Caviar and Champagne New Year's Eve Dinner
Dec
31
5:00 pm17:00

Caviar and Champagne New Year's Eve Dinner

Come and celebrate New Year's Eve at Les Clos with a caviar and Champagne dinner. Enjoy one ounce of caviar, a half bottle of Michel Dervin Champagne, and a three course dinner with wine pairings for only $148. Call 415-795-1422 or click here to make your reservation.

Copain Tasting
Nov
30
6:00 pm18:00

Copain Tasting

Wells Guthrie, the winemaker at Copain Winery, will be pouring six wines for only $28, plus a special 3L bonus wine.

Wells Guthrie discovered early on that his taste in wine gravitated toward Europe in general and France's Rhône Valley in particular. So much so, he picked up and moved with his new bride to the region to learn from the best. For two years, Wells apprenticed for esteemed winemaker and living legend Michel Chapoutier in France's Rhone Valley. During that time, Wells was deeply inspired by the traditions and practices of French winemaking, not to mention the European attitude that wine is an essential part of life. At Copain, he creates wines that are firmly rooted in California, yet with the sensibilities of the European wines that so moved him. 

Barrel Club Pinot Noir Sale - $20 a bottle
Nov
23
12:00 pm12:00

Barrel Club Pinot Noir Sale - $20 a bottle

Come pick up the perfect bottle of red wine for Thanksgiving. We are offering our 2013 Barrel Club Pinot Noir for $20 a bottle for one day only. This Pinot Noir is made in the Sta Rita Hills outside of Santa Barbara and has a light, fruit forward flavor that pairs perfectly with your Thanksgiving dinner. 

Chassagne Montrachet Tasting
Oct
13
5:00 pm17:00

Chassagne Montrachet Tasting

Join us and Courtier Wines for a tasting of four great wines from Chassagne Montrachet for only $55.

The village of Chassagne Montrachet lies on the border between the Cote d’Or and the Saone et Loire departments, cut off from the rest of the Cote de Beaune. As its name suggests, the appellation claims a share of the famous Montrachet grand cru vineyard. Chassagne produces lovely white wines that can rival those of Puligny Montrachet, yet it also produces some very good red wines too. The whites seem somehow more relaxed, vaguely softer and less edgy – full and firm, less definitive perhaps than those of Puligny, but with a better grip than the majority of Meursaults.

Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2010

Domaine Blain-Gagnard was formed when Jean-Marc Blain married Claudine Gagnard, resulting in a union steeped in Burgundy heritage. This husband and wife team continues to run the domaine, now with the help of their son Marc-Antonin, who returned after spending time in the vineyards of Australia and New Zealand. Jean-Marc employs great intricacy in his winemaking subtle tweaks to the process such as his discerning selection of coopers and the wood they use, and mixing wines from vines of different ages helps create a series of excellent wines. The wines tend to be highly concentrated – the combination of the older vines with the younger forms wines that are rich and strong but subtle enough not to be overpowering.

The Morgeot vineyard is on a gradual slope, with some old ruined buildings found at the mid-slope, the Abbey of Morgeot. The soil composition is marl and limestone, which produces an expressive aromatic profile in the wine. Dense and powerful flavors show good mid-palate extract and concentration. Very nice depth and balance overall, and one of the best premier crus in Chassagne Montrachet.

Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean 2009

Michel Niellon began working with his father Marcel in 1957. Many decades later, he is still active although most of the work is done by his son-in-law Michel Coutoux. Marcel and Michel Niellon started bottling at the domaine in the 1960’s and a series of fine wines in the 70s and 80s put them on the international map. The Niellon style is rich and ripe, even in crisp vintage. This is an excellent, traditionaldomaine and one of the best in Chassagne Montrachet.

The Clos St. Jean has a lovely pure, vividly fruity character – attractive young, but with the ability to age gracefully. Aromatically, it gives the impression of being a very fruit-driven wine, but there is a good base of minerality to the notes of apple, pineapple, and fresh herbs. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and much more expressive of its soil component than on the nose, with fine acids, lovely focus, and excellent length on the complex finish. 

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets 2011

The eldest son of Marc Colin, Pierre-Yves worked at the family domaine from 1994 to 2005. With his wife Caroline, he simultaneously established a negociant business in 2001 under the name Colin-Morey. After the 2005 harvest he left the family domaine, taking with him his six-hectare share of the vineyards, which now form part of the Colin-Morey label. He has recently grown his holdings to include parcels in the communes of Chassagne Montrachet, Meursault, St. Aubin and Santenay. His choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew the use of battonnage makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of itsterroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay, producing wines of extraordinary purity, elegance and precision.

His Chassagne Caillerets is a classic expression of the vineyard, with cool and airy aromas of mineral, citrus and white flowers. Fresh, energetic and well-detailed flavors are crystalline in their purity on the balanced, linear and complex finish. The impeccable balance should allow this wine to age well over the medium-term.

Jean-Noel Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets 2010

The Paquelin family produced wine in Chassagne Montrachet from at least the early 18th century. Thedomaine really came into its own under first Jean-Noel (born 1926) whose name it bears, and now under his daughter, Caroline who has been in charge in their small cellar in Chassagne Montrachet since 1989. She has fine-tuned the holdings, increasing the number of white wine cuvees since her father’s time by separating out each different vineyard.

Her parcel of the famed premier cru Les Caillerets is at the southern end of the vineyard, on pebbly soil – the most complete of her wines, combining density of flavor with intense minerality, and will keep for a decade or more.

 

Puligny Montrachet Tasting
Sep
29
5:00 pm17:00

Puligny Montrachet Tasting

Join us and Courtier Wines for a tasting of four great wines from Puligny Montrachet for only $55.

Puligny Montrachet is regarded by many as the greatest white wine commune in the Cote d’Or. While it is considerably smaller than either of its two neighbors, the village can boast two of Burgundy’s six white wine grand crus in their entirety. The wines of Puligny Montrachet are taut, with a greenish-gold color, high acidity and long aging potential – they portray a floral elegance alongside a stylish, steely concentration. The very finest of the premier cru vineyards stretch from the edge of the grand crus towards Meursault. The expression of terroir here seems somehow more sharply etched than elsewhere – the fruit is defined and powerful, yet restrained at the same time.

Ramonet Puligny Montrachet Les Enseigneres 2011

Domaine Ramonet is the most foremost property in Chassagne Montrachet, producing marvelous wines at all levels, from villages through to the most important grand crus. Established in the late 1920s by Pierre Ramonet, and then succeeded by his son Andre, who began to bottle more wine and brought the estate to prominence with ever more magnificent wines in the 1980s. The domaine is now run by Noel Ramonet and his brother Jean-Claude, who farm just over 17 hectares of vines.

