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Val De Salis Chardonnay Pays d'Oc 2013 Product #28457 (In Stock)
Val De Salis Chardonnay Pays d'Oc 2013 Val De Salis Chardonnay Pays d'Oc 2013

The Gau family is unusual for Languedoc growers – they make only “single varietal” wines rather than the field blends of Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault and Syrah common all around them.  This 100% Chardonnay thrives in the rocky soils and warm climate here, and delivers lovely aromas of ripe pear and apple with pretty floral accents.  The flavors start crisp and refreshing and get even better with a little air, with sweet Bosc pear, peach and apricot flavors gaining complexity from the barest hint of caramel and mineral.  No oak here to interfere with the fruit, and we suspect a little Viognier has snuck into the Chardonnay vines, giving this much more perfume and peach than normally found this far south.  A luscious mouthful of wine with a crisp, clean, finish that will delight at a party and make you think of springtime when sipped on its own.

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Cadastres Picpoul De Pinet 2013 Product #28557 (In Stock)
Cadastres Picpoul De Pinet 2013 Cadastres Picpoul De Pinet 2013

This 100% estate grown Picpoul de Pinet clearly demonstrates just how under-rated this variety is. You’ll find pretty aromas of white flowers, lemon/lime citrus, and anise/fennel notes to start.  Then a crisp, minerally, texture with tart granny smith apple, green melon, and lemon/lime flavors and a clean, dry, finish.  This is just a great all-around daily white, with enough flavor and body to shine by itself at a party and enough complexity and depth to pair well with freshwater fish and lighter poultry dishes.  Tremendous value!

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Val De Salis Malbec Pays d'Oc 2013 Product #29266 (In Stock)

Malbec surged to international fame on the strength of the darkly fruited, ripe, and lush examples grown in Argentina’s Mendoza vineyards.  But, before that, it was the basis of one of the most famous wines of late medieval Europe, the intense, earthy, bitingly tannic “black wines” of Cahors in the Southwest of France. The 2012 Val De Salis Malbec from vineyards near the French walled city of  Carcassonne sort of splits the difference in these two styles to deliver a big mouthful of juicy, complex, fruity fun.

You’ll find plenty of New World fruit here, with generous dollops of red plum, raspberry and tangy pie cherry in the aromas and on the palate.  And, you’ll also notice the Old World notes of fresh leather, licorice root, and the notes of lavender, thyme, and black olive the French call garrigue.  On the finish, the New/Old World influence merge to deliver lingering red fruit, licorice, and lavender flavors, bright acidity, and just the right dose of dusty tannin.  What you won’t find is any oak to get in the way of the pure, clean, and refreshing flavors.  Structured enough to sing with burgers, pizza, grilled chicken or most any everyday food, but soft and generous enough to just sip at a party.  And, a steal at this price!

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Dom De La Patience Chardonnay 2013 Product #28722 (In Stock)
Dom De La Patience Chardonnay 2013 Dom De La Patience Chardonnay 2013

Organic Grapes  Christophe Aguilar's family estate sits on rocky soils just a stone's throw from the Pont de Gard, an ancient Roman bridge outside of Nimes. Their un-oaked Chardonnay from all organic grapes is a beauty, as much fun to sip by itself as it will be to enjoy with fresh water fish, salads, or poultry.  Aromas and flavors feature juicy lemon, Granny Smith apple and ripe stone fruits with a touch of mineral.  The juicy lemon and peach flavors keep on pumping through the refreshing, clean, fun!

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Dom De La Patience Merlot 2011 Product #28723 (In Stock)
Dom De La Patience Merlot 2011 Dom De La Patience Merlot 2011

Organic Grapes  This Langeudoc estate not far from the famous Roman bridge, Pont du Gard, takes its name from a wild aromatic herb called "La Patience" that grows through the vineyard.  And that fresh herbal note runs through this delicious Merlot, too!  You'll find generous aromas of wild berry, raspberry, and baked strawberry fruit with seductive accents of dark chocolate and crushed herb. As the fruit gets more lush and powerful, a classic Langeudoc note of black olive emerges over the soft, juicy, blackberry fruit lingering on the finish.  Fun stuff to serve at a party or enjoy with grilled pork tenderloin!

