Tasting notes, Wines for Oysters; Oct. 15, 2022

                 Oysters (Table #1) NV Famille VincentCremant de Bourgogne$25.99 / Case Price $20.80 Macon / Burgundy / France 100% ChardonnayThe Vincent family is known for spectacular Maconnais wines, especially their single vineyard Pouilly Fuisse. Their non-vintage Cremant displays a polished, generous sparkling house style. 2019 TanundaGrand Barossa Riesling18 / Case Price $14  Barossa Valley / Southeastern Australia100%[…]

Tasting notes, Oct. 8, 2022: Seldom seen wines

                 Seldom Seen 2021 Monchiero CarboneGavi di Comune del Gavi$19.99 / Case Price $16 Gavi / Piedmont / Italy100% CorteseFrom the sub-district of Rovereto, Gavi, Mochiero’s Gavi is texturally silky and aromatically fine. The wine is aged for four months in stainless steel tanks in suspension with its lees. 2020 Cazin Cour-Cheverny$22.99 / Case Price $18.40 […]

Tasting notes, Oct. 2, 2022; Pinot Noir

                 Pinot Noir 2021 Jean-Paul Brun Bourgogne Rouge$29.99 / Case Price $24 Charnay / Beaujolais / France100% Pinot NoirSourcing from Pinot Noir vines interplanted with Gamay in the southern portion of Beaujolais, Jean-Paul Brun fashions a bright, fruit-first style of Pinot Noir. The wine is fermented and aged in concrete tanks. 2020 Stoller FamilyWillamette Valley On Sale[…]

Tasting notes, September 24, 2022; Grapes of Bordeaux (from around the world)

                 Bordeaux Varietals 2019 ChevalierL’Esprit de Chevalier Blanc$39.99 / Case Price $32 Pessac-Leognan / Bordeaux / France65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% SemillonAged in a combination of used and new French oak barrels, L’Esprit is the second selection of the famed Domaine de Chevalier. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruits are backed by persistent acid and subtle notions[…]

Tasting notes, September 17, 2022; Wines of Campania

                  Campania 2021 Sanitte Falanghina del Sannio$15.99 / Case Price $12.80 Benevento / Campania / Italy100% FalanghinaCulled from a number of small farmers, the Sanitte Falanghina offers typical Falanghina aromas of honey and flowers. Light and bright, though only moderately acidic, this is a refreshing yet soft white. 2019 Benito Ferrara Terre d’Uva$24.99 / Case Price[…]

Tasting notes, Sept. 17, 2022; wines from Campania

                  Campania 2021 Sanitte Falanghina del Sannio$15.99 / Case Price $12.80 Benevento / Campania / Italy100% FalanghinaCulled from a number of small farmers, the Sanitte Falanghina offers typical Falanghina aromas of honey and flowers. Light and bright, though only moderately acidic, this is a refreshing yet soft white. 2019 Benito FerraraVigna Cicogna$29.99 / Case Price $24[…]

Tasting notes, Sept. 10, 2022; Fall Preview

                  Fall Preview 2021 Berhard Ott Am Berg$24.99 / Case Price $20 Feuersbrunn / Wagram / Austria100% Gruner VeltlinerAm berg translating as “of the mountain” referring to the multiple sloped vineyards from which this bottling is culled. Aged in stainless steel on its fine lees for 4 months, this is a bracing, intense Gruner. 2020 Suavia[…]

Tasting notes, September 3, 2022; Summer’s Almost Gone

                   Summer’s Almost Gone 2021 Ferrando La TorrazzaOn Sale for $19.99 Canavese / Piedmont / Italy100% ErbaluceErbaluce is a native cultivar of the Alpine foothills, at its best producing a deceptively complete white wine based on notions of honey and herbs. Ferrando’s Torrazza is one of the benchmark examples – a lively, fragrant delight. 2020 TexierBrezeme[…]

2019 Michel Magnien Premier Cru Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Climats d’Or’

2019 Michel Magnien Premier Cru Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Climats d’Or’ Côtes de Nuits, Burgundy Regular price: $100 Pre Sale price: $75 Wine isn’t really mysterious and certainly not magical. Its botany, chemistry, agriculture, meteorology and geology, and therefore, is knowable and quantifiable. It’s not art, it’s science.  For the record, I don’t state the above facts in[…]