New Year, New Wines, Selected by OUR Expert Sommeliers

The beginning of the year brings with it new opportunities, new purposes to fulfill, new challenges, and on this occasion, it also brings new wines!

After two uncertain and pretty bizarre years, 2022 is THE YEAR! The year to taste new labels, the year to discover new wine regions, the year to travel to different places through a glass of wine, and the year to share your favorite wines with your loved ones.

So let's begin this 2022 on the right foot, shall we? We asked OUR Expert sommeliers to curate a special selection of wines just for you, because the New Year deserves it! Best part of it all, at a different range of prices to suit any pocket book + Free Shipping on 6 or more bottles.

Check out these 12 perfect wines and start the year off right!

Ernest Combe Champagne Grand Cru

Ernest Combe Champagne Grand Cru 

48% off Grand Cru, Grower Champagne

We recommend serving this wine at 47-50°F, prepare yourself some luscious appetizers like Smoked Salmon mini toasts, roasted tomato bruschetta, cheese, and charcuterie platter; gather a couple of friends or family and pop this beauty!

Tasting Notes: Powerful and fresh in the mouth, subtle bubbles, creamy with a long finish. The finish goes on for more than a minute. Drink like a king with this steal of a deal Grand Cru champs.

2003 Aneri Amarone della Valpolicella 'Stella'

2003 Aneri Amarone della Valpolicella 'Stella'

Massively Discounted $69.99 Off SRP

The Aneri method to winemaking is to produce only the highest quality in very limited quantities. This Amarone is exceptional, it ages beautifully for very long periods. This bottle is at exactly the point that you want to be drinking this decadent style. 

Tasting Notes: This is a slightly tawnied purple in the glass. The nose is bursting with dried dark fruits, dried cherries and, tertiary aromas of worn leather, black tea, and tobacco leaf. This is still full of life and energy, the dark fruit and earthy aromas translate beautifully into a long-lasting flavorful palate. 

Opta Bairrada Portuguese Sparkling Brut Classic Method

Opta Bairrada Portuguese Sparkling Brut Classic Method

From the Best Sparkling Region in Portugal

Opta Bairrada Sparkling Brut is made under the traditional methodwhich is used to make the acclaimed Champagne. This means that the wine undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle, resulting in an attractive, complex sparkling wine with a very elegant bubble. 

Tasting Notes: Good acidity and minerality alongside the citrus fruits and mouth volume. Complex and persistent. Pair this beautiful sparkling with appetizers, seafood, and fish.

2014 Louis Latour Mercurey Cote Chalonnaise

2014 Louis Latour Mercurey Cote Chalonnaise

Save 40% on Top Red Burg Pinot

With the largest holding of Grand Cru vineyards in Burgundy (68 acres), Louis Latour's philosophy has always been to maximize the quality of the grapes to produce great wines.

Tasting Notes: Of a bright ruby color, our Mercurey Red 2014 has a nose with notes of cherry stone, blackcurrant bud, and cloves. The mouth is fresh with aromas of strawberry, blackcurrant, and violet. 

2016 Château Ripeau Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

2016 Château Ripeau Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Neighbors Cheval Blanc, Figeac and La Dominique 

Haven't heard of Ripeau? That's going to change with consistently high reviews for this small Grand Cru estate. Jeb Dunnuck says, "This estate continues to raise the bar".

Tasting Notes: Dark purple color. Intense fruity and floral aromas such as black cherry, plum, blackberry, violets hints of chocolate, leather, and spices. Excellent balance on the palate, firm and fine tannins, and good length. Best paired with all types of classic meat dishes.

2018 Jasci e Marchesani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Nerube"

2018 Jasci e Marchesani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Nerube"

96 Points by Luca Maroni

Jasci e Marchesani winery is a pioneer in organic and biological agriculture in Italy. Since 1960, the winery started the production of organic wines, and a few years later they obtained official recognition for their organic productions.

