Sherlock’s Wine Merchants Buckhead
3401 Northside Parkway NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
~Selections To Be Tasted~
2016 Altesino Toscana Rosso IGT $19.99*
Altesino’s Rosso Toscana is made from 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are hand-harvested from estate vineyards. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel followed by six to eight months of maturation before bottling. Crafted for accessibility, the fresh fruitiness of Altesino’s Rosso Toscana is ready to be enjoyed upon release.
Winemaker’s Notes: Rosso has a vibrant ruby red color and inviting aromas of ripe berries and forest fruits. Incredibly supple on the palate, with excellent body and balanced structure, Rosso di Altesino is an excellent value.
2015 Lioco Carignan Sativa $29.99*
From a historic Mendocino vineyard pitched on the lofty slopes of Cloverdale’s Pine Mountain. Jim McCutchen farms 70-year old, head-pruned, dry-farmed vines planted on south-facing exposures at 2200-2400 feet. The soil is a mix of hard shale & clay.
Wine & Spirits 91 Points: Offering aromas and flavors of vivid red and bold black fruits, with nuances of blackberries and briar, the zesty yet rewarding 2015 Lioco Sativa Carignan shows that there is more to this grape variety than merely playing a supporting role.
2016 Henri Bourgeois La Cote De Monts Damnes $34.99*
For 10 generations, the Bourgeois family has been cultivating vines in the heart of the Sancerre region. They have established their domain in the well-known village of Chavignol reputed for its wines (produced from vines grown on steep and well-exposed slopes).
Since 1950, Henri Bourgeois and his sons have enlarged their Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, which are ideally situated on the best slopes of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. They put their hearts and souls into growing their vines and producing their wines.
Winemaker’s Notes: The near-vertical slope of the Monts Damnés produces wines that have delicate tropical fruit (a proof of ripe Sauvignon grapes) and vibrant citrus aromas. The palate confirms this fruitiness and brings a nice and clean mineral note; this very concentrated wine expresses its strong personality. With three to five years of bottle-aging, the wine gains roundness, richness and complexity.
2015 Domaine Blain Côte De Brouilly Pierre Bleue $31.99*
Côte de Brouilly Pierre Bleue is a cuvée coming from 9 acres of vines planted in 1954, 1956, and 1996. The name refers to blue-green granite (known as “corne verte”) that is rich in minerals. The Pierre Bleue cuvée was created to showcase the unique mineral specificity of this ancient volcanic soil.
Winemaker’s Notes: This wine is linear with a straight structure. Northwest-facing vines bring tension to the wine while the meager soil provides a mineral backbone. The wine shows aromas and flavors of ripe red fruits such as strawberries and cherries, while a percentage of whole clusters add to the wine’s complexity.