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Pre-Arrival Offering of 2020 Vintage Skurnik Wines' German Riesling

In order to establish a thread of continuity here, it bears mentioning that this portfolio is that which was Terry Theise Estate Selections. It continues now as the German wines portfolio of Skurnik Wines. You will recognize the various producers for their impeccable quality. And 2020 is yet another in a string of recent vintages into which lovers of fine German Riesling will want to delve deeply. The wines are scheduled to arrive in the fall of this year.

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750 2019 Dautel Dautel Spätburgunder Estate $24.99
12 1000 2020 Darting Darting Dürkheimer Nonnengarten Riesling Kabinett $17.50
12 750 2020 Von Winning Von Winning Paradiesgarten Riesling Erste Lage Trocken Inquire
6 750 2018 Von Winning Von Winning Ungeheuer Riesling Grosses Gewächs $72.50
6 750 2019 Von Winning Von Winning Ungeheuer Riesling Grosses Gewächs $72.50
12 750 2020 Von Winning Von Winning Riesling Winnings $18.75
6 750 2020 Spreitzer Spreitzer Wisselbrunnen Riesling Grosses Gewächs $57.50
12 750 2020 Spreitzer Spreitzer Riesling 101 $19.99
12 750 2020 Spreitzer Spreitzer Winkeler Jesuitengarten Alte Reben Riesling Feinherb $37.50
12 750 2020 Spreitzer Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Kabinett $24.99
6 750 2020 Spreitzer Spreitzer Oestricher Lenchen Riesling Spätlese »303« $62.50
12 750 2020 Goldatzel Goldatzel Johannisberger Riesling Spätlese Trocken Bestes Fass $35.00
6 750 2020 Goldatzel Goldatzel Johannisberger Hasensprung Riesling Grosses Gewächs $57.50
12 750 2020 Goldatzel Goldatzel Johannisberger Riesling Kabinett Feinherb $27.50
6 750 2020 Goldatzel Goldatzel Johannisberger Vogelsang Riesling Feinherb Alte Reben $47.50
12 750 2020 Goldatzel Goldatzel Johannisberger Hölle Riesling Kabinett $27.50
12 750 2020 Goldatzel Goldatzel Winkler Hasensprung Riesling Spätlese $32.50
6 750 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Höllenpfad im Mühlenberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs $72.50
6 750 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Krötenpfuhl Riesling Grosses Gewächs $62.50
6 750 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Hermannshöhle Riesling Grosses Gewächs $90.00
12 750 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett $26.25
12 750 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Kreuznacher Krötenpfuhl Riesling Kabinett $24.99
12 750 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Norheimer Kirschheck Riesling Spätlese $37.50
12 750 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese $52.50
12 750 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese $60.00
6 375 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel $52.50
6 375 2020 Dönnhoff Dönnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel $50.00
12 750 2020 Schneider Jakob Jakob Schneider Niederhäuser Riesling Kabinett $17.50
12 750 2020 Schneider Jakob Jakob Schneider Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese $32.50
12 750 2020 Kruger-Rumpf Kruger-Rumpf Münsterer Dautenpflänzer Riesling Spätlese $27.50
6 750 2020 Kruger-Rumpf Kruger-Rumpf Münsterer Im Pitterberg Riesling Spätlese Goldkapsel $50.00
12 750 2020 Adam, Weingut A. J. Weingut A. J. Adam Dhron Im Pfarrgarten Riesling Feinherb $22.50
6 750 2020 Adam, Weingut A. J. Weingut A. J. Adam Hofberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs $67.50
12 750 2020 Adam, Weingut A. J. Weingut A. J. Adam Dhron Hofberg Riesling Kabinett $29.99
12 750 2020 Adam, Weingut A. J. Weingut A. J. Adam Hofberg Riesling Spätlese $45.00
12 750 2020 Loewen, Weingut Carl Weingut Carl Loewen Riesling Estate $21.25
12 750 2020 Loewen, Weingut Carl Weingut Carl Loewen Leiwener Maximin Klosterlay Riesling Erste Lage Trocken $32.50
12 750 2020 Loewen, Weingut Carl Weingut Carl Loewen Longuich Maximin Herrenberg Riesling 1896 Alte Reben Erste Lage Trocken $47.50
6 750 2020 Loewen, Weingut Carl Weingut Carl Loewen Longuich Maximin Herrenberg Riesling 1896 Erste Lage Trocken $95.00
12 750 2020 Loewen, Weingut Carl Weingut Carl Loewen Longuicher Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett $24.99
12 750 2020 Loewen, Weingut Carl Weingut Carl Loewen Leiwener Laurentiuslay Riesling Spätlese Grosse Lage $32.50
6 750 2020 Loewen, Weingut Carl Weingut Carl Loewen Thörnicher Ritsch Riesling Auslese $47.50
12 750 2020 Schaefer, Willi Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett $40.00
12 750 2020 Schaefer, Willi Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #10 $47.50
12 750 2020 Schaefer, Willi Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5 $62.50
12 375 2020 Schaefer, Willi Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #11 $52.50
12 750 2020 Selbach-Oster Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese Feinherb Uralte Reben $47.50
6 750 2020 Selbach-Oster Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Rotlay Riesling Auslese $75.00

