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Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2009 Product #26360 (In Stock)
Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2009 Bodegas Laukote Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2009

From 80+ year-old Tempranillo vines, hand-harvested, and crushed  by foot to extract plenty of color and flavor without getting harsh tannins from the stems or seeds.  After vinification the wines go into American and French oak barrels – in 2009, 4 new and 12 old (7 years).  The result is just about the perfect marriage between Rioja tradition and modern winemaking sensibility.  In 2009 – the best vintage in Rioja since the great 2005 – this shows all of the power and depth of the past few releases but with a smidge more elegance and purity.  It’s already generous aromatically, with powerful scents of black raspberry and plum fruit accented by notes of sweet spice, tobacco, violets and a touch of iron.  The flavors are rich and almost lush with loads of ripe, dark, fruit lifted up by a note of blood orange acidity and supported by masses of fine, velvety, tannins.  Drink now with rich or smoky foods or let it get even more elegant and complex over the next 8-15 years.

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Dom Thibert Pouilly Fuisse Les Champs 2009 Product #25975 (In Stock)
Dom Thibert Pouilly Fuisse Les Champs 2009 Dom Thibert Pouilly Fuisse Les Champs 2009

Arguably Christophe’s top wine, this single vineyard  Chardonnay includes a slug of super-concentrated fruit from 100 year-old vines.  There are currently no 1er Cru designated vineyards in Pouilly Fuisse – although Christophe is leading the fight to create a classification – but this is absolutely 1er Cru quality and every bit equal to top Cote de Beaune 1er Crus that cost twice as much.

“A distinctly ripe nose of peach, white flower and orange peel gives way to round and very rich medium-bodied flavors that brim with dry extract that confers a textured quality to the notably intense and relatively dry finish. Solid quality here.”Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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Pierre Paillard Champagne Blanc De Blancs "Act I" 2007 Product #26006 (In Stock)
Pierre Paillard Champagne Blanc De Blancs Pierre Paillard Champagne Blanc De Blancs

Pierre Paillard's Blanc de Blanc "Act 1" 2007, so named to stay within a legal loophole in France's vintage designation system, opens with a sophisticated whiff of white flowers and fresh almonds.  Aromas of fresh pear, golden apple, and brioche come in as well.  On the palate it's lemony and zippy, with a beautiful minerality and yeastiness on the finish.  Delivers all of that class and sophistication at far less than what you would normally pay for a single-vintage, 100% Chardonnay Champagne from all Grand Cru fruit. 

"Disgorged January 25, 2012. Pale yellow-gold. Orchard and pit fruits on the toasty, gently spicy nose and in the mouth. Musky pear and peach pit flavors show a refreshingly bitter quality and pick up a buttery nuance with air. Finishes chewy and long, with lingering toastiness and a hint of anise. This Champagne has the heft to handle full-flavored food like strong cheeses or a buttery poultry dish."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2008 Product #26382 (In Stock)
Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2008 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2008

"Sandrone’s 2008 Barolo Le Vigne is a wine of breathtaking textural finesse and elegance. Nothing really stands out, so phenomenal is the wine’s balance and sense of harmony. This is the kind of wine that is easy to overlook because it doesn’t ask for attention and isn’t showy. Instead, everything is simply in the right place. The finest, most silky of tannins support a core of sweet red berries, flowers, mint and spices, all of which are woven together with total refinement. The eternal, nuanced finish bodes very well for the future. This is a dazzling effort from Luciano and Luca Sandrone."Wine Advocate 97 points

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