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.
2015 Gustavshof Vom Berg
This biodynamically produced DRY Riesling has elegant nuanced fruit and noticeable mineralty from calcareous tertiary marly soil. Clear, fragrant bouquet of fresh apples and hints of peach also hits the nose. Excellent with food! Try pairing with herbed chicken, fish and vegetables.
2016 Domaine Tempier
Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsualt, Carignan
There is something about the dark, inky blend, plus the salty sea air caressing the vines every night, that typifies classic Bandol. Full of color, ripe fruit, plenty of texture and earthy goodness, this wine is stunning!
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.
2016 Azores Wine Co. "Isabella a Proibida"
Looking to try something new and fun? Look no further!!
This wine has a brilliant ruby-purple color to it. On the nose, explosive aromas of sour cherry, cranberry, sour beer, beef blood, and sea spray. On the palate, high-toned, juicy red cherry fruit, with mouth watering acidity and a pronounced salinity. Funky and sauvage through the mid-palate, finishing with umami-laden flavors of meat, seaweed and wet stone. Impressive clarity and concentration.
Isabella’s high toned acidity makes it a wonderful red for seafood, and its concentration gives it great versatility. Mushrooms, game and rich seafood dishes are all terrific pairs.
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.
2011 Demessey Bourgogne Blanc
Demessey Bourgogne Blanc is a great light Chardonnay, perfect for parties and everyday sipping. At this price and quality it’s a no-brainer it’s everyone’s favorite go-to wine!
Light gold in color, with aromas of pear, green apple, ginger, cream and minerals. The palate features complex flavors of orchard fruits, fresh-baked bread, ginger, and allspice balanced by juicy, tangy acidity in the finish. Don’t let the vintage scare you–this delicious Burgundy is absolutely singing right now. Grab a case before it’s all gone!
2016 Jean Luc Colombo "La Redonne"
Innovation, passion and dedication are what drives Jean-Luc and Anne Colombo, whose contributions to Rhône Valley winemaking is unparalleled.
Light straw gold color. Viognier brings finesse and aromatic richness of flowers and the Roussanne brings strength and round aromas of yellow fruit. On the palate, exotic flavors of mangos and apricots are perfectly balanced by a nice acidity. Perfect as an aperitif, it will also complement fish, shellfish, pasta in cream-based sauce and roasted poultry.
2016 Domaine du Pre Semele "Zeste"
Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
This wine is another wonderful example of the younger generation taking over the reigns of a family estate and elevating it to a new higher level. The estate is managed by the third generation of the family Raimbault, brothers Julien and Clément, vigneron and winemaker, respectively.
With notes of citrus lemon and white fruit like peach, pear in olfaction.n the palate, it is all about finesse and minerality followed by a very cool remarkable tension that suggests a great wine to keep! Slight with finely integrated oak but does not disturbed the virtues of Sauvignon. Yummy aromatic-fruity finish. No doubt, it’s a Loire Sauvignon Blanc!
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.
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.
2015 Raul Perez, La Vizcaina "La Del Vivo"
Godello, Dona Blanca
What makes this wine so interesting? The grapes are hand-picked and fermented in a mix of 500 and 700 litre oak barrels and old terracotta amphorae. Around 20% of the wine is fermented and aged in amphorae, and kept in contact with skins throughout its aging or around one year (this varies from year to year) . Then it is bottled without fining nor filtration.
The palette of aromas is very complex and interesting: there are notes of chamomile, beeswax, yellow apple and hints of nuts; dry, full-bodied and intensely flavourful. Definitely worth trying!
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.
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!
2012 Domaine Alain Michelot 1er Cru "En la Perriere Noblot"
Nuits-Saint-Georges, Burgundy, France
Four generations of winemakers have contributed to the reputation of this Domaine which has its goals of authenticity and quality. A rare wine adorned here with a golden robe and a delicate nose of hawthorn and milk caramel, and a round, ample and generous palate, warmer in the finish. A benchmark producer of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Alain is assisted by his daughter Elodie, who continues to the tradition.
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.
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.
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.