FREE WINE TASTINGS THIS WEEK:
Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. with Chloe Wines owner, William Woodruff. William will pour samples of four wines and share his personal knowledge of the estates’ wines and viticulture.
2021 Glantenet Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc (White Burgundy)
2020 Couron Cotes du Rhone Rouge
2022 Prieure Chenas Cuvee les Granite Beaujolais Rouge
2020 Prieure Hautes Cotes de Beaune (Pinot Noir)
Monday, Oct. 23 from 3-5 with Bodegas Muga‘s Export Manager, David De La Fuente. Yes, this is a Monday afternoon tasting, but we’ll make it worth your while to come! David will pour tastes of Bodegas Muga’s classic Rioja wines, including the incredible Prado Enea Gran Reserva from the excellent 2015 vintage (99 points T Atkins).
Favorite cheeses back in stock:
Brillat Savarin Frais in individual wheels: this triple crème cow milk cheese is 72% fat, made with the addition of crème fraiche. Ultra-rich, it is luscious with a velvety smooth texture and subtle tang. Excellent with fresh fruit and honey, it pairs brilliantly with Burgundy wines, such as those we’re tasting on Saturday.
Le Pico soft-ripened goat cheese comes in a 3.5 oz wheel. Made from pasteurized goat’s milk, Le Pico is spreadable and fresh with a slight tang and creamy texture.
Back in stock:
Edmond Fallot Walnut vinegar
L’Épicurien White Fig and Almond Confit – delicious with cheese
L’Épicurien Shallots confit – excellent on burgers!
Tea towels, made in France, 4 designs: Camembert, Macarons de Paris, Bistro Menu, Bistrot de Paris
WINE CORNER: Cooler weather brings robust foods that cry out for hearty reds such as these new Bordeaux reds.
Chateau L’Argentyre Medoc 2016 ($17.99) This little-known winery’s 2016 blend is astonishingly delicious. Vast aromatics up front, with notes of cedar, graphite and black currant. A touch of balsamic adds complexity to integrated spice notes and a textured mouthfeel. Well balanced, fresh with powerful but restrained tannins. This is an age-worthy vintage. Grapes: 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot Aging: Oak barrels, 14 months, 35% new
Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac 2018 ($57.00) Tourelles is a second wine of Chateau Pichon Baron, a 2nd Grand Cru Classé en 1855. Tourelles offers up open aromas of ripe red fruits, black cherry, and floral notes. Polished, elegant, with well-integrated spice notes and hints of smoke. Subtle, smooth, and delicate with a rich complexity. The intense finish is fresh and persistent with some grip. Grapes: 66% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cab Franc, 6% Petit Verdot Aging: 12 months oak, 30% new
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