Coaltrain Fine Wines
Our May Wines of the Month
2018 Famille Gessler Domaine de Joÿ L'Eclat
Côtes de Gascogne, France · $13.99 | SALE $11.99
In 1927, Paul and Marguerite Gessler traveled from Switzerland to an area in Southwestern France, the Côtes de Gascogne. They found rolling hills, cypress trees, a maritime climate and a history of viticulture that dates back to the Roman times. This terroir allows the production of aromatic, crisp and balanced white wines. The Gascogne also includes the Armagnac region where white grapes are distilled and made into brandy. The Gesslers wasted no time building their winery, Domaine de Joÿ, and started making Armagnac and various blends of white wines. Presently, 4th generation brothers, Roland and Olivier are the winemakers and our wine of the month, L’Eclat is a perfect example of their work and the terroir of the Côtes de Gascogne. A blend of regional grapes that include Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc. This wine displays fresh, bright floral and citrus aromas while the palate is full of clementine, lemon and grapefruit flavors with a crisp dry finish. L’Eclat means “The Shine”, and that’s exactly what this wine does!
86 Points + Best Buy | Wine Enthusiast
2017 Lazy Creek Vineyards "Lazy Day" Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley, California · $17.99 | SALE $13.99
The Pinot fans on the Coaltrain wine staff were thrilled to find a Pinot Noir with the quality/price ratio that we could offer as a Wine of the Month! This little gem comes to us from a region which yields wines at much higher price points. The land on which Lazy Creek vineyards are planted was established in the early 1900s and is one of the oldest properties in Mendocino County. The bucolic Anderson Valley property was founded by Italian immigrants, and saw several proprietors before landing in the hands of Don and Rhonda Carano in 2008. The wine has those delicious cherry and spice notes that we look for, and finishes with a light toast and astringency. Lazy Day will pair well with a range of foods, and the fact that the vineyard practices sustainable farming is the “cherry” on top!
2019 Moment de Plaisir Rosé
Pays d'Oc, France · $12.99 | Sale $10.99
Hooray! The 2019 rosés are starting to arrive! We look forward to the new rosé season, although we drink these pink beauties all year round. This pale salmon color rosé is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. The grapes are picked at the coldest hours of the day, de-stemmed and crushed before pressing. The free run juice and best pressed juices are blended to produce this wine's soft ripe berry flavors and a long refreshing finish. This delicate rosé pairs well with salads, pasta, pizza, seafood and chicken - or is totally quaffable on its own on a spring evening. A moment of pleasure, to be sure!
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