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| Holiday Gazette 2011

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Zachys Wine Auctions Presents

Two November Auctions Featuring The Collector’s Cellar Zachys is proud to offer selections from one of America’s foremost wine collectors as the entire evening sessions in both The Late Fall Auction on Thursday, November 10 and The November Hong Kong Auction on Friday, November 18.

The Late Fall Auction Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11, 2011 Smith & Wollensky New York City

The November Hong Kong Auction Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, 2011 Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

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z The Holidays Are Here Again Without the calendar on the wall as evidence, it’s hard to believe that the month of November is on us and the Holidays are here again. Time is moving SO FAST and we all need be sure that we are soaking up every moment, every experience and every taste.

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Last year’s Holiday Gazette was the largest in the 65+ year history of the store. The feedback for the format and the content within it was so great that we felt it was a MUST DO again this year. One would think that 88 pages would be enough for us to communicate all of our great offerings…believe it or not, we had to struggle to get it all in. In the pages that follow, we have selected some of the most exciting wines & spirits in the store, but this only represents a FRACTION of what we have to offer you throughout this holiday season (and beyond). Whether it’s Global Warming, generational shifts or improved winemaking technology…the quality of the vintages we have to offer our clients from around the world is making it a very exciting time to be a fine wine retailer. Zachys continues to understand the importance of the “Human Touch” in today’s world of high-tech business. Facebook, Twitter, emails and websites are all great ways to get your message out, but at the end of the day it all boils down to the same things that have gotten us to where we are today...

Our door is always open for you this holiday season!

SELECTION ★ STAFF ★ SERVICE.

LEGEND

We will be here 7 days a week throughout the entire holiday season, welcoming your visits to the store, call on the phone or electronic inquiries. Whatever way you are most comfortable connecting with your wine choices…we will be here to assist you.

Contributors AM =

Andrew McMurray

JN =

Jeremy Noye

I am extremely excited that we have managed to get such a large catalogue out again this holiday season...and this will give you some GREAT opportunities to shop.

JZ =

Jeff Zacharia

As always, the entire Zachys team wants you to know we are here to serve your holiday shopping needs and wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season.

BH = JG =

John Gilman, A View from the Cellar

All my best,

JR =

Jancis Robinson

JS =

James Suckling

NM =

Neal Martin, The Wine Journal erobertparker.com

RR =

the Rhone Report

RP =

Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate

Andrew

PS Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our Value alerts throughout the 88 pages! You don’t want to miss out on these savings!

Tasting Note Attributes Burghound

IWC = International Wine Cellar

SWJ = Sonoma Wine Journal WA =

the Wine Advocate

W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine WE =

Wine Enthusiast

WS =

Wine Spectator

*Prices in the Holiday Gazette are good from 11/01/11 until 11:59pm EST 12/31/11 or while supplies last. Sale items are drastically reduced net prices off the regular bottle price. No additional discounts can be applied. These prices cannot be applied to previous purchases. Not responsible for typographical errors. Prices subject to change without notice. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 3


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CONTENTS F E AT U R E S

5-12 13-18

C H A M PA G N E

B O R D E AU X

5 CHAMPAGNE Kicking Off the Gazette Right—Our Best Compilation of Bubbly All Year! From killer Values and Top 100 possibilities to the ‘Greatest’ Vintages of the Classic Legends in years.

13 BORDEAUX

19-34

B U R G U N DY

35-42

RHONE/ SOUTHERN FRANCE

43-56

I TA LY

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S PA I N / P O R T

Bordeaux Back to 1986! Plus plenty of new arrival 2008s that are great buys and the first 2009s to arrive stateside. Half Bottles and Magnums Galore.

19 BURGUNDY 2011 is the year of Burgundy. 2009 Burgundy that is! From our thoughts on how to reap the benefits of the 2009 Vintage to believe it or not Amazing Grand Cru finds.

35 RHONE/SOUTHERN FRANCE Yes we have found a NEW standout property in the Southern Rhone. The Value, the quality is stellar. Plus ONE unbelievable steal of 93 Points & Only $14.99!

43 ITALY

63-78

USA

Barolo & Montalcino’s Greatest Vintages Ever?! From 100 point wines to some of the ‘Smart Buys.’ We have it all from Italy.

57 SPAIN/PORT

79-82

GERMANY

Spain & Portugal’s great fortified wines: Vintage Port young and old, Madeira back to 1907, and 99 point Sherries.

63 USA

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SPIRITS

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ZACHYS’ #1 SB IS B AC K I N S TO C K !

The best buys of the USA…Iconic Estates, Rising Stars and back Vintages. More classics and must have than you can shake a stick at.

79 GERMANY Three full pages of Germany’s 2010 Vintage! WOW!!!

83 SPIRITS WATER of LIFE—this year we’ve added more Eau de Vie, Cognac and Spirits to our selection. From a Cognac that only had 257 bottles produced to magnums of Reisetbauer Brandies and the must have Tequila of all time.

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CHAMPAGNE


z “Serious” Champagne: Better than the 2002! Louis Roederer is one a qualitative HOT STREAK with Cristal. The 2002 is a historic wine. Garnering top reviews from all the critics worldwide including a 100pt review from Wine & Spirits Magazine and a 96+ point review from Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate. Alas the 2002 is basically sold out across the country. BUT the 2004 is here and the Wine Advocate has actually scored the 2004 higher than the tremendous 2002! Calling the 2004 “serious.” Beyond all the hype, beyond all the image positioning, beyond all the packaging, beyond all money...Cristal is one bottle of serious Champagne and Vintage after Vintage one of the Finest. JN

Louis Roederer

This Has Top 100 Written All Over It (x2)! If I was a betting man... Well strike that, I am right now!!! Of all the reviews and updates that I have read from Wine Spectator over the year, Tim Fish’s “13 Affordable Sparkling Wines” post on Wine Spectator.com is the first one that I am willing to really bet on as holding one - possibly two Top 100 wines in it. And they are both from the USA!!! I am willing to bet that at least one of these two little gems will land in this Year’s Top 100 Wines of 2011 if not both of them. Frankly I am leaning to Scharffenberger on this one. This great bubbly house over the years has gone through some changes but once the Louis Roederer / Roederer Estate team took control of this beautiful property things have really turned around. The wines are solid and of course are excellent values at under $20 per bottle! The Gruet is a longtime favorite of ours and frankly the one and only wine from the State of New Mexico that we consistently stock! That’s right I believe a New Mexico Wine has a shot at landing on the Top 100. Crazier things have happened before. Either way one of these is sure to hit the list and frankly both of these are sure to be stocked on our shelves as long as the supply lasts this fall and winter. JN

Value Alert!

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Scharffenberger Cellars Brut NV (90WS/90W&S) {#130953} ............................ 19.99

14.99

“Bright aromas of green apple and lime lead to vibrant, layered flavors of citrus, anise and creamy vanilla...90.” WS 9/11.

Gruet Blanc de Noir NV (90WS) {#125984} ........... 15.99 “Elegant and focused, with creamy vanilla and apple aromas and rich yet crisp flavors of baked pear and cinnamon bread...90.” WS 9/11. 6 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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Cristal 2004 (97WA) {#348914} ............................. 240.00

195.00

“ The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal. The 2004 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonna...97.” WA 12/10.

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Killer Steal for Vintage Bubbly!

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Ayala Brut 1999 (93WS) {#327657} ........................ 75.00

59.00

“Fresh and harmonious, this delightful Champagne offers peach, lemon cake, tobacco and toast notes. Vibrant and elegant, with a lingering, chalky finish...93.” WS 12/09.

Only Gets Better with Age!

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1999 (95WA/95JS) {#329974} ........................... 225.00

165.00

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“...absolutely delicious...Smoke, citrus, mint and flowers are some of the nuances that emerge from this fresh, fragrant Champagne. Deceptively lithe on the palate, the wine blossoms with air as it fills out with endless layers of perfumed fruit. The wine can be enjoyed today, even if it comes across as a touch sweet. With time, that sweetness will develop into the liqueur-like perfume that makes older Comtes de Champagne so irresistibly alluring...95.” WA 12/09.

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Veuve Clicquot Brut NV (91WS) {#21717} ............. 58.00

44.95

Cult Status Champagne

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Jacques Selosse Brut Initial NV (94WA/95SWJ) {#137515} ........................... 235.00

175.00

“Anselme Selosse is one of Champagne’s most iconic figures...shows unusual richness and depth for this bottling. This is an especially vinous, powerful Initial endowed with tons of fruit married to Selosse’s trademark textural finesse. The aromas and flavors are a touch forward, suggesting the wine is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. The Initial is the entry-level wine at Selosse, but is the equivalent to most producers’ tete de cuvee...94.” WA 12/10.

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Roederer Estate Brut Rosé NV (91WS) {#350527} .......................................... 33.99

26.99

“Lush and rich, with bright cherry and red apple aromas and crisp, layered flavors of raspberry and cinnamon that finish on a note of crisp minerality...91.” WS 9/11.

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“There’s plenty of finesse in this smooth-textured Champagne, whose flavors evoke apricot, peach, vanilla pastry and mineral. Racy, with snappy acidity providing energy and driving the flavors to a long conclusion...91.” 11/09.

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Rosé Bubbles Under $30!?!

The Classic Yellow Label

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Creamy-Seductive-Pink!

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Deutz Brut Rosé NV (91WS/90WA) {#164191} ...... 60.00

48.00

“This graceful rosé shows black raspberry, apricot and orange zest notes, with a refined texture and a thread of spicy mineral that lingers on the creamy finish...91” WS 11/11

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z The Cristal Of... Champagne Louis Roederer is clearly one of the great Champagne Houses. However, don’t forget that they also produce “Champagne” here in the USA. From Anderson Valley there is the Roederer Estate and the flagship wine of this property is the fantastic L’Ermitage. In 2002 it was not only the true Champagnes that were terrific from Roederer. Yes the legendary Cristal 2002 and Cristal 2002 Rose both scored a perfect 100 points by Wine & Spirits Magazine. But the 2002 L’Ermitage from Roederer Estate has been garnering top praise from all around... including an amazing 93 point review by Wine & Spirits Magazine. 93 Points

Roederer Estate

$45

Roederer Estate 2002 Anderson Valley L’Ermitage Sparkling Wine This wine combines remarkable freshness with elegant richness, so that even after it’s been open for several days, the flavors are still evolving, the fruit still brisk as an autumn breeze. It needs that time for the blunt chalkiness of the structure to mellow, for the cool apple and pear flavors to develop and lengthen. Built to age, this is an exceptional vintage of L’Ermitage. 12/08

Plus check-out all these great comments on the 2002 L’Ermitage: ZesterDaily.com- Elin McCoy October 10, 2011 Affordable Luxury “One of America’s best producers of sparkling wine…sleek texture that’s both crisp and creamy. I think of it as an affordable luxury to drink now and a collectible you can put away to get even better.” The Week - December 17, 2010 Splurge Bottle “This ‘elegant’ sparkler is the result of heavy investments in California vineyards by the top Champagne houses.” Bon Appetit - Heather John November 2010 A “Hot Bottle” - “Notes of vanilla, brioche, and spice blend with baked apple and apricot.” Wine Spectator - Tim Fish October 31, 2010 91 Points “L’Ermitage 2002...is sleek and creamy, with pinpoint focus and long, complex apple and spicy, yeasty flavors.” Great to stock up on...Especially for Thanksgiving! JN

“Affordable Luxury”

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Roederer Estate L’Ermitage 2002 (93W&S/91WS) {#346681} ......................... 42.99

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Calling All Grower Champagne Lovers... Here is a Vintage Bubbly for you!!! Camille Saves is by far one of those great little estates that has been turning out stellar bottles of Champagne for years. Camille Saves in particular has become one of my personal favorites over the years. Mostly in-part to the fact that as a Champagne Lover I have a soft spot for almost any wine coming from Bouzy. If you are a fan of Pinot Noir based Champagnes this is a must have for your cellar. Made from 75% Pinot Noir and coming from the fabulous 2002 Vintage this is a great bottle of bubbly that we are able to offer for under $70! Vintage Champagne under $70 is in itself hard to come by, and one that is this good is certainly a rare feat! Especially when Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate awards this 2002 an amazing 94 point review. Check it out and reserve your wine today. I know I’m making sure some of these bottles end up at Chez Noye. JN

In the “Buyers” House

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Camille Saves Brut Grand Cru 2002 (94WA) {#350283} ....................................... 75.00

67.50

“The 2002 Grand Cru is fabulous. The wine literally explodes from the glass with intense, heady perfume and vivid layers of Pinot fruit. Clean, vibrant mineral notes add a sense of proportion and balance through the mid-palate and into the finish. This is a Champagne of incomparable finesse and elegance that captures all of the splendor of Bouzy. Needless, to say, it is highly recommended. The 2002 is 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from vineyards in Bouzy with an average age of 25 years. Dosage was 10 grams per liter...94.” WA 12/10.

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Whole Lotta Bubbles for the Money!

Blanc de Blancs = Pierre Peters for Us!

Charles Ellner has long been one of our go-to Champagnes for the holidays. The quality that this house delivers for the money is exceptional. There are not too many $35 bottles of Champagne that deliver as much UMPH as Charles Ellner. From its regal renassiance label to the rich taste and power—Charles Ellner Cuveee de Reserve is hands down our bubbly pick for this season.

The benchmark for Blanc de Blancs and grower Champagne! “The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvee de Reserve is a gorgeous wine that captures the essence of Chardonnay in the Cote des Blancs...” WA 12/10

Pierre Peters Charles Ellner

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Cuvee de Reserve Brut NV (92WS) {#135585} .......................................... 49.99

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“A baked apple pie flavor-with all the ripe apple, pastry crust, nutmeg, anise and cinnamon notes-runs through this wellmeshed Champagne, which is enlivened by fresh, almost lightly chalky acidity and good cut overall, with a smoky finish...92.” WS Insider 11/10.

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Cuvee Reserve Blanc de Blancs NV (92WA) {#99481} ........................................... 65.00

39.99

“Pure, wiry and wonderfully expressive, the Cuvee de Reserve flows gracefully with layers of varietal fruit from start to finish. This shows superb clarity, depth and polish, particularly at the NV level. The current release is 65% 2007 and 35% reserve wines from a solera cuvee that contains 15 vintages. Roughly 2/3rds of the fruit comes from Mesnil, while the rest is from Cramant, Avize, Oger and Chouilly...92.” WA 12/10.

The Steal In Champagne!

The Other Dom Not too Shabby Either!

Tribaut-Schloesser might be a mouthful to say but this EXTREME Champagne Value delivers again and again one great sip of bubbly.

Dom Ruinart widely known as the other “Dom” in 2002 is a HOME RUN! We have been paitently waiting for this wine to come out. In fact, we’ve been more excited about this than DP.

When it comes to under $30 Champagne we are very, very, picky. Tribaut-Schloesser does not disappoint our “picky” tastes! Clean, crisp and very refreshing, Tribaut has the appeal of Perrier Jouet or Moet et Chandon without the price tag. To further put it in perspective many Sparkling wines made in the USA, Spain and Italy are exceeding $30 per bottle while Tribaut Champagne remains “THE STEAL IN CHAMPAGNE!”

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Tribaut-Schloesser Brut NV (90WS) {#331320} ..... 36.99

27.99

“The refined texture sets the pace for lemon, apple and bread dough flavors in this firm, elegant bubbly, which is dry in style, with an austerity that begs food. There’s nice balance and length...90.” WS 2009

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This extremely age-worthy bottle of Champagne has always been one of our favorites. Always delivering great depth and finesse at the same time, Dom Ruinart consistently is one of the few Vintage bubbly that we die to cellar. With 2002 being an exceptional Vintage our expectation was that the DR 2002 was going to be a huge success. It IS! Plus this Dom on average is $50 less than the big boy DP.

A Must-Have For The Cellar!

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Dom Ruinart 2002 (95WS) {#350286} ................... 175.00

130.00

“Collectible- Like a well-tuned symphony...beautiful harmony between the finely detailed texture, the lacy, mouthwatering acidity and the range of flavors...95.” WS 11/11.

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z What a Grande Annee 2002... Last Fall, the Champagne / Bubbly Buzz was all about Dom Perignon and Cristal 2002. This Fall we expect the demand for vintage Champagne to be for Bollinger’s glorious 2002 Grande Annee. The Grande Annee is an expectional bottle of wine year in and year out but when it comes to top notch Vintages, Grande Annee can really over-deliver. 2002 is that top notch vintage for Champagne. A vintage that is widely considered the finest since 1996 and a vintage that as a whole has been rated 94 points by both the Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate. Wine Spectator Vintage Chart: Champagne Vintage 2002

Score

Drink Rec(s)

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Drink or hold

The best year since 1996. Complexity and richness backed by firm, lively structures; the finest will repay cellaring The 2002 Grande Annee is stateside and we have to say that our first taste of this wine has confirmed our suspicions - it is EXCELLENT! With only a handful of critics being presented a taste thus far, we can only expect that when the Wine Advocate publish their reviews this November/December that Bollinger Grande Annee is bound to fall into a “outstanding” or “classic” rating. The UK based Master of Wine and critic extraordinaire, Jancis Robinson, is one of the few that have received a sneak peak at the 2002 Grande Annee awarding the wine 19 points of 20! With the likes of Dom Perignon and Cristal all selling for well over $150.00. the 2002 Grande Annee is an expectional buy for top notch Vintage bubbly under $100. Plus, we also have a tiny bit of the limited and much sought after Bollinger 2002 La Cote aux Enfant! JN

Bollinger

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Grande Annee 2002 (19/20JR/94WS) {#143992} .. 110.00

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“Extremely promising combination of the completeness and potential of the 2002 Champagne vintage and Bollinger’s distinctive mushroomy perfume, full Pinot-dominated palate and dry finish. This should make great old bones and, thanks to 2002’s power, is already much more approachable than many previous young vintage Bollingers...Complex, satisfying and extremely promising. To be launched in the UK early next year. Not heavy - just substantial.” 19 points (of 20), JR 11/10.

“A bottle of the 2002 La Cote aux Enfants, tasted alongside the 2009, confirms the wine’s ability to develop beautifully in bottle. Still young, the 2002 offers up an attractive melange of red berries, flowers, spices and licorice, all framed by clean mineral notes. Some of the baby fat has begun to melt away, leaving a delicate, subtle wine of notable finesse...94” WA 11/10.

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2002 Dom Perignon is only second to the legendary blockbuster 1996 Dom Perignon if that. The Wine Advocate awarded the 1996 a 98 point review the highest score the original release of Dom Perignon has ever received from the publication. The 2002 which is highly regarded as the second coming of 1996 has been awarded a 96 point review—the second highest score this wine has ever received upon release from the Wine Advocate. Only time will tell which one lives the test of time but one thing is for sure...2002 is One of the Greatest Dom Perignons Ever!

The Legendary DP!

“Ripe, appealing flavors of peach, Gala apple, toast and blood orange mix with a streak of minerality, racy acidity and spice notes, all set on the fine-grained texture. Fresh and focused, with a long, mouthwatering, nut-tinged finish...94.” WS 11/11.

Cote aux Enfants 2002 (94WA) {#345359} ........... 155.00

One of Their Greatest Ever!

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Dom Perignon 2002 (96WA) 750ml {#336902} ................................................ 225.00 1.5L {#347437} ................................................... 515.00

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“The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Ripe apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine’s volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. Geoffroy describes the vintage as very ripe and adds that some of the Chardonnay showed the ill-effects of the hot growing season in it the somewhat burned, dehydrated fruit that came in that year. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2009...96.” WA 3/10.

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Grand Cru-Great Juice!

Why We Love Taittinger! “A beautiful bottling...”

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Taittinger Folies de la Marquetterie (93+JG) {#327468} ............................................. 120.00

89.00

“...the first single vineyard wine to be released by Taittinger. Pierry is premier cru-rated village located just to the southwest of Épernay, in one of the two small valleys tucked between the city and the offi cial start of the Côte des Blancs. Not surprisingly, given its close proximity to the Côte des Blancs, the Les Folies de la Marquetterie relies signifi cantly on chardonnay in its cépage, with the current release a blend of sixty-fi ve percent chardonnay and thirty-five percent pinot noir. The wine fi rst debuted in France in 2006, and has just now begun to reach the New York market. The current release is stellar, as it offers up a deep and complex nose of bread dough, pears, lemon zest, a great base of minerality and a delicate leesy topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very elegant, with very intense, delicate mousse, lovely focus and great length and grip on the impeccably balanced fi nish. Just a beautiful new bottling from Taittinger...93+.” JG Issue 23.

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Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvee Speciale Les Chetillons 2002 (95WA) {#338256} ..................................... 110.00 “....from one of the top sites in Mesnil, positively explodes on the palate. Layers of ripe fruit lead to smoke, minerals and ash in this opulent, full-bodied Champagne...painfully young at this stage, but its class and sheer pedigree are impossible to miss. This is a fabulous, breathtaking Champagne from Pierre Peters...made from three parcels with vines ranging from 35 to 68 years of age...I can’t recommend these two Champagnes from Pierre Peters highly enough. In particular, the vintage Blanc de Blancs, from the Chetillons vineyard in Mesnil, is one of the region’s great wines, with a brilliant track record for aging as I discovered when I visited the property earlier this year...95.” WA 12/10.

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Camille Saves Cuvee Prestige Brut Grand Cru NV (94JG) {#350533} ........................................... 70.00

63.00

“The Camille Savès Cuvée Préstige is a consistently excellent bottling and the new release is outstanding. This blend of sixty-five percent chardonnay and thirty-five percent pinot noir- all hailing from the family’s vineyards in their home village of Bouzy. The bouquet on the new release is deep and classy, as it offers up scents of apple, a touch of peach, tart orange, stony minerality, sourdough bread and a vibrant topnote of orange zest. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, racy and very suave on the attack, with a rock solid core of fruit, crisp acids, nascent complexity, elegant mousse and outstanding length and grip on the classy finish. This is a lovely wine that is quite approachable now, but in my experience, this bottling ages so well that I would not want to touch a bottle of the new release until it has seen a few years of cellaring. Great juice...94.” JG 7/11.

Sorry Salon, Sorry Krug... We Pick Chetillons for Les Mesnil! “...breathtaking Champagne...”

“Great juice...”

Vilmat Coeur de Cuvee = Baby Vintage Krug to Us! SALE $

85.00

“...another pristine, brilliant wine...”

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Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee 2001 (95WA) {#332950} .. 130.00

115.00

“...another pristine, brilliant wine, here made all the more remarkable by the challenging vintage. This is a decidedly rich, structured style for Vilmart, with tons of fruit, phenomenal length and an exceptional, textured finish. Today, the 2001 Coeur de Cuvee is a touch inward, but another year or two in bottle should help the wine come to together. It is yet another superb Champagne from Vilmart and proprietor Laurent Champs. The Coeur de Cuvee is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from Les Blanches Voies fermented in small neutral French oak and bottled with 8 grams of dosage. Only the ‘heart’ of the pressing, the middle 800 liters, is used for the Coeur de Cuvee, hence the wine’s name. This is Lot L0109, disgorged January, 2009...95.” WA 12/10.

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z The Perfect Gift Box!

zachys staff holiday selections!

Last year our #1 selling gift was the Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1998 with the Riva Gift Box. This stylish presentation on the “Queen” of Champagne; plus the fact that this 1998 Vintage wine was still available made the Riva La Grande Dame our top selling gift and champagne over $100 last year and the year before. As a result, we were on the look-out for more this year and were expecting the winery to roll into the 1999 Vintage. In October, we received word that the local supplier was indeed receiving more and that it was still going to be the 1998 Vintage! With that in mind, we quickly submitted our request and scooped up as much as we could. Once again we have basically one complete wall of our warehouse now stocked full of La Grande Dame Rivas! There is no reason to wait for the holidays to offer out this great packaging on the World’s most recognizable champagne. So here it is...La Grande Dame 1998 Riva Gift Box now at $120 per! JN

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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Riva Gift Box 1998 (92WS/92+IWC) {#146756} ....................... 175.00

120.00

“There’s plenty of finesse in this sleek Champagne, along with an airy texture and loads of grip. Graphite, lemon, toast, and mineral aromas and flavors prevail, and this takes on a chalky edge on the lingering aftertaste...92.” WS 12/08.” Rich, smoky aromas of buttery pear, peach and smoked meat, complemented by exotic spice accents and a hint of white flowers; seems livelier on the nose than the deep, rich 1996 version. Weighty citrus and orchard fruit flavors are framed by juicy acids, and come across as a bit youthfully stunted right now. With air a note of poached pear emerged, along with a suggestion of toffeed hazelnut. Give this a few years...92+.” IWC 11/06.

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Andrew McMurray 18 years at Zachys Andrew McMurray joined the family business in 1993 and immediately fell into his wine region of passion...Italy. At the time the store sold a couple hundred cases per year from a relatively commercial selection of wines. Flash forward to today where Zachys boasts one of the most complete Italian wine inventory’s in America with over 750 selections currently available. His palate progression followed the path of many...big and bold to start and then over time his tastes/ preferences trend towards Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir. Andrew’s personal favorite wine regions are Burgundy, Champagne, and Italy but his 15 years at the store has given him the opportunity to travel to South America, Spain, Rhone, Oregon and California. Quite honestly, as a family member, Andrew’s passion lies in all fine wines and is open to any wine related questions or inquiries you may have.

Fantastic Sparkling Value: Prosecco

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Prosecco ‘Crede’ Bisol NV (90WA) {#138926} ....... 21.99

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“...beautifully focused, vibrant Prosecco laced with ripe pears, citrus and flowers. Though a touch on the minerally side, the Crede is a reminder of just how delicious Prosecco can be...90.” WA 2/11.

Prosecco Rustico Nino Franco NV (90WA) {#111240} .......................................... 17.99

13.50

“Franco’s non-vintage Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Rustico is a textbook, frothy, fresh, pure, delicate, delicious sparkling white...it is the perfect crisp sparkler to wash down antipasto or to enjoy as an aperitif. 90.” WA 12/00.

Prosecco Cuvee Beatrice Ca Furlan NV {#348745} ....................................................... 11.99

9.50

Killer for the money!

Prosecco (Sciarpa) NV {#157706} .......................... 17.99

12.99

Our #1 Selling Prosecco! Each vintage we get the chance to taste and help create the Sciarpa blend to make sure we are delivering to you one of the most consistent bottles of Bubbly out there. For the money it does not get much better than this! This is perfect for any occasion and great for all that Holiday mixing.

Looking For That Perfect Wine Gift? Just Not Sure What To Get Them? The Zachys Gift Card is that perfect gift that works in-store & online. Preset cards available at ZACHYS.COM or in the store.

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BORDEAUX


z Bordeaux with a Sense of Adventure We’re Game...Are You!? “It will prove shockingly superb to those with a sense of adventure who enjoy finding relatively unknown estates. Bravo!” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate When one of Bordeaux’s younger team of negociants presented me with this wine I have to say I was a bit pessimistic at first. A 2008 unheard of Pessac Leognan that is under $30 per bottle. But they twisted my arm and man am I glad they did. This wine is a standout for the money. Forget that it comes from Pessac (even though it does show good commune terroir) it is just a solid wine from Bordeaux, especially from the Left Bank. Showing great now, the wine drinks very well right out of the bottle but this little gem has 10 years plus easily ahead of it. This truly is a sleeper of the vintage! We never heard of it before but we are sure glad we have now! JN

Guess What Don Zacharia put in my stocking last year?! Half-Bottles of Bordeaux!!!

Take the Adventure

There is a bit of a running joke in the office. If DZ puts Half Bottles of Bordeaux in your stocking that means you have not done the Bordeaux region enough justice over the year and you better get cracking! Really it is just a joke amongst us that DZ has caught onto. So last year I got a little selection of Bordeaux Half Bottles. My variety pack more or less resembled these little gems. Great buys that truly deliver classic Bordeaux character and charm. In fact I gotta say my little stocking stuffer did give me a bit more of an appreciation for wines of this caliber in Half Bottle. JN

Half-Bottles (375ml)

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Bourgneuf 2006 (90WS) {#141812} ........................ 21.99

17.50

“Aromas of green olive, blackberry and bark lead to a full body, with ripe tannins and an outstanding core of fruit. Long and chewy, but balanced...90.” WS 3/09.

Doisy Vedrines 2008 (91WS) {#164297} ................. 25.99

20.75

“A fresh, pure, driven style, with gorgeous honeysuckle and acacia notes leading the way for Cavaillon melon, Jonagold apple and glazed pear notes. The long finish really sings. Very pretty...91.” WS 3/11.

La Tour Blanche 2005 (93WA/92WS) {#136148} .... 34.99

26.25

“Subtle aromas of honey, lemon peel, cream, vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate, with lots of sweetness. There’s also loads of clove and other spices...92.” WS 3/08.

Pipeau 2008 (90WS/90WA) {#164461} .................... 13.99 “This sexy, seductive 2008 offers abundant notes of Asian plum sauce, blueberries and black currants, a seductive, plush texture, impressive purity and a long, elegant finish. Dark ruby/purple and medium to full-bodied, this wine should be drunk now and over the next 8-10 years...90.” WA 5/11.

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Seguin 2008 (90-91WA) {#344596} ......................... 33.99

26.95

“Another sleeper of the vintage, this over-achieving estate has fashioned a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare. An extremely late harvest did not finish until October 29, but there is not a hint of over-ripeness in this beautifully rich, seriously endowed, dense purple-colored wine. Sweet roasted herb, creme de cassis, camphor, blackberry, and flower characteristics are present in this opulent, rich, concentrated 2008. It will prove shockingly superb to those with a sense of adventure who enjoy finding relatively unknown estates. Bravo! Drink it over the next 10-12 years...90-91.” WA 4/09.

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z The First of the 2009 Vintage Has Arrived!!! We are talking some great BANG for Your BUCK wines are here. 2009 is an amazing Vintage. Each commune has turned out exceptional wines with both Robert Parker and Wine Spectator placing 2009 as one of the greatest vintages ever. 2009 Vintage Chart Commune

Wine Advocate

Wine Spectator

St Julien/St Estephe/Pauillac

99

97-100

Margaux

97

97-100

Graves

98

97-100

Pomerol

98

95-98

St Emilion

93

95-98

This is where the mentality of Petit Chateaux, Satellite Appellations and smaller estates come into to play. When a Vintage is as prolific as it is in 2009 much like it was in 2005 or 2000 there is PLENTY of great drinking values to be had. We began this hunt with our first tasting of 2009s out of barrel and are continuing it today. Here are four wines that are here that we believe are delivering exceptional quality in the 2009 Vintage. These simply put are great wine to keep around the house and to enjoy. They are not wines to cellar for decades they are wines to enjoy relatively soon that excellent examples of Bordeaux.

The Perfect Way to Enjoy Sauternes Value Alert!

When we saw these Sample Packs from Guiraud we were immediately convinced…this is the way to buy Sauternes. The pack contains three 100ml bottles, yes they look like test tubes, from three different Vintages: 1996, 1998 and 2002. The ‘test tube’ bottles are an experiment for us. Not the wine inside but your reaction to the format. When I took a sample home to my wife she was blown away by the idea.

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Chateau Lauduc Prestige Bordeaux Superieur 2009 {#342916} .................................................... 21.99

17.99

Chateau Peybrun 2009 {#342912} .......................... 22.99

18.99

Cheval Noir 2009 {#343346} ................................... 23.99

18.99

Pasquet 2009 (90JS) {#340560} .............................. 19.99

15.99

“Smoky with a vanilla and berry character on the nose. Full bodied, with velvety tannins. Loads of berries and currants in the long finish...90.” JamesSuckling.com 2/11.

