Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pelassa, Romantic Wines from Piedmont

Wow, I pick all the wines for this company, so I think that everything we select is an excellent example of what each wine should be, but if I had to pick favorites, Daniele Pelassa and his line of “Romantic … Continue reading

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Chateau Barbanau, back to its roots (Provence, France)

It’s my opinion that this is the best Provence rosé in the Seattle market at this price point (~$20 retail).  A blend of Grenache/Syrah/Cinsault, it’s got melon on the nose with flavors of melon, rose petals & a little cinnamon … Continue reading

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Chateau de La Bigotière, Muscadet from the Loire Valley

When Franҫois first put me in touch with this winery, I was delighted.  The wine was great and the price was great and Seattle, located on the coast with a culture of seafood lovers, is a match made in heaven … Continue reading

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Domaine Clavel in the Côtes du Rhône Villages of Saint Gervais

This small, family winery run by Denis Clavel, his wife, Franҫoise, and their daughter, Claire, is located in the little known Côtes du Rhône Villages of St. Gervais on the western edge of the Southern Rhône. The land there imparts … Continue reading

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