Tasting notes, September 2; New World v. Old World wines

                     Old World v. New World Classics

2021 Boussey Vieilles Vignes
$32.99 / Case Price $26.40
Monthelie / Beaune / France
100% Chardonnay
Sourced from a small three acre parcel of 50 year-old vines, Boussey’s Vieilles Vignes bottling is aged in a combination of used oak and stainless steel. Deep in fruit and mineral, this is as complete as Bourgogne Blanc gets.
2021 My Favorite Neighbor Blanc
On Sale for $29.99
San Luis Obispo / California / US
100% Chardonnay
As the name suggests, Booker Vineyards sources this tropical Chardonnay from several trusted neighbors. The wine offers rich, ripe aromas and flavors of citrus and orchard fruit. 
2020 Leroux Bourgogne Rouge
$39.99 / Case Price $32
Bourgogne / France
100% Pinot Noir
This is 100% Pinot Noir, so mind you the tannins are naturally fine by nature; however, M. Leroux’s decision to not include any stems in the winemaking process has made this bottling especially silky.
2022 Liquid Farm “SBC”
$60 / Case Price $48
Santa Rita Hills / California / US
100% Pinot Noir
No less than five single vineyards are employed to produce this lovely cuvee. The wine is aged for 10 months in French oak barrels of which 10% are first use. Only native yeast is used for all fermentation.
2014 Monbrison Grand Vin Rouge
On Sale for $47.99
Margaux / Bordeaux / France
72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot
The 2014 Monbrison is a classic, wonderfully mature example of the elegance and charm of the Margaux commune. The soil here is mostly alluvial gravel as is typical of the left bank vineyards of Bordeaux.
2018 Groth Oakville
On Sale for $60
Oakville / Napa Valley / California
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot
2018 in the Napa Valley yielded extremely balanced, while ripe, Cabernet Sauvignon. Groth ages their Oakville bottling for 18 months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.