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2016 Colutta Pinot Grigio Friuli, Italy - $12.99/bottle
Delicate fragrances recall white wild flowers and white tree fruit. The bright, medium-bodied palate delivers tart green apple, mature pear and a hint of lemon zest alongside crisp acidity.
LIOCO Chardonnay La Marisma Santa Cruz Mountains 2015 - $52.99/bottle
LIOCO is the result of a years-long conversation between Matt Licklider (a seasoned wine import specialist) and Kevin O’Connor (former wine director at Spago-Beverly Hills) about whether California could produce a true “wine of origin.” Inspired by traditional European winegrowing practices, they sought out vineyard sites with tougher soil, older vines, and some stress-producing aspect (altitude, extreme temperature, poor soil, etc). Under winemaker John Raytek of Ceritas, the grapes are shepherded from bud to bottle in the least intrusive way possible producing some of the most focused, balanced Chardonnay and Pinot Noir coming from such storied vineyards as Hirsch, Demuth, and Hanzell.
Venica e Venica Sauvignon Blanc Collio 2016 - $25.99/bottle
Typical fruity and floral aromas. This wine also offers notes of goose berries passion fruit and white grapefruit on the nose, all wrapped in harmony with honey suckle, jasmine and fresh spicy aromas of boxwood, sage, anisette, sambuca. Complete and complex on the palate. Try pairing with pasta with clams, salami, frico (fried Montasio cheese), grilled prawns
Foradori Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2015 - $29.99/bottle
The hills above Trento with their clayey-calcareous soil host Manzoni Bianco and allow the grapes to ripen in late September. Thus this variety, born from the cross of Riesling to Pinot Bianco, manages to express the express the character of the vineyards of Fontanasanta. Its ability to evolve over time requires patience. Fontanasanta Manzoni Bianco is a wine that will begin to reveal itself fully after two or three years with vintage.
Domaine La Florane VIsan “Florescens” Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages 2015 - $18.99/bottle
Rated 91 Points, The Wine Advocate – “The 2015 Visan Florescens, it’s a downright sexy, full-bodied beauty that’s loaded with fruit. Blueberries, black raspberries, licorice and violets nuances all dominate on the nose, and it has no hard edges on the palate, impressive purity and a great finish. It’s a seriously good wine from this up and coming appellation.”
Matassa Rouge Cotes Catalanes 2013 - $33.99
100% Carignan grown on marne and granite slopes surrounded by garrigue. Yeilds here are 15 hectoliters per hectare (low), and vinification is fermentation only with indigenous yeasts in 500 liter barrels. Light foot treading, pigéage of grapes, 8 days on skins. The wine is then filtered lightly but not fined, after 20 months elevage.
Jean-Paul Brun (Terres Dorees) Moulin-A-Vent 2015 - $25.99/bottle
Rated 92 Points, James Suckling – “Very floral and pretty with a sweet strawberry and cherry undertone. Full to medium body, dense and chewy tannins and a medium, fruity finish. Needs two or three years to soften.”
Tosalet (Hammeken Cellars) Priorat Vinyes Velles 2014 - $19.99
Clear deep dark purple color. Pure and very intense aromas reminiscent of red berry fruit such as cranberries, red cherries and raspberries combined with mineral notes of flint and hints of eucalyptus. The palate is dry, full bodied with rich concentrated juicy fruit, firm but ripe tannins and a refreshing acidity making this a great food wine that will age very well for 4-6 years.
E Guigal La Dorianne Condrieu 2011 - Regular $124.99 Sale $99.99/bottle
Rated 96 Points, The Wine Advocate – “The top cuvee spent 9 months in 100% French oak. It is a brilliant white that dishes out loads of mineral-tinged white currants, buttered apricots, flowers and toast to go with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, great acidity and a blockbuster finish. It can age."
Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Classic Alsace - $27.99/bottle
Rated 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast – “A sumptuously rich nose of musk, creamy peach and fragrant orchid precede a rounded, medium-dry palate of gentle, warm peach and plum. A pleasant bitter-honey edge lends even more grip to the textured midpalate. Savor this slowly and enjoy the tingling baking spices that enliven the palate.”
Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rose Cotes de Provence Cru Classe 2015 - $26.99/bottle
Salmon orange in color, the nose is compelling, aromatic and spicy with aromas of orange peel, with a round yet vibrant palate and surprisingly mineral finish with lovely notes of almond. On the palate, the wine is fresh and vibrant with fruit tones and saline notes. A perfect match for all things Provencal and beyond, try this versatile rose with grilled fish with olives and fennel, saffron rice, or lamb curry. $26.99
Arnot-Roberts Gamay Noir El Dorado Sierra Foothills 2016 - $32.99/bottle
The 2016 Gamay Noir comes from the Witters and Barsotti vineyards above the town of Placerville in the El Dorado Appellation of the Sierra Foothills. Both vineyards were planted in granitic soils between 2,500 and 3,200 feet elevation. The grapes were harvested between mid-August and early September and handled gently upon arrival at the winery. Carbonic maceration was employed and the juice was pressed off the skins at about 10 brix to allow the wine to finish fermenting in tank before being transferred to neutral puncheons and barrels for aging.
Hartford Family “Highwire” Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2013 - $59.99/bottle
Rated 93 Points, The Wine Advocate - "Another beauty is the 2013 Zinfandel Highwire Vineyard, which comes from century-old vines, half of which are head-pruned and the other half are trained on a trellising system, hence the name. Aged in 50% new French oak, it includes a small percentage of old vine Carignane in the blend. Terrific blackcurrant and kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with loamy soil, pepper, spice and unsmoked cigar tobacco are all present in this big, full-bodied, powerful Zinfandel. It should drink well for 7-8 years." Rated 93 Points, Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Blue and black stone fruits, pepper, savory herbs and dark spices are some of the notes that inform the 2013 Zinfandel Highwire Vineyard. At once quite ripe and also tannic, the Highwire is a bit explosive in style, but all the elements come together very nicely. The huge, resonant finish makes a statement, that is for sure. Rating: 93+ pts."
Arnot-Roberts Trousseau North Coast 2016 - $32.99/bottle
Light in color, with delicate aromas of spice and red fruit. A blend of three vineyards: Luchsinger Vineyard in Clear Lake, Bartolomei Vineyard in Green Valley and Bohan Ranch on the Sonoma Coast. These sites were picked separately and the fruit was whole cluster fermented with native yeast. Upon completion of primary the wine was transferred to a mix of barrels and stainless steel and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Le Pur Fruit du Causse de Combel-la-Serre Cahors 2015 - $16.99/bottle
Julien Ilbert is a young, charismatic vigneron with a fresh perspective on his native Cahors. Vines have been in the Ilbert family for generations, though grapes had always been sold to the local cave coopérative. In 1998, Julien decided to break off and start his own estate. Things didn't exactly go according to plan, and a chance meeting with Mathieu Cosse at a rugby match quickly led to a seven year relationship, with Julien being Mathieu's main source for high quality Auxerrois (aka Malbec, aka Côt). Le Pur Fruit du Causse is made in a forward, juicy, and refreshing style with low tannin and clarity of dark red and blue fruits.
Le Petit Vin d’Avril (Clos des Papes) Vin de France - $20.99/bottle
Rated 90 Points, The Wine Advocate – “The Le Petit Vin d’Avril is a kitchen sink blend of Grenache, Syrah, Marsalan, Merlot and Carignan that coves from vines located near the Rhone River. It’s a brilliant bistro-styled wine that dishes out tons of pleasure. Aged one-third in barrel. With flavors and aromas of tobacco, chocolate, mineral, pepper and licorice, this medium-bodied wine has solid richness and depth, as well as a chewy finish. Buy it by the case and enjoy it over the coming 4-5 years.”
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