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Mad Picks: Holiday Wine Selections
Friday December 20th 2013, 8:24 pm
Filed under: Mad Picks | Wine, Beer, & Spirits

With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to let everyone know about some great wines we’ve got in stock that will make perfect gifts for anyone on your list!

Krug Grand Cuvee ‘Savoir-Faire’

Plum Price $129.97 List Price $200 

95 Points Wine Spectator  

This Grand Cuvee is a blend of 71 wines from 11 different years, the oldest being from 1988 and the youngest from 2001. The particularity of Krug Grand Cuvee ‘Savoir-Faire’ comes from the high proportion of reserve wines. The result is remarkable and shows the strength of Krug Grand Cuvee, going beyond the notion of vintage to offer the best pleasure experience every year.

“Such a glorious expression of Champagne, combining depth over vintages and complexity of sites to create a profound, multifaceted cuvée. Rich biscuit, ginger, coconut and citrus aromas are followed by gingerbread, baked apple and grilled nut flavors, all supported by a firm yet harmonious structure. Endless finish. Superb.”  -Wine Spectator


1995 Ridge Monte Bello

1999 Ridge Monte Bello

Plum Price $179.97 List Price $250 

Available for purchase in a wooden box with 3 bottles of each vintage or for individual purchase. First planted in the late 19th century, the Monte Bello property has long been one of the most storied viticultural sites in all of California’s vast wine country, and its signature offering, the Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello, is one of the most highly-regarded wines in the world. Nestled high up in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and surrounded by these historic vineyards, our Monte Bello Tasting Room offers guests an un-paralleled opportunity to experience our exceptional single-vineyard wines.


2004 Moet & Chandon ‘Dom Perignon’ Brut Champagne

Plum Price $124.97 List Price $160 

95 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate

“Lily-of-the-valley perfume and scents of lightly toasted brioche and almond rise from the glass of Moet’s 2004 Brut Dom Perignon, along with hints of the apricot, pear and grapefruit that then inform a luscious and creamy yet strikingly delicate as well as consummately refreshing palate. Sweet-saline savor of scallop – also already intimated in the nose – lends compulsive saliva-inducement to a ravishingly rarified and persistent finish, joined by alkaline, nutty, liquid-floral, and nori seaweed notes for a performance of head-scratching subtlety and intrigue” -Robert Parkers Wine Advocate


2010 Joseph Phelps “Insignia”, Napa Valley

Plum Price $149.97 List Price $180 

95 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate

“A gorgeously intense bouquet of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, black currants, blackberries, and subtle smoke and foresty aromas jumps from the glass of this full-bodied, rich, concentrated wine with soft tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a long, rich finish displaying well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. This beauty is one of the top Insignias produced over recent years.” - Robert Parkers Wine Advocate


2011 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Plum Price $59.97 List Price $100 

The wild raspberries, Asian spice, green tea and a mocha nose convey the classic Sonoma Coast Pinot characteristics. Your mouth will explode with flavors of ripe wild berries, cranberries, toasted marshmallow, graham cracker, toffee and white pepper. Rich tannins and acidity balance out the ripe, wild berry flavors with flavors of citrus peel and fresh herbs on the smooth finish.


2006 Roederer “Cristal” Brut Champagne

Plum Price $199.97 List Price $275.00 

94 Points Wine Spectator

“Refined in texture and beautifully balanced, this well-meshed version is framed by mouthwatering acidity, enlivened by flavors of yellow apple, pear, black currant, lightly toasted almond, kumquat and zesty ground spice. Drink now through 2023.” -Wine Spectator

 NOTE: Prices and availability subject to change. Prices valid in Michigan stores only. Email Evan Barrett to reserve your selections in the Bloomfield store!