Spring is a time of change, and this week we are featuring some new arrivals as well as putting the spotlight on some departing favorites.
2015 Kirsten Feinherb Riesling $15
The small Kirsten winery in the little-known wine village of Klüsserath on the Middle Mosel makes some of the best new-old style wines. The Feinherb has a bit salty minerality and some sweet fruitiness at the same time resulting a very deep palate. Long finish. 10.8% alcohol by volume. Was $22 now $15 2 cases available
2015 Krirsten Riesling Trocken $15
The wonderful aromas of this wine are dry and fruity with a great crisp and fresh finish. Kirsten’s Rieslings each share a core of minerality that prevails over primary fruit, but this dry bottling is particularly savory in style. It’s refreshingly spry with layers of smoke and chalk notes meandering amidst sheer streaks of fresh, white grapefruit and apple. 11.9% alcohol by volume. Was $21 now $15 2 cases available
2018 Château Pajzos Furmint (Tokaji) $13
The bright, fresh and zesty flavors range from grapefruit to apricot with notes of nuts, minerals, and spice. The Furmint has aspects that remind one of Viognier, Pinot Gris, and Sauvignon Blanc, yet it is a unique wine. Its flavors are as appealing as they are original. New Vintage!
2018 Cherrier & Fils, Sancere $23
The estate has limestone and calcareous clay soils that wonderfully influence the character of the grapes grown there. The Sancerre is consistently delicious, with citrus, chalky mineral and light floral notes. The Cherrier is moving to a distributor who we don’t buy from. We have 2 cases left.
2019 Château de Miniére Rosé de Miniére $16
100% Cabernet Franc
A Loire Rosé with elegant aroma of roses, citrus and minerality. Dominating red fruit in a long finish and a nice freshness. Organic The delicious rose is just off the boat.
2017 Fond Croze Cuvee Confidence Côtes du Rhone $13
709% Grenache, 30% Syrah
A rustic CDR with notes of forest floor, black fruits, blackberries and cassis followed by peppery notes and leather. 2 cases left of the 2017
2017 Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina $15
Linear, crisp red with stone, blackberry and fresh-herb aromas and flavors. Medium to light body. Firm tannins and a flavorful finish. A new vintage of an old favorite.
2016 Domaine du Crampilh L’ Originel $17
90% Tannat, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
This rustic Tannat comes from the Basque hills of Southern France. The wine shows ripe black fruits that dominate the tannins. Its full structure is restrained by acidity and black-plum flavors at the end. Was $20 now $17 18 bottles left.
2016 Zeni Marogne Ripasso $18
60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
Vinous, full-bodied, with hints of black cherry and well-ripened fruit. Rounded and velvety on the palate. This full Ripasso from Veneto just hit our shelves.