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Best Selections of Wine Trade Tastings
from various wine industry portfolio tastings during the year.

 

 

White Wine


DOC delle Venezie Italian Style Pinot Grigio - NYC 2018
Best Picks: (Pinot Grigio 2017) Anno Domini, Bosco del Merlo, Botter, Campagnola, Cantina di Castelnuovo del Garda, Cantina di Custoza, Cantina di Monteforte, Cantina di Soave, Cavit, Collis Veneto Wine Group, Corte Giara- Allegrini, Delibori, Enoitalia, Farina, Giusti, La Delizia, Lavis, Masi, Masottina- Ai Palazzi, Monteci, Montetondo, Perlage, Ruffino, Santa Sofia- Antichello, Sartori, Scriani, Seiterre- Rizzi, Tenimenti Civa, Valpantena, Tommasi, Villa Mattielli.




Sparkling Wine


Polaner Selections - Bubbles - NYC 2018
Best Picks: (Champagne) Pierre Moncuit- Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV, Brut Rosé NV; Larmandier-Bernier- Longitude Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru NV, Vielle Vigne du Levant Estra Brut Grand Cru 2009; Benoit Déhu- Cuvée La Rue de Noyers Brut Nature NV; Christophe Mignon- Blanc de Noirs Pur Meunier Brut Nature 2013, Pur Meunier Brut Rosé NV; Laherte Frères- Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV, Les Vigne D'Autrefois Extra Brut '13, Les Longues Voyes Extra Brut '13, Rosé de Saignée Les Beaudiers Extra Brut; Gatinois- Brut Rosé NV; Coutier- Brut Rosé NV; Moutard- Grand Cuvée Brut NV.
(Sparkling Wine) Bohigas- Extra Brut Grand Reserva Cava 2013, Brut Rosat Cava NV; Francois Chidaine- Montlouis Brut Nature Méthode Traditionnelle 2005.




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Domaine Select - Champagne & Spirits Fall Tasting - NYC 2018
Best Picks: (Champagne) Philippe Gonet- Brut Grande Reserve, Blanc de Blancs Roy Soleil; Lamiable- Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Phéérie 2008; Henri Giraud- Hommage à François Hémart, Fût de Chêne; David Léclapart- Blanc de Blancs L'Artiste.
(Spirits) Thomas Dakin Gin; The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey; El Ron Prohibido 15 yo; Gracias a Dios Mezcal- Espadin Joven, Tobala Joven, Cuixe; Catskill Distilling- Catskill Rye Whiskey, The Most Righteous Bourbon, The One and Only Buckwheat Whiskey; Cognac Jean Grosperrin- XO, Fin Bois 1988, Petite Champagne 1989, Fin Bois 2001; Cognac Paul Giraud- VSOP, XO, Napoleon, Très Rare.



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Grand Winery Tour - North Fork, L.I. - Fall '2018
Sparkling Pointe Winery: Blancs de Blancs Seduction '14, Blanc de Noir '14, Prestige Brut '08, Cuvée Carnaval Blanc NV, Cuvée Carnaval Rouge NV.
Bedell Cellars: Musée '13, Taste Red '14, Malbec '16, Taste White '16, Chardonnay '16.
Jamesport Vineyards: Estate Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Sauvage '17, Saddleback Reserve '16, Albariño '17, Estate Dry Riesling '13, Cutchogue Native Cab Franc '15, Estate Syrah '15, Syrah Pet Nat Sparkling, Estate Glace '13.
Castello di Borghese Vineyard: Pinot Noir Reserve '15, Merlot Select '15, Rosé of Pinot Noir '16, Rosé for the Bays, Bianco di Pinot Noir '16, Allegra '17.
Shinn Estate Vineyards: Concrete Blonde Sauvignon Blanc '17, Chardonnay '17, Rose Hill Rosé '17, Cab Franc Reserve '16, Seven Barrels '16, Grace '13, Red Blend NV.
The Lenz Winery: Old Vines Chardonnay '14, Gewürztraminer '13, Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon '13, Estate Selection Merlot '14, Old Vines Merlot '10, Sparkling Wine '13 Cuvée, Late Harvest Chardonnay '10.
Martha Clara Vineyards: Estate Reserve Chardonnay '15, Estate Reserve Riesling '14, Pinot Grigio '16, Chardonnay '14, Estate Reserve Pinot Noir '14, Estate Reserve Merlot '14.
Paumanok Vineyards: Festival Chardonnay '16, Chenin Blanc '17, Dry Riesling '17, Sauvignon Blanc '17, Dry Rosé '17, Assemblage '14, Cabernet Franc Grand Vintage '14, Cabernet Sauvignon Tuthill's Lane Vineyards '14, Merlot Grand Vintage '13, Petit Verdot Apollo Drive Vineyard '13, Blanc de Blancs Sparkling '13.
Long Island Spirits: LiV Standard Edition Vodka, LiV Ristretto Espresso Vodka, Pine Barrens Single Malt Whiskey, Rough Rider "The Big Stick" Rye, Rough Rider Straight Bourbon, Pine Barrens Gin, Raspberry & Watermelon Sorbetta Liqueurs.




