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Stock Up on Top Rated Wines Under $100

May 11, 2020

At Wally’s, we know that wine does not have to break the bank to still be delicious. Check out this week’s top wines under $100 that are sure to make you feel like a million bucks! The value and quality of these wines cannot be beat.

We are offering FREE local delivery and FREE ground shipping on all orders over $99.00. Place an order online below or by calling (310) 475-0606.





2015 Hirsch Riesling Heiligenstein

Wally's Price: $55

The 2014 Larcis Ducasse is soft, silky and nuanced. Dark cherry, plum, tobacco, mint and spice flesh out effortlessly in a midweight Larcis that will drink well with minimal cellaring. There is gorgeous depth and density in the glass, but the 2014 also appears to be a bit closed following its bottling in May 2016. With time in the glass, the wine's raciness and voluptuousness start to emerge. Even so, I would prefer to cellar the 2014 for at least a few years

95 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM




2017 DuMol Chardonnay Wester Reach

Wally's Price: $57

The 2017 Chardonnay Wester Reach was barrel fermented and aged 12 months on the lees in 30% new oak. It has a mineral-driven nose of petrichor, honey, toasted almonds, Golden apple, white peach and notions of nectarine and hay. Light to medium-bodied, it's intensely fruited and packs in the savory layers and expressive honeyed notions, lifted by juicy acidity and finishing long, intense and focused. Lovely! 3,500 cases produced. - Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate

95 points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2018 Jean Louis Dutraive Fleurie Lieu-Dit Champagne Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

Wally's Price: $60

This southeast-facing parcel, where the bedrock breaks through the soil in places, has delivered another terrific wine with the 2018 Fleurie Lieu-dit "Champagne" Cuve Vieilles Vignes, a superb bottling that soars from the glass with aromas of rose petals, cinnamon, raspberries, Griotte cherries and blood orange. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with the most energy of any cuvee in the cellar this year, fine tannins and a long, penetrating finish. It's a worthy successor to the incredible, vintage-transcending 2017 rendition. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

96 points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:43:05 AM



2017 Martinelli Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch

Wally's Price: $70

The 2017 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch brings together all the best elements of the Martinelli house style. Sweet dark cherry, plum, spice, lavender, leather and menthol flesh out in the glass. Juicy and voluptuous, yet also medium in body, the 2017 has so much to give in an up-front style that offers tons of near and medium term appeal. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

95 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:21:45 AM




2015 Chateau Cantenac Brown

Wally's Price: $75

A rich, exotic wine, the 2015 Cantenac Brown is simply stunning. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, espresso, licorice and leather all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Margaux. A rush of super-ripe dark cherry, plum, violet, lavender and sweet French oak builds as this plush, explosive wine shows off its bold personality. The 2015 is quite concentrated and extracted in style, and yet all the elements are wonderfully fused together. I would give the 2015 at least a few years to assimilate some of its new oak. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

95 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:21:45 AM

What is Wally's President Drinking at Home? Check Out His Favorites! Part 2

May 5, 2020



We are in unprecedented and uncertain times. However, there is one thing that remains certain. A good bottle of wine (or gin) can provide you with joy and can transport you to beautiful places around the world from the comfort of your living room.

Check out what I am drinking at home this week!

Stay Safe and Healthy,

Christian Navarro

President & Principal


We are offering FREE local delivery and FREE ground shipping for all orders over $100.

You may place an order online below or by calling (310) 475-0606.




2018 Chateau Gassier Le Pas Du Moine Rosé

Wally's Price: $25

"This is a gorgeous Rosé from famed Provençal producer, Château Gassier. Bright floral aromas, orange, and peach greet you as you bring the glass to your lips. Juicy, balanced, and fresh on the palate providing raspberry, tangerine and delicate herbaceous flavors. It exudes springtime"- Christian Navarro

Light bright orange. Pungent, mineral-tinged red and pit fruit and floral aromas are complemented by a subtle herbal nuance that gains strength as the wine opens up. Juicy and well-delineated on the palate, offering subtly sweet raspberry, tangerine and white peach flavors that spread out on the back half. Concentrated yet lithe in style, finishing with strong mineral and floral thrust. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous

