My Go-To Rosé:
2019 La Fete du Rosé
La Fete du Rosé is the real deal.
This gorgeous, classic Provençal wine delivers everything that I want from a serious rosé.
We love the basic Beaujolais, not for its grandeur and complexity, but for its lightness, lift, and perfume.
The combination of levity, deliciousness, and fascination is something that very few wines achieve.
I'm happy to present this wide-ranging list of white Burgundy.
I tried to highlight Burgundy's many top white producers ranging from Dauvissat and Raveneau to Coche, Lafon, and Roulot.
Once you adjust to their un-showy wavelength and whispering complexity, it's really easy to become obsessed.
This has become very clear to us. Our Jouan offers have become some of the most popular.
Château Simone's Blanc is one of the great unsung wines of France. Along with the legendary 2008, Simone's 2016 Blanc seems poised to be one of the greats. In early March, we opened a bottle for the staff to taste blind, and everyone was blown away by it.
If you go looking, you won't find a single other listing for 2017 Jamet Côtes du Rhône. This is one of those seriously rare bottles that we search high and low for. The ultimate result is typically a modest few cases.
We always come back to Chave’s Hermitage. It’s one of our favorite wines in the world. Today, I'm very happy to offer a small parcel of sharply priced 2007 Hermitage.
Bachelet's Gevrey exists on its own plane. On paper, it's a village-level wine. In reality, it radically transcends the category.
For the Krug fanatic, and the Champagne obsessed, this is as good as it gets. Here, in a beautiful limited-edition wooden case, you get to witness two vintage snapshots of Krug's beguiling mastery for the lowest price in the country at $1,389.95.
Drouhin's Clos de Bèze is special wine. One of the best bottles of Burgundy I've ever had was a '71 Drouhin Clos de Bèze.
Julien Sunier has firmly established himself as one of Beaujolais' top young winemakers. Vintage after vintage, Sunier's Fleurie is the star of the line-up.
Simply put, Tempier's Bandol Rosé is special. There are few rosés that serious wine collectors love as much as Tempier.
There's simply no better expression of Syrah on the planet than Chave's Hermitage.
Les St-Georges is the prize of Gouges’ stable. If Nuits St. Georges had a Grand Cru, it would be Les St- Georges. It's the most complete, complex and aristocratic of the Nuits 1er Crus.
Drouhin produced dazzling 2016s. The Vosne 1er Cru is almost certainly where the greatest value is at. You don't have to look any further than the formidable sites to have a clear picture of what makes the Vosne 1er Cru special.
At a recent tasting of over thirty wines, Laherte's 2013 Autrefois stole the show. It was sort of amazing. Among Cru Barolos and 1er Cru Burgundies, it was a Pinot Meunier Champagne that costs $59.95 in 4-packs that the entire staff was talking about.
In 1989 Grange des Péres' Laurent Vaillé bought land in the Languedoc and used dynamite to blast into rock hard limestone. Things were never the same.
Ledru's Extra Brut is one of our favorite of Ledru's bottlings and exemplifies the best that non-dosage Champagne has to offer.
Lafon has been one of the benchmarks of Meursault for many decades. Recently, it's been very exciting to watch the wines take a stylistic turn, slimming down to an almost laser-like expression and even greater refinement.
Our allocation of Lapierre's Sans Soufre bottling is one of the most anticipated events. Lapierre's Morgon is one of the most wildly delicious wines in existence. The Sans Soufre bottling takes it to another level. In the U.S. it's rarely encountered and tends to disappear from the market quickly.
Simply put, Clos Rougeard is Loire royalty.
Jamet's Côte-Rôties have few peers in the entire Northern Rhône. It's pretty much that simple. They are amazingly elegant, precise and clear.
Today, I dug deep into our red Burgundy inventory and unearthed some rarities. Below you'll find everything from Fourrier Griotte to 2005 d'Angerville Champans.