say $8-$10 (various web-sites), we say $3!
We looked around.... the cheapest we could find this is $7.99,
heck that's higher than our regular price!! Wanna pay $3?
“Mellow and smooth and all about the fruit. Ripe cherry and plum bursts
forth on the bouquet, luring you in. The fruit flavors are accented by
subtle spicy notes and framed by soft silky tannins making for a perfect
everyday easygoing kind of wine.”
2007 Papio Merlot, California, 750ml
$7.49 - Good Wine Stores
$2.99 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$2.99 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$35.95 - Pop's Case Price
Limited! We have excellent supply, but we expect very brisk sales
say $14-$30 (various web-sites), we say $13+
Wine Spectator calls it “Smooth and supple-textured, with
pleasing plum and black cherry fruit that's engagingly easy to drink,
maintaining its fruit purity. Drink now through 2018.” And shows the release
price $26.00. A couple of New York Stores are selling this for $29.99.....
wanna pay $13+??
“A cumulative expression of this renowned growing region, our Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon offers expressive character and appealing charm. Intense
aromas of sweet cassis and black currant open the nose and are joined by
gentle, well-integrated oak notes and suggestive hints of violet and black
pepper. On the palate, long, ripe flavors of dark fruit are flanked by
clove, cocoa and vanilla, with supple tannins and a long, smooth finish.
Pair this gracious wine with grilled meats or hearty pastas.”
Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 750ml
$34.49 - Good Wine Stores
$13.79 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$13.79 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$165.55 - Pop's Case Price
is rare to see such reasonable prices for such high quality....."
..... 95+ points too!!
“A selection of the finest barrels, the 2009 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce
(named for Stephen Hansel’s mother) is fashioned from both the old Wente
clone and the newer Dijon Clone 95. This Chardonnay possesses all the same
characteristics as are found in The North Slope, but more structure,
restraint and possibly more aging potential. This intense 2009 reveals that
overwhelming elegance that is a hallmark of this vintage. The most backward
of these estate Chardonnays, it should last for a decade.
If I were giving out awards for proprietors who combine remarkable humility
with high quality, candidates for the top two spots would be Tom Dehlinger
and Stephen Hansel. Stephen prefers his 2009s to his 2008s, primarily
because they were easier to make and they have shown well since the first
pressings of the grapes, always a reassuring sign of quality. Moreover,
prices at this estate have not risen in over seven years and it is rare to
see such reasonable prices for such high quality. The outstanding 2009
Chardonnays are all perfumed and French in style. All of them go through
malolactic fermentation and are aged in approximately 40% new French oak
with lees stirring and minimal clarification if possible. Hansel is also
making wines from purchased grapes that sell for lower prices. All the 2009
Pinot Noirs are completely destemmed, fermented to total dryness, and then
transferred on their lees into French oak barrels (70% new). Hansel is a
believer of early bottling, so these cuvees are bottled 13 months after they
are moved to barrel.”
95+ points, The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, February, 2011
Walter Hansel Chardonnay, Hansel Family Vineyards, Cuvee Alyce, 750ml
$49.09 - Good Wine Stores
$44.18 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$39.27 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$441.81 - Pop's Case Price
Note: Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate rated this wine 92 points
97 points too!!
"The Capanna farm, owned by the Cencioni family since 1957, is
located north of Montalcino in the area of Montosoli. The vineyards of
Montosoli are considered some of the best crus of Brunello. Capanna is a
micro-estate dedicated to farming and vinifying the classic Sangiovese
Grosso grape variety in a modern style.
Extremely bold and dark with exceedingly Brunello-like extravagance and
opulence. Inky darkness and loads of aromatic momentum in the form of
blackberry, cherry liqueur, spice, leather, tobacco, rum cake, dark
cinnamon, vanilla bean and bitter chocolate. Impressive complexity. Soft,
ripe and generous on the close, but not overdone or overripe. Well-contained
97 points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast, February, 2012
Brunello di Montalcino, Capanna, 750ml
$62.00 - Good Wine Stores
$55.80 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$49.60 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$558.00 - Pop's Case Price
in the style of an expensive Sancerre, but this is only $10 BUCKS!
"Recognizing this, we look to the Loire Valley, in the
hillside vineyard towns of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, for the purest
expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Here, the wines are necessarily unblended
100% Sauvignon Blanc, and they are usually made without the use of oak. This
results in crisp, acidic wines, filled with mineral complexity. The nose
often reveals hints of citrus and green apple in which I love. Just ask my
colleagues, I'm always good for pleasuring my appetite with 3 to 4 apples
throughout my day. However, the only aspect is that I do not appreciate from
Loire (Sancerre & Pouilly-Fumé) is the pricing....
A solid Sancerre these days are running $25 dollars a bottle, and THAT'S TOO
MUCH! Find another and we did.
Check this out! It's French, it's French Sauvignon, and it's French
Sauvignon styled Sancerre from the Pay's d'oc area. An area designation does
not mean that the wine is of a lesser quality than wines with an AOC
designation. It may mean that the winemaker has chosen not to abide by the
rules of the appellation or government. Simply saying...stick it, I will
make my wines the way I choose and charge far less!
Overall, the La Rocherie is cheaper than most all of its French counterparts
and it's a cracking value. Simply an excellent example and sure to become
our most popular for zesty whites for Spring / Summer 2012 showcasing
classic Loire profile at a price well below its peers. Pale bright straw
yellow in color with nice citrus aromas and a very delicate note of white
peach. In the mouth the acidity and softness of its structure are very well
balanced. Great with fresh-fruit, Joe's Crab Shack (which just opened
minutes from us!) or on its own after a hard (or easy) day at work..."
Mike Crafa, Certified Sommelier, Pop's Wines & Spirits, March, 2012
2010 Sauvignon Blanc, La Rocherie, 750ml
$12.09 - Good Wine Stores
$10.88 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$9.67 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$108.81 - Pop's Case Price
one of the best Cabernets of the vintage at this price.....”
“You get a lot of pleasure from this affordable Cab. It’s dry,
moderate in alcohol (which gives it a light mouthfeel), and pleasant in
classic flavors of blackberries, currants and herbs, touched with smoky oak.
Elegantly constructed, it’s one of the best Cabernets of the vintage at this
90 points, The Wine Enthusiast, December 15, 2011
2009 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 750ml
$14.99 - Good Wine Stores
$13.49 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$11.99 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$134.91 - Pop's Case Price