Chateauneuf-du-Papes–from E. Guigal

E. Guigal, has just released two classic Chateauneuf-du-Papes: Chateau de Nalys Blanc Grand Vin 2017, and Chateau de Nalys Grand Vin 2016.

Chateau de Nalys Blanc derives from Roussane, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulnec, and Picpoul–a heavenly combination fermented in both oak and steel. Result: powerful aromas and flavors including citrus, vanilla, and minerality. Sublime.  95.00

Chateau de Nalys Blanc Grand Vin 2017 & Chateau de Nalys Grand Vin 2016

Chateau de Nalys Grand Vin 2016 combines Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise and Vacarese. Fruit, spice, and minerality merge to create a wonderfully balanced wine in the classic Chateauneuf-du Pape tradition.  95.00

The Owl & The Dust Devil, 2015

Fresh out of Mendoza–Argentina’s Napa Valley–The Owl & the Dust Devil combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Tannat. Jammy dark fruit he result is plush and peppery, with complex flavors/aroma. A great marriage of four robust grapes.  32.00

The Owl & The Dust Devil, 2015

 

New Vintage Released by Domaine Bousquet

The 2017 Domaine Bousquet Reserve wines have just been released. One taste reminded me of what a quality product Domaine Bouisquet is–year after year. Value, quality, and all organic:

2017 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Chardonnay–hints of French oak, apple, peach and citrus–nice balance between fruit and acidity. Great finish.  18.00

2017 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec–blended with a touch of Cab, Merlot and Syrah, it comes across with notes of raspberry, fig, espresso and chocolate. $18.00

2017 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Chardonnay–Organic

2017 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon–teamed up with a bit of Malbec, the DBR Cab shows a bit of French oak mingled with notes of black currant and raspberry.  18.00

2017 Domaine Bousquet Reserve Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon–Organic