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Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2015 Product #31343 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2015 Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2015

The 2015 edition of this customer and staff favorite Sauvignon Blanc starts with aromas of just-squeezed lemon and fresh cut grass. On the palate, there’s a nice, juicy hit of riper Meyer lemon that comes in, and the whole thing finishes mouthwateringly clean. While many white Bordeaux are blended with Semillon and Muscadelle to add waxy weight or fruitiness, Ch La Roche St Jean is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. There’s no oak to hide all that tangy fruit, and it’s a very reasonable 13.0% alcohol. If you’ve shied away from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc because of its over-the-top grapefruitiness or overwhelming, pungent passionfruit flavors, this is the perfect SB for you.

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Product #31344 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015

We’ve been fans of this small (for Bordeaux) family estate for years but the 2015 steps up the quality to an entirely new level! It’s a blend of un-oaked Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) from the sand, clay and limestone soils of Bordeaux’s Entre Deux Mers region – part of the “Right Bank” that excelled in the outstanding 2015 vintage.

You'll find it deliciously fresh and fun from the first pour and sip, but the real fun comes over the next few hours (or days), as the aromas and flavors get deeper and darker, with black currant, cedar, and dark chocolate holding center stage and classic Bordeaux notes of cedar, tobacco and crushed herb emerging on top.  The texture stays wonderful throughout - mouthfilling and dense enough to demand attention but never heavy or thick or plodding.  And the finish just keeps getting better and better, smooth and long with lingering flavors of fruit, cedar, chocolate and spice.  Hard to resist right this second, but do yourself a favor and lay some down and then pull a bottle out for a special dinner up to 10 years from now.  No one will ever believe what you paid!

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2011 375ml Product #29814 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2011 375ml Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2011 375ml

Half Bottles!  Perfect for an evening sip. 

"A winner from the Milhade family, Chateau Recougne has a reputation for lasting 20-30 years in the bottle in many vintages. I do not think the 2011 has that much staying power, but it over-delivers in body, richness, density and length. It is a shockingly good effort displaying a dark ruby color as well as abundant notes of earth, licorice and black currants, surprising body, richness and depth. A major sleeper of the vintage, it should drink well for 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011 Product #31350 (In Stock)
Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011 Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011

Mostly Merlot, with 10% Carmenere and 5% Petit Verdot for color and structure.  Unusually - at least at this price point - the wine ages entirely in new and 1 year-old oak casks for a year.  A richly fruit-filled Bordeaux - cherry, cassis, plum - with sophisticated accents of smoke, cedar, and herb.  Almost California fruit levels with sweet spice, but plenty of Bordeaux class at the end.

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Dom De Chevalier Rose De Chevalier 2015 Product #31178 (In Stock)
Dom De Chevalier Rose De Chevalier 2015 Dom De Chevalier Rose De Chevalier 2015

From Bordeaux's famous Dom de Chevalier, this is bled off the vats destined for the main red and bottled fresh and fun.  Big aromas of fresh flowers, ripe red berries and spice lead to a crisp mouthful of crushed cherry and sweet raspberry with a dash of crushed herb.  The flavors really last on the supple finish with a bit of bitter cherry pit adding complexity.  Fantastic with salmon!

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Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Product #30457 (In Stock)
Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010

Someday, all the little Bordeaux from the great 2010 harvest will be gone, but until then, the values remain superb.  Here's another, based on 40% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cab Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.  The Verdot really shows her in notes of candied violet and rich chocolate while the Cabernets add cedar, tobacco, currant, and dark cherry notes.  Finishes firm with spice, cedar and currant lingering.  Delicious right now and will improve for another 5 years or so.

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Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2014 Product #30744 (In Stock)
Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2014 Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2014

No oak but plenty of class in this sizzling white Bordeaux value.  Plenty of lime, mint, stone, lemon zest and more on the nose and palate and a fine, crisp, clean, finish. A touch of ginger adds interest.

