Craft Wine List Picks

 

Champagne

 

 

 

 

Doyard, Cuvée Vendémiaire, Blanc de Blancs, NV 105.-

 

Vilmart & Cie, Brut, NV 125-

 

Tarlant, Zero Brut Nature, NV 132.

 

 

 

 

White

 

Under $100.00

Moschofilero, Tselepos, Mantinia, 2016 48.- Do not dismiss this amazing Greek white wine. I love the Moschofilero white wines from Greece and so will you when you taste this. An excellent value wine

California Chardonnay Sandhi, 2015 65-

Muscadet Les Bêtes Curieuses, Château-Thébaud, Muscadet, 2009 70- Here is a “gem” of a white wine  A special wine.

**Grenache Blanc/ Clairette, Domaine du Vieux Lazaret, Châteauneuf du Pape, 2014 80- 

Lucien Crochet, Sancerre, 2015 80. 

Domaine Guillot-Broux, Les Perrières, Mâcon Cruziles, 2014 84

Vermentino, Domaine U Stiliccionu, Ajaccio, 2016 95-

 

Over $100.00

 

Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon, Château Talbot, 2015, Saint-Julien 105- 

 

ORANGE WINE Trebbiano Spoletino, Paolo Bea, Arboreus 2009 120.- 

 

Egon Müller, Scharzhofberger, Spätlese, 2015 165. 

 

Didier Dagueneau, Fume de Pouilly, Pouilly-Fumé, 2012 195- 

 

Kistler, McCrea Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, 1999 220.-I recently tasted this wine and it was amazing! A very “oily” [viscous] California Chardonnay with highly evolved citrus fruit flavors. It begs the question “Does California Chardonnay age”? Kistler Chardonnays does!

 

Domaine Vincent Dauvissat, Vaillons, Chablis 2015 240- 

 

Jacques Prieur, Perrières, 2005 275- This is a sleeper pick Meursault [Chardonnay] because it has almost 15 years of bottle age.

 

Marsanne/Roussanne, Domaine Chave, Hermitage, 2002 325.-

 

Rose

 

Cinsault/Tibouren, Commanderie de Peyrassol, Le Clos, Côtes de Provence, 2016 89-

 

 

Red

 

 

 

Under $100.00

 

Cote du Rhone Domaine J.L. Chave, Côtes du Rhône, 2016 63- 

 

Rosso di Montalcino La Gerla, 2015 70.-

 

Domaine Louis Chèze, Cuvée Prestige de Caroline, 2014 72

 

Beaujolais Gamay, Marcel Lapierre, Morgon, 2014 73- Don’t confuse this Beaujolais for that “super sweet” wine. This is Cru Beaujolais from Morgon [my favorite] and this wine can be as complex and as nuanced as Burgundy Pinot Noir.

 

SICILY Nerello Mascalese, Passoppisciaro, 2013, Etna 92

 

Marsannay Domaine Sylvain Pataille, 2012 95. 

 

Margaux Château Boston, 2011 98.- 

 

 

Over $100.00

 

Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Domaine de Thalabert, 2010 115.Crozes Hermitage [Syrah] could be one of the best values on any restaurant wine list.

 

Burgundy Beaune Domaine des Croix, 2015 125

 

Alto Piedmont Carema, Luigi Ferrando, Etichetta Bianca, 2013 130.- 

 

Umbria Sangiovese/Sagrantino, Paolo Bea, Piparello, 2010 149- 

 

Bordeaux Medoc Château Chasse-Spleen, 2010 155. The 2010 vintage was excellent and this is a fantastic wine value.

 St Joseph Domaine Chave, 2012 160.

 

Barberesco Produttori del Barbaresco, Rio Sordo Reserve, 2007 165-

 

Brunello di Montalcino Casanuova delle Cerbaie, 2006 169- 

 

Samur Cabernet Franc, Clos Rougeard, Clos, 2012 175.- This wine is a steal! Clos Rougeard are master winemakers producing Cabernet Franc wines. This wine  is very favorably priced and the 2012 vintage was excellent.

 

Burgundy Corton Domaine Edmond Cornu, Les Valozières, 2010 175-

 

Cornas Auguste Clape, 2009 255- Cornas [Syrah] is one of my favorite wines because of the dark fruit [black cherry-cassis] flavors. The 2009 vintage was excellent and Auguste Clape is one of the best winemakers in Cornas and this wine should be amazing.

 

Bordeaux St Julien Château Talbot, 2009 265- The 2009 vintage was excellent and  the wines from that vintage are drinking beautifully now.

 

California Cabernet Silver Oak, Alexander Valley, 1999 265- 

 

Volant Marquis D’Angerville “Champans” 2015 290-The 2015 vintage was excellent.

 

Chateauneuf du Pape Château de Beaucastel, 1998 295- The 1998 vintage was excellent.

 

Burgundy Chambolle Musingy Domaine Ghislaine Barthod, Les Cras, 2014 330.

 

Hermitage Michel Chapoutier, 1990 330- The 1990 vintage for Hermitage [Syrah] was excellent

 

Cote Rotie Domaine Rostaing, La Landonne, 2012 390- 

 

Barolo Bruno Giacosa, Rocche del Falletto, 2009 395-

 

Vosne Romanee Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Les Chaumes, 2005 460. Sublime!

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