NOTES FROM THE CELLAR

What we’re pouring right now –

White Wine

Goldmuskateller, Thurnof, Alto Adige 2010 – one of the most aromatically intense wines ever. Very muskat with citrus, floral and mineral notes. Dry, rich, bright and equally intense on the palate, this is a unique and delicious drinking experience with lots of food pairing options. Artisan Wines

Hippolyte Reverdy, Sancerre, France 2010 – this is our “house” Sancerre, imported by the great Kermit Lynch. It is classic with citrusy notes and tons of flinty mineral aromatics and flavors. Bright and alive with palate refreshing acidity – so good with lots of different fish dishes. Winebow

Chardonnay, Neyers, Carneros, 2009 is a perfectly balanced, all-purpose California chardonnay. Rich but not heavy, toasty but not oaky, fruity but not sweet – everyone likes this wine, a lot! Bruce Neyers has taken a page from his Burgundian conterparts and crafted a chardonnay that goes with food! Winebow

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NOTES FROM THE CELLAR

What we’re pouring right now –

Red Wine

Duemani Altrovino Cabernet Franc/Merlot 2008, from a well known practitioner of bio-dynamic farming and winemaking, this cuvee is delicious and affordable – and bio-dynamic! Medium bodied and elegantly structured, the smooth tannins make it very drinkable now. There are higher end (more expensive) cuvees to lay down and a lesser cuvee that was pretty good too. I really like the wines from Duemani, an excellent producer worth seeking out. Acid, Inc.

Domaine De La Solitude Cotes Du Rhone 2009, one of our favorite Chateauneuf Du Pape producers, this little village wine has a beautiful perfume of ripe fruit and earth, a medium weight and silky palate and a mouthful of juicy berries, bright acidity and soft tannins. We love this producer. Langdon-Shiverick

Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2007, what a crowd pleaser! Perfectly balanced and very approachable, a classic Napa Cab on the less extracted end of the spectrum that goes great with lots of our food. They have a couple of high end cuvees that were outstanding, but for the price this is very hard to beat.  Winebow