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Binny's Top 10

Every day our buyers are tasting new wines and stocking our shelves with the latest releases. Below are the Top Ten New & Notable Releases of April 2018. All are Binny’s approved and ready to enjoy tonight!

"A fresh and energetic red."
Tim Marcus

2013 Marques de Murrieta Reserva Rioja

A modern fruit-driven Rioja that remains faithful to its Spanish roots. Classic expressions of Rioja, aged extensively in barrels, can gain a complexity that can rival Grand Cru Bordeaux. The best modern expressions - like the 2013 Marques de Murrieta Reserva  - enjoy more vibrant and fresh fruit without sacrificing any of tempranillo’s classic savor. Black and red currants on the palate, with licorice and tobacco in the background, this full bodied red combines New World power with Old World savor.

"....intense and viscerally thrilling to the core...."
Antonio Galloni, on Bedrock's wines

2016 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel

One of California’s premier wine estates. Founded in 2007 by Morgan Twain-Peterson, a newly minted Master of Wine and son of zin maven Joel Peterson of Ravenswood Winery. He sources his fruit from some of California’s heritage vineyards, whose ancient vines yield berries with an extraordinary concentration of flavors. What’s more, he insists upon keeping his wines affordable (his first vintage was released 10 days after Lehman Brothers collapsed), making his wines among the wine world’s best deals. The proof is in his 2016 Old Vine Zin.

"....should be selling for three or four times the price.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.

2015 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Estate
2015 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Estate

Here’s an affordable California chard that enjoys the Grand Cru treatment in both the vineyards and cellar according to noted wine critic Antonio Galloni, who praises Hansel's "commitment to delivering high quality and fair prices...." And it is no easy task to keep prices down. Hansel’s wines are crafted with biodynamically cultivated berries, which are fermented with indigenous yeast and see only a kiss of oak. In sum? His wines are among the wine world's best deal..

" of the best winemakers in the Southern Rhône."
Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf du Pape

A sumptuous red from the Rhone Valley's otherworldy 2015 vintage, crafted by wine consultant Xavier Vignon, whose clients (La Nerthe, Marcoux, Raymond Usseglio, Beaurenard, Mont Redon, and Grand Veneur among others) are among the who’s who of the Southern Rhone. From this list of clients Vignon sources wine, making his among the most riveting in all the Southern Rhone. And also among the best deals. His 2015 Chateauneuf is a case in point. Sweet fruit, aromatic herbs, black pepper and spice cake notes  linger on the long and luxuriant finish. Pure elegance.

"...this is my kind of Brunello. Bottoms up!"
Monica Larner

2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

For many, the muscular Tuscan reds from the sunny hillsides of Montalcino are Italy’s best. Elevated and encased by hills on all sides, Montalcino seems like a fortress. Which it was for a time until ambitious winemakers discovered that on those sunny and arid hillsides sangiovese thrived like no other. Among the first DOCGs, Montalcino and its vineyards consistently yield formidable, full-bodied reds that gain a stunning complexity of flavors with time in the cellar. Those from Altesino are among the most refined.

"one of the absolute benchmark producers of great Sonoma Chardonnay"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Master of Wine
2016 Kistler Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain

Full-figured and rich, with a riot of flavors that can overwhelm the senses, this is chardonnay at its most ripe. Due largely to the advantages that Sonoma enjoys: sunny elevated vineyards and volcanic soils that concentrate flavors. Both in turn yield a thoroughly ripe harvest of fine fruit with an envious ease. And no one crafts better wine than Steve Kistler, wrote Robert M. Parker, Jr., in The World’s Greatest Estates: “Kistler Vineyards is at the pinnacle of California quality.

