Renegade Wines 9 New Do Not Miss Newsletter


There are 9 terrific new wines that everyone should try in this latest newsletter. We can't say enough good things about Grosjean's Sparkling Rose, the Poulsard is still resonating on our palates, the $16.50 Gamay knocks it out of the park, and then there's a new vintage from Clos Rougeard. Yes it's pricey but look on the bright side:
everyone else is charging $190-250!
Enjoy the read and the wines.

2018 Grosjean Montmary Extra Brut Rose
(Italy, Valle d'Aosta)
We've been waiting for this Valle d'Aosta Sparkling Rose forever. It's finally here and it's awesome!
Medium-bodied, very dry, gently fizzy. A traditional-method blend of Gamay, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay from Valle d’Aosta in northwest Italy. Grosjean does everything old-school, so this pale pink sparkler gets 15 months of elevage in cool cellars until disgorgement in 2020. Wild strawberry, currant, raspberry, and mountain flowers. This wine took us back to Italy. Sensational.

2018 Raoul Gautherin et Fils Chablis Cuvee Vieille Vigne
(France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Since 1585 this estate has been creating classic, old-school Chardonnays in their cellars in Chablis. Never heard of the winery? Probably because production is tiny and the wines almost never reach the States. Lucky for us we received a few cases of this gem.
Our first sip was highly anticipated. Tons of structure, tension, and verve but it was not until the wine saw its second hour in the decanter that the glory of this Chablis was exposed. Everything was in perfect balance; nothing out of place. The next bottle will pair with a large plate of oysters.


2019 Chateau Yvonne Saumur Blanc
(France, Loire Valley, Saumur)
Chateau Yvonne was first founded by monks in the 16th century. 500 years later Jean-Francois and Yvonne Lamuniere brought the estate back to life. The two farm organic & biodynamically and implement a hands-off mentality in the cellar.
The wine itself is unctuous yet balanced by refreshing acidity. This top-notch Chenin is a benchmark for the region, marked by intense flavors of green apple, pear, juicy yellow peach, and rain-kissed rocks.

2019 Clos Roussely Gamay Canaille
(France, Loire Valley, Touraine)
This wine is nothing short of drop-dead gorgeous. This sneaky little bottle packs an unexpected punch of velvety red fruit and mouth-watering minerality.
It’s certainly greater than the sum of its parts—40-year-old Gamay, organic farming, neutral oak, a touch of carbonic maceration—which means that it’s held together by that particular je ne sais quoi that defines every great French wine. And since Touraine remains firmly under the radar of all but the savviest Gamay lovers, it’s priced so that you can order a case and invite your Gamay peeps for an unforgettable glass.

2018 Les Matheny Poulsard
(France, Jura, Arbois)
Much Jura Poulsard is pale, pleasant, and relatively unassuming; not so with Les Matheny’s. Emeric Foleat employs a long three-week maceration, seeking to express the variety’s rarely exposed depths in bold fashion, much like Puffeney before him.
Aged 18 months in a single 30-year-old foudre, the succulent 2018—from vines planted in 1943—is packed with black cherry, licorice, and Indian spices, with an underlay of soil-driven funk and a bright, persistent finish.


2015 Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny
(France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur-Champigny)
An epic vintage for this benchmark producer. It’s THE Cabernet Franc that must be experienced.
The wine is considered the greatest expressions of the Cabernet Franc grape made anywhere in the world. Finessed, perfumed, incredibly age-worthy…the wine has it all.

2016 Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione
(Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino)
At Podere Salicutti, in the Montalcino commune of Tuscany, Francesco Leanza has been making wine with humility, maturity, and conviction for nearly 25 years and now it is the Eichbauers who are carrying on this tradition.
As the first organically certified estate in Montalcino, Salicutti prides itself on wines that showcase the uninhibited brilliance of its terroir.
The 2016 is an iron fist in the velvet glove so to speak. Packed with complexity, cherry, tobacco, roses, mineral, and smooth tannins.
A rising star in the region.

2015 Chateau Taillefer
(France, Bordeaux, Pomerol)
85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, this wine is a dark garnet purple with aromas of dark fruit, earth, black pepper, and a brooding quality to it. We love the texture of this wine and the dazzling finish. A very good value from Pomerol.

2012 Chateau Montrose
(France, Bordeaux, Medoc, St. Estephe)
First the blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.
This is a powerful wine with intense black and red berry fruit, plum and mesquite. There’s beautiful acidity wrapped around nearly silky tannins. At nearly 10 years of age it’s approaching its sweet spot.

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or in store pick up (or even delivery if you like)

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

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