One 100ml bottle was the perfect size for the two of us to split at the end of a meal. It gives two just enough to be satisfied without having to recork a bottle. As we are the perfect example of people that do like dessert wines but never seem to want to finish off a half bottle between the two of us, this was perfect. Not to mention the three pack, three vintage angle is a perfect gift idea for this holiday season as well.

“Test Tube” Sauternes

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Guiraud Sample Pack (Three 100ml bottles) {#346457} ............................................................. 80.00

65.00

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z The Fall-Winter-Holiday Season IS MAGNUM TIME! Magnums are the ideal size for ageing wine not to mention the ideal size for entertaining with. This year we have made sure to have plenty of in-stock magnum options available to you. With selections going as far back as 1986, we have a little bit of something for everyone. Including marquis wines such as Palmer, Pichon-Baron and Pavie; but also some killer values such as Pipeau under $50 per magnum! JN

Margaux Magnums (1.5L)

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Kirwan 2000 (92WS) {#105130} ............................ 220.00

175.00

Kirwan 2006 (90WS) {#141954} ............................ 110.00

85.00

Malescot St Exupery 2007 (90WS) {#152254} ..... 133.99

105.00

Malescot St Exupery 2008 (93WA) {#164415} ..... 115.00

90.00

Palmer 2006 (93WS) {#144373} ............................ 515.00

415.00

Rauzan Segla 2000 (95WS) {#317073} ................. 333.00

265.00

Pessac Leognan Magnums (1.5L)

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La Mission Haut Brion 2008 (94WA) {#164365} .. 510.00

405.00

Smith Haut Lafitte 2000 (95WA) {#34223} ........... 360.00

285.00

Smith Haut Lafitte 2008 (92WA) {#164480} ......... 140.00

115.00

St Emilion Magnums (1.5L)

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Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse 2000 (91WS) {#110463} ..................................... 227.00

Haut Medoc Magnums (1.5L)

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Sociando Mallet 1998 (91IWC) {#319276} ............ 225.00

180.00

Pauillac Magnums (1.5L)

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Pichon Longueville Baron 2005 (94WS/94WA) {#136247} .......................... 459.99

365.00

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Pomerol Magnums (1.5L)

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180.00

Certan de May 2000 (91WS/91WA) {#110471} ..... 267.00

215.00

Clos de Sarpe 2000 (95+WA) {#316332} .............. 359.00

285.00

Clos L’Eglise 2000 (96WA) {#309435} .................. 573.00

455.00

La Gomerie 1995 (93WS/93WA) {#124555} .......... 226.67

180.00

Gazin 2008 (94WA) {#164867} .............................. 145.00

115.00

La Gomerie 1996 (92WA) {#120998} .................... 200.00

160.00

Hosanna 2008 (95WA) {#329323} ......................... 600.00

480.00

La Gomerie 1998 (96WA) {#121554} .................... 373.33

295.00

La Mondotte 1997 (95WA) {#124641} ................... 466.67

375.00

Larcis Ducasse 2006 (91WA) {#144382} .............. 125.00

100.00

Pavie 1998 (96WA) {#85571} ................................ 593.00

475.00

Pavie 1999 (95WA) {#40873} ................................ 433.00

350.00

Pavie 2006 (96WA) {#142126} ............................... 725.00

580.00

Pavie 2008 (95WA) {#164433} ............................... 455.00

365.00

Pavie Decesse 2005 (96WS/96WA) {#136243} ..... 650.00

520.00

Pipeau 2008 (90WS/90WA) {#164952} .................... 60.00

48.00

Quinault L’Enclos 2000 (91WS/91WA) {#27185} .. 200.00

160.00

Quinault L’Enclos 2001 (92WS) {#114145} .......... 153.00 Quinault L’Enclos 2006 (90WA) {#142175} .......... 105.00

Sauternes Magnums (1.5L)

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Doisy Vedrines 2007 (95WA) {#153301} ................. 90.99

70.00

St Estephe Magnums (1.5L)

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Cos d’Estournel 2008 (92+WA) {#164276} .......... 300.00

240.00

St Julien Magnums (1.5L)

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125.00

Ducru Beaucaillou 2008 (95+WA) {#164314} ...... 500.00

400.00

84.00

Gruaud Larose 1986 (97WA) {#119593} ............... 650.00

520.00

Troplong Mondot 2000 (96WA) {#59600} ............. 527.00

425.00

Gruaud Larose 1989 (93WS) {#117728} ............... 480.00

384.00

Troplong Mondot 2006 (93WA) {#144109} ........... 315.00

250.00

Gruaud Larose 2000 (95WS) {#24661} ................ 430.00

344.00

Valandraud 1995 (95WA) {#117165} ..................... 866.67

695.00

Gruaud Larose 2007 (90WS) {#152138} ............... 122.99

99.00

Valandraud 2005 (95WS/95WA) {#138374} .......... 700.00

560.00

Leoville Poyferre 2005 (93WA) {#136234} ............ 415.00

335.00

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Value Alert: “Sleeper of the Vintage” $11.95 for Bordeaux!?

The Unofficial Sixth First Growth!

No relation to the famed and uber-expensive Mouton Rothschild, Croix Mouton is a great little Bordeaux Superieur that delivers a whole lot of wine for the money! Just like the famed First-Growth but clearly on a much more obtainable scale! What more is there to say?

Value Alert!

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Croix de Mouton 2008 (89-90WA) {#164969} ......... 15.99

11.95

“One of the estates owned by Jean-Philippe Janoueix, this consistently well-made Bordeaux Superieur was fashioned from low yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare. Its opaque ruby/purple hue is accompanied by sweet aromas of graphite, charcoal, blackberries, and blue fruits. A blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits a beautiful texture, medium to full body, and a long finish. Another sleeper of the vintage...89-90.” WA 4/09.

La Mission Haut Brion is widely considered to be on par with the Five 1st Growths, especially as Haut Brion is right across the road. This storied Chateau and Vineyard have produced some of the finest wines of Bordeaux over the centuries. The 2006 La Mission is an superb wine that truly is on par with the First Growths. However we have a bit of a deal for you on the 2006. Today La Mission is selling upon release at 1st Growth prices ($1,000 per bottle) but we have the 2006 at basically opening price right now. With Haut Brion selling on average at $800+ per bottle the La Mission Haut Brion at half the price is looking like the right buy.

Missing 1st Growth

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La Mission Haut Brion 2006 (95WS/95WA) {#141976} .......................... 450.00

395.00

“One of the vintage’s top wines is the 2006 La Mission-HautBrion...possesses a boatload of tannin, but with coaxing, tobacco leaf, sweet black currant, burning ember, and blue fruit characteristics emerge...95.” WA 2/09.

The Best Deal In Pauillac

Dueling 95s!!!

With the commune of Pauillac being home to three 1st Growths and a range of 2nd Growths not to mention two of the hottest estates of Bordeaux: Lynch Bages and Pontet Canet; the idea of affordable Pauillac does not cross most people’s mind.

This is the “Super Second” that put the word “Super” in Second Growth!

We have found one! Chateau Fonbadet has put together vineyards that circle Mouton Rothschild, Lynch-Bages, Pichon-Lalande and Chateau Latour. With guidance from some of the region’s top enologist Fonbadet is really beginning to hit its stride and 2008 is the perfect example of classic Pauillac under $40!

Value Alert!

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Fonbadet 2008 (90SWJ) {#326725} ........................ 49.99

36.99

“...one of the surprises of the vintage...this nearly full-bodied offering delivers black raspberry and cassis-like flavors... Excellent depth on the midpalate and finish...This is classic Bordeaux that cheats the vintage...90.” SWJ 10/11.

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Leoville Las Cases 2006 (95WS/95WA) {#142073} .......................... 325.00

150.00

“Collectible- Offers a pure nose of crushed raspberry and violet, with aniseed. Full-bodied, with beautiful, well-integrated tannins and a long, polished texture to the finish. Very beautiful. Harmonious and structured…95.” WS 3/09. “...a full-bodied, concentrated wine displaying moderately high tannin....Classic aromas of sweet black raspberries, kirsch, cassis, and subtle toasty oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine displaying moderately high tannin...95.” WA 2/09. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 17


z zachys staff holiday selections!

Great Buys of the 2008 Vintage! Just Arrived!

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Alex Javadi 14 Years at Zachys

“A great young Cantemerle that should age beautifully...” Cantemerle 2008 (93JG) {#164216} ........................ 35.99

28.75

“...Cantemerle is currently making the greatest wines in the history of the château, and given how beautifully some of the older vintages are drinking right now, that is pretty exciting news for the future. The 2008 is an utterly classic and superb example of the vintage...93.” JG 7/11.

First Demeter-certified Biodynamic wine from Bordeaux! d’Arcole 2008 (90SWJ) {#336031} .......................... 32.99

26.25

“First Demeter-certified Biodynamic wine from Bordeaux... Quite round, clean and soft, with good acidity...90.” SWJ 3/11.

Alex is a multi-lingual wine professional who started with Zachys eleven years ago. He speaks over 8 languages and is a physician, trained in Europe. Alex has developed such a passion for wine that he has made a career out of it. He has traveled throughout the wine world, including Italy, Spain, Germany, the U.S.A. and travels every year to Bordeaux, where he tastes all the latest vintages and some very old wines. Alex has a wonderful palate and an uncanny ability to remember many of the wines he has tasted.

The Other Moueix… Fonroque 2008 (90-92WA) {#164887} .................... 32.99

24.95

“...biodynamically farmed vineyard owned by Alain Moueix... sweet charcoal, black cherry, black currant, and floral notes. Medium to full-bodied, deep, and rich with excellent purity, depth, and power as well as supple tannins...90-92.” WA 4/09.

Direct from Bordeaux Cellar Picks

22.95

“Full-bodied with layers of fruit, sweet tannin, remarkable density, and a long, smooth, velvety-textured finish...sleeper of the vintage...90-92.” WA 4/09.

27.95

“The second wine is the sexy, sensual La Dame...sweet tannins, seemingly low acidity, and lush, concentrated flavors...crowd-pleasing head-turner...89-90.” WA 4/09.

How Is this Estate Still Under the Radar?! Lagrange 2008 (93JG/91WS) {#164377} ................ 50.00

39.95

“...really strong example of the vintage...deep, fullish, suave and intensely flavored, with a fine core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, reserved and soil-driven finish...the 2008 is an excellent vintage for this estate...93.” JG 7/11.

The Go-To of St Emilion… Fleur Cardinale 2008 (91WS/91WA) {# 165001} .... 47.99

34.95

“A sleeper of the vintage...Medium to full-bodied as well as round, generous and seductive, it is a pure, impeccably made, wonderfully concentrated, endearing wine...91.” WA 5/11.

The Ever So Hard to Come By Chateau Lafleur (Pomerol)... Pensees de Lafleur 2008 {#166167} ..................... 150.00 “...60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc...elegant...loads of licorice, red and black fruits, earth and spice make for a medium-bodied, stylish wine...” WA 5/11.

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These are wines that we have tasted and selected over the course of this year to be able to offer you. With impeccable storage and provenance from Bordeaux these wines are in tip top shape.

The Grand Vin Is a Wine of the Vintage…this Is a STEAL La Dame de Montrose 2008 (89-90WA) {#164357} .. 37.99

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This past year we have made sure to source some excellent ‘Mature’ Bordeaux for you direct from the cellars of Bordeaux.

A Steal from Castillon Joanin Becot 2008 (90-92WA) {# 164346} .............. 32.99

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Our criteria was to look for wines that are drinking very well now and possess the ability to age further in your cellar. Gruaud Larose 1989 (92WS) {#55277} ................ 240.00

192.00

Giscours 1995 (92WS) {#71670} .......................... 115.00

85.00

Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1996 (96WA) {#80648} ...................................... 345.00

275.00

Gruaud Larose 2000 (95WS) {#23101} ................ 300.00

240.00

Malescot St Exupery 2000 (93WS) {#107326} ..... 175.00

125.00

Quinault L’Enclos 2000 (94WA) {#51243} ............ 100.00

79.00

Les Forts de Latour 2003 (93WS) {#128073} ....... 425.00

350.00

Pichon Longueville Baron 2003 (95WS) {#128067} ..................................... 225.00

175.00


BURGUNDY


z Reaping the Rewards of the 2009 Vintage! Here are five of my “off-beat” picks from the 2009 Vintage. From smaller producers to more off beat villages these are five red burgundies that I feel really deliver in the 2009 vintage. These are wines that capture the essence of the vintage and Burgundy while being true to the traditions of the region. When bountiful vintages like 2009 come along it is a must to venture off the path to find wines like these. Bountiful vintages always deliver some great gems and sleepers and these are my five picks! JN

2009 Off-Beat Picks!

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Aloxe-Corton Clos du Chapitre (Follin-Arbelet) (89-91BH) {#342779} ........................................... 85.00

65.00

“This is also relatively high-toned with an exuberant nose of dried rose petals, violets and red pinot fruit aromas that slide gracefully into the rich yet precise flavors that exude a fine minerality on the complex and solidly persistent finish...89-91.” BH 5/11.

Aloxe-Corton Vercots (Follin-Arbelet) (89-92BH/88-90NM) {#342780} ........................... 85.00

65.00

“ This displays aromas that are relatively high-toned with floral and ripe red currant aromas that introduce dense, serious and very firmly structured medium weight plus flavors that possess an abundance of buffering sap on the long finish...89-92.” BH 5/11.

Beaune Cent Vignes (Domaine & Selection) (92SWJ) {#343218} .............................................. 46.99

36.95

“Dark ruby. Fragrant notes of black gum drops, black cherries, leather, and soil offer loads of Beaune character on the nose. In the mouth, savory black cherry flavors are neatly balanced by mineral counterpoints of stones and rock dust, with attractive dark Asian spices emerging on the intense finish...92.” SWJ 10/11.

Blagny Rouge la Genelotte (Martelet de Cherisey) (91SWJ) {#342996} .............................................. 75.00

The Zachys team and I just tasted this beauty the other night and man does this taste delicious now! It is “poor man’s Chablis!” 60.00

“Spicy, sappy, but clean, with attractive notes of pine needles and smoky red fruits. Compact and complete...91.” SWJ 6/11.

Volnay Chanlin (Domaine & Selection) (91+SWJ) {#343216} ............................................ 44.99 “Reminiscent of Volnays from the 1970s and early 80s, the Domaine & Selection Volnay Chanlin 2009 is a model of rustic beauty...aromas of fallen leaves, pepper, smoke, iron, black truffle shavings, and venison are slightly evolved and suggestive of an older wine. Nonetheless, the scents are wondrous, and lead to an exquisitely balanced Volnay where the medium-bodied flavors of red berries, shitake mushrooms, pepper, and sous bois are underpinned by a soil-driven minerality. Although I would not age this wine, it offers a delicious impression of old Burgundy for current consumption. Pair this with pheasant or other game birds and serve with your favorite mushrooms sautéed in butter...91+.” SWJ 9/11.

90 Point Bourgogne Blanc from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate!?!

34.95

The wine is the Chitry Olympe Bourgogne Blanc from Olivier Morin. Coming from the tiny village of Chitry that is just a mile outside of the Chablis AOC this wine drinks like an excellent village level Chablis. And the price is excellent! Also from a recent tasting we had was a revisit on the Chalet Pouilly St Veran 2008. Showing opulence and freshness, this St Veran is just a joy to drink now with its extremely aromatic fruit profile and citrus finish. All in two very solid wine that are great to beat the heat with and in-stock now. JN

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Bourgogne Blanc Chitry Olympe (Olivier Morin) 2007 (90WA) {#345925} ....................................... 18.99

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“...pure essence of Kimmeridgian chalk in the marine guise of oyster shell, brine, alkali, and iodine. Impressively dense yet buoyant; almost thickly rich in texture yet brightly citric, this finishes with penetrating intensity and delightful invigoration, which I suspect it will go on displaying for another 4-5 years...90.” WA 10/10.

Saint Veran (Chalet Pouilly) 2008 (90SWJ) {#166706} ..................................... 24.99 “Gold in color, with a tropical nose of papaya, orange blossoms, and flowers. On the palate, tangerine and honey notes are tasty and clean. Admirable acidity and concentration, with a long finish. 13% alc. Drink now2012...90.” SWJ 12/10. 20 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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Gorgeous Bonnes Mares— “Immense Precision”

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Bonnes Mares (Comte Georges de Vogue) 2009 (94-96NM) {#343723} ................................ 695.00

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“This has a lively, vivacious bouquet with dark cherries and great mineralite that seems to intensify in the glass. Like the Amoureuses there is immense precision. The palate is similar in style to the Amoureuses, especially on the precise, beautifully balanced entry, but there is more creaminess and depth towards the finish. Gorgeous...94-96.” NM 3/11.

Psst...PAY ATTENTION HERE— This is great!

A Legend In the Making— It Is Not Always About Rousseau!

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Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques (Louis Jadot) 2009 (94+JG/92-95BH) {#335347} .................... 184.00

145.00

“The elegance of 2009 is very much in evidence in the Clos St Jacques...deep, classy and beautifully complex...blend of black cherries, dark plums, coffee, a great base of soil, fresh herbs and a very discreet framing of wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and completely refined...a great young vintage of Jadot Clos St Jacques...94+.” JG 1/11.

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Gevrey Chambertin Mes Favorites VV (Alain Burguet) 2006 (88-91BH) {#164006} ................................ 105.00

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“The nose offers up a beautiful mélange of blood orange, red cherries, grilled meat, a lovely base of Gevrey’s black minerality, woodsmoke and a touch of bitter chocolate...fullbodied, deep and very transparent, with moderate tannins and lovely length and grip on the perfectly balanced finish. Lovely juice in the making...92-93+.” JG 11/09.

This IS MUGNIER... this is the epitome of Burgundy!

“This possesses the most complete nose to this point and is classic Gevrey in character with big-boned and firmly structured flavors that display the expected earthiness and animale but also with sweetness and precision on the energetic and highly complex finish...impressive for its level...88-91.” BH 1/08.

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Nuits St Georges Clos de Marechale (JF Mugnier) 2009 (92JG/90-92WA) {#343634} ...................... 110.00

85.00

“...really outstanding this year. The nose is deep and very pure,...On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and very long, with a sappy core of fruit, beautiful focus and balance, a fair bit of very fine-grained tannins and excellent length and grip on the tangy and nascently complex finish...92.” JG 11/10.

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Volnay Champans (Marquis d’Angerville) 2009 (93-95BH/93-95WA) {#345689} ................ 140.00

112.00

“An incredibly complex, fresh and seductively perfumed nose... serious middle weight flavors that possess both excellent power and fine volume, all wrapped in a magnificently long finish. The tannins are quite firm yet they’re also wellintegrated...In a word, sensational...93-95.” BH 5/11.

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z How Tasting at DRC Lead Me to Volnay for 2009s! In gearing up for the 2009 Vintage, I had the privilege of making a few trips to Burgundy to taste the wines out of barrel. On my last trip in February I was able to taste in the cellars at Domaine de la Romanee Conti. Now as many of you know, it is easier to visit Fort Knox these days than DRC. That being said I was extremely happy to have a tasting in the cellar with Bernard Noblet the cellar master. Just before our tasting was set to begin, I was asked if we minded if a local winemaker with a few friends joined us. No problem! As we headed into the cellar and began to taste, it clearly became apparent that Bernard was going to put this young man Nicolas to work. What transpired was an amazing tasting of 2008 and 2009 with Bernard putting Nicolas through the paces on each and every wine. And Nicolas was there every step of the way. This prompted Bernard to ratchet things up and we made our way deep into the cellar for a tasting of mature wines-blind! So bottle after bottle was opened and we were all expected to find the vineyard and vintage. Time after time again, Nicolas knew the Grand Cru almost immediately nailing two out of four vintages as well. The other two he was off by two years on each. Then the white came out and he nailed the vintage on the 1974 Montrachet! Now my French is not the best and when it’s not all about wine I can easily get lost but I’m pretty sure that prompted Bernard to reply “Not bad for a guy from Volnay.” The young gentleman is Nicolas Rossignol, whose wines I personally have had only a few times. But after tasting with this gentleman I was intrigued. Before I left I squeezed in a very quick tasting of 2008s from Rossignol which really caught my attention. Once back, I contacted Becky Wasserman’s team to get the low down on his 2009s and once hearing their opinions I immediately placed my reservations. However, being cautious, I wanted to wait for the wines to arrive and really see how they did first hand. After just tasting a few today...am I glad that I brought these beauties in! The best way I can describe them to those of you that have never had these wines, think Pousse d’Or or de Montille with silkier tannins, smoother edges and touch more fruit. These are not flashy wines, they are ripe and forward currently but there is plenty of floral character along with spice and deep minerality. They are truly very intriguing and a much welcomed surprise! JN

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Nicolas Rossignol 2009

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Bourgogne Rouge VV (88-90WA) {#349637} ......... 36.99

28.99

“Outstanding Top Value...An intensely earthy and slightly herbal red pinot fruit nose leads to fresh, vibrant and delicious flavors that possess good concentration for this level...In sum, correct if not distinguished.” BH 7/08.

Pommard Fremiers (91-94BH) {#347294} ............ 125.00

98.00

“Sweet spot Outstanding...A highly floral and spicy nose of elegant and ripe red pinot fruit and earth nuances that transfer over to the complex, intense, powerful and mineral-driven medium weight plus flavors that possess excellent detail and ample tannin-buffering extract on the superbly persistent and firmly structured finish...this is a Pommard that combines power with finesse. In a word, terrific...91-94.” BH 5/11.

Pommard Rugiens (92-95BH) {#347295} ............. 160.00

125.00

“Outstanding...This is also exceptionally ripe yet again, the plum, cassis and wet stone aromas stop short of being surmature. There is excellent richness yet superb detail to the mineral-inflected, powerful and driving flavors that culminate in a dusty, precise, mouth coating and explosive finish...92-95.” BH 5/11.

Volnay Caillerets (92-94BH) {#349632} ................ 140.00

105.00

“Sweet spot Outstanding...A very ripe, floral, refined and dazzlingly spicy black fruit nose introduces pure, detailed and almost aggressively mineral-infused flavors that possess a beautiful mouth feel while culminating in an explosive and overtly austere finish that borders on the painfully intense...92-94.” BH 5/11.

Volnay Ronceret (92-95BH) {#349634} ................. 100.00

80.00

“Sweet spot Outstanding...The dense, powerful and tautly muscular medium-bodied flavors ooze a fine extract that confers a textured and almost chewy mouth feel to the fantastically long and explosive finish. This wonderfully impressive effort is built for the long haul...A real stunner of a Roncerets and highly recommended...92-95.” BH 5/11.

Volnay Taillepieds (93-95BH) {#349633} .............. 130.00 “Sweet spot Outstanding...A notably ripe yet still cool, fresh and elegant nose speaks of stone and menthol hints to the spiced plum aromas. The rich, serious and densely textured middle weight flavors are blessed with seemingly endless reserves of sap that render the very firm tannic spine to the background on the explosive, austere and hugely long finish...93-95.” BH.

105.00


“Let’s get straight to the point: Chassagne kicked the ball out of the park in 2009...” - Neal Martin eRobertParker.com

Bruno Colin 2009

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St Aubin Les Charmois {#343064} ......................... 60.00

39.99

“Perfumed aromas of stone, white flowers and lime. Then supple and soft in the mouth, with moderate depth of flavor and a bit of oak showing...” IWC 9/10.

Chassagne Montrachet (90NM) {#343065} ............ 65.00 “Let’s get straight to the point: Chassagne kicked the ball out of the park in 2009. They played a blinder. I cannot remember tasting so many delicious wines out of barrel since first began tasting alongside Dr. Lavelle in the 19th century. I think it is case of growers upping their game as much as the growing season... ...There are dozens of Colin’s in the Cote de Beaune, but here it was Domaine Bruno Colin that produced impressive wines...” Neal Martin the Wine Journal eRobertParker.com 1/11 Bruno Colin has been turning out some exceptional wines of late and the 2009s are an excellent continuation of his string of success! The son of the living legend Michel Colin-Deleger, Bruno and his brother Philippe split the domaine three ways with their father. Bruno was granted the historic cave of the family for his use and continues to work alongside his father producing the last few wines bottled under Domaine Colin-Deleger. However it is Bruno’s own wines that are catching the attention in 2009 and making people take second and third looks when tasting these wines. When it comes to Chassagne Montrachet these wines are delivering, especially for the money. JN

50.00

“This has a well-defined, tight citrus-driven bouquet...The palate is well balanced with a touch of walnut on the entry, dried fruit and a touch of nectarine towards the finish. Wellcrafted and good value to boot...90.” NM 1/11.

Chassagne Montrachet Boudriotte (89-91BH/88-91IWC) {#343066} .......................... 95.00

75.00

“Pure, aromatic nose...Dense and full but light on its feet, with a stony structure and energy that are surprising for a wine from relatively deep soil. For all its volume, though, there’s no heaviness here...88-91.” IWC 9/10.

Chassagne Montrachet Chaumees (88-91BH) {#343067} ........................................... 95.00

75.00

“...textured, delicious and mouth coating flavors...Lovely if not truly distinguished and fashioned in a forward, “drink me soon” style...88-91.” BH 6/11.

Chassagne Montrachet Maltroie (92NM) {#343068} ................................................ 95.00

75.00

“...perfumed bouquet...white flowers, nectarine and lime flower that is all very well defined. The palate is very well balanced with good acidity and tension...Very fine...92” NM 1/11.

Puligny Montrachet La Truffiere (90-92BH) {#343072} ......................................... 140.00

95.95

“...elegant, pure and beautifully expressive nose...white flowers, citrus and lightly spiced pear aromas complements well the minerally, detailed and attractively intense medium-bodied flavors that exhibit fine depth and length...90-92.” BH 6/11. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 23


z 2009 Red Burgundy: The 95 point Vintage!

Must Have Chablis!

Everyone agrees that the 2009 Burgundy Vintage from top to bottom was stellar. The Wine Advocate has given the Cotes de Nuits (north) and Cotes de Beaune (south) 95 points overall for the red wines. Why?

We are nuts for Chablis. We love it. Every year we do our due diligence and stock up on the finest examples we can find.

The consistency of the wines from north to south is stellar and the quality in the Bourgogne Rouge is unparrelled! Bruce Sanderson of the Wine Spectator is currently preparing their coverage of the 2009 Burgundy Vintage but in a blog post earlier this year Bruce summed up the Vintage very well: “After visiting Burgundy and tasting more than 265 reds and whites from barrel earlier this year, I am impressed by the 2009 vintage, especially for the reds. In cellar after cellar, the Pinot Noirs were charming, bursting with ripe fruit, balanced in a very seductive, forward manner and absolutely delicious to taste... I give the 2009 vintage a preliminary rating of 92-95 points for the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune reds... The 2009 Burgundies will find a lot of fans. At their best, the reds will be great wines that should develop beautifully over the next 20 to 30 years. This is the kind of vintage that the region experiences two, perhaps three years out of every 10...

That being said, I’ve lined up 18 of the finest Chablis that we have from 2007 to 2009 for you. It might be cold out-by now there could be snow on the ground but no matter the season excellent Chablis always works! JN

Chablis

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Drouhin Vaudon ‘Vaillons’ 2009 (92JG) {#345737} .. 46.99

37.50

Dublere ‘Les Preuses’ 2009 {#343383} .................. 95.00

65.00

Faiveley ‘Les Clos’ 2009 (95+IWC) {#338687} ....... 98.00

78.00

Fevre ‘Bougros Cote de Bouguerots’ 2009 (96JG) {#346349} ...................................... 112.00

80.00

Fevre ‘Les Preuses’ 2009 (96+JG/94WA) {#346358} ......................... 115.00

85.00

Fevre ‘Montee de Tonnerre’ 2009 (93+JG) {#346350} ...................................... 62.00

44.95

Fevre ‘Valmur’ 2009 (95JG/93WA) {#346356} ...... 120.00

89.00

Fevre ‘Vaulorent’ 2009 (91-94BH) {#346352} ......... 69.00

53.95

Piuze ‘Vaucoupin’ 2008 (91WA) {#347289} ............ 44.99

34.99

Raveneau ‘Butteaux’ 2007 (92-93WA/92-94IWC) {#327437} .............. 165.00

105.00

Raveneau ‘Butteaux’ 2008 (94JG/93BH) {#339134} ............................ 225.00

150.00

Raveneau ‘Foret’ 2007 (92WA) {#329003} ............ 165.00

99.95

Raveneau ‘Montee de Tonnerre’ 2008 (93-94+WA) {#339135} .............................. 225.00

145.00

Raveneau ‘Montmains’ 2007 (91BH) {#327512} .. 165.00

115.00

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Rene et Vincent Dauvissat 2009 (88-91IWC) {#337779} ................................ 55.00

41.95

Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Exception Rouge (Lafarge) {#343563} ............................................................. 31.99 24.95

Rene et Vincent Dauvissat ‘La Forest’ 2009 (94JG/93-96IWC) {#337783} ....................... 95.00

65.00

Bourgogne (Arnoux-Lachaux) {#340933} ............... 39.99

31.99

Bourgogne (Bachelet) (88-90WA) {#343639} ........ 55.00

44.00

Rene et Vincent Dauvissat ‘Sechet’ 2008 (93WA) {#329165} ....................................... 75.00

60.00

Bourgogne (Bernard Moreau) (90SWJ) {#342942} .. 29.99

23.99

Bourgogne (Daniel Rion) {#342417} ...................... 33.99

26.95

Rene et Vincent Dauvissat ‘Vaillons’ 2008 (92BH/92IWC) {#329166} ........................... 85.00

55.00

Bourgogne (David Duband) {#340893} .................. 27.99

21.99

Bourgogne (de Montille) {#343586} ....................... 40.00

29.95

Bourgogne (Dominique Gallois) {#342898} .......... 29.99

23.99

Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits (Mugneret) {#344047} ............................................................. 33.99

24.95

Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Les Dames Huguettes (Bertagna) {#340873} ............................................................. 29.99

21.95

Bourgogne (Jean Grivot) {#343297} ...................... 37.99

27.95

Bourgogne (Lucien Boillot) {#344376} .................. 33.99

26.99

Bourgogne (Maume) {#340652} ............................. 32.99

25.95

Bourgogne Reserve (Remoissenet P&F) {#346454} ............................................................. 28.99

22.99

The style of 2009 will have broad appeal for wine lovers because of their ripe, pure fruit flavors and fleshy textures... The good news is that I tasted several excellent ripe, fruitfilled bottlings at the basic Bourgogne level...” Bruce Sanderson, the Wine Spectator Blog 4/11.

Red Steals of the Vintage!

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z This Is Why We Travel to Taste... It is Saturday October 15th around 3pm. I’m working on trying to put our Holiday Gazette to bed (you’re reading it at the moment, hope you like it). An email alert flashes in the corner of my screen. It’s from John Gilman the author/critic for A View from the Cellar sending out part one of the latest issue: 2009 Burgundy Vintage Re-Visited. So I decided to take a break and take a quick look at the issue. Another issue full of great reviews and comments. Everything as I expected and nothing really catching my attention until I got to the section on Domaine Jean Chartron. WOW!!! What an amazing set of reviews and comments. In fact I am so excited that some of my team thought I just won the lotto. My excitement is for the sense of validation that has just come over me. I too think the 2009 Jean Chartron wines are excellent and I am glad that I took a leap of faith and brought them in for the store. During my last trip to Burgundy one of my good friends who lives in Beaune and works in the wine trade urged me to taste the Chartron wines with him. He too was a fan and knew that Zachys really never in the past worked with the wines. Well during the tasting the wines clearly got my attention and from there I made my decision to take that leap of faith and introduce these wines to the store. John Gilman’s comments below only had validation to the impressions of quality that I saw in these wines back in February. I trust if you take the opportunity to try these that you too will be equally impressed. JN “...The 2009 white wines here are excellent...The more racy and reserved wines in the cellars here are amongst the finest white Burgundies that I have tasted from the vintage and should be on the short list of any intrepid white Burgundy collectors looking for something to lay down for a bit in the cellar...I cannot recommend these wines highly enough...” John Gilman A View from the Cellar 10/11.