Red Wine


Big Apple Zinfandel Experience - NYC 2018
Best Picks: Artezin Wines- 2015 Collins Vineyard Zinfandel; Bella Grace Vineyards- 2015 Estate Zinfandel & 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel; Cline Cellars- 2014 Big Break Vineyard Zinfandel; Edmeades- 2014 Zinfandel; Kreck- 2016 Del Barba Vineyard Zinfandel; Kunde Family Winery- 2015 Reserve Century Vines Zinfandel; Leonard Wine Company- 2015 Rustridge Vineyard Zinfandel, 2014 & 2015 Branham Vineyard Zinfandel; Oak Ridge Winery- 2014 Moss Roxx Zinfandel; Opolo Vineyards- 2016 Willow Creek Zinfandel & 2016 Mountain Zinfandel; Peachy Canyon Winery- 2015 D Block Zinfandel; Pedroncelli- 2015 Mother Clone Zinfandel & Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel; Quivira- 2015 Black Boar Zinfandel; Ravenswood- 2015 Old Hill Vineyard Zinfandel & 2015 Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel; RedHaus- 2016 Distinction Old Vine Zinfandel; Ridge Vineyards- 2016 Geyserville Zinfandel; Seghesio Family Vineyards- 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel; St. Francis Winery- 2015 Reserve Zinfandel; Tin Barn Vineyards- 2013 Zinfandel; Angry Bunch Winery- 2015 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.




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Guía Peñín - Best Spanish Wine Selections, NYC 2018
Best Picks: (Red) Abadia Retuerta Pago Negralada '14; Bodegas Mano a Mano Venta la Ossa Tempranillo '15; Cenit 2011; Altos de Luzón '12; Consejo de la Alta- Novo '16, Crianza '14 & Reserva '11; Marqués de Terán- Selección Especial '15, Versum '14, Crianza '12 & Edición Limitada '11; Bosque de Matasnos- 2016 & Edición Limitada '14; Nekeas El Chaparral '16; Rodriguez Sanzo- Lacrimus Crianza '14, Las Tierras de Javier Rodriguez Finca El Teso '12, Las Tierras de Javier Rodriguez Finca Original '12 & Las Tierras de Javier Rodriguez Finca Vino de Pueblo '15; Vinos de Arganza- Flavium Selección '15; Vinos Jeromin- Félix Martínez Cepas Viejas Reserva '13, Puerta de Alcalá Reserva '13 & Grego '14; Vins del Comtat- El Salze '15, Montcabrer '13, Peña Cadiella Selecció '15 & M Monastrell de Vins del Comtat '16; Señorío de San Vicente '14; Sierra Cantabria- Tempranillo 2014, Victorino '15 & Almirez '15; Viñedos de Páganos- Calados del Puntido '14; Viñedos Sierra Cantabria- Amancio '13.
(Sparkling/Cava) Gramona- Paraje Calificado '02, III Lustros Gran Reserva '11 & Argent Gran Reserva '12; Pere Ventura- Tresor Anniversary Gran Reserva '13 & Vintage 2012 Gran Reserva.
(Dessert) Jorge Ordóñez- No.3 Viñas Viejas Naturalmente Dulce '14, No.2 '16 & No.4 Esencia.




