Somm’s Picks for June 2017

Pick 1: Old World Wine Pick

Ch Labegorce Ma2015-CHATEAU-LABEGORCE-Cru-Bourgeois-Superieur-Margaux.240x700.13016rgaux 1995

A benchmark Margaux with lovely black and blue fruits rounded off with notes of vanilla and flinty minerality. This incredible value is just a couple years shy of peak and drinking great already.This incredible value is just a couple years shy of peak and drinking great already. Get it now because when they peak there won’t be any left!

Ch. Labegorce has always been a value in Margaux but recently has gotten recognized for its amazing wines scoring 96, 93, and 93 by Robert Parker in its last 3 vintages (2014, 15, and 16).

Crowd Pleasing Wines

This Chardonnay has something to please both the butter lovers and the crisp wine lovers. It is silky, rich, and very fresh on the palate. The fruit is full of tropical notes, white peaches, and pineapple.

Belle Terre has been a single vineyard designation for ch st jean since the winery’s founding in 1973

Pick 2: CrowdPleasing Wines

Ch. St. Jean “Belle Terre” Vineyard Chardonnay 2013st jean final

This Chardonnay has something to please both the butter lovers and the crisp wine lovers. It is silky, rich, and very fresh on the palate. The fruit is full of tropical notes, white peaches, and pineapple.

Belle Terre has been a single vineyard designation for ch st jean since the winery’s founding in 1973

-91pts Robert Parker-

Pick 3: The Great Ones

Pagos de Vina Real 2005pagvr10_anv800

An incredible Rioja with a nose popping with coconut, black fruits, cherries, and gravel that follows through riding subtle and fine tannins with surprising richness.

Vina Real was arguably the first single vineyard designated wine in Spain. Though now they source from many of their top vineyards to make the Vina Real products, they pioneered the concept in Spain.

-95pts Robert Parker-

Pick 4: Value Spot Light

Mount Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015mt nelson sblanc

The Antinori brothers deliver again with this crisp, dry, and lively New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is full of the typical notes of NZ: grapefruit, guava, and lemons.

Mount Nelson is owned by two very famous Italians: Lodovico and Piero Antinori. They dreamed of creating an elegant and crisp Sauvignon Blanc outside of Italy so they purchase the property in 2003 and founded the winery.

– 89pts Vinous-

 

 

 

These wines were hand selected by our Somms Richard and Carlos Fonseca. For more information on any of these wines reach out to us on Facebook, or see us in the store.