Meursault, Les Clous  2013   116

Vineyard: Bouchard Pere&Fils

Location: Cote de Beaune, France

Varietals: Chardonnay

Tasting Notes: The nose is quite aromatic and expressive with predominantly white fruit, pear and white peach; and on the palate- lovely cool and energetic fruit, a perfect summer choice.

 

Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon  2014  50

Vineyard: DeLille Chaleur

Location: Columbia Valley, Washington State

Varietals: 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon

Tasting Notes: Barrel fermented with a light gold color, sweet bouquet of buttered citrus, crushed rock, white flowers and toasted almond. One of the few serious white Bordeaux blends being made in the US; this is medium to full-bodied with sweet fruit, integrated acidity, and dry, clean finish.

Gavi dei Gavi “DOCG Black Label” Etichetta Nero Secco  2014   72

Vineyard: La Scolca

Location: Cortese di Gavi, Piedmonte, Italy

Varietals: Cortese

Tasting Notes: A crisp, lime-scented wine, known for its high acidity with apple, peach and honeydew flavors commonly associated with Cortese wine, with lime, almond and light herbal aroma, pairs with all grilled seafood and whole fish.

Riesling “Trocken”   2015   40

                         Vineyard: Peter Jakob-Kuhn                        

Location: Rheingau, Germany

Varietals: 100% Riesling

Tasting Notes: From a highly regarded producer, this is a beautifully made dry Riesling. The nose is limey and slightly honeyed, while the palate holds a vibrant acidity. Flavors of lime juice, citrus zest and hints of stone fruit linger on the tongue.

 

 

Chateauneuf-du-Pape    2012   120

Vineyard: Chateau La Nerthe

Location: Rhone, France

Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

Tasting Notes: Vinified in wood, many in small barrels, which is rare in Châteauneuf. No filtering takes place. The white wines are richer in fruit than most other white Châteauneufs, perfect with fish, lamb and rich pasta sauces.

Merlot, Golden Heights    2011    54

Vineyard: Yarden

Location, Galilee, Israel

Varietals: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes: Handpicked grapes aged 18 months in oak, adding multiple layers of complexity to an elegant wine with flavors of deep blackberry fruit.

Dolcetto d’Alba, DOC   2015    54

Vineyard: Pio Cesare

Location: Alba, Piedmonte, Italy

Varietals: 100% Dolcetto grapes

Tasting Notes: Black cherry and black currant flavors are the main themes here, with a touch of black pepper. Densely textured, showing moderate length, smooth and velvety.

 

Madrigal, Petit Syrah   2012  48  

Vineyard: Madrigal Family Winery

Location: Napa Valley, California

Varietals: 100% Petit Syrah

Tasting Notes: Inky black-blue color precedes perfumed aromas of cassis, espresso, and dark chocolate. Intense dark currant, blackberry, and plush plum flavors initially fill the palate. This heady, explosive wine then finishes long with BBQ rub spices, sweet toasted oak, and round tannins. Pairs spectacularly with grilled meat.