The wine is serious and focused with a bright ruby hue. The nose is youthful and bright and the palate retains a lightness indicative of its cool climate origins. It is extremely drinkable with firm tannins around a core of earthy black currants, violets, and a slight exotic hint of Neroli oil. If you think you know Tannat, think again. Come give it a try because it’s not your momma’s Uruguayan Tannat!
2017 Domaine Perrot-Minot Morey-Saint-Denis “En La Rue De Vergy”
An exuberantly fresh nose combines notes of various red berries, earth and soft floral nuances. There is both energy and refinement to the overtly mineral-inflected flavors thanks to the relatively fine-grained tannins shaping the refreshing finish that is wrapped around a core of bright acidity.
2016 Hall Wines
Napa Valley, California
This wine is dark garnet in color with layers of blackberry, black cherry, sweet spice, black pepper, and oak. On the palate, there is bold, dark fruit at the forefront of this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that gives way to flavors of cocoa, nutmeg and graphite. The tannins are chewy and powerful, balanced by refreshing acidity on the long finish.
2017 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet
It’s impossible to discuss Chassagne-Montrachet without mentioning the name Bernard Moreau. Year to year, this celebrated producer vinifies and bottles some of the purest, most thought-provoking wines of the appellation. The 2017 vintage is very strong for this excellent village wine, with the nose delivering an elegant and very floral constellation of apple, pear, a pungent note of lemon blossoms, a fine base of chalky soil tones, citrus zest and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, long and seamlessly balanced, with bright acids, excellent focus and grip, lovely nascent complexity and a long, vibrant and classy finish.
2018 Domaine Coudert Fleurie “Cuvee Christie”
The 2018 Fleurie Cuvée Christie bursts with aromas of raspberries, wild berries, violets and spices. On the palate, it’s medium bodied, velvety and charming, with a layered core, velvety tannins and ripe acids. Its short maceration renders it ready to enjoy sooner than later.
2017 Domaine Weinbach "Cuvee Theo"
Lively straw. Aromas of lime, chamomile, celery and pear skin. Crisp, fresh and juicy with a lemony mineral sheen to the orchard fruit and sweet herbal flavors. Medium-long on the savory aftertaste.
2016 Santa Duc Cotes du Rhone
Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre
Rhone Valley, France
Certified organic and biodynamic, this full-bodied red is showing classic southern Rhone characters with dark plums, currants and big lavendar-thyme herbal notes along with black pepper and lively acidity. Fresh and assertive.
2018 Clos de La Roilette Fleurie
Shimmering violet. Highly perfumed dark berry and floral aromas are complemented by suggestions of exotic spices and minerals. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors that are given spine by a core of juicy acidity. In a seamless, energetic style, displaying a suave blend of richness and finesse and finishing gently sweet and impressively long, with well-knit tannins and lingering florality
2018 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
This wine and the Bordeaux Blanc of Château Ducasse are very different from others from their appellations: the producer blends a high proportion of Sémillon (60%) and a splash of Muscadelle (5%) with Sauvignon Blanc (35%), creating a rich, full, aromatic mid-palate to complement the clean finish. These are the perfect go-to whites that pair well with anything from fish to poultry, picnic fare to Indian curries.
2018 Envinate Albahra
Garnacha Tintorera, Moravia Agria
Canary Islands, Spain
Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet) is a red-juiced grape, and Moravia Agria is a high-acid, low alcohol blending grape. The wine is blended and bottled unfined, unfiltered and with very little SO2 addition. This is a wine with a pure high-toned nose, floral red fruit, with hints of spice and bursting with minerality. An extremely versatile food wine, especially with Mediterranean meats and seafood.
2016 Alexana Pinot Noir “Revana Vineyard” Dundee Hills
Willamette Valley, Oregon
The Revana Vineyard is planted to 10 different clones of Pinot Noir planted on 46 acres with 18 distinct soil types. As the flagship Pinot Noir, it expresses the entire estate’s diverse terroir. Cherry, brown sugar, and fig on the nose with a vibrant red fruit core that is smooth with black cherry.
2017 Gotas de Mar
A layered wine that fills your mouth with a balance of yellow stone fruit, tropical papaya, and hints of honey typical of this grape. Minerality pulled from the Sabrego terrain and a crisp acidity offered by the Atlantic. This is what makes Godello one of the very best in Spain.
2017 Bernard Moreau et Fils Bourgogne Blanc
Alexandre and Benoit Moreau run the historic estate in the heart of Chassagne-Montrachet. Serious thought goes into their handcrafted wines from when exactly to harvest to hand-sorting for the best clusters. The Moreau family is known for creating a Chardonnay with freshness and precision, always keeping the acidity on the high side to allow for better food pairing and ageing potential. Slight pear-quince fruit with racy acidity give it lean impressions upfront that opens into a round mid-palate with expressions of vanilla, buttercream, and soft oak.
