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Call us a bit wine obsessed. Yes, we do go to our fair share of wine-related events, from vineyard tours to tastings to auctions. And sure, perhaps we do occasionally interrupt important conversations with tasting notes on whatever we all happen to be drinking. ("And then the doctor told me--" "Honeydew!")
But wine also has a deeper meaning for us, since has served a central role in many of the most important events we've shared as a couple. A Gould Campbell 1977 vintage port spurred a party which inspired the story that directly preceded Alex's marriage proposal to Michelle. The engagement was celebrated with a 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph. This was a direct reference to a highly romantic earlier meal at which Chave St. Joseph 2015 was shared. And Alex's first profession of love did follow, it must be admitted, more than one glass of Barbaresco.
Looking forward, then, the wines on this registry are designed to be downed at the milestones and celebrations we'll share -- with each other and with friends -- in the future.
Thanks for taking a look, and cheers!
If ordering by phone, please mention that you are ordering for Michelle and Alex'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 "Michelle and Alex's Wedding" 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 all wines with gift notes after the wedding!
Clos de la Bonnette is a relatively new estate - their first vintage was 2009 - but they have great terroir in Condrieu (and a small parcel in Cote-Rotie) and are one of the few truly organic domaines in the AOC. The 2016 "Legende Bonnetta" is a superb Condrieu showing a pale gold/bronze color and subtle aromas of apricot, almond, peach, iris and stone, really quite lovely. The palate has a saline, mineral introduction, then elegant stone fruits, white flowers, citrus, almond and stone - quite rich but with firm acidity and a very mineral finishwith citrus and white fruits. This is a beautiful Condrieu that is all about the terroir rather than the winemaking or elevage. "It's the only Condrieu I can drink" says Eric Texier. Lovely now, better with 3 to 5 years of aging. David Lillie
80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, on Triassic clay/limestone soils, always farmed organically. Whole cluster fermentation in vat with 12 months aging in large old barrels. Although we love this beautifully old-fashioned, organic wine in every vintage, Dany and Carole Chastan have made perhaps their best wine ever in 2015! The wine shows deep aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, prune, garrigue, musk and citrus, quite focused and elegant. The palate is pure, supple and balanced, even at 15% alcohol, with dense blackberry, tart cherry, red currant, spice, earth and minerals, with tart red fruits, minerals and citrus in the very long finish. This is a superb Gigondas that can be enjoyed immensely now with a steak, pork or lamb chops, Morrocan tagines and full-flavored cheeses. Cellar 10 to 15 years for a mature experience. This is a superb wine and a great value - thanks to Carole and Dany for their great farming and traditional winemaking!
We're creating our own definition of Grand Cru. For example, when we're put in charge, we would move Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques to Grand Cru status (as would many of our fellow Burg-Lovers). In Chinon, Les Picasses and Croix Boisee have the history and requisite potential to produce Grand Cru wines, as does Les Crayères in Champagne, Monprivato in Barolo, and so on. Our Grand Cru Club will include some labels that read Grand Cru, fine older bottles, and some results from our own explorations of prized if off-the-beaten-path terroirs. Connoisseurs and explorers are equally welcome!(2 bottles/month)
O Trancado is a fantastic red blend from Nacho Gonzalez, a proponent of minimal intervention in the vineyard and the cellar. This wine is a blend of 70% Garnacha Tintotera and 30% Mencia, planted on granite soils. Fully destemmed, half of the grapes are aged in amphora while the other half is aged in old barrels. The wine is then assembled with no fining or filtering and no addition of sulfur.
One of my favorites wines from the vintage and if anyone is thinking of a great gift for the Burgundy lover, this is a fine selection. The 2016 Fichet Meursault Les Tessons has a gold-green robe. Upon opening there’s a fair amount of reduction with aromas of citrus, ripe apple, and stone, which give way after a couple of hours to ripe orchard fruit, hazelnut, wet stones, and lemon curd. The mid-weight palate offers a firm core of minerality with fine density and pure, vibrant ripe fruit that offers a perfect balance of richness to accompany a deeply stony, palate-staining finish. This is a truly beautiful Tessons that should age effortlessly. I love Fichet’s wines, but this is truly beautiful and emotionally satisfying. I’d lay this down for 5-8 years and enjoy for the next 15-20. A truly fantastic Tessons and shows just how adept Jean-Philippe Fichet is in even hugely difficult vintages. John McIlwain
This is an outstanding Pomerol from Chateau Bellegrave, which was in conversion to organic certification in 2010. While it shows the depth and structure of this excellent vintage in Bordeaux, the wine is surprisingly supple and forward, making it a delicious wine for current drinking. The aromas are ripe and rich with black fruits, cassis and blackberry with sous-bois, cocoa, spice and floral notes. The palate is firm but round, deep and elegant with complex fruit flavors backed by earth and mineral notes with good freshness and silky tannins. Decant this lovely wine a few hours in advance if possible or cellar for five to fifteen years
The Clos du Jaugueyron Margaux is Michel Théron's top wine and a monument to traditional, old-school winemaking. The blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from his parcel of old vines and some Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc planted on sand and gravel. All of his parcels are biodynamically farmed and he has never used synthetic treatments of any kind. This unfailing attention to detail in the vineyard carries over to his cellar work, which is precise and masterful. The wine is aged mostly in new wood for up to 18 months before spending another year resting in cuve. The 2014 is built to age but shows wonderfully hedonistic aromas already. Complex notes of sage, violets, and campfire mingle with graphite, coffee, and dark chocolate on the nose. The palate offers powdery, mouth-coating tannins, bright acidity, and cool mineral inflections beneath supple flavors of bitter chocolate, thyme, and plum. Decant 1-2 hours if drinking now or hold for 5-8 years (at least). Amanda Bowman
This fantastic wine is a blend of mostly Mencia, with some Merenzao, and Albarello. The grapes come from the vineyard of Finca Lobeiras in Ribeira Sacra, a very steep vineyard of 60-year old vines, planted on limestone and clay soils. 2016 was a cold vintage and Freddi Torres used whole-clustered grapes to impart complexity to the wine. After a week of maceration, the grapes were aged in old barrels for 13 months. With a bouquet of tart dark cherry and black berry, deep rose floral, herbal and olives notes, the wine shows off the beautiful complexity of Mencia. On the palate, the bright acidity and tangy minerality accompany the light tannin to make a vibrant wine, full of energy with a complex finish. A delicious wine to pair with mint roasted lamb, pork medallion with prunes and fresh cheese. Caroline Coursant