He founded the Paris Wine Company in his new hometown (of Paris!) in 2012, and has since been seeking out small French and Spanish producers to import into the U.S. Momentum has been building for a couple of years, and by now he brings in some of the best values in San Francisco. Some of our favorites from the past year have come from Josh, like Champagne Piollot, Courtault-Tardieux and wunderkind Yann Bertrand. These three new wines below are just as impressive.
Barou Syrah Vin de Pays Rhone, France 2014 | $15.99
From 40 year old vines on plateau and slopes in Charnas, destemmed and aged in four and five year old barrels. The 2014 is soft and supple and more forward than usual. The aromas are really lovely, black and blueberry fruit with floral and earthy notes. The palate is lush with round red fruits, but is balanced and light on its feet. Beautiful palate coating fruit on the finish, a simply delightful everyday red that’s a sensational value – serve cool and enjoy! (The estate is certified organic since 1975)!
La Galoche Beaujolais
Burgundy, France 2014 | $15.99
A single vineyard, certified organic Beaujolais. Easy to like but also very complex at the same time. Red berry fruits with earth notes. A great value from the region.
Deux Moulins Sauvignon Blanc
Loire, France 2014 | $10.99
An inexpensive yet tasty Sauvignon Blanc, it is organically farmed from Loire Valley, the original home of Sauvignon Blanc. It’s crisp, tart, minerally, with the right amount of citrus fruit. You can’t go wrong with this wine.