New Arrivals for March 5th, 2011
Bastianich Vespa Bianco ’08
The 10th Anniversary release of Vespa from Joe Bastianish’s Friuli vineyards happens to be a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and the rare Picolit. This is the new Italy.
Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc ’09
Why should Marlborough get all the fame? Martinborough holds the future of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and Te Muna Road Vineyard is the site that will prove it.
Barista Pinotage ’09
The Western Cape of South Africa grows some of the most aromatic and assertively flavored Pinotage. Barista has that chocolate/coffee/smoky thing going on.
Capcanes Costers de Gravet ’07
Montsant, right next to Priorat, is responsible for exceptional wines with more realistic price tags than that of their neighbors. Cabernet, Garnacha and Carinena steal the show here.
Vina Ninquen Syrah Antu ’06
Colchagua Valley Chile is growing the usual grape suspects, but is experimental as well. Here, Syrah shows its potential as an up-and-coming varietal from an unlikely place.
Hazyblur The Baroota Shiraz ’06
This hazy, crazy Barossa Valley Shiraz is making a dramatic return to Suburban. If you like them dense, lusty, and 15% alcohol, you may have found your new best friend.