Williams Corner Wine
feat. Philip Erlich
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This Saturday afternoon, March 18th, we will be joined by Philip Erlich from Williams Corner Wine. Philip will be at the tasting bar pouring some delicious selections from his portfolio. Williams Corner specializes in finding natural, terroir-driven wines from small producers, placing special emphasis on sustainable production methods. This tasting is free.
Domaine de la Bergerie Crémant de Loire Les Pierres Girards (France / Loire Valley) $17.99 – Cava and Prosecco are great anytime, but occasionally you want something a little different, something with a bit more body and character. This blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay is fuller-bodied and dry. A lush, easy-drinking sparkler with a nose and palate of apple, peach, and touches of quince. It's a lot of wine for the money.
2015 Tessa Laroche Le Berceau Des Fées (France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur) $24.99 – The name translates to “cradle of the fairies.” This Chenin Blanc is from young vines that are not producing enough complexity to go into the expensive Savannieres bottling. In our opinion, it is a textbook Platonic Ideal of what Chenin should taste like. Bright, floral, energetic and pure, with loads of Greengage Plum. The grapes are fermented in tank using wild yeasts, then rested on lees until gentle racking before being bottled with minimal sulfur.
2016 Birichino Vin Gris (California / Central Coast) $17.99 –
2015 Birichino Pinot Noir Saint Georges (California / Central Coast) $27.99 – Black raspberry, cola and fresh flowers on the deeply perfumed nose. Appealingly sweet, deep and expansive in the mouth, offering pliant red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors that are brought into focus by zesty acidity. Blends richness and energy smoothly, finishing with very good clarity and persistence.
2014 Château Falfas Les Demoiselles (France / Bordeaux / Côtes de Bourg) $22.99 – The 2015 Bordeaux are just starting to be released, and we are wildly excited about the quality. Falfas usually makes a litter and pretty wine, but not this year. Merlot dominant from young vines this is a round, generous and crunchy wine full of black fruits that are deep on the nose and pure on the palate. Vibrant and rich on the palate with discreet toasty notes.
2014 McPherson Family Shiraz Mourvedre (Australia / Victoria / Goulburn Valley) $18.99 – Very deep purple-black colored, it presents notes of black plums, mulberries and warm blueberries with supporting notes of licorice, cinnamon stick and dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied, it offers crisp acid and fine grained tannins in the mouth, with generous berry and spice flavors and a long finish.