Highlighted Wines & Champagnes 

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A Sneak Peak at our Interesting new French Wines
Rully Brange
This sustainable Pinot Noir hails from the A.O.C Rully appellation. The terrior is clay and limestone. The grapes are hand picked at night to preserve natural acidity and placed into small containers to protect the integrity of the fruit.

Aging for 12 months in new French oak.

The color is of noble, crimson red hues, with aromas of blackberry and vegetable notes of beetroot and moss. It is fresh and lively on the palate, with ripe, red berry fruit, notes of chocolate and garrigue herbs, with a long finish and supple, red berry tannins.
Rully La Gaudine
A sustainable Chardonnay that is the sister wine to the Rully Brange. This wine is also handpicked in the evening. It is made with a slow fermentation at a low temperature in neutral oak barrels.

It has a light, golden hue, with a balanced bouquet of ripe apples and toast. Smooth and creamy with acidity on the softer side and flavors of apples and lime juice, mixed with a nice, focused minerality.
Play Bach
 The Château Miraval Rouge is from the A.O.C appellation of Cotes de Provence. This certified organic wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet and 50% Syrah. The grapes are hand-picked into small containers which are sorted in the vineyards and then again in the cellar. The wine is aged in 80% new French oak for one year.
The color is an intense ruby hue, with a heady bouquet. It has complex flavors of spice and red fruits with a well developed, long lasting finish.
Clara Lua
The Clara Lua from Château Miraval is a certified organic wine from the A.O.C appellation of Coteaux Varois en Provence. The grapes are 75% Rolle, and 25% Grenache Blanc grown in a terrior of chalk and limestone mixed with small stones. The grapes are hand picked at the peak of maturity into small cases, sorted in the vineyard and again in the cellar.
This wine is light, golden yellow in color with a touch of silver. The flavors carry hints of citrus fruit and white flowers. It has a wonderful balance with a long lasting finish of peach and almond.
The Le Grand Buis Sancerre blanc hails from the A.O.C Sancerre appellation. Founded in 1963 by a handful of original members, La Cave des Vins de Sancerre is a cooperative that now gathers around a 100 winemakers located on the fifteen villages that compose the appellation Sancerre.

The wine is assembled with grapes from vineyards with 3 distinct soil compositions: Clay with Silica, Limestone & small stones. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks at 62F.

The color is a light, golden and pale with 

intense, lively aromas of grapefruit and white flower notes on the nose. 

Wonderful balance with typical, puckerish acidity and long lasting flavors, including subtle hints of boxwood, which gives the wine its name.

Catalá! (garnatxa + carinyena)

 Catalá! is from the AOP Côtes du Roussillona with a terrior of clay and chalky soil. The grapes are:

15% Syrah (15 years old)

45% Carignan (50 years old)

40% Grenache noir (40 years old)

The vinification is:

Carignan : Carbonic maceration of 10 days.

Syrah : 15 days in concrete tank

Grenache : 8 days in concrete tank

The palate is spicy with red berry aromas on the nose. Good length in the mouth, with

garrigue aromas. The fiish is round with smooth tannins.

2009 Seven Devils Pinot Noir from Carlton Cellars
This Pinot Noir from Oregon is creating a lot of buzz! It won Double Gold Medals from the Oregon Wine Awards, was titled a Value Pick in the Oregon Wine Press and was rated in the top tier, "Outstanding," in the Wine Press Northwest.

Considered to be a Pinot that is as "easy on the pocketbook as it is on the palate," the grapes are sourced half from a single vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and the rest from some of the greatest vineyards in the Willamette Valley. 

Robert Parker Wine Advocate gives Seven Devils an esteemed 88 points.

"The 2008 Pinot Noir Seven Devils spent 10 months in barrel. It offers up a pretty perfume of rose petal, cinnamon, clove, strawberry, and cherry. Forward on the palate with plenty of spicy fruit, a bit of structure, and moderate length, this tasty effort will deliver pleasure over the next 5-7 years. It is a very good value."
—Jay Miller, Robert Parker Wine Advocate (October 2010)

So why is it called Seven Devils?

The Seven Devils are a series of gorges running out to the Pacific along the Oregon Coast in the Cape Arago area, near Coos Bay. They were so named after by the early explorers who found the gorges very difficult to traverse.

Panther Creek's 2010 Pinot Gris
Bright, refreshing and oh-so tasty, this Pinto Gris has zesty notes of pink grapefruit and lime with beautiful florals intermingled. Composed of fruit from both the Willamette Valley and the Rogue Valley, this wine is highly aromatic and has a nice weight to it mid-palate. The finish is long and strong with wonderfully balanced acidity and texture.

A wonderful wine to welcome the Spring season with!
The Big Flower Cabernet from South Africa has stolen our hearts in more ways than one. Besides being a truly outstanding cabernet, it also is produced by a New England native. 

