Tasting notes, Saturday, July 29; Loire Valley

                    Loire Valley  2021 Domaine Vinet Domaine de la Quilla$16.99 / Case Price $13.60 Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine / 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 Vinet family has owned the venerable Domaine de la Quilla since 1948. 2022 Cazin[…]

Tasting notes, July 22, Germanic wines

                    Lesser Known Whites 2022 Stadt Krems Gruner Veltliner$17.99 / Case Price $14.40 Kremstal / Austria100% Gruner VeltlinerStadt Krems is an over 500 year-old winery which possesses steep, terraced vineyards which overlook the Danube river. Aged in stainless steel on its fine lees for 4 months, this is a bracing, intense Gruner. 2021 Von Winning Sauvignon[…]

Tasting notes, July 15, 2023; Spain & Portugal

                     Iberian Peninsula Wines 2021 Nortico Alvarinho$14.99 / Case Price $12 Monção / Minho / Portugal100% AlvarinhoThe southern banks of the Minho river reside in northern Portugal and are home to a number of tiny plots of Alvarinho vines. From these old “jardins” this crisp, mineral driven white is born. 2022 Ostatu Blanco$19.99 / Case Price[…]

Tasting notes, July 8, 2023; New Arrivals

                     New Arrivals 2022 Thomas-Labaille“L’Authentique”$32.99 / Case Price $25.60 Sancerre / Loire Valley / France100% Sauvignon BlancThe “L’Authentique” cuvée is sourced from 15 acres of 25 year-old vines planted in both clay and the famed Kimmeridgian limestone of the zone. The wine is fermented using native yeast before being aged for 4-6 months on the lees[…]