Chad - Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley - 2019
Incredible Value Pinot Noir Sourced from Willamette's Top Vineyards - Willamette Fruit for a Fraction of the Cost that Drinks at Twice the Price
We loved the Chad Napa Cabernet, now we're blown away again with their Willamette Pinot Noir! What's not to love about the Chad philosophy, proprietor Chad Alexander sources extra juice from the regions premium producers and sells it for well over half of what you would pay at the winery. This Pinot is an excellent example of Willamette expression for a fraction of the price, we're all about it.
In the glass, this is a beautifully crafted wine with sturdy structure and finesse. Pours a brilliant ruby color with aromas of wild strawberry, crunchy pomegranate, dried roses, and a subtle herbaceous spice. On the palate, it's energetic with bright acidity, juicy red fruit, clean minerals, and a lasting finish. A wonderful balance between new and old world Pinot, exactly what I'm looking for out of Willamette, worth every drop under $20.
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Paolo Scavino - Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy 2018
One of the best values in Barolo, sourced from the top performing plots of 7 single vineyards in the village of Castiglione Falletto (Rocche Moriondino, Vignolo and Pernanno vineyards), Barolo (Albarella, Terlo and Vignane vineyards) and Serralunga d’Alba (San Bernardo vineyard).
James Suckling 93 - "Vivid aromas of red berries and roses follow though to a medium-bodied palate, where fine tannins provide a lightly firm bed for fresh fruit. The lighter, brighter style of this is true to the character of the vintage, but here it’s been well-handled. All in balance. Try from 2024."
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Lieu Dit - Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez Valley 2020
Stunning Example of the Possibilities of Loire Varietals in Santa Ynez
Vinous 94 Points - "The 2020 Cabernet Franc is brilliant and beautifully focused. Dazzling red cherry, mint and rose petal. Tasted next to the Cabernet Franc Sans Soufre, this has more focus and brightness. Heat spikes in 2020 seem to have dialed up the fruit and baked out some of the more vegetal Franc notes, but there is still tons of varietal character." - Antonio Galloni
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