Renegade Wines July 2020 Newsletter


We've received scores of new wines here at Renegade this week. From Beaujolais to Bandol to Babcock. Even Kistler Chardonnay has returned to our shelves. Below are just a few of the wines that are on the shelves this week
with the promise that more are arriving on Friday (L'Arlot in Nuits-St-Georges for one).

2019 Domaine Tempier Rose (France, Provence, Bandol) $55
Alway the most anticipated Rose of the year. The 2019 is exceptional. This benchmark Bandol Rose shows floral and fruit-driven flavors of strawberry, peach, and pomegranate, which are harmoniously woven together by citrus-driven acidity. For lovers of food-friendly, age-worthy, and downright delicious Roses, we can't think of a better bottle.

2019 Chateau de Pibarnon Rose(France, Provence, Bandol) $38.50
If Tempier is the powerhouse, this Rose from Pibarnon is its suave, beguiling cousin. Ethereal & refreshing, boasting intriguing minerality, salinity, and supreme elegance.

2019 Domaine Dupeuble Rose (France, Burgundy) $16.50
We round out our new Roses with a beautiful Rose of Gamay from Beaujolais.
Zippy, fresh, and wickedly addicting.

2018 Kistler Chardonnay Les Noisetiers (Sonoma Coast) $65
A classic balance of layered, juicy fruit and mineral backbone. White flowers and stone fruit aromatics lead to a full bodied, juicy core, loaded with flavors of peach, apricots, pineapple and pear. The finish is a mile long.

2018 Babcock Chardonnay Top Cream (Sta. Rita Hills) $50
"After 9 months on its lees in the delicately toasted Oak crafted by Burgundy’s Gerome Fouailly, the nose is of a creamy honeysuckle and baked vanilla brioche. The fruit is hard to pin down exactly. I keep asking myself, “Is that tropical? Or is that citrus? Or, is that maybe stone fruit?” What I do know is that it’s mesmerizing. The texture is fat, but the beautifully balanced acidity whisks it off of your palate as you swallow, leaving you with a feeling on your tongue of an energized resin of terroir." -Brian Babcock

2017 Yves Boyer-Martenot Cuvee Fernand Boyer
(France, Burgundy, Meursault) $80
Made the way a proper Meursault should be made – rich, ripe and decadent. Sourced from three different vineyards all over the Meursault appellation, the wine is wonderfully fleshy but also has that great minerality and above all freshness.
A steal at $80!

From Chateauneuf's Hottest Winemaker Isabel Ferrando are these two outstanding examples of how great wines from Chateauneuf du Pape can be. Each scored a near-perfect 99 points.
They are (near) perfection in a glass.
Cuvee Charles Giraud ($175) is from 70 - 110+ year old vines, 90% Grenache, 5% each of Syrah and Mourvedre aged in 3-5 year old oak barrels for 18 months. 5,000 bottles produced.
Cuvee Auguste Favier ($105) is sourced from the same ancient vines and is 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault, aged in tank for 14 months then old oak barrels until bottling. 12,000 bottles produced.
These are very special wines that will age for decades but can be enjoyed now with a few hours in your decanter.

2019 Marcel Lapierre (France, Vin de France) $18.50
This wine is designed specifically for the purpose of drinking—not tasting, not spitting, but jolly, carefree quaffing. Although it consists of Gamay grown within the Morgon cru, the high yields from these young vines exceed the limit required to qualify for the Morgon appellation. As a result, this juicy red—loaded with bright, playful fruit—is low in alcohol and delightfully refreshing.

2018 Domaine Saint Prefert Cuvee Speciale Vieilles Vignes Clairette (France, Southern Rhone) $385 / 1.5 Liter
Cuvee Speciale Vieilles Clairettes comes from very old vine Clairette (100 to 120+ years old). It’s one of the greatest whites of the appellation. A beautiful perfume of ripe peach, brioche, honeysuckle, toasted nuts, and white flowers all flow to an opulent, textured white that has good acidity, no hard edges, and a fabulous finish.
Don’t miss this wine.

2018 Domaine Grand Nicolet Cotes du Rhone (France, Southern Rhone) $16
This is a chewy, dark berry wine with hints of earth and pleasing tannins on the finish. A much more serious wine than the 'Cotes du Rhone' designation would indicate.

2008 Paul Bara Grand Cru Comtesse Marie de France Bouzy (France, Champagne) $154
Paul Bara's original Prestige Cuvée was the Comtesse Marie de France, named after Eleonore d’Aquitaine's daughter and first produced in the 1960s for the Parisian restaurant Chez Denis. The cuvee is produced in individually numbered and extremely limited quantities from 100% Pinot Noir grapes.
Yellow peach, baked apple, honey and fresh baking aromas with a delicious hint of praline and nougatine, followed by a savory, subtle spice and very memorable finish.
3500 bottles produced.

Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut
Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rose

$98 & $148
Egly-Ouriet Champagne is sensual, unforgettable and highly sought after, a “cult” wine for Champagne lovers who crave the power and finesse of Pinot Noir-based wines.
The Brut revolves around red berries, blood orange, incense, blond toast,
while the Brut Rose is suave, silky and profound.

2016 A.J. Adam Riesling Trocken (Germany, Mosel) $22
Razor-like at first. In fact we set it aside for a few hours before revisiting the wine to discover a multifaceted delight. Gorgeous white peach and pear with a touch of ginger and white flower. Superb after 6 hours!

Call or email 805.568.1961 to reserve your wines and we'll have it ready ASAP.

Thank you for your support.
Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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