this value priced powerhouse....."
The new vintage of one of our best sellers just came in and it
took a price reduction. We did so well with the 2012, we had to have the
2013 and at around $11.00 by the case this wine is an incredible value!
Amicone is made from predominantly Corvina grapes (same grapes that go into
Amarone), but are dried for a shorter period and on the vine not on mats
like Amarone. Some of us like to call it a “Baby Amarone”, which is pretty
fair description. The wine is an easy drinking full-bodied red that has lots
of rich soft, smooth texture. Although this value priced powerhouse is quite
good on its own, it's a terrific table red that will accompany a wide
variety of foods."
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, March, 2017
2013 Amicone, Rosso Veneto, Cantine di Ora, 750ml
$13.70 - Good Wine Stores
$12.33 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$10.96 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$123.30 - Pop's Case Price
say $26 (Wine Spectator), we say $18+. when bought by the case!!
“Very pure and chiseled, with gooseberry, straw and flint
flavors tightly coiled, driven by a mouthwatering fleur de sel note through
the long, bone-dry finish, which is built on minerality. Drink now through
2021. Smart Buys!” ($26)
92 points, Wine Spectator, November, 2016
2015 Sancerre, Les Belles Vignes, Fournier Pere & Fils, 750ml
$26.00 - Good Wine Stores
$22.22 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$19.75 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$18.51 - Pop's Case Price
polished and refined red.....
..... with plum, blackberry and spice. Full-bodied, yet toned and
muscular. Flavorful and long. Polished with tension. Has brightness to it.
Mostly cabernet sauvignon with merlot, petite verdot, syrah, and zinfandel.
Drink or hold."
92 points, James Suckling, July, 2016
2013 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Michael Mondavi Family, 750ml
$33.79 - Good Wine Stores
$30.41 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$27.03 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$304.11 - Pop's Case Price
say $34 (Wine Advocate), we say $20+. when bought by the case!!
“I think the 2010 Finca la Emperatriz Reserva could summarize what a
textbook Rioja Reserva should be, combining the best of the traditional and
modern styles. It's mostly Tempranillo with 3% Garnacha, 2% Viura (white)
and 1% Graciano fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and
matured in oak barrels (mostly American) for 23 months. It has the spicy,
smoky notes with bright red fruit hinting on blood oranges and signs of
developing more complexity and nuances. The medium-bodied palate features
grainy tannins, good freshness and length. I see that I liked the 2008, and
I think this continues the same line, perhaps fine-tuning the élevage could
take this wine a step higher. Keep it up!” ($34)
93 points, Wine Advocate, April, 2015\
2010 Finca la Emperatriz, Reserve, Rioja, 750ml
$34.00 - Good Wine Stores
$24.97 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$22.20 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$124.87 - Pop's Case Price (6)
silky and expressive....."
“Sweet red cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, lavender and dark
spices meld together in the 2013 Le Sughere di Frassinello. Pliant, silky
the 2013 will drink well for at least a handful of years. The French oak is
a bit noticeable at this point, but that is a pretty small critique at this
91 oints, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October, 2015
2013 Le Sughere di Frassinello, Maremma Toscana, 750ml
$25.90 - Good Wine Stores
$23.31 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$20.72 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$116.55 - Pop's Case Price (6)
is stupidly complex for such an inexpensive red wine....."
“After all these years, Argentina continues to amaze with stunning wines
that beat the pants off everyone in the value wine market. This Gascon
Malbec is stupidly complex for such an inexpensive red wine, offering layers
of cassis, blackberry and blueberry wrapped in sweet oak spice and with
soft, supple tannins that are seductive in their own right.” ($15)
90 points, Wine Review Online, January, 2017
2015 Gascon Malbec, Don Miguel Gascon, Mendoza, Argentina, 750ml
$16.05 - Good Wine Stores
$14.44 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$12.84 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$144.45 - Pop's Case Price