Jean Michel Chartron 2009

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“...absolutely stunning bottle of white Burgundy in the making...offers up a beautiful mélange of apple, pear, beautifully complex limestone minerality, white flowers, orange zest and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very pure, with a great core of fruit, racy acidity, excellent focus and balance and a very long, snappy and classically reserved finish...94.” JG 10/11.

Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Pucelles (92+JG) {#339163} ............................................. 110.00 “...fine bottle in the making...deep, ripe and very classy nose...full-bodied and succulent, with lovely generosity on the attack, fine mid-palate depth, crisp acids and superb length and grip on the complex and wide open finish. The balance here is impeccable and I have little doubt this wine could keep twenty years or more...it is so good out of the blocks that I can see little reason not to drink this wine in its bloom of youth...92+.” JG 10/11.

Jean Michel Chartron 2009

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Batard Montrachet (93+JG) 750ml {#339160} ................................................ 275.00 1.5L {#339161} ................................................... 560.00

220.00 445.00

“Domaine Chartron’s Bâtard-Montrachet hails from Domaine Ramonet, as the two domaines effect a swap of grapes each year at harvest time, with Noël Ramonet getting his Chevalier-Montrachet from Jean-Michel Chartron in exchange for Bâtard-Montrachet grapes... The 2009 Chartron Bâtard-Montrachet is excellent, as it offers up a ripe, complex and utterly classic nose...On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and powerful on the attack, with a fine core of fruit, very good, framing acidity, impeccable focus and balance and outstanding length...a superb wine in the making...93+.” JG 10/11.

Chevalier Montrachet (97JG) 750ml {#339158} ................................................ 300.00 1.5L {#339159} ................................................... 600.00 85.00

235.00 480.00

“The 2009 Clos des Chevaliers from Domaine Chartron is one of the greatest white Burgundies I have tasted from the vintage. The utterly profound nose soars from the glass in a magical mélange of apples, pears, apple blossoms, beautifully complex and refined, chalky minerality, orange zest and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, very pure and racy, with a great core of fruit, flawless balance, laser-like focus, brisk acidity and stunning length and grip on the nascently complex and haunting finish. A great, great example of ChevalierMontrachet...97.” JG 10/11.

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z Save Up to 37% OFF on 2009 Perrot-Minot Burgundies! “Christophe Perrot-Minot commented that 2009 “is more interesting than 2005. The ‘09s possess more elegance and finesse plus they’re more harmonious. ...I also used relatively little new wood, which is to say about 25% for the villages wines and 30% for the 1ers and grands crus.” Perrot-Minot has repeatedly emphasized in recent years that he is searching for ever greater levels of finesse and elegance and in 2009, I believe that he has finally reached his goal as his ‘09s are among the best wines that I have ever seen him produce and in several cases, they are genuinely sensational.” Allen Meadows’ the Burghound 1/11 The wines of Christophe Perrot-Minot are sensational examples of Burgundy. They are all about being seductive is the best way I can describe them. In the past few vintages Christophe has refined his approach aiming for more elegance and finesse but the one thing that has remained constant is that his wines are all about the “seductive quality of Pinot Noir.” JN

Perrot-Minot Burgundies 2009

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Bourgogne Rouge {#339551} ................................. 55.00

34.85

Bourgogne Rouge Vieilles Vignes {#339552} ....... 75.00

45.50

Chambertin Clos de Beze Vieilles Vignes (94-97IWC/93-96BH) {#340589} ........................ 855.00

680.00

Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (93-96IWC/93-96BH) {#340590} ........................ 825.00

654.00

Chambolle Musigny Aux Echanges (89-92BH) {#339553} ......................................... 275.00

176.00

Chambolle Musigny Combe D’Orveau (91-93BH) {#339554} ......................................... 275.00

176.00

Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes {#339555} ....... 275.00

176.00

Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes {#339556} ..... 275.00

176.00

Chambolle Musigny Les Fuees {#339557} .......... 275.00

176.00

Chambolle Musigny Vielles Vignes (89-91BH) {#339558} ......................................... 135.00

84.00

Perrot-Minot Burgundies 2009

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*Chapelle Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (93-95IWC/92-95BH) {#342421} ........................ 500.00

322.00

*Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (92-95IWC/92-94BH) {#342423} ........................ 450.00

Morey St Denis En La Rue Vergy (88-90BH) {#339563} ......................................... 125.00

79.00

305.00

Morey St Denis La Riotte (90-92IWC) {#339562} .. 225.00

144.00

*Gevrey Chambertin Les Fontenys {#339561} .... 225.00

144.00

*Nuits St Georges La Richemone Ultra (93NM/92-94BH) {#342425} ............................... 500.00

330.00

Gevrey Chambertin Les Perrieres (89-92IWC) {#339560} ....................................... 225.00

144.00

Gevrey Chambertin {#339559} ............................. 150.00

95.00

Vosne Romanee Beaux Monts (91-94IWC) {#339565} ....................................... 275.00

176.00

Mazis Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (93-96IWC/92-95BH) {#340593} ........................ 565.00

450.00

Vosne Romanee Champs Perdrix (90-93IWC) {#339566} ....................................... 160.00

101.00

Mazoyeres Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (92-94IWC/92-94BH) {#340592} ........................ 605.00

Vosne Romanee (89-91IWC) {#339564} ............... 125.00

79.00

480.00

Vougeot Clos du Village {#339567} ...................... 135.00

84.00

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z Chateau des Jacques is setting the Groundwork to be Beaujolais’ Greatest Estate I understand the heading above is a pretty bold statement to make but it is true. The Groundwork/ Foundation has been put in place for Chateau des Jacques to be one of the great Beaujolais estates. Owned by Maison Louis Jadot, Jacques Lardiere has made it a personal mission of his to improve the quality of Beaujolais and bring back the recognition that the region so truly deserves. Thus the establishment of Chateau des Jacques and the exploration of single vineyard Beaujolais that frankly are produced in a very refined Pinot Noir/Burgundy style. The result has been incredible with Chateau des Jacques wines consistently ending up as some of the finest of the Vintage year after year. Just type Beaujolais and a Vintage into the Wine Advocate search data base and sort by rating and scroll through example after example from Chateau des Jacques. It is truly impressive. What Jacques and Guillaume are achieving here is exceptional and is on par with the legends of Beaujolais: Lapierre, Foillard and Brun just to name a few. “Jadot technical director Jacques Lardiere and Chateau des Jacques director Guillaume de Castelnau ...have been blessed with a vintage that goes a long way toward validating their approach. All that’s missing, I suspect (granted that I tasted the wines before bottling), is to see how they live up to Lardiere and de Castelnau’s ambitions for age worthiness. Given the quality offered here for the prices - which, frankly, I admire Jadot for having from the outset of this project set at levels that would make a statement, but which have since been rounded down - anyone with an interest in Beaujolais; in the history of French wine; or in red wine value generally, ought to help make history by cellaring a sampling of these amazing wines...” the Wine Advocate 10/10. With the Fall upon us and the need for great drinking reds just like these Beaujolais now is the time to really start pulling the corks on the 2009s from Chateau des Jacques. The wines have had time to balance out a bit and are really starting to show some of their greatness. JN

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“Despite what its name seems to imply, Jadot’s 2009 Moulin-a-Vent La Roche comes from a deep, clay-rich site (right by the famous windmill)...Bright red raspberry and currant; cardamom and nutmeg; musky peony and narcissus perfume; as well as a flattering hint of salted caramel inform a wine exhibiting a delicious counterpoint of richness and brightness; plushness and lift. This finishes with virtually vibratory intensity of interaction between fruit, spice, and pungent, saline, somehow seemingly crystalline minerality. What a tribute to its vintage, appellation, and producer this is, not to mention will be over the next 6, 8 ? who can say, really how many years!” WA 10/10.

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2009 Fourrier Now In-Stock! I’ve just been reviewing my “Arrival Reports” and stumbled upon this excellent Gevrey from Domaine Fourrier! The first allotment of our 2009 Gevrey Chambertin VV from Domaine Fourrier has just arrived into the warehouse. This is the old vine village Gevrey that has garnered stellar reviews from Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate and FOUR STARS from Decanter. As you may remember, I am a huge believer in the village of Gevrey for the 2009 Vintage. The quality and depth of the wines from this village in the 2009 is excellent and stands out for me. These are excellent wines that will reward us immediately or with moderate cellaring. JN “Count me among the Burgundy fans who are thrilled Jean-Marie Fourrier chose not to pursue the career as a commercial airline pilot for which he studied...” Antonio Galloni, the Wine Advocate 5/11.

Domaine Fourrier

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Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2009 (92WA/★★★★D) {#342975} ...................... 110.00

75.00

“...floats on the palate in its finessed, well-articulated fruit. Subtle and ethereal through to the finish, the wine captures the essence and nobility of Gevrey. With time in the glass the fruit turns darker and the wine puts on weight, showing tons of pedigree and dazzling overall harmony...92.” WA 5/11. “Charming and lively red-fruits nose. Supple and charming, but also concentrated and backed by ripe tannins, giving plenty of grip, typicity, and persistence...★★★★. “ Decanter 1/11. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 27


z The Village of Grand Cru Dominance: Vosne Romanee Yields Exceptional Village Steals In 2009! The idea and rationale that we have put forth for stocking up on Bourgogne Rouge in the 2009 Vintage carries through to Village wines, especially Village wines from Vosne Romanee. Aptly called the “Pearl of the Cote d’Or” by Allen Meadows’ the Burghound, Vosne Romanee is home to the greatest density of Grand Cru in Burgundy including the fabled vineyards of Romanee Conti, La Tache, La Grand Rue, La Romanee and more. With the Vintage being a resounding success in 2009 and the combination of who produces Vosne Romanee lets just say there is plenty of great Village level Vosne Romanee to be had! JN

Vosne Romanee 2009

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Arnoux-Lachaux (88-90BH) {#340922} .................. 95.00

75.00

“...ripe and spicy mix of nuanced red and blue fruit plus plum aromas merges into fresh, intense and attractively textured medium-bodied flavors where the supporting tannins are much finer, all wrapped in a balanced, pure and persistent finish. This is a Vosne of finesse and delicacy...88-90.” BH 1/11.

Cathiard (90-92NM/★★★★Decanter) {#342887} .. 155.00

105.00

“...well defined with hints of redcurrant and crushed rose petals. The palate has a strict, crisp entry with tart red cherries, a silver thread of acidity, very well defined towards the finish that has a tannic kick right on the finish. A little compact at the moment, but sure to unwind after bottling...90-92.” NM 3/11. “Rich cherry nose. Bright attack, concentrated, with surprisingly high acidity and a curiously untamed character that’s very individual. Long...★★★★.” Decanter 1/11.

Domaine Bizot {#337427} ..................................... 125.00

99.00

“A discreet touch of wood sets off notably spicy and ripe blue and black pinot fruit aromas that precede rich, round and delicious middle weight flavors that are very Vosne in character as there is a velvety and mouth coating finish. This should drink well young...87-89.” BH 1/11.

Domaine d’Eugenie (89-91NM/89-91BH) {#344076} ........................... 90.00

Vosne Romanee 2009 70.00

“...sourced from the lower tier of Aux Brûlées and the lieux-dits of “Les Communes” and “Les Vigneux”. Racked ten days ago, this has a deep broody, mulberry and wild strawberry scented bouquet. Some new oak will have to be subsumed over the next 2-3 years (40% new.) The palate is medium-bodied with ravished dark cherry fruit mixed with blueberry and cassis. Very polished for a Village Cru with a succulent, sappy finish. Very fine. Tasted November 2010...89-91.” NM 11/10.

Dominique Mugneret (90SWJ) {#344049} ............. 70.00

55.00

Forey (90WA) {#349340} ......................................... 60.00

45.00

“The 2009 Vosne-Romanee is a superb entry-level wine loaded with village character. Dark cherries, spices and menthol are some of the notes that flow from this richly flavored Vosne. Sweet balsamic nuances linger on the finish. This is a totally irresistible wine at its level...90.” WA 5/11.

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Jean Grivot (88-90BH/88-90IWC) {#343298} ........... 75.00

60.00

“A very Vosne nose is both seductive and highly spiced as are the very suave, round and fleshy middle weight flavors that culminate in a detailed, intense and mineral-inflected finish that, despite the richness of the mid-palate, is actually linear in shape at the present. This is really quite good and worth considering...88-90.” BH 1/11.

Joseph Drouhin {#340329} ..................................... 99.00

79.00

Mugneret-Gibourg (92JG/91NM) {#342891} .......... 95.00

69.00

“The 2009 Vosne-Romanée AC is another absolutely captivating example of the vintage. Since the 1998 vintage I have bought a case of this lovely wine every year, but I do not believe I have yet tasted an example as stellar as this superb 2009. The gorgeous nose jumps from the glass in a vibrant blaze of red and black raspberries, beautiful minerality, raw cocoa, woodsmoke and a pungent topnote of violets. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and rock solid at the core, with beautiful intensity, ripe tannins and really lovely length and grip on the bouncy and utterly suave finish. A beautiful villages...92.” JG 11/10.


z Nuits St Georges is Domaine Robert Chevilllon! When we think Nuits St Georges we think Chevillon. This family run domaine is simply AMAZING! Robert Chevillon propelled the family business forward solidifying Chevillon as a benchmark of Nuits St Georges. Today his sons are tending the vines and making the wines constantly improving on the already terrific job their father has done. Their 2008s were some of my absolute favorites of the 2008 Red Burgundy Vintage hands down. The 2009s are clearly some of the finest examples of Nuits St Georges that I have ever had...period end of story. There is not much else to say other than if there is one and only one domaine in the 2009 Vintage to focus on for Nuits St Georges—this is it! JN

Chevillon 2009

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Nuits St Georges VV (90+JG) {#339922} ............... 90.00

45.00

Nuits St Georges Bousselots (91+JG) {#339923} ............................................. 115.00

85.00

Nuits St Georges Les Chaignots (92JG) {#339924} ............................................... 115.00

85.00

Text Book Examples of Why We Love Chambolle Musigny!

Nuits St Georges Les Perrieres (93JG) {#339926} ............................................... 115.00

85.00

Nuits St Georges Les Pruliers (93+JG) {#339927} ............................................. 115.00

85.00

Chambolle Musigny 2009

85.00

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Nuits St Georges Les Roncieres (92+JG) {#339925} ............................................. 115.00

Bertheau ‘1er Cru’ (89-91BH) {#337409} .............. 145.00

105.00

Nuits St Georges Les Vaucrains (95+JG) {#339929} ............................................. 140.00

95.00

Nuits St Georges Les Cailles (95JG) {#339928} .. 140.00

99.00

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“This is slightly riper and certainly more aromatically complex with its pretty and attractively nuanced red pinot fruit and violet notes that precede rich, supple and silky middle weight flavors that are also firmer on the persistent, balanced and delicious finish...89-91.” BH 1/11.

Geantet-Pansiot ‘Vieilles Vignes’ (90BH) {#342549} ................................................ 95.00

69.00

“A highly seductive nose speaks of black cherry and liqueur of red raspberry that dissolves into vibrant, rich and impressively concentrated flavors that possess a tender midpalate but firm up quickly on the focused, intense and palate staining finish. This is not as complex as the two old vine Gevrey cuvées but it’s, not surprisingly, finer...90.” BH 1/11.

Joseph Drouhin ‘1er Cru’ (92BH/91WA) {#340334} .................................... 115.00

90.00

“Sweet spot Outstanding-Not surprisingly, here the nose is completely different from that of the Procès as it’s ripe yet fresher and more elegant with lovely purity to the blue berry and red currant mineral-infused aromas. The precise, intense and refined flavors possess a silky texture on the long, mouth coating and palate staining finish. A classy wine...92.” BH 5/11.

Louis Jadot (90+JG) {#337489} .............................. 79.00

55.00

“The Chambolle villages bottling is primarily comprised of wines that Jacques Lardière has vinified himself in the Jadot cellars, and the 2009 is outstanding. The bouquet offers up a beautiful and pure blend of red and black cherries, cocoa, lovely soil tones and a discreet touch of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full and vibrant, with great style and depth, just a touch of ripe tannin and excellent length and grip on the complex finish. Pay attention Chambolle lovers, this is one of the steals of the vintage!.. 90+.” JG 1/11. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 29


z White Burgundy Royalty’s Accessible Side Most people when they hear names like Leflaive, Carillon, Bize, Montille and Roulot they begin to think of White Burgundy’s greatest vineyards and most sought after wines. This is true, but let us not forget that all these great producers also make very impressive and very accessible White Burgundy beyond the mythical Grand Crus. In fact, we have been watching the quality of the simple Bourgogne Blanc from many of these top estates for the past few vintages and have zeroed in on a range of wines that we feel are really delivering excellent quality for the price and frankly performing just as well as a village wine or better. With great farming, great materials and of course some of the finest winemakers in Burgundy it is no wonder these Bourgogne Blanc are some of the finest white burgundy values on the market today. These are wines to enjoy now so look beyond the scores, check out the tasting notes and hone in on the best bang for your buck in White Burgundy from below. You’ll be glad you did. JN

Bourgogne Blanc 2009

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Chateau de Puligny Montrachet ‘Clos du Chateau’ {#343622} ............................................................. 35.99

25.99

“...rich, round and relatively generous flavors that benefit from good acid support on the detailed and acceptably complex finish.” BH 6/11.

Domaine Leflaive {#341652} ................................... 69.00

49.95

“...deep, full-bodied and juicy on the attack, with lovely complex, superb raciness and most impressive length and grip on the very snappy finish. Just a beautiful synthesis of pure fruit, lovely minerality and racy acidity. High class juice and a wine that will drink beautifully from the outset and yet have no difficulties aging for at least the next fifteen years...89+.” JG 11/10.

Domaine Roulot {#343394} ..................................... 60.00

34.95

“A very fresh nose features notes of straw, pear and citrus that leads to racy and vibrant middle weight flavors that exhibit a touch of minerality on the persistent if not particularly complex finish. To be fair, and clear, this is delicious and well-made, just not especially deep.” BH 6/11.

Francois Carillon {#337786} ................................... 23.99

18.95

Note Domaine Louis Carrillon was split between the two brothers thus two new labels. Same vineyards, same winemaking as before.

Pierre Boisson {#350843} ....................................... 27.99

23.50

The domaine’s excellent Bourgogne Blanc, from vines in the village of Meursault, which could easily be mistaken for a Meursault with its broad texture and hints of lime, nuts and honey.

Simon Bize ‘Les Perrieres’ {#346273} .................... 33.99

Pierre Damoy 2008 25.99

“Here there is a bit more ripeness to the pear, peach and floral aromas as well as slightly more volume to the middle weight flavors that offer excellent richness for a Bourgogne and while this is a bigger wine than the Champlains, it is actually no more complex or persistent. A choice as the Champlains is finer and the Perrières delivers more overall size and weight.” BH 6/11.

Soeur et Frere ‘Deux Montille’ {#343614} .............. 28.99 “A fresh, bright and ripe nose of white flowers, citrus and pear aromas leads to rich, round and punchy flavors...plenty of energy and personality...” BH 7/11.

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Two Chambertin 2008 that are Must Haves—Look Beyond the Scores & Read the Phenomenal Burghound Reviews: Classic Wines! |

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Chambertin Clos de Beze (92BH) {#340631} ...... 200.00

135.00

“A pure, spicy, layered and classy nose features a mix of cool red and dark berry fruit aromas that are in keeping with the solidly concentrated, focused and powerful broadshouldered flavors that possess a sophisticated mouth feel and outstanding length on the mineral-suffused finish. This is impressive...92.” BH 1/11.

Chambertin (93BH) {#340580} .............................. 225.00 22.95

“The pure and pretty but somber red and black fruit nose evidences plenty of earth and minerality, both of which are picked up by the dense, tautly muscled and quite serious big-bodied flavors brimming with dry extract and supported by very firm tannins on the moderately austere and mildly herbal finish. This is a classic Chambertin...93.” BH 1/11.

150.00


z The Purity of Burgundy— Domaine des Beaumont Is An Excellent Magnifying Glass At the beginning of this year Rob Allen and I traveled to Burgundy on a mission to taste with a few producers that weren’t “main stream.” One estate that I very much wanted to get into was Domaine des Beaumonts. On a previous trip I had heard of the changes and great work that Thierry Beaumont was doing. A few weeks before Rob and I left on our trip, one of our friendly importers let it out that he was working with this estate but not for the USA. Needless to say, I pushed and pushed and was able to secure an appointment with Thierry to at least taste the wines. The tasting in the cold cellar at Domaine des Beaumont was EYE OPENING! From 2007 to 2009 all the wine and I mean all the wines were noteworthy. I knew then that we had to find a way to carry these wines. After months of negotiations and working out logistics we are now finally able to offer an excellent range of what we fell will become one of the rising stars of Burgundy. Domaine des Beaumonts is located right across the RN74 from the main gate into Morey St Denis basically looking directly at Domaine Dujac. With holdings in Morey St Denis, Chambolle Musigny and Gervrey Chamberin this domaine is turning out excellent wines that shine a very bright light onto the Purity of Burgundy. The approach here is a pure expression of the terrior and all the simple straight forward no frills expressions that we have all come to love from Burgundy. Now run by Thierry Beaumont it was only in the past 8 Vintages that the domaine began bottling on their own. With Thierry’s father and grand-father opting to farm the vineyards, make the wine and sell the finished wine in barrels to some negociants over the years this is why Domaine des Beaumonts has not made it to the main stream yet. Clearly the product was of excellent quality as to this day the negociant houses still call on Thierry to try and persuade him to continue the “old way.” Luckily for us, Thierry believes that he should finish what he and the vineyards have started each year...choosing to bottle his own wines and have them available under the Domaine des Beaumont name. JN

Beaumont 2008

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Chambolle Musigny (90+SWJ) {#346421} ............. 70.00

55.00

“Violet ruby. Showcasing the intensity of small-clustered Pinor Noir, this Chambolle exhibits vivid aromas and flavors of black and red berries, freshly turned soil, and toasted sesame seeds. A tasty saline note on the back end adds complexity...90.” SWJ 9/11.

Charmes Chambertin (95SWJ) {#346845} ........... 165.00

125.00

“...a magnificent example of the magic that can happen when winemakers farm their sites well...dazzling array of sous bois, black earth, rock shavings, and spicy black berries build in fragrance and flavor with time in the glass...The most exciting Charmes-Chambertin I’ve had in years. Beginning with the 2008 vintage, this is a producer with whom every Burgundy collector should become acquainted...” SWJ 9/11.

Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes (93SWJ) {#346426} ............................................ 110.00

85.00

Gevrey Chambertin Les Cherbaudes (90-92SWJ) {#346427} ....................................... 110.00

85.00

Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (92SWJ) {#346425} .............................................. 70.00

55.00

Morey St Denis Clos Sorbes (90+SWJ) {#346429} .......................................... 105.00

80.00

“...offers sappy, dark Pinot fruit flavors. With aeration, the wine becomes richer, seemingly growing in body, but manages to maintain its Pinot purity...90.” SWJ 9/11.

Morey St Denis Les Ruchots (91+SWJ) {#346428} .......................................... 105.00

80.00

“Stepping it up a notch is the Les Ruchots 2008, which possesses a stimulating bouquet of ripe black cherries, black gum drops, and fresh cream framed by notes of crushed rocks and dark soil. On the palate, the fleshy fruit and mineral notes are counterbalanced by a layer of tannins and noticeable acidity. The finish is particularly nuanced and delicate. A spectacular bottling that should age well...91+” SWJ. 9/11.

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z “Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey is one of Burgundy’s most exciting young producers…” Antonio Galloni, the Wine Advocate 10/11 YOU got that right Antonio!!! We have been following legendary Burgundy Sommelier / Importer / Guru—Daniel Johnnes lead on this one for years. Pierre-Yves truly is one of the most exciting and dynamic young winemakers in Burgundy today. You know it too. Vintage after vintage we would not be gobbling up as much as these as we do unless you did not enjoy them yourselves. In 2009 Pierre-Yves once again turned out some of the finest wines of the Vintage. With numerous wines rated 94 to 97 points amongst the “Grand Cru” level it is now wonder that Pierre-Yves wines have been flying out of here. However, we cannot forget that Pierre-Yves bread and butter are his Chassagne Montrachets and St Aubins. These are some of the best values that can be found in White Burgundy today and his 2009s are true to form once again! JN

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 2009

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Chassagne Montrachet Baudines (90-92BH) {#349998} ........................................... 86.00

68.00

“A ripe yet airy and cool nose offers up notes of wet stone, white flowers and pear that precede nicely rich flavors that also reflect an abundance of fine minerality on the balanced, intense and lemony finish. This is perhaps a bit riper than is typical for Baudines but it retains a good sense of harmony and energy...90-92.” BH 2/11.

Chassagne Montrachet Chenevottes (92WA/91SWJ) {#343119} ................................. 105.00

75.00

“The 2009 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chenevottes flows onto the palate with remarkable grace and transparency. This shows striking inner perfume to complement a weightless, totally elegant expression of fruit. Hints of smoke and ash add complexity on the vivid finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013+...92.” WA 10/11.

Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets (91-94BH/92WA) {#343118} .............................. 125.00

95.00

“A classic Caillerets nose displays ample minerality, citrus and floral aromas that complement well the very fresh, energetic and well-detailed flavors that are crystalline in their purity on the balanced, linear and explosive finish. This is terrific and the impeccable balance should enable it to age over the medium-term...91-94.” BH 6/11.

St Aubin Chateniere (91BH) {#343122} ................. 65.00

44.95

“An elegantly pure, airy and layered nose features aromas of orange peel, lemon, acacia blossom and lightly spiced pear. There is a bit more volume to the attractively plump, intense and minerally flavors that possess solid complexity to the dry and clean finish. This lovely effort should age well over the medium-term and I particularly like the sense of underlying tension...91.” BH 6/11.

St Aubin Combes (90BH) {#344140} ...................... 44.95 “... floral aromas that blend seamlessly into detailed, fresh and pure medium-bodied flavors that exhibit excellent precision, indeed to the point that this could almost pass for a 2008 in style...90.” BH 6/11.

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The Beauty of Jadot Whites... Summed up in three reviews on one wine. It just doesn’t get much better than this. This is a must have for anyone who loves Puligny Montrachet or is as much of a fan as we are on Jadot Whites. “The 2009 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Garenne Duc de Magenta is one the more sumptuous Pulignys from Jadot in 2009. It impresses for its seamless, generous personality and silky finish. The Clos de la Garenne is more about textural volume than nuance, but it is impeccably balanced and approachable. I loved it...92” Antonio Galloni the Wine Advocate 10/11 “... The nose offers up an exceptional mélange of lemon, apples, a touch of pink grapefruit, white flowers, chalky soil tones, a bit of stoniness and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very pure on the attack, with a fine core, great transparency and outstanding cut on the very long and racy finish. There is a notable step up here from the Magenta straight la Garenne, particularly in terms of transparency, snap and structural integrity. A superb bottle... 93+.” John Gilman a View from the Cellar 1/11. “A soupçon of wood surrounds ripe green fruit, lemon rind and slightly exotic yellow fruit aromas that are followed by rich, full and concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess impeccable balance and excellent length on the mouth coating finish. This mineral-driven and quite serious effort is worth considering...90-93.” Burghound 6/11.

Puligny Montrachet from Louis Jadot 2009

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z The Vintage Where Duband Has Arrived! David Duband has been on the Zachys radar for some time thanks in part to one of New York’s most prominent Burgundy experts, Daniel Johnnes. In addition to being the wine director for the Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group, Johnnes is also an importer of Burgundy and the mastermind behind La Paulee USA. But enough about Johnnes… back to Duband. As one of a handful of producers that are imported by Johnnes, Duband has thankfully been on our radar for years. We have watched the progress of this Domaine and made the trip out to his remote outpost on numerous occasions. Each year David produced better wines and more wines. In 2009 his range has grown tremendously both in the cellar and in bottled wines. On a side note, Duband was able to acquire the vineyards of the legendary Jacky adding to his stable of excellent vineyards. With that in mind I have made the two trips to taste at Duband in the past 18 months. After leaving our tastings each time I discussed with my companions how impressed we were with his 2008s and 2009s. To sum it up, his wines deliver great fruit up front are accessible yet have that underlying elegance and depth of earth behind them. They are wines that appeal to a broad audience yet are very thought provoking. JN

David Duband

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Bourgogne Blanc Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2009 {#340895} .................................................... 34.99

27.99

Bourgogne Rouge 2009 {#340893} ........................ 27.99

21.99

Bourgogne Rouge Hautes Cotes de Nuits Louis Auguste 2009 {#340894} .................................................... 38.99 29.99 Chambertin 2009 (93WA/92-95BH) 750ml {#340915} ................................................ 375.00 300.00 1.5L {#344098} ................................................... 675.00 540.00 3L {#344099} .................................................... 1350.00 1080.00 Chambolle Musigny 2008 {#338346} ..................... 55.00

44.00

Chambolle Musigny 2009 {#340900} ..................... 69.00

55.00

Chambolle Musigny Les Gruenchers 2009 {#340908} .................................................. 125.00

100.00

Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers 2008 (93WA) {#338347} ..................................... 100.00

80.00

Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers 2009 (91WA/90-93BH) 750ml {#340909} ................................................ 135.00 105.00 1.5L {#344092} ................................................... 250.00 200.00 Charmes Chambertin 2009 (94WA) 750ml {#340913} ................................................ 265.00 1.5L {#344095} ................................................... 500.00

195.00 400.00

Clos de la Roche 2009 (92-94BH) {#340912} ....... 210.00

165.00

Clos de Vougeot 2009 750ml {#340910} ................................................ 210.00 1.5L {#344093} ................................................... 400.00

168.00 320.00

Cotes de Nuits Rouge 2009 {#340897} .................. 50.00 Echezeaux 2009 (93WA/92-95BH) 750ml {#340911} ................................................ 210.00 1.5L {#344094} ................................................... 400.00 Gevrey Chambertin 2009 (90WA) {#340902} ......... 69.00

David Duband

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Gevrey Chambertin Les Combottes 2008 {#339131} .................................................. 115.00

92.00

Gevrey Chambertin Les Combottes 2009 {#344148} .................................................. 140.00

112.00

Latricieres Chambertin 2009 (94WA/93-95BH) {#340914} ..................... 315.00

250.00

Marsannay 2009 {#340896} ..................................... 44.99

35.99

Morey St Denis Clos Sorbe Premier Cru 2009 (92WA) 750ml {#340904} .................................................. 85.00 1.5L {#344090} ................................................... 170.00 3L {#344091} ...................................................... 345.00

65.00 136.00 276.00

Morey St Denis 2009 (90WA) {#340898} ................ 65.00

52.00

Nuits Saint Georges Aux Thorey 2009 (93WA) {#340905} ....................................... 85.00

68.00

Nuits Saint Georges 2008 (88-90BH) {#338344} ... 49.99

39.99

Nuits Saint Georges 2009 (87-90BH) {#340899} ... 65.00

49.95

40.00

Nuits Saint Georges Les Proces 2009 (91-93BH) {#340906} .................................. 85.00

68.00

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Nuits Saint Georges Les Pruliers 2009 (92WA) {#340907} ....................................... 85.00

68.00

49.95

Vosne Romanee 2009 {#340903} ............................ 69.00

55.00

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z zachys staff holiday selections!

