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

                     New Arrivals from France

2022 Girard

On Sale for $25.60
Sancerre / Loire Valley / France
100% Sauvignon Blanc
From 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 Gewurztraminer
On Sale for $26.40
Turkheim / Alsace / France
100% Gewurztraminer
Mostly from the warm Herrenweg vineyard this intensely aromatic Gewurztraminer is aged for 8 months in 40-year-old barrels. Spicy and exotic, this is a wonderful introduction to the house style of Zind Humbrecht. 
2022 Bernard Rion Cuvee Rose
On Sale for $20.80
Coteaux Bourguignons / Côte d’Or / France
Mostly Gamay, with Pinot Noir
Sourced from a 60-year-old vineyard located nearby the winery, this lush Burgundy Rose is the product of hand harvested grapes. The wine is settled in tanks for 6 months prior to bottling
2022 Bernard Rion Bourgogne Rouge
On Sale for $29.99
Vosne Romanée / Côte d’Or / France
100% Pinot Noir
Sourced from 40-year-old vines located in and around the village of Volnay, the Rion Cote d’Or offers a sleek, modern style and is aged in 10% new French oak.
2016 Deyrem Valentin Grand Vin
On Sale for $36
Margaux / Bordeaux / France
50% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
The Margaux appellation typically offers wines with particularly elegant personas and the 2016 Deyrem is no exception. Sourced from old vines, this bottling is aged for 15 months in 30% new French oak. 
2020 Tardieu Laurent Vieilles Vignes
On Sale for $32
Vacqueyras / Southern Rhone Valley / France
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
The 2020 Tardieu-Laurent Vacqueyras is a powerful, broad-shouldered Rhone which showcases the vineyard selection and winemaking skill of micro-negociant Michel Tardieu.