Les Enseigneres is considered one of the best villages plots in Puligny Montrachet, adjacent to the grand cru Bienvenue Batard Montrachet. On the nose, the wine exhibits aromas of white flowers, green apple, citrus and lemon. Great precision, detail and intensity define this wine with rich, opulent middle weight flavors that lead to a persistent finish.

Paul Pernot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Garenne 2013

The Pernot family owns sizable holdings in Puligny Montrachet, most of which remain under contract tonegociant houses such as Joseph Drouhin. Veteran Paul Pernot may still receive visitors, but today the work is done by his sons Paul and Michel, now joined by grandson as well. With their fabulous estate, 20 hectares in all of which fifteen are in the commune of Puligny, this is one of the appellation’s most outstanding domaines. At present many of the wines are sold on to extremely fortunate negociants in Beaune, however Paul retains approximately 20% and bottles himself the absolute best of his production to release under his own label.

Pernot’s Clos de la Garenne exhibits a very pretty nose, with aromas of white flowers, ripe orchard fruit, citrus and wet stones. There is excellent richness to the full and detailed palate. Impressively complex and well-balanced, this will drink well now but also age and improve for 10 or more years too.

Louis Carillon Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gain 2009

The first Carillon vigneron in Puligny Montrachet, Jehan, has been traced back to 1520 although the winery recognizes 1632 as its founding date. The family holdings were incorporated as Domaine Louis Carillon in 1981, and has been one of the appellation’s most consistently successful producers over the past three decades. The wines have a striking purity of fruit, are beautifully understated, and will last. When compared to the strength and depth found in Meursault and Chassagne, there are relatively few producers in the first division in Puligny. The wines from Jacques Carillon and his brother Francois are their equal and often the best of their type.

Carillon’s Champs Gain is a magical wine, with a bouquet of lemon, white peaches, grapefruit, stony minerality and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep, very pure and complex for such a young wine, with a rock solid core of fruit, great reserves, and sharp cut on the almost endless finish. This will need several years in the cellar to fully reach its peak, but can be enjoyed today too.

Sauzet Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Canet 2013

Etienne Sauzet established his domaine after inheriting a few hectares as a young man, and by 1950 had grown the estate to include some of the most prestigious vineyards around Puligny Montrachet. Initially the domaine was taken over by his son-in-law Gerard Boudot, who arrived in 1974. Since that time, Gerard, now joined by his daughter and son-in-law Benoit Riffault, has augmented his holdings by purchasing grapes; some from the same appellations as his own holdings, others to compliment the range. The vineyards have been farmed organically since 2006 and, after two years of experimentation, all switched to biodynamic cultivation in 2010. Sauzet wines exude aristocracy and elegance – concentrated and opulent, yet beautifully proportioned. In riper vintages, they exemplify the combination of power and elegance. In leaner vintages, they show more finesse and breed. They are some of the most sought-after wines from Puligny and are models of intensity and balance.

Sauzet’s holding in Champs Canet is in a single block, but with four dates of planting – including the oldest vines of the domaine, planted on the eve of World War II. An absolutely classic example of this fine vineyard, the nose exhibits aromas of apple, white peach, lemon oil, chalky minerality and white flowers. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and snappy, with a fine core, excellent balance and focus.

 

Meursault Tasting
Sep
15
5:00 pm17:00

Meursault Tasting

Join us and Courtier Wines for a tasting of four great wines from Meursault for only $55.

Meursault is the largest village in the Cote de Beaune, with a history dating back to Roman times. Its wines have historically been rich and savory with nutty, honeyed hints and buttery, vanilla spice from the oak. However today, when so much is bottled by the growers themselves, and the fashion for individual cuvees from single vineyards has its strongest expression here in Meursault, there are many more interpretations of the appellation than previously. Most obviously, there is a noted divide between the mineral wines from such hillside vineyards and the fleshier wines from the valley floor. Even though it is considerably larger than its southerly neighbors Chassagne and Puligny, Meursault contains no grand crus. Its three best premier crus, however produce some of the region’s greatest whites – full, round and powerful, that can age very well.

Joseph Voillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Cras 2010

Joseph Voillot’s first plot of vines was purchased in 1870. Since then, five generations of the family in Volnay have produced wines in Beaune, Pommard, Volnay and Meursault.   In 1995, Jean-Pierre Charlot took over the reins from his father-in-law. The ten hectare estate had a reputation for good, long-aging wines that sometimes needed years to mature. Jean-Pierre brought an updated approach, as befits someone who, at Beaune’s Lycee Viticole, taught enology to many of today’s star producers. Stylistically, the wines have a silkiness that can make them immediately appealing, but also have everything they need for many years of maturing.

Voillot’s premier cru Meursault Les Cras offers an appealingly fresh and elegant nose, with notes of fresh citrus and acacia blossom that the detailed and energetic flavors. Great cut, delineation and intensity on the finish that delivers excellent persistence and is impeccably well-balanced.

Ballot-Millot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2011  

In 2001, a motivated young vigneron, Charles Ballot took over from his father. Like many current generation winemakers in Burgundy, he wanted to raise the bar and leave a mark for his family’sdomaine. The domaine already had a good reputation, and has been around quite a long time, as the family started to amass vineyards in Meursault at the end of the 17th century, including the famedpremier crus Perrieres, Charmes, Genevrieres and Poruzots. Although there are several red wines in their portfolio, the emphasis remains on the whites. In style they typify balance, poise and minerality, avoiding the heaviness of lesser Meursaults. Dedicated work in the vineyards helps the wines express their terroir, and strict pruning ensures low yields, resulting in well concentrated wines.

Their version of the famed premier cru Les Perrieres expresses a restrained but elegant nose with notes of citrus, white flower, green apple and a hint of mineral reduction. There is good verve and excellent intensity to the middle weight and beautifully well-delineated flavors that add lift to the balanced and lingering finish. The acidity and mid-palate concentration should allow this wine to age effortlessly for 15+ years.

Joseph Drouhin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2012

Originally from the Yonne department, Joseph Drouhin founded the negociant company which bears his name in 1880. His son Maurice took over in 1918, buying the first vineyards including the famous Beaune Clos des Mouches – it took him a while to put this together, since he had to buy the plots piecemeal from many different growers. This domaine is now run by Joseph’s grandchildren, and consists of 73 hectares spread throughout the region. All of their vineyards are farmed biodynamically, lending to the house signature of crafting elegant, refined and complex wines.