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Le Paradou Grenache 2012 Product #29048 (In Stock)
Le Paradou Grenache 2012 Le Paradou Grenache 2012

From 40-60 year-old Grenache growing in high-altitude vineyards named for a 400 year-old farmhouse.  Bursting with ripe, juicy, strawberry and cherry fruit with rich accents of damp earth and cracked black pepper.  It's full in texture and flavor, but with plenty of body but also a nice sappy freshness.  A bold bistro red to enjoy with or without food and a very nice value.

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Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2014 Product #29263 (In Stock)
Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2014 Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2014

Our first 2014 rose is a beauty!  As soon as you see the Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé, you know you’re in for a treat.  It’s a beautifully transparent salmon pink that almost sparkles in sunshine.  Aromas of fresh picked strawberries and crushed red fruits – raspberries and cherries – get a lift from floral accents and a hint of citrus rind.  In the mouth, it’s bright and crisp with loads of berry fruit and just a touch of mineral, nicely round but still light and fresh.  The acids come up on the finish and make your mouth water, leaving you looking for a little bite to eat or another refreshing sip.  Drink this on its own anytime you like, or pair it with anything from smoked salmon to fruited chicken salad.  “Berry” delicious!

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Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2012 Product #27886 (In Stock)
Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2012 Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2012

Michel Chapoutier's genius shows through clearly in this wildly over-achieving red, a blend of Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah from schist sites in rocky Roussillon.  The 2012 is a muscular, concentrated wine that retains just the right amount of lift and freshness.  Deep aromas and flavors of red fruits - cherry, plum, and fresh raspberry tart - gain complexity from notes of smoky earth and bitter chocolate.  Rich, ripe, but perfectly balanced for table. Tangy blueberry/raspberry acidity adds freshness and makes this a great wine to pair with everything from pizza to most anything on the grill.

"Any project Michel Chapoutier is involved with seems to excel, and his Roussillon Bila Haut domaine is no exception. With vineyards around the villages of Latour de France and Lesquerde, this estate releases five reds; the entry level Les Vignes de Bila Haut, which comes from a number of vineyards (and is a screaming value)...The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut is another smoking effort that will top anyone’s value list. A tank-aged blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, it is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and balanced, with impressive amounts of blackberry and currant-styled fruit, herbs, pepper and smoked earth aromas and flavors. Showing more minerality with air, it’s a no-brainer purchase and will drink nicely for 5-6 years or more."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Clot Del Pila Muscat Sec Vdp Des Cotes Catalanes 2013 Product #28755 (In Stock)
Clot Del Pila Muscat Sec Vdp Des Cotes Catalanes 2013 Clot Del Pila Muscat Sec Vdp Des Cotes Catalanes 2013

From the warm vineyards in Languedoc-Rousillon, you'd expect an aromatic varietal like Muscat to go way over-the-top with ripeness and alcohol.  Not here! Classic aromas of super-ripe yellow fruit, exotic flowers, and a touch of sliced ginger lead to a round, mineral-laced, palate of golden pineapple and caramelized peach flavors.  The wine is bone-dry from beginning to end and finishes with generous, juicy, lemon and peach flavors and dry, dusty, mineral notes.  A great wine for seafood salad or cheese or just sipping.

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Ch Mourgues Du Gres Les Galets Rose 2013 Product #28835 (In Stock)
Ch Mourgues Du Gres Les Galets Rose 2013 Ch Mourgues Du Gres Les Galets Rose 2013

A rich but crisp and herabal pink from the South of France to enjoy with hearty food (or just on its own).

"Mostly syrah, with a bit of grenache. Bright orange. Ripe red berries and cherry on the nose, with a dusty mineral overtone adding vibrancy. Offers chewy bitter cherry and berry skin flavors and hints of anise and blood orange, with a touch of white pepper adding refreshing bite. The cherry and mineral notes echo on the nicely delineated finish."International Wine Cellar 89 points

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Dom Anne Gros Et Jean-paul Tollot "La 50/50" 2012 Product #29089 (In Stock)
Dom Anne Gros Et Jean-paul Tollot Dom Anne Gros Et Jean-paul Tollot

What happens when two of Burgundy's brightest stars make Minervois?  Deliciousness! Ripe, sophisticated, long.

