The Friday List - 5/12/2023

New Arrivals + "Accouting Appeasement" pt 2

Hello Collectors,

Today, we’re walking and chewing gum. It’s clear that The Friday List’s return to new arrivals is popular, but so was our “Accounting Appeasement” offer. So we figured, why not combine them? I know we like to say, “we’ve got something for everyone” (because we do!), but today we’re taking that to a whole new level. Our standard remains the same, though: this offer has a ton of great wine. 

From the new arrivals, we kick off with a true domestic rarity: Thomas Pinot Noir. For those unfamiliar with these incredible Oregon wines, they’re unicorns. Made by one-man winery John Thomas on his 4-acre dry farmed vineyard in the Dundee Hills, this is the only bottling he produces any given year, about 375 cases. It’s only available by mailing list (good luck signing up), and always overdelivers. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a bottle or two in a good brick & mortar, though usually for a couple hundred dollars. Today, we’ve got a proper vertical, and priced well below the stratospheric averages. Surprised? Don’t be—finding these gems for you is what Domaine specializes in! 

And speaking of rarities, we’re back with more Clos des Goisses, this time with the 98-point scoring 2008, available not just in 750, but also in magnum and 3-liter! But be warned: these are among the first to sell out from our email lists. We also picked up a very cool collection of Sandrone that dates back to the 1985 vintage, including the 100-point 2010 Le Vigne. Other new arrivals include absolute titans of the wine world, like Roulot, Mugnier, DRC, Fourrier, Lafite, Ducru, Araujo, Harlan, Screaming Eagle, and more. We wish we could wax poetic about them all, but then we’d be writing a catalogue and not an email. Simply put, there’s an embarrassment of new riches available for you today. 

From the “Accounting Appeasement” side of the aisle, we really upped our game this time around, pulling out the heavy hitters at even sharper prices. How about some Dujac, including Clos de la Roche? What about Comte Armand Clos des Epeneaux? Or Mugnier, Lafarge, Rostaing, Bize, or Mikulski? If Bordeaux is more your speed, then check out the 98-point Canon, currently one of the hottest estates on either Bank. We’ll close with another thin-skinned unicorn, this time from Barolo: Giovanni Canonica. These wines are hailed as “purist’s Barolo,” and are simply unreal in their balance of textbook typicity and unique personality. This 2008 bottling (criminally overlooked) was my first experience with Canonica, and I’ve been in love with them ever since. But caveat emptor—you too could end up hooked! 

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