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 2004, 2006, and 2007 vintages!
Starting at $ 449.98
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.
2015 Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarns'
Sonoma County, California
Compelling aromas of blackberry, anise, cigar box, and wet slate emerge out of this unique wine. The supple mouthfeel, laced with fine grain tannins, leads into a long, powerful, and deliciously mouthwatering finish. This wine bestows balance and savory elements that set it apart from other Cabernets!
NV Chartogne-Taillet Rose
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
This wine offers finely tuned, mouthwatering acidity paired with fruit-forward flavors of candied cherry and currant, macerated plum, pastry dough and spiced nuts, unquestionably making it a crowd pleasing-rosé!
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!
2016 Tissot, "Singulier"
This is one of my favorite producer from Jura ( I actually serve this at my wedding) Perfect summer red (slightly chilled) Trousseau is a native grape of Jura. If you love Pinot Noir , Gamay, Sangiovese will love this wine. Heady and foxy, with aromas of red fruits, game, and violets. The palate is crisp but round, with complex red fruit, cocoa, caramel, game and sweet spice flavors.
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.
2017 Lieu Dit
Melon de Bourgogne
Santa Maria Valley, California
2015 Alain Voge, "Les Chailles"
Cornas, Rhone Valley, France
AH CORNAS… 100% deep, spicy, savory Syrah from the Northern Rhone… If you never try a Cornas before you are missing out!
2015 Chateau de Beaucastel
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault
Rhone Valley, France
“A stunner from the get-go, with waves of thoroughly seductive boysenberry, plum, blueberry and raspberry reduction forming the core, while roasted apple wood, rooibos tea, bergamot, and anise notes flash throughout. Has plenty of bass, with a Turkish coffee accent and a hint of alder driving underneath. Everything moves in lockstep through the seriously long finish. Best from 2020 through 2045. 12,500 cases made.” (WS 97 pts.)
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.
2015 Drew Family Cellars "The Ornbaun"
Mendocino Ridge, California
Serious ripeness, juiciness and some light oak stand out in this deep-colored wine grown at high elevation. Medium in body, with good midpalate depth and plenty of persistence, this wine is very nicely balanced with an expressive finish.
2014 Big Basin "Homestead"
Syrah, Carignane, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon
Central Coast, California
This unique blend offers a wine that is both compelling and ponderable. It is aromatically complex and lifted with a melange of red fruits and flowers derived from the unique blend of varietals. It is bright with a penetrating intensity and beautiful persistence on the palate. The mysterious layers of this wine unfold on the finish resulting in bottles becoming empty sooner than expected. Be sure to stock up on what will surely become a pleasurable daily drinker, or a break from the norm.
2017 Minimus "Antiquum Farm"
Willamette Valley, Oregon
This unique wine, labeled rosé, is a lovely copper. But is it really a rosé, or just a rich, phenolic white? However you label it, call it delicious! Its rose petal, bee pollen and strawberry scents and flavors are concentrated and creamy, spending six months on the lees—half in stainless steel and half in neutral oak.