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Marco Felluga Just Molamatta Collio Bianco 2015 - $17.99/bottle
A three-way blend of Ribolla Gialla, Friulano and Pinot Bianco. Though these grapes offer good structure and mouthfeel, Just Molamatta (Just the Best) never feels dense or heavy. Just the Pinot Blanc components sees judicious oak; the others none, to preserve their aromatic freshness. The overall impression is of creaminess, fresh apricot, citrus and crushed stone.
Occhipinit SP68 Bianco Sicily, Italy 2015 - $23.99/bottle
Rated 91+ Points, Vinous – “Dark golden-yellow. The complex nose offers a curious but intriguing mix of macerated peach, aromatic herbs, capers and custard cream. Fresh and clean on entry, then delivers noteworthy tannic bite to the orchard fruit and saline flavors. Finishes with explosive lemony freshness on the long back end. Made in a macerated style (not quite an orange wine, though), but cleaner and livelier than most such wines.”
Señorío de Astobiza Txakoli D.O. Arabako Txakolina Spain 2015 - $23.99/bottle
A delicious fresh vintage of Txakoli from the region of Alava ('Araba' in Basque). This is a blend of the indigenous Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia (HZZ for short, also known as Petit Courbu in France). Fresh and fizzy, though slightly less so than many other Txakolis. While zippy and bracing, this Txakoli does show a slightly richer texture and rounder, more intense fruit quality, owing as much to its production as to the vineyards' location further inland from the sea.
Umani Ronchi CaSal di Serra Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2015 - $17.99/bottle
91 Points Wine Enthusiast “Aromas that recall jasmine, green apple and honeydew melon lead the nose. The juicy, medium-bodied palate has good weight and concentration, offering tangerine, ripe pear, bitter almond and a hint of banana. Bright acidity offsets the rich flavors while a ginger note closes the finish.”
Le Potazzine “Gorelli” Rosso di Montalcino 2015 - $35.99/bottle
Rated 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast - “Fragrant blue flower, red berry and balsamic notes set the tone for this delicious red. The elegantly structured palate delivers wild cherry, crushed raspberry and chopped mint flavors, a potpourri of dark spice lingering through the finish. It's enjoyable now but promises fine drinking over the next several years. Drink through 2022."
Matassa Rouge Cotes Catalanes 2013 - $33.99
100% Carignan grown on marne and granite slopes surrounded by garrigue. Yeilds here are 15 hectoliters per hectare (low), and vinification is fermentation only with indigenous yeasts in 500 liter barrels. Light foot treading, pigéage of grapes, 8 days on skins. The wine is then filtered lightly but not fined, after 20 months elevage.
Jean-Paul Brun (Terres Dorees) Moulin-A-Vent 2015 - $25.99/bottle
Rated 92 Points, James Suckling – “Very floral and pretty with a sweet strawberry and cherry undertone. Full to medium body, dense and chewy tannins and a medium, fruity finish. Needs two or three years to soften.”
Tosalet (Hammeken Cellars) Priorat Vinyes Velles 2014 - $19.99
Clear deep dark purple color. Pure and very intense aromas reminiscent of red berry fruit such as cranberries, red cherries and raspberries combined with mineral notes of flint and hints of eucalyptus. The palate is dry, full bodied with rich concentrated juicy fruit, firm but ripe tannins and a refreshing acidity making this a great food wine that will age very well for 4-6 years.
Robert Sinskey Abraxas Vin de Terroir Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard, Los Carneros 2013 - $40.99/bottle, Sale Price $32.99/bottle
Pop the glass top to be greeted with fresh pippin and pear with subtle almond and lychee aromas. The structure, texture and style is reminiscent of the Old World, with a bright, tight-knit mineral quality. The wine has nice weight in the mid-palate with flavors that mimic the aroma with the addition of crisp peach, lime and a hint of melon rind. The flavors and textures magically come together for a satisfying long finish. Delicious!
Calder Wine Compnay Chenin Blanc Rutherford Napa Valley 2016- $24.99/bottle
"Bright and lemony in its youth. Rapidly developing beeswax and mineral aromas that I love so much in Chenin Blanc. A small amount of skin contact and lees aging adds a significant amount of texture, while a strong acid profile ensures a bright, savory palate and finish." Rory Calder Wiiliams, Winemaker
Arnot-Roberts Trusseau North Coast 2015 - $32.99/bottle
Light in color, with delicate aromas of spice and red fruit. A blend of three vineyards: Luchsinger Vineyard in Clear Lake, Bartolomei Vineyard in Green Valley and Bohan Ranch on the Sonoma Coast. These sites were picked separately and the fruit was whole cluster fermented with native yeast. Upon completion of primary the wine was transferred to a mix of barrels and stainless steel and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Domaine des Baumards Savennieres Anjou Loire Valley 2015 - $24.99/bottle
Domaine des Baumard produces some of the finest examples of Savennieres, and Jean Baumard and now his son, Florent, are universally regarded as the finest winemakers in the appellation. Their wines are among the most unique and rewarding in the world: honeyed, dry whites of unmatched concentration, perfume, and longevity. “Alluring, with quince, creamed pear, verbena and green almond flavors allied to a creamy texture, all offset beautifully through the finish by light quinine and mineral hints. Approachable, but this seems built for the cellar. Best from 2018 through 2030.”
Arnot-Roberts Gamay Noir El Dorado Sierra Foothills 2016 - $32.99/bottle
The 2016 Gamay Noir comes from the Witters and Barsotti vineyards above the town of Placerville in the El Dorado Appellation of the Sierra Foothills. Both vineyards were planted in granitic soils between 2,500 and 3,200 feet elevation. The grapes were harvested between mid-August and early September and handled gently upon arrival at the winery. Carbonic maceration was employed and the juice was pressed off the skins at about 10 brix to allow the wine to finish fermenting in tank before being transferred to neutral puncheons and barrels for aging.
Bichi No Sapiens Baja California, Mexico 2016- $26.99/bottle
STAFF SELECTION - No Sapiens comes from a single, dry-farmed, 69-year-old vineyard comprised of a mysterious grape variety that remains unidentified. The farmer says it could be Dolcetto, Luyt thinks maybe Cariñena due to it's sharp acidity, no one is quite sure and perhaps it doesn't really matter as this wine shows it's place beautifully. The head-pruned, own-rooted vines are planted close to the Pacific Ocean at 1,066 ft above sea level on sandy loam and granite soils in the area of San Antonio de las Minas in Ensenada, Baja California. The grapes were harvested by hand towards the end of August, de-stemmed, and then fermented in concrete tinajas. The wine was raised for 3 months in equal parts steel vat and older oak and bottled without fining or filtration and only 10 ppm’s of added SO2. This is the most linear of the Bichi wines, with crunchy dark fruit, ample vibrancy and structure. A wine that will get better with time in the bottle. Decant before serving. 666 cases produced.
Podere Monastero La Pineta Pinot Nero IGT Toscana 2013 - $59.99/bottle
This densely extracted expression of Pinot Nero opens with aromas of tilled soil, espresso, toasted oak and sage. The concentrated palate delivers blackberry extract, coffee, vanilla, chocolate and a hint of herb alongside assertive but fine-grained tannins.
2015 Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes, New York - $24.99/bottle
“While whiffs of bramble, white mushroom and earth are savory on the nose, the palate of this full-bodied Cabernet Franc is bright and fruity. Juicy black-cherry and berry flavors are forward and fresh, marked by crisp acidity and ripe persistent tannins.” WineMag.com
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