A few new favorites of ours and our customers:
Special Tasting Events
Friday 14 March 2014 5:30pm-6:30pm at Vineyard Gate, Millbrae CA | Tasting Fee is just $30.00 plus tax
We will pour the following:
2010 Marlborough Pinot Blanc "Kerner Vineyard"
2009 Marlborough Riesling "Riverbrook Vineyard"
2009 Canterbury Chardonnay Home Vineyard "Lion's Tooth"br> 2011 Canterbury Chardonnay Home Vineyard "Lion's Tooth"
2011 Canterbury Chardonnay Home Vineyard "Field of Fire"
2009 Marlborough Pinot Noir "Cowley"
2009 Marlborough Pinot Noir "Calvert"
2009 Canterbury Pinot Noir Home Vineyard "Earth Smoke"
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 Blanc "Cuvee Sacha", Jacques Puffeney NV $30.00
A blend of Chardonnay and Savagnin aged in cask for two to three years without topping up resulting in a wine that could only be from the Jura. Beautiful and complex.
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 $28.00
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, Domaine Georg Rafael Pere et Fils 2009 $47.00
Classic-style Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Estate vineyards situated at the foot of Mount Veeder, within the Oak Knoll AVA, the Georg Rafael Vineyard may be Napa's best-kept secret.
2. Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay "Dierberg Vineyard", Tyler Winery 2011 $48.00
Winemaking is simple and straightforward aimed at conveying the superb quality of the fruit brought in from cool-climate Dierberg Vineyard, 13 miles off the Pacific Ocean.
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.