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Category: Staff Picks

Seth’s Pick: Iconic Wines ‘Heroine’ Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2016

  Iconic Wines represent the new wave of Californian winemakers, where two friends interested in wine roll up their sleeves (and the dice), hire a great winemaker (Dan Petroski, Larkmead and Massican) to get them started and teach them how to go forward on their own. Now on their 6th vintage the two best friends…

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Seth’s Pick: Toro Albala, Don PX Gran Reserva 1987 (375ml)

Toro Albala was created in 1922 and it's original founder had the novel idea of making his sherry's with the idea of aging them for the future. Thus the foundation for their PX vintage program was installed in the very beginning, and they release older vintages at various times. The 1987 vintage is every thing…

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Joe’s Pick: Guiterrez Colosia Oloroso ‘Sangre y Trabajadero’ NV

  A lighter, versatile expression of an oloroso sherry the Sangre y Trabajadero is fortified to less than 19% alcohol and comes across as fresher on the palate. You'd be pleased to pair it alongside a typical umami dish like steak and mushrooms or something more casual like almonds and olives. It's deep amber to…

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Joe’s Pick: Ioppa Ghemme 2011

Consisting of *80%* Nebbiolo along with some Vespolina, this wine is made from organically grown fruit fermented in stainless steel and aged in Slovenian oak for 24 months before spending another 2 years in the bottle. This extended aging produces complexities and generous red fruit. On the nose, it boasts balsamic, floral and spiced notes.…

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Jen’s Pick: Produttori del Barbaresco, Barbaresco 2014

In the hills of Piedmonte Italy is the region of Barbaresco. It is here that Nebbiolo reigns king. Founded in 1958 by a priest of the village of Barbaresco, the cooperative of Produttori was founded on the basis that by working together small growers could survive and thrive. The first three vintages were made in…

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Amanda’s Pick: Adelshiem Pinot Noir

As fall is upon us and as you retire your rose, you may have a craving for red but not quite ready for the heavy stuff. While top Burgundian pinot noirs can be extremely pricey, you might look towards the New World for your quality light reds. Oregon is an infant wine region by old…

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Seth’s Pick: Banshee Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2015

Banshee was the brainchild of some California winemakers who wanted to offer great Pinot at a fraction of the prices that are out there. Capitalizing on their existing relationships with growers, they cobbled together parcels from all over the region, focusing on Sonoma Coast. Because their grapes come from different vineyards, and their blends change,…

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Seth’s Pick: Benoît Mulin Crémant du Jura

Benoit Mulin used to be in finance. His then girlfriend's (now wife) best friend was engaged to Stéphane Tissot who was on his way to becoming a rock star of the Jura. Both married and the Mulin's moved home to Jura to make some wine with the help of the now super star Stéphane. Together…

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Scott’s Pick: Recaredo Cava Rosat Brut Nature ‘Intens Rosat’

Distinct and delicious are a powerful combination, and that's what you will find in Recaredo's cavas. In terms of quality, every wine from this estate is a far cry from the bulk of 250 million bottles of Spanish sparkling wine produced each year. Vineyards are farmed biodynamically. Grapes are hand harvested. Natural corks--as opposed to…

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