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Staff Favorites - Diana Turk

Diana Turk

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2015 Brancaia "Ilatraia" Rosso di Toscana
Review Date: 04-17-2019
What is this awesome Rosso?! The nose is dusty and subtly herbal, the palate plush with dark plum and blackberry fruit, yet the wine stays agile through to the long, structured finish. There is roundness and oak, plus food-loving tannins. Interestingly, the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot feels more reminiscent of Bordeaux than Italy, but the hint of savory olive reminds you that this release is definitely Tuscan. This could be both a crowd-pleasing wine as well as an option for connoisseurs looking for something new. Either way, the 2015 Brancaia Ilatraia is a delicious must-try.

2016 Domaine de l'Amandine Côtes du Rhône-Villages Seguret
Review Date: 04-17-2019
What a value! This is a complex Rhône blend, with high-toned berry fruit and a great peppery finish, thanks to 60% spicy Syrah. This vintage of Domaine de l'Amandine is vibrant but earthy, fruit-forward yet herbaceous, full-bodied and versatile. And although it’s easygoing enough to drink tonight, the 2016 will also age beautifully.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Lepiane "Black Oak Vineyard" Santa Barbara County Grenache
Review Date: 04-13-2019
Punchy, vibrant Grenache with solid earthiness through to the finish, this is a fun yet still incredibly elegant wine, from dynamo winemaker Alison Thomson. Berry fruit shows up in a big way, but still feels light, tempered by the herbaceous quality of including 50% whole cluster. Alison has taken on the task of growing Old World varietals in a classical style, here in Santa Barbara County. This wine is aromatic and textured, sourced from a single vineyard, and crafted with precision and heart. Only 63 cases produced! Look for great things from Lepiane.
Price: $37.99 Add To Cart

2017 Domaine Lafage "Novellum" Chardonnay
Review Date: 04-10-2019
Novellum is always a runaway hit for us, but the newly released 2017 stands out as even better than the last vintage! Less tropical than before, this year crunchy pear and golden apple fruit take center stage. While oak is definitely there, it feels better integrated, and adds texture through to the finish. Like most Lafage wines, Novellum isn’t subtle, but it if balanced, and if you’re looking for a showy, creamy Chardonnay at a bargain price, this is it.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart
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2017 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
Review Date: 04-10-2019
Another gorgeous release from Ridge! The 2017 Chardonnay is a bit creamier than previous vintages, but still feels fresh with a lively core of acidity, thanks to the cooler climate Santa Cruz Mountain appellation. The oak is present, but perfectly balanced by rounded Bartlett pear fruit and expressive minerality. Beloved California producer Ridge is always a great choice - elegant and welcome as a sophisticated gift but still easygoing enough for a crowd - and this Chardonnay is no exception.
Price: $49.95 Add To Cart
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1995 Charles Heidsieck "Blanc des Millénaires" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 04-05-2019
Champagne Charlie does it again! Only a handful of vintages have been deemed worthy of being called Blanc des Millénaires: 1983, 1985, 1990, and 1995 (and now 2004), and this release lives up to the name. Made entirely with grand cru fruit from Côtes des Blancs, the 1995 is gorgeous, with honey and apricot notes and a core of lemon freshness. While this is a heady, textured Champagne with richness through the palate, there is an undercurrent of salinity and bright acid, which makes it feel surprisingly youthful. Plenty of brioche toastiness and an intoxicating smokiness round out the complex flavor profile. Plus it’s aged over 20 years on the lees in Heidsieck’s legendary Crayères! Incredible.

2017 La Posta del Viñatero "Pizzella Vineyard" Malbec Mendoza
Review Date: 04-03-2019
A great option for fans of South American Malbec, the La Posta del Viñatero "Pizzella Vineyard" shows depth and richness through the palate but finishes dry. Although dense cassis fruit is there, the 2017 is not quite as jammy as Mendoza can be, thanks to the higher altitude vineyard site. Plus, there are notes of baking spice and licorice and lovely integrated tannins, giving this wine a lot of complexity for the price.

