Tasting notes, Wines of Piedmont: Dec. 10, 2022

                     Piedmont 2021 Le Piane“Boca” Bianco $32.99 / Case Price $26.40 Boca / Piedmont / Italy100% ErbaluceKnown best in the village of Caluso, Erbaluce is also grown in very small quantities in the commune of Boca. Le Piane’s Bianco is aged in a combination of concrete, amphora and acacia barrels. A unique and exciting rarity. 2021[…]

Tasting notes, Sparkling wines & Champagne; Dec. 3, 2022

                     Sparkling Wines 2017 Francois Pinon Vouvray “Non Dosé”$34.99 / Case Price $28 Vouvray / Loire Valley / France100% Chenin BlancSourced from 45-year-old Chenin Blanc vines, the “Non Dose” bottling from Pinon offers a beautiful contrast between ripe fruit and piercing acidity. Unlike most sparkling wines, no additional sugar (hence Non-Dose) has been added during the winemaking[…]

Tasting notes, Leftovers; November 26, 2022

                 Leftovers 2019 Chateau de Vaux (Molozay)Les Gryphees$19.99 / Case Price $16 Moselle / FranceAuxerrois, Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau, Pinot GrisThe Mosel (or Moselle) river allows for wine production in Luxembourg, Germany and, in the case of Vaux, France. This subtly aromatic white displays ripe white fruits and fresh acid. 2019 Tanunda Grand Barossa Riesling$18 / Case[…]

Tasting notes, Wines for Thanksgiving; Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

                 Happy Thanksgiving! 2020 Luneau-Papin Clos des Allees$29.99 / Case Price $24 Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine / France100% Melon de BourgogneThis rare, single vineyard Muscadet comes from 40+ year-old vines and ages for 9 months in underground glass tanks. The Clos des Allees is unique for its intense minerality and rich texture.  2020 Boyer-MartenotBourgogne Blanc$49.99 / Case Price[…]

Tasting notes, Wines of Beaujolais; Nov. 12, 2022

                 The Wide World of Beaujolais NV Lavernette Granit Blanc de NoirsOn Sale for $29.99 Leynes / Beaujolais / France100% GamayAfter traveling to the Champagne region, the proprietors at Chateau de Lavernette were inspired to create this complex sparkling wine from 100% Gamay. Expressive and red fruited, the Granit is aged for 18 months on the[…]

Tasting notes, West Coast wines; Nov. 5, 2022

                 Fresh from the West…Coast 2013 Argyle NuthouseOn Sale for $25 Willamette Valley / Oregon / US100% ChardonnayA library release direct from the winery, the 2013 Nuthouse Chardonnay offers a complex nose of crushed stone and dried orchard fruits. Lively acid and certain marine character add freshness and interest. 2021 Elk Cove Rosé$17.99 / Case Price $14.40[…]

Tasting notes, Oct. 29, 2022: Wines of Burgundy

                 Greater Burgundy 2019 Alain ChavyBourgogne Blanc$29.99 / Case Price $24 Puligny-Montrachet / Beaune / France100% ChardonnayYoung vines from the Chavy family’s Puligny vineyards provide a portion of the fruit for this accessible Bourgogne Blanc. The wine fermented and aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak barrels. 2019 Vincent PrunierBourgogne Blanc$24.99 / Case Price $20 Auxey-Duresses/[…]

Tasting Notes, Rhone & Rhone-ish wines; Oct. 22, 2022

                 Rhone and Rhone Inspired 2021 Tablas Creek Patelin Blanc$29.99 / Case Price $24 Paso Robles / California / US 54% Grenache Blanc, 29% Viognier, 9% Marsanne, 7% Roussanne 1% BourboulencAn introduction to the house style, Tablas Creek fashions this remarkably aromatic white from the fruit of six local growers (as well as a small portion of[…]