|2014 Domaine Des Crets Macon Chardonnay Climat 'L' Echenault de Serre'||Macon||100% Chardonnay|
L’Echenault de Serre” is the younger of the two parcels that Lequin has in Ozenay. Very loosely translated, the climat name means “where the rainwater runs down to the serfs,” which describes the situation of this site, below “En Bout,” where there is a bit more clay in the soil. Fermented in 90% neutral oak, which differentiates from most other Macon wines.
|2014 Domaine Rene Lequin-Colin Santenay Les Hates||Chassagne-Montrachet||100% Chardonnay|
Of the two Santenay chardonnays, this is the more generous, and it’s all based in the soil. “Les Hates” is a lieu dit in the mid-slope of the Côte, sandwiched between the Premier Cru sites of Beaurepaire (which is just beneath “Sous la Roche”) and the more famous 1er Cru Santenay sites of Passetemps, Beauregard, Clos des Mouches and Clos Faubard.
|2016 Domaine De La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Pure||Chateauneuf du Pape||100% Grenache|
Similarly colored to the Signature cuvée, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pure boasts a heavenly, classic Pure perfume of wild strawberries, kirsch, and black cherries intermixed with exotic spices, crushed flowers, nori (the seaweed wrapper used for sushi), and sandy, loamy, earthy notes. Possessing full-bodied richness.
|2016 Domaine De La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape 'Fiancee'||Chateauneuf du Pape||50% Syrah, 50% Grenache|
Wine-making in underground concrete vats. Destemming of underripe stalks. The wine stays on the skins for over 4 weeks.
Gentle extractions. Aging in old oak casks and 600 liter barrels for approximately 18 months. The wine is not filtered before bottling.
|2016 Domaine de Cabasse Gigondas Cuvee Jucunditatis||Rhone (Gigondas)||80% Black Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah|
A traditional approach and assemblage for this magnificent soil. Complex and structured, this Gigondas shows a wonderful balance, pure elegance.
|2017 Sablet Cotes du Rhone Villages Les Deux Anges||Rhone||70% Black Grenache, 27% Syrah, 3% Carignan|
Expressive fruit, a pinch of spices and roundness together with supple tannins. A wine of pleasures for any occasion.
|10.99||The Old Mine Citrabar||Erie, Colorado|
Citrabar is their citrus-bursting-full-o-juiciness-conundrum. Clocking in at 6.8% ABV, stocked with generous amounts of Citra hops added during the Handlebar process, and bursting with fruit, texture, and deliciousness. Citrabar is the cider for you.
|Domaine JL Chave Hermitage Rouge 'Farconnet'||Rhone||100% Syrah|
Brilliant ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented dark berries, olive and licorice on the pungent nose. Subtly sweet blackberry and cherry flavors show excellent clarity and energy and pick up a sexy floral quality with aeration. Displays excellent delineation, a gracefully light touch and powerful mineral lift on the persistent, gently tannic finish. 93 Vinous
|Principiano Barolo di Serralunga 2014||Piedmont, Italy||100% Nebbiolo|
Ferdinando Principiano is one of the new crop of exciting young winegrowers to farm Piedmont. From a 3.5ha vineyard in the Boscareto Valley of Serralunga d'Alba the wine is fermented on indigenous yeast & crushed without addition of SO2. There are beautiful aromas of red fruit and deep spice. Silky tannins frame raspberry, rosemary and tarry notes that linger on the palate.
|15.99||2016 Piattelli Reserve||Salta, Argentina||Malbec & Tannat|
The wine is aged for 8 months in French and American oak which contributes to the color, aroma, flavor and texture of the wine. Wonderful aromatics of blackberries, spice and eucalyptus find its way out of the glass. Succulent flavors of blueberry, black cherry, blackberry and vanilla coat the mouth in a velvety texture. This wine is on par with many double its price.
|15.99||2016 Luchetti Lacrima di Morro||Alba, Piedmont||100% Lacrima|
Deep violet in color, the wine explodes out of the glass with an extremely intense and heady bouquet of exotic Eastern flowers and wild strawberries and pomegranate. Once past the intriguing nose, the palate features wild berry compote, hints of roses, violets and geranium, a note of pink peppercorn and finishes very fresh with limited tannins. An utterly unique experience.
|9.99||2017 Sanama Reserva||2017 Sanama Reserva||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
Intense aromas of peach, lemon, with hints of herbs. Delicate texture and subtle lemon flavor with refreshing acidity. Easy drinking, bright Sauvignon Blanc.
