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Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012 Product #27452 (In Stock)
Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012 Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012

The brothers Couillaud are among the most outstanding winegrowers of the western Loire Valley.  And while their Muscadet is terrific, it was this complex and distinctive Chardonnay that captured our attention.  Rain, hail, and wind cut the Chardonnay harvest by about 40% in 2012, giving the Couillauds unusually concentrated, powerful, fruit.  They fermented about 8% in barrel and the rest in concrete tanks, allowing all of the wine to go through malolactic fermentation.  The result is an amazingly rich, creamy, almost Meursault-like Chardonnay with the zesty cut and minerality of a top Chablis.  Honey, cream, chalk, and tart green apple aromas and flavors are delivered with super energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish.  This will be fantastic with rich seafood dishes and fresh cheeses.

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Dom De l'Hemoniere Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2013 Product #28467 (In Stock)
Dom De l'Hemoniere Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2013 Dom De l'Hemoniere Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2013

This could just be the perfect year-round Sauvignon Blanc - refreshing enough for summer heat and rich enough for mid-winter seafood.  It's 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the middle Loire valley (not too far from Vouvray), and shows off lovely ripeness in 2013.  Sweet pink grapefruit, green melon, and Granny Smith apple aromas carry through to the generous flavors where a touch of spice and lime zest kick in, too.  Nicely full in the mouth but juicy clean at the end with just a touch of grapefruit zest and cut grass. Pretty darn delicious.

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Dom La Prevote Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Product #28633 (In Stock)
Dom La Prevote Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Dom La Prevote Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2012

A rich and fruity Touraine that reminds us why this is one of the best spots in the world for great value Sauvginon Blanc.  Plenty of yellow, orange, and pink citrus aromas and flavors with a touch of green melon and a pretty whiff of fresh cut grass.  More flinty and mineral than most Touraine wines, but still generous and creamy with a clean, crisp, finish of Myer lemon and lime. 

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Leon Vatan Sauvignon Blanc Fleurs Sauvages 2012 Product #28677 (In Stock)
Leon Vatan Sauvignon Blanc Fleurs Sauvages 2012 Leon Vatan Sauvignon Blanc Fleurs Sauvages 2012

This value-priced Sauvignon Blanc just screams value!  Not too grassy, this Sauvignon is raised entirely in stainless steel to highlight its clean, vibrant citrus flavors.  Aromas of pithy, fresh lemon and a touch of herb invite you to take a sip of this fresh, mineral wine, perfect for salads full of fresh farmers' market produce or light seafood dishes.

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Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2013 Product #28614 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2013 Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2013

Basically a “baby Sancerre”, this exciting young Sauvignon Blanc is grown on the same chalky slate soils you’ll find across Sancerre from 10-40 year-old vines, fermented in stainless steel and allowed to rest 3 months on the fine lees.  The vineyard is located just outside the legal boundary of Sancerre, but the flavors make you feel right in the middle!

As in the past, generous, fresh, aromas of fresh flowers, just cut grass, white grapefruit, and a hint of wet stones burst from the glass.  Then you’ll find a tad more richness and zest to the crisp citrus and green apple fruit, tangy gooseberry, and fresh grass.  As the refreshing acidity wells up to make your mouth water, a bit of Sancerre’s trademark “gun flint” character shows underneath the juicy bright fruit.  There’s a wonderful rich/brisk, sweet/sour contrast in this wine that will delight and fascinate with every sip.  Served cold, it’s thirst quenching and refreshing.  Let it warm up a touch and it’s layered, complex, and a fantastic match for seafood, fresh vegetables, and – of course – goat cheese.

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Dom De La Bergerie Sous La Tonnelle Anjou Blanc 2012 Product #27887 (In Stock)
Dom De La Bergerie Sous La Tonnelle Anjou Blanc 2012 Dom De La Bergerie Sous La Tonnelle Anjou Blanc 2012

This fresh, delicious Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley's Anjou region opens with enticing aromas of fresh pear and that signature hint of waxiness and hay.  On the palate, it's fresh and lively, with a lovely streak of minerality that's much more sophisticated than you might expect at this price.  Perfect with smoked salmon or soft cheeses.

