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Vin Chicago "Quick Pick" Packs

The quickest way to purchase wine from Vin Chicago is to order one of our "Quick Pick" twelve-bottle cases and use our curbside pickup service.
 
12 amazing wines, 1 click, curbside pickup or delivery. How easy is that?
  
Quick Pick Pack #5
We've loaded up this case with twelve hot wines, including:
 
  • -A Plush, Big-Scoring Napa Cabernet
  • -A Wine Spectator "Top 100" Pinot Noir
  • -94-Point Priorat from Mas d'En Compte
  • -93-Point Sauvignon Blanc from Chile
  • -Our First 2019 Provence Rosé
  • -Sparkling Vouvray from Damien Pinon
 
The Matetic, BenMarco, Raats and Le Galantin are new releases that have arrived at Vin Chicago just this past week. In total there are six reds, fours whites, one sparkler and one Rosé, and we think you are going to love them!
 
Scroll down for tasting notes on all twelve of these wonderful wines and click below to purchase!
 
 
We may need to make a substitution for listed wines. Be assured, any substitutions will be made with wines we know you'll like!
 
 
 
Mas d'En Compte
"Black Slate" Porrera Priorat 2016
94/100 - Jeb Dunnuck (4/3/2019) "The 2016 Black Slate Porrera comes from a project of importer Eric Solomon focusing on the specific villages in the Priorat. The 2016 is 60% Grenache and 40% Carignan that was mostly destemmed and spent a full year in used barrels. Thrilling blue fruits, tar, rose petals, and a smoky, marine, iodine-like character all emerge from this full-bodied effort that opens up nicely with time in the glass. Tasting like it cost three times the price, it picks up more minerality with time in the glass, has beautiful balance, and great purity of fruit. It would be hard to find a better value. Drink bottles over the coming 3-5 years." (Spain)
 
Raymond
"Reserve Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
97/100 - James Suckling (2/14/2020)
92/100 - Wine Advocate (10/31/2019) "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah and 1% Merlot. It was aged in 37% new French oak and bottled unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with quite a serious, savory nose of roasted nuts, espresso and charcuterie with a core of cassis, warm blackberries and black forest cake plus a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling, expressive black fruit flavors, framed by chewy tannins, finishing savory." (California)
RouteStock
"Route 116" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017
#66, Wine Spectator "Top 100" Wines of 2019
91/100 - Wine Spectator (6/15/2019) "This offers creamy raspberry, currant and wild plum flavors, supported by medium-grained tannins. The spicy finish lingers with chocolate notes and hints of mint. Drink now through 2023." (California)
 
Cantina Sociale Cooperativa
Copertino Riserva 2010
This perfectly aged Vin Chicago favorite is back! Complex layers of leather, tobacco, macerated cherry, earth, root beer, cinnamon and dried herbs belie the low price. Always food friendly, it is just begging for charcuterie, barbecue or stew!
91/100 - Our Score (5/2019)
92/100 - Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2/2020) "Deep red-ruby. Generous, nicely focused aromas and flavors of red fruit, tar, licorice and underbrush. Showcases marvelous acid-fruit-tannin balance, finishing long, smooth and breezy. A knockout wine and an exceptional buy for the money." (Itay)
 
Chateau Pesquie
"Terrasses" Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2017
94/100 - Jeb Dunnuck (4/3/2019) "Longtime readers will know that I love this cuvée, which is year in, year out, one of the great value buys out there. The 2017 Terrasses is even better than the 2016 and ranks with the finest vintages I've tasted, matching the stunning 2010. The essence of kirsch liqueur, wild strawberries, and wildflowers flow to a full-bodied, plump, deep, beautifully layered and sexy wine that has medium to full body, ripe tannins, notable minerality, and a great finish. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that was all destemmed and brought up in concrete tanks, this is a raw, naked expression of this fabulous terroir located just south of Mount Ventoux. There are over 6,000 cases brought into the U.S., so it should be relatively easy to find, and it has the capability to keep for 7-8 years. Maturity: 2019 - 2026." (France)
 
BenMarco
Valle de Uco Malbec 2017
92/100 - Wine Advocate (10/31/2019)
93/100 - James Suckling (2/19/2019) "The freshness and saltiness to this is fantastic. Medium-to full-bodied, firm and super silky with an extremely long and driven finish. Vertical and focused. Drink or hold." (Argentina)
 