|49.99||2017 Clos Canarelli Rose||Corsica, France|
Considered by many in France to not only the best rosé there is from Corsica, but the best all of France has to offer. Does it rival Bandol? There's only one way to find out....
|19.99||2015 Les Cassagnes de La Nerth||Cotes du Rhone, France||Grenache & Syrah|
Made from equal parts Grenache and Syrah, this full-bodied wine offers loads of plummy, ripe cherry and berry flavors offset by an invigorating edge of black pepper and brisk acidity. It's luscious and juicy but firmly structured by taut, persistent tannins. Although it drinks well now it should improve through 2020 and hold further.
|44.99||2016 Pax The Hermit||North Coast, California||100% Syrah|
This Syrah combines fruit from Alder Springs, Castelli-Knight Ranch, Griffins Lair and Walker Vine Hill Vineyards, which three of those vineyards also makeup his Sonoma Hillside Syrah which recently earned a perfect 100 point score from Vinous. Again, you have to try this… The 2016 is classic, cool climate California Syrah which stunning depth, length and balance.
|12.99||2016 MAN Cab Sauv||South Africa||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
This is a perfect everyday wine, with immediately attractive notes of Thin Mint, mocha, black raspberry, brambly boysenberry and cassis that abound on the nose and mouth. Touches of purple flowers and cocoa powder add decadence, while soft tannins lend an approachable structure to the palate.
|29.99||Dufaitre Julienas||Cru Beaujolais|
Julienas is typically a fuller, more masculine style Beaujolais. However, Dufaitre takes an opposite approach and has produced a wine that is delicate and floral. I love the balance between herbal spice and tart fruit character.
|17.99||2017 Le Caprice de Clementine Rose||Provence, France||50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault|
Light and delicate with a beautiful robe, elegant, fresh and pure nose, good acidity to preserve freshness. The finish is tasty.
|39.99||2017 Dom. du Gros Nore||Bandol, Provence, France||50% Mourvèdre 25% Cinsault 25% Grenache|
This stunning rose is a delicious reminder of Bandol’s rightful place at the top of the rose hierarchy. One of our favorites, showing balance and power with lovely vein of minerality.
|39.99||2015 Domaine de Saint Siffrein||Chateauneuf de Pape||65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault|
This domaine produces concentrated, balanced red wines where they let the soil express itself through respectful farming methods and careful winemaking. The wines are full of character, with rich tannins, which makes them suitable for ageing. They can also be drunk young for an intense gourmet experience. A harmonious and elegant wine with soft tannins, true to its terroir.
|124.99||Clos des Papes 2016||Chateaunueuf-du-Pape||60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah|
This beauty's deep purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black currants, blueberries, Asian spices, mellowed in garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless is as graceful as a ballerina on the palate and has ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, and a finish that just won't quit. a beyond beautiful wine.
|36.99||2017 Dom. de la Mordoree Tavel||Tavel, Rhone Valley||60% Grenache 10% Cinsault 10% Mourvedre 10% Syrah 5% Bourboulenc 5% Clairette|
Textbook Tavel, this is a meaty, generously flavored rosé with lots of stony mineral flavor to support the red fruit. Based on grenache from 40-year-old vines and blended with a host of local varieties, the wine seems to grow in size and complexity with air, herbal notes and grapefruit acidity adding lift and freshness. Classic!
|18.99||2016 Pascal jolivet 375ml||Sancerre, Loire valley||100% Sauv Blanc|
The 2016 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine.
|13.99||2017 Chateau de Paraza Rose||Minervois, S. France||50% Syrah 50% Grenache|
Tender pale color with pink reflects. Pleasing nose with notes of strawberry and redcurrant. On the palate the wine is wild, round, and well-balanced, with a lot of crisp. Pure freshness.
Cynar is an artichoke based bittersweet liqueur known for its distinctive flavor; its taste is enriched by an infusion of 13 herbs and plants.
|16.99||2016 Dom. des Chers Julienas||Beaujolais, France||100% Gamay|
comes from 50- to 80-year-old vines. The fruit is clean and pure: redcurrant mixed with raspberry and Morello cherries that are nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe red cherry fruit, a gentle grip and a long, quite silky finish. This is a harmonious, well-crafted Juliénas to enjoy over the next few years.