December 2023

December 2023


I Cangianti Confine White 2021 (shown below!)

This white wine undergoes moderate maceration, offering a refreshingly vibrant mouthfeel. When exposed to oxygen in the glass, it reveals enticing aromas of apricot jam, orange peel, and ginger. It undergoes spontaneous fermentation, lasting 6 to 8 days with skin maceration. Following this, the wine ages for 6 to 7 months in steel tanks on fine lees, undergoing periodic batonnages. Its saline finish lingers with good persistence.
  • Producer: I Cangiati
  • Region: Umbria, Italy
  • Varieties: Trebbiano Toscano & Malvasia
  • Alcohol: 11%


Karim Vionnet Chiroubles "Vin de Kav" (shown below!)

Winemaker Karim Vionnet, born to Algerian parents, found his path in the wine world after a career as a baker in Morgon, Beaujolais. Embracing natural wine, he worked with legends like Guy Breton and Marcel Lapierre. As a negociant, he oversees the organic farming and vinification of 5 hectares in Beaujolais, with vines aged 40-60 years. Situated on a North-facing slope at 480m altitude in Chiroubles, this Gamay variety yields a serious and structured Beaujolais. Dark and brooding, it reflects the region's essence, offering a unique perspective shaped by Karim's journey and commitment to organic practices in winemaking.
  • Producer: Karim Vionnet
  • Region: Beaujolais, France
  • Varieties: 100% Gamay
  • Alcohol: 11.5%


 Vincent Grall Sancerre Silex (shown below!)

This 2022 Sauvignon Blanc hails from the Sancerre region in Loire, France. Embracing organic viticulture on flinty soils, it originates from 15-30 year-old vines. The vinification process occurs in 100% stainless steel tanks, with no fining, filtering, or sulfur added. A refreshing Sancerre with notes of citrus.
  • Winery: Vincent Grall
  • Region: Sancerre, France
  • Varietal(s): Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 13%


Scribe Carneros Pinot Noir 2022 (shown below!)

Scribe simply cannot make a wine we don’t love. There is a heft and sophistication to the bottles that align with the ethos of the winery. They take winemaking seriously but ultimately, the wine speaks for itself. It’s always excellent. The Carneros Pinot Noir is light, bright and balanced, with notes of crunchy rhubarb, lupine (aka bluebonnet) flowers and cacao. This wine will pair well with duck, chicken, mushrooms, duck and soft cheeses by Gruyère, Comté, Emmenthal, and Gouda. Scribe Winery is located in Sonoma, CA. They produce vibrant, terroir-driven wines. The winery was founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking and is managed by 4th generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani. Andrew and Adam believe that the best wines are a result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site-specific wines that represent a sense of time and place. When vinified with non-interventionist methods, the result is a distinct wine that faithfully reflects what the vineyard naturally expresses.

  • Producer: Scribe Winery
  • Region: Carneros AVA, Sonoma, CA, USA 
  • Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
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