Time is running out for 2020, but we just received a few more wines before 2021.
Moutard, Cuvee Prestige $37
50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
An elegant Champagne which has a delicate mousse with a lovely, fine and biscuity character. Aromas of dried fruits, brioche and candied citrus. On the palate, there are notes of peach and hazelnuts that linger long in the finish. Aged 3 1/2 years.
2019 Soie d’Ivoire La Lisse $13
This ripe yet crunchy fruit gives this wine it’s freshness, vigor and spine, at the same time it’s luscious texture which is further complemented and enriched from one third vinified and matured for nine months in seasoned French oak barrels.
2017 Leitz, Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling $15
From the Magdalenenkreuz where the soils are comprised of sandy loam—fatter and ideal for ripe expression; the riesling grown here is always textured, opulent and forward. Though the wine is of Spätlese quality it perceivably drinks more like a Kabinett. 375 ml 7.5% alcohol by volume
2015 Château Mont-Redon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc $30
60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 10% Roussanne, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Picpoul
Crisp lemon flavors and white-blossom notes lend an invigorating feel to this fresh, fruity white wine. It’s light on its feet but silky and expansive on the palate. The finish is moderately long and just a hint warming. Was $48 now $30
2018 Domaine Duseigneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Matteo $38
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
This CNDP boasts black fruits and lots of body that benefits from a decanting, the aromas of red fruits, leather and underbrush will continue to develop. Organic
2018 J. L. Chave, Mon Coeur, Côtes du Rhône $25
50% Syrah and 50% Grenache.
Smoke-accented cherry, dark berries and licorice on the perfumed nose, which takes on succulent floral and herb nuances with air. Smooth, concentrated and gently sweet, offering mineral- and spice-accented black raspberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors and a spicy jolt of cracked pepper. Finishes supple, sweet and quite long, with harmonious tannins and lingering florality.
2016 Finn Hill, Jolie Rosebud Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon $18
Another Washington Cab takes a big price drop There’s richness and concentration from start to finish, opening with aromas of cherry cola, cinnamon bark, dusty lavender and menthol. Beautifully resolved cherry-skin tannins. Was $30 now $18
Colosia, Sangre y Trabajadero Oloroso Sherry $15
A complex, decadent dry Oloroso that teases one into thinking it’s almost sweet but it’s dry. Roasted mixed nuts–Brazils and hazelnut–combine over a darkly dense palate that hints of salty, ocean tang. The finish is of mahogany caramel goes on and on.