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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

World Wide Wine Shortage

World Wide Wine Shortage!
Buy NOW before it's all gone!!
Fall Wine Tips
At the end of October, Morgan Stanley issued a report predicting a worldwide wine shortage. According to the report,"declining wine production along with a rebound in demand has created a global under-supply of wine of about 300 million cases".

Coincidentally, last week, the world's most-followed wine critic, Robert Parker issued his annual wine scores in his publication, the Wine Advocate. Not surprisingly, your wine concierges at Bacchus & Venus had already selected many of these high-scoring wines. At the bottom of this email, you will find a list of all of the wines we have that received Parker scores along with their pricing.  

In an effort to be sure you are prepared and your cellars are adequately stocked, the extremely concerned staff at Bacchus & Venus has highlighted a few gems below. Orders of 6 bottles or more qualify for a 10% discount off our already low prices.  Stock up now before the world runs out of wine and you are stuck drinking water.

2010 Barrel 27 'Hand Over Fist' $34
The 2010 Hand Over Fist is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre that comes from west side Paso Robles vineyards. Aged 20 months in French oak puncheons, it offers up a solid array of licorice, black fruits, earth and hints of leather to go with a medium to full-bodied, supple and beautifully balanced palate that carries juicy acidity and fine tannin. Another winner, it's a rock- solid bottle of wine that will continue to drink nicely through 2018. Drink now-2018.
Wine Advocate 91 pts

2011 Hudson Chardonnay $60
The 2011 Chardonnay reveals a Batard-Montrachet-like richness and hazelnut creaminess. Made from an Old Wente clone and aged in 80% new oak (which it hides very well), this wine has good acidity and a surprising, rich, intense mouthfeel with lots of caramelized tropical and honeyed fruit. This full-bodied wine is fresh, which is typical of this vintage, especially for many of the white wines. It appears to have 4-5 years of drinkability.
Wine Advocate 93 pts

2010 Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $75
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, which comes from a single vineyard in Yountville, displays a more complex bouquet of subtle smoke, black currant jam, raspberries and blueberries. The palate impression is one of juicy, full-bodied opulence. Seductive, round, impressively endowed and pure, with a terrific finish, this Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 10-15 years.
Wine Advocate 93 pts

2010 Kelly Fleming Cabernet Sauvignon $105
Fleming's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts gorgeous depth and precision from start to finish. Hints of licorice, sweet spices and menthol are layered into an expressive core of dark fruit in this beautiful, complete Cabernet Sauvignon. A rich, textured finish rounds things out in style. This is a fabulous showing from Kelly Fleming. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.
Wine Advocate 95 pts

The following wines are also available with Parker ratings listed:

Cade 2009 Cabernet Napa Valley 94pts $65
Cade 2009 Cabernet Howell Mtn 94pts $79
Carte Blanche Cabernet 94pts $135
Gandona Estate Cabernet 93pts $220
Kapcsandy 2010 Estate Cuvee 98pts $175
Kapcsandy 2009 Endre 92pts $80
Merryvale 2009 'Profile' 93pts $235/magnum
Plumpjack 2010 Estate Cabernet 94pts $99
Chasseur 2008 Pinot Noir 92+pts $55
Domaine Serene 2008 Pinot Noir 'Evanstad' 92pts $65
L'Angevin 2010 Pinot Noir 92pts $45
Lucia 2011 Pinot Noir 'Gary's Vineyard' 94pts $59
Pisoni 2010 Pinot Noir 92pts $78
Sans Liege 2010 Grenache 'En Gedi' 91pts $40
Shafer 2009 Merlot 92pts $59
Booker 2011 'Vertigo' Syrah 95pts $69
Booker 2011 'Oublie' Syrah Blend 93pts $89
Booker 2011 'Fracture' Syrah 95pts $99
Dragonette 2010 'MJM' Syrah 92pts $59
Epoch 2010 'Authenticity' Syrah Blend 96pts $72
Pride 2011 Syrah 91pts $60
Westerhold 2008 Syrah 94pts $43
Booker 2011 White Blend 90-92pts $59
Denner 2012 Viognier 91pts $39
Walter Hansel 2010 Chardonnay 'Cuvee Alyce' 94pts $42
Taittinger 2004 Comtes de Champagne 96pts $140
Dom Perignon 2003 94+pts $250
Schramsberg 2009 Brut Rose 92pts $45
NV Bruno Gobillard Brut 91pts $49
* Please note, quantities may be very limited due to phenomenal quality and low pricing!
To secure your wines, simply reply to this blog post and let me know which wines and how many you would like.Orders of 6 bottles or more qualify for a 10% discount off our already low prices.
Be sure to take advantage of this deal and these great wines before the shortage begins!


Doug Hanson
Bacchus & Venus
(415) 331-2001

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