Author Archives: Staff Picks

Staff Pick: WineShopper – Chateau St Jean 2007 Reserve Chardonnay

Wine: Chateau St Jean 2007 Reserve Chardonnay

Reviewer: Kristin Balabanian

Rating: 5 stars

 

Wow! My first impression of the Chateau St Jean 2007 Reserve Chardonnay is its exceptional aroma: very distinct tropical notes but with an underlying creamy vanilla. While it isn’t a butter bomb a la Rombauer, it definitely More

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Staff Pick: WineShopper – Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2004 375ml


Wine Name: Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2004 375ml
Wine Reviewer: Eileen
Wine Rating: 5 stars
Paired with: Nothing … I had this one just by itself


Wine Review: I bought two of these for stocking stuffers at Christmas, one for a stocking, and one for me and my partner. Yes,
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Tags: italy
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Staff Pick: WineShopper Budini 2009 Chardonnay


Wine Name: Budini 2009 Chardonnay
Wine Reviewer: Eileen
Wine Rating: 5 stars
Wine Review: I was super excited to taste this wine because of the description of the wine, its high score, and low price … OK … mainly the low price. I tasted it very cold (right out of
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Staff Pick: 2009 Domane Wachau Federspiel Terrassen Gruner Veltliner

Wine Name: 2009 Domane Wachau Federspiel Terrassen Gruner Veltliner
Wine Reviewer: Matt Commins
Wine Rating: 4 stars

Wine Review:
I’m a relative novice when it comes to wine evaluation and tasting so no making fun ;0) As a wine newbie I’m always exploring something new, whether it’s a new grape, … More

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Tasting the 2009 Vintage in Bordeaux

 

 

I have just spent three amazing days in Bordeaux tasting over 300 wines from the 2009 vintage. Mike and Rich joined up with Patrick Baugier and myself to see for ourselves what this much heralded vintage is all about. In a word it is AWESOME.

Patrick is a … More

Tags: bordeaux, futures
Categories: New Arrivals
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