say $45 (Wine Enthusiast) We say $38+,
when bought by the case of six!
.....94 points too!!
“Dry, smooth and distinguished. Shows Mondavi’s ability to get the
grapes ripe in blackberries and currants, yet the fruit pulls back at the
last moment, letting earthy, herbal notes take over, providing complexity
and endless pleasure. The tannins are pure Oakville—sweet, soft and supple.
Drink this elegant, balanced wine over the next six years.” ($45)
94 points, Editor’s Choice, The Wine Enthusiast, June, 2012
2009 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, 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)
may be the best Greek wine I’ve tasted."
"Domaine Karydas is an excellently run boutique winery from
Naoussa, Greece made from Xinomavro. We’ve always felt that raw materials
are there to make great wines in Greece; however there seems to be lack of
focus from most wineries to accomplish this. However Karydas seems to go
from strength to strength. At our recent most recent tasting Nick Poulos,
Owner of Pop’s exclaimed, “This might be the best Greek wine I’ve tasted”.
Many people ask what other grape is most like Xinomavro. For me, it is
Nebbiolo. It has the tannins, the earthiness and the acidity. The main
difference is that if it were Nebbiolo you would be paying at least three
times this price for similar quality.
This beautiful and young rustic wine is remarkably powerful and pointed,
with fine fruit and a gripping finish. This wine is showing great age
potential, so give it a couple of years to settle down and you will be
greatly rewarded. This is well priced, and a very fine value for an age
worthy wine of this magnitude. If you must drink it young I strongly
recommend extended decanting.
I think I have to agree with Nick, “This might be the best Greek wine I’ve
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, May, 2012
Domaine Karydas Naoussa, Protected Designation of Origin, Greece, 750ml
$30.79 - Good Wine Stores
$27.71 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$24.63 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$277.11 - Pop's Case Price
bucks for a 2007 Italian Sangiovese which is drinking like a Brunello/
"On my scale of friggin' deliciousness, the Montecucco Rosso
D.O.C., Poggio Trevvalle has it.....and at $15 bucks (buy it case price), I
cannot recommend it highly enough. It's one of those wines that reminds me
that Italy's glowing reputation with wine is due not only to the fact that
it produces and exports more than any other country but that it offers the
greatest variety of types, ranging through nearly every color, flavor and
Yes, I am in love! Now, it's your turn....
The 2007 Montecucco, by Poggio Trevvalle reminded me of a young and
expensive Super-Tuscan crossed with an aged-soft and succulent Brunello....just
clean and lush Sangiovese touching the lips with a hint blackcurrant oak,
dip of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot added...GORGEOUS! The smell was full
and rich and destined to get softer and softer with only 1 hour of opening.
You do recall the last Italian red recommended was also a Monteccuco!!
Nearly 500 bottles sold! THIS AREA IS SMOKIN FOR GOOD WINE! "
Mike Crafa, Certified Sommelier, Pop's Wines & Spirits, May, 2012
2007 Montecucco Rosso, Poggio Trevalle, 750ml
$18.10 - Good Wine Stores
$16.29 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$14.48 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$162.90 - Pop's Case Price
over 100 Wines tasted, we offer your reason to celebrate with the best of
"Over the past few weeks, my palate has been swirling
incredibly fast. One day I am in the in New York City tasting over 100 wines
for Pop's, later that night, I am at the Garden watching the 1st Game of the
Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils
and after such a great game, I am now trying to recap notes from the hundred
of wines I tasted...with so much going on, my brain almost seems jammed with
wines of notes, but through it all, I do recall one that was 'best in show',
and purely a bottle that speaks volumes upon opening....Enter, Nicolas
Feuillatte and their 2004 Blanc de Blanc Champagne.