2017 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge
Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
There is something about the dark, inky Mourvèdre, plus the salty sea air caressing the vines every night, that typifies classic Bandol. This wine is complete, and ready to serve cooled down a touch.
2015 Domaine des Roches Neuves “Terres Chaudes” Saumur Champigny
Loire Valley, France
A shining star of the biodynamic wine scene in the Loire, this deep ruby Cabernet Franc reveals a discreetly floral nose followed by a pleasant ripe fruit palate and a hint of eucalyptus.
2016 Domaine Liger-Belair Bourgogne Blanc
A candied tropical nose, on the palate delicate butterscotch flavors with an easy silky texture. Golden apple, white roses and mineral finish. The wine is aged in stainless steel thanks for 14 months.
2016 Louis Michel & Fils Chablis
“Louis Michel has long been the reference point for tank fermented Chablis. I have been a huge admirer of his wines for years. Why? They are perhaps the purest expressions of the stony Chardonnay fruit grown on the limestone slopes of this northern Burgundy appellation.” ~ Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate
2017 Domaine A.F. Gros Vosne-Romanee "Aux Reas"
This is the village for the most die-hard Burgundy fanatics. Vosne-Romanée has for many hundreds of years been the source of the most sought-after Pinot Noir in Burgundy. Anne Gros, the only daughter of François Gros, has established a solid character and reputation in the wine world after taking over her father’s domaine in 1988. As a woman winegrower, Anne knew how to prove herself and convince all who doubted of her ability to manage a domaine. She showed that she had not only the shoulders but the head to make her family heritage one of the greatest domaines of Burgundy. She’s one of our favorites here at Perrine’s!
2018 Anne-Sophie Dubois "Les Cocottes" Fleurie
Starting with the 2015 vintage, Anne-Sophie has decided to release a different side of her Fleurie. Up until then, all of her Fleuries were 100% destemmed and fermented in a Burgundian-style. In stark contrast to her usual style, she is making “Les Cocottes” with 100% whole cluster and using carbonic maceration. It is released the Spring after the vintage and is intended to be fruit driven and drunk early & often. The label was drawn by Anne-Sophie herself.
2017 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne Rouge
The wines that come from the vineyards bearing the Bourgogne appellation and situated in the prestigious villages of the Côte de Nuits share the characteristics of freshness, structure and even strength. These grapes are vinified delicately, without any excessive extraction, following the same principles as those applied to the other vineyards of the estate. This wine is matured mainly in casks having already contained one or several wines and the bottling takes place a little earlier, but apart from that, it follows the same course as the other wines of Domaine Meo-Camuzet.
2015 Domaine de la Pepiere 'Gorges'
Melon de Bourgogne
Loire Valley, France
Pépière has become the standard-bearer for naturally grown Muscadet. Farming is organic; yields are kept low; harvest and all other work is by hand (all rare in the region). Fruit is harvested and pressed in whole clusters; long, slow fermentations take place with indigenous yeasts and minimal sulfur in the cold cellar. Each wine ages sur lie, mainly in underground tanks, with extended lees contact for the cru bottlings, and is bottled without fining or filtering. Their intensity, complexity and age-worthiness defy Muscadet stereotypes. Classic pairing is with oysters!
The Furmint, the most planted and important grape variety in Tokaj, expresses perfectly the very diverse soil of the terroir of this wine region. It can give elegant, mineral, dry wine as well as late harvest and Aszú. Furmint is not only famous of collecting high residual sugar content but also having nice acidity. This dry version offers a very intense, fruity and beautiful nose. Very fresh on the palate with lime, pear, green apple notes. Elegant acidity and minerality. The wine is already charming in its young age but has nice aging potential too.
In the vineyards, Weiser-Künstler—affectionately called “Wei-Kü” by some of their friends—uses no herbicides or pesticides. They are in the process of being certified organic. This off-dry wine offers a gorgeous nose of peach, pear, herbs and spices. The wine is nicely spicy and elegant on the palate and leaves a long feel of herbs and spices. This amazing Estate bottling would put many high-end Riesling bottlings to shame.
2014 Lange "Freedom Hill"
Willamette Valley, Oregon
This single vineyard Pinot Noir shows a nose of brambly earth, pomegranate, huckleberry and cigar box spice. A hint of tobacco precedes round, velvety palate showing blueberry compote, candied cherry, vanilla and licorice – all balanced by fine tannins, elegant acidity and a finish that lingers. Still tasting quite young, this potent Pinot brings a dark streak of smoke and a splash of citrus to its core black-fruit flavors. Drink now or give it a few years!
