, wild berry and finally- spicy black fruit. For Barolo particularly, the 2009 vintage is considered one of the greatest. The wines have silky tannins, bright polished fruit and wonderful nuances of spice. This Conterno exhibits all of these aspects and to a heightened degree. Rex
The lowest price we could find on the net is $70.00 The Average is $75.00 (625 cases produced )
$59.50, 5% off 6 10% off 12
All of the best, Michele and Rex
James Suckling 95 points
Robert Parker Wine Advocate; The 2009 Barolo Vigna del Gris is a beautiful expression of Nebbiolo that will require many years of cellar aging to find its legs. Now in its infancy, it shows oak-driven notes of spice, cigar box and toast, but there's enough red berry, tar, licorice and mint at the back to count on steady integration in the future. Like all three Barolos presented here, this wine shows impressive depth and structure. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. 93 points Parker
Wine Spectator; Fresh and expressive, boasting cherry, menthol, leather and spice flavors, married to a firm, well-integrated structure. Stays balanced and persistent through the long, savory aftertaste. Best from 2016 through 2029. 91 points Wine Spectator Magazine
Emilliano stopped by with a bag full of wine, literally a travel size rolling bag full of wine. He is the Italian specialist for Kobrand and
covers a vast territory. Consequently he shows a lot of wine in a single visit. The Kobrand portfolio contains Sassacaia and Tiganello and various other highly recognizable collectibles.
They also supply some excellent daily drinkers which are mostly seen on restaurant wine lists and which often get overlooked. Today's focus is a white and a red, both under $20.00 , which we think are exceptional daily drinkers. Not everything really good needs to be really expensive - particularly on a Monday
All of the very best, Rex and Michele
The White; 2014 Masi Levarie Soave Classico
This Soave is made predominately of Trebbiano from hillside
vineyards with morning sun exposure. Though crisp and refreshing as one would expect from top notch Trebbiano, this one has a very rich middle palate. Anjou pear combines with just the right amount of lemon zest and subtle orange blossoms which build through the finish. This Soave is certainly a great compliment to shell fish or salad, but don't hesitate serve it with poultry or pork. The flavor profile seems perfect for veal scallopini with lemon, capers and butter. $17.50
The Red; 2012 Masi Campofiorin
Campofiorin is made of both fresh and Ripasso style Veronese grapes. The fruit comes from the same old vines which supply Masi's extremely expensive Amarones. There are raspberry components and dark plums and a long finish enriched by spice and white pepper. This red is technically of medium body yet it is very rich in in flavor and length. Four years in the bottle has silkened this wine nicely. The Campofiorin is a tremendous food wine, perfect for steaks or ribs, pork roast or pizza. The price is perfect for a Monday $15.95 this offer.
Adobe Road is a boutique California winery. Vintages here and there have trickled into Texas in the past, but there has never been a true presence. Recently, client, friend and Wine Bargain Sleuth Author, Len Musgrove joined the partnership at Adobe Road. The idea of hosting a tasting and dinner soon took on momentum. The planning took us longer than expected, but now we know the wines, have the menu. We are pleased to announce that THIS Thursday, August 25th we will be pouring Adobe Road Wines paired to an incredible menu paired Pascal Cayet at Lavendou.The final wine poured will be Cabernet from the fabled Beckstoffler, George III Vineyard. Discussions will be conducted by representatives of the winery, Domaine and Estates and Masuta. The menu is below. $75.00 includes food and wine. Call , email or text us for reservations.
All of the very best ,
Rex & Michele
PS. Below the menu is a great deal on a high scoring Brunello!
2012 Adobe Road Redline Sonoma Valley
Coquilles Saint Jacques Provençale
2014 Adobe Road Bavarian Lion Sauvignon Blanc
Tabouleh aux Merguez
Tabouleh Salad with Lamb Sausage
2014 Sonoma County, Knights Valley Cabernet Franc
Tournedos de Boeuf Marchand de Vin
Beef Tenderloin with Shallots and Red Wine Reduction
2012 Adobe Road Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Rutherford
L'Assiette de Fromages
Artisan Cheese Plate
2012 Adobe Road Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, Beckstoffer George III Vineyard
We have available 24 bottles of 2010 Constanti Brunello di Montalcino. The 2010 vintage is considered one of the finest Brunello vintages of all time. There is not a lot of 2010 Brunello remaining on the market. They drink spectacularly now and will do so for a decade or three. Below you will find multiple critical reviews. $669 per. The average on this bottle is $78.00, pricing exceeds $100.00
All of the very best for your weekend, Rex and Michele
Galloni 97 points; Costanti's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is stunning. Dark, powerful and mysterious in the glass, the 2010 captivates all the senses with its breathtaking beauty and layered, multi-dimensional personality. Lavender, violets, savory herbs, smoke, plums and graphite flow through to the rich, explosive finish. There is a prism-like sense of transparency allied to pure power in the 2010 that is impossible miss. Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate; it is a must-have. While many 2010s are approachable today, the Costanti's 2010 is not; it is a wine for the cellar. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, February 2015
Parker 95 points: This is a spectacular effort. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows deep, inner intensity and lovely aromatic characteristics that are very true to the mighty Sangiovese grape. You can't go wrong with a wine like this, especially if you are seeking the true flavors of Montalcino. The aromas are presented in neat and tidy fashion with wild berry, blue flower, spice and herb that converge to create a united front. In the mouth, the wine delivers ample power and momentum with dark flavors and firm structure. The wine need another few years of bottle aging to flesh out further. 95 points! Robert Parker (Issue # 223 - Mar 2016) eRobertParker.com
Wine Enthusiast 96 Points; Aromas of menthol, leather, pressed violet, forest floor and woodland berry lead off this intense Brunello. The firm, delicious palate offers dried red cherry, crushed raspberry, ground white pepper and licorice alongside a backbone of assertive but fine-grained tannins and racy acidity. It's impeccably balanced and elegant but still young, so give it time to develop to its full potential. Drink 2020-2035. Wine Enthusiast 96 points (May 2015)
Wine Spectator 94 Points; Rich, with a smooth texture and lively structure supporting the mulled cherry, licorice, leather and tobacco flavors. This firms up - a good sign in a young red, with a lingering finish of tobacco and spice. Best from 2018 through 2029. 2,500 cases made.94 points Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator Magazine, June 30, 2015
We came across an old vine Yakima Valley Syrah which is showing gloriously. If you love Syrah, you will love this one. If you don't love Syrah, you will probably love this one anyway. Today we are offering the 2013 MCK Syrah, what a luxurious bottle of wine. The nose is violets, lavender and lush blueberry. The tannin layer is not at all astringent and indeed very satisfying in a very opulent palate coating way. The flavor profile is bright rich blueberry with red fruit mixed in along with a haunting indication of pepper with a bit of Chateauneuf gravel to add complexity. This wine is traditionally made and spent 22 months in French to add to its old vine polish. Regarding the length of finish, the finish lasts about a day.