92 Points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2016 Lavinea Pinot Noir Nysa Dundee Hills

Wally's Price: $60

"A sensational Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills (Oregon’s Pinot Mecca!) Expressive aromas of red berry and pepper delight your nose right off the bat. The palate displays flavors of black cherry, blood orange, earth, and subtle truffle notes. There is such an interesting range of depth and flavor to this beauty. Enjoy now and for many years to come." - Christian Navarro

Expressive and refined, with violet and savory black tea aromas that open to sleekly layered cherry, river stone and spice flavors. Drink now through 2025. 308 cases made. - Wine Spectator

93 Points, Wine Spectator

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2012 Aleksander Red

Wally's Price: $70

"A superstar right bank style Bordeaux blend crafted by Sasha Vujajic and his family in Paso Robles. Aromas of blackberry, cedar, and cassis jump from the glass. Incredibly balanced on the palate providing long, luscious flavors of cocoa, earth, and ripe fruit. Well suited for new world drinkers due to its inviting nature and old world drinkers for its complexity and elegance. With 7 years of age it drinks perfectly now, but be sure to save some bottles for years to come!" - Christian Navarro

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2017 Marciano Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Wally's Price: $115

"Maricano Estate’s powerful, exotic Sauvignon Blanc is the greatest example of the varietal being produced in California. It is layered, luxurious, and harmoniously balanced for longevity. Vibrant notes of honeysuckle, citrus, and lychee tantalize your senses. The mouthwatering minerality provides the perfect finish." - Christian Navarro

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM


Ginraw Gastronomic Gin

Wally's Price: $50

"Ginraw is a super-premium gastronomic gin that combines the avant-garde culinary and design creativity of Barcelona, its home city. It's a masterpiece collaboration between four masters of their craft: a chef, a sommelier, a mixologist and a master parfumeur. It combines fresh Mediterranean aromas with a spicy and fruity background, rounded with a citrusy and subtle bitter finish. The perfect foundation for the best G&T you’ve ever had!" - Christian Navarro

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

Stock Up on Top Rated Wines Under $50: Part 4.

May 4, 2020

At Wally’s, we know that wine does not have to break the bank to still be delicious. Check out this week’s 10 top wines under $50 that are sure to make you feel like a million bucks! The value and quality of these wines cannot be beat.

We are offering FREE local delivery and FREE ground shipping on all orders over $99.00. Place an order online below or by calling (310) 475-0606.




Gruet Brut

Wally's Price: $21

This sleek sparkler is expressive with its floral apple and toasty cinnamon aromas and crisp, layered flavors of lime and mineral. - Wine Spectator

90 points, Wine Spectator

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



Ferrari Brut

Wally's Price: $24

Fresh and balanced, with a fine, lacy bead and a streak of salinity underscoring the Asian pear, ground ginger, hazelnut and lemon zest notes. Very drinkable. - Wine Spectator

90 points, Wine Spectator

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM




2017 Montepeloso A Quo

Wally's Price: $24

The 2017 A Quo is the only wine Montepeloso bottled in a brutal, challenging vintage in which dehydration took with it 40% of the potential crop. All of the best fruit went into the entry-level A Quo, which is positively stellar in 2017. Red cherry jam, mint, cedar and wild flowers are all wonderfully fused together in a sumptuous, racy Bolgheri red that punches well above its weight. - Vinous

93 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM




2016 Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana Rosso

Wally's Price: $29

Made with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, this offers enticing aromas of black-skinned berry, iris and cedar. The savory, balanced palate delivers red currant, dried black cherry, star anise and white pepper alongside finegrained tannins. 91 points. Drink through 2023. - Wine Enthusiast

91 points, Wine Enthusiast

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM




2018 Lapalu Brouilly Vieilles Vignes

Wally's Price: $29

The 2018 Brouilly Vieilles Vignes is a great success, wafting from the glass with a lovely bouquet of cherries, spices, licorice and orange rind. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and satiny textured, with a voluminous core of fruit, melting tannins and a charming, expressive profile. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

93 points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

What We're Drinking At Home This Week - Our Somms Share Their Dinner Table Picks, Part 6

May 1, 2020

In this week’s Somm picks we are featuring four superstars from around the world. The value and quality of these wines is unrivaled. From highly acclaimed Italian gems 2016 Girolamo Russo Etna Rosso San Lorenzo and 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco, to the delicious 2017 Foillard Beaujolais Village and 2017 Marciano Estate Sauvignon Blanc, we know all of these wines will provide you with incredible drinking pleasure and enjoyment in the comfort of your home!

