PETIT WEEK IN WINE | November 10 - November 13 2022
Today marks the START of our TOP 10 Countdown of Wines for your Thanksgiving Feast. We are excited to bring you what has become a tradition here at Petit Philippe, the annual and much anticipated release of the top wines to (hopefully!) grace your holiday gatherings as curated by our very own team of consummate tasters- Naquan, Jeremie, and myself.
Here is what to expect for 2022:
Below you can find our selections for numbers: 10, 9, 8, & 7.
To aid in your decision-making, we will be featuring these four selections as this week's Tasting Flight at both South End and Myers Park locations starting tonight through the weekend. See below for store hours.
Next week starting on Monday 11/14, we will announce one pick per day until we reach our #1 selection on Saturday 11/19 which we will reveal IN-STORE at our Myers Park location at 3:00PM.
On Monday 11/21 we will distribute our full Top 10 list to all of newsletter subscribers.
Thanksgiving Nov. 24th will be here before you know it... MAKE IT A GREAT HOLIDAY OF GRATITUDE WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS!
Cheers & thank you for your friendship & patronage this 2022 Holiday Season!
our Holiday Master Somm Event with featuring Three Cult Cabernets, a Chardonnay + Champagne
Friday, November 18th at 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Co-Hosted with Des Echavarrie, Master Sommelier
Tickets available this TOMORROW!!!
Full Flight of 4 (Our #10-to-7 TOP-10 Wines!
$24 (2.5oz pours)
MYERS PARK & SOUTH END
5:00 - 7:30pm Thursday - Friday
1:00 - 9:00pm Saturday
1:00 - 5:30pm Sunday (South End only)
ALTO ADIGE, ULTRA DRY GEWÜRTZ FROM THE ITALIAN ALPS!
A single vineyard Northern Italy Gewürztraminer with character. Winemaker, Elena Walch has lead the Alto Adige quality revolution & has gained international esteem for her efforts. The 5th generation, daughters Julia & Caroline now lead the family business.
Varietal: 100% Gewürztraminer from Kastelaz vineyard in the Alto Adige DOC.
Taste: With a rich, golden yellow color and a beguilingly complex bouquet both elegant and mineral, with aromas of roses and lychee as well as subtle acacia honey. On the palate, the wine is convincing and complex with an elegant structure, stimulating acidity, harmonious-spicy freshness and a delicate, vibrant finish. A wine with finesse and character!
PHILIPPE MELKA'S OPULENT SALWART CABERNET FOR THE SEASON!
The CRU Cab is rooted in St. Helena. Each year, the blend is taken from different vineyards to layer together (by winemaker Philippe Melka) a delicious, well-rounded & beautifully balanced wine that expresses the nuance and character of the Napa Valley.
Varietal: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec. 18 months in 50% new French Oak.
Taste: Cocoa and Bing cherry give an expressive nose while the palate houses notes of cassis, plums, black peppercorns and fresh tobacco leaf. The '18 Cru finishes with a weighty finish that never loses its focus and remains pure throughout.
LUSH RED ZINFANDEL WITH SPICE, FULL-BODIED MOUTHFEEL & COMPLEXITY.
As a true Zinfandel lover, Proprietor and Winemaker, Rick Davis, wanted a vineyard that balanced the big, jammy notes of classic Zin with the minerality, lean tannins and age-ability of a cooler climate. He found just that in the hills of El Dorado County where the fruit for this Zin originate.
Varietal: 100% Zinfandel. 100% Barrel Aged; 30% New, Hungarian and American barrels.
Taste: Clear, deep ruby crimson color with violet glints. The 2018 vintage was one of great energy and vibrancy – ample precipitation and even, gradual ripening allowed the vines to produce an excellent crop! This wine captures the vintage perfectly, especially in its youth. There is a kinetic excitement that seems to leap from the glass. Bright, lifting aromas of dark cherry, cranberry and cola are immediately joined by secondary notes of thyme, white pepper and dark chocolate. The palate mirrors the nose, but brings a touch of complexity and harmony. Savory mushroom, loam and bay leaf anchor the lovely fruit notes while the soft (but coating) tannins dry the fruit and leave you begging for another sip.
SOUTH AFRICA'S BURGUNDIAN ANSWER TO HIGH-TONED CHARD!
Regarded as one South Africa's best Estate producers, Hamilton Russell has a storied history of harnessing Chardonnay's true identity that few outside of France have been able to accomplish. Full of complex, layered elegance, purity and mineral liveliness.
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay with 9 months of barrel aging. This vintage was later and cooler than usual with fruit quality and acidity at exceptional levels that stand out for their complex, layered elegance, purity and mineral liveliness.
Taste: Orange cream, fruit pith, and lime zest aromas and flavors are brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of bright natural acid and a long, dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage.