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Wine Club

       

The VIP Wine Club allows you to discover and savor exceptional wines from around the globe, delivered to your door. Members received two bottles of aged, highly sought-after wines selected by the team at Fine Wines International.

The two bottles with free shipping will represent a higher value than $150.

Unlike many wine clubs which supply new releases to their members, members of the VIP Circle will always receive aged wine, which will have the added benefit of having been cellared in our temperature-and-humidity-controlled containers.


October 2010:

2005 Robert Foley, Petite Syrah
For more than thirty years Bob Foley has been making some of the top wines in California at wineries including the famous Pride Mountain Vineyards, Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. He began producing his own label in 1998 and it quickly gained in stature with the wine cogniscenti. We are proud to be able to offer a selection from his outstanding stable of wines.
List Price: $100.00
Wine Spectator 91

"Sturdy and solid, with wild berry, cherry, spice and floral notes that explode into more layers of tobacco, cedar, licorice and black tea flavors midpalate. Dense tannins give this good structure."

2004 Honig Bartolucci, Cabernet Sauvignon
This vineyard has been farmed by the Bartolucci family for three generations. it is located west of St. Helena near the base of Spring Mountain, One of our favorite Cabernet growing regions. Spring Mountainhas been famous for the wines produced here since the first vines were planted in the 1870's, especially its Cabernets. Some of Napa's best known and most respected wineries are located in the Spring Mountain AVA. As Honig suggests, the exhibits bold fruit, beautifully framed by French oak. Notes of cassis, black cherry and black tea, with red raspberry and allspice.
Sale Price: $70.00
Robert Parker 90

"The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Bartolucci Vineyard is impressive. This deep ruby/purple-hued effort offers aromas of cedar, subtle toasty oak, black currants, sweet cherries, and loamy soil. Full-bodied with ripe tannin, an excellent mid-palate, and a long finish, it will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring, and should last for 10-15."

November 2010:

1995 Pontet-Canet, Bordeaux
List Price: $100.00
Wine Spectator 94

Fabulous nose of crushed currants, blackberries and forest flowers. Full-bodied, with plenty of ripe fruit and silky tannins. This is really holding back.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective..

2000 Cazabonne, Bordeaux
List Price: $70.00
Fine Wine International

This outstanding wine comes from young-vine production from Margaux's most esteemed chateau. Oak-aged for depth and complexity, the wine was then blended with high quality fruit from a neighbouring chateau, a famed Margaux Cru Bourgeois Superieur. The result is a terrific Bordeaux from a great vintage at a very affordable price.

December 2010:

2002 Pierre Morlet, Millesime, Champagne
List Price: $55.00
Wine-Maker Notes

The Pierre Morlet Champagne style is rich, harmoniously balanced, and refined. The body is round and elegant with fruity notes of raspberry and wild strawberry, intermixed with hints of violet, expressing the predominance of the Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay adds structure and finesse as well as zesty lemon flavors with classic notes of William pear and acacia. The chalky subsoil into which the vines plunge their roots, provides the wines with a strong mineral background. The Champagnes exhibit complexity and depth brought by the diversity of the terroirs, the old age of the vines, the vinification, and the élevage (barrel ageing) in French oak barrels.

1997 Fonseca, Port
List Price: $135.00
Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 93+

Full saturated ruby. Inky, brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense, thick and tactile, with superb depth of flavor and compelling juicy sweetness. Finishes with powerful tannins and superb grip...

- An aged, limited production port bottling along with your December membership selections, a $36 value.

January 2011:

2002 Hoopes, Cabernet
List Price: $100.00
FineWine International

"This Oakville vineyard Cabernet burst onto the scene last year with their 2001 vintage and the new 2002 is a worthy successor. "A nose of dark cherry, currants, rose petals, allspice, and new leather. The wine is full-bodied, wonderfully spicy, with fine tannins on the finish."

2005 Leeuwin Artist Series, Chardonnay
Sale Price: $85.00
Wine Spectator 95

"Round, generous and amazingly fresh, with a juicy hint of grapefruit playing against spicy pear, green guava and mint aromas and flavors that expand and persist onto the long, expressive finish. This just doesn't quit, remaining exquisitely balanced. Drink now through 2017."

Note California residents will be charged sales tax

How it works:

During the last week of every month, you will receive an email detailing the VIP wines of the upcoming month. If we don't hear from you before 10am PST on the first business day of the month, we will charge your credit card and ship your wine the first week of the month, weather permitting.

Alternatively, you can contact your Fine Wine Specialist who can advise you on a alternative selection with respect to your preferences. You can opt out at any time.