Cellar Archive

Krug

Among sommeliers, no Grande Marque garners as much love and respect as Krug. The style at this relatively small house is broad and oftentimes fashionably oxidative, influenced by aging in oak barrels rather than steel tanks. Even though this often makes the wines more approachable and delicious in youth, even the house classic Grande Cuvée gains from a few years of cellaring, and oftentimes a decades-old bottle of Krug has been the “wine of the night” even among stellar companions.

Krug, 2004
$285.00

Pierre Péters

One of the original grower champagne houses. Rodolphe, the current proprietor, continues the legacy of making some of the greatest blanc de blancs champagne created in the area. Central to the Domaine is the outstanding Chétillons vineyard in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The Péters estate has become synonymous with this vineyard, or perhaps it’s the other way around. In youth, the wines here are piercing with finesse. After a few years of maturity, they blossom out, showing layers of minerality and subtle spice.

Pierre Péters, 'l'Esprit' 2015
$98.00
Pierre Péters, 'Les Chétillons' Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2013
$165.00
Pierre Péters, 'Les Chétillons' Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2012
$175.00
Pierre Peters, 'Les Chétillons' Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2012 Magnum
$355.00

Domaine Dujac

It's easy to forget that Domaine Dujac was founded by the now-iconic Jacques Seysses in the late 1960s. It feels like a benchmark that has always been there. The number of winemakers in the region and around the world who model their philosophy on Dujac is impressive. The quality here speaks for itself. Dujac sits at the top of the hierarchy of producers in Burgundy. The Domaine is most commonly associated with the grand crus of Clos de la Roche and Clos Saint-Denis but their plethora of premiers cru and village wines are all worth collecting and drinking as often as humanly possible.

Domaine Dujac, 'Bonnes-Mares' Grand Cru 2018
$675.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Bonnes-Mares' Grand Cru 2018 Magnum
$1,400.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos de la Roche' Grand Cru 2014
$525.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos de la Roche' Grand Cru 2016
$685.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos de la Roche' Grand Cru 2018
$550.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos St. Denis' Grand Cru 2014
$525.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos St. Denis' Grand Cru 2016
$650.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos St. Denis' Grand Cru 2016 Magnum
$1,400.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos St. Denis' Grand Cru 2017
$525.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos St. Denis' Grand Cru 2018
$625.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos St. Denis' Grand Cru 2018 Magnum
$1,400.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Combottes' 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2016
$285.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Echezeaux' Grand Cru 2018
$500.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Echezeaux' Grand Cru 2018 Magnum
$1,100.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Les Beaux Monts' 1er Cru Vosne-Romanée 2016
$375.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Les Beaux Monts' 1er Cru Vosne-Romanée 2018
$350.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Malconsorts' 1er Cru Vosne-Romanée 2013
$450.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Malconsorts' 1er Cru Vosne-Romanée 2018 Magnum
$1,000.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Romanée St-Vivant' Grand Cru 2016
$2,500.00
Domaine Dujac, Chambolle-Musigny 2016
$105.00
Domaine Dujac, Chambolle-Musigny 2015
$175.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Combottes' 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2015
$350.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Malconsorts' 1er Cru Vosne-Romanée 2011
$425.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Malconsorts' 1er Cru Vosne-Romanée 2013
$395.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Malconsorts' 1er Cru Vosne-Romanée 2008
$750.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Clos St. Denis' Grand Cru 2008
$700.00
Domaine Dujac, Chambolle-Musigny 2018
$160.00
Domaine Dujac, 'Les Gruenchers' 1er Cru Chambolle-Musigny 2018
$325.00

Comtes Lafon

Dominique Lafon took over this already storied family Domaine in 1985 and has realized the potential of an extraordinary portfolio of vineyards. The white wines here truly number among the greatest in Burgundy, while the reds are fantastic values, comparatively, and still somehow flying under the radar. The vineyards, centered around Meursault (Comtes Lafon is the only property to own vineyards in all premiers crus of the village) are cultivated along with biodynamic principles since 1989. The wines here have taken a turn for a leaner, more elegant style lately, and the results are magnificent.

