Ed Selyem and Burt Williams pursued their winemaking dream in a garage in Forestville, California. Their first vintage was produced in 1982 and within five years, their demand exceeded supply and a wait list was created. Selyem fans had to wait, at times, up to three years to purchase one of these delectable bottles! They quickly gained cult status and set a new standard for Pinot Noir.
A perfect score is a rare occurrence; however it is our pleasure to seek-out these rarities and make them easily available to you, with a Provenance Guarantee. Benchmark specializes in the exceptionally rare and tough to acquire wines that are guaranteed to make any night a special one.
Raul Perez’s family has been in the Bierzo region for generations, with some of their vines dating back to the 1900s. Perez’s red blends consist of indigenous varietals to the region, primarily the Mencia grape, and he also makes a few cult-status Albarinos in tiny proportions. Indulge in the highly-demanded wines from one of Spain’s finest!
Located on a 4.4-acre parcel that produces nearly 550 cases of wine in a good vintage, Gracia wines are known for being lush and concentrated, and have been continuously well-received in the industry. Because of their extremely low yields, the wines of Chateau Gracia require attention to detail and great effort during winemaking, but the final product is considered a masterpiece.
Benchmark Wine Group is excited to share with you the very best bottles from our most recent arrivals. These collections have been meticulously stored with the utmost care and were diligently inspected by our expert cellar team.
The 1855 Classification of Bordeaux decreed four properties on the left bank of the Garonne River were the very best of the region: Haut Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Margaux. Mouton Rothschild was later promoted from Second to First Growth status. Over a century later, all five of these legendary properties are still considered to be the best that Bordeaux has to offer.
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For 26 generations, the Antinori family has been producing exquisite juice beginning in 1385, when Giovani di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Guild of Vintners. The family name did not become globally known until Piero Antinori began a new winemaking style in the 1970s. Piero decided to ignore traditional classification and highlight the versatility of Sangiovese. Today, the Super Tuscan movement is known for producing some of the highest quality wines in the world!