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Spotlight: Wine Spectator Top 100


Spotlight: Wine Spectator Top 100

At the end of every year, the Wine Spectator compiles a list of their Top 100 Wines of the Year. It’s always compelling but by the time it comes out most of the wines on the list are sold out.

Luckily, we still have a few in stock. This is what we have and can still offer:

#25 Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV $23 (Sparkling)
92 Pts A voluptuous and expressive sparkler, with floral red apple, brioche and cinnamon spice aromas and rich, vibrant flavors that finish on a luxurious note.

#41 Bodega Garzón Tannat Uruguay Reserva 2015 $20 (Red)
90 Pts Well-sculpted, with dense, rich flavors of dark plum, dried blackberry and dark currant that are supported by firm tannins. Christmas pudding and rich savory notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2022.

#58 Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape 2015 $48 (Red)
94 Pts A beautiful wine, with dark fig, warm boysenberry reduction and alluring creamed raspberry flavors streaming forth, accented by graphite, black tea and pastis. There’s a healthy dose of singed apple wood through the finish, but it’s well-embedded as everything pulls together. Best from 2020 through 2040.

#59 Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2015 $24 (Red)
90 Pts Black cherry, red plum and currant flavors are fresh and lively in this firm red, backed by dark chocolate, licorice and toasty notes. Light, firm tannins and citrusy acidity keep this focused. Drink now through 2023.

#61 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco ‘Ovello’ 2013 $69 (Red)
97 Pts This pretty red offers delicate flavors and subtle power, evoking flowers, red berry, mineral, tobacco and tar on the nose and palate. Firmly structured, this remains harmonious and long on the mineral- and tobacco-tinged finish. Best from 2020 through 2036.

#67 The Calling Chardonnay Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch 2015 $28 (White)
91 pts Ultrarich and extracted, offering a firm core of pear, apple, melon and spice flavors. A truly impressive effort, with depth and dimension. Drink now through 2022.

We are offering our Wine Spectator Six Pack (one of each of the above) for $190, a 10% discount.

Here is what we had, is sold out but can offer a different vintage of:

# 5 Chateau St. Cosme Gigondas 2015 (Red) – SOLD OUT
A textbook version of the brawny side of Gigondas, this offers a grippy alder bass line underneath layers of dark currant and fig fruit, while lots of tobacco, rosemary and bay leaf fill in throughout. Muscular and energetic, this is built for the cellar. Best from 2019 through 2030.

2014 available $43

#27 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Garnacha Campo de Borja Veraton 2014 (Red) – SOLD OUT
92 Pts – Expressive flavors of cherry, raspberry and dark chocolate mingle in this polished red, balanced by notes of licorice and wild herbs. The tannins are well-integrated, and balsamic acidity keeps this balanced. Dense and harmonious, in the modern style. Drink now through 2022.

2015 available $28

#51 Raúl Pérez Mencia Bierzo Ultreia St Jacques 2015 (Red) – SOLD OUT
91 Pts Smoke, forest floor and mineral notes mingle in this savory red. Lively acidity and light, firm tannins give grip to the polished texture. Cherry and floral accents sing through the finish. Energetic. Drink now through 2023

2016 available $20

And here’s what’s just pain old sold out – just as an FYI

#87 Chartogne Taillet Brut Champagne Cuvée St Anne – SOLD OUT

#44 St Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Auguste Favier Reserve 2015 – SOLD OUT

#37 Karine Lauverjat Sancerre 2016 – SOLD OUT

#35 Pazo de Señorans Albariño 2016 – SOLD OUT

#16 Turley Zinfandel Uberroth 2014 – SOLD OUT

#6 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont 2016 – SOLD OUT

Call 212-201-1224 or click to order.

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