Comtes Lafon, 'Clos de la Baronne' Meursault 2015
$0.00
Comtes Lafon, 'Genevrières' 1er Cru Meursault 2017
$425.00
Comtes Lafon, 'Montrachet' Grand Cru 2014
$1,750.00
Comtes Lafon, 'Perrières' 1er Cru Meursault 2017
$425.00
Comtes Lafon, Volnay 2011
$145.00
Comtes Lafon, Monthélie Blanc 2009
$125.00
Comtes Lafon, Volnay 2009
$175.00
Comtes Lafon, 'Santenots-du-Milieu' 1er Cru Volnay 2016
$190.00
Comtes Lafon, 'Porusots' 1er Cru Meursault 2012 Magnum
$800.00
Comtes Lafon, 'Les Duresses' 1er Cru Monthélie 2001
$125.00

Rousseau

In Burgundy, there are only a handful of icons; the types of wineries who have never steered away from making only the best product from the vineyards historic to their family. Those icons have never sold to larger companies, and with each new generation have maintained consistent quality. Domaine Armand Rousseau is without a doubt, an icon. Armand was at the forefront of Domaine bottling in the 1930s. Simply put, he was one of the first to say, my wine is great enough to be bottled on its own rather than sold into bulk or to a larger distributor.Today Eric, grandson of Armand, is in charge of the vines and cellar, with the help of his daughter Cyrielle. Their vineyards are all in the northernmost town of Burgundy’s prime stretch of land, called Gevrey-Chambertin. Chambertin is said to be the grand cru vineyard with the most richness and power. The larger village of Gevrey-Chambertin and its surrounding vineyards adhere to the same stereotypes. What makes the wines of Rousseau so unique is that they lean towards a more floral, lighter, and elegant style.

A. Rousseau, 'Chambertin' Grand Cru 2011
$1,850.00
A. Rousseau, 'Chambertin' Grand Cru 2011 Magnum
$6,000.00
A. Rousseau, 'Charmes-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2014
$450.00
A. Rousseau, 'Clos de la Roche' Grand Cru 2014
$450.00
A. Rousseau, 'Clos St. Jacques' 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2012
$1,150.00
A. Rousseau, 'Clos St. Jacques' 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2013
$950.00
A. Rousseau, 'Ruchottes-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2004
$750.00
A. Rousseau, 'Ruchottes-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2012
$750.00
A. Rousseau, 'Ruchottes-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2013
$598.00
A. Rousseau, 'Ruchottes-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2016
$695.00
A. Rousseau, 'Lavaux St.-Jacques' 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2005
$900.00
A. Rousseau, 'Mazy-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2003
$750.00
A. Rousseau, 'Mazy-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2004
$725.00
A. Rousseau, 'Ruchottes-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2003
$795.00
A. Rousseau, 'Clos St. Jacques' 1er Cru Gevrey-Chambertin 2004
$995.00
A. Rousseau, 'Mazy-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2006
$825.00
A. Rousseau, 'Ruchottes-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2006
$900.00
A. Rousseau, 'Clos de Bèze' Grand Cru Chambertin 2011 Magnum
$5,000.00

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Volnay is an enigmatic place. It is nestled between villages that make mostly white wines — or robust, hefty reds. But here, perhaps the most elegant and subtle wines in all of Burgundy are made. That reputation owes a lot to the d’Angerville estate, a fixture of the highest quality Volnay for over two centuries. Guillaume d’Angerville, the current proprietor, took over the estate in 2003, after his father Jacques’ death. He continues the philosophy of low intervention, letting the vineyards express themselves without getting in the way. The result is an exceptional lineup that ranges from the delicious Bourgognes to the singular premiers crus, with Fremiets typically being polished and joyful... Champans, curvier and denser... Taillepieds, structured — and for the lover of a classic, nervous Burgundy. The top of the hierarchy is Clos des Ducs, a mythical vineyard and a wine that deserves a few years of cellaring to really blossom out. Few wines in Burgundy can match its beautiful perfume once matured. And forget what you know about Volnays being light, soft wines for easy drinking – almost none have a track record of being age-worthy like the Clos des Ducs.

Marquis d'Angerville, 'Clos des Ducs' 1er Cru Volnay 2015 Magnum
$600.00
Marquis d'Angerville, Bourgogne Rouge 2018
$75.00
Marquis d'Angerville, 'Champans' 1er Cru Volnay 2017
$185.00
Marquis d'Angerville, 'Fremiets' 1er Cru Volnay 2011
$90.00
Marquis d'Angerville, 'Champans' 1er Cru Volnay 2016
$185.00
Marquis d'Angerville, 'Taillepieds' 1er Cru Volnay 2016
$175.00
Marquis d'Angerville, 'Caillerets' 1er Cru Volnay 2015
$195.00
Marquis d'Angerville, 'Champans' 1er Cru Volnay 2015 Magnum
$385.00

Roumier

Roumier is the equivalent of saying Oprah, Madonna, and the best versions of Kanye in the wine world. It’s a winery with the type of pedigree that only one name needs mentioning.  Founded in 1924, the Roumier family has steadily built an astonishing reputation and its wines are among the most sought after in Burgundy. Today, the winery is led by Christophe, a third-generation winemaker who is as charismatic as he is talented.   Their vineyards are based in and around the town of Chambolle-Musigny, an area that is most often regarded as producing the most ‘elegant’ of Burgundies. That means they are light, smell like exotic flowers, and are refreshing to drink both young and old. 

