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Duval Leroy Nv Brut 375ml Product #20790 (In Stock)
Duval Leroy Nv Brut 375ml Duval Leroy Nv Brut 375ml

"There's a creamy edge to the quince, biscuit, honey and ginger flavors in this well-cut Champagne, which help to balance the firm acidity. Vibrant and expressive, with a zesty finish. Drink now through 2014."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV Product #26688 (In Stock)
Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV

A terrific bottle of classic and classy real Champagne, priced to share with a crowd.  Wine Spectator's review of last year's release still seems on point:

"This Champagne offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey. Elegant, but with good intensity and a moderate, nut-tinged finish."  Wine Spectator 92 points

"Wow. What a terrific champers for the money. It’s an excellent introduction to what makes champagne special, and those already familiar with the genre will appreciate its sophistication. It’s the value find of the year. 2.5 Stars, Washington Post, 12/18/2012

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Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 375ml Product #6203 (In Stock)
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 375ml Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 375ml

Fresh lemony flavors together with dark berry grapes bring out great tasting champagne. It is a classic, dry and elegant style with medium body. In a half bottle, this is the perfect amount for a glass for two before dinner. Wine News 92 Pts

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Charles De Cazanove Rose Champagne Nv Product #27504 (In Stock)
Charles De Cazanove Rose Champagne Nv Charles De Cazanove Rose Champagne Nv

We love the Brut NV from Charles de Cazanove, and the rose wowed us even more!  A clean, dry rose Champagne with plenty of refreshing, red berry flavors.  A great value - try it as an aperitif or with smoked salmon!

"Refined, with well-meshed acidity providing a backbone for delicate flavors of dried currant, graphite, green plum, meringue and grapefruit zest. Fresh, smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020. 10,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Pierre Paillard Bouzy Grand Cru Brut NV Product #24253 (In Stock)
Pierre Paillard Bouzy Grand Cru Brut NV Pierre Paillard Bouzy Grand Cru Brut NV

The last release of our favorite "regular" Champagne clocked in with a 92 point rating and spot on Wine Spectator's Top 100 list for 2013.  At least that good this time.  Mostly Pinot Noir with Chardonnay for lift and definition, this is a blend of the 2008 and 2009 vintages with 36 months on the lees.  Creamy in texture but clear and precise in it's classic aromas and flavors, this should be your "go-to" bottle of bubbly for every occasion!

For reference, here' s last year's WS 92 note:  "Shows lovely balance, with a satiny quality to the refined mousse and mouthwatering acidity meshing with pure notes of poached quince, lemon mousse, white cherry and fresh ginger. Offers a lightly chalky finish."

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Vesselle Rose Friandise Demi Sec Nv Product #26152 (In Stock)
Vesselle Rose Friandise Demi Sec Nv Vesselle Rose Friandise Demi Sec Nv

"Light red with a frothy mousse. Cranberry, redcurrant and wild strawberry on the nose, with cherry skin and dark chocolate adding complexity. This smells like a Kir Royale mixed by Dali, or maybe Magritte. The expression of red fruits is remarkable for its depth and purity. Creamy red berry and cherry preserve flavors are firmed by gentle acidity and pick up an exotic floral quality on the back end. Finishes with excellent clarity and great persistence. I'd serve this as I would a light, exuberant red Burgundy."International Wine Cellar 93 points

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Pierre Gimonnet Brut 1er Cru Blanc De Blancs NV Product #27255 (In Stock)
Pierre Gimonnet Brut 1er Cru Blanc De Blancs NV Pierre Gimonnet Brut 1er Cru Blanc De Blancs NV

All Didier Gimonet makes is 100% Chardonnay Champagne, all aged in steel with no malolactic fermentation.  This wine from 1er Cru fruit is cool, bracing, and very pure.

"Quince and lemon pith on the nose, with deeper notes of honey and anise emerging with aeration. Fleshy but dry, with impressive depth to its spicy orchard and citrus fruit flavors. A bitter herb nuance carries through a long, clinging finish, which echoes the honey note."International Wine Cellar 91 points

"Gimonnet’s NV Brut Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Cuvee Cuis fills out nicely on the mid-palate, with a little more mid-palate pliancy and richness than the Belles Annees. Green pears, flowers and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow through to a wiry finish endowed with significant energy and polish. This is a striking effort from Gimonnet."Wine Advocate 90 points

"Fresh, offering a lively bead, with flavors of white peach, apple, biscuit and blanched almond that show a hint of passion fruit. Shows fine texture and an open-knit, mineral-tinged finish."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Andre Jacquart Champagne Brut Experience Nv Product #28523 (In Stock)
Andre Jacquart Champagne Brut Experience Nv Andre Jacquart Champagne Brut Experience Nv

A seriously impressive Blanc de Blancs; Chardonnay fermented in 3-5 year-old barrel and then aged on the lees for at least 5 years.  Deep, toasty, aromas and flavors ride along with layers of green apple and peach fruit with subtle accents of dried honey, fresh mushroom, and wildflower.  This is deeply complex and utterly satisfying, finishing with nervy energy and drive.

