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Ch Pericou Bordeaux Superieur 2006 Product #27594 (In Stock)
Ch Pericou Bordeaux Superieur 2006 Ch Pericou Bordeaux Superieur 2006

Last Call for our best-selling Bordeaux ever!  It's a (mainly Merlot) Right Bank Bordeaux that’s perfectly ripe at just 13% and perfectly mellowed from time in barrel and cellar. On first pour, both the color and aromas are still show very youthful, with primary scents of fresh red currant and black raspberry accented by notes of tobacco leaf, cocoa, and spice. With a little air, the aromas get darker and richer, showing off this wine's beautiful ripeness.

Seven years time has softened the palate to a silky smooth texture and allowed the pretty berry and currant fruit to come forward.  You're starting to find notes of age here as earthy tobacco, fresh mushroom, and cedar peak out, but the overall thrust is still behind the juicy, fresh, fruit.  Very light, sliky, tannins come up at the end to provide classic Bordeaux structure for food – especially that classic pairing of maturing Bordeaux and lamb!  You can enjoy this now while dinner is in the oven and will be delighted to keep on quaffing it until all the clean-up is done.  Fresh, fruity, delicious, and attractively packaged in an authentic Bordeaux wood case – a fantastic value!

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml Product #28678 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2010 375ml

As always, a lovely value!

"Admirers of the so-called “little” wines of Bordeaux will no doubt be familiar with Recougne, which has been imported into the United States for nearly thirty years and can last for two decades or more. The 2010, which they now call “Vieilles Vignes,” exhibits aromas and flavors of cedarwood, spice box, black currants and berries. This medium-bodied, well-made blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc should drink well for 7-8 years. (Although last year I drank a 1952 that was still quite tasty.)"Wine Advocate 87-88 points

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Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2013 Product #28782 (In Stock)
Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2013 Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2013

Back in the old days, pretty much all white Bordeaux was a blend of the region’s three complementary grapes:  Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle.  As Loire Valley and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc became more popular in the 1980s, Bordeaux growers began phasing out first Muscadelle (too hard to grow) and then Semillon (usually pulled up in favor of Cabernet and Merlot).  The resulting Sauvignon-dominant (or 100% Sauvignon) white Bordeauxs can be a lot of refreshing, pool-side, fun – but they lack more traditional wine’s complexity of flavors and mellow, food-friendly, textures.

So, finding a traditional blend like this one is a real treat, especially at this great value price.  Give it a swirl and you’ll find a classic white Bordeaux nose of lemon/tangerine fruit, grapefruit pith, a bit of fresh mown grass, and the note of wet wool that Semillon brings to Bordeaux.  With air, a note of passion fruit and crushed savory herb emerges.  It’s light to medium-bodied and very fresh and happy in the mouth with flavors of lemon drop, tangerine, crushed herb and passion fruit puree.  On the finish, the fresh lemon and lime zest character comes forward and you’ll notice your mouth watering as the lemon and herb flavors linger on.   A lovely wine for any shellfish and herb dish or for salads with goat cheese.

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 Product #28504 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012

A classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%). This is a soft, fruit filled, take on Bordeaux that fills your mouth with juicy red currant and black berry fruit accented by a touch of spice.  Subtle notes of fresh herb and tobacco keep this anchored in Bordeaux, and there’s just the enough ripe tannin to let it work well at table (but not enough to get in the way of solo sipping).

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Ch La Matheline Bordeaux Superieur 2009 Product #28949 (In Stock)
Ch La Matheline Bordeaux Superieur 2009 Ch La Matheline Bordeaux Superieur 2009

Ch la Metheline is a small, even obscure, estate located just outside the boundaries of Fronsac on Bordeaux’s “Right Bank,” just a short distance northwest of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol.  This is Merlot country where the Wine Spectator 96 point 2009 vintage turned out reds that are “Rich and powerful yet round and friendly, with velvety texture and loads of fruit…don't overlook Fronsac and Castillon.”

2009 la Mentheline is very much in this mold.  It’s 80% Merlot with 10% each of Cabernet Sauvignon (for structure) and Cabernet Franc (for perfume).  The ripe fruit clearly saw some time in barrel (probably not new) for added richness and complexity.  It’s a big wine (very 2009, in fact) with dark red currant, cherry and raspberry fruit at the core and accents of cedar, tobacco, dark chocolate and spice.  With a little air, a floral/herbal note emerges on top for even more charm.  The texture and length here belong to a much more expensive wine, and you’ll take great pleasure in drinking this now with lamb or roast beef and keep on enjoying it over the next 5 years or so.  Impressive wine, impressive package, and a very impressive price!

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Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2012 Product #28432 (In Stock)
Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2012 Ch Guirauton Graves Blanc 2012

Here's a classic white Bordeaux fromt the gravelly soils that gave "Graves" its name.  It's a traditional blend of about 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon that sees little or no oak.  Nicely complex aromas of fresh green grass, lemon and orange peel citrus, green melon, and a hint of wet wool - the classic smell of Semillon.  Clean and fresh on the palate with the juicy fruit taking center stage up front and then a bright mineral note emerging on the back.  Fun to just sip and a great wine at table.

