Tasting notes, Tuscan sensations; April 29, 2023

                 Tuscany 2021 Le Calcinaie Vernaccia$22.99 / Case Price $18.40 San Gimignano / Tuscany / Italy100% VernacciaFermented and aged in stainless steel, Calcinaie’s Vernaccia is sourced from a 15-acre parcel just outside the town of San Gimignano. The vineyard is farmed organically having been planted mostly in the late 1980’s.   2016 Pagliarese Chianti ClassicoOn sale for[…]

Tasting notes, April 22, 2023; Spring sparklers

                     Spring Sparklers NV Moncuit Delos$64.99 / Case Price $52 Mesnil-sur-Oger/ Champagne / France100% ChardonnayFermented and aged in stainless steel, only Grand Cru fruit is used for this stellar Champagne. Describing this as lean is correct but does not do justice to the level of complexity found here.   2017 Rocher des Violettes Petillant On Sale for $25 Montlouis[…]

Tasting notes, April 15, 2023; Wines of Piedmont

2021 ColomberaBricco BartolomeoOn Sale for $12.99 Tortonesi /  Italy100% CorteseKnown for the production of the local Tortona specialty, Timorasso, Colombera also produces this lighter, crisper white from the Cortese varietal. The soils here are composed of clay. 2021 Correggia Arneis$22.99 / Case Price $18.40 Roero / Langhe / Italy100% ArneisFrom vines planted in a combination[…]

Tasting notes, Zinfandel (just the red ones); April 1, 2023

                     Zinfandel (just the red ones) 2017 Feudi di San Gregorio Primitivo$19.99 / Case Price $16 Puglia / Italy100% Primitivo (aka Zinfandel)A wine focused on savor and herbs, this Primitivo shows the sunny climatic conditions of Southern Italy. Zinfandel is thought to have been imported from Croatia at some point. Puglia is now thought of as[…]