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Phil’s Picks

One of the great parts of my job is that I get to do lots of “research” to help select the best wines for the store.  Below are some wines I always love as well as some ones I’ve tried lately and really enjoyed and a few wines that maybe are outside your comfort zone and are worth checking out.

2016 Duclaux - Cote Rotie La Chana
750ml | SKU 76140 
WS
93
I had a great visit with the Duclaux brothers last year in their cellars right at the base of the Cote Brune. This is
2016 Bois de Boursan - Chateauneuf du Pape
750ml | SKU 76532 
WA
(91-94)
One of my favorite growers in Chateauneuf. "Old school" CDP always balanced-never too heavy and amazing price to quality ratio
2017 Lauer, Peter - Riesling Barrel X feinherb
750ml | SKU 77147  Perhaps the best white wine under $20 I've had ion the last two years! Not too dry and not too fruity-A bargain Riesling from
2015 Chateau Tour St Bonnet - Medoc
750ml | SKU 77477 
WA
Always one of my favorite Petit Chateau. From the outstanding 2015 vintage, this beauty drinks like a wine at twice the price-and it tastes like Bordeaux...you will not mistake this for a Napa wine!
2015 Domaine des Pasquiers - Cotes du Rhone Villages Sablet Prestige Cuvee Prebayon
750ml | SKU 77877  I "discovered" Pasquiers on a buying trip to France a few years ago and they've become the most popular reds in the shop! This is their special cuvee of Sablet and we haven't been able to get any in the last few years, so stock up!
2018 Weiser-Kunstler - Estate Feinherb
750ml | SKU 78946  Weiser-Kunstler is a tiny "cult" producer who produce incredible Rieslings from ancient vines neat Traben-Trabach. We get one shot a year at their stuff and this off Dry Riesling is simply superb!
2014 Cvne - Rioja Reserva
750ml | SKU 79963 
WS
91
This red is fresh and juicy, with good density on the palate. Black cherry and plum flavors mingle with toasty and mineral notes, supported by light tannins and balsamic acidity. The fruit is spot-lit, while the wine remains harmonious and graceful. Drink now through 2026
2017 Dr. Hermann - Erdener Treppchen Kabinett #6
750ml | SKU 79985 
WA
94
Picked in the last week of September and vinified in a classic fuder, the 2017 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett –6– is a clear, fresh, ripe and flinty Riesling with racy acidity and a piquant, lush finish. this is a serious and tensioned Kabinett with a long, complex finish.