Quantities may be limited. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale. Standard quantity discounts apply. Wines may be subject to allocation based on past purchase history.


Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils

It was persisting down with rain when I arrived at Domaine Michel Bouzereau for my annual tasting. Arriving half an hour early gave me a few minutes to dry out as Jean-Baptiste Bouzereau prepared the samples. Opening his handwritten book detailing the minutiae of the growing season, he told me:

"On the 5 April there was some frost, but only in the Bourgogne Blanc in Puligny. Flowering was around 5-6 June and it was quite warm. This caused some coulure and millerandage, even though the final yields were around the same as in 2018. There were two spells of heat: temperatures reached 38°C between 22 and 26 July and then the heat returned just before harvest. Thankfully there were occasional showers during July. I started the harvest on 6 September in Puligny Caillerets and the full team started three days later, finishing on 16 September. The Chardonnay reached between 13.8° and 14.3° of alcohol, but with good acidity and normal pH, around 3.1 to 3.2. There was less juice than in 2018 so there was a lot of concentration; a profile that I think makes them vin de garde - quite serious. The pressing was fine because the condition of bunches was healthy, and the stems helped eke out any juice. The 2018 is flattering and sensual, and 2019 is maybe more serious, classic in style, and might drink earlier."

I have been a big fan of this domaine for many years and in my opinion Bouzereau deserves more kudos. These are beautifully crafted, flavoursome wines that express their terroirs succinctly, maybe a touch weightier than other growers but always with sufficient tension. This is one address where the Meursault Genevrières was not going to allow Les Perrières to win all the honours and they are neck-and-neck in terms of quality, and only slight ahead of his splendid Les Tessons – Premier Cru in all but name.

- from La Lumière Noire: 2019 Burgundy - Côte de Beaune (December, 2020) by Neal Martin, vinous.com

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Bourgogne Côte d'Or Chardonnay $32.50
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Bourgogne Côte d'Or Clos du Moulin $40.00
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Blagny $100.00
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes Dessus $125.00
6 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières $125.00
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières $175.00
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Meursault Les Grands Charrons $75.00
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches $75.00
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Pommard Les Cras $62.50
12 750 2017 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Pommard Les Cras $57.50
12 750 2019 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Les Aussy $75.00
12 750 2017 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Les Aussy $62.50
12 750 2015 Bouzereau et Fils, Domaine Michel Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Les Aussy $62.50

Quantities may be limited. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale. Standard quantity discounts apply. Wines may be subject to allocation based on past purchase history.


2018 Bolgheri Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido

2018 Bolgheri Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido

A cold winter led to a late spring and delayed start to the year. May and June saw some heat, but only moderate temperatures. Only July was truly warm, with minimal diurnal shifts. Cool winds arrived again in August, and temperatures dropped quickly, especially at night. Mid-August saw some rain. Harvest started on September 7 with the Franc and wrapped up on the 29th with the last of Cabernet Sauvignon. The year favored the estate’s oldest vineyards, those on hillside sites. The 2018 spent 19 months in oak, two-thirds new, a bit more new oak than the norm. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Franc, a bit less Franc than is often the case, as Franc suffered more under the conditions of the season.
The 2018 Sassicaia is fabulous. Bright and beautifully poised, the 2018 opens with brilliant aromatics that make a strong first impression. Delicate and light on its feet, the 2018 is a regal wine that is going to need a number of years to come into its own. Sassicaia is the most finessed of Bolgheri’s top wines. That is very much the case in 2018 as well. I loved it. Drink 2026‑2043. Rated 97. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com February, 2021

$237.50 the bottle  $1,211.28 the case of 6



2018 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia La Grazia

2018 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia La Grazia

The 2018 Ornellaia is an introvert at this stage. Medium in body, with terrific persistence and impeccable balance, the 2018 is not in any mood to show all its cards today. Hints of red berry fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and dried flowers emerge with a bit of coaxing. I won’t be surprised to see it put on weight with more time in bottle. There is certainly plenty to look forward to. Readers should expect a silky, aromatic Ornellaia in line with vintages such as 2004 that are more about finesse than raw power. This is the first time in which Merlot drives the blend in Ornellaia. Drink 2025‑2040. Rated 97. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com January, 2021

