Tasting notes, March 28, 2023; Loire Valley Wines

                   Loire Valley NV Amirault Cremant Brut Quarterons$34.99 / Case Price $28 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil / Loire Valley / France100% Chenin BlancTraditional method sparkling wine from Chenin grown all over the Anjou region, the Quarterons spends 18 months on its fine lees prior to disgorgement.  2020 Pepiere Gras Mouton$24.99 / Case Price $20 Muscadet /[…]

Tasting notes, March 18, 2023; Spring Whites

                   Spring Whites 2020 F.X. PichlerRied Klostersatz$42.99 / Case Price $33.60 Wachau / Austria100% Gruner VeltlinerF.X. Pichler is considered to be not only the greatest producer in the Wachau region, but perhaps in all of Austria. The Klostersatz bottling comes from an old vineyard with sandy, stony soil. Fragrances and flavors of pink grapefruit and white[…]

Just Because…

2018 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Cotes de Beaune, Burgundy Regular price: $225 per bottle Pre-sale price: $175 per bottle I’ve been thinking, and writing, a lot about Chardonnay lately. I’m intrigued and mystified about a grape that is just so polarizing, both vilified and adored by many consumers and yet still the best selling[…]

Tasting notes, March 11, 2023: 3M’s

                    3M 2019 Cap de Faugeres Rouge$29.99 / Case Price $24 Castillon / Bordeaux / France85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet FrancThe looser soils just west of Saint-Emilion provide a very nice compromise between rich plummy fruit and minerality. With air this wine only gains complexity.  2020 Ornellaia Le Volte$31.99 / Case Price $26.40 Bolgheri / Tuscany /[…]

Tasting notes, March 4. 2023: Chardonnay from around the world

                    Chardonnay 2022 De Wetshof Limestone$19.99 / Case Price $16 Robertson / South Africa100% ChardonnayStainless steel aged and matured, the Limestone Hill bottling expresses the dense clay soils of its origin. Rich and opulent, this wine proves Chardonnay doesn’t need oak, just ripeness and concentration. 2021 JM BrocardKimmeridgien$27.99 / Case Price $22.40 Chablis / France100% ChardonnaySourced[…]