Explorer Pack #5: Spain – West of Madrid

This month we begin our tour of Spain by focusing on the regions north and west of the city of Madrid. Beginning near the Atlantic ocean and continuing on to the relatively high elevation zones of Castilla y Leon, this portion of Spain features a variety of well sited vineyard locations which offer a combination[…]

New Arrivals 4/28

New Arrivals White Burgundy Value: 2018 Dureuil-Janthial Bourgogne Blanc (Sale Price $32.99) While Dureuil-Janthial is located in the Chalonnaise, the domaine owns a small parcel just outside of Puligny-Montrachet. This vineyard is the source for the property’s Bourgogne Blanc which is aged for 16 months in 25% and 75% used French oak. This well balanced[…]

New Arrivals @ The French Paradox Wines!

2016 Galerie Pleinair Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Regular $69.99 French Paradox Sale $39.99 The Galerie project was founded with the intention of showcasing different expressions of North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. The most recent arrival, Pleinair, is sourced from four distinct Napa Valley AVA’s: Saint Helena, Spring Mountain, Atlas Peak, and Yountville. Classic Napa Cab aromas[…]

French Paradox Explorer Pack #3: Beaujolais

The Beaujolais wine growing region may be separated into two large sub zones, the haut Beaujolais to the north, featuring rolling hills and granite soils, and the bas Beaujolais to the south, offering flatter vineyard sites composed of clay subsoils. What both zones share in common is the Gamay Noir a Jus Blanc varietal, which[…]

New Arrivals 3/3/21

2016 Consonniere Lirac Rouge ($19.99 TFP Sale) **Lirac remains an undervalued region in the Southern Rhone and the Consonniere is a prime example. Dark red fruit and grilled herbs dominate the nose and palate – classically Provencal.** 2018 Michel Vire-Clesse ($27.99 TFP Sale) **Perhaps the most intriguing appellation in the Macconnais, Vire-Clesse typically offers a[…]