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Château Grillet 2018, 0.75L
Viognier from Château-Grillet, Rhône

"I tasted three different components of the 2018 Château Grillet. First, from the top of the property, a round, lush, silky, long wine (94 - 96). Second, from just behind the château, a more exotic, tropical barrel that was almost kinky in its restraint, full-bodied, rich and long (96 - 98). Finally, a barrel from an adjacent parcel (also mid-slope) that shows less opulence but even more power, structure and length (97 - 99). This should prove to be another great Château Grillet. I was fortunate to have only one visit on the day I arrived in France—and to have it be at this legendary property. Purchased by the Pinault family in 2011 and managed by Frédéric Engerer (who also looks after the family's other viticultural interests—Château Latour, Clos de Tart, Domaine Eugenie, Eisele Vineyard), the quality here is still on the upswing. Korean winemaker Jaeok Cramette arrived at the property in March of this year, having moved down from Domaine Eugenie in the Côte de Nuits. She previously worked for an importer in South Korea but came to France in 2008 to pursue a winemaking degree and stayed in Burgundy afterward. Despite being a recent arrival, she was conversant with all the vineyard plots, saying of the property's four hectares, ‘I feel like I'm doing gardening, not viticulture.’ This minuscule estate recently added an adjacent parcel of Condrieu, so going forward there will be three wines released each year." 98-98 Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

Available: 1

Price: $400.00


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Jonata Syrah La Sangre de Jonata 2018, 0.75L
Syrah from Ballard Canyon, California

"The 2018 La Sangre de Jonata is 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier brought up in 15% new French oak (8% whole clusters). The 2018 will be a gorgeous vintage for this cuvée, offering lots of bloody blue and black fruits, ground pepper, and smoked meat notes as well as a full-bodied, precise, yet still opulent style on the palate. It's going to need 3-4 years of bottle age, but it will be a gorgeous wine." ​96-98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

Available: 2

Price: $149.00

On Sale: $149.00


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Shafer Syrah Relentless 2018, 0.75L
Syrah from Napa Valley, California

"A blend of 94% Syrah and 6% Petite Sirah, the 2018 Relentless looks to be just about sensational, offering a dense purple color as well as rich, loaded notes of blackberries, currants, smoked meats, peppery spice, and violets. Reminding me of a great Cornas on steroids with its gamy, exotic character paired with beautiful richness, it has fabulous purity, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish. This will undoubtedly be a great vintage for this cuvée, and my money is on it being one of the best yet." ​96-98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

Available: 9

Price: $89.95


  • 96-98JD