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Beaujolais Blanc Domaine Gilles Gelin 2014 -

In 1976, Gérard Gelin purchased the Château des Nugues in Lancié, along with 32 hectares of vineyards in the appellations Morgon, Fleurie, and Beaujolais-Villages. The vines average 45 years of age, with some parcels still in production that are over 100 years old. Today, Domaine Gelin is managed by Gérard’s son Gilles, who has taken the estate to the head of the class in Beaujolais. The nose will blossom gracefully, with ripe Asian pears, blanched almonds, and Alba freesia moving in and out of the background as it evolves in the glass (later there’s a shimmering, sunny suggestion of dried lemon zest and marzipan). Like the best wines of Pouilly-Fuissé and Saint Véran, this Beaujolais-Villages Blanc offers a wonderful balance of substance with freshness. On the palate, the unoaked, limestone infused Chardonnay flavors are sustained by vibrant mouthwatering acidity, and the finish goes on and on.

 

Fleurie Domaine de Robert 2014 - In the glass, the wine has a limpid garnet color all the way to the edge. The nose unfurls with the perfume of strawberry preserves, mulberries, and rhubarb, along with black cherries, lavender, roasted chestnuts, and fleeting suggestions of black raspberries, rose petals, tamarind, and fresh white tobacco. On the palate, the wine is multi-layered, concentrated, and graceful, with a core of black-and-red-fruit flavors that echo the nose, adding damson plums, walnut shells, and just-rained-on wet granite as the wine evolves in the glass. The persistent, satisfying finish is extended by lively fresh fruit acidity and dry mineral extract, and is punctuated with mild, fine-grained tannins. This is seriously elegant Burgundy. Drink now – 2022.

Contra Costa County Petite Sirah Three Wine Company 2012 - Along with Joel Peterson at Ravenswood in Sonoma, and Paul Draper at Ridge Vineyards in Santa Cruz, Matt Cline was one of the original champions of single-vineyard, old-vine Zinfandel. Before establishing Three Wine Company in 2006, Matt was a founding partner of Trinitas Cellars (which he sold in 2006), and had worked with his brother Fred at Cline Cellars since 1982. Along the way, he has quietly produced some of the most dramatic red wines ever made in California, mostly from grapes purchased under contract with third and fourth generation farmers of ancient parcels in Oakley and Lodi in Contra Costa County. In the glass, the wine has an inky, saturated, dark purple color, almost jet black in the center. The nose erupts with a cornucopia of ripe blueberries, black raspberries, black currants, and sweet herbs. On the palate, the wine is massive and chewy, yet supple, juicy, and sleek, with ripe black fruit flavors that echo the nose, adding smoky, dark-chocolate-covered black cherries, baking spices, cardamom, and a hint of white pepper. As smooth, and succulent, and full-bodied as natural wine can be.

Pacherenc-du-Vic-Bilh Sec Château Viella 2014 - In 1952, Alain Bortolussi's grandfather purchased 25 hectares of land in the department of Gers that had recently been classified under AOC regulations as Madiran. Over the next 35 years, these gentle slopes of gravel and clay were replanted carefully with the best clones of Tannat and Cabernet Franc, and the winery was gradually modernized. Alain also replanted small parcels of the indigenous white grapes of the area; Arrufiac, Petit Manseng, and Gros Manseng to produce this dry, vibrant wine which carries the appellation, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh. The limestone-rich, clay soils of the area provide perfect drainage and minerality to the wines, and Alain’s very rigorous, natural farming produces very concentrated wines, of which, this is a perfect example. Rich aromatics of quince and lime are matched with a beautiful textural richness from the (neutral) barrel fermentation and aging.

 

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