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Papet Del Mas Cava Brut NV Product #27801 (In Stock)
Papet Del Mas Cava Brut NV Papet Del Mas Cava Brut NV

A very fine sparkling wine value, this Spanish Cava had its secondary fermentation in bottle and clearly benefits from the Champagne method treatment!  Creamy textured and full of pretty bubbles, it's soft and easy with peach and lemon fruit and a touch of yeasty/bread dough quality.  A bit of lemon rind at the end adds refreshment to this great party or back porch bottle of bubbly!

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Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv Product #28257 (In Stock)
Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv

While Italy's fizzy and fun Prosecco is great on any occassion, it's really built to enjoy on a warm afternoon with savory snacks, fresh fruit, and friends.  And that's exactly where this festive fizz will shine.  Creamy textured and joyfully bubbly, there's plenty of lemon, peach and tangy apricot fruit to smell and taste with a note of salty mineral for complexity.  Finishes fruity and dry to quench your thirst and encourage all day sipping pleasure!

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Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Rouge 375ml Product #27792 (In Stock)
Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Rouge 375ml Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Rouge 375ml

Dolin Vermouth's are pretty much the same today as they were when first introduced in 1821.  Made from white wines and fresh and dried herbs and botanicals from Chambery, they are all complex, fresh, and just as delicious on their own as they are in a complex cocktail.

The red vermouth is frankly sweet but with plenty of bright acidity and bitter herb at the end to keep things fresh.  A touch of cherry/berry fruit and plenty of caramel, bitter herb, and exotic spices hold sway here with citrus peel and herb flavors lingering nicely.

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Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Blanc 375ml Product #27793 (In Stock)
Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Blanc 375ml Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Blanc 375ml

Dolin Vermouth's are pretty much the same today as they were when first introduced in 1821.  Made from white wines and fresh and dried herbs and botanicals from Chambery, they are all complex, fresh, and just a delicious on their own as they are in a complex cocktail.

The Blanc vermouth is super aromatic with extravagant scents of crushed herbs and flowers. Full of fruit, herb, and nutty flavors, this is frankly sweet but with great acidity and a clean, lingering, finish.

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Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry Product #27797 (In Stock)
Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry Dolin Vermouth De Chambery Dry

Dolin Vermouth's are pretty much the same today as they were when first introduced in 1821.  Made from white wines and fresh and dried herbs and botanicals from Chambery, they are all complex, fresh, and just as delicious on their own as they are in a complex cocktail.

The dry style vermouth shows a pure, almost sweet-smelling, nose of white wine, herbs and wormwood.  In the mouth it's pure, herbal, and very clean with just enough body and ripe fruit to impart roundness.  Finishes clean, complex, and fresh with no bitterness.  This would be a fine match with fresh pesto!

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Mestres Cava Reserva 1312 NV Product #26871 (In Stock)
Mestres Cava Reserva 1312 NV Mestres Cava Reserva 1312 NV

Here's a new favorite Cava, handmade from Macabeu, Zerel-lo, and Parellada grapes, aged in barrel as base wines and then for 20 months on the lees in bottle before being disgorged by hand. All of that work and care shines through in the glass here, with bright, zesty, aromas and flavors of citrus, golden apple, and fresh toast.  A leesy, biscuity, Cava that stays fresh on the long finish where a touch of sweet lemon lingers.  Very fine value.

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Ramos Pinto Ruby Port Product #28028 (In Stock)
Ramos Pinto Ruby Port Ramos Pinto Ruby Port

A delicious and fun Ruby port made from younger vines of Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca and aged 3 years in big wooden wine vats called "balseiros". Fresh and fruit-filled with generous notes of crushed raspberry, blackberry, and sweet licorice and dark chocolate.  Very juicy and fresh, and perhaps too easy to drink by itself.  But, try it with Stilton, nuts, or chocolate cake - Yum!

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L' Antica Quercia Prosecco Superiore "Matiu" Brut NV Product #26553 (In Stock)
L' Antica Quercia Prosecco Superiore L' Antica Quercia Prosecco Superiore

The oak tree on the label is a 600 year-old landmark near the winery and represents this estate's commitment to organic farming and handmade wines.  This is a clean, crisp, Prosecco with fine fruit and accents of bitter almond and fresh herbs. Finishes dry and bright with a hint of 5 Spice. It's dry, mouthwatering, and keeps you coming back for sip after sip.

