Wines for Easter
Domaine de la Rochette Lantignie Beaujolais Villages . Bright and fresh from a classic Beaujolais terroir, this wine is full of juicy red berry fruits while exhibiting a dry structure that makes it a good companion to meats as well as lighter foods.
Plouzeau Rive Gauche Chinon. An absolutely delicious Chinon from the Loire Valley from organically grown Cabernet Franc grapes. It's an easygoing wine, light bodied but with some structure and full, red fruit flavors.
Domaine Collotte Bourgogne Cuvee de Noble Souche.This Pinot Noir is from vines planted in 1947. With a generous and deep palate, it is ripe, stylish and beautifully balanced.
Underwood Pinot Noir. Oregon. Bright and bouncy, with crisp acidity and integrated tannins. Aromas of raspberries and flavors of strawberry and dark chocolate make for a charming accompaniment to Easter lamb.
Attems Sauvignon Blanc. From Friuli-Venezie-Giulia in northeastern Italy. Grapefruit and green melon come together with exotic flowers on the nose. It's silky and juicy with ripe peach and nectarine flavors and good minerality.
Dr. G. Riesling Trocken. A terrific crisp, dry Riesling with peach and tangerine on the palate along with some mineral notes. Medium bodied with a long finish. Incredible value.
Berthier Coteaux de Giennois. This Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley is bright and full of crisp apple and citrus flavors. With its light texture, slightly yeasty character, herbal edge and final freshness, it is quite an attractive wine.
La Greffiere Macon Milly-Lamartine. A French Chardonnay from the Macon region of Burgundy which reflects the limestone terroir of its vineyards. This lovely wine balances richness with minerality; the mid-palate and length are classic Burgundy. $17.99