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Ryan Smith
July 4, 2022 | Ryan Smith

New Arrivals, New Vintages and Restocks- July 2022

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Wine Vintage Price Type Country Region Score Grape
Terres d'Avignon Côtes-du-Rhône "Cuvée Kermit Lynch" 2020 $14 Red France Rhône   Red Blend
Domaine de Colette Régnié Vieilles Vignes 2020 $20 Red France Beaujolais 92 Gamay
Domaine Daulny Sancerre 2020 $25 White France Loire Valley   Sauvignon Blanc
Assiduous Malbec 'Black Ridge Vineyard' 2020 $30 Red California Santa Cruz Mtns   Malbec
Domaine du Grand Montmirail Gigondas "Les Deux Juliette" 2020 $32 Red France Rhône   Grenache
Assiduous Cabernet Sauvignon 'Bates Ranch' 2020 $40 Red California Santa Cruz Mtns.   Cabernet Sauvignon


Wine Vintage Price Type Country Region Score Grape
Portalupi 'Lupi' Red Blend NV $13 Red Fair Play Fair Play   Zin/Sangiovese
Zajc Cviček 1 liter 2020 $15 Red Slovenia Dolenjska   Red Blend
Pullus Haložan Red Blend 1 Liter 2020 $16 Red Slovenia Stajerska   Red Blend
Bulli Colli Piacentini Vino Rosso NV $18 Red Italy Emilia-Romagna   Red Blend
Cincinnato Nero Buono 'Pollùce' 2018 $18 Red Italy Lazio   Nero Buono
Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Cistercien Rosé 2020 $18 Rosé Austria Niederösterreich   Rosé Blend
Ch. de Pennautier Cabardès Rouge 2017 $19 Red France Languedoc   Red Blend
Thorne & Daughters 'Menagerie' 2020 $20 White South Africa Western Cape   Grenache Blanc
Viña Elena Monastrell 'Parajé Marin' 2020 $21 Red Spain Jumilla   Monastrell
Chesebro Vermentino 'Cedar Lane Vineyard' 2020 $22 White California Arroyo Seco   Zin/Sangiovese
Christophe Mittnacht Pinot Blanc 2019 $24 White France Alsace   Pinot Blanc
Pomalo Pet Nat Rosé 2021 $24 Sparkling Crotia Dalmatia   Plavina
Weingut Niklas Pinot Bianco 2019 $25 White Italy Alto Adige   Pinot Bianco
Vigne Chigi Pallagrello Nero 2019 $25 Red Italy Campania   Pallagrello Nero
Giulia Monteleone Etna Rosso 2019 $38 Red Italy Sicily   Nerello Mascalese
Preston 'L. Preston' Red Blend 2019 $38 Red California Dry Creek Valley   Red Blend
Giulia Monteleone Etna Bianco 2019 $40 White Italy Sicily   Carricante
Gabriëlskloof Semillon 'Magdalena' 2018 $44 White South Africa Western Cape 96 Semillion
Folded Hills 'August' Red Wine 2018 $45 Red California Santa Ynez Valley 92 Red Blend
Domaine Oinea 'Lune' Sparkling Rose 2020 $50 Sparkling Greece Macedonia   Xinomavro
Robert Chevillon Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019 $50 White France Burgundy   Chardonnay
Tolaini Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2015 $50 Red Italy Tuscany 94 Sangiovese
Viñas del Jaro 'Chafandin' Ribera del Duero 2018 $62 Red Spain Ribera del Duero   Tempranillo
Ànima Negra ÀN Red 2018 $65 Red Spain Mallorca 94 Callet
Korbin Kameron Proprietary Red 'Kristin' 2016 $75 Red California Sonoma County   Red Blend
Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges "Vieilles Vignes" 2019 $140 Red France Burgundy   Pinot Noir
Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Chaignots" 2019 $180 Red France Burgundy 94 Pinot Noir
Roulot Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2019 $950 White France Burgundy 96 Chardonnay


Wine Vintage Price Type Country Region Score Grape
Casa de Passarella Dão Tinto 2018 $18 Red Portugal Dão   Red Blend
Famille Brunier Vin de Pays de Vaucluse 'Le Pigeoulet' 2020 $26 Red France Rhône   Grenache
Domaine de la Chevalerie Bourgueil 'Galichets' 2015 $30 Red France Loire Valley   Cabernet Franc
Ruelle-Pertois 'Reserve' Blanc de Blanc 1er Cru NV $50 Sparkling France Champagne 91 Chardonnay
Time Posted: Jul 4, 2022 at 11:56 AM Permalink to New Arrivals, New Vintages and Restocks- July 2022 Permalink
Ryan Smith
June 28, 2021 | Ryan Smith

Our Tasting Patio Is Now Open!

We are very proud to open our brand new Wine Tasting Patio, where you can sample a selection of our 500+ wines. Order a themed wine flight, make your own flight from our list of choices, or order individual half glasses and discover your new favorite wine!

Tasting Patio Hours
Thursdays- 3:30pm to 7:00pm
Fridays- 3:30pm to 7:00pm
Saturdays- 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Sundays: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

You can expect the same unique, interesting, and delicious wines (and casual atmosphere) that you've come to expect from us here at Enoteca Direct, with a constantly rotating selection of wines. Our experienced and educated wine staff can guide you to the perfect wine- and of course, you'll be able to take a bottle of any wine you taste home with you. We'll also have prepackaged snacks to nibble on along with your wine, of course.

