Merchant's Pick

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  1. Shea Pinot Noir • Coveted Row #7
    August 19, 2018

    Lucky Row #7 just received 94 points from the Wine Spectator!

    This is not just any Pinot Noir. This is coveted Row #7 within one of the most sought after Willamette Valley vineyards, "Shea Vineyards."

    With his eye on sourcing only the finest fruit, "Block 7 is Ken's favorite...

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  2. We Were Dazzled By This Dolcetto!
    August 16, 2018

    Imagine our surprise.

    We were tasting an impressive lineup of Barolo's living legend, Roberto Voerzio, when a single bottle off to the side caught our attention.

    A Dolcetto? Yes, indeed.

    For those of you not familiar with Voerzio, his single vineyard Barolos are some...

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  3. Inaugural Limited Release!
    August 14, 2018

    David Phinney, the creator of "The Prisoner," is back making Zinfandel under the label he created, Orin Swift Cellars!

    Last week, we attended an industry event to taste the inaugural release of Eight Years In The Desert. The bottom line? The blending master is back!

    This wine...

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  4. We Can't Believe The Price Of This White!
    August 13, 2018

    We can't believe the price of this wine!

    Set aside your Sancerre and put away your Chardonnay. It is time for Gavi!

    Piedmont may be known for such hearty reds as Barolo and Barbaresco; however, among this sea of big Piedmontese reds is a small sub-region called Gavi, which...

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  5. One of a kind.

    There is no other Givry like it, and no other red Burgundy like it, literally!

    Domaine Thenard 1er Cru Givry, "Clos Saint-Pierre" is a single vineyard monopole, which means it is owned exclusively by the Domaine.

    Why are monopoles so...

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