Wines of the Month
These are wines that are hand-selected by the staff every month, typically one lighter in style and one fuller in body, that pair with the time of the year. Always outstanding, sometimes great deals, never disappointing.
Now available to taste by the glass in store!
Wines of the Month for July 2022
2020 Domaine Dutron Pouilly Fuissé
Pouilly Fuisse, Maconnais, Bourgogne, France
The Dutron family has been making wine at their 40-acre estate in the town of Fuissé since 1835. Today, Domaine Dutron is made by winemaker Maxime Dutron, who joined his father in the family business in 2010. The winery grows only Chardonnay, with some vines up to 70 years old.
The winery is dedicated to using sustainable farming practices.
Bright yellow gold. Highly aromatic, with complex notes of nuts, citrus, brioche and honey. Clean flavors of ripe fruits with a medium to full body, excellent balance and an elegant, long finish. Pairs well with fish, white meat and goat cheese. 13% ABV
2021 Domaine Bunan Moulin des Costes Rosé
100% Pinot Noir
Bandol, Provence, France
Throughout the ages, the lords of the medieval Chateau of Le Castellet kept their table supplied with wines from the same legendary terraces which are now known as Moulin des Costes, named for the 18th century Provençal manor house which still overlooks the property. In 1961, brothers Paul and Pierre Bunan purchased this vineyard in the hills above the port of Bandol.
The method for rosé is direct press. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, the final assembly in January and bottling in May.
Brilliant salmon pink color. Elegant fruity bouquet with an expressive nose. Deli-
cate aromas of fruit and mango. A pure, clean tasting, harmonious wine. Well balanced with accompanying fruit aromas. 13.5% ABV
Wines of the Month for June 2022
2019 Domaine Servin Vieilles Vignes Chablis
On a ridge between the Premier Cru vineyards of Montmains and Vaillons in Chablis lies the Pargues vineyard, from which this wine is sourced. The 2019 Chablis Vieilles Vignes Sélection Massale is excellent, delivering aromas of orange oil, white flowers, pear and oyster shell, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny and concentrated palate that's bright and chalky. It represents great value. Possesses fine quality for its level and is also worth trying. Around a third of this cuvée matures in used barrels, the rest in tank. 12.5% ABV
2017 Trione River Road Ranch Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
2017 will be remembered as the year of the fires in Sonoma County, it will also be remembered as a near perfect vintage for most winegrowers. A walk through a dense redwood forest, full of wild blackberry brambles, dappled sunlight and the occasional moss and mushroom covered stump. These are the images that come to mind when first tasting the 2017 Trione Pinot Noir. The mouthfeel is rich and silky with a long finish. This wine will age gracefully for the next 5-7 years. Salute! 14.6% ABV
Wines of the Month for May 2022
2019 Pieropan “La Rocca” Soave Classico
Soave Classico DOC, Italy
The vineyard ‘La Rocca’ is situated on the Monte Rocchetta hill, just below the mediaeval castle built by the Scaligeri family in the town of Soave. The microclimate in this vineyard produces wines with a unique perfume and distinctive taste. The grapes are picked when very ripe, often as late as the end of October, giving tremendous complexity and aromatic qualities to the wine, making it a wine of great breeding. The wine was first made under this label in 1978. Brilliant and intense yellow whit golden hints; characterful wine, reminiscent of exotic fruit and nuts on the nose; soft and persistent on the palate, with hints of spice, length and elegance. Makes an excellent partner to complex dishes, even with strong flavors particularly risottos such as porcini, or celery, squash and almond, salt cod and other fish including salmon, scallops and crab. Holistic, low environmental impact approach to pest control. 13% ABV
2018 Hightower Merlot
91% Merlot & 9% Cabernet Franc
Red Mountain District, Washington
As much as possible, they take a non-interventionist approach to winemaking. They place great emphasis on vineyard selection, picking, pressing, and blending so that Hightower wines are naturally beautiful and free from pretense. They let the powerful and concentrated fruit from Red Mountain speak for itself. The result is a collection of well-balanced, nuanced wines that reveal something new and interesting each time you open a bottle. They like to think they’re wines with character through and through — in how they were made, how they taste, and in the connections they inspire. The 2018 Merlot is by far our “biggest” most brooding Merlot. It shows lots of dark berry fruit, beautiful dark chocolate aromas, and a hint of vanilla. The tannins are nicely managed to a smooth, silky texture. Sustainable. 14.7% ABV