Simonnett Febvre Chablis 2007 | $16
This Chablis has a fresh and vivacious style, with intense floral aromas. A perfect balance, combining full generous fruit flavors with finesse and elegance.
Calcu Rose 2009 | $13
Winemakers Alejandro Jofre and Ricardo Rivadeniera have created their own magical rosé made from 50% Malbec, 40% Syrah, and 10% Carmenère. This vintage’s bouquet is floral with subtle notes of grapefruit and spice. The palate is clean, crisp and well balanced with hints of cherry and wild strawberry. It is a versatile wine that pairs well with goat cheese, seafood, grilled chicken and delicately seasoned Asian dishes. While most other rosés on the market right now are from 2008, Calcu’s 2009 vintage is the newest and freshest available. Rosés are generally best drunk young.
Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenere 207 | $15
Made of 90% Carmenère and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, Envero’s dark, rich fruit is complemented by eight months in French oak. All the fruit comes from the Apalta region of Colchagua, where each vine is over 50 years old. A complex offering.
Cambie Calendal Cotes du Rhone 2006 | $19 | 90pts Parker
Aged in old wood, the 2006 Calendal reveals a dark ruby/purple color along with beautiful sweet blueberry and black cherry fruit interwoven with hints of fresh mushrooms, tree bark, and truffles. While the wine is dominated by its Mourvedre component, it is not harsh, excessively tannic, or green. Beautiful ripeness, medium to full body, and superb purity characterize this lovely Cotes du Rhone. This tiny vineyard on the famed Plan de Dieu has produced a blend of 80% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache.
Victorino Toro 2007 | $72
100% Tempranillo (Tinta de Toro)
From 45+ year old vines, this 100 % Tempranillo is the first release from the new project of the Eguren brothers. Aged for 15 months in new French oak, this wine has everything you could hope for from Toro; rich, savoury, dark berries, finishing with spice and dark chocolate.