The busiest time of year in terms of receiving shipments from France and Italy recently wrapped up, and we have tasted dozens of stellar new arrivals. While our retail shop in Berkeley is not yet open for browsing, all of our staff continues to taste and recommend new bottlings as well as ones that have continued to evolve beautifully on our racks or in the back of the store. Below you will find our staff’s current favorites!
Thierry Germain France | Loire | Saumur
This gorgeous Chenin blanc has great texture, balanced acidity with a mineral rocky finish. Very aromatic with hints of quince and Bartlett pears. Looking forward to my next meaty fish...swordfish perhaps?
Giulia Negri Italy | Piedmont | Barolo
Inspired by the terroir and wine making style of Burgundy, Giulia Negri brought those practices to her vineyards in Piedmont and the result is an elegant and ready to drink Barolo from our youngest producer!
Clos Sainte Magdeleine France | Provence | I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône
This gem from Clos Sainte Magdeleine is fermented with native yeasts and ages on the lees in sandstone amphorae vessels. The result is exquisite!
Domaine de la Cadette France | Burgundy | Vézelay
Coquettishly chalky. Once I open a bottle of this it becomes dangerous for me to move about the room. I can't keep my eyes off it and the threat of walking into something becomes too great.
J. Lassalle France | Champagne | Chigny-Les-Roses
Delightfully crisp and glowing a delicate rose-gold, this supple, textured and aromatically dynamic Champagne is the perfect accompaniment to a grilled salmon...or a sunset.
While our retail shop in Berkeley is not yet open for browsing, all of our staff continues to taste and recommend new bottlings as well as ones that have continued to evolve beautifully on our racks or in the back of the store. Here you will find our staff’s current favorites!
Here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant we don’t believe in selling anything mediocre, and we would certainly not put our name on a wine we didn’t believe in. So our values are just that, wines that are full of value and quality.
Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés
Tasting Grenache, Garnatxa, Grannacia, Cannonau, or whatever you choose to call it across many regions, it quickly becomes apparent that this grape is a chameleon whose identity changes in accordance with the local conditions.
You won’t find many producers who have had such success in their traditional wines over decades and who experiment with new wines. This collection features three examples of the old and three of the new.
Catherine and Pierre Breton are two of the hardest working people we know in the wine business. This explains why their wines, despite the fact that they are totally natural and unadulterated, are so incredibly consistent; consistently delicious.
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