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Category: Staff Picks

Adam’s Pick: San Fereolo Coste di Riavolo Langhe Bianco

Adam's Pick: San Fereolo Coste di Riavolo Langhe Bianco 2011, $24 You may have tried our other wines from San Fereolo, the great Dolcetto producer of Dogliani (if not, what are you waiting for, they are delicious) but this just in: we snagged a tiny amount of their limited and quite rare white wine produced…

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Jess’ Pick: Altos la Hormigas, Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Classica

Jess' Pick: Altos las Hormigas, Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Classica 2014, $12 You won't find too many wine lists/ articles/scores singing the praise of Bonarda. For being the second most widely planted grape in Argentina, it manages to keep a pretty low profile. In my humble opinion it's one of the best kept secrets in…

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Adam’s Pick: Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc

Adam's Pick: Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc 2013, $65 Sixty-five dollars for a Bourgogne Blanc? Bear with me here. Domaine Leflaive has very few rivals, and is revered quite rightfully as one of the greatest producers of white Burgundy in existence. This "entry-level" Bourgogne gives you a taste of the precise and energetic style made famous…

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Travis’ Pick: San Fereolo Valdibá Dogliani 2013

Travis' Pick: 2013 San Fereolo Valdibá Dogliani $20  Produced excusively from the Dolcetto grape, Dogliani is the most serious and structured amongst Piedmontese Dolcetto. This one is particularly concentrated, with musky dark-fruit and incredible intensity and structure, and good mineral backbone. Looking for a good cheese pairing? This pairs perfectly with firm and sharp cheeses…

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Adam’s Pick: Icardi Cortese Piemonte L’Aurora 2014

Adam's Pick: Icardi Cortese Piemonte L'Aurora 2014, $15 So if you've never heard of Cortese, it's because it usually goes by the name of the place that famously grows it: Gavi. This is grown right outside the Gavi area so it's not technically allowed to be called by that name, but this is to our…

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Travis’ Pick: Red Newt Cellars Riesling 2012, $25

Don't balk at this New York riesling. Yes, there's a bit of sugar. But it's well-integrated and juicily adorned with a creamy lemon custard fruitedness and subtle stoniness. And frankly, it's just the best guest ever at a spicy Thai dinner. It's true: a spoonful of sugar does make the medicine go down.

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Jason’s Pick: Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée 737, $77

One of the four oldest houses in Champagne (tied with Veuve Cliquot after Ruinart & Gosset) Jacquesson is something special. These guys taught Henri Krug how to make great champagne before he married a Jacquesson daughter and absconded to start his own Champagne house. The house style is very similar; superb still wines made in…

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Jess’ Pick:Marie-Noelle Ledru Grand Cru Brut NV $65

You probably have not heard of Marie-Noelle Ledru, her wines aren't advertised in magazines, they don't come in odd holiday containers, and there are not millions of bottles floating around.  She is a one woman show, working on just a few hectares of land in the Grand Cru Village of Ambonnay. Her Brut NV is…

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Why Not Try….Passetougrains

  It's hard to find good values in Burgundy these days, but we're going to let you in on a little secret...Passetougrains.  A wonderful blend of  Pinot Noir and Gamay which, to us, is perfect. Think tart cranberry fruits, a deep minerality, and low tannin. Pair it with food or drink it while you're watching Netflix- it's pretty versatile. The…

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