Wine: Sustainable, $30 - 45
Natural wine in a box! Pale yellow in the glass, with a tart fruity nose, mineral notes then peach and apple on the finish. Winemaking Details: Unfiltered
Smells and tastes like the sea with a yeasty tang. Salivating acidity. It’ll make you hungry.
This Premier Cru Chablis is from Patrick Piuze, a young winemaker who has made quite a splash. These wines sell-out within weeks of their arrival inot the U.S., and for good reason, they're fantastic. This comes from a single parcel of 70 year-old vines (bordering Dauvissat’s vineyards) located on the left bank of the Serein River. It is layered with crushed rocks, a bit of briny sea spray and apricot. It has an attractive combination of minerality and fleshiness, with layers of fruit building to a long, creamy finish.
Quinta das Honor is a small family owned estate the Douro Valley. Their wines are made in the traditional style, and they farm without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, etc--a real rarity in Port country. Things are just done as they have been for generations, resulting in a well-balanced port that combines delicate wood notes with rich aromas of mature fruit. Like all Tawny's, this wine is bottled for immediate drinking, so do your part!
A great, balanced, delicious Chateauneuf which is drinking surprisingly well right now. Rich red fruits, a hint of minerality and a touch of dried herbs. Another great wine from our friends at Rosenthal.
Forman Vineyards makes a very small amount of impeccably crafted Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the Eastern hills of Napa Valley, a few Miles North of wineries like Screaming Eagle and Bryant Family. Crafted by Ric Forman, these wines are the very personal expressions of more than 3 decades of winemaking experience, and in our opinion, they are among a handful of the very best wines made in the United States. We recently spent some time with Ric's wife and asked her if they used any herbicides, or chemicals in their vineyards. She replied, "of course not, we live there!" Exactly.