From the Vine

Staff Picks: Julie Hernandez

The Urban Grape | Julie Hernandez

From Syrah to Riesling, meet Julie’s favorites!

Fausse Piste, “Garde manger”  2013 Syrah $28
I love this wine because I love syrah. Spontaneously fermented with 80% whole clusters and manipulated very little before bottling leaves you with a such beautiful and pure expression of the grape. This wine is a perfect reflection of the harmony between winemaker and terroir. It is impossible not to enjoy, plus the wine maker started out in culinary too!

Domaine des Terres de Velle 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet $64
Very little is done to the wine between vineyard, barrel, and bottle, the result; a richly textured, and boldly unctuous wine is heaven is a glass. Brioche, toasted hazelnuts, baked apples and lemon meringue are just a few things that come to mind when sipping this perfectly made wine. Awaken your senses and let this chardonnay transport you to the burgundian countryside.

Agape “Grand Cru Rosacker” 2011 Riesling $45
Though riesling became famous from Germany this particular one is from Alsace. With grapes sourced from the famed Rosacker vineyards in the Haut Rhin, this wine has delicate fruit and very linear  minerals that last and last. Just thinking about it makes my tastebuds tingle and is a steal for the price.

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