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Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine 2014 Product #29638 (In Stock)
Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2014 Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2014

Having converted his Clos des Grand Primos vineyard to certified organic farming, Michel Bedouet is delivering on Muscadet’s potential.  The vineyard is a rocky mess of granite, schist and gneiss - no fun to farm, but wonderful for Muscadet's Melon de Bourgogne grape.  The 2014 delivers all the saline minerality and chiseled cut you'd expect from fine Muscade, but also a generous roundness to the texture and a plenty of ripe apple and tangy lemon-lime fruit. You’ll taste the benefits of extended aging on the lees – spent yeast cells left after fermentation – in the wine’s wet stone and chalk minerality, but love how the fresh fruit holds center stage and pumps on through a long finish of lemon, apple, lime zest and fresh thyme.  Sure, it’s a great wine for shellfish, but you’ll love it with almost any summertime dish or simply all on its own.

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Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2014 Product #29695 (In Stock)
Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2014 Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2014

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.  The 2014 harvest yielded nicely ripe Chardonnay fruit with plenty of heft and balancing acidity.  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 nice energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish.  A tad more cut than the 2013, but just as pure and mineral and delicious.

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J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014 375ml Product #29741 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014 375ml J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014 375ml

Winemaker Jérémie Mourat shrunk his distinctive Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rosé bottle to half-size here, but it’s still 100% of the flavor (and perhaps even more fun!).  It’s a pretty pale pink in color and jam-packed with flavor. Redolent of ripe cherries, fresh strawberry, sweet watermelon, and just a touch of fresh herb, it starts off bright, spreads out to coat your palate, and finishes clean, fresh, and dry.  The half-bottle is perfect to start off an evening or enjoy at a picnic, and it even fits snugly into an insulated beer koozie (not that YOU’D ever drink straight from the bottle, but perhaps your friends have less restraint.)

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Catherine et Michel Langlois Pinot Noir Val De Loire 2013 Product #29749 (In Stock)
Catherine et Michel Langlois Pinot Noir Val De Loire 2013 Catherine et Michel Langlois Pinot Noir Val De Loire 2013

One of the more delicious summer-weight Pinot Noirs we've run across recently, and certainly the best value.  If you enjoy Sancerre Rouge (at one-third the price), then Catherine and Michel Langlois's elegant Pinot will be right up your alley.  It's from Pougny, not far from Sancerre, in the Loire Valley and opens with aromas of black tea and ripe red fruits that carry on through the pure, stony, palate and long, generous, finish.  Give it a chill and take it out on a picnic or serve it a bit warmer with pate, ripe cheeses, or even duck.

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Leon Vatan Sauvignon Blanc Mmm... 2013 Product #29465 (In Stock)
Leon Vatan Sauvignon Blanc Mmm... 2013 Leon Vatan Sauvignon Blanc Mmm... 2013

The name - Mmm - pretty much says it all here.  This is crackling, pure, Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc in a Pouilly Fuisse style (but at a very nice VDP price).  Loads of flinty mineral aromas and flavors over white grapefruit and lemon fruit that build in intensity towards the finish.  The white grapefruit, lime, and gunflint flavors really pop on the long, mouthwatering, finish.  Take a sip:  Mmm is what you'll say!

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Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2014 Product #29596 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2014 Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2014

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.  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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Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013 Product #28501 (In Stock)
Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013 Betes Curieuses Muscadet Sevre Et Maine La Perdrix 2013

Certified Organic Grapes.  Betes Curieusses is a partnership of two Jeremies - Huchet and Mourat - who are making some of the most exciting terroir-driven Muscadet we've ever seen.  This wine comes from vineyards laced with decomposed granite over sand, warm soils that give remarkable ripeness.  It's a round, fruit-filled, Muscadet - almost creamy in texture - with a touch of peach to complement the salty mineral and lime zest.  Brisk, bracing, and utterly delicious.

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Caves De Saumur Blanc Les Pouches Chenin Blanc 2013 Product #29521 (In Stock)
Caves De Saumur Blanc Les Pouches Chenin Blanc 2013 Caves De Saumur Blanc Les Pouches Chenin Blanc 2013

A lovely example of dry Chenin Blanc from Saumur, in the Loire Valley.  From a small vineyard of sandy, silty, clay over limestone, this delivers intnese aromas and flavors of white orchard fruit, white flowers, and lemon/lime zest.  Mouthwatering but very generous, it finishes with a squirt of lemon, green peach, and dusty mineral. A fine summer sipper and fantastic with white fleshed fish.

