R.H. Coutier "Brut Tradition" Grand Cru - Ambonnay, Champagne Multi-Vintage
Wine Industry professions generally have an inherent affinity towards Krug Champagne. I like to think of this like a "baby Krug." It's lavish, opulent and full of fruit at 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Although the wine sees no oak for aging, it goes through extended aging in bottle and has developed a vinous, yeasty, brioche-y and honeyed aroma while still being bright with zingy fruit.
Cobb "Rice-Spivak Vineyard" Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast 2009
I'm in the midst of an intense love-affair with this Pinot. It's fantastically aromatic and full of bright bing cherries and rose without being overly floral. They only produced just under 300 cases of this from a 6 acre vineyard. The elegance, purity and acidity of this wine is incredible. I usually wouldn't be able to offer this by the glass, but I'm pouring it regardless because I think people need to taste it.