July Wines of the Month
Automatically receive a 20% discount on single bottles on our Wines of the Month. Always receive 20% off when you purchase 12 or more of any wine.
2012 Torremoron Tinto, Ribera del Duero, Spain $10.39 (Reg: $12.99): I have been selling Torremoron to customers for a decade now. It has been one of the best values on the market for years. Usually, when something gets recognition like this, the production goes up and the quality goes down, but Torremoron holds steady. Robert Parker has been giving it around 90 Points every vintage for over 10 years. Here’s what he has to say about the 2012: “A sensational value, this 2012 Tinto (100% Tempranillo) may merit an outstanding rating with another 4-6 months in bottle. It boasts a deep ruby/purple color, a beautiful texture, and a big, sweet bouquet of blackberries, black cherries, licorice and lead pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied with loads of fruit, a precocious appeal, ripe tannin and decent acidity, it can be enjoyed over the next 4-5 years.” 89 Points. What’s really telling is that Stephen Tanzer gave the SAME RATING and those two rarely agree. Here’s what Tanzer had to say: “Bright ruby. Floral and peppery spice notes lift aromas of black raspberry and cherry. Fruity and supple on the palate, with fresh red berry and anise flavors sharpened by a touch of white pepper. Finishes dry and spicy, with dusty tannins and a hint of bitter herbs.” 89 Points. Well, what are you waiting for?
2014 M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Blanc, Cotes du Roussillon, France $12.79 (Reg: $15.99): When my sales person brought the new vintage of this by for me to taste, I wasn’t expecting much of a change from the previous year. It turns out that Chapoutier changed the blend this year though, and when I took a sip, it climbed out of the glass, slapped me across the face and yelled “hey! look at me!”. The new blend is Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Macabeu made in stainless steel. The floral aromatics explode out the glass and the wine is somehow pretty and serious all at the same time. It’s bright and nervy and mouthwatering with a nice long finish. Here’s what the Wine Advocate has to say: “Beautifully perfumed, it has lots of lychee, tangerine, citrus and salty minerality to go with a medium -bodied, fresh, lively feel on the palate. This gains depth and texture with time in the glass, and will be versatile on the dinner table.” 89-91 Points
Questions or comments? Ask our wine manager, Autumn Droste, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-491-2244.