Tasting notes, April 2, 2022: Wines of Central Italy

                     Central Italy 2020 Famiglia CotarellaFalesco “Le Poggere” On sale for $9.99 Montefiascone / Italy 50% Trebbiano, 30% Malvasia, 20% RoscettoA modern take on the classic Est! Est!! Est!!! denomination, the Cotarella family fashions this bright, fresh white from a 50-year-old vineyard. 2020 Torre BeatiPecorino Giocheremo con ForiOn Sale for $19.99 Abruzzo / Italy100% PecorinoPecorino is[…]

Tasting notes, March 26, 2022; Chateau Montelena

                     Chateau Montelena 2019 Montelena Riesling On sale for $29.99 Potter Valley / US100% RieslingFermented down to 3g/L of residual sugar, Montelena’s Potter Valley Riesling possesses sweet/tart white fruits and bottle aged roundness. Generous and refreshing. 2019 MontelenaChardonnayOn Sale for $59.99 Oak Knoll / Napa Valley / US 100% ChardonnayThe relatively restrained personality of Montelena’s Chardonnay offers[…]

Spirit Tasting, March 17, 2022

Gin & Cocktails March 17, 2022 5 PM – 7 PM Citadelle Gin de France 88 proof…$26.99 Citadelle Gin is half revival, half new innovation: the revival is based on one the first gin produced in France at the “Citadelle” in Dunkirk. Maison Ferrand Distillery (the producer of Citadella)in the SW corner of France is[…]

Tasting notes, New Arrivals for Spring; March 19, 2022

                     Spring is in the Glass 2020 GoisotBourgogne Côtes d’AuxerreOn sale for $23.99 Auxerre / Northern Burgundy / France100% ChardonnayLocated near Chablis, the Côtes d’Auxerre appellation is a seldom seen source for racy, acid driven Chardonnay. Goisot is considered one of the finest producers in the area, 2018 Ossian QuintalunaOn Sale for $27.99 Segovia (Rueda) /[…]

Just Because…March 13, 2022

a new feature, we’ll be featuring wines under the heading of ‘Just because…’, well, just because we like them. 2019 Faury Syrah Collines Rhodaniennes On Sale for $24.99 Third generation winegrower Lionel Faury produces six distinct cuvees of Syrah across the Northern Rhone appellations of St Joseph, Cote-Rotie and beyond. Faury’s Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah is the[…]

Tasting notes, March 12, 2022; Grenache…Blanc & Noir

                     The Glory of Grenache  2019 RidgeGrenache BlancOn sale for $31.99 Adelaida / Paso Robles / California 77% Grenache Blanc, 18% Picpoul, 5% RoussannePlanted on limestone, the Grenache Blanc for this bottling is aged in a variety of vessels – 90% of which are a combination of used oak and concrete, the balance a small amount of[…]

Spirits & Cocktails Tasting, March 3, 2022; Tequila

Spirit Tasting Tequila & Cocktails March 3, 2022 5 PM – 7 PM Casa Noble Tequila Blanco 80 proof….sale $36.99 Nose: Cooked agave, pepper, light cut grass, light citrusy alcohol, licorice, an undefinable soft creamy note.  Taste: agave sweetness, peppery, licorice/anise, citrusy grapefruit white flesh, earthy mineral, alcohol. Finishes well with just a little lingering[…]

Wine Tasting, Feb. 26, 2020; ABC

                     ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) 2019 Albert MannPinot BlancOn sale for $21.99 Wettolsheim / Alsace / France100% Pinot BlancPlanted in gravel and clay limestone, the Pinot Blanc vines employed here are 35 years of age. Rich but never heavy, the 2019 is white fruited and possesses pleasing sugar/acid balance.  2019 Selbach OsterKabinett TrockenOn Sale for $23.99[…]

Wine Tasting, Sat. February 19; Wines of Burgundy

                     Burgundy 2019 Olivier Leflaive AligoteOn sale for $23.99 Puligny / Beaune / France100% AligoteThe “other” white burgundy grape, Aligote, has history, but more importantly, complexity on its side. This racy, mineral driven example expresses stoniness admirably.  2019 Boyer-MartenotBlancOn Sale for $34.99 Meursault / Beaune / France 100% ChardonnayThe fruit for Boyer-Martenot’s Bourgogne Blanc is culled from[…]