This is a stunning wine....."
..... 95 points too!
“The 2013 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello is a blend of 60% Sangiovese,
20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot (aged in mostly new oak for two
years). This is a stunning wine and is, without a doubt, one of the two best
wines I have yet to taste from Rocca di Frassinello. The other is the 100%
Baffonero Merlot. What distinguishes this wine is the seamless nature of its
intensity and its integration. There are absolutely no rough transitions
here and the wine wraps smoothly over the palate with firm determination.
The dry extract is high (38 grams per liter) and all that heft and density
leaves a lasting positive impression.”
95 points, Wine Advocate, February 2017
2013 Rocca di Frassinello, Maremma Toscana, 750ml
$48.59 - Good Wine Stores
$43.73 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$38.07 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$218.65 - Pop's Case Price (6)
say $70 (Wine Spectator), we say $30+, when bought by the case!
..... 93 points too!
“Savory hints of cured tobacco and smoke meet wild strawberry and crushed
black cherry fruit in this burly red. The silky palate carries accents of
star anise and graphite to the lasting finish. Best from 2018 through 2029.”
93 points, Wine Spectator, February, 2016
2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Nicolis, 750ml
$70.00 - Good Wine Stores
$36.45 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$32.40 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$182.25 - Pop's Case Price (6)
say $17 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $10+, when bought by the case!
..... 92 points too!
"Lemon, orange blossom and rose aromas start this exotic and refreshing
wine. On the palate, bright flavors of citrus mingle with melon and pepper.
Easygoing but distinctive.”
92 points, Wine Enthusiast, September, 2017
2016 Moschofilero Boutari, Appellation of Origin Mantinia, 750ml
$17.00 - Good Wine Stores
$12.73 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$11.32 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$127.35 - Pop's Case Price
"..... whisps of white flowers, peaches, and citrus....."
"A new wine we have in the store of which I love is CIRO!
Not only is it a new wine but also a new grape variety for me, which excites
The Grape is Greco Bianco, a white grape variety of which I have read was
brought to Calabria, Italy from the Greeks, just a little history...
As for the grape it has a little of everything, a little floral on the nose
with some whisps of white flowers, peaches, and citrus fruit. In your mouth
it sort of plays the same role, you get a lot of peach and zesty citrus but
it rounds out at the end and leaves this almost nutty creamy flavor and
texture. It's a beautiful white wine, and in my opinion better than Pinot
Grigio, please when you visit our Italy section take a chance and try this
Kristin Mainhart, Fine Wine Consultant, Pop's Wines & Spirits, July, 2017
2016 Ciro, Bianco, Librandi, 750ml
$12.55 - Good Wine Stores
$11.29 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$10.04 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$112.95 - Pop's Case Price
They say $50 (Wine Review Online), we say $37+, when bought by the case!
..... 95 points too!
“Winemaker Ted Edwards strikes again with another extraordinary Cabernet
Sauvignon from the outstanding 2013 vintage. This time it's with his
straight-up Napa Valley bottling, which bears a remarkable resemblance to
his Bosche Vineyard Cabernet I awarded 100 points not long ago. The Napa
bottling is inky dark and massive, with notes of cedar and graphite, rich
blackberry and cassis fruit, and a generous whiff of wood spice. Firmly
structured, this wine will improve in the cellar over the next 12 to 15
years. And it's one-third the price of the 2013 Bosche!”
95 points, Wine Review Online, May, 2017
2013 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 750ml
$50.25 - Good Wine Stores
$45.22 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$40.20 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$452.25 - Pop's Case Price
points & 10 bucks!!
“A dark colored, dense wine that is rich and firmly structured. Aged in
wood, it holds flavors of plum and berry fruits balanced with a fresh
acidity. This is a wine for aging, its structure a powerful statement. Drink
from 2014. Best Buy!”
90 points, Wine Enthusiast, April, 2014
2011 Portada, Winemaker's Selection, Vinho Regional Lisboa, 750ml
$11.25 - Good Wine Stores
$10.12 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$9.00 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$101.25 - Pop's Case Price