Retail Fine Wine at Leland Little
Round Out Your Cellar
Quintessential Excellence
Some wines speak for themselves and need little introduction. Others require a bit of context and backstory to shine. Today, I’m highlighting one of each for you. To me, they are both classic and excellent, and both the type of bottle that can help to round out your cellar beautifully. Wines that your wine collecting friends likely already know and love, and that your friends who know nothing about wine will be delighted to learn about and enjoy.

NV Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne $73

Veuve Clicquot is one of those wines that needs little introduction. The classic Yellow Label is a timeless blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, always aged 3 years in the bottle before release. It’s non-vintage, recreated every year from a collection of Veuve Clicquot's priceless reserve wines. This is a bottle to keep in your cellar because it’s the paragon of classic and exceptional bubbly at a price point that makes great champagne feel accessible as more than a once-a-year indulgence. Whether it’s for an impromptu celebration of your own, or as a gift to someone on their special occasion, no one is disappointed by a bottle like Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label.
2019 Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi (Priorat) $105

Alvaro Palacios’ Finca Dofi may require a little more context than Veuve Clicquot, but in my opinion it is no less outstanding and definitive. If your cellar is a little thin in the Spanish wine department, this bottle will make the perfect addition. The 2019 Finca Dofi exemplifies the excellence of modern Spanish wine, and is from a producer who helped to revolutionize the country’s winemaking in the late 1980s. Alvaro Palacios played an integral role in putting the region of Priorat on the map when he founded his winery with the original Finca Dofi vineyard in 1990.

This single vineyard wine, made with a blend of 87% Garnacha and 12% Cariñena (plus 1% white grapes varieties), received 97 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate who said, “It's classy, elegant and fresh with very clean aromas and flavors, not lacking concentration or power. There is superb definition and purity here; it has to be the finest and most elegant Dofí to date.” The 2019 Finca Dofi is very drinkable now, but will also age beautifully for years to come, making it a superb choice to add to your collection today.

Did one (or more) of these wines pique your interest? There are multiple ways to order with us! If you place your purchase through our online store, we’ll be happy to package and hold your bottles for you to pick up at your convenience. You can also reply to this email and ask us to set aside any bottles you’re interested in picking up at a later date. If you have any questions or would like to make special arrangements, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (919) 644-1243.

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