Staff Favorites - Krista Johnson

Krista Johnson


2013 Von Strasser "Rudy" Paicines Pinot Noir
Review Date: 04-13-2015
Sumptuous and polished, this Pinot Noir from Rudy Von Strasser is perfect for summer! Strawberry, cherry and soft pepper lead you into a soft herbal finish. Perfect for lighter summer fare and with spicy grilled foods. Rudy strikes again!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

Jean-Jacques Lamoureux "Réserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 03-19-2015
What an intensely pretty Champagne! Peach and blood orange waft from the glass, which makes me think of a spring-time sunset. The texture is moussey and very playful and carries flavors of white stone fruit and orange blossom. I'm so happy that this Champagne exists!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2012 Maipe Reserve Malbec Mendoza
Review Date: 11-18-2013
What a lovely, plush Malbec! Full bodied with a mega-ton of blackberries and blueberries, a soft cocoa/white chocolate mid-palate, finishing with a bit of pepper spice and a wee zing of minerality on the very end. This would pair so very well with your favorite comfort food. Examples? Pizza with roasted peppers and spicy sausage, or grilled cheese with tomato soup would be so very nice with this vino.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
RP 91

Guillaumette L'Authentique Génépi (375ml)
Review Date: 11-07-2013
First, a bit of background: "This is traditional recipe from Thomas Bernard-Reymond's Grand Father. Thomas hand picks the flowers from the Ecrin National Park, one of the few producers permitted to do so. He produces two tiny batches each year and has specifically decided to remain true to the original recipe rather than expand at the expense of quality. This is truly one of the highest quality alpine liqueurs available on the market. Only 5500 liters are produced annually." This is one of the most complex and delicious liqueurs that I've ever had! It's floral with notes of lavender, herbal with rosemary and spearmint, and viscous and nectar-like with out being cloying on the finish (not even a little...). There's a sprig of wormwood twig in each bottle to keep every thing happy. Addictive!
Price: $25.99 Add To Cart