Let’s shine a spotlight on some of our friends that share a common attribute: Pyrazine, a compound that causes green flavors in wine. (No, we didn’t just drop green bell pepper bombs in your lap.) We wanted to look at Pyrazine in varying degrees to show how beautiful these wines can be, and how perfect they can be on your dinner table. - Eric
Pearl Morissette ‘Primesautier’
François Morissette is quietly making some of the best wine in North America. These wines are often overlooked, and we thought it would be best to take a step back and appreciate this blend of Lemberger, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot from the Niagara Peninsula. To quote the man himself, “this is a satiating wine of immense pleasure.”
Eminence Road Farm Winery Cabernet Franc
Unassuming and precise is the best way we could describe this wine. Hailing from the Finger Lakes, this Cabernet Franc gives us all of the Loire Valley vibes we can handle and we’re here for it. You should be too.
Nicolas Carmarans Rosé ‘Minimus’
If the fact that the winemaker kind of looks like Ricky Gervais isn’t enough, I suppose we could tell you about the wine. A rosé made from a blend of Fer Servadou, Gamay, and Jurançon Noir, this man’s wines are not only delicious, they bring about a happiness you don’t realize until you can’t rip the smile off of your face.
Alexandre Giquel Pineau d’Aunis ‘Huit Launay’
You know when someone just nails it? Giquel coaxes the best out of an often-temperamental grape and delivers to us an incredible expression of Pineau d’Aunis. Lush fruit, violets, and an assortment of peppercorns are setting world pole vaulting records for leaping out of the glass. This wine is the party of the year and this is your invite.