Dear Oenophile,

Last year we offered a breathtaking Burgundy most Americans were utterly unfamiliar with, Domaine Dublere. In fact, we are one of the few people in the U.S. to even receive an allocation of them. The 2007's were fabulous, high-scoring wines and we sold them incredibly fast, especially with our tremendous pricing. We just scored a small parcel of his excellent 92-point 2008 Volney Taillepieds, with a "sweet spot" designation from Allen Meadows, the Burghound. An absolutely stunning price, not to be missed! And watch out for 2009's coming soon...believe the hype....!

Domaine Dublere, a Becky Wasserman Selection, are wines that shout in a whisper their elegance and delicacy. Blair Pethel is the man behind the curtain here, a former political journalist in DC and a North Carolina native. Blair did what many others have done; he took a trip to Burgundy and never left! He is a "garagiste" in the true sense of the word as he showed me his facility in what was a garage behind the house. Blair does not fine or filter and his attention to detail from cask to bottle is remarkable.
This is the best price in the country on a Burgundy that you virtually cannot find anywhere in the United States. Extremely limited and will sell out fast. Arrival late Spring 2011.

2008 Dublere Volany Taillepieds $39.95! BH92!

(just $240 a 6-pack!)  BH92 and "sweet spot": "Even as fine as the Pitures is, this goes it one better as the ultra-elegant nose of red pinot fruit and wet stone is a positive knockout. The intense, delineated and attractively spicy middle weight flavors also exude an almost pungent minerality and are supported by very fine and dusty tannins. This is long, classy and simply terrific."

"American Blair Pethel predicted that he would be successful in buying vineyards even if required a lot of patience. As it turns out, he was correct because when I visited him in July he disclosed that he had just bought .33 ha of grand cru in the appellation Corton-Charlemagne (in Le Charlemagne) and .13 ha in the Nuits 1er of Bousselots. For those readers who are interested in more information about Domaine Dublere or Pethel's winemaking philosophies, please see Issue 34 or the database for more information. Stylistically, the wines are ultra pure with very little makeup, indeed in many cases none is noticeable. Do yourself a favor and try an example or two and you'll see what I mean.”

Please let us know what we can do for you!! ---Stefan

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