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J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014 Product #29546 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014 J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rose 2014

This fun, bright, and very drinkable rosé isn’t just a delicious pink treat for a warm summer’s day – it’s an important part of the secret to the yummy concentration of Jérémie Mourat’s Collection Rouge!  After the Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Negrette grapes for the Collection  Rouge are crushed and beginning their fermentation, Mourat bleeds off part of the juice – just lightly stained pink from short contact with the black grape skins – to reduce the ratio of juice to skins in the red.  The pink stuff goes into tank where it finishes fermentation in tank for maximum freshness and vigor.

The French call this the “saignée” (“to bleed”) method of rosé production, and here it delivers a pretty pink that’s bursting with flavor.  The aromas are fresh and floral, with crushed berry, tart cherry, and just a hint of dried herb wafting out of the glass.  On the palate, the wine starts off bright and then spreads out to deliver ripe cherry, fresh strawberry, sweet watermelon, and just a touch of herb flavor.  The finish is lip smackingly crisp – almost tart – with juicy flavors of fresh watermelon, watermelon pickle, and tangy berry.  This will sing with hearty picnic food like cold fried chicken or late afternoon nibbles like salami and cheese.

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J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rouge 2014 Product #29571 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rouge 2014 J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Collection Rouge 2014

The 2014 Collection Rouge starts with a base of the Loire Valley’s two most important red grapes, 40% each of Pinot Noir (often seen in Sancerre Rouge) and Cabernet Franc (the grape of Chinon and the Central Loire).  Then, Jérémie adds in 20% Negrette, a grape best known for giving gutsy, black-fruited, softly textured, wines in the much warmer Fronton region of Southwestern France. Growing on poor, well-drained, soils and sheltered from cold Atlantic winds on the South/Southeastern sides of hills, all three of these grapes get nicely ripe and combine to deliver something very special here.

You’ll find big aromas of crushed black cherry, blueberry, crushed herb and warm spice wafting from your glass, and also a touch of fresh herb.  On the palate, it’s richer and more mouthcoating than you’d expect in a Loire Valley red, with generous flavors of chunky black raspberry and cherry at the core and accents of sweet spice, warm stone, and crushed herb acting as a frame.  The finish of dusty crushed stone, fine tannin, and fresh, clean, just-picked, berries makes you smile and pulls you back for another sip.  A great match for picnic or cookout foods, or give it a light chill for maximum sipping refreshment!

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J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2014 Product #29604 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2014 J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2014

This was the first of Jérémie Mourat’s wines we brought into the store, and it’s still very much a favorite.  It’s made from the Loire Valley’s most important white grape – the Chenin Blanc made famous by Vouvray – and Burgundy’s Chardonnay grape, which has thrived in warmer spots here for years.  The vineyards are in the Fiefs Vendeens AOC, just a few miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean.  The balance of warm Maritime sunshine and brisk Atlantic breezes allow the grapes to ripen fully while retaining plenty of summer refreshment value and cut.

In 2014, the J. Mourat Chenin-Chardonnay  delivers a wild blend of citrus (white grapefruit and lemon rind) aromas with accents of tree fruits like apples and peaches. On the palate it’s wonderfully fresh and bright from first to last, with notes of peach, apricot and apple lingering under zesty lime juice acidity.  A joyful wine of great distinction to simply sip or pair with summer salads and seafood.

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Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Porte Du Caillou 2014 375ml Product #29714 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Porte Du Caillou 2014 375ml Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Porte Du Caillou 2014 375ml

Classic Sauvignon Blanc from Chavignol, the home village of Henri Bourgeois.  You’ll find all the classic Sancerre aromas and flavors here – white citrus, fresh grass, lime skin, gun flint – in a ripe wine that has plenty of amplitude but also terrific balancing cut and vibrancy.  A terrific example of the rounder, style of Sancerre from Chavignol and ready to enjoy now with or without food.

