2002raveneaumdt copy

Cellar Favorite: 2002 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

France: Burgundy, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Sep 2017

Raveneau’s 2002 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre is gorgeous. Rich, oily and beautifully textured on the palate, the 2002 shows all the depth that is typical of the year.

Img 9932 copy

Cellar Favorite: 1970 Bodegas Vega Sicilia Único

featured, Spain, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Sep 2017

I always get goose bumps when I see the 1970 Único. Remarkably dense, powerful and seamless in the glass, the 1970 boasts off the charts concentration and depth.

1971domruinart copy

Cellar Favorite: 1971 Dom Ruinart

featured, France: Champagne, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Sep 2017

Dom Ruinart flies under the radar relative to many of its peers, but it is one of the most compelling Champagnes in the market.

Fullsizerender 5 copy

Cellar Favorite: 1986 Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Gaiun

featured, Italy: Piedmont, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Aug 2017

What a pleasure it is to taste Marchesi di Grésy’s 1986 Barbaresco Gaiun, the cold, late-ripening vintage yielded a slender, taut Gaiun that has aged impeccably.

Conterno articlephoto copy

Cellar Favorite: Three Gems from Giacomo Conterno

featured, Cellar Favorites, Italy: Piedmont

Antonio Galloni, Aug 2017

What a pleasure it is to revisit these three super-classic Barolos from Conterno. As profound as the Conterno wines are today, there is something special about the wines from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, when Giovanni Conterno was at the height of his powers.

1990selosse copy

Cellar Favorite: 1990 Jacques Selosse Brut Blanc de Blancs

France: Champagne, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Aug 7

Seldom seen today, Anselme Selosse’s 1990 Brut Blanc de Blancs has become one of the rarest of all Champagnes.

2004rosesdejeanne copy

Cellar Favorite: 2004 Roses de Jeanne Rose de Saignée Le Creux d'Enfer

France: Champagne, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Jul 2017

Cédric Bouchard’s Champagnes have been among my favorite wines from anywhere in the world since I first tasted them about ten years ago.

Fullsizerender 4 copy 3

Cellar Favorite: 1989 Domenico Clerico Barolo Bricotto Bussia

Italy: Piedmont, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Jul 2017

Domenico Clerico’s Barolo Bricotto Bussia is absolutely gorgeous tonight. Hauntingly beautiful, with plenty of the tertiary nuances Nebbiolo acquires over time, the 1989 is a pure joy to taste and drink.

Indian summer riesling copy

Cellar Favorite: 2006 Cave Spring Cellars Indian Summer Select Late Harvest Riesling Niagara Peninsula

Rest of the World, Cellar Favorites

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2017

Cave Spring Cellars is arguably one of Canada’s top four or five Riesling producers. Wines like the 2006 Summer Select Late Harvest Riesling drive that point home.

2001rousseaubeze edited

Cellar Favorite: 2001 Armand Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

France: Burgundy, Cellar Favorites

Antonio Galloni, Jul 2017

Rousseau’s 2001 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze offers stunning aromatics and striking purity of fruit, along with notable brightness, especially for a wine of its age. Silky, gracious and super-polished, the 2001 is drinking well today, although ideally it could use a few more years in bottle to shed some tannin. Even so, the 2001 is utterly captivating today.