This week we bring some old favourites and some wines that are here for the first time. 

A new Bolgheri Super Tuscan from an established producer, an older vintage white Rioja and our favourite Oregon Pinot Noir!

91 Points Wine Advocate

2018 Sette Ponti Passi di Orma

Produced in the Bolgheri region of Tuscany, the wine is made up of 45% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc.

The wine is then aged in small oak barrels for a period of 6 months and then in the bottle for 6 months.  

Intense ruby red with hints of violet. The bouquet is rich of ripe red fruit such as black berry and blueberry and surrounded by notes of coffee and liquorice. In mouth it is soft and balanced, with a perfect tannic structure

41.99/btl. – case of 6

95 Points Wine Advocate

2018 Remelluri Blanco

The concept of Remelluri Blanco is an assemblage of 7 native grape varieties, ensuring Remelluri Blanco speaks only of the terruño of the place rather than of any particular grape or process.

Telmo Rodriguez Remelluri Blanco shows the potential for world-class, place-based white wines capable of improving in bottle in Rioja during an era when only the red wines garnered any attention or respect. 

Bunches are hand selected in the vineyard and fermented with indigenous yeasts in wooden barrels and cement tanks of various sizes, with the different plots kept separate. These separate plots are then aged for 12 months in barrels, foudres, and 1200L concrete eggs. Afterward, the wine is blended and aged for a further eight months in oak barrels.

103.99/btl. – case of 6

95 Points Wine Advocate

2018 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

The Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir is produced to be a true expression of terroir from the hillside vineyards and the very fertile soils of the valley.  This wine is made from a low yield crop that is dry-farmed for quality and is comprised of a variety of clones.

The nose is rich with mushroom, truffle, and forest floor, accompanied by black cherry, cranberry,  and clove. The palate reflects the cranberry, black cherry and truffle, but also introduces a dash of black pepper with medium tannins and acidity on the finish.

42.99/btl. – case of 12