Tasting Notes, Tour de France; Jan 25, 2020

2016 Vincent Girardin ‘Les Vieilles Vignes’ Mâcon-Fuissé  Burgundy Regular Price $26.99 Sale price $19.99 100% Chardonnay, fermented and aged in large oak barrels (only 10% new) gives this wine some oak seasoning (rather than flavoring) to compliment the ripe pear and tart apple flavors abounding. Its generous and full but not over-the-top, rather offering balancing[…]

Tasting notes, Jan. 18, 2020; Wines from Spain

2018 Ostatu Blanco  Rioja Regular Price $17.99 Sale price $13.99 Bright, fresh and crisp, this unoaked blend of Viura and Malvasia evokes flavors of green apple tossed with lime juice. It’s a great aperitif wine, well balanced and sensibly weighted. Lovely and easy to enjoy. 2017 Do Ferreiro Albarino Cepas Vellas Rias Baixas Regular Price[…]

Tasting notes, Jan. 11, 2020; Bold Winter Wines

Koehler-Ruprecht Pinot Noir Rosé Kabinett Trocken 2018 Pfalz Regular Price $27.99  Sale price $21.99 Here’s another of those very traditionally made wines from a house with a 300 year history behind it. They maintain a strict non-interventionist approach. No irrigation, fertilizers, or herbicides are used in the vineyards. There is no chaptalization, use of enzymes,[…]

Tasting Notes, Jan 4, 2020; New Wines, New Year

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco 2018 Sicily Regular Price $27.99  Sale price $21.99 This is a field blend of Sicilian white varietals: Carricante, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia and Minnella,  with Carricante dominating the blend with roughly 65%. Its lively and bright and fresh, yet possesses more depth of flavor and texture and character than one[…]

Tasting Notes, Winter Whites; Dec. 14, 2019

Domaine Luneau-Papin ‘L d’Or’ Muscadet Sèvre & Maine, 2018 Loire Valley, FR Regular Price $34.99 Sale price $27.99 Pierre-Marie Luneau, the 9th generation of the family making wines in the region, has further elevated the reputation of the winery by producing site specific wines (all from Melon de Bourgogne, the Muscadet appellation’s single varietal) showcasing[…]