March 2024

The Cellar Shot
  • Dominio Do Bibei Tinto 2016, Ribeira Sacra, Spain - A blend of two regional varietals, Brancellao and Mouratón, this is an elegant and rustic wine.
  • Pasterick 2015 Syrah, Dry Creek - A contrast to the 2014, this is a fresher and brighter version with more tannic structure which will cellar another 5-10 years but is also ready to drink. Co-fermented with Viognier from a family estate making Rhone style wines.
The Natural
  • Paolo Bea ‘Santa Chiara’ Bianco 2019, Umbria, Italy - An equal parts blend of Grechetto, Malvasia, Garganega, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon. Minimal intervention. No sulfur added. Stainless steel fermentation and aging before bottling.
  • Forestiere ‘Rigomale’ Trebbiano 2020, Maremma, Italy - Skin contact Trebbiano four months in amphora blended with a touch of direct press Malvasia. Floral and aromatic. Good tannins and structure.
The Californian
  • windchaser Pinot Noir 2022, Anderson Valley - From the dry farmed Day Ranch vineyard, this cooler climate Pinot Noir is full bodied and well balanced. 
  • windchaser Chardonnay 2022, Anderson Valley - See above and replace red with white 🙂. Rich fig and earth aromas lead to ripe peach and pear flavors in this full-bodied, creamy-textured wine.
  • Margins 'Millefiori’ Barbera & Negrette 2022, San Benito County - A French grape and an Italian grape walk into a bar… Low intervention winemaking. A bouquet of aromatics from black pepper, cranberry, unripe blackberry, and violets.
The Trust Fall
  • Château Pradeaux ‘Le Lys’ Rouge 2018, Bandol, France - Made from younger vines, this Mourvèdre (with a splash of Grenache and Cinsault) is just 50% whole-cluster which creates a slightly juicier and balanced wine given the age of the vines.
  • Akilia Clarete Rosado 2022, Castilla y León, Spain - A blend of Palomino and Mencia. Made in a traditional red clarete style, this Rosé will surprise you! Fresh and dry with concentrated fruit. And who doesn’t love a cool bottle?
  • Terras De Lava Branco 2020, Azores, Portugal - I was sold on two points: A UNESCO World Heritage region and each vine is surrounded by a rock wall to protect it from the high winds on the island. Primarily Arinto from volcanic soils. Tropical and citrus fruits with a slightly salty finish.
The Pop & Pour
  • Ritme Celler 2019 Garnatxa Blanca, Priorat, Spain - In the spirit of this club, we found a crazy closeout deal for this delicious grenache blanc. Orchard fruit and floral aromas. Quince and honeysuckle flavors round this out.
  • Vina Zorzal Graciano 2019, Navarra, Spain - Primary component to many of the best Rioja wines. Bright fruit, high acidity and tannins.
  • Paysan Rosé 2022, Central Coast - Rosé All Day Anyone? Don’t need to say much about this countryside quaffer. Just enjoy…
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