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Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé Château Revelette 2014 - Although Peter Fischer was born in Germany, he dreamed of becoming a cowboy. So he went to California in the late 1970s where he worked on a ranch, before enrolling at UC Davis and becoming a winemaker. All of the farming is organic, drawing from the discipline of biodynamics, and the wines are in high demand at restaurants like Troisgros in Roanne and Pic in Valence. Peter’s label sweetly acknowledges that he is a vigneron de gendre à gendre, a winegrower from “son-in-law to son-in-law.” The rosé is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache that undergo cool fermentation and aging in stainless steel.  The result is an elegantly balanced and supple wine with flavors reminiscent of blackberry and mint.

Côtes de Bourg Château de Monteberiot 2010 - The wine is a classic right-bank Bordeaux blend: dominated by Merlot (80%), with the balance made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and a small component of Malbec. In the glass, this elegant Bordeaux has a dark garnet color, with flashes of bright ruby at the edge. The nose is restrained at first, gradually revealing beautiful red and black fruit aromas, which are lightly seasoned with nutmeg, fresh white tobacco, black tea, and cocoa. Merlot dominates on the palate, with black and (especially) red berry flavors, saturated with limestone minerality, and framed in smooth, fine-grained tannins.

Pouilly-Fumé L'Arret Buffatte Tinel-Blondelet 2013 - The name of the wine recalls the rest stop on the old Roman road that runs through the vineyard, where travellers could refresh themselves and their horses on their way between Paris and Lyon. This limpid, pale yellow-green wine unfurls gradually with aromas of white flowers, kaffir-lime leaves, and lemongrass trading places with apricots, pink grapefruit, and especially fresh fennel as the nose evolves over time. On the palate, the texture is silky chiffon, with exotic citrus flavors seasoned with wild thyme, anise, and herbal sea salt, while the refreshing, mineral-driven finish lingers forever. 

Beaumes-de-Venise Grangeneuve Domaine Saint Amant 2013 - Camille Wallut is an architect by training, and a second-generation vigneronne, who returned to take the reins of one of the most extraordinary estates in the southern Côtes-du-Rhône when her father retired in 1997.  The Grenache, Syrah, and Viognier are co-fermented in stainless steel, then blended with a tiny component of old-vines Carignan, and matured in used oak foudres for a full year before bottling. In the glass, the wine has a dark, almost blue-purple color. The nose unfolds with ripe blueberries, crushed amarena cherries, oriental lilies, and black tea, all delicately seasoned with nutmeg, vanilla, and a faint suggestion of black pepper. On the palate the wine is fresh and silky, with a spicy core of sweet black fruit, and cool graphite minerality (like a northern Rhône Syrah), all underpinned by the limestone-infused Viognier. It’s hard to believe that this sublimely elegant wine comes from so far south.

 

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7200 N Park Dr
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