The Nicolas Feuillatte's tradition; Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Blanc de
Blancs is one of the youngest of the world's top Champagne brands, while
today; it only took 36 years from a start-up to France's number one and
number three worldwide in the Champagne market. Nicolas Feuillatte Blanc de
Blanc; Blanc de Blancs is made entirely from Chardonnay grapes and is a
richer, deeper flavor than other types of Champagne twice the price, and
these characteristics are on full, glorious display in this delectable wine.
It has a lemony tang at the front of the mouth but then opens up into dusty,
smoky, buttery flavors from the Chardonnay grape, and shows a richness and
complexity that's rare in Champagnes of twice the price. CLASSIC STUFF HERE
After the hockey game Monday Night, the Champagne is a close second in
expressing the inexpressible, and one for sure that I will be buying....the
hockey match-up Monday was Classic, the Champagne however was
memorable.....great stuff here guys...so drop the Veuve, Moet and Roederer
Michael Crafa, Pop's Wines & Spirits, May, 2012
"Light, bright yellow. Lime and grapefruit on the nose, with a touch of
chalk adding complexity. Dry and nervy, with tightly wound citrus and
underripe orchard fruit flavors and a kiss of bitter almond. The tangy,
persistent finish offers very good racy vivacity...."
90 points - Stephen Tanzer's, International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2010
2004 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs, Brut, 750ml
$57.89 - Good Wine Stores
$52.10 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$46.31 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$521.01 - Pop's Case Price
a sleeper of the vintage....."
"Chateau Meyney 2009 is not only the best QPR (Quality Price
Ratio) of Top Cru Bourgeois Properties, but the best QPR 2009 Vintage Case
The 2009 Bordeaux craze is on people and through the past couple of weeks it
appears 2009 Bordeaux has quickly become the most expensive vintage in
Bordeaux history and literally we are watching it happen before our
eyes....and as the stimulation over the releases for 2009 Bordeaux vintage
reaches fever pitch, Pop's suggests that buyers, like you, look closely at
the 2009 Chateau Meyney...You could be could be missing out on the best
returns for their/your palette ever from perhaps the greatest Bordeaux
Mike Crafa, Certified Sommelier, Pop's Wines & Spirits, May, 2012
“I clearly underrated this wine from barrel. The finest wine made at this
estate since 1982, this opaque black wine is a sleeper of the vintage, with
oodles of blackberry fruit interwoven with hints of charcoal, forest floor,
licorice and damp earth. Deep, rich, chewy, full-bodied and opulent, this is
a fabulous Meyney that, because of its low acidity and very ripe tannin, can
be drunk in 3-4 years or cellared for two decades. Bravo!”
92 points, The Wine Advocate, February, 2012
Chateau Meyney, Grand Vin, St Estephe, 750ml
$39.75 - Good Wine Stores
35.77$ - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$31.80 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$357.75 - Pop's Case Price
was certainly one of the most intense and deepest....."
..... 93 points too!!
“The 2011 Thalassitis is one of Greece’s most recognizable Assyrtikos,
and this vintage looks like a big winner. From very old vines (approximately
80 years old), this Assyrtiko has laser beam acidity, very fine
concentration in the mid-palate, focus and intensity. The grip on the finish
is notable and it lingers very nicely. It actually becomes more penetrating
with aeration and warmth. It doesn’t even really begin to show its stuff
until Day 2, though. Of all the young whites I opened for this report, this
was certainly one of the most intense and deepest. It was unevolved even
when retasted on Day 2, the acidity zipping through the concentrated fruit.
Yet, it was never shrill, the solid mid-palate easily holding its own. This
is a stunner that should be closer to peak next summer. If you want to drink
it this summer, it is not infanticide, it will still drink quite well, but
it won’t be at peak. Since it is also a terrific value, of course, you can
probably afford to squander a bottle or two. Drink now-2019.” ($27)
93 points, The Wine Advocate, April, 2012
2011 Thalassitis Santorini, Gaia Estate, 750ml
$27.25 - Good Wine Stores
$24.52 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$21.80 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$122.62 - Pop's Case Price (6)