call it a "baby Brunello" if you like because it surely fits....."
“Banfi has been on a roll in recent vintages, producing exceptional wines at
all price points. This Rosso di Montalcino is a perfect example. Go ahead
and call it a "baby Brunello" if you like because it surely fits. This is a
Rosso for the ages, firmly structured and powerful enough to pass for a much
more expensive Brunello di Montalcino. It shows rich black cherry fruit and
spice, firm tannins and impressive length. And it's less than half the price
of the Brunello.” ($27)
A Platinum award winner at the 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine
94 points, Wine Review Online, January, 2018
2015 Rosso di Montalcino, Castello Banfi, 750ml
$28.69 - Good Wine Stores
$25.82 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$22.95 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$258.21 - Pop's Case Price
a delicious, creamy, textural wine....."
“King Estate consistently delivers, and this is a delicious, creamy,
textural wine. Full-throttle fruit combines lemon, lime, pineapple and
candied citrus rind, underscored by refreshing minerality. Give it a slight
chill and drink now through 2020. Editors’ Choice!"
91 points, Wine Enthusiast, December, 2017
2015 King Estate Pinot Gris, Oregon, 750ml
$23.69 - Good Wine Stores
$21.32 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$18.95 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$213.21 - Pop's Case Price
Full-bodied, voluptuous, soft and plush....."
"Composed of 27%Syrah, 19% Zinfandel and 54% Petite Sirah, the deep
garnet-purple colored 2016 Pessimist delivers a gregarious nose of ripe
black cherries, blackberries and blueberries plus notions of Chinese five
spice, mocha and raspberries. Full-bodied, voluptuous, soft and plush, it
packs in the fruit cake and exotic spices, finishing with great length."
92 Points, Wine Advocate, September, 2017
2016 Pessimist, Red Blend, Paso Robles, California, 750ml
$31.19 - Good Wine Stores
$28.07 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$24.95 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$280.71 - Pop's Case Price
Such finesse and beauty....."
"Bright and aromatic with rose, blueberry and currant character. Medium to
full body, very fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Such finesse and
beauty. Impressive for the vintage."
93 points, James Suckling, July, 2016
2014 Crognolo, Toscana, Tenuta Sette Ponti, 750ml
$30.55 - Good Wine Stores
$27.49 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$24.44 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$137.47 - Pop's Case Price (6)
95 point Benchmark Cabernet
"This wine has become a benchmark for Alexander Valley Cabernet, and to be
able to get it at this price is a treat that you shouldn't miss. Blackberry,
red currant, mildly chalky tannins, soft spice and very soft dried herb
notes are harmonious now and promise to deepen and gain elegance with cellar
time. You'll want some of this around ten years from now when equivalent
value will cost a lot more. Contains 15.5% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 1.5%
Malbec and 0.5% Cabernet Franc."
95 points, Wine Review Online, July, 2017
2013 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, 750ml
$72.36 - Good Wine Stores
$65.12 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$57.88 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$651.24 - Pop's Case Price
"This is easily one of the best Merlots.....
..... I’ve tasted from Chile and at a good
price for the quality. This goes to show you that the Merlot grape when
handled properly can produce a wine of outstanding quality.
This is an excellent wine and a great value and very impressive at this
price. This easy drinking wine has good complexity and is very approachable
and polished. It is very elegant, soft and silky, giving the feel of a
stylish well balanced wine. This Merlot is soft and velvety with very fine
tannins, good balance and freshness.
I wish more Merlot from Chile was like this."
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, January 2018
2014 Tres Palacios Merlot, Family Vintage, Maipo Valley, 750ml
$16.25 - Good Wine Stores
$14.62 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$13.00 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$146.25 - Pop's Case Price