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Free Tasting: Maggiorina 2010, Le Piane 2009, and Boca 2005 & 2007

This is one that we’re excited about: Le Piane. We love Nebbiolo and one look at our shelves proves it. We stock any number of Nebbiolo from Barolo, Barbaresco, Alba, Gattinara, the Valtellina – heck we even stock two from California and one of those is pink and sparkling! – and: Boca. Don’t worry, we’re not pushing Floridian Nebbiolo. Farther ... Read More »

Chateau Gruaud-Larose: wine of kings, king of wines

Chateau Gruaud-Larose: wine of kings, king of wines In 1997 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, an 1855 classifed growth with a long history, was repurchased by the Merlaut family. Bearer of a long viticultural tradition dating to the 18th century, Gruaud- Larose is a Saint-Julien whose particularity is that its 82 hectares of vines are in a single, undivided vineyard. With soils that consist ... Read More »

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

The impressive Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (Saint-Julien appellation) sits majestically in the center of the estate, majestically watching over its extensive and beautiful vineyards.  Founded in 1720, the 245 hectare estate (100ha planted with vines) has been owned and operated by the Borie family, who resides at the estate, for over 60 years.  Ducru-Beacaillou’s unique name is derived from the “beau caillou”, ... Read More »

BurdiGala Series: Saint Julien – commanding and robust or sensuous and smooth?

For the third installment in our series dedicated to the producers participating in New York’s first ever Bordeaux tasting and dinner event, BurdiGala, we are traveling further up the banks of the Garonne to Saint-Julien. Saint-Julien: a beautiful landscape The appellation of Saint-Julien, which comprises just over 5.5% of Medoc vineyards, counts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as dominant grape varieties, although traces of Petit ... Read More »

Alex’s Picks for February: Mayacamas Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot and Errazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment

Vina Errazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment 2011 Errazuriz Wild Ferment is the second Chilean wine I’ve chosen for my pick of the month – in France I hadn’t had many wines from Chile, but since I’ve been here I’ve really enjoyed discovering them. The estate has been founded in 1870 by Don Maximiliano Errazuriz.,. Wild Ferment means that this Chardonnay is ... Read More »

Milton’s Pick for February: COS Frappato 2011

Az. Agr. COS Frappato 2011 I will be leaving Millesima in February, so for my last pick I have chosen a wine that I particularly love. COS was started by Guisto Occipinti and two classmates in the early ’80s to produce quality wines from grapes endemic to the area. Sicilian wines were known more as blending wines that gave heft ... Read More »

Jay’s Picks for February: Aldo et Riccardo Seghesio Barbera d’Alba and Vigne di Zamo Pinot Grigio

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