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[…]

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.[…]

Tasting notes, June 3, 2023; Summer wines

                    Summer Wines 2021 Kruger Rumpf Trocken$19.99 / Case Price $16.00 Nahe / Germany100% RieslingKruger Rumpf is located in the region of Nahe, an area known for stunningly precise, concentrated Riesling. Kruger’s 2021 Trocken is packed with joyous peach and crushed stone characteristics all delivered by a laser beam-like texture.  2019 Coulaudin-BussyChablis$31.99 / Case Price $25.60 […]

Tasting notes, May 27, 2023; wines for the grill

                 Grilling 2022 Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc$24.99 / Case Price $20 Martinborough / New Zealand100% Sauvignon BlancUnlike most of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the market, Craggy Range is sourced from the north island hamlet of Martinborough. Distinctly concentrated and bereft of the overly grapefruit nature of many Sauvignon from NZ, this is a terrific[…]