We are tasting the 2016 Pazo de Rubianes Alborino. This is a bright, extremely focused white with a voluptuous middle and a haunting finish. The flavor profile is driven with apricot, apricot pit and tangerine and with incredible depth. The finish is crisp but with extraordinary length. The reviewer below mentions grapefruit, THERE IS NONE. But he is right in that it has exceptional pop. So far the Pazo de Rubianes is sensational with both Cheddar and aged Gouda. We woked some prawns with soy, Worchester, spring onions, jalapenos white wine, butter and garlic. Wow, enough weight for the rich sauce, enough crispness to refresh the spice and with prawns this wine is divine.
This is a $35.00 retail. We are at $27.50
54 bottles available.
All the best, R&M
90 POINTS, WINE ENTHUSIAST
This Albariño's floral aromas are a bit misleading, because it packs pop. The palate is full and textured, with mature grapefruit and orange flavors that finish in peak condition. It's bold, staunchly acidic and still fresh; drink through 2019.
For those collectors of Blue Chip California Reds, we have received low holiday pricing on 2014 Joseph Phelps Insignia. Reviews are below. The lowest price we could find on the nest is $180.00. The average price of this wine is $227.00 and goes to $300.00. We are offering at $175.00, $169.00 on six or more. Quantities are limited.
Also, there are bits and pieces left of various wines with age. They are listed on the full writeup.
All the very best for Your 4th,
Michele & Rex
2015 Domaine Le Clos Noly Pouilly Fuisse Courtelong
We have been looking for an exceptional Pouilly Fuisse for a while now. Though that would seem easy enough, the Pouillys we generally see in this market are either mass produced negociant wines or of the very expensive variety which is not necessarily what we are looking for when it comes to Pouilly Fuisse. That may be attributed to the French keeping the excellent and reasonably priced stuff around to drink themselves, and indeed 80 percent of Domaine Clos Noly's production is sold to the restaurant community in that immediate area. We believe exceptional Pouilly Fuisse should be indicative of the renowned limestone and clay soils which are found in the best of these village vineyards, Pouilly should be bright and food worthy and amazing Pouilly Fuisse should not break the bank. Saturday night we enjoyed dinner with importer Blake Maso and restauranteur Charles Bruen . A main reason for the gathering was we had been waiting for this Pouilly to arrive. Blake had been talking it up, and the 2015 southern white burgs are amazing, well the Le Clos Noly Pouilly Fuisse Cortelong did not disappoint. ( Chardonnay, un oaked ) read more
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We tasted two whites this weekend which we believe are well worth mentioning. Both are unoaked. Both are low alcohol ( 12.5 and 13% ). Both are sensational patio wines which find a whole new degree of seriousness when served with food- and both are under twenty dollars.
We happened to have two very geek whites to try in one day. We brined, seasoned and rottisierised a turkey breast, sliced some cheeses and then set out to see what they are all about. The results are below ( 2 wines). Rex and Michele
2012 Lo and Behold Napa White Blend (less than 100 cases produced)
The Lo and Behold project is one in which six acclaimed Napa winemakers came together under one label. They were given virtually unlimited resources. They had access to the best grapes, the best barrels and best facilities with which to create wines of their particular vision. They did not make much. less that 100 cases per vision. Cult winemaker Chris Matthiasson decided to make a European field blend all with Napa fruit. This wine is harmonic in that all of the varietals blend, and then come together with a big crescendo. The nose is melon and white flowers. The flavor profile is honey dew combined with nectarine.This wine is both an east drink and powerful. Light, refreshing and palate pleasing at front palate, the finish becomes very big in nectarine, orange blossom and white flowers. Highly crafted!
a co-ferment (in 20% new barrels) of Sauvignon Blanc (59%) and Sémillon (16%) from Ryans Vineyard in the south of Napa with Ribolla Gialla (20%) and Tocai Friulano (5%) from Vare Vineyard at the mouth of Napa's Dry Creek canyon.
Release at $49.00-$59.00 we have 44 bottles at $32.50 per
2012 Grand Roche St Bris ( Burgundy ~ Sauvignon Blanc) They don't grow Sauvignon Blanc in Burgundy, but they do now. The 2012 Grand Roche is rich and intense Sauvignon Blanc with lemon, granny smith apple and apricot. Aged in Older French barrels, the Saint Bris is creamy enough to serve with rich butter sauces and and even cream based.
Normal pricing is $35.00, Today Only $21.50 per
The proof is always in the glass!