Roumier, 'Bonnes-Mares' Grand Cru 2013
$1,200.00
Roumier, 'Bonnes-Mares' Grand Cru 2014
$1,200.00
Roumier, 'Clos de la Bussière' 1er Cru Morey-St.-Denis 2018 Magnum
$650.00
Roumier, 'Les Cras' 1er Cru Chambolle-Musigny 2018
$450.00
Roumier, 'Ruchottes-Chambertin' 2015
$1,000.00
Roumier, 'Clos de la Bussière' 1er Cru Morey-St.-Denis 2004
$235.00
Roumier, Chambolle-Musigny 2004
$325.00

J.F. Mugnier

Domaine Jacques Frédéric Mugnier or more commonly known simply as Mugnier is on the shortlist of France’s greatest wineries. Based in the small town of Chambolle-Musigny in Burgundy, this humble winery has become one of the benchmarks of pinot noir in the world.  This is a style of light, floral, and ready to drink Burgundy which has increasingly become emulated as we all seek wines which are more refreshing, pure, and just unique. Fred Mugnier, the man behind this estate makes wine from his family’s historic vineyards which up until 1978 were farmed for others. Those vineyards with the exception of Clos de la Maréchale in the nearby town of Nuits Saint Georges are all within walking distance of his estate and are broken up between grand cru, premier cru, and a bit of village.   Wines from vineyards such as Musigny and the super premier cru Amoureuses trade at some of the market’s highest while the Chambolle-Musigny and Clos de la Marechale are only increasing. 

JF Mugnier, 'Bonnes-Mares' Grand Cru 2011
$650.00
JF Mugnier, 'Musigny' Grand Cru 1995
$2,000.00

J.L. Chave

The Chave family is nothing short of royalty in the world of wine. The current Jean-Louis is the 16th generation in father-son succession who have tended vines in St. Joseph and the fabled hill of Hermitage, possibly the birthplace and arguably the pinnacle of the Syrah grape. While several producers now separate out their various plots in Hermitage (perhaps a nod to the more marketing-savvy neighbors in Côte-Rôtie), Chave is all about the art of blending together these components into a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts. The results is a wine that captures the soul of the Hermitage, structured and full, with hauntingly wild and floral aromas. In a handful of vintages, there is another label, Cuvée Cathelin. It’s not intended to be a prestige-cuvée, but rather a way for Jean-Louis to express a specific nature of a vintage that may not work in the Hermitage. Worthy of special mention is the wines from St. Joseph, not to be looked down upon as secondary. Remember that this is the ancestral home of the family, and Jean-Louis has been dedicating all his resources to re-establishing the terraced vineyards here. We will wish we had held on to more of these wines soon.

Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 1986
$700.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 1997
$490.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 1998
$550.00
J.L. Chave, Hermitage 2000
$500.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 2002
$400.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 2016
$365.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage Blanc 1985
$300.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage Blanc 2017
$275.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Saint-Joseph Rouge 2017
$85.00
J.L. Chave, Saint-Joseph 2016
$90.00
J.L. Chave, Hermitage Blanc 1999
$300.00
J.L. Chave, Hermitage Blanc 2015
$295.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage Blanc 2007
$225.00
J.L. Chave, Hermitage Blanc 2000 Magnum
$725.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 1990 Magnum
$4,000.00
J.L. Chave Selection, 'Circa' Saint-Joseph Blanc 2017
$37.00
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage 1990
$2,200.00

Cerbaiona

Cerbaiona, one of the greatest estates in Tuscany, is tiny but mighty: The wines are a top-tier example of traditional Brunello and very small production makes them highly sought after. Diego Molinari, a retired pilot, purchased the estate in the late ‘70s to pursue his dream of winemaking and it’s easy to see why he was attracted to the region — the fruit strikes a perfect balance between the warm ripeness common in the south AND the structure associated with the north. The straightforward process at Cerbaiona uses the traditional techniques of the region. Nothing is taken away and nothing is added. Wine critic Antonio Galloni once said, “If forced to drink only one wine from Montalcino, I might very well choose Diego Molinari’s sumptuous Brunello.” 