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Rozes Porto White Reserve NV Product #25066 (In Stock)
Rozes Porto White Reserve NV Rozes Porto White Reserve NV

First, yes - this is a full 750ml bottle!  It's also a fascinating take on white Port.  Because the white wine aged in wood for 8 years, this drinks like a fantastically vibrant, youthful, tawney Port.  Full of dried apricot and raisin fruit and lightly caramelized walnut and almond flavors, it's lightly sweet and super long on the palate.  Delicous!

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Langlois Pere Et Fils Cassis Nv Product #28099 (In Stock)
Langlois Pere Et Fils Cassis Nv Langlois Pere Et Fils Cassis Nv

The first thing you'll notice about this delicious creme de cassis is its almost neon color, a gorgeous, glass-staining magenta.  Made from super-ripe cassis berries grown on the Langlois estate, this is sweet, rich and lucious, to be sure, but also has an intriguing undercurrent of something leafy and herbal that keeps it from becoming cloying.  If you've never had a real creme de cassis, try adding a few drops to sparkling wine for a Kir Royale you won't forget!

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Langlois Pere Et Fils Mure Nv Product #28100 (In Stock)
Langlois Pere Et Fils Mure Nv Langlois Pere Et Fils Mure Nv

Wild blackberries harvested from around the city of Nevers in Burgundy make this unctuous liqueur, traditionally drunk with Bourgogne Rouge for a sort of brunette sister to the Kir called a Berrichon.  After the berries are harvested, they are frozen to break down their cell walls, making for more concentrated flavors.  Combining the sweetness of ripe fruit with more earthy, musky aromas than the more common creme de cassis from the same region, this is unusual and delicious.

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Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV Product #26688 (In Stock)
Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV Charles De Cazanove Champagne Brut Tradition NV

A terrific bottle of classic and classy real Champagne, priced to share with a crowd.  Wine Spectator's review of last year's release still seems on point:

"This Champagne offers an array of flavor, including toasted brioche, Gala apple, lemon zest, graphite and ginger, with a touch of honey. Elegant, but with good intensity and a moderate, nut-tinged finish."  Wine Spectator 92 points

"Wow. What a terrific champers for the money. It’s an excellent introduction to what makes champagne special, and those already familiar with the genre will appreciate its sophistication. It’s the value find of the year. 2.5 Stars, Washington Post, 12/18/2012

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Lustau East India Solera Sherry Product #7065 (In Stock)
Lustau East India Solera Sherry Lustau East India Solera Sherry

Yup - it's as good as Robert Parker says!

"The dark amber-hued non-vintage East India Solera is essentially an old Oloroso blended with an old Pedro Ximenez, which gives it a sweet character. It offers more mature notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, spice box, raisin and chocolate beer nuts, and its terrific balancing acidity cuts through the sweetness. This delicious effort is best drunk after the meal."Wine Advocate 96 points

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Charles De Cazanove Rose Champagne Nv Product #27504 (In Stock)
Charles De Cazanove Rose Champagne Nv Charles De Cazanove Rose Champagne Nv

We love the Brut NV from Charles de Cazanove, and the rose wowed us even more!  A clean, dry rose Champagne with plenty of refreshing, red berry flavors.  A great value - try it as an aperitif or with smoked salmon!

"Refined, with well-meshed acidity providing a backbone for delicate flavors of dried currant, graphite, green plum, meringue and grapefruit zest. Fresh, smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020. 10,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Graham's 10 Year Tawny Porto Product #10639 (In Stock)
Graham's 10 Year Tawny Porto Graham's 10 Year Tawny Porto

A classic 10 Year Tawny Port, this marries notes of dried apple and berry with a touch of creamy caramel.

"This has a zesty, sweet floral aroma, with well-spiced flavors of apple tart, flan and cocoa powder. The plush, mouthfilling finish of cream, vanilla and raspberry is fresh and balanced. Drink now. 25,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Vesselle Brut Reserve Bouzy N/V Product #7655 (In Stock)
Vesselle Brut Reserve Bouzy N/V Vesselle Brut Reserve Bouzy N/V

Mainly Pinot Noir with 20% Chardonnay for cut and complexity.  A smoky, toasty, nose shows hints of strawberry, pear and spice.  Then fresh and very pure in the mouth with red berry fruit, spice and plenty of toast, biscuit and brioche.  Very long and energetic on the finish, this is delicious to just drink but will work beautifully at table, too.