2017 Cruse Wine Co. "Alder Springs"
2011 Montevetrano, Colli di Salerno
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Aglianico
This wine brings together Bordeaux’s two main varietals and one of Italy’s best, aglianico. Aglianico creates a full bodied, high acid, high tannin, and medium-plus alcohol. This Campanian blend is deep ruby-red in color with aromas of blackberries and spices, licorice, tobacco, earth, and leather. On the palate, Montevetrano is full-bodied, yet elegant with fine-grained tannins and a rich, silky texture. Often considered the quintessential “super Campania” wine, Montevetrano is one of the most sought-after wines from Italy.
NV Jacquesson "Cuvée 741" Extra Brut
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
You know we LOVE our Champagne, and to say we have a favorite really means a lot!
This gorgeous Champagne is based on 2013 harvest and is fresh and crisp with layered flavors of meyer lemon, grilled hazelnuts and chalky minerality. Ready to drink now!!
2009 Leclapart L'Apotre
Fourth generation grower and winemaker David Léclapart farms three hectares in the Premier Cru village of Trépail within the Motagne de Reims, northeast of Ambonnay and Bouzy. He defines his four principles that form the cornerstones of his work as a winemaker as Purity, Energy, Pleasure, Ecology. In accordance with these, he chose to apply a biodynamic approach to his work in his vineyards. He believes this philosophy’s basis in the utmost respect for the four creative forces (water, earth, wind, and fire) is in perfect accordance with his four principles. He completely abandoned the use of fertilizers, herbicides, and chemical pesticides. Similarly, his practices in the cellar and oak treatments are in line with the same philosophy that is intent on transmitting the inherent qualities of the wines.
A beautifully structured champagne that’s crisp and complex, with an earthy palate.
2017 Forge Cellars "Classique"
Seneca Lake, New York
We love Riesling! If you like dry and refreshing white wine, this one’s for you!
Jasmine, asian pear and golden apple fill the nose backed by a mix of quince and citrus oil flavors. Shows good intensity of minerality through a lengthy finish.
Pairs well with sunny weather!
2014 Domaine Barmes-Buecher 'Rosenberg'
Genevieve, Sophie & Maxime Barmes are passionate about producing exciting, authentic wines with strong characters. Thanks to their hard work and dedication in the vineyard and the cellar, a bottle of wine from Barmes-Buecher is a wine full of emotion…
It’s a wonderfully fine structured delicate Riesling of subtle power. Terrific fruit but with a stony backbone and raciness that makes it both fantastic with food or on its own. Impressive long and whistle-clean finish.
2012 Pertimali-Sassetti Livio, Brunello di Montalcino
The family of Livio Sassetti produces wine in Montalcino for over three generations. Faithful to the teachings of his family Livio has over time renewed and expanded the vineyards, preserving the genetic heritage of the old vines and preserving the primigenie characteristics.
Intense ruby red color. Dark fruits of black cherry, blackberry, plum and with sweet spices. Elegantly structured with a fresh acidity and elegant, smooth, tannins.
2014 Dierberg, Drum Canyon Vineyard
Santa Rita Hills, California, USA
Located in the chilly Sta. Rita Hills appellation, Drum Canyon is characterized by its gusty, cooling winds and free draining soil. These in combination with select low vigor rootstocks, quality driven clones, steep hillsides, and environmentally sensitive farming yield a Pinot Noir of breathtaking depth and clarity.
2013 Domaine de Courcel, Pommard, 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots
Les Grands Epenots is a 25-acre Premier Cru vineyard in Pommard, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. There is a gentle slope to the vineyards in this part of Pommard, and the Burgundy expert Clive Coates notes that “the presence of pebbles in the soil ensures good drainage and contributes to the considerable elegance which you find in a good Epenots…” Because Pommard has no Grand Crus, its Premier Crus are especially noteworthy.
…fresh, elegant and pure aromas of airy red berry fruit that exhibit notes of earth, floral nuances and tea.
2011 Champagne Fleury "Sonate"
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Symbol and emblem of the Maison Fleury, the 2011 Sonate vintage has been vinified without suffering to preserve fine aromas of intense white fruits from the Chardonnay that composes it and notes of small berries subtly spiced. It comes from the very beautiful plots of Courteron and vines already nearly 40 years old. Vinification in vats (55%) and half in oak barrels (45%). Malolactic fermentation is carried out, bringing roundness and complex aromas to the tasting. With less than 1g/l in dosage, the finish is light, precise, authentic and long.
2017 Domaine Faury, Cote-Rotie
Rhone Valley, France
Along the steep, narrow valley that traces the northern Rhône, the appellation of Côte-Rôtie take its place among the great wines of France, and Domaine Faury is one of the region’s most artisanal producers.
