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Podere Grattamacco

Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2018 750ml

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About Grattamacco

Founded in 1977 by Piermario Meletti Cavallari, Grattamacco is a powerhouse producer of Super-Tuscan wine, yet this Bolgheri estate remains somewhat of an... underdog. Grattamacco is Bolgheri's second Super Tuscan estate — only Tenuta San Guido, whose Sassicaia vineyards abut those of Grattamacco, preceded it — and it has always held a special place in the hearts of savvy wine lovers. Grattamacco, now owned by ColleMassari who also owns Poggio di Sotto in Montalcino, spans 67 acres across one of Bolgheri’s only hills. Grattamacco may rest in the shadows of its more famous neighbors, but its wines are first class, and in-the-know buyers snap up the estate’s small output of elegant, finessed, and silky every chance they get.
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Marchesi Antinori Guado al Tasso

Marchesi Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2020 750ml

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About Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso

Piero Antinori, the guiding force behind the Antinori family’s contemporary period and the family’s most game-changing... wines, took his time to release his first Super-Tuscan wine from his Guado al Tasso estate. Piero recognized the great potential of his lands located in the acclaimed Bolgheri Bowl, a natural amphitheater located about 60 miles southwest of Siena, that was drenched with sunlight during the day and cooled at night from sea breezes. Moreover, Guado al Tasso possessed clay-rich alluvial soils with very fine gravel, the distinctive feature that makes Bolgheri wines rich in minerality and lends them their characteristic terroir. While Antinori’s Guado al Tasso had crafted world-famous rosé wines since the 1970s, and although the land’s viticultural history stretches back to the seventeenth century, the estate’s initial premiere red wine, Guado al Tasso, didn’t come on the scene until 1994; however, this blockbuster Super Tuscan made up for lost time and quickly gained global recognition. Growing a selection of Bordeaux-style grape varietals as well as Vermentino, Guado Al Tasso crafts blockbuster reds — including the original flagship Guado al Tasso and the estate’s rising star, the cult Cabernet Franc, Matarocchio.
$139.00In Stock
Canalicchio di Sopra

Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Montosoli 2019 750ml

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About Canalicchio di Sopra

Canalicchio di Sopra’s history is also the history of Montalcino. Once a sharecropper, Primo Pacenti founded the estate in 1962 on land that his... family had worked for generations. Primo was proud to be one of the original twelve members of the Brunello Consortium; when he retired, Primo handed Canalicchio di Sopra to his son-in-law, Pier Luigi Ripaccioli, and since 2001, the estate has been run by Pier Luigi’s three children, Francesco, Marco, and Simonetta. With two vineyard parcels that sit north and east of the town of Montalcino, sheltered by Mount Amiata and kissed by sea breezes blowing off the Mediterranean, Canalicchio di Sopra’s 47 acres occupy some of the highest altitudes in the Brunello region and possess a superb range of microclimates. “Elegance” is the watchword at Canalicchio di Sopra, and this maker delivers, vintage after delicious vintage.
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Giuseppe Mascarello

Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Barolo Monprivato 2019 750ml

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About Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio

Giuseppe Mascarello founded his eponymous estate in 1881, but its modern era began in 1904 when Giuseppe's son Maurizio bought land in... nearby Castiglione Falletto. This purchase included a parcel of the Monprivato vineyard, which Maurizio planted to a special clone of the Nebbiolo grape, Michét, a refined clone of Piemonte's emblematic grape. Maurizio's sons Giuseppe and Natale took over in 1923, when they divided the vineyard holdings. Giuseppe invested in vineyard development and cantina quality, and he replanted with the Michét clone, which was originally introduced by his father. Upon retirement, Giuseppe's son, Mauro, assumed control of the estate, and here he remains, now aided by his daughter, Elena, and son. Giuseppe. One of the last remaining “old guard” winemakers, Mauro still makes its Barolos with extended fermentations and aging in old botti.
$359.00In Stock
Poderi Aldo Conterno

Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Riserva Gran Bussia 2001 750ml

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About Poderi Aldo Conterno

Poderi Aldo Conterno rose to fame by crafting some of the best-known, best-loved cru Barolo expressions in its Barolo Romirasco, Colonnello, and... Cicala, as well as its Chardonnay Bussiador and its Quartetto, a red wine that blends Nebbiolo with international grapes. In 1969, Aldo Conterno famously parted ways with his brother at their father’s estate, Giacomo Conterno, and founded Poderi Aldo Conterno in the “Favot” cellar on 61 acres in Bussia of Monforte d'Alba, the heart of Barolo country. Aldo’s vision was to craft wines that blended traditional structure, grace, and longevity with exquisitely transparent terroir, seductive juiciness, and a clearly defined personality. Before his death in 2012, Aldo achieved all this and more, creating a winemaking legacy that set him apart as one of the world’s greatest winemakers. The Aldo Conterno estate continues Aldo’s remarkable winemaking work in the hands of his three sons, Franco, Stefano, and Giacomo.
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Ducru-Beaucaillou

