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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

5 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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2016 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Sechet 1er Cru (750ml)
Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

93WA

The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Séchet is one of the high points of the range chez Dauvissat this year, unfurling in the glass with notes of lemon oil, caramelized citrus rind, dried white flowers and smoky reduction. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with chewy extract and an intensely mineral, chalky quality. It's structurally quite tight-knit and will demand some time.

93 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$119.98

6 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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2016 Vincent Dauvissat Les Clos Grand Cru (750ml)
Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

95WA

From bottle, the 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is more immediately expressive than the Preuses, revealing aromas of honeyed lemons, preserved citrus and quince. On the palate, it's fuller-bodied, deep and ample, even rich, with a layered core, succulent acids and almost chewy levels of extract, concluding with a long finish. It's a very serious Les Clos that could well be the wine of the vintage.

95 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

$349.98

12 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

18 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.


96WA 96JD

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

43 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.