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Gamay!

Posted in Uncategorized on 18 September 2018 by stephen wayne

In late 2011, Coteaux Bourguignons replaced the earlier appellation Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire (really? Someone named an appellation greatly ordinary???). That being said, Domaine des Rouges-Queues has created this exceptional Gamay from Burgundy. If you’re into “natural” wines this is for you. If you’re in to great Burgundy for under $40 this wine is for you. Jean-Yves and Isabelle (who met in a Swiss disco BTW) establishes this Domaine in the early 2000s. Sensational Pinots across the board. We have this one in stock plus 6 of their other wines from the Burgundy appellation of Maranges. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb

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1396!

Posted in Uncategorized on 13 September 2018 by stephen wayne

Very Best of Show! A customer asked us on Tuesday whether there were any great wines from Pouilly-Fume. We confessed to him that we had never had a truly great wine from there but many really good ones. Today we can say with confidence we have now had a great wine from this appellation. It is in stock for $30. And now a little history and tasting notes from this historic property. Wines have been produced from the vineyards of this Château since 1396, but the winery owes its current incarnation to the Count and Countess Alain d’Estutt d’Assay, who resurrected it in 1952. Today it is run by their son, Henry d’Assay, and his sisters. Pale gold with a silvery shimmer. An open and intense nose, offering notes of heirloom apple and citrus fruit. A fresh citrussy attack on the palate and seductive minerality. This wine has a wow factor of 10. Pair with pungent goat’s or sheep’s cheeses, or fine seafood such as the Spring Roll recipe from The Slanted Door Cookbook, pg. 9. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb