Pop's Wines & Spirits

New Wines, Wines of Note, Wines you can't live without!!
December 10, 2016

                                                            

"..... a delicious and convincing example....."
"I don’t know about you, but when I hear Nero d’Avola, the first thing I’m looking for is plate of pasta. This is a delicious and convincing example of Sicily's signature grape variety. The wine is crisp and clean with a bright, fruity disposition. It’s full-bodied, with lovely fruit, fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The delicious 2015 Nero d'Avola from Cusumano delivers outstanding value. So get yourselves some pasta and pick up a case of this."
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, December, 2016

2015 Nero d;Avola, Terre Siciliane, Cusumano, 750ml
$11.10 - Good Wine Stores
$9.99 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$8.88 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$99.90 - Pop's Case Price


"..... Best wine ever from here?....."
..... 97 points too!!

"Impressive aromas of blueberry and lavender with hints of rosemary. Full to medium body, solid core of fruit and a gorgeous finish. Compacted and refined. Better in 2019 but already fantastic. Best wine ever from here?"
97 points, James Suckling, November, 2016

2013 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon, State Ranch, Napa Valley, 750ml
$110.40 - Good Wine Stores
$99.36 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$88.32 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$496.80 - Pop's Case Price (6)
Extremely Limited!!


"..... It's one of the wines that I've had a love affair with ....."
"I'm Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hehehe...Here's another wine pick that's a bit off of the beatin' path (which is my favorite way to go). It's a beautiful white wine from the Basque region which lies in the northern part of Spain just around the corner from France, and it's called Xarmant Txakolina!!!!(I know, another one that's easy to pronounce). Xarmant in French means charming, and let me tell you it's definitely charmed the pants off of me! It's one of the wines that I've had a love affair with (shhhh don't tell the other wines).

Ok I know a lot of you have visited New Zealand ("Kim Crawford"), South Africa ("Mulderbosch") and of coarse France, Sancerre to name a few. Treck on around the corner to the Basque Region and try this beautiful zesty, crisp white wine. If you like a grassy Sauv Blanc, or a zesty Gruner you'll love this one! It's a beautiful blend of indigenous grapes (that are all hard to pronounce) Hondarribi Zuri, Izkiriota, Izkirota,Ttippia, and last but not least Hondarribi Zuri Zerra.......... got that?

Anyway this mouth watering white has Meyer lemon, granny smith apples, and a bit of wet stone on the nose. In your mouth the granny smith's and the Meyer lemons hit your tongue first, then the wet stones round it out with a slightly effervescent finish.Take the trip, you won't be dissapointed! Live a little!!!!!"

Kristin Mainhart, Fine Wine Consultant, Pop's Wines & Spirits, December, 2016

2015 Xarmant Arabako Txakolina, Blanc, Spain, 750ml
$19.45 - Good Wine Stores
$17.50 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$15.56 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$175.05 - Pop's Case Price


“Big and bold.....
..... this red shows plum, licorice, tar and coffee flavors. Austere but harmonious, in a savory style, with muscular tannins giving this formidable structure. Rather tough, but shows impressive concentration. Best from 2018 through 2030. Highly Recommended!”
93 points, Wine Spectator, November, 2016

2010 Obalo Reserva, Rioja, Bodegas Obalo, S.L., 750ml
$33.95 - Good Wine Stores
$30.55 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$27.16 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$152.77 - Pop's Case Price (6)
Extremely Limited!!


"..... a new level of sophistication to Sauvignon Blanc....."
..... 93 points too!!
“Duckhorn Vineyards continues to impress despite their long and stellar track record. Perhaps best known for their powerful, yet elegant, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, they also make noteworthy Chardonnay and, judging from this example, Sauvignon Blanc. They also know what they can -- and cannot -- do in Napa. So when they branched out into Pinot Noir, they headed north to Anderson Valley and later Russian River Valley with their Goldeneye and Migration labels, respectively. That strategy makes me believe that they wouldn’t make Sauvignon Blanc in Napa if they didn’t think they could succeed with it. And they did. More similar to luxurious white Bordeaux than a Sancerre, this Sauvignon Blanc marries a creamy texture with just the right amount of zing. It brings a new level of sophistication to Sauvignon Blanc with its layers of flavors and precise and lasting finish.”
93 points, Wine Review Online, August, 2016

2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 750ml
$33.30 - Good Wine Stores
$29.97 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$26.64 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$299.70 - Pop's Case Price


Incredible blind tasting results.....
“I recently put this wine up against a pedigreed Napa Valley offering that has drawn rave reviews in a blind preference tasting before about eighty tasters, and it garnered fifty percent of the preference vote -- until I told them the price, which set the preference at 75/25, and the amazement at one hundred percent. It's hard to find a more consistently delicious bang for your buck Cabernet Sauvignon than this one. Jeff Meier's winemaking team doesn't neglect the value line, and continues to make one of the best portfolios in the business. Once again, well done!”
91 points, Wine Review Online, November, 2016

2014 J. Lohr Estates Cabernet, Seven Oaks, Paso Robles, 750ml
$20.99 - Good Wine Stores
$15.74 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$15.74 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$188.91 - Pop's Case Price


   

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