It has been a while since Uzi and I have indulged ourselves with top notch Burgundy. I won’t go into the reasons but I want to let you know that amidst what has become a daily barrage of economic and financial bad news, it was a pleasure to receive a bit of good news in this month’s newsletter from Kermit Lynch in Berkeley, CA. He is offering Red Burgundy at 40% off by the bottle and 50% off by the case.
We are rarely disappointed with a Kermit Lynch purchase–from his roses, to his Cote de Rhones, to his Burgundy offerings–and are definitely going to take advantage of that 40% off and take home some of these red Burgundies. I’m thinking of picking up a 2006 Bourgogne Rouge that’ll work for any day of the week. I think I’ll take a 2006 Santaney “Les Gravieres”–Uzi and I enjoyed a bottle of this years ago at Rivoli and liked it so much we tracked down the importer and bought a case. I can’t pass up a 2005 Gevrey-Cambertin Domaine Boillot “Les Evocelles” on sale. We shared a bottle of this on our anniversary a few years back and I can’t wait to do it again this year. And finally, a 2004 Chambolle-Musigny on the list looks good. I don’t think I’ve had this wine, it is one of Uzi’s picks and he has great taste in Burgundies. Besides, the name is so beautiful and fun to say that it is nice to have a bottle around to remind you of this poetic sounding and poetic tasting wine. Try saying it… “Chambolle-Musigny…”
Burgundy has served as inspiration for our own production of Pinot Noir from Carneros, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sonoma Coast. So this is a perfect opportunity to taste a few bottles and keep us on track to producing a Burgundian-style Pinot Noir.
Go enjoy some for yourself. And let us know of any other wine deals you come across.