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Dom Vincent Dampt Chablis 2011 375ml Product #27035 (In Stock)
Dom Vincent Dampt Chablis 2011 375ml Dom Vincent Dampt Chablis 2011 375ml

This is stony, pure, Chablis with plenty of crisp fruit and slatey mineral and just a touch of roundness from limited use of neutral oak.  Creamy without any sign of heaviness and very nice length for a Village wine.

"A solidly complex and reasonably refined nose features notes of dried flowers, lemon zest, mineral reduction and a hint of iodine. There is good energy to the racy and well-detailed middle weight flavors that possess a seductive texture before terminating in a persistent, clean and moderately dry finish. This harmonious effort should mature quickly. Outstanding Top Value."Allen Meadows 89 points

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Josephine Dubois Chablis 2012 Product #28197 (In Stock)
Josephine Dubois Chablis 2012 Josephine Dubois Chablis 2012

Here's a very fine value in classic (and classy) Chablis! The aromas deliver traditional Chablis scents of green apple, lime peel, chalk, and more.  In the mouth, it's dry, crisp, and focused, with a savory, almost brothy, sense to the Granny Smith apple, lime, and stony mineraly flavors.  Mouthwatering and clean but also round and rich, it's a great value for sipping or seafood.

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2011 Half Bottle Product #28285 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2011 Half Bottle Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2011 Half Bottle

HALF BOTTLE.  From 40+ year-old vines in the heart of Fourchaume, proper, harvested the first 3 days of September, just before the rain that caused so many problems with rot for others.  The fruit came in just under 12.5% alcohol with vibrant acidity that benefited from 12 months in neutral oak.  As estate manager Lyne Marchive says of her 2011s overall, “It's classic in style but not unduly austere plus it should drink well early if someone prefers it."  Don’t miss the chance to get some in half-bottles and magnum, too!

"A very slight chew to give texture, plus plenty of bright green apple fruit. Great intensity on the mid-palate – certainly has ageing potential."  Jancis Robinson Purple Pages 17/20 points

"Sweet Spot Outstanding. A dense nose of ripe white orchard fruit, floral notes and a hint of tidal pool character precedes the very rich and suave flavors that possess good power and excellent depth and length. This is a relatively big yet refined Fourchaume that displays plenty of mid-palate dry extract."Allen Meadows 90-93 points

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2012 Product #28427 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2012 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 2012

Here’s a simply killer bottle of “Village” level white Burgundy you can enjoy right now for less than the cost of most Bourgogne!  It’s 100% Chardonnay grown on the chalky soils of Chablis in the northern-most portion of Burgundy with no oak at all.  Wonderful aromas of salty, leesy, golden fruit with a touch of lemon zest.  Round and mouthfilling, the flavors feature lemon custard, tangy apple, and a hint of ripe pineapple.  The rich, ripe, flavors snap into focus as a burst of lemony acidity and chalky, salty, mineral bursts on the long, dry, finish. Ready to go now all by itself or with cool salads, poached fish, or even savory Asian foods.

"This is also quite pretty and while there are similar aromas here the nose is more floral with background hints of citrus. There is good volume and fine verve to the detailed, delicious and caressing middle weight flavors that possess good persistence on the clean, dry and saline-inflected finish."Allen Meadows 87-90 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2012 Product #27975 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2012 Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2012

Just another fantastic wine from the Chablis traditionalists at Domaine Louis Michel. We love the marriage of ripe, wide-open, Chardonnay fruit with Chablis’ crisp acidity and lingering, refreshing, wet-stone minerality.  Co-winemaker Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel loves how his 2011s “are classic but with charm as they have plenty of Chablis character but without the austerity of vintages like 2008 or 2010.” 

From first sniff, this blend of organically grown Chardonnay from 25+ year-old vines grown in several different 1er Cru vineyards screams “Chablis!”  Generous aromas of fresh-from-the-tree apple, mint, white flowers, and crushed stones jump from the glass.  The wine enters your mouth with a sense of richness and lusciousness with generous flavors of crisp apple, green fig, tangerine and lime zest followed by a big burst of mouthwatering lemon/lime acidity and salty oyster shell and chalk minerality.  The rich texture makes this delicious to sip all on its own, but it will sing with shellfish, halibut, and creamy mushroom and chicken dishes, too.  Bravo!

