Rewarding those that stay

To amuse vacationing friends and for the enjoyment of those sipping with us Saturday, I’ve selected these wines. Come join us from 2-5 for our complimentary tasting. Read on for tasting notes.

Saturday, July 5

Sat, July 5th, 2-5 PM

Tasting Notes

JL Vergnon Brut Conversation: This small grower Champagne is unique as it is from the grand Cru village of Le Mesnil sur Oger, produced from 100% Chardonnay. Grand wine, grand fun!

Domaine Pascal Bonhomme Vire-Clesse 2012: Not new to us, but always consistent quality. This vintage is a bit richer and offers a lot of quality for the price.

Chateau Soucherie Rose de Loire “Cuvée L’Astree” 2012: Grolleau and Gamay here which may not bring a taste to mind, but you will find this to be a refined, dry, thirst quenching rose, perfect for the beautiful sub-tropic weekend.

Domaine du Meix-Foulot Mercurey 1er Cru 2009: It may be hot, but not too hot for a rich, velvety tasting 2009 red Burgundy. We will present this at cellar temperature which is the proper way for enjoyment anytime of year.

Come taste these wines!


Recently, Neal Rosenthal changed distributors and we are very pleased not only to have a more consistent supply of our favorite wines, but a wider selection as well from this importer.

For our complimentary tasting this Saturday, we’re offering four wines that are always in our portfolio that will make for an interesting tasting. Come see us from 2-5 to try these wines. Detailed notes are below.

Sat, May 10 Tasting

Wine Notes:

Domaine Massiac Sauvignon 2012 – The harvest of the white grapes is conducted in the early morning hours when the weather is still cool so that the beginning moments of fermentation can be closely controlled. The fermentation occurs in tank as does the elevage. The wine rests on the fine lies with occasional batonnage being done before the wine is bottled during the spring following the harvest. The result is a crisp, dry white with distinct Sauvignon varietal character.

Sentinelle les de Massiac 2012 – The “Sentinelle” cuvée is the more precocious of the two reds produced at Massiac. The tannins are more supple and the fruit a touch “sweeter,” more forward and less rustic than its companion. Fermentation and elevage are in tank. The wine is bottled within a year of the harvest. The blend is usually two-thirds Syrah and one-third Carignan.

Marc Deschamps Pouilly Fume 2009 – The “Vignes de Berges” is a 3.5 hectare parcel on kimmeridgian marne soils with a high proportion of stones known in the appellation as “terres blanches.” The vines here are in excess of 30 years of age. This wine is the most generous and earthy of the Fumés produced at the estate.

Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas 2006 – There are several important vineyard sites that form the base of the Gigondas that comes to the USA, including Gour de Chaulé, Les Blaches, and Les Bousquets. The average age of the Grenache vines planted within these plots is 55 years. Production levels generally average 30 to 32 hectoliters per hectare. The grapes are harvested manually and are never de-stemmed. Malolactic fermentation takes place in cuve and the wine is racked into large oak “foudres” where it stays for approximately 18 months. New oak is not used at this domaine. The resulting wine is sturdy, braced with sweet, dusty tannins, and is intensely aromatic with notes of crushed white pepper, oriental spices and game.

Come enjoy these wonderful wines.


Pouring Holiday Reds

December 21, 2013

Restoring sanity to holiday shopping. Sip while you shop. Join us today from 2-5 for our holiday celebration. Our complimentary tasting includes some of our favorite red wines. – We’re celebrating with an extraordinary red wine tasting -  You’ll want to start with the Duckhorn Merlot, which is one of our favorite Merlots from California. Next, we have […]

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Guigal Tasting!

November 21, 2013

This week, for thanksgiving, we are doing a special tasting of all our Guigal wines. You will get to taste, for free, three wines that are very prestigious. Please come by Saturday, from 2-5, to enjoy these special wines. Thanks, Ric and Matt Tasting Notes:   2010 Cotes Du Rhone – Guigal $15 2010 was a […]

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Party Wine!!!!

October 18, 2013

With the holiday’s fast approaching we decided that it would be a good idea to showcase some wine that would be great for parties. We have shown these wines before, but never all together. These wines all offer, what we think is wine that is palatable for only $10. These will be wines that you […]

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Tasting Features Beaujolais Grand Cru & Other Gems

October 11, 2013

If you missed last week’s Cru Beaujolais tasting, we’re pouring two of those offerings this week. We’re also excited to include the new vintage of Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis 2012, and a new wine from European Cellars. Join us 2-5 Saturday for this complimentary event.  Read on for the tasting notes. Tasting Notes: 2011 […]

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Saturday’s Cru Beaujolais Tasting

October 3, 2013

Hurricane Side Note: If the storm hits New Orleans, we will be pushing this tasting back to the following Saturday.  Sat, Oct. 5 Complimentary Beaujolais Tasting Wine Notes:  Morgon 2011, JEAN-ERNEST DESCOMBES  $16.00 Soil Type: “Rotten Rocks”: crumbly decomposed schist The story behind a wine often mirrors very closely to that of an individual. For […]

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Finding the Holy Grail – Come Taste

September 26, 2013

The Search for Exceptionally Delicious Well-Priced Burgundies is a Lifelong Quest:  It’s an elusive find. Come join us this Saturday from 2-5 for our complimentary tasting. We’re pouring three wines from Domaine des Valanges – and you’ll have the opportunity to try two outstanding White Burgundies for under $20! On my annual sojourns to Burgundy, […]

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Pouring Calming Wines

September 19, 2013

We’re hoping there’s fewer heart-stopping moments with Sunday’s Saint’s Game Saturday’s tasting features wines to help calm the heart and sooth game-day nerves. We think you’ll also appreciate the value these pours offer. Join us 2-5 Saturday to find a new favorite and to better enjoy the game. Complimentary Tasting: Sat, 2-5 PM Wine Notes: […]

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Exploring the Rhone Valley

September 5, 2013

Pouring best wines for football-grilling season Saturday’s Complimentary Tasting: 2-5  Situated just north of Provence, the Rhone valley offers wines of excellent value. The football season goes hand in hand with grilled dishes and Cotes du Rhone wines are the perfect complements. They have the weight and abundance of fruit to handle robust flavors. Come […]

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