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Merchant's Pick

Merchant's Pick by Type: Wine

  1. "A historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss." J. Suckling
    September 22, 2020

    #1 Wine Of The Year... From A Fairy-Tale Vintage

    The 2015 Siro Pacenti "Vecchie Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino was just awarded the #1 Wine Of The Year by James Suckling.

    "The Siro Pacenti really has a 'wow' factor to it, and there’s an energy and excitement...

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  2. Location. Location. 100% Meursault!
    September 16, 2020

    100% Meursault?  Yes!

    How can that be?  Wouldn't the name of the village be on the label?

    Generally, yes.  Sometimes, local wine laws and technicalities preclude the use of the village name on the label (case in point, the

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  3. Putting California Chardonnay On The Map - Again!
    September 02, 2020

    The 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay put California winemaking on the map.  

    Now famously known as "The 1976 Judgement of Paris," Chateau Montelena Chardonnay took 1st place in a blind tasting with a who's-who of french food and wine critics and some of...

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  4. When At Home, It's Hourglass!
    August 17, 2020

    How good is Hourglass Sauvignon Blanc?

    Well, even though we thoroughly enjoy some high-profile domestic California Sauvignon Blancs like Merry Edwards, at home we serve Hourglass!

    The 2019 Hourglass is no ordinary California Sauvignon...

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  5. "A stunning, brilliant vintage." Vinous
    August 12, 2020

    There Will Be Others, But Not Like This!

    First we featured the 2016 Gaja Barbaresco. Then, the 2016 Cavallotto Barolo. Today, we're thrilled to showcase the 2016 Domenico Clerico to round out our third Nebbiolo feature from this "stunning, brilliant" vintage.

    Each offer readers...

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