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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.

2015 Schafer Frohlich - Bockenauer Felseneck Spatlese
750ml | SKU 69041 
WA
93+
WA
93+
I honestly can't believe we still have some of this wine left for sale! From the outstanding 2015 vintage-Schafer Frohlich is by far one of Germany's best growers
2016 Duclaux - Cote Rotie La Chana
750ml | SKU 76140 
WS
93
WA
89
I had a great visit with the Duclaux brothers last year in their cellars right at the base of the Cote Brune. This is "textbook" Northern Rhone Syrah that drinks great now and will keep getting better
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 Marcel Lapierre - Julienas
750ml | SKU 76844  Only the second vintage of this wine from famed "Morgon master" Lapierre. Loads of dark fruit, light bodied and just darn delicious. My "go to" with pork barbecue
2017 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin - Chablis
750ml | SKU 77099 
VM
88-90
WA
87-89
Droin is coming on super strong these days. I loved his 2017 "basic" Chablis as it really over-delivers. Laser focus, minerals and great aromatics
2015 Chateau Tour St Bonnet - Medoc
750ml | SKU 77477 
WA
85-87
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!
2016 Clemens Busch - Vom Roten Schiefer Riesling trocken
750ml | SKU 78170  Clemens visited the store last week and this wine drinking great. From one of the Mosel's greatest vineyards, this dry Riesling needs to be on your radar screen