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Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Brouilly Briante 2012 Product #28775 (In Stock)
Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Brouilly Briante  2012 Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Brouilly Briante  2012

Brouilly is the Beaujolais Cru that most emphasizes Gamay's plump, lush, fruit vs. floral, spice or mineral notes.  And plenty of plump cherry and plum fruit is just what you'll find here in this easygoing single-vineyard wine from Jean-Marc Lafont.  There's a touch of fresh earth and a hint of blackberry blossom for complexity, but mainly this is about the juicy, ripe, fruit in a glugable format.  Fun stuff.

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Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Moulin A Vent 2012 Product #28378 (In Stock)
Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Moulin A Vent 2012 Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Moulin A Vent 2012

We think of Moulin-a-Vent as the most structured, powerful, and ageworthy of the Crus of Beaujolais, and this fine example from Jean Marc Lafont is certainly that.  But, it's also the most Burgundian of his wines with fine perfume and flavors of griotte cherry wrapped in animal earthiness and with an iron ore core.  Wonderfully ripe and supple through the middle, then firmly tannic on the long finish where fruit and earth notes linger.  Try this with duck or even lamb and set some aside for a while, too.

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Thibault Liger-belair Moulin A Vent Vieilles Vignes 2011 Product #28183 (In Stock)
Thibault Liger-belair Moulin A Vent Vieilles Vignes 2011 Thibault Liger-belair Moulin A Vent Vieilles Vignes 2011

The 90+ point reviews understate how good this wine is. Delicious and amazing at table, even with fish. Unfortunately, less than a case left.

"Here the nose is similar to that of the Rouchaux but with two small differences, which are that the fruit is ever-so-slightly riper and there is a bit more complexity. This additional depth is also reflected by the impressively well-concentrated, dusty and quite serious medium-bodied flavors that offer first-rate length. This should also reward well mid-term cellaring."Allen Meadows 90-92 points

"A bit reduced and marked by its low sulfur when tasted as a tank sample, Liger-Belair’s 2011 Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes nonetheless reveals enticing cassis and blackberry garlanded with peony and iris and laced with black tea. With polish and lift similar to that of its stable mates, this cuvees tart berry edge, seedy crunch, and pungent, piquant herb and tea inflections serve for invigoration, while marrowy depth and salinity serve for saliva-inducing savor. Expect it to perform well at least through 2018."Wine Advocate 90-91 points

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Jules Desjourneys Fleurie 2007 Product #28517 (In Stock)
Jules Desjourneys Fleurie 2007 Jules Desjourneys Fleurie 2007

The very first release from what has become the most lauded estate in Beaujolais history.  This is dark and dusky and needs at least an hour in decanter now to fully unfold.

"“Duperray’s 2007 Fleurie – pure Moriers – displays game and underbrush along with narcissus-like musky florality on the nose. Smoky black tea, meat stock, and a maritime mingling of salinity and alkalinity add further complexity on a palate whose ripe fresh black fruits come off as practically an afterthought. This relatively lean but profound Fleurie of only, exactly 12% alcohol (!) needs time in the air due to its still being a bit reduced, which Duperray attributes to his intentions that customers should keep hands off these 2007s for a bit longer, but which he also thinks is accentuated by his use of a specially selected, high-elevation-grown one-Euro “precautionary” cork.”"Wine Advocate 90 points

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Brick House Vineyards Gamay Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Product #28786 (In Stock)
Brick House Vineyards Gamay Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Brick House Vineyards Gamay Noir Willamette Valley 2012

Doug Tunnel’s Gamay Noir a Jus Blanc (or just “Gamay” to most folks) is widely recognized as one of the two or three best versions in the world outside of the top Crus of Beaujolais.  The 2012 is the best we’ve ever tasted here, with all of the stony minerality, dark fruit, and floral aromas and flavors you’d expect from a top Beaujolais – but with the lush texture and sweet, ripe, fruit you’d expect in the great 2012 harvest.  There’s a lot in common with Thibault Liger-Belair’s award-winning Moulin-a-Vent, but with more fruit and a touch less tannin and granite on the finish.  A great wine for roast chicken, salmon, cheese, casseroles, beef tenderloin – oh just buy the stuff and drink it!

“This is one of Oregon’s most unique wines, and one that rises confidently to the level of excellent cru Beaujolais in a ripe year. Bright and spicy with generous flavors of strawberry and blueberry, this sports lip-smacking acidity and a dash of minerality. The sweet young fruit is full, forward and delicious.”Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Jules Desjourneys L'interdit (Fleurie 2008) Product #28515 (In Stock)
Jules Desjourneys L'interdit (Fleurie 2008) Jules Desjourneys L'interdit (Fleurie 2008)

Denied the AOC for a touch too much VA, this wine sizzles and sparks as the tangy flavors run across your palate.

“The wine that will be known as 2008 Desjourneys is none other than Duperray’s 2008 Fleurie – combining Chapelle des Bois and Les Moriers – that was refused appellation and so is officially, merely, “vin de France.” Believe me, this is “vin de France” in the same sense that Debussy signed many of his late masterpieces “musicien francais.” The high-toned floral, herbal, and fruit distillate esters that memorably marked the Chapelle des Bois from cask as well as the black tea-tinged and more bittersweetly herbal and concentrated dark berries of the original Les Moriers, have been preserved in this marriage. This finishes with mouthwatering salinity and a tenacious, almost Gewurztraminer-like meld of brown spices concentrated floral and herbal essences. I would anticipate it being worth following for half a dozen years, but on no account should it be missed earlier-on.” Wine Advocate 93 points

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