Wine Down Sundays
Because of our close friendships with winemakers all around the world, we have access to limited-edition bottles at wholesale prices. And we’re all about sharing the love.
With only a few bottles of each wine to our name each week, you won’t want to miss out on these amazing finds. Stay tuned to our instagram for each week’s wine announcement.
NOVEMBER 3: Legit Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013
LEGIT is wine of power and finesse, an organically farmed Cabernet Sauvignon made from hand-picked grapes from prized San Giovanni Vineyard in the heart of Castelnuovo Berardenga. Here, the gentle sloping Tuscan vineyard and its gnarled vines mimic the angular melodies and dissonant twists of Thelonius Monk's great masterpieces. When Tuscan vintner and international wine importer Lia Tolaini Banville of LEGIT met the grandchildren of the great Thelonious Monk, she was inspired to honor his memory with a singular wine from her family estate. RATED 94 POINTS BY WINE SPECTATOR; $45/BOTTLE
NOVEMBER 10: Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco, 2015
This is a beautiful and generous expression from a vineyard that has historically been farmed by the Ratti family of La Morra. The Marcenasco cru is located directly under the winery, and although it is not in the official list of MGA crus, the vineyard name is registered to this winery. In the 2015 vintage, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of this wine, you get the full fruit and dark berry nuances with pretty softness and approachable, supple tannins. RATED 96 POINTS BY WINE ENTHUSIAST; $55/BOTTLE
NOVEMBER 17: Château Haut-Beauséjour St-Estéphe, 2015
Despite all of the surprises, fears and doubts, 2015 turned out to be a remarkable vintage in Bordeaux. The growing cycle took place in perfect conditions right up until some extremely dry weather in July, leading to worries over low yields. The rain and associated diseases turned out to work towards the winemakers’ advantages, enabling the vine to reach optimum ripeness levels. The wine is powerful, voluptuous, rich and well-balanced. RATED 91 POINTS BY WINE ENTHUSIAST; $45/BOTTLE
NOVEMBER 24: Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, 2013
Truffle, toast, dried mint and plum aromas come together along with a charred note. The taut, chewy palate delivers dried black cherry, cranberry, clove and star anise set against tightly wound, close-grained tannins. RATED 92 POINTS BY JAMES SUCKLING; $45/BOTTLE