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!
2016 Ashes & Diamonds
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Napa Valley, California
Made by Steve Matthiasson, this wine is 100% barrel fermented and aged sur lie creating a fully ripe and textured, yet bright, zesty and supremely age-worthy blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon from two carefully-chosen vineyards in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District and Yountville.
2017 Jean-Baptiste Adam "Les Natures"
The nose has appetizing hints of lemon candy. The palate carries on with the lemon theme, abounding with ripe, zesty and lively lemon-peel notes. The body is light, dry and utterly refreshing.
2016 Bergstrom “Cumberland Reserve”
Williamette Valley, Oregon
Cranberry and raspberry hold down the center of this blend, which serves as the entry point to the winery’s extensive single vineyard portfolio. Citrus and herb flavors are well integrated, with just a hint of stem in the finishing tannins.
2016 Il Borghetto ‘Montigiano’
If you think you’ve seen all of Chianti’s expressions, Il Borghetto’s extremely detailed and ethereal Sangiovese may surprise you. The winery has been described as one that “stands apart from the mainstream in Chianti Classico.” In fact, owner Antonio Cavallini is an outsider, as the Chianti consortium has often denied him DOCG status for his wines. They cite his use of Burgundy bottles and other ‘problems’ with the wine. The Montigiano bottling, with élevage in concrete, shows the pristine and herbal side of Sangiovese, with a touch of bitter; it’s great with grilled meat and veggie spiedini on the grill.
2017 Salem Wine Company
Produced from sustainable grapes biodynamically farmed in the volcanic soil of the Eola-Amity Hills, using only indigenous fermentation. This pinot noir shows the purity and beauty of the vintage in an accessible and enjoyable manner. It is delicate and elegant with silky tannins and a streak of earth.
2016 Cantine Matrone "Territorio de Matroni"
Caprettone, Falanghina, Greco
Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, Campania, Italy
Lovely and mineral white blend from the southern flank of Mt. Vesuvius. Organically farmed, hand-harvested, indigenous-yeast fermentation, and super low quantity (just 200 cases per year produced). Full-bodied and pleasantly soft, this wine is ideal for baked fish, prawns and white meat dishes.
2015 Brooks Extended Tirage
Willamette Valley, Oregon
This dry sparkling riesling is sophisticated and star bright with generous acidity and a lively mousse that yield intensity and zip! Due to weather conditions in 2015, the grapes at harvest were extraordinary in quantity and quality, offering ripeness, balance, and expressive flavors. Meyer lemon, wet gravel, and a little bit of brioche, this is a great alternative to Champagne when you’re feeling like something a little different.
2016 Titus Vineyards
Napa Valley, California
Titus Vineyards is a family-owned 50-acre vineyard and winery located at the base of Howell Mountain along the Silverado Trail in the heart of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The land has been continuously farmed for over 150 years, with the Titus family’s first harvest in 1969. This chardonnay is full bodied, creamy, and round with notes of citrus, pear, vanilla, and baking spices. Great with or without food.
2017 Domaine A.F. Gros
Moulin-a-Vent, Beaujolais, France
AF Gros produces some of our favorite wines here at the shop, and this Beaujolais is no exception. Gamay is a grape with a gentle tannin, bright acidity and red berry floral bouquet. This version is treated with all due respect and made like traditional red burgundy and aged in large oak foudres for one year. Moulin-a-Vent is the Beaujolais Cru that is the most Pinot of all – it’s an exceptional terroir with great personality: elegant fruit, finesse, structure, and depth.
2017 Borgogno "Era Ora"
Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
With the cellar founded in 1761, Giacomo Borgogno e Figli is among the oldest names associated with wine in the Langhe region. Their 2018 riesling lives up to the name. Straw yellow in color with greenish reflections, semi-aromatic nose with hints of fruits and yellow flowers. Pleasant in the mouth, fresh and fruity with a characteristic mineral note. It comes from young vineyards, located in the highest part of Langhe, where grapes provide both freshness and acidity.
2018 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rose Frizzant
Cabernet Sauvignon, Mouvedre
Delightful, light pink fizz. This is a fantastically fun bottle of fizz from renowned Languedoc producer Mas de Daumas Gassac. Made from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s deliciously fruity and light, crisp, with lovely smooth bubbles and low alcohol. Tank fermentation to retain the youthful fruitiness. A delicious alternative to Prosecco when the occasion doesn’t quite call for champagne!
2014 Jeff John Cellars
Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah, Mouvedre, Viognier
The palate on this blend is loaded with mouth filling Christmas spice and Herbes de Provence floating in and out of the ultra sweet mid-palate and ripe tannin finish. A full and deeply satisfying wine of surprising richness and range and while it earns high marks for its concentration, very keen fruit and carefully fit oak, it earns even more for its structure and effortless sense of control. It is far from reserved but will unfold further and reveal more with age, and we see it steadily growing for another half-decade and more.
2014 Ochota Barrels
Barossa Valley, Australia
This wine has a vibrant medium-depth purple color and equally vibrant nose of red and black cherries, crushed black raspberries, mulberries and roses with hints of yeast extract, pepper, cinnamon stick and dusty earth. Medium-bodied and almost Pinot-like in its elegance if not flavors, it fills the palate with spiced cherry compote flavors supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing with great length and lift. Not your typical style of Barossa Shiraz but it is very, very delicious.
2013 Paul Jouard
Santenay, Burgundy, France
This wine has bright red-fruit flavors that are balanced perfectly with appealing earthy notes and minerality. Its tannins are soft. A lovely wine with a pleasant finish. Pairs well with duck, strip steak, chicken (dark meat), and mushrooms.
NV Carpene Molvalti Rose MAGNUM
Pinot Nero, Raboso
From a blend of two grape varieties cultivated in this region – Pinot Nero and the indigenous Raboso which, as early as in 1881, Antonio Carpenè indicated as an important and indeed aristocratic cultivar of the Treviso area – comes Carpené’s new cuvee, Rosé Carpenè Brut. Deep pink with hints of crimson, the wine has a perfumed floral bouquet, with elegant yet intense notes of wild berries and Morello cherries. It is full, tangy with rounded fruit on the palate.
2013 Arrow & Branch Red Blend
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
With a warm dry spring, consistent summer temperatures and cool sunny weather through out October it was a near perfect growing season in 2013. The 2013 Red Wine is a true Cabernet Franc based blend. This perfumed wine invites with warm spices and lavender. It is fruit focused with ripe fleshy dark cherry, hints of liquor and blueberry. The French oak spices are laced throughout the wine as integrated accent that add layers and allow the fruit to shine. This age worthy wine wraps around the center of the palate and makes a grand exit to a fresh finish
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.