Meursault Perrieres from Joseph Drouhin is an outstanding wine, with a deep and classic bouquet of apple, iodine, hazelnuts and chalky minerality. On the palate, the wine is crisp and very minerally, with a rock solid core, excellent focus and balance and a very pure, laser-like finish. A stunning example that will only need a handful of years in the cellar to start drinking at its peak.

Dominique Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots 2010

Since the 2008 vintage, Dominique Lafon has been making a few wines under his own label, separate from the family domaine, Comtes Lafon. Though this new company has the official status of a negociant, almost all of the wines are in fact domaine bottlings from vineyards which Dominique either owns or has the contract to farm. The wines are now vinified, matured and bottled in cellars in Meursault, formerly belonging to Domaine Rene Manuel.

His rendition of Meursault Poruzots is a very fine wine, with pure aromas of apple, pear, and a beautifully complex base of minerality and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very elegant – a reserved personality, with bright acids, excellent focus and a very long finish. A beautiful wine.

Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet Tasting
Sep
7
5:00 pm17:00

Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet Tasting

We will be pouring three fantastic 2014 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru wines from Etienne's Sauzet's different vineyards. Enjoy three glasses for $35.

The wines of Etienne Sauzet are renowned for their elegance and power.  Their holdings across Puligny Motrachet are great expressions of the terroir of Puligny Montrachet. Known for their intense floral bouquet and steely backbone these wines are just about as good as chardonnay gets.  

 

featured will all be from the northern sectiom of Puligny towards Blagny

Sake Tasting with the Brewers
Sep
4
5:30 pm17:30

Sake Tasting with the Brewers

Join us as we sample 12 different sakes from three artisanal breweries in Japan for $30. Representatives from each brewery will be on site to discuss their unique and handcrafted sakes.

 

Volnay Tasting
Sep
1
5:00 pm17:00

Volnay Tasting

Join us and Courtier Wines for a tasting of four great wines from Volnay for only $55.

The finest and most elegant red wines of the Cote de Beaune are grown in Volnay, a village that is often compared to Chambolle Musigny for the high chalk in the soil and comparatively low clay content. Whereas in earlier times Volnay was made in a particularly light, early drinking style, these days there are many wines that will age extremely well. There are a large number of very fine and dedicated growers in the village, and the wines they produce are the epitome of elegance and delicacy, the most fragrant and seductively feminine expression of Pinot Noir, with an emphasis on persistence rather than power..

Marquis d’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2010

Domaine Marquis d`Angerville consists of 13.5 hectares of vineyards, including holdings in eight of the top Volnay premier crus. The domaine has been in the d’Angerville family for over 200 years, having been bought in 1805 by the then governor of Autun. In the 1920s, the Marquis d`Angerville was one of Burgundy’s true pioneers – he fought corruption and indifference to quality, which at the time was rife amongst Beaune merchants, and was one of the first producers to initiate estate bottling. Jacques d`Angerville took over the reins in 1952 and has over the years steadily refined the practices both in the vineyard and in the cuverie. Today the wines are exceptionally good due to low yields and a high average vine age. These are remarkably long-lived and some of the most sought-after wines in the Cote d’Or.

The domaine has four hectares in the premier cru Champans vineyard, extending up the hillside on poor red clay soil that includes a good mix of rocky limestone. The wine made from this site gives an incredibly complex, fresh and seductively perfumed nose with ripe red berry fruit, cassis, mineral and spice aromas. Lacy middle-weight flavors that possess both excellent power and fine volume.

Joseph Voillot Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2010

Joseph Voillot’s first plot of vines was purchased in 1870. Since then, five generations of the family in Volnay have produced wines in Beaune, Pommard, Volnay and Meursault.   In 1995, Jean-Pierre Charlot took over the reins from his father-in-law. The ten hectare estate had a reputation for good, long-aging wines that sometimes needed years to mature. Jean-Pierre brought an updated approach, as befits someone who, at Beaune’s Lycee Viticole, taught enology to many of today’s star producers. Stylistically, the wines have a silkiness that can make them immediately appealing, but also have everything they need for many years of maturing.

A nice comparison to the d’Angerville version, Voillot’s Champans is quite fine and complex in its aromatic blend of cherries, strawberries, coffee and oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and transparent, with a good core, moderate tannins and very good length on the focused and well-balanced finish. 

de Montille Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds 2012

Domaine de Montille is a first class Cote de Beaune estate that is producing some of the purest expressions of Pinot Noir to be found in Burgundy today. The domaine was developed by Hubert de Montille, a prominent Dijon lawyer, who inherited 2.5 hectares of vineyards in Volnay in 1951 when most of his production was sold to negociants. Over the years he acquired further premier cru parcels in Volnay and Pommard. Today the domaine is run by his children Etienne and Alix. The winemaking is traditional and produces wonderfully elegant, harmonious wines that require at least ten years of bottle aging to show their very best.

Volnay Taillepieds takes its name from the steep hill and the small, sharp gravel on which winegrowers cut their feet while digging into the earth. The vineyard faces east and south on a mid-slope composed of light brown clay and lots of tiny gravel stones. The wine is a model of aromatic purity, precision and structural exactness. The nose is highly defined, often floral and always mineral and spicy. The mouth feel is robust, with a tannic frame that is strict, dense and minerally. This will age and improve for several decades.

Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or 2010

Formerly the property of the Dukes of Burgundy and the French crown, the Domaine de la Pousse d’Or subsequently passed into private hands, including Jacques-Marie Duvault-Blochet, mid-19th century owner of Domaine de la Romanee Conti. From 1964 to 1997, the domaine was run by Gerard Potel for a consortium of owners. The domaine now includes 18 hectares in some of the very best premier cruvineyards in Volnay.

Their parcel in the monopole Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or dates back to 1958. The wine has a wonderfully succulent fruit, immense charm and good weight right across the palate. The refined aromas include notes of cassis and blue berry while introducing rich and even more elegant medium-bodied flavors. This should amply reward a decade of cellar time.

Pommard Tasting
Aug
18
5:00 pm17:00

Pommard Tasting

Join us and Courtier Wines for a tasting of four great wines from Pommard for only $55.

The most powerful red wines of the Cote de Beaune come from Pommard, where complex soils with a high proportion of iron-rich clay produce deep-colored, relatively tannic wines, characterized by weight more than elegance. Some of the most gloriously pure wines of Burgundy are being produced here today – dark-hued, robust in character and capable of long aging. Pommard has for long had a high reputation for its wines, though it has never had any grands crus.

