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Hillinger Secco NV Product #20714 (In Stock)
Hillinger Secco NV Hillinger Secco NV

Gently sparkling with fine fruit: that's the Hillinger Secco, the winery's light pink creation of 100% Pinot Noir grapes. This is easily the best (and most dry) release yet. Pretty in the glass and loaded with aromas and flavors of tangy strawberry, cranberry and cherry fruit.  Juicy and refreshingly dry on the tangy finish, this would be a great brunch or warm afternoon drink!

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Ch Musar Hochar Pere Et Fils 2007 Product #27572 (In Stock)
Ch Musar Hochar Pere Et Fils 2007 Ch Musar Hochar Pere Et Fils 2007

A sort of "Musar with training wheels," Hochar is a second wine from Lebanon's legendary Ch Musar, though it comes from its own single vineyard of 50 year old vines. This blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan is a little lighter in body than  you might expect for a blend like this, and has intriguing aromas of herbs and earthy mushrooms.  Singular, but not inaccessible.

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La Petite Frog Picpoul De Pinet Bag In Box 3l Product #21159 (In Stock)
La Petite Frog Picpoul De Pinet Bag In Box 3l La Petite Frog Picpoul De Pinet Bag In Box 3l

NOTE:  WE CANNOT SHIP THIS WINE VIA UPS - NO OUT OF STATE ORDERS WILL BE FILLED.  The package just doesn't stand up to UPS shipping - sorry!

A really good white that just happens to be packaged in a bag-in-box format!  The la Petite Frog is the exact same wine you'll find in the bottles of Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet we have on the shelf and have sold for years.  The wine shows good aromas of lime and citrus and delivers a round mouthful of spicy, clean, fruit.  And you can enjoy this fresh, crisp, wine for up to six weeks after it's opened!  Perfect wine for parties, vacation houses, or just keeping in the fridge for a "nip" of something tasty at the end of a hard day!

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Oddero Barolo Normale 2007 Product #26729 (In Stock)
Oddero Barolo Normale 2007 Oddero Barolo Normale 2007

Loaded with dark red spicy leather, rose, and silky cherry aromas and flavors and firm, powerful, tannins.  This is superb.  Needs some air or cellar time now, but then watch out!

“This lean, angular Barolo is tightly wound, with cherry, tobacco and underbrush notes. Though firmly tannic, this is balanced and long, in a chewy, sinewy style. Best from 2015 through 2030.”Wine Spectator 91 points

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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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Conceito Vintage Port 2007 Product #23267 (In Stock)
Conceito Vintage Port 2007 Conceito Vintage Port 2007

The 2007 Port vintage is shaping up as a beauty, so it's no surprise that Rita Ferreria Marques had delivered an exciting wine. A touch more polished than the powerful 2005 Vintage, we agree with Wine Advocate - this is "a sleeper of the vintage" and great value, too!

"The purple-colored 2007 Conceito Vintage Port offers up an attractive perfume of mineral, pencil lead, blackberry, and black currants. This leads to an elegantly styled wine with excellent volume, depth, and grip. It has enough structure to evolve for a decade along with layers of savory fruit for balance. This lengthy effort will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2027. It is a sleeper of the vintage. As an aside, Jonas Gustafson, the importer, has an outstanding Spanish portfolio so it is not a surprise to me that he has uncovered this little-known producer." Wine Advocate 90 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2007 Product #25736 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2007 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Amalie's Cuvee 2007

“Beautiful”, “lovely”, and “elegant” all appear again and again in my tasting notes here.  Opens with soaring aromatics of juicy red fruit, spice, and fresh cut fragrant flowers.  In the mouth weightless and utterly transparent with raspberry and strawberry fruits lifted by bright acidity and complicated by notes of licorice and spice. Floral and cherry flavors linger on and on.

