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Not every wine gets a rating. Which doesn’t mean an un-rated wine isn’t good. But wines that do have a rating, give us an indication. As we say, “ratings can’t hurt.
At WineVIP, we work with wineries that we think are really special and make really enjoyable wines. Secondly, we select the wines that are a great value for what you taste in the glass. Lastly, and most importantly, we bring them to you directly from the winery.
Chateau St. Jacques D'albas ``La Chapelle`` 2010
Syrah 60% Grenache 40% A hidden treasure – we just found this wine – LOST in the corner of a million bottle warehouse. What a huge surprise when we opened one and discovered this wine has matured into a wonderful butterfly! A deep ink luminosity, a nose of red berries with elegant overtones of vanilla, due to the lengthy aging process in oak barrels, makes this a very enjoyable glass of wine by itself or especially with red meat. A simultaneous density, fluidity and velvety tannins which linger on the palate. This is definitely a wine to you’ll want to have on your table more than once in a while.
SAVE 30% ON 6 BOTTLES or MORE OF CH. ST. JACQUES
– with Coupon Code 8W9S4US3 Offer good until Oct 4th
A message from the founder
Creating opportunities for boutique wineries
Attending Berkeley, I had the benefit of Napa and Sonoma only 45 minutes away, so my schooling of New World wines began early. However, after 35 years in the consumer products industry, I traveled extensively, and that meant many trips to Spain, Italy, and France. In 2010, I finally decided to follow my passion for wine, food, and travel and launched WineVIP.
Nothing gives me greater enjoyment than sharing new wines with friends, and that increased my desire to travel and discover new wines, ones that offered exceptional value and quality for the price.
I believe wine drinking doesn’t have to be so complicated. Being able to discern “notes of leather” vs. “cut grass” vs. “wet stone” has never been important to me. My rating system is quite simple – it ranges from a) I hate this, to b) it’s okay, to c) I could drink this all day. That should keep us all in the right direction.
Furthermore, I try to focus on varietals. Knowing the grapes, I like is kind of like knowing what you want on your pizza. I know I like Gamay, Syrah, and Cab. If I see a blend of those elements, I’m probably going to be pleasantly surprised. Of course, we can always be surprised by the skill of the winemaker, or the vintage or the terroir – a Cabernet Franc in Bourgueil may be VERY different from one from Argentina, so we always have to be ready to discover. That is what makes this so enjoyable.
I hope you will join us on this journey of discovery and if we can help in any way we are ready willing and able. Now more than ever, we are reminded that NOW is the time to sample new wines, discover new places to visit, and to enjoy them with good food and good friends. I hope you will find something new on WineVIP.com