$35.50, 42 bottles available
Parker is right, they are giving this one away (reviews below)
All of the very best, Rex and Michele
P.S. High elevation, volcanic soil, Joseph Phelps Clone
Coming from an older vineyard planted next to Dick Boushey's Bushy Vineyard, Smith's 2013 MCK (this stands for Motor City Kitty) is inky colored and off-the-charts good, with layers of black fruits, olive tapenade, crushed rock and pepper. Massive, full-bodied, decadent and voluptuous, it's certainly not for those craving lightweight aromas and flavors and dishes out immense pleasure. I think they almost give this away (it's priced somewhere around 35 buckets), but don't let price fool you, this is an incredible wine. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 95-97pts
Don't be fooled by the Washington label. This is Yakima Valley fruit coming from a site next to esteemed Boushey Vineyard. Aromas of fresh herbs, brown stems, red fruit, graphite, bacon fat and orange peel lead to a mouthful of generous fruit flavors. The finish persists. Wine Enthusiast 91pts "Editors Choice"
CAB ALERT - WHAT IF?
What if there was a 2007 vintage, single vineyard Napa ValleyCabernet available which scored 93 points Wine Spectator and 90- 92 points Robert Parker? AND, what if that highly tauted Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon suddenly cost under $50? We are currently enjoying a bottle of 2007 Match Vineyards Butterdragon Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. 2007 is a serious vintage. This Butterdragon needed a moment to breathe up. After about 25 minutes it is breathing up and up. The nose is violets and berry with with bits of cedar on the edge. Time has given this Cab a seamless , long mid palate profiled in both black and red plums. The mid palate is getting bigger and more luxurious with air. At this point it is hard to delineate where the mid palate ends and the finish begins, this wine has excellent palate length. What I can say is a delightful hint of black pepper emerges somewhere along the way , completing this Cabs long seamless mouthfeel.
$41.50, originally released at $70.00. 5 cases available.
All of the very best Rex and Michele
2007 Match Butterdragon Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, NAPA
For those who favor austerity and structure, with complexity and flavor. Tight, focused and concentrated, yet elegant, offering cedary oak, loamy earth, mineral, dried berry and currant flavors, with touches of wild berry and blueberry coming through on the finish. Plenty of ripe tannins provide traction. Best from 2012 through 2022. 93 points. Wine Spectator Magazine 11/15/10
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill possesses attractive, fleshy black currant, crushed rock, cedar, spice box, and tobacco leaf characteristics. This broad, savory, pure, moderately tannic 2007's overall impression is one of elegance, with a Bordeaux-like framework to the tannic structure. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. 90-92 points. Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #186 Dec 2009
2007 Vintage...from winery
In 2007, a dry, mild winter brought bud-break by mid-March and our vineyards ran 10-14 days ahead of normal for the entire season. However, a mild September allowed our vineyard crews to wait until October to harvest. We, along with winemaker Cary Gott, immediately knew the vintage was going to be something special. Throughout fermentation and barrel aging, the wine showed a classy elegance of floral and fruit. We were not alone in our high expectations of the vintage. The buzz started early among vintners and consumers alike and has not let up as Robert M. Parker pronounced this "the greatest vintage for Bordeaux varietals in Napa since 2001 and 2002."
Domaine Couron Marselan (French Ardeche)
Guess what we found!!!
Marselan is the name of the grape from which this wine is made. The varietal became legal in 1961 after years of cross cloning and pollinating Cabernet Savignon with Grenache. The result is a big powerful combination of blackberry, blueberry , plums and cassis. The biggest steak with the richest demi-glaze and the most peppercorns is a suitable meal to consider when serving this jubilee of dark multi berry flavors. A Maduro Cigar is a good choice as well.
Retail $17.95, 5% off 6, 10 % off 12 only 7 Cases available right now!!
The proof is always in the glass!