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The Wine Connection - Rare and premium wines
November, 2014  

Domaine de l’Arlot - Red Burgundies

Two New 2012's and a Classic Library Re-release

2012 Nuits St George Le Petits Plets

"…bristles with energy and tension. Dark cherry, smoke, new leather, cloves and tobacco."

~ Antonio Galloni

Rated 91- 93 points

$65.99 $59.99

2012 Nuits St George 1er Cru

Clos des Forets de St George

“… totally explosive in the glass. An exotic mélange of dark red fruit, smoke, iron...This is classic Nuits, especially in its structure. "

– Antonio Galloni

Rated 92 - 94 Points

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2007 Nuits St George 1er Cru

Clos des Forets de St George

"… extremely floral …round and relatively accessible flavors… fine, mouth coating and long" – Allen Meadows, Burghound

Rated 91 points “Outstanding!”

750 ml  $99.99 $89.99

  1.5 Lt. (Magnum) $225.00 $199.00


Fall Releases

At last, Fall is here! After a long and taxing heat-wave Summer, cooler weather has at last arrived, and with it thoughts of cool climate foods and wines. Time to host a dinner party and open something rich and savory for our friends. Here are a few new vintages of some old favorites to help us toast the coming holiday season.

2009 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

 “…lush and concentrated with bold fruit tones that wrap smoothly over the palate… lush and concentrated with bold fruit tones that wrap smoothly over the palate. Drink: 2017 – 2030.”

~ Monica Larner for Robert Parker

Rated 92 Points

$59.99     $49.99

2012 Martinelli “Giuseppe & Luisa”

Russian River Zinfandel

The G & L Zinfandel is a stunner again this year! Ripe blackberry, bright cherry bramble, plum aromas grace mouth-filling juicy red raspberry, cassis, and plum flavors.

Drink 2014 – 2022.

Rated 92 Points ~ Stephen Tanzer

$79.99     $69.99

2011 Pulido Walker Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard

When  owner Mark Pulido brought the first release from his new winery to us we knew he was on to something really special. Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown is one of the best, and the carefull vineyard selection here has produced a fantastic super-premium Cabernet! 

“The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard is laced throughout with expressive floral notes… a bit more polished and finessed than the 2010… I am drawn by the wine’s pure energy and focus.” ~ Antonio Galloni

Rated 91-93 Points

$195.00     $165.00

2011 Forteto della Luja 

Le Grive - Monferrato

 

This dark, robust red is a Barbera and Pinot Nero blend, a unique Piedmontese wine with a intensity and complexity that has attracted a strong following. Famously, it continues to evolve and develop for days after opening. A sell-out favorite this Spring, now back in stock!

$36.99 $31.99  

2013 Schäfer-Fröhlich Vulkangestein

Nahe Dry Riesling

From one of the top producers in the Nahe region, the Vulkangetein is a terrific example of the modern dry rieslings coming out of Germany. The wine is full-bodied, with generous peach and pear-like fruit, fermented totally dry, with both power and finesse! Quantities are shockingly small for 2013, but the quality is outstanding!

 

$39.99 $34.99  

 

 

Great Whites for the Summer!! 

 

 

Summertime living often calls for something cool and white in one's glass.

Here are a few winners we've tasted recently.

 

 

 

2009 Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

"...complex floral, grapefruit, citrus, light oak and honeydew melon flavors perked up by lively acidity...a mouthwatering finish." - 
Wine Spectator

Rated 91 Points

 

 

$29.99   $27.99

 

 

2009 Walter Hansel
Russian River Chardonnay

In addition to their fine single vineyard bottlings, Hansel also makes a lovely, crisp "Russian River Valley" Chardonnay as well. A lovely wine at a great price!

$24.99     $21.99

 

2007 Pfeffingen Weilberg Dry Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Here's a dynamite version of the intense, dry Rieslings that have captured the contemporary German wine market. Only 20 cases were imported into the US. "... cool, spice and stone profile... with the stony undertow building in intensity through the long finish." - Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator

Rated 92 Points

 

$44.99 $39.99

 

 

2010 Louis Latour Chassagne-Montrachet

This Chassagne-Montrachet 2010 is pale yellow with golden highlights and a heady nose of marzipan and acacia.

In the mouth, this is a full, tasty, rich wine with beautiful texture and pretty apricot notes.

$44.99     $39.99

2010 Txakoli Txomin Etxaniz Getaria

"Say what?" Txomin Etxaniz may be hard to say, but not to drink! As many of you already know, this crisp, non-oaky, mineral driven wine from Spain is one  

fantastic Summertime white!

Rated 90 Points - Robert Parker

$22.99

$24.99  $22.99



 

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2008 Ehlers Estate 1886

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 is a beautifully delineated wine with expressive aromatics and plenty of nuances. Blackberries, Chambord, spices, white flowers and licorice are some of the notes that emerge from this generous, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon. This feminine, graceful Cabernet Sauvignon should continue to drink well for a decade or so. In 2008 the blend is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, aged in French oak barrels, 70% new. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
Robert Parker 93 pts.

 

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