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J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2012 Product #28374 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2012 J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2012

J. Mourat lies in the Fiefs Vendeens-Mareuil, in the far western Loire valley, just inland of the Atlantic Ocean. In this unusual location, unusual blends seem to work well - at least that's the best explanation we can come up with for why Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc work so well together here!  The aromas and flavors present a wild blend of citrus (white grapefruit and lemon rind) with tree fruits like apples and peaches.  It's wonderfully fresh and bright from first to last, with notes of peach, apricot and apple lingering under zesty lime juice acidity.  A joyful wine of great distinction.

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Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013 Product #28501 (In Stock)
Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013 Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013

Certified Organic Grapes.  Betes Curieusses is a partnership of two Jeremies - Huchet and Mourat - who are making some of the most exciting terroir-driven Muscadet we've ever seen.  This wine comes from vineyards laced with decomposed granite over sand, warm soils that give remarkable ripeness.  It's a round, fruit-filled, Muscadet - almost creamy in texture - with a touch of peach to complement the salty mineral and lime zest.  Brisk, bracing, and utterly delicious.

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Dom De Villargeau Coteaux Du Giennois 2013 Product #28522 (In Stock)
Dom De Villargeau Coteaux Du Giennois 2013 Dom De Villargeau Coteaux Du Giennois 2013

Here's a crackling Sauvignon Blanc value for any Sancerre fan - because it's grown on Sancerre-like soils just outside the Sancerre AOC line.  The aromas, flavors and texture are all very pure and intense with vibrant green fruit, tangy citrus, and flinty mineral notes from front to back.  The finish is mouthwtering and long, long, long.  The quality here is astonishing as is the price.  A wine you'll come back to again and again.

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Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010 Product #28450 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010 Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010

If there's a more fun to drink Loire Cab Franc out there, we don't know it!  While there's plenty of Anjou fresh herb, cracked pepper, and juicy acidity here, the lush, ripe, red currant, raspberry and cherry fruit stars.  The lush, velvety, mid-palate fruit coats your mouth before tangy cherry acidity scrubs things clean and hints of fresh raspberry blossom leaves you wanting more.

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Ch Marie du Fou Mareuil Rose 2013 Product #28455 (In Stock)
Ch Marie du Fou Mareuil Rose 2013 Ch Marie du Fou Mareuil Rose 2013

The Mourat family's Chateau Marie du Fou is the only winery to be located in the historic town of Mareuil sur Lay, about 14 miles East of the Atlantic Ocean. Their rose is a blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, and a touch of Sauvignon that delivers very sophisticated aromas and flavors of fresh, ripe, strawberries dusted with savory herb and accented by just a touch of tangy cherry.  Very smooth and pure in texture with a dry, herb-laced, mouthwatering finish.  Lovely stuff.

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Ch Marie Du Fou Blanc 2013 Product #28463 (In Stock)
Ch Marie Du Fou Blanc 2013 Ch Marie Du Fou Blanc 2013

From the seldom-seen Fiefs Vendeens Mareuil AOC - although you can see several examples from the Mourat family here because we've simply fallen in love with these wines!  Just a dozen miles inland from the Atlantic and a bit south of Muscadet, both Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay seem to ripen nicely here while retaining fine acidity and a touch of minerality, too.  You'll find both those grapes here (70% Chenin) with a touch of oak from fermentation in 5 year-old barrels.  Layers of wonderful complexity to the waxy white fruit - peach, white apricot, plum - along with green melon and Granny Smith apple.  Sophisticated in texture and on the long, intense, finish where salty mineral and crushed herb flavors linger.  An exciting wine that gets more fascinating the longer you drink it.

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Gauthier Bourgueil Les Vingt Lieux Dits 2011 Product #27971 (In Stock)
Gauthier Bourgueil Les Vingt Lieux Dits 2011 Gauthier Bourgueil Les Vingt Lieux Dits 2011

A very special Loire Cabernet Franc from the top parcels farmed by Pierre and Catherine Gauthier in Bourgueil, across the river from Chinon.  The Gauthier's farm organically, ferment using native yeasts, and age their wines in used double-sized casks.  The 2011 is lovely with beautiful aromas of purple fruit, green tobacco and a subtle earthy note.  In the mouth it's snappy and crisp with tart cherry and purple berry fruit, more tobacco, and pleasing cherry pit bitterness.  A great wine for fresh greens or peppers and better still with classic steak frite!

