Even though we will not be doing the public tasting portion of the Insider's Pick until further notice, we will still be offering the wine for purchase with the usual 10% discount on Thursday and Friday. The wines will still be ones we highly recommend, and the tasting notes will still be our own. We will be returning to doing just the one wine on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. We hope you are able to come by and get some wines to enjoy.
Along with the special case pricing we do during our Anniversary Special, we like to break out a few nicer than usual wines to feature in the Insider's Pick, some extra-special treats that usually wouldn't show up here. In the case of this wine, it's also one that is a little closer to our hearts. Not everyone may prefer the style of Sauvignon Blanc that comes from the Loire, but Sancerre is without a doubt very singular within the region. It is one of the most distinct lessons in the concept of terroir, one of the first places where many learning about wine (myself certainly included) said 'Wow, there is definitely something going on 'here' that just isn't happening anywhere else around it.' And I can honestly say that, in the entire time that the Wine Warehouse has been open, there has been MAYBE 2-3 vintages of this wine that we have not had in he store. MAYBE. This is a Sancerre icon (along with Vatan and the two Cotat brothers) , with family roots as growers back to the 14th century and vineyards on the premium chalky slopes of Chavignol. Short of the rare and expensive single site bottlings from the best producers, this is as true as you get in Sancerre; vibrant, tingly on the palate with loads of white fruits and hints of chalky dustiness, mouth-filling yet completely refreshing. A perfect special occasion wine for this time of year.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!