Rhone Valley Legends: 90-95pt Gems

______________________ 1. Tunnel Cornas 2017 Wine Advocate 91-94 “rich, velvety texture,” “crushed stone, Christmas spices, violets and cassis” Vinous 92 “ Juicy and broad in the mouth, showing very good depth,” “supple tannins build on the finish” Ansonia Retail: $59 2. Tunnel Cornas 2016 Wine Advocate 92 “Can a Cornas be too easy to drink?” […]

“Textbook” Morey-St-Denis, 91 points: “Succulent,” “Lovely,” “Outstanding”

The town of Morey-St-Denis exemplifies the small scale of Burgundian winemaking. Wedged between two more famous neighbors, this village of 680 people has a vineyard surface of under 4 tenths of a square mile. It’s delicate, delicious, classic red Burgundy — there just isn’t much of it to go around.

Inky, Old-Vine Beaujolais: “for Drinking, not Contemplating”

We work with many winemakers with low profiles, but Jean-Marc Monnet might be the least visible. He has no roadside, no website, and no other American importer. We’ve gotten lost trying to find his domaine two years in a row. Jean-Marc himself is as humble as his winery is hidden, but the wines themselves are a wholly different story.

New $25 Red Burgundy from 100-year-old Vines

From meticulously cultivated old vines and careful use of oak, the Perrachon creates remarkably delicious and refined red Burgundies. The domaine is among the only Beaujolais producers reviewed (and praised) by both Josh Raynolds (Vinous) and Allen Meadows (Burghound). Perrachon’s reds are honest, complex, delicious red Burgundies; they just happen to be made from Gamay.