"There is plenty of Chablis character to the mostly green fruit and shellfish suffused nose. I like the mouth feel to the round and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess fine persistence on the clean, dry and focused finish.” Allen Meadows 88 points

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume VV 2012 Product #28425 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume VV 2012 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume VV 2012

Same theme as with the regular Chablis – here’s a fantastic 1er Cru white Burgundy for comfortably less than you’d pay for less interesting Village Chassagne.  A bit shy at first before revealing complex aromas of lemon, chalk, apple, and white flowers.  Very precise and focused on the palate where the orchard fruit and citrus flavors gain complexity from a fine beam of salty stone.  The texture is rich but the flavors stay pure and poised right through the long, chalky, mouthwatering, finish.  Lovely now and for 8 years or so with seafood salad, sushi, or even chicken with a bit of mushroom and cream.

"Sweet Spot Outstanding. Mineral reduction, spice and floral notes set off by discreet wood hints are followed by rich, round, fresh and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that are attractively textured and culminate in a dry and extract-rich finish. This is a wine of fine depth, harmony and balance and it's well worth considering."Allen Meadows 91 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montee Tonnerre 2012 Product #28067 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montee Tonnerre 2012 Dom Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montee Tonnerre 2012

Probably the best 1er Cru vineyard in Chablis, Montee de Tonnere lies on the same part of the hill and on the same soils as Les Clos.  More powerful and mineral than Forets, but also a touch less open today.  Magnificent.

"The 2012 Chablis Montee de Tonnerre is wonderfully alive in the glass. Crystalline, precise and drop-dead gorgeous, the 2012 captures the best qualities of the year. Sweet floral notes add a sense of airiness to the 2012 that is hugely appealing, while the intense minerality kicks in on the delicate, gracious finish."  Antonio Galloni 92-94 points

"Sweet Spot Outstanding. An expressive nose of fresh, cool and reserved aromas that are elegant, airy and intensely citrus-inflected merge seamlessly into rich, intense and pure medium-bodied flavors that possess really lovely balance and superb length on the saline and markedly dry finish. This is a wine of harmony and impeccably good balance."Allen Meadows 90-92 points

“Complex, inviting nose combines white peach, lemon, lime, crushed stone and fresh herbs. Densely packed and highly concentrated, with ineffable notes of citrus fruit, flowers, minerals, mint and herbs. Boasts a lovely balance of sucrosite and acidity. Really stains the palate and vibrates on the aromatic, mineral-tinged aftertaste.” International Wine Cellar 91-94 points

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Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest 2012 Product #28026 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest 2012 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest 2012

We normally only get a couple of cases of this beauty, the best 1er Cru from arguably the best Domaine in Chablis.  Not sure why someone in the state didn’t take their full allocation, but a little more has come available.  I buy this wine every year; you should, too.

"The 2012 Chablis La Forest is incredibly reticent today. Bright citrus and floral notes abound in a layered, crystalline Chablis endowed with remarkable focus, purity and energy. I imagine the 2012 will offer a long and broad window of pure drinking pleasure once it softens in bottle."  Antonio Galloni 93-95 points

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2011 Product #28282 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2011 Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2011

The most grand of the Chablis Grand Crus, Les Clos delivers the perfect marriage of Puligy-like richness and power with classic Chablis stony minerality.  About 15% of the barrels used to age the fruit of these 50 year-old vines was new, but the wine has largely absorbed any lingering new wood flavors.  A majestic wine at a very, very, good price for drinking 2016-2026+.

"Apple, apricot, a bit more substance than the Vaudésir, and more intensity too. Seems to call for longer ageing. Very attractive primary fruit scent nonetheless, and well integrated oak."  Jancis Robinson Purple Pages 17.5/20 points

"From a .53 ha parcel planted in 1962 and matured in mostly older oak but there is a small percentage of new wood. The wood regimen is sufficiently subtle to allow the ultra-pure and elegant aromas of yellow orchard fruit, white flowers, lemon rind and mineral reduction to shine. The rich, intense and equally mineral-driven big-bodied flavors are brilliantly well-delineated before exploding into a chiseled, dry, saline-infused, austere and beautifully long though markedly austere finish. As one would reasonably expect this will need a few years to completely come together." Allen Meadows 92 points

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Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2011 Product #26723 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2011 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2011

"Pale, bright yellow. Aromas of white peach, oatmeal and iodiney oyster shell. The palate offers a captivating combination of sweet white peach and pineapple fruit and strong underlying minerality, along with a hint of vanilla. Turns more austere and dry on the long, stony finish. This is not obviously better than the Sechet."International Wine Cellar 91 points

"The J. & S. Dauvissat 2011 Chablis Vaillons – tasted from barrel (though its first year was spent in tank) and not due for bottling until November – delivers a striking amalgam of juicy lemon and lime with saline, savory, fennel-tinged mussel stock. (Where but in Chablis could such a description apply to fruit of the vine?) Time in barrel seems to have acted like a slow simmer of that mineral-, herb- and protein-rich stock, and the saliva-inducing salinity, hidden sweetness, and subtly rounded richness of finish here – none of which, incidentally, precludes sheer refreshment – offer promise of impressive versatility at table through at least 2020."

