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Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2013 Product #29220 (In Stock)
Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2013 Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2013

For everyone who loved the 2012 Le Souchais Chardonnay, here’s the 2013 edition – just with a different label to match what’s sold in France.  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 2013 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 richer than the 2012, but just as dry and pure and mineral and delicious.

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Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2013 Product #28614 (In Stock)
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2013 Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Petit Bourgeois 2013

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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J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2013 Product #29380 (In Stock)
J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2013 J. Mourat Chenin - Chardonnay Val De Loire 2013

J. Mourat lies in the Fiefs Vendeens-Mareuil, in the far western Loire valley, just inland of the Atlantic Ocean. In this unusual location, unusual blends seem to work well - at least that's the best explanation we can come up with for why Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc work so well together here!  The aromas and flavors present a wild blend of citrus (white grapefruit and lemon rind) with tree fruits like apples and peaches.  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.

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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 quirky producer in the Loire Valley has turned out another delicious edition of their rose! Based on a blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and a native grape called Negrette, the Fiefs Vendeens rose has an intriguiging whiff of soft herbs on the nose. On the palate, the berry fruit flavors are nice and ripe, but the finish is tart and lip smacking in a way that reminded us of pickled watermelon. A wonderful rose for pairing with hearty picnic food like fried chicken.

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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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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 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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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 Des Baumard Quarts De Chaume 2010 (375ml) Product #28583 (In Stock)
Dom Des Baumard Quarts De Chaume 2010 (375ml) Dom Des Baumard Quarts De Chaume 2010 (375ml)

This is even better than the rating.  Simply sublime sipping.

"Unctuous, concentrated and refined, this holds a large core of quince, creamed Anjou pear and white ginger notes in reserve for now, while heather, chamomile, orange blossom and white peach flavors take the lead. When the reserves stretch out and catch up with the floral accents, this will be a pure, precise stunner, with a long life. Best from 2018 through 2035."Wine Spectator 96 points

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