1. Henri Bourgeois "Les Baronnes" Sancerre 2018

    Henri Bourgeois "Les Baronnes" Sancerre 2018

    Legendary Sancerre producer – this is everything you’d expect from Loire Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is full of pungent but balanced and integrated grassy, herbaceous aromas, as well as citrus, green apples, and elderflower, and a slight earthiness. The acidity is really crisp, adding to the lean, stony, steely, mineral mouthfeel. Classic Sancerre. Learn More
  2. Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc II

    Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc II

    No wines have surprised and confounded me more than these in the past several years. They’re a million miles away from other German SBs, and they never set foot in New Zealand. They’re rather like some unlikely confluence of the Styrian (from volcanic soils) and the ambitious white Bordeaux. Overt, “sweet” fruit; you can call it green but it’s more toward herbs and less toward veggies or brassicas. Served cold it’ll be all cucumber, tarragon and dill. — Terry Theise Learn More
  3. Amphibolite Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018

    Amphibolite Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018

    This is a wine that is made to be consumed in it youth. There is mouthwatering acidity which makes the fresh, vibrant fruit leap out of the glass. Tart apple, Bartlett pear, and a light nutty character from light lees aging. Bitter lemon and white stone fruits pair with the rocky/boulder like minerality. Staying true to its name: Amphibolite - a metamorphic stone generally formed from gabbro or basalt, with a high concentration of iron and magnesium. Learn More
  4. Francois Pinon Vouvray Le 2016

    Francois Pinon Vouvray Le 2016

    100% Chenin Blanc. The simply named "Le 2016" was Pinon's only still white bottling in this very difficult vintage in which the estate lost 75% of its crop; it was aged 4-5 months on its fine lees in large oak tonneaux. The wine has lovely aromas of raw honey, lime flower, and earth. The finish is long with citrus, honey, pear and stone fruits. Techinically a demi-sec, but its is balanced by a keen-edged acidity. 22.4 g/L with a PH of 3.07 Learn More
  5. Domaine Laporte "Les Duchesses" Pouilly-Fume 2018

    Domaine Laporte "Les Duchesses" Pouilly-Fume 2018

    If you are tired of the modernized style of Sancerre and are looking for something that has more personality and less polish, look west across the river to Pouilly-Fumé. A wealth of smoky minerality and acidity are framed by the grapefruit and lemon/lime. This wine spend 5 months on its lees giving it texture that stands up to the herbal grassiness and pencil shavings. Light hints of mint, orange zest and honeydew melon. Learn More
  6. Sophie Roux St-Pourcain 2015

    Sophie Roux St-Pourcain 2015

    50% Chardonnay, 50% Tressalier – a local grape known as Sacy in Burgundy. West of the Mâconnais, St-Pourçain was once regarded as the finest of Loire’s whites, but due to phylloxera, war, and other crops it’s now tiny – just 640ha – so it’s a rare treat to try one. There’s a delicate richness with stone fruit and spicy lees aromas that give some weight to the tight, gripping acidity and grainy texture. Think of this as a cool take on Burgundy. Learn More
  7. von Winning Riesling 2017

    von Winning Riesling 2017

    A fuller style of Riesling from meticulous leading Pfalz producer von Winning. Acidity is naturally high and snappy, balanced by a little bit of residual sugar and rich, integrated aromas of lime, pear, and peach, as well as floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine, and a spicy white pepper texture. Perfect pairing with shellfish or spicy food. Learn More
  8. Bourillon Dorleans "La Coulee d'Argent" Vouvray Sec 2014

    Bourillon Dorleans "La Coulee d'Argent" Vouvray Sec 2014

    Old family winery making a range of complex, ageworthy Vouvray. This is their dry version from 35-year-old vines, fermented in stainless steel and 20% barrel, with an extra 6 months on the lees. A heady, aromatic nose with aromas of grapefruit, lemon peel, wax, honeycomb, and almonds leads into an incredibly fresh palate with mouthwateringly high acidity, some richness, and a dry, stony finish. Learn More
  9. Philippe Raimbault Sancerre "Apud Sariacum" 2017

    Philippe Raimbault Sancerre "Apud Sariacum" 2017

    9th-generation winery sourcing grapes from hillside parcels rising above Sancerre. This is everything you’d expect from Sancerre and then some more. A subtly pungent nose of lemon zest, green apples, gooseberry, elderflower, grass, hawthorn, and capsicum leads into a fresh, crisp palate with a mineral flinty texture, the acidity balanced by a rich mouthfeel, all rounded off by a long spicy finish. Learn More
  10. Domaine Huet Vouvray "Haut Lieu" 1er Trie Moelleux 2016

    Domaine Huet Vouvray "Haut Lieu" 1er Trie Moelleux 2016

    "The High Place" vineyard is Huet's original vineyard. Owned and farmed since the winery's beginning in 1928. Clay/limestone heavy vineyard makes for Huet's most delicious-now Chenin Blancs. 1er Trie MOELLEUX: First pick of the harvest: berry selection. Result is their sweetest wine. Wild, we know. Viscosity, electric acidity, fresh limes, lemon sorbet, lite caramel. 80 G/L R.S. Learn More