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The Crémant Brut is made with a blend of different Alsatian varietals. The Pinot blanc gives it softness and a good balance. The Riesling brings bright and fruity flavors. And finally, the Pinot gris offers richness and roundness to the product. The grapes we use for the production of Crémant are handpicked at the start of the harvest, when they offer for vinication their optimum balance harmony. The grapes keep a little acidity which will bring freshness to the wine. You'll appreciate the bright yellow color with its tiny bubbles and the nose will reveal lemon aromas and slightly acid notes. Then ripe fruits will express very well in a rich and elegant palate.
Beautiful salmon pink color thanks to a short maceration on the press. Fermented in natural yeasts, without malolactic fermentation. Aged from 12 to 18 months on the lees to reveal optimally the notes of fresh red fruits.
"Based on Pinot Noir the NV Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut has a very pale color. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine." -Robert Parker
"Based on Pinot Noir the NV Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut has a very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine. Still very young though." -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Twelve generations of grape growing from this small family producer, contributes to the quality and flavors of this fantastic wine. Riesling is considered the most prestigious grape of Alsace. It is pale in color with a nose that has notes of honey, lychee, pears and tropical fruits, as well as hints of minerals that follow through on the palate. It is a dry wine but can sometimes trick the palate with the tropical type aromas and flavors. It is well structured with great concentration and finesse.
Perfectionist, Bernard Millot will focus on giving his Meursault all the fat, roundness and clarity sought in Meursault wines. These qualities will of course be accentuated in a Meursault 1st Cru.
Here, with the famous Climate "La Goutte d'Or" in Premier Cru, we find a rich, opulent, structured wine with remarkable persistence. At the same time ample and delicate, it is very expressive on the nose as well as in the mouth. A great Burgundy wine of incredible expression and richness!
So enticingly Meursault, on the nose and the palate. Delectably rich with vibrant lift, mingling ripe peaches, pears, spice and a tease of vanilla crème that coat and penetrate the palate, with fresh minerality gliding along and intensifying towards the long finish. Delicious!
Blacksmith Cellars is a 1,500 case winery that rests upon the vision, dedication and hard work of one man, Matt Smith. Passionate about both the science and art of wine, he approaches his craft in ways that seem simultaneously systematic and inspired. He makes his wines in a warehouse located on the grounds of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda - across the bay from San Francisco. Because he doesn’t own a patch of vineyard, he’ll make wine from whatever comes through his network of growers - or even the spot market. Originally from Virginia, Smith was studying Chemistry at Sonoma State University in the early 19990s when he was hit by the winemaking bug. A stint at Beaulieu Vineyards was followed by an enology degree at Fresno State and then being hired as assistant winemaker to Sam Dashe, a fellow “urban winemaker” who became an important mentor. Smith struck out on his own in 2004 with an Alexander Valley Cabernet. With that first wine, Sam established his method of doing all the jobs himself: tending the vines, picking, sorting, crushing, pressing, punching down, blending and bottling. From the start, Blacksmith Cellars has received critical accolades and plenty of fans, but the need to maintain control of his process and vision has restrained any temptation to grow the winery to beyond what Smith can do solo. Happily for us, he has also resisted the temptation to raise prices. From Blacksmith Cellars we can get an artisan product - delicious, well-made wine from top appellations at an affordable price.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Chateau Bonalgue sits in the very west of Pomerol just near the Libourne city limit. The property consists of approximately 7.5 hectares planted mostly to Merlot with around 10% Cabernet Franc. The soils are a mixture of sand, clay, and limestone. The property traces its history back to before the French Revolution with the current owning family having purchased the chateau in 1926. Ironically, it was Robert Parker himself who had this to say about Chateau Bonalgue, "This over-achieving estate is one of the most consistent performers in Pomerol. Always a well-made, fleshy, succulent, hedonistic wine."
This excellent blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is always one of the best value wines of Pomerol, thanks to the leadership and vision of proprietor Pierre Bourrotte. Deep ruby/plum/purple, with loads of mulberry and black cherry fruit, soft tannins, medium body and excellent concentration, this is a plump, mouthfilling Pomerol that offers generosity and loads of fruit. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. RP
Delicate and brilliant light salmon colour. Intense nose, showing red fruits notes and jammy black fruits flavours, that are confirmed on the palate later on. In the mouth the wine is fresh, still round, rich with a point of acidity. Long persistent finish.
60% Grenache 40% Syrah
This juicy wine with peach and pineapple flavors is fresh, crisply textured and tangy. Lemon fruits at the end give the wine a great lift.
"“It’s an easy drinking wine with lots of fruit. It’s round, very typical chardonnay. It even has a bit of fat and richness. The vinification is quite different for the different cuvées. The Macon-Davayé is 100 per cent stainless steel. I leave a lot of sediment, because I want to preserve the fruit.” -Winemaker Damien Martin
This domaine is one of the estates owned and run by the three, hardworking Aubert Brothers, which they inherited from their father and named after him. They make very good Cotes de Rhone using a Grenache and Syrah blend. It is perfectly weighted, with ripe dark fruit and peppery spice.
"An attractive fresh and pretty combination offers up notes of citrus, green fruit and enough Chablis character to be persuasive trimmed in slightly less evident wood. There is excellent size, weight and power to the full-bodied and mouth coating flavors that possess a chalky palate impression on the serious, dry and robust finale that flirts with rusticity. This too should reward up to a decade of bottle age." 90-92 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound
Domaine de Beauséjour has 27 hectares of Chinon AOC vineyards, and a total surface area of 93 hectares. The original farm was purchasd by Jacques Chauveau in 1951; his son Gerard inherited the property in 1968 and decided to plant vineyards; today, he and his son David produce the wines from 100% Cabernet Franc.This is cool climate, crisp Cabernet Franc as you would expect from Chinon. Smelsl and tastes of pomegranate and red plums, with a bit of ruby grapefruit, tamarind, green olive, and tarragon. Perfect wine for you, assuming you know and enjoy the Parisian Bistro, food-friendly, bright acidity style of Cabernet Franc.
This is pure, squeaky clean Chardonnay unfurnished with the aggressive spice and richness of oak aging, which therefore makes it an absolutely delicious and refreshing take on White Burgundy. You’ll uncover notes of crisp yellow and green apple skin, lemon zest, crushed rocks, Anjou pear, fresh white flowers, lees, and a touch of honeysuckle. The medium-bodied palate bursts with citrus and just-ripened orchard fruits before giving way to a zesty, spirited, and palate-cleansing finish.-Ian Cauble- Master Sommelier
This pink Bandol is adorned with a beautiful color with peach reflections. Its nose, very expressive, distills powerful and racy scents of peach, nectarine, grapefruit, as well as spicy notes.
On the palate this wine presents a nice array of flavors. First restrained, it quickly reveals the essence a Mourvedre rosé, with good structure and finesse, with a tender salty freshness. It is a rich, complex and well balanced wine.