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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 Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Product #29232 (In Stock)
Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2010

Unusually for Bordeaux, Damase is planted 100% to Merlot due to its heavy clay soils.  Also unusual - at least at this price point - the wine ages entirely in new and 1 year-old oak casks for a year. The result is a richly fruit-filled Bordeaux - cherry, cassis, plum - with sophisticated accents of smoke, cedar, and herb.  Almost California fruit levels, but plenty of Bordeaux class at the end.

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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 Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2009 Product #27927 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2009 Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2009

Great vintages - like 2009 - deliver great wines up and down the price ladder.  And that's the story here with this iconic Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois.  Sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%) delivers lively aromas of plum, black cherry, and smoky herb and flavors of ripe currant, cedar, and spice.  Fine acids and soft tannins keep this refreshing and make it equally delicious at table or just to sip.  Outstanding value.

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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 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 375ml Product #29002 (In Stock)
Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2011 375ml Ch Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2011 375ml

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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Glen Manor T. Ruth Red Blend 2012 Product #28393 (In Stock)
Glen Manor T. Ruth Red Blend 2012 Glen Manor T. Ruth Red Blend 2012

One of Virginia's most decorated winemakers, Jeff White, tries something new - a "Right Bank" style Bordeaux blend to complement the former Governor's Cup winning "Left Bank" Hodder Hill.  It's a blend of 57% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon from the outstanding 2012 harvest.  Plenty of rich, plummy, blackcurrant and berry fruit to go with notes of crushed herb, smoke and bitter chocolate.  Drink it now with lamb or rich beef or age it for a few years for more complexity.

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

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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Ch Fleur Cardinale St Emillion Grand Cru 2008 Product #29230 (In Stock)
Ch Fleur Cardinale St Emillion Grand Cru 2008 Ch Fleur Cardinale St Emillion Grand Cru 2008

Lovely Bordeaux to enjoy while your 2009s and 2010s rest!

"A sleeper of the vintage, this evolved, soft/silky, dark ruby/purple/plum-colored 2008 offers up scents of blue and red fruits, earth and flowers. Medium to full-bodied as well as round, generous and seductive, it is a pure, impeccably made, wonderfully concentrated, endearing wine to enjoy now and over the next 7-10 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

"Ripe, juicy and flattering, with delicious linzer torte, boysenberry and blackberry compote aromas and flavors, supported by solid grip and nice lingering anise and espresso on the dense, lengthy finish. Drink now through 2019."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Ch Guiraud Sauternes 2011 375ml Product #29001 (In Stock)
Ch Guiraud Sauternes 2011 375ml Ch Guiraud Sauternes 2011 375ml

Wine Spectator Top 100!

Guiraud has become one of Sauturnes' most reliable estates and turned in another stellar performance in 2011.  Very rich, creamy, complex and long.

"A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted hazelnut. The long, spice-infused finish shows ample depth, echoing with an enticing tarte Tatin note. Best from 2016 through 2035."Wine Spectator 97 points

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