Tasting notes, New Arrivals for Spring; March 19, 2022

                     Spring is in the Glass

2020 Goisot
Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre
On sale for $23.99
Auxerre / Northern Burgundy / France
100% Chardonnay
Located near Chablis, the Côtes d’Auxerre appellation is a seldom seen source for racy, acid driven Chardonnay. Goisot is considered one of the finest producers in the area,
2018 Ossian Quintaluna
On Sale for $27.99
Segovia (Rueda) / Castilla y León / Spain 
100% Verdejo
Sourced from impossibly old (150 years!) vines, the Quintaluna is a dramatic, complex example of the Verdejo varietal. Aged in a combination of stainless steel and barrel, it offers many layers of flavor.
2019 Truchard Roussanne
On sale for $19.99
Carneros / Napa Valley / US
100% Roussanne
20-year-old Roussanne vines planted in volcanic soils inform this exotic, pineapple-fruited white. A small portion of new oak casks (20%) are employed for the wine’s brief 6 months of elevage.
2020 Bastide Ciselette
Bandol Rose
On sale for $27.99
Bandol / Provence / France
70% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache, 5% Cinsault
Powerful and full of fragrant aromas of strawberry and wild herb, Ciselette’s Rose represents an elegant expression of the Bandol appellation.
2018 Lemelson
Thea’s Selection
On sale for $25.99
Willamette Valley / Oregon / US
100% Pinot Noir
Generous and quite varietally typical, Lemelson eschews the current fashion of large-scale Pinot Noir in favor of a more refined, athletic profile. 
2019 Mordoree
La Dame Rousse
On sale for $21.99
Lirac / Southern Rhone Valley / France
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
As is common in Lirac, Syrah makes its presence felt in this streamlined, carefully polished Southern Rhone. Warm, baked red fruit notions abound.