1. Brovia Roero Arneis 2018

    Brovia Roero Arneis 2018

    Piemonte native Arneis faced near extinction in the 1970s, but it has made a welcome comeback, particularly in the hands of classic producers like Brovia. Aromas of green apples, pears, almonds, and white pepper lead on to a palate with refreshing acidity, some creaminess and weight, and a lingering spicy finish. A serious wine that pairs perfectly with lobster or crabcakes. Learn More
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    Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2016

    Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2016

    $350.00 (NET)
    "Bottled in August, Chave's 2016 Hermitage Blanc is a tremendous wine. It's a bit closed on the nose (bottle shock?), but it wows on the palate, rocking it with seismic waves of super ripe pineapple and melon fruit and more than a small dose of what I can only describe as magma-like essence of stone. It's full-bodied and mouthfilling in its richness, yet it never seems heavy or overdone. Remember that yields were constrained by hail, so don't delay in procuring whatever your budget will allow." (JC) (10/2018) Learn More
  3. Jean-Claude Marsanne Viogner Rhone 2016

    Jean-Claude Marsanne Viogner Rhone 2016

    Slightly confusingly, this Viognier is made by a producer called Marsanne…. But there’s nothing confusing about the wine, which is sophisticated and concentrated. It comes from Ardèche, just outside the St-Joseph appellation. Aged in 50% old oak for a creamy texture, alongside fresh, very floral aromas of jasmine, honeysuckle, acacia, peach, and apricot, followed by a rich, oily mouthfeel lifted by lively acidity. Powerful but well balanced, this is a classy Viognier Learn More
  4. Jeanne Gaillard Viognier France 2016

    Jeanne Gaillard Viognier France 2016

    Made by the daughter of northern Rhône producer Pierre Gaillard, this very affordable Viognier comes from the neighboring, good-value Collines Rhodaniennes appellation. It’s rich, round, and creamy, with full, fruity aromas of peach, nectarine, apricot, and passion fruit alongside aromatic white flowers, all balanced by fresh acidity. Tasty. Learn More
  5. Domaine de Fondreche Ventoux Blanc 2017

    Domaine de Fondreche Ventoux Blanc 2017

    30% each of Roussanne, Clairette, and Grenache Blanc, plus 10% Rolle, spending 6 months on the lees. The fruit comes from Ventoux, not far from Châteauneuf-du-Pape – in blind tastings at the shop, this often beats its more famous neighbor. There’s a light creaminess on the palate, giving the wine texture and body, lifted by lively acidity, chewy stone fruits, a waxy mouthfeel, good grip, and gentle spices. Pair this with a versatile range of foods. Learn More
  6. Clos des Centenaires Roussanne 2016

    Clos des Centenaires Roussanne 2016

    It’s unusual and very welcome to find Roussanne on its own, a qualitu grape variety that’s often used to bring aromatics to a blend. The fruit comes from Costières de Nîmes, grown on rocky soils near the Mediterranean. The nose is aromatic, with jasmine, honeysuckle, peach, nectarine, and roasted almonds, followed by a palate that’s quite rich but with lively acidity and a long chewy finish. Learn More