We are offering FREE local delivery and FREE ground shipping for all orders over $100.

You may place an order online below or by calling (310) 475-0606.



2016 Lavinea Pinot Noir Nysa Dundee Hills Oregon

Wally's Price: $60

"It is no secret that Oregon produces world-class Pinot Noir. So much so that some of the Burgundian powerhouses set up shop there recently. Latin for “of the vineyard,” Lavinea focuses on crafting site-specific wines from 5 elite vineyards in Willamette Valley. The fruit for this wine came from Nysa Vineyard that sits at high elevation in volcanic soil, which allows for late ripening and dry farming. Having cut her winemaking teeth in Burgundy, Isabelle Meunier is committed to crafting wines that reflect the the sense of place where the grapes grow. She has garnered critical acclaim along the way, and her wines were selected for the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines of the Year from 2009 through 2015. This wine displays the classic Oregon terroir of fruit and earth and delivers a long, complex finish. - Sunhee Park: Sommelier, Wally’s Beverly Hills

" Lurid violet. Smoke- and spice-accented black raspberry and violet aromas are complemented by zesty minerals. Juicy red/dark berry flavors show very good depth and sharp delineation. Floral pastille and licorice nuances emerge with aeration and carry through the impressively persistent finish, which features easygoing tannins and resonating floral and mineral character. Here's a Beaujolais-Villages that could easily stand alongside many, if not most, Cru wines in this vintage." - Vinuos

92 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2016 Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Tete de Cru

Wally's Price: $40

"Burgundy is the darling of many wine lovers but for all its beauty, charm and elegance, the wines are seldom great values. Even mediocre wines from average producers now fetch extreme prices. There is, however, one area of Burgundy still offering exceptional wines at reasonable prices: the Macon, and specifically its best vineyard area, Pouilly-Fuisse. Named after this prestigious area, the Chateau Fuisse is a shining example of bright, vibrant, soulful white Burgundy from this southern sector of Burgundy. Their 2016 Tete de Cru opens with chalky, mineral notes accented by crisp apple, ripe pear and a suggestion of vanilla wafer. It is a complete wine that over delivers in every way! - Robert Vardanian: Wine Director, Wally’s Santa Monica

"The 2016 Barbaresco is a tight and beautiful wine that will require more time to unwind and soften. This beautifully balanced vintage is characterized by a tight inner core of fruit that underlines the graceful aging capacity of these wines. The 2016 is shaping up to be one destined for long cellar aging. Now in its youth, the wine offers wild berry, rose and licorice aromas." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 points, Wine Advocate

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



M.O.D Selection Reserve Champagne

Wally's Price: $350

"One my favorite champagnes from the artist AKA Champagne Papi. Like his music this Champagne is very 'catchy', Recognized as one of the finest Houses in Champagne, the story of Mod Sélection began in 1892. Since then, the legacy and learning of five generations of growers in an exclusive enclave of the Vallée de la Marne have helped us produce and refine our Champagne of today. It is thanks only to the strictest selection processes at harvest, the most delicate extraction of first-press cuvée, and the rigorous control of fermentations that we have been able to create this, on of the purest expression of balance and terroir in Champagne today." - Matthew Turner, Chief Beverage Expert & Concierge

94 points, Wine Spectator

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

Rosé Season is Here at Last!

April 27, 2020

With perfect warm weather comes our favorite wine - Rosé! Enjoy a refreshing glass (or two) of any of the incredible Rosés below and you will immediately be transported to Springtime bliss.

We are offering FREE local delivery and FREE ground shipping for all orders over $100.

You may place an order online below or by calling (310) 475-0606.


