We are pulling the corks from now until New Year’s. Swing on by the shop and say good bye to 2019 and hello to 2020.
Saturday, December 28th
Champagne at 2pm
Gonet-Medeville Brut Tradition 1er Cru $40
70% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier
An appealing mix of wet chalk, honey, light barley sugar and hay alongside apple, pear, citrus fruit and lemon-cream notes – this is at a lovely stage of maturity. The palate is both creamy and fresh, with lively but gentle mousse and terrific length. Was $52 now $40
2017 Tenuta Santa Maria Pragal $17
60% Corvina, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah
The Pragal has an engaging bouquet with alternating hints of red fruit preserves, dried roses and black cherry with subtler tones of dark spice, tobacco and black pepper.
2011 Bergadano Barolo Sarmassa $40
Founded by Enrico Bergadano in 1974, this estate is now managed by son Piercarlo who farms two hectares of vines in Barolo, Monforte and Novello. This is the family’s top wine, with fruit harvested from the celebrated Sarmassa cru. It shows incredible density and elegance with bright aromas of wild berries, white truffle and licorice. The drying tannins are tight and firm. Was $50 now $40
Sunday, December 29th
2015 Château Les Hauts de Plaisance Haut Medoc $15
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
This second wine from Château Pontoise Cabarus has a complex aromatic nose of red fruit, berries, coffee, and spice. The palate has a delicious balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity this wine tastes of cherry and blackberry, with a hint of coffee and chocolate.
2016 Argiano, Non Confunditur $19
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Syrah
The innate gentleness of Merlot creates a bridge between the evident earthiness of Sangiovese, the aromatic blackcurrant flavors of Cabernet and the warm red berries of Syrah. NC is a wine with a decisive, full-bodied character, smooth tannins and a persistent finish.
Monday, December 30th
2016 Piantaferro Primitivo di Manduria $14
An oaked Primitivo It is a single varietal Primitivo, from a small vineyard parcel in the heart of the superior Manduria DOC in the heel of Italy. This is a fine example of Primitivo: full-bodied, jammy with tones of chocolate and raisins. Really meant to be drunk young, those that love fruity wines will not be disappointed.
2015 Sierra Cantabria Crianza $19
Intense Cherry. Fine toasted notes (cocoa and coffee) and ripe fruit with definite expression. Powerful palate, smoky with well-balanced toasty notes of oak and fruit.
Tuesday, December 31st
New Year’s Eve
2015 Bernard Stehelin Cheval Long Sablet $20
70% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah
A charming cuvée with a slightly macerated fruit nose followed by a mouth sweet, fresh and licorice in attack, backed by friendly tannins. The very example of “pleasure wine”
And a surprise (even to us) wine. Come toast the New Year..
Wednesday New Year’s Day Closed!