As February turns from cold to wet, here are a few new wines that recently came into the shop. Happy Mardi Gras!
2020 Rive Droite, Rive Gauche, Côtes du Rhône Blanc $12
Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, and Viognier
from vineyards on both banks of the Rhône, this tasty a Côtes du Rhône Blanc is dry but creamy with delicate hints of apricot. Natural, No Sulfites Added
2020 Long Story Short, New Zealand Sauv Blanc $12
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Bright aromas of white peach, guava and lemon zest. Floral nuances reminiscent of honeysuckle and elderflower reflect the wild flora and fauna that grow alongside our Wairau Valley vineyards. Mouth: Brimming with juicy flavors and bright acidity,
2020 Château Puy-Servain Marijolaine, Bordeaux Blanc $24
80% Sauvignon, 20% Sémillon
The Semillon adds a richness and layered complexity to the crispness of the Sauvignon Blanc.
2020 La Domitienne. Mourvedre Rosé $11
Like Bandol but not the price? This Languedoc Rosé is you pick. The silky texture adds to the flavors of peach, nectar, and cherry blossom to produce a complex and crisp quaffrer. Was $14 Now $11
2020 La Perdrix, Costières de Nimes Rosé $13
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
Hints of strawberry preserves and raspberry cordial extend from nose to finish. While full bodied and succulent on the palate, it’s a freshly balanced, dry rosé with a mineral lift on the finish.
2018 Domaine du Cros, Marcillac Lo Sang del Païs $18
Domaine du Cros is the key estate in Marcillac, leading this region of the French south-west’s current revival. This is light, crunchy and thirst-quenching with delightful ruby color and flavors of raspberry and plum. Charcuterie wine par excellence.
2013 Sordo Perno Barolo $50
Single vineyard Barolo from a good year. Leather, licorice and balsamic aromas slowly take shape in the glass. Full bodied and taut, this delivers dried black cherry, mature raspberry, star anise and clove set against fresh acidity and firm, refined tannins.