Tasting notes, Wines from Alsace; July 30, 2022

                    Vin d’Alsace 2020 Mann (3 Terres)Happy Lemon$31.99 Eguisheim / Alsace / France100% RieslingCreated from very young vines planted in a combination of sandstone and granite, this racy, freshly styled Riesling unsurprisingly shows aromas and flavors of lemon juice and skin. Farmed organically. 2018 Bott-GeylPoints Cardinaux MetissOn Sale for $19.99 Beblenheim / Alsace / FrancePinot Blanc,[…]

Tasting notes, New Arrivals from Piedmont; July 23, 2022

                    Piedmont 2021 ViettiArneis$25.99 Roero / Langhe / Italy100% ArneisSourced from the village of Santo Stefano Roero, Vietti’s Arneis is the product of 30+ year-old vines planted in the marine sediment soils. The resulting wine expresses minerality and subtly tropical fruit.  2021 Baudana Dragon BiancoOn Sale for $17.99 Serralunga / Barolo / ItalyChardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc,[…]

Tasting notes, July 16, 2022; New Arrivals from Loire

                    Loire Valley  2020 Domaine de la GrangeBrin d’ROn Sale for $12.99 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 of winemaking in Muscadet.[…]

Tasting notes, July 9, 2022: New Arrivals from Burgundy

                    New Burgundy 2020 Louis Michel ChablisOn Sale for $31.99 Chablis / France100% ChardonnayDomaine Louis Michel possesses eight different plots within the Chablis Villages appellation located on both sides of the Serein River, the defining waterway of the zone. These vineyards, near those of the Premier Crus Forêts, Vaillons, and Montée de Tonnerre, are employed to[…]

Tasting notes, July 2, 2022; Rosé

                    Rosé NV Patrick PiuzeVal de Mar$27.99 Auxerre / France100% Pinot NoirKnown for his vibrant, terroir-focused Chablis, Patrick Piuze produces this fresh Rosé sparkler from Pinot Noir planted northwest of his base. Exuberant red fruit mingles with snappy acid. 2021 BagineuxRosé$19.99 Touraine-Azay-le-Rideau / Loire Valley / FranceGamay & GrolleauJuicy and tenderly textured, Bagineux’s 2021 Rosé offers[…]

Tasting notes, Wines for the Grill, June 23, 2022

                    For the Grill 2021 Von Winning Riesling Trocken$22.99 Deidesheim / Pfalz / Germany100% RieslingThis vibrant, refreshing and yes….dry Riesling is perfect for cooling off while you manage your fire. The Von Winning family has been producing wine for over 160 years and owns parcels in some of the most coveted vineyards in the Pfalz. 2021[…]

Tasting notes, May 28, 2022; Make American (Wines) Thoughtful Again

              2019 Eyrie Pinot Gris Estate$23.99 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). 2019 Arterberry-MareshChardonnay$24.99 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley / Oregon /[…]

Tasting notes, May 21, 2022; Wines for Oysters, among others…

 Oysters Outside                 NV AmiraultCremant de Loire Brut Quarterons$34.99 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil / Loire Valley / France100% Chenin BlancTraditional method sparkling wine from Chenin grown all over the Anjou region, the Quarterons spends 18 months on its fine lees prior to disgorgement.  2021 NorticoBranca$14.99  Moncao / Minho / Portugal100% AlvarinhoThe southern banks of the Minho[…]

Tasting notes, May 14, 2022; Everyday wines

                     Everyday Wines 2021 NorticoAlvarinho$14.99 Moncao / 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. 2020 Domaine MartinSauvignon Blanc$14.99 Muscadet / Loire Valley / France100% Sauvignon BlancWhile[…]

Wine Tasting, Champagne & Sparkling wine; May 7, 2022

                     Sparkling Wines NV Pierre SparrCremant Rose$21.99 Alsace / France100% Pinot NoirA dense, red fruited sparkler featuring moderate acidity, the Pierre Sparr Cremant Rose is ideal as an aperitif or paired with smoked salmon. NV Ca del BoscoEdizione Cuvee PrestigeOn Sale for $32.99 Franciacorta / Lombardy / Italy81% Chardonnay, 2% Pinot Bianco, 17% Pinot NeroProduced “methode[…]