Friday Sips


Friday Sips Tasting
Drinking is the Ultimate Holiday Filter
Today Dec. 20 from 1:30 - 6:30
Drop by today because we're uncorking the holidays but good! We will be starting with two of the wines below (Saint-Emilion & Burgundy) plus a couple of others. As we progress into the day and as things sell through or simply get consumed we will be changing on the fly.


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2014 CHATEAU FLEUR-CRAVIGNAC
SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU
$29.99 BTL.

Chateau Fleur Cravignac is a superb producer located 1 km NW of the village of St-Emilion. Prominent limestone soils take hold in this particular area of St-Emilion, hence classic mineral with espresso and sandalwood show off beautifully.

Ample strawberry and dark fruit rounds everything into place all while showing 2014’s classic and seductive qualities. Excellent balance of earth, smoothness, fruit and grip on the lengthy and virtually oceanic finish that also provides sneaky grip for aging potential. A stellar St-Emilion for the money. Drink now – 2026+.



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2017 L'HERITIERS DU COMTE LAFON
VIRE-CLESSE
$39.99 BTL.

Owned, operated and made by Meursault Mega maestro Dominique Lafon, the Heretiers du Comte Lafon Macon wines are some of the rarest and finest of the region. When Lafon commenced his Maconnais operation, it brought prestige to the area and elevated many younger producers to improve the quality of their wines as well. In this case, we can quote one of the greatest TV shows ever, The Wire: ‘The King stay the King’ and we are definitely in the upper echelon of White Burgundy from the Maconnais region.

In 1998, the villages of Vire and Clesse (along with two others in close proximity) were elevated to Appellation status meaning more prestige as well as no longer having to say Macon-Vire or Macon–Clesse. Regulations were tightened, quality has since soared, and Lafon’s version is arguably the top dog. Vire-Clesse’s levels of dryness in the wines are virtually the same as required for Chablis, meaning bone dry. This wine is just that but there is also no shortage of dynamic hedonistic palate-coating richness to go along with the brisk, sweeping qualities. Very mineral indeed with bracing lemon, mandarin and smoke tones. Expansive and electric with penetration and precision. Long, very lasting and with immense potential. Enjoy this prolific and stylish White Burgundy over the next 10-12 years. Let’s face it, if this wine hailed from famous Cote D’Or regions like Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet, the price here would easily be double.



Two other wines to be named later will also be uncorked, come in and find out!


CELLAR DOOR'S HOLIDAY HOURS

Friday Dec. 20, open until 6:30
Closed 12-21 and 12-22
Monday Dec. 23, open 9:30 – 5:00 Monday 12-23
Open X-Mas Eve Dec. 24 from 11:00 – 2:00







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