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Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

96 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(3/2018) "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is dense, pliant and wonderfully expressive. Ric Forman's wines are always on the restrained side, but the 2015 packs a good bit of punch. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, sage, mint, and rose petal overtones all add to the wine's precision and nuance. In 2015, Forman took in fruit from Thorevilos, which he co-manages with David Abreu, but ultimately decided to add that juice to the Cabernet Sauvignon rather than bottle it separately. Dollops of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec round out the blend. This is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Drink 2022 - 2040."
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10999
Discount:
750 ML
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~63 bottlesCheck all Stores

Bodegas El Nido "El Nido" Jumilla 2015

95 Wine Advocate
(12/29/2017) "Following the style of the Clio from the same vintage, the 2015 El Nido is a powerful, ripe and concentrated blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Monastrell aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 23 months. It's bottled with 16% alcohol, not a shy wine but not one that shows heat, as it keeps the balance in an XL way. It feels concentrated, powerful and young, but the oak is surprisingly more integrated than in the 2014. As it happens with many wines, this is not for everybody, as it has a marked style, but for those who like this profile, this could very well be the finest vintage of El Nido to date. It can be had with powerful food, but it should be better with a few years in bottle. 5,500 bottles were filled in September 2017. Drink Date: 2019 - 2030."
$
10999
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750 ML
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L'Aventure "Estate Cuvee" Paso Robles Red Blend 2016

99 Jeb Dunnuck
(11/29/2018) "A wine that flirts with perfection is the 2016 Estate Cuvee, which is 52% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Petit Verdot, all of which spent 15 months in new French oak. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a masculine bouquet of creme de cassis, graphite, liquid rock-like minerality, and lead pencil shavings, it reminds me of a top 2010 Pomerol with its opulence, power, and purity. Hitting the palate with full body, a layered, seamless, multi-dimensional texture, and present yet polished tannins, this beauty is one of the finest examples of this cuvee yet produced. Give bottles 2-3 years and it will keep for 15+."
$
10799
Discount:
750 ML
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~12 bottlesCheck all Stores

Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2015

96+ Wine Advocate
98 James Suckling
97 Wine Enthusiast
97+ Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(2/2018) "Proprietor Alfred Tesseron and winemaker Jean-Michel Comme produced an absolutely stellar Pontet-Canet in 2015. Sumptuous, racy and totally inviting, the 2015 is all class. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, spice and exotic floral notes build as the 2015 shows off its alluring personality. Even with all of its raciness, the 2015 speaks with authority and power. Fine tannins extend the persistent, highly nuanced finish. The 2015 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot aged 50% new oak, 4% in terra cotta and 15% in neutral oak. Tasted three times. Drinking Window: 2023 - 2040."
$
10799
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750 ML
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Herman Story Wines "Bolt Cutter" California Red 2015

93 Our Score
(12/2017) We really dig the big flavors of Herman Story wines and wish he made more Cabernet-based wines like this "Bolt Cutter" blend of 42% Cabernet, 32% Petit Verdot and 26% Syrah - sourced from some pretty famous vineyards, including Shadow Canyon and White Hawk. We could tell you all about the powerful mouthfeel and the super dense fruit flavors, but these notes from proprietor Russell P. From if more intriguing than anything we could ever write... "If Merle Haggard and Neil Young had ever released that metal record it would be playing on this train as it blew through the California deserts, carrying it's payload of blackberrycola sorbet on a quest for the coast: granite talus, smoked black cherry, flame kissed gingerbread village, crispy blueberry sage handpie, road tar, perfect powerchords and lightning struck oxen." We're not exactly sure what that means, but the wine is really freaking delicious. Drink now and over the next 4-5 years. For best results, decant an hour or two prior to serving.
$
10699
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1.5 LT
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Patria "A Price Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

97 Wine Advocate
(10/29/2018) "One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon from 27-year-old vines, aged for 19 months in 100% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon A. Price is very deep purple-black in color and features vibrant creme de cassis, warm plums, blueberry pie and dark chocolate notes with hints of menthol, rose hip tea, yeast extract and lavender. The palate is full-bodied with a taut line of super ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness supporting the muscular fruit, finishing long and minerally. 125 cases produced. Drink 2021 - 2040."
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10599
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750 ML
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Phillip Togni Spring Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

