Tasting notes, September 30, 2023; Bordeaux Unblended

                     Les Parcellaires de Dourthe 2020 Parcellaires Dourthe Rahoul Blanc “Semillon 54”On Sale for $35.99 Graves / Bordeaux / France100% Semillon“Château Rahoul is one of only a handful of Graves wines to belong to the highly selective Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. On the palate, this Graves white wine offers complex flavors of white peaches, lime[…]

Tasting notes, Sept. 23, 2023; Wines for Fall

                     Autumn 2020 Weinrieder Klassik$21.99 / On Sale for $17.60 Weinviertel / Austria100% Gruner VeltlinerCrisp and fresh with a lovely background tone of white pepper, Weinrieder offers refreshment and complexity. There are many Gruners in this price point that do the former, few that provide the latter. 2021 JC Thevenet Clos de L’Ermitage$24.99 / On Sale[…]

Tasting notes, Sept. 16, 2023; Southern Rhone Valley

                     Southern Rhone Valley 2021 Vieille Julienne Clavin BlancOn Sale for $27.99 Châteauneuf-du-Pape / Southern Rhone Valley / FranceClairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne, ViognierSourced from 65 year-old vines planted in the coolest, limestone-based portion of the Clavin site, the Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc from Vieille Julienne offers stunning aromatics and texture. 2020 Bosquet des Papes Blanc TraditionOn[…]

Tasting notes, Sept. 9, 2023; everyday wines

                     Everyday Wines 2022 Neveu Grand Fricambault Blanc$31.99 / Case Price $25.60 Sancerre / Loire Valley / France100% Sauvignon BlancAll sourced from the Neveu’s 30+ acres in the prime subregion of Chavignol, the Grand Fricambault Sancerre Blanc shows the intense minerality of the zone along with a notably generous texture. 2021 Harvey & HarrietWhite BlendOn Sale[…]

Tasting notes, September 2; New World v. Old World wines

                     Old World v. New World Classics 2021 Boussey Vieilles Vignes$32.99 / Case Price $26.40 Monthelie / Beaune / France100% ChardonnaySourced from a small three acre parcel of 50 year-old vines, Boussey’s Vieilles Vignes bottling is aged in a combination of used oak and stainless steel. Deep in fruit and mineral, this is as complete as[…]

Tasting notes, Summer fling; August 26, 2023

                     Summer Flings 2021 Coulaudin-Bussy Vieilles Vignes$37.99 / Case Price $30.40 Milly / Chablis / France100% ChardonnayA wine usually intended for extended cellaring, the warm, sunny conditions of the 2021 growing season have allowed this well proportioned Chardonnay to present a wealth of youthfully exuberant fruit and honey notions – though with time more minerality will[…]

Tasting notes, 8/12/2023; lesser know Spanish wines

                     Lesser Known Spain 2022 Garciarevalo CasamaroOn Sale for $12.99 Rueda / Castilla y Leon / Spain 85% Verdejo, 15% ViuraThe sandy soils of Rueda are the ideal setting for ancient Verdejo vines to yield the nectar that is Casamaro. This is house wine defined; crisp, but with texture and length. 2018 Gramona La Cuvee$29.99 /[…]

Tasting notes, August 5, 2023; Everyday Italian

                 Everyday Italian 2022 Santa Maria Palma Aragosta$15.99 / Case Price $12.80 Sardinia / Italy100% VermentinoSprightly and delightfully alive, this coastal Vermentino offers ideal refreshment. Serve as an aperitif or with your shellfish of choice…the label suggests you should. 2021 Brigaldara SoaveOn Sale for $15.99 Soave  / Veneto / Italy100% GarganegaDeceptively complex, Brigaldara’s Soave offers a[…]

Tasting notes, Saturday, July 29; Loire Valley

                    Loire Valley  2021 Domaine Vinet Domaine de la Quilla$16.99 / Case Price $13.60 Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine / 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 Vinet family has owned the venerable Domaine de la Quilla since 1948. 2022 Cazin[…]