A few new favorites of ours and our customers:
Wines By-The-Glass: Sept 12-15 Tues-Fri 12pm-6pm
Petit Jo Cotes du Rhone/$5 each
2001 Bourgogne Rouge Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet/$5
2012 La Rectorie Collioure Rouge Montagne/$5
2002 Chandon de Briailles Pernand Vergelesses/$5
Sept 16 Saturday Meetup 2pm-6pm
Minimus Wines of Oregon tasting flight $10
Plus Fort Point Beer tasting flight/$1
Sunset Magazine Likes What We Do
At Vineyard Gate Selections we're elated that a venerable publication like Sunset can appreciate what we do. What we care most about is the enjoyment of good wine, and that key to wine's pleasure is the adventure and surprise. That's what real wine is because every year mother nature gives us something different and that should be reflected in the wine. A wine that's industrial is manipulated to suit commercial interests. You are being tricked. We're not interested in this.
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 Red "Trois Cepages", Domaine du Pelican 2013 $49.00
60% Pinot Noir, 30% Trousseau, and 10% Poulsard. The Pinot Noir and Trousseau are grown in Montigny-les-Arsures on biodynamically farmed vineyards.
Cotes du Jura "Les Belemnites", Domaine Buronfosse 2011 $32.00
70% Savagnin and 30% Chardonnay blend. A startling harmony of flavors and freshness. Aged three years ouille or non-oxidative. Named after the 200 million year-old fossils found in Jurassic soils.
New California Releases
1. Stags Leap District Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 4 Winds Winery 2012 $136.00
Debut release of this Napa Cabernet crafted by the highly acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown.
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.