Tasting notes: Bordeaux, 7/27/19

2018 Château La Rame Blanc Bordeaux, FR Regular Price $22.99  Sale price $17.99 Bright, fresh and crisp, this is a refreshing example of 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the clay-limestone vineyards south-east of the city of Bordeaux. Well established as a superb growing area before the turn of the (last) century, the Arnaud family continues to[…]

Tasting notes, Summer wines; July 20, 2019

2017 Kuentz-Bas Blanc Alsace, FR Regular Price $16.99  Sale price $12.99 Kuentz-Bas is a centuries old winery that has been rejuvenated since being purchased by Jean-Baptiste Adam in 2004. Already blessed with great vineyard sites, Adam worked at lowering yields and introducing organic practices and the wines are much better for his efforts.This blend or[…]

Tasting notes, Sparkling wines; July 13, 2019

Villa Sandi ‘Il Fresco’ Prosecco, NV Treviso, IT Regular Price $16.99  Sale price $12.99 There’s an ocean of Prosecco out there and most of it is awfully mediocre. This one, on the other hand, is pretty good. It’s not overly sweet, it’s fresh and crisp, and it’s inexpensive. Sure, the package is pretty hideous, but[…]

Tasting Notes, July 6, 2019; American Wines

2017 Harper Voit Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley, OR Regular Price $27.99  Sale price $21.99 Pinot Blanc is really very easy to like, as its (typically) round and flavorful, with gentle yet persistent acidity. In sunwashed areas (like Alsace) it can be lush and rich, almost Chardonnay like (without the oak, of course.) Owner and winemaker,[…]