Nicolas Rossignol Pommard 2012

Nicolas Rossignol is among the best in a new generation of Burgundy winemakers. After completing his studies at oenology school in Beaune, he put his knowledge into practice, interning at Domaine Joseph Voillot. After working with his father at the family estate, he simultaneously developed another domainein his own name in 1997. Nicolas is now buying all of the fruit from his family’s domaine, which he also farms, and produces an incredible range of wines.

His villages Pommard is a lovely example, with deep and complex aromas of cherries, red berries, woodsmoke, and a base of soil. On the palate the wine is very elegant, with a fine core of fruit, moderate tannins and a long, complete finish. Three or four years in the cellar will allow thus to fully blossom.

Pousse d’Or Pommard 1er Cru Les Jarollieres 2010

Formerly the property of the Dukes of Burgundy and the French crown, the Domaine de la Pousse d’Or subsequently passed into private hands, including Jacques-Marie Duvault-Blochet, mid-19th century owner of Domaine de la Romanee Conti. From 1964 to 1997, the domaine was run by Gerard Potel for a consortium of owners. The estate now includes 18 hectares in some of the very best premier cruvineyards in Volnay.

The Pommard 1er Cru Les Jarollieres shows red currant, earth and wet stone aromas. There is wonderful underlying tension to the mineral-driven flavors that come across dense but precise on the long and complex finish. This wine will demand ten or more years in the cellar to fully mature.

Joseph Voillot Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens 2010

Joseph Voillot’s first plot of vines was purchased in 1870. Since then, five generations of the family in Volnay have produced wines in Beaune, Pommard, Volnay and Meursault.   In 1995, Jean-Pierre Charlot took over the reins from his father-in-law. The ten hectare estate had a reputation for good, long-aging wines that sometimes needed years to mature. Jean-Pierre brought an updated approach, as befits someone who, at Beaune’s Lycee Viticole, taught enology to many of today’s star producers. Stylistically, the wines have a silkiness that can make them immediately appealing, but also have everything they need for many years of maturing.

His one hectare parcel in the prestigious Les Rugiens premier cru includes vines that date back to 1959. The wine is perfectly elegant, with beautifully nuanced aromas of red Pinot Noir fruit, earth and stone. The intense medium-weight flavors are finely detailed and precise – a gorgeous combination of power and finesse.

de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots 2011

Domaine de Courcel’s roots go back to the 16th century, and the estate has grown to some nine hectares of vineyards today. This is one of Pommard’s greatest domaines. The management of the vines and winemaking is done by Yves Confuron of the Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot in Vosne Romanee. His perfectionist approach is to focus on low yields, harvesting only at full ripeness – making large-scaled and impressive wines, but with a very elegant and floral side too.

Le Grand Clos des Epenots is a monopole of the domaine. The five hectare plot is located in the north of appellation, with soil that is rich in clay and limestone. The vines are approximately 60 years-old and produce wines that are as elegant as Pommard can be without losing power. The fruit has unusual complexity, with fine tannins and impressive length. A wine to age and improve for twenty years or more.

Big Basin Vineyards Tasting
Aug
17
5:30 pm17:30

Big Basin Vineyards Tasting

Come join us for a tasting of six Big Basin Vineyards wines for $25. Bradley Brown, the Founder and Winemaker of Big Basin Vineyards, will be hosting the event and available to talk about each of the wines.

  1. 2013 Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay, 2013 was our fourth vintage producing a Coastview Chardonnay and it was an exceptional one at that. A text book growing season allowed the vines on the North-facing terraces to ripen slowly and hang into the Fall without losing minerality and acidity. Reminiscent of a fine Meursault, the Chardonnay from this site expresses both a crushed rock minerality and beautiful texture that is the hallmark of the decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone soils of the vineyard.
  2. 2013 Alfaro Family Vineyard Pinot Noir, The 2013 Alfaro Family Vineyard Pinot Noir expresses even more emphatically the beautiful expression of place that made the 2012 vintage of this wine one of our best. Every aspect of the wine is simply more expressive as a result of this beautiful vintage. We included approximately 30% whole cluster with the remainder whole berry and fermented entirely with indigenous yeast. The whole cluster inclusion lifts the aromatics enhancing the complexity to the mouthfeel and texture. 
  3. 2013 Woodruff Family Vineyard Pinot Noir, The Woodruff Family Vineyard is one of the most special vineyard sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vines were planted over 35 years ago making it one of the older vineyards in this area. The sandy loam soils have great drainage and the vines are 100% dry farmed. Next to the vineyard is a strawberry farm, giving you an idea of the unique cool and slow ripening location of the vineyard. The vineyard is located in rolling hills of the Corralitos area at the Southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains which are consistently cooled by fog moving in from Monterey Bay and often persisting through the late morning hours.
  4. 2014 Homestead, Our 2014 Homestead is fruit sourced primarily from exceptional vineyards in the Gabilan Mountains, with some Syrah and Grenache from our Estate Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This wine receives every bit as much attention as our top cuvées and is fermented on native yeasts in the same 1+ ton fermenters and then aged in French oak barrels.
  5. 2012 Grizzly, In 2012 Grizzly is back to being 100% Estate grown fruit! Low Grenache yields during 2009 - 2011 forced our hand to include fruit from the Coastview and Antle Vineyards in the Gabilan Mountains to make a reasonable quantity of the Grizzly. 2012 was an optimal growing season and as vines are now well enough established, they produced what was the most abundant Grenache yield we had experienced to date. This gave us the opportunity to (finally) select only Estate barrels to craft Grizzly. Also in 2012, our Estate Vineyard becomes CCOF Certified Organic.
  6. 2012 Rattlesnake Rock Syrah, Our 2012 Rattlesnake Rock Syrah is a well balanced expression of the varietal. Black and red fruit abound, layered with smoked meats and fresh cracked black pepper. There is plenty of perfume on this wine, and the aromatics enthrall with notes of lavender and crushed violets. This is a wine that will really benefit from decanting or bottle aging for another 3-5 years, and you can expect this baby to go the long haul, peaking anywhere from 7-10 years from vintage.
Tournesol Tasting
Aug
10
5:00 pm17:00

Tournesol Tasting

Come join us for a tasting of four Tournesol wines for $25. The Tournesol team will be hosting the event and available to talk about each of the wines.

