Volume 7 | Fall 2019
News & Wine Ratings for Fall 2019
HB Wine Merchants is proud to share the following news, press and ratings for our portfolio of wine brands in 2019!
Food & Wine features
Nik Weis 2018 Estate Riesling as one of 15 Rieslings for Thanksgiving
2018 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Estate Riesling
October 24, 2019

"The unstoppably energetic Nik Weis makes excellent wines at all price levels, but the quality of his affordable bottlings is so high, it’s hard to pass them up. Witness this thrillingly brisk, green-appley white."
Welcome Cave Spring Cellars to the
HB Wine Merchants family of brands!

We are proud to announce our partnership with Canadian-based Cave Spring Cellars as of August 1, 2019. This is a special relationship to us as the co-owner, Tom Pennachetti, is married to Anna Weis, the sister of Nik Weis of St. Urbans-Hof. In 1978, the Weis family began exporting its Riesling Clone 21 to Canada and established vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula. These vines are still producing some of the fine Riesling products in this portfolio today!

Cave Spring 2016 CSV Riesling (Beamsville Bench)
Wine Enthusiast - 94 points 'EDITOR'S CHOICE'
Vinous - 92+ points
Wine Spectator - 90 points
Decanter - 92 points
Cave Spring 2017 Estate Riesling (Beamsville Bench)
Wine Enthusiast - 93 points 'EDITOR'S CHOICE'
Wine Spectator - 89 points
Wine & Spirits - 92 points
Cave Spring 2016 Riesling Icewine (375ml)
Wine Enthusiast - 93 points
Wine Spectator - 92 points
Cave Spring 2017 Riesling (Niagara Peninsula)
Wine Enthusiast - 91 points 'EDITOR'S CHOICE'
Cave Spring 2016 Riesling 'Indian Summer' (375ml)
Wine Enthusiast - 91 points
Wine Spectator - 89 points

Cave Spring 2017 Riesling 'Indian Summer' (375ml)
Wine Enthusiast - 93 points 'EDITOR'S CHOICE'
Wine Spectator - 90 points
Cave Spring 2017 Cabernet Franc
St. Urbans-Hof available back vintages!
Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Bockstein Spatlese 2016
Wine Advocate - 94 points
70 cases available
Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Goldtropfchen Spatlese 2016
Wine Advocate - 93 points
27 cases available
Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Goldtropfchen Spatlese 2013
Wine Advocate - 91+ points
74 cases available
Italian wine producer Caldera introduces new packaging and new wines to the USA!
Piedmont based producer Caldera introduces a new package for its signature Barbera d'Asti 2016 wine brand.

Two new wines also available to order now:

Caldera Xenio Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato 2018

Caldera Viognier Monferrato Bianco 2018
Wine Enthusiast rating f or
Château P ilet R ouge 2017
'Best Buy' designation and a rating of 89 points for Château Pilet Rouge 2017!

"This wine is dry, with a serious layer of tannins. However, the weight of the ripe black fruits should balance everything as the wine develops. It has the potential to be fruity and attractive from 2021." - Roger Voss

Ratings for 2018 Rosé brands
Inventory available to order now for Thanksgiving!
Château Pech-Latt Rosé 2018
Vinous - 89 points

Le Bastarde Rosato di Toscana 2018
Wine Spectator - 88 points