Autumn Mixed Case

By October 6, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments
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$220 for 12 bottles. Normal price $260. Limited.

Kara and Alex put together the 12 best bottles for fall. Here they are, with descriptions and pairings. Respond to this email if you want to reserve, or just swing by the shop. 

2015 Matassa – Coume de l’olla 
A blend of 70% Grenache Noir, 20% Grenache Gris and 10% Macabeu from New Zealander Tom Lubbe.  He is on the isolated hillside of Vivier in the Roussillon farming . Drinks with tart cranberry fruit and complex aromatics.  Have it with a rich meal that includes offal.

2015 Broc Cellars  – Love White
A California Marsanne-based wine for a cooler night.  Aromas of almonds and baked apples come to mind from this unassuming wine.  Open it up, roast a chicken, make sure you have a second bottle for when its time to eat.

2015 Les Foulards Rouges – Le Fond de l’Air est Rouge
Carbonic Cinsault from the Languedoc with zero sulfur added.  Like beaujolais with a tan.  Pour yourself a glass first since this juice will empty quickly.

2015 Herve Villemade – Cuvee Bovin
Brambly high toned “co-op style” Gamay.  Bottled in vintage Loire liter co-op winery bottles since 750ml wouldn’t be enough.  Hold on to the classic glass for another use…

2015 Amplify Wine – Carignane
Whole cluster, semi-carbonic Carignan from Santa Ynez Valley.  Bright, herbaceous California juice. Cool breeze and crushed leaf vibes.

2014 Les Genestas – Signargues Cotes Du Rhone Villages
Blue fruited Cotes du Rhone blend made at a ten grower co-op.  Pairs with anything cooked in a dutch oven all afternoon.

2014 Thomas Batardiere – L’esprit Libre
Chenin from Anjou full of spice and sharp pome fruit.  Pour this as an aperitif for your best guests.  It will jive with you hors d’oeuvres spread and make your friends crave whatever crispy caramelized main dish your serving.

NV Nathalie Gaubicher – Patapon! (Pet-nat)
Chenin Blanc pet-nat from the Loire.  Truly the most “finished” pet-nat we’ve ever had!  Toasty and bright with orchard fruit and a lasting structure.

2015 La Roche Buissiere – Rosé
This juice has drive.  Cotes de Rhone rosé of Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, and Syrah; showing petrichor and grapefruit pith.  The fruit is much less elusive on the palate bringing you back for another whiff.

2015 Rafa Bernabe – El Carro
Muscat of Alexandria from a vineyard inside the Natural Park of La Mata Torrevieja called “Pago El Carro”.  This park is littered with sandy salt flats that bring out a highly mineral and briny citrus quality in the resulting wine.

2015 Ruth Lewandowski – Feints 
Barbera, Dolcetto, and Arneis, grown in Mendocino and fermented in Utah.  Brambly berry fruit and game with lively acidity and just enough tannin.  This hibiscus-hued wine is as wily as its name suggests.

2015 Shacksbury X Ainara Otano – Basque Cider
A collaboration of VT cider maker Shacksbury with Ainara Otaño of Petritegi Sagardoa in Astigarraga, Spain.  Cider as it used to be cloudy, still and tasting of an orchard during fall harvest.  Pour from on high and serve with plates of briny olives, salty cheeses, and many tiny fish.