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Vin Chicago's August 2019 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 August 2019 newsletter and stop by this Saturday from noon to 4:00 to taste a selection of these wines with us!

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La Chenade Lalande-de-Pomerol 2016

93 Jeb Dunnuck
92 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(1/2019) "The 2016 La Chenade offers a striking interplay of sweet red berry/plum fruit, blood orange, mint and exotic spice. Cabernet Franc aromatics are super-expressive in this pliant, mid-weight Lalande de Pomerol, with rose petal, star anise and savory herb overtones that emerge in the glass. La Chenade shows just how appealing 2016 is, even among humbler appellations. The 2016 is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc."
$
2499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~118 bottlesCheck all Stores

Buglioni "Il Bugiardo" Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2015

91 Our Score
(8/2019) This powerful Ripasso blends 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 5% Croatina and 5% Oseleta. The name of the wine speaks to its serious nature and deliciously complex flavors. According to the winery, when a top sommelier tasted the first vintage of this wine in 2000, they proclaimed... "If this is not Amarone, then it is a lying wine!" This incident led to them naming the wine "Il Bugiardo" or "the liar." Intense, balanced and lifted, this is A LOT of wine for the money!
$
2299
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Domaine Roger Neveu "Cote des Embouffants" Sancerre 2018

90+ Our Score
(8/2019) Neveu crafts this textbook Sancerre from 20 year old vines on the steep southern-facing slopes of the historical Cote des Embouffants vineyard. Flinty from the start, with waves of citrus and white floral aromas and flavors popping once the wine has a few minutes to breathe. Finishes with plus length and a harmonious energy. It is lovely to get such a pretty and authentic expression of Sancerre from a family estate for such an attractive price.
$
2279
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Davis Bynum Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

91 Our Score
(8/2019) Deeply flavored notes of black cherry, black raspberry and plum are met with hints of river stones and and baking spices on this concentrated, fuller bodied Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Davis Bynum. The wine was aged for 12 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels, yielding a long,spicy and well-balanced finish. An awesome Pinot for under twenty bucks!
$
1999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Torbreck "Woodcutter's" Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

93 Wine Spectator
(6/30/2019) "Aromatic and stylish, opening with violet, white pepper and subtle sweet cream notes. The core gushes with huckleberry and wild blueberry flavors, revealing shades of rosemary and apricot. Supple and smooth, with tannins hanging in the background, providing appealing traction. The finish sails on and on. Drink now through 2035."
$
1999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~120 bottlesCheck all Stores

G. D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

90 Our Score
(8/2019) Though all women and men are created equal, this is not true of Piemontese Nebbiolo. The highest expressions of this singular grape variety from Barolo and Barbaresco are fascinating, top-level wine junkie material that command eyewatering price tags and demand patience in the cellar. There are also youthful, carbonic maceration variants that are cheap and cheerful but don't offer true varietal expression. For just under $20, Vajra achieves something quite difficult to do, crafting this varietally authentic, high-toned expression of young-vine Nebbiolo. Floral with lifted notes of strawberry, red plum, raspberry and pulsing food friendly acidity, the Vajra Nebbiolo feeds the need for happy, fresh food friendly wine while your Barolo slumbers in the cellar.
$
1999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Hartford Court nails it! $30 release price. We are a full 33% less!
94 Jeb Dunnuck
(6/14/2019) "The largest production cuvee from Hartford Court is their 2017 Chardonnay Russian River Valley. Its medium gold color is followed by a rounded, supple, textured Chardonnay that has classic notes of pineapple, white flowers, honeysuckle, and toasted spice. Rounded, fleshy, and textured on the palate, with plenty of oomph, it shows the quality of this estate beautifully. Maturity 2019 - 2027."
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Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Aerena "Amber Knolls Vineyard" Red Hills of Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Crafted by Aaron Potts, winemaker of Blackbird, from a high altitude parcel in the Red Hills of Lake County. Look for tasty and authentic old school Cab flavors of black olive and blackberry with medium-plus tannins.
90+ Our Score
90 Wine Enthusiast
(9/1/2018) "This is a beautifully balanced, medium-bodied wine that goes beyond the basic black-fruit flavors and adds hints of dried earth and bay leaf on the nose and light wood smoke and black pepper flavors. Moderate tannins and persistent acidity complete the picture."
$
1999
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
Out of stock

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2016

93 Wine Spectator
(8/31/2019) "A ripe style, this sports cherry, raspberry, violet and mineral aromas and flavors, matched to a tensile structure, revealing fine balance and length. Best from 2021 through 2033."
$
1899
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Kumeu River "Kumeu Village" Pinot Noir 2018

90 Our Score
(8/2019) Kumeu River is located just above Auckland on New Zealand's North Island. While this internationally renowned producer is most famous for their Burgundy-like Chardonnays, this Pinot Noir is also an attention grabber. Pale ruby-garnet in color, this taut, floral red drinks like Burgundy, presenting earth and lively qualities similar to a top tier Bourgogne Rouge. A different expression of New World Pinot, this smartly priced bottling will make many friends among traditionalists.
$
1899
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores
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