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

This release of Eric's Rose is the most compelling yet, from the bright salmon pink color to the luscious mouthful of strawberry and cherry fruit accented with juicy blood orange and smoky toast notes. Eric makes a base wine of about two thirds Pinot Noir and one third Chardonnay (including up to 40% reserve wines) colored by about 8% red Pinot Noir juice from his Ambonnay vineyards.

The wine bursts with aromas of wild strawberries and toast aromas and fills your mouth with 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, especially with foods like smoked salmon or duck.

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Guy Larmandier Brut Vertus 1er Cru NV Product #28075 (In Stock)
Guy Larmandier Brut Vertus 1er Cru  NV Guy Larmandier Brut Vertus 1er Cru  NV

The 1er Cru vineyard of Vertus is famous for Pinot Noir in addition to the Chardonnay you'd expect here along the Cote de Blancs.  Buy Larmandier blends 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir here from two vintages (2009-2008 here) and ages the wine for 36 months before disgorgement.  The result is a sleek beauty of a wine that opens with rich aromas of toast, nuts, mineral and lemon.  In the mouth, plenty of Chardonnay cut and drive elevated with hints of earthy red fruit and richness from the Pinot Noir.  Clean, toasty, precise, and extremely long with a finish that won't quit.

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Veuve Clicquot Yellow NV Brut Product #3623 (In Stock)
Veuve Clicquot Yellow NV Brut Veuve Clicquot Yellow NV Brut

America's best-selling Champagne blends Chardonnay and Pinot Noir base wines to create a rich, robust, sparkling wine perfect for most any occasion.

"Clicquot's Yellow label is consistently on of the best non-vintage Bruts from the major houses in Champagne. The current release bristles with fresh apple flavor, with the scent of heirloom apples of the tree. That flavor runs straight through the wine, savory and clean."  Wine News 92 points

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Pol Roger Brut N/V Product #6039 (In Stock)
Pol Roger Brut N/V Pol Roger Brut N/V

Pol Roger, one of a few luxury Champagne firms still family-owned, was established in Epernay in 1849.

"Rich notes of pear pastry, toasted almond, smoke and honey are well-meshed with and balanced by fresh notes of lemon peel, quince and grated ginger, all knit with the finely tuned acidity and creamy mousse. Drink now through 2017."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Guy Larmandier Blanc De Blancs Brut Grand Cru NV Product #25835 (In Stock)
Guy Larmandier Blanc De Blancs Brut Grand Cru  NV Guy Larmandier Blanc De Blancs Brut Grand Cru  NV

We're self-admitted freaks for bubbles around here, but when it comes to true Champagne, we're a little picky.  It's not cheap, and we won't bring something new in unless it really wows us.  This wowed us.
Guy Larmandier is a family-owned domaine, with vineyards in the Cote des Blancs, one of the most prestigious regions of Champagne.  This Grand Cru bottling is made from 100% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru village of Cramant. It's the kind of handmade grower Champagne we are thrilled to be able to sell - and drink!

At first sniff, this smells like the skin of a really good, juicy pear.  As the bubbles dissipate a bit, aromas of white flowers and brioche emerge. There's a hint of roasted hazelnuts as well. Despite its minimum 36 months of aging, it's crisp and refreshing on the palate, with flavors of pear, a touch of lemon curd, and a beautiful chalky minerality. The flavors are sophisticated, but never austere. This would, of course, be a no-brainer for anniversaries and New Years' Eve, but sometimes a top-quality Champagne's sparkle and delicate layers are best appreciated on a humdrum Tuesday with no distractions.  Pop this open on movie night with a much smaller guest list and feel like you just spent a million bucks.

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Coessens Champagne Blanc De Noirs Largillier NV Product #27552 (In Stock)
Coessens Champagne Blanc De Noirs Largillier NV Coessens Champagne Blanc De Noirs Largillier NV

When we first encountered Jerome Coessens’s Blanc De Noirs Largillier in September, we were electrified.  We bought all we could then, but watched it vanish immediately – almost everyone who tried a bottle came right back for a case!  Through a special arrangement with local importer Potomac Selections, we’ve been able to secure a larger allocation of the just disgorged and released “L 12” bottling based on the 2011 harvest.  And, tasting it today, I can say with confidence it’s even better than the L 09 Wine Advocate rated 91 points and the brilliant L 11 we offered in the Fall!

The wine is 100% Pinot Noir from 35 year-old vines and older growing on the most clay-heavy sites within Coessens’s Largillier vineyard.  After gentle pressing, the base wine ferments, goes through malolactic fermentation, and gets months of lees contact all in stainless steel tanks.  Before disgorgement, Jerome conducts extensive bench trials to select the perfect dosage for each release – we have no data, but guess this is at about 9 grams per liter.

