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

                     Our Favorite Wines of 2022

2020 Thibaud Boudignon
Anjou Blanc
$45 / Case Price $36
Anjou / Loire Valley / France
100% Chenin Blanc
Thibaud 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.
2021 Kurtasch Schiava
“Alte Reben” 
$29.99 / Case Price $24
Alto Adige / Italy
100% Schiava
Pale hued and filled with spicy, floral aromatics, Kurtasch’s Schiava is as refreshing and bright as one could possibly ask out of a red wine. “Alte Reben” refers to relatively old vines employed for this bottling, which is the product of many small growers and the cooperative Kurstasch winery.
2019 Benjamin Leroux
Bourgogne Rouge
$34.99 / Case Price $28
Burgundy / France
100% Pinot Noir
Sourced from six different villages up and down the Côte d’Or and beyond, the 2019 Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne impresses with its seamless beauty. Beginning with aromas of raspberry and fresh leaves, your attention is next drawn to the wine’s silky, substantial texture.
2020 Camile Melinand
$34.99 / Case Price $28
Chiroubles / Beaujolais / France
100% Gamay
Chiroubles is the highest elevation Cru in Beaujolais, its wines known for their freshness and occasional austerity. Melinand’s example is sourced from 50 year-old vines planted in pink granite. The wine is full flavored and well balanced with the potential to be cellared for 5 years or more.
2019 Martinelle
Ventoux Rouge
On sale for $21.99
Lafare / Southern Rhone/ France
65% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 2% Counoise
 Established in 2001, this tiny domain consists of just 30 acres of terraced vineyards, planted at 900 feet above sea level. This Ventoux Rouge possesses a remarkably fresh finish provided by its welcome natural acidity.
2019 Marietta L’Arme
$31.99 / Case Price $25.60
North Coast / California
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot 
Sourced from Alexander Valley, Yorkville Highlands and McDowell Valley, the 2019 Marietta L’Arme is a breath of fresh air in the crowded North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon category. The wine blend of Bordeaux varietals  aged entirely in neutral oak barrels allowing for the very red currant nature of the leading Cabernet component.