Tasting notes; wines of Piedmont, September 25, 2021

                     Piedmont                      Piedmont 2020 FerrandoLa Torrazza BiancoOn Sale for $19.99 Canavese/ Italy 100% ErbaluceKnown best in the village of Caluso, Erbaluce is a speciality of the Canavese area. Ferrando produces this generously textured white from the base of the Alps, its richness enhanced by its natural acidity. 2020 GiacosaRoero ArneisOn sale for $25.99 Roero / Italy100%[…]

Explorer Pack #9: California – Unusual Suspects

While California boasts over 140 American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) and dozens of grape varietals, too often the wine industry’s focus falls on the Napa Valley and it’s star cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon. The California wine industry remains relatively young with arguably a 50-70 year history of producing significant quantities of fine wine. Many of the best[…]

Tasting notes, Sept. 11, 2021; Chablis

                  2019 Alice et Olivier de MoorBourgogne AligotéOn Sale for $24.99 Chitry-le-Fort, Yonne/ France100% AligotéSourced from 25 year-old vines planted in limestone and clay, de Moor produces several bottlings from the Aligoté varietal. This Bourgogne Aligoté cuvee is aged for 11 months on the lees. 2019 Domaine ChantemerleChablis VillagesOn sale for $26.99 Chapelle-Vaupelteigne, Chablis /[…]

My Favorite Wine, September 1, 2021

2015 Pagliarese Chianti Classico Riserva On Sale for $19.99 Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Chianti Classico is the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga, a sunny landscape of rolling hills dedicated primarily to the Sangiovese cultivar. The limestone and sandstone vineyards of the area offer all the tension and litheness one expects from Sangiovese, presenting[…]