Our Wine Spectator Grand Award Winning List

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By Matthew Turner, Wine Director

It’s been a great few weeks. Winning the Wine Spectator Grand Award was truly humbling, and a professional milestone as a sommelier and wine director. Without past and present mentorship and support, this would not be possible.  Working with the team at Wally’s Beverly Hills has been an incredible journey, and this award is truly a collaborative effort and representation of the love and passion we have for this business. Thank you everyone for the continued support. Like a fine wine, for me, the best is yet to come!

Check out Matt’s featured wines by the glass here!

NV 164th Edition Krug Grande Cuvée Brut, Reims- $39

A very complex nose with ripe, deep lemon and grapefruit aromas on offer, plus some restrained chalky elements, biscuit, roasting herbs, hints of pepper, and a little tobacco. The palate has a wealth of different fruit flavors like lemon, peach, nectarine, and plums. The finesse in terms of structure, detail and precision is staggering; sherbet-like elegance with immense concentration and power.

2014 Jonathan Didier Pabiot Prédilection Pouilly-Fumé- $24

Fresh lemon flavors and flinty, mineral notes on the nose. Piquant in the mouth, this is a powerful yet pure, fine, refreshing, and very elegant wine. It possesses grip, tension, and a dry, tight, and minerally-flavored finish with fresh fruit aromas.

2015 Barda Pinot Noir, Patagonia- $16

An interplay of fresh and dried fruits, gentle florals, citrus peel, and a little milk chocolate. The finish is clean, with just a touch of bacon that adds nuance.

2014 Flor De Pingus, Ribera del Duero- $35

Rich, powerful and seductive. Blossoms in the glass with heady aromas of fresh blackberry, boysenberry and smoky minerals, complicated by pungent hints of vanilla, violet and allspice. Lush, intensely flavored and focused, offering deep dark berry and cherry compote flavors and a suave spice cake nuance.