Domaine de l’Arlot BeautifulUnderstated Nuits St Georges Domaine de l’Arlot is a Burgundy estate that has been turning out in our opinion some extremely beautiful and understated wines for decades. Winemaker Olivier Leriche has “grown-up” fashioning the wines here and his trio of 2007, 2008 and 2009 are exceptional efforts. Class, elegance and power are all adjectives that are consistently used to describe these wines; yet for many people this domaine is still unknown. The future and progress at l’Arlot was looking extremely bright but just earlier this year Decanter Magazine reported that Olivier has resigned from Domaine l’Arlot to pursue establishing his own estate. I am sure that the foundation that Olivier has brought to l’Arlot will be continued with his successor but one thing is for sure 2007, 2008 and 2009 have turned out to be his finest vintages in my opinion. From the quality ratcheting up vintage after vintage, and the overall results that Olivier and his team have achieved in these three respectively diverse vintages, is a testament to his skills and the years of foundation that he was slowly cultivating here at l’Arlot, including transforming the vineyard over to organic ten years ago. JN “Domaine de L’Arlot has been an organic estate for ten years...” Antonio Galloni, the Wine Advocate 5/11

Domaine de l’Arlot

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Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos de l’Arlot 2008 (92WA) {#341598} ....................................... 95.00

75.00

“...possesses striking perfume, well-articulated fruit and tons of class. This is a very typical 2008 in its graceful personality and medium body...a highly rewarding bottle in a few years’ time...92.” WA 5/11.

Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forets 2007 (91BH) 750ml {#328401} .................................................. 96.00 375ml {#328402} .................................................. 49.99

78.00 39.95

85.00 44.95

“...huge, brooding wine. Smoke, tar, incense and wild cherries...muscular, intense Burgundy. The fruit builds with notable drive towards the unstoppable finish...strikingly beautiful...92-94.” WA 5/11.

Nuits St Georges Le Petit Arlot 2007 (88BH) {#328403} ....................................... 48.00

37.95

“This is also quite pretty and expressive with airy red berry fruit...clean, crisp, precise and overtly mineral suffused light to middle weight flavors that are linear and solidly persistent. This is not overly complex but I really like the harmonious delivery plus the tannins are admirably fine...88.” BH 1/10.

Nuits St Georges le Petit Arlot 2009 {#348804} .... 60.00 “...beautiful entry-level wine. The perfumed bouquet adds complexity to a solid core of vibrant fruit...made from young vines that are under ten years old.” WA 5/11. 34 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

Originally from Detroit, I moved to New York in 1975 to pursue a career in music, yet, it has been the sights and sounds of Zachys that has brought me to call Scarsdale home. In 1980, after the train on which I was a passenger broke down at the Scarsdale station, I took an impromptu stroll through the Village. There was a “Help Wanted” sign at the Zachys storefront and the rest is history. Today, as the Head Spirits Buyer at Zachys, it is the unique notes in each of our distillers’ expressions that I am pleased to bring to our loyal clientele. My appreciation in wine is boundless. I enjoy sharing the many qualities of some of my favorite wine regions with Zachys patrons: Whether it be the ever-evolving journey that the California wine world is experiencing, the complexity of wines from Bordeaux, the diversity in-and-of the wines from Germany, and the harmonious nature of traditional Champagnes. Southwestern Europe’s Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian Wines are areas of which I am especially pleased to call my newest favorites--- as with each day and every taste, I learn more-and-more. And, I couldn’t be more pleased!

Puligny Montrachet from Louis Jadot 2009

“...extremely floral with slightly riper aromas of freshly crushed red berry fruit...supple, round and relatively accessible flavors that are textured, fine, mouth coating and long...91.” BH 1/10.

Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forets St Georges 2009 (92-94WA/91-94IWC/91-93BH) 750ml {#348801} ................................................ 108.00 375ml {#348802} .................................................. 60.00

Michael Thomas 30 Years at Zachys

48.00

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les Pucelles (92WA/91-93BH) {#337525} ............. 190.00

125.00

“...brings together all of the elements of the year, the house style and this site...There is an elegance to the fruit and the finish that is simply remarkable. The flavors build beautifully towards the long, generous finish. This is a beautiful Pucelles...92.” WA 10/11.

Combettes (94JG/93WA) {#343178} ..................... 130.00 “...a rich, sensual wine. Layers of crushed rocks, slate and focused fruit emerge from this classy, beautifully articulated white. The textured, vivid finish is marvelous...This is a marvelously complete wine with the pedigree to drink well for a number of years...93.” WA 10/11.

105.00


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z From the 100pt Masters: Chateauneuf for Only $25.50! This is the Season to stock up on Chateauneuf du Pape! The Weather has cooled down and settling right in for rich red temperatures. Did we mention, the Clos St Jean’s 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape is now only $25.50 per bottle?!? That’s right, we have a great deal on the Chateauneuf du Pape estate that has been on fire for the past decade. Clos St Jean has been turning out many of the Vintages top wines for years now. In 2007 alone they produced three wines that Robert Parker rated 100 points! Their 2008s are absolutely delicious and frankly are great wines to enjoy now. That is why we couldn’t pass up this deal to secure more of their base (Tradition) Chateauneuf du Pape 2008. Straight out delicious now with plenty of potential for cellaring for the next couple of years this is turning out to be one of the best buys in Chateauneuf that we have had in a long time...ONLY $28.95 per bottle! JN

Finally Here 93pts & Only $14.99! “Wow, is this an exciting wine!...This is one of the greatest Cotes du Rhones I have ever tasted...“ Robert Parker It has finally arrived! The 2010 Cercius (not circus)! This is the wine that at the end of June scored HUGE in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Issue #195 where Robert Parker had a small section that was titled “Bob’s Best Buys.” In this section, Bob had about 40 different reviews. One of them we already were able to share with you which was the 94 points for the Chateau Pesquie 2010 Cotes du Ventoux. Alas that wine sold-out within a few hours of that offer. The other wine that really caught our attention was the: Cercius 2010 Cotes du Rhone Villages at 93 points for only $14.99! When it comes to quality and BANG for YOUR BUCK these two wines are clearly poised to deliver! We have been strong supporters of both of these wineries over the past couple of years and we are extremely excited to be able to continue to offer you more. JN

A Steal at this Price!!!

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Cotes du Rhone Villages Visan Cercius (Michel Gassier) 2010 (93WA) {#349735} .......................................................14.99 “Wow, is this an exciting wine! A custom cuvee put together by importer Eric Solomon along with the brilliant oenologist Philippe Cambie and Costieres de Nimes’ up-and-coming superstar, Michel Gassier, this blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah (and there are 5,000 cases for the US) comes from the 70- to 80-year-old Grenache vines on the plateau of Domazan to the south of Chateauneuf du Pape. This sensational wine tastes more like Chateauneuf du Pape than just about any Cotes du Rhone one is likely to find...this is one of the greatest Cotes du Rhones I have ever tasted - wonderfully intense, deep ruby with some purple tinges, with a stunning nose of black raspberry liqueur intermixed with sweet cherries, licorice, pepper and Provencal lavender. Round, generous, opulent and heady...fabulously intense, hedonistic wine...Bravo! 93.” WA 6/11. 36 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

“Pascal and Vincent Maurel appear to have achieved great success in both 2008 and 2009...To say they are on a qualitative hot streak is the understatement of the wine world...The Maurels had the foresight to bring in the gifted consultant, Philippe Cambie...Clos Saint-Jean’s first successes were from 2003 when they produced some of the best wines of the vintage. They have followed those successes with wines that are in the top 10-12 Chateauneufs of the vintage every year...Everything is made with extraordinary attention to detail...Kudos to Pascal and Vincent Maurel as well as their brilliant consultant, Philippe Cambie.” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 10/10.

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Chateauneuf du Pape (Clos St Jean) 2008 (91WA) {#331212} ....................................... 60.00

28.95

“...sweet nose of cranberries, black cherries, smoke, herbs and meat juices. Fleshy, medium to full-bodied and silky smooth...endearing seductive 2008...91.” WA 10/10.

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z Dynamic winemaker Louis Barruol is on a roll! By: James Molesworth Posted: September 9, 2011, winespectator.com “Tasting Highlights bring the best wines from our editors’ most recent tastings to WineSpectator.com members. Louis Barruol, one of the most dynamic vignerons in France’s Southern Rhône Valley, is on a roll. At Barruol’s own Château de St.-Cosme estate in Gigondas, he has set a new quality level for the appellation with his single-vineyard cuvées, culled from small plots of predominantly old-vine Grenache planted on limestone soils in the higher reaches of this often overlooked appellation. Leading the way is the Le Poste bottling, which in 2009 is equal parts Grenache and Syrah, as opposed to nearly all Grenache, due to hail which reduced yields in the vineyard. Barruol produced just two barrels of the cuvée, which explodes with vivid fruit and minerality and ranks as my highest rated-Gigondas to date. In contrast, the Hominis Fides bottling shows its typical tannic muscle and depth, while the Le Claux bottling relies more on racy acidity; all three are classic in quality. Barruol also runs a négociant operation, with the wines labeled just St.-Cosme. The ’09s are some of the best wines yet for this label, led by a gorgeous, sultry Côte-Rôtie that Barruol sources from old-vine Serine plantings (the local variety of Syrah in Côte-Rôtie prized by growers for its noticeable perfume and bright acidity). And Barruol has branched out as well. Under his Louis & Cherry Barruol label, he now has a series of wines exclusively for American importer Kermit Lynch. Lynch selects lots of wine from Barruol’s stocks, who then ages and bottles them separately. Three Côte-Rôtie bottlings are real eye-openers: The Les Roses 2009 is sourced primarily from the Fongeant and Rozier parcels and tends to be on the more elegant side; the La Boisselée 2009 comes from the Labrosses and Champin parcels and shows a grippier edge; La Dorée 2009 combines the two sides of the appellation—perfume and power—sourcing fruit from the Champin and Viaillère parcels. There are values here too, with four different Côtes du Rhône bottlings that emphasize different grapes and blends, all checking in at $25 or under. All told, it’s an impressive range of wines from a vigneron who shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.”

Louis Barruol

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Cote Rotie La Boisselee 2009 (93WS) {#346859} .. 90.00

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“This is packed, with a very dark, ample toasty core of black currant, plum sauce and licorice snap notes woven tightly, while fruitcake, violet and maduro tobacco notes hold sway on the grippy finish. This will need some time to round into form. Best from 2013 through 2023...93.” WS 9/11.

Cote Rotie La Doree 2009 (93WS) {#346860} ........ 90.00

75.00

Racy, with a strong preference for the red side of the spectrum, as currant, cherry and red licorice notes course along, inlaid with taut iron, white pepper and Kenya AA coffee notes. The tight, mineral-driven finish will need cellaring to show its best. Rock-solid. Best from 2013 through 2023...93.” WS 9/11.

Cote Rotie Les Roses 2009 (93WS) {#346858} ..... 90.00

75.00

“Rich and layered, with gorgeous mouthfeel to the dense blackberry, plum sauce, melted licorice snap and espresso flavors. Long and velvety through the finish, with a strong buried iron note...93.” WS 9/11.

Crozes Hermitage Tiercerolles 2009 (92WS) {#346863} ....................................... 43.99

34.99

“This rich wine has mocha and fig cake notes, but also shows great cut, with crushed plum, macerated blackberry and raspberry fruit all melding into the tar-, black tea- and spice box-filled finish...92.” WS 9/11.

Hermitage Les Pierrelles 2009 (94WS) {#346864} ..................................... 100.00

80.00

Cotes du Rhone Cypress Cuvee (Kermit Lynch) 2007 (91SWJ) {#326949} ..................................... 21.99

17.50

“Deep violet, with a dark core. Decadent aromas of cherry pie, macerated sour cherries, autumn leaves, oiled leather and white pepper. Spicy flavors of tart cherries, fruit punch, and leather, with dried herb notes coming through on the finish. Good acidity. The tannins are refined but evident on the long finish. 14% alc. Drink now-2012...91.” SWJ 12/10 holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 37


z “Purchasing a wine from this family is about as close to a guarantee of authenticity and high quality as one can expect...” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 10/10 “The Perrin brothers, Jean-Pierre and Francois, and their sons, Thomas, Marc, Pierre and Mathieu, have long owned over 200 acres of top sites in Chateauneuf du Pape and can now claim over 1,000 acres in the southern Rhone as their empire under the Perrin et Fils label expands considerably. This is good news for consumers as the Perrins, one of the great winemaking families of France, are dedicated to producing high quality wines, preserving top terroirs, and to providing a range of wines in all price ranges that are as good as consumers can expect. Purchasing a wine from this family is about as close to a guarantee of authenticity and high quality as one can expect...” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 10/10 As a Rhone Wine Lover you know the Perrin Family Name and of course their historic estate Chateau Beaucastel. One of the world’s greatest estates and one of the most consistent properties of the Rhone Valley, the Perrin Family over the decades have refined the “formula” to turn out top quality wine Vintage after Vintage. Chateau Beaucastel is not only one of the most consistent Chateauneuf du Papes on the market today but also one of the most cellar worthy. However, the Perrin Family does not just stop there. The Coudoulet Cotes du Rhone to the Perrin & Fils labeled Cotes du Rhones are fantastic and represent some incredible values! With the 2009 Vintage being yet again another strong to exceptional Vintage for Chateauneuf du Pape and the Southern-Rhone it only makes gobbling up these wines more exciting! JN

Perrin/Beaucastel

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*Cotes du Rhone Vinsobres Vieilles Vignes Les Hauts de Julien (Perrin and Fils) 2009 (92-94WA) {#343225} .................................. 70.00

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*Cotes du Rhone (Coudoulet de Beaucastel) 2009 (89-91WA) {#343222} .................................. 43.99

29.99

“...ust a notch behind its brilliant 2007 counterpart and could turn out to be just as good...abundant aromas of framboise, black cherries, truffles, herbs, grilled steak and meat blood. Spicy, peppery, rich and medium to full-bodied with silky tannins...89-91.” WA 10/10.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Coudoulet de Beaucastel) 2009 (91WA) {#343219} ....................................... 44.99

34.95

“If you want an introduction to just how good the Perrin white wines are, check out the Beaucastel 2009 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet blanc. Sadly, there are only 10,000 bottles of this cuvee, which sells for less than half the price of their Chateauneuf du Pape blanc. Made from 30% Viognier, 30% Bourboulenc, 30% Marsanne, and 10% Clairette, this beauty offers up scents of honeysuckle, crushed rocks, quince and white currants in a full-bodied, richly fruity style with laser-like minerality and acidity...91.” WA 10/10.

*Chateauneuf du Pape (Chateau Beaucastel) 2009 (92-95WA) {#343223} ................................ 135.00

95.00

“The 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape (30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance other permitted varietals)...sweet aromas of camphor, truffles, black cherries, black currants, licorice, pepper and forest floor. The wine is full-bodied, rich, intense and powerful...92-95.” WA 10/10.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc (Chateau Beaucastel) 2009 (93WS/94-96WA) {#343220} ..................... 125.00

95.00

“...reveals the greater intensity, richness and potential longevity of this vintage. Made from the same blend as the 2008, the 2009 sees some new oak (15%), but that component is totally hidden by copious notes of quince, honeyed citrus, peaches and apricots. With good acidity as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel...stunning...96-98.” WA 10/10.

“The Perrin et Fils 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages-Vinsobres Vieilles Vignes Les Hauts Julien is the most brilliant wine produced in Vinsobres. The Perrins now own 140 acres in Vinsobres, and this is the best selection of the oldest vines. I recently had a bottle of the 2007 at the wonderful New Orleans restaurant, Herbsaint, and while it was still young, it was a brilliant expression of cool climate, high elevation Grenache and Syrah. Made from equal parts Grenache and Syrah, the 2009 hits all the palate’s sweet spots offering up notes of graphite, truffles, blueberries, blackberries, licorice and camphor. Full-bodied with crisp acidity, wonderful purity and vivid freshness and delineation...92-94.” WA 10/10.

Cotes du Rhone Vinsobres les Cornuds (Perrin and Fils) 2009 (90-93WA) {#343224} .................................. 31.99 19.95 “A blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, the 2009 Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages Vinsobres Les Cornuds reveals abundant aromas of crushed rocks, spring flowers and blue as well as black fruits in its darker, more cool climate style. It is completely different from the Grenachedominated wines from the warmer climates of Cairanne, Rasteau, Vacqueyras or Gigondas. The impressive, deep, rich Vinsobres Les Cornuds comes from high elevation (400 feet) vineyards...90-93.” WA 10/10.

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Forget the Riviera—Corsica!

Corsica - French, Spanish or Italian? Corsica, what a beautiful island. It has been almost 10 years since I have been to Corsica but the imagery, food and wine are still deeply ingrained in my mind. An island so diverse the culture on the island is a mix of French, Spanish and Italian. In fact, the island as we all know is part of France but when it comes to the food and wine the diverse influences that have shaped the Mediterranean for thousands of years is clearly evident. This is what makes Corsica so intriguing. It is as diverse as Sardegna or Sicilia for instance but at the same time is so very different from those two islands. Corsica is Corsica and it is hard to find any other place that compares. The wine from Corsica has historically been good. Great with the local fare and as diverse as the cuisine and culture. However, the past few years there has been a growing buzz in the wine world about Corsican wine. It appears that the “wine revolution” that took place in the wineries and vineyards of Italy’s western coast, Southern France and Spain has finally taken root in Corsica. The latest generation has embraced change and is turning out some extremely stunning wines. The wine scene is growing rapidly in Corsica and as with most isolated areas in Europe the diversity and use of “local grapes” is proving to add some beautiful “flavor” to the wines. JN

Forget the Riviera—Corsica!

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Domaine Marengo Muscat du Cap Corse 2007 (91SWJ) (500ml) {# 350424} ...................... 36.99 “Attractive aromas and flavors of honey, orange marmalade, ripe apricot, almonds, and white pepper. The texture is round and viscous...delicious, fortified dessert wine...91.” SWJ 10/11.

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Ajaccio Blanc Faustine (Comte Abbatucci) 2010 (92WA/92+SWJ) {#349902} ........................ 39.99

32.95

“...one of those libations that makes me believe in a strong sense of “terroir”...honeysuckle, oleander, fennel, thyme, and orange zest lead into a subtly oily, almost custardyrich palate that adds juicy orange flesh and parsnip-like pungency, along with saline and raw scallop-like savor that left my salivary glands pumping overtime...92.” WA 8/11.

Ajaccio Rouge Faustine (Comte Abbatucci) 2009 (91WA/92+ SWJ) {#349903} ....................... 39.99

32.99

“Fresh, airy aromas of juniper berries, sour cherries, and red plum skin are complemented by a fragrant herbal note of maquis...the wine displays substantial tannins that are not dissimilar to a Nebbiolo...92+.”SWJ 10/11.

Patrimonio Rose Clos Alivu 2010 (91SWJ) {#346612} ..................................... 26.99

19.99

“Aromas and flavors of red berries, juniper, and white pepper. Stands out among the crowd, without being heavy or extracted...91.” SWJ 7/11.

Vermentino Gioielli Cap Corse Blanc 2009 {#346924} .................................................... 26.99

19.99

“A ripe white, offering pear and tropical fruit flavors, with notes of fig and apricot jam. Spicy finish.” WS 5/11.

Patrimonio Haut Blanc Carco Antoine Arena 2009 (90WS) {#337156} ....................................... 43.99

33.99

“...rich, full-bodied...lush flavors of apple, melon, baked pineapple and apricot. Pastry notes linger on the elegant, creamy finish, which features baked spice...90.” WS 4/11.

Patrimonio Blanc Carco Antoine Arena 2009 (91WS) {#337155} ....................................... 43.99

37.99

“Firm and unctuously fruity, with a lively array of baked apple, glazed apricot and glazed citrus flavors that feature notes of clove and nutmeg. The long finish shows white pepper, with hints of dried pear and mango...91.” WS 4/11. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 39


z Domaine Giraud: One of the best kept secrets of the Rhone Valley! I firmly believe that this estate is one of the true hidden gems of the Rhone Valley. Yes the famed Philippe Cambie is the consultant here now but when we visited here in early 2010, Philippe told us on the side that of anyone in Chateauneuf du Pape whom he works with or not—Francois Giraud is the next “super-star” winemaker of the region. As good as Avril or Christophe Sabon he said. And of course his sister Marie is not only the most charming woman in Chateauneuf du Pape but also an equally important figure in the success of Domaine Giraud. JN “This estate made brilliant 2006s and followed those up with absolutely magnificent 2007s, very strong 2008s, and impressive 2009s. The brilliant southern Rhone winemaking consultant Philippe Cambie must be given a big share of the credit in turning the fortunes of this estate around. This is another of his clients that practices biodynamic farming.” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 10/10

Domaine Giraud 2009s

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Chateauneuf du Pape les Gallimardes (94WS/95RR) 750ml {#346985} .................................................. 75.00 1.5L {#346990} ................................................... 150.00

60.00 120.00

“Rounded and fleshy, with a very juicy core of kirsch, black currant and plum fruit layered with mouthwatering notes of sweet spice and tobacco. The very fresh, silky finish sports a racy graphite edge and a licorice snap note that adds extra length. Accessible now, but this really fleshes out in the glass and has the drive to cellar...94.” WS 9/11.

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition (93WS) 750ml {#347049} .................................................. 55.00 1.5L {#347050} ................................................... 115.00

44.00 92.00

“Dense but stylish, with a silky texture to the cassis, macerated cherry and linzer torte flavors, followed by ample spice, pepper, warm ganache and black tea notes filling in the finish. Very fresh acidity carries it all deftly...93.” WS 9/11.

Clos des Papes – the Burgundy of Chateauneuf du Pape – the Grand Cru – the First Growth – the King Whatever you want to call it. Clos des Papes historically and today is one of the most important and most significant estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. They are not widely considered the best without good reason. 2009 once again reminds us what makes this property and family so special. JN “Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve...96.” WS 9/11.

Clos des Papes 2009

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Chateauneuf du Pape 2009 (96WS) 750ml {#339170} ................................................ 165.00 *1.5L {#343418} ................................................... 350.00 *3L {#343419} ...................................................... 750.00

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z What do you get when Michel Chapoutier and his Right-Hand Man decided to establish an estate in the Southern-Rhone? Answer: a) Pierre-Henri Morel Wines b) Awesome Values In the Southern-Rhone c) The Most Excited We have been since finding Philippe Cambie’s Les Halos de Jupiter wines two years ago. d) All of the above! This project is destined to be a great addition to the already fabulous line-up of projects that Michel Chapoutier has gotten involved in. The support and knowledge of Michel Chapoutier is an important part of the success of these wines, but the key factor to the tremendous early success of these wines is the fact that this is a joint venture with Pierre-Henri Morel. Yes he is Michel’s right-hand man, but Pierre-Henri knowledge of the Southern-Rhone is the key here along with his drive to produce wines that are exceptional upon release. Pierre-Henri Morel has a true passion for food, wine and great terroirs from his native region: the Rhone Valley. He started to work with worldly acclaimed winemaker Michel Chapoutier in 2000 and has been deeply involved in the management of the winery since then. In 2007, Michel Chapoutier proposed a new adventure to Pierre-Henri: they decided to purchase in joint-venture a vineyard in the prestigious “Pignan” area in Chateauneuf du Pape. This 4 ha vineyard is planted with old vines of Grenache. It truly offers an outstanding terroir with the potential to make one of the most refined Chateauneuf du Pape. Pierre-Henri is fascinated by the Southern Rhone Valley and the amazing variety of its soils. A few other wines were added to the range: Cotes du Rhone Villages “Laudun” and “Signargues”, from the right bank of the Rhone facing Chateauneuf du Pape, are outstanding values, and a Gigondas, made from plots which are located on beautiful height and medium height terraces made of alluvial soils. Pierre-Henri Morel wines are vinified and aged within the M. Chapoutier infrastructures receiving the best care and attention that both men are noted for attending to their wines evolution. JN “Created in 2008 when Chapoutier purchased the bankrupt Domaine de Bois Dauphines, these wines are made by Pierre-Henri Morel, who is the Directeur Commercial at Chapoutier. The wines shows predominately classical styles that have a fruit forward slant…09s are very well done and possesses sweet fruit, solid balance, and plenty of character.” Jeb Dunneck the Rhone Report 9/11.

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Chateauneuf du Pape Lieu dit Pignan 2009 (92-94WA) {#347818} .................................. 80.00

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Chateauneuf du Pape 2009 (90-92WA) {#347817} .................................. 50.00

39.50

“The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape has oodles of black raspberry and kirsch notes intermixed with roasted Provencal herbs, licorice, and spice box. Medium to full bodied, dense, and impeccably well-made, the brilliant 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Lieu-Dit Pignan, which comes from five acres in this sector cropped at 20 hectoliters per hectare, is super. Notes of black cherry marmalade, plum sauce, lavender, and licorice jump from the glass of this dark ruby wine. The wine has terrific texture, density, and a medium to full-bodied, rich mouthfeel. It should drink well for at least a decade or more...90-92.” WA 10/10.

Cotes du Rhone Villages Laudun Blanc 2010 (90WS) {#347814} ....................................... 20.99

15.95

Cotes du Rhone Villages Signargues 2009 (89-91WA/90WS) {#347815} ....................... 20.99

15.95

“A real sleeper of the vintage is Morel’s 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Signargues. This dense plum/ruby wine exhibits loads of raspberry and black cherry fruit, medium body, and plenty of spice and earth. It should drink nicely for 3-4 years...89-91.” WA 10/10.

Gigondas 2009 (88-90WA) {#347816} .................... 40.00

29.95

“The 2009 Gigondas offers more minerality but sweet cranberry and boysenberry fruit, good acidity, and a fresh, lively mouthfeel...88-90.” WA 10/10.

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z Chave In the Wine Spectator Insider... Two Issues In a Row!

zachys staff holiday selections!

As a Rhone lover, you know that Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is one of the finest in Hermitage and in general the world. If you are not familiar with Domaine Chave wines, then we highly recommend you start now! The 2008s are excellent examples of the heights that Chave can achieve even in Vintages that are dubbed “average.” One of the most consistent estates producing Hermitage, the Chave style is undeniable and incomparable. The wines are meticulously made from the vineyards to the cellar. That’s why it is no surprise within two weeks the Wine Spectator has given these wines some extremely high marks and included them in two issues back-to-back of the Wine Spectator Insider! The Hermitage Blanc that not only rated 95 points but also dubbed a “Hot Wine.” The previous week which was dedicated to only Rhone wines included the Hermitage Rouge which appears to be the highest rated Hermitage (Ermitage) Rouge of the 2008 Vintage from Wine Spectator! Have I mentioned yet that these wines are already in-stock?! Load up now before it is too late they are bound to disappear fast. JN

JL Chave 2008

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Hermitage Blanc (95WS) {#343168} ..................... 300.00

225.00

“Lush yet precise, with green tea, honeysuckle and quinine notes rippling through the core of green plum, pear and Jonagold apple fruit. The finish has mouthwatering minerality and subtle persistence. Seamless and long. Best from 2012 through 2022...95.” WS 8/11.

Hermitage (94WS) {#343166} ................................ 300.00 “This is suave, with a smoldering tobacco note running from start to finish, while truffle, cocoa, braised fig and warm black currant confiture notes fill in the remaining space. Dense, but very silky along the edges, with remarkable harmony for the vintage...94.” WS 8/11.

225.00

David Johnson 2 Years at Zachys Following my move from Seattle to New York City, I plunged headlong into a career change from finance to the world of fine wine. Originally intrigued with Washington and California wines, my wine interests have broadened to reflect a more European palate. Of particular interest are what I refer to as “relative bargains,” wines that really deliver on the price / quality ratio! I truly enjoy sharing my love of fine wine with Zachys clientele; please let me know how I may assist with your wine needs!

10 Remaining Stand-Outs of the 2007 Southern-Rhone Vintage 98 Point Vintage Wine Advocate

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Gigondas Halos de Jupiter (Philippe Cambie) (92+SWJ) {#327229} ............................................ 44.99

28.75

Chateauneuf du Pape (La Roquette) (91RR) {#328416} ................................................ 49.99

30.00

Chateauneuf du Pape (Bois de Boursan) (93RR) {#330580} ................................................ 55.00

37.00

Gigondas Louisiane VV (Domaine St Damien) (95WA) {#332921} ................................................ 75.00

50.00

Chateauneuf du Pape (Marcoux) (94WA) {#326219} ................................................ 85.00

52.00

Chateauneuf du Pape Les Baud (Bois de Boursan) (93+WA) {#330583} .............................................. 75.00

55.00

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale (Tardieu Laurent) (95WS/94-96WA) {#159987} ................................ 80.00 62.00 Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constance (Domaine de la Solitude) (96WA) {#332105} .............................................. 110.00

72.00

Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret de Sabons (Domaine Roger Sabon) (97+WA) {#165814} ............................................ 335.00

196.00

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes (Janasse) (100WA) {#160024} ............................................ 450.00 319.00

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ITALY


z 2007 Barolo - One Of The Most EXCITING Vintages Of My Career I realize that this is a rather bold headline, but the 2007 vintage of Barolo has filled me with the same level of enthusiasm and excitement as the very first vintage I bought here at the store: The 1990!!!! It gets a little tiring when you get great vintages like 2004 & 2006...that will be great with TIME. I want great NOW!!! This is the vintage... James Suckling’s thoughts on 2007 Barolo: “The 2007 vintage certainly is pleasing; sexy would be another way of describing it. The Nebbiolos from 2007 give so much pleasure already but they are balanced with a gorgeous backbone of tannins as well as opulent fruit. I like to think of them as a mixture of the fruit-forward 2000s with the firm and bright 2001s. The vintage is clearly better than 2006...Barolo producers and lovers will make comparisons forever about the vintage. But they should all agree that it was a year marked by a hot growing season, much like 1989, 1990, 1997, and 2000...I believe that 2007 is a year that you can buy across the board, so buy and enjoy. The vintage is definitely going to be a crowd pleaser with all its luscious fruit and ripe tannins...” jamessuckling.com The Wine Advocate’s Vintage Review: Wine Advocate has already graded the 2007 Barolos: “97E” vintage review as a whole. The 97 point review is pretty obvious...It’s an “Extraordinary” vintage for Barolo. The “E” stands for “Early Maturing and accessible”...or in other words, HIGHLY APPROACHABLE. In the 18 years I have been here at the store there have only been 4 other vintages that have fallen into such a supreme category for Barolo: 1989, 1990, 1996 and 2006. “The 2007 Baroli are some of the most viscerally thrilling young wines I have ever tasted...The wines are radiant, intensely perfumed and totally seductive, yet not at all heavy, in a style that offers the textural richness of a warm vintage with the aromatics of a cool year. In 2006 and 2007 readers will find the finest back to back Barolo vintages since 1989 and 1990...the 2007s are ripe, flashy wines that are showing fabulously well young...the 2007s have a wonderful supple fleshiness, gorgeous aromatics and fabulous length...” Wine Advocate February 2011 It’s truly UNDENIABLE and very exciting, as there is so much immediate pleasure from a vintage like this. Put in perspective, the wines are relatively inexpensive considering the reviews and production size. You can buy a solid case of 2007 Barolo for MUCH less than what a quality six pack of 2009 Bordeaux would run you! (Sorry for the Bordeaux dig...but it’s true)! Feel free to visit us online at zachys.com to see our entire selection of 2007 Barolos. Want to get it in a nice neat package? Give us a call at 800.723.0241 or shoot us an email at cs@zachys.com and we will be more than happy to send you a PDF of all available 2007 Barolos with reviews and sale prices. My personal Barolo stocks have dwindled at home, and this is a vintage The McMurray’s will be loading up on. I suggest you follow my lead!!! AM

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z 2006 Brunello di Montalcino - EVERYONE Agrees On The Quality Of The Vintage Rather than bore you with flowery descriptives on the virtues of the 2006 vintage from Montalcino how about we hit you square between the eyes with 8 REASONS this is a vintage not to be missed:

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Wine Spectator Rates It A “Classic” Vintage Tuscany/Brunello di Montalcino Vintage 2006

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Description Complex and powerful wines that impress with ripe yet fresh fruit and firm, dense structures. Fine balance

Wine Advocate Gives It THE HIGHEST Overall Vintage Score For Any Vintage Of Brunello di Montalcino...EVER!!! The Wine Advocate Vintage Guide (as of 6/30/2011) 2010-1996 Regions Italy: Tuscany

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95T

88R

1997 1996 95R

88R

(Brunello di Montalcino)

3

James Suckling simply states, “...I think 2006 is THE greatest modern vintage for Sangiovese, and many of the 2006s are setting a new quality standard for Brunello producers, as well as their region at large...” jamessuckling.com 1/11/

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Two wines received PERFECT 100 point ratings in this vintage (Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova 2006 • 100JS and Luce della Vite Luce 2006 • 100JS)...and BOTH are still available for sale.