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Early Mountain Red Vine 2012 Product #28829 (In Stock)
Early Mountain Red Vine 2012 Early Mountain Red Vine 2012

Jean Case and husband Steve (of AOL fame) launched Early Mountain to showcase the best of Virginia wines.  With Paul Hobbs consulting, they're off to a great start!  This "field blend" of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon offers up exotic aromas of coffee, jasmine, dark fruit and spice.  Dark chocolate drapes over the red and black fruit on the palate before tangy cherry and cranberry comes up on the finish.  A fine drinker and excellent Virginia value!

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Ch Malmaison Moulis En Medoc 2009 Product #27821 (In Stock)
Ch Malmaison Moulis En Medoc 2009 Ch Malmaison Moulis En Medoc 2009

Another great performance for this two-time Wine Spectator Top 100 estate in Moulis-en-Medoc, on the Left Bank just north of Margaux.  Much richer, riper, and softer than the 2005 and 2006 we featured in the past, this is bursting with blackberry and black currant fruit, cedar, tobacco, fresh herb and more.  A coffee/mocha note starts in the middle and expands on the plush, lingering, finish.  Great value in all-around Bordeaux to drink or hold.

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Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009 Product #27116 (In Stock)
Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009 Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009

Nicely in the drinking window now with miles to go in cellar  yet.

"This is a major sleeper of the vintage and the best wine I have ever tasted from La Cardonne, which is in the northern end of the Medoc, near the town of Blaignan. A blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, this 2009 offers up notes of tobacco leaf, cassis, and loamy soil with underbrush nuances. With excellent texture, impressive purity, and medium to full body, this is a rich, over-achieving cru bourgeois to drink over the next decade."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Ch La Gorre Medoc 2010 Product #28752 (In Stock)
Ch La Gorre Medoc 2010 Ch La Gorre Medoc 2010

"Cru Bourgeois" is the label given to Bordeaux estates of superior quality that were not listed in the Classification of 1855.  In a fine vintage (like 2010), this is where you'll find outstanding quality/value wines - like this beauty.  It's a blend of about equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% Petite Verdot for spice.  It's a classic, classy, Left Bank Bordeaux with pretty fruit and fine, vigorous, structure.  Drink now with lamb or beef or let it keep opening for a few years.

""The La Gorre has a very attractive bouquet with lively, vivacious black cherries, boysenberry and crushed stone that is well defined and opens nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins. The acidity is crisp and the finish tense, with hints of graphite on the finish. This is a well-crafted Cru Bourgeois. Drink now-2018."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010 Product #28753 (In Stock)
Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010 Ch Hanteillan Haut-Medoc 2010

Another exciting "Cru Bourgeois" - a top estate omitted from the 1855 Classification - in the great 2010 vintage.  Hanteillan sits on the hills of the Left Bank's Haut-Medoc region on soils of gravel and marl over clay/limestone.  The vines - about 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet, and the rest Petit Verdot - average 20+ years of age and get a straight-forward winemaking, with fermentation in stainless steel and aging in barrel and concrete.  The 2010 is a big, lush, Bordeaux with loads of ripe red and black fruit and accents of tobacco and cedar.  Decant for an hour or so now or cellar for another 10 years.

"This is ripe and dense, with great tannins; opulent, rich black fruit; and a fresh, juicy aftertaste. The structure and the solid texture both point to long-term aging."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 3l BiB Product #28261 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 3l BiB Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2012 3l BiB

A long-time favorite red Bordeaux is even better in the ripe-but-elegant 2012 harvest - and in a 3.0 liter box!  A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot, the 2012 delivers ripe currant and cherry fruit with accents of crushed dried herb, cedar, chocolate and spice.  Medium-bodied with good acidity and light tannin, this will drink well for 3 months after opening - if it lasts that long!

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Ch Boutisse Saint-Emilion 2010 Product #27289 (In Stock)
Ch Boutisse Saint-Emilion 2010 Ch Boutisse Saint-Emilion 2010

Xavier Milhade purchased this estate in 1996 and has brought quality up and up since then.  A very fine 2010 that will show now with decanting (but be best from 2016).

"Very fresh, showing enticing plum, currant and boysenberry fruit, with lots of mouthwatering minerality and a long, spice-filled finish. Dense but pure. A suave wine in the making."Wine Spectator 91-94 points

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Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2011 Product #29002 (In Stock)
Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2011 Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2011

Wine Spectator Top 100!

Fine vibrancy and lift to this rich, creamy, Sauternes.  Delicious now and sure to last 20+ years.

