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Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015 Product #30615 (In Stock)
Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015 Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015

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 2015 harvest yielded plump, 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 richer and deeper than the 2014, but just as pure and mineral and delicious.

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J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2015 Product #30660 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2015 J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2015

A rich but vibrant white 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.

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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Ch De La Chesnaie Muscadet Chereau Carre 2015 Product #31485 (In Stock)
Ch De La Chesnaie Muscadet Chereau Carre 2015 Ch De La Chesnaie Muscadet Chereau Carre 2015

A classic Muscadet from from the exciting 2015 vintage. Bold, saline, aromas of green apple, citrus and stone lead to a fresh, salty, palate with lean, green, fruit, tons of minerality, and a pulsing energy that just won't quit.  Finishes long and pure and clean with notes of lime, mineral, and more lingering on and on.  The warm vintage gives a bit more heft than usual, but still plenty of refreshing cut.

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Dom Roc De Chateauvieux Touraine 2015 Product #31668 (In Stock)
Dom Roc De Chateauvieux Touraine 2015 Dom Roc De Chateauvieux Touraine 2015

We aren't finding much not to love about the great 2015 vintage across Europe, but we especially appreciate how the warm season adds a bit of plumpness to wines like this.  It's 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley's Tourainne growing area, one that's famous for leaving a bit of bell pepper and some hard edges to its bargain Sauvignon.  Not here!  Round and fully ripe, this is bursting with green melon and sweet grapefruit aromas and flavors and just right dashes of fresh herb and lemony acids.  A great solo sipper and fun with food and a great bargain, too!

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Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine 2015 Product #30753 (In Stock)
Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2015 Bedouet Clos Des Grands Primos Muscadet Sevre Et Maine  2015

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 2015 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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Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2015 Product #30816 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2015 Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2015

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!

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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Dom de l'Hemoniere Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2016 Product #31816 (In Stock)
Dom de l'Hemoniere Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2016 Dom de l'Hemoniere Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2016

This could just be the perfect year-round Sauvignon Blanc - refreshing enough for summer heat and rich enough for mid-winter seafood.  Sweet pink grapefruit, green melon, and Granny Smith apple aromas carry through to the generous flavors where a touch of spice and lime zest kick in, too.  Full in the mouth but juicy clean at the end with just a touch of grapefruit zest and cut grass.

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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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Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2015 Product #30914 (In Stock)
Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2015 Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2015

A great 2015, even better than the 89 point WS 2014.  The Spectator described that as, "Bright cherry and red currant fruit is liberally laced with tobacco and shiso leaf notes, giving this an almost snappy edge. A taut chalky spine runs through the finish."  In 2015, the wine is richer, rounder, and has more sweet fruit but finishes with fine energy and very fine tannins.  A bistro beauty!

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Monmousseau Touraine Brut Cuvee JM NV Product #31254 (In Stock)
Monmousseau Touraine Brut Cuvee JM NV Monmousseau Touraine Brut Cuvee JM NV

A classy alternative to Cava or Prosecco - or even Champagne! - this blends Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay and adds fizz via an in-bottle second fermentation (like Champagne).  The aromas and flavors are classic:  Yellow and orange citrus, warm toast, and a hint of rich yeast.  It's more elegant and has better bubbles than Prosecco and is more rich, creamy, and traditional in flavor than Cava. Very satisfying and excellent value.

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Eric Chevalier Muscadet Clos De La Butte 2015 Product #31733 (In Stock)
Eric Chevalier Muscadet Clos De La Butte 2015 Eric Chevalier Muscadet Clos De La Butte 2015

Want to taste what a talented young winemaker can do with 50 year-old Melon de Bourgogne on the stony soils of Muscadet, not far from the Atlantic Ocean in western France?  Well, you should!  Because this is about as delicious as Muscadet gets.  Vibrand aromas of stone and citrus fruit with something salty in the back lead to a big mouthfull of tangy fruit, salty stone, and the richness that comes with 8 months on the fine lees stirred every day.  For shellfish, of course, but also just to drink.

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Dom Des Baumard Logis De La Giraudiere Anjou Rouge 2010 Product #31665 (In Stock)
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Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2015 Product #31259 (In Stock)
Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2015 Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2015

Certified organic grapes, minimal intervention winemaking, and perfectly ripe Chenin Blanc grapes come together here in a crisp, clean, classic dry Vouvray to enjoy on its own or with rich foods.  Aromas of mineral-driven pear, white flower, and hazelnut lead to big flavors of dried peach and apple with a bite of lemon rind on the long, juicy, finish.  The "silex" soils shine through here!

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Dom Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues 2014 Product #31781 (In Stock)

Located just southwest of Sancerre, Menetou-Salon has become a fine source of Sauvignon Blanc that marries Sancerre's flinty minerality to just a touch more lightness and freshness.  This blends fruit from 7 relatively high-altitude vineyards to give a pretty wine with light white citrus and stone fruit aromas and flavors with accents of fresh grass and wet stones.  Mouthwatering and generous on the palate with a long, lightly fruity finish.  Delicious!

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Dom Des Baumard Quarts De Chaume 2011 (375ml) Product #31383 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Quarts De Chaume 2011 (375ml) Dom Des Baumard Quarts De Chaume 2011 (375ml)

A classic that pairs honeyed richness with vibrant acids.

"A bright, juicy, lively style, with mango, peach, yellow apple and green fig notes all rippling along, carried by alluring honeysuckle and white ginger notes. This is flattering at first glance but there's fine minerality stitching up the finish. Should unwind nicely in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2022."Wine Spectator 93 points

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