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125+ = The number of 2006 Brunello di Montalcino’s still available for sale at Zachys

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67 = The number of 2006 Brunellos that are currently for sale UNDER $65/Bottle...with MANY selections under $50/Bottle

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92% = The amount of our available 2006 Brunello SKU’s that have received a 93 point or higher review from the 4 major wine critics (Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, James Suckling or International Wine Cellar)

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300+ = The number of cases of 2006 Brunello that were sold in ONE EVENING when we had our huge 2006 Brunello tasting in New York in May

Need I really say more?!?! Trust me, if you like Brunello, this is a vintage you do not want to miss out on. Feel free to visit us online at zachys.com to see our complete listing. Want to get it in a nice neat package? Give us a call at 800.723.0241 or shoot us an email at cs@zachys.com and we will be more than happy to send you a PDF of all available 2006 Brunellos with reviews and sale prices. We look forward to hearing back from you. AM

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z You Never Know Unless You Ask The current vintage release of most wines from the Bolgheri region of Tuscany is 2008 and 2009. Sadly, the 2007s seem to be LONG gone. In a conversation with a supplier I took a shot in the dark and asked, “Any chance you have any quality 2007s still available?” To which the response was, “Funny you should ask, we were holding the final cases for a big national account that did not come through” “SHIP IT IN!!!!!!!” A Great Vintage: Wine Spectator Vintage Chart on Bolgheri Tuscany/Bolgheri, Maremma Vintage 2007

Score

Drink Rec(s)

95

Drink or hold

Fresh, fruity and racy; firmer and more tannic than 2006 PLUS... A Great Wine: CAMPO AL MARE Bolgheri 2007 Score: 91

Who Doesn’t Want A Little “WOW” In Their Lives?!?! I was just offered my first crack at what I like to call the “Wow” wine from Tuscany. Not set for release from the winery until early 2012, after a bit of begging and pleading I convinced the supplier to get the wine here a bit sooner this Fall so we can all have a little “WOW” for under $20/Bottle!!! The Wine In Question: Chianti Classico Toscolo 2009 (92JS)

As reviewed on jamessuckling.com TOSCOLO CHIANTI CLASSICO August 11th, 2017 Wow. Love the milk chocolate, dried cherry, mint and licorice character in this Chianti Classico. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Drink now. • Country: Italy • Vintage: 2009 • Score: 92

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Chianti Classico 2009 (92JS) {#350282} ................ 22.99

18.99

46 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Issue: Oct 31, 2009

Notes of currant, coffee, berry and light toasty oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with big, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best after 2011. 8,000 cases made. -JS Has all the makings for a GREAT DEAL!!! AM

Bolgheri Steal

What Makes It A “Wow” Wine?

Toscolo

Release Price: $30

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Campo Al Mare 2007 (91WS) {#165819} ................ 32.99

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z Who Doesn’t Want “...stunning wine for the money...”?! In Two Vintages???!!! Morisfarms has been a Morellino di Scansano producer that we have worked with here in the shop regularly over the last decade. Mostly because you really get a LOT of wine for the money. The 2010 Morellino followed in close step behind the 2009 which we have been so successful with this year. I am pleased to tell you that we STILL have a little 2009 available in stock and we asked that the 2010 be thrown on a boat to Scarsdale as soon as it was released from the winery in late October. Two great vintages to choose from...both have the same silly low deals associated with them. Wine Advocate #196, Aug 2011 2010 Morisfarms Morellino di Scansano A Sangiovese Dry Red Table wine from Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy Reviewer Antonio Galloni

Rating

Maturity

Current $

90

Drink: 2011-2014

$19

The 2010 Morellino di Scansano is a wine that overdelivers once again. The 2010 is a decidedly powerful Morellino imbued with the essence of black cherries, smoke, licorice, leather and a host of other dark aromas and flavors. Tasted alongside the decidedly radiant, sexy 2009, the 2010 comes across as a powerhouse. This is a stunning wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.

How “Smart” Of An Italian Buyer Are You? This choice was right up my alley. The October 31st issue of Wine Spectator had a heavy emphasis that was “All About Tuscan Wines.” Jeremy and I both seem to have this bad habit of flipping through all the editorials (We double back and read those later) and jump straight to the Wine Spectator Buying Guide. When I flipped to page #105 there it was...leapt right from the bottom right corner of the page... Who doesn’t like to get the MOST while spending the LEAST?? I guess that’s what makes wines like this SMART BUYS.

Morisfarms is an excellent source for wines that deliver considerable quality for the money.

Morisfarms

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Morellino di Scansano 2009 {#350051} ................. 18.99

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“The estate’s Morellino di Scansano is often one of Italy’s finest values, as it is again in 2009. Ripe, succulent red fruits and flowers emerge effortlessly from this soft, engaging offering. The estate’s Morellino is 90% Sangiovese, plus 10% Merlot and Syrah...” WA 8/10.

Morellino di Scansano 2010 (90WA) {#350050} .... 18.99

14.99

Well I am here today to make all our Italian customers look like “Smart” buyers by giving you a great offer on this well rated Chianti Classico. AM

“Smart Buy” Fonterutoli

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Chianti Classico 2009 (92WS) {#350474} .............. 29.00

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“A polished, international style, with toast and spice notes adding smoothness and depth to the black cherry and raspberry fruit. Rich and harmonious, with an impression of spice and mineral on the long aftertaste...92.” Smart Buy WS 10/11.

PS. A little bird told also told me that they made no Siepi or Castello di Fonterutoli in 2009 (Flagship wines)...thus, significantly elevating the Chianti Classico! holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 47


z Dibs On The New Vintage... Plus Last Of The Current We just negotiated a sweet deal on the newest release coming from Tenuta Sette Ponti...their flagship red: 2009 ORENO. As many of you know this has been a highly revered wine over the last decade with vintage after vintage scoring BIG with both Wine Spectator & Wine Advocate. Just look at the last few vintages... Vintage

Review(s)

Sette Ponti Oreno 2001

95WS/95WA

Sette Ponti Oreno 2003

95WS

Sette Ponti Oreno 2004

95WS

Sette Ponti Oreno 2005

95WS

Sette Ponti Oreno 2006

96WS

Sette Ponti Oreno 2007

95WS

Sette Ponti Oreno 2008

96WS/96WA/96JS

eds R 2 eat r G Of lity!!! i Nob

Pretty darn consistent I would say!!! Tasting History Wine Advocate #196, Aug 2011

How Cool Is This? A Wine At A Price That Even Pre-Dates Me!

2009 Sette Ponti Oreno A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from Tuscany, Italy Reviewer Antonio Galloni

Rating

Maturity

94+

Drink: 2014 - 2029

The 2009 Oreno is stunning. Layers of soft, well-articulated fruit caress the palate in this sweeping, dramatic wine. There is tons of depth, freshness and vitality in the glass, not to mention terrific overall balance. Sweet flowers, spices and licorice wrap around the seamless, captivating finish. Oreno is one of Italy’s most improved wines. The 2009, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, represents another move in the right direction. Antonio Moretti’s Sette Ponti continues to make important strides, especially with the flagship Oreno. AM

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Oreno 2009 (94+WA) {#350299} ............................. 95.00

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And I still have some remaining stocks of the 2008 vintage here in the store... Oreno 2008 (96JS/96WS/96WA) {#338825} ........... 95.00 “The 2008 Oreno is stunningly beautiful. An open, expressive bouquet laced with mint, red berries, roses and spices emerges with superb clarity and balance. The tension between the minerality of the vintage and the rich expression of fruit that is one of the house’s hallmarks play off each other beautifully here. The finish is utterly exquisite in its beguiling beauty...it is quite possibly the most elegant, impeccably refined wine I have ever tasted here. Simply put, it is fabulous juice!..These superb releases from Sette Ponti include a fabulous version of the Oreno, perhaps the finest vintage ever made...96.” WA 10/10. 48 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

69.00

This Fall we started carrying a VERY special Barolo here in the store that we are all extremely excited about. The immediate excitement is that it comes from an utterly ripe and delicious vintage (2007) which has already been compared to other legendary Barolo vintages like 1989, 1990 and 1996. But what is one of the COOLEST things about this wine is that it is available to you at a price point that even pre-dates me!! When I first started buying the Italian wines for the store (1994... Yes, I know, 17 years ago) the first BIG vintage from Piedmont that I handled was the 1990’s. Even then entry-level (Base) Barolos started at $35/Bottle and worked their way up the ladder. Of course, as has been the case with everything we purchase these days, the costs have only gone up with 2007 entry-level Barolos averaging out closer to the $50/Bottle price point. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that we would be able to sell this Barolo for $29.99/Bottle. I am not sure if/when I will have another unique selling opportunity at a price point like this from Piedmont. My suggestion: Load Up, just like I did. AM

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Barolo Bricco Dei Tudori 2007 {#346804} .............. 41.99

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Nose of morolino cherry, Raspberry Eau De Vie and dried roses. Although full bodied it is not muscle bound or ponderous. Enjoyable now. Perfect with a roast chicken and root vegetables. A seamless wine with a long finish and a sweet inner mouth perfume.


z These 2 Soaves Took The Store By Storm This Summer We started with this new Soave producer this Summer….and have had to re-order it in NUMEROUS times!! We knew it would be popular because we LOVED it but had no idea how wildly popular it would be with the Zachys customer base…What a pleasant surprise.

Ca’ Rugate

Looking For Sassicaia Quality Without The Sassicaia Price? Look no further than the EXACT SAME estate Tenuta San Guido! “Tenuta San Guido is on a roll these days. Over the last few years, the estate has released a number of hugely delicious wines. These new releases are nicely aligned with their respective vintages. The entry-level Le Difese and Guidalberto both capture the essence of a sunny year that made wines well suited to near-term drinking, while the 2008 Sassicaia captures the potential of a powerful vintage characterized by low yields and a late harvest...” WA 8/11 While Sassicaia is an undeniable category-killer in the Super-Tuscan world, how many people want to make a $150+ bottle of wine part of their regular drinking schedule. That’s when Le Difese and Guidalberto come into play. These two delicious siblings of Sassicaia each play a unique roll for different styles from the estate, with the Le Difese being soft/lush/ripe and the Guidalberto acting as a bigger/more structured middle child. No matter which way you go the WHOLE Tenuta San Guido family has something to offer in this year’s new releases.

Tenuta San Guido

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Le Difese 2009 (93+SWJ) {#345727} ...................... 34.99

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Soave Classico San Michele 2010 (90SWJ) {#343412} ..................................... 17.99

14.99

“…waves of crisp lemony fruit dance upon the palate like a ballerina: elegant, lithe, balanced, and refined. Dry and velvety in the mouth…this blows your typical Soave or Pinot Grigio … A wine to snatch up by the case...90.” SWJ 5/11.

Soave Classico Monte Fiorentine 2009 (92SWJ) {#343413} ..................................... 24.99

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“What starts as a whisper of almonds and white flowers bursts into a cornucopia of cherries, peach blossoms, lemon oil, and minerals… This is grand cru quality, or simply put, a refined, world-class wine...92.” SWJ 5/11.

And now that the temperatures have dropped, the reds are ALSO Flying out the door: Valpolicella Rio Alba 2009 {#343414} .................... 17.99

14.99

“Young, vigorous, and vinous, with brown sugar, dried basil, dried flowers, almonds and bushels of cherries and strawberries on the nose and palate. Noticeable tannins, acidity, and warmth on the backend.” SWJ 6/11.

Amarone della Valpolicella 2007 (93SWJ/92WS) {#343416} ......................... 85.00

75.00

“Complex aromas of ripe dark plums…full-bodied, showcasing a delicious medley of kirsch, barbecue sauce, black licorice, ground cinnamon, basil, and leather flavors. Exhibits good acidity for such a powerhouse of a wine. Long finish, with a touch of warmth on the finish Drink now2019...93.” SWJ 5/11.

“The 2009 Le Difese is a gorgeous, radiant wine brimming with dark red fruit. Sweet spices, leather and licorice come together beautifully in this exotic, generous red. Hints of mocha and espresso add complexity on the round, silky finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017...90.” WA 8/11.

Guidalberto 2009 (92+WA) {#349970} .................... 55.00

42.99

“The 2009 Guidalberto flows across the palate with layers of radiant red fruit. This is another striking, supple Guidalberto loaded with personality. Stylistically it is quite close to the 2007, but with perhaps a touch less body but equally silky, polished tannins. Freshly cut roses, spices and a burst of pure red berries add nuance on the finish...This is easily one of the best vintages I can recall tasting...92+.” WA 8/11.

Sassicaia 2008 (97JS/96WA) {#345854} .............. 215.00

169.00

“This is the best young Sassicaia in years. It’s the new 1988, which was great, and sometimes better than the legendary 1985. What incredible aromas here with blueberries, spices, licorice, plums. Graphite too. Subtle and complex. Full and silky with a beautiful texture of fine tannins and an ultra-fine finish. So beautiful now but will be much better in 2015. Owner Niccolo Incisa della Rocchetta says that Sassicaia is always great in years that end with eight: 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008...97.” jamesSuckling.com 6/11.

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z This Tuscan Producer CRUSHED IT In The Wine Advocate! I am always psyched to see the new Wine Advocate come to my mailbox. However, when the August 31st Issue arrived on my doorstep, I was especially excited to see the following headline... Antonio Galloni - “Focus on Tuscany - The 2009s & 2008s” And one of the Tuscan producers who CRUSHED IT up and down the line with his 2008s was TUA RITA: “...This is a fabulous set of wines from Stefano Frascolla and Tua Rita. The 2008s show the real class of the year in Maremma...” WA 8/31/11 Proof Is In The Pudding: WA Reviews

Vintage

Score

Maturity

Tua Rita Giusto di Notri

2008

94

Young

Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Vino da Tavola

2008

92

Young

Tua Rita Redigaffi Vino da Tavola

2008

96

Young

Tua Rita Rosso di Notri

2008

90

Mature

Impress With A Little “Dazzle” Dazzle is not such an unfamiliar word but one might wonder what it takes for a wine to dazzle? So, best to start with the basic definition... Dazzle - To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display (www.thefreedictionary.com)

Not too shabby when ALL of your wines receive 90+ reviews!!! AM

There are 3 very strong adjectives in that definition that can carry over to properly describe a great bottle of red wine... amaze, overwhelm AND spectacular.

Tua Rita 2008

All at the $25 price point?!?! Are you kidding me??!!

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59.00 135.00 325.00 525.00

“...wonderfully alive in the glass. Dark red berries, flowers, spices, grilled herbs, licorice and leather...dazzling, vibrant Giusto di Notri. Polished tannins provide the backdrop for the silky, expressive finish. A final blast of red fruit adds freshness and brightness on the close...94.” WA 9/11.

Perlato del Bosco (92WA) {#338453} ..................... 39.99

29.99

“Dark cherries, berries, mocha, spices and espresso are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge from this intense, deep Perlato del Bosco...92.” WA 9/11.

Redigaffi (96WA) {#338454} .................................. 250.00 “...impeccable in its elegance and polish. Dark cherries, licorice, espresso and mocha meld together beautifully in this textured, fleshy wine...a beautifully round, opulent, yet impeccably balanced wine of the highest level. Smoke, minerals, licorice and tar wrap around the intense finish. Redigaffi remains a unique and powerful expression of Merlot from the Tuscan coast...96.” WA 9/11.

We attempted to order a couple hundred cases as we felt this wine was an awesome price to quality ratio...Sadly we got a FRACTION of what we requested. Act fast if you are looking to DAZZLE! AM 2009 Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinelo Rocca di Frassinello A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from Tuscany, Italy Source

209.00

Reviewer

Wine Advocate #196 Aug 2011 Antonio Galloni

Maturity

93

Drink: 2012-2021

“...simply dazzling in this vintage. Expressive floral notes are woven throughout a fabric of vibrant dark fruit in this intense, supple red. Racy and expressive from start to finish, the wine impresses for its fabulous harmony and ripe, explosive finish...It is a 50% Sangioveto, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 12 months in French oak, 50% new...”

Le Sughere di Frassinello

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z A Juicy Little Steal Although it is going to take a few weeks to get here I was thrilled that our good friend Giussppe Mazzocolin was able to hook us up with a nice chunk of this great VALUE Tuscan red blend. I know I said this is a great value once already, but it bears repeating, at a sale price of $14.99 it is a SENSATIONAL VALUE!!!

This One Could Potentially Have WS “Top 100” Written All Over It! Each year when Wine Spectator comes out with their annual review of the TOP 100 wines of the year, inevitably an “under the radar” inexpensive dark horse makes the cut. In checking out the October 31st release of the Wine Spectator Advance I spotted just such a wine...

Tasting History Wine Advocate #196, Aug 2011 2009 Castello di Farnetella Lucilla IGT A Propietary Blend Dry Red Table Wine from Tuscany, Italy Reviewer Antonio Galloni

Rating

Maturity

90

Drink: 2011-2017

SMART BUY Renzo Masi Chianti Riserva 2008 • $16 Warm and inviting, this red matches sweet cherry, berry and spice flavors, with refined tannins, a fleshy profile and a mouthwatering finish. Should develop well...-B.S.

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Chianti Riserva (Renzo Masi) 2008 (90WS) {#350173} ....................................... 15.99

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Lucilla (Farnetella) 2009 (90WA) {#349921} .......... 17.99

14.99

“Castello di Farnetella is Felsina’s second label. In recent years the wines have improved noticeably...another beautiful wine that is particularly strong in this vintage. Subtle hints of herbs, tobacco and wild flowers add complexity to a core of racy, dark red fruit...extra degree of mid-palate juiciness that makes it absolutely irresistible...Did I mention this is a stunning value? Lucilla is 70% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlo...90.” WA 8/11.

Nothing Wrong With 3rd Place!!!!! Just look at the price/quality ratio on this top flight 2007 Barbaresco Wine Advocate Reviews of 2007 Barbarescos Year

Wine

2007 2007 2007

Rating

Price

Angelo Gaja Costa Russi

98

$420

Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili (Red Label Riserva)

97

$270

Castello di Neive Barbaresco Albesani Santo Stefano

95

$65

Our #1 Selling Under $15 Italian Red Wine...For 3 Years Running!!! SWJ’s Wine of the Week!

Castello di Neive

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Barbaresco Santo Stefano 2007 (95WA) {#341438} ....................................... 65.00

52.00

“...shows the weight and richness that is typical of this southfacing site in Neive...impeccable in its generous, enveloping fruit. The intensity and sheer depth of the fruit manages to virtually bury the tannins...As delicious as this is today, it will be even better in a few years...Castello di Neive, one of the historic producers in Barbaresco, seems to fly under the radar, but the best of the wines are well worth discovering and offer terrific quality for the money...95.” WA 12/10.

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Barbera d’Asti Lavignone (Pico Maccario) 2010 (91SWJ) {#346204} ..................................... 15.99

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“...The Maccario family’s uncompromising commitment to quality is evidenced by their investment in the study of new and old Barbera clones, the brilliantly efficient layout of their winery space, their appreciation for the most subtle details of winemaking, and of course, their delicious Barberas...aromas of violets, strawberries and raspberries...aromas become the essence of dried rose petals, which considering the 4,500 red rose bushes planted throughout the vineyard, is perhaps a testament to man’s ability to influence terroir...Impressively concentrated, with the intensity and spicy rose characteristics of the wine building from the midpalate through the moderately long finish...Wine Of The Week. 91.” SWJ 10/11. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 51


z Nice When Something Is The Best Ever In reading through the September 14th issue of Wine Spectator Insider I had a bit of a nostalgic moment. When I first started buying the Italian wines for the store I took a BIG position on the 1990 Campaccio from Terrabianca. If I recall we sold a little over 400 cases of this wine, clients loved it and people were seriously bummed when the supply came to an end. I made a LOT of new friends (because the estate was a total newcomer at that point) with this wine. Flash forward 7 years to the 1997 vintage...it happened all over again with one of the best vintages we have ever seen from Tuscany and HUNDREDS of cases of Campaccio sold. Which brings me to today: The 2007 Campaccio received the BEST review it has ever received from Wine Spectator—

My Leap Of Faith Has Paid Off!!! When the October 15th issue of Wine Spectator was released, I got the SECOND confirmation on a leap of faith that we took back in February. Brunello di Montalcino Nicale made its U.S. premier with the 2006 vintage, and we fell in LOVE with it instantly. My staff’s biggest concern was how we were going to sell a wine from such a well know region of Tuscany that nobody had ever heard of. To which I quickly responded...

Terrabianca Toscana Campaccio 2007 93 Points Very silky and floral, this red reminds me of Burgundy with its bilberry, violet and raspberry aromas and flavors. The grainy tannins show the other side to this wine, which will require time for the two components to balance. Ends with a long, intense, fruit-filled finish. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2014 through 2027.-B.S. So, I am hoping it is another HERE WE GO AGAIN scenario!!! With such a great review from such another great Tuscan vintage we are sure to crank through a lot of boxes again. AM

“Don’t worry about it!!!!”

Best Ever!

And I was right not once...but now TWICE. Both Wine Spectator and James Suckling have weighed in positively on this inaugural Brunello...and BOTH have given it a rating of 93 POINTS: “Love the tar, mushroom, and sandalwood character with fruit and cedar box notes. Full bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Big and rich finish. Why wait? But it will improve with age...93.” jamessuckling.com 4/11 It’s rare that this happens in a wines first vintage and we are excited to have this in stock...FOR NOW. ACT FAST! AM

Two-Time Winner

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“An elegant Brunello, whose flavors of cherry, raspberry, licorice and spice mesh with the supple texture. The tannins are present and integrated, lending an overall harmony. There’s fine length, with hints of tobacco and mineral...93.” WS 10/11.

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z This Is The 1st Time I Remember Ornellaia Beating Out Masseto Ornellaia is an undisputed leader in the category of big/impressive/ international red wines coming from Tuscany. But by virtue of production Size (small) and varietal difference the estates flagship wine (MASSETO) always edges out his baby brother Bordeaux blend.

A “Unique” Story On This Awesome Barolo

The problem with the higher scoring and more sought after Masseto is the fact that most retailers typically get a thimble full of the wine and It is typically TWICE THE PRICE of the Ornellaia.

Ever since I became the Italian buyer for Zachys one of my favorite Barolo producers has been Giusseppe Mascarello. The ‘Monprivato’ vineyard creates Barolos with great terroir and ageability.

In the Wine Advocate, Ornellaia edged out the Masseto for the first time in a LONG time...and at half the price. This will give this wine serious bragging rights for some time to come.

I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the 2007 vintage for a couple of reasons... • It is an AWESOME overall vintage: “The 2007 Baroli are some of the most viscerally thrilling young wines I have ever tasted. The 2007s are similar to the 2004s, but with more substance. The wines are radiant, intensely perfumed and totally seductive, yet not at all heavy, in a style that offers the textural richness of a warm vintage with the aromatics of a cool year. In 2006 and 2007 reader will find the finest back to back Barolo vintages since 1989 and 1990.” - Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, Issue #193 • The 2007 Monprivato has received a review that could put in on par with previous legendary vintages like 1989, 1990, 1970 & 1985!!

Vintage 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

“The 2007 Barolo Monprivato is flat-out stunning. Deep, powerful layered and totally impeccable, the 2007 possesses marvelous class and harmony...I have made many mistakes with Monprivato over the years; they have all involved not cellaring enough of the great vintages...I also had a chance to taste Mascarello’s 2007 Baroli from cask and they are living up to the immense promise I sensed when I first sampled them a few years ago...94-97.” WA 2/11 And here’s the “unique” added twist that could make this wine truly LEGENDARY...

2001

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Wine Advocate Review

Ornellaia

96+ Points

Masseto

96 Points

Ornellaia

93 Points

Masseto

96 Points

Ornellaia

97 Points

Masseto

99 Points

Ornellaia

93 Points

Masseto

94 Points

Ornellaia

95 Points

Masseto

97 Points

Ornellaia

96 Points

Masseto

98 Points

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105.00 199.00

Following Galloni’s review, Mauro decided against bottling his 2007 Riserva Ca’ d’ Morissio (Already rated 95-98 Points from Wine Advocate), and instead blended it into his 2007 Monprivato! We think Antonio’s reaction to the news sums it up well: “...let’s just say I’m expecting this to be a profound wine.” Wowsers...This is setting up to be something GREAT! You can be GUARANTEED that some of this will be finding its way into my PERSONAL cellar. AM

Giuseppe Mauro Mascarello

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z I Gotta Admit... This One Made Me Drop My Pencil!

Even After HUNDREDS Of Years, The Antinoris Can Still Crank It Out

This past labor day weekend, I took the time to read Antonio Galloni’s Italian reviews in Wine Advocate #196 (8/31/11) from cover to cover. As I do this I typically have some sort of writing utensil to mark up the issue and make notes for myself.

Considering the size, history and overall magnitude of their wine domain, one would think that it would be tough for the Antinori family to maintain such a high level of quality wine production across the board. Not the case!!! Clearly, they have this formula down!

As I got to the top of page 64 (Reviews on the new releases from ANTINORI) I quickly dropped my pencil in reading his impression on the new release of 2008’s TIGNANELLO (Then quickly picked it back up again and underlined three parts of the review): Source Aug 2001

Reviewer

Rating

Maturity

Antonio Galloni

94

Drink: 2014-2024

The 2008 Tignanello is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage...it is a wine that impresses for its sublime elegance and precision. Understated layers of fruit caress the palate like cashmere in this impeccable, soft wine. There is not a hard edge to be found. Black cherries, tobacco, smoke and licorice are some of the notes that come through on the finish. The flavor profile is decidedly on the dark side, but the wine’s structure is medium in body and intensity. In 2008 the Tignanello has more energy, focus and length than the Solaia. It is a fabulous achievement! This prompted me to get on the phone as quickly as I could to make sure to lock up a nice allocation of this wine set for this Fall. This very unique and special Tignanello can be part of your holiday season this year...and BEYOND. I also took the time to hoover up some remaining stocks of the 2007 Tignanello...which is in stock and ready to ship now! The Wine Advocate states 2007 Tignanello...is the HIGHEST RATED TIGNANELLO EVER. We hope this will catch your attention the same way it caught ours! These two vintages are “Keepers.” AM

Tignanello Antinori

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*2008 (94WA) {#343860} ......................................... 110.00

88.00

“Lush yet precise, with green tea, honeysuckle and quinine notes rippling through the core of green plum, pear and Jonagold apple fruit. The finish has mouthwatering minerality and subtle persistence. Seamless and long...95” WS 8/11

2007 (95WA) 375ml {#332388} .................................................. 60.00 750ml {#332333} ................................................ 120.00 “Antinori’s 2007 Tignanello is wonderfully ripe and seductive in its dark cherries, flowers, spices, tobacco, sage, cedar, mint and minerals. This is as opulent a Tignanello as I have ever tasted but there is just enough acidity and structure from the Sangiovese to keep things from going over the top. The wine’s richness and warmth are such that in a blind tasting I mistook the 2007 Tignanello for a wine from Maremma! The dense, muscular fruit follows through to an impeccable finish with no hard edges and impossibly fine, silky tannins. Simply put, the 2007 is a magnificent Tignanello...95” WA 5/10. 54 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

49.99 94.00

“...Antinori seems to do everything well these days, from churning out millions of bottles of supermarket wines all the way to turning out superb versions of their many flagship bottlings. This is another impressive set of new releases with a number of highlights. Over the years oenologist Renzo Cotarella has moved away from the super-late harvests of the late 1990s/early 2000s in favor of picking slightly earlier, a decision that has paid off handsomely, especially over the last few years. Antinori’s 2008s, from a vintage that is quite inconsistent across the board, are superb...” WA 8/11. I was so excited from these reviews that I contacted the folks at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (U.S. Importer) and got an early reservation on all these new releases set for Fall arrival. There are some incredible values here as well as a couple potential Best-Evers from the “Big Boys” (Tignanello & Guado Al Tasso)...Yum Yum!!! AM

Antinori

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Villa Antinori Red 2008 (90WA) {#349988} ............ 22.99

18.99

“The 2008 Villa Antinori comes across as richer, darker and weightier than the 2007 tasted alongside it. Black cherries, smoke, licorice and tar are some of the notes that emerge from this powerful entry-level red. A long, intense finish rounds things out nicely. Villa Antinori is predominantly Sangiovese, with some Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014...90.” WA 8/31/11

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano La Braccesca 2008 (91WA) {#349990} ....................................... 26.99

22.99

“The 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, from Antinori’s La Braccesca estate, possesses excellent mid-palate fleshiness in its dark fruit, smoke, licorice and tobacco. Deceptively medium in body, the Vino Nobile impresses for its depth and fine overall balance. Sweet hints of mint and flowers linger on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016...91.” WA 8/11

Il Bruciato Guado Al Tasso 2009 (97JS/96WA) {#349991} ............................. 32.99

27.99

“The 2009 Il Bruciato is a gorgeous entry-level red from Antinori’s Bolgheri property. Black cherries, espresso, grilled herbs, crushed rocks and spices are some of the notes that emerge from this generous, expressive wine. Il Bruciato is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. A clean, saline finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. This shows tons of regional character, not to mention terrific personality. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017...91.” WA 8/11.

Guado Al Tasso 2008 (95WA) {#349992} ............. 110.00

90.00

“The 2008 Guado al Tasso is once again fabulous. In fact, it may be Tuscany’s most improved wine over the last few years. Firm, vibrant tannins support expressive layers of dark fruit, plums, cherries, sage, espresso and mocha. The wine shows fabulous detail and nuance in a translucent, totally seductive style, with tons of focus, drive and verve. It is a striking wine that will be a joy to follow over the coming years...95.” WA 8/11. Wines marked with an asterisk (*) are pre-arrival


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A “Top 100” That Keeps On Going

What A “Fun” Glass Of Wine For Everyday Pizza & Pasta!

