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Champteloup Rose d'Anjou 2013 Product #28289 (In Stock)
Champteloup Rose d'Anjou 2013 Champteloup Rose d'Anjou 2013

While we in the USA tend to focus on rosé from the South of France, in Paris pink wine from Anjou in the nearby Loire Valley gets plenty of attention.  And, this is classic Parisian bistro rosé, made from from 70% Grolleau for fruit and 30% Cabernet Franc for herbal notes and spice.  Gentle aromas of cherry, strawberry, and crushed fresh herb lead to a juicy, fruity, mouthful of red berry fruit and a bit more herb.  A hint of watermelon candy comes up in the middle and the finish is frankly fruity and round, but dry and clean.  Cherry and watermelon Jolly Rancher notes linger on.  A fun wine to just sip on it's own and a great match for Asian dishes or anything with fruit.

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Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012 Product #27452 (In Stock)
Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012 Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012

The brothers Couillaud are among the most outstanding winegrowers of the western Loire Valley.  And while their Muscadet is terrific, it was this complex and distinctive Chardonnay that captured our attention.  Rain, hail, and wind cut the Chardonnay harvest by about 40% in 2012, giving the Couillauds unusually concentrated, powerful, fruit.  They fermented about 8% in barrel and the rest in concrete tanks, allowing all of the wine to go through malolactic fermentation.  The result is an amazingly rich, creamy, almost Meursault-like Chardonnay with the zesty cut and minerality of a top Chablis.  Honey, cream, chalk, and tart green apple aromas and flavors are delivered with super energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish.  This will be fantastic with rich seafood dishes and fresh cheeses.

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Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2012 Product #27401 (In Stock)
Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2012 Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2012

One of Muscadet's oldest and best estates turned out a classic wine in the fine 2011 Loire vintage.  Aromas of sea shell, lime skin, and a hint of bready lees carry through on the bright, energetic, palate.  A fine mouthwatering Muscadet that has enough buffering richness (from time on the lees) to enjoy on it's own as well as with the classic pairing of raw oysters.

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Manoir De La Tete Rouge Bagatelle Saumur 2011 Product #27140 (In Stock)
Manoir De La Tete Rouge Bagatelle Saumur 2011 Manoir De La Tete Rouge Bagatelle Saumur 2011

Biodynamic  Like a church bell on a winter morning, this is clear and true.  Plenty of pure, ripe, fresh raspberry fruit and just a touch of fresh herb that never veers off into bell pepper territory.  There's enough earthiness for any Loire Cab Franc fan, but the purity and ripeness of the juicy fruit makes this easy for anyone to love.  It's easy, but not simple.

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Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2012 Product #28083 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2012 Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2012

Basically a “baby Sancerre”, this exciting young Sauvignon Blanc is grown on the same chalky slate soils you’ll find across Sancerre from 10-40 year-old vines, fermented in stainless steel and allowed to rest 3 months on the fine lees.  The vineyard is located just outside the legal boundary of Sancerre, but the flavors make you feel right in the middle!

As in the past, generous, fresh, aromas of fresh flowers, just cut grass, white grapefruit, and a hint of wet stones burst from the glass of this young 2012.  Then you’ll find a tad more richness and zest to the crisp citrus and green apple fruit, tangy gooseberry, and fresh grass.  As the refreshing acidity wells up to make your mouth water, a bit of Sancerre’s trademark “gun flint” character shows underneath the juicy bright fruit.  There’s a wonderful rich/brisk, sweet/sour contrast in this wine that will delight and fascinate with every sip.  Served cold, it’s thirst quenching and refreshing.  Let it warm up a touch and it’s layered, complex, and a fantastic match for seafood, fresh vegetables, and – of course – goat cheese.

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Dom De La Bergerie Sous La Tonnelle Anjou Blanc 2012 Product #27887 (In Stock)
Dom De La Bergerie Sous La Tonnelle Anjou Blanc 2012 Dom De La Bergerie Sous La Tonnelle Anjou Blanc 2012

This fresh, delicious Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley's Anjou region opens with enticing aromas of fresh pear and that signature hint of waxiness and hay.  On the palate, it's fresh and lively, with a lovely streak of minerality that's much more sophisticated than you might expect at this price.  Perfect with smoked salmon or soft cheeses.

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Manoir De La Tete Rouge Bagatelle Saumur 2012 Product #27889 (In Stock)
Manoir De La Tete Rouge Bagatelle Saumur 2012 Manoir De La Tete Rouge Bagatelle Saumur 2012

Biodynamic  Like a church bell on a winter morning, this is clear and true.  Plenty of pure, ripe, fresh raspberry fruit and just a touch of fresh herb that never veers off into bell pepper territory.  There's enough earthiness for any Loire Cab Franc fan, but the purity and ripeness of the juicy fruit makes this easy for anyone to love.  It's easy, but not simple.

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La Grange Tiphaine Ad Libitum Touraine 2012 Product #27250 (In Stock)
La Grange Tiphaine Ad Libitum Touraine 2012 La Grange Tiphaine Ad Libitum Touraine 2012

A great everyday Loire Valley red made from a kitchen sink blend of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Gamay, raised all in tank.  Generous aromas of dark fruit, fresh herb, and a subtle (and good!) accent of Brett.  In the mouth, it pumps out flavors of dark cherry/berry fruit, fresh earth, herb, and spice.  Soft and easy on the finish where black cherry, herb, and some earthy notes linger.  Easy drinking for classic bistro-style foods.

