04 Apr Peter Weygandt Tasting!
Saturday, April 6
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
We’re featuring the wines of one of our favorite importers this weekend, Peter Weygandt.
“One of the small specialty importers with impeccable credentials as well as a great palate, the unassuming gentleman, Peter Weygandt, does as fine a job as anybody in the business, culling out great wines from France and Australia. His low profile personality rarely generates much noise for himself, but he does not have to given the impeccable quality of his portfolio.”
Robert M. Parker, Jr. – Wine Personalities of the Year, The Wine Advocate, 144.
2017 Clement & Florian Berthier “P’tit Berthier” Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de France
On Sale $12.99
This beauty was grown on pure limestone (or calcaire as the French would say) and strikes us as a dead ringer for a wine from a more prestigious appellation like Sancerre or Pouilly-Fume! Pale gold in color, this 100% sauvignon blanc has all the classic aromas of white flowers, ripe citru,s and a touch of exotic fruits. It’s fresh and loaded with mineral-y goodness and floral aromas. In the mouth you’ll find plenty of quince, tart apple, and pear. The wine is elegant and crisp with great balance. Perfect with quiche, goat cheeses, and smoked fish!
2016 Domaine Beauregard Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie
On Sale $12.99
Luscious and aromatic but still crisp and fresh, with fresh ripe pear, green apple, and almonds. Then a maritime quality (hello seafood!) with a subtle creamy palate, mouthwatering acidity, and mineral notes in the mouth. Every time I taste this I just keep thinking…how is this not Chablis?! And really I think it comes down to the fruit profile. That being said, if you’re a fan of Chablis you might have just found a new everyday drinker for the summer!
2017 Daniel Bouland Morgon “Corcelette” Vieille Vignes
On Sale $32.99
The 2017 Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes (4) is brilliant, unfurling in the glass with notes of wild plums, cherries and cassis, complemented by savory aromas of grilled meat and loamy soil. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, deep and layered, with a slightly tauter, more tensile profile than the Corcelette that matured in foudre #7, as well as marginally more concentration. While the differences between the two bottlings aren’t sufficient to merit a divergence of scores, #7 is the purist’s choice and seemingly the best-adapted to sustained bottle age: it was the bottling I purchased for my own cellar.
94 points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Domaine la Berangeraie “Cuvee Juline” Cahors
On Sale $13.99
This Malbec-dominant blend (In the Cahors AOP, a minimum of 70% is required) has just a touch of Merlot, bringing a wonderful complexity. Its rich palate exudes cherry, licorice, and wildflowers, with sweet tannins and a mouth-coating finish. The Cahors region, located just East of Bordeaux, is known for its uniquely dark version of Malbec, almost black in color, earning the name of “black wine” for its regional wines.
2014 Bonnefond “Les Rochains” Cote Rotie
On Sale $49.99
Vibrant ruby. Expressive, spice-accented blackberry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille aromas pick up a smoky nuance with air. Shows excellent depth and focus on the palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of star anise. Opens up and becomes more lively with air, picking up a peppery nuance that adds clarity, lift and bite. The sappy, incisive finish is firmed by dusty tannins that fold quickly into the lingering, sappy dark fruit.
91-93 Points, Vinous
2015 Bonnefond “Les Rochains” Cote Rotie
On Sale $73.99
(25% new oak) Inky ruby. Powerful red/blue fruit, smoky bacon, vanilla and licorice aromas are sharpened by black pepper and mineral notes. Concentrated blueberry, Chambord and spicecake flavors show outstanding clarity and a sexy floral nuance. Smoothly blends depth and energy and finishes extremely long and sappy, with fine-grained tannins framing the densely packed, juicy fruit.
94 Points, Vinous
2016 Domaine Saint Damien “Les Souteyrades” Gigondas
On Sale $32.99
The 2016 Gigondas Les Souteyrades checks in as 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that was brought up all in foudre. It’s another powerful, concentrated, awesome wine that has slightly more exotic notes of black raspberries, crushed flowers, spice, and sappy garrigue. I almost always find a citrus note in this cuvée, which is full-bodied, opulent and mouth-filling on the palate, yet always stays graceful and lively.
97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
96 Points, The Wine Enthusiast