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    "knockout" red from southern France'

    Last updated 13 days ago

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    Roussillon is a small area in Southern France. It often gets thought of as a part of the greater area including the Languedoc, which is mainly known for cheap, often decent but rarely memorable wines. This is unfortunate, because there are some really nice wines coming out of the Roussillon that are not on the radar for most consumers. This is one of the only warm, sunny climates in France, which allows growers to produce the sort of ripe, flavorful reds that I know so many of you love. Today, we offer just such a wine.

    Here's a review from Wine Advocate:

    "A joint venture between Jean-Marc Lafage and Eric Solomon, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres is just another example of the brilliance of the 2013 vintage in the Roussillon. Coming all from the schist soils of Maury and a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan that spent 8-12 months in 500-liter barrels and concrete, it possesses a deep purple color to go with savory notes of kirsch and assorted darker berry fruits, pepper, truffle and damp earth. Full-bodied, thrillingly textured and with incredible purity of fruit, this knockout effort stays lively and elegant, with fine tannin, terrific length and no hard edges. It will knock your socks off over the coming 4-6 years." 93 points


    Here's the wine.

    2013 Chateau Saint-Roch Chimeres

    Cotes du Rousillon, France
    93 WA

    Regular Price: $17.99

    Email Special Price: $14.99 net

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    this price.

    Or our case discount gets it down to $14.39 each on 12+ bottles.

    Please email dougschulman@dionswine.com for case+ quantities and let me know where you'd like to pick it up. Feel free to respond for smaller orders as well. Wine arrives today at all locations.

    Thanks for reading!

    Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE

    staff pick summer white $7.99

    Last updated 24 days ago

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     We're loving this wine.  It's a super well valued Spanish white that's perfect for the warm weather.  When I first tasted it a few weeks ago, I was very pleasantly surprised at the low price for the quality of what I found in my glass.  It's already doing very well for us at the regular price, so we can tell some of you agree.  Since this is exactly the right time to be drinking this delight, and we want more of you to try and enjoy it, we're offering a discount for a limited time.  This is the same price as our case discount, but on any quantity.  Frankly, even though the price is the same, this seems like a no-brainer case purchase to me.

    I can't find any professional reviews, so here's my own note on this wine.

    With a playful personality, this shows aromas of lemon, peach, and white flowers, with subtle undertones of ripe and green apple.  It's nothing to think about, but I find so much pleasure in smelling the wine that I keep going back to it.  The palate is light, crisp, and refreshing.  I find the same components from the nose, as well as the welcome addition of a steely minerality that seems to add a touch of refinement to this simple yet delightful package.  This is all about unassuming, easygoing pleasure.


    I hope that gives you an idea of what you're in for.  Here's the wine.
     
     
    2014 Marques de Caceres Verdejo 
    Rueda, Spain 
     
    Regular Price: $9.99

    Email Special Price: $7.99 net

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    Please reply to this leahdion@dionswine.com for case+ quantities and let me know where you'd like to pick it up.  Feel free to respond for smaller orders as well.  Wine is in stock everywhere but Woburn, and they will have it for the weekend. 

     
    Thanks for reading!
     
    Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE

     

     

    91 point Portuguese red

    Last updated 1 month ago

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    I'm very happy to be offering this one. If you've been following the wine media over the past few years, you know that Portuguese table wines (meaning not fortified such as Port and Madeira or sparkling) are better than ever. It's true. The Douro Valley in particular has been really excelling with red wines made from some of the same grapes that go into Port. As many do, this particular wine always features a great combination of concentrated, ripe fruit and earthy/savory/mineral, Old World sensibility. Because it includes both of those characteristics, I have seen it appeal to a very wide audience. You've heard this from me before, but I'll point out again here that we've been carrying this wine at the regular price for several vintages, and we thought it was a great buy at that. With this discounted price, it's a tremendous value that I know many of you will love. Plus, it might be a little off the beaten path for some of you, which is always nice.

    Here's a review from Wine Spectator:

    "Powerful, with concentrated slate and mineral notes to the dark currant,dried berry and raspberry ganache flavors. Very lithe midpalate, presenting flint and black olive hints on the long, focused finish" 91 points

    2013 Crasto Douro

    Portugal
    91 WS

    Regular Price: $15.99

    Email Special Price: $12.99 net

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    Or our case discount takes it down to $12.79/bottle on 12+.

    Please reply to dougschulman@dionswine.com for 6+ bottle quantities and let me know where you'd like to pick it up. Feel free to respond for smaller orders as well. Wine arrives this week at all locations.

     

    Thanks for reading!

    -Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE

     

     

    "brilliant selection"

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Doug's aka D&L, far exceeds the usual wine or liquor store : attentive staff on every level, brilliant selection, well advertised specials, roomy, gracious carry out, cheerful staff and a warm local flavor. More
    Claire DeVore

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    Dion's in Natick offers the most exceptional customer experience of any business I've visited in a long time. They remember you, they remember what you bought last time you were there - and ask you how it was - they offer incredibly on point suggestions for wine and beer. It's an absolute pleasure going to Dion's in Natick every Friday after a long... More
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