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.
White wines from the Cotes du Rhone went through an unfortunate slump in popularity, and there was a stretch in time where many sites were uprooted in favor of planting more red varieties. It's hard to find much that's really exciting and distinctive, even from some of our favorite small producers. We devour most everything we can get from Bastide Saint Dominique up and down their lineup, but even their basic Cotes du Rhone Blanc is in all too small a percentage of their production. This is he type of wine we wish we could From a single site with an average vine age of @30 years, Viognier is the primary grape in this blend with equal portions of Grenache Blanc and Clairette making up the balance. Lots of floral and tropical fruit to the nose from the Viognier, but tempered by some green citrus and cool melon tones. The palate has some of the plush fruit from the Viognier, but carries nice energy and citrus zest, freshening the finish with some clean lingering acidity. A tasty option for all kinds of Spring time meals and outdoor activities.
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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!