A few new favorites of ours and our customers:
Special Tasting Events
20th & 21st March Friday & Saturday 12pm-5pm. We're pouring two new whites, a Rueda Verdejo and an Erbaluce di Caluso. The 2013 Javier Sanz Rueda Verdejo "Rey Santos" comes from organically farmed vines near Galicia. The 2013 Benito Favaro Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG is a rare white grown at the foot of the alps in northwestern Italy near Turin.
Next Weekend's Tasting: Details TBA
Vineyard Gate Selections Feature Domaine Jean-Claude Rateau
Wines of Jura
Arbois Vin Jaune, Michel Gahier 2004 $76.00
Seamless quality. Endless finish. Only gets better with time. Michel Gahier recommends 20 years from the vintage. Get set for an experience of a lifetime.
Arbois Trousseau des Corvees, Domaine de la Tournelle 2009 $30.00
100% Trousseau from organically and biodynamically farmed vineyards. Perhaps the best vintage to date of this spectacular cuvee. Enjoy its youth or aged for a decade or so.
Vin de France "Foutre d'Escampette", Domaine de l'Octavin NV $29.00
Delicious naturally sparkling wine (petillant naturel) from 100% Chardonnay grown in biodynamically farmed (Demeter certified) vineyard in Arbois in the Jura. Unfiltered, lots of sediment, to retain natural flavors. Enclosed in crown cap.
New California Releases
1. Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Aftermath 2011 $70.00
Debut release of this precise, beautifully balanced Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted by the team of Dave Phinney, Steve Matthiason, and John Truchard from Jim Kaplan's vineyard in the Silverado Bench. 2011 is such a classic vintage for Napa Cabernets as exemplified by this release.
2. Livermore Semillon, Kalin Cellars 2000 $32.00
Dry Semillon with a solid track record for long-term aging since its first vintage in 1979.
3. Santa Ynez Red "Gli Angeli", Stolpman Vineyards 2011 $62.00
100% Syrah from Stolpman's oldest vines in the finest sites of the estate, applying high density planting, no irrigation, and organic and biodynamic farming.