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As most of you are well aware, we love our wine! It is a passion that has brought us closer together as a couple and has been a source of some amazing memories in our years together. We still both remember the first bottle of wine we shared - a white chateauneuf du pape (a wine that will always hold a special place in our hearts).
In our travels together, we often seem to find our way to a vineyard. In fact, much of our travel destinations are chosen because of the wines they produce. When there is no vineyard to visit, we are always seeking out a restaurant with a stellar wine list. We reminisce often about some of the interesting wine ‘finds’ we have encountered in our travels: an ‘orange’ wine at Trattoria Corte Sconta in Venice, a funky Sicilian red we drank among vines dusted with ashes from Mt Etna's latest eruption, a 2001 white Hermitage we shared watching the sunset in Bermuda.
With this wine registry we are hoping to involve you in our wine passion (er, obsession) and we ask you to help us create more wine memories in the years to come. Browse our list below, and feel free to call Chambers Street Wine directly if you have any questions (212)-227-1434.
Please remember when ordering by phone to tell the clerk that you are ordering for DAN & LAURA'S REGISTRY. If you have specific questions, ask for Eben Lillie.
When ordering online, you will be prompted to enter a "Delivery Address" before proceeding with the order. This can be your billing address or the address of the store: 148 Chambers St. New York, NY 10007. When you proceed past this screen, please write "DAN & LAURA'S REGISTRY" in the Special Notes field and choose IN STORE PICK UP as your delivery option. There is an option to leave a "Gift Message" as well.
The folks at Chambers Street will consolidate and store the wines and deliver to us.
We consider Domaine Pierre André to be one of the greatest estates in Châteuneuf-du-Pape. Organic since 1980 (one of the first in the AOC) and Biodynamic since 1992. The red is 90% Grenache with Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Vacarese, Counoise, Muscadin and Picpoul. Some parcels are over 100 years old, with the average vine age around 65 years. The 2010 is a tighter and more structured wine than the voluptuous 2009, an elegant Chateauneuf-du-Pape that is built to last! Tasted last winter, it showed aromas of ripe blackberry with cherry, spice, rose, earth, tar, smoke and floral notes. Fabulous palate with deep black fruits with spice, garrigue, earth and saline minerals. Terrific length and density, just opening slightly but ideally give this wine at least three more years and enjoy until 2035. Just a great bottle of Châteauneuf, one of our favorites from this great vintage! Highly recommended. David Lillie
100% Grüner Veltliner, skin-macerated for two weeks, followed by 16 months on the lees with no sulfur added. A savory tone is cast with notes of black pepper, earthy tea, bruised yellow apple, and white flowers with a touch of tannic texture. Cari Bernard
The wines of Nicolas Carmarans never fail to reflect the natural, rugged beauty of the region from where they are made. A stand out during a recent tasting was Selves made from 100% Chenin Blanc from vines aged anywhere from 5-50 years old that are planted in granitic soils. The nose is very pretty with seashells, white flowers, a touch of smoke, and ripe tropical melon. On the palate it is lean and mineral, complete with mouth-coating, fleshy tropical fruit, a racy acidity, and beautiful tension. Chenin Blanc isn’t usually what comes to mind when thinking of Aveyron, but this is something special. Tim Gagnon
8.2 hectare of vines; only one bottling is produced: Grenache 85%, Syrah 5%, Mourvedre 5%, Vaccarese 5%; aged for 18 months in concrete, and bottled unfiltered.
From 35 year-old Savagnin vines grown on clay and marl soils, aged more than three years in large barrels, not topped-up, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
From 60 year-old Chardonnay vines grown on marl soils, fermented with skin-contact and aged in large Italian amphoras for 30 months without added SO2.
