April 2016

Not Enough Superlatives to Describe this Loire Cabernet Franc from Saumur-Champigny

Domaine des Roches Neuves “Clos de l’Échelier” (Saumur-Champigny, 2014) ~$40/bottle We were fortunate enough to get a onetime shipment of elite Loire producer Thierry Germain‘s wines before a well-known and highly regarded US importer signed him and dried…

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Posted on 2016.04.27 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

A Rare Great Value Northern Red Burgundy from the Excellent 2014 Vintage

Régis Bouvier “Les Longeroies Vieilles Vignes” (Marsannay, 2014) ~$28/bottle SOLD OUT Only a few producers in the Côte d’Or’s northernmost zone of Marsannay have gained international attention for the quality, specificity, and ambitiousness of their wines.Régis Bouvier is regularly…

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Posted on 2016.04.20 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Fresh & Generous Red from Languedoc’s Larzac Plateau

Jean-Baptiste Granier “Les Vignes Oubliées” (Terrasses du Larzac, 2014) Price: $26/bottle Winemaker Jean-Baptiste Granier grew up in a family of vignerons that had always respected nature and minimal intervention in the vineyards and cellars. So it was more…

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Posted on 2016.04.13 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Last of the 2012 Vintage, Pure Chambolle-Musigny to Drink or Hold

Domaine Bertagna Chambolle-Musigny “Le Village” 2012 $80/bottle Domaine Bertagna Chambolle-Musigny “Le Village” is from a one acre parcel of 87 year old vines that overlooks houses in the village of Chambolle-Musigny, just above several Premier Cru sites. The…

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Posted on 2016.04.06 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society April 2016 Selection

Champagne Eric Rodez “Millesime 2007” (Ambonnay, Grand Cru) Eighth generation vigneron Eric Rodez cultivates around 40 acres of vineyards, all in the Grand Cru of Ambonnay. Due its chalk, limestone and clay subsoil, favorable altitudes (400ft average), and south/southeast-facing…

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Posted on 2016.04.03 in Champagne, France, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

Everyday Red Southern Rhône from Venerable Châteauneuf-du-Pape Producer

Vignobles Brunier “Mégaphone” (Ventoux, 2014) $17/bottle Life would be good if Châteauneuf-du-Pape was one of your everyday red wines. But if that’s not in the budget, the next best thing is an inexpensive yet superb Southern Rhône red blend from…

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Posted on 2016.04.02 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 


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