2007 Bollinger "La Grande Année" Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 04-02-2019
2007 is the vintage that keeps on giving, with its Champagnes changing beautifully as they age. Fresh with watermelon fruit, Bollinger’s "La Grande Année" Rosé nevertheless feels restrained, with a minerally backbone and subtle salinity, plus luxurious hints of honey throughout the palate. There is juicy fruit present, but the finish is dry. It has strength to stand up to food with finesse, and evolves in the glass. If I could afford to drink this with every meal, I would.

Pierre Mineral Brut Champagne
Review Date: 04-02-2019
Not-so-secretly made by legendary producer Philippe Gonet, this all-estate grown Champagne is composed of 30% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir and 10% Meunier. It ticks so many boxes: elegant, crisp, balanced, subtly yeasty, and priced to party. Pierre Mineral shows delicate bubbles, impressive minerality, plus that coveted toastiness - all for under $30. Incredible.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2009 Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne
Review Date: 04-02-2019
Interestingly, Dom Pérignon released this before the 2008 bottling, given the 2009's rounder profile and more easygoing spirit. After tasting both, I applaud that decision. While 2008 is the more critically-celebrated vintage, this is exceptional as well, and (perhaps more importantly!) ready to drink, with apple and golden pear fruit shining through to a long finish. While it perhaps lacks the laser sharp core of 2008, this is still bright and wonderfully focused, with a hint of leesiness. Put ‘08 in the cellar and take this out to toast now!

2016 Château de Saint-Cosme "Les Deux Albions" Côtes du Rhône Rouge
Review Date: 04-02-2019
This lovely, interesting wine is everything a Côtes du Rhône should be. Pleasantly round but balanced by an earthy core, with violet notes up front and flavors of plum and cocoa, without either dominating. The fruit is pronounced through the palate without being jammy. Although this is a robust wine at nearly 15% abv, the tannins are polished and perfectly integrated, with no heat. It’s a perfect wine a cool evening, or for venturing outside now that spring is here.

2017 Mount Edward Riesling Lowburn Central Otago
Review Date: 03-29-2019
Nimble and racy, with that classic petrol nose, grapefruit notes and big acid on the finish, this Mount Edward release almost feels like a German Riesling. But the unique terroir of Central Otago and wild yeast fermentation give this lively 2017 a fresh style all its own. At 8 g/L residual sugar, it walks the line between dry and off dry, which only makes it all the more versatile – it’s especially good with spicy food!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Liparita "V Block" Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 03-29-2019
There was a lot of buzz among the staff when this wine made it down to our Hollywood store, so by the time I got to try it, I was expecting a lot. Happily, it delivered! Dark berry and cherry fruit sings up front, with spice and pleasant dustiness through the generous palate and a clean - but long - finish. At once both old school and youthful, this is a ton of wine for the money, especially given its Yountville provenance. A must try for California Cab lovers.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

Alexandre Le Brun "Passion" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 03-01-2019
This was my Valentine's Day Champagne - I couldn't resist the Passion! But I'd still choose Alexandre Le Brun, even without the themed name. Honeycomb notes soar from the nose, followed by gorgeous Meyer lemon fruit and a razor sharp finish. This release is elegant and textured, leesy and bright, and - considering it easily out classes Champagnes at twice the price - an incredible value.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Domaine Baud "Cuvée Sauvage" Brut Cremant du Jura
Review Date: 02-28-2019
What an offbeat yet elegant wine.Notes of apricot and citrus shine up front, but is not particularly pronounced. Then the minerality hits and carries the wine over the palate. Plenty of texture and a clean finish, with just enough Jura character to keep things interesting, this is a steal at $20.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

