All Regularly Priced Wines from Burgundy 15% OFF with Discount Code: BUR15

Roger Barnier, Brut Selection Champagne NV - $58.00 / $34.99

Champagne is mostly had during the holiday season. But great deals on Champagne, that’s a year-round event, right?

Cuvee Brut Champagne from Roger Barnier is a bracing and refreshing bottle made from vines grown in the Coteaux du Morin. Barnier family has 35 plots spread out over 20 acres in this small valley southwest of Champagne’s Cote des Blancs region. The same place, well-known cult producer Ulysse Colin farms.

The house, under the leadership of Frederic Berthelot, the seventh generation of the Barnier family, has gained a strong reputation for meticulous vineyard work, especially low yields. They make an effort to understand and maximize their results with each grape variety. This blend consists of all three Champagne grapes - 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir - of which about 60% came from a single vintage. The other 40% is a blend of older reserve wines. The reserve wine gives a wonderful, leesy complexity that shows up in this wine as baked croissant and marzipan.

Tasting Notes
This is a tangy mineral driven Champagne with a preponderance of Chardonnay. It has a fresh, zesty feel that pushes it forward and brings out citrus as well as orange and white fruits.

2 Stars Guide Hachette
“Between Côte des Blancs and Sézannais, Villevenard extends to the north of the Saint-Gond marshes and cultivates its vines on the slopes of Petit-Morin. The Barniers farm 7.50 ha of vines nearby…Passed briefly through wood, it shines with its finesse, freshness and complexity; the citrus fruits are nuanced with a hint of vanilla. A very nice aperitif champagne.”

Elevee, Bjornson Vyd Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills 2019

Tom Fitzpatrick of Elevee received his Master’s in Viticulture from UC Davis and gained practical experience in Burgundy with the highly regarded Domaine Hubert Lignier. His primary objective is for showcasing the diversity, range, and beauty of Willamette Valley’s flavor profiles.

Tasting Notes
On the nose, it offers a bouquet of red berries, such as ripe strawberries and cherries, accompanied by subtle floral notes and a hint of earthiness. On the palate, the wine reveals a harmonious balance between fruitiness and acidity. The flavors of red berries persist, complemented by delicate spice undertones and a touch of vanilla from oak aging. The tannins are refined and well-integrated, providing a smooth and velvety mouthfeel. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering impression of fruit and subtle oak.

92 points Wine Enthusiast
“Winemaker Tom Fitzpatrick teases lovely subtle flavors out of these low-ripened grapes. Dive in and you’ll find trails of blood orange, lemon zest, peaches, fir cones and lemony herbs. The core fruit is tight and compact but contributes to the overall balance of the wine. Give it aeration and/or bottle age and it will develop gracefully.”

Jancis Robinson
“Clear, pale ruby in colour. Reductive when first opened but after a double decant this opens with scents of cappuccino alongside black cherry and dark potting soil. The palate is rich and layered with warmth and dark, brooding fruit – savoury. Despite the ripeness there remains a tingling acid backbone. A salty, smoky charcuterie savouriness lingers on the finish. (SCJ)” 17.5+/20 points.

SPRING CLEARANCE SALE

Doing a little spring cleaning. Linked are 70+ wines on sale ranging from 20-60% OFF. A little bit of everything: Champagne, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Rose, etc. I would like to highlight Barmes-Buecher wines, specifically Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir. Alsace does not allow Pinot Noir to be labeled with a Grand Cru classification but this is a Hengst Grand Cru Pinot. It’s excellent. But just one of many goodies.

Wine shipping or pickups will begin AFTER April 3rd.

Chateau La Nerthe, Prieure De Montezargues Rose Tavel 2021 - $23.99 / 7.99

A historic vineyard, the Prieure de Montezargues was originally a monastery dating from 1199. The property is sheltered from the Mistral wind by the Montagne Noire mountain range. The original stone priory buildings blend seamlessly into the landscape, forming a micro-terroir and gives a unique personality to this wine. This micro-terroir is composed of sandy soils coved by a layer of ‘galets’ - large, round, well-worn stones that were carried down from the Alps by glaciers during the last ice age.

50% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 10% Clairette.

Tasting Notes
Shows aromas of ripe strawberries and blood orange. On the palate, it’s complex and balanced with notes of anise, grapefruit, pomelo and has nice minerality.

93 points Wine Enthusiast
“This is a mouthwatering, gorgeously perfumed rosé marked by heady notes of cherry blossom and watermelon etched by veins of crushed stone and salt. Dusky pink in hue, it’s an elegant, irresistibly quaffable wine that should drink well through the summer and into the fall and winter seasons with flair.”

93 points James Suckling
“Although this is pale for a Tavel rosé, it is an exceptional wine for the appellation! Brimming with strawberry, redcurrant and peach aromas, this is very fresh and vivid on the medium-bodied palate, building to a long, elegant and mineral finale. From organically grown grapes.”

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