Ginnie Povall grew up in Frammingham, M.A and decided to make the big move to South Africa after visiting there. She is now the producer of Big Flower Cabernet and Botanica Chenin Blanc.

We took in the Botanica Chenin Blanc back in June and were so impressed with it, we could hardly wait to bring in Big Flower. 

Since its arrival, applause have been going all around. As a typical South African red, it has  smoky notes that are pleasing without being overwhelming. This Cab is immense in color with enticing aromas of brambles and herbaceous notes. Delicious red berry fruit with light tannins on the finish. The fine structure will create a balance in the wine that will be enjoyed by all.

La Caravelle Champagne is a real stunner! Hand chosen by Rita and André Jammet,previous owners of La Caravelle the restaurant, they reflect the classic roots and contemporary sensibility of the La Caravelle name. Produced in three distinctive styles - a Brut Cuvée, a Blanc de Blancs and a Rosé - all crafted in Epernay from the finest grapes, La Caravelle Champagnes are elegant, approachable and affordable. Perfect for the holiday season.
Champagne Cuvée Niña
This signature brut is named after one of the Caravelle ships built by Columbus for his voyage to the New World. The multi-vintage cuvée features a blend of 40% chardonnay, 30% pinot noir and 30% pinot meunier, with an elegant floral nose and notes of yuzu, white peaches and gingerbread.
  Champagne Rosé

This beautiful salmon pink Champagne uses the same base blend as our Niña with the addition of elegant red wines from well-known appellations such as Aÿ and Bouzy. With a floral and red berry bouquet, the rosé evokes hints of cherry almond, pomegranate and fennel.

   Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Made with an exclusive blend of the best chardonnay crus harvested primarily from the Côte des Blancs and aged for three years, this complex wine has an elegant bouquet perfumed with white flowers and a refreshing, lively flavor with notes of citrus and rhubarb.

     Recently rated 91 in the Wine Spectator.  

WS Tasting Director Bruce Sanderson: "A picture of elegance and       finesse, this bubbly combines lemon, apple, mineral and a touch of honey with its lithe frame. It's all beautifully put together, with a crisp finish."

While you can find La Caravelle Champagnes in many of New York City's acclaimed restaurants and retail wine shops -- places like Daniel, Le Bernardin, Le Veau d'Or, Morrell Wines and Sherry-Lehmann -- this is the first time they are being offered in Massachusetts.  But, it's not only in French restaurants you'll find them served. . .  They also pair marvelously well with casual, less formal and fun dishes, such as the sausages at DBGB Kitchen and Bar, the stuffed grape leaves at the Lebanese Ilili, and even burgers.  Earlier this year, La Caravelle Champagnes made their debut in Las Vegas and now grace the wine lists at such standouts as Joėl Robuchon, Mix by Alain Ducasse, and the Vegas installment of Rao's.

  "That's me: An old kazoo with some sparklers."
                                                                                  ~Betty Davis~

We are so excited about these Sparklers. They hail from Oregon, Italy and South Africa - covering all the bases to entice all you tasters!

Pierre Jourdan Cuvée Brut

Style reminiscent of the famous Champagne Houses of France. Blend of 60% Chardonnay & 40% Pinot Noir. The citrus character of the Chardonnay dominates, supported by the complexity of Pinot Noir. It is crisp, complex and rewarding on the palate.

                         La Castella Prosecco 

 Extra dry sparkling from the region of Veneto, Italy. A bright sparkler with full bubbles. Lively nose that includes hints of peaches and nectarines. Soft, elegant finish.

                              Capitello Oregon Brut

 72% Pinot Noir & 28% Chardonnay . Aromatics of white pear combined with yeasty bread notes,flavors of apples, pears and soft huckleberry fill the mouth, while the brightness of the palate lingers long into the finish. $240/case. 

Wine Spectator 91 points  

    Who Says You Can't Drink Your Dessert?

With evening chills creeping in, it's time for cozy sweaters and sweet dessert wines. Below is a list of a few of our favorites this year.

    The Kika

Noble Late Harvest made from 100% Chenin Blanc. An intense wine with complex aromas of dried

apricot, peach, and hints of almond, ginger-spice and cinnamon. The palate is rich and ripe, with

flavors that mirror the aromas on the nose.

                  Capitello “Dolcino”

A beautiful golden color, aromas of honey, apricots, nectarine, and an intense floral-perfume.

It is sweet, round and balanced with rich fruit - apricot, peach and honeysuckle flavors, and a smooth lingering finish.

Oregon Double Gold Award of Excellence

Pertaringa Moscato

Fresh and fruity with a gentle fizz. Lively fragrance of jasmine, lychee and musk. Fresh grape, rose petals and peach on the palate . 

Refreshing, tangy finish.

 "El Calié" Mosto D'uva

Frizzante from Italy. Slightly sweet and effervescent with notes of peach, apricot, golden apple and pear. Clean, crisp and refreshing.