It’s in the window of DRINKABILITY!!!! VITICCIO Chianti Classico Riserva 2007

winespectator.com

Score: 93 Release Price: $35

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Issue: September, 2010

Top 100: 2010, Rank: 40

BERE reverso.com vt irreg (gen) to drink (fig) (assorbire) to vuoi bere? would you like to drink bere un bicchiere di vino to have a glass of wine chi porta da bere? who’s going to bring the drinks? ti offro o ti pago da bere i’ll buy you a drink bere tutto d’un fiato to down in one gulp

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Chianti Classico Riserva (Viticcio) 2007 (93WS) {#335646} ....................................... 34.99

26.99

#40 of of the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010 - “Subtle currant, cedar and floral aromas follow through to a dense, full-bodied palate of ripe fruits and silky tannins, with a long finish. A little age will soften this just slightly. Really serious. Best after 2010...93.” WS 9/10.

BEST EVER For This Wine… Not Bad Huh?

Bere Tuscan Red (Viticcio) 2008 (90SWJ) {#335644} ..................................... 16.99

13.99

“...one of the top values in Italian wine currently on the market...a bouquet of minty black cherry fruit, with savory notes of ground cinnamon...Medium-bodied, this well balanced wine shows good acidity...Definitely a wine to purchase by the case. Fantastico!..50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% Merlot...90.” SWJ 11/10.

Last year we blew through 500+ cases of this little gem, and the 2009 is off to a fast start.

2009

Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino

90

2006

Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino

89

2003

Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino

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Rosso di Montalcino 2009 (90WA) {#345993} ....... 24.99 “The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a dazzling wine. Rich dark plums, cherries, spices and tobacco emerge from this extroverted, intense Rosso. The raciness of the fruit leaves a lasting impression...90.” WA 5/11.

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A Juicy Little Montepulciano

Wine Advocate’s Historical Rating:

Castello Banfi

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Looking for another one of those “everyday” red wines for this Winter? This is it!

Mayro Fosso Corno

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19.99

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Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009 {#343334} .................................................... 14.99

11.99

“Ruby with a magenta hue at the rim. Robust aromas of wild raspberries, wild blueberries, rose petals...Pleasantly spicy on the palate, with black raspberry flavors that are buttressed by an attractive earthiness...Medium-bodied...Pairs well with richer foods such as sausage and peppers, braised meats, and red sauces...Drink now-2013.” SWJ 6/11. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 55


z Hey, What Do I Know? Fashion & Fine Wine Collide

zachys staff holiday selections!

Last year we carried our very first vintage from famed Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, Cavalli-Tenuta Degli Dei. As some of you have seen on our marketing on this wine, I admittedly did not know who Roberto Cavalli was. What I DID know is that this winery was situated in a great spot in Tuscany, was working with classic French varietals, had a great consulting winemaker in Carlo Ferrini and made VERY good wine for the money. I guess at the end of the day that’s what is most important...right? End result is a Tuscan producer who has an overall proven track record for success in business that will take the necessary steps to produce a wine that is as sought after as his clothing...SEE, I am slowly figuring it out. The new releases just got some great press, and we are giving you a KILLER deal on remaining stocks of the 2007.

New Releases: Cavalli Tenuta degli Dei

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Le Redini Rosso 2009 (91WA) {#350045} .............. 30.00

22.99

“The 2009 Le Redini is a new entry-level wine made predominantly from Merlot, with 10% Alicante. Layers of warm, ripe fruit radiate from this polished, impeccable Tuscan red. The wine possesses terrific intensity and fabulous overall balance, with silky tannins that frame the finish. This is a very strong first effort...91.” WA 8/11.

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Barbera d’Alba Codana (Guiseppe (Mauro) Mascarello) 44.99 2007 (93WA) {#341234} ....................................... 50.00 39.99

“This is the strongest set of wines I have tasted from Cavalli...The 2008 Tenuta degli Dei is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot and 2% Alicante...It is an intense, brooding wine packed with jammy blueberries, blackberries, cassis and crushed rocks, all of which flow effortlessly from its structured frame. This shows considerable textural depth and plenty of complexity. It is a strong effort for the year...92.” WA 8/11.

“...rich, deep wine endowed with tons of fruit wrapped around a sensual, dark core of structure. The Codana is a serious, intense Barbera that captures the best qualities of this great Barbera harvest. Tar, smoke, licorice and a host of aromas and flavors develop in the glass, lending an air of mystery and introspection to this fabulous Barbera... Mascarello’s Codana remains a benchmark wine well worth seeking out...93.” WA 2/11.

Barbera d’Asti Tre Roveri (Pico Maccario) 2007 (92SWJ/90JS) {#326490} ........................... 29.99 | REG $

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Toscana Rosso 2007 (92WS/91WA) {#338958} ..... 65.00

39.99

“Layered and beautiful, with blackberry, licorice and mineral on the nose and palate. Caressing on the palate. Why wait? From fashion designer Roberto Cavalli...92.” WS 10/10.

With 10 years experience in the wine industry I became interested in wine after trying several different Brunellos. My personal challenge is to find the next great value wine, and as a passionate collector of Austrian, German, Alsace, Burgundy, Rhone, Piedmont, and Tuscan wines, I’m confident I will find them. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss these regions or any other matter here at Zachys.

Brian’s Drinking...

Toscana Rosso 2008 (92WA) {#350044} ................ 49.99

Killer Deal: Cavalli Tenuta degli Dei

Brian Mullaney 10 years at Zachys

21.99

“This is spicy, with blackberries and earth. Juicy and fruity, with lots and lots of flavor. Full bodied and juicy, with a long finish...90.” jamesSuckling.com 2/11.

Barolo Gallinotto (Mauro Molino) 2005 (92WS/92WA) {#343738} ............................ 55.00

36.99

“The 2005 Barolo Vigna Gallinotto is a soft, harmonious offering. This feminine, fruit-driven Barolo reveals plenty of cherries, new leather, spices and sweet toasted oak in a round, soft style. The wine’s impeccable balance should allow it to develop nicely over the coming years. 2010-2020... This is a very pretty set of wines from Molino, a small, artisan producer based in La Morra who continues to make better and better wines with each passing vintage...92.” WA 4/09.

Brunello di Montalcino (Celestino Pecci) 2006 (95JS) {#342626} ........................................ 65.00

42.99

“What a beautiful nose of dried flowers, dark fruits and sandalwood. Full body, with velvety tannins, ripe fruit and a pretty finish. All in richness and finesse. Tannic still. New producer to watch...Made from organic grapes..95.” JS 1/11.

Maremma Toscana Istriciaia (La Querciolina) 2007 (90WS) {#336263} ....................................... 24.99 “Rich and polished, this ripe red offers hints of cocoa powder along with black cherry and licorice flavors. There’s a firm structure, but this is balanced and still needs time. Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo...90.” WS Insider 3/11.

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SPAIN AND PORT


z Ribera del Duero One of Spain’s greatest regions and home to Spain’s greatest single wine...Vega Sicilia Unico. Without a doubt Vega Sicilia Unico can be mythical and as the case is today with wines that are “mythical” so are the prices. That is why we have fallen in love with Valderiz! This family run Bodega has been turning out exceptional wines for the money for years now. From the family owned vineyards of Bodegas Valderiz to the Senorio de Valdehermoso wines that are sourced from long standing contract vineyards that the family farms 100%. The Valderiz line-up has been turning out excellent Ribera del Duero. Wines that are pretty traditional in fashion and frankly have a very close comparison to Unico in many Vintages. These are Ribera del Duero to stock up on, especially the 90 point Roble for only $11.99! JN “Bodegas y Vinedos Valderiz is owned by Tomas Esteban who farms 75 hectares of vines over 20 different parcels in the Roa region of Ribera del Duero. His entry level and top end wines are first class...” The Wine Advocate 2/09.

Mark My Words...

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Senorio de Valdehermoso Roble 2009 (90WA) {#347455} ....................................... 17.99

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“Earthy minerals, spice box, violets, and assorted black fruits inform the nose of a layered, ripe, concentrated, nicely proportioned offering that is also an excellent value...90.” WA 6/11.

40yr Old Estate Vineyards 90pts and only $9.95 per bottle! We’ve found a true gem thanks to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate!

Senorio de Valdehermoso Crianza 2006 (90WA) {#162927} ....................................... 24.99

16.50

Valderiz 2004 (93WA) {#328248} ............................. 42.99

29.99

The Castillo d Maluenda wines caught our attention when reviewing Issue #195 of the Wine Advocate this past summer. The wines from this estate received great press, had wonderful comments and all seemed to be in the $15 to $25 range. All in some great value and some real BANG for the BUCK.

45.50

BUT...then we started to dig around and do our research. One of the wines retail price was misstated in the Advocate. The Punto Y Coma 2009 that scored 90 points is only around $12.99 per bottle. We immediately went to our source and began laying the ground work to lock in a healthy amount of this wine and of course chisel down that price even more.

“...comes from a stony soil reminiscent of Chateauneuf du Pape...superb bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, scorched earth, black cherry, and blackberry liqueur. Intense, complex, and opulent, it has layers of succulent black fruits and enough structure to evolve for 6-8 years in the cellar. Beautifully balanced and lengthy...93.” WA 2/08.

Valderiz Juegabolos Barricas Seleccionadas (4 de 10) 2006 (94WA) {#329004} ....................................... 75.00 “...fermented naturally with ML in barrel before spending 30 months in 100% new French oak...sends up aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, olives, herbs, violets, licorice, and blackberry. This leads to a complex, savory, plush wine with great volume, serious depth and concentration, and impeccable balance... exceptionally lengthy offering...94.” WA 4/10.

Valderiz Tomas Esteban 2004 (94+WA) {#332450} ................................... 115.00 “...sourced from a biodynamically farmed vineyard whose vines range in age from 80-100 years. It is aged for 20 months in French oak, 30% new. Purple/black in color, it offers an enthralling perfume of pain grille, mineral, violet, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry. Ripe, layered, and fullflavored, this smooth-textured wine is dense, packed, and very promising...94+.” WA 2/08.

So today we are able to offer this wine for only $9.95 per bottle! That’s right a great drink now red from some serious old vines for under $10. This too good to be true price is available on just one bottle. There is no required quantity needed to load-up on this beauty; however 1 bottle surely isn’t enough. JN 85.00

Castillo de Maluenda

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Punto Y Coma 2009 (90WA) {#349481} .................. 12.99

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“Castillo de Maluenda’s 2009 Punto y Coma is 100% Garnacha sourced from 40-year-old estate vineyards that spent 9 months in French oak. Fragrant black cherries and creme de cassis aromas frame a sweet, succulent, forward offering that will deliver pleasure over the next 8 years...90.” WS 6/11.

Looking For That Perfect Wine Gift? Just Not Sure What To Get Them? The Zachys Gift Card is that perfect gift that works in-store & online. Preset cards available at ZACHYS.COM or in the store.

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z There Is More to Sherry than What Your Grandfather Used to Sip... “The story of Navazos Project is the story of a passion, a passion shared by an ample group of lovers and connoisseurs of traditional Andalusian wines. Aware of the sleeping treasures that rested buried in the cellars of Jerez, Sanlúcar and El Puerto, as well as in and around Montilla, they have decided to rescue some of these jewels and bottle them in very limited series for their own enjoyment and that of friends from Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and the U.S., mostly friends from the wine world: oenologists, wine writers, distributors, sommeliers, as well as deeply knowledgeable aficionados. It all began in December of 2005 during a visit to a small and antique bodega in Sanlúcar, when these Sherry lovers “discovered” several dozen butts o fan exceptionally fine old amontillado that had spent twenty years without running, unsold. They selected the equivalent volume of a butt and bottled it privately under a brand name that evokes Edgar A. Poe’s popular story “The Cask of Amontillado”: La Bota de Amontillado NAVAZOS. These scarce 600 bottles triggered the hunting activities of Equipo Navazos (‘Navazos Team’). Another two selections, still exclusively intended for private circulation, would appear along 2006. The results aroused great enthusiasm among this reduced circle of partners, and limited releases of later selections appeared in the market through several important distributors that had participated in the venture from the beginning. The wines are bottled in limited series, in successive numbered editions of dated releases (the date of each saca or withdrawal has been precisely stated on the label) so that aficionados can deliberately compare different editions of the same solera if they so desire. This also enables a precise following of their evolution, since—like all great wines—these are expected to evolve during their bottle life. The first editions were made available exclusively within a private circle, so, should you find any one around by chance, its origin will be invariably the reduced quota of one in the thirty or so private “partners” whose support and enthusiasm have made this project possible.” EquipoNavazos.com

Equipo Navazos

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La Bota de Amontillado #23 (98Penin) (500ml) {#346122} .............................. 90.00

75.00

La Bota de Fino Montilla #24 (98Penin) {#346126} ............................................ 70.00

56.00

La Bota de Manzanilla #16 (99Penin/19Decanter/96W&S/18.5JR) {#335428} ............................................................. 48.99

38.95

La Bota de Manzanilla #22 {#346139} .................... 47.99

40.00

La Bota de Pedro Ximenez #25 (500ml) {#346145} ............................................... 80.00

65.00

VINTAGE— Vintage Port

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Warres 1966 {#1001009030} ................................... 325.00

243.75

Dow 1970 (94WS) {#7971} .................................... 250.00

187.50

Taylor Fladgate 1970 (98WS) {#4978} ................. 315.00

236.25

Dow 1977 (94WA) (1.5L) {#116260} ...................... 350.00

262.50

Graham 1977 (93WA) {#70979} ............................ 245.00

185.00

Taylor Fladgate 1977 (97WS) {#4960} ................. 295.00

221.25

Ramos Pinto Port 1983 {#164559} ....................... 105.00

84.00

Fonseca 1985 (93WS) {#56747} ........................... 180.00

140.00

Taylor Fladgate 1985 (93WS) {#4937} ................. 175.00

131.25

Taylor Fladgate 1997 (96WA) (1.5L) {#336462} ... 245.00

183.75

Sweetest Deal In Vintage Port!

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Graham Port 2003 (95WA/94WS) 375ml {#133403} .................................................. 49.99 750ml {#133402} .................................................. 95.00

25.00 50.00

“Violets, roses, spices, and candied dark fruits emanate from the glass...After four days of air, this wine’s aromatics sweetened further, displaying jammy blackberry and blueberry scents. Bold, full-bodied, and expansive...This opulently jammy wine assaults the palate with powerful yet soft layers of oily, candied red fruits as well as notes of tar and hints of mocha. A highly concentrated effort... admirably long finish filled with additional layers of dark fruits intermingled with spices...95.” WA 10/05.

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Killer Value Under $10!

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Alvaro Castro Outeiro Dao 2009 (91+SWJ) {#344325} ................................... 12.99

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“From a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Alfrocheiro, and 20% Tinto Roriz, the Outeiro Red has a deep ruby color, and displays a lovely, musky perfume of deep cigar, mushrooms, black and red plums, and dried potpurri. The dry and tangy red plum flavors have a dash of caramel and licorice, and turn juicy on the backend...91+.” SWJ 10/11.

The Must Have Tawny Port!

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Ramos Pinto Retiro 20yr Tawny Port NV (93WS) {#164561} ........................................ 75.00

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“Very rich and full of pure-tasting flavors of toffee, butterscotch and caramel, with light fruity notes of dried cherry and apricot. There’s a long, glorious finish of hazelnut and cream...93.” WS 12/10.

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Quinta do Ameal Loureiro Vinho Verde 2009 (92SWJ) {#344327} ..................................... 16.99

12.99

“A candidate for wine of the vintage”

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Grahams Port (375ml) 2007 (97WA/96WS) {#165790} ............................ 49.99

39.99

“A candidate for wine of the vintage, the 2007 Graham’s Vintage Port is complete in every way...ethereal perfume of smoke, mineral, Asian spices, incense, an amalgam of ripe black fruits, and a hint of chocolate in the background. This leads to a dense, super-rich, plush, opulent wine that hides its structure under all the fruit. Vibrant, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally lengthy...97.” WA 2/10.

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Ramos Pinto Collection 2007 (90WA) {#343497} .. 26.99

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“This is a very nice performance, elegant and refined, but with a very obvious backbone. More intense, deeper and lusher than the regular Tinto (the former “Adriano,” now the “DQ”), it gets sweeter with air and is a pretty nice offering that should handle itself well in the mid-term and provide a very good value point in the Ramos Pinto lineup...90.” WA 2/10.

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“Whereas most Vinho Verde wines are comprised of a blend of white grape varietals, Quinto do Ameal only uses the Loureiro grape for this bottling...floral bouquet of lychee, Cape gooseberries, rose petals, and white chocolate. Exhibits excellent concentration, energy, and cut on the midpalate...A stunning re-definition of Vinho Verde, where a single grape sings in perfect pitch...92.” SWJ 10/11.

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Sounded Like a Great Idea at the Time BUT We Over Bought!

True Vinho Verde!

One of the Greatest Dry Reds of Portugal

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Quinta do Vale Meao 2007 (94WA) {#329752} ....... 75.00

60.00

“The 2007 TINTO, the winery’s flagship wine, simply made me smile. Bright, elegant and well structured, this has fine balance, but more than anything else—delicious fruit. Sweet and sexy, this still has a firm backbone...This is remarkably graceful and Burgundian in style...It should age beautifully and make a lot of friends for the Douro...this is an excellent value point...94.” WA 12/09.

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z Vega Sicilia’s Neighbor 94pts and Only $36.99 when Compared to $500! In case you have not heard...Finca Villacreces is the next door neighbor to the legendary Vega Sicilia.And the quality and depth of the Villacreces wines is on par with Vega Sicilia! Plus a fraction of the price! Finca Villacreces 2006

94WA

$45

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2006

94WA

$200

Alion (Vega Sicilia) 2006

94WA

$89

Current release of Vega Sicilia Unico 2000 Vintage

98WA

$500

If you are a fan of Ribera del Duero this is a must have for your collection. The quality and depth here for the money is almost unparalleled in the company of high-end Ribera del Duero. Not to mention the 2006 is built for the long haul.

We smell Top 100...93pt Smart Buy!

“Incipiently complex and exceptionally lengthy, it should be at its best from 2025 to 2031” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

This past September, I receieved an email from Spain informing me of the great press that broke on one of Spain’s most consistent Values!

This is the type of comment we expect to read about regarding Vega Sicilia...not the little VALUE next door neighbor!!! JN

The PETALOS 2009 from Descendientes de J. Palacios. This terrific screaming value of a gem from Alvaro Palacios (yes the priorat king) and Ricardo Perez has long been one of the most popular wines out of Spain and of course is the #1 selling Bierzo in the world! At 93 points from the Wine Spectator, this is the highest review this wine has ever received and frankly this has TOP 100 written all over it! In 2007 the 90 point 2005 landed on the list at #95. If it landed on the list then with only a 90pt review, we are willing to bet that this is going to land in the TOP 25 with this stellar 93 point review - plus the wine still retails for the same price! JN “Descendientes de Jose Palacios was founded in 1998 by Alvaro Palacios and Ricardo Perez. The estate has steep hillside vineyards ranging in age from 60-100 years planted to 100% Mencia, the indigenous grape of cool-climate Bierzo. The vineyards are biodynamically farmed and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. It, along with the Bierzo wines of Raul Perez, is arguably the finest in the DO.” The Wine Advocate 6/11

Descendientes de Palacios Bierzo

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Petalos 2009 (93WS) {#350505} ............................. 24.99

19.95

Little House Next To The Mansion

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Villacreces 2006 (94WA) {#344645} ....................... 46.99

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“...86% Tempranillo and the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged for 16 months in French oak. The nose displays a brooding aromatic array of Asian spices, damp earth, mineral, blackberry, and violets. Dense and stacked on the palate, the wine is still a bit tightly wound and will benefit from 4-6 years of additional cellaring...94.” WA 4/10. Please note on erobertparker.com and in the Wine Advocate this wine is referred to as “Reserve;” this is a typo. The winery produces Pruno, Villacreces and Nebro. The importer Eric Solomon has confirmed that the wine tasted and reviewed as Villacreces Reserve is the Villacreces 2006 and that a correction has been requested with erobertparker.com.

“This polished red shows density and harmony, with complex, well-integrated flavors of mineral, wild berry, fresh herbs and smoke. Not showy, but has character...93” WS 11/15 “The new releases (all 100% Mencia) include the entrylevel 2009 Petalos del Bierzo sourced mainly from leased vineyards with vine age ranging from 40-90 years. It was aged for a few weeks in new French barriques followed by 6-10 months in seasoned barrels. It shows lovely density and purity in an up-front style. Dark black cherries, violets, and Asian spices perch on a medium-bodied frame with well integrated oak and an elegant personality. With excellent volume and length, it is a classy introduction to what can be achieved in the DO of Bierzo.” WA 6/11. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 61


z 2009 Vintage Port

zachys staff holiday selections!

Get in early, get it now. 2009 Vintage Port has all the potential to be another 2007 Vintage. The Vintage has just arrived. However all of the major Port reviewers have yet to publish their notes on these terrific wines. We expect that both the Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate will be out with their reviews during this holiday season. However, one of Robert Parker’s team members, Neal Martin, has already published a few of his notes on some of the 2009s. As we expected three of the stand-outs of the Vintage are Taylor and Fonseca. From our tastings if there is Vintage Port to be had from the 2009 Vintage these are the ones to hone in on! JN

Must Haves of the Vintage

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Fonseca 2009 (93NM) 375ml {#346813} .................................................. 55.00 750ml {#346812} ................................................ 110.00 1.5L {#346814} ................................................... 220.00 3L {#346815} ...................................................... 480.00

43.75 85.00 175.00 373.75

“...very ripe sweet prune and fig-tinged bouquet that is very precocious. Touches of smoke, raisin and dark plum begin to emerge with time, though it needs to evolve a little more cohesion. The palate is full-bodied with saturated tannins, luscious dark berried fruit, touches of pomegranate, fig and dates that lead to a gentle but grippy, persistent finish. This is a fine Fonseca...93.” Neal Martin the Wine Journal eRobertParker.com.

Taylor Fladgate Port 2009 (95NM) 375ml {#346807} .................................................. 55.00 750ml {#346800} ................................................ 110.00 1.5L {#346808} ................................................... 220.00 3L {#346809} ...................................................... 480.00

“...has a more introverted bouquet than Taylor’s Vintage: earthy with touches of orange essence developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, good backbone, quite reserved and composed at the moment. This is not a flamboyant Vinha Velha, but there is a very attractive, slightly biscuity quality towards the finish. Superb...94+.” Neal Martin the Wine Journal eRobertParker.com.

I joined the Zachys Processing Team in October of 2005 after leaving the banking industry. I am now the manager of External Sales and handle all orders from start to finish. My favorite region for wines is Italy and all the great wines it has to offer. I am never surprised to find a hidden gem around every corner. I love to go with anything sparkling for those impromptu cocktail parties that just pop up.

An Under the Radar Sherry House 43.75 85.00 175.00 373.75

“...precise dark cherry, Seville orange, fresh fig and a hint of scorched soil. The palate is full-bodied packed with ripe black cherries, fresh fig and white pepper; very harmonious and focused...Very pretty and very pure, this Taylor’s may well put on weight with a couple of years in bottle and merit a higher mark...95.” Neal Martin the Wine Journal eRobertParker.com.

Taylor Fladgate Port Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2009 (94+NM) {#346811} ................................... 240.00

Georgette Di Leone 6 Years at Zachys

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Valdivia is one of those small Sherry houses that we have fallen in love with. Their 15 year old Sacromonte Sherries tread that line of being Sherry with a Tawney Port like quality. These are great wines that are perfect to sip on their own or with sweets, cheese, nuts or even a cigar. The quality for the money is terrific and these wines are easily on par if not better than Sherry’s most famous house Lustau. Valdivia Sacromonte 15yr Amontillado Sherry (500ml) {#328657} ............................................... 24.99

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Valdivia Sacromonte 15yr Oloroso Sherry (500ml) {#328658} ............................................... 24.99

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Valdivia Sacromonte 15yr PX Sherry (500ml) {#328659} ............................................... 27.99

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Vintage Madeira= A Little Piece of History

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We love Vintage Madeira. There is nothing else like it. Many people associate it with Sherry but they are only cousins and they are worlds apart from Vintage Port. They are truly some of the most unique wines produced and the beauty is they last for a very, very long time (many like to say FOREVER!) We have acquired these Vintage Madeira directly from the properties. They are in ideal condition and some of the finest examples we have secured in years.

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Madeira Malmsey Blandys 1994 {#345422} ........... 49.99

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Madeira Terrantez Blandys 1976 (91NM) {#345418} ..................................... 250.00

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Madeira Bual Blandys 1920 (91NM) {#150318} ... 775.00

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Madeira Malvazia d’Oliveiras 1907 {#300649} ..... 550.00

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z The Winery that put Monterey on the Map Chalone Estate is one of California’s greatest wineries and is full of rich history. Largely regarded as the pioneer of Monterey, Chalone is credited with putting Monterey on the map...the wine map that is. Chalone Estate was the backbone of the Monterey wine industry settling on the hills along the Pinnacles National Monument, while nearby neighbors Mount Eden and Ridge pioneered Santa Cruz; and Calera focused on Mount Harlan in San Benito. All of these great names have come to define the wine regions (AVA) of the Northern Central Coast with Chalone Estate finally being recognized as a unique wine zone in 1982 with the creation of the Chalone AVA (American Viticultural Area.) Since then Chalone has been turning out some tremendous wines over the years. The 2008 Chalone Estate Chalone AVA Chardonnay is a great example of the heights that Chalone can achieve. This exceptional value (not to be confused with their generic Chalone Monterey brand sourced from vineyards outside of the Chalone AVA) is classic Chalone Chardonnay turning out yet again another 90+ point rated wine with the past two vintages being rated 92 points by the Wine Spectator. In fact, when searching on the Wine Spectator website the Chalone 2008 is ranked within the top four Chardonnay produced along the Northern part of the Central Coast. JN Wine

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Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

2008

Bay Area/Central Coast

95

$55

Bernardus Chardonnay Monterey County

2008

Bay Area/Central Coast

92

$22

Chalone Chardonnay Chalone

2008

Bay Area/Central Coast

92

$25

Mountains Santa Cruz Mountains Estate

2008

Bay Area/Central Coast

92

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Chardonnay Chalone AVA 2008 (92WS) {#339385} ....................................... 27.99

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“A rich, layered style, very Burgundian in style, with complex melon, fig, tangerine and light toasty oak. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, yet light on its feet...92 WS 10/10.

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“...might easily be mistaken for a top-flight white Burgundy...” Robert Parker calls Paul Lato’s wines some of the “...most pure, thrilling wines being made in California today,” going on to say that the Souvenir Chardonnay reminds him of top white Burgundy. And we think he got this one right because this is sure NOT your typical California Chardonnay. We only received a small amount and with this score and this price...it’s a well, Galloni says it best... “Frankly, this is a must-have wine from Paul Lato” Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate 8/11. 2009 Paul Lato Chardonnay le Souvenir Sierra Madre Vineyard Paul Lato A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California, USA Source

Reviewer

Wine Advocate # 196 Aug 2011 Antonio Galloni

Rating

Maturity

95

Drink: 2012-2019

Lato = WOW!

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Paul Lato Souvenir Sierra Madre Chardonnay 2009 (95WA) {#345794} ....................................... 80.00

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“...might easily be mistaken for a top-flight white Burgundy... It is a strikingly pure Chardonnay loaded with class and pedigree...Frankly, this is a must-have wine from Paul Lato...95” WA 8/11. 64 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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A Benchmark of Rutherford & Napa as a Whole

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“The brilliant 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is the real deal...” | BTL $

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Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (92WA) {#343366} ....................................... 55.00

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“This gorgeous, enticing, richly flavored wine is remarkable for its understated elegance and finesse, with subtle touches of green and black olive, dried currant, sage, cedar and dusty, loamy earth. Wows you with delicacy. Very typical of Rutherford...94.” WS 9/11.

The Classic

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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (91WS) {#348555} ....................................... 90.00

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“At points rustic, with firm, chewy tannins, but the core of wild berry, spice, cedar and mineral flavors are complete and complex, with the tannins giving the flavors traction on the finish...91.” WS 9/11.

“The best Far Niente Chardonnay in some time”

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Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay 2009 (92WS) {#349934} ....................................... 55.00

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“The best Far Niente Chardonnay in some time. This delivers very complex aromas and flavors, with subtle tiers of ripe pear, honeydew melon, fig and apricot, as well as hints of toasty, vanilla-scented oak...92.” WS 6/11.

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Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (91WE) {#350817} ....................................... 23.99 “...another very good Cabernet from Fuse, at a great price, following the 2007. Blended with Syrah and Merlot, it’s rich and soft in blackberries and cassis, with a peppered, smoked meat note that must come from the Syrah. Best now. Editors’ Choice...91.” WE 11/11.

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“The brilliant 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is the real deal. Incense, forest flowers, black fruits, and crushed rock, jump from the glass of this inky purple-colored wine. Full-bodied, dense, and voluptuously textured, this is a beauty, a superb bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon...Bravo!..92.” WA 12/09.

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One of the Best Values In Chardonnay Today!

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Bookster Chardonnay Sonoma 2009 (91SWJ) {#345169} ..................................... 28.99

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“Light golden robe. Alluring aromas of jasmine and poached pears are high-toned and lifted, and lead to a lemon-dressed midpalate with a touch of coconut...91.” SWJ 6/11.

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z Highest Rated Ridge Geyserville Ever The Santa Cruz pioneering Ridge Estate is maybe just now hitting the Top of the Game?! Already regarded as one of California’s greatest wineries, Ridge lead by their veteran winemaking “demi-god” Paul Draper has been turning things up once again. Not only has Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate been singing the praises of Draper and Ridge of late but also leading critics/writers: Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, Eric Asimov of the New York Times, James Suckling and James Laube of Wine Spectator. Ridge never really went away but of late the Ridge line-up has been exploding with tremendous praise. The latest issue of the Wine Advocate holds a phenomenal array of wines reviewed and one of the long-time red blends has turned out to be absolutely stellar in 2009! The Geyserville Red which many of us used to call the Geyserville Zinfandel has been awarded its highest rating ever at 94 points! “I tasted a breathtaking array of wines during my recent visit with Paul Draper at Ridge. Draper is a true American icon, so it’s great to see him doing well after a bout with illness. I also tasted a number of older wines, including several Monte Bellos going back to the 1970s. Heretical as it may sound, I think the wines Draper is making today will prove to be far superior to the wines of decades past, many of which are rightly considered legendary...” Antonio Galloni, the Wine Advocate 8/11 However it is not only the Zinfandel based wines that have excelled, the Cabernet dominated wines and Chardonnays have also excelled and we have a little of all of them! JN

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Geyserville Red 2009 (94WA) {#349922} ............... 40.99

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“...a gorgeous wine...This is an understated, exceptionally elegant red endowed with considerable finesse and fabulous overall balance. A round, sensual finish makes it impossible to resist a second taste. In 2009 the blend is 74% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Mourvedre...94.” WA 8/11.

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz 2008 (94WA) {#349923} ....................................... 46.99

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“...expressive bouquet redolent of sweet herbs, tobacco and incense leads to a gorgeous tapestry of dark red fruit. The Estate is drop-dead gorgeous, with the silkiest of tannins that frame an extraordinary finish. This has to be one of the most compelling values in California Cabernet. In 2008 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc...94.” WA 8/11.