Beautiful deep purple color but the Syrah does all the talking—meaty, smoky, with violets, black pepper, and a sturdy, palate-staining follow through. Unfined and only lightly filtered before bottling, these wines are loaded with classic flavors and show a remarkable rustic elegance. Decant now or age…
Also in store: 2017 Saint Joseph Blanc $34.99
2017 Gaintza Txakolina
Txakoli de Getaria, Spain
Bright green-yellow. On the nose, high toned aromas of lemon, quince, green apple and sorrel are overlaid with sea spray and stony mineral notes. On the palate, puckering acidity and effervescence lend a practically gulpable appeal, with bright meyer lemon, apple and green herbs. One of Bethany’s favorites from her Olé y Obrigado trip!
2013 Palazzo Cuvee Blanc
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, California
The Palazzo 2013 Cuvee Blanc is a delicious blend of Semillon, with a just a touch of Sauvignon Blanc! Exotic & incredibly aromatic on the nose, the wine is ‘floral & seductive’ with intense aromas of pear, orange peel & acacia honey. On the palate the wine has a rich, oily texture & weight … yet balanced beautifully by stunning acidity! Wonderful peach, pineapple & stone fruit flavors fill your mouth … eventually giving way to an extremely long finish … especially for a white wine! A really Superior Food Wine to be enjoyed, this is served at French Laundry!
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2015 Emmanuel Brochet 'Le Mont Benoit'
Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
All Cuvees by Emmanuel Brochet are born and fermented in wood for over a year. This blend is 35% Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. It is an Extra Brut coming from vineyards classified as Premier Cru. Long finish, intense and rich for an absolute pleasurable feeling.
2014 Bruno Giacosa, "Falletto" Barolo
The knowledge, passion and wisdom that Bruno Giacosa brings to his work as producer of fine wines is the fruit of the dedication of three generations of wine makers. The family interest in vine cultivation began during the constant search for the best vineyards from which to buy the grapes necessary for wine making. The next step, naturally, was to acquire some of the same vineyards for the family business – and the one after that, to specialize in the Nebbiolo grape and the grand wines made from it. All aged in grand oak barrels, this Barolo has well-definable characteristics, elegant with velvety tannins.
2017 I. Brand & Family, "Enz Vineyard"
Monterey County, California
Mourvedre’s origins are in Spain (called Monastrell). This variety is very old and may have been introduced to Spain by the Phoenicians who traveled into Catalonia around 500 BCE.
Mourvédre is commonly used as a blending grape, and is the “M” in the Rhone/GSM blend. It adds color, tannin structure, and black fruit flavors.
This “Enz Vineyard” Mourvedre has delicious & robust notes of dark berry and aromatic violets. It’s dusty tannic structure complements the blackberry fruits—- quite delicious and a new shop favorite!
2014 Clos de Siete, Valle de Uco
Malbec, Merlot, Cab Sauv., Syrah, Cab Franc, P. Verdot
Michel Rolland, the world-renowned Bordeaux winemaker, first went to Argentina in 1988. He recognized that all the conditions were right to grow a very great wine and partnered with other Bordeaux families to develop 7 vineyards on 2,000 acres in the Uco Valley of Mendoza.
Clos de los Siete is a single wine, a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and a little Petit-Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
Clos de los Siete is the #1 Malbec blend exported from Argentina and all vintages have consistently received critical acclaim.
2016 Chateau de la Maltroye
Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy, France
“Bright” is the word to describe both the color and nose of this Pinot Noir, with intense strawberry, raspberry and cherry candy aromas, with hints of violets and sweet spice. This is classic Cotes de Beaune Burgundy–the palate is crisp and delicate, with red cherry and cranberry fruit, cherry Now n’ Later candy, lavender and a gently earthy finish backed with bracing acidity. Like all good Burgundies, this wine will pair beautifully with a wide range of lighter dishes, especially grilled chicken and pork.
2016 Benedicte Et Stephane Tissot
Arbois, Jura, France
An unlikely superstar, the Tissot family has been making delicious wines according to the principles of biodynamics for two generations so far. These wines have put the entire region of Jura back on the map, and the demand for these wines grow each year. We have the Traminer, the Indigene, and many of the other Tissot wines in stock; come by today to see what all of the excitement is about!
2014 Au Sommet "Atlas Peak"
Napa Valley, California
2014 Au Sommet is one of the best wines off this property on Atlas Peak in the western Vaca Mountain range. Aromatic, intense and yet also light on its feet, the 2014 speaks to weightless intensity. A host of sweet tobacco, cedar, menthol, dried herbs and licorice add nuance throughout in this full-bodied, rich and promising wine
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.
2016 Merry Edwards
Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
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.