Sommelier Choice in April
Ruffino Modus - Italy
First introduced in 1997, the Super Tuscan Modus (Latin for Method) blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, routinely garners exceptional acclaim from the top wine critics worldwide. It has over 20 years of 90+ scores from highly respected critics.
Raymond Reserve Selection Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
The velvet labels adorning the red wines symbolize the texture, emotion and feeling in the wine, the dynamic legacy of the Raymond family and a vibrant vision of our future.
They are perennial wine list selections at America’s finest restaurants.
Chateau du Domain de L'Eglise
It is in 1589 that the name is mentioned for the first time in the „Vieux Papiers du Libournais“, which makes Domaine de l’Eglise the oldest estate on Pomerols famous plateau. Originally property of the church, it was a hospice for people with a disease that were thus kept out of the city of Libourne. The estate was secularised in the 18th century. Domaine de l’Eglise, as the name is indicating, lies next to Pomerols church, close to Château Petrus.
The round, smooth and fruity Domaine de l’Eglise has been among the most popular ones from Pomerol for many years.
Santa Rita Casa Real - Chile
World renowned as a classic icon of the New World, it is the result of a unique combination of factors where experience, terroir and Cabernet Sauvignon come together in an extraordinary manner to create an exceptional wine. In addition, in 2017, Decanter also distinguished Casa Real Reserva Especial in its cover as a referent of icon wines in South America, for its trajectory, terroir and unique characteristics.
Norton Gernot Langes - Argentina
As Bodega Norton´s icon wine, Gernot Langes was named after its owner Gernot Langes Swarovski. This wine is made from a careful selection of the finest Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, picked from Bodega Norton’s oldest vineyards. The unique blend is aged in French oak barrels for 16 months and then in bottle for another 14 months. Each of Gernot Langes’s 4,988 numbered bottles expresses the spirit and vision of our winery.
Intense, dark ruby red color. Complex and elegant aromas reflex the character of this wine, that includes red fruit, spice and minerality. The wine is dominated by the velvety and harmonious tannins coming from the malbec, complex black fruit that persist in a long and vibrate tasting.
Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino – D.O.C.G.
Brunello di Montalcino is a wine made with 100% Sangiovese with Italy’s highest DOCG classification. Sangiovese is the wine that most wine critics cite to be the best in all of Italy.
Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most famous Italian red wines that is ideal for aging. It is a prestigious wine, with international acclaim both in terms of taste and sales whose name and origin are undoubtedly Tuscan, from Montalcino, province of Siena.
The Brunello is an important and complex wine with a clear and bright color with evident nuances of garnet as well as scents of undergrowth and wood. The wine body is elegant and harmonious on the palate but also dry and persistent.
Aging: three years in big oak barrels, followed by a bottle finishing period of at least six months in temperature controlled cellars.
Score: 95/100 Wine Spectator