WINES OF THE WEEK
Tablas Creek Vineyard ‘Patelin de Tablas’ Blanc Paso Robles 2017
90 points Wine Advocate
44% Grenache Blanc, 29% Viognier, 12% Roussanne,12% Marsanne and 3% Clairette Blanche
The 2017 Patelin de Tablas Blanc wafts from the glass with notes of rose water, preserved citrus, and Provence herbs. On the palate, it's medium-bodied and flavorful, with succulent acids, a satiny texture, and a pure finish.
Edmunds St. John ‘Heart Of Gold’ El Dorado 2018
This fresh and floral wine balances the rich beeswax and delicate green almond aromatics of Grenache Blanc with the zippy green apple tartness and characteristic saltiness of Vermentino.
Paula Kornell Brut Méthode Champenoise California NV
94 points Wine Enthusiast, 90 points Wine Spectator
80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir
This inaugural release is stunning and incredibly impressive—a wine well worth stocking up on for the price and quality. A beautiful jasmine aroma leads to marzipan, peach, and cherry flavors as lively acidity envelopes the palate.
Kivelstadt Cellars Sparkling Rosé Of Carignane 2019
Deeply pink in color with finely textured bubbles and notes of juicy strawberry and candied cherry on a medium-bodied frame with an appealing viscosity and lingering finish.
Charles Smith Wines Pop Up Sparkling 2018
90 points James Suckling, 90 points Jeb Dunnuck
All from the Evergreen Vineyard and with around 8 grams of dosage, the 2018 POPUP is clean and vibrant, with juicy peach and green all notes balanced by bright acidity. It's clean, classy, and has a fine mousse and a great finish. Made by the team at K Vintners, drink this undeniably delicious sparkling wine any time over the coming year or so.
Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie, Corbières Rouge 2017
Jean-Baptiste Gibert produces this unique cuvée from Syrah, Grenache,and Cinsault in the Corbières region in the south of France.This wine has enormous character, often showing a rustic, somewhat “animal” aspect with a vivacious wild berry symphony of aromas and flavors. A highly concentrated wine that has a proven track record for age-ability.