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Domaine Laffont Madiran “Erigogne”

Domaine Laffont Madiran “Erigogne”Name: Domaine Laffont Madiran “Erigogne” Varietal(s): Tennat, Cabernet Franc Country: Gascony, France Price: $28.95 Description: Producers in southwest France have a reputation for making big, thick wines. Although he is a native of Belgium, Pierre Speyer has integrated into the community, and his wines into the tradition of the region. Erigone (the name of the sultry goddess seduced by Dionysus) ...

Iche “Les Hérétiques”

Iche “Les Hérétiques”Name: Iche “Les Hérétiques” Varietal(s): Carignon, Syrah Country: Languedoc, France Price: $13.95 Description: This wine's name commemorates the thirteenth-century religious sect, Catherism, brought down in a bloody crusade. The towns of Minerve (considered the “capital” of the Languedoc wine region) and Béziers suffered intense sieges. Tens of thousands died either defending their faith or simply standing in solidarity with ...

Piantate Lunghe, Rosso Conero

Piantate Lunghe, Rosso ConeroName: Piantate Lunghe, Rosso Conero Varietal: Montepulciano Country: Marche, Italy Price: $21.95 This Rosso Conero demonstrates the great value coming from every corner of Italy. Once saddled with the reputation of exclusive production of bulk wine, southern Italian and Adriatic coast wines are increasingly associated with quality and value. Agronomist Federico Curtaz carefully manages the cultivation of the coastal ...

Regional Wines “Permutations” Pinot Noir

Regional Wines “Permutations” Pinot NoirName: R Wines “Permutations” Varietal: Pinot Noir Country: Victoria, Australia Price: $19.95 Description:

Domaine Ostertag Gran Cru 2005

Domaine Ostertag Gran Cru 2005Name: Domaine Ostertag Gran Cru 2005 Varietal(s): Pinot Gris Country: Alsace, France Price: $64.95 Description: Description: André Ostertag is one of the great names in Alsatian wine making. And like many of the greats of the region (Olivier Humbrecht, Albert Mann etc.) the wine production is woven into a wider goal of environmental stewardship. Practically, this means adhering to practices of ...

Laimburg Schiava

Laimburg SchiavaName: Laimburg Varietal: Schiava Country: Südtirol, Alto Adige, Italy Price: $25.95 Description: Liamburg is an unusual story. The state of Südtirol founded the winery in conjunction with a research center for forestry and agriculture in 1975. The scientific approach paid off. This elegant wine is an ideal match for autumn dishes, ruby colored, light-weight, aromatic, with complex herbal layers- ...

Domaine Lelièvre Bourgogne 2005

Domaine Lelièvre Bourgogne 2005Name: Domaine Lelièvre Bourgogne 2005 Varietal(s): Pinot Noir Country: Haut Côte de Nuits Price: $29.95 Description: “Founded in 1989 by proprietor and winemaker Jean Marie Lelievre, this tiny family domaine of 6 hectares produces traditional Burgundian wines. Based in the Côtes de Nuits, the vineyards are managed organically and at very low yields.”-- From the importer

Allan Scott – Sauvignon Blanc

Allan Scott – Sauvignon BlancName:Allan Scott Varietal(s): Sauvignon Blanc Country: Marlborough, New Zealand Price: $19.95 Description: As a newer wine producing country, New Zealand is going through some growing pains. Marlborough is now something of a colonial project of many foreign wine giants. Allan Scott winery is, however, among those family-owned estate wineries resisting the trend. The independence shines through in the wine, ...

Two Angels Divinity Red Wine

Two Angels Divinity Red WineName: Two Angels Divinity Red Wine Varietal(s): Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre, Petite Sirah Country: High Valley, Lake County, California, U.S.A. Price: $34.95 Description: Although High Valley is a newly designated AVA (American Viticultural Area), this part of Lake County, California has a winemaking tradition reaching back to the nineteenth century. Two Angels also draws on the winemaking history of the ...

Longboard Vineyards Dakine Merlot

Longboard Vineyards Dakine MerlotVarietal(s): Merlot, Malbec Country: Russian River Valley, California, U.S.A. Price: $29.95 Description: Great winemaking, great philosophy, and great value meet in a bottle of Longboard's Dakine Merlot. This wine does not back away from “new world” flavors ( i.e. cherry, vanilla, strawberry), yet manages to keep them in balance. The result of passion and focus has been a ...
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