best selling Chardonnay.....
"Just when we think we'll never offer this wine again, we get
another deal. This is, by far, our largest selling Chardonnay. It ain't hard
to see why...... Sonoma County Chardonnay for $7+ a bottle! Compare that to
some of name-brands and even the non-name brands coming out of California
that are bulk/overproduction wines and sell for $9-10+. Do I smell profit
Here's the kicker Kenwood is now offering a $24.00 per case mail in rebate
which brings it down to $5+ after the rebate. Now..... rebates are a pain,
receipts..... receipts, rebate form, envelope, stamp, etc. So..... we're
gonna make it easy. buy a case, and we will include, in the box, the rebate
form & a stamped addressed envelope.
So if this was great deal at $7+, at $5+ it becomes an unbelievable deal."
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, March, 2012
"The 2010 vintage was marked by a mild dry spring followed by more
temperate weather during the summer growing season. The near perfect weather
produced Chardonnay with exceptional character and flavor. Beginning in
early September the grapes were picked by hand and brought to the winery for
pressing. After harvest, two thirds of the juice was fermented in French oak
and aged on the lees for five months to add viscosity and complexity to the
blend. The remaining juice was fermented in stainless steel and aged in
upright oak tanks to retain the varietal's fresh natural flavor. After
fermentation the barrel lots used in the blend underwent a secondary
malolactic fermentation to enhance the wine's rich, round flavors. This
refreshing Chardonnay is enjoyable as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to
fresh greens, chicken and seafood dishes."
2010 Kenwood Vineyards Chardonnay, Sonoma County, 750ml
$13.99 - Good Wine Stores
$7.69 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$7.69 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$92.33 - Pop's Case Price
Your net cost on a 12 bottle purchase is $5.69/bt, after mail-in rebate!!
say $50 (Wine Spectator), we say $38+, when bought by the case!!
..... 92 points too!!
"As its name indicates, this offers a ripe, fleshy, baked
cherry-berry core of flavors, offset by anise, spice and sage, gaining depth
and persistence. Drink now through 2020."
92 points, Wine Spectator Insider, March 14, 2012
Cherry Pie Stanley Ranch Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, 750ml
$51.69 - Good Wine Stores
$46.52 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$41.35 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$232.60 - Pop's Case Price (6)
you had to buy one 2009 Bordeaux, this is the one.....
"The 2009 Bordeaux craze is on, as only weeks ago I watched
Robert Parker, the influential American wine critic, award 18 wines from the
2009 Bordeaux vintage a perfect score, 100 points; now 2009 Bordeaux will
quickly become the most expensive vintage in Bordeaux history and literally,
I watched it happen before my eyes that night as I observed wines that
scored 100pts quadruple in price within 3 hours after the reviews posted. It
is clear for many in the market abroad, the obsession for buying 2009
Bordeaux is surely on...and besides reading note for note that night and
staying up to 3AM to do so, I lurked for something else besides 100 pointers
that cost $300 per bottle to get you...
My mission; value 2009 Bordeaux; sleeper of the vintage; 2009 Bordeaux that
critics describe and reviewed as the best ever from this estate!" The
Château of Lilian Ladouys is located in Saint-Estephe, Pauillac beside, next
to Cos d'Estournel and Lafite Rothschild where he fits in well with the
Directoire style, its two towers and park. (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20%
Chateau Lilian Ladouys, St-Estèphe, a Cru Bourgeois placed among the stars
of Saint Estèphe. Other factors is the wine-making; Georges Pauli
cellarmaster of Gruaud-Larose as well, holds the reins of the wine that many
realize is the best ever from this estate....
93 points Suckling: "Best wine ever from here, with layers of ripe
fruit, spices and milk chocolate character. Full and long. Velvety.
Gorgeous. Best after 2018." (02/12)
92-95 points Wine Spectator: "On the toasty, more modern side of
the spectrum, with ambitious roasted fig, apple wood and blueberry confiture
notes followed by racy graphite, espresso and blackberry pâte de fruit. Not
shy, but has the density for balance. Best from 2013 through 2024." (03/12)
92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A fine and spicy wine, the wood
toast well integrated with the sweet fruit. Deliciously ripe Merlot vies
with the Cabernet tannins to give a dark, complex wine." (04/10
90 points Robert Parker Jr.: "This is the best wine I have ever
tasted from this property, which has gone through many changes and frequent
listless, uninspiring performances. Elegant, with loads of black currant
fruit, cherries and dusty, loamy soil notes as well as hints of tobacco
leaf, spice box and cedar, it is a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured,
fleshy wine that should drink nicely for 10-15+ years."