Trudon "Emblematis" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-28-2019
What an awesome addition to our Meunier lineup! While the grape is often coveted for darker fruit and an almost rustic, unctuous quality, Jerome Trudon makes a cleaner style of Meunier, deeply elegant and supremely drinkable, with complexity throughout and a clean, laser sharp finish.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2017 Domaine de Verquière Côtes-du-Rhône
Review Date: 01-29-2019
This incredible Côtes du Rhône is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, grown in chalky clay soils, which give this stunning red lift and minerality. Plus, there's copious spicy red fruit. This entry-level member of the Verquière lineup is overt and immediately accessible but still has all the classic structure that keeps the wine focused. It is one of our best values in the store and a longtime favorite. So excited the new vintage is here!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

Dérot-Delugny "Cuvée Fondateurs" Brut
Review Date: 01-19-2019
Expressive on the nose, with hits of white flowers and tropical fruit, this 100% Pinot Gris (!) Champagne displays its uniqueness right out of the gate. The palate shows lush but snappy citrus - think mandarin oranges - followed by a creamy texture through to the super long finish. There’s enough crunchy minerality here to remind you that this is classic Champagne, but it’s balanced with an easygoing drinkability. Dérot-Delugny "Cuvée Fondateurs" Brut would be great with food, and is delicious enough to be a crowd-pleaser that’s a bit out of the ordinary.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2012 Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 01-09-2019
Another stunning vintage release from one of our favorite of the Grandes Marques! Although Roederer's MO is to only produce rosé when conditions are right, they recently experienced so many great harvests that the hits keep coming! The 2012 Roederer Rosé is elegant and accessible, somewhat softer and more cherry-fruited than the crisp 2010, but no less fresh. Hailing from Champagne’s “miracle vintage,” this release uses the labor-intensive saignée method, resulting in a more textured palate without sacrificing any minerally acidity. This is concentrated but bright, and great with food. Plus, a bonus with this half-bottle size is that it ages a bit quicker than larger formats, so you can fast forward the complexity development!

Còdigo 1530 K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Anejo Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 11-27-2018
Blossoming with vanilla and cinnamon, this is an easygoing Añejo that feels like the holidays, but is light enough to enjoy year round. Subtly toasted oak on the nose with a nimble palate and great pure agave fruit, our exclusive barrel release from staff favorite Còdigo is an elegant addition to an already stellar lineup.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Còdigo 1530 K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Rosa Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 11-27-2018
One of my favorite tequilas we carry, Còdigo Rosa is a unique drinking experience that nevertheless shows classic, sharp tequila flavors of pepper and agave throughout. Berry sweetness sings up front, with bright citrus on the palate. The pink color (from aging in Napa Cabernet Sauvignon barrels) not only looks pretty in the glass but really has notes of red wine. Juicy, with a long yet clean finish, our exclusive barrel is delicious: smooth enough on its own but will really shine in a cocktail with a well-salted rim. A must-try for any tequila aficionado.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine des Rémizières Crozes-Hermitage
Review Date: 11-27-2018
I adored – and personally purchased many bottles – of the delicious, smoky 2015 Domaine des Remizières Crozes-Hermitage, and wasn’t sure if the new vintage would live up to expectations. I am happy to report this vibrant entry-level Northern Rhône overdelivers. Subtly floral on the nose with notes of violet, dark berry fruit, and a spicy finish, the 2016 is both sophisticated and approachable, leaner than the ripe 2015 but just as complex. Drink now and impress your Syrah-loving friends.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart
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2017 Vignoble Dragon Côtes de Provence Rosé
Review Date: 11-27-2018
Domaine Dragon has been a solid player in our Provençal rosé lineup since 2014 vintage, but this release hits it out of the park. Juicy strawberry fruit up front with lively citrus notes and even more minerality than the crisp 2016, Dragon shines with focused acidity, that often-requested pale salmon color, and a refreshing dry finish. Everything you want in a French rosé, for less than $15!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2017 Eric Cottat Sancerre
Review Date: 11-27-2018
Our favorite crisp white is back with the incredible new vintage! One of our best Direct Import discoveries, Eric Cottat is a one-man show and only produces a small amount of wines each year. This popular Sancerre blanc is classic: bright lemon fruit and lively minerality, plus an aromatic white floral nose. The 2017 release is a crowd-pleasing yet sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc that drinks well on its own or with almost any food. Although easygoing, it has complexity and enough zippy acidity to keep your palate interested. One our best values, this pairs perfectly with your holiday feast, but is light enough to enjoy any time. Limited bottles left - don't miss your shot at holiday perfection!​
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2016 Spellbound California Chardonnay
Review Date: 11-27-2018
Oaky, buttery perfection! A venture from winemaker Rob Mondavi, Jr., Spellbound is consistently one of our most popular Chardonnays, winning fans with its combination of value and decadence. This is a showy crowdpleaser at a bargain price, with caramel corn notes up front, tropical fruit, a textured palate, and that coveted toasty finish. A California classic, Spellbound will impress fans of pricier Rombauer, and is a must-have at your holiday table. Buy it by the case!​
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

