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Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2015 Product #30677 (In Stock)
Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2015 Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2015

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 2015 Product #31344 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015

We’ve been fans of this small