Weekend Wines

It’s a long weekend Packed with Juneteenth, Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice.  It’s time to crack open a nice bottle or two of Red and Barbecue in the Summer rain.

2018 Nuiton Beaunoy, Bourgogne Cote d’Or  $25
Pinot Noir
Ready to drink Burgundy from a Cote d’Or cooperative.  Aroma of red berries – cherries, redcurrants and dark berries -blackberries, blackcurrants. Lively acidity with a pretty moreish mouthfeel!

2019 Domaine des Gaudets, Morgon Cote du Py  $23
From a granite-based vineyard. Spice, strawberries, hints at evergreen pour from the glass and fill the room with their beautiful scents. The palate is full and rounded with firm tannins partnering the black-cherry fruit.

2020 Chateau Pierre Bise, Schistes Anjou Villages  $23
70% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
A mineral heavy Cab Franc from The Anjou.  Organic

2018 Audebert, Bourgueil  $21
Cabernet Franc
Purity and earthen tones are the key here. Red fruits of black raspberry and cherry meld perfectly with the chalky tones of the soil from which this old vine Cabernet Franc is grown. A lovely citrusy finish tidy’s up a long palate of pure excellence.

2017 Fattoria di Basciano, Il Corto  $25
90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vigna Il Corto is the flagship Tuscan red for Chianti winemaker Paolo Masi at his century old Fattoria di Basciano estate.  Intense and complex bouquet, with berry and cherry aromas and flavors, and well-integrated hints of vanilla. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with velvety ripe tannins, and a long finish.

2019 Remo Farina, Valpolicella Superiore Classico Ripasso  $20
Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara
Partially raisined on the vines, the Ripasso has fragrance of pepper, fruit marmalade (cherries, prunes) and spices, licorice and ginger.

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