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Pierre Gimonnet Brut 1er Cru Blanc De Blancs NV Product #27255 (In Stock)
Pierre Gimonnet Brut 1er Cru Blanc De Blancs NV Pierre Gimonnet Brut 1er Cru Blanc De Blancs NV

All Didier Gimonet makes is 100% Chardonnay Champagne, all aged in steel with no malolactic fermentation.  This wine from 1er Cru fruit is cool, bracing, and very pure.

"Quince and lemon pith on the nose, with deeper notes of honey and anise emerging with aeration. Fleshy but dry, with impressive depth to its spicy orchard and citrus fruit flavors. A bitter herb nuance carries through a long, clinging finish, which echoes the honey note."International Wine Cellar 91 points

"Gimonnet’s NV Brut Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Cuvee Cuis fills out nicely on the mid-palate, with a little more mid-palate pliancy and richness than the Belles Annees. Green pears, flowers and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow through to a wiry finish endowed with significant energy and polish. This is a striking effort from Gimonnet."Wine Advocate 90 points

"Fresh, offering a lively bead, with flavors of white peach, apple, biscuit and blanched almond that show a hint of passion fruit. Shows fine texture and an open-knit, mineral-tinged finish."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Vesselle Rose Friandise Demi Sec Nv Product #26152 (In Stock)
Vesselle Rose Friandise Demi Sec Nv Vesselle Rose Friandise Demi Sec Nv

"Light red with a frothy mousse. Cranberry, redcurrant and wild strawberry on the nose, with cherry skin and dark chocolate adding complexity. This smells like a Kir Royale mixed by Dali, or maybe Magritte. The expression of red fruits is remarkable for its depth and purity. Creamy red berry and cherry preserve flavors are firmed by gentle acidity and pick up an exotic floral quality on the back end. Finishes with excellent clarity and great persistence. I'd serve this as I would a light, exuberant red Burgundy."International Wine Cellar 93 points

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Guy Larmandier Brut Vertus 1er Cru NV Product #28075 (In Stock)
Guy Larmandier Brut Vertus 1er Cru  NV Guy Larmandier Brut Vertus 1er Cru  NV

The 1er Cru vineyard of Vertus is famous for Pinot Noir in addition to the Chardonnay you'd expect here along the Cote de Blancs.  Buy Larmandier blends 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir here from two vintages (2009-2008 here) and ages the wine for 36 months before disgorgement.  The result is a sleek beauty of a wine that opens with rich aromas of toast, nuts, mineral and lemon.  In the mouth, plenty of Chardonnay cut and drive elevated with hints of earthy red fruit and richness from the Pinot Noir.  Clean, toasty, precise, and extremely long with a finish that won't quit.

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Coessens Champagne Blanc De Noirs Largillier NV Product #27552 (In Stock)
Coessens Champagne Blanc De Noirs Largillier NV Coessens Champagne Blanc De Noirs Largillier NV

When we first encountered Jerome Coessens’s Blanc De Noirs Largillier in September, we were electrified.  We bought all we could then, but watched it vanish immediately – almost everyone who tried a bottle came right back for a case!  Through a special arrangement with local importer Potomac Selections, we’ve been able to secure a larger allocation of the just disgorged and released “L 12” bottling based on the 2011 harvest.  And, tasting it today, I can say with confidence it’s even better than the L 09 Wine Advocate rated 91 points and the brilliant L 11 we offered in the Fall!

The wine is 100% Pinot Noir from 35 year-old vines and older growing on the most clay-heavy sites within Coessens’s Largillier vineyard.  After gentle pressing, the base wine ferments, goes through malolactic fermentation, and gets months of lees contact all in stainless steel tanks.  Before disgorgement, Jerome conducts extensive bench trials to select the perfect dosage for each release – we have no data, but guess this is at about 9 grams per liter.

It’s a beautiful wine in the glass, pale gold in color with a gentle stream of tiny bubbles at first racing then drifting to the surface.  The aromas are pure and fresh, with complex scents of strawberry, straw, white chocolate, cherry blossom and chalk.  Take a sip and you’ll find the pinpoint fizz delivers amazing precision and delineation to the red berry, goldent apple, licorice, toast, ginger, limestone and citrus flavors.  Tangy red fruit, lemon, ginger, and salty mineral flavors linger on and on and on.  Try this a bit warmer than you expect – 50 degrees seems about right – and in a white wine glass instead of a flute for maximum impact.  Delicious all by itself, but try it with halibut, salmon, or event duck for a breathtaking pairing.

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