A few new favorites of ours and our customers:
Wines By-The-Glass: Jan. 24-27 Tues-Fri 12pm-6pm
2013 Marani Georgian Dry White Tsolikouri/$10
2014 Two Shepherds Mendocino Carignan/$10
Saturday Meetup 2pm-5pm
Tasting Burgundy with live guitar music. $10pp
Domaine des Grottes:
Beaujolais' Best-Kept Secret
The domaine's 2014 and 2015 are now available in the US in very limited quantities. Amazingly affordable, these are some of the best wines of both vintages. From organically and biodynamically farmed vineyard. Bottled to retain some CO2 from the winemaking, instead of using sulfites. This is the real traditional Beaujolais method. The wines stay fresh over several years.
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.