Rosé Wine


La Nuit En Rosé - Rosé Cruise, NYC 2018
Best Picks: Fleur De Mer '17; Mouton Cadet Rosé '17; Ice Rosé Signe '17; Barton & Guestier- La Villa Barton Provence Rosé '17 & Barton & Guestier Rosé d'Anjou '16; Billette- Bouquet Côtes de Provence Rosé '17; Listel - Grain de Gris Rosé '17; Triennes Rosé '17; AIX Rosé '17; Château de Berne- Inspiration '17, Ultimate Provence Urban '17, Grande Reserve '17 & Château de Berne Estate '17; Château Guilhem Prestige '16; Gérard Bertrand- Cote des Roses Rosé '17, Gris Blanc '17, Château la Sauvageonne la Villa '16, Ballerina & Diving into Hampton Water '17; Château La Gordonne- Font Freye '17, Verite du Terroir '17 & La Chapelle Gordonne '17; Domaine Royal de Jarras Pink Flamingo '17; Maison Marcel- Rosé '17 & Sparkling Rosé; Bonterra Organic Vineyards Rosé '17; Remy Pannier Rosé d'Anjou '17; Ackerman Cremant de Loire Rosé Brut Sparkling; De Chanceny- Brut Rosé, Romance de Loire Saumur Rosé '17 & La Cabriole Saumur Rosé '17; Rosé Piscine '17; Château Léoube- '17, Secret de Léoube '17, La Londe '17 & Sparkling de Léoube NV; Château Auguste Rosé '17; Domaine Montrose Prestige Rosé '17; Les Haut de Rezac '16; Château Ribaute '17; Artner Rosé '17; DeMorgenzon DMZ Rosé '17; Le Roi des Pierres Sancerre Rosé '17; Francois Lurton Les Hauts de Janeil Rosé '17; Muscardini Cellars Rosato di Sangiovese '17; Fleurs de Prairie Côtes de Provence '17; Rivarose; Veuve Ambal Cremant Rosé Brut; Les Jolies Filles Prestige '17; Jacques Capsouto Vignobles Cuvee Eva Rosé '16; G.H.Mumm Grand Cordon Rosé.




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David Bowler Wine - Spring Portfolio Tasting, NYC 2018
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Arnoux-Lachaux- Vosne-Romanée '15, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Chaumes '14 & Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru '13; Chavy-Martin- Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières '15; Michel Niellon- Chassange-Montrachet '15 & Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jean '15; Pierre Damoy- Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Tamisot '14 & Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru '14; Bruno Clavelier- Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Cras Vielles Vignes '14; Domaine Vincent Latour- Meursault Clos de Magny '15, Meursault Grands Charrons '15 & Meursault 1er Cru Charmes '15.
(France/Côtes du Rhône) Monardière- Vacqueras Vielles Vignes '15; Chante Cigale- Châteauneuf-du-Pape '15 & Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes '15; Domaine La Barroche- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Signature '15 & Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pure '14; Saint Préfert- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Charles Giraud '16; Dom. Isabel Ferrando- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis '16; Cristia- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Renaissance '16 & Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes '16.
(France/Chablis) Patrick Piuze- 1er Cru Les Roncières '16, Grand Cru Bougros '16 & 1er Cru Les Sechets '17; Vocoret- Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre '14 & Chablis Grand Cru Valmur '14.
(Champagne) Lilbert-Fils- Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru & Gran Cru Blanc de Blancs Perle; Ployez-Jacquemart- Extra Brut Rosé, Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs '08, Extra Brut '05 & Liesse d'Harbonville '00; Jean-Marc Sélèque- La Quintette Extra Brut.
(Spirits) Mezcal Viejo Indecente- Espadin, Ensemble, Madrecuixe & Tepeztate; Spey Single Malt Scotch- Bienn Dubh & Fumare; Ian McCleod Scotch- Six Isles Vatted Malt; Round Turn Distilling- Bimini Gin; Vivacity Spirits- Native Gin & Turkish Coffee Liqueur; Lockhouse Distillery- Barreled Gin, Sakura Gin, Ibisco Bitter & Revolution Coffee Liqueur; Jean Cavé Armagnac- VSOP & Hors d'Age.



