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Neal Rosenthal - 2002 Domaine de Montbourgeau and 2001 Hautes Terre de Comberousse

Neal Rosenthal is one of our favorite importers to work with beacause all of his wines are hand-selected and true to their respective terroirs.

They are "real wines" - generally not as fruit forward or oak influenced as some of the more popular and high-scoring New World bottlings, but I f

1999 Antonin Guyon Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc

We're always on the hunt for great values - one of the most frequent requests we receive is for reasonably priced domestic Chardonnay or White Burgundy. One of our favorite places to

2004 Thierry Puzelat "Pineau d'Aunis" and "Clos du Tue Boeuf"

Thierry Puzelat is easily one of our favorite winemakers in the Loire Valley for his ultra-conscientious production methods and complete commitment to natural wine.

Two Estates, One Vigneron

Based in Touraine (Loire Valley), Thierry bottles wine under two different

Giacomo Conterno Retrospective ('37-'97)

'93 Cascina Francia - Gorgeous nose of forest floor, roses, tar, hot rocks and some cherries. Some really dark burned wood character too. Lush and expansive on the palate showing lots of ripe fruit. Acidity is a touch low but this absolutely deliciosu today. Very impressive for '93. Seems the tra

Rebholz Weissburgunder

2004 Rebholz Im Sonnenschein Weissburgunder Spatlese Dry
This was such a revelation. I have always loved Rebholz's Rieslings but have heard through the grapevine that the Weissburgunder is what he was famous for and this wine was absolutely knock you on your ass stunning. Th

New Blog-Only Specials

Starting this week I will be choosing wines to deeply discount that I will post only on the Crush Blog. There will be several new wines a week, so make sure you check often!

Today's Specials:

2003 Boillot L. Gevrey-Chambertin 1er

2000 Chateau Mangot Grand Vin

When we tasted the 2000 Mangot we flipped — Not only because of the extremely high quality and aging potential from one of the best years in recent memory, but because it was not "internationalized". While many of its Bordeaux counterparts are over-manipulated, the Mangot classicly European in

Drink Wine. Not Soup.

"Ahhh, perfect temperature," my boyfriend and I said at the same time after tasting the slightly cool Côtes du Rhône the waiter brought to our table. Our friends, knowing we both work in the wine business, stopped talking and looked at us curiously. "So is that some sor

2004 Domaine Laurens Marcillac Rouge

Given the astounding support we received with our 20%-off sale, our first email back-in-the-saddle had to be a great value.

To reward everyone that came by the store last week, we found an unheralded wine of exceptional quality in the virtual treasure trove of Southwestern France.

Great Burgs at Cru from two weeks ago.

Hit Cru last night. Been a while and it did not dissapoint. Started off with the 1993 Carillon Bienvenue Batard Montrachet which was an incredible wines and really turns up the volume for me as to how good the '93 vintage can be for whites. Muted aromatically at first but with beautiful precision

2005 Scholium Project Naucratis Lost Slough

As you know, the crush motto is "The truth is in the bottle" and my primary focus is finding great, uncommon wines and bringing them to you, regardless of ratings, reviews or point scores.

The Scholium Project "Naucratis," a verdelho (!) from rebel winemaker Abe Schoner, is easily one of th

2004 Alvarez Y Diez "Mantel Blanco"

Over the years, I've tasted my share of wines from Rueda and listened to Spanish wine importers and enthusiasts rave about them. But, none of that marketing or talk ever convinced me. Sure, Spanish white is generally nice and crisp, perfect for sipping on the patio or by the pool. But no Rueda h

2003 Fourrier - Pinot Noir

What do you get when you cross old-vine Pinot Noir with an innovative, traditional estate and a vintage with drought-like weather conditions? Some of the world's most exciting red Burgundies!

Before 1994, the Fourrier estate produced wines of agreeable quality. Now, under the leadership of

2001 Gerard Chavy St. Aubin 1er Cru "En Remilly"

For the past few years, Chardonnay has been so unhip that some clever wine drinker coined the term "ABC" (Anything But Chardonnay) .

But at Crush, we like to think ABC stands for "Awesome Bottles of Chardonnay," because believe it or not, they do exist.

While the rich, oaky and viscou

Harmand-Geoffroy 2001

No new estate in Burgundy has gotten me more excited in the last year than Harmand-Geoffroy.

In the market today, discovering a new rising star has become increasingly rare due to the combination of Burgundy-mania and the sheer number of established estates producing great wines year after

2001 Ferrando "Etichetta Bianca" and NV Erbaluce Spumante Brut

Nebbiolo, the grape used to make Italian Barolos and Barbarescos, can seduce wine drinkers almost as well as Pinot Noir. Unfortunately, the seduction rarely comes quickly or cheaply. If you look hard enough, however, you'll find wines like Ferrando "Etichetta Bianca" ("white label") 2001, a Nebbi

Thanksgiving Wines

Recently had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. This was the first Thanksgiving I have experienced without my parents. They are in Florida and I had to be at Crush so it was a bit of a change for me but nonetheless it was a great time. My parents are not that big drinkers so it was nice to have more t

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