We have two great deals for you today!  The new vintage of Opus One at the best price on the net and an incredible 2015 Pomerol which we can sell under $50 (way under $50 - m).  

All the best,
Rex & Michele


2016 Opus One

The new vintage of Opus One is now here.  
Lowest price on net at $345 per and $315 per on six 

Opus One is a partnership founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, France, and renowned Napa Valley vintner, Robert Mondavi. Producing luxury wines from its Napa Valley vineyards, the partnership made its first vintage in 1979 and has made wine at Opus one since 1991.  
Winery:  The 2016 Opus One is remarkably elegant and bright offering sumptuous aromas of fresh red and blue fruit, baking spices and vanilla, and a delicate fragrance of spring florals. The initial bouquet is augmented by more nuanced notes of sage, rosemary, and black olive. Juicy flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cassis flood the palate and creamy, fine-grained tannins deliver a delightfully round structure. Harmonious and lively, the flavors linger to create an enduring finish with touches of dark chocolate and espresso.
99 points James Suckling
Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together. (2/2019)
98 points Decanter
Love the juiciness of this, right off the bat, rich deep black cherry rippling with menthol and eucalyptus notes, and these beautiful floral aromatics that Opus gets in the best years. A very classic style, touches of baked vanilla, rosemary and olive. Harvest 9th September to 12th October (starting off slowly then speeding up as the heat rose). 1% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot completes the blend, 17 days skin contact. (JA) (9/2019)
97+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 77.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1.5% Malbec, the Opus One 2016 Proprietary Red Wine was recently bottled in July and August 2018. Very deep purple-black, the nose reveals profound notions of chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, blueberry compote and licorice with touches of tobacco, cedar chest, Sichuan pepper, eucalyptus and violets. Full-bodied, super concentrated and packed with black and blue fruits, the palate is built like a brick house with firm, ripe, finely grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. This a very decadent expression of Opus One with a provocatively effortless harmoniousness that is truly difficult to resist. (LPB) 97+ (8/2018)
96+ points Vinous
The 2016 Opus One has turned out beautifully. In this mini-vertical, the 2016 most closely resembles the 2014, although it has more mid-palate sweetness and overall depth, along with a slightly darker profile. I expect the 2016 will enjoy a long drinking window that will start to open relatively soon. Of the last four vintages, the 2016 is certainly the most open-knit in the early going. The blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. (AG) 96+ (12/2018)
94 points Wine Spectator
A focused, restrained style, with a steady beam of fresh red and black currant preserve flavors, laced with bay leaf, cedar and tobacco notes. An iron edge pierces the finish, while the fruit keeps pace. A bit more classically backward than its Oakville peers, so tuck this away in the cellar. (JM) (10/2019) 

History of Critical Reviews. 
2015   98RP, 98JS, 93WS
2014 97JS, 96RP, 93D, 91WS
2013 100JS, 97RP, 94D, 92WS
2012 97JS, 96RP, 94D, 93WS
2011 95F, 92JD
2010 97F, 96JD, 96TP, 92WS
2009 63JS, 93D, 92WS
2008 94JS, 92WS
2007 95RP, 94WS
2006 93RP, 93JS, 90WE
2005 96D, 95RP, 90WS
2004 95RP, 90WS
2003 94RP
2002 94RP
2001 95WE, 93WW, 90RP
2000 92WE
1999 93WS
1997 94WS
1996 94RP, 93D
1995 93RP, 92JS
1994 92RP, 92WS
1993 93RP
1992 92RP, 92WS
1991 92RP
1990 96WS, 90RP
1988 91RP


2015 Chateau Granges Neuve Pomerol
$39.95, 5% off 6, 10% off 12
 while it lasts

First let us mention that this right bank Bordeaux red is jump out of the glass good. We got a call yesterday while out making deliveries that there was a 2015 Pomerol open which was outrageous and which we could sell at $35.00. We caught up with Blake and the wine late yesterday afternoon. By then every restaurant which had seen it had grabbed 5- 10 cases and an out of state distributor had snagged two pallets. A great Pomerol at this price will not be available for very long. The Chateau Granges Neuve shows rich blackberry laced with mocha and coffee. There is a rich red cherry which lingers on the edge of the blackberry. This bottle has serious depth and link showing complex structure with enticing bakers spice. Granted that 2015 is a classic vintage and this Pomerol puts all of the best attributes of 2015 on display. We could find no Granges Neuve available on the net, but it is listed on Vivino  at $48.95 with a reference to it being " a great value for the money, Pomerol of this quality usually sells for twice the price" . We Agree!

 
M's two cents...If looking for a special wine that is reasonably priced for all the upcoming holidays - for the guests you want to impress...this might be the find of the fall, or for a Thursday afternoon!!   Available now until it runs out, which we were told could be as early as today.  Stock up...you will not regret it. I found the nose fascinating...slight pencil lead with violets!!  Very pretty wine. Also, you do not need to be a "Bordeaux drinker" to enjoy this wine!!    M



Rex Perry, 972-904-9917 rex@masutawineconsulting.com
Michele Mercy 214-906-5251  michele@masutawineconsulting.com
Francis Silmon 817-271-2720  francis@theclassiccafe.com
 
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