Click below to see sample menus!

Enoteca Direct Wine Tasting Menu

Enoteca Direct Snack Menu

**Please note that we are not offering bottle service or full glasses of wine on our tasting patio. We do not accept reservations and our seating is first-come, first-served.**

Time Posted: Jun 28, 2021 at 3:29 PM Permalink to Our Tasting Patio Is Now Open! Permalink
Ryan Smith
May 23, 2021 | Ryan Smith

Memorial Day Wine Picks

Looking for new and interesting wines to pair with your favorite Memorial Day classics? Look no further! We've got you covered. Here are a few of my picks for this upcoming weekend! ~Ryan Smith

Wine:  NV Conquilla Brut Rosé Cava Penedès, Spain  $14
Why: There's a lot of bad Cava out there, but this isn't one of them! 100% Pinot Noir, made in the Champagne style with a year on the lees, this wine is too cheap to believe the quality. Full bodied, bright and juicy, with a bit of creaminess added lovely texture. 
Pair With: Nothing, sunshine, good friends, shrimp skewers

Wine:  2019 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Freiheit Kremstal, Austria $19
Why: Grüner is what we call "the somm's Swiss Army knife" for its ability to pair perfectly with all kinds of difficult foods, especially greens, salads, and any vegetable with astringency or bitterness like arugula, asparagus, kale or artichoke. The delicious pear, lemon and lime fruit is accentuated by Grüner's classic white pepper notes. The medium body and high but balanced acidity just pair perfectly with your beautiful Memorial Day salad or vegetable appetizer. This wine is also delicious to drink on its own!
Pair With: Green salads, asparagus, artichokes, artichoke or spinach dip, lemon chicken, grilled fish

Wine:  2019 Monteci Roveiago Rosso del Veronese IGT  Veneto, Italy   $15
Why: You just can't beat the price on this 100% organic, food friendly, extremely versatile medium bodied red wine. Not too earthy, not too fruity, not too tannic or too soft, this wine is delicious and fresh, with loads of juicy red fruit like raspberry, cherry, plum and blackberry with light herbal notes and a touch of florality. 
Pair With: Sausages with peppers and onions, burgers

Wine:  2015 Claudie Jobard Rully Rouge "La Chaume"  Burgundy, France    $30
Why: This is a beautiful bottle of Burgundy at a very reasonable price (which is not easy to do these days!). Claudie is the 8th generation to farm her ancestral vineyards in Rully (southern Burgundy). This wine is so clean, pure, fresh and so damn enjoyable to drink. Light to medium bodied, with zippy acidity and just a hint of pleasant earthiness to its fragrant berry fruit, it is a perfect pairing to any salmon dish. Think Burgundy is only for the deep pocketed? Think again!
Pair With: Salmon, light chicken preparations, warm summer days.

Wine:  2016 Joseph Swan 'Cuvée de Trois' Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, California  $34
Why: I love this wine- its like a classic Old World meets New World style Pinot- its medium full bodied but very balanced and elegant, with dark wild berry fruit, floral spice and forest floor aromas and flavors. There are some brisk tannins present, but the overall mouthfeel is very supple.
Pair With: Chicken with BBQ sauce

Wine:  2017 Catena Vista Flores Malbec Mendoza, Argentina  $18
Why: Malbec is another grape varietal with a lot of bad examples out there- but rest assured, Catena's wines are always top class. Malbec's big, dark, concentrated fruit combined with its naturally mellow tannins and acidity make this a perfect full bodied guzzler for red meat dishes with lots of sticky BBQ sauce!
Pair With: Ribs or chicken with sweet/spicy BBQ sauce, burgers, brisket, tri tip

Wine:  2019 FitaPreta A Touriga Vai Nua Unoaked Alentejo, Portugal  $27
Why: This unique, 100% unoaked Touriga was the favorite wine of our "Brisket & Big Reds" tasting earlier this year. It is so aromatic it is crazy, with aromas of mulberry, potpourri, tangy wild raspberry, red flowers and Earl Grey tea. Full bodied, with brisk tannins and super fresh acidity, this wine will be unlike anything you or your guests have tried before, and it pairs perfectly with lean cuts of beef or smoked meats.
Pair With: Any smoked meat, brisket, tri-tip, sausages

Wine:  2016 Approach to Relaxation 'Sucette' Grenache Barossa Valley, Australia    $55
Why: This amazing wine comes from an organically farmed 150 year old vineyard in one of the coolest microclimates in the Barossa Valley. Although it is full bodied, with enough juicy fruit to stand up to the meatiest burger, this wine is amazingly fresh and balanced. The tannins are there, but they're not hitting you in the face, and the delicately floral, zesty finish will linger on and pair nicely were to you to add some caramelized onions, bacon, etc on top.
Pair With: Burgers, tri tip

Wine:  2015 Fonzone Aglianico Irpinia DOC Campi Taurasini  Campania, Italy  $38
Why: This is my favorite wine to recommend to California Cabernet lovers looking to try something Italian. Aglianico, the classic red grape of Campania, brings about a full bodied yet balanced wine with aromas of dark fruit, plum, sweet leather and iron. This wine sees a little bit of French oak, which have softened the Aglianico's natural tannin and added some sexy, barely perceptible but well integrated oak notes. 
Pair With: Steak (ribeye, strip, etc)


Time Posted: May 23, 2021 at 2:36 PM Permalink to Memorial Day Wine Picks Permalink