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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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Relic Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 Product #30168 (In Stock)
Relic Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 Relic Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

153 cases made; 5 available.  In the warm, lush, 2012 vintage Mike Hirby sourced fruit for this bold Napa Cabernet from Corona Vineyard in Oakville and a second site he describes as “a certain auspicious vineyard in Yountville that cannot be named.”  Everything you’ve heard about how good Napa’s 2012 Cabernets are?  Yeah, you’ll find all that here.  Start with aromas of black currant, crushed blackberry, roasted coffee, and warm spice.  On the palate, plenty of richness and depth to the currant, black raspberry, spice and mocha flavors that gain breadth and power with air.  The texture here is superb – a theme with Relic’s current releases – with crushed velvet in the midpalate and pure, silky, tannins and juicy acids on the back.  This is already delicious and easy to drink but will just get better over the next few years.

“A muscular style, with firm, dry tannins that give this a pleasant, rustic texture and personality. The flavors are built around a core of crushed rock, graphite and dusty, cedary berry. Drink now through 2028.”Wine Spectator 90 points

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Relic Cabernet Franc The Prior 2012 Product #30170 (In Stock)
Relic Cabernet Franc The Prior 2012 Relic Cabernet Franc The Prior 2012

375 cases made; 3 available.  As Robert Parker said, "this is a killer example of this varietal, which can do wonders in selected micro-climates in Napa."  In this case, rugged Stagecoach Vineyard (75%) and Calistoga's Frediani Vineyards give this fantastic purity and aromatics to go with the plush palate.  18% Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and 4% Petit Verdot (both from Stagecoach) layers on another dose of complexity.  Fabulous stuff.

“An absolutely profound wine is the 2012 Cabernet Franc The Prior. I don’t know what source Mike Hirby used for his Cabernet Franc, but this is a killer example of this varietal, which can do wonders in selected micro-climates in Napa. Forest floor, blueberry, black raspberry and acacia flowers all swirl from the glass in the complex aromatics offered up. It’s lovely texture, which is full-bodied, but light on its feet has produced a rather sublime example of Cabernet Franc that is supple, round, beautifully textured and quite pure with a positive finish. Drink it over the next decade.”Wine Advocate 95 points

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