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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
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!


94JS

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)

$54.98

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2016 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de mon Aieul (750ml)
Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Readers of these pages may know, I established a direct relationship with Domaine Pierre Usseglio a few years back, and you have been benefiting from a particularly sweet deal on the estate's 2007s and 2010s. Just today, as I've been anxiously awaiting, my offer on the 2016s arrived (offer, not the wine!). Having an inside edge, keenly aware of the amazingly successful vintage enjoyed by my friends Chez P. Usseglio, I immediately secured this selection for you based on our purchases of 2015s – a good amount!


100JD

Getting more than one exclamation in the notes, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de Mon Aïeul is a deep, rich yet vibrant red that offers a kaleidoscope of kirsch liqueur, garrigue, crushed flowers, Asian spices, and cured meats. It's more opulent and sexier than the 2010, fresher and purer than the 2007, has deep, full-bodied aromas and flavors, and a huge finish. It's a sensational, heavenly Châteauneuf-du-Pape that tops out my scale. This cuvée is 100% Grenache that was not destemmed and was aged in 20% demi-muids and the balance in concrete tanks.

100 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2018)

$99.98

49 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

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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.


97WA

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

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2016 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvee Chaupin (750ml)
Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France
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.


96WA

The terrific 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin has lived up to my expectations from last year's visit. It's 100% Grenache, includes some parcels planted back in 1912, and half was vinified with stems. From sandy sites, it showcases the ability of Grenache to ripen fully yet retain a sense of elegance and lightness. It's full-bodied and velvety but also vibrant, with black cherry fruit and hints of chocolate balanced by incredibly silky tannins and freshness on the finish. Really impressive stuff.

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

$74.98

60+ bottles in stock and ready to ship.
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