Anko
Salta Torrontes 2018
The grapes for this dense, mouthfilling Torrontes are grown at an altitude of 5700 feet. That's a full 3000 feet above the summit of Mount Veeder!
91/100 - James Suckling (2/21/2019)
90/100 - Our Score (2/2020) A textbook Torrontes from some of the highest vineyards in the world! Salty melon and screaming floral flavors are rounded out with bright citrus notes and a stony, mineral-driven finish. Full of character. Our sample bottle was still showing well a full nine days after we opened it. (Argentina)
 
Matetic Vineyards
"EQ" Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019
93/100 - Wine Advocate (2/28/2020) "Matetic's Sauvignon Blanc has a great quality/price ratio, and even the top-of-the-range 2019 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc sells for under $20. They want a Sauvignon for the table, one that combines freshness and volume. They fermented part of it in used barrels and concrete, and it matured with the lees for four months in barrique and concrete eggs. This is more restrained-not as aromatic, less herbal-but the palate is terribly juicy and mineral, focused and makes you salivate. It should work wonders with modern Peruvian gastronomy. Drink Date 2020 - 2024." (Chile)
 
Valravn
Sonoma County Chardonnay 2018
90+/100 - Our Score (12/2019) Valravn is an exciting new label from the gang that brought us the Banshee wines. This Chardonnay is sourced from two cool climate Sonoma vineyards. It went through full malolactic in barrel and was raised in 100% French oak, 25% of which was new. That said, this vanilla-laden Chardonnay is extremely fresh and lifted, showing bright citrus and orchard fruits with an underlying theme of chalky white rocks. And, what a price! If this is the new style of California Chardonnay, we are all in! (California)
 
Raats
"Original" Unwooded Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc 2019
90/100 - Our Score (5/2020)
90/100 - Vinous, Neal Martin (10/2019)
91/100 - Wine Advocate (3/31/2020) "On the nose of the 2019 Original Chenin Blanc, peach skin, pineapple and honeysuckle all pop out of the glass with precision, followed by wet stone and fresh lemon pith. There is no oak to speak of on the palate. The medium-bodied wine shows its freshness in the mouth along with additional flavors of banana peel and pear slices across the mid-palate. It's a beautiful wine that shows precision, mineral tension and fresh fruit flavors, ending with a lingering finish that delivers pleasure to the drinker. This wine is delicious and is also a great value. Bravo! Drink Date 2020 - 2029." (South Africa)
 
Le Galantin
Bandol Rosé 2019
Our first 2019 Provence Rosé!
90+/100 - Our Score (5/2020) This brand new arrival from the premium Bandol region of Provence salty watermelons and apricots scattered across sun-baked stones. Warm-hearted, plump and generous. This combination of 55% Mouvedre, 35% Grenache, 10% Cinsault combines familiar Provencal Rose characteristics with the plumpness of higher-level Bandol bottlings for an amazing price. Has great richness and the acidity here is not as high as in many Rose, substantive. (France)
 
Damien Pinon
"Le Brut" Vouvray Brut NV
89+/100 - Our Score
(11/2019) Supple and juicy, this sparkling Chenin Blanc from Damien Pinon is full of plush red apple, white peach and pear supplemented by notes of jasmine and honeycomb. Well-balanced between fruit and minerality with a slight tip toward fruitiness that makes for an easy-drinking and versatile sparkler. A smart case-buy for all-purpose drinking!

 

Price: 199 (includes one bottle each of the above twelve wines)

 

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Vin Chicago Culinary Connections


 Times are tough for restaurants, and our customers are looking to support local business and pair great food with their wine. To help with both of these initiatives, we are partnering each week with a local restaurant to provide an outstanding meal at an affordable price, all offering easy, contact-free pick up.   Previous Culinary Connections  Osteria Langhe, 2824 W Armitage, ChicagoLongitud315, 315 Waukegan Ave, HighwoodLe Bouchon, 1958 N Damen Ave, ChicagoArami, 1829 W. Chicago Ave, ChicagoAbigail's American Bistro, 493 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park 
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WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE!


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 - Pre-Arrival Offering - A 96-Point, $19.99 Blockbuster Red from Xavier Vignon! Xavier Vignon has done it again! This sorcerer of Châteauneuf has crafted his latest masterpiece using tiny parcels of Grenache sourced from the 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages.  While a multi-vintage wine that incorporates fruit from throughout the southern Rhône region is pretty much unheard of, nothing is outside the boundaries for this visionary winemaker, especially for his "Arcane" series of experimental wines.

