California : Sonoma Coast : Que Vineyard
MEDIUM BODIED, BLUE/PURPLE FRUIT, HERBAL, FLORAL, NEUTRAL OAK
Deep, intense and absolutely stunning Syrah from California. Notes of plush and mature blueberry, fig and blackberry fruit with dark spices, violet, lavender, sweet mint and tobacco add nuance to the bright fruit. Small production wine.
FRANCE : BORDEAUX : POMEROL
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
FULL-BODIED, DRY, PLUM, BLACK CURRANT, CEDAR, OAK
It's hard to beat the location of this estate - across the road from Chateau Petrus. A deeply intense and plush Pomerol with immaculately ripe black currant and plum fruit. Wonderfully rich and expressive, and yet young, poised and restrained.
ECOLOGY : Conventional
PAIR WITH : Lamb Chops; Roast Pork
FRANCE : BURGUNDY : CHAMBOLLE - MUSIGNY
MEDIUM-BODIED, DRY, STRAWBERRY, CHERRY, OAK
The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny comes mainly from the premier cru Les Baudes (80%) and the rest from the village portion of Les Véroilles (20%). Although technically a village-level wine, it's essentially a premier cru. A wine with a very refined strawberry bouquet, tautness, and plenty of freshness.
ECOLOGY : Conventional
PAIR WITH : Filet Mignon, Duck with Truffles
FRANCE : BURGUNDY : GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
MED-BODIED, RED CHERRY, BLACKCURRANT RIPE STRAWBERRY, SMOKE, MINERAL, OAK
A modern style of Burgundy with elegance and finesse, sans any oak dominance! The Humbert brothers present a clear and precise snapshot of the hallowed Grand Cru terroir from which this wine was born: full and round on the palate, with supple fruit, firm (but not hard) tannins, and a perfumed, impressively persistent finish.
DRINKING WINDOW : Cellar through 2032; monitor and drink shortly after decanting.
FARMING : Sustainable
PAIRING : Coq au Vin
FRANCE : BURGUNDY
MEDIUM TO FULL BODIED, BLACKBERRY, SMOKE, SPICE, NEW OAK
Maison Chanzy’s impressive holdings spans 40 appellations in 8 villages of Côte Chalonnaise and Côte d’Or. In 2013, a group of Burgundy wine lovers purchased Chanzy and have since added a second holding in these same regions. Powerful smoky, and rich with black fruits. Both drinkable and cellarable Grand Cru Burgundy from a stellar vintage.
PAIR WITH : ROAST PORK
Italy : Umbria : Montefalco : Cerrete
MED-FULL-BODIED, BLACK FRUIT, VIOLET, LEATHER, MINERAL, OAK, AGEWORTHY
Intense but elegant in nearly every aspect, with a deep violet color, robust tannins, and powerful aromas and flavors that present from start to persistent finish. Natural fermentation after 45-day maceration; wine spends 1 year in steel tanks and then 43 months in large Slovenian oak barrels. Only 3933 bottles produced.
PAIRING : Pork Chops