Cerbaiona, Rosso di Montalcino 2016
$60.00
Cerbaiona, Rosso di Montalcino 2015
$65.00
Cerbaiona, Brunello di Montalcino 1983
$425.00

Soldera

Soldera was a confident, respected, and very talented winemaker. His style of Brunello endured the hype of an era in Montalcino which was chasing the flavors of California. Today, Brunello is returning back to being identified as elegant, long-lived, and wine of quality rather than brand. Soldera always stood for that.  He made wines that are ready to drink young as juicy, tart and with some pasta. They have also proven to age as well as any other iconic region too. The older wines become very elegant, light, and earthy. 

Soldera, 'Case Basse' Brunello di Montalcino 1980 Magnum
$2,500.00
Soldera, Brunello di Montalcino 1981
$950.00
Soldera, 'Case Basse' Brunello di Montalcino 1994
$625.00
Soldera, 'Case Basse' Brunello di Montalcino 2014 Magnum
$1,500.00

Coche-Dury

There may be a couple of individual wines, but there is no single producer, that is more sought after than Coche-Dury. It is also fair to say that no one has influenced the current global zeitgeist of Chardonnay-making more than Jean-François Coche, with his reductive, smoky and intensely mineral style driven by long, slow fermentation and lots of time on the lees. The core of the production lies in Meursault and its premiers crus, but the Bourgogne Blanc is infuriatingly good and at the very top, perhaps of the entire pantheon of white Burgundies, sits the Corton-Charlemagne, at this point the stuff of legends.  

Coche-Dury (Domaine & Sélection), Meursault 2005
$650.00
Coche-Dury (Domaine & Sélection), Meursault 2005 Magnum
$1,200.00
Coche-Dury (Domaine & Sélection), Meursault 2008 Magnum
$800.00
Coche-Dury, 'Les Enseignères' Puligny-Montrachet 2013
$900.00

Jacques Selosse

Gaja

Gaja is perhaps America’s most well-known Italian winery. The winery has been family-owned since the 1850s and under the control of the charismatic Angelo Gaja since the '60s. Originating in Barbaresco, their primary wines are all from that area the most notable single vineyards are Sorí Tildin, Sorí San Lorenzo, and Costa Russi. Since working in the winery, Angelo has been at the forefront of change within the region. His wines in the '70s and '80s are considered some of the greatest made in that area and have proven to age at a glacial rate. They’re delicious, big, and still very fresh.

Gaja, 'Sperss' Barolo 1988 Double-Magnum
$2,200.00
Gaja, Nebbiolo d'Alba 1974
$275.00
Gaja, 'Rennina' Brunello di Montalcino 1997
$149.00
Gaia & Rey, Chardonnay Langhe 2016
$285.00
Gaja, 'Vignaveja' Nebbiolo d'Alba 1982
$225.00
Gaia & Rey, Chardonnay Langhe 1986
$450.00
Gaja, Barbaresco 1974
$335.00
Gaja, Barbaresco 1973 Double-Magnum
$2,300.00
Gaja, 'Sperss' Barolo 1988 Magnum
$1,000.00
Gaja, 'Vignarey' Barbera d'Alba 1987
$150.00

Drouhin

In many industries there are family legacies who are considered the untouchables despite a world obsessed with new discoveries. In those industries, there are also some grandchildren who have inherited fortune only to destroy it upon their control. The Drouhin family are the primary family of Burgundy, who are one of the only large producers who still makes great wines today. Their range stretches from everyday bottles under $20, to some of the more collectible and rare bottling from all of France. With such a large amount of wines made, there are inevitably the gems of the winery. We believe that Drouhin makes some of the best wines from the village and grand cru vineyards in Chambolle-Musigny. They also make consistent white and reds from the southern region of Beaune. Their style is clean, fruit driven, and never overly oaky. It’s an elegant wine that has survived the realities of Succession. 

Drouhin, 1er Cru Chambolle-Musigny 2015
$130.00
Drouhin, 'Clos de Bèze' Grand Cru Chambertin 2011
$250.00
Drouhin, 'Grand-Échézeaux' Grand Cru 2011
$350.00
Drouhin, 'Griottes-Chambertin' Grand Cru 2011
$250.00
Drouhin, 'Clos des Mouches' 1er Cru Beaune 2015
$115.00
Drouhin, 'Clos des Mouches' 1er Cru Beaune 1996
$250.00

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