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Dom Du Salvard Cheverny 2012 Product #27183 (In Stock)
Dom Du Salvard Cheverny 2012 Dom Du Salvard Cheverny 2012

From a little-known appellation in the Loire that allows a small amount of Chardonnay blended into its Sauvignon Blanc comes this zippy little white from Kermit Lynch Imports. In 2012, a tad more richness on the palate, but the nose is all Sauvignon Blanc - fresh, citrusy and herbaceous. The fruit lingers nicely on the mouthwatering finish where a stoney slate notes add complexity.

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Henry Pelle Menetou-Salon Blanc 2011 Product #26105 (In Stock)
Henry Pelle Menetou-Salon Blanc 2011 Henry Pelle Menetou-Salon Blanc 2011

From Loire vineyards not far from Sancerre and thought by some to potentially rival Sancerre's quality. This Sauvignon Blanc offers up beautiful aromas and flavors of perfectly ripe white grapefruit accented by notes of citrus zest and slaty mineral.  The texture is rich and soft but there's fantastic purity and focus here with fine precision to the flavors.  Delicious.

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Gauthier Bourgueil Les Vingt Lieux Dits 2011 Product #27971 (In Stock)

A very special Loire Cabernet Franc from the top parcels farmed by Pierre and Catherine Gauthier in Bourgueil, across the river from Chinon.  The Gauthier's farm organically, ferment using native yeasts, and age their wines in used double-sized casks.  The 2011 is lovely with beautiful aromas of purple fruit, green tobacco and a subtle earthy note.  In the mouth it's snappy and crisp with tart cherry and purple berry fruit, more tobacco, and pleasing cherry pit bitterness.  A great wine for fresh greens or peppers and better still with classic steak frite!

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Dom Regis Cruchet Vouvray Sec 2011 Product #26791 (In Stock)
Dom Regis Cruchet Vouvray Sec 2011 Dom Regis Cruchet Vouvray Sec 2011

A fantastic bottle of Chenin Blanc that teeters brilliantly on the border between "sec" and "demi-sec".  Complex and captivating aromas of waxy asian pear and herb honey open things up.  Then, juicy on the entry and explosive flavors of pear, apple, flowers, and a touch of spice that gain richness from a hint of sweetness before the acids break through and deliver a dry, crisp, finish.  Very complex with deep flavors and excellent acids.

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Ch Soucherie Anjou Blanc Cuvee Les Rangs De Long 2012 Product #28272 (In Stock)
Ch Soucherie Anjou Blanc Cuvee Les Rangs De Long 2012 Ch Soucherie Anjou Blanc Cuvee Les Rangs De Long 2012

This lively, bone-dry Chenin Blanc is a wonderful example of the huge range of styles possible from this grape.  Aromas of pithy fresh lemon and a bit of Chenin's signature wet wool give way to flavors of meyer lemon, fresh apricot, and racy acidity that make your mouth water!  Perfect for spring salads, light seafood dishes, and fresh goat cheese, this is sunshine in a bottle.

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Ch Du Coing Muscadet Comte De St Hubert 1999 Product #28202 (In Stock)
Ch Du Coing Muscadet Comte De St Hubert 1999 Ch Du Coing Muscadet Comte De St Hubert 1999

Here's how Wine Spectator described this wine - in June, 2003!  "A dressed-up Muscadet, with almond and hints of toast lying over the more common lemon, lime, floral and briny flavors. Has just enough zip to offset the creamy-textured finish. Very nice, though a bit atypical. Drink now."

Well, 10 years later and nearly 15 years after harvest, this wine is still going strong. The aromas and flavors are a bit exotic, with white stone fruit, lemon/lime zest, lemon curd, and loads of salty mineral weaving in and out.  It's still creamy in texture and still has enough acidity to stay in balance, but it's also picked up hints of fresh almond and iodine.  Captivating to just sip and a perfect match for sophisticated seafood dishes.  Oh - and while "drink now" is still good advice, there's no rush.

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Ch De Villeneuve Saumur Champigny VV 2002 Product #21955 (In Stock)
Ch De Villeneuve Saumur Champigny VV 2002 Ch De Villeneuve Saumur Champigny VV 2002

Sure, most Loire Valley Cabernet Franc is built for early consumption with bistro food, but Jean-Pierre Chevallier old vines cuvee from 2002 has taken on even more complexity and charm with age. Savory aromas of roasted pepper, black olive, grilled meat and aged tobacco lead to a mellow mouthful of meaty black fruit, forest floor, and more dried tobacco.  Earthy and rich in the midpalate before bright acids and juicy roasted bell pepper notes refresh at the end.  Complex, layered, fascinating.

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Dom Huet Vouvray Demi-sec Le Mont 2007 Product #27384 (In Stock)
Dom Huet Vouvray Demi-sec Le Mont 2007 Dom Huet Vouvray Demi-sec Le Mont 2007

A great demi-sec from Vouvray's best estate that's right in the heart of its drinking window.  Fantastic acidity and energy, juicy sweet/sour fruit, and complex notes of dried caramel and spice.

"Lush tangerine, pear and floral scents are complemented by dusty minerals, a hint of honey and green tea. Pliant, expansive citrus and candied flower flavors offer an alluring blend of richness and vivacity, with a sneaky honeycomb quality gaining strength in the glass. Fairly open-knit but focused as well; I'd hold onto this silky midweight for another few years or give it an hour in a decanter."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Dom De La Bergerie Quarts Du Chaume 1999 (500ml) Product #26739 (In Stock)
Dom De La Bergerie Quarts Du Chaume 1999 (500ml) Dom De La Bergerie Quarts Du Chaume 1999 (500ml)

A stunning, fully mature, example of Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley’s top site for sweet wines - Quartes de Chaume. The rich, decadent, aromas show off notes of honey, chamomile, black tea, and quince.  In the mouth, rich, opulent, but still vibrant with more honey and quince, a dash of dried herb, and a hint of peach with botrytis accents.  Long, luscious and lovely.

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