price for a Napa Valley Cabernet this distinguished......
90 points too!! 50% off!!
.....It’s rich and satisfying in blackberry, black currant and
blueberry fruit, with a lovely coat of smoky oak. Shows lots of complexity,
and the finish is dry and spicy. Could go the distance, but just to be safe,
drink over the next six years.”
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, May, 2012
2009 Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 750ml
$30.69 - Good Wine Stores
$15.34 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$15.34 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$184.14 - Pop's Case Price
Highest Wine Advocate rating for a Greek White Wine!!
“The 2011 Santorini is an exceptional Assyrtiko from Sigalas,
another great moment for this estate. On opening, I was actually surprised
at how fruity and accessible it seemed, since these often need a lot of time
to show well when young. It seemed elegant and refined, with a lush texture
and a beautifully lingering finish. I suspected that was only half the
story. Indeed, it was not even half the story and as it turns out it was
really shut down. The next day it fulfilled the promises it gave in the
first hour or so, fleshing out, seeming deeper and more intense. It still
wasn’t done. After letting it air out for awhile on Day 2, this seemingly
gentle, young Sigalas became quite intense, the acidity taking charge, the
wine still remaining rich and mouth coating. It is crisp and persistent,
beautifully put together and impeccably balanced, mingling elegance with
that fine structure. It is built to age. This is a wine that should drink
better in the next year or two, even if it is entirely enjoyable now. Drink
93 points, The Wine Advocate, April, 2012
2011 Santorini, Domqine Sigalas, Assyrtiko White Wine, 750ml
$27.15 - Good Wine Stores
$24.43 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$21.72 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$244.35 - Pop's Case Price
the best Barbera we've ever tasted!!
"Fabrizio Iuli calls himself a barberista, for his love,
focus, and dedication to the Barbera grape. I guess Fabrizio can count me in
as a barberista, since I’ve always had a fondness for this grape too. I love
the amazing acidity and the special character of this wine. Aged in
stainless steel this wine maintains the freshness that makes Barbera so
appealing. So fresh and vibrant, it’s difficult not to finish the bottle at
Fabrizio is certified organic in the vineyards, and the land surrounding the
town has always been cultivated without chemicals for as long as his father
can remember. He is technically organic as well in the cellars - although
has decided not to go through the paperwork and extensive "red-tape"
bureaucracy to be certified in the cellar. Fabrizio commenting on the
process: "I know how I make my wines, and want them to be as natural as
possible - reflecting the territory and nature of the grape, and do not need
this piece of paper to prove that."
This man’s dedication Barbera is apparent and clear as I’ve tried this wine
for three consecutive vintages, with each vintage better then the previous.
The 2009 Umberta is the best to date."
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, May, 2012
Barbera del Monferrato, Umberta, Iuli, 750ml
$19.35 - Good Wine Stores
$17.41 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$15.48 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$174.15 - Pop's Case Price
about a 91 Point wine under $10....."
"Here's a terrific value for the discriminating customer on a
tight budget. 90 Point wines under $10 are extremely rare. How about a 91
Point wine under $10?
Unbelievable Value!!! 2009 was a great year in the Rhone. Pinch me...
this is a 91 Point rated wine?!?!? - for all of $9.06 (by the case.) Only at
Pop's do we search for Super Values like this...We love values... Be
sure to jump on this one before it sells out... Best regards,"
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop's Wines & Spirits, May, 2012
"The bouquet is a ripe and fresh fruit basket, showing lots of complexity
and a light herbal note adding interest; medium-full, round and plush, this
has a softness and weight that seems more like Chateauneuf-du-Pape than
Cotes du Rhone, and a level of fruit extract and richness that is
impressive; it approaches "fruit bomb" intensity' but displays enough tannin
and restraint to keep it nicely in check; a great value".
91 points, Beverage Dynamics
2009 Cotes du Rhone, Charles Thomas, 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
this review.... it got us to feature this wine.....
"In the glass: Kris Pinot Grigio is a light butter-yellow color with a
star-bright core going out into a faint glass-clear rim definition with high
On the nose: There are fresh notes of crushed white fruit from pomelo, white
cranberries, stone rose, white flowers, Asian pear and subtle hints of rose
and white corn as well as soft minerality in an altogether wonderfully
On the palate: The wine is ultra-suave with a sweetish pear and white
currant entry followed by citrus rind, dried apricots, buttery anise
components, no traces of wood and that lively mineral component so desirable
in a pinot grigio. The midpalate is lovely and balanced, marrying the white
fruit with the acidity just right and transitioning into the surprisingly
long finish with a zesty Key lime kick.
Kris Pinot Grigio is selling for just about half the price of the market
leader Santa Margherita but easily wins in a taste-off and therefore
delivers true value to consumers. Cool it down to drinking temperature,
which is about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This excellent white wine is just
perfect for the in-season stone crab or oysters. It should be consumed
within this year."
Las Vegas Review Journal, Gil Lempert-Schwarz, April 25, 2012
2010 Pinot Grigio, delle Venezie, Kris, 750ml
$13.95 - Good Wine Stores
$12.55 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$11.16 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$125.55 - Pop's Case Price
“There is a reason we continue our love affair with Pinot
Noir, and not just because it shamed Merlot a few years back. Silky and
smooth, lush red fruit flavors, and just enough earthiness to experience the
indescribable mouth feel that comes from drinking good Pinot Noir. Oregon
winemakers have mastered the art and established the Pacific Northwest as a
premier site for Pinot Noir. Seven Devils is relatively new to the scene,
with vines planted just 9 years ago, but their very youthfulness results in
a bright, flavorful, food-friendly Pinot Noir. The winemaker manages to
balance tannins and acidity, and the French oak ageing adds a hint of
vanilla. It is a perfect match for salmon. You can almost hear the waves
lapping the shore at Coos Bay.”
Dorothy Jacobs, Certified Sommelier, Pop's Wines & Spirits, May, 2012
2009 Seven Devils Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley (Carlton Cellars), 750ml
$24.15 - Good Wine Stores
$21.73 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$19.32 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$217.35 - Pop's Case Price