Recover from the stress of Black Friday, avoid the eye strain and carpal tunnel of Cyber Monday. Come get some retail therapy that will do you good. Saturday we are pouring some beautiful wines to take the stress out of the holidays. We have some big, beautiful Bordeaux and some bright, bustling bubbles. Come find a wine that will make your season bright.
Paul Louis Martin, Champagne, Bouzy, Brut $32
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Louis Martin is a small family grower Champagne producer in Montagne de Reims with 10 Hectares of vineyards. The brute has a buttery aroma and grilled notes, chalky citrus flavors and a good balance between power and freshness.
2011 Domaine le Portail, Cheverny Blanc $11
80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay
Niether bubbles or Bordeaux this white comes from the Loire Valley but it is such an excellent value we had to throw it in. The Chardonnay gives elevated fruit components and texture, while the Sauvignon lend terriﬁc minerality and a clean citrusy ﬁnish.
2007 Chateau Marsau Côtes de Francs $11
Owner Jean-Marie Chadronnier is a firm believer in the pure expression of terroir. Situated on the highest slopes of the Cotes de Francs, Chateau Marsau enjoys a limestone-clay soil perfectly suited to Merlot which comprises 100% of the vineyard planting. The 2007 vintage of Marsau is not a ripe as the 2005, but the structure is still there and the fruit is tasty if not massive. An unbelievable deal at this price.
2010 Châteu Beaumont Haut Médoc $21
53% Cabernet, 46% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Positioned on the left bank of the Garonne, between Saint-Julien and Margaux, Château Beaumont draws its finesse and delicate qualities from the deep gravel of the best soils in the Haut-Médoc. A nice full Cab heavy Bordeaux that is rich and weighty with serious fruit and tannins. Drink now or put down and watch it develop.
2009 Château La Tour de Mons Margaux $32
34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
Château La Tour de Mons is a single block vineyard in the northern part of the Margaux near the banks of the Garonne. The wine is a big, full, classic Margaux. The wine displays a great aromatic complexity on the nose with red fruits, blueberries, and delicate oaky notes. It offers on the palate the generosity, the opulence, the power and the density of this exceptional vintage. It is an elegant and distinguished wine with a long finish showing a rare aromatic complexity.