Dominique Roger - Domaine du Carrou, Sancerre 2020
Crisp Citrus, Beautifully Floral, Stony Minerals, and Deliciously Refreshing!
Back in stock is our go-to Sancerre for the season. The 2020 Dominique Roger Domaine du Carrou is easily one of the finest examples of Sancerre for the price. We love how crisp and refreshing this wine is, aromas of ripe grapefruit, yellow peach, wild daisies, honeysuckle, and clean minerals. The wine shines on the palate, zippy and fresh with bright acidity and a touch of salinity making this Loire Sauvignon Blanc exceptionally food friendly, so much that this has landed on the Wine Spectator Grand Award Winning Pluckemin Inn by the glass list. Stock up today!
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93 Points - John Gilman, View from the Cellar: "The 2020 Sancerre from Dominique Roger hails entirely from his parcels in the village of Bué, with the parcels planted on the full range of terres blanches, caillottes and silex that can be found in this commune. His vines are all at least twenty-five years of age for this bottling, which he ferments and raises in stainless steel. The 2020 version is a lovely example, offering up a pure and quite complex bouquet of lime, gooseberry, fresh-cut grass, a complex base of minerality, citrus zest and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a superb core, a great spine of acidity and a long, superbly balanced and zesty finish. This is outstanding Sancerre! 2021-2030" 7/21
Luce della Vite - "Lucente" Toscana IGT, Italy 2018
Wine Advocate 94 Points - "An icon wine of the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Tenuta Luce 2018 Luce is recognized far and wide for its pretty sunshine motif on the front label. This mix of equal parts Sangiovese and Merlot is a symbolic marriage of Italy and France blended to safeguard the core identities of its two vinous protagonists. The Sangiovese adds wild rose, cherry and freshness; the Merlot brings on softness and texture. Each actor plays off the other in a flirtatious but ultimately complementary manner. This is a full-bodied Tuscan blend (aged for 24 months in 80% new French barrique) that will definitely give pleasure to that large crowd of Luce enthusiasts out there."
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Lockhouse Distillery - Seasonal Cherry Blossom Sakura Gin
Made using cherry blossoms collected from throughout the Olmsted Park Conservatory in Buffalo New York
This seasonal gin is something to look forward to every spring. Made from Lockhouse's signature botanical based gin then conditioned on local cherry blossoms to create an incredibly mellow and floral style gin focused on nuance rather than a heavy juniper bite. It's delicate on the palate with notes of wild roses, lemon zest, coconut, and garden sage. It has enough character to be thoroughly enjoyed on the rocks with a twist, amazing in a gimlet, and would accentuate any classic gin based cocktail. I suggest trying this in a classic Aviation cocktail, simply remove the Creme de Violette to allow the Luxardo cherry liqueur and cherry blossom gin to shine, a squeeze of fresh lemon and brandied cherry garnish and you're all set for spring!
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