Tasting notes, March 23, 2024; New World/Old World

Old World #1
2022 Francois Chidaine Touraine
On Sale for $17.60
Touraine / Loire Valley / France
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Known for producing some of the best Chenin Blanc in the central Loire, Francois Chidaine also excels working with Sauvignon from the Touraine region. Fermented with natural yeast from hand harvested, organic grapes.
New World #1
2023 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc
On sale for $16
Walker Bay / South Africa
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sourced from a vineyard located just 2 miles from the South Atlantic Ocean, Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc is fermented and aged primarily in stainless steel, with 10% of the wine raised in neutral French oak barrels.
Old World #2
2022 Vincent Paris Syrah
On Sale for $17.60
Cornas / Northern Rhone Valley / France
100% Syrah
Vincent Paris has quietly become one of the leading producers in Cornas, indeed serving as appellation president. His wines are brilliant expressions of Syrah, always chewy and filled with sinew.
New World #2
2019 Thorn Clarke Shotfire
On Sale for $17.60  
Barossa Valley / Southeast Australia
100% Shiraz
Classic Barossa Shiraz combining mint and eucalyptus aromas with ripe cherry fruit flavors. The wine is aged for 14 months in 40% new American oak barrels.
Old World #3
2018 San Marzano Anniversario 62
On Sale for $36
Puglia / Italy
100% Primitivo
Sourced from vines which average 60 years of age, San Marzano’s Primitivo is the product of grapes picked slightly overripe. The wine is then aged in small barrels for 18 months prior to bottling.
New World #3
2022 Turley Juveniles
On Sale for $24  
California / US
100% Zinfandel
The 2022 Turley Juveniles Zinfandel is a forceful, fruit driven red leading with aromas of very ripe peach and grilled herbs. The wine’s full bodied palate offers preserved red fruit flavors and a smooth, slightly tannic texture. Finishing with a touch of baking spice, this burly Zinfandel possesses appropriate acidity and carries its 15.2% ABV with ease.