Allan Meadows

2015 Domaine Chevillon Nuits Saint Georges Vieilles Vignes

A robust red from one of the village’s finest estates (only Domaine Henri Gouges crafts wines of a similar quality), and one of Burgundy’s best values despite its price. The Chevillons spare  no expense in the vineyard or the cellar, and their efforts yield wines that can stand shoulder to shoulder with any of their more highly touted Cotes de Nuits neighbors. Yet collectors vying for only Grand Cru wines often overlook the pinots from Nuit St Georges, which in turn remain fairly priced and well within the reach of most wallets.

"Full-bodied, firmly structured and densely packed...."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Master of Wine

2015 Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon

Full flavored and velvet textured, the potent reds of Orin Swift are as a California as they come. Orin Swift winemaker Dave Phinney does everything that he can in the cellar to wring out every ounce of ripeness and flavor from his California fruit. No expense is spared by Phinney, whom Parker singles out for the “brilliant individuality/singularity of all his efforts.” The 2015 Mercury Head is his latest, and it doesn’t disappoint.

"....the summit of the Loire Sauvignon pecking order."
David Schildknecht

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau Silex Pouilly Fume

Acknowledged by wine critics as the appellation's leading producer, now ably overseen by Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau, the son of the late and larger than life Didier Dagueneau. Each hectare of the estate’s 12 hectares is managed by one person, and L-B employs large barrels for both fermentation and elevage. Doing so adds texture to his wines, which nevertheless remain vibrantly fresh and full of flavor. Opulent and extracted, yet silky, aromatic and graceful, all the flavors seem to dance on the point of a needle.

“....squarely among Napa Valley's elite producers.”
Antonio Galloni

2015 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon

An iconic Napa wine, and one of the world’s finest cabs, hands down. Made with fruit from the fabled Pritchard Hill, the 2015 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon is as good as it gets. No one understands Napa terroir better than BF viticulturist David Abreu, and the  world renowned wine consultant Michel Rolland is ready at hand to offer his sage advice. Screaming Eagle's former assistant winemaker Marc Gagnon ably handles BF's everyday winemaking duties. In sum, cabernet doesn’t get any better than this. A cellar treasure.

New Arrivals from California
Classics from Napa Valley

With its sunny skies and cool breezes, Napa Valley enjoys advantages rarely seen anywhere else. Only 2% of the world sees a climate like that found in Napa. There, cabernet sauvignon and merlot yield opulent reds like the CLASSICS below.

ItemBinny's Price
20151 McGah Family Vineyards Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon (92-94 WA) ...
2015 Shafer TD 9 Red Blend (92 WS) ...
2014 Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon (90 V) ...
2014 Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder (95 WA) ...
2014 Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon (93-96 WA) ...
2013 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Coeur de Vallee (97 WA) ...
2013 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Passionnement (98 WA) ...

Paso Robles and its hillside vineyards are as cool and sun-drenched as Napa. But what’s more, its soils enjoy traces of limestone, which encourages fresher fClassics from Napa Valleylavors, yielding a wine with more spring in its step. The proof is in the CULT WINES below.

ItemBinny's Price
2015 Villa Creek Willow Creek Cuvee Grenache Syrah Mourvedre ...
2014 Villa Creek Avenger (94 V) ...
2015 Villa Creek Garnacha ...
2014 Villa Creek High Road James Berry Vineyard (91-94 WA) ...
2015 Herman Story Bolt Cutter ...
2015 Herman Story Casual Encounters ...
2015 Herman Story On The Road Grenache ...
2014 Herman Story Syrah Bien Nacido ...
World Class Reds from Historic Vineyard
"....super-impressive, powerful, rich and concentrated."
Robert M. Parker, Jr.

We couldn't have said it better! Sourced from the WORLD CLASS Monte Rosso vineyard,  these reds display the telltale aromatic allure and concentration that all Monte Rosso wines display. We have only a handful of each, so buy now!

ItemBinny's Price
2014 Mount Peak Zinfandel Rattlesnake (92 WA) ...
2014 Mount Peak Gravity Red Blend (95 WA) ...
2014 Mount Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Sentinel (92 WA) ...

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