Champagne Holiday

The holidays are fast approaching like a charging rhinoceros, so why not sit back, kick up your heels, and drink some Champagne? It’s not like the rhino’s going to care. And this wine has gas in it!   2010 DEMIERE ANSIOT NEYROT $118/bottle 92 points, Wine Enthusiast Based in the Côte des Blancs Grand Cru…

Wines for Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with these classic Thanksgiving dinner wine pairings. Or shop our selection and find your favorite bottle. Better yet, email us at info@www.primecellar.com and our expert wine director can help you stock your cellar for the holidays.   2015 YVON METRAS FLEURIE $72/bottle Yvon Métras has roots (several-generations deep) in the Beaujolais wine farms and…

Bonjour a Bourgogne! 

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]I’m here in Burgundy on day 12 of the 2018 harvest in Chassagne-Montracht. I know we all get a little tired reading harvest report after harvest report proclaiming the greatness of the vintage at hand, but…according to…

The Perfect Score

Wine rating systems can be a touchy subject. Some people swear by them and some swear at them. We might not all agree on whether using a 100-point rating system like Robert Parker’s is the best way to know what wine you should buy. When a 100-point wine does come along, however, we can all…

More Wines for Summer

Temperatures are skyrocketing and the only solution is to roll up your sleeves, get out a big old ice bucket and fill it with some summer stunners to help ward off the heat: From the new California School of wine makers, Arnot Roberts focuses on pure and lighter styles of winemaking in California and provides…

Summer Wines

2004 KISTLER CHARDONNAY HYDE, CARNEROS $98/bottle 94-96 points, Robert Parker Always a show-stopper in terms of aromatics, the flowery 2004 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard offers hints of smoky hazelnuts, honeysuckle, orange blossoms, buttered apples, and white currants. With exuberant fruit, full body, terrific definition and precision, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 6-8…

Wines of Piedmont

Piedmont enjoys an unrivaled seat among the world’s very finest wine regions. Located in northwest Italy it is the home of more DOCG wines than any other Italian region, among them such well known and respected names as Barolo, Barbaresco, and Barbera d’Asti. Although famous for its austere, tannic, and floral red wines made from Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s greatest success story…

The French love a bureaucracy

If there is one talent that the French have aside from winemaking, it would be their penchant for regulations. From what can grow where to how much you can harvest, the French wine world is tightly regulated. Every once in a while someone comes along and bucks the standard to create something truly great. This…