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep, dark dense ruby color. This wine radiates an aromatic melange of blueberries, blackberries, black cherries and cassis infused with touches of earth and spice. Complex nuances of tobacco and chocolate peak out under the primal fruit. Its beautifully lush texture, density and opulence satisfy with mouthwatering goodness. The 2012 Tournesol Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of an extraordinary vintage that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

2011 Proprietor's Blend
Vibrant deep garnet in color. A complex and forward vintage with interwoven aromatics of plum, cardamom, and blackberry jam. The wine is forward and approachable on the palate, echoing the aromatics with deeper chocolate and blackberry notes persisting in the long finish. Its fresh earthiness and minerality invite another sip and reward with pairing versatility at the table. The wine is showing beautifully now and will continue to develop over the next decade.

2015 Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon
Pale straw color with star bright clarity. Nuances of apricot, lemon zest, freesia and stone fruit dominate the youthful aromatics. On the palate, it is opulent and mouthfilling with notes of honeydew melon and herbs. The lingering finish, while impressive at release, will continue to fill out in the months ahead adding additional layers and nuance to this complex wine. 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon

2015 Rosé
Tournesol Rosé of Grenache displays the beautiful delicate salmon color of Provencal rosés. A complex mélange of dried roses, clove, raspberry and lilac interwoven with tangerine zest and spice. The palate is lush while delineated with refreshing acidity in the long and vibrant finish. Enjoyable year-round, food pairing possibilities for Tournesol Rosé are almost endless! 

Beaune Tasting
Aug
4
5:00 pm17:00

Beaune Tasting

Join us and Courtier Wines for a tasting of four great wines from Beaune for $55.

Beaune is very much the center of the Burgundy wine trade, where many of the grand traditional negociants are based – each of these has historic premises inside the city walls have a winemaking center somewhere just outside. For centuries, this has been the place from which these wine shippers ruled Burgundy, owning most of the best vineyards in the appellation. Beaune wines should be all about the fruit, either richer or more graceful depending on the location of the vineyard – the best sites are those mid-slope and in the center of the commune, on the slopes above the town itself.

Michel Lafarge Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots Blanc 2010

The Lafarge family has been in Volnay since the 18th century. Michel Lafarge, now in his eighties, and his son Frederic make use of their combined experience top produce some of the greatest wines in the appellation. Frederic introduced biodynamic winemaking to the estate, but otherwise uses almost all of the same practices as his predecessors. He believes that there is already a natural balance in the grapes, and therefore little human intervention is necessary. Domaine Lafarge now includes 10 hectares of vines in some of the very best sites. Respect for the terroir allows the wines to speak for themselves, and they are wonderfully fragrant, complex and harmonious – the essence of great Volnay.

Les Aigrots Blanc from Lafarge is certainly is an insider’s wine. Charming aromas of peach, orange zest, apple and chalky soil tones. Full-bodied, but very elegant in the mouth, with a silky core of fruit, zesty acidity, lovely focus and beautiful balance.

Nicolas Rossignol Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 2009

Nicolas Rossignol is among the best in a new generation of Burgundy winemakers. After completing his studies at oenology school in Beaune, he put his knowledge into practice, interning at Domaine Joseph Voillot and Vieux Telegraphe in Chateauneuf du Pape. After working with his father at the family estate, he simultaneously developed another domaine in his own name in 1997. Nicolas is now buying all of the fruit from his family’s domaine, which he also farms, and produces an incredible range of wines.

His Beaune Clos des Mouches has beautiful aromas of red berry liqueur, menthol and spice. Pliant and deep, showing a smooth texture and impressive volume. The red berry flavors have good verve on the long, ripely tannic finish. An excellent Beaune premier cru, with great aging potential.

Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge 2010

Originally from the Yonne department, Joseph Drouhin founded the negociant company which bears his name in 1880. His son Maurice took over in 1918, buying the first vineyards including the famous Beaune Clos des Mouches – it took him a while to put this together, since he had to buy the plots piecemeal from many different growers. This domaine is now run by Joseph’s grandchildren, and consists of 73 hectares spread throughout the region. All of their vineyards are farmed biodynamically, lending to the house signature of crafting elegant, refined and complex wines.

At the southern end of the Beaune appellation, next to Pommard, the famous Clos des Mouches vineyard has its largest owner in Joseph Drouhin, one half planted with Chardonnay, the other with Pinot Noir. The soil is predominantly clay, limestone and marl – this light composition is responsible for the great finesse of this wine.  

de Montille Beaune 1er Cru Greves 2012

Domaine de Montille is a first class Cote de Beaune estate that is producing some of the purest expressions of Pinot Noir to be found in Burgundy today. The domaine was developed by Hubert de Montille, a prominent Dijon lawyer, who inherited 2.5 hectares of vineyards in Volnay in 1951 when most of his production was sold to negociants. Over the years he acquired further premier cru parcels in Volnay and Pommard. Today the domaine is run by his children Etienne and Alix. The winemaking is traditional and produces wonderfully elegant, harmonious wines that require at least ten years of bottle aging to show their very best.

The name Les Greves references the gravelly terroir of this vineyard. This rather large site is found in the heart of the slope and considered to be one of the best Beaune premier crus. The finest portion of the parcel, at the center of the vineyard, is the famous Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus of Maison Bouchard – immediately following-on from this section toward the south is the Domaine de Montille portion. The vines, planted on a lightweight, clay and limestone soil, enjoy optimal exposition.

Nuits St. Georges Tasting
Jul
21
5:00 pm17:00

Nuits St. Georges Tasting

Join us and Courtier Wines for a tasting of four great wines from Nuits St. Georges for $55.

Situated roughly halfway between Beaune and Dijon, the small town of Nuits St. Georges is the commercial center of the Cote de Nuits. The commune has more premier cru vineyards (thirty-eight) than any other appellation in Burgundy, yet it has no grand crus. The wines can be stimulating. A good Nuits St. Georges, even a villages level bottling, should be a rugged wine when young – tannic, robust, richly concentrated and unbending. These are wines of structure and scale, built for aging and rewarding those who wait with an earthiness different from any other.

Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale Blanc 2009

This domaine was founded in 1863 by Frederic Mugnier, a Dijonnais producer of liqueurs, that held 20 hectares of vines in Chambolle Musigny and Nuits St. Georges. From 1950, the vineyards in Chambolle were contracted out to Faiveley and then Bruno Clair. In 1985, Frederic Mugnier, the fifth generation of the family on the property, took over, though he combined running the estate with his job as an airline pilot until 1998. Now he concentrates solely on the domaine, where consistency has improved as a result.