"Restrained, with modest peach and lemon curd notes, laced with a hint of thyme. The fresh finish features a light twinge of lemon zest. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc."Wine Spectator 89-91 points

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Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml) Product #31486 (In Stock)
Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml) Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml)

The second wine from Ch Guiraud, this plays on the contrast between botrytis-tinged sweetness and clean Sauvignon Blanc fruit and acids. Rock solid Sauternes aromas and flavors of apricot, toasted almond, white peach, and honey, a creamy texture, and refreshing ginger and lemon notes on the finish.  For lighter desserts or even with savory caper/lemon sauce!

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Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2012 Product #30623 (In Stock)
Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2012 Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2012

An outstanding St. Emilion that's dead classic in every way other than price.  From 30 year-old vines of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc and aged in all neutral oak, this opens with generous scents of currant, coffee, plum, blackberry, herb and tobacco.  In the mouth, utterly delicious and full of black fruit (berry, cherry, currant) served up with a handful of dark herb.  Plump in the middle and then focused and firm on the finish, you can drink this now with lamb or beef or wait 4-8 years if you'd rather.

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Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2009 Product #30194 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2009 Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2009

A rare 2009 Bordeaux that delighted both America’s Robert Parker and Britan’s Jancis Robinson on release and has just gotten better since.  It's from 35 year-old vines growing on classic Bordeaux gravel soils just outside Pauillac and St. Julien, aged in tank (15%) and oak (85%) including about 50% new French oak.  The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon (for structure and power), 45% Merlot (for body and fruit) and 5% Petit Verdot (color, perfume), all from sustainably farmed 35 year-old vines.  Both British critic Jancis Robinson (17/20 points) and American Robert Parker (90 points, Sleeper of the Vintage") loved it on release, but it's even better now - as you'll see from James Suckling's just released review. A rich, satisfying, Bordeaux to drink right now with beef and lamb or hold through 2024.

"This is the posh sister to Larose-Trintaudon from vineyards in Arcins. Healthy crimson. Very sophisticated, swish perfume. Tastes as though an enormous amount of attention has been lavished on this wine. Top-quality oak for a start and really concentrated fruit. Lively and ripe. Great balance."  Jancis Robinson 17/20 points

“Complex aromas of blueberries, licorice and walnuts follow through to a full body, round and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Very fine indeed. Drink or hold.”  James Suckling 92 points (October, 2015)

"A sleeper of the vintage and impressive is their cuvee called Larose Perganson, which in 2009 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. It has the silkiness of its sibling, but is fuller-bodied, with more layers of fruit and glycerin and a heady finish (14.3% alcohol). It is opulent and pure, with loads of cassis, black raspberry and licorice notes backed up with some subtle oak. Drink it over the next decade."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 Product #30581 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010

Great vintages - like 2010 - deliver great wines up and down the price ladder.  And that's the story here with this iconic Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois.  Sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%) delivers lively aromas of plum, black cherry, and smoky herb and flavors of ripe currant, cedar, and spice.  Fine acids and soft tannins keep this refreshing and make it equally delicious at table or just to sip.  Outstanding value.

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Marquis De Calon St Estephe 2012 Product #30553 (In Stock)
Marquis De Calon St Estephe 2012 Marquis De Calon St Estephe 2012

Another great "second wine" value here, this time from 3rd Growth Saint-Estephe estate Calon Segur. From Calon Segur's famous walled vineyard, this is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot plus Cab Franc and Petit Verdot aged 17 months in 30% new oak. Rich and fleshy with tannins that want decanting or a few years.

"A spicy, meaty red with berry character and hints of mahogany. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Outstanding second wine for the vintage."  James Suckling 90 points

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Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 Product #31225 (In Stock)
Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010

Dense and powerful but opening nicely.

"Dark, grippy and very tarry, with lots of pebbly tannins driving underneath the layers of boysenberry, steeped fig and blackberry fruit. Ample baker's chocolate and dark tobacco fill in the remaining space. This will need a little cellaring to round into form, but remains a very solid, muscular version. Best from 2015 through 2022."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010 Product #30918 (In Stock)
Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010 Confidences de Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2010

The second wine of Prieure-Lichine is a stunning value in drink right now Margaux. A 40/60% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from the estate's younger vines with 14 months in second and third use French oak.

