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Wow. This was a wine for the intelligentsia. Delicious fruit, flint, smokiness, and a ton of minerality. At $35, it might seem steep, but this is a lesson in what wine can do.

2009 Nicolas Joly Les Vieux Clos SavennieresChenin Blanc from France

Wow. This was a wine for the intelligentsia. Delicious fruit, flint, smokiness, and a ton of minerality. At $35, it might seem steep, but this is a lesson in what wine can do.

Brilliant Blanc de Blancs from an excellent producer.

Henriet Bazin Blanc De Blancs BrutChardonnay from France

Brilliant Blanc de Blancs from an excellent producer.

A touch greener, but the citrus fruit and minerality come through on the finish. Tasty Sancerre for under $18.

2010 Sylvain Bailly SancerreSauvignon Blanc from France

- "The 2010 Sancerre 'Terroirs' from Sylvain Bailly is classic Bué terres blanches Sancerre, with a depth and .

Love this White Burg! People might go crazy for the new '09s, but this '08 is where it's at. This tastes more expensive than its $50 price tag.

2008 Larue Le Trezin Puligny MontrachetChardonnay from France

In the mouth it is firm and masculine.

My favorite red from Southern France at the the moment. The palate is more akin to Burgundy than a weightier Languedoc red. This has serious aging potential!

2009 Leon Barral FaugeresBlend from France

- "The estate's entry level Faugères and a blend of Carignan, Grenache, and Cinsault that's aged in c.

It's amazing the values that France produces. This 100% Cab Franc is old school and straight up fun for $14!

2011 Joel Taluau St Nicolas De Bourgueil L'expressionCabernet Franc from France

You gotta try this red, made from Cabernet Franc, for perfect pepper pairing!

Anyone had Romarantin before? This is geek wine that will appeal to white wine fans. Delicious fruit, great texture, and a hint of herbal on the palate. Very cool indeed.

2009 Cazin Cour Cheverny Cuvee RenaissanceRomorantin from France

Anyone had Romarantin before? This is geek wine that will appeal to white wine fans. Delicious fruit, great texture, and a hint of herbal on the palate.

Still really young....but sooo good. Bacon fat, red fruit, minerality. Yes, please.

2010 Arnot Roberts Syrah North Coast

- "A rustic, meaty and straight up delicious wine that highlights the beauty of cool climate Syrah, the 2010 Arnot.

Forget Pinot Grigio this summer...PLEASE. This Verdicchio rips most Grigios faces off and it's $13.

2010 Fontezoppa VerdicchioVerdicchio from Italy

- "The 2010 Verdicchio di Matelica is a clean, crisp white laced with green apples, citrus and fl.

Favorite Quincy!

2012 Domaine Trotereau QuincySauvignon Blanc from France

"Pierre Ragon of Domaine Trotereau is as much an icon of the small appellation of Quincy in the Loire Valley as the appellation itself is a historical icon f.

Like a frolic through an herb garden.

2012 Joel Delaunay Sauvignon Blanc TouraineSauvignon Blanc from France

"Bright and snappy, this delicious Loire Sauvignon Blanc is like walking through a citrus and herb garden. Notes of lemon, lime, thyme, and crushed shells on.

2013 & 2010 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Spätlese

2013 & 2010 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Spätlese

Yes! My favorite dry Riesling is back!!

2011 Keller Qba Trocken RieslingRiesling from Germany

My favorite dry Riesling is back!

This ups the nerdiness of my German wine section to an 11. Texture - weight - minerality - orange zest - peach - salinity.

2008 Daniel Vollenweider Schimbock RieslingRiesling from Germany

This ups the nerdiness of my German wine section to an Texture - weight - minerality - orange zest - peach - salinity.

Deep currant and blackberry tones,.

Rocking bottle for $20. Blood orange, cranberry, spice- Austria is under-rated my friends.
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