Recent New Arrivals We've been busy tasting wines at ThePoisonCup ('tis a rough life) and have found some new gems for the shelf. Some of these are very limited so stop in soon. Click the images below for more details on each wine.
Atmospheres is a sparkling wine from Muscadet in the Loire Valley of France. It is an organic wine made from a blend of folle blanche and pinot noir. This is our new favorite sparkler with its intense citrus and dense wild yeast notes. $20.00.
Though Verdelho is most associated with Portugal, this example comes from the Central Coast of California. Floral and herbal notes intermingle to offer up a most pleasant bouquet. This has been our go to Summer wine. If you like Sauvignon Blanc, you must give it a shot. $15.75.
Another wonderful bottling from Chasing Harvest. This is their Central Otago Pinot Noir. Dark cherry is nicely accented with herbs, rose petals, and light earth tones. This is a rich but velvety textured Pinot with a beautiful finish. 200 cases total. $34.00.
Scarpetta Brut Rose is made in the charmant method to preserve freshness. This blend of Franconia and Pinot Nero has a burst of berries accompanied with a brightness that make this the perfect start to any meal. Pair this with an assortment of soft cheeses and wow your guests. $24.75.
This field blend from Douro, Portugal was an instant must have for us. It has minerality, stone fruits, and a wonderful creamy texture on the palate that is perfectly balanced with a bright acidity. Alas, only 46 cases produced. We received half a case, two of which went straight to our personal collection. $21.00.
It took us a while to find a new Syrah, but this is well worth the wait. Richly concentrated dark fruit with spice notes and cedar on the nose. Raspberry, chocolate and pepper intermingle with soft but evident tannin. $22.00.