$237.50 the bottle  $1,211.28 the case of 6



2018 Toscana Tignanello Marchesi Antinori

2018 Toscana Tignanello Marchesi Antinori

The 2018 Tignanello is a wine of breathtaking purity. Impossibly silky and persistent, the 2018 is all class, all the way. In many ways, the 2018 reminds me of the 2004 because of its finesse, but it has an extra degree of nuance that reflects important strides that have been made at the estate in the intervening years. Winemaking today is more gentle, while new oak is also less intrusive. The result is a Tignanello that bristles with class. The purity of the flavors alone is mesmerizing. Bright red-toned berries, mocha, spice, cedar, new leather and licorice are some of the many notes that linger on a finish framed by silky, perfectly ripe tannins.
Aging was 16 months in oak, about 50% new. One of the recent developments at Antinori has been a move towards lower toast levels and a preference for longer aging of the raw wood. The blend is a very typical 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, with maybe just a touch more Franc than is the norm. At the same time, the Sangiovese is very much front and center. Production hovers around 330,000 bottles. Think about that number. It is more than any Bordeaux First Growth, more than any high-end Napa Valley wine, and equivalent to the production of 60 or so cult Cabernets taken together! Tignanello, in my view, is the single greatest high quality, estate wine made in scale. Drink 2028‑2043. Rated 97. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com February, 2021

$147.50 the bottle  $752.28 the case of 6



2018 Beaune 1er Cru Célébration Louis Jadot

2018 Beaune 1er Cru Célébration Louis Jadot

When they have the opportunity to celebrate a great vintage, Maison Louis Jadot places focus on the Premiers Crus of Beaune as a way to celebrate its origins and the foundation of the house there in 1859. Today they own 25 hectares (about 62 acres) across 17 different premier cru vineyards within the appellation of Beaune. The first release of the Beaune 1er Cru Célébration cuvée took place with the launch of the 2009 vintage, their 150th anniversary. The next releases were from the 2012 and 2015 vintages. And, now, Louis Jadot (and ourselves) are celebrating the excellent 2018 vintage in Burgundy — a vintage demonstrating great ripeness as a result of an exceptionally sunny growing season — with this blend of selected lots from various premiers crus, including Clos des Ursules, Boucherottes, Aux Cras, Clos des Couchereaux, Bressandes, Theurons, Grèves, Avaux, Chouacheux, Cent Vignes, Toussaints, Vignes Franches, Pertuisots, Aigrots, Clos du Roi, and Reversées. Deep ruby in color with alluring aromas suggestive of dark ripe cherry and Asian five spice, revealing more vivid red fruits along with a touch of reglisse as it opens in the glass; supple and silken in texture on entry, then building to reach a certain puissance with structure of pulverized stone-like tannins carrying gently bursting intense flavor long to the finish; this is indeed a célébration in the glass by way of this bevy of Beaune Premiers Crus. Quintessential Beaune, at that. And quintessentially Burgundy. While reservations last (expected arrival fall 2021):

$75.00 the bottle  $382.50 the case of 6



Fèlsina

Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia FelsinaToscana Fontalloro Fèlsina

Library Offering of Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia and Toscana Fontalloro

A splendid offering of two of the most recognized and superb red wines of Fèlsina Berardenga, Rancia and Fontalloro. This represents an excellent opportunity to lay in some perfectly-cellared and mature to approaching mature red Tuscan wines of top quality. Please just give us a call at (512) 499‑0512 or send us an e-Mail message with questions, comments, orders. Click here or on the images above to see the complete offering.



2020 Bordeaux En Primeur
2020 Bordeaux En Primeur

The vintage of 2020 is causing a stir in Bordeaux wine-loving circles, not least of the reasons why is that it is the second sequence of high-quality eight, nine and aught vintages running, even harkening back to the splendid trio of the 1988, 1989 and 1990 vintages, also known as «les trois glorieueses». As is most always the case here, we will offer the wines on a reservations basis, which is to say, we don't require you to pay up front — you make your reservation(s) now but hang onto your cash, making payment and then taking delivery just following the wines' expected arrival here in the spring of 2023 or thereabouts. Please just give us a call at (512) 499‑0512 or send us an e-Mail message with questions, comments, orders. Click here or on the images above to see the complete offering.


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