Fall 2018 Shipments

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 October 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

October 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

2017 Dutraive St. Amour Clos du Chapitre

GRAPE: Gamay

TASTING NOTES: 2017 for Dutraive is a vintage that hints at the ripeness of ’15 but finds a level of finesse and vibrancy that is uncommon for this octane.

RECOMMENDED DRINK WINDOW: Best Now– 2025+

SEASONAL PAIRING: Roast chicken, grilled fish, vegetarian curry… 

 
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 September 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

September 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

2017 Domaine Giachino &

2016 Domaine Prieure St. Christophe

GRAPE: Mondeuse

TASTING NOTES 
Giachino: Dark fruit gives way to earthy, peppery nuances.  Pure energy… 
Prieuré St. Christophe:  Fuller bodied, more floral and brooding…

RECOMMENDED DRINK WINDOW
Giachino: Best 2019 - 2035+
Prieuré St. Christophe:  Best 2024 - 2045+

SEASONAL PAIRING
Giachino: Herb-roasted or grilled fowl
Prieuré St. Christophe:  More marbled proteins, mangalitsa pork chops, ribeye
 

 
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 August 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

August 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

2016 Arnaud Lambert Clos David Breze

GRAPE: Chenin Blanc

TASTING NOTES: The best Clos David to date; a laser beam in liquid form w/a healthy dose of citrus, white flowers, and briny stones. 

RECOMMENDED DRINK WINDOW: Best 2019 - 2033+

SEASONAL PAIRING: Chenin loves beets, summer corn, and soft cheese…

 August 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

August 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

2015 Gilles Berlioz Chez L’Odette

GRAPE: Jacquere

TASTING NOTES: A more Chenin Blanc-like expression, mature color/aromas and crunchy freshness in the mouth.  Lip-smacking saltiness and beautiful balance.

RECOMMENDED DRINK WINDOW: Best now - 2023+

SEASONAL PAIRING: The prescription - go to your local cheese store and get some Tomme de Savoie

 
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 July 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

July 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

2017 Envinate Migan La Habanera

GRAPE: Listan Negro

TASTING NOTES: Savory pepper and fine herbs are coiled underneath dark fruit. Tasted and assembled from large foudres in April 2018.  Patience rewarded!

RECOMMENDED DRINK WINDOW: 2020 – 2035+

SEASONAL PAIRING: 
Grilled proteins with vinegar-based sauces.  Hello BBQ.  Hello carne asada…

 
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 June 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

June 2018 (photo by Lauren Hamilton)

2016 Stirm Cabernet Pfeffer

GRAPE: Cabernet Pfeffer

TASTING NOTES: Red-fruit dominated and medium bodied with great depth and mid-palate from the old vines.  Light florals and subtle spice underneath.

RECOMMENDED DRINK WINDOW: Best now - 2027+

SEASONAL PAIRING: Grilled fish or poultry.

 June 2018 (photo by Brian McClintic)

June 2018 (photo by Brian McClintic)

2017 Tatomer Riesling “Ostlich von Eden”

GRAPE: Riesling

TASTING NOTES: Dry, crisp and mineral.  Florals, white pepper and salty herb notes define the nose and palate.  Clean, crunchy, with ample weight.

RECOMMENDED DRINK WINDOW: Best now - 2030+

SEASONAL PAIRING: Thai, ramen, sushi/sashimi.