Red Wine


James Suckling's Great Wines of Italy, NYC 2018
Best Picks: (Brunello di Montalcino) Argiano '13; Canalicchio di Sopra '12; Caparzo- Vigna La Casa '13; Giodo '13; Casa Raia '11; Castelli Martinozzi- Riserva '10; Castello Banfi- '13 & Poggio alla Mura '13; Castello Romitorio- Filo di Seta '13; Castiglion del Bosco '13; Cortonesi- La Mannella '13; La Lecciaia- 2013 & Vigna Manapetra Riserva '11; La Rasina- 2013 & 2007; Livio Sassetti- 2013 & Riserva '12; Poggio Antico- 2012 & Altero '12; Renieri '13; San Filippo- Le Lucére '13 & Le Lucére Riserva '12; San Polino- Riserva '10 & Helichrysum '13; Silvio Nardi- Vigneto Manachiara '12; Siro Pacenti- Vecchie Vigne '13; Tenuta Buon Tempo- 2012 & p.56 '12; Tony Sasa- Martina '13; Uccelliera '12; Valdicava '13.
(Super Tuscans/Bolgheri) Bibi Graetz- Toscana Testamatta '15 & Toscana Colore '11; Brancaia- Toscana Il Blu '13; Carpineta Fontalpino- Do ut Des '15; Castellare di Castellina- Toscana I Sodi di S. Niccolo '13; Castelvecchio- Toscana Il Brecciolino '13; Altadonna- Toscana Assalto '12; Fattoria Le Pupille- Maremma Toscana Saffredi '15; Luce della Vite- Toscana Luce '14; Mazzei- Toscana Siepi '15 & Toscana Concerto '15; Orma- Toscana '15; Petrolo- Valdarno di Sopra Galatrona '15; Tenuta Sette Ponti- Toscana Oreno '15; Tua Rita- Toscana Redigaffi '15; Viticcio- Toscana Monile '13; Ornellaia- Bolgheri Superiore '15; Marchesi Antinori- Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso '14; Poggio al Tesoro- Bolgheri Superiore Dedicato a Walter '13 & Bolgheri Superiore Sondraia '13.
(Chianti) Castello di Monsanto- Classico Riserva '14; Chioccioli- Classico Riserva '10; Collazzi- Classico I Bastioni '15; Colle Bereto- Classico Gran Selezione '13; Gagliole- Classico Rubiolo '15; Gagliole- Classico Rubiolo '15; Podere La Cappella- Classico Querciolo '13; Ruffino- Classico Riserva Ducale Oro Gran Selezione '12; San Fabiano Calcinaia- Classico Cellole Gran Selezione '13; Vecchie Terre di Montefili- Classico Riserva '13; Viticcio- Classico Prunaio Gran Selezione '13.



Sparkling Wine


VinExpo New York 2018
Best Picks: (Champagne) Collet- Brut, Extra Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Millésime 2006, Brut Vintage 2008; Jacquinot & Fils- Brut Nature, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Symphonie Brut 2008, Harmonie 2004; Delavenne- Brut Blanc de Blancs, Brut Réserve, Brut Rosé; Trudon- Emblématis, Roséphile, Monochrome; Bonnet-Gilmert- Cuvée de Réserve Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs, Cuvée de Réserve Brut Blanc de Blancs, Millésime 2009; Frenet Ducret- Les Nouveaux Explorateurs, Le Chemin du Chemin, Spagyrie Rosé, La Grande Hermine 2008, Pierre & Prosper; Georges de la Chapelle- Cuvée Nostalgic Brut, Fût de Chêne Brut Réserve, Rosé; Demière- Prestige Rachelle Brut, Grand Réserve Brut, Lysandre 2009 Extra Brut; Barfontarc- Cuvée Sainte Germaine 2008; Gauthier-Christophe- Brut Réserve.



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Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux - 2015 Vintage Grand Tasting, NYC
A great vintage of perfect maturity, with roundness and softness.
Best Picks: (White/Pessac-Léognan) Château Carbonnieux; Ch. Larrivet Haut-Brion; Ch. Latour-Martillac; Ch. Malartic-Lagravière; Ch. Olivier; Ch. Pape Clément; Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte.
(Red/Saint-Émilion) Château Cheval Blanc; Ch. Beau-Séjour Bécot; Ch. Canon; Ch. Canon-La-Gaffelière; Ch. Figeac; Ch. La Gaffelière; Ch. Troplong Mondot.
(Red/Pomerol) Château Clinet; Ch. Gazin.
(Red/Margaux) Château Brane-Cantenac; Ch. Cantenac Brown; Ch. Kirwan; Ch. Prieuré-Lichine.
(Red/Saint-Julien) Château Beychevelle; Ch. Gloria; Ch. Gruaud Larose; Ch. Langoa Barton; Ch. Léoville Barton; Ch. Léoville-Poyferré; Ch. Talbot.
(Red/Pauillac) Château Mouton Rothschild; Ch. Batailley; Ch. Cler Milon; Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste; Ch. Lynch-Bages; Ch. Pichon Baron; Ch. Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.
(Red/Saint-Estèphe) Château Cos Labory; Ch. De Pez; Ch. Phélan Ségur.
(Red/Pessac-Léognan) Château Haut-Bailly; Ch. Larrivet Haut-Brion; Ch. Latour-Martillac; Ch. Olivier; Ch. Pape Clément; Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte.
(Red/Listrac Médoc/Moulis-En-Médoc) Château Fourcas Hosten; Ch. Chasse-Spleen.
(Sauternes) Château D'Yquem; Ch. Bastor-Lamontagne; Ch. De Fargues; Ch. Guiraud; Clos Haut-Peyraguey; Ch. Suduiraut.



 
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