Tasting notes, April 13, 2024; Wines from Tuscany

                     Tuscany 2022 Terenzi Balbino BiancoOn Sale for $16 Maremma / Tuscany / Italy100% VermentinoThe Vermentino varietal thrives in sun-soaked vineyards of coastal Tuscany. Terenzi’s example offers aromas of honey and citrus and flavors of wild herb and peach. A complete wine, packed with fruit, textural appeal and plenty of acid. 2022 La Lastra Vernaccia On Sale[…]

Tasting notes, April 11, 2024; Mas Doix

                     Mas Doix 2021 Mas DoixMurmuriOn Sale for $32 Priorato / Catalonia / Spain90% Grenache Blanc, 10% MacabeoSourced from both hillside and valley vineyards, the Murmuri is the product of both slate and clay limestone soils. The wine is aged on its lees for three months in stainless steel tanks. 2021 Mas DoixLes CrestesOn Sale for[…]

Tasting notes, April 6, 2024; Even more new arrivals

                     New Arrivals from France 2022 GirardGarenneOn Sale for $25.60 Sancerre / Loire Valley / France100% Sauvignon BlancFrom the tiny village of Chadoux Girard’s Sancerre Garenne is fermented using only native yeasts. The wine is aged briefly in neutral oak vats  prior to bottling. 2021 Zind Humbrecht GewurztraminerOn Sale for $26.40 Turkheim / Alsace / France100%[…]

Tasting Notes, March 30, 2024; wines from Loire

                     Loire Valley 2021 Luneau Papin GrangeOn Sale for $22 Muscadet / Loire Valley / France100% Melon de BourgogneThe southerly exposed La Grange vineyard was planted in 1974 and yields this concentrated Muscadet. The wine is aged for 7 months on its lees in glass lined tanks. 2022 Tinel-Blondelet ‘Gentins’On Sale for $24 Pouilly-Fume / Loire[…]

Tasting notes, March 23, 2024; New World/Old World

Old World #1 2022 Francois Chidaine Touraine On Sale for $17.60 Touraine / Loire Valley / France 100% Sauvignon Blanc Known for producing some of the best Chenin Blanc in the central Loire, Francois Chidaine also excels working with Sauvignon from the Touraine region. Fermented with natural yeast from hand harvested, organic grapes. New World[…]

Tasting notes, March 16, 2024, Fresh arrivals for Spring

go                     Fresh Spring Arrivals 2022 Can FeixesBlanc SeleccioOn sale for $17.99 Penedes / Catalunya / SpainParellada (Montonec), Macabeo, Xar-relo, Chardonnay, MalvasiaStainless steel aged and matured, the Blanc Seleccio is kept on its lees in the months prior to bottling. Intensely mineral, the Seleccio also offers a subtle perfumed character. 2021 La ChablisienneLe FinageOn Sale for[…]

Tasting notes, March 3, 2024; Wines of Bordeaux

                    Bordeaux 2021 Lassagne Ambre de MaltusOn Sale for $24 Lussac / Bordeaux / France 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% SemillonTen-year-old vines are employed for this special cuvee, Ambre de Maltus is named for the proprietor’s daughter. Maltus is the newest addition to the larger Lassagne range with the vines planted in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. […]

Tasting notes, March 2, 2024; New World Delights

                    New World Values 2023 Craggy RangeTe MunaOn Sale for $20 Martinborough / North Island / New Zealand100% Sauvignon BlancSourced from the north island of New Zealand, the Te Muna showcases the denser side of Sauvignon Blanc. Not so grassy, instead we are met with intense citrus fruit ranging from lemon to orange. 2023 De Wetshof[…]

Tasting notes, Feb. 24, 2024; wines of the Southern Rhone

                    Southern Rhône Valley 2022 Grand VeneurBlancOn Sale for $13.60 Côtes-du-Rhône / Southern Rhône Valley / France50% Viognier, 30% Clairette, 20% RoussanneThe Jaume family have quickly become one of the most revered suppliers of wine from all over the Southern Rhone. Most of the family’s holdings are located in and around the northern sector of Châteauneuf-du-Pape,[…]

Tasting notes, February 17, 2024; Wines of Burgundy

                    Burgundy Arrivals 2022 CerveauVillagesOn Sale for $28 Chichee / Chablis / France100% ChardonnaySourced from vineyards rich in the clay, limestone and fossilized oyster shell soils of the region, the Cerveau Chablis Villages is fermented in stainless steel, before 12 months aging in the same. 2022 Mont Epin Macon-PeronneOn Sale for $20.80 Clesse / Maconnais /[…]