Tasting notes, July 1, 2023: Pacific NW

                     Northwest U.S.A 2020 Eyrie Pinot Gris Estate$32.99 / Case Price $26.40 Willamette Valley / Oregon / US100% Pinot GrisEyrie was one of the earliest wineries to garner attention throughout the US. The Estate Pinot Gris is produced from some of the oldest vines on the property (some 50 years of age). 2021 Walter ScottCombe Verte$44.99[…]

Tasting notes, July 27, 2023; Italian whites

                     Italian Whites 2021 Sartarelli Classico$15.99 / Case Price $12.80 Castelli di Jesi / Marche / Italy 100% VerdicchioNutty and orchard-fruited, Verdicchio from the coastal Jesi portion of the Marche is deceptively complex. Sartarelli is a world class producer of the Verdicchio varietal, which some consider Italy’s most important white grape. 2022 DeForville Ca del Buc$19.99[…]

Tasting notes, June 17, 2023; Down by the seaside

Down by the Seaside 2021 Domaine de la Grange Brin d’R$17.99 / Case Price $13.60 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine / Loire Valley / France100% Melon de BourgogneCrisp and salty, with just a touch of yeasty lees, this remarkably complex white offers minerality and crunchy orchard fruit characteristics. The Luneau family of Grange celebrates 9 generations[…]

Tasting notes, June 10, 2023; Wines of the Southern Rhone

                     Southern Rhône Valley 2021 Pasquiers Sablet Blanc$21.99 / Case Price $17.60 Sablet / Côtes-du-Rhône Villages / France20% Clairette, 40% Marsanne, 40% RoussanneThe village of Sablet is named for the densely packed sand which dominates the soil in the area. Pasquiers Blanc is aromatic while being richly textured, a full bodied white to enjoy alongside shellfish.[…]