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Domaine Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko 2017

93 Wine Advocate
95 Wine & Spirits
(8/2018) "This assyrtiko may not be as powerful as Sigalas's single-vineyard bottlings, but the 2017 excels in the simple joy and purity it transmits. It's a liquid landscape of Santorini, from the clean, salty scent of a white-sand beach to the blinding brightness of the white limed buildings, telegraphed here in sunny, pithy lemon flavors. It feels minimalist and yet dynamic, thirst-quenching and vital."
$
2999
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750 ML
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~11 bottlesCheck all Stores

Karanika Xinomavro Brut Cuvee Speciale NV

91+ Our Score
(8/2018) This unique sparkler comes from an unlikely place (northern Greece) and made from an unlikely grape (100% Xinomavro), but it is seriously delicious and will give many bottlings of Champagne a run for their money! This gem of a bubbly is harvested from high-elevation old vines (planted in the 1970's) that are farmed using biodynamic practices. It is produced using the traditional method (methode traditionelle) and sees about 15 months on the lees, riddled and disgorged by hand with little to no dosage. This bone dry, bright and lively sparkler gives off toasty and yeasty notes to go along with delicious pure orchard fruits. The precision and balance here is undeniable. The popular blog "vinepair" writes "one of the best sparkling wines produced in the country." We wholeheartedly agree!
$
2799
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750 ML
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Gai'a Estate "Thalassitis" Santorini 2017

95 Wine Advocate
(6/29/2018) "The 2017 Thalassitis is an unoaked Assyrtiko coming in at 13% alcohol. This is a bottling I usually prize for its freshness, elegance and lively demeanor. This year, one in which the wines could have a lot of concentration if you could avoid heat spikes, it has all of those things still, but it seems to lean to a deeper style instead of an exhilarating one. Overall, it finishes with a big hit of fruit, nicely supported by its acidity. On the first day tasted, it was a bit stolid. The next day, it reminded me of Thalassitis again-big acidity slicing and dicing that fruit, even in a year when it seems very dense and ripe. The score went up notably. The gripping and tense finish, by the way, seems endless. This does lack its usual finesse, so we'll see where it goes when it unfolds. This does have some things to prove in the cellar. In the new Santorini Assyrtiko trend, it is no longer acceptable to make wines that just drink well for five years, at least not if you want to be at the top of your game. It mostly seems pretty super, and it is worth leaning up right now. Drink Date 2018 - 2027."
$
2599
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750 ML
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Domaine Skouras "Megas Oenos" Peloponnese Red 2013

92 Our Score
92 Wine Advocate
(12/30/2016) "The 2013 Megas Oenos is 75% Agiorgitiko and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in French oak (half new, half used). It comes in at 14% alcohol. Like most of Skouras' offerings this issue, this has a slightly tart edge in its youth and fine mid-palate finesse. Very crisp and silky, it is more Burgundy than Bordeaux. Also like its siblings, this is rather tight, unevolved and lacking in expression at the moment. As it airs, its power comes out well before the fruit. This looks like a beauty in the making, with a very old school feel, but like so many of them, it isn't the easiest of wines to fully appreciate on release. It does have considerable upside potential, perhaps even more than I suspect. Give this some air and time. Given the price point, it will be a huge bargain when it comes around. It is better drunk in three to five years and it will hold well for 10-15 years, or more after that."
$
2399
Discount:
750 ML
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Out of stock

Santo "Aspa" Santorini White Blend 2015

89 Wine Advocate
(8/31/2017) "The 2015 Aspa is an oaked blend: 75% Assyrtiko, with 15% Athiri and 10% Aidani, aged for three months in used French oak. It comes in at 13.7% alcohol. This is on the lighter side in terms of its mid-palate depth, but it is beautifully balanced and focused, a perfect food wine, among other things. It handles its oak easily-not that there was a lot of oak-showing a moderate change in texture and even less change in flavor. Harmonious and easy to drink on its own (or with food), this should do well over the next few years."
$
2199
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750 ML
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~10 bottlesCheck all Stores

Kir-Yianni "Ramnista" Naoussa Xinomavro 2013

92 Wine Advocate
93 Wine & Spirits
(8/2017) "This displays xinomavro's magical ability to be both mouth-crushingly tannic and seductively delicate at once. It works because those tannins are filled with flavors, powering the wine through a forest's worth of truffle and dried cherry scents, while hints of leather and roses make the sides of your mouth juice up. Decant this if you open it now, and serve with something rich and fatty, like pork shanks; otherwise cellar it for ten years."
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~22 bottlesCheck all Stores

