Hey all, Dustin here. We’re almost to the end of 2020 and I’m taking this time to look back on some of the best experiences with wine I’ve had — in a year for the history books. Coming up with a list of just five is a hard task — with so much good wine out there — but here we are. Check out the list, in no particular order, and snag a bottle while we’ve still got some in stock. Cheers!
Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2018
You can really never go wrong with Tempier. These '18s are so juicy and delicious right out of the bottle but with plenty of guts to age for the long haul. Love this wine!
Eleni & Edouard Vocoret Chablis 'Le Bas de Chapelot' 2018
Vocoret has quickly become my go-to Chablis producer. Their wines are so pristine, pure, chalky, and mineral, and just delicious to drink. Great stuff for the Chablis purist like me.
Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru 'Champans' 2018
From the gold standard of Volnay! For me, d'Angerville's Champans is one of the wines that tends to drink well a bit earlier, so I don't feel guilty cracking this open when it's still young. These also age so beautifully in the cellar, so worth keeping a couple bottles stashed aside. The '18 has so much depth and finesse, great structure, and gorgeous texture. Amazing wine!
Chacra Chardonnay Patagonia 2019
There are so many reasons I love this wine. First, the fact that this is a collaboration between Jean-Marc Roulot and Piero Incisa, two gentlemen that I have so much respect and admiration for. Second, this wine screams purity, elegance, and complexity. And most importantly, that the 2019 bottling was dedicated to our dear friend Ned Benedict, a wine industry legend in NYC who we lost last year.
Daniel Landi Viticultor Mentrida 'Cantos del Diablo' 2015
It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of the wines that Daniel Landi and his team creates. This label, however, as compared to his more famous Comando G label, is still a bit of a secret but one that I'm proud to share. This wine is all about elegance, perfume, and expression of its terroir and screams Gredos! This is Garnacha (Grenache) for Rayas and Burgundy lovers.