2015 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri
average price is $220
Collector Alert; late summer is when expensive collectable wines which are allocated to restaurants build up in quantity consequently the collector finds blue chips far below normal value. Simply put Sassicaia is one of the most legendary Cabernet in the world.
85 % Cabernet Sauvignon 15 % Cabernet Franc.
All the best, Rex & Michele
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2014 Marco Bonfante Barbaresco
$36.50 per, 10% off 6 or more
5 six packs available
240 cases produced
We have offered a variety of Marco Bonfante wines since last month's Classic Café tasting ,where we presented his wines and listened to him speak about each wine we tasted. We havenot yet offered the 2014 Barbaresco because we sold everything in town at the Classic Café event. Full EMAIL OFFER here
Winemaker Marco Bonfante was in town Tuesday to present his wines in our monthly tasting at the Classic Café. Marco is a tremendous winemaker. Every wine he poured showed a style of winemaking which is all about structure, finesse and very clean pure fruit. Definitely No Funk.
Marco loves making Barolo and Barbaresco, but he is also a bit of the mad horticulturist. He is into very non- traditional blends and cross pollination of vines in order to find new varietals. Today we are focusing on two of his wines, a sensational Rosso and his Barolo. You will notice that both wines focused on are of the 2012 vintage. That is the current release. They spend a long time in French Oak then at least a year resting in the cellar before release. Read more about wines
All of the very best for your weekend,
Rex and Michele
Yesterday we met with Francesco Visani, the Marchesi di Antinori Brand Ambassador for Solaia. We tasted 3 vintages, the 2011, the 2012 which are in town and the 2009 which came with him from the winery. All three vintages were mind blowing, but that is to be expected, Solaia is one of the worlds most heralded wines. If you don't know Solaia, it is the original world class Super Tuscan, based in Cabernet and from the top of the heralded micro climate Bolgheri. Solaia is also one of the world's most active gray market wines and counterfeited wines. What we would like to stress here is that these are perfect examples of Solaia, direct from the winery and only with winery approved shipping and storage procedures, oh and each bottle is chipped. Our pricing is below, also the critics accolades. Further, any vintage listed will increase in value substantially over the next few years. Wines tasted and pre-arrival wines.
2012 Cascina Liuzzi "Sil" Barbera d'Asti Superiore NIZZA, ITALY
For those who are not familiar with Barbera, it is a medium bodied red grape. This particular Barbera is from the township of Asti located in the Piedmont appellation of Italy. The qualification " Superiore " is awarded via blind tasting by the government appellation authority to the top 10% of all Barbera submitted. Those Barberas submitted must first meet required conditions of oak and bottle aging. That having been said,we are offering the 2012 Cascina Liuzzi "Sil" Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza because it is a truly enticing spring and summer grilling red. The"Sil" is plums and flowers on the nose. The flavor profile is plum which deepens into cherry and then blueberry, all filled with spice. The tannins are velvety and this Barbera is big without being too big for summer grilling.The spice range begins with the exotics with allspice on the front palate and finishes with coco and cinnamin. Barbera is an exceptional compliment to smoked poultry, is elegant enough to serve with salmon and is sensational with ribs be them pork or beef. This is an easy drink! Ready to drink now, easily cellarable for another 5+years. $27.50, 10% on 6. Full offer here.
Last night we had the opportunity to taste the 2013 Giodo Rosso Toscana. The Giodo Rosso is the 250 cases production baby brother to the Giodo Brunello.. The 2013 big brother, Guido Brunello sells for an average price of $250.00 per bottle. Same vineyards, a little less time in oak and bottle, same old vine Sangiovese, same legendary winemaker, but over $200.00 per bottle less cash. By the way, the wine is spectacular. The fruit is electric, this wine pops with bright red and blue fruit, tremendous spice, all very long in mouth feel and all at a very high octave. One can drink acclaimed high dollar wines every day and this little Rosso's purity of fruit and virtually flawless structure will still stand out in your mind. We often explain that wine is a living product. This wine is not simply alive, it is jumping up and down and doing somersaults in and out of the glass. So if you would like to taste a virtually perfect Sangiovese without spending the $250 per, we highly recommend you give this one a try!
- We tasted it with traditional pot roast simmered in red wine, INCREDIBLE.
- Winemaker Carlo Ferrini has made some of the most acclaimed wines in Italian wine history. You will a list of wineries he works with as well as some links at the bottom of the page.
The proof is always in the glass!