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2014 McCarthy & Schiering Summer Case – 134.95 net

Our summer case includes a range of tasty whites, a dry rosé, and a selection of easy to quaff reds, each designed for summer sipping—backyard barbecuing, deck side imbibing, and poolside partaking.

2013 Le Provençal Rosé Côtes de Provence 12.00 9.96VS

2013 Domaine des Cassagnoles Cotes de Gascogne 11.00 9.13VS

2013 Château Ducasse Blanc Bordeaux 17.00 14.11VS

2012 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc ‘Le Grand Caillou’ 13.00 10.79VS

2012 Colterenzo Pinot Grigio Alto Adige 13.00 10.79VS

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New Arrivals

1998 Dom Perignon ‘P2′

Dom Perignon’s Chef du Cave, Richard Geoffrey discovered that as bottles of Dom Perignon rest on their lees in the cellars, the maturation isn’t steady. Instead the Champagne remains unchanged for years until mother nature has her way. Then the wine makes a quantum leap in quality. These leaps are termed “plentitudes” and seem to occur at 7-9 year intervals. There are three levels of development: the vintage wine, Plentitude 2 (P2), and Plentitude 3. After the third, there are no more, only slow and steady improvement, lasting nearly 100 years. Dom Perignon that is not resting on its lees never makes the second or third plentitude. We are fortunate to be one of the few retailers to receive the first shipment of 1998 Dom Perignon ‘P2’.

1998 Champagne Dom Perignon ‘P2’ Epernay (Limited) 297.50 net

2010 Dominus Red ‘Napanook’

The 2010 Dominus Red ‘Napanook’ is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot that is the best second wine ever from Dominus. It has a mocha and cherry aromas with a wonderful, rich mid-palate.

2010 Dominus Estate Red ‘Napanook’ Napa Valley 60.00 49.80

Staff Picks

2013 Schoenheitz Riesling

The vineyards of Wihr-au-Val belonged to the famous Habsbourg and Ribeaupierre families in the Middle Ages. But the devastation of World War II nearly wiped out the region. In 1980, Dominique and Henri Schoenheitz set about rebuilding the winery and creating world-class wines from Whir-au-Val. Located in the heart of the Munster Valley, the soils are perfect for Alsatian varieties and the steep slopes require that all fruit is hand harvested. Vibrant acidity and a dry style give the 2013 Schoenheitz Riesling a broad range of flavors it can match—from seafood stews to grilled pork chops.

2013 Schoenheitz Riesling Whir-au-Var 17.00 14.11VS

Pecchenino

Orlando and Attilio Pecchenino farm 25 hectares, of which 22 are located in the Commune of Dogliani, and 3 in Monforte d’Alba. The area of Dogliani is especially suited to the cultivation of the Dolcetto grape, and has been since 1432. A full 70% of the estate vineyards are dedicated to Dolcetto, with the remaining planted to Barbera, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. They also own land in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, one of the prime areas for the production of Barolo, at San Giuseppe, where the cru ‘Le Coste’ is produced.

2013 Pecchenino Dolcetto ‘San Luigi’ Dogliani 17.00 14.11VS

2012 Pecchenino Dolcetto ‘Sirì d’Jermu’ Dogliani Superiore 28.00 23.24VS

2009 Pecchenino Barolo ‘San Giuseppe’ DOCG 57.00 47.31VS

2009 Pecchenino Barolo ‘Le Coste’ DOCG (Limited) 70.00 58.10VS