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Vin Chicago's December 2018 Newsletter!

At Vin Chicago, we try to make wine shopping easy. Rather than stock everything under the sun and let you sort out the good from the bad, our staff of sommeliers and wine professionals do extensive research and tasting, selecting only the most interesting, best value wines to bring into our stores. Scroll below to shop our special 2018 Holiday Gift Guide newsletter and stop by this Saturday from noon to 4:00 to taste a selection of these wines with us!

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Walter Hansel "Cuvee Alyce" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

95 Wine Advocate
(6/28/2018) "Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee Alyce leaps from the glass with gregarious black cherries, pomegranate and cranberry notes with touches of red roses, lavender and dried Provence herbs plus a waft of black soil. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, it is simply packed with taut fruit and finishes on a lingering mineral note. 896 cases produced. Drink Date 2018 - 2029."
$
4399
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~105 bottlesCheck all Stores

Guiborat "Prisme.13" Grand Cru Champagne NV

93 Our Score
(12/2018) Richard and Karine Fouquet farm eight hectares in the Grand Cru villages of Cramant and Chouilly. They sell most of their fruit to large houses, retaining a small amount to bottle under their own Guiborat label. While designated as nonvintage, the "Prisme.13" consists entirely of fruit from the excellent 2013 vintage. Disgorged in early 2017, it is replete with high-pitched tension and chalk-themed minerality. The palate is generous and concentrated, giving ripe lemon and yellow apple fruits on the long, complex, nicely textured finish.
$
4799
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~57 bottlesCheck all Stores

Round Pond Rutherford Napa Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

93 Our Score
92 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(12/2016) "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a gorgeous example of both the property and the vintage. Bright floral notes and vibrant red berry fruit five the Estate much of its gracious, finely-knit personality. This is an especially nuanced, mid-weight Rutherford Cabernet, not to mention of wine of total harmony and class. Drinking window: 2016 - 2024."
$
4799
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~105 bottlesCheck all Stores

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2013

94+ Wine Advocate
94 James Suckling
94 Vinous, Ian D'Agata
95 Wine Spectator
(6/15/2018) "An intense perfume of juniper, bay laurel, sage, rose and berry marks this silky red. The structure is there, yet superb balance and refined tannins help this retain elegance through the long finish. Almost ethereal in its presence. Best from 2021 through 2036."
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Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~57 bottlesCheck all Stores

Bollinger "Special Cuvee" Brut Champagne NV

92 Wine Advocate
92 Wine Spectator
93 Jeb Dunnuck
(3/15/2018) "Bollinger's NV Special Cuvee knocks it out of the park. Made from 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and the rest Pinot Meunier, with 30% of the blend brought up in barrels, it boasts a rich, deep, medium to full-bodied style as well as terrific notes of lemon curd, creme brulee, caramelized stone fruits, and hints of toasty nuttiness that develop with time in the glass. It's a big, rich Champagne that stays balanced and pure. Beautiful stuff."
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Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~68 bottlesCheck all Stores

Shafer "Red Shoulder Ranch" Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

94 Wine Enthusiast
(7/1/2018) "This is a perennially impressive wine, floral in a heady perfume of white roses. Fresh and fleshy, the expansive palate offers concentrated flavors of kiwi and pineapple. The wine was largely fermented in oak, then aged just over a year in French oak (75% new). It holds the oak well, ending bright in juicy acidity."
$
4999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~71 bottlesCheck all Stores

Peake Ranch "John Sebastiano Vineyard" Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

New, lower price on this Sta Rita Hills gem - $10 per bottle below the next lowest listing!
95 Jeb Dunnuck
94 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(6/2017) "The 2015 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard is a racy, voluptuous wine. Unapologetically flamboyant, it exudes depth and pedigree. Dark red/purplish fruit, wild flowers, mint, lavender and sweet French oak flesh out in this creamy, super-expressive Pinot. This is another superb wine from Peake Ranch. Drinking window: 2018 - 2025."
$
4999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~71 bottlesCheck all Stores

