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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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Les Vigneaux Chardonnay Pays D' Oc 2014 Product #29849 (In Stock)
Les Vigneaux Chardonnay Pays D' Oc 2014 Les Vigneaux Chardonnay Pays D' Oc 2014

This ripe and fresh no-oak Chardonnay comes from stony vineyards deep within the heart of France's Languedoc region, not far from the famed Mas de Daumass Gassac.  The vineyards lie in a valley northwest of Montpellier where warm sunshine promotes ripening and cool nighttime breezes from the Mediterranean help retain freshness and fruit flavors.

Fresh aromas of juicy pear, golden apple and a hints of peach and honeysuckle lead to a nice, generous, mouthful of fresh fruit, toasted nut, and honeysuckle.  The crisp, fruity, acids build from the middle to the back to give this a lip-smacking, mouthwatering, finish as pear, apple and floral notes linger nicely.  A fine all-around Chardonnay for fish, chicken, or simply sipping.

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Val De Salis Viognier 2013 Product #28362 (In Stock)
Val De Salis Viognier 2013 Val De Salis Viognier 2013

The kind of wine that we hope for out of the South of France - a delicious value that way over-delivers on its modest price.  Here's a ripe, friendly, bottle of Viognier that delivers straight ahead peach, orange and honeysuckle aromas and flavors, a creamy texture, and just a dash of mineral on the finish.  A nice interplay between sweet, ripe, fruit and tangy acid at the end make this a charming companion at table and a supple summer sipper, too.

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

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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Le Petit Balthazar Viognier Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Product #29577 (In Stock)
Le Petit Balthazar Viognier Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Le Petit Balthazar Viognier Sauvignon Blanc 2014

An unusual blend from the deep South of France turns out to be an outstanding summer sipper!  It smells like a basket of fresh peaches, mixed citrus, and fruit blossoms.  On the palate, it's crisp and crackles with green peach, nectarine, white grapefruit, and lemon juice flavors.  Clean and bright from front to back, the finish pops with more lemon, peach, and grapefruit flavors plus a sneaky touch of minerality.  A TON of wine for the money.

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Cadastres Picpoul De Pinet 2014 Product #29734 (In Stock)

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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Dom Montmarin Viognier 2013 Product #29522 (In Stock)
Dom Montmarin Viognier 2013 Dom Montmarin Viognier 2013

This Languedoc Viognier screams springtime.  Made without any oak to obscure its varietal character, this Viognier has plenty of fresh peach and tangerine flavors, and those signature floral aromas that make Viognier so enticing.  Despite all the ripe flavors, it has enough acidity to finish clean and make your mouth water.  Perfect for chicken salad or melon and prosciutto.

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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 rosé is a winner!  This snappy pink beauty starts out as the blend used in the Guilhem Rouge.  About 10 hours after the grapes for that wine are crushed and starting to ferment, about 20% of the juice is bled off and goes into new tanks to finish its fermentation.  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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Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Blanc 2013 Product #29312 (In Stock)
Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Blanc 2013 Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Blanc 2013

About 50% Grenache Blanc provides the base for Guilhem Blanc.  While it doesn’t have a lot of flavor on its own, white Grenache provides body and richness to the blend and a hint of something nutty or waxy on the nose and palate, too. Add in 25% Sauvignon Blanc, grown in cooler sites and harvested fairly early to give the wine a dose of fresh citrus fruit, aromas of fresh herb, and – in this warm climate – a touch of ripe peach and apricot.  Then – in part to help save old vines that would otherwise be ripped up – finish with a dose of 25% Terret Blanc.  One of the oldest grape varieties in Languedoc (and, until the 1960s, the most widely planted), Terret has the great virtue of retaining high acidty and lower alcohol even in the hot Sud sun.  Here it gives the wine a lift of freshness and lemony acidity plus a subtle note of fresh flowers.  The final blend is medium-bodied, mouthwatering, and full of peach, apricot, lemon, and floral aromas and flavors.  Delicious stuff and a great match for baked fish or soft cheese.

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Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rouge 2013 Product #29372 (In Stock)
Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rouge 2013 Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rouge 2013

While Mas de Daumas Gassac is most famous for its benchmark Languedoc estate-grown Bordeaux blends, we’ve always had a special fondness for their great value Guilhem wines. The family launched the Moulin de Gassac line-up, including Guilhem, to help preserve old-vine vineyards owned by neighbors who increasingly struggled to find buyers for their grapes and wines.  The Rouge is a blend of 50% Syrah, 25% Grenache, and equal parts Cinsault and Carignan, all from 25-30 year-old dry-farmed vines the ripen beautifully in Languedoc’s warm, sunny, climate.

The 2013 does a wonderful job of marrying the rich, warm, ripeness and stony minerality you expect from Languedoc with remarkable freshness of fruit and fragrant berry blossom accents.  A mélange of blackberry, raspberry, cherry and strawberry fruit makes up the wine’s core, with surprisingly complex grace notes of fresh flowers, warm stones, and exotic sandalwood adding interest.  A burst of raspberry puree pushes through on the finish with crushed rock minerality, mouthwatering acids, and fine tannins giving support.  You’ll be happy enjoying this on its own at a party or while dinner cooks and love how it pairs with everything from lamb burgers to pizza.

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Mas De La Barben l'Improviste Rouge 2010 Product #29302 (In Stock)
Mas De La Barben l'Improviste Rouge 2010 Mas De La Barben l'Improviste Rouge 2010

Lots of delicious wines in the Rhone section of the store, but few more pure, fine, fun to drink that this.  The classic Sud Grenache (60%)/Syrah (30%) blend gets a snap of spice from 10% Cinsault here, but no oak.  Aromas of warm spiced fruit waft from the glass with lots of stone and gravel lurking underneath. In your mouth, a delicious burst of fresh, ripe, cherry/berry fruit doesn't obscure the Languedoc's typical sweet spice, garrigue, and warm stone flavors. Finishes fresh and firm, with fine tannins and mouthwatering acids that pull you back for another sip.  Excellent value here.

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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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Magellan Le Fruit Defendu Vdp De l'Herault 2013 Product #29668 (In Stock)
Magellan Le Fruit Defendu Vdp De l'Herault 2013 Magellan Le Fruit Defendu Vdp De l'Herault 2013

What happens when you discover a lost plot of 40 year-old Carignan vines and then treat them with the respect and techniques normally reserved for Burgundy?  Deliciousness! Bright, fresh, aromas and flavors of crunchy raspberry, strawberry, redcurrant and more take center stage with highlights of spice and black pepper adding interest.  Dusty tannins don't get in the way of the ripe fruit flavors that pump out along the juicy, mouthwatering, finish.  "Forbidden Fruit?"  Not at all!

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Ch Camplazens La Garrigue La Clape 2012 Product #29306 (In Stock)
Ch Camplazens La Garrigue La Clape 2012 Ch Camplazens La Garrigue La Clape 2012

Possibly the sunniest vineyard in France, La Clape sits right on the Mediterranean coast in deepest Languedoc.  You'll smell and taste the region's sun-baked stones and scrubby herb and pine here but also oodles of earthy strawberry and cherry red fruit.  A floral note weaves in and out even as the wine gets meatier and more savory with air. Finishes firm and earthy with plenty of garrigue.  Fun!

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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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