"Layered, with plush flavors of plum, blackberry and black currant preserves offset by firmer charcoal, black tea leaf and warm stone notes. Approachable now but should mellow with mid-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 90 points

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L'esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2012 Product #31040 (In Stock)
L'esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2012 L'esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2012

Dom de Chevalier's second wine is a beauty in the warm 2012 vintage.  A 50/50 blend of Semillon and Sauvignon aged in barrel for 15 months.  A lot going on here, with rich fruit, smoky depth, and a long, vigorous, finish.

"This youthful version offers a creamy feel, with straw, pineapple and peach notes leading to a long, melon-fueled finish. Picks up just enough bitter citrus notes along the way to keep this defined and fresh."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan 2013 Product #30489 (In Stock)
Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan 2013 Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan 2013

Classic white Bordeaux made from 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon with 30% aged in new oak. Creamy, sophisticated, and long.

"A lovely wet straw aroma leads to a flattering, creamy palate of sweetened butter, creamed apple, lemon curd and honeysuckle notes. A tarragon hint at the very end keeps this honest. Drink now through 2017."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012 Product #30920 (In Stock)
Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012 Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012

A big, rich, Bordeaux with density from Merlot (50%) and cut from Cabernet Sauvignon.  Supple and tempting now - 2032.

"A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2012 Brown hits the palate with serious intensity and slightly rough contours that are going to need time to settle down. The high presence of Merlot (70%) and pushed, ripe style add to the wine's considerable personality. A rush of black cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice and incense leaves a positive last impression."  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

"Nicely packed, with energetic flavors of blackberry cobbler, blueberry paste and boysenberry coulis, carried by a brambly structure and pushed by anise and ganache accents on the finish. Shows solid grip and should do well with cellaring. This has added some weight since the barrel tasting."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010 Product #31181 (In Stock)
Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010 Ch Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2010

Plenty of St. Estephe's classic power and chew here with a dry, savory, finish.  Try with lamb and hold some, too.

"Fabulous aromas of currants, sweet tobacco and orange peel. Full body, super-refined tannins and a finish that is wonderful. Complex and delicious with savory notes. Orange peel, chocolate and hazelnut. 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Drink or hold."  James Suckling 92 points

"Obviously wood-aged, with a smoky toast flavor, this is a wine that shows the power of Saint-Estèphe tannins in full force. At the same time, there is a blackberry character that adds richness and juiciness, which cuts through the dry core."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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Ch Guiraud Sauternes 2008 375ml Product #31487 (In Stock)
Ch Guiraud Sauternes 2008 375ml Ch Guiraud Sauternes 2008 375ml

Nicely mature and very rich with a long, long, finish.

"Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. It is clear that the aromatics on the 2008 are a little simpler and more straightforward than the 2007 with honeysuckle, jasmine and mango scents emerging with time. The palate is ripe and precise on the entry with well-integrated oak that is in sync with the lemon curd and apricot fruit. There is a lovely sweetness on the finish with a hint of spice lingering in the mouth. As I wrote last year – sublime."Wine Advocate 93 points

"A ripe, flashy style, with layers of creamed peach, Jonagold apple, candied citrus peel and dried apricot, all stitched with lovely acacia honey and floral notes. This has power and purity. Drink now through 2022."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2012 Product #31488 (In Stock)
Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2012 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2012

Technically the 3rd wine of Smith Haut Lafitte, this is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon from younger vines with a tad less new oak.

"A Bordeaux displaying intense aromas and flavors of red cherries, plums and dried flowers. Full body, refined yet firm tannins, lovely acidity and a long, spicy finish. Very cabernet. Drink in 2016."  James Suckling 90 points

"One of the two second wines from Smith Haut Lafitte, this is distinguished by a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon. That gives the wine a great structure along with dark tannins and juicy black fruits. It comes from young vines on the estate, with a youthful exuberance that shows in the fruitiness of this wine."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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