October 2022

Bandol: The Aristocrat of Provence. Legacy Domaine de la Bégude with an Assorted Selection in 6-Bottle Package ($242) + Taming of the Bestial Bandol, Eight Seminal Producers + NEW ARRIVAL: The Combined Second White Wines of Twin Sisters Châteaux Haut-Brion & La Mission Haut Brion

Conventional wisdom has taught us that wine grapes fare best in places where nothing else will grow; rocky, water-starved soil on precipitous hillsides make vine roots work harder, ramifying and branching off in a search of nutrients and, in consequence,…

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Posted on 2022.10.27 in Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bandol, France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages, Provence  |  Read more...

 

Rhône’s Southern Charm: Seven Elevated Crus Show Distinctive Typicity and Singular Expression. (10-Bottle Pack $299) + NEW ARRIVALS – Domaine Laroche, 2020 Chablis Releases

More than angular Bordeaux or earthy Burgundy, or even the fat, smoky offerings from Northern Rhône, the wines of the Southern Rhône epitomize the notion of ‘user friendly.’ Big and luscious when young, rich and fruit-centered as they age, these…

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Posted on 2022.10.20 in Muscat de Beaume de Vanise, Gigondas, Tavel, Rasteau, Vacqueyras, Lirac, Cairanne, Chablis, Côtes-du-Rhône, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Beaujolais’s Moulin-à-Vent 2019 Harvest Delivers Reduced Quantity But Optimal Quality The Power Of Terroir Manifested In Six Locations at Château du Moulin-à-Vent (6-Bottle Pack $293)

The image of a windmill is a perfect metaphor for humanity’s communion with nature; harvesting the air and using the rotation of a man-made propeller to generate power is synergy at its most basic, and it is also a good…

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Posted on 2022.10.14 in Moulin-à-Vent, France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Particularity In The Soil*: Domaine Santa Duc’s Lieux-dits, In Southern Rhône’s Two Towering Crus, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, Distilled. (6-Bottle Pack $359)

Lieux-dits are a wine lover’s Google Earth; a satellite view of an appellation focused on a tiny, representative parcel. Not all vineyards have lieux-dits, and among those that do, not all are created equal. In general, it’s a term that…

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Posted on 2022.10.08 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 


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