Domaine de Sainte Cosme. 50% Viognier, 30% Piquepoul, 20% Marsanne. Pale yellow. Honey and honeysuckle nose. Stone fruit on the palate. Chewy minerality, low acidity. This is easily one of the most mineral-laden whites I’ve tasted in some time. Pair this wine with goat cheeses and fresh fruit for an outstanding experience!
Barco de Piedra Tinto Ribero Del Douero Tempranillo 2016. Deep ruby color, 4-6 months in American and French Oak. Cherry fruit, medium body, controlled acidity, soft tannins and a medium finish. Lovely expression of Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo.
Wapisa malbec, Patagonia 2016. From the cold southern regions of Argentina, this is a chewy, tannic Malbec. The fruit expresses itself differently. This wine is all about structure and with cold windy climate, the grapes do not develop as much fruit or sugar, so it’s all about the tannin.
Domaine les Pallieres Gigondas Terrasses du Diable 2013. 90% Grenache, 5% Clairette and 5% Mourvedre. Gigondas is situated at the base of the Dontelles Mountains. The wines produced their often have tremendous structure and thus reward those patient enough to decant them! This wine is a light ruby color. Mild French oak on the nose. On the palate, the wine is juicy, the tannins velvet in texture. Red fruit lingers on the palate (a candied black cherry?). From a 500 year old estate this is a solid Gigondas.