96 point Sonoma Coast Syrah & two delicious Thursday night Frenchies

  "The 2013 Syrah Estate Les Titans has a bit more of everything than La Bruma, or, maybe a lot more of everything. The cool, marginal personality of the Peay estate comes through loud and clear in a striking, vibrant Syrah endowed with dazzling complexity and nuance. A host of dark ferrous notes, game, black pepper and violets take shape in the glass. Deep, yet also wonderfully translucent, the Titans is a total knock-out. " - Antonio Galloni Vinous 96 points $54.99

 

"The 2013 Syrah Estate Les Titans has a bit more of everything than La Bruma, or, maybe a lot more of everything. The cool, marginal personality of the Peay estate comes through loud and clear in a striking, vibrant Syrah endowed with dazzling complexity and nuance. A host of dark ferrous notes, game, black pepper and violets take shape in the glass. Deep, yet also wonderfully translucent, the Titans is a total knock-out. " - Antonio Galloni Vinous 96 points $54.99

We love Saint Cosme and you will always find their wine in the store...this guy is their bistro style everyday wine and it drinks well above it's price tag! The Little James Basket Press Red is the embodiment of the phrase "creative freedom." Comprised primarily of Grenache, this red is fermented in concrete vats and added to a solera system for complexity. Containing a blend of vintages dating back to 1999, this wine is the emblematic of over 15 years of expertise. $12.99 Tasting Notes Ruby red in color with rich aromas of brandied cherry, gingerbread and strawberry compote. The Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press Red has a medium-body, easy-drinking palate with a juicy, yet peppery finish.

We love Saint Cosme and you will always find their wine in the store...this guy is their bistro style everyday wine and it drinks well above it's price tag! The Little James Basket Press Red is the embodiment of the phrase "creative freedom." Comprised primarily of Grenache, this red is fermented in concrete vats and added to a solera system for complexity. Containing a blend of vintages dating back to 1999, this wine is the emblematic of over 15 years of expertise. $12.99

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color with rich aromas of brandied cherry, gingerbread and strawberry compote. The Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press Red has a medium-body, easy-drinking palate with a juicy, yet peppery finish.

Estate bottled white burgundy under $15. Sign me up. No oak, just a lovely pure expression of Chardonnay and the vineyard.  Founded in 1971, the original estate of brothers Paul and Philibert Talmard comprised about 100 acres overlapping two communes, Uchizy and Chardonnay, two of the higher-quality named villages within the Mâconnais. Although they sold their wine initially to the co-op, the brothers started to domaine bottle and export in 1978.  Shortly after the turn of the millennium, the brothers divided their domain in order to prepare for the future for their sons.  Philibert and his son Gerald built a new cellar next to the original one, completely modern and efficient, all stainless, designed for producing one wine.  Their 50 acres of vineyards lie predominantly within the commune of Chardonnay – thought to be the geographical origin of the variety – and thus are entitled to use the AOC “Mâcon-Chardonnay.” $14.99

Estate bottled white burgundy under $15. Sign me up. No oak, just a lovely pure expression of Chardonnay and the vineyard. 

Founded in 1971, the original estate of brothers Paul and Philibert Talmard comprised about 100 acres overlapping two communes, Uchizy and Chardonnay, two of the higher-quality named villages within the Mâconnais. Although they sold their wine initially to the co-op, the brothers started to domaine bottle and export in 1978.  Shortly after the turn of the millennium, the brothers divided their domain in order to prepare for the future for their sons.  Philibert and his son Gerald built a new cellar next to the original one, completely modern and efficient, all stainless, designed for producing one wine.  Their 50 acres of vineyards lie predominantly within the commune of Chardonnay – thought to be the geographical origin of the variety – and thus are entitled to use the AOC “Mâcon-Chardonnay.” $14.99

Kristian Denis