Alright, here we go again. . .the start of another year of spanning the globe for great wines. For January, among our selections we’ve got two wineries that are polar opposites: Mammoth King Estate of Eugene, Oregon, and tiny Romililly, a thus far virtual winery operating, we believe, in Napa (hard to say sometimes, because where we send payments isn’t necessarily a path to the Crushpad).
King Estate’s entry for this month is a pinot gris with unquestionably the largest production level of any wine we’ve ever presented: 100,000 cases. On the flip side, the chardonnay from Romililly is as rare as hen’s teeth—a scant 188 case were produced. Both are excellent Wine Club choices, however, as you’ll deduce by reading the tasting notes.
Another big month in Old Town. . .our master man-of-all trades is wrapping up an intensive four days of work in the shop: he and his crew replaced the floor sheathing under the bar (the original redwood floor joists were solid, thank goodness); and the kitchen was torn apart for maintenance. . .paint, washable wall surfaces and all new stainless shelving. . .Chef Alexander is delighted!
Watch for details about our first prix-fixe dinner of the year, set for January 22 through 26.