Chardonnay Santa Cruz 2009 (95WA) {#349924} .. 46.99 “...impeccable, classy wine layered with bright citrus, flowers and just a touch of sweetness from the oak. Crushed rocks and lime peel add complexity on the textured, long finish... This is a stunningly pure wine from Ridge...95.” WA 8/11.

One Sonoma’s Greatest and Most Important Estates— A 2007 95pt Estate Red... Chalk Hill!

39.99

As pioneers of Sonoma County and the exploration of microclimates, root stocks, clones, nurseries and sub-soils, Chalk Hill not only defined a special and unique AVA for Sonoma County but also has become one of the most important vine nurseries in California today. Working within their own sprawling estate Chalk Hill has identified numerous vineyard blocks that are ideal for Bordeaux varietals. With the vines and vineyards now reaching maturity we all can really see the quality here in these extremely unique vineyards. The 2007 Estate Red is the perfect showcase of all the hard work and rich history of this estate. Garnering their highest rating ever from Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate, the 2007 Estate Red is one of those few great steals left for under $75. JN

Iconic

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Chalk Hill Estate Red 2007 (95WA/93WS/91IWC) {#350328} ................ 75.00

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“Perhaps the finest estate red to date is the 2007... blackberry, cassis, cedar, and licorice characteristics, supple tannins, a more accessible personality, full body, and admirable purity, texture, and length...95.” WA 2/10. 66 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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z Greg & Steve Have Done It Again: “Pinots in particular are compelling” “No one has done more to carry the banner for the Santa Rita Hills than Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton. Both together at Brewer-Clifton and separately in their other projects, Brewer and Clifton consistently deliver delicious wines that are also deeply thought provoking with regards to the potential these vineyard sites hold. The Pinots in particular are compelling...” Antonio Galloni, the Wine Advocate 8/11 Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton are the two behind one of the most consistent producers in Santa Rita Hills, Brewer-Clifton. Year in and year out the Brewer-Clifton wines are some of the finest of the AVA and all of Santa Barbara. The track record of consistency that they have achieved in all of their single vineyard wines is completely amazing. That impressive track record is even maintained as Antonio Galloni takes over for Robert Parker as the Central Coast reviewer for the Wine Advocate further solidifying that these two definitely know how to make some great wines. As always, now that the press has broken you will need to hurry as the production on these single vineyard wines is small and sometimes all we get is just a handful of cases. JN

Brewer Clifton 2009

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Mount Carmel Chardonnay (90WA) {#343198} ..... 70.00

49.99

Sea Smoke Chardonnay (93WA) {#348470} .......... 70.00

56.00

“...subtle, mineral-driven...balances its prominent minerality with gorgeous mid-palate fleshiness and a delicate, perfumed finish...93.” WA 8/11.

Sweeney Canyon Chardonnay (94IWC) {#348471} ............................................... 75.00

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Mount Carmel Pinot Noir (93WA) {#343201} ......... 70.00

49.99

“...impresses for its generous, radiant personality...shows off a multi-dimensional expression of dark raspberries, crushed flowers, licorice and spices...93.” WA 8/11.

Pinot Noir “3-D” (92WA) {#343200} ........................ 70.00

56.00

“...striking inner perfume. Dark fruit, licorice and flowers wrap around the powerful, intense finish. This should be superb once the tannins begin to melt away...92.” WA 8/11.

Clos Pepe Pinot Noir (93WA) {#348476} ................ 70.00

56.00

“The fleshiness and sheer muscle of the Pommard clone come through in spades...This is a fabulous showing from Brewer-Clifton...93.” WA 8/11.

Cargasacchi Pinot Noir (94WA) {#348472} ............ 75.00

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“Generous fruit, acidity and structure all come together beautifully...arguably the most complex of the 2009 Pinots...94” WA 8/11.

Melville Pinot Noir (93WA) {#348477} .................... 76.00

“This is one of my favorite wineries in Santa Maria.” RP “This is one of my favorite wineries in Santa Maria. Proprietors Bill Wathen and Dick Dore have been making wines at Foxen since 1985. There is some serious history as well, as one of Dick Dore’s ancestors was a retired English sea captain who settled in Santa Barbara in the early 1800s, hence the nautical symbols embedded in the labels...P.S. All of these wines from Bill Wathen and Dick Dore are bottled “delicately,” without fining or filtration.” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 8/10 Not only is Foxen one of Robert Parker’s favorite wineries in Santa Maria it is also one of the BEST!

60.80

For years, Foxen Winery has been honing their craft and refining their vineyards. The results of late have been spectacular. The 2008 Bien Nacido UU Block is the perfect example. A complex and rich Chardonnay this wine brings in serious mineral character and acidity as expected for a Santa Maria Chardonnay. All-in-all making this one blockbuster of a wine that has some great balance. With on ten cases or so left, we wanted to a make sure you had a chance to snag yours today before this wine disappeared. JN

Seriously Good

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Foxen Bien Nacido Block UU Chardonnay 2008 (93WA) {#338260} ....................................... 39.99

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“Far superior is the 2008 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU. This is a seriously endowed effort displaying notes of lemon and orange blossom, spice, and subtle background earth, medium to full body, plenty of minerality and acidity, and a long finish...93.” WA 8/10. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 67


z Talk About a Track Record! The Most Consistent Cabernet Comes from... Columbia Valley Washington! That’s right the Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Reserve is consistently one of the best Cabernets produced each year. Just look at this amazing track record since 1998. WOW!!! Not only is it an exceptional track record but the value that this wine represents for the quality is exceptional as well. In recent years we have seen the demand for this wine increase and increase. Especially after it landed as the #1 wine of the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009.

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The 2008 Vintage has just arrived and we expect that this little gem is going to continue its blockbuster track record with the Wine Spectator. In fact this just may be the vintage that ties or shatters the 2005’s 95 point review! Remember 2008 is widely considered to be Washington’s finest Vintage to date with the Wine Spectator rating the vintage overall: a possible PERFECT SCORE! Wine Spectator Vintage Chart: Washington Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah Vintage Score

Drink Rec

Description

2008

95-100

NYR

2007

96

Drink or hold

Hot summer and cool autumn made rich, balanced wines

2006

94

Drink or hold

Ripe but balanced; similar to 2005

2005

93

Drink or hold

Cool summer and warm autumn; many great wines

Ripe flavors

Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Reserve Wine Spectator Reviews Vintage

“Wow! Readers should be buying these two terrific values from Buehler Vineyards by the case.” -RP WOW...is right!!!

Score

2007

92

2006

92

2005 #1 of the Top 100 of 2009

95

Buehler has once again knocked it out of the park and we have to say that Robert Parker is absolutely right. In the sea of Napa Valley pricey Cabernet Sauvignon, Buehler stands-out like a shining star for the quality and the price.

2004

92

$15.99 NAPA VALLEY Cabernet Sauvignon?! EXCELLENT!!!

2003

90

2002

89

Just like Robert Parker puts it...“A real steal and one of the greatest sleepers I have tasted from Napa...”

2001

93

2000

93

1999

91

1998

92

A Must Read 

We couldn’t agree more. Availability is limited so reserve your wine today before it is too late. JN

Buehler

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Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (NYR) {#349562} ......................................................... 48.50 This wine delivers an enticing bouquet of spice, anise and rose petals. On the palate, a perfect balance of cherry, berry and cocoa flavors lead to a powerful and complex finish. Winemakers Notes 68 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (90WA) {#349849} ....................................... 24.99

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“A real steal and one of the greatest sleepers I have tasted from Napa (the Mecca for expensive Cabernet Sauvignons) is Buehler’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from their vineyards in Napa Valley. There are only 1,800 cases of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, so this offering is likely to disappear quickly from the marketplace. It offers a dark ruby/purpletinged color, abundant black currant, licorice and smoky tobacco leaf characteristics, medium to full body, a supple, velvety style and impressive purity, texture and length. Consume it over the next 10+ years. 90.” WA 8/11.

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z Could H3 Be The Best Bang For Your Buck Line-Up? Columbia Crest and its sister winery Chateau Ste. Michelle are undisputedly two of the PREMIER VALUE producing wineries in business today. And when we say this, we mean in the WORLD. The string of excellent wines that has been coming out of these two wineries for the past five years is stunning! It does not seem to matter what publication you pick-up these days, there always seems to be a wine from Columbia Crest and Chateau Ste. Michelle receiving a stellar review in the Wine Spectator, the Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast and Wine & Spirits Magazine just to name a few. Last year we locked in the Northeast’s allocation of the sole red blend from Columbia Crest’s amazing H3 series. Le Chevaux 2008 at $15 received 91 points from the Wine Spectator and sold out within minutes of us breaking the news to you. The thing is that the rest of the H3 line-up was never sent to the East Coast from the winery. It was reserved for sales at the winery and within the State of Washington. Well guess what??? Some of the highly sought after 2008 Merlot and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon have arrived on the East Coast!!! The winery has decided to finally open up the H3 series officially to other markets and in doing so they are allowing us to gobble up some of these excellent wines! JN

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Horse Heaven Hills H3 Merlot 2008 (90WS) {#349479} ....................................... 14.95

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“Ripe, supple and seductive, delivering a plush mouthful of red berry, floral and pomegranate flavors, swirling effectively through the deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2016. 40,000 cases made...90.” WS 3/11.

Horse Heaven Hills H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (90WS) {#351109} ....................................... 14.95 “Focused, refined and appealing for its open-weave texture around a generous core of plum and currant fruit, finishing with hints of coffee and dark chocolate...90.” WS 10/11.

Chateau Beaucastel’s Perrin Family Wherever they make wine it’s TOP NOTCH! The Perrin family is clearly one of the wine communites most regarded. Their historic Chateau Beaucastel in Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the world’s most sought after wines. Their venture into California has turned out terrific wines and within the past few years the quality of wine has really jumped as the vineyards have aged! In fact the quality of Tablas Creek is rivaling the quality of Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape! These are some of California’s finest Rhone inspired wines and frankly are our favorites. JN

Tablas Creek

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Patelin de Tablas Paso Robles 2010 (91WS) {#350668} ....................................... 21.99

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“Serves up a pleasing mix of ripe, vibrant watermelon, supple black and red licorice, wild berry, grilled meat and sanguine flavors. Full-bodied, complex and layered, with lots of berry flavors on the finish. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise...91.” WS 10/11.

Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge 2008 (94WA) {#339500} ....................................... 60.00

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“...flows with sweet dark cherries, flowers, tobacco and spices. It is a beautiful, classically built wine graced with striking inner perfume, lovely mid-palate juiciness and a round, utterly harmonious finish. Well-integrated, silky tannins linger on the close. This is a fabulous wine from Tablas Creek. My sense is that the wine should be tasted upon release and then again only after a number of years in bottle. In 2008 the blend is 38% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah and 6% Counoise...94.” WA 8/11.

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Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2008 (94WA) {#339499} ....................................... 47.99

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“The flagship white is the 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc, a blend of 65% Roussanne, 30% Grenache blanc, and a rarity of 5% Picpoul. This is really great stuff in 2008. The wine displays plenty of honeyed citrus, spring flowers, white peach, apricot, quince, and loads of wet rocks, giving a steely definition to its opulent, full-bodied, yet fresh flavors. This is a tour de force in dry white and Rhone Ranger blends. It’s impossible to know how long it will last, but I would drink it sooner rather than later...94.” WA 8/10. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 69


z Local Boy-Turned Vintner 94pt Pinot Noir For many of you locally, you know the story of Ken Freeman. Scarsdale boy that made his way to Sonoma, set up a small boutique winery with his wife and have been turning out tremendous Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for years...much of it under the radar. Then the 2007 Vintage came along and the press really started to notice. Now the landmark 2009 Vintage is upon us and the press has TAKEN NOTICE of Ken and his efforts. With the Sonoma 2009 Vintage as a whole being rated a 99 point Rating by Wine Spectator it is no wonder that Ken and his team nailed it in 2009. Their Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a monumental effort, garnering 94 points from the Wine Spectator. In fact, this wine has impressed the Wine Spectator team so much that in the October 15th issue whose primary feature is “California Pinot Noir - The Great 2009 Vintage How Pinot became Sonoma’s Signature,” lists the Freeman 2009 Sonoma Coast as “Highly Recommended” along with the giants of Aubert and J. Rochioli whose wines are seldom available retail.

Oregon’s Finest Vintage Ever... The 2008 vintage has turned out to be Oregon’s Finest vintage to date. Both the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate agree on this. 2008 has received the highest overall vintage ratings ever from both of these key publications. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate rated the vintage 94 points - Outstanding. The Wine Spectator has called the vintage a “Perfect balance of light textures and rich, vivid flavors” rating it 97 points - a Classic vintage. With demand as strong has it has been for the 2008 Oregon Pinot Noirs, we wanted to make sure that you had a chance to lock in on one of the vintages top wines. The Ken Wright Carter Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir. As one of the premier producers for Oregon Pinot Noir, Ken Wright Cellars has been paving the way for Oregon Pinot Noir and the multitude of single vineyard/micro climate vineyards of Oregon. Making the case that Pinot Noir is the world’s most diverse grape and that the slightest change in climate results in dizzying range of different wines. Ultimately it’s just not Burgundy who is having all the fun with Pinot Noir these days and Ken Wright Cellars proves that Oregon Pinot Noir can easily compete with many of the great vineyards. JN

Classic Vintage

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Ken Wright Carter Pinot Noir 2008 (93WA) {#348144} ....................................... 65.00

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“The 2008 Pinot Noir Carter Vineyard from a site planted in 1983 and farmed by Ken Wright for the past 10 years, is dark ruby red with a sexy nose of underbrush, cherry blossom, spice box, and assorted black fruits. Rounder, richer, and a bit more concentrated than the preceding wines, it displays an outstanding integration of oak, acidity, and tannin, a velvety texture, and a lengthy, pure finish...93.” WA 10/10.

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“Highly Recommended”

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Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009 (94WS) {#350488} ....................................... 55.00

44.95

“Tight, with firm flavors of sour cherry, anise, mineral, cedar, white pepper and coriander, joined by a dash of tar. This is full-bodied, complex and detailed, ending with a laser beam of flavors...94.” WS 10/11.

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z In 10 Vintages, half are 96 points or Higher! From the man that solidified Pride Mountains’ reputation - Robert Foley. Not only has Robert been the driving force behind Pride Mountain but he also co-created the Cult estates of Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, and Paloma to name a few. However, Robert Foley has been producing great wines for years at his personal winery as well - Robert Foley Vineyards. The flagship wine that many of you have probably heard of or read about in the Wine Advocate is the CLARET. With a tremendous track record with Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate since the winery inception in 1998. JN Robert Foley Vineyards Vintage

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Claret 2008

96 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 2002

95 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 2007

98 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 2001

99 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 2006

89+ Points Wine Advocate

Claret 2000

96 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 2005

92 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 1999

93 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 2004

95 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 1998

94 Points Wine Advocate

Claret 2003

96 Points Wine Spectator

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Griffin 2009 {#349965} ............................................. 42.99

35.99

2008 was rated 93 points by Robert Parker, 2009s have yet to be reviewed will be this December.

Claret 2008 (96WA) 750ml {#349962} ................................................ 150.00 1.5L {#349963} ................................................... 340.00 3L {#349964} .................................................... 1000.00 “The 2008 Claret (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has that ethereal nose of spring flowers, boysenberry, blueberry, black currant, and spice. Following that seductive aromatic display, Foley’s brilliance is again exhibited in the mouthfeel of this seamless wine, which has full-bodied flavors, no hard edges, gorgeous layers of fruit, and loads of complexity already, but is still a youthful wine with its best days ahead of it. This is brilliant winemaking, as some of us have come to expect from Bob Foley, and it should age well for 15-20 years. The irrepressible and highly talented Bob Foley is out on his own now, although still consulting, and these wines are his personal projects. They have been very successful in the past, and there’s no indication that he intends to rest on his laurels...96.” WA 12/10.

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Straight from the Wine Spectator Insider! Beaux Freres Beaux Freres Vineyard lands in the HOT WINE category. Beaux Freres has become a powerhouse for Oregon Pinot Noir garnering top praise year in and year out from the Wine Spectator. (Just a reminder that Beaux Freres is never reviewed by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate as the winery’s owner/winemaker is Robert Parker’s brother-in-law). The 2008s were excellent and sold out within minutes of our offer last year. We expect that the 2009s will receive a similar fate and will be gobbled up with the publication of this Gazette! So please act fast if you are looking to secure your Beaux Freres Pinot Noir today. JN

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Ribbon Ridge The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 (94WS) {#345780} ..................................... 100.00

80.00

“Light and spicy, with pretty red berry and cinnamon flavors that linger against refined tannins. The flavors expand with each sip, picking up extra mineral and earth nuances, as the finish sails on unabated. It’s the length that makes this special...94” WS 8/11.

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Greatest Dominus Ever-99 points!

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Dominus Estate 2008 (99WA) 375ml {#346387} ................................................ 105.00 750ml {#341371} ................................................ 225.00

87.50 175.00

“Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years...99.” WA 12/10.

The Closet thing to Shafer Hillside Under $100!

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“...gorgeous perfume of boysenberries, black currants, subtle toast and spice and a slight floral component. The wine is medium to full-bodied with good acidity, a voluptuous texture and impressive purity and length...stunning...93.” WA 12/09.

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Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (96WRO) 750ml {#346301} .................................................. 65.00 1.5L {#350735} ................................................... 145.00 3L {#350734} ...................................................... 346.00

52.00 115.00 276.00

“Although Grgich Hills is certified Biodynamic, I suspect it’s Mike Grgich’s overall commitment to quality that makes this wine sing. Anyone looking for a great example of the oftoverused description of balance should taste Grgich’s 2007 Cabernet...such power and finesse...96.” WRO 5/11. 72 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2008 (98WA) {#345862} ....................................................... 85.00 “One of the few wineries to make a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve that eclipsed its 2007 counterpart is Anderson’s Conn Valley. A spectacular effort...full-bodied wine boasts abundant aromas of creme de cassis, camphor and subtle oak presented in a voluptuously textured, fullbodied style with terrific richness and depth. Great intensity and opulence as well as a layered mouthfeel...98.” WA 12/10.

A Great Alternative to Chardonnay

Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (93WA) {#334067} ....................................... 85.00

Blockbuster 2007 Cabernet!

Better than ‘07!!!

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St Supery Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (91W&S) {#347493} .................................... 23.99

18.99

“Grown at St Supery’s Dollarhide Ranch...this 2010 achieved substantial flavor depth. Its bold passionfruit flavors are rich and mouthwatering, balanced by pungent acidity that sustains the wine’s structural power. Best enjoyed in the company of equally substantial foods, such as lobster or roast veal...91.” W&S 6/11.

Historic-Consistent-Napa Royalty

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia 2008 (95-97WA/94WS) 375ml {#347395} ................................................ 125.00 85.00 750ml {#347393} ................................................ 225.00 165.00 “...89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot...lots of cassis, blueberry, graphite and floral notes, good acidity, stunning concentration and purity, and a long finish. Another great success for Phelps, the 2007 and 2008 Insignias may be the best back-to-back vintages they have produced since 1995 and 1994...95-97.” WA 12/10.


z The Napa Cabs that Outlive Bordeaux - Dunn Vineyards “If Godzilla drank California Cabernet Sauvignon, would there be any doubt as to what choice it would be? Anyone who has regularly tasted Randy Dunn’s Cabernet Sauvignons (first produced in 1979) realizes several things. They all possess the following characteristics: (1) Remarkable color and richness, (2) massive personalities with huge tannic structures, (3) gorgeous purity and unreal aging potential. Last year I reported on a tasting where all of Dunn’s top wines back through the 1982 vintage were served. Remarkably, they had hardly budged in development, yet they were still exceptionally rich in their pure creme de cassis, black raspberry, and blackberry fruit notes. These are obviously more than 20-25 year wines. It is not far-fetched to suggest that Randy Dunn is producing Cabernet Sauvignons that, in top vintages, will be fresh, lively, and rich in fruit at age 50. Unbelievably, Randy Dunn has barely raised his prices in the two decades he has been making wine. For those with patience, these are among the finest values in long-lived, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 1/00 I “cut my teeth” learning about Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon on the Dunn wines. I guess that explains a good bit of my outlook on Napa Valley Cabernets today but one thing is for sure, it taught me how to judge a wines age-ability potential. As Robert Parker has stated time and time again, these are some of the most age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon produced anywhere in the world. These are wines that are built for the test of time. We’ve all heard the jokes about what or who will be left on Earth thousands of years from now: Duct Tape, Cockroaches and Dunn Cabernet Sauvignons! Well I embellished a bit but you get my point. These wines last and last yet are distinctive Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons that have become the Benchmark of age-worthy Napa Valley reds. We’ve been able to secure a tiny bit of a library collection to offer to you but act fast as quantities are limited. JN

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1992 (94WA) {#114871} ......................................................... 146.00 1994 (94WA) {#120605} ......................................................... 136.00 1995 (94WA) {#88781} ........................................................... 115.00 1996 (94WA) {#53454} ........................................................... 110.00 2004 (91WA) {#145949} ........................................................... 69.95

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2001 (95WA) {#132327} ......................................................... 110.00 2003 (92-94WA) {#144412} ...................................................... 86.00 2004 (94+WA) {#157891} ......................................................... 86.00 2002 (93IWC) {#137745} .......................................................... 95.00

#1 of Top 100 Best Buys of 2011 by Wine Enthusiast The November issue of the Wine Enthusiast has just arrived. The cover story the TOP 100 BEST BUYS 2011! The #1 Wine...just so happens to be in-stock now. This 92 point steal of a white wine also just happens to be on sale for only $8.99 per bottle! Yep you got it. The Pacific Rim 2010 Columbia Valley Riesling is Wine Enthusiast’s #1 Best Buy of 2011! This is a terrific ‘House Wine’ to be stocking up on by the case! Not to mention a great example of why we love Riesling. The versatility and overall value that this wine delivers is off the charts. Hurry do not wait to secure your wine today. We’ve tried to order more from the supplier and have been told that they are SOLD OUT. What we have is all that we are getting so time is of the essence. JN

Value Alert!

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Pacific Rim Riesling 2010 (92WE) {#350808} .......... 9.99

8.99

“Right on the borderline between dry and sweet, this richly fruity Riesling is packed with flavors of peach, apricot, pear, a hint of mint, and a streak of wet stone. There is a lot going on for such an inexpensive wine...92.” WE 11/11.

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z This Is the Vintage to Buy Silver Oak In... The 2007 VINTAGE is a landmark vintage for Napa Valley! Wine Spectator rated the overall vintage 99 points! The only other vintage to ever receive a near perfect score was the historic 1997. Wine Spectator vintage Chart: California/Cabernet Sauvignon vintage 2007

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Drink Rec

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Description Textbook growing year; small crop, ideal ripening, with scores of amazing wines defined by enormous complexity and plush tannins

However it is not just the Wine Spectator that thinks Napa Valley’s 2007 vintage is phenomenal. Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate has also rated the vintage overall 96 points- making 2007 tied for the highest rated vintage ever from the Wine Advocate. In fact, Robert Parker has rated the 2007 vintage higher than the legendary 1997 vintage, he gave 1997 overall 94pts. So what does this have to do with Silver Oak? As one of California’s highest regarded and “Iconic” properties, Silver Oak has just released their 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma and the current vintage available on the Napa Valley cuvee is still the 2006. In fact the 2007 Napa Valley Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon is not scheduled to be released from the winery until February or March of 2012. That has not stopped us from locking in on our allocation of the 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon NOW! We firmly believe that this is the vintage to lock in on Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and we wanted to make sure that you had one of the FIRST CHANCES to reserve your wine as well. In doing our research on Silver Oak and its historic track record, we believe that the 2007 Silver Oak Napa Valley is going to be an excellent repeat of their landmark 1997 vintage. Robert Parker in December of 1998 gave the 1997 Silver Oak a stellar barrel review of 92-95 points and then in December of 2000 once the wine was released awarded the Silver Oak Napa Valley this stellar 94 point review. Based on how Silver Oak has performed over the years, especially in top vintages like 1997 and now 2007; we expect the 2007 Napa Valley Silver Oak to be an explosive BLOCKBUSTER! Now is the time to lock in your wine as we have already heard from the supplier and winery that demand is extremely strong and allocations are already being cut back. JN

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*Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2007 {#349557} .................................................................... 85.00 Wine due to arrive Zachys Warehouse March 2012.

This Is So Good – We Just Had to Get More Greatest BV Brivate Reserve?

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Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (95WA) {#329832} ..................................... 120.00

96.00

“...the greatest BV Private Reserve made since the 1970 and 1968...The return of this superb Napa classic is fabulous news, and the brilliance of this wine is evidenced by its opaque purple color and its big, sweet, blackberry, cassis, subtle smoke, graphite, and spicy oak-scented nose. Dense and full-bodied with sweet but substantial tannins, thrilling levels of concentration, texture, and richness, and a heady finish, this wine will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age, and last three decades or more. It’s time to once again fill your cellars with the BV Private Reserve, one of the historic names in California wine folklore...95.” WA 12/09. 74 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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Chardonnay’s Greatest Track Record! In 24 Vintages (since 1986) this wine has turned out: 18 Vintages rated 90 points or higher by the Wine Spectator; 5 Vintages rated 93 points or higher by the Wine Spectator; 6 Vintages were “Highly Rocommended” by the Wine Spectator; and 8 Vintages were on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the Year! The 2008 clearly is one of the finest Berigner Private Reserve Chardonnay’s yet especially as it has a duel 93 point review. You never know this could be Top 100 once again!!! JN

Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve

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Chardonnay 2009 (93WS/93WA) {#347092} ........... 39.99

31.99

“A very classy wine that combines rich, layered, complex fruit with a sense of delicacy and finesse. Full-bodied but not heavy, with detailed fig, melon, apple and spice. What’s most impressive is the texture and length, with the flavors continuing to develop...93.” WS 6/11.

This Just Could Be the Finest Example of this Made In the USA... In the 2008 Vintage, Argyle Winery turned out an exceptional Riesling! That’s right, the winery we have come to know for their Pinot Noirs and Champagne-like Sparklers is now also making Riesling. This may just be the Finest Riesling made in the USA from the 2008 Vintage. This wine had great depth and is very vibrant. Tasting this blind, the Argyle Riesling is a dead-ringer for high quality Mosel Riesling. If you love Riesling and/or are looking for a great alternative Domestic white wine to stock-up on, this is the one for you. JN

The Perfect Holiday Wine!

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Argyle Riesling 2008 (91WA) {#348261} ................ 24.99

19.99

“Argyle’s 2008 Riesling has an attractive nose of mineral, spring flowers, and tropical notes. This leads to an intense, concentrated, vibrant Riesling with layers of flavor and a very long, crisp, refreshing finish. It will evolve for several years and drink well for at least a decade...91.” WA 8/09.

A Chimney, A Rock, A Leaping Stag = Chimney Rock Stag’s Leap District

Three Under $20 Chardonnays that DELIVER!

Chimney Rock 2007

Value Alert Chardonnay!

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Elevage Red (93WS) {#343254} .............................. 99.00

78.00

“A stylish Bordeaux style blend that works on finesse and polish at the expense of power and thrust, resulting in a refined, complex, detailed wine of considerable flavor and dimension, ending with a smooth, soothing aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot...93.” WS 3/11.

Stag’s Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (92WS) {#343929} ................................................ 75.00 “Supple and harmonious, offering tapered plum, wild berry and cedar notes, with complex spices and touches of black licorice and nutmeg. Full-bodied and intense, yet elegant and stylish, ending with a subtle burst of sweet ripe plum...92.” WS 3/11.

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Macrostie 2008 (92WS) {#349465} ......................... 25.00

18.95

“A rich, elegant style, with intense, concentrated citrus, green apple, spice and fresh-cut flowers. Full-bodied, gaining depth and complexity on the finish, where the minerality shines through...92.” WS 12/10.

Morgan Metallico 2010 (91WS) {#350958} ............. 20.95

60.00

17.75

“Fresh and lively...attractive floral, honeydew and honeysuckle scents that are pure, ripe and refreshing on the palate, with a mix of white peach and nectarine...91.” WS 10/11.

Mount Eden Wolff Vineyard 2009 (90WA) {#344320} ....................................... 25.99

18.95

“...attractive, entry-level white with lovely varietal fruit and an open, accessible personality. The wine was aged in neutral oak...90.” WA 8/11. holiday gazette 2011 / zachys.com / 75


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“Future Super-Star”

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Kapcsandy Family Winery Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard 2007 (96WA) {#333828} ..................................... 185.00 145.00 “...complex bouquet of melted licorice, chocolate, creme de cassis, mocha, and sweet forest floor aromas. Fullbodied and layered with exquisite purity, texture, and length, this large-scaled offering reveals a supple texture along with 20-25 years of drinkability. It is a seductive yet extraordinarily complex wine that should prove to be a future super-star...96.” WA 12/09.

From the Master Josh Jensen...

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Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2009 (92WA) {#349870} ....................................... 29.99

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“...bursts from the glass with expressive red fruit, flowers, spices and mint. It shows lovely mid-palate juiciness and an elegant, polished finish...it may very well be the single finest value in American Pinot Noir. I was hardly surprised to learn Emirates chose to serve this wine in their business class cabin last year. This is a dazzling wine from start to finish. It is also one of the two 2008 Pinots made from fully destemmed fruit. Wow!...92.” WA 8/11.

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Rochioli Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2009 (93WS) {#350774} ....................................... 56.00

45.95

St Emlion from Paso Robles???

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L’Aventure Winery Estate Cuvee 2008 (94WA) {#340763} ....................................... 95.00

69.00

“The finest 2008 I tasted is the 2008 Estate Cuvee...Mocha, fudge, blackberry, graphite, cassis, and smoky barbecue... Full-bodied, rich, textured, and layered, this terrific effort is surprisingly soft and accessible...Consistently brilliant wines are produced by former St.-Emilion native, Stephan Asseo, who is now ensconced in the wine world of Paso Robles...94.” WA 8/10.

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Heitz Wine Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (95+WA) {#138420} ................................... 195.00 155.00 “This was a spectacular performance...aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, flowers and background earth as well as spice. The old eucalyptus-filled aromatics of a young Martha’s Vineyard are nowhere to be found as the 2001 is dominated by fruit and earth. Full-bodied and powerful with superb integration of wood, tannin, acidity and alcohol, this largescaled red is capable of three or more decades of cellaring. It is unquestionably a youthful classic...95+.” WA 6/11. 76 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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“Highly Recommended...Ripe and expressive, with a range of baked apple, ripe pear, spice, nutmeg, mint and mineral. Full-bodied, ending with a long, persistent finish that echoes a pithy grapefruit aftertaste...93.” WS 10/11.

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Martha’s Vineyard Cellar Release!

Wine Spectator “Highly Recommended”

YES we still have this. How? Who cares...grab it!

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Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (94+WA) {#343290} ................................... 135.00

99.95

“A great wine in the making...fragrant bouquet of sweet black currants, crushed rocks, earth and background oak. Full-bodied and dense, with Montelena’s typical power, tannin and reserved nature, this is a big, rich, formidably endowed red...Given this cuvee’s past history, this 2007 should age for 30+ years...94+.” WA 12/10.

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Newton Unfiltered Napa Valley Chardonnay 2008 (93WS) {#351089} ....................................... 38.99

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“A very distinctive and exotic style that’s well-executed. Ultrarich and creamy, offering a medley of butterscotch, fig, roasted marsh-mallow and honeysuckle flavors, ending with a lingering finish...93.” WS 11/11.

