Tasting notes: Wines for Summer’s end, Sept 1, 2018

Domaine de la Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran 2016

Regular price: $21.99

Sale Price: $16.99

Unoaked, yet full and lush Chardonnay. Juicy apple and stone fruit flavor with hints of spice and a crisp, tart apple finish.


Alain Jaume Réserve Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone 2017

Regular Price $22.99

Sale price $17.99

Bright and fresh blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Clairette, this stainless steel aged wine shows ripe peach and pear and floral notes. Crisp and clean, it’s a great value


Argyle Vintage Brut, Willamette Valley 2014

Regular Price $31.99

Sale price $24.99

Made of 65% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Meunier, this classic blend shows red berry and pear and fig flavors with just a touch of Champagne-like brioche toastiness. Balanced and bright, it’s easy to enjoy with food or without.


Château Soucherie ‘l’Astrée’ Rosé de Loire 2017

Regular Price $22.99

Sale price $17.99

Mostly Cabernet Franc, this deep salmon colored Rosé is as delicious as it is beautiful. Rich red berry flavors with some salty olive notes and a bright citrus finish, its shows an alternative to the classic Provencal Rosé


Muri-Gries Lagrein, Alto Adige 2017

Regular price: $29.99

Sale Price: $23.99

Yep, the grape is Lagrein. Its ok if you’ve never heard of it. Its found almost exclusively in northeastern Italy, and its not overtly fruity, with good grip and almond like bitter notes on the finish. Versatile, and friendly, it works very well with pate, cured meats and grilled foods.


La Croix Peyrassol IGP Méditerranée 2017

Regular price: $19.99

Sale Price: $15.99

This is what is referred to as a ‘custom cuvee’, made specifically for the importer for sale in the US. Luckily, this importer, Neil Rosenthal, is a classicist who doesn’t muck up the cuvee, rather lets the grapes (Cab Sauv, Merlot & Syrah) do the talking. Full and rich with a nice bit of rusticity, its a great value for those soon to come cool night.