It’s Time to Order Beaujolais Nouveau

This year we are again offering a Village Level of Nouveau from
Domanine Manoir Du Carra
The price, with discounts, is $14.95 per bottle and $149.95 per case.
The wine, as always, will be available on November 19th (third Thursday in November)
If you call, e-mail or come in and reserve your bottles/cases before 11/15/09 you will recieve an addtional discount of 5% on bottles and cases, $14.20 and 142.95 respectively.

Domaine Manoir Du Carra as consistently been one of the best Beaujolais Nouveau and last year won the
GOLD MEDAL - Trophée Lyon-Beaujolais Nouveau 2008 (the only official competition devoted to Beaujolais Nouveau)

Here is a vintage report for 2009 - good start, warm summer, below average rainfall. The yield in 2009 is likely to be well below average due to dry conditions.
The harvest will start early, during the last week in August in the south
of the region, later further north. Producers are making comparisons
with the 2005 vintage, which was probably the best in the last 5 years.

Our October Tasting - HENRIOT

Wednesday October 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 at our store on Grove ave.
Special pricing will be available for wines purschased/orderd during the event.

This is a special treat for us as we welcome Patrick O’Byrne from Henriot and taste some wonderful wines from Champagne and Burgundy. Here are just some of the
wines we’ll be tasting:

2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis – Vaudésir Grand Cru White
“This is aromatically quite a bit riper with peach, pear and subtle exotic notes yet this remains extremely fresh while introducing spicy, rich and full flavors that display a bit of pain grillé and vanilla on the big, powerful and punchy finish that goes on and on seemingly without end. This possesses lots of personality and while the Valmur, for all its purity and grace makes for an understated effort, the Vaudésir is far more expressive, indeed showier though by no means vulgar or common. A completely different expression from the Les Clos and Valmur and in short, this is a real stunner of a wine.” Score: 94 Drink: 2011+  (Burghound Issue 24)

2005 Maison Bouchard Père et Fils Bourgogne Red
“This is quite ripe and more complex aromatically than one expects with delicious but serious and structured medium weight flavors and while it’s not elegant, it could easily pass for a villages level wine from one of the more generally rustic communes, such as Santenay, Chassagne or Maranges. Recommended and it will age.” Drink 2010+ Score: 86 Comments: Top value (Burghound Issue 26)

1998 HENRIOT Brut Rosé Champagne Millésimé
“Mature notes of dried cherry, spice and forest floor mingle with fresh citrus in this elegant, layered rosé. A subtle texture, with a firm spine and fine length. Drink now through 2010. 2,300 cases imported.” Score: 92 (Wine Spectator Issue: Dec 15, 2006)

HENRIOT Brut Chardonnay Champagne Blanc Souverain NV
Round and fruity, in a medium-bodied style, with peach, ginger and honey flavors. There’s a graphite edge, and the acidity keeps this lively and focused. Drink now. 1,600 cases imported. Score: 90 (Wine Spectator Issue: Oct 31, 2009)