We never thought that we would tout a wine gadget. However, a unique new product has come to our attention, and we have had great success with it in our warehouses.
Weinbox solves the most common gripe for wine collectors (save for corked bottles), in that the bottle you want always seems to be at the bottom of a stack. We have spent collective years of our lives digging out bottles and cases from stacks in our storage lockers or home cellars. Weinbox is a very strong, collapsable crate that holds 12 bottles or 6 magnums of just about any shape and size.
Longtime Domaine clients know that we think Eisele Vineyard is one of the most important vineyard sites anywhere. We will always give great deference to anyone who has worked those vines. Enter Françoise Peschon. A star winemaker who makes Vine Hill Ranch, Drinkward Peschon and Accendo, she was also the winemaker for Araujo from 1993 until the sale of the property in 2013. When our mentor, friend and client Henry Cornell hired Françoise as the consulting winemaker for his very remote property on top of Spring Mountain, we were blown away. Françoise brought the incredible winemaking talents of her mentee Graham Wehmeier to the team.
We are pleased to offer a great collection of large formats, older Sine Qua Non releases and some extremely rare Rhones – just in time for the holidays. The Sine Qua Non was entirely purchased from the mailing list and delivered directly to our clients. SQN is indispensable, particularly for those collectors who love Rhone-style wines, and you’ll find many rarely-seen older vintages.
Today’s feature focuses on a meticulously curated collection from a long time collector and friend of Domaine. He is a vocal supporter of the best chefs and sommeliers and a trusted source for many restaurant consignments. Michelin 3 Star establishments source wine from our client, so you can buy with the utmost confidence. These have been sourced from private cellars, select auctions and cellar-direct releases.
We are pleased to offer this consignment of impeccable provenance Bordeaux from a D.C. area collector. There is a notable difference between single-owner wines and ones that have been traded multiple times on the open market. Wines from a single owner left to rest untouched for years undoubtedly show better than those that have been traded and moved many times. These bottles were all bought on-release and safely stored untouched in our client’s home cellar.
Today’s offer is from two consignors and features an incredible collection of extremely hard to find wines from Faiveley, Penfolds, Verset and many more. The older Burgundies were purchased at retail and auction. The current releases from California and Burgundy were purchased directly from wineries and European retailers, respectively. read more
It’s beyond trite to reference Burgundy when talking about Pinot Noir. Considering the wines in this offer, not only is the comparison profoundly relevant, the customer base affirms the correlation. Long-time Burgundy collectors are buying in serious quantities.
Today’s offer comes from two long time collectors and friends of Domaine. The first consignment is a meticulously curated collection of Burgundies, all purchased in Europe from reputable retailers and imported by Domaine. We have had the pleasure of sharing many wines over the years with this collector, and they always show very well. The highlight of this small parcel from his collection is the magnum of 2005 Roumier Bonnes Mares, a cornerstone of any cellar and a wine that will reward tremendous patience. We are also very pleased to offer three amazing wines from Jacky Truchot – two in magnum format that have NEVER sold at auction. 2002 Truchot Charmes Chambertin and Clos de la Roche magnums are wines we never see. They were purchased recently in Europe and will be on our next import container; please inquire for bottle images.
Today’s offer is the second installment from this consignor and features his European collection. These wines were purchased from reputable retailers – many on-release – and stored in his home cellar until very recently when Domaine packed up the cellar. You’ll find a solid selection from Bordeaux, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Champagne and Rhone as well as many great whites. We are especially pleased to offer the wide ranging list of Bordeaux including two 6L bottles approaching their drinking windows. The 2000 Montrose and 2000 Quinault L’Enclos 6L will make tremendous additions to any cellar. Additionally, we are happy to offer a long list of well-priced Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Beaucastel, Pegau, and Pierre Usseglio.
The second installment of our “lies, damn lies and statistics*” series covers a glaring hole in the way in which market data is reported. Many of you may be familiar with the various wine market indices that are published. The most quoted is Liv-Ex, but there are many others including Wine Spectator, HDH and various wine funds that track the market. The attempt to quantify the relative health of the market is admirable, but unlike the Dow Jones Industrial Average, many important factors are missing in most index reporting.