"Pure, with piercing persimmon, pineapple, white peach and quince flavors. Gorgeous floral notes of honeysuckle and orange blossom form the backdrop, while a heather accent caresses the finish. Overwhelmingly pure in the end, with a finish that sails on and on."Wine Spectator 95 points

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Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009 Product #28746 (In Stock)
Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009 Ch Grand Ormeau Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009

A lush, open, blend of 65% Merlot and equal parts Cab Sauv and Franc.

"Outstanding, loaded with black cherry fruit, plenty of glycerin and alcohol, and meant for drinking over the next 5-7 years. These medium to full-bodied wines are true hedonistic fruit bombs of Lalande de Pomerol. They are pure, rich, textured and altogether over-achievers that merit serious attention."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Manincor Cassiano Alto Adige 2011 Product #27874 (In Stock)
Manincor Cassiano Alto Adige 2011 Manincor Cassiano Alto Adige 2011

Not sure what "Super" descriptor to use for this Bordeaux-based blend (Merlot and Cabernet Franc, mainly) from Alto Adige ("Super Alto Adige"?  No).  But it's one of the most compelling, captivating, and utterly delicious wines for lean steak or lamb loin we've got right now.  Pinot-weight but loaded with lush currant, chocolate, spice and fresh herb aromas and flavors with cassis and coffee on the finish.  Deeply flavored, but still vibrant, this is just about the perfect compromise between folks who love Napa Cab and Right Bank Bordeaux. Smoooooth and delicious.

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Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012 Product #28837 (In Stock)
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012

As Steve Tanzer says, "Insiders know that Guidalberto, first made in vintage 2000, is often an excellent wine and a really smart buy, even if it's much less famous than Sassicaia. Depending on the vintage, about 20% of declassified Sassicaia finds its way into the Guidalberto."  Sassicaia's second label is a 60/40 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend aged 15 months in mainly French oak.  It was hard work to wrest a pure, elegant, wine from the hot 2012 harvest, still with plenty of currant, blackberry, and cherry fruit nicely balanced by hints of warm spice and dried tobacco.  Decant for an hour now or hold it for a few years and watch the fruit come forward and firm tannins mellow.  A lovely super-Tuscan from the makers of Sassicaia.

"Aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with hints of wet earth and spices such as cloves. Full body with round, chewy tannins but polished and caressing. A juicy, succulent finish. One of the best ever. Drink or hold."  James Suckling 93 points

"A compact style, with cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco flavors matched to a firm structure. This is chewy, but retains a sense of elegance courtesy of the vibrant structure. Fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2016 through 2025."Wine Spectator 91 points

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White Rock Vineyards Claret Napa 2009 Product #28118 (In Stock)
White Rock Vineyards Claret Napa 2009 White Rock Vineyards Claret Napa 2009

A Napa Valley legend, White Rock turns out just 3,000 cases of Chardonnay and Cabernet from it's small vineyard in Soda Canyon - all with old-school Napa style and up-to-date quality.  The 2009 Claret is about 50% Cabernet Sauvignon with equal parts Cab Franc and Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, all aged 32 months in French oak (40% new). Lovely aromas of boysenberry, currant, raspberry and cedar lead to a detailed mouthful of fruit and savory spice flavors with a nice hint of violet.  Firm tannins give this the heft it needs to pair with lamb, although there's enough fruit to just enjoy on it's own now and for 10+ years.

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Castello Di Bolgheri Superiore 2009 Product #28651 (In Stock)
Castello Di Bolgheri Superiore 2009 Castello Di Bolgheri Superiore 2009

The rare “Castello” named Italian winery that actually sits inside a castle – in this case a 16th Century monument built by the Counts of Gherardesca (the family that still owns the property today).  The vineyards lie in the heart of Bolgheri, next-door to founding Super-Tuscan Sassicaia and around the corner from Ornellaia.  This, the estate’s top wine, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot aged for about 16 months in French oak (20% new).  It’s the rare Bolgheri blend that’s as admired in Italy (it earned the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso) as it is by International critics.  And, it’s delicious right now even though it will improve for a decade more.  At these prices, it’s a do not miss deal.

“I like the aromas of walnuts and blackberries with hints of coffee beans. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a delicious sweet berry aftertaste. Delicious now. But will improve with age in the bottle.”  James Suckling 93 points

“The sweet black currant and black cherry fruit flavors are framed by cedar, licorice and saline mineral elements in this rich, supple red. Displays plenty of structure, with the firm tannins buried by ample flesh. Fine length. Best from 2014 through 2024. 1,650 cases made.”Wine Spectator 93 points

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Le Petit Haut Lafitte Pessac - Leognan 2009 Product #29145 (In Stock)

The third wine of Pessac-Leognan's Smith Haut Lafitte, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%) and Merlot really sings in the ripe, lush, 2009 vintage. A delicious classic.

"Inviting, with steeped red and black currant fruit woven with plum skin, fig sauce and smoldering dark tobacco notes. A nice fleshy feel on the finish makes this approachable now. Drink now through 2018."Wine Spectator 90 points

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