Silly Good—You Need to Try

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Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (94WA) {#332245} ....................................... 60.00

43.95

“The finest wine I have yet tasted from Piero Antinori’s rocky hillside vineyard on Soda Canyon Road in southeast Napa...rich, sumptuous bouquet of licorice, creme de cassis, and smoky oak. This opulent, fleshy, full-bodied wine exhibits beautiful purity and concentrated fruit. It should age nicely for 15-20 years. Impressive...and reasonably priced!...94.” WA 12/09.

Once Again, A Stand-Out!

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Alban Viognier Central Coast 2010 (91-93WA) {#351095} .................................. 27.99

22.95

“The Viognier is pretty, delicate and classy from start to finish. It shows marvelous verve and freshness in a highly appealing, mineral-driven style. It-s hard to tell how much of the wine-s personality reflects Alban-s approach to viticulture and winemaking in 2010 and how much is the vintage itself, but the wine is unquestionably first-rate...91-93.” WA 8/11.

Certified Sustainable & Sonoma Royalty

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Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (90WE) {#345289} ....................................... 24.99

17.50

“A beautiful Cabernet for drinking now and over the next few years. It’s dry and fine, with appealing blackberry, black currant, herb and cedar flavors all the way through the finish. Excellent price for a Cab of this quality...90.” WE 12/10.

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Beaulieu Vineyards Tapestry Reserve Napa 2008 (91WS) {#349824} ....................................... 60.00

39.95

“Blends ripe, fleshy plum and black cherry flavors with a subtle backbone of acidity and tannins. Slow to unfold, but does so gracefully, revealing dusty earth, cedar and black licorice in an elegant style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot...91.” WS 9/11.

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Lewis Alec’s Blend Napa Valley Red 2008 (94WS) {#340832} ....................................... 75.00

58.00

“Tightly wound, with dried currant, blackberry, sage and mineral notes. Full-bodied and concentrated, this is slow to expand but as it does the flavors fan out, offering touches of cedar, spice, nutmeg and mocha. Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon...94.” WS 2010.

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Marcy Cronk 2 Years at Zachys

Merlot’s Home is Washington! Merlot has a new home…Washington State. The best Merlot influenced wines these days are coming out of Washington State. From Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla and Columbia Valley there seems to be plenty of great Merlot based wines being produced. Napa Valley has some great ones, don’t get us wrong but when you talk consistency and looking at the complete range of wines, Washington is leading the pack and turning out wines with the consistency of Bordeaux.JN

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley 2007 (93W&S) {#345881} .................................... 16.99

13.50

“This shows the best aspects of the wonderful Washington 07’s--energy, elegant fruit, persistence--adorned by a little bit of bottle age. It has taken on notes of carob, creosote and cedar, and it is those earthy, savory elements that give the wine tremendous complexity for the price. For a lean cut of meat...Best Buy...93.” W&S 6/11.

JM Cellars Longevity 2008 (92SWJ/91WS) {#339949} .......................... 41.99

The Classics! 17.50

“...blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc with an already complex nose of cigar box, herbs, olives, cassis, and black cherry. Medium-bodied, ripe, and sweetlyfruited...an excellent value...90.” WA 8/10.

JM Cellars 2008 (90+SWJ) {#340781} .................... 39.99

31.99

“Voluptuous Bing cherry and vanilla aromas and flavors about in this full-boldied, well structured wine...90+.” SWJ 3/11.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge 2007 (92WS) {#341215} ....................................... 25.99

“A bit shy in the nose, but the dark berry and currant flavors come through, wrapped in firm tannins, lingering on the generous finish. Has the stuffing and the structure to age...91.” WS 11/10. 78 / zachys.com / holiday gazette 2011

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Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay 2010 {#349360} .................................................... 50.00

38.95

A benchmark of Napa Valley, Cakebread Chardonnay is one of the greats that delivers a true Napa Valley experience. Green apple to pear with mineral notes, hints of biscuit and great texture.

Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 2009 (92WE) {#349941} ....................................... 26.99 20.75

“Sleek, supple and generous, brimming with blueberry and currant fruit that’s shaded by hints of dried tomato, currant leaf and sage notes. All of it comes together seamlessly on the fine-grained finish...92.” WS 12/10.

Columbia Crest Reserve 2007 (91WS) {#337688} .. 29.99

My interest in wine started at a young age from my father who let my sister and I have a bit of Lancers (!!) or red wine with Thanksgiving dinner. My parents were always cooking and encouraging us to be as adventurous as possible with food. My favorite wines are Italian, but I also love wines from Spain and South America. From France, I love the Rhone Valley and Champagne as well.

33.50

“A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Carmenere (the ancient “6th” grape of Bordeaux)...Toasty oak aromas impart a hint of chocolate while the full-on blackberry, blueberry and cold stone scents are impressive. On the attack, the wine is tannic, rich, and layered, with black cherry fruit and loamy soil notes...92.” SWJ 1/11.

Desert Wind Ruah Wahluke Slope 2008 (90WA) {#338827} ....................................... 21.99

I have been in Sales and Customer Service at Zachys for two years. I got my start in the wine industry in 2001, as a reinvention of self. I had been working in the Internet Industry when the “bubble burst” and I was laid-off. My first job in the wine world was as an assistant manager with a national retailer called Best Cellars. This position intrigued me at the time because of the company’s genuine focus on food and wine pairing and their mission to impart information to their customers about wine in an unpretentious manner. After Best Cellars, what felt like a natural progression lead me into wholesale wine sales with one of the county’s most prestigious Importers, Frederick Wildman & Sons. After seven wonderful years I found myself living in Westchester County and ready to join the retail side again and I was lucky enough to land my role at Zachys.

Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2009 (91WA) {#351090} ....................................... 22.99 21.99

21.50

“With appealing pineapple, orange, pear and green apple flavors enhanced with the vanilla and buttered toast of oak, this is a delicious Chardonnay. Its bright acidity makes it clean and mouthwatering...92.” WE 8/11.

“...notes of nectarines, white peaches and hints of honey as well as tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied, pure and fresh with the wood pushed to the background, this dry, classy white should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years...91.” WA 2/11.

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GERMANY


z An Unprecedented Vintage... Germany’s 2010 Vintage is Unprecedented! The 2010 Vintage for Germany has turned out: • TINY • Exceptionally high in acid and sweetness • Overall a great “old-school” Vintage! There is a bunch of buzz circulating about the 2010 German Vintage. The yields are extremely low and the sugar and acid levels are some of the highest ever reported. The result is a magnificent array of “Pradikat” wines (aka wines with residual sugar) thus leading us to a GREAT OLD-SCHOOL STYLED VINTAGE with a few exceptions along the way! Already people are clamoring and racing for Auslese or sweeter wines. However, the Vintage as whole has turned out an excellent array of wines from Kabinett and Spatlese. It is true you must be selective but that is where we come in. We have tasted as much as possible, narrowed the list down and of course consulted with the two major German Importers / “Gurus”: Rudi Wiest and Terry Theise. Both Rudi and Terry agree you need to stick with the Top Producers, the people that have the experience and means to deal with what “Mother Nature” put forth and in the end there are many spectacular gems to be had. That is exactly what we have done. Our list of 2010ers available run the gamutt of a “Who’s Who” of German estates, frankly the biggest names in Germany to date. Some we have the full range of their production to offer, others we really only picked the wines that really stood out and of course to reiterate once again, the production is TINY so all we have on some wines is 12 bottles to offer! JN

Donnhoff 2010

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Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Oberhauser Brucke (94+JG) (375ml) {#349017} ................................. 55.00

42.95

Riesling Kabinett Oberhauser Leistenberg (92JG) {#349008} ................................................. 29.99

23.50

Riesling Spatlese Niederhauser Hermannshohle (94+JG) {#349012} ............................................... 70.00

55.00

Riesling Trocken Tonschiefer {#349006} ............... 27.99

21.95

Fritz Haag 2010 Riesling Kabinett Brauneberger (90JG) {#350069} ................................................. 35.99

28.25

Riesling Medium Dry Estate {#350068} ................. 27.99

21.95

Riesling Spatlese Brauneberger Juffer {#350070} .. 41.99

32.75

Riesling Spatlese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr {#350071} ............................................................. 55.00

42.95

Gunderloch 2010 Riesling Dry Estate {#350146} ................................ 24.99

19.50

Riesling Kabinett Jean Baptiste {#350148} ........... 22.99

17.95

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Jakob Schneider 2010

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Riesling Trocken Magnus Niederhauser Hermannshohle {#349019} ............................................................. 40.99 32.25

JJ Christoffel 2010 Riesling Kabinett Erdener Treppchen (92JG) {#349117} ................................................. 29.99

23.50

Riesling Kabinett Urziger Wurzgarten {#349122} .. 29.99

23.50

Riesling Spatlese Erdener Treppchen (88+JG) {#349123} ............................................... 31.99

24.95

Riesling Spatlese Urziger Wurzgarten (91JG) {#349125} ................................................. 31.99

24.95

JJ Prum 2010 Riesling Spatlese Graacher Himmelreich {#350156} ............................................................. 44.99

34.95

Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr 375ml {#350158} .................................................. 33.99 750ml {#350157} .................................................. 55.00 1.5L {#350159} ................................................... 160.00

26.50 42.95 125.00


z Karthauserhof 2010

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Riesling Kabinett Feinherb Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg {#350111} ............................................................. 38.99 30.50

Kunstler 2010 Riesling Dry ‘Old Vines’ Stielweg {#348616} ......... 55.00

42.95

Riesling Dry Estate {#348615} ................................ 29.99

23.25

Schaefer Frohlich 2010

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Riesling Dry Bockenauer (91JG) {#350140} .......... 35.99

28.25

Riesling Kabinett Bockenauer Estate {#350143} .. 34.99

27.50

Riesling Medium-Dry Bockenauer {#350142} ....... 27.99

21.95

Riesling Spatlese Bockenaur Felseneck (94JG) {#350144} ................................................. 46.99

36.95

Schloss Lieser 2010 Leitz 2010

Riesling Kabinett Brauneberger Juffer (93+JG) {#350065} ............................................... 31.99

24.95

Riesling Dragonstone {#349074} ........................... 21.99

17.25

Riesling Kabinett (93+JG) {#350063} ..................... 27.99

21.95

Riesling Eins Zwei Dry 3 {#349073} ....................... 18.99

14.85

Riesling Rudesheimer Berg Roseneck Spatlese (92JG) {#349085} ................................................. 50.00

Riesling Spatlese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr (93JG) {#350067} ................................................. 41.99

32.75

38.95

Riesling Estate Medium Dry {#350062} ................. 21.99

17.25

Riesling Rudesheimer Bischofsberg Spatlese Trocken {#349077} ............................................................. 28.99

22.95

Riesling Spatlese Niederberg Helden (93+JG) {#350066} ............................................... 38.99

30.50

Riesling Rudesheimer Klosterlay Kabinett {#349075} ............................................................. 21.99

17.25

Riesling Rudesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Spatlese 375ml {#349083} .................................................. 17.99 750ml {#349076} .................................................. 26.99

14.25 21.25

Selbach-Oster 2010

Meulenhof 2010 Riesling Kabinett Erdener Treppchen {#349112} .. 21.99

17.25

Riesling Spatlese Erdener Treppchen Alte Reben {#349115} ............................................................. 27.99

21.95

Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr {#349113} ............................................................. 25.99

20.50

Monchhof 2010 Riesling Estate {#348603} ....................................... 21.99

17.25

Riesling Spatlese Mosel Slate {#348604} .............. 29.99

23.50

Richter 2010 Riesling Auslese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr {#350124} ............................................................. 50.00

38.95

Riesling Auslese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenur (375ml) {#350121} ............................................... 30.00

23.50

Riesling Eiswein *73 Mulheimer Helenenkloster (375ml) {#350125} ............................................. 185.00

145.00

Riesling Estate {#350117} ....................................... 15.99

12.50

Riesling Kabinett Graacher Himmelreich {#350120} ............................................................. 22.99

17.95

Riesling Kabinett Off Dry Mulheimer Sonnenlay {#350119} ............................................................. 21.99

17.25

Riesling Spatlese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr {#350123} ............................................................. 29.99

23.50

Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr {#350122} ............................................................. 29.99

23.50

Riesling Anrech Zeltinger Himmelreicht {#349103} ............................................................. 42.99

33.50

Riesling Ausles Wehlener Sonnenuhre {#349099} ............................................................. 42.99

33.50

Riesling Auslese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr {#349101} ............................................................. 67.00

52.50

Riesling Kabinett {#349094} ................................... 24.99

19.95

Riesling Kabinett Zeltinger Himmelreich Halbtrocken (90JG) {#349093} ................................................. 25.99

20.50

Riesling Kabinett Zeltinger Sonnenuhr {#349086} ............................................................. 28.99

22.75

Riesling Rotlay Zeltinger Sonnenuhr {#349104} .. 65.00

50.50

Riesling Schmitt Zeltinger Schlossberg {#349106} ............................................................. 67.00

52.50

Riesling Spatlese Graacher Domprobst {#349097} ............................................................. 34.99

27.50

Riesling Spatlese {#349096} ................................... 29.99

23.50

Riesling Spatlese Zeltinger Schlossberg {#349092} ............................................................. 32.99

25.75

Weins-Prum 2010 Riesling Estate {#348606} ....................................... 18.99

14.85

Riesling Kabinett Urziger Wurzgarten {#348609} .. 25.99

20.50

Riesling Kabinett Wehlener Sonnenuhr {#348607} ............................................................. 25.99

20.50

Riesling Spatlese Graacher Domprobst {#348611} ............................................................. 36.99

28.95

Riesling Spatlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr {#348610} ............................................................. 37.99

29.75

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z Zachys’ John Dawson puts it best... “Egon Muller is the DRC of Germany”

About Our In-House German Expert!

This year has been the first year in some time that we have been able to lock in a fairly good amount of Egon Muller Scharzhofberger wines. The demand for these wines is like John points out INSANE much like the demand for DRC. Much like DRC, the Scharzhofberger wines from Egon Muller consistently deliver. They are typically the top examples of German Rieslings specifically the sweeter you get. The 2010 vintage is a vintage for the Muller style that is for sure and I have been extremely intrigued by the vintage and the wines. That’s why just about 15 minutes ago; I pulled the cork on one to try for myself. I was joined by John Dawson and Brian Mullaney in the tasting of the Spatlese. The consensus...“WOW!!!” “What a treat.” “Good Morning—and that’s breakfast, lunch and dinner all in one...AMAZING.” JN Don’t just take our word on it, check-out the fabulous write-ups John Gilman author of the View from the Cellar did for his May issue: “The lineup of 2010ers at Weingut Egon Müller is chock full of utterly profound and stunning wines and I cannot think of one wine that I tasted here this year that I would not be absolutely ecstatic to have in my cellar. Egon Müller is one of the staunchest champions of noble sweet wines in Germany (I have a hard time imagining that he will ever fashion a Trocken wine in his career), and given that the true strengths of the 2010 vintage is for noble sweet wines, it is not surprising that Herr Müller and his cellar master have seized upon the opportunity provided by the vintage and have fashioned a stunning array of wines...” John Gilman a View from the Cellar 5/11

John Dawson 7 Years at Zachys As the saying goes “Time flys while you’re having fun!” I can’t believe this will be my 7th Holiday Season at Zachys. I got seriously into fine wine in 1976 because of Julia Childs cookbook “Mastering The Art Of French Cooking”. Her recipe for Duck L’Orange suggested a French Medoc to be paired with it. My local wine Merchant suggested a 1970 Larose-Trintaudon instructing me to open the btl one hour before serving. He told me to take a sip of the wine while the Duck was still in my mouth to unite the flavors. Wow, I couldn’t believe the result of the Black Cassis flavors and tannins cutting through the gamey earthy Duck, I was hooked for life. I take a Sailors approach to wine, I have a love in every port. My latest ventures have been Austria, for Gruner Veltliner, a wine introduced to me by Zachys General Manager, Brian Mullaney , and Dry Rieslings from Alsace France. Burgundy and Barolo are the two wines I return to between Sea - Voyages.

Egon Muller 2010

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Riesling Scharzhofberger (91JG) {#348554} ......... 32.99

25.95

“...an absolutely beautiful bottle of wine and one of the great values to be had..blaze of apple, pear, a touch of cress, beautiful slate tones and a floral topnote redolent of lilacs... deep, full-bodied and zesty, with a lovely core of fruit...I love this wine this year!...91+.” JG 5/11.

Riesling Kabinett Scharzhofberger (93+JG) {#348552} ............................................... 70.00

60.00

“...absolutely classic young Kabinett from this estate and a stunning wine in the making. The bouquet is deep, complex and utterly refined...On the palate the wine is deep, fullish, complex and racy, with a rock solid core of fruit, snappy acidity, laser-like focus and a very, very long and filigreed finish. A beautiful bottle of Kabinett...93+.” JG 5/11.

Riesling Spatlese Scharzhofberger (94+JG) {#348553} ............................................. 140.00

120.00

“...absolutely brilliant example of the vintage...very complex mélange of peaches, delicious apples, a touch of orange, a bath of slate minerality, floral tones and a bit of honeycomb in the upper register...deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack...great cut and magical length and grip on the gemlike finish. Magical Spätlese...94+.” JG 5/11.

Riesling Auslese Scharzhofberger (96JG) {#348551} ............................................... 550.00 “...a great wine in the making...A profound example of the vintage and a very strong argument why the vast, vast majority of the very finest wines of the vintage will be nobly sweet wines this year- the raw materials were just perfect for such wines!...96.” JG 5/11.

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445.00


SPIRITS


z XOXO—100 Point Cognacs! Cognac Tesseron is one of the most under the radar Cognac companies of today. Owned and Operated by Alfred & Gerard Tesseron (owners of Pontet Canet) Cognac Tesseron specializes in single Lot Cognacs. Founded in 1905 by their Grandfather, Abel Tesseron, Cognac Tesseron has been storing stocks of eaux-de-vie since their inception and not until recently have they decided to bottle and release “Lots.” According to Alfred Tesseron “These ‘lots’ are in fact blends – or perhaps more precisely marriages – taken from our reserve stocks. Although it is not possible to use the term ‘vintage’ with regards to Cognac…these ‘lots’ reflect in the most authentic way, some of the very best years of cognac production.”

Tesseron Cognac XO

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Lot 90 (94WI) {#153576} ..........................................................49.99 94 Points and “Star Buy” from Wine International

Water of Life / Eau de Vie

Lot 65 (96-100WE) {#153577} ...............................................200.00 Hans Reisetbauer Eau de Vie. No he’s not French. This Austrian has been taking the world by storm with his amazing Eau de Vie. Largely considered one of the world’s premier distillers, Hans Reisetbauer produces one of the most amazing arrays of Eau de Vie on the market today. This year we have taken the opportunity to secure a wide range of his limited produced Eau de Vie in half bottles, bottles and magnums. These are very limited and quite hard to come by. If you are an Eau de Vie lover or know someone who is, these are must haves as once these are gone they are gone until next year.

Reisetbauer Half Bottles (375ml)

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Apple in Oak Barrel {#348339} ............................... 87.00

69.00

Apricot Eau de Vie {#348337} ................................. 95.00

75.00

Elderberry Eau de Vie {#348341} ......................... 150.00

125.00

Ginger Eau de Vie {#348342} ................................ 170.00

135.00

Wild Cheery Eau de Vie {#348343} ....................... 200.00

160.00

Williams Pear Eau de Vie {#348344} ...................... 95.00

75.00

Mixed Case Eau de Vie {#348354} ........................ 700.00

625.00

Six Bottles in total. Includes one half bottle of each of the following flavors: Pear, Apricot, Rowanberry, Plum, Raspberry & Wild Cherry.

Reisetbauer Bottles (750ml)

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Plum Eau de Vie {#348346} ..................................... 75.00

59.00

Raspberry Eau de Vie {#348352} .......................... 170.00

135.00

Reisetbauer Magnums (1.5L)

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Apple in Oak Barrel {#348340} ............................. 425.00

340.00

Plum Eau de Vie {#348348} ................................... 315.00

250.00

Raspberry Eau de Vie {#348351} .......................... 740.00

595.00

Williams Pear Eau de Vie {#348345} .................... 385.00

310.00

Reisetbauer Sparkling Cider

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Sparkling Apple Cider {#348335} ........................... 19.99

14.95

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“The nosing passes find an oaky/nut paste aroma with fruity notes of berries, dried fruit, plums, pears and soft cheese. The palate entry is composed, succulent and honeyed; by midpalate the flavors deepen to include caramel, rancio and orange rind. Finishes beautifully with depth, finesse and maturity…96-100.” Wine Enthusiast 12/06

Lot 53 (98WA) {#157046} .......................................................200.00 1.75L {#153578} ................................................................... 550.00 “...their newest release, the 1953, seems close in quality to the 1929. Slightly darker than the 1929, the 1953 is pure silk, which at this alcohol level is very dangerous indeed. The complex aromatics can fill a room....98” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate Hedonist’s Gazette 2/07

Lot 29 (100WA) {#153640} .....................................................395.00 1.75L {#153579} .................................................................825.00 “...Although French law does not permit a vintage date to be used, this is all from 1929, and is very limited in availability. I’m not an expert on Cognac, but anything this smooth, silky, potent, and aromatic, is truly great stuff. It is about as ethereal Cognac as anyone could ever hope to drink...100” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate Hedonist’s Gazette 10/05


z Armagnac, Cognac & Grappa Perfect For The Holidays!

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Armagnac VSOP Laubade {#135768} .................... 45.99

41.50

Armagnac XO Laubade {#135767} ......................... 77.99

70.25

Bas Armagnac Intemporel #5 Laubade {#345084} ........................................................... 147.99

134.00

Bas Armagnac Laubade 1975 {#141999} ............ 192.00

173.00

Bas Armagnac Laubade 1985 {#142000} ............ 149.00

135.00

Bas Armagnac Saint Christeau 1944 {#339896} .. 450.00

405.00

Delamain La Famille 60 yr. Old {#136296} ........... 456.00

410.00

Delamain Pale & Dry X.O. Cognac {#34330} ......... 91.00

81.95

Delamain Vesper Cognac {#34421} ..................... 134.99

125.00

Ferrand Reserve Cognac {#31872} ....................... 63.99

57.50

Ferrand RSV Dieux 25yr Cognac {#146667} ......... 70.99

63.95

Ferrand Selection Des Anges Cognac (94WE) {#32037} ............................................... 139.00

125.00

Grappa Chardonnay Nonino {#79038} .................. 49.99

44.95

Grappa Classica Borgo Scuro {#141135} .............. 49.99

44.95

Grappa Gioiello Chestnut Honey Nonino {#130343} ........................................................... 115.00

103.50

Grappa Invecchiata Borgo Scuro {#141136} ......... 53.99

48.50

Grappa Merlot Jacopo Poli {#130342} ................... 65.00

58.50

Grappa Merlot Nonino {#96461} ............................ 60.00

55.00

Grappa Sarpa Jaco Poli {#63834} .......................... 48.99

43.95

Grappa Uva Viva Jacopo Poli {#67736} ................. 75.00

67.50

Hennessy XO Cognac {#33530} ........................... 176.99

160.00

Hine Antique Cognac {#7062} ............................. 134.99

125.00

Hine Fine Rare VSOP Cognac {#7096} ................. 55.00

49.95

Marolo Grappa /Chamomile {#350949} .................. 59.00

52.95

Marolo Grappa /Chamomile (375ml) {#350907} .... 73.99

66.50

Marolo Grappa Barolo Twist (375ml) {#350905} .... 72.99

65.50

Prunier 20 Year Old Cognac {#144131} ................. 81.00

72.95

Prunier Family Res. Cognac {#53314} .................. 59.99

53.95

Prunier Litz X.O Cognac {#163083} ..................... 238.99

215.00

Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac {#107276} ........ 2100.00 1895.00 Remy Martin XO Excellence Cognac {#33811} .. 203.99

185.00

The Ultimate Must Have Cognac this Year! We love scrolling through the articles that the Wine Advocate team publishes in the Hedonist Gazette on eRobertParker.com. You never know what will turn up and sometimes there are some real finds in it. In March of this year this was the case. Antonio Galloni had to chance to enjoy some Unfiltered Single Cask Cognac that was distilled in 1951. This resulted in the glorious comments below and Antonio donning this Cognac with a 98 point score! As is the case with many ‘vintage’ cognac you are enjoying a piece of history as they are extremely rare and hard to come by. Especially in the case of this Paul-Marie & Fils Devant la Porte where there was only 275 bottles produced! We got lucky and were able to secure a good amount of them and figured that these are perfect for this holiday season. The perfect gift for the die-hard cognac/spirits collector, this is one of those rare pieces of history that is available at Zachys. JN

Only 257 Produced!

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Paul & Marie Fils Grande Champagne Devant la Porte Cognac (98AG) {#349563} .............................................. 675.00 565.00 Single Cask/Unfiltered/257 bottles made “...single-barrel Cognac, distilled in 1951 (!), was immensely gifted with explosive fruit and layer after layer of flavor. It was simply monumental. I only hope to have an opportunity to taste it again...98.” Antonio Galloni the Hedonist Gazette eRobertParker.com 3/11.

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z Scotch and Whiskey We have A Massive Selection!

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Aberlour A’Bunadh Single Malt (96-100WE) {#141486} ......................................... 70.99

65.00

Balvenie Portwood 21 Yr Single Malt {#4556} .... 173.99

160.00

Chivas Regal Royal Salute {#33936} ................... 225.00

202.50

Compass Box Hedonism Whiskey {#145095} ....... 93.99

84.50

Dalmore 15 Yr Single Malt {#350036} ..................... 81.99

73.75

Dalmore Single Malt King Alexander III {#350037} ........................................................... 215.00

193.50

Dalmore Single Malt Mackenzie 1992 {#350038} .. 185.00

166.50

Dewars Founders Reserve 18yr Single Malt {#165981} ............................................................. 94.99

85.50

Dewars Signature {#131151} ................................ 275.00

247.50

Douglas of Drumlanrig Craigellachie 14 Year Old 1983 {#344554} .................................................... 84.99

76.50

Douglas of Drumlanrig Mortlack 18yr {#350422} .. 180.00

162.00

Glenfarclas 21 Yr {#77099} ................................... 119.99

107.99

Glenlivet 18 Year Old Single Malt {#31534} ........... 99.99

89.99

Glenlivet Archive 21 Year Single Malt {#128212} .. 141.00

129.00

Glenmorangie 18 Year Single Malt {#83071} ....... 128.99

118.00

Highland Park 18 Year Old {#137726} .................. 106.00

95.50

Johnnie Walker Blue {#7526} ............................... 248.99

225.00

Lagavulin Single Malt 16 Yr {#10751} .................... 87.99

75.00

Laphroaig Single Malt 18 Yr {#327425} ................ 100.00

90.00

Macallan 30 Year Old Single Malt {#96735} ....... 1109.99

999.95

Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year Old {#94284} .............. 83.99

75.50

Macallan Single Malt 18 Yr {#33670} ................... 155.00

139.50

Oban Distillers Edition Single Malt {#159893} ...... 81.99

73.75

From One of Burgundy’s Greats Eau de Vie & Liqueurs from Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot is widely regarded as one of Burgundy’s great white winemakers. Now at the helm of his family’s Domaine Roulot, Jean-Marc consistently produces some of the finest Meursault the region enjoys. As a side project, a bit of a hobby and frankly something that Jean-Marc enjoys; he produces a very limited amount of Eau de Vie and Liqueur. These are some of the finest spirits that we have come across this year and clearly showcase the Roulot style of clean aromatics, intensely floral and extremely refreshing. Burgundy fans that are used to stocking up on Marc need to make sure to grab a few of these hard to come by bottles. This will change your impression of spirits from Burgundy for sure. JN

Jean-Marc Roulot

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Poire Williams NV (375ml) {#347314} ................... 117.00

95.00

L’Abricot Liqueur d’Abricots NV (375ml) {#347318} ......................................... 70.00

60.00

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Raising the Tequila Bar: Casa Dragones! Avion might be all the rage and buzz in the world of tequila currently thanks in part to the boys of Entourage slinging it back clip after clip. However, Casa Dragones is slowly taking the Tequila World by Storm and Raising the Bar of Ultra Premium Tequila. Already coveted by die-hard tequila fans and the online magazine Tequila Spectator, who donned this ‘Joven’ tequila with an astonishing 95 point review, this hard to come by 100% Blue Agave Tequila is really beginning to turn heads and acquire it’s “Cult” / Celebrity following. Including none other than Oprah! We know she knows how to pick those bestselling books and find some of the best self-help Doctors out there. Maybe we should follow her lead on Tequila too. Either way it won’t hurt as this is truly the most unique and interesting Tequila we have tried in over a decade. Oprah prefers tequila over wine and calls Casa Dragones her absolute favorite on Sept 8, 2011 on Facebook Live. Watch her talk about Casa Dragones at minute 23:19 on livestream.com.

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Casa Dragones Tequila (95TS) {#346056} ........... 286.00

258.00

“It’s without a doubt that Casa Dragones has created an Excellent Tequila...If you close your eyes in a quiet room and slowly swirl the glass of tequila towards your nose. The aroma is like a spring morning as the sun begins to rise, on a garden blooming with white roses and flowering citrus trees. Weaken by the aroma you begin to sip, the elixir touches your mouth and a subtle cool tingling sensation embarrasses your lips. You’re now trapped in its spell as you begin to taste citrus, spice, oak, all finely balanced with sweet notes of agave. The smooth warm finish leaves you speechless. Now as you open your eyes you realize that this is more than Tequila, it’s an experience…95” Tequila Spectator


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Boy did it cause an uproar. From our sales team to you everyone was asking when the Box O’ Birds Sauvignon Blanc would be back. It was most unfortunate that we did not have the wine to offer, but it was necessary. The 2010 vintage proved to be a difficult one for the winery, very small in production and the wine just was not what we have all come to expect. So we needed to side step that vintage and for 6 months not have any wine to offer. That is until now. We have the wine back in-stock with the tremendous 2011 vintage that has already received great press from the Sonoma Wine Journal once again!

Rte. 119 to Bronx River Pkwy South. Exit 12 Crane Rd. Straight off exit ramp onto E. Parkway.

FREE PARKING For Zachys Customers We are pleased to offer free one hour parking behind the bank (entrance on Overhill Road) for any customer shopN ping at Zachys. Once you’ve made your purchases at Zachys, please ask for your parking voucher.

Sonoma Wine Journal Rating

2008

90 Points

2009

91 Points

2011

91 Points

East Parkway

Scarsdale Train Station

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BTL $

Box O’ Birds Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (91SWJ) {#348521} ...............16.99

S W

Overhill Road

Parking Lot

“Pale white-yellow. Starts with an electric nose of grapefruit, star fruit, lemon blossoms, gooseberries, and a faint whiff of summer grass. Strong acidity on the initial sip, with lime blossom, grapefruit and mineral notes on the midpalate. The wave of acid coasts through the long finish. Delightful. A great food wine, that pairs especially well with ham, chicken, or fish...91.” SWJ 9/11.

#1 Selling New Zealand SB!

ZACHYS

E

Bank

Spencer Place

Popham Road

Vintage

Take I-287 E. to Exit 5, Rte. 119. 0.5 miles on

SALE $

12.95

zachys 16 East Parkway, Scarsdale, New York 10583 800.723.0241 or 914.874.8000 | Fax 914.723.1033 | cs@zachys.com | zachys.com

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