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Wine of the Week: Ployez-Jacquemart “Passion” NV

November 24th, 2010

A floral wine with lightly toasted notes, very complex, rich and long. A sophisticated nose with a sumptuous finish. 55% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Munier, and 40% Chardonnay, this cuvee sees a third matured in neutral oak with no maloactic fermentation. A perfect way to celebrate the holidays

Wine of the Week: Chateau Mas Neuf Rhone Paradox Blanc 2009

November 18th, 2010

From the southern most vineyard in the Rhone Valley, a blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, Rhone Paradox Blanc has an up front nose that reveals fresh fruit aroma that combines with hints of fresh flowers. A great wine to serve with seafood and grilled fish.

Wine of the Week: Domaine De La Paleine Saumur Puy Notre Dame 2008

November 11th, 2010

From the newest AOC, this expression of Cabernet Franc delivers a fullness and flavor that shows why this is an outstanding new AOC. Velvety, supple and well structured, this wine pairs well with Charcuteries, grilled meats and fowl. Farmed organically, Domaine de La Paleine is working to not only preserve the environment, but to best                                                                             express this unique terroir

Wine of the Week: White Cottage RISA 2007

November 3rd, 2010

Meaning Laughter in Spanish, this wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the Howell Mountain Estate, blended with excellent Cabernet from the Napa valley floor. It has intense powerful fruit and a rich smooth texture with flavors of currant, cocoa, black cherry and a hint of maple cream on the finish. Sure to bring a smile when you enjoy this at dinner.

Wine of the Week: Henry Marionnet Premiere Vendange 2009

October 27th, 2010

Continuing our wine ideas for Thanksgiving, we want to suggest Premiere Vendange from Henry Marionnet. What happens when you set out to make wine without the use of modern winemaking techniques? You get an exceptional quality and purity of Gamay fruit. This is the epitome of a natural wine. With aromas of blackberry and black cherry, it is a festive wine that will pair with lighter foods. There’s absolutely nothing added to making this wine. All indigenous yeasts and no sulpher added. Every year we have this wine analyzed, and we do not need to put “Contains Sulphites” on the label. Truly a festive wine for every Bacchanalia.

Wine of the Week: Saint André de Figuière Vielles Vignes Rosé 2009

October 21st, 2010

Saint André de Figuière Vielles Vignes Rosé 2009Who says Rosé is only for summer? Great rosé can be enjoyed throughout the year and with Thanksgiving coming up, I cannot think of a better wine to match with the myriad of flavors you find at the Thanksgiving table. 50% Mourvèdre, 25% Cinsault and 25% Grenache, this rosé has depth and elegance to grace the holiday table with a bouquet that breathes Provence with a hint of citrus and spice.