94+ Wine Advocate
98 Decanter
97 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(10/2016) "Togni's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is quite dark and powerful, but also very much medium in body. Graphite, smoke, savory herbs, mint, leather and a core of inky dark red and purplish fruit infuse this deep, beautifully layered Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 is a wine built on energy and aromatics that won't hit its stride until at least age ten. Drinking window: 2024 - 2039."
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750 ML
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~15 bottlesCheck all Stores

J. Davies "Diamond Mountain District" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

92 Wine Enthusiast
92 Wine Spectator
(11/15/2018) "The baked berry pie flavors are compelling, with blueberry, blackberry and wild berry notes, turning supple and graceful. Impressive, offering drink-me-now allure and cellaring possibilities. Best from 2020 through 2032. 1,200 cases made."
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9999
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750 ML
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Justin Dutraive "Pieds d'Aroux" Fleurie 2017

Young vigneron Justin Dutraive, son of the famous Jean-Louis Dutraive, starting turning out his own wines in 2015. His own rise to fame is happening fast, but his wines are scarce. These are must-try's while we have them. These bottles of his Fleurie are the only ones that made it to Illinois and we're thrilled to offer them to you!
$
9999
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1.5 LT
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Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein 2011

New low price! Regular Vin Chicago retail - $149.99!
Winemaker's Notes
92 Wine Advocate
(2/2013) "'You with your (expletive) Eiswein!' Gabi told me when we left these grapes hanging," relates Donnhoff, and in fact his 2011 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein was another of those that threatened to disrupt the Christmas holidays, and when that didn't happen threatened yet worse. Helmut and Gabi Donnhoff left for Singapore and Cornelius for the U.S. "My daughter Christina was at home," Donnhoff continues, "academically astute, loves wine, but has no idea about viticulture. On January 17, the telephone rings. 'Mama, it's going to get cold tonight. And not just a little: minus 10 (14o F.). What should I do?!' So we set-up a three-way Skype connection, helped organized everything with the pickers, monitored the situation hour-by-hour, and walked Christina through the entire cellar process." I wish I could after all that say we have here 250 liters of truly great Donnhoff Eiswein, but the 2011 vintage itself is surely responsible for any weaknesses, not the unorthodox process by which picking and pressing were managed, let alone Christina, thanks to whom the world is enriched by an amazing if slightly awkward young wine. Musk and leather; prickly radish and lemon rind; caramel apple and honey; passion fruit and mango inform an intense aromatic as well as ultra-concentrated palate performance. Unlike with so many other 2011s rendered from frozen grapes in early 2012, one can't complain here about a lack of Eiswein-like acidity - but it takes-on a somewhat detached, slightly metallic and strident edge. Perhaps this extreme wine's caramelized and animal aspects will reconcile themselves in time with its sharp citricity and radish-like sizzle, but the ways of Eiswein in the bottle are capricious."
$
9999
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375 ML
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2827 Aurora Avenue, Naperville
(630) 717-7800
Mon thru Fri 10 am – 7 pm
Sat 9 am – 5 pm
Sun 11 am – 5 pm
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1350 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park
(847) 831–1049
Mon thru Fri 10 am – 7 pm
Sat 9 am – 5 pm
Sun 11 am – 5 pm
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1826 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago
(773) 489–3454
Mon thru Fri 10 am – 7 pm
Wed 10 am – 9 pm
Sat 9 am – 7 pm
Sun 11 am – 5 pm
We're on Elston Avenue, just off of the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94). Take the North Avenue exit and head east. Elston Avenue is the first stoplight that you'll come to. Turn left on Elston and drive for just over a quarter mile. We'll be on the left side of the road just after the rail overpass. Parking is on-street, right in front of the store!
311 E. Main St, Barrington
(847) 277–0033
Mon thru Fri 10 am – 7 pm
Sat 9 am – 5 pm
Sun 11 am – 5 pm
You'll find us near the heart of Barrington at the intersection of Main St. (aka Lake Cook Rd.) and Spring St. We are adjacent to the main parking lot for the Metra train station, just a few blocks east of where the train tracks cross Main Street.