2017 Chateau Pesquie Edition 1912M

1st bottle red:
2017 Chateau Pesquie Edition 1912M

For the wine snob
Named for the elevation of Mont Ventoux (1912 meters above sea level), Edition 1912M is a cuvée made from about 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah with small additions of Cinsault and Carignan. Fermented and aged entirely in tank and concrete, this wine demonstrated the freshness and vibrancy that Ventoux is capable of achieving due to its elevation, and its unique microclimate provided by the nearby mountain.

For the rest of us:
black cherries, violets, lavender, raspberry and mineral-driven aromatics. Clean, medium to full-bodied, and with rock-solid mid-palate depth, it’s going to drink beautifully for upwards of a decade.  One of our all-time favorite styles of wine, Grenache and Syrah love to balance perfectly!

2018 Gros Ventre High Country White

1st bottle white:
2018 Gros Ventre High Country White

For the wine snob
54% Chenin Blanc, 22% Vermentino, 21% Semillon, 2% Muscat Canelli, 1% Picpoul. Everything except the Chenin (which comes from Clarksburg) is sourced from the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Picked at low brix, hand harvested, and gently pressed. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel and aged in neutral oak on the fine lees. Bottled the summer after harvest. 300 cs produced.

For the rest of us:
This unique blend is medium-bodied with mouth-watering acidity, that delivers zesty aromatics of lemon, lime, cut grass, white flowers, and subtle spice notes. It is fermented and aged for 8 months in stainless steel and neutral oak prior to bottling.  This one is bright and beautiful!

2018 Patton Valley PTG Red

2nd bottle red:
2018 Patton Valley PTG Red

For the wine snob
This 3rd vintage of PTG marks a very big change from previous years in that this wine is now made from 100% Patton Valley Vineyard fruit. It is an important step for us, and confirms our commitment to making this delightful wine, fully embracing this unusual, unheralded style that is so wonderfully unique.

For the rest of us:
Put this wine in the fridge for 30 minutes before you drink it, and the results will be magic. The nose is all berry-berry-patch Hood Strawberries, with the earth fresh and tilled beneath you. Raspberry, ruby red grapefruit, lemon and orange peel flit about the nose and the palate, with just the right amount of structure to suggest very good posture and grace. Call it a Summer red, a playful food wine, a wizard of many colors, but don’t call it simple. This is a wine with multiple personalities. In a good way. 150 Cases Produced.

2015 Domaine Guy Amiot Et Fils Bourgogne Aligote

2nd bottle white:
2015 Domaine Guy Amiot Et Fils Bourgogne Aligote

For the wine snob
Grapes are harvested and sorted carefully. Fermentation takes place in tank followed by judicious bâtonnage (lees stirring), followed by spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 12 months 2/3 in tank and 1/3 in older French oak barriques. After about a year, all vessels are assembled in tank, allowed to integrate, then bottled, generally in late Spring.

For the rest of us:
Aligoté is sometimes known as the “other white grape” in Burgundy. It’s most fa- mous use is that of the base of a kir cocktail, which is commonplace in the small tabacs that dot the perimeter of Beaune. Aligoté is higher acidity than Chardonnay, and it is very rare to see old vines, such as Amiot’s. A complex, refreshing white Burgundy.

2015 TODOS RED WINE VINEYARD BLEND

1st bottle reserve red:
2015 TODOS RED WINE VINEYARD BLEND

For the wine snob
Earthy and complex, but ultimately round and generous with tannins that stretch the fruit to greater lengths. Tremendous grip.  Absolutely beautiful today with some air.  A decadent and towering Todos.

For the rest of us:
Lovely balance between savory and sweet. Blackberry and black cherry, Mesquite and black truffle. Notes of violets, pepper and five spice powder. Floral, fruit-driven and effusively aromatic. Smoky, sweet and decadent with a massive core of black fruit. Dusty tannins start early and slowly encompass the entire palate.

Domaine Emile Beyer Gewurztraminer Tradition 2017

1st bottle reserve white:
Domaine Emile Beyer Gewurztraminer Tradition 2017

For the wine snob
The “terroir” wines come from single vineyard sites and/or grand cru rated vineyards. Once harvested, the grapes go through a gentle and slow pressing, and a cool, long fermentation in tank. Aging is completed in a combination of used barrels and tank.  Grand Cru Pfersigberg is a 75ha vineyard shared by two villages: Eguisheim & Wettolsheim. This is a warmer site with a high amount of active limestone, protected from the elements by the Vosges massif. Wine produced here are intense and extremely long-lived. This is one of the most notable sites for Gewürztraminer.

For the rest of us:
Incredible length and depth, this wine is powerful and intensely fruity. This is Gewürztraminer as it was meant to be; unapologetic, aromatic, succulent and beguiling.  If you don’t try this one with you favorite blue cheese and/or salami you are crazy!

2016 Clos Du Val Estate Merlot, Napa Valley

2nd bottle reserve red:
2016 Clos Du Val Estate Merlot, Napa Valley

For the wine snob
The 2016 growing season started two to three weeks early and progressed perfectly through the ripening process. The lack of rain during flowering resulted in a plentiful crop and instead of having very warm temperatures over the summer, we had cooling patterns throughout the season that lengthened harvest.

For the rest of us:
Flavors of red cherry, graham cracker and candied fruit dance on the palate with a silky, smooth mouthfeel. The wine’s solid tannin structure melts away slowly leaving a refreshing fruit finish.  Don’t forget to let this one breathe.  Beautiful and big wine guaranteed to impress, thank us later, this one is a real treat!