2016 Billon IGP "Corendies"

- One of the Best Value Syrahs I Sell

- Absurd Levels of Beautiful Juicy Fruit

- A Fass Cult Everyday Syrah

2016 Billon Terres de Vienne VDP "Le Batie"

- As Good As His Cote Rotie Elotins

- Across the River in Vienne

- Gorgeous Floral and Gamey Aromas

- Sappy and Dense with Blackberries and Cherries

- Remarkable Denisty and So Elegant and Refined

I had a wonderful visit with Christoph Billon this past January and tasted through his precise, elegant,

deep and refined 2016s And I mean ultra refined. The levels of pure and vivid fruit that Billon is known for is there in spades. They reminded me of some of the young 1991 or 2014 N. Rhone reds in their refinement/finesse, vividness, purity and freshness.

2016 Thörle Spätburgunder Gutswein

- Amazing and Delicious Fruit

- Crazy Intense Dark Cherry and Raspberry Nose

- But Has That Thorle Minerality and Acidity

- You Know You'll Need an Affordable Red You Want to Drink Some Day...

6 Questions used to be a regular feature that I used to adore reading in the Sunday NY Times

Magazine.  Now I want to bring the format to Fass Selections by featuring our favorite wine producers and their candid responses to questions. I love this format as it extends beyond the traditional wine questions and shows am irreverent human side to all the people I work with and work with us.

2015 Jost & Ziereisen Le Grand Rouge

- Stunning Does Not Even Begin to Describe This 

- Nose: Intense, Deep, with Morey Spice

- Palate: Dense, Sappy, Explosive, Brooding

- Grand Cru Quality Texture, Purity, Concentration and Intensity

- Last Few Cases (This Winery Is Selling Out in Europe)

- Reminds Me Most of 2 Grand Crus: Clos de la Roche and Clos Vougeout

- This Wine Costs $90 in Germany - Would Be Well Over $150Through Traditional 3 Tier Stateside ($84.99 in this Offer)

2014 Ziereise

We've All Heard of Verdi, Rossini and Puccini

- But Boito's Mephistofele Can Compete with the Best of Them

- Berlioz - An Unknown Genius from a Lesser Loved Region

2017 Gilles Berlioz (Domaine de Partage) Chignin "Ja Ja"

- An Entree to Greatness for Under $30

- Stunning Freshness and Precision

- Amazing Length

2017 Gilles Berlioz (Domaine la Partage) Mondeuse "La Deuse"

- Almost Flambouyant

- Huge Berry Fruit with Remarkable Freshness and Precision

- Unique Combination

Some of the bes

2016 Vincent Ledy Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc

- Perhaps the Most Eagerly Awaited Wine Event in My Life

- The Only Vintage That Will Ever Be Made

- Only One Barrel Produced

- The Stone Fruits of Pinot Gris

- The Limestone Minerality of Chardonnay

- A Hint of the Oxidative Quality of Great Champagne

- Stunningly Mineral 

- Classic Ledy Acidity, Ridiculous Purity and Depth

- Drinks Like Brilliant Village Puligny but with an Extra Special Kick

I Doubt That There Will Be Another B

6 Questions used to be a regular feature that I used to adore reading in the Sunday NY Times Magazine. Now I want to bring the format to Fass Selections by featuring our favorite wine producers and their candid responses to questions. I love this format as it extends beyond the traditional wine questions and shows am irreverent human side to all the people I work with and work with us.

Great Vineyards Are Not Just Great Because They Are Great

- Like Great Artists, They Are Great Because They Are Distinctive

- Both of Today's Wines Are Delicious, Interesting, Etc.

If I Had a Dollar for Every Whine About How Expensive White Burgundy Is, I Could Buy DRC

- Well - I Have a Top 20 Producer Here Today at ...

Motalli Renato Has Been Working These Steep Hills His Entire Life

- He Doesn't Go to VinItaly or Market The Wines

- These Wines Are Absolute and Utter Masterpieces

- Aged in Old Chestnut - Totally Unique  

- Please Read This Carefully - Our Only Renato Offer of the Year - You.  Do.  Not. Want. to. Miss. This.
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