Tasting notes, April 2, 2022: Wines of Central Italy

                     Central Italy 2020 Famiglia CotarellaFalesco “Le Poggere” On sale for $9.99 Montefiascone / Italy 50% Trebbiano, 30% Malvasia, 20% RoscettoA modern take on the classic Est! Est!! Est!!! denomination, the Cotarella family fashions this bright, fresh white from a 50-year-old vineyard. 2020 Torre BeatiPecorino Giocheremo con ForiOn Sale for $19.99 Abruzzo / Italy100% PecorinoPecorino is[…]

Tasting notes, March 26, 2022; Chateau Montelena

                     Chateau Montelena 2019 Montelena Riesling On sale for $29.99 Potter Valley / US100% RieslingFermented down to 3g/L of residual sugar, Montelena’s Potter Valley Riesling possesses sweet/tart white fruits and bottle aged roundness. Generous and refreshing. 2019 MontelenaChardonnayOn Sale for $59.99 Oak Knoll / Napa Valley / US 100% ChardonnayThe relatively restrained personality of Montelena’s Chardonnay offers[…]

Spirit Tasting, March 17, 2022

Gin & Cocktails March 17, 2022 5 PM – 7 PM Citadelle Gin de France 88 proof…$26.99 Citadelle Gin is half revival, half new innovation: the revival is based on one the first gin produced in France at the “Citadelle” in Dunkirk. Maison Ferrand Distillery (the producer of Citadella)in the SW corner of France is[…]

Tasting notes, New Arrivals for Spring; March 19, 2022

                     Spring is in the Glass 2020 GoisotBourgogne Côtes d’AuxerreOn sale for $23.99 Auxerre / Northern Burgundy / France100% ChardonnayLocated near Chablis, the Côtes d’Auxerre appellation is a seldom seen source for racy, acid driven Chardonnay. Goisot is considered one of the finest producers in the area, 2018 Ossian QuintalunaOn Sale for $27.99 Segovia (Rueda) /[…]

Just Because…March 13, 2022

a new feature, we’ll be featuring wines under the heading of ‘Just because…’, well, just because we like them. 2019 Faury Syrah Collines Rhodaniennes On Sale for $24.99 Third generation winegrower Lionel Faury produces six distinct cuvees of Syrah across the Northern Rhone appellations of St Joseph, Cote-Rotie and beyond. Faury’s Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah is the[…]

Tasting notes, March 12, 2022; Grenache…Blanc & Noir

                     The Glory of Grenache  2019 RidgeGrenache BlancOn sale for $31.99 Adelaida / Paso Robles / California 77% Grenache Blanc, 18% Picpoul, 5% RoussannePlanted on limestone, the Grenache Blanc for this bottling is aged in a variety of vessels – 90% of which are a combination of used oak and concrete, the balance a small amount of[…]

Spirits & Cocktails Tasting, March 3, 2022; Tequila

Spirit Tasting Tequila & Cocktails March 3, 2022 5 PM – 7 PM Casa Noble Tequila Blanco 80 proof….sale $36.99 Nose: Cooked agave, pepper, light cut grass, light citrusy alcohol, licorice, an undefinable soft creamy note.  Taste: agave sweetness, peppery, licorice/anise, citrusy grapefruit white flesh, earthy mineral, alcohol. Finishes well with just a little lingering[…]