94 Points! The 2017 Hirsch Reserve brings together the finest barrels from the vintage to capture the most complete and powerful expression of the Hirsch Vineyard through selecting the very best and oldest vineyard blocks for this wine. Dark fruit complimented by savory, earthy aromatics. Classic Hirsch tannins provide backbone and gravitas.
This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible. There's been no change in the vinification, nor in the vineyard. The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavors, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its...
This legendary Italian wine is Cabernet-Sauvignon-dominated in the classic Super Tuscan style from Bolgheri on the Mediterranean coast. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate says about this 2017 Vintage: "..generous and fruit-forward with dense richness and concentration all driven by the smaller and more compact berry size that characterizes this dry, hot growing season. Black and purple fruits segue into spice, tobacco,...
“... has a taut, focused nose with subtle hazelnut aromas that lend it a Meursault-like personality. The palate is crisp and saline on the entry with touches of orange peel and white peach and moderate depth, just tapering a little in terms of intensity toward the finish. Yet overall, this is a fine Maranges Blanc that actually improves in the...
Notes of green apple, lime, oyster shell and iodine introduce Piuze's 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux, a medium to full-bodied, ample and attractively layered wine that's concentrated, cool and controlled, with tangy acids and a saline finish. This cuvée derives from a parcel of 75-year-old vines in clay-rich soils that have weathered the warm vintage conditions very well. Credit -...
This library release from the 1971 vintage from Château Cabrières has been reconditioned by topping off with original 1971 wine, replacement corks have been used and new labels added to the bottles. One of the best shape 1971 bottles you will find! Buy this for a friend's 50th Birthday celebration this year! Vines have been planted on the Château Cabrières site since 1344. Château Cabrières was officially established...
Leonard Kreusch started exporting their wines to the US after the repeal of prohibition in 1933 and through their US import company, they still import their wines produced from the Rhine Valley and Mosel in Germany. This historical bottle would make a fun gift!
The first wines were made under the SIMI name in 1876 in Healdsburg, Alexander Valley, California. Interesting historical bottle of Rose made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the 1977 vintage
Sweet tobacco, mint, leather, autumn leaves, cedar, smoke and mint are some of the signatures of the 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon. At twenty- five years of age, the 1990 remains youthful and surprisingly deep. Although the bouquet shows lovely signs of maturity, the 1990 appears to have enough depth to drink well for another decade, perhaps longer, even if time is...
The spectacular 1995 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is one of the greatest New World Syrahs I have ever tasted. Approximately 300 cases were made, and it is even better out of bottle than it was in barrel. The color is an opaque purple. The bouquet offers explosive notes of wood fire, licorice, jammy blackberries and cassis, in addition to the unmistakable...
The saturated purple-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard offers an attractive nose of black fruits intermixed with toast, minerals, subtle tar, and wood smoke. Full-bodied, with impressive purity, a multi-layered mid-palate and finish, it is an expressive, pure, powerful, and large-boned wine. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, is a beauty. The healthy ruby/purple color is followed by classic, unevolved but promising aromas of minerals, cedar, smoke, and black currants. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with admirable purity, a sweet, lush mid-palate, and ripe tannin in the finish. The top-notch 1997 is a classic. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard was bottled earlier than usual as this vintage is not as massive or concentrated as its predecessors. To my palate, the 1998 is good, although I am not convinced it will be long lived. There are 2,300 cases of this 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit-Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc blend. It is supple and...
The 1998 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is a soft, supple-textured, opulent, civilized effort that can be drunk now as well as over the next 8-10 years. It is elegantly rendered, pure, and filled with blackberry/cassis fruit as well as a hint of honeysuckle provided by 8% Viognier in the blend. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate