- Little James Basket Press Blanc 2012 - Glass $7.00 / Bottle $14.95
- Tablas Creek Patelin Blanc 2012 - Glass $7.00 / Bottle $18.95
- Domaine de Cristia Cotes du Rhone 2012 - Glass $7.00 / Bottle $16.95
- Gilbert The Pilgrim 2012 - Glass $8.00 / Bottle $17.95
- Neyers Sage Canyon Cuvee 2012 - Glass $9.00 / Bottle $23.95
- Jean Louis Chave Mon Coeur Cotes Du Rhone 2011 - Glass $8.00 / Bottle $21.95
This little gem from Château Saint-Cosme is the perfect summer white wine. Saint--Cosme acquired the estate in 1570 with the fourteenth generation now tending the vineyards. This wine is a blend of Viognier, Sauvignon and Muscat d'Alexandrie, an atypical blend which makes a great marriage! It is fermented and aged in stainless steel with notes of citrus, melons and white flowers. Join in the summer romance and pick up a bottle today.
Tablas Creek’s limestone-rich 120-acre organic estate vineyard is located in the hilly Las Tablas district west of Paso Robles, named for its similarities to Châteauneuf du Pape: limestone soils, a favorable climate, and rugged terrain. This wine is a blend of four white Rhône varietals: Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, and Marsanne. It is whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel to emphasize the clean crisp flavors and preserve the aromatics. A perfect wine for the sun or the rain!
Domaine Cristia is a family estate with 90 percent of their vines located in Chateuneuf du Pape The Cote du Rhone is sourced from vineyards bordering the Chateauneuf region, the 2012 is 100% Grenache, from 40 year old vines, aged in concrete vats for about 8 months. Great fruit and spice, this wine sets the stage for the smackdown!
Mourvedre, Grenache and Cabernet are much more in line with a blend from the South of France than from Yakima, WA, but this wine has all the juicy fruit that makes Washington fruit so special. Planted on vines in the Wahluke Slope with just under 6,000 acres, the vines thrive from deposits of sand and silt and gravel and a canvas that allows higher-than-average days of sunlight and heat to coax deep fruit and mineral flavors from the variety of reds. This is one trip to Rhone that won't require airfare.
A blend of Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah from the Sierra Foothills and Contra Costa County, California, this wine utilizes 100% French oak used barrels. Neyers was founded by Bruce Neyers, who also serves as the national sales manager for Kermit Lynch, making him no stranger to the wines of the Rhone. Organically grown and influenced by French wine producers, Neyers farm makes their wines naturally without the use of cultured yeast or a laboratory designed malo-lactic starter, as well as bottling their wines without fining or filtration. Sometimes simple is better, and this wine proves it.
Jean-Louis Chave respects tradition yet embraces innovation. He has an MBA from U of Hartford, an American wife and is the scion of one of the oldest family-owned domaines in France, passed from father to son since 1481. Mon Coeur is sourced from four organically-farmed estates, each lot vinified and aged separately in either oak or cement for 12-18 months. This wine has a medium body with light/average tannin with notes of raspberry, blackberry and black pepper. This dense ruby/purple-colored red blend of Syrah and Grenache is ideal for drinking now and over the next 5-6 years.