Special Gift Bottles

We are pouring some fun stuff all week (including todays Taurasi Reserva), so stop by the shop and see what is open. In the mean time here are a few gift ideas for that very special wine lover on your list. Fancy Burgundy, Library Rioja, Big bottle Brunello, Beautiful Bordeaux Serious Syrah and Old School, Old Vine Washington. These are all limited to stock on hand. First come first served.

2018 Maxime Dubuet-Boillot, Volnay Sur-Roches $85
Pinot Noir
The 2018 opus offers an intense nose where peony and violet rub shoulders with spices; this bouquet also expresses a slight touch of noble vegetal, the identity mark of the roundup. On the palate, this Volnay is powerful, racy, on the floral mid-palate and licorice on the finish.
2014 Bouchard Volnay, Caillerets 1er Cru     $110
Pinot Noir
Exquisite fruit and spice aromas on the nose. On the palate, perfect harmony between structure and elegance: rich, complex and voluptuous. Very good ageing potential.
2007 Lopez de Herrdia, Viña Tondonia Reserva $78
70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and Mazuelo
Library Release

Attractive, dark earth and dried sage with a strong aroma of attractive, rich dried cherries, as well as blackberries and hints of cedar, cigar tobacco and fresh leather. The palate has a smooth array of fine but quite powerful tannin that builds seamlessly into the long, rich, dark cherry-flavored finish. 96pts WA
2001 Lopez de Heredia, Viña Tondonia Reserva $110
75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo
Library Release

“The 2001 Vina Tondonia Reserva is bridled with a lovely nose of decayed red fruit, fireside hearth, a touch of mulberry and small red cherry. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, crisp red fruits (wild strawberry and cranberry) with a sharp, vibrant, tense, tannic finish that has immense precision. There is a slight saline note lingering in the mouth after the wine has (regretfully) departed. Drink now-2030+. ” 95 points Wine Advocate
2008 La Fiorita, Brunello di Montalcino $145 Magnum
Alluring from start to finish, this boasts cherry, earth, spice and mineral flavors. Firmly structured, remaining vibrant and long on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2026.
1.5 Liters
2014 Chateau Giscours, Margaux $100
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 20% Merlot
3rd Growth Bordeaux. This is a lovely Margaux that should drink well for 20 years. This shows a caressing feel from the start, with alluring black tea and incense notes weaving around lightly macerated plum, blackberry and black currant fruit flavors. A floral accent gilds the finish. Pretty wine.
2005 Chateau Lagrange, Saint Julien $165
72% Cab Sauv, 26% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
The 2005 Lagrange has a vigorous bouquet with blackberry, cedar, tobacco aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins and full mid-palate presence. There is a sense of boldness towards the finish that should stand it in good stead for long-term ageing. Superb.
2017 Dellas, Hermitage Les Bessards $150
The Delas 2017 Hermitage Les Bessards boasts rich, deep cassis fruit accented by hints of crushed stone and pencil shavings. It’s full-bodied, ripe yet firm, with great energy, freshness and length on the spice-tinged finish with peppery spice, red berries and cured-meat notes.. While relatively approachable young, it should age well for up to two decades. –97 points Wine Advodate
2019 Terre del Marchesato, Famiglia Fuselli Franchesato $100
100% Cabernet Franc
Top class Cabernet Franc, this Tuscan red delivers ripe Amarena cherry, dark wild berries and plum on the nose, slightly balsamic and spicy on the aftertaste. Fresh and juicy on the palate, with strong but well integrated tannins and a harmonious, nice finish.
2019 Woodward Canyon, Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon $105
93% Cabernet Sauv., 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Intermingling aromas of baking spice, cedar, graphite and ripe blackberries develop in the glass. Flavors of black fruits blend beautifully with pencil, cigar box and exotic spice of new French oak. The texture is soft but firm with beautifully integrated tannins offering a rich, long finish.

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