- Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2015 Product #31637 (In Stock)
Another lovely vintage for this classy Rhone white that puts many (much more expensive) Chateauneuf-du-Pape whites to shame. As always, it’s about half Viognier for peachy fruit and fragrance plus Grenache blanc for body and Marsanne for complexity and minerality.
The excitement starts on the nose, where you’ll find generous aromas of creamy peach, fruit blossom, Clementine and crushed chalk. Take a sip, and you'll experience an explosion of bright apricot, yellow peach, honeysuckle and mint flavors up front before chalk, wet stone, and peach skin notes emerge at the end. The juicy acids keep this rich, medium-bodied, white fresh and make it a great choice for drinking as an aperitif, with cheeses, or with grilled fish and fruit salsa. It will age surprisingly well if you can keep your hands off it now!
- Barboursville Viognier Reserve 2014 Product #30274 (In Stock)
A fine follow-up to the Wine Advocate 90 point 2013 - that review is on point here, too: "Fresh, lively, reasonably dense and aromatic, this is completely charming and it comes in at a nice price. The fruit is flavorful on the finish and there is a hint of lemon around the edges. It seems rather lively in its youth. Don't hesitate to dive in–but it will drink great for several years, too."