“Limpid red. Suave, complex scents of fresh red berries, potpourri, incense and licorice. Palate-staining strawberry and raspberry flavors are lifted by notes of orange peel and white pepper, with a deeper cherry pit quality emerging on the back. Suave and accessible right now, finishing with very good cut and length.”International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Pietracupa Taurasi 2007 Product #28057 (In Stock)
Pietracupa Taurasi 2007 Pietracupa Taurasi 2007

Perhaps the best Aglianico we've ever tasted.  Big aromas of dusky cherry, green olive, fresh earth and crushed herb lead to a mouthful of rich but pure cherry, raspberry, olive and tobacco flavors.  Drives to the back of your palate in style with fantastically sophisticated tannins for a wine like this.  On the finish, juicy fruit pops back up under the tannin and lingers on and on.  A beautiful wine, but very little available.

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2007 Product #25218 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2007

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

"Outstanding. Notes of ripe orchard fruit, citrus, floral and brioche give way to discreetly wood-influenced medium full flavors that are round yet detailed and pack really lovely intensity on the palate staining and lingering finish that possesses a seductive mouth feel." Allen Meadows 91 points

“Intensely ripe scents of Normandy cider, peach, and decadent lily on the nose of Marc Morey 2007 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chenevottes are followed by a surprisingly chalky and dense – by no means over-ripe or too-soft – palate impression, with subtly tart and juicy apple, pineapple, and peach serving for refreshment. Faintly bitter fruit pit notes are nicely integrated to offer a bit of counterpoint, and the forward fruit and lushness of finish here will make it a crowd pleaser. It’s not as though there are no mineral aspects here: a certain sense of chalkiness is very much present.” Wine Advocate 90 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007 Product #25220 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. Moderate golden color. A perfumed nose of straw, citrus and white peach leads to intense, delicious and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors culminate in a long, mouth coating and impressively long finish. I quite like this as there is just a touch of backend austerity that confers a "clean" and refreshing character to the finish without falling over into severity. In sum, lovely juice with 3 to 5 years of upside potential, perhaps a bit more.” Allen Meadows 91 points

“The Marc Morey 2007 Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers smells of honeysuckle, lily, lime, and honeydew melon; comes to the palate lush in texture yet lusciously juicy; and finishes with chalk and stone undertones that offer a perfect foil to the dripping ripeness of melon and liquid flowers. Hints of lime zest and red currant in the finish offer further counterpoint and serve for a bit of invigoration. This is irresistible already, although I imagine one could hold if for a half dozen years.” Wine Advocate 91 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007 Product #25222 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. A pretty and attractively scented nose features notes of citrus, baking spice, lychee nut and rose water that precedes the nicely rich, round and relatively powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent focus and drive on the impressively long and mineral-driven finish. After two hours in a decanter, this was a radically different, and better, wine than when it was initially opened.” Allen Meadows 91 points

“From a steep, rocky section of vines above the Caillerets, the Marc Morey 2007 Chassagne Montrachet En Virondot offers an aromatic and gustatory combination of brine and meat stock mingled with fresh lemon – along with an eventually sense of overt chalkiness – remind me of Chablis. Crystalline mineral aspects seem to shimmer through the citrus, leading to a refreshing and invigorating finish. Some tasters might find this lacking in sweetness of fruit, although there is a Chenin-like note of quince. This is one of Mollard's most interesting wines of the vintage, and should prove fascinating to follow over at least the next 5-6 years.” Wine Advocate 91 points

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Pierre Paillard Champagne Blanc De Blancs "Act I" 2007 Product #26006 (In Stock)
Pierre Paillard Champagne Blanc De Blancs Pierre Paillard Champagne Blanc De Blancs

Pierre Paillard's Blanc de Blanc "Act 1" 2007, so named to stay within a legal loophole in France's vintage designation system, opens with a sophisticated whiff of white flowers and fresh almonds.  Aromas of fresh pear, golden apple, and brioche come in as well.  On the palate it's lemony and zippy, with a beautiful minerality and yeastiness on the finish.  Delivers all of that class and sophistication at far less than what you would normally pay for a single-vintage, 100% Chardonnay Champagne from all Grand Cru fruit. 