Mostly from 40 year-old vines in Chaillot from parcels high on the slope on granite (Les Terasses) and lower on limestone and clay, (Les Grands Murs). Whole cluster fermentation with wild yeasts, minimal pumping over, manual cap punching, aged in 4 to 14 year-old 400 and 600-liter casks. In general, 2011 Cornas tends to be more supple and gentle than the normal "black wine" style. Certainly with good ripeness but lacking aggressive tannins and having round attractive fruit for early drinking. “We had 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain on 26 August when the crop was already at 13° to 13.5°. The grapes lost their depth, so I waited for them to re-concentrate. I harvested two plots on 5 September, and waited some more, then finished on 20 September. It is a very aromatic year, with the fruit well-juiced from the kick-off." - Guilhaume Gilles. The wine shows lovely red fruits as well as blackberry, surprisingly round and quite pretty. Not exactly Pinot Noir, but a more Northern expression of Syrah. Quite full and harmonious in the finish - drink now and through 2025 and beyond.
From a somewhat underappreciated vintage, the 2001 Chateau La Lagune is beginning to hit its stride. The nose offers aromas of blackberry, cassis, hints of cedar, violets, and stone. The mid-weight palate displays black fruits, notes of underbrush, white pepper, and herbs. The tannins are resolving, though still present and the finish long and pleasingly bright. This hits all the right notes and will pair beautifully with grilled lamb, steak or even a perfectly cooked burger. John McIlwain
This single-vineyard wine is from a small vineyard (2.5 hectares, Biodynamic viticulture) tucked into the hills south of Panzano, in Tuscany — prime Chianti Classico terroir. The wine is medium-bodied, with rich and lush/concentrated notes of red and black currants that intermingle with violets, clay and earth with a long finish.
This is Ravera di Monforte, not the more familiar Ravera of Barolo / Novello (of Cogno and G. Rinaldi fame). Ravera di Monforte is off the beaten path – hidden in a fold of the land just west of Boscaretto and Cascina Francia; it’s not a spot you would go by accident unless you were very lost. This Ravera is quite small, and is surrounded by woods; the atmosphere is idyllic and kind of magical – a mood that’s strengthened by the organic and non-interventionist style of farming practiced there by Roddolo and by Ferdinando Principiano. Roddolo’s Ravera 2009 is surprisingly open and drinkable now – extremely suave and lifted, with depth and structure giving length to what initially might seem like an easy wine. I can only imagine this getting better and better. Jamie Wolff
Rene Barbier Jr. planted his Partida Pedrer vineyard to Garnatxa in 2000 (with a little bit of Mourvedre). Fermented and aged in small, unlined, locally made clay amphora, with no SO2 additions, this is a profound red Priorat with exotic aromas of iron and earth, black fruits, wild berries and oregano. The palate is juicy and wild, with earthy black plums and berries, rich red beets, robust tannin and acid anchored by broad, slately, minerality. A robust and transparent expression of a powerful place, particularly suited to lamb stews and braises in rich sauce. Ariana Rolich
From the south-facing Dits del Terra vineyard of 90 year-old Carignan vines that claw at the poor, rocky llicorella soils like gnarled fingers ("dits"), one of the first plots Dominik Huber and Eben Sadie pinpointed when starting Terroir al Limit. This bottling is a highlight of Dominik Huber's excellent 2012 lineup. Structured and serious, layered and spicy, with crunchy black berry fruit, exotic herbs, and loads of gritty mineral earth, fermented with whole clusters and aged in a large 3500L Stockinger foudre. A perennial favorite that becomes more interesting with every vintage. Ariana Rolich
Finally! It’s been some time since we’ve had Tissot’s Poulsard on the shelves, and I couldn’t be more excited to have it back. 2015 was an excellent vintage for Stephane (and many other growers in France), and he says this may be his favorite Poulsard he’s made to date. Sourced from three parcels of 45- to 90-year-old vines planted in clay soils, vinified with only native yeasts, and no SO2 is added at any time! It has all of the high-toned, crunchy mineral purity (without the reduction!) that I love about this grape and the palate carries smoky berries, blood orange, iron, and juicy red plum flavors. It is a bit more structured and tannic than some other wines made with Poulsard (no doubt a characteristic of the old vines) making it a solid choice for charcuterie or heartier meats where you would want some cut. This is downright excellent. Tim Gagnon