Wine Tasting, August 7, 2021; Southern France: Provence & the Rhone Valley

                     South of France – Rhone & Provence 2020 Domaine Consonniere ViognierOn sale for $15.99 Plan du Rhone, Southern Rhone Valley / France100% VIOGNIERSourced from five year-old vines scattered throughout the Southern Rhone Valley, this balanced, aromatic white is expressive and rich. 2019 Clos Cibonne Rosé “Vignettes”On sale for $35.99 Cotes de Provence Cru Classe /[…]

Just arrived, 8/02/2021

2020 Domaine du Dragon Côtes Du Provence Rosé “Grande Cuvée” On Sale for $16.99 Newly arrived from Provence, the 2020 Dragon “Grande Cuvee” Rose checks all the boxes for its genre. Crisp, refreshing and packed with energy, this botting offers a lifted nose and a tight, focused palate of salty sea breeze and welcoming, tart[…]

Wine Tasting, July 31, 2021: Tuscany

                     Tuscany 2019 Fontaleoni Vernaccia On sale for $12.99 San Gimignano, Tuscany / Italy100% VERNACCIALocated to the west of Chianti Classico, San Gimignano is known for the idigienous Vernaccia varietal. The soils here are a combination of mostly sand with some instances of clay imparting distinct mineral characteristics to the resulting wines. 2020 Istine RosatoOn sale for[…]

Wine Tasting, July 24, 2021; Another side of Burgundy

                     Another Side of Burgundy 2019 GoisotExogyra VirgulaOn sale for $21.99 St Bris, Yonne / France100% SAUVIGNON BlancThe small appellation of St Bris is known for pungent, racy renditions of Sauvignon Blanc. Goisot is widely regarded as one of the best producers in the zone. 2017 Bitouzet-PrieurLes Grands TerresOn sale for $27.99 Meursault, Côtes de Beaune[…]

Wine Tasting, July 17, 2021; Wines of Loire

                     Loire Valley 2018 Luneau-PapinClos des AlleesOn sale for $21.99 Muscadet Serve-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. 2020 Gerard BoulaySancerre BlancOn sale for $29.99 Chavignol, Sancerre / France100% SAUVIGNON BlancFermented with only indigenous yeast and bottled with very[…]

Explorer Pack #7 – Tuscany

Explorer Pack #7: Tuscany The Tuscan wine landscape loosely encompasses the vineyards located between Florence and Rome on the western side of Italy. Dozens of grape varietals call Tuscany home and its communes vary widely in terms of climate and soil depending on their elevation and proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. Winemaking styles are also[…]

My Favorite wine…this week anyway (7/6/21)

2009 Pol Roger Brut Vintage Regular Price: $119.99 On Sale for $79.99 A Rare Champagne of Style and Substance: 2009 Pol Roger Brut Champagne represents a category of wine produced from difficult conditions. The region is relatively cold and experiences more than its fair share of clouds and rain. The vast majority of Champagne is[…]

Wine Tasting, July 10, 2021; Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wine & Champagne NV Lambert de SeysselPetit RoyalOn sale for $19.99 Savoie / France60% MOLETTE, 40% ALTESSEThis light, floral sparkling wine is aged for 10 months on the lees before being bottled and undergoing secondary fermentation. The wine is then aged an additional two years in bottle 2012 ForeauVouvray Brut “Traditionnelle”On sale for $34.99[…]

Wine Tasting, June 26: French Classics

French Classics NV S. GodmeBrut ReserveOn sale for $39.99 Verzenay, Champagne / France70% CHARDONNAY, 20% PINOT NOIR, 5% PINOT MEUNIERSourced from 20 separate 1er Cru vineyard parcels, this bottling includes 50% reserve wine from multiple older vintages ensuring a consistent style each release.  2019 JM CherrierLes Chailloux Vieilles VignesOn sale for $21.99 Sancerre, Loire Valley[…]