Spring Cleaning Tasting!
A couple new items and many of our old favorites, with some cases left over from tasting in the winter. We are lowering the prices to make room for more things for spring and summer. And yes, we are tasting Rosé as well. Don't miss out on the extra savings and stock up on any favorites you have! All wines will be an additional 20% off during the tasting.
Saturday, March 28 1-4pm
Ligiere Sud Absolu White
Straw color with salmon reflections. Hyper-expressive nose of melon, mango, and a large bouquet of flowers. The mouth is on the same register, maybe a little diluted compared to what is expected from the nose. It finishes dry and is quite balanced. This is a new one we could not pass on!
Sud Absolu Dry Muscat Blanc
100% Muscat Petit Grain. Vines planted on a sand/clay soil. Grapes are hand harvested, severely sorted and then pressed directly. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts at a low temperature, less than 3gr residual sugar and no malolactic to preserve freshness.
Menetou-Salon Rose from Domaine Jean Teiller
We negotiated a great deal on this Rosé from the Menetou. A beautiful salmon pink color, with a very fruity nose of yellow peaches and strawberries. The attack is supple and fresh. 100% Pinot Noir Rosé with a balance and lingering finish that satisfies. Perfect as an aperitif or accompaniment for Asian or spicy foods. Spring is here!
Domaine du Cagueloup Mount Caume Rose
Beautiful structure from this highly acclaimed producer based in Bandol. Delicious, tight, and dry. There is only a little of this left!
Grati Prunatello Toscana Rosso
100% Sangiovese. This is from one of the premier wineries in the Rufina area of Tuscany. This is one of the best Rosso's from Tuscany I have come in contact with. Many are blended with Merlot or Cabernet—this one is not! Tastes like Chianti Ruffina and costs half the price. Incredible bargain. We have about a case and a half left!
Chateau Pied d'Argent
55% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec. The richness of the soil gives a perfect amalgam of strength and generosity. Bottled 18 months after the harvest, the nose keeps its mineral transformed in sensations of bun and fruits when aerated. The soft and velvety feeling in the mouth along with the soft tannins brings the wine to a perfect harmony and balance. It is perfect with all kinds of meat and cheese. Slightly chilled, it can be served with fish in sauce.
Ligiere Sud Absolu Red
Here is one we have done before…this is a rating from "the wine buyer" at Bottle King in NJ (where it costs $17.99): "Estate bottled from a new name to watch in the Rhone Valley. Rich and silky and loaded with juicy black currant and spice. A new favorite for sure!" -The Wine Buyer, 91 Points
Chateau Forcas Dupre 2009 Listrac-Medoc (Left Bank)
This is a new one that blew us away... Wow! This is a firm and tough wine initially, but it slowly opens and develops a rich character through its wood-aged and licorice flavors, and fragrant acidity. It's dense and rich, as one expects of the vintage, and it certainly will age over many years. 90 points from Wine Enthusiast Roger Voss.
Chateau Yon St Martin Saint Emilion (Right Bank)
Amiable and pulpy, its aromatic approach is comparable to the other aromatic wines of the domain. Sophisticated nose composed of fine woody and fruity notes. Color that is both dense and brilliant with its lovely purplish ruby. Its aromatic richness is maintained by a powerful, rich, and tannic structure. With a taste that lingers and a nice freshness, this wine expresses both the balance and generosity of merlot at maturity with the distinction of Cabernet Franc, which, owing to their spicy touches, give the wine pleasure and generosity.