Tasting notes, Jan. 28, 2023: New arrivals from the Southern Rhone

                     Southern Rhône Valley 2020 Stehelin Sablet Blanc$29.99 / Case Price $24 Sablet / Côtes-du-Rhône Villages / France34% Grenache Blanc, 33% Marsanne, 33% RoussanneThe village of Sablet is named for the densely packed sand which dominates the soil in the area. Stehelin’s Blanc is sourced from 20 year-old vines and raised in neutral vessels. Aromatic while[…]

Tasting notes, Jan. 21, 2023; New Arrivals from Italy

                     New Italians 2021 DeForville Ca del Buc$19.99 / Case Price $16 Barbaresco / Langhe / Italy100% ChardonnayCreated from 35-40 year-old vines planted in limestone soils, Deforville produces this single site Chardonnay using indigenous yeasts and only stainless steel for fermentation and refinement. 2021 Almondo Bricco delle Ciliegie$24.99 / Case Price $20 Roero / Langhe /[…]

Tasting notes, Jan. 14, 2023…it’s a grape thing…Syrah

                     Syrah/Shiraz 2018 Alexandrins SyrahOn Sale for $13.99 Northern Rhone / France100% SyrahHeavily influenced by the granite soils of the Northern Rhone, the Alexandrins Syrah leads with savory rather than fruity flavors. Here we find aromas of black olive and bacon mingling with piquant red flavors.  2019 Eric Texier St-Julien en St-Alban$31.99 / Case Price $25.60 St[…]

Tasting notes, Our favorite wines of 2022; Jan. 7, 2023

                     Our Favorite Wines of 2022 2020 Thibaud BoudignonAnjou Blanc$45 / Case Price $36 Anjou / Loire Valley / France100% Chenin BlancThibaud Boudignon is a Bordeaux native who found his way to the Anjou back in 2007. Since that time, he has become one of the most well-regarded producers of dry Chenin Blanc in the appellation.[…]

Wine tasting, Dec. 30, 2022; Champagne & Sparkling wines

                     Sparkling Wines NV Clavelin Brut Comte$24.99 / Case Price $20 Jura / France 100% ChardonnaySourced from a high plateau with base soils of limestone, the Brut Comte is produced by Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation carried out in bottle. The wine is hand riddled and offers a particularly deep orchard fruit profile. 2020 Bisol Prosecco CredeOn[…]

Tasting notes, Wines for Holiday Dinner; Dec 22, 2022

                     Holiday Fun! NV Voirin-Dumel Blanc de BlancOn Sale for $39.99 Cramant / Champagne / France100% ChardonnayDriven by orchard fruits and a distinctly stony quality, this Champagne is sourced entirely from Grand Cru rated vineyards. A perfect match for oysters or someone you like. 2020 JB BeckerWallufer WalkenbergKabinett Trocken$32.99 / Case Price $26.40 Rheingau / Germany100% RieslingA[…]

Tasting notes, Wines for Gifts; Dec. 17, 2022

                     Gift Wines 2018 Prunier Puligny 1er La Garenne$125 / Case Price $100 Puligny-Montrachet / Côte de Beaune / France 100% ChardonnayLa Garenne is one of the top 1er Cru’s located in the Puligny-Montrachet appellation. Prunier’s 2018 rendition offers ample fruit, expressive minerality and firm acidity. Drinkable today, this wine will evolve positively over the next 3[…]

Tasting notes, Wines of Piedmont: Dec. 10, 2022

                     Piedmont 2021 Le Piane“Boca” Bianco $32.99 / Case Price $26.40 Boca / Piedmont / Italy100% ErbaluceKnown best in the village of Caluso, Erbaluce is also grown in very small quantities in the commune of Boca. Le Piane’s Bianco is aged in a combination of concrete, amphora and acacia barrels. A unique and exciting rarity. 2021[…]