Wine Advocate 90-91 points

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Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2011 Product #27592 (In Stock)
Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2011 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet 2011

A beautiful Chablis that's showing now with fantastic concentration and salty minerality.

"This is not only more elegant but more complex as well with a much greater emphasis on the typical Séchet citrus elements. There is good richness to the round and relatively generous medium weight flavors that possess a seductively textured mouth feel. There is a lovely minerality and underlying tension to the very dry, balanced and persistent finish. This should be good and offer solid mid-term cellaring potential."Allen Meadows 90-92 points

"The Vincent Dauvissat 2011 Chablis Sechet delivers a striking sense of lift and transparency allied to infectious juiciness. Succulent and refreshing grapefruit, lime and yellow plum are wreathed in buddleia and high-toned herbal extracts, then mingled on a buoyant (almost delicate) and silken-textured palate with the saline-sweet savor of raw scallop. The saliva-inducing, umami-rich animal aspects are perfectly complemented by almost infinite juiciness of citrus and pit fruits that are transparent to seductively floral and shimmeringly crystalline-mineral nuances. This long-finishing beauty should not be missed now, in its youth, but I imagine it will continue to cast its spell through at least 2018."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2012 Product #28424 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2012 Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2012

Not just Grand Cru, but the very best Grand Cru in all of Chablis, the famous sun-washed, chalk-laced, hill of Les Clos.  Fruit this ripe, powerful, and perfect deserves extra attention, so this is the only wine at the Domaine to receive new oak (about 15%).  Very Grand Cru on the nose where deep aromas of green apple, lemon oil, apple and peach blossom, and wet chalk swirl in the glass.  In the mouth, powerful and deep with riper fruit – golden apple, pineapple, yellow peach – plus a good dose of lime and lime zest.  Dense in the middle and long on the ripe but salty/savory finish where fruit and stone flavors linger. Give it an hour of air now or cellar for 5 years and then enjoy for 10 more.  Brilliant – and less expensive than any good 1er Cru Puligny!

"Really tropical fruit, and a bit of oak here – distinguished and distinctive. Very immediate and open – a real crowd pleaser without sacrificing authenticity and typicality."  JancisRobinson.com 17.5/20 points

"From a .53 ha parcel planted in 1962 and matured in mostly older oak. This is a bit more elegant compared to the Vaudésir with its ripe, pure and pretty aromas of lavender, apple, wet stone and white orchard fruit scents. There is fine density to the powerful and muscular broad-scaled flavors that manage to retain a fine sense of detail on the palate staining and wonderfully persistent finish. This is presently quite backward it will need a few years to find its center." Allen Meadows 91-93 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2010 Product #26235 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2010 Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2010

"This is perhaps ever-so-slightly riper still than the Vaudésir, yet the expressive nose remains cool and fresh with aromas of white flowers, tidal pool and citrus nuances that merge gracefully into full-bodied and overtly muscular broad-shouldered flavors that also possess plenty of acid-buffering dry extract on the tight, intense and highly enduring finish. Excellent cellar potential."Allen Meadows 92-94 points

"The 2010 Chablis Grenouilles, on the other hand, is much more closed down. Today it is the wine’s crystalline minerality that comes through most clearly. Hints of jasmine, green pears and apples develop in the glass, but this is a wine that needs time before its full personality begins to emerge. It is above all else a wine of finesse and, at times, an almost feminine vulnerability. Anticipated maturity: 2014."Wine Advocate 94+ points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2010 Product #26236 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2010 Dom Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2010

"Hints of sulfur reduce the present attractiveness of the otherwise complex and well-nuanced nose that displays notes of oyster shell, white pepper and dried flowers. Like the Grenouilles, this is also very tight and backwards with its beautifully detailed and borderline painfully intense flavors that culminate in a serious, linear and palate staining finish. This impeccably well-balanced effort should also amply reward 6 to 10 years of development."Allen Meadows 92-94 points

"Michel’s 2010 Chablis Les Clos comes across as big, rich and powerful. It is rather viscous on the palate, as there was a touch of botrytis in the vineyard. In 2010, it is the vintage that speaks most loudly. I can’t say this is an especially typical Les Clos, but it is a beautiful wine if taken on its own terms. Nectarine, peaches, exotic flowers and anise meld together on the textured finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013+."Wine Advocate 93 points

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