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Dom Fabrice Gasnier Chinon Graves 2013 Product #29311 (In Stock)
Dom Fabrice Gasnier Chinon Graves 2013 Dom Fabrice Gasnier Chinon Graves 2013

One sip of this brilliant Chinon and you’ll find yourself looking around hungrily for a plate of great bistro food!  It’s 100% Loire Valley Cabernet Franc from certified biodynamic (sort of organic plus) vineyards, hand harvested and hand made in big cement vats, perfectly balanced on its 12.5% alcohol. It’s wildly aromatic – sandalwood, dark cherry, bunches of fresh herbs – and full of crunchy red fruits, green herb, and a touch of spice.  Juicy and crisp, you can drink it cool today for its mouthwatering refreshment or let it age a few years for darker fruit and more spice character. Either way, one sniff, one sip, and you’re transported to a Parisian bistro as a waiter sets your plate of steak and frites before you.  Just lovely stuff.

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Pierre & Bertrand Couly Chinon Rose 2014 Product #29639 (In Stock)
Pierre & Bertrand Couly Chinon Rose 2014 Pierre & Bertrand Couly Chinon Rose 2014

A classy Cabernet Franc rose from Chinon in France's Loire Valley. More full in body than most other pink wines but still very fresh and clean.  Delivers big aromas and flavors of sour cherry, red berries, and crushed fresh herb and then finishes with lip-smacking freshness and a big burst of red fruit and herb at the end.  The mouthfilling richness and snappy, brisk, acids make this a fine match for burgers, grilled chicken, or bistro food of any kind.

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Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010 Product #28450 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010 Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010

If there's a more fun to drink Loire Cab Franc out there, we don't know it!  While there's plenty of Anjou fresh herb, cracked pepper, and juicy acidity here, the lush, ripe, red currant, raspberry and cherry fruit stars.  The lush, velvety, mid-palate fruit coats your mouth before tangy cherry acidity scrubs things clean and hints of fresh raspberry blossom leaves you wanting more.

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

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 Des Baumard Savennieres 2011 Product #29597 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Savennieres 2011 Dom Des Baumard Savennieres 2011

Savennieres, just across the river from the sweet wine region of Cote du Layon, is one of world's greatest sites for rich, wildly complex, and utterly dry Chenin Blanc.  This is a brilliant introduction to the delights of Savennieres, bursting with waxy peach fruit and finishing with complex minerality.

"This has a nice caressing feel, with quince, Anjou pear, crème fraîche and green plum notes that all glide through the pure, minerally-framed finish. An echo of quinine adds length. Drink now through 2016."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011 Product #28429 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011 Dom Des Baumard Coteaux Du Layon Carte d'Or 2011

A brilliant late-harvest Chenin that crackles with energy - drink with almond desserts or on it's own.

"This selection of grapes from old vines is presented as the least sweet and the lightest of Baumard\'s late-harvest wines. It\'s clean and dynamic, a heady, layered chenin with scents of jasmine, orange and apple butter. The juiciness comes up against soil-inflected acidity, a fine, sandy grit to ameliorate the sweetness. Pour it with a savory almond torte."Wine & Spirits 93 points

"The acidity is almost shocking, cutting through the richness of the wine. Its sweet apple and lemon flavors balance the honey and maple syrup notes. The wine is still young, demanding aging over a decade at least. beautifully ripe. Screwcap." Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Dom Des Baumard Cremant De Loire Rose Brut NV Product #29703 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Cremant De Loire Rose Brut NV Dom Des Baumard Cremant De Loire Rose Brut NV

A classy package for a very classy pink fizz made from 100% Cabernet Franc. 

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Dom Des Baumard Savennieres Clos Du Papillon 2009 Product #29701 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Savennieres Clos Du Papillon 2009 Dom Des Baumard Savennieres Clos Du Papillon 2009

Dry Chenin from a famous Savennières vineyard named for it's butterfly ("Papillon")shape.

"Shaped like a butterfly (papillon), this vineyard is one of the best known in Savennières. It is very rich and ripe, from a warm vintage. With its apricot and pear flavors and opulent texture, it brings out the potential of Chenin Blanc. So age this wine for 5–6 years more."Wine Enthusiast 93 points

"Captivating, with a lively quinine streak leading the way, followed by Jonagold apple, honeysuckle, green almond and plantain notes that race through the pure, mineral-driven finish. Intense, with enough in reserve to warrant cellaring. Best from 2014 through 2020."Wine Spectator 93 points

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