Friday, August 14th: French Reds; A Tasting Tour of Some of the Finest Wines in the World ($15)
There is so much to choose from in France when it comes to wine.If you think about it, every type of wine known to man can be found throughout the vineyards of France. Red, White, Rosé, Sparkling, Dessert; They’ve got it all. This week we’ll be featuring the reds from different regions of this great wine mecca.
Friday, August 21st: A White, A Rosé & Four Reds From Spain? ($15)
I’ve got some real treats for you for this flight. I’m going to surprise you with the white and rosé but let’s just say they are two of my favorite wines in the shop right now. Loads of new wines from Spain are arriving daily at the docks and lots to choose from equals fantastic flight!
Friday, August 28th: White Burgundy; Just Can’t Get Enough! ($15)
I cannot over emphasize the amount of amazing White Burgundies out there right now at every price point. Whether from Macon, Pouilly or the big boys; Puligny & Chassagne Montrachet and Meursault. 2012 & 2013 have produced beautiful, drinkable, site specific Chardonnay. The wines are pristine with lip smacking acidity balanced by incredible mineral and fruit intensity. In a word……..YUM!
If You’re a Fan of Brunello Di Montalcino or the Best in Tuscan Reds These Wines are for You!
2010 Chianti Classico
2006 Chianti Classico Riserva
2008 Chianti Classico Riserva
2006 Chianti Classico Riserva/ Magnum
Located in the Castelnuovo Berardenga village in the Chianti Classico Zone, Principessa Coralia Pignatelli della Leonessa creates my favorite Tuscan wines. They’re ultra traditional & taste of the soil. This is Italian wine at it’s finest!
It’s hard for me to express just how much I love these wines. I first discovered them when tasting thru Tuscany back in 04. We had the 1977 Riserva at a terrific restaurant in Val d’ Elsa and when we finished the bottle I said, “who are these people?” The next day I made an appt. and it was one of my most treasured experiences. I’ve sent many customers to visit the Principessa and they’ve all come back raving. Everything she does is first class. In their incredible restaurant the furniture is all built out of the olive trees that grow on the property. Every chair and table is different. I could go on and on but let’s discuss what it’s all about…….
When I drink Italian wines I’m looking for that cedary, spicy, earthy thing that is Italy and only Italy. French wines can be earthy but it’s a different smell and taste. The wines of Castell’ In Villa express this to the fullest. These are not fruity cherry and berry. The are savory and the aromas and flavors are of dried fruits & flowers, minerals with a dusty, earthy core. This is Italian wine at its best!
I’ve mentioned before that I plan to offer more European wines. Oregon Pinot is fantastic and worthy of any cellar but creating a wine cellar is all about balance. The Banneret Chateauneuf that we just offered is a perfect start at aquiring a great French wine. Castell’ In Villa’s wines are among the finest Italians that you can lay down. I prefer them to almost any Bunello I’ve had. We plan to continue to offer you the best in local Pinots but we’ll also be searching the world of fine wine to bring you wines that speak of the place they are grown. And these two are a great start!
Castell’ In Villa/ Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany
2010 Chianti Classico/ Retail $26
Case $21.25 ($255)
Six Pack $23 ($138)
2006 Chianti Classico Riserva/ Retail $62
Case $52 ($624)
Six Pack $55 ($330)
2008 Chianti Classico Riserva/ Retail $59
Case $50 ($600)
Six Pack $53 ($318)