"Vosne-Romanee-based Anne Gros and partner Jean-Paul Tollot (of Domaine Tollot-Beaut) fashion serious, structured and age-worthy efforts from their estate located in the northern part of the Minervois. A tank-aged blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, the 2012 Minervois 50 / 50 is outstanding with its beautiful dark fruits, crushed rock, earth and underbrush-styled aromatics. Medium-bodied, elegant and with a superbly layered, rich mid-palate, it will benefit from another year in bottle and drink nicely for 3-5 years after that."Wine Advocate 90 points

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La Petite Frog Picpoul De Pinet Bag In Box 3l Product #21159 (In Stock)
La Petite Frog Picpoul De Pinet Bag In Box 3l La Petite Frog Picpoul De Pinet Bag In Box 3l

NOTE:  WE CANNOT SHIP THIS WINE VIA UPS - NO OUT OF STATE ORDERS WILL BE FILLED.  The package just doesn't stand up to UPS shipping - sorry!

A really good white that just happens to be packaged in a bag-in-box format!  The la Petite Frog is the exact same wine you'll find in the bottles of Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet we have on the shelf and have sold for years.  The wine shows good aromas of lime and citrus and delivers a round mouthful of spicy, clean, fruit.  And you can enjoy this fresh, crisp, wine for up to six weeks after it's opened!  Perfect wine for parties, vacation houses, or just keeping in the fridge for a "nip" of something tasty at the end of a hard day!

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Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2013 Product #29135 (In Stock)
Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2013 Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2013

Bila Haut is Michel Chapoutier’s outpost in “the Sud,” and a great example of what a top Hermitage grower/winemaker can do in Roussillon’s rocky, barren, wind-swept, soils. "Occultum Lapidem" is Latin for "hidden stone,” and you’ll certainly find plenty of rocky, chalky, minerality at this wine’s core.  But, the stones are cloaked by instense fruit flavors and suggestions of savory roasted meat that will come forward with time.

“A step up and an incredible effort, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem is made from a mix of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan that comes from schist and chalky soils. A serious, classically styled effort, it offers awesome aromas and flavors (blackberry, mineral and licorice), full-bodied richness and fabulous concentration that never comes across as heavy or cumbersome. Showing additional minerality and definition with time in the glass, this beauty will have 10-15 years of longevity and should not be missed. Drink 2014 – 2029.” Wine Advocate 94-97 points

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Dom Tempier Bandol La Migoua 2011 Product #29043 (In Stock)
Dom Tempier Bandol La Migoua 2011 Dom Tempier Bandol La Migoua 2011

The gusty, earthy, Mourvedre-based wines of Bando in the deep South of France are outstanding companions for rich Holiday foods (especially lamb or roast pork).  Tempier’s single vineyard wines, like this one, are the benchmarks for the region.  La Migoua is Tempier’s highest altitude vineyard (at 270 meters), located in a natural amphitheater on the southern face of the hills ringing Bandol.  Surrounded by garrigue and pine forest and on deep, varied, clay soils (ranging from red to orange to almost blue in color), this vineyard always gives more earthy, barnyard, notes than Tempier’s other sites.  To keep that character in balance, this has the lowest amount of Mourvedre (about 50%) and the most Grenache (20%) and Cinsault (25%) plus a dash of Syrah.

"The 2011 Bandol La Migoua, which has the most Grenache of any of the cuvees, comes from red and blue clay soils and the highest plots on the estate. Comprised of 50% Mourvedre, 26% Cinsault, 20% Grenache and the balance Syrah, it too shows the vintage character with forward, supple and polished aromas and flavors of sweet blackberry, currants, spice and underbrush all emerging from the glass. Medium-bodied, beautifully textured and with fine tannin on the finish, it will evolve at a faster rate than most vintages of this cuvee, yet still dish out gobs of pleasure over the coming decade or more."Wine Advocate 92 points

"Dark, taut and winey, with steeped currant, blackberry coulis and macerated black cherry fruit, lined with singed alder, tobacco, warm stone and licorice root notes. The long finish features a well-buried iron spine. Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2016 through 2028. 705 cases made."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Dom Cazes Rivesaltes Cuvee Aime Cazes 1976 Product #26298 (In Stock)
Dom Cazes Rivesaltes Cuvee Aime Cazes 1976 Dom Cazes Rivesaltes Cuvee Aime Cazes 1976

From the top sweet wine estate in the South of France, this is a "natural" sweet wine - a blend of 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Grenache Rouge with fermentation stopped at the half-way point and then aged for 22 years in neutral oak.  Up to two-thirds of the wine is lost to evaporation during aging as the wine darkens in color and gains a nutty, tangy, character.  Aromas of orange rind, honey, figs, brown sugar and cinnamon lead to a rich, unctuous, palate of Grand Marnier, milk chocolate, figs and grilled nuts. A touch of oxidization and bright acids ad interest.  Pair with rich chocolate desserts.

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