2018 Chateau Routas Rose Provence


2018 Chateau Routas Rose Provence

Wally's Price: $15

"Consistently one of the very best bang-for-the-buck Provence Roses on the market. Light, and easy drinking, this is textbook Provence and exactly what you want on a hot summer day." - Geoff Pattison, Wally’s So. France Buyer

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2018 Hampton Water Rose

Wally's Price: $25

"A crowd-pleasing, easy-sipping rosé, with melon, white cherry and mineral notes, underscored by spice, grapefruit and dried herb accents on the clean finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now. " - Wine Spectator

"A collaboration between Father/Son duo Jon Bon Jovi and Jesse Bongiovi as well as French winemaker Gerard Bertrand, this fantastic new rose from the South of France has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Clean and fresh with subtle notes of wild strawberry and watermelon, this is fun in a glass." - Geoff Pattison, Wally’s So. France Buyer

90 Points, Wine Spectator

Feb 2, 2019 4:58:01 AM



2018 Liquid Farm Rose Vogelzang Vineyard

Wally's Price: $28

"This Mourvèdre-based pink wine begins with rounded aromas of strawberry, pluot and damp earth on the nose. There is tremendous tension to the sip, where snappy red-plum flavors meet with a compelling element of earthy funk. " - Wine Enthusiast

"Best known for their excellent Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnays, Liquid Farm produces this beautiful rose of Mourvedre from the famed Vogelzang vineyard in Santa Ynez’s Happy Canyon. Lush and substantial, it’s one of the best roses coming out of California today."- Geoff Pattison, Wally’s California Buyer

91 points, Wine Enthusiast

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2018 Heitz Grignolino Rose

Wally's Price: $30

"A Napa Valley cult favorite, this is the first year that Heitz has made this beloved rose by direct press as opposed to the saignee method. The result is a fresh and lively wine with a more delicate and silky texture. A delicious pick for old-school California wine lovers." - Geoff Pattison, Wally’s California Buyer

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM



2016 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose Nuances

Wally's Price: $50

"A tiny production of 500 cases, this incredible Rosé is 100% Mourvedre from the estate’s highest-altitude and oldest vines. Aged in a combination of large oak casks and terracotta amphorae, unlike most Rosés, it spends a full year in the cellar gaining complexity and richness. As in years past, this impressively complex Rosé is specifically held back for late-release and is capable of aging for years. " - Josh Raynolds, Vinous

94 points, Vinous

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM

World Exclusive Tasting with Memento Mori

April 24, 2020

On Thursday, April 30th at 5:00pm, Wally’s President Christian Navarro will host our first ever live tasting featuring Adam Craun, founder and owner of Napa Valley cult sensation Memento Mori. Working with prized fruit from some of Napa Valley’s most hallowed vineyards, Memento Mori is one of the hottest new labels to emerge from Napa Valley in the past decade with a tightly allocated mailing list and a slew of lofty scores from the top critics.



Memento Mori’s latest new release, the 2017 Memento Mori Vanitas Cabernet Sauvignon, is a world exclusive that you will only find at Wally’s. Incorporating fruit from the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and Las Piedras vineyards as well as Weitz vineyard, Oakville Ranch and Vine Hill Ranch, there are only 55 cases of this rare bottling making this is one of Memento Mori’s most exclusive releases ever. Place your order today and taste along with Christian and Adam to learn the story behind this extremely limited Napa Valley Cabernet.


THE DETAILS

When:

Thursday, April 30, 5:00PM-5:30PM

Where:

Instagram & Facebook Live @Wallysofficial

What:

Taste and enjoy this ultra-exclusive Napa Valley superstar Cabernet alongside Memento Mori Winery Founder Adam Craun, hear personal stories about the winery, and ask questions during a live Q&A.

How:

Step 1: Follow Wally’s Official on Instagram and Facebook @wallysofficial

Step 2: To experience the wine with Adam in real time, order your bottles by April 27th.

We are offering FREE local delivery and FREE ground shipping. 4 bottle limit.


THE WINE:


2017 Memento Mori Vanitas Cabernet Sauvignon

Wally's Price: $100 (Four bottle limit)

"100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane & Las Piedras vineyards, as well as Weitz vineyard, Oakville Ranch and Vine Hill Ranch. Intense aromas of sweet tobacco and black cherries evolve to roasted meat and green olive. The balance between savory and fruit characteristics makes this wine a compelling match for rich and complex cuisine." - Producer Notes

May 15, 2019 6:27:57 AM