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Wines Our Specialists Are Enjoying Now

With the arrival of summer, our team has refreshed their drinking selections to accommodate longer and warmer days. Take a look below for what Graham, Sara and Victor are enjoying now – follow their insights and find some favorites of your own.

 

‚Äč Graham Tucker, Store Manager

NV Victorine Cremant de Bourgogne 750ml $19.95      BUY NOW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
A beautiful, fresh and lively Crémant and one of the best I’ve had. The Pinot-heavy cuvee has bountiful, bright fruit with a fine and slightly creamy finish. A stunning value and a reminder some of France’s best and most approachable bubbly can exist outside of Champagne… -Graham

2016 Lafon Pouilly Fuisse 750ml $49.95      BUY NOW
Premier Cru-quality Burgundy at a village level price? Check! This white from Lafon is everything I look for in White Burgundy – structured, fresh, aromatic, and lots of energy. Excellent minerality and some salinity. The ’16 is gorgeous now and will keep for several years. - Graham

2015 Hudelot Noellat Bourgogne Rouge 750ml $39.95     BUY NOW
This stunning Red Burgundy is a regional-level wine in name only – has remarkable poise and presence for a wine of its designation. Dark fruits, earth and spice dominate the palate. By the third glass, it really opened up displaying its full potential! - Graham

 Sara Sparks, Retail Sales

2016 Scavino Paolo: Barbera d`Alba Affinato in Carati 750ml $28.95     BUY NOW
Full-bodied, concentrated, rich and deep. This Barbera is not an aperitif wine, but one to be savored with osso bucco. Consider cellaring a few bottles to see how many decades a serious Barbera can last. - Sara

2016 Boillot Jean-Marc: Puligny Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru 750ml $124.95     BUY NOW                                                                                                                                                                               
For an impressive gift or a special dinner, I am reaching for this glorious white Burgundy. Floral aromas and lemon peel flavors welcome this silky wine on the palate. A pleasure to drink. - Sara

2017 Domaine Du Pelican Cuvee Trois Cepages 750ml $44.95     BUY NOW
An earth-driven wine from the Jura region of France, Trois Cepages could fool you into thinking it’s red Burgundy. Composed of mostly Pinot Noir, it gets subtle fruit notes from 10% each of Poulsard and Trousseau. Completely versatile, you can serve it slightly chilled in the summertime, or paired with herbs-de-provence seasoned poultry. - Sara

 Victor Rabot, Fine Wine Buyer

2017 Droin, JPB: Chablis 750ml $29.95     BUY NOW
One of our top sellers from a favorite producer in both New York and Hong Kong retail. A great Chablis village with a good tension and density in the glass showing mineral and citrus notes.- Victor

2017 Tempier: Bandol Rosé 750ml $39.95     BUY NOW
I always love enjoying a glass of Bandol as it reminds me of when I worked in the appellation. This is a medium-bodied rosé with notes of strawberry and red berries with enough acidity to keep it fresh with a good concentration. A perfect wine for summer.  - Victor

2008 Bollinger: Grande Annee 750ml $129.95     BUY NOW
A champagne full of freshness with an incredible concentration and a long mineral finish. This is showing very well now and will be for many years to come. One of the best 2008 Champagne release so far. Victor