07 Oct Tour of France Tasting Sat. 10/8
Saturday, October 8
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
We’re celebrating France this Saturday with a great lineup from Burgundy and the Loire Valley! Domaine William Fevre is the top tier producer when it come to the steely, minerally region of Chablis in far Northern Burgundy. Faiveley has been a stalwart of Cote d’Or reds and whites for almost 200 years. Faiveley is also one of the largest land owners in Burgundy, including 30 acres of Grand Cru and 60 acres of Premier Cru vineyards. Pascal Jolivet’s Sancerre gets to the heart of this fantastic Sauvignon Blanc producing region with its earthy tinged offering.
2015 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre
On Sale $23.99
Pale and vibrant in color. The 2015 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine.
2014 William Fevre Chablis “Champs Royeaux”
On Sale $18.99
The palate is well balanced, the 5% raised in used oak filling out the second half with orange zest and citrus notes. Linear but with a sense of energy on the finish, this is a fine Champs Royaux that should drink well over 5 or 6 years.
88 Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 William Fevre Chablis 1er Cru Montmains
On Sale $44.99
Pale lemon-green. Smells much more austere than the 2015. Suave and silky but very backward on the palate, conveying terrific limey lift to the highly concentrated flavors of dusty stone, menthol and metallic minerality. In a distinctly cool style and quite reduced today, this wine will need a few years in the bottle, or extended aeration, to show more precision and complexity. Tangy and brisk on the aftertaste.
91+ Points, Vinous Media
2013 Faiveley Bourgogne Rouge
On Sale $13.99
This juicy red offers a mix of smoky cherry, strawberry and earth flavors allied to a firm structure. Just a touch dry in the balance, but food will help. Drink now through 2018.
2014 Domaine Faiveley Mercury 1er Cru Clos des Myglands Monopole
On Sale $39.99
A distinctly earthy nose consists of notes of red cherry, floral and discreet wood. The delicious, generous and fleshy flavors possess good vibrancy, indeed the finish is such that it invites a second sip. This forward but balanced effort should drink well young.
2010 Louis Latour Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Les Chaillots
On Sale $61.99
Red berry aromas and flavors highlight this delicate yet firm red. Graceful and expressive, with a dusty feel on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2023.
88 Points, Wine Spectator