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Friday 11/13 Tasting - Raul Perez Ultreia Saint Jacques 2018

Friday Samples! Sign-up below and pick-up a 4oz. sample bottle of wine to take home and taste.   RAUL PEREZ BIERZO 'ULTREIA SAINT JACQUES' 2018 Raul Perez is one of the new legendary winemakers in Spain, with this Mencia dominant blend. 80% of whole clusters. Fermented in whole bunches in open-top oak vats, this ages in a mix of foudres, barriques and cement. It starts off green, then develops some plummy notes to fill out its silken texture and gamey scents which adds texture and weight to this seriously elegant wine. Drink one now, lay one down for the years to come. Click here to purchase the bottle!

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Friday 11/6 Tasting - Thierry Germain Saumur Champigny Domaine des Roches Neuves 2019

Friday Samples! Sign-up below and pick-up a 4oz. sample bottle of wine to take home and taste. Thierry Germain Domaine Des Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny 2019 Thierry is one of the benchmark producers for this area. Farming is certified biodynamic and the wines are made naturally and they are beautiful! This is pure and juicy with elegant structure. Layers of fruit and herbs with a backbone of minerality that leaves our mouths watering for more. If you haven’t tried his Cabernet Franc now’s the chance. Click here to purchase the bottle!

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Friday 10/30 Tasting - Gauthier Jour de Soif Bourgeil Cabernet Franc 2019

Friday Samples! Sign-up below and pick-up a 4oz. sample bottle of wine to take home and taste.   Gauthier Jour de Soif Bourgeil Cabernet Franc 2019 Gauthier is one of the quiet pioneers of Biodynamics in the Loire (certified organic since 2000!) and this "Day of Thirst" is one of his top cuvees. This is a super-juicy but nicely structured "everyday" Cabernet Franc. It's wild, dark colored, dark fruited with a little bay leaf, a fresh wine to chew on. Vin Nature on the value shelf, we love it. Click here to purchase the bottle!

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Friday 10/23 Tasting - Joao Pato Nerd Duck 2013

Friday Samples! Sign-up below and pick-up a 4oz. sample bottle of wine to take home and taste.     Joao Pato Nerd Duck 2013 Maria Pato created this project because of her love of the region and varietals and felt constrained by the standards of Bairrada winemaking (the trend being to use varietals that are not indigenous to the region) 94% Fernão Pires, 6% Baga. The grapes are de-stemmed, spend three hours on the skins and co-fermented spontaneously for three weeks. The wine is aged in 600L casks for six months. Unfined/ unfiltered. Drinks like a decade aged Nebbiolo. clear brick-ish hue, acidity, dusty geranium florals, fresh and lifted. We are proud to be Duckman Nerd Ducks. Join the club....

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Friday 10/16 Tasting - Enderle & Moll Baden Pinot Noir 2018

Friday Samples! Sign-up below and pick-up a 4oz. sample bottle of wine to take home and taste.   Sven Enderle and Florian Moll work their two hectares of vines organically with biodynamic treatments— a rare occurrence in their region, where quality often takes a backseat to quantity. The Basis is their entry-level Pinot, from 30-year-old vines on sandstone, limestone and loess. For a "basic" wine, it's pretty impressive in 2018, with some power and maturity, generous fruit and good balance/acidity. No need to wait on this one, but there's a sense that it should be really integrated and quite elegant in a few years.  -Eben // Our friend, and importer, Stephen from Vom Boden writes: "A wild, earthy and crushed...

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