Alpha Estate "Hedgehog Vineyard" Xinomavro 2015

90 Wine & Spirits
90+ Wine Advocate
(6/29/2018) "The 2015 Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard was aged for 12 months in an equal mixture of new and second use French oak and comes in at 12.8% alcohol. If you want to know why this region and grape have a reputation for acidity, this issue certainly shows you. This is one good example. Silky yet fruity, without a lot of concentration but with enlivening lift to the fruit and plenty of power, this has all those old-school Xinomavro nuances of earth and amber to go with the big hits of acidity. These types of Xinomavro make me think 'Nebbiolo' every time. In fact, this often seems to have more rusticity than Alpha's upper-level (and typically more refined) Vielles Vignes bottling. When these old-school types come down the road, you are best off letting them rest a bit and coming back in a few years. The acidity and tannins will preserve them for a long time, perhaps longer than expected, so there is no rush. This is a fine value that does a lot of great things that wines in this price category often do not-but you will need some patience, and it does have to be your style. Drink Date: 2020 - 2035."
$
1899
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750 ML
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~55 bottlesCheck all Stores

Alpha Estate Florina Sauvignon Blanc 2017

90 Wine Advocate
90 Our Score
(11/2018) This is the fifth vintage in a row we've featured of the Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc and it's another big-time winner. Wine Advocate writes that this 2017 is "beautiful in its herb-tinged flavor and character" and "it is hard to stop drinking it if you are a Sauvignon Blanc fan." We totally agree with both the flavor profile and the appealing character of this favorite from Greece. The wine will be rolling to 2018 vintage soon, so if you're one of the many Alpha Estate fans in our customer base, grab a few bottles of the 2017 now so you won't miss out!
$
1699
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750 ML
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~106 bottlesCheck all Stores

Domaine Sigalas "Aa" Santorini Assyrtiko/Athiri 2016

A tremendous value here for those who appreciate well-crafted, mineral-driven whites.
92 Wine & Spirits
92 Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Aa is the typical 75/25 blend of Assyrtiko and Athiri, unoaked and coming in at 13.5% alcohol. The Assyrtiko is pressed, while the Athiri is free run juice. Many would refer to this bottling as Sigalas' second label because it's less expensive. It's also a blend rather than a monovarietal. As such, it never has quite the concentration of its big brother, also reviewed this issue. So, it's sort of a second label, but it's hard to overlook how fine it is in its own right. Even in years past, it often exceeded expectations and aged better than I thought it would. Increasingly, as time goes on, this blend shows better and better. Plus, it always has one important advantage over the more brooding monovarietal: the blend is livelier and more aromatic, no doubt thanks to the Athiri. This year it is right on track. Showing fine concentration for a blend and this level, it gradually opens up-it was shut pretty tight when I first saw it-and delivers the flavor and sprightly feel it does so well. I suspect more than a few wineries would be happy to have this as their top wine. Like so much of what Sigalas does, this might actually be better next spring. It should hold well, perhaps better than anticipated, but take that in stages. Drink Date 2017 - 2024."
$
1679
Discount:
750 ML
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Out of stock

Domaine Skouras Peloponnese Moscofilero 2017

91 Wine Advocate
(4/27/2018) "The 2017 Moscofilero (as Skouras spells it) comes in with four grams of residual sugar, 6.2 grams of total acidity and 12% alcohol. The combination makes for a dry wine with a lively feel and vivid flavor. Sourced from vines at 650 meters, this is always crisp and elegant. So, too, this year. Wonderfully aromatic as well in its youth, this is exuberant, gloriously fresh and intensely fruity. The fruit is always lifted, though. Then, it just coats the palate, despite its elegant demeanor. It lingers beautifully on the rather tense finish. On the first day tasted, if it was lacking anything, the fruit was not quite as focused. It was, after all, tasted only about 30 days after bottling. It still has some room to grow, and retasting it the next day clearly proved that. It seemed to answer all questions, barely budging in development but just seeming more precise and focused. This should be a great wake-me-up in the summer, when it will be in better form. It might actually be even more attractive in the spring of 2019. It should also hold nicely for a few years, as past reports have demonstrated, but many won't bother. Being fresh is what this is all about."
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