 

Today, thanks to our relationship with Xavier, we are the first on the planet to offer his voluptuous "Arcane - Le Fou" red for sale. This full-throttle, remarkably polished wine has earned 96 Points from Jeb Dunnuck. By making a large commitment and offering it on a pre-arrival basis, we are able to let this gem fly for just $19.99. Totally crazy!

 If there was ever a "don't think, just buy" wine, this is it! Never before have we offered a Rhône red with this kind of a price-to-score ratio. 

 

Scroll down for the full story or click now to get in on the fun!

Xavier Vignon "Arcane - Le Fou"Vin de France, France~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A "powerful yet seamless" 96-Point Rhône red for $19.99? Wow, wow, wow! From the moment we read the review for this wine, we knew we wanted to offer it. When we learned the price, our jaws hit the floor! Xavier is one of the top consulting winemakers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the southern Rhône. Through relationships with his clients, he is able to identify and secure small parcels of exceptional fruit, often in partial trade for his services. He uses this fruit to bottle wine under his own label, saving the most interesting and experimental wines for his "Arcane" series. His "Arcane - Le Fou" contains 15 variations of Grenache from five vintages and ten subregions of the southern Rhône, along with small amounts of Syrah, Mourvedre and Caladoc. It is a blockbuster wine!"The NV Vin de France Arcane Le Fou is another unique wine from this incredible winemaker. This cuvée focuses on different clones of Grenache as well as just about every permitted variety out there (although it's 85% Grenache). It has a big, sweet nose of blueberries, black cherries, lavender, and peppery incense as well as a full-bodied, layered, powerful yet seamless style on the palate. With no hard edges, silky tannins, and a big finish, it's a singular wine (it's mostly from vines in Châteauneuf Du Pape) to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years. Maturity 2019 - 2034."- 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (8/16/2019) Thanks to an inside connection that we have with Xavier, we were able to secure an allocation of this showstopper before it was officially released to the market. The offering we make today is the first-ever for this wine! Place your order now for delivery in July.  At $19.99, this is beyond a no-brainer! Vin Chicago Price: 19.99      A Just-Bottled 1972 Châteauneuf-du-Pape!  1972 Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-PapeSouthern Rhône, France~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here is another epic dose of magic from Xavier. This wine comes from one of his famous clients, and the story is simply extraordinary.   The longtime winemaker of this estate, grandfather of the current proprietors, passed away shortly after making the 1972 vintage. His sons were so respectful of this final wine made by their father that they could not get themselves to put it into bottle. The wine was left in concrete tank. For over 45 years it sat, untouched.  The sons have now all retired and the grandchildren are in charge. They are uncertain as to what to do with the estate and have decided to sell off some of the old cuvées. They allowed Xavier to taste the 1972. He bought the entire tank. Xavier bottled the wine just a few weeks ago. So far, no one outside the winery has tasted it. Xavier says it is extraordinary and we can't wait to try it for ourselves. This is a test The label shown on the bottle at right is a mockup. Xavier is still finalizing the packaging. As with the "Arcane - Le Fou" we are the first to offer this wine for sale. Supply, as you would expect for a 48-year-old wine, is rather limited. Vin Chicago Price: 125.99  
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Sneak Preview Tasting!

Join us at our Elston Avenue store as we pop the corks on 30+ wines from our latest newsletter! That's right, you can experience the majority of our new wines all in one night and get your hands on some of our hottest new offerings. The cost is just $10 for over 30 wines. But you've got to make a reservation to attend. Space is limited.

Upcoming 2020 Schedule:

Vin Chicago at 1826 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago:  

Wednesday, April 1 - CANCELED. Ticket-holders will be contacted for rescheduling or refund

Wednesday, May 6 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, June 3 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Click Here or call us at 773-489-3454 to reserve your spot!

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Our 11th Annual Big Reds in Barrington!

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This year's "Big Reds" tasting will once more be held at the beautiful Makray Memorial Golf Club, a mere five-minute drive from our Barrington store. We'll be popping the corks on over 80 highly rated wines from around the globe, showcasing hedonistic delights from California, Washington and Australia along with regal selections from Bordeaux, Barolo, Rioja, Rhone, Tuscany and beyond!

 

As always, we will have a broad range of hors-d'oeuvres and cheeses, along with a handful of delicious white wines and sparklers on hand to refresh your palate. This is one of our most popular events of the year. Gather a group of friends and sign up now!

 

WHEN: Saturday , February 29, 6:00pmWHERE: Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Highway, BarringtonCOST: $50 per person

 

For reservations, CLICK HERE or call our Barrington store at 847-277-0033. We hope to see you there!

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