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2018 Foillard Morgon Côte du Py Magnums

Foillard is one of the legends of Beaujolais, and magnums of his Côte du Py always disappear quickly.


Bulletproof Burgundy Value - Revisited: 2017 Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges Vieilles Vignes

Chevillon’s NSG consistently outperforms its category, and the 2017 vintage transcends an already high bar.

2014 Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade

No Precedent: Burgundian? Chablisien? Do not miss…

We very purposely left out the mention of “Weissburgunder,” or Pinot Blanc, from the subject line.

For the simple reason that the grape variety here provides no context for what these wines are. We don’t believe there are any precedents for these wines.

Not The Rhone, Not Beaujolais. Somewhere In Between:
2018 Deplaude de Tartaras Hop La & La Chanse

Deplaude de Tartaras is technically from Coteaux-Du-Gier. More accurately, this is the middle of nowhere between the northern Rhône and southern Beaujolais.

The wines are truly noteworthy for their purity and drinkability.

Greatness In Clear Focus - Magnum Edition:
2017 Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge Magnums

The Master of Morgon: 2018 Foillard Morgon Eponym

Jean Foillard is a master of Morgon.
His mastery of the terroir is highlighted by his trinity of Morgons - Côte du Py, Corcelette & Eponym.

"An extraordinary set of wines"
- 2014 Roagna Barbaresco Vecchie Viti Magnums:
Asili VV, Paje VV, & Montefico VV

For years now, Roagna has been the benchmark producer in Barbaresco and one of the most exciting estates in all of Piedmont. This trio of Roagna's Vecchie Viti magnums are old vine selections and represent some of the greatest that Piedmont has to offer. I'm very happy to offer these magnums, the only ones available in the country. 

The Cool-Climate Back Up the Truck!
2019 Seehof Pinot Noir Rosé

Rosé is, in a way, one of the simplest wines of the vinous world. This is also what makes getting it perfect so hard. With rosé, the message has to be immediate, direct, dazzling, and refreshing. You should want the next glass before you’re even done with the one you have.

Chambolle Benchmark: 2017 Barthod Chambolle-Musigny

I've been on a Chambolle kick lately, and frankly, I feel no need to stop. The village makes some of the most beautiful expressions of red Burgundy. Today, I'm happy to offer Barthod's 2017 Chambolle. It's been quite some time since we've been able to offer Barthod, and it feels like a real luxury to be able to offer them today.

The Grand Cru of Vin Jaune:
2011 & 2012 Macle Château-Chalon

Château-Chalon is one of the great and utterly fascinating wines of the world. Macle is the long-standing benchmark of the appellation. Sadly, Macle's reputation in Europe makes finding the wines in the U.S. extremely difficult. For quite some time, Crush has been one of the few places in the country where you can find the wines. 

2017 Gonon Saint-Joseph

The amount of gracefulness that Gonon is able to coax from the hills of Saint-Joseph is extraordinary. It's no wonder that the wines have gone cult.

2017 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny

Bertheau's are some of the Burgundies that I'm most fond of. They thrive on nuance and understatement. The wines are archetypes of just how graceful and pure Burgundy can be.

Allemand Cornas: 2017 Chaillot & Reynards

I'll keep this short. Allemand's reputation is too big, and the quantities are too small to drag this out. Allemand's wines are very special. It's hard not to agree with Vinous Media's Josh Raynolds when he writes: "let me state unequivocally that there is no estate in the entire Rhône Valley making finer wines."

Blazingly Mineral - Value in 2017 White Burgundy:
2017 Rapet Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc Les Combottes

Rapet makes my style of Burgundy. They are stony and unadorned wines, direct and full of charm.

"All about elusive, ethereal beauty" - 2014 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè VV

Roagna's 2014 Barbaresco Paje VV may very well represent the pinnacle of their stunning 2014 collection. It's impossible not to dwell on Galloni's quote above. It gets to the core of things. The Pajè VV is haunting. I'm very happy to have a second opportunity to offer this wine. 

In Peak Form - Northern Rhône For a Song:
2015 Jean-Claude Marsanne Saint-Joseph

It's taken the world some time to catch up with Jean-Claude Marsanne. That's how I began our email on this wine almost two and a half years ago. The first time that I tasted Marsanne, I was stunned and wondered how he managed to keep such a low-profile. 

Rare: 2018 Wasenhaus Pinot Noir Trilogy - Vulkan, Bellen & Möhlin

Wasenhaus is, at the moment, perhaps the most exciting young estate in Germany. It's somewhat extraordinary that Wasenhaus' reputation has grown so large and so quickly. The estate is tiny, little more than a minuscule collection of old-vine parcels farmed by two Germans who met working in Burgundy years ago.

Loire Elite, The Smart Buy:
2015 Thierry Germain Saumur Blanc Clos du Moulin

In recent years, Thierry Germain’s Roches Neuves has been catapulted into elite status. The wines have gained a cult following. Today, we focus on the low profile, value wine of Thierry Germain's lineup, the Saumur Blanc Clos du Moulin from the excellent 2015 vintage.

Chassagne Magic:
2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet

Ramonet is one of the time-tested greats of white Burgundy. Catch a Ramonet in top form, which is usually the case, and you'll find a case study in tension and intensity.

Back Up The Truck - Pink Fizz Edition, $8 Per Bottle

This is our pick for value-driven summer refreshment. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better summer sipper for the price. With the unofficial start of summer less than a week away, this seemed like the perfect time to offer the wine. 

On Lapierre and Hundred-Year-Old Vines Magnum Edition:
2018 Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre Magnums

Lapierre's Morgon is one of the wine world's most beloved bottles. The cuvée Marcel Lapierre ups the ante considerably. The first vintage was around a decade ago, and it wowed Beaujolais fans from the start.

The King of Sancerre:
2018 François Cotat La Grande Côte

Among the vineyards of Sancerre, La Grande Côte is king. François Cotat's Grande Côte is one of the grandest, most profound and longest lived Sancerres on earth.

Thriving on Grace - Revisited: 2017 Jouan Clos St-Denis

Jouan’s wines are famous for possessing a captivating mixture of perfume and delicacy. The Grand Cru Clos Saint-Denis is celebrated for its class, purity, feminine grace, and simultaneously, for its intensity. It’s a perfect match for Jouan.

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