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Eric Rodez Ambonnay Cuvee Des Crayeres NV Product #13997 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Cuvee Des Crayeres NV Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Cuvee Des Crayeres NV

Over the past few years, Cuvee Crayeres has graduated from a delicious introduction to Eric's wines to a complex, distinctive, very grand wine of it's own. It's still a 60/40 blend of Grand Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with about 40% aged in barrel and 60% allowed to go through malolactic fermentation.  But now it showcases the full range of Eric's blending talents, with just 38% of the wine coming from the 2010 harvest and the rest chosen from various lots of 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005 wines.

More than one taster has compared Crayeres to Bollinger over the years, and while the similarity is there, Crayeres is always a bit more fresh and vigorous. Golden fruit, toast, minerality, and exotic citrus aromas and flavors keep pulling you back for another sniff and sip.  Jancis Robinson's comment from the 2013 release still holds here.  "Serious champagne. Rather Bollinger style. Long - almost smokes a cigar, this champagne!"

"Aromas of Poire William, white flowers and honey are lifted by a zesty mineral topnote. Fleshy and dry on the palate, offering very good lift and clarity to its bitter quince and peach pit flavors. Closes on an emphatic, sharply focused mineral note, with firm grip and spicy persistence."  Vinous (Reynolds) 91 Points

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Eric Rodez Ambonnay Rose NV Product #17167 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Rose NV Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Rose NV

Eric Rodez's rose Champagne always marries the fun, festive, nature of pink fizz to some serious winegrowing and Champagne blending skill - giving a seriously fun wine!  About 45% of the wine is Pinot Noir allowed to rest on its skins at crushing to extract color and then blended with white wine made from roughly equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  This year's release is based on vintage 2010 (about half) with reserve wines from 2009, 2008, 2006, and 2005 with 80% of the cuvee aged in barrel aged 4 years on the lees and given Just 4g/l dossage.

It's a bright salmon pink color and with tiny bubbles.  Aromas of wild strawberries and toast aromas and mouth filling flavors of ripe strawberry and tangy cherry fruit surrounded by juicy acids and a touch of biscuit. The creamy texture and round mouthfeel make this all too easy to gulp – but slow down and enjoy the ride.

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Eric Rodez Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2007 Product #30333 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2007 Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2007

Just a lovely wine from what is shaping up to be an excellent 2007 vintage, Eric Rodez's Millesime 2007 is 58% Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay, with all but 10% fermented and aged in barrel. After 7 years on the lees, it's a shimmery gold color with tiny, precise, bubbles.  Big aromas of orchard and stone fruit with accents of fresh cut hay, brioche, and toasted  nut lead to a precise, crisp, palate of pear, citrus, nuts, toast, and more.  Rich, but not heavy, and very long, this delicious dry Champagne is lovely now and will continue to improve for years.

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Eric Rodez Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV Product #13994 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV

"Grand Vintages" is Eric's celebration of Champagne's greatest harvests, and this release includes wine from vintages 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2000, and 1999.  The 70/30 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay base wines were aged in barrel with no malo.  The blended wine spent 8 years on the lees and was finished with 2 g/l dosage.

With that background, you'd expect richness, complexity, and fantastic length - all of which are here in spades - but the delicacy of texture and transparency of the palate are surprising delights.  Lots of toast and smoke aromas and flavors frame a mélange of rich orchard, stone, and citrus fruit and give way to cut flowers, truffle, and minerality on the long finish.  Simply stunning, and very Krug-like for about $145 less.

"Exceptional complexity. Very rich and layered. Flowers and swallowable and very different form the norm. Transparent."  Jancis Robinson 17.5/20 Points

"An intriguingly perfumed nose evokes poached pear, orange zest, sweet butter and honey, along with a smoky quality and a chalky mineral overtone. Chewy, very deep citrus and orchard fruit flavors are complicated by suggestions of toasted brioche, white truffle and candied fig. Finishes very long and smoky, with resonating floral and mineral qualities."  Vinous (Reynolds) 93 Points

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Eric Rodez Empreinte De Terroir 2003 Chardonnay Product #30334 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Empreinte De Terroir 2003 Chardonnay Eric Rodez  Empreinte De Terroir 2003 Chardonnay

Eric's Empreinte De Terroir series is designed to showcase the unique character of his Grand Cru Ambonnay vineyard in a single vintage - in this case, the warm 2003 harvest.  From nearly 50 year-old vines, it is 100% barrel fermented and aged and spends 10 years on the lees before disgorgement with just 2 g/l dossage.

Complex and evolved aromas of brioche, toast, grilled nuts, and dried honey lead to a bone dry wine with swirling, hard-to-describe, flavors.  Dried flowers and apples, more toast and nuts, and a touch of fresh herb honey are all here in a rich wines with a bright, energetic, wine that lingers forever.  A wine to contemplate or pair with rich seafood dishes.  Very rare and limited.

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Eric Rodez Empreinte De Terroir 2003 Pinot Noir Product #30335 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Empreinte De Terroir 2003 Pinot Noir Eric Rodez  Empreinte De Terroir 2003 Pinot Noir

Eric's Empreinte De Terroir series is designed to showcase the unique character of his Grand Cru Ambonnay vineyard in a single vintage - in this case, the warm 2003 harvest.  From 30 year-old Pinot Noir vines, it is 100% barrel fermented and aged and spends 8 years on the lees before disgorgement with just 2 g/l dossage.

The 2003 shows a copper-tinged color with extremely fine bubbles.  Aromas of cherries, red flowers, and toast explode from the glass.  In the mouth it’s extremely deep, rich, and robust with complex flavors of red fruits, graphite and baked bread.  The flavors drive to a seemingly endless finish as hints of red raspberry and toast linger.  While fascinating to drink on its own, this would pair wonderfully with duck or any dish featuring wild mushrooms.  This will just get better in cellar over the next decade or so.

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