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Chateau Du Busca 1983 Tenareze Armagnac

Michael Reviews the Chateau de Busca Tenareze Armagnac 1983. Château du Busca is one of the oldest domaines in Armagnac. The château itself dates from 1649, built by a lawyer from the nearby town of Condom. This man, Thomas de Maniban became general legal counsel of the Toulouse parliament, and wanted a house that matched his stature in the region. According to master blender Alain Royer, it is the most beautiful 17th century building in the whole region. The house itself was built on the top of a hill and used as its foundation an 11th century fortified castle and its church. In the crypt under the altar are the tombs of the founders as well as the current owners. After passing through four generations of the Maniban family it was sold in 1806 to the noble De Ferron family. Floriane de Ferron remains at the helm of the house and its 495 acre estate. While the original distillery remains on site, the wines were distilled by a roving distiller who arrived in the late fall and remained there as long as there was wine to be processed. The barrels used at Busca are coopered from oak of the region. (Gascon oak tends to have a tighter grain pattern and more tannin versus barrels that are utilized in Cognac.) We must put forth a somewhat melancholy note. This bottle represents the end of an era. None of the Floraine’s children have an interest in taking over the house, and the Château has been for sale for a number of years. The vines are still in production on the estate but the resulting wines are vinified and distilled elsewhere. As Alain Royer mentioned to us via email: “...should an investor finally turn up, I am sure that the production will resume, but they will have no old inventory.” Further remarking on this bottle Alain called 1983 an exceptional year and “an Armagnac strong in character, powerful, full bodied, lush in texture: spicy [sic] mixed with dried plum flavors. This 1983, a rare vintage has all these characters with a delicate back note of sweet vanilla tannins…” We hope that you enjoy this taste of history.

$174.99

Gail DORIS 2019 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Gail. Doris. Cabernet. From an organically farmed vineyard site at the base of Sonoma Mountain. This is a terrific Cabernet with Sonoma's classic mix of fruit, spice, and eucalyptus.

$19.99

Occidental 2019 Freestone Occidental Pinot Noir

Michael briefly reflects on his visit to Occidental Winery on the Sonoma Coast and then tastes the 2019 vintage of the Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir.

$69.99

Oddero 2017 Barolo Classico

This 2017 vintage of the Oddero Barolo Classico is that most rare of things, a delicious Barolo that can be enjoyed in its youth. Michael at D&M in San Francisco runs us though the history of the estate and what you can expect in the glass. https://dandm.com/oddero-2017-barolo-classico.html

$59.99

Nue Wilde 2019 Ribolla Gialla

Michael of D&M interviews Ben Herold of Nue Wilde Wines about his new project and some of the wines that we have in the shop. If you are interested in the day to day work of how your wines are made, this is a great overview done by a local winemaker. 00:00 Introduction and Previous Projects 01:55 What we have in store at D&M 02:43 Nue Wilde Luchsinger Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 03:14 Nue Wilde Ribolla Gialla Basalaccchi Vineyard 2019 04:11 Nue Wilde Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Check out more about Ben on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nuewildewines/

$20.99

Nue Wilde 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Michael of D&M interviews Ben Herold of Nue Wilde Wines about his new project and some of the wines that we have in the shop. If you are interested in the day to day work of how your wines are made, this is a great overview done by a local winemaker. 00:00 Introduction and Previous Projects 01:55 What we have in store at D&M 02:43 Nue Wilde Luchsinger Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 03:14 Nue Wilde Ribolla Gialla Basalaccchi Vineyard 2019 04:11 Nue Wilde Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Check out more about Ben on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nuewildewines/

$15.99

Nue Wilde 2018 Pinot Noir

Michael of D&M interviews Ben Herold of Nue Wilde Wines about his new project and some of the wines that we have in the shop. If you are interested in the day to day work of how your wines are made, this is a great overview done by a local winemaker. 00:00 Introduction and Previous Projects 01:55 What we have in store at D&M 02:43 Nue Wilde Luchsinger Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 03:14 Nue Wilde Ribolla Gialla Basalaccchi Vineyard 2019 04:11 Nue Wilde Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Check out more about Ben on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nuewildewines/

$35.99

Vendrell 2019 Miloca Carinena

Michael goes over the reasons to love the Josep-Maria Vendrell Miloca Carignan 2019. https://dandm.com/vendrell-2019-miloca-carinena.html

$13.99

A. Margaine Extra Brut Champagne

We have here the 2018 disgorgement of the A Margaine L'Extra Brut, which happens to be entirely made of Chardonnay. With less sugar than usual, this Champagne is pleasantly zippy with good acid that will work with a wide variety of foods and flavors, or even work by itself. https://dandm.com/a-margaine-extra-brut-champagne.html

$54.99

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