Massican was a huge hit here at the shop last summer and we are pleased to announce that we got a little of the 2014s. Here is a re-cap:
Dan Petroski started his winemaking career at the famed Russian River Estate Dumol. Despite having little experience, he showed prodigious talent, and was quickly tapped to be the winemaker at Larkmead, one of Napa’s oldest estates. And while he has kept his “day” job at Larkmead, since 2009 he has been making some extraordinarily delicious white wines under the Massican label.
One of the most fortuitous trends of the last five years has been a small group of Napa producers who have collectively taken their feet off the roaring throttle that defines the region’s style: big, in your face, wines that sometimes can be just a little too much. Petroski, along with others like Steve Matthiasson & Matthew Rorick have decided to prove that mineral-driven, crisp whites with structure and balance ARE possible in Napa Valley.
2014 Massican Chardonnay “Hyde”
12 BOTTLES AVAILABLE
2014 Massican “Annia” (Tocai Friuliano/Chardonnay/Ribolla Gialla Blend)
12 BOTTLES AVAILABLE
It’s not often that one can pair a crazy rosé of Gamay from Beaujolais, with a crazy chicken from Nantes (that kooky chicken is a Cabernet Franc rosé) but life can be funny that way sometimes. We have precious few of these left, so free your silly side up and take them off our hands, would you?
2014 Domaine de la Pépière “La Pépiè” Rosé du Val de Loire, France
2014 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Rosé “Le Rosé d’Folie”-Burgundy, France
If you are ready to move beyond Sauvignon Blanc this summer, we have some interesting alternatives for you. Ledge is a small winery based in Paso Robles producing, among other things, a dynamite Grenache Blanc imbued with sleek freshness and supple texture. Fruit is in the orchard category- ripe apples, pears and peaches.
2014 Ledge G2 Vineyard-Paso Robles, California
It comes but once a year- this ultimate harbinger of summer from the heart of sunny Provence. The rosé from Domaine Tempier in Bandol. We always get a small amount and it is in the shop, a whopping six bottles!
2014 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé-Provence, France
6 BOTTLES AVAILABLE
2012 will go down as an extraordinary vintage for Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Cristom, a venerable 20 year old winery in Salem, Oregon has released their 2012 single vineyards.
These wines are a special order: sometimes we use the Wine Wire to feature wines that we think are great but do not have enough room for in the store. orders will only take about a week to fulfill. Please email us your interest and we will acquire them for you, given that they are still in stock with our distributor.*
2012 Cristom Pinot Noir “Jessie”
Savory, lean and floral.
2012 Cristom Pinot Noir “Eileen”
Soft, round and pleasurable
2012 Cristom Pinot Noir “Louise”
Concentrated and textured.
*Perman Wines is NOT a wine megastore.
We have very little shelf space.
As such, we sometimes offer you wine on an on-time delivery basis.
You see a wine you like, you email us an order, we bring it in from the distributor and email you when its here.
Imagine this efficiency in the modern age!
Apparently, the French do not hoard, they “treasure”. Although apparently you can have a “mania of stockage”. Whatever it is you might call it, Here are some large format bottles Craig has “treasured”, over the years…
2013 Clos Roilette Fleurie “Cuvée Tardive” $53.99/ MAGNUM
2011 Pandolfi Orsini “Il Peggiore” Barbera $39.99/ MAGNUM
2000 Rabasse-Charavin Rasteau $74.99/MAGNUM
2010 Pepiere Granite de Clisson $47.99/MAGNUM
2010 Moulin de Tricot Margaux $112.99/MAGNUM
Hello Jura fans!~ Here is a large format bottling of the world’s most coveted (and perhaps funkiest) Chardonnay. This vineyard was planted in 1920, the fermentation are done with whole clusters in the ancient method. Very little sulfur and oak use is neutral, merely a vessel.
We only got 2!
2011 Jean François Ganevat Côtes du Jura “Les Grands Teppes” Vieilles Vignes
New Zealand native Angela Osborne is making some of the best Grenache in the United States at the moment; don’t miss this opportunity to sample her rare rosé- only a few thousand bottles made.
2014 A Tribute To Grace Rosé-Santa Barbara Highlands, CA