The tradition of the monopole Clos de la Marechale‘s white wine was lost during the last 50 years, but several exceptional old bottles found buried in the cellars of Mugnier convinced him to revive this rare wine since the 2005 vintage. With a very pure Chardonnay nose of apple, quince, chalky soil tones and white flowers, the wine is deep, focused and complex, with bright acids and lovely focus.

Jean Grivot Nuits St. Georges Les Charmois 2011  

The Grivot family has been making wines in Burgundy since the mid-seventeenth century, but it was not until after the French Revolution that Gaston Grivot settled in Vosne Romanee. He purchased a large parcel of Clos Vougeot and his son, Jean, followed in his footsteps later acquiring other vineyards. Jean’s son Etienne took over in 1987, and is the current manager of the domaine. In order to obtain balance and harmony in his wines, Grivot adapts the wine-making process to the profile of each vintage. His vines are all 40 years and older, and only perfectly ripe and healthy grapes are harvested for winemaking. All treatments are conducted using biodynamic and sustainable organic farming practices.

Grivot’s wines are very personal and undeniably fine, with dramatically aromatic notes of red fruits, becoming denser up the range. Les Charmois is marked by floral notes. Bright red cherries, mint and freshly cut roses are some of the nuances – hints of earthiness add complexity to the vibrant finish. 

Hudelot-Noellat Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers 2012

This domaine was founded in 1964 by Alain and Odile Hudelot-Noellat. Their wines have been regarded for generations as some of the best in Burgundy for their purity, smoothness and complexity. In 1978, the estate grew considerably with the acquisition of five hectares in Vosne Romanee from Charles Noellat. Today the domaine owns fifteen appellations spread over ten hectares. Charles van Canneyt arrived to take over from his grandfather Alain in 2008, assisted also by Vincent Munier who has been working there since 2005.

The Nuits St. Georges premier cru Les Mugers is a top-flight wine in the hands of the best winemakers, such as Charles Van Canneyt.   With gorgeous aromas of red and black cherries and a complex base of soil, this wine is deep, full-bodied and very suave, with a sappy core and excellent structure. This will evolve well, and be a very fine wine with six to ten years time in the cellar.

 Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Proces 2010

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux is a 12 hectare property run by Pascal Lachaux who took over from his father-in-law, Robert Arnoux, in 1995. Although always good, the quality of this domaine’s wines has soared during the last few years under Pascal’s tenure. He has initiated a policy of no fining or filtering, and an organic and biodynamic approach. These are concentrated, polished and highly sought-after wines.

The domaine’s parcel in the Nuits St. Georges premier cru vineyard Les Proces is situated in the middle of the slope of the hill, with soil made up of clay and limestone that imparts a certain minerality on the wine. 2010 was a classic vintage; fine and fresh. Yields were down 30% from normal, but with higher concentration of fruit. This wine’s intense and focused flavors display controlled power and fine length on the finish.

Vosne Romanee Tasting
Jul
7
5:00 pm17:00

Vosne Romanee Tasting

Join us for a tasting of four wines from Vosne Romanee for $55.

The small commune of Vosne Romanee is often regarded as the brightest star in the Cote de Nuits, producing very fine wines that have an extraordinary intensity of fruit which manages to combine power and finesse – the best examples balance depth and richness with elegance and breeding. In addition to the top climats and great terroirs in Vosne Romanee, there are also a very large number of estates, from the large and majestic to the discreet and modest, which produce excellent wine. The distinctive style of these wines projects the velvety texture for which the appellation is famed, along with a pronounced earthy and spicy expression of terroir – rich, austere, sensual, masculine and aristocratic.

Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee 2012

This domaine was founded in 1964 by Alain and Odile Hudelot-Noellat. Their wines have been regarded for generations as some of the best in Burgundy for their purity, smoothness and complexity. In 1978, the estate grew considerably with the acquisition of five hectares in Vosne Romanee from Charles Noellat. Today the domaine owns fifteen appellations spread over ten hectares. Charles van Canneyt arrived to take over from his grandfather Alain in 2008, assisted also by Vincent Munier who has been working there since 2005.

A very stylish Pinot Noir, the Vosne Romanee villages wine is bright and pure, with scents of raspberries, strawberries and soil tones. Pure and velvety, with a good core and fine-grained tannins.

A.-F. Gros Vosne Romanee Clos de la Fontaine 2012

Anne-Francoise Gros, originally of Vosne Romanee, is married to Francois Parent of Pommard. Their joint living as winemakers is ably assisted by their children Caroline and Mathieu. The domaine consists of Anne-Francoise’s share of Domaine Jean Gros, additional wines around Vosne Romanee that she’s purchased or leased, and her husband’s share of Domaine Parent. Her labels feature the outline of a female head, each one different according to the interpretation of the style of the appellation by Anne-Francoise and the artist.

Vosne Romanee Clos de la Fontaine is a villages monopole owned entirely by the domaine. A beautiful and elegant wine, its pretty and spicy aromas express pure red fruit Pinot Noir characteristics. Delicious and attractively textured, with fine mid-palate concentration and excellent length on the finish.

Bruno Clavelier Vosne Romanee Les Hauts Beaux Monts 2011

Gifted rugby player Bruno Clavelier took over from his grandfather, Joseph Brosson in the late 1980s, expanding the winery buildings and cellars as he intended to bottle all of the wines himself. He leases vines from the family and now farms them biodynamically, with organic certification. Vinification is traditional, avoiding too much intervention. A fifth-generation vigneron, Bruno’s delicate touch produces very pure and refined wines.

His plot in Les Hauts Beaux Monts, located above Vosne Romanee Brulees, has extremely poor and stony soils that give mineral tension to the wines. The domaine’s old vines produce grapes with good density and tannin, with an expression of raspberry and ripe cherries. 

Bruno Clair Vosne Romanee Champs Perdrix 2012

Bruno Clair founded his domaine in 1979, which at the time included various old-vine plots. His grandfather, Joseph Clair, founded the famous Domaine Clair-Dau in 1919 and is known for having convinced growers in Marsannay to replace their vineyards of Gamay and Aligote with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay after World War I. Today, Bruno oversees 23 hectares of vines that include choice parcels in highly-coveted grand crus and premier crus.

This Champs Perdrix vineyard is located just above the famous Vosne Romanee grand cru La Tache, approximately five meters away. The soil is very poor and full of marl. It is difficult to work, and the vines have needed more than thirty years to be properly established. Wines from this vineyard will show cool red and black fruit Pinot Noir aromas, with plenty of verve and sophistication.