Tasting Notes: Full-bodied with aromas of baked strawberries and cherries, with a refreshing and intriguing entrance, scents of vanilla and anise. Pair this wine with classic Italian cuisine, like tomato-based pasta, truffle risotto, and semi-mature cheeses. 

2003 Il Palagione Antajr Supertuscan

2003 Il Palagione Antajr Supertuscan

Save $35/Btl on Rare Supertuscan

This is a Super Tuscan through and through. The heavy blending of Sangiovese with Cabernet and Merlot gives this wine plenty of Tuscan character that is simply bolstered and elevated by the presence of Bordeaux's top varieties.

Tasting Notes: With over a decade and a half of aging, this wine is full of ripe berry fruits, leather with notes of tobacco and cedarwood. The palate is soft and approachable and still shows plenty of life. 

2020 L'Escarpe Sancerre Blanc

2020 L'Escarpe Sancerre Blanc 

91 Point Sancerre at 48% Off Retail Pricing 

The 2020 vintage was exceptional for growing quality wine in the Loire Valley. A warm growing season with plenty of water made for large quantities of healthy grapes. 

Tasting Notes: This white wine (yellow color with golden highlights) is lively and full of fruit with pleasant mineral and citrus fruits aromas (acacia, jasmine, citrus fruits). An initial vivacity on the palate rounds off with a rich and well-balanced finish.

2020 Vicente Gandia Nebla Verdejo Rose

2020 Vicente Gandia Nebla Verdejo Rose

First Winery in Spain to Make Verdejo Rose

Vicente Gandia is recognized as one of the best estates in Spain, and one of the 46 most profitable wineries in the country according to the Plimsoll ranking.

Tasting Notes: Pale pink in color, it has an exquisite bouquet of fennel and tropical fruit over a base of red fruits. There is striking freshness in the mouth and an integrated tanginess. A fragrant, very aromatic wine. Pair this wine with seafood, Mediterranean cuisine, and soft cheeses. 

2019 Zuccardi Poligonos Malbec San Pablo

2019 Zuccardi Poligonos Malbec San Pablo

96 Point Vintage, Wine Advocate

The surname Zuccardi has a well-deserved reputation in the wine industry worldwide. This family is not only responsible for producing some of the best Argentinian wines, but they also have the best wine tourism experience in the entire world: For the third consecutive year, Zuccardi Valle de Uco has been named "The Best Vineyard in the World" by William Reed Business Medi.

Tasting Notes: Expresses a great herbal character with notes of fresh red fruits. Lively acidity and subtle tannins in the mouth. This is the perfect wine for classic Argentinian dishes, like “asado”, “choripanes” or meat empanadas.

2015 Mas de Lunes 'e6-g' Gres de Montpellier Collection Terroir

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93 Point Vintage, Wine Advocate 

The 2015 Mas de Lunès 'e6-g' Gres de Montpellier is produced from vines over 35 years old! Mas de Lunès, located in Aumelas and owned by the Jeanjean family (Chateauneuf top producer) is a charming vineyard placed on a very special and rare geological soil known as e6-g. Mas de Lunès is a paradise, producing unique wines that show the complete potential of the terroir. 

Tasting Notes: A fresh and fruity wine. Aromas of black fruit. A leafy hint and lovely vanilla notes. Pair this wine with pasta, or pork in plum sauce. 

2018 Trefethen Family Vineyards Dragon's Tooth Napa Valley

2018 Trefethen Family Vineyards Dragon's Tooth Napa Valley

96 Point Napa Valley Red Blend

Trefethen has been producing award-winning, estate-grown wines for over fifty years. Their legacy includes producing “The World’s Best Chardonnay” back in 1979 and more recently the 2017 Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon was named “Best in Show” at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards. Today, the third generation of the Trefethen family carries on this vision. 

Tasting Notes: This wine opens with expressive aromas of cherry and blackberry accented with notes of fig, tobacco leaf, and sarsaparilla. Full-bodied and balanced, the integrated flavors of ripe dark fruit lead to a lush and abundant finish. Winery Chef Chris Kennedy enjoys Dragon‘s Tooth with earthy and rich cuisine.

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