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Honest, Untamed, Beautiful:
2018 Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries

The wines are simply unyielding in their untamed style.

A Perennial Overachiever:
2018 Tribut Chablis

The 2018 is a powerful example of the wine - deep, saturating, and mineral. It's a really exciting wine.

The Magic of Müller:
2020 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Kabinett

Scharzhofberger Kabinetts, in any vintage, thrive on a steely finesse that's full of cut and mineral-drenched length that boasts the wine's nobility.

"A positively stellar wine in every way"
2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Ovello Riserva Magnums

Ovello always impresses with its tensile, energetic, and finely woven profile. However, as Galloni's note makes clear, the 2016 is something special. It's why purchasing magnums is a very smart decision. 

Supreme Elegance:
2008 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Rosé

Billecart's rosé NV may be the most beloved rosé Champagne in the world. Their prestige rosé, Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon, takes things to a whole other level.

Northern Piedmont Benchmark:
2016 & 2017 Colombera & Garella Bramaterra

High up in the Alto Piedmont, no one does purity and refinement as well as Colombera & Garella.

Ever since their first vintage in 2010, Colombera & Garella has been a benchmark for the area. 

Red Burgundy 2002-2019:
Arnoux-Lachaux, Bachelet, Barthod, Dujac, Lafarge, Roumier, Rousseau & More

"This is already excellent and potentially outstanding."
2018 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

Chambolle is one of the most beautiful expressions of red Burgundy. For many years, Drouhin's 1er Cru has served as an archetypal Chambolle for me. It's a wine that's simply beguiling.

Outrageous Champagne Value Revisited:
Laherte Frères NV Brut Ultradition Blanc de Blancs

Ultradition is an irresistible Champagne that delivers serious value. It's an accessible Champagne, but also one of incredible balance and interest.

2020 Lapierre Morgon Magnums

Lapierre is one of the most beloved produces in Beaujolais and this is modest parcel of magnums will disappear quickly.

"There is a really lovely sense of verve"
2018 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Vincent Dauvissat compares the vintage to the legendary vintages of 1947 and 1959. 

White Burgundy:
Coche-Dury, Dauvissat, De Moor, Lafon, Lamy-Caillat, Roulot & More

The Genuine Article
2018 Gilles Cornas

Gilles produces real deal Cornas.

"This is lovely" - Burghound
2018 Lafon Meursault

Utter Brilliance:
2020 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Spätlese

It's hard not to be in awe of Egon Müller. From his Scharzhofberg vineyard, Müller crafts the most consistently magical Rieslings on the planet.

A Study in Grace and Understatement Revisited:
2018 Jouan Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbé

Classicism in Côte-Rôtie:
2013 Jamet Cote-Rotie

The utterly classic 2013 northern Rhône vintage is one of our favorites for the past couple of decades.

World-Class Portuguese White
2019 Seabra Xisto Cru Douro Branco

It's one of the most unlikely entrants to cult status. The Xisto Cru Branco comes from Duoro (aka Port country), a region that no one would expect to find a white wine of such riveting minerality and tension.

"Simply breathtaking"
2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

The Master of Chinon:
2018 Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Baudry's style is beautifully detailed, vividly transparent, and refined. Croix Boissée is the perfect summation of their style.

Rare Beaujolais - 2019 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly:
Les Griottes de Brulhié, Godefroy, & Cuvée Zaccharie

Sadly, finding their top wines in the U.S. is very difficult. There's no doubt that if these wines were more available Thivin would be held in much higher esteem. At their best, Thivin turns out Beaujolais of truly uncommon earthy depth and layered complexity.

2019 Lauer Kabinett Auction - Only What is Essential

This is a wine we've been waiting to offer since we won the largest American allocation of Lauer's absolute top Kabinett bottling.

"This is terrific"
2017 Lafarge Volnay: 1er Cru Clos du Château des Duc

Lafarge's 2017s are dynamite. They have a crackling brightness and brilliant clarity. It's difficult not to be wowed by the wines' detail, precision, and harmony. There's a completeness to the wines that's really compelling.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow:
2019 Gérard Saint-Joseph Le Blanchard

Xavier Gérard has maintained a low profile, but he's among the most talented winemakers in the northern Rhône. For me, Gérard's Saint-Joseph is one of the most noteworthy examples of the appellation. 

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