"Disgorged January 25, 2012. Pale yellow-gold. Orchard and pit fruits on the toasty, gently spicy nose and in the mouth. Musky pear and peach pit flavors show a refreshingly bitter quality and pick up a buttery nuance with air. Finishes chewy and long, with lingering toastiness and a hint of anise. This Champagne has the heft to handle full-flavored food like strong cheeses or a buttery poultry dish."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Carpineta Fontalpino Dofana 2007 Product #26283 (In Stock)
Carpineta Fontalpino Dofana 2007 Carpineta Fontalpino Dofana 2007

Dofana is the top wine consulting winemaker Gioia Cresti produces at her family estate just 10 miles east of Siena.  She hand harvests older vines of Sangiovese and relatively young (about 10 years) Petite Verdot from dry farmed vineyards at about 230 meters of altitude.  Both get long, slow, fermentations (20 days for the Sangiovese and 25 for the Petite Verdot) with regular punchdowns to extract color, flavor, and structure.  The intense, black, wine comes out of the fermenter and then ages for 20 months in French oak barrique before blending, bottling, and further aging in cellar.

“This is richer and has more fruit than the 2006. Super clean ripe fruit, think raspberries and currants. A very long finish on this wine. It still needs some time in the bottle but is very hard to resist now. Half Sangiovese and half Petit Verdot. Try to wait until after 2012.”  James Suckling 93 points (from April 2013)

“Fabulous on the nose, with dark fruits and smoky, meaty undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. There's a lovely richness and slight decadence to this. Equal parts Petit Verdot and Sangiovese. Best after 2012. 400 cases made.” (by James Suckling, October 2010)Wine Spectator 93 points

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Lisini Brunello Di Montalcino 2007 Product #26371 (In Stock)
Lisini Brunello Di Montalcino 2007 Lisini Brunello Di Montalcino 2007

Delicious, elegant, Brunello at a fantastic price.  Already delicious and built to improve through 2027.

"Bright and floral, with very pretty aromas of fruit too. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and fine tannins. I like the minerality to this. Long and caressing. Better in 2014. Consistently outstanding."  James Suckling 93 points

"Medium red. Cherry, rose petal and a hint of leather on the vibrant nose. Sweet, pliant and fine-grained; less meaty and more floral in the mouth than on the nose. Not yet especially complex but lush and seamless, with an almost glyceral richness to the deep raspberry and cherry fruit. Finishes very long, with sweet, suave tannins." International Wine Cellar 92(?+) points

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is very beautiful in this vintage. Sweet dark cherries, flowers, mint and licorice take shape as the wine opens up in the glass. This is an especially voluminous wine endowed with tons of richness and nuance. A finessed, seamless finish laced with sweet hints of tobacco and wild flowers rounds things out in style. This is a terrific showing. Lisini gave the Brunello three years in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027." Wine Advocate 94 points

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Broadbent Vintage Port 2007 Product #26992 (In Stock)
Broadbent Vintage Port 2007 Broadbent Vintage Port 2007

A very fine, rich and velvety port from one of the greatest vintages ever.

"The 2007 Broadbent Vintage Port is opaque purple-colored with a fragrant bouquet of earth, mineral, spice box, blackberry and licorice that jumps from the glass. On the palate it is intensely flavored, fleshy, and moderately structured with a decade of aging potential. This medium long, savory, balanced Port should drink well through 2032." Wine Advocate 90 points

"Offers raisin and dried berry notes, with hints of black pepper and spices. Full-bodied, with a fiery dried fruit aftertaste and a chewy finish. Medium sweet. Very grapey. Best after 2015. 100 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007 Product #25225 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007

