Clear as river water, mineral and refreshing like youth, is this really a Pinot Grigio? Feels like spring in your mouth!

VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Grigio Friuli D.O.C. Grave VINIFICATION: Soft pressing and fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18 degrees Celsius AGING: Stainless-steel vats TASTING NOTES: Light straw-yellow wine with a light, pleasant aroma. Dry and lean, full-bodied and harmonious, with a distinct almond aftertaste. RATINGS: 90 IWS (2012)

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Great vintage…more ripeness and acidity in 2016.

The Bussi Family has been growers and winemakers for 4 generations in Calosso, surrounded by the green hills of Asti. After WW1 Agostino Bussi began to make wine out of Barbera and Nebbiolo grapes on just a small plot of land. Throughout the generations, passion and proud tradition has led the Bussi family to create … Continue reading Great vintage…more ripeness and acidity in 2016.

I really liked the balance on this Malbec!

Laureano Gomez was inspired to set up his own small shop in the Uco Valley after over two decades as a winemaker for two of Mendoza's top wineries - Trapiche and Salentine. While at Trapiche, he was one of the winemakers to develop 'Iscay,' the first 'cult wine' to be produced in Argentina. When Laureano … Continue reading I really liked the balance on this Malbec!

A little Gem from Portugal…

APPELLATION: Douro Valley SUBREGION: Cima Corgo PRODUCTION ZONE: Vacalar-Armamar VIGNERON: António Sousa WINEMAKER: Paulo J. Teixeira Barros VARIETALS: 40% Touriga National, 30% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinta Borroca, 10% Sousão VINEYARDS: Schist soils, terraced at 985-1,150 feet VINIFICATION: Total stripping of the grapes, fermentation in granite 'lagar' for 8 days AGING: 12 months; 60% … Continue reading A little Gem from Portugal…

A great Cabernet from John Grochau

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon ORIGIN: Walla Walla Valley MAKER: John Grochau VINIFICATION: Fermented in open top fermenters with manual punch down and manual pump overs for cap management. AGING: 40% aged 20 months in new French oak barrels

An Aromatic and well integrated Gruner..

VITICULTURIST/WINEMAKER: Stephan Mehofer VARIETAL: 100% Organic Grüner Veltliner FARMING PRACTICES: Certified organic; dry farmed; rows seeded with clover, buckwheat & radish; no pesticides used (herbicide, fertilizer, additives, etc); only compost to fertilize VINIFICATION: Low intervention; vegan proteins used for filtration; sulfites ≤30 mg/l TASTING NOTES: Yellow in the glass with slight shades of green. Fresh … Continue reading An Aromatic and well integrated Gruner..