2017 Guy Farge "Bouquet de Syrah" Ardeche Rouge
Review Date: 11-24-2018
Subtly tart black fruit and an enjoyably earthy structure make this nimble red a complex little Syrah, especially for the price. This has classic Northern Rhône style but feels more accessible than some of bigger names in the region. Give it some air, pair with something grilled, and prepare to be impressed.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart

2008 Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-13-2018
What a beauty this Champagne is: exciting and elegant right out of the gate! Raw honey on the nose, with a hint of white floral alongside coveted yeasty notes, the 2008 vintage Dom Pérignon shines from the very first sip. Heady aromatics give way to sparkling minerality and bright lemon fruit on the palate, with surprisingly nimble richness. While the hallmarks of the racy 2008 vintage come through with laser precision, there is a roundness present as well, making this feel opulent yet vivid, all the way through the long, chalky finish. I can only imagine how incredible this will be with age. Plus, it’s 95% grand cru fruit, with the remaining 5% 1er cru from Hautvillers included as an homage to village of Dom Pérignon's abbey. Historic and celebrated, this 2008 is a stellar release and an experience not to be missed.

Brasserie Dupont "Saison Dupont" Farmhouse Ale, Belgium (750ml)
Review Date: 06-30-2018
The original! Six or seven breweries in Belgium make true Saisons, and the undisputed classic of the style is Saison Dupont. While there may be some hipper variations that seem more in demand lately, this holds its own against the hyped versions. Saison Dupont is refreshing, with a brightness that is balanced by underlying earthiness. Plus the price is a steal considering the quality, and the fact that this is a 750 ml bottle. At once both crisp and funky, Saison Dupont is a clean, yeasty, satisfying beer, perfect for summer nights.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

2017 Maritma "The 4 Old Guys" Sangiovese Toscana
Review Date: 06-30-2018
A classic for a reason, The 4 Old Guys – so called because the label displays the portrait of group of elderly Italian friends – is what you imagine Sangiovese to be when you dream of a perfect rustic table wine. Fresh with bright cherry up front, there is lively acid here, but there’s enough darker fruit notes and tannin to make this feel like a substantial red. Easygoing and crowd-pleasing, this is perfect to pair with pair with simple weeknight dinner, but still impresses.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 06-30-2018
This tastes like what sitting by the Mediterranean, dining alfresco on olive tapenade must feel like. The botanicals are fresh up front, with a notable lavender floral component, but the finish is textured and mouth-coating. This is a unique take on gin that enhances cocktails or could easily be enjoyed with just a bit of ice and soda.
Price: $33.99 Add To Cart

2017 Zudugarai "Amats" Rosé Getariako Txakolina
Review Date: 06-30-2018
Wow! 2017 Amats rose is like a pleasant punch in the mouth, with searing acidity and racy lift, plus a touch of spritz. More dry and lean than fruity, this vivid Basque favorite is refreshing, and would be great with charcuterie.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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Charles Heidsieck "Brut Reserve" Champagne (1.5L)
Review Date: 06-30-2018
Layered and heady, this Brut Champagne is composed mostly of reserve wines dating back to the 1990s, yet still shows a crisp core of minerality, with a satisfyingly long finish. There's even that coveted hint of brioche character. This format is perfect for aging, and the price is a steal for a House of this caliber.

2017 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvèdre Rosé Stellenbosch (Biodynamic)
Review Date: 06-30-2018
South Africa's answer to elegant Bandol, this Mourvedre rose is just as light and crisp as you'd want a summer quaffer to be, yet still shows dark fruit character and flinty complexity. Plus it's biodynamic, and the screwcap is ready to take along on your outdoor adventures! A winner all around.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

Charles Heidsieck "Brut Reserve" Champagne
Review Date: 06-30-2018
Layered and heady, this Brut Champagne is composed mostly of reserve wines dating back to the 1990s, yet still shows a crisp core of minerality, with a satisfyingly long finish. There's even that coveted hint of brioche character. The value here is really incredible, especially considering Charles Heidsieck's smaller operation, storied history, legendary caves, and quality.

2002 Thienot "Cuvée Alain Thiénot" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-31-2018
This is a monster of a Champagne, in the best possible way. We opened it at a recent customer tasting, and it displayed a quicksilver quality, starting lean and opening up to honeyed complexity. Structured, this could age easily for another decade, but was a treat to drink now, with air and preferably a meal. It showcases the strength of the stellar 2002 vintage while staying true to Thienot's powerful house style.
Price: $99.00 Add To Cart
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Laurent-Perrier "Harmony" Demi-Sec Champagne
Review Date: 05-31-2018
Very bright considering the higher dosage, this elegant release from Laurent-Perrier is a natural for dessert, balancing sweetness with lift, and pairing with everything from appetizers to cake.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne (187ml)
Review Date: 05-31-2018
Small in size but not in taste, this adorably-sized version of L-P is everything I love abouttheir classic brut, just amplified. More chalky Chardonnay and an extra year on the lees give the La Cuvée boosted minerality and complexity. It still shows the easygoing apple fruit of the original, with a sophistication that belies its great price point. Perfect for party favors!

Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 05-31-2018
Picnic perfect! This is everything I love about Laurent-Perrier's classic brut, just amplified. More chalky Chardonnay and an extra year on the lees give the La Cuvée boosted minerality and complexity. It still shows the easygoing apple fruit of the original, with a sophistication that belies its great price point, even in the half bottle. Drink now!

Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne (1.5L)
Review Date: 05-31-2018
Wow! This is everything I love about Laurent-Perrier's classic brut, just amplified. More chalky Chardonnay and an extra year on the lees give the La Cuvée boosted minerality and complexity. It still shows the easygoing apple fruit of the original, with a sophistication that belies its great price point. Plus the Magnum ages beautifully, much appreciated with the larger Chardonnay component. A beautiful choice for your next party.

Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-04-2018
Wow! This is everything I love about Laurent-Perrier's classic brut, just amplified. More chalky Chardonnay and an extra year on the lees give the La Cuvee boosted minerality and complexity. It still shows the easygoing apple fruit of the original, with a sophistication that belies its great price point.