“From contract fruit, the Marc Morey 2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts is dominated by nut oils, lime, white peach, and honey, playing against chalk, salt and iodine, in a display that hints at Chablis or at Riesling. This is silken-textured, irresistibly luscious, and forward, yet not without mineral fascination, and lingeringly savory. I would expect it to perform well for 5-6 years, but can see no other good reason to wait.” Wine Advocate 92 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2007 Product #27926 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2007 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2007

While 2007 was a challenging vintage for reds, Jean Michel Guillon rose to that challenge and turned out a bevy of beautiful wines.  His 2007 1er Cru Champonnets was impressive young but now - after 5 years in a cool cellar - is unfolding into something quite beautiful.  Lovely aromas of red flowers, spice, tangy cherry, and smoke open the show.  Then it's silky and pure in the mouth with long and very fine flavors of red berries, flowers, iron, and hints of coffee, spice, and earth.  The tannins provide gentle support and the finish goes on and on.  Delicate, but very Gevrey and ready to drink.

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Reserve 2007 Product #28037 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Reserve 2007 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Reserve 2007

Every year, co-owners Dena Drews and Ernie Pink choose their absolute favorite barrels in the winery to create their top wine – The Reserve.  Production is always tiny (just 227 cases in 2007), and virtually all is sold to mailing list and winery direct customers.  We’re honored that Ernie and Dena have allowed us to have the very last of their for-sale stock to offer to you.

“Limpid red. Bright strawberry, raspberry and Asian spices on the nose, with a seductive note of potpourri that gains strength with air. Sappy, spicy, attractively sweet red fruit flavors are energized by tangy blood orange and white pepper nuances, with a note of medicinal cherry adding grip. Plays deep cherry off tangy strawberry on the finish, which is precise, lively and very long. This will age on its energy and balance.”International Wine Cellar 93 points

“Rowan, heliotrope, hibiscus, and in fact an entire floral sachet emanate from the glass of Amalie Robert 2007 Pinot Noir Reserve, resembling – but also heightening – aromatic behavior I’ve experienced this year in a number of wines harvested in this “vintage from hell.” Relatively low tannin – like high perfume – is a theme here, but there is an invigorating ping born of fresh red berry acidity allied to subtle crunch of berry seeds on an otherwise polished palate. Reflecting the warmth that led up to 2007’s miseries, hints of caramel are allied to entirely ripe expressions of red fruits, and 13.6% alcohol reveals itself as expansiveness without weight or heat. A smoky aura of burley tobacco mingles with the profuse inner-mouth perfume of this buoyant, vibrant Pinot that finishes with fine, long, mouthwateringly salt-tinged length: not gripping but both stimulating and soothing.”Wine Advocate 94 points

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Grivault Meursault 1er Cru Clos Des Perrieres 2007 Product #22932 (In Stock)
Grivault Meursault 1er Cru Clos Des Perrieres 2007 Grivault Meursault 1er Cru Clos Des Perrieres 2007

Every year, this wine makes the case that - whatever the official classifications say - there is Grand Cru terroir in Meursault.  Focused minerality over rich fresh butter, nuts, mint, and orchard fruits with a delicious salty caramel note on the finish.  Today this is verging on an oily texture and shows a lot of ripe fruit, especially for 2007.  Give it 7 or 8 years and it will gain complexity, energy and - oddly enough - freshness to go with the deep, rich, flavors.  Magnificent wine.

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Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2007 Product #22580 (In Stock)
Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2007 Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2007

When we tasted this with Jean Michel in early 2008, he proclaimed it the best Clos Vougeot he'd ever made.  And while still a bit youthfully tight today, spend a little time with it and you'll see what he means.  There's fantastic depth of aroma and flavor here - black cherry, fresh turned earth, clove, cinnamon, and black raspberry - married to a stunningly plush, full-bodied, texture.  Although the fruit is very forward today, there's a rock-solid beam of minerality in the middle of the wine that bodes well for development over the next 10-15 years.  Wines from the Clos Vougeot can often be disappointing, but Guillon's 2007 demonstrates clearly why this famous vineyard deserves Grand Cru status.

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