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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
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 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
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 Domaine de Mourchon - Cotes du Rhone Seguret Loubie Rose
750ml | SKU 77935  Just arrived. The staff and customer all-time favorite every single year!
2018 Chateau Nicot - Bordeaux Rose
750ml | SKU 78534  I discovered this awesome Rose when I was tasting at a Negociant's office during my recent Bordeaux trip. Fresh and vibrant and a serious bargain!
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!
2016 Stephane Aviron - Chenas V.V.
750ml | SKU 79340  Stephane Aviron visigted me last week to taste through his lineup. A very talented Beaujolais Vigneron, this beauty from the tiny Cru village of Chenas is drinking perfectly right now. $19 wine from 100+ year old vines!