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Latest Wine Reviews by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The latest issue of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate is out! We have listed wines here that were reviewed and are currently in stock for easy reference. We’ll be adding wines to this list as they arrive so check back to this feature again.

Updated Issue # 238 - August 2018
2015 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir (750ml)
Pinot Noir from Willamette, Oregon

87WA

The 2015 Pinot Noir le Puits Sec is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with rubbery reduction on the nose obscuring the red and black fruits, hinting at suggestions of black tea, dried flowers and saline. Light to medium-bodied with slightly astringent tannins, it has juicy acidity and floral accents, finishing long. It shows some promise, but I'm not sure if that reduction will dissipate. 550 cases produced.

87 points, Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$36.99

8 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2015 Evening Land Chardonnay La Source Seven Springs Vineyard (750ml)
Chardonnay from Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

93WA 91WS

The 2015 Chardonnay la Source Seven Springs Vineyard has a nose of yellow and red apples, lemon confit, crème fraîche and honey toast with a touch of gunflint. Light to medium-bodied, it has good concentration of ripe apple and citrus in the mouth, fleshing out beautifully into toast and flinty nuances, with wonderful juicy acidity and pleasant phenolic texture, finishing very long and very minerally. 285 cases produced.

93 points, Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

Polished and open-knit, featuring floral apricot and spice aromas and sleek, layered, vibrant flavors that linger with a touch of minerality. Drink now through 2019. 450 cases made.

91 points, Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Dec 2017)

$69.98

1 bottle in stock and ready to ship.
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NV Agrapart Terroirs Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru (750ml)
Sparkling from Avize, Champagne, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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You know I love grower Champagne and place great store in terroir and the ground beneath it. I'm thrilled when they come together with an artisan like Pascal Agrapart and his expressive wines. So much so that it is my house Champagne and maybe yours, too. Pascal works naturally by hand and plough horse (and Mini Cooper!) in little Avize and other cru villages in the chalky Cote des Blancs. Prize territory for chardonnay. This barrel-fermented Terroirs, coming entirely from grand cru sites, is a rich and complex wine equaling the big guy's tete de cuvee at three times the price. Amazing that one grower, so small and meticulous, can make such a beautiful Champagne. Each one is honest and pure, earthy and sophisticated, and a rare taste of handcrafted Champagne. Agrapart is a producer of remarkable value. Every shipment sells out quickly!


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Disgorged in April 2019 with four grams per liter dosage, Agrapart's NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Terroirs is a blend of 40% 2015 and 60% 2014 and derives from old vines that are around 50 or 60 years old. Mingling notes of citrus oil and white flowers with hints of crushed chalk and rock salt, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with a satiny attack that segues into a ripe and vinous but chalky, tight-knit core.

94 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

This is very complex and layered for a NV with bread dough, sliced cooked apples, minerals and steel. Full body. Tight and compact. Nicely framed and constructed. May 2019 lot. Drink now.

94 points, James Suckling (Sep 2019)

The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Terroirs is vibrant and finely sculpted, with tons of citrus and mineral-infused nuances that open up effortlessly in the glass. Light on its feet, tense and wiry, the Terroirs is a great example of the Agrapart house style. A whole range of saline-infused notes bring out the chiseled electricity of Chardonnay from Avize, Oger, Cramant and Oiry, all Grand Cru villages. Dosage: 5 gr/L. Disgorged: May, 2019.

92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Dec 2019)

$59.98

40 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Domaine les Aphillanthes Carmin (750ml)
Syrah from Côtes du Rhône, Rhône, France

87WA

It's the unusual Southern Rhône that includes only 10% Grenache, but such is the case for the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Rouge Carmin. It's 50% Syrah, 35% Cinsault, 10% Grenache and 5% Carignan. Lifted, almost cidery aromas set the stage for a crisp, edgy palate and bright raspberry fruit, framed by silky tannins. Odd, but not unpleasant, just different.

87 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$13.99

26 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Bosquet des Papes A La Gloire de Mon Grand Père (750ml)
Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Impressive assessment of the 2016 vintage Chateauneuf du Pape, placing the vintage in the company of the very finest vintages of CDP in the last 40 years recalling 1978, 1990, 2007, and 2010. It is no surprise that collectors have been buying 2016 aggressively upon release, as you did with 2010. This is a vintage that can age but will reward early on as well. Irresistible. Global demand is evident, and stressing the market already. Now is the time to secure your allocations.


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I was questioning if the top cuvées were worth the money after tasting the traditional cuvée from winemaker Nicolas Boiron, then I tasted his 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Père and decided that, yes indeed, the special cuvées in 2016 can certainly be worth the uptick in price. Based almost exclusively on Grenache (there’s a splash of Cinsault and Clairette) sourced from the La Gardiole lieu-dit and aged mostly in demi-muids, this heavenly beauty offers awesome notes of garrigue, toasted spices, flowers, licorice and loads of sweet Grenache fruit. Voluptuous, flamboyant, and sexy, yet also elegant and seamless, with a weightless texture, this is Grenache at its finest and is going to knock your socks off over the coming 10-15 years.

97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2018)

There are 10,000 bottles of the stunning 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape A la Gloire de Mon Grand-Père, which is good news for lovers of 100% Grenache. Drawn from a single parcel in the lieu-dit of Gardiole (mostly sandy soils), half of the fruit was destemmed. It's full-bodied and concentrated but silky and refined, with scintillating purity of cherry and raspberry fruit, backed by crisp acids and enlivening hints of orange zest on the long, reverberating finish. It's a terrific value that should drink well for more than a decade.

96 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$57.98

14 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Domaine de la Charbonniere Cuvee Mourre des Perdrix (750ml)
Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Impressive assessment of the 2016 vintage Chateauneuf du Pape, placing the vintage in the company of the very finest vintages of CDP in the last 40 years recalling 1978, 1990, 2007, and 2010. It is no surprise that collectors have been buying 2016 aggressively upon release, as you did with 2010. This is a vintage that can age but will reward early on as well. Irresistible. Global demand is evident, and stressing the market already. Now is the time to secure your allocations.


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The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Mourre des Perdrix was scheduled to be bottled two days after my visit, so the sample was drawn from the final blend. Although I expect it will close down a bit after bottling, it was singing when I tasted it, featuring red raspberries and cherries, floral and spice notes and a plump, velvety texture. Just delicious stuff.

96 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

A blend of 70% Grenache and 15% Syrah and Mourvèdre that’s from the sandy soils around the estate, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Mourre des Perdrix offers more elegance and purity, with terrific notes of incense, lavender, spice and assorted red and black fruits. It’s going to be the finest vintage of this cuvée to date and has sweet tannin, moderate acidity and a great, great finish.

94-96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2017)

$49.98

58 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes (750ml)
Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
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B-21 Top Recommendation
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The Janasse estate was founded in 1976 by Aimé Sabon, the father of Christophe and Isabelle, he oversees the vineyards today. A good sized domaine it is spread out in seventy parcels throughout the appellation. While Aimé works the vineyards organically, Christophe and Isabelle, are in charge of wine production. Christophe is a self-proclaimed "great defender of Grenache," which still represents 75% of their vines. This family team has been turning out killer wines that rival the best of the region.


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Time will tell if this wine equals the stellar 2015; it's certainly very close in quality. The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a blend of approximately 75% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre, 8% Syrah and the rest other permitted varieties. Tarry and deep on the nose, it delivers waves of blackberries and black cherries on the palate, framing those flavors with plenty of richness, layers of silky tannins and a long, elegant finish.

97+ points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$99.98

60+ bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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