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More Badenhorst Wines... the Fancy Pants Version

Badenhorst Family White Blend 2010:

Badenhorst Family.jpgThis is an classic kitchen sink blend. There’s a fair amout of Chenin in the mix, along with some Roussane, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Verdehlo and a touch of good-old-boring Chardonnay. Fair warning – this is a BIG wine. MASSIVE! But not in a block-buster, beat-me-with-a-butter-stick Cali-Chardonnay sort of way. It's all about texture: big and rich but with a firm streak of acidity to give it structure. I always find it difficult to pull out specific flavors for this one, because they’re so tightly knit into the body of the wine, but there’s a nuttiness, a citrus note, maybe something a touch honied or floral? Regardless of the specifics, this is a great wine for fans of full-bodied whites. Or people who “don’t like whites.” Or for Chardonnay fans looking to move on to something else. It’s worth decanting – or drinking over the course of days. It’s not a picnic wine – this is serious, delicious stuff that goes best with something rich and creamy. And if you’re drinking it in this weather… definitely pair it with some air-conditioning.

Price: $43.99


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moulin.jpgDomaine des Cotes de la Moliere Moulin-a-Vent 2013: Isabelle and Bruno Perraud make this Moulin a Vent and I love it. This is one of those wines that shows best with a slight chill (it's always a hit of our summertime “Chilled Reds” tasting – and can go for days without losing its tastiness.  Dark berry fruits, mulberry skins, a touch of dusky minerality and texture that manages to be a touch silky and crunchy all at once. (‘Crunchy??’  Yes, crunchy. Think of that snap of freshness when you bite into an apple. That’s crunchy. And it’s a very good thing.)  Pick one up one to try. Give it a good chill. And then come back from more.

(NOTE: Yes, the picture is from the 2011 vintage. But we like it. So we're recycling it. But the bottles in the shop are 2013.)

Price: $29.99



AN UNLIKLEY VINEYARD: More wines on the way.


We're (temporarily) out of Deirdre's wines. It looks like more than a few of you saw that feature in the New York Times. But more will be coming soon. We'll be getting the tiny production Grace and Favour still and sparkling, some Harlots and Ruffians, a bit of Lupo in Bocca, and maybe a touch more of the Ci Confondos. So if you'd like to be put in the loop, send us an email and we'll keep you posted.

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We've been lucky enough to host Deirdre Heekin, author of An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir and grower of otherworldly (OK, that other world = Vermont) wine for a number of in-shop tastings and book signing. She's poured us her just-released crop of petnat sparklers as well as her unique and delicious still wines. And now the secret is really out - her wines have just received a very large, very beautiful, very well-deserved feature in the New York Times!

We love selling Deirdre's wines. They are liquid proof that native grapes and New England weather are not incompatible with organic farming and beautiful wines. To see what's available, go to our WINES page and search on "garagista"

We also have copies of Deirdre's book, noted by the New York Times as one of last year’s top wine books, which spins a wonderfully practical account of realizing her vision of a living farm with a table at its center. Balancing rural romance with the real concerns of sinking hands into dirt, it’s filled with tips and inspiration for the existing gardener. And it will have armchair green thumbs ready to run off and buy a tractor. (Add it to your cart just below!) 

Price: $35




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