Spring Somm Picks

Welcome to our Spring Somm Picked session!

As your Wine Director and Sommelier, I’ve personally curated a unique selection from nearly 1,000 labels in our cellar. This quarter, we’re highlighting wines that may tread off the beaten path, but are true hidden gems in terms of quality and value. Each bottle has been chosen to perfectly capture the essence of the season and enhance your dining experience. Discover the exceptional and reasonably priced selections that promise to delight and inspire. 

Join us in exploring these phenomenal seasonal favorites!

SparkLings

Bottle

22001

Pine Ridge, Chenin Blanc & Viongnier, CA N/V

This unique marriage of two varietals that would never share the same bottle in their native France unites the crisp, honeyed fruit of Chenin Blanc with the plush body and juicy stone fruit notes of Viognier, for a wine that is both sophisticated and easy to enjoy.
55

22200

JCB N°69 Crémant de Bourgogne, Burgundy, France, Brut Rosé NV

For Jean-Charles Boisset, No 69 Sparkling Rosé is not a dainty pink thing. It's a FLAMBOYANT, profound mouthful of serious bubbles. The VIBRANT crispness of No 69 is thirst quenching. Yet the flavors are evocative of Pinot Noir and are beautifully SENSUAL.
90
Bottle

22001

55

Pine Ridge, Chenin Blanc & Viongnier, CA N/V

This unique marriage of two varietals that would never share the same bottle in their native France unites the crisp, honeyed fruit of Chenin Blanc with the plush body and juicy stone fruit notes of Viognier, for a wine that is both sophisticated and easy to enjoy.

22200

90

JCB N°69 Crémant de Bourgogne, Burgundy, France, Brut Rosé NV

For Jean-Charles Boisset, No 69 Sparkling Rosé is not a dainty pink thing. It's a FLAMBOYANT, profound mouthful of serious bubbles. The VIBRANT crispness of No 69 is thirst quenching. Yet the flavors are evocative of Pinot Noir and are beautifully SENSUAL.

Whites

Bottle

23501

Margerum Ranch "Klickitat," Pinot Grigrio, Columbia Valley, Washington 2015

The Klickitat Pinot Gris vines are located on the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, in Klickitat County, Washington, pushing the boundaries of extreme cool climate viticulture. An explosion of citrus, blood orange, and finger limes combined with wet river stone minerality provide a lean, focused, mouthfeel. The high natural acidity, forms a linear focus, whilst barrel aged Lees contact provides a slight velvety texture rounding out palate. slight velvety texture rounding out palate.
95

33020

Chevalier de la Cree "Knights Templar Cuvée," 1er Cru, Montagny, Burgundy, France 2020

James Suckling 93 Points: The phenolic tension to this is so attractive, with some slate and chalk character to the sliced apples and hints of green papaya. It’s full-bodied with an attractive core of fruit and a flavorful finish. This Premier Cru Montagny's refinement and delicacy are harmoniously matched by its durably well-built structure, building to a nuanced aftertaste that is long and flavorful with distinctive minerality.
120
Bottle

23501

95

Margerum Ranch "Klickitat," Pinot Grigrio, Columbia Valley, Washington 2015

The Klickitat Pinot Gris vines are located on the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains, in Klickitat County, Washington, pushing the boundaries of extreme cool climate viticulture. An explosion of citrus, blood orange, and finger limes combined with wet river stone minerality provide a lean, focused, mouthfeel. The high natural acidity, forms a linear focus, whilst barrel aged Lees contact provides a slight velvety texture rounding out palate. slight velvety texture rounding out palate.

33020

120

Chevalier de la Cree "Knights Templar Cuvée," 1er Cru, Montagny, Burgundy, France 2020

James Suckling 93 Points: The phenolic tension to this is so attractive, with some slate and chalk character to the sliced apples and hints of green papaya. It’s full-bodied with an attractive core of fruit and a flavorful finish. This Premier Cru Montagny's refinement and delicacy are harmoniously matched by its durably well-built structure, building to a nuanced aftertaste that is long and flavorful with distinctive minerality.

