Nix Wine List Review- 1 Michelin Star
Champagne Extra Brut, Pierre Gimonnet & Fils “Oenophile” Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru 2008 150- The 2008 vintage was amazing, so this 10 year old Blanc de Blanc [all Chardonnay grapes] will have “lush” and “bright” citrus fruit flavors.
Chenin Blanc, Saumur, Château
Aligoté, Paul Pillot, Burgundy, France 2015 55- Aligote is the “sister” grape to Chardonnay in Burgundy France. A “crisp” [high acid] very “dry” white wine with floral notes. A very “pretty” wine and pairs well with food.
Riesling Trocken, Keller, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016 60- Ask the Sommelier to describe [bone dry-dry-semisweet-sweet] all the Rieslings [German-Austrian-Alsatian] on the list. See which matches with your preferred style of wine.
Marsanne, Côtes du Rhône-St. Julien en St. Alban, Éric Texier, Rhône, France 2015 80-Pick this Cotes du Rhone Blanc. It is a great white wine with stone fruit [
Chardonnay, Chablis, Billaud-Simon “Vaillons 1er Cru” Burgundy, France 2014 95- Chablis is my favorite white Burgundy, because of the complex fruit and mineral flavors. This Premier Crus [grapes grown in the special
Nerello Mascalese, Etna Rosato, Graci, Sicily, Italy 2016 56- Grapes grown on the volcanic island of Sicily have “unique” flavors. This “pretty” “pale” rose has citrus and mineral flavors.
Syrah, La Clarine Farm “Sumu Kaw” Sierra Foothills, California 2015 68- This California Syrah has dark fruit [black berry-black cherry-plums] and spice flavors.
Nerello Mascalese, Etna Rosso, Tenuta delle Terre Nere “Feudo
Pinot Noir, Auxey-Duresses, Domaine du Comte Armand, Burgundy, France 2012 96- This is an excellent Pinot Noir from Beaune Burgundy. Domaine du Comte Armand usually produces very expensive red Burgundies. Here is your chance to taste his talents at a good price.
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Graves, Château Olivier, Bordeaux, France 2008 100- The 2008 vintage was very good and the red wines are drinking beautifully now. This one has black currant, cassis, and some classic tobacco and anise scents.
Sagrantino, Paolo Bea “Rosso de Véo” Umbria, Italy 2008 155- Paolo Bea is a master winemaker in Umbria Italy. His “fast ball” is the Sangratino grape, which needs bottle age to soften the tannins and allow the amazing fruit flavors to emerge. Here you have the necessary 10 years.