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May Wines of the Month

NV Domaine des Huards,  “Initia” Cremant de Loire, Loire, France
Regularly $32.99, May Special Price $27.99
Pinot Noir complimented with Chardonnay in the traditional Method Champenois. Aged 2 years on the lees. Aromas of apples, biscuits, citrus, pears and nougat. On the palate apples, citrus, biscuits and nougat. A dry, fruity and balanced Crémant de Loire. An amazing aperitif or pairs nicely with shrimp ceviche or grilled seafood.

2018 Pascal Biotteau, Anjou Blanc, Loire, France
Regularly $14.99, May Special Price $12.74
100% Chenin Blanc sourced from vineyards that fall exactly along the border of the two sub-regions of Anjou. Lean, clean, no oak, no malolactic fermentation. On the more citrusy side of Chenin with subtle stony mineral in the finish.

2018 Cosimo Maria Masini, “Annick” Toscana Bianco, Tuscany, Italy
Regularly $19.99, May Special Price $16.99
Old school, foot stomped 85% Sauvignon Blanc direct pressed and 15% Vermentino skin macerated for 7 days and blended post fermentation. Fermented and aged in concrete tank, no oak. Clean and aromatic from the SB and the Vermentino adding texture and oiliness. Pale yellow color, it shows ripe green apples and subtle honey flavors and fresh grass . Biodymanic farming, vegan.

2016 Quinta da Palmirinha, Vinho Verde Branca, Portugal
Regularly $17.99, May Special Price $14.99
Equal parts Loureiro and Azal grown at 400 meters on granitic schist and clay soils. Fermentations are spontaneous beginning with whole clusters. Elevage in stainless. Minimal SO2 added. Biodynamic farming, vegan. Textural from minimal skin maceration, layered oxidative tones, with ripe fruit but finishes dry.

2016 Ca’Liptra, “21 San Michele” Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva, Marche, Italy
Regularly $32.99, May Special Price $27.99
100% Verdicchio, vines planted on a half hectare parcel all SE exposure, planted in 1976. Fermented and aged in old Burgundy Barrels for 1 year then aged 6 months in the bottle. Their top wine, only 100 cases made! Verdicchio meets Burgundy!

2018 Division, “L’Avoiron” Gamay Rose, Portland, Oregon
Regularly $19.99, May Special Price $16.99
Gamay grown in Yakima Valley, which is home to this 6 acre block at Willard Farms. A rose-tinged, pale copper hue with primary aromatics are quite elegant with white floral tones, white peach skin, and secondary notes of pale strawberry and watermelon flesh close to the rind. On the palate fantastic acidity highlighted by hints of strawberries, crushed flowers, and chalky minerality.

2015 Welsh Family Winery, “Bjornson” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Regularly $32.99, May Special Price $27.99
Dry-farmed fruit from Bjornson Vineyard near Salem, Ore., are turned into this full-bodied Pinot Noir by Portland urban winemaker Dan Welsh. One of the three barrels he used was new French oak, and that helps account for the nice spicy nose of plum jam, blueberry and allspice with cocoa. The juice is rich, spicy, tasty and bold, backed by blueberry and dried Western serviceberry that finishes with mouth-filling tannins and pomegranate acidity.

2015 Domaine Jaulin Plaisantin, “Les Hauts & Les Bas” Chinon, Loire, France
Regularly $21.99, May Special Price $18.69
Les Hauts & Les Bas is from the dual terroirs of the highest plateau of flint and the lower basin of clay. Combined you get red and blue fruits, wild herbs and dry, flinted minerals in the finish. A true French Bistro knockout! Pair this with a Roast Chicken with Potato Gratin.

2016 Southold Farm and Cellar, Teroldego, North Fork of Long Island, New York
Regularly $23.99, May Special Price $19.99
Some say Teroldego which originates from Alto Adige, Italy is like a cross between Pinot Noir and Syrah! Dark smokey fruit yet fresh and lively. Only 196 cases produced. Have with LI Duck!

2017 Domaine Capmartin, “Cuvee L’Instant” Madiran, Gascony, France
Regularly $17.99, May Special Price $14.99
This is a very clean and lighter expression of Madiran. Equal parts of Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon fermented and aged in Concrete and Steel tanks. The herbaceous character of the Cab plays well off of the more tannic tendencies of Tannat.  A perfect wine to compliment a Burger or Hangar Steak Frites!

2016 Cascina Corte, Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $29.99, May Special Price $25.49
The nose opens with varietal scents of faded rose, violet and damp soil, which then lead into spiciness. Soft as opposed to powerful on the palate, fine as opposed to tannic. In the tufa hills of Dogliani, the typical austerity of the grape, so conspicuous in many wines in the Barolo area, gives way to softer, silkier tannins, enhancing quaffability and roundness. Serve with Wild Boar and Pappardelle.

2017 Domaine la Cabotte, “Garance” Massif d’Uchaux Cotes Du Rhone-Villages, France
Regularly $19.99, May Special Price $16.99
Biodynamic farmed old vines of 60% Grenache with the remainder being equal parts of Syrah and Mourvedre. The nose of this wine is very pure, with cool dark berry fruit aromas with plenty of garrigue. The palate reveals more concentrated blackberry flavours complemented by fresh rosemary and thyme. The robust, abundant tannins are well-managed, fine and ripe, which translates to a very clean finish.