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Great wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

June 12, 2017

                                                            
Highly Rated Gems - Extremely Limited!!!
Here are 6 Wines you can't live without for your wine collections. All of these could be on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Issue in November.


Great wine doesn't have to cost a lot!
Ted Clark, Pop's Wines & Spirits, June, 2017

99 Point Viognier white wine Gem from the Northern Rhone Valley in France!
99 Points and under $100!!! (by the case of 6 - Really Nice Wood Box)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Easily one of the greatest Condrieu I’ve ever tasted is the 2015 Condrieu La Doriane. A wine that needs to be tasted to be believed, it possesses a huge nose of toasted brioche, liquid rocks, apricot, flower oil and salty minerality. Unctuous, full-bodied, massively rich, yet also elegant and graceful, with beautiful freshness, enjoy this tour de force over the coming 5-6 years." (12/2016)

2015 Condrieu, La Doriane, E. Guigal, 750ml
$133.06 - Good Wine Stores
$119.75 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$106.44 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$596.77 - Pop's Case Price (6)


98 Point 2014 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend from the master, Christian Mouiex (Petrus).
98 points James Suckling

"Loads of dark tobacco aromas with blackcurrants and black olives. Boysenberries, too. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and lots of flavors of smoke, dried roasted chillis, black truffles, mushrooms and fruit. Bright acidity on the finish. Sexy and subtle austerity. Alluring. Very approachable now but better in 2021." (1/2017)

2014 Dominus, Christian Mouiex, Napa Valley, 750ml
$271.65 - Good Wine Stores
$203.73 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$203.73 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$1222.42 - Pop's Case Price (6)


98 Point First Growth!!
2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac - When only the Very Best will do. Great Father's Day Gift!!

98 points James Suckling
"The aromas of stones, oyster shell, blackcurrants and mushrooms are very intense. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with lots of blackberries. Great finish. Super energy and depth." (2/2017)

2014 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 750ml
$702.40 - Good Wine Stores
$526.80 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$526.80 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$3160.80 - Pop's Case Price (6)


97 Points - Great press for the greatest luxury Sauvignon Blanc made in California.
"Made from a slightly different close, Sauvignon Musque this 2015 Merry Edwards has a an enormous bouquet that'll fill the room. Equally full bodied on the palate, this is my favorite California Sauvignon Blanc and a steal for the price."

97 Points - Wine Review Online
"What sets it apart is its remarkable complexity, structure and harmony. On the first sip you may be reminded of ripe tropical fruits. On the second, citrus notes emerge. Then there is the note of white peach that is a signature characteristic of the finest Bordeaux blanc. On another sip you might find the tangerine and Meyer lemon note that signals Sancerre. Texturally, the wine exhibits a rich, oily mouth feel, but with firm acidity and telltale traces of minerality. In a word, this vintage of Merry Edwards sauvignon blanc is positively brilliant and delicious."
97 points, Wine Review Online, November, 2016

2015 Merry Edwards, Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, California, 750ml
$43.20 - Good Wine Stores
$38.88 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$34.56 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$388.80 - Pop's Case Price


95 Points - Laurel Glen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley
"Here's a super deal on a highly rated California Cabernet - At a time when prices are going through the roof in Napa, here's a Solid Cab for $60+ that drinks better than wines 2-3 times the price."

95 Points - The Wine Advocate
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a small cuvée of only 1,006 cases harvested October 6-15, 2012. The wine was aged in 50% new French oak. The history of the site is ancient, with vines having first been planted in the 1880s. Beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple wine. Full-bodied and ripe with sweet tannin, terrific lushness and beautiful purity and density, this is a super-strong effort from Laurel Glen. Drink it over the next 20-25 years."

2012 Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Mountain Estate, 750ml
$81.00 - Good Wine Stores
$72.90 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$64.80 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$364.50 - Pop's Case Price (6)


95 Point Sauternes HALF BOTTLE (375ML) Delicious, mesmerizing dessert wine alert!!
2010 Chateau de Rayne Vigneau, Sauternes

95 points Wine Enthusiast
"A ripe, balanced wine, the acidity casting a light over the rich apricot, mango and apple juice flavors. Spiced with wood, never excessive."

2010 Chateau de Rayne Vigneau, Sauternes, 375ml
$30.79 - Good Wine Stores
$27.71 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$24.63 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$554.22 - Pop's Case Price (24-Pack-375ML-OWC)


   

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