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Dom Regis Cruchet Vouvray Sec 2011 Product #26791 (In Stock)
Dom Regis Cruchet Vouvray Sec 2011 Dom Regis Cruchet Vouvray Sec 2011

A fantastic bottle of Chenin Blanc that teeters brilliantly on the border between "sec" and "demi-sec".  Complex and captivating aromas of waxy asian pear and herb honey open things up.  Then, juicy on the entry and explosive flavors of pear, apple, flowers, and a touch of spice that gain richness from a hint of sweetness before the acids break through and deliver a dry, crisp, finish.  Very complex with deep flavors and excellent acids.

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Ch Soucherie Anjou Blanc Cuvee Les Rangs De Long 2012 Product #28272 (In Stock)
Ch Soucherie Anjou Blanc Cuvee Les Rangs De Long 2012 Ch Soucherie Anjou Blanc Cuvee Les Rangs De Long 2012

This lively, bone-dry Chenin Blanc is a wonderful example of the huge range of styles possible from this grape.  Aromas of pithy fresh lemon and a bit of Chenin's signature wet wool give way to flavors of meyer lemon, fresh apricot, and racy acidity that make your mouth water!  Perfect for spring salads, light seafood dishes, and fresh goat cheese, this is sunshine in a bottle.

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Dom Des Baumard Savennieres 2010 Product #28529 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Savennieres 2010 Dom Des Baumard Savennieres 2010

Savennieres, just across the river from the sweet wine region of Cote du Layon, is one of world's greatest sites for rich, wildly complex, and utterly dry Chenin Blanc.  This is a brilliant introduction to the delights of Savennieres, bursting with waxy peach fruit and finishing with complex minerality.

"A bright, engaging style, exhibiting fresh-cut Anjou pear, green almond, fig and brioche notes laced with a hint of butter. Offers a long, pure, honeysuckle-filled finish."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Ch De Villeneuve Saumur Champigny VV 2002 Product #21955 (In Stock)
Ch De Villeneuve Saumur Champigny VV 2002 Ch De Villeneuve Saumur Champigny VV 2002

Sure, most Loire Valley Cabernet Franc is built for early consumption with bistro food, but Jean-Pierre Chevallier old vines cuvee from 2002 has taken on even more complexity and charm with age. Savory aromas of roasted pepper, black olive, grilled meat and aged tobacco lead to a mellow mouthful of meaty black fruit, forest floor, and more dried tobacco.  Earthy and rich in the midpalate before bright acids and juicy roasted bell pepper notes refresh at the end.  Complex, layered, fascinating.

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Ch Du Coing Muscadet Comte De St Hubert 1999 Product #28202 (In Stock)
Ch Du Coing Muscadet Comte De St Hubert 1999 Ch Du Coing Muscadet Comte De St Hubert 1999

Here's how Wine Spectator described this wine - in June, 2003!  "A dressed-up Muscadet, with almond and hints of toast lying over the more common lemon, lime, floral and briny flavors. Has just enough zip to offset the creamy-textured finish. Very nice, though a bit atypical. Drink now."

Well, 10 years later and nearly 15 years after harvest, this wine is still going strong. The aromas and flavors are a bit exotic, with white stone fruit, lemon/lime zest, lemon curd, and loads of salty mineral weaving in and out.  It's still creamy in texture and still has enough acidity to stay in balance, but it's also picked up hints of fresh almond and iodine.  Captivating to just sip and a perfect match for sophisticated seafood dishes.  Oh - and while "drink now" is still good advice, there's no rush.

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Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011 Product #28429 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011 Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011

A brilliant late-harvest Chenin that crackles with energy - drink with almond desserts or on it's own.

"This selection of grapes from old vines is presented as the least sweet and the lightest of Baumard\'s late-harvest wines. It\'s clean and dynamic, a heady, layered chenin with scents of jasmine, orange and apple butter. The juiciness comes up against soil-inflected acidity, a fine, sandy grit to ameliorate the sweetness. Pour it with a savory almond torte."Wine & Spirits 93 points

"The acidity is almost shocking, cutting through the richness of the wine. Its sweet apple and lemon flavors balance the honey and maple syrup notes. The wine is still young, demanding aging over a decade at least. beautifully ripe. Screwcap." Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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