Wines for Cool Nights!
Fri, Sep 8 2017 11:22
Notes From the Cellar…..
Welcome autumn and football season! We have all the great beer and wines you need for cool evenings and lazy Sundays watching the games. Join us this Friday from 3-6 and Saturday as we sample a couple great full bodied wines from France that will help keep warm and complement heartier meals.
10% off wines we are tasting this weekend!
’12 Verget Bourgogne Blanc -Terres de Pierres’, Burgundy, France- Verget is the name of the négoce owned and run by Jean-Marie Guffens in the Maconnais. He also has a small Macon domaine, Domaine Guffens-Heynen, which makes some of the greatest Chardonnay in the world. His conviction was and still is that the best wine is made using the best grapes. He buys only handpicked grapes. His focus is on the use of lees, on the gentlest-possible handling of the fruit and the young wine, and on barrel fermentation. The resulting wine is a minerally Chardonnay with beautifully balanced pear and apple-blossom fruit with beautiful textured richness. $19.99
’14 Château le Bonnat Graves Rouge, Bordeaux, France- The Lesgourgues family are among the most dynamic in the French wine world; Denis make traditional wines that are the opposite of flashy that aren’t made for quick tasting at competitions. Well regarded by the locals of Graves for their great expression of the local terroir their vines average 35 years of age and are planted on the silty/clay gravel of the region. A 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged for a year in oak. With a fresh fruity nose of blackberry, cassis and plum, there are hints of black cherry and baking spice on a round, balanced palate that is structured and finishes with lingering, rounded tanins. $18.99
On the beer front we have new deliveries from Aeronaut, Banded Horn, Devil's Purse, Night Shift, Kelsen, Down the Road and the Tap.