Mike Crafa, Certified Sommelier, Pop's Wines & Spirits, March, 2012
2009 Chateau Lilian Ladouys, St Estephe, 750ml
$31.00 - Good Wine Stores
$27.90 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$24.80 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$279.00 - Pop's Case Price
Dorothy..... The next Robert Parker for the
Our own Dorothy.... very intense with a passion for wine you
rarely see. You want sales pitches or you want recommendations from the
"Since the mid- 90's the prestigious Markham Vineyards have been
producing Greystone Cellars wines. Originally made exclusively for the Napa
California Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, hence the name, the
wines now have national distribution....our good fortune. Even the most
ardent Merlot bashers are getting over the misconception that California
doesn't do justice to this noble grape. The chefs at the world renowned
Culinary Institute take seriously the subject of food and wine pairing and
Greystone Cellars Merlot is on the their menu. With refined tannins, a
generous offering of fruit, and a lengthy finish, this is an excellent
food-worthy wine. At a fraction of the price of Markham, this is a lot of
merlot for the money."
Dorothy Jacobs, Certified Sommelier, Pop's Wines & Spirits, March,
2009 Greystone Cellars Merlot, California, 750ml
$11.79 - Good Wine Stores
$10.61 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$9.43 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$106.11 - Pop's Case Price
darker style, displaying black cherry and blackberry notes....."
"Here's a great Red Burg for those that Love the traditional
style of Pinot Noir... The ones coming from Burgundy France..... Drinking
nicely now, it'll reward patience and drink beautifully in 3-5 years.
De-crypting the label:
2008 - the vintage, a solid, classic vintage for Pinot Noir
Domaine Pierre Gelin - The winery name
Gevrey-Chambertin - The village name: For many wine aficionados, Gevrey
Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all
of the communes, it has 9 Grands Cru vineyard sites that command $125 up to
$1000 a bottle: (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin,
Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy
Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin).
Clos De Meixvelle - A clos right in the centre of Gevrey-Chambertin ("meix"
meaning "middle" in old French) surrounded by high protective walls, which
contribute to its microclimate.
Monopole - means Monopoly, as in the only producer that makes wine from this
The best Premier Cru wines come from the vineyards nestled along a hill to
the west of the village.
"A bright ruby-red colour. A powerful wood-scented nose with hints of spices
and menthol. Aromas of fruits such as cherries appear after aeration. The
attack on the palate is straightforward. Spicy tannins are present, but
well-balanced. A mix of fruit and spices dominate the finish."
According to the Wine Spectator: "A darker style, displaying black cherry
and blackberry notes, with a touch of tobacco. Dense tannins shore up the
finish. Moderate length. Best from 2013 through 2020. 200 cases imported."
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop's Wines & Spirits, March, 2012
Gevrey Chambertin, Clos de Meixville, Domaine Pierre Gelin, 750ml
$41.85 - Good Wine Stores
$37.66 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$33.48 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$376.65 - Pop's Case Price
"Blends are in! The Overwhelming consent among consumers is
for "Cool Wines" that "Have Great Labels" and "Taste Great."
In that spirit... Allow me to introduce you to a truly delicious White
blend - YARD DOG WHITE...The 2010 is a Home run... A wacky blend of
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho & Viognier, The Yard Dog White hits on
all cylinders. Some richness from the Chardonnay and the Sauvignon Blanc
giving the wine some grassy aromatics and the Viognier giving the wine
spiciness and the Verdelho providing lifted floral aromatics. On the palate,
the wine is bright and zesty with white fruit like white peaches and pears
along with a creamy mid-palate make this one pampered pooch of a wine. Soft,
fragrant, medium-bodied, UNOAKED and beautifully fruit-driven and
well-balanced this is a lovely wine to drink all Spring and Summer!
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop's Wines & Spirits, March, 2012
2010 Yard Dog White, Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon/Viognier, Australia, 750ml
$13.29 - Good Wine Stores
$11.96 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$10.63 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$119.61 - Pop's Case Price