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Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015 Product #30615 (In Stock)
Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015 Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015

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.  The 2015 harvest yielded plump, ripe, Chardonnay fruit with plenty of heft and balancing acidity.  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 nice energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish.  A tad richer and deeper than the 2014, but just as pure and mineral and delicious.

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J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2015 Product #30660 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2015 J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2015

A rich but vibrant white made from the Loire Valley’s most important white grape – the Chenin Blanc made famous by Vouvray – and Burgundy’s Chardonnay grape, which has thrived in warmer spots here for years.  The vineyards are in the Fiefs Vendeens AOC, just a few miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean.  The balance of warm Maritime sunshine and brisk Atlantic breezes allow the grapes to ripen fully while retaining plenty of summer refreshment value and cut.

Delivers a wild blend of citrus (white grapefruit and lemon rind) aromas with accents of tree fruits like apples and peaches. On the palate 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 to simply sip or pair with summer salads and seafood.

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Alain De La Treille Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2015 Product #31003 (In Stock)
Alain De La Treille Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2015 Alain De La Treille Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2015

Touraine marks the dividing line between the Loire Valley's Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc regions (Chinon, Vouvray, etc.) to the west and the greatest Sauvignon vineyards (Sancerre, Pouilly Fume) to the east. Prone to harshness and too much green herb, really fine Touraine Sauvignons hint at Sancerre minerality with a big more ripe, rich, fruit.  This is a very good one, fleshy and round with peach, green melon, and lemon fruit and just a bare hint of fresh cut grass. Great with seafood, salads, and reading a book by the pool.

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J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2015 Product #30626 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2015 J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2015

From the Western Loire Valley appellation of Fiefs Vendeens, this ripe and juicy blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Negrette is even more fun in the stellar 2015 vintage.  Ripe aromas of crushed cherry and watermelon and a touch of fresh herb lead the way to a big mouthful of cherry/berry fruit and a fresh, juicy, mouthwatering finish.  Lip-smacking and fun to smell, drink and just admire – especially in the throw-back old-school bottle.  Great stuff to sip or enjoy with any spring or summer meal.

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Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2014 Product #30732 (In Stock)
Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2014 Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2014

One of Muscadet's oldest and best estates turned out a classic wine in the cool, restrained, 2014 Loire vintage.  Aromas of sea shell, lime skin, and a hint of bready lees carry through on the bright, energetic, palate.  A fine mouthwatering Muscadet that has enough buffering richness (from time on the lees) to enjoy on it's own as well as with the classic pairing of raw oysters and shellfish.

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Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine 2015 Product #30753 (In Stock)
Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2015 Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2015

Having converted his Clos des Grand Primos vineyard to certified organic farming, Michel Bedouet is delivering on Muscadet’s potential.  The vineyard is a rocky mess of granite, schist and gneiss - no fun to farm, but wonderful for Muscadet's Melon de Bourgogne grape.  The 2015 delivers all the saline minerality and chiseled cut you'd expect from fine Muscade, but also a generous roundness to the texture and a plenty of ripe apple and tangy lemon-lime fruit. You’ll taste the benefits of extended aging on the lees – spent yeast cells left after fermentation – in the wine’s wet stone and chalk minerality, but love how the fresh fruit holds center stage and pumps on through a long finish of lemon, apple, lime zest and fresh thyme.  Sure, it’s a great wine for shellfish, but you’ll love it with almost any summertime dish or simply all on its own.

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Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2015 Product #30816 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2015 Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2015

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!

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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Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Porte Du Caillou 2014 375ml Product #29714 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Porte Du Caillou 2014 375ml Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Porte Du Caillou 2014 375ml

Classic Sauvignon Blanc from Chavignol, the home village of Henri Bourgeois.  You’ll find all the classic Sancerre aromas and flavors here – white citrus, fresh grass, lime skin, gun flint – in a ripe wine that has plenty of amplitude but also terrific balancing cut and vibrancy.  A terrific example of the rounder, style of Sancerre from Chavignol and ready to enjoy now with or without food.

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Dom De Villargeau Coteaux Du Giennois 2015 Product #30763 (In Stock)
Dom De Villargeau Coteaux Du Giennois 2015 Dom De Villargeau Coteaux Du Giennois 2015

The Coteaux de  Giennois appellation is small - under 200 acres in total - and tends to get lost in the shadow of nearby Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume.  Owned by brothers Fernand and Jean-Francois Thibaut, Villargeau is the top producer in the region and crafts crackling, fresh, Sauvignon Blanc from vines growing on fractured slate and gravel.

You'll find big aromas of mixed citrus - grapefruit, lemon, lime - with a hint of cut grass and flinty stones in the background.  On the palate it's clear, juicy, and fresh, with green grape and white grapefruit flavors getting complexity from the gunflint and smoke notes that made Pouilly-Fume so famous.  Finishes crisp and clean and pulls you back for another sip.

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Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2015 Product #30914 (In Stock)
Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2015 Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2015

A great 2015, even better than the 89 point WS 2014.  The Spectator described that as, "Bright cherry and red currant fruit is liberally laced with tobacco and shiso leaf notes, giving this an almost snappy edge. A taut chalky spine runs through the finish."  In 2015, the wine is richer, rounder, and has more sweet fruit but finishes with fine energy and very fine tannins.  A bistro beauty!

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Monmousseau Touraine Brut Cuvee JM NV Product #31254 (In Stock)
Monmousseau Touraine Brut Cuvee JM NV Monmousseau Touraine Brut Cuvee JM NV

A classy alternative to Cava or Prosecco - or even Champagne! - this blends Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay and adds fizz via an in-bottle second fermentation (like Champagne).  The aromas and flavors are classic:  Yellow and orange citrus, warm toast, and a hint of rich yeast.  It's more elegant and has better bubbles than Prosecco and is more rich, creamy, and traditional in flavor than Cava. Very satisfying and excellent value.

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Dom De La Chanteleuserie Bourgueil Alouettes 2015 Product #31444 (In Stock)
Dom De La Chanteleuserie Bourgueil Alouettes 2015 Dom De La Chanteleuserie Bourgueil Alouettes 2015

As Wine Advocate wrote a few years ago, "Thierry Boucard’s Bourgueils and the downright ridiculous value they offer should win many new converts to the cause of the Loire Cabernet Franc."  The 2015 edition delivers fresh, crunchy, cherry and red-currant fruit with a nice dose of crushed herb and extra richness.  Finishes mouthwatering and fresh.  An fun, easygoing, bistro red.

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Francois Cazin Cheverny Le Petit Chambord 2015 Product #30980 (In Stock)
Francois Cazin Cheverny Le Petit Chambord 2015 Francois Cazin Cheverny Le Petit Chambord 2015

From the Loire Valley's youngest AOC (1993), Cheverny is Sauvignon Blanc blended with the grower's choice of Arbois, Pineau Blanc, or - as here - 30% Chardonnay.  Cazin's wine serves up big aromas of white peach, ginger, spice and lots of dusty stone.  Ripe and round at first sip before turning pure and focused and brisk on the palate of green pear, orange peel, stone fruit and still more dusty mineral.  Long and vibrant on the finish; a wine you can drink all day and all night!

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Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2015 Product #31259 (In Stock)
Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2015 Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2015

Certified organic grapes, minimal intervention winemaking, and perfectly ripe Chenin Blanc grapes come together here in a crisp, clean, classic dry Vouvray to enjoy on its own or with rich foods.  Aromas of mineral-driven pear, white flower, and hazelnut lead to big flavors of dried peach and apple with a bite of lemon rind on the long, juicy, finish.  The "silex" soils shine through here!

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