Felletig Tasting Dinner
Jul
6
5:30 pm17:30

Felletig Tasting Dinner

We will hosting a special paring dinner with the following four Felletig wines for $68:

  1. 2011 Felettig Chambolle Musigny “Clos le Village”

  2. 2012 Felettig Chambolle Musigny “Clos le Village”

  3. 2013 Felettig Chambolle Musigny “Clos le Village”

  4. 2014 Felettig Chambolle Musigny “Clos le Village”

Puligny-Montrachet Tasting
Jun
29
5:30 pm17:30

Puligny-Montrachet Tasting

Join us for a tasting of three Premier Cru 2012 Puligny-Montrachet white Burgundies. Try a 2oz pour of the following three wines for only $35:

  1. Puligny-Montrachet, Premier Cru Les Perrieres, 2012
  2. Puligny-Montrachet, Premier Cru Les Combettes, 2012
  3. Puligny-Montrachet, Premier Cru Champs-Gain, 2012

 

Big Basin Vineyards Tasting
Jun
23
5:30 pm17:30

Big Basin Vineyards Tasting

Come join us for a tasting of six Big Basin Vineyards wines for $25. Bradley Brown, the Founder and Winemaker of Big Basin Vineyards, will be hosting the event and available to talk about each of the wines.

  1. 2013 Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay, 2013 was our fourth vintage producing a Coastview Chardonnay and it was an exceptional one at that. A text book growing season allowed the vines on the North-facing terraces to ripen slowly and hang into the Fall without losing minerality and acidity. Reminiscent of a fine Meursault, the Chardonnay from this site expresses both a crushed rock minerality and beautiful texture that is the hallmark of the decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone soils of the vineyard.
  2. 2013 Alfaro Family Vineyard Pinot Noir, The 2013 Alfaro Family Vineyard Pinot Noir expresses even more emphatically the beautiful expression of place that made the 2012 vintage of this wine one of our best. Every aspect of the wine is simply more expressive as a result of this beautiful vintage. We included approximately 30% whole cluster with the remainder whole berry and fermented entirely with indigenous yeast. The whole cluster inclusion lifts the aromatics enhancing the complexity to the mouthfeel and texture. 
  3. 2013 Woodruff Family Vineyard Pinot Noir, The Woodruff Family Vineyard is one of the most special vineyard sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vines were planted over 35 years ago making it one of the older vineyards in this area. The sandy loam soils have great drainage and the vines are 100% dry farmed. Next to the vineyard is a strawberry farm, giving you an idea of the unique cool and slow ripening location of the vineyard. The vineyard is located in rolling hills of the Corralitos area at the Southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains which are consistently cooled by fog moving in from Monterey Bay and often persisting through the late morning hours.
  4. 2014 Homestead, Our 2014 Homestead is fruit sourced primarily from exceptional vineyards in the Gabilan Mountains, with some Syrah and Grenache from our Estate Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This wine receives every bit as much attention as our top cuvées and is fermented on native yeasts in the same 1+ ton fermenters and then aged in French oak barrels.
  5. 2012 Grizzly, In 2012 Grizzly is back to being 100% Estate grown fruit! Low Grenache yields during 2009 - 2011 forced our hand to include fruit from the Coastview and Antle Vineyards in the Gabilan Mountains to make a reasonable quantity of the Grizzly. 2012 was an optimal growing season and as vines are now well enough established, they produced what was the most abundant Grenache yield we had experienced to date. This gave us the opportunity to (finally) select only Estate barrels to craft Grizzly. Also in 2012, our Estate Vineyard becomes CCOF Certified Organic.
  6. 2012 Rattlesnake Rock Syrah, Our 2012 Rattlesnake Rock Syrah is a well balanced expression of the varietal. Black and red fruit abound, layered with smoked meats and fresh cracked black pepper. There is plenty of perfume on this wine, and the aromatics enthrall with notes of lavender and crushed violets. This is a wine that will really benefit from decanting or bottle aging for another 3-5 years, and you can expect this baby to go the long haul, peaking anywhere from 7-10 years from vintage.
Vougeot Tasting
Jun
22
5:00 pm17:00

Vougeot Tasting

Most of the wine produced in this small village comes from a single grand cru, the famous Clos Vougeot. The vineyard in its present form dates from 1336 (when it was first planted by monks of Citeaux), although it was not until the following century that it was entirely enclosed by stone walls. Vougeot lies between two appellations whose wines epitomize finesse, power and grace. Within the commune, there are also villages and premier cru vineyards that produce wines similar in structure to Chambolle Musigny.

Map of Vougeot’s vineyards

Vougeraie Vougeot 1er Cru Clos Blanc de Vougeot 2009

This domaine’s name comes from the significant holdings in the village of Vougeot. The winery is located in the old Claudine Deschamps cellars in Premeaux. The estate was put together from the various vineyard holdings which had accrued through the acquisitions over the years. Pierre Vincent took over as winemaker after the 2005 vintage, and has maintained a delicate approach.

Their exceptional Vougeot 1er Cru Clos Blanc de Vougeot is arguably the finest white wine of the Cote de Nuits every year, with an impressive sense of grace and harmony. Marked by wet stone, white flowers and ripe citrus, this wine has excellent punch to the mineral-driven flavors that possess good richness and volume.

Hudelot-Noellat Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeots 2012

Domaine Hudelot-Noellat was founded in 1964 by Alain and Odile Hudelot-Noellat. Their wines have been regarded for generations as some of the best in Burgundy for their purity, smoothness and complexity. In 1978, the estate grew considerably with the acquisition of five hectares in Vosne Romanee from Charles Noellat. Today the domaine owns fifteen appellations spread over ten hectares. Charles van Canneyt arrived to take over from his grandfather Alain in 2008, assisted also by Vincent Munier who has been working there since 2005.

The proximity of Petits Vougeots to Chambolle Musigny is evident in this bottling that offers up a gorgeous bouquet of cherries, red plums, roses, and woodsmoke. The wine is deep, pure and complex, with outstanding soil inflection, velvety tannins and superb length on the refined finish. 

Joseph Drouhin Clos Vougeot 2010

Originally from the Yonne department, Joseph Drouhin founded the negociant company which bears his name in 1880. His son Maurice took over in 1918, buying the first vineyards including the famous Beaune Clos des Mouches – it took him a while to put this together, since he had to buy the plots piecemeal from many different growers. This domaine is now run by Joseph’s grandchildren, and consists of 73 hectares spread throughout the region. All of their vineyards are farmed biodynamically, lending to the house signature of crafting elegant, refined and complex wines.

