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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml Product #28678 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml

As always, a lovely value!

"Admirers of the so-called “little” wines of Bordeaux will no doubt be familiar with Recougne, which has been imported into the United States for nearly thirty years and can last for two decades or more. The 2010, which they now call “Vieilles Vignes,” exhibits aromas and flavors of cedarwood, spice box, black currants and berries. This medium-bodied, well-made blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc should drink well for 7-8 years. (Although last year I drank a 1952 that was still quite tasty.)"Wine Advocate 87-88 points

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2014 Product #29625 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2014 Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2014

The 2014 edition of our best-selling Bordeaux Blanc ever delivers on the promise of the vintage.  It opens with its usual generous scents of white pineapple, honeysuckle, and orange zest.  The 100% Sauvignon Blanc fruit delivers more of the same on the palate plus a bit of firm green melon, tangerine, and a bite of citrus pith and oil.  Elegant and fresh, it's a great all-purpose white for parties, salads, fish, or just sipping on a warm afternoon.

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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 Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Product #29232 (In Stock)
Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010

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. The result is a richly fruit-filled Bordeaux - cherry, cassis, plum - with sophisticated accents of smoke, cedar, and herb.  Almost California fruit levels, but plenty of Bordeaux class at the end.

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 Product #29360 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010

Even better than the 2009, with one touch more richness and depth.

"Admirers of the so-called “little” wines of Bordeaux will no doubt be familiar with Recougne, which has been imported into the United States for nearly thirty years and can last for two decades or more. The 2010, which they now call “Vieilles Vignes,” exhibits aromas and flavors of cedarwood, spice box, black currants and berries. This medium-bodied, well-made blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc should drink well for 7-8 years. (Although last year I drank a 1952 that was still quite tasty.)"Wine Advocate 87-88 points

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Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2014 Product #29646 (In Stock)
Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2014 Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2014

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 citrus, with a hint of wet wool - the classic smell of Semillon.  Clean and fresh and very brisk on the palate with the juicy fruit taking center stage up front and then loads of citrus and a bright mineral note emerging on the back.

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Saint Jacques De Siran Bordeaux Superieur 2012 Product #29678 (In Stock)
Saint Jacques De Siran Bordeaux Superieur 2012 Saint Jacques De Siran Bordeaux Superieur 2012

The classy package – an elegant, traditional label and stylish wood case – and famous name – Chateau Siran, one of the oldest estates in Bordeaux’s Margaux region – drew our attention to this bold Bordeaux. But it was tasting it and noticing how much more rich, powerful, and deeply flavored it is than most $30-$50 Bordeaux that convinced us to bring it to you!

Chateau Siran was founded in 1428, taking its name from Saint Siran. In the 1700s, it passed to the Lautrec family, grandparents of the painter Toulouse-Lautrec, before going to the Miailhe family in 1858. Siran made its reputation for supple, smooth, and aromatic wines from the gravelly plateau of Margaux (home of 1st Growth Chateau Margaux). But this delicious value comes from the Miailhe's vineyards just along the borders of Margaux, sharing similar soils and microclimate, but lacking the "prestige" name (and price tag).

It’s a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in used barrels (for smoky complexity and silky structure) and steel tanks (for fresh fruit). In 2012, it offers up a super rich Bordeaux nose of black currant, violets, crushed herb, coffee, cedar, chocolate and 5-spice. On the palate, the fruit turns a touch more red, juicy, and high-toned on the palate - redcurrant, strawberry, and even a touch of cranberry - with layered accents of chocolate, cedar, tobacco and spice. There very fine definition and saturation to the flavors and sweetness to the fruit from front to back with juicy acids and nicely polished tannins supporting the lingering flavors of currant, coffee, cedar and spice. Delicious right now, even better in 2017, and a fine treat through 2020.

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Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2009 Product #29365 (In Stock)
Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2009 Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2009

Someday, all the little Bordeaux from the great 2009 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.

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Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2013 Product #29679 (In Stock)
Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2013 Clos Des Lunes Lune Blanche Bordeaux Blanc 2013

The famous Graves estate Dom de Chevalier makes this classic white Bordeaux from vines planted in Sauturnes.  Dry, fresh, savory, and long on the palate and finish.

