April 15, 2014

News from Heights Chateau

(new vintage) Sepp 2012 Gruner Veltliner @ $12.99
the national grape of Austria, with aromas of fresh apple and citrus, finishing with pleasing notes of minerals and spice
Red Newt Cellars 2011 Riesling Tango Oaks @ $19.99
A single-vineyard Riesling from the Finger Lakes, racy and bright with aromas of citrus and orange blossom and a perfectly balanced palate with hints of nectarine and quince
(new vintage) Abbazia di Novacella 2012 Kerner @ $20.99
from northeastern Italy, with apple and peach fruit on the nose with a hint of mango, ripe and full on the palate, its opulence cut by crisp acidity
Conundrum 2012 White @ $26.99
Produced by the Wagner family, owners of Napa Valley's Caymus Vineyards, an exotic yet smooth and fruity white blend, with a rich and round mouthfeel supported by fresh acidity
Ratzenberger 2013 Riesling Spatlese @ $29.99
Seductive and charming with a great balance between ripe fruit, a full body, and fresh acidity
Domaine de Nalys 2012 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc @ $34.99
A blend of six white Rhone varietals, expressive and refined, with white flower and citrus notes on the nose and lovely mineral notes that are characteristic of the house style
Kazmer & Blaise 2009 Chardonnay "Boon's Fly Hill" @ $54.99
A California Chardonnay aged slowly for 21 months in heavily toasted oak barrels, deliciously complex, rich and layered, with fig, apricot and spice on the palate
Barkan 2013 Malbec @$12.99
From the winery's Galil vineyards in northern Israel, a Malbec with intense color and structure and plum-like aromas, Kosher
Campuget 2011 Syrah @ $14.99
A stainless-steel Syrah from the south of France, soft and silky, very fragrant, with fine tannins and a crisp finish
Glenelly 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon @ $14.99
A South African Cab with a good tannin structure, perfect balance and length, with layers of flavors that have followed through from the nose to the palate
Mas de Libian 2012 Bout d'Zan @ $14.99
A Grenache/Syrah blend from the Cotes du Rhone, with soft, ripe ffruit aromas, tannic and spicy, with a good long finish
(new vintage) Sobon Estate 2012 Old Vines Zinfandel @ $15.99
a rich, full-bodied Zin with very forward fruit-driven flavors, an excellent example of the Amador County style, with ripe berry aromas and a bold palate
Montalbera 2012 Grignolino @ $16.99
A light-bodied red from Piedmont, earthy and fruity, with light tannins and medium-high acidity
Erbaluna 2011 Barbera d'Alba Bettola @ $19.99
A stainless-steel red from the Piedmont, bright, fresh, with good acidity
Conterno 2009 Langhe Rosso @ $26.99
A blend of Freisa, Cab and Merlot from the Piedmont, spicy, earthy, with a super-smooth texture and tons of mouthwatering sour cherry and tart berry fruit
Gelin 2010 Fixin @ $41.99
Unusually refined for a village wine, with a fresh and pure nose that speaks of Pinot fruit, intense and punchy flavors, and a lingering, well balanced finish
Mooiplas 2013 Langtafel @ $10.99
100% Syrah from South Africa, fresh and well balanced with a clean finish
Anthony Road 2013 Rose of Cabernet Franc @ $10.99
100% Cabernet Franc, lively and crisp
Magellan 2013 Le Fruit Defendu @ $12.99
From the Languedoc, pure Cinsault from free-fun juice, with opulent raspberry and strawberry fruit on the nose and the palate
Domaine Les Aphillanthes 2013 Cotes du Rhone @ $12.99
A five-grape blend from a biodynamic producer in the Rhone, with notes of strawberry, rose petal, and spice
Chemin de Bassac 2013 Isa "Vdp Cotes de Thongue @ $14.99
A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah from the Languedoc, rich and complex, with impressive balance, medium body, a smooth mouth-feel and a persistent, crisp, dry finish
Birichino 2013 Vin Gris @ $16.99
Grenache-based from California, crisp, fragrant, bone-dry
Ste. Lucie 2013 MiP @ $16.99
MiP as in "made in Provence," a blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache, . full of fabulous flavors of wild strawberries, creamy acidity and a long, crisp, dry finish
St. Aix 2013 Coteaux d'Aix @ $16.99
Classic Provence, vibrant yet delicate, with the perfect balance of crisp acidity and soft ripe summer fruit
Villa Creek 2013 Rose @ $17.99
Grenache, Carignan and Mourvedre from Paso Robles, with a rich palate of sweet herbs and ripe strawberry fruit
Xavier Flouret 2013 Nationale 7 @ $17.99
Another Provence classic, a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Tibouren, juicy and crunchy with hints of peaches and raspberry and a firm finish
Cappelletti Amaro Elisir Novasalus @ $22.99
From the heart of the Dolomites, near Trento, a digestivo made from a hundred-year-old recipe using a combination of dried flowers, roots, and herbs
209 Vodka Kosher @ $29.99
a new gin recipe using a sugar cane base spirit and Passover-approved herbs abd spices, certified Kosher for Passover
Arango Blanco Kosher Tequila @ $32.99
Made from 100% blue agave, with notes of rich toasted agave and green herbs, soft and smooth on the palate, Kosher for Passover
Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila @ $40.99
Ultra-premium 100% agave blanco tequila, hand-infused to capture the spicy kick and distinctive flavor of the jalapeno pepper
Tanteo Tropical Jalapeno Tequila @ $40.99
Ultra-premium 100% agave blanco tequila infused with mango, pineapple and guyanabana and a hint of jalapeƱo, creating a semi-sweet, slightly spicy treat
Pinhook Straigt Bourbon Whiskey @ $48.99
Made by Sean Josephs, proprietor of local haunt Char 4 (as well as Maysville in Manhattan), in conjunction with Bourbon Lane Stables in Kentucky, a rich and balanced bourbon, elegant and deep, with a warm honey undertone
Rare Wine Co. New York Malmsey @ $52.99
In The Rare Wine Co.'s Historic Madeira Series, the sweetest wine in the series, a dessert wine that offers layers of depth and flavor, powerful and assertive on a long finish
Rare Wine Co. Boston Bual @ $52.99
In The Rare Wine Co.'s Historic Madeira Series, a Madeira with reat complexity, with incredible balance and refreshing acidity, spicy, with overtones of citrus and smoke and a long dry finish