Domaine Jehan Emonin Meursault 2016

93+ Our Score
(11/2018) This serious bottle of white Burgundy can hang with the best. Vincent Bouzereau produces this Meursault from 15 parcels, some of which are 1er Cru status. As with all his wines, there are no added enzymes or cultured yeasts and there is no warming of the cellar to induce malolactic fermentation. The wine was fermented in barrel and aged in 25% new oak. While there are hints of sweet vanilla and light toast, it is the mineral intensity that dominates. After time, flavors of crunchy lime and red apple come through, adding complexity and impressive length to this taut and youthful wine. The lively structure will allow this to drink well through 2025 and maybe beyond.
$
4999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~75 bottlesCheck all Stores

Albino Rocca "Vigna Loreto Ovello" Barbaresco 2015

96 Wine Spectator
(9/30/2018) "Highly Recommended. Pretty cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors define this elegant, supple red. Firmly structured and beautifully integrated, leaving a lingering aftertaste of iron, tobacco and underbrush. Best from 2022 through 2042. 200 cases made."
$
5499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~99 bottlesCheck all Stores

Hartford Court "Fog Dance" Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Only a few cases available of this vibrant small-batch gem from Hartford Court!
94+ Jeb Dunnuck
95 Wine Advocate
(12/29/2017) "Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Fog Dance Vineyard gives a full on bombastic black cherry and black raspberry-scented nose with hints of rose hip tea, dark chocolate and lavender with a hint of black pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate is very elegant and fresh with more of a savory/earthy character coming through, supported by fine-grained tannins and finishing on a beautiful stewed tea note. 361 cases were produced. Drink 2017-2025."
$
5799
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~56 bottlesCheck all Stores

Silver Oak Cellars Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Winemaker's Notes
"Our 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a garnet color with a ruby red rim and bluish tint. It has an alluring nose of chocolate-covered strawberries, vanilla, nutmeg, truffle and sage. On the palate, it has a broad yet delicate entry and offers cranberry flavors. These flavors are complimented by raspberry and pluot flavors and savory black olive characters on the mid-palate. The wine finishes with silky tannins, cedar and bramble flavors with excellent length and return. Given proper cellaring conditions, this wine will be deliciously drinkable through 2038."
$
6999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

96 James Suckling
93+ Wine Advocate
(10/31/2017) "Bottled in July 2017, Dominus' more approachable, less tannic sister wine, Napanook, is a blend this year of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine is redolent of creme de cassis, potpourri, plum preserves and violets with hints of dark chocolate, menthol, licorice and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is densely packed with black fruit preserves and earthy layers, supported by firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins and finishing with great length. Drink Date: 2017 - 2030."
$
6999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~63 bottlesCheck all Stores

Chateau La Clotte St. Emilion 2015

From the owners of Chateau Ausone!
95+ Wine Advocate
(2/21/2018) "This was the first vintage for the Vauthier family of Chateau Ausone off this tiny three-hectare estate. Composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 85% new, the 2015 La Clotte displays a medium to deep garnet-purple color and a very spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and allspice over core of red and black currants, mulberries and black soil plus a waft of violets. Full-bodied and decadently fruited with a firm backbone of very ripe, beautifully velvety tannins, it has a lively backbone providing loads of lift throughout the very long finish. Drink Date 2022 - 2044."
$
7499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

This is about as good as Chardonnay gets. If you are a true Chardonnay lover, don't hesitate. This one is worth every penny
96 Jeb Dunnuck
95 Wine Advocate
94 Wine Spectator
95 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(3/2018) "Pahlmeyer's 2016 Chardonnay (Napa Valley) is bright, precise and nuanced, even though it underwent full malolactic fermentation and was aged in 100% new heavy toast Francois Freres barrels. Apricot, honey, dried flowers and lightly buttery notes get a kick of energy from the freshness of vintage and the personality of the mountain sites (Estate and Antica) that inform this bottling, Winemaker Bibiana Gonzalez-Rave has brought an added level of finesse to the Pahlmeyer Chardonnay. Drink 2018-2028."
$
7499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~37 bottlesCheck all Stores

Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The latest vintage from Caymus has arrived!
92+ Our Score
(9/2018) "The latest release of Napa's iconic Caymus Cabernet does not disappoint. While the deep ruby-purple color, wood influenced tones of toast and vanilla, and the concentrated cocoa-covered black fruit flavors are present, this 2016 version shows a bit more structure, including balancing acidity, complete tannins and a pleasingly deft touch of Napa Valley authenticity. Drinkable now, as Caymus always is, but with an ageability we've not seen for a few years. Well done Caymus."
$
7499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
Out of stock

Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla 2016

Intro
92+ Our Score
(11/2018) Big, beautiful and voluptuous, the 2016 Clio is a glass-staining purple in color with a nose that exhibits blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and spicy wood tones. The palate is full, rich and explosive with flavors of black and red fruits plus a bit of smoky bacon. The warm and concentrated palate is wonderfully inviting. There's a reason this wine has such a cult following. If you like powerfully fruity, smooth and dense wines, this is for you!
$
8399
Discount:
1.5 LT
Available:
~19 bottlesCheck all Stores

Patria "Oakville Ranch" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

96+ Wine Advocate
(10/29/2018) "The 2016 Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged 19 months in 90% new French oak, from a vineyard that sits between Dalla Valle and Ovid. It's very deep purple-black colored with a nose that rocks up with wonderfully open, expressive crème de cassis, blueberries and warm plums with hints of cigar box, tilled soil and menthol plus a touch of pencil shavings. Full-bodied and concentrated in the mouth, the palate features black fruits and earthy layers framed by big, ripe, rounded tannins and great freshness, finishing long. 475 cases produced. Drink 2021 - 2039."
$
8599
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~67 bottlesCheck all Stores

Corliss Estates Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A superstar from the winemaking team of Andrew Trio and Philippe Melka. It's not often when Stephen Tanzer gives this kind of a review to a Cabernet!
96+ Vinous, Stephen Tanzer
(7/2016) "(Aged in 70% new oak for 28 months; this bottling will be labeled Red Mountain beginning with the 2014 vintage): Bright red-ruby. Extremely primary, pure aromas and flavors of inky cassis, blueberry, licorice and minerals. Tight and high-pitched in the mouth, displaying outstanding depth, energy and minerality but extremely closed in the early going. This huge wine finishes with chewy, late-arriving, toothdusting tannins that will require cellaring, even after the wine is released in the fall of 2018. Corliss has increased its use of tight-grained Saint-Martin barrels in this wine, and it will need a while to absorb the oak. Distinctly cool, even a bit medicinal, for the 2013 vintage, this is likely to be very long-lived. Winemaker Andre Trio told me he added a bit of Petit Verdot 'for back-palate texture and finer-grained tannins.' Drinking window: 2022 - 2034."
$
8799
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~55 bottlesCheck all Stores

Vilmart "Grand Cellier d'Or" Premier Cru Brut Champagne 2013

Importer Theise says of Vilmart's wines, which are arguably some of the greatest in all of Champagne, "This estate has undergone a subtle but profound ascension from the earthbound to the celestial." He awarded this vintage ++ / +++, which roughly translates to "Wow, that's good!" He is more eloquent in his description, "I wonder if a year from now we'll be talking about '13 the way we did about 2008 a few years ago. Because this is looking more and more like magic. This wine is lively and gushes the fragrance of mirabelles, with its typical sandalwood aromas arriving on the mid-palate and into the finish. Classy, buoyant, almost comically long. Deg 6/2017, it's 80-20 CH/PN."
$
8999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~83 bottlesCheck all Stores

Hidden Ridge Vineyard "55% Slope" Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

97+ Wine Advocate
(3/3/2016) "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope comes from the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard planted at 1,700 feet. This is a remarkable wine and reminiscent of the great classics from the golden era of the Mayacamas on the Napa side (such as the 1968, 1970, 1973 and 1974) come to mind when tasting this beauty. It is simply loaded. Dense purple in color, the wine has notes of licorice, crème de cassis, Asian plum sauce, cedar wood and earth. Full-bodied, opulent and irresistible already, it is capable (because of the impeccable balance and purity) of aging 20-25 or more years. This is a modern-day classic that could compete with very finest Cabernet-based wines in the world. Drink Date 2016 - 2041."
$
8999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~70 bottlesCheck all Stores