2012 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 04-25-2018
Miracle vintage! While I love all our Franck Bonville Champagnes, this 2012 release is really special. Ripe with apple and golden pear fruit, it nevertheless shows the vivid snap of acidity and chalkiness this incredible Direct Import Blanc de blancs producer is best known for. It's accessible now but bracing and structured, plus the backstory of the vintage is irresistible. A must try for fans of crisp Champagnes.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2017 Casa Smith "VINO" Columbia Valley Sangiovese Rosé
Review Date: 03-31-2018
Lively and bright, with a pleasant streak of acidity thanks to Sangiovese, Casa Smith "VINO" Columbia Valley Rosé is a welcome addition to our domestic lineup. Don’t let the deeper color fool you – this is light with a super dry finish and, perhaps most importantly, the 2017 is already here! Perfect for warmer weather and party-priced.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart
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2011 Egrot (formerly Elisabeth Goutorbe) Grand Cru Brut Champagne
Review Date: 03-31-2018
As vintages go, 2011 is not as celebrated as its neighbors, but our friends at Egrot – namely winemaker Elisabeth Goutorbe – worked some magic with a difficult year. This release, composed of 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay, is both crisp and rounded, showing off baked apple fruit balanced with chalky minerality. As with all Goutorbe wines, this has a delicate bead, an elegant, dry finish and overdelivers for the price.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Egrot (formerly Elisabeth Goutorbe) Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-24-2018
Don't let the new look fool you! This release was formerly called Elisabeth Goutorbe, named for the pedigreed winemaker who charmed guests at many a Champagne Tent Event. She's ventured out on her own and while the label underwent a makeover, what's inside the bottle is as impressive as ever. Crisp with red cherry Pinot fruit, this is both chalky with elegant mousse, and shows complex leesiness tempered by bright acid and structure. This nonvintage release is drinking beautifully now, and the price - especially for Ay - is nearly impossible to beat.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2009 Baron-Fuenté "Grand Millesime" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-24-2018
While 2008’s strength was structure and acidity, 2009 shines with supreme drinkability and luxurious texture. Buttery notes on the nose with pure pear fruit through the palate, plus hints of lemon and leesy toastiness, this release of Baron-Fuente’s "Grand Millesime" finishes cleaner than expected for such a rich style. A welcome addition to our Direct Import Champagne collection, and a killer value as well.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

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Baron-Fuenté "7" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-23-2018
Leesy with coveted brioche notes, pear fruit, and bright acid – and much more vivid than the other offerings by one of our favorite Direct Import producers – the “7” is the most sophisticated Baron Fuente I’ve tasted. It’s aged for seven years on the lees and it shows: this is astonishing quality for the price, with lovely texture and focus.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Pasetti Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Review Date: 02-20-2018
A delicious Italian stunner, the Pasetti Montepulciano D'Abruzzo is the a charming red to make any meal special. No matter your menu or guest list, Montepulciano is a sophisticated yet crowd-pleasing option at a price that won't bust your budget. Pasetti's vineyards lie in the heart of Italy's Abruzzo, an area with a favorable climate, varied terrain and chalky soil, ideal conditions to create complex wine. Plus their vines are inside a national park! The perfect interesting but easygoing weeknight red, Pasetti is a minerally, elegant choice to impress at your next party. Buon Appetito!​
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2010 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-05-2017
Biodynamically farmed and sourced from the celebrated Grand Cru Chardonnay villages of Avize and Cramant, this focused Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling powerhouse from a great vintage. Bottled at a slightly lower pressure than most Champagne, Roederer’s 2010 release has more delicate bubbles and a subtly coating mouthfeel through the palate. It was dosed at 9g/L and feels like it, with heady golden fruit and supple texture, but still shows all the bright acid and coveted chalkiness of a killer high-end Brut Champagne.

Pol Roger "White Foil - Extra Cuvée de Réserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 11-29-2017
An exceptional, value-priced offering from a house with clout, “White Foil” is subtly smoky and weightlessly creamy, with rich apple fruit balanced by enough acid to maintain focus through to the snappy but long finish. Pol Roger is the Champagne of royalty, and the care that goes into this cuvée is apparent. Aged 48 months on the lees and based on key spectacular vintages, this shows hints of toastiness, despite seeing no oak, and – like all Pol Roger releases – is still hand-riddled. This is one of our most requested Champagnes in Hollywood, and for good reason.

2006 Bollinger Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 11-07-2017
Not to be confused with the pricier Grand Annee rosé, this limited edition release – sourced entirely from the stellar 2006 vintage – is special. Aged on the cork and 100% barrel-fermented, it’s leesy and subtly oxidative, with toasty richness, yet also precise with linear minerality. Pinot Noir-driven, it showcases serious berry fruit, a hit of racier orange, and a luxuriously long finish. This powerful Champagne is ready to drink now, and will work beautifully with food.
Price: $119.00 Add To Cart
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