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Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2013 Product #28782 (In Stock)
Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2013 Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2013

Back in the old days, pretty much all white Bordeaux was a blend of the region’s three complementary grapes:  Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle.  As Loire Valley and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc became more popular in the 1980s, Bordeaux growers began phasing out first Muscadelle (too hard to grow) and then Semillon (usually pulled up in favor of Cabernet and Merlot).  The resulting Sauvignon-dominant (or 100% Sauvignon) white Bordeauxs can be a lot of refreshing, pool-side, fun – but they lack more traditional wine’s complexity of flavors and mellow, food-friendly, textures.

So, finding a traditional blend like this one is a real treat, especially at this great value price.  Give it a swirl and you’ll find a classic white Bordeaux nose of lemon/tangerine fruit, grapefruit pith, a bit of fresh mown grass, and the note of wet wool that Semillon brings to Bordeaux.  With air, a note of passion fruit and crushed savory herb emerges.  It’s light to medium-bodied and very fresh and happy in the mouth with flavors of lemon drop, tangerine, crushed herb and passion fruit puree.  On the finish, the fresh lemon and lime zest character comes forward and you’ll notice your mouth watering as the lemon and herb flavors linger on.   A lovely wine for any shellfish and herb dish or for salads with goat cheese.

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 Product #28504 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%). This is a soft, fruit filled, take on Bordeaux that fills your mouth with juicy red currant and black berry fruit accented by a touch of spice.  Subtle notes of fresh herb and tobacco keep this anchored in Bordeaux, and there’s just the enough ripe tannin to let it work well at table (but not enough to get in the way of solo sipping).

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Ch La Matheline Bordeaux Superieur 2009 Product #28949 (In Stock)
Ch La Matheline Bordeaux Superieur 2009 Ch La Matheline Bordeaux Superieur 2009

Ch la Metheline is a small, even obscure, estate located just outside the boundaries of Fronsac on Bordeaux’s “Right Bank,” just a short distance northwest of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol.  This is Merlot country where the Wine Spectator 96 point 2009 vintage turned out reds that are “Rich and powerful yet round and friendly, with velvety texture and loads of fruit…don't overlook Fronsac and Castillon.”

2009 la Mentheline is very much in this mold.  It’s 80% Merlot with 10% each of Cabernet Sauvignon (for structure) and Cabernet Franc (for perfume).  The ripe fruit clearly saw some time in barrel (probably not new) for added richness and complexity.  It’s a big wine (very 2009, in fact) with dark red currant, cherry and raspberry fruit at the core and accents of cedar, tobacco, dark chocolate and spice.  With a little air, a floral/herbal note emerges on top for even more charm.  The texture and length here belong to a much more expensive wine, and you’ll take great pleasure in drinking this now with lamb or roast beef and keep on enjoying it over the next 5 years or so.  Impressive wine, impressive package, and a very impressive price!

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Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2012 Product #28432 (In Stock)
Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2012 Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2012

Here's a classic white Bordeaux fromt the gravelly soils that gave "Graves" its name.  It's a traditional blend of about 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon that sees little or no oak.  Nicely complex aromas of fresh green grass, lemon and orange peel citrus, green melon, and a hint of wet wool - the classic smell of Semillon.  Clean and fresh on the palate with the juicy fruit taking center stage up front and then a bright mineral note emerging on the back.  Fun to just sip and a great wine at table.

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Early Mountain Red Vine 2012 Product #28829 (In Stock)
Early Mountain Red Vine 2012 Early Mountain Red Vine 2012

Jean Case and husband Steve (of AOL fame) launched Early Mountain to showcase the best of Virginia wines.  With Paul Hobbs consulting, they're off to a great start!  This "field blend" of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon offers up exotic aromas of coffee, jasmine, dark fruit and spice.  Dark chocolate drapes over the red and black fruit on the palate before tangy cherry and cranberry comes up on the finish.  A fine drinker and excellent Virginia value!

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Ch Malmaison Moulis En Medoc 2009 Product #27821 (In Stock)
Ch Malmaison Moulis En Medoc 2009 Ch Malmaison Moulis En Medoc 2009

Another great performance for this two-time Wine Spectator Top 100 estate in Moulis-en-Medoc, on the Left Bank just north of Margaux.  Much richer, riper, and softer than the 2005 and 2006 we featured in the past, this is bursting with blackberry and black currant fruit, cedar, tobacco, fresh herb and more.  A coffee/mocha note starts in the middle and expands on the plush, lingering, finish.  Great value in all-around Bordeaux to drink or hold.

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Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009 Product #27116 (In Stock)
Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009 Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009

Nicely in the drinking window now with miles to go in cellar  yet.

"This is a major sleeper of the vintage and the best wine I have ever tasted from La Cardonne, which is in the northern end of the Medoc, near the town of Blaignan. A blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, this 2009 offers up notes of tobacco leaf, cassis, and loamy soil with underbrush nuances. With excellent texture, impressive purity, and medium to full body, this is a rich, over-achieving cru bourgeois to drink over the next decade."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Ch La Gorre Medoc 2010 Product #28752 (In Stock)
Ch La Gorre Medoc 2010 Ch La Gorre Medoc 2010

"Cru Bourgeois" is the label given to Bordeaux estates of superior quality that were not listed in the Classification of 1855.  In a fine vintage (like 2010), this is where you'll find outstanding quality/value wines - like this beauty.  It's a blend of about equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% Petite Verdot for spice.  It's a classic, classy, Left Bank Bordeaux with pretty fruit and fine, vigorous, structure.  Drink now with lamb or beef or let it keep opening for a few years.

""The La Gorre has a very attractive bouquet with lively, vivacious black cherries, boysenberry and crushed stone that is well defined and opens nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins. The acidity is crisp and the finish tense, with hints of graphite on the finish. This is a well-crafted Cru Bourgeois. Drink now-2018."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010 Product #28753 (In Stock)
Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010 Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010

Another exciting "Cru Bourgeois" - a top estate omitted from the 1855 Classification - in the great 2010 vintage.  Hanteillan sits on the hills of the Left Bank's Haut-Medoc region on soils of gravel and marl over clay/limestone.  The vines - about 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet, and the rest Petit Verdot - average 20+ years of age and get a straight-forward winemaking, with fermentation in stainless steel and aging in barrel and concrete.  The 2010 is a big, lush, Bordeaux with loads of ripe red and black fruit and accents of tobacco and cedar.  Decant for an hour or so now or cellar for another 10 years.

"This is ripe and dense, with great tannins; opulent, rich black fruit; and a fresh, juicy aftertaste. The structure and the solid texture both point to long-term aging."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 3l BiB Product #28261 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 3l BiB Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 3l BiB

A long-time favorite red Bordeaux is even better in the ripe-but-elegant 2012 harvest - and in a 3.0 liter box!  A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot, the 2012 delivers ripe currant and cherry fruit with accents of crushed dried herb, cedar, chocolate and spice.  Medium-bodied with good acidity and light tannin, this will drink well for 3 months after opening - if it lasts that long!

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