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2eme Cru Classe Saint-Julien 2019 1.5L

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About Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

One of the all-time great “Super Second” Bordeaux estates, Saint-Julien’s Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is a majestic, Victorian-style... castle that stands one of the lasting symbols of the Médoc. While many Bordeaux châteaux get their names from their owners, Ducru-Beaucaillou’s name derives from the large stones that punctuate its vineyards and characterize its terroir. Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the oldest Médoc estates, dating back to the thirteenth century; classified as a Second Growth in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, the estate’s modern era began in 1941, when the Borie family purchased the estate, and they own Ducru-Beaucaillou to this day. The estate’s 247 gravelly acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and the vines average 40 years. The château hand-harvests its grapes and vinifies each lot separately in stainless steel, fermenting in concrete, and then blending and aging in bottles. The result is classic age-worthy, intense, balanced, and harmonious Saint-Julien Bordeaux, a favorite of collectors around the world.
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Bartolo Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2017 1.5L

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About Bartolo Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello was an intractable defender of traditional Barolo, the “last of the Mohicans,” in his words. Along with Giuseppe Rinaldi,... Bartolo’s adherence to age-old Barolo customs — which included sustainably growing his grapes, devotion to crafting cuvée Barolo from his 12 acres of holdings, extended macerations of up to 50 days, fermenting in cement without temperature control, and aging in ancient neutral botti — distinguished him from his Barolo brethren, who flocked to cru expressions, shortened fermentation, and maturing in barriques. The resulting Barolo wines were resplendent representations of their vintage and their terroir, and these supple, powerful, and nuanced wines have captivated their fans for generations. Since Bartolo’s passing in 2005, his daughter Maria Teresa Mascarello has helmed the cantina at 15 Via Roma, the legendary site of the Bartolo Mascarello estate since its founding in 1918, and under her leadership, Mascarello’s Barolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera have grown even finer, subtler, more detailed, and spellbinding. While the Mascarello estate sports enviable holdings in Cannubi, San Lorenzo and Rué, located in the commune of Barolo, as well as in La Morra’s Rocche in the commune of La Morra, it still has never released a cru wine. Blending, Bartolo believed, provided balance, especially in challenging vintages. Maria Teresa sees no reason to change her father’s ways (or those of his father, and his before him). After all, there’s no improving upon perfection.
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Maison Louis Latour

Louis Latour Montrachet Grand Cru 2010 750ml

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About Maison Louis Latour

One of the largest traditional estates in Burgundy, Louis Latour’s roots date to at least 1731. Over the past three centuries, the Latour family... has added to its first few acres, increasing its Aloxe-Corton holdings to more than 80 acres, and this producer now owns an impressive 27 acres in the Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, the largest holding in the prized designation. In addition, Latour boasts vineyards in Corton’s Les Bressandes, Les Perrières, Les Grèves and Clos du Roi, as well as Cambertin and Romanée-St-Vivant, both Côte de Nuits grand cru designations, and Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru, which is in the Côte de Beaune. Latour’s cuverie sits in Louis Latour’s original eighteenth-century manor house, and designed by the domaine’s namesake, this five-story enterprise has been entirely gravity-fed since its creation. Maison Louis Latour is currently run by Florent Latour, who took over after the sudden death of his brother, Louis-Fabrice, in 2022, and Jean-Charles Thomas serves as winemaker, overseeing Latour's largely traditional vinification and crafting of Latour’s more than 150 wines, an impressively reliable and captivating output.
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Giuseppe Mascarello

Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Barolo Monprivato 2019 1.5L

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About Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio

Giuseppe Mascarello founded his eponymous estate in 1881, but its modern era began in 1904 when Giuseppe's son Maurizio bought land in... nearby Castiglione Falletto. This purchase included a parcel of the Monprivato vineyard, which Maurizio planted to a special clone of the Nebbiolo grape, Michét, a refined clone of Piemonte's emblematic grape. Maurizio's sons Giuseppe and Natale took over in 1923, when they divided the vineyard holdings. Giuseppe invested in vineyard development and cantina quality, and he replanted with the Michét clone, which was originally introduced by his father. Upon retirement, Giuseppe's son, Mauro, assumed control of the estate, and here he remains, now aided by his daughter, Elena, and son. Giuseppe. One of the last remaining “old guard” winemakers, Mauro still makes its Barolos with extended fermentations and aging in old botti.
$849.00In Stock
Opus One

