The Solstice is here, we are turning the corner on more daylight. Christmas is just a few days away, and New Year’s is on its way. Happy Holidays!! Here are a few things that might come in handy.
Stuffers (half bottles, 375ml)
Champagne Canard Duchêne Authentic Brut $26
45% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay
Authentic Brut epitomizes the Canard-Duchene style, where freshness and intensity bring together nobility and nature. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine is characterized by fresh fruit aromas jostling with brioche notes. The fruit aromas carry through to the palate and intermingle with pastry notes.
2013 Albert Bichot Bourgogne Rouge, Vieilles Vignes $10
Old-vine Pinot, bright cherry flavor with a touch of earthiness and mineral.
2010 E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape $27
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
Rich, textured and medium to full-bodied, with ample black cherry, olive tapenade and subtle meatiness, this traditional effort stays pure and lively, with fine tannin emerging on the finish.
2009 Château De Cérons Cérons $20
90% Sémillion, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle
The richness of the vintage is very apparent in this luscious, still-young wine. A dry core of botrytis rests on flavors of bitter-orange marmalade, apricot, acidity and spice from wood aging.
2008 Château Aney Haut Médoc $15
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
A full and smooth Medoc with lots of deep fruit and the right amount of age.
To Albalá Fino 3 Fases Electrico $14
When ordering Electrico in Córdoba one need only say “Shock Me!” (Dame un calambrazo). Pastry and brine notes from the flor yeast add complexity to the retained varietal personality. Naturally balanced and pure, this Fino is unmatched in its food pairing versatility.
2015 Valdespino Manzanilla Deliciosa en Rama $12
Deliciosa En Rama is around 6 years of average age and made with grapes from the pago Miraflores. Its solera system consists of six criaderas and the solera stage. The En Rama version is said to maintain some energetic youthfulness while showing the complexity that comes with age. Only one bottling is made each year in spring.
Kopke, 10 year old Tawny $20
A blend of different vintages averaging 10 years old. 375ml
2021 Chateau Buffiat, Les Lutins Beaujolais Nouveau $17
Better late than never. This Nouveau just arrived in time for Christmas, and it has little elf stockings on the label. What more could you want?
2019 Troon, Vineyard Druid’s Fluid $18
Southern Oregon terroir in a “Cotes du Rhone” style blend, crunchy red fruit like fresh cranberry, tart pomegranate, and ripe red cherries with undertones of herbaceousness and pepper. Biodynamic, Vegan
Tuesday to Friday noon to 6
Closed Christmas Day
Open Sunday December 26th, noon to 6
New Year’s Week
Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6
Closed New Year’s Day