The most revered wine region in the world, Burgundy’s producers – most of them small and humble – make Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sought out the world over. While Burgundy offers many great trophies from top producers in well-known villages like Vosne Romanee and Puligny Montrachet, it also offers excellent values to anyone willing to explore beyond the famous names. Our collection– one of the largest in the U.S. – has plenty of both!
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Jerome Chezeaux, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, 2016
Domaine Jerome Chezeaux has been working with super importer Neil Rosenthal for 25 years. The Chezeaux family make a full range of wines from 11 + hectares of old vines in the Cote de Nuits. We are lucky that these fine vineyards remain in their capable hands. The wines are very pure and represent great value. His daughter Lyse has joined him and like most modern young Burgundy growers she has completed a series of international internships. She will carry on the family tradition and bring fresh ideas. A new generation is reinvigorating the Cote d'Or. Many young women are contributing to this renaissance in Burgundy. Traditionally made, hand harvested, indigenous yeasts and bottled unfiltered after a 18 to 24 month elevage. A maximum of 30% new oak is used, none on the Bourgogne rouge. The wines have an understated elegance, they are fresh and precise.
My first exposure to Santenay, this one became a favorite.
Even people who aren’t Riesling drinkers love this wine. Apples and apricot on the nose with a pleasant lemony citrus taste and good acidity with a long finish. Low in alcohol, but any residual sugar is balanced by the acid and citrus notes.
Clos des Rocs, Pouilly-Loche 'Les Quatres Saisons ', 2019
I had a bottle of this wine at a lovely restaurant owned by a husband and wife while in Barcelona. I fell in love. I had to have more of it and tracked it down here. It’s bright with slights hints of honey. Have some sent to me home is amazing! I’m relishing every sip.
Look, I love Chianti. There are a lot of different styles and producers. This one is classic and, bang for the buck, tops. Tried four different producers on sale from Astor wines but none came close to the depth and balance of this wine. I should buy a couple of cases. Fabulous.
Giuseppe Rinaldi, Freisa, 2019
Is there anymore? We drank/enjoyed our trial bottles.
The Christopher Tracy Vermouth series may be a bit tricky to unpack, with all the Variations and styles, but basically - he makes different batches throughout the growing season depending on what’s perfectly ripe., so some feature peppers, others melon, and always an array of different botanicals. Make a spritz, put some on ice with a few oz of tequila and perhaps a splash of simple, or just sip some on its own. I’m crazy about the variety (and had to grab all the different kinds for myself!!) A fabulous and creative way to “drink local.”
It’s velvety smooth but not too sweet as bourbons are at times. Love it.
First class — very satisfying and a terrific food wine, juicy with enough minerality
The essence of what a rose’ should be.Never had better.Ange.
The only problem is that there is never enough . . .
Chateau d'Armailhac, Pauillac, 2001 (1.5L)
Domaine du Pelican (d'Angerville), Arbois Poulsard, 2019
I love this project from Christopher Tracy - all of these vermouths are so incredibly individual and interesting, worth sipping on their own but a delish twist on the usual for those martinis. This one is a bit more herbaceous - not super spicy. Just love it!