Chablis and Housekeeping

Chablis and Housekeeping

Posted on Jun, 24. 2010 by

Categories: Wine

First I have a couple house keeping notes. Many of you have replied positively about next weeks special tasting, this is good, it looks like we are on. Pretty soon it may become a reservation thing so please keep replying if you intend to come, that way if we break out some crazy things we will have enough for everyone.

Also, there is a lot of wine to be picked up so it may not be a bad week to stop by the Guild and get your wine. Reminder: We’ll be open Saturday from 10-1.

Furthermore, save the date on July 20th for our next wine dinner. We will be featuring a line up of newly imported Italian wines from the great 2004 and 2005 vintages in Tuscanny and Veneto. I have already tasted the wines, the entire line up blew me away, I didn’t know how else to best put them in front of you folks so I suggested a dinner and that’s what we are doing. I can take reservations now if you like though all further details are on the way.

There are some new cheeses in, Gouda, P’Tit Basque, Piave, and a line up of fresh Goat cheese arrives from Caromont tomorrow. Also I got some of the small bottles of the Unio Moscatel vinegar, they are still out of the regular size.

MAJOR NOTE: Many of you have been asking about your Bergerac, St Estephe and Montagne St Emilion wines that I offered out months ago. All of these wines are on the same container that arrived from France at the beginning of the month. The good news is that the wines are safely in the distributor warehouse settling down from their travel in a temperature controlled environment. The bad news is that I told you these wines would be in at the beginning of June and there is still no word on when we can actually have them. The problem is a legal one, the importer is brand new and is having trouble getting label approval to actually sell the wines to us even though they are already here. I have been furiously hounding these people to get on the stick about this issue and they tell me all that they can do is wait for the red tape to clear. As a side note we should all pay a little more attention to the terrible Alcohol control laws that govern this state and help clear the plugs out of the pipes in any way we can. The result, however, is that all we can do is wait.

Last of all, to know me is to know that I love good Chablis. It is terribly difficult to find good Chablis at reasonable prices and so whenever any come along I pass them on to you as anyone who has that Chablis bug knows that finding the good ones at the good prices is like finding a vein of gold in your backyard. This is a “presale” offer on two Chablis, the basic and the 1er Cru. I am familiar with the estate and have always enjoyed their style and quality, this is the new vintage, I have not tasted it but it got some press so perhaps there is something worth looking at here. I believe the wines will arrive mid July:

from the Wine Spectator:

2008 Perchaud, Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin
Shows alluring aromas of oyster shell, green apple,
fresh lemon and mineral. The flavor is primarily lemon,
and the flinty tones reemerge on the finish. Steely and
well-proportioned, with a refreshing saline aftertaste.
Best from 2011 through 2020.
92 pts -WS

2008 Perchaud, Chablis AOC
Smells like two pieces of limestone struck together.
Lemon, green apple and flint flavors mingle on the
palate as this fades to a long finish. Offers nice balance
and persistence. Best from 2011 through 2015.
90 pts -WS

2008 Perchaud, Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $20.90 • Premier Cru: $21.85 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $28.50
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2008 Perchaud, Chablis AOC
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $16.50 • Premier Cru: $17.25 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $22.50
Buy Now!

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