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March 16, 2012


Our 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 center here?

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."
Winemaker's Notes

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!!

They 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

2009 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)

If 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% Merlot)


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 everyday wine-drinker......
Our own Dorothy.... very intense with a passion for wine you rarely see. You want sales pitches or you want recommendations from the heart?

"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, 2012

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

"....."A 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 vineyard site.

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

2008 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
Extremely Limited!!

".....A Wacky Blend....."
"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


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