There’s champagne.. then there’s Salon……
Salon is unique. The fruit of an ambitious idea, of a desire to go beyond standard practice and push the boundaries of Champagne. Conceived in a single vintage, from a single cru in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, is a masterpiece of complexity, created for pleasure, pure and simple.
Currently holding 2006, and 2007 vintages!
Starting at $ 541.98
2015 Cristom "Marjorie Vineyard"
Eota-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
Red fruit driven with vibrant cherry, deep raspberry and purple violets joined by rousing spice and peppery accents. Sustainably farmed and unfiltered. Can’t get better than that…
Can be enjoyed now or aged for a few more years.
2017 Minimus "Rockwell"
Tempranillo, Syrah, Blaufrankisch, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is about as natural as ‘natural wine’ can get! The name reflects the wine makers philosophy to produce the most pure and natural product using minimal interference. Each wine is the result of an experiment designed to push the boundaries of winemaking and viticulture. The resulting wines, should they survive the experiment, will be produced only once.
Notes of honeysuckle and violets, ripe berries and creamy vanilla on the nose, then super sleek and silky in the mouth with bold flavors of ripe black fruits and mocha balanced with some fresh acidity and supple tannin.
2013 Domaine Dugois
Savagnin Sous Vile
Very distinctive, with Brazil nut and hazelnut aromas imparting a Sherry-like profile before revealing richer apple, melon and pear expressions mid palate. The long finish picks up paraffin, brioche, salted butter and dried lemon rind notes, with everything flowing harmoniously over a dry, nervy underpinning.
2014 Castello di Ama "Haiku"
Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Deep crimson with ruby nuances. The nose has a woodsy fruitiness hinting mainly at blackberry. Touches of spice show ripe pepper, green peppercorns, nutmeg and sandalwood. Balsamic, almost mentholated nuances. This wine is rich, muscular but with elegance, velvety and lingering.
2015 Arnoux Lachaux, Bourgogne Rouge "Pinot Fin"
The grapes are from Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanee and Nuits-Saint-Georges, making this wine an exceptional Bourgogne Rouge. It’s a great buy and will be able to age for 5-8 years.
2017 Bichi "No Sapiens"
No Sapiens comes from a single, dry-farmed, 69-year-old vineyard comprised of a mysterious grape variety that remains unidentified. The farmer says it could be Dolcetto, another thinks maybe Cariñena due to it’s sharp acidity, no one is quite sure and perhaps it doesn’t really matter as this wine shows it’s place beautifully! Crunchy dark fruit, ample vibrancy and structure is what makes this wine so delicious!
2017 Domaine de la Cornasse
Grown on kimmeridgean clay soils (sea-fossilized) with a slow ripening, cool climate, this Cuvee is a true Northern Burgundy blend of unoaked and pure 100% Chardonnay grapes! Uncork to release aromas of lemon and flowers. Thirst quenching as an apertif or as an accompaniment to fish, shellfish, or salads.
Limerick Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California
Even thought it’s 90 Degrees out, you may still want a nice Zinfandel…this one is great!
Brambly spicy nose of all sorts of fresh berries: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, marionberries — you name it, a cornucopia of fresh fruit. The wine has soft tannins, but very bright acidity, zesty and clean — not the heavy Zinfandel one could expect — this one is zingy and fresh, finishing with a thread of loamy soil as a reminder that this is a serious wine.
1994 Caves Sao Jao "Quinta do Poco do Lobo"
With a lovely smoked cherry/plum bouquet this is a singularly unique wine with good complexity and great balance. Hints of spices and black fruits envelop this wine with plenty of oak to give it more character. Definitely full-bodied and big in its expression, this wine will go well with any heavy meats like game, lamb and beef.
2016 Julie Balagny "Cayenne" Fleurie
Beaujolais Lovers, this is for you!
From vines around 40 years old planted over basalt, a terroir which produces some of our favorite expressions of Gamay and this is no exception. Incredibly pure, vibrant and fine.
Venezia Giulia, Italy
Opulent, intense, and textured, the ’05 Ribolla Gialla is a powerful wine–it’s a white that drinks like a red. This structured, fantastically layered wine shows ineffable notes of caramel, orchard fruit, crushed seashells, and minerals, all carried by velvety tannins. After growing his grapes with strict biodynamic protocol, Gravner lets his white grapes sit on the skins in his amphorae for around twelve months; then he ages the wine in casks for about six years before bottling, without fining or filtration. This amber wine is best enjoyed with hearty fare. Trust us, its palate of honeyed apricots and peaches, warm spices, and savory caramel will stand up to it.
2012 Francois Parent Corton Grand Cru
This elegant Chardonnay is absolutely mesmerizing. Rich in style, touch of oak, well balanced wine with a heavenly long and luscious creme brulee finish.
Franshhoek, South Africa
This is the wine that made me fall in love with South African wines!
White pepper, violets, dark plums, cloves, nutmeg and more; that’s what Syrah should taste like!
2016 Lingua Franca "Hope Well"
Eola-Amity Hill, Oregon
The flavors here emerge slowly as in a kaleidoscope of mineral, fruit, flowers, and spice. As the wine breathes it reveals a complex structure, firm yet finely textured, aromas of rose petal and exotic spices, with red berry flavors that persist through the long, bright finish.
2017 Minimus "Layne Vineyard"
Chad Stock of Minimus keep us on our toes…
His Vermentino is subtle, fresh and textured, medium-bodied, combining silky citrus, white peach, and pear, with fresh green herbs and Mediterranean notes of herbal garrigue, green almond, and brine. Perfect with grilled oysters and fish, chicken burgers, salads, and cheese.
2016 Merry Edwards
Russian River Valley, Sonoma
The translucent, aurora-gold hue of this wine predicts what’s to come in the glass.
Mouthwatering and luscious, its aroma overflows with tree-ripened fruit – nectarine, quince, peach and Fuji apple – as well as a hint of floral perfume and tropical notes of ripe, juicy pineapple, passion fruit, papaya and mango. Sophistication has come early for this wine with a strong impression of developing minerality.
In the mouth, it’s round, lush and vibrantly balanced across the palate. Richness and weight counterbalance bright acidity supported by flavors of tangerine, lemon zest, candied orange peel and sweet pink grapefruit. The finish is luxurious, lingering on well beyond any rational expectation.