"The 2013 Clos des Lunes is a dry Semillon-based white from a parcel between Giraud and Y'Quem in Sauternes. White flowers, pears, mint and white stone fruits are all laced together in a vibrant, stony wine to drink over the next few years, while the flavors remain crisp. I very much like the sense of tension here."  Vinous 89-91 points

"Delicious, with racy tarragon, lemon pulp and blanched almond notes, as well as richer white peach, tangerine and heather accents. This pulls everything together on the racy, well-detailed finish. Drink now through 2016."Wine Spectator 90 points

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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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Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2011 Product #29096 (In Stock)
Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2011 Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2011

The second wine from Ch Guiraud, this plays on the contrast between botrytis-tinged sweetness and clean Sauvignon Blanc fruit and acids.  For lighter desserts or even with savory caper/lemon sauce!

"Solid, with a direct, open-knit core of apricot, toasted almond, piecrust and white peach flavors that meld through the creamy, ginger-tinged finish."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Ch Morin Saint-Estephe 2011 Product #29492 (In Stock)
Ch Morin Saint-Estephe 2011 Ch Morin Saint-Estephe 2011

Most "value" Bordeaux carries a regional "Bordeaux" or "Medoc" label, so we were excited to find this gem from the prestigious commune of Saint-Estephe showing loads of Saint-Estephe character in the tricky 2011 vintage.   It's rich and deep, with more robust black currant fruit complementing its spice, cedar, and black olive notes.  As you'd expect from a mainly-Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux, there's good structure here but also lots of ripe fruit (if no overt fruitiness).  This will develop nicely over the next 5-8 years in cellar, but will also drink well now with lamb, pork chops, or beef.  Fine value.

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Blanc 2014 Magnum Product #29540 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Blanc 2014 Magnum Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Blanc 2014 Magnum

Just arrived and better than ever in big bottles!  As usual, this 100% Sauvignon Blanc explodes with aromas and flavors of pineapple, green melon, honeysuckle and orange zest.  It's round and easy-drinking through the mid-palate before a nice, refreshing, pop of citrus fruit and acidity comes up on the long, zesty, finish. A great all-purpose white for casual sipping - and, especially, for parties!

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Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2010 Product #29366 (In Stock)
Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2010 Ch La Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion 2010

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 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 Boutisse Saint-Emilion 2010 Product #27289 (In Stock)
Ch Boutisse Saint-Emilion 2010 Ch Boutisse Saint-Emilion 2010

Xavier Milhade purchased this estate in 1996 and has brought quality up and up since then.  A very fine 2010 that will show now with decanting (but be best from 2016).

"Very fresh, showing enticing plum, currant and boysenberry fruit, with lots of mouthwatering minerality and a long, spice-filled finish. Dense but pure. A suave wine in the making."Wine Spectator 91-94 points

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Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2011 375ml Product #29002 (In Stock)
Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2011 375ml Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2011 375ml

Wine Spectator Top 100!

Fine vibrancy and lift to this rich, creamy, Sauternes.  Delicious now and sure to last 20+ years.

"Pure, with piercing persimmon, pineapple, white peach and quince flavors. Gorgeous floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom form the backdrop, while a heather accent caresses the finish. Overwhelmingly pure in the end, with a finish that sails on and on."Wine Spectator 95 points

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Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009 Product #28746 (In Stock)
Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009 Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009

A lush, open, blend of 65% Merlot and equal parts Cab Sauv and Franc.

"Outstanding, loaded with black cherry fruit, plenty of glycerin and alcohol, and meant for drinking over the next 5-7 years. These medium to full-bodied wines are true hedonistic fruit bombs of Lalande de Pomerol. They are pure, rich, textured and altogether over-achievers that merit serious attention."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Clos Laborie Margaux 2010 Product #29367 (In Stock)
Clos Laborie Margaux 2010 Clos Laborie Margaux 2010

More than any other Left Bank commune, Margaux is all about perfume.  This lovely value from the excellent 2010 harvest delivers the perfume - crushed red berries, roasted coffee, crushed herb, cedar and spice - in spades and then keeps on pumping out these deliciously complex notes on the clear, focused, palate.  Graphite and tobacco come up with air and linger over the firm tannins and ripe fruit on the finish.  Decant now or cellar through 2020.

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