April 2024

April 2024

1. Broc Cellars "La Boutanche" Red Blend 1L

For Chris Brockway, the owner and winemaker behind Broc Cellars, the quintessential California table wine is unequivocally Zinfandel, celebrated for its freshness and vibrancy when harvested early. In recent years, Zinfandel's image has been marred by an overly robust and extracted style, but La Boutanche seeks to restore its classic, timeless appeal that's simply delicious. The process involves destemming the grapes, natural fermentation in open stainless steel fermenters, and aging in neutral French oak barrels for nine months, resulting in an acid-forward, palatable wine. Crafted in a liter bottle, it's intended for shared enjoyment at the dining table.

  • Producer: Broc Cellars 
  • Region: Berkeley, CA
  • Varieties: 100% Zinfandel
  • Alcohol: 13%


2. Martin Texier "Petite Nature" Blanc Sparkling Wine

Martin Texier, inspired by his father Eric (a renowned Northern Rhône natural wine producer) started making wine in 2014 after studying economics in New York City. Moving back to his home in the Rhone valley, Martin purchased five hectares in St.-Julien-en-St.-Alban, planted with classic Rhône varieties on diverse soils. Martin aims to revive local natural winemaking traditions, using native yeast fermentations without sulfur. His early success showcases his talent, especially with his 'Petit Nature' pétillant naturel, a lively blend of Muscat, Chasselais Rose, and other varieties, fermented in the bottle. Dry, aromatic and energetic!

  • Producer: Martin Texier
  • Region: Rhone Valley, France
  • Varieties: 100% Muscat Petits Grains
  • Alcohol: 12%

3. Flequi Berruti "Le Fleq" Palomino Fino de Anina (White Wine)


Le Fleq, initiated by Flequi Berruti, is a deeply personal venture rooted in his extensive experience within the Spanish wine scene. Based in Madrid but with origins in Jerez, Berruti has engaged in winemaking across Spain, including notable regions like Ribera del Duero and Cebreros. "Le Fleq" marks a return to his beginnings in the Sherry Triangle, focusing on crafting exceptional wines from organically farmed Palomino Fino grapes. Sourced from the esteemed Viña La Zarzuela in Pago Añina, these over 30-year-old vines yield distinctively elegant wines, benefiting from the costal winds of the area.

  • Producer: Felqui Berruti
  • Region: Andalucia, Spain
  • Varieties: Palamino Fino, Perruno, Cañocazo, Montúa
  • Alcohol: 12%

4. Stolpman Vin Gris Ballard Canyon (Rosé!)

Over two decades ago, Tom Stolpman, founder of Stolpman Vineyards, identified an exceptional viticultural spot on California’s Central Coast, perfectly suited for cultivating Syrah and Roussanne grapes, thanks to its limestone composition and exposure to ocean winds. Stolpman are committed to eco-friendly practices, aiming to produce distinctive wines that reflect the unique qualities of the Ballard Canyon AVA. 
This 'Vin Gris' gamay and trousseau blend has a vibrant light red color and tempting flavors of watermelon, strawberry, and fruit punch. Combined with its unfiltered texture and refreshing zippiness, it makes for a uniquely full-bodied rosé with lively personality and depth. Serve chilled and enjoy! This is such a special bottle of rosé!
  • Producer: Stolpman Vineyards
  • Region: Ballard Canyon AVA, California
  • Varieties: Gamay & Trousseau Noir
  • Alcohol: 12%
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