Reds

Bottle

12063

Errazuriz "Reserva", Carmenère, Aconcagua, Chile 2020

Carmenère, the lost grape of Bordeaux! Almost thought extinct, the grape we now call Carmenere was once called Biturica and was the darling grape of ancient Romans who planted the vine all over Europe. It took hold in a city they named Biturica, after the grape which is now called Bordeaux. Ruby-red color with a high layer of violet hints, the nose displays red pepper notes, with some sweet tones reminiscent of figs and cranberry, all framed by toasted notes and some clove. The palate is spicy, with notes of black fruits, figs, graphite and red pepper. A wine whose structure and texture highlight the typical appearance of the variety with fine-grained tannins, with a very smooth and pleasant palate.
75

14050

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Italy 2020

Robert Parker 90 Points: A blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, the Ornellaia 2020 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia shows medium darkness and texture followed by a very primary and fruit-forward bouquet. There is a generous display of cherry, cassis and wild plum. On second nose, this easy and straightforward Tuscan blend reveals hints of spice, cardamon and polished river stone. In a hot vintage like this, the wine comes together nicely and rather effortlessly.
105

11041

Chasteau St. Jean, Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley, Sonoma County 2021

James Suckling 93 Points: A blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, and 10% Merlot. Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery. Weighty and rich but nicely structured, this deeply flavorful wine is draped in pure black cherry and dried blueberry flavors on moderate to full tannins. A classic style of Cabernet.
110

12032

Post & Beam by Far Niente, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2021

Tasting Panel 95 Points: Post & Beam is an outstanding value in Napa Valley Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. Aged 16 months in French oak, this Cab exudes aromas of black raspberry that lead to a regal dusting of cherrywood on the palate. As plum intertwines with white pepper, a juiciness emerges, elegantly folding into a satin finish of blueberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sandalwood.
125

13100

Faiveley "Clos des Myglands," 1er Cru, Monopole, Burgundy, France 2017

Robert Parker 91 Points: This is an estate (Domaine) of the Faiveley family, in Mercurey (warm-ish southern Burgundy), from a 1er Cru, Clos (single vineyard) des Myglands, Monopole (owned outright by the Faiveley family), from the 2017 vintage which is a generous and ripe for Burgundy. From a six-hectare parcel, the 2017 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands is quite reminiscent of the 2009 rendition, opening in the glass with notes of cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and velvety, with a layered and nicely concentrated core, ripe acids and an expansive finish.
145
Bottle

12063

75

Errazuriz "Reserva", Carmenère, Aconcagua, Chile 2020

Carmenère, the lost grape of Bordeaux! Almost thought extinct, the grape we now call Carmenere was once called Biturica and was the darling grape of ancient Romans who planted the vine all over Europe. It took hold in a city they named Biturica, after the grape which is now called Bordeaux. Ruby-red color with a high layer of violet hints, the nose displays red pepper notes, with some sweet tones reminiscent of figs and cranberry, all framed by toasted notes and some clove. The palate is spicy, with notes of black fruits, figs, graphite and red pepper. A wine whose structure and texture highlight the typical appearance of the variety with fine-grained tannins, with a very smooth and pleasant palate.

14050

105

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Italy 2020

Robert Parker 90 Points: A blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, the Ornellaia 2020 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia shows medium darkness and texture followed by a very primary and fruit-forward bouquet. There is a generous display of cherry, cassis and wild plum. On second nose, this easy and straightforward Tuscan blend reveals hints of spice, cardamon and polished river stone. In a hot vintage like this, the wine comes together nicely and rather effortlessly.

11041

110

Chasteau St. Jean, Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley, Sonoma County 2021

James Suckling 93 Points: A blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, and 10% Merlot. Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery. Weighty and rich but nicely structured, this deeply flavorful wine is draped in pure black cherry and dried blueberry flavors on moderate to full tannins. A classic style of Cabernet.

12032

125

Post & Beam by Far Niente, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2021

Tasting Panel 95 Points: Post & Beam is an outstanding value in Napa Valley Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. Aged 16 months in French oak, this Cab exudes aromas of black raspberry that lead to a regal dusting of cherrywood on the palate. As plum intertwines with white pepper, a juiciness emerges, elegantly folding into a satin finish of blueberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sandalwood.

13100

145

Faiveley "Clos des Myglands," 1er Cru, Monopole, Burgundy, France 2017

Robert Parker 91 Points: This is an estate (Domaine) of the Faiveley family, in Mercurey (warm-ish southern Burgundy), from a 1er Cru, Clos (single vineyard) des Myglands, Monopole (owned outright by the Faiveley family), from the 2017 vintage which is a generous and ripe for Burgundy. From a six-hectare parcel, the 2017 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands is quite reminiscent of the 2009 rendition, opening in the glass with notes of cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and velvety, with a layered and nicely concentrated core, ripe acids and an expansive finish.

Please note, Spring Somm Picks are available in limited quantities—we cannot guarantee they will last!
Make sure to join us every Wednesday to enjoy 20% off any Spring Somm Pick Wine.
Explore these phenomenal seasonal favorites while supplies last!

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