It’s a beautiful wine in the glass, pale gold in color with a gentle stream of tiny bubbles at first racing then drifting to the surface.  The aromas are pure and fresh, with complex scents of strawberry, straw, white chocolate, cherry blossom and chalk.  Take a sip and you’ll find the pinpoint fizz delivers amazing precision and delineation to the red berry, goldent apple, licorice, toast, ginger, limestone and citrus flavors.  Tangy red fruit, lemon, ginger, and salty mineral flavors linger on and on and on.  Try this a bit warmer than you expect – 50 degrees seems about right – and in a white wine glass instead of a flute for maximum impact.  Delicious all by itself, but try it with halibut, salmon, or event duck for a breathtaking pairing.

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Egly-Ouriet Les Vignes De Vrigny Brut NV Product #17957 (In Stock)
Egly-Ouriet Les Vignes De Vrigny Brut NV Egly-Ouriet Les Vignes De Vrigny Brut NV

Stunning 100% Pinot Meunier aged 3 years on the lees.

"Pungent, mineral-tinged pear and blood orange aromas are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of honey and buttered toast. Juicy and precise, offering intense orchard fruit and red berry flavors braced by smoky mineral and ginger notes. Shows impressive clarity and length on the finish, which leaves bitter orange and toasty lees behind."International Wine Cellar 92 points

"As further indication of his respect for pure Meunier from the “Petite Montagne” immediately southwest of Reims, Egly now ages his NV Brut Les Vignes de Vrigny Disg. 2/2013 for three years in bottle prior to disgorging. There is a Meunier-typical profusion of flowering and leafing things in the nose, along with intimations of piquant toasted nuts, a bite of black pepper, kirsch, and sea breeze, the two last named aspects becoming the basis of an infectiously juicy, invigorating, and mouthwatering palate impression and finish. There is a generosity here combined with subtlety and intrigue that once again demonstrate the wisdom of having decided to dedicate a bottling to these vines that Francis Egly and his wife inherited from her family a few years ago. Plan to follow this for another couple of years and perhaps beyond."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Bouzy Brut Miliesime 2004 Product #28566 (In Stock)
Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Bouzy Brut Miliesime 2004 Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Bouzy Brut Miliesime 2004

A fabulous vintage Champagne from one of our favorite grower producers.

"Bright yellow. Pungent redcurrant, pear skin and anise aromas, along with notes of smoky minerals and chamomile. Sappy poached pear and buttered toast flavors are braced by zesty blood orange and ginger, picking up a honeysuckle nuance with air. Shows impressive clarity and punch on the finish, which features dusty mineral and cherry pit qualities."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Eric Rodez Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2005 Product #27900 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2005 Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2005

Once again, just stunning value here for Grand Cru vintage Champagne. A blend of 55 % Pinot Noir and 45 % Chardonnay from the middle of the Grand Cru hillside, it's beautiful just to look at with a light golden color and fine bubbles.  Aromas of fresh hay, yeast, pear, tarragon, and sweet orange peel lead to a full-bodied, richly textured, mouthful of pear, blood orange, pastry, smoke, earth, and toast flavors.  The texture here is fantastic, at once creamy and fresh with bright citrusy acids lifting the toast, smoke and fruit notes and a melange of clove, honey, and smoke flavors lingering on the long, refreshing, finish.  Already drinking beautifully, this will actually get better over the next two or three years and hold beyond that.  Fantastic wine, amazing value.

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Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose N/V Product #24689 (In Stock)
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose N/V Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose N/V

A classy, elegant rose from one of Champagne's most important producers.

"Light orange. Vibrant strawberry and orange zest aromas are complicated by notes of tea rose, smoky lees and chalky minerals. Bright, incisive red fruit flavors pick up a toasty nuance with air. Fresh, incisive and refreshingly tangy, with impressive finishing clarity and stony persistence."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Pol Roger Brut Rose 2004 Product #27759 (In Stock)
Pol Roger Brut Rose 2004 Pol Roger Brut Rose 2004

A bold, rich, wine with fine length.

"Light, bright orange. Intense, spice-accented aromas of candied orange, redcurrant and fresh flowers, with sneaky mineral and leesy notes. Supple and expansive, offering vibrant citrus fruit and red berry flavors with complicating notes of cinnamon and pear skin. Finishes silky and long, with resonating spiciness and excellent clarity."International Wine Cellar 93 points

"A vinous version, structured by fine acidity, with a creamy bead to the texture and a base note of minerality. Offers a full range of ripe black cherry and black currant, piecrust, pomegranate and smoke flavors. Drink now through 2027."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 1.5 Liter Product #14672 (In Stock)
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 1.5 Liter Veuve Clicquot Yellow Nv Brut 1.5 Liter

Even more fun in Magnum!</b>  America's best-selling Champagne blends Chardonnay and Pinot Noir base wines to create a rich, robust, sparkling wine perfect for most any occasion. "Clicquot's Yellow label is consistently on of the best non-vintage Bruts from the major houses in Champagne.  WN 92

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