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Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion — First-Rate, Second-label Bordeaux

Le C des Carmes Haut-Brion (Pessac-Léognan 2016) Special Price: $189/6-pack (~$31/bottle) As the name implies, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion sits on hallowed ground in the Pessac-Léognan appellation within the region of Graves, very near the First-Growth estate of…

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Posted on 2019.05.15 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New Vintage White from Alemany i Corrio: French Inspiration with a Catalan Soul

Alemany i Corrio “Principia Mathematica” (Penedès 2017) White Special 6-pack Price: $140 (~$23/bottle) Travel south and west down the coast of Spain from Barcelona past golden, powdery sand beaches before heading inland to the Massís del Garraf – a mountain…

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Posted on 2019.02.21 in Penedes, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

Give the Gift of Wine: Mixed 12-pack of Top-Quality 2014 Bordeaux Half-Bottles in Wood Box

12-pack of Top-Quality 2014 Bordeaux Half-Bottles in Wood Box $350 SOLD OUT Stop by the shop this Saturday to sample a few fantastic red wines from Bordeaux. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life…

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Posted on 2018.12.05 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Beguiling Provençal Wines from a Virtuoso of the Vine

The appellation of Les Baux-de-Provence is unmistakably Provençal. Between olive groves and pine forests the rocky landscape is wild with the fragrant garrigue that marks its wines. Although the appellation is small and relatively new, the handful of winemaking estates…

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Posted on 2018.10.11 in France, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Essence of Margaux – The Second Wine of Château Palmer

Château Palmer “Alter Ego” (Margaux 2015) Special 6-pack price: $624 ($104/bottle) Classified as a “Third-Growth” estate, Château Palmer is recognized as one of the top wines in Bordeaux. Only the “First-Growth” estate of Château Margaux has more renown in the…

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Posted on 2018.09.11 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

First-Rate Producer + Excellent Vintage + Underrated Appellation = Superb Value 2015 Bordeaux

Château La Vieille Cure (Fronsac 2015) $183/6-pack (~$31/bottle) The appellation of Fronsac is one of Bordeaux’s lesser known winemaking regions. It is an area of back-country roads and tiny vineyards a stone’s throw from the celebrated appellations of Pomerol and…

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Posted on 2018.08.09 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2015 Second Wine from Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Classified Producer in Pessac-Léognan

Château Smith Haut Lafitte “Le Petit Haut Lafitte” (Pessac-Léognan 2015) $253/6-pack (~$42/bottle) From the soils of Pessac-Léognan on the left bank of the Garonne in Northern Graves, Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s history in Bordeaux dates back over 800…

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Posted on 2018.08.01 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2015 Second Wine from an Exceptional Producer Flexing Muscle on Superior Terroir in Saint-Émilion

Château Quintus ˝Le Dragon de Quintus˝ (Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2015) $318/6-pack (~$53/bottle) SOLD OUT In the summer of 2011, Domaine Clarence Dillon, owners of the renowned estates Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, acquired the historic estate of Château Tertre Daugay in Saint-Émilion…

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Posted on 2018.07.25 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2015 Vintage Bordeaux – Affordable, Game-Changing Red & White

The 2015 vintage in Bordeaux should easily be the best vintage since 2010, with reds, dry whites and sweet wines all showing the potential for greatness. This Saturday we are kicking off the first of many tastings to explore the…

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Posted on 2018.07.11 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Masterful Catalan Pyrenees Wines from a Legend

Raül Bobet has a long list of achievements: He has a masters degree in chemical engineering and a doctorate in oenology. He has 18 years of experience at Bodegas Torres, Spain’s largest producer of DO wines under its own label,…

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Posted on 2018.06.20 in Costers del Segre, Saturday Sips, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 


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