Tasting notes, Sept. 17, 2022; wines from Campania

                  Campania 2021 Sanitte Falanghina del Sannio$15.99 / Case Price $12.80 Benevento / Campania / Italy100% FalanghinaCulled from a number of small farmers, the Sanitte Falanghina offers typical Falanghina aromas of honey and flowers. Light and bright, though only moderately acidic, this is a refreshing yet soft white. 2019 Benito FerraraVigna Cicogna$29.99 / Case Price $24[…]

Tasting notes, Sept. 10, 2022; Fall Preview

                  Fall Preview 2021 Berhard Ott Am Berg$24.99 / Case Price $20 Feuersbrunn / Wagram / Austria100% Gruner VeltlinerAm berg translating as “of the mountain” referring to the multiple sloped vineyards from which this bottling is culled. Aged in stainless steel on its fine lees for 4 months, this is a bracing, intense Gruner. 2020 Suavia[…]

My Favorite Wine…9/1/2022; Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon  Coombsville, Napa Valley Regular price: $80 per bottle On Sale for $50 per bottle Among the most respected producers of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Agustin Huneeus has played a key role in defining some of the most important subzones of Napa. While the family’s most established property, Quintessa, is found in[…]

Tasting notes, September 3, 2022; Summer’s Almost Gone

                   Summer’s Almost Gone 2021 Ferrando La TorrazzaOn Sale for $19.99 Canavese / Piedmont / Italy100% ErbaluceErbaluce is a native cultivar of the Alpine foothills, at its best producing a deceptively complete white wine based on notions of honey and herbs. Ferrando’s Torrazza is one of the benchmark examples – a lively, fragrant delight. 2020 TexierBrezeme[…]

2019 Michel Magnien Premier Cru Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Climats d’Or’

2019 Michel Magnien Premier Cru Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Climats d’Or’ Côtes de Nuits, Burgundy Regular price: $100 Pre Sale price: $75 Wine isn’t really mysterious and certainly not magical. Its botany, chemistry, agriculture, meteorology and geology, and therefore, is knowable and quantifiable. It’s not art, it’s science.  For the record, I don’t state the above facts in[…]

Tasting notes, 8/20/2022; Little known white wines

                    Lesser Known Whites NV Michel Briday Cremant BrutOn Sale for $19.99 Rully / Côte Chalonnaise / France40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% AligoteA lovely traditional method sparkling wine allowed to age for 16 months prior to disgorgement, the Briday Cremant is sourced from throughout the Côte Chalonnaise, Southern Burgundy. 2018 Bodegas Cota 45Ube de Uberrima On[…]

Tasting notes, Wines of Spain; 8/13/22

                    Spain 2021 GarciarevaloCasamaroOn Sale for $12.99 Rueda / Castilla y Leon / Spain85% Verdejo, 15% ViuraThe sandy soils of Rueda are the ideal setting forancient Verdejo vines to yield the nectar that is Casamaro. This is house wine defined; crisp, but with texture and length. 2021 Pazo das BruxasAlbarinoOn Sale for $19.99 Rias Baixas /[…]

Tasting notes, New arrivals; Aug. 6, 2022

                    Fresh Arrivals 2021 M.A.N Family WinesFree Run Steen$12 Paarl / Western Cape / South Africa100% Chenin BlancOnly free run juice (juice acquired solely from the weight of the grapes on top of each other rather than from the pressing of the grapes) is employed for this bottling, ensuring livelier acid and more vivid aromatics. 2020[…]