June 12, 2024

Producer Spotlight: Lynch Bages & Chateau Leoville Las Cases

This revered Pauillac estate has once again crafted a wine that encapsulates the essence of its terroir, blending concentration, elegance, and charm all for under $100!

A Legacy of Excellence:
Known for its Cabernet-based wines, this fifth growth estate has built a reputation for producing bottles with beautiful aromatics, rich tannins, and long finishes that gain softness and complexity with age. The meticulous process of hand-picking, sorting, and selecting only the most premium grapes ensures the highest quality in every bottle of this flagship wine.

A 97 Point Wine
This vintage is a real powerhouse. When we tasted it back in April, it showcased an abundance of black and blue fruits and a deeply tannic structure that demands patience. Described as "one of the biggest, richest wines in the vintage," this wine will need time to mellow out and show its best, so don't expect to crack it open right when you receive it in 2026.

Why Invest?
The 2020 vintage of Lynch Bages was honored with the #3 spot on Wine Spectator’s coveted Top 100 of 2023 with a listing price of $137. With the 2023 vintage promising similar accolades but at a more accessible price, this wine is a no-brainer buy for under $100. It is a serious, structured, and incredibly impressive Pauillac that stands as a testament to the estate's legacy.

The Legacy of Léoville Las Cases
Château Léoville-Las Cases is one of the oldest and most revered estates in the Médoc region, with roots tracing back to the 17th century. The estate was originally part of a larger property that was divided after the French Revolution, resulting in the creation of three esteemed vineyards: Léoville-Las Cases, Léoville-Poyferré, and Léoville-Barton. Today, the estate remains under the stewardship of the Delon family, who continue to produce wines of exceptional quality and elegance.

2023 Léoville Las Cases
After a day of tasting through countless wines, this emerged for us as a true standout. With its enticing aromas, silky texture, and keen balance, it epitomizes excellence. Serious and structured, this is a worthy successor to the remarkable 2022 vintage. Its expressive aromatics of dark purple and black fruit captivate the senses. Supple, succulent, and seductive, it strikes a perfect balance between power and finesse. Keep in mind that this is not for those looking for instant gratification, as it demands a good decade of bottle age to reach its full potential.

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March 28, 2023

The Final Days: Bodegas Bianchi + White Water Rafting!

Like all good things, our Chile and Argentina trip had to come to an end. But we made sure to finish it on a high note! Check it out here!
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March 23, 2023

Next Stop: Pascual Toso in Mendoza!

Welcome back to the second installment of our Chile and Argentina adventures! 
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March 16, 2023

Our Chile and Argentina Adventure: A Trip Three Years in the Making!

This past January, Paul and I had the wonderful pleasure of traveling to South America for a jam packed week full of wine, wine, and more wine. In this three part series, we are excited to share all the delicious wine we discovered plus give you a little inside peek into how these wine trips run. So buckle up and prepare for takeoff because today we are off to Matetic Vineyards in Chile!
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