Opus One Napa Valley 2017 1.5L

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About Opus One

In 1970, two titans of wine came together in a chance meeting at a hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. A little less than a decade later, Opus One was born. How... could this Napa Valley estate be anything other than the cult phenomenon that it is? After all, it’s not every day that Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Bordeaux’s of Château Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi of Napa Valley’s Robert Mondavi Winery join forces to create a singular Bordeaux-style blend that unites the New World terroir of its Oakville vineyards and the Old World style of its historical roots (in the 1990s, the winery began occasional releases of a second wine, the nonvintage Overture). In 1984, the first two vintages of Opus One hit the markets as both the 1979 and 1980 bottlings saw release. The wine became an immediate collector classic, and more than forty vintages later, Opus One remains one of the most expensive, most collectible, and most lauded Napa Valley wines. While Robert Mondavi sold its half of Opus One to Constellation Brands in 2004, but the Rothschilds retain the other half, and Opus One continues to hold onto its status of one of the greatest cult collector wines from California.
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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2021 750ml

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About Comte de Vogüé

Comte de Vogüé can trace its roots to 1450, but even more impressive is that Comte de Vogüé holds an unwavering position as a leader in fine... Burgyndy wine. One of the most important, most influential, and most consistent Burgundy estates, Comte de Vogüé has a long and storied history, and today the twentieth generation of the Comte de Vogüé family, Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette, the granddaughters of the late Comte Georges de Vogüé helm the estate with the aid of winemaker Jean Lupatelli, who took over in 2021 when François Millet left to start his own domaine. Housed in Chambolle-Musigny, Comte de Vogüé owns 17 acres of the famed Le Musigny vineyard, about 80% of Comte de Vogüé’s holdings, and the vines average 40 years of age. In addition, the domaine boasts prime holdings in Bonnes-Mares, Chambolle Amoureuses, and both premier cru and village-level Chambolle-Musigny. Utilizing non-interventionist techniques in the vineyards and in the cellar, Comte de Vogüé continues to raise the Burgundy bar ever higher with its pure, terroir-driven expressions.
$1,299.00In Stock
Bartolo Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Riserva 1961 750ml

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About Bartolo Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello’s adherence to age-old Barolo customs — which included sustainably growing his grapes, devotion to crafting cuvée Barolo from... his 12 acres of holdings, extended macerations of up to 50 days, fermenting in cement without temperature control, and aging in ancient neutral botti — distinguished him from his Barolo brethren, who flocked to more modern protocol. Bartolo’s passion for the preservation of Barolo's historic past dates back to 1918, when Giulo Mascarello founded the estate, and these methods remain the cornerstone today. While the Mascarello estate sports enviable holdings in Cannubi, San Lorenzo and Rué, located in the commune of Barolo, as well as in La Morra’s Rocche in the commune of La Morra, it still has never released a cru wine. Blending, Bartolo believed, provided balance, especially in challenging vintages. Maria Teresa, who assumed leadership of the estate in 2005 when her father passed, sees no reason to change her father’s ways (or those of his father, and his before him). After all, there’s no improving upon perfection.
$1,375.00In Stock
Gaja

Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 1971 3.75L

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About Gaja

The Gaja estate was founded in 1859 by Angelo Gaja’s great-grandfather, but in 1961 Angelo assumed control of the family’s winery and put it on the path to... glory. At first, Angelo chose to bottle only estate-grown wines, reduce crop sizes, and decrease fermentation periods, but by 1967, Angelo began to make larger changes, like the bottling of cru Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo, with Sorì Tildìn following in 1970 and Costa Russi in 1978. In the mid-1970s, Angelo began aging his wines in barriques, and he replaced some prime Nebbiolo vines in Barbaresco with Cabernet Sauvignon for his Darmagi and Chardonnay for his Gaia & Rey. Angelo’s boldness brought international notice to his wines, as well as Piemonte wines. Throughout his career, Angelo refused to play by any rules but his own; he never compromised on the quality of his wines; and he succeeded wildly. Angelo began his transition to retirement in 2004, and winemaking duties now rest in the hands of his daughter, Gaia, who has been making bold moves of her own, all in the single-minded pursuit of crafting wines of outstanding excellence.
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Cantina Mascarello

Cantina Mascarello Barolo 1.88L 1978

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About Bartolo Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello was an intractable defender of traditional Barolo, the “last of the Mohicans,” in his words. Bartolo made Barolos that... gorgeously embodied their vintage and their terroir, and these supple, powerful, and nuanced wines have captivated their fans for generations. Since Bartolo’s passing in 2005, his daughter Maria Teresa Mascarello has helmed the cantina at 15 Via Roma, the legendary site of the Bartolo Mascarello estate since its founding in 1918, and under her leadership, Mascarello’s Barolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera have grown even finer, subtler, more detailed, and spellbinding. While the Mascarello estate sports enviable holdings in Cannubi, San Lorenzo and Rué, located in the commune of Barolo, as well as in La Morra’s Rocche in the commune of La Morra, it still has never released a cru wine. Blending, Bartolo believed, provided balance, especially in challenging vintages. Maria Teresa sees no reason to change her father’s ways (or those of his father, and his before him). After all, there’s no improving upon perfection.
$6,950.00In Stock