09 Nov Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Sat. 11/11
Saturday, November 11
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
It’s Turkey Time! That means visits with family and friends, lots of food, and popping some corks! Come by and taste a big lineup of wines that will pair perfectly with your holiday meals.
NV Godme Sabine Premier Cru Brut Reserve
On Sale $34.99
70% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier. This gorgeous Champagne is a blend of grapes from 22 different 1er cru vineyard sites. On the palate, the lees aging (fermentation sediment is left with the juice during aging) comes through clearly, bringing an earthy flavor and great tannins. Notes of smoke, hazelnut, mineral, and white/yellow flowers accent the core of yellow apple. It’s reminiscent of good white Burgundy.
2015 Domaine de la Folie Rully Blanc 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques
On Sale $34.99
This walled vineyard occupies the northeast facing slope in front of the house. The current 4.7 acres of Chardonnay were planted in 1972 and share the clos with two parcels of Aligoté, a parcel of cassis, and a small orchard of cherry trees. Like the Aligoté, this too is raised entirely in tank.
2016 Muddy Arch Roussanne
On Sale $19.99
Our brand, Muddy Arch, examines the rarely planted Roussanne varietal from top Northern California vineyard sites to expose the nuances of these local microclimates. Producing our wines in a classic wine style by utilizing balanced Roussanne fruit that is less ripe rewards us with lean and precise white wines that express a spectrum of notes from pungent stone fruit to brimming citrus to a deep honey.
2014 Gaelle & Jerome Meunier Mercurey 1er Cru
On Sale $27.99
This premier cru also comes from two parcels. The first is Sazenay, with close to an acre of vines averaging 45 years of age; the second is Clos l’Evèque, with a third of an acre averaging 65 years. They prune these vines diligently in order to get good ripeness so that they don’t have to chaptalize (sometimes they do, but more often than not they don’t). Ferments are spontaneous, aging in barrel is for 14 months, and use of new wood represents about 30% of the total. This wine is what rich, savory Burgundian Pinot Noir is all about. Production averages 200 cases.
2015 Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon “James,” Cote du Py
On Sale $28.99
The 2015 Morgon Cote du Py James clearly has much more restraint on the nose compared to the Javernieres this year: intense black cherry and iodine aromas, controlled and focused, allowing the terroir to show through. There is great purity here. The palate is beautifully balanced with supple ripe tannin, very well judged acidity, notes of kirsch, blood oranges and a hint of licorice all vying for attention. Yet, it retains the elegance and poise you expect from such a propitious terroir, and the silkiness is irresistible. Superb.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Domaine J. Boulon Morgon
On Sale $12.99
Morgon is the most famous hamlet of Beaujolais, known for producing wines with mature fruit flavors. The wine is rich and powerful (for a Beaujolais) but still subtle and nuanced, with notes of cherry, peach, and apricot. Serve this wine slightly chilled.
2015 Berthaude Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Tradition”
On Sale $22.99
The young and diligent Xavier Rolin is a 5th-generation winemaker. His family domain is based in the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in a district called Berthaude, thus the name Maison la Berthaude. Xavier’s family owns nearly 100 acres, with approximately half in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a little less in Côtes du Rhône, and some in IGP production. The estate’s vineyards span over 72 individual parcels, each with its own distinct reflection of terroir. The blend on the Cuvee Tradition reflects the soil combination of “cailloux” (river stone) & sandy soils-85% Grenache & 15% syrah. The blend is then vinified & aged in cuve (used barrels). This is a special cuvee upon the importers request to showcase the intensity of fruit achieved by the winemaker. Bold & juicy black currant & raspberry intertwined with garrigue, olive tapenade and stones; really plush in the middle and a driving, spicy finish.
Craig Baker, importer
2014 Big Fire Pinot Noir, Oregon
On Sale $16.99
A silky and pretty red with plum and dried-strawberry character. Some smoke and chocolate undertones. Medium to full body and silky tannins. Fine and focused. Drink now or hold.
93 Points, James Suckling
2015 Marietta Zinfandel “Roman”
On Sale $19.99
A blend of 84% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah and 5% Barbera, aged for 12 months in neutral barrels, the 2015 Zinfandel Roman sports a deep garnet-purple color and nose of black plums, blackberries and licorice with touches of tar, charcoal, salami and Indian spices. Full-bodied with firm, slightly rustic tannins, it offers great fruit expression in the mouth with freshness and purity coming through on the long finish.
90 Points, The Wine Advocate