Morlet Family Vineyards "Ma Princesse" Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015

97 Wine Advocate
(10/31/2017) "The 2015 Chardonnay Ma Princesse is opulent and sexy, revealing alluring honeyed white peach, apple pie and guava notes with touches of allspice, brioche, praline and crushed stones. Full-bodied, with a gorgeous creaminess to the texture, it fills the mouth with tropical and savory flavors with seamless freshness, finishing with lingering savory nuances. 425 cases made. Drink Date 2017 - 2027."
$
9499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~13 bottlesCheck all Stores

Chateau Troplong Mondot St. Emillion 2015

95 Wine Spectator
96 Wine Advocate
96 Decanter
99 Jeb Dunnuck
98 James Suckling
96 Wine Enthusiast
97 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(12/2017) "One of the stars of the vintage, the 2015 Troplong Mondot has come together beautifully over the last year and half. Rich and sumptuous to the core, it is a classic wine from this property, built on serious fruit density and textural richness. Dark red cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather and spice are some of the many notes that build as the 2015 shows off its irrepressible personality. A viscerally exciting, resonant wine, it just needs a few years to shed some of its baby fat. Tasted two times. Drinking window: 2025 - 2040."
$
12899
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame" Brut Champagne 2008

95 Wine Spectator
(11/30/2018) "An elegant Champagne, powered by a sculpted frame of acidity and minerality, this wears the refined, lacy mousse and well-meshed flavors of black currant, lemon curd, toast and marzipan like finely tailored clothing. Fresh and lasting, with hints of spice and smoke on the finish. Disgorged August 2016. Drink now through 2033."
$
14999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~53 bottlesCheck all Stores

Bollinger "R.D." Extra Brut Champagne 2004

97 James Suckling
97 Wine Advocate
(6/29/2018) "Fermented in oak barrels and aged under natural corks for almost 13 years, Bollinger's 2004 R. D. Extra Brut blends 66% Pinot Noir with 34% Chardonnay from 16 crus, 88% of which are classified as Grand Cru. The wine opens with a very clear, deep, rich and aromatic but also pure and mineral-fresh nose of crushed rocks, cherries, brioche, pain aux raisin, white nougat, chalk and ripe, yellow-fleshed fruits. Highly elegant and complex on the weightless yet persistent and salty palate, this is an intense, densely woven, firmly structured yet elegant, beautifully refined and refreshing 'recent disgorgement' (February 2018) that reveals just a kiss of oxidative flavors that adds even more complexity. A great Champagne on its way to improve over many years in the bottle. Tasted June 2018. Drink Date 2018 - 2034."
$
21299
Discount:
750 ML
Available:

Chappellet "Pritchard Hill" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

97 Wine Advocate
100 Jeb Dunnuck
(12/29/2017) "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill comes from the estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill and spent 22 months in new French oak. It has a similar level of purity, as well as incredible minerality, to go with notes of creme de cassis, scorched earth, crushed rock, and graphite. Reminiscent of liking a rock with its insane level of minerality, this full-bodied beauty is tight and closed on the palate, yet is just loaded with potential. It's only for those with cold cellars and needs forgotten for 7-8 years, but will keep for 4-5 decades. Bravo! Maturity: 2026 - 2066."
$
23499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~28 bottlesCheck all Stores

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2013 3.0 LT

94 Wine Advocate
94 James Suckling
94 Vinous, Ian D'Agata
95 Wine Spectator
(6/15/2018) "An intense perfume of juniper, bay laurel, sage, rose and berry marks this silky red. The structure is there, yet superb balance and refined tannins help this retain elegance through the long finish. Almost ethereal in its presence. Best from 2021 through 2036."
$
25999
Discount:
3.0 LT
Available:
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