Drouhin’s Clos Vougeot ages brilliantly and ranks as one of the best examples of this grand cru vineyard, expressing complex aromas of red and black cherries, a base of soil and fresh herbs. The wine is deep and classically reserved in its youth, with a very fine core of fruit, beautiful focus and balance, refined tannins and vibrant acids.

Camille Giroud Clos Vougeot 2013

This domaine was founded in 1865 but only adopted its current name when Camille Giroud took up residence in the late 1890s. Known today as one of the most exciting small negociants in Burgundy, Maison Camille Giroud has undergone a transformation in recent years. In 2002, the company was bought by an American consortium led by Joe Wender and winery owner Ann Colgin, and a new chapter began.   The business is managed by winemaker and technical director David Croix, with a major revamping of the production facilities to make wines in a much purer, more modern style.

His 2013 Clos Vougeot is the first wine that he’s made from this site since 2009, with just one barrel (25 cases) production. With fresh and earthy aromas that express notes of red berries and white flowers, the wine has rich and intense flavors that possess excellent detail and vibrancy. This will have excellent aging potential, with the very impressive underlying material.

Chambolle Musigny Tasting
Jun
9
5:00 pm17:00

Chambolle Musigny Tasting

Please come join us in tasting four wines from Chambolle Musigny for $55.

The wines of Chambolle Musigny have long been admired, producing the most delicate and elegant examples in the Cote de Nuits – their power derives not from size and concentration, but from a coordination of flavor and finesse. Though slightly larger than Morey St. Denis in the extent of its vineyards, the village is compact, with fewer than twenty producers. There is a distinctive expression of terroir, which comes from an unusually abundant presence of limestone. Chambolle Musigny’s wines may be light in structure, but they are still quite intense, showing the beautiful perfume of Pinot Noir more radiantly.

http://www.courtierwines.com/event/chambolle-musigny/

Music Night with Bistro Moustache
Jun
3
6:30 pm18:30

Music Night with Bistro Moustache

Bistro Moustache will be playing live music from 6:30-9pm. Come enjoy the sounds while having dinner or a few glasses of wine!

Bistro Moustache plays French café music, a mix of Gypsy Jazz, Musette, Swing, and French songs from the '30s to the '80s. Think Charles Trenet, Yves Montant, Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg, Django Reinhardt and Gus Viseur coming together for an evening of Café music straight from Paris.

http://www.bistromoustache.com

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Domaine Gille Tasting
May
27
5:00 pm17:00

Domaine Gille Tasting

Come join us for a tasting of Domaine Gille wines with Matthieu Gille. Everyone will receive a complimentary glass of the 2015 Lachini Rose upon arrival.

We will also be featuring a tasting flight of the following three Domaine Gilles wines for $20:

  1. 2012 Nuits St Georges, 1er Cru "Les Cailles"
  2. 2013 Rully, 1er Cru "Rabourcé"
  3. 2012 Cote De Nuits, Villages 

Domaine Gille

For more than 5 centuries, the winery with a current area of 9.5 hectares is transmitted from generation to generation; here the vine and wine are a family affair.

The cellar was constructed by Vivant Gille (1877-1938) who is at the origin of the domaine.  The cultivation of vine and the vinification follow the Burgundian's tradition.

 Morey St. Denis Tasting
May
26
12:00 pm12:00

Morey St. Denis Tasting

Morey St. Denis is sometimes overlooked between its two famous neighbors, but its wines are of equal class, combining elegance and structure. Over half of its total area is classified as either premier cru or grand cru vineyards. The overall standard is excellent, with an unusually high-minded cadre of growers. The wines offer a suppleness and delicacy that make them some of the most elegant in Burgundy. Although rarely heavy, they tend to be so well balanced and full of character that they age far longer than one might suspect.

http://www.courtierwines.com/event/morey-st-denis/

Nimble Vineyards Cabernet Release Party
May
24
3:00 pm15:00

Nimble Vineyards Cabernet Release Party

Nimble Vineyards will be at Les Clos from 3pm-7pm pouring tastes of their new 2012 cabernet.

The 2012 vintage will go down on record as one of exceptional quality.  Nearly perfect growing conditions, absent of any extreme weather episodes, allowed the grapes to hang long into the growing season enabling great development of intricate flavors and aromas with mature tannins.  

The first vintage of “Nobis” Cabernet Sauvignon sets an extremely high standard for all future vintages! The color is nearly opaque at its core, with hues of garnet at the edge of the glass. There is no doubt about the expressiveness of this wine, yet there is a promise of more to be revealed. The nose is full black fruit and cassis complemented by shaved chocolate and tobacco leaf. The palate is lush and full, showing the more serious side of the wine. Herbal notes blend perfectly with earth tones and dark fruit. The tannins are round and supple, giving the wine great weight. The wine has impeccable balance, ensuring it will be a compliment to food and age gracefully. Enjoy the 2012 Nobis for the next 8-12 years.

Nimble Vineyards formerly known as Wallace Creek Vineyards will be launching its new website called nimblevineyards.com from next Tuesday 24th May.

Lafarge Beaujolais
Mar
21
Mar 22

Lafarge Beaujolais

Starting with the 2014 vintage, Frederic and Chantal Lafarge have started making Beaujolais.  As with their Burgundies, they are biodynamically grown and put in the bottle with as little intervention as possible. The wines are single site inside the beautiful village of Fleurie. Come and see the new wines for $15 flight of two wines. 

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux
Feb
15
3:30 pm15:30

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux

Tonight we will be celebrating the commune of Nuits St Georges with a $35 flight. As well as this amazing flight, these wines will be available to purchase on this day only for mega discounted retail prices! 

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits St Georges "Les Proces" 1er Cru $75 retail

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits St Georges"Les Poisets" 1er Cru $60 retail

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits St Georges"Corvees Pagets" 1er Cru $98 retail

Feb
8
11:00 am11:00

Domaine Hudelot-Noellat Trilogy

Known for their finesse, elegance, and rarity, the wines of Domaine Hudelot-Noellat are representative of Burgundy at its finest. 

We are excited to be offering a flight of three 2012's for an amazing deal at $25. 

Domaine Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne Rouge

Domaine Hudelot-Noellat Nuits-St-Georges "Les Murgers"

Domaine Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

2012 was a very fine vintage indeed in Burgundy, despite a miserable and wet beginning and lots of hail damage, dry heat from July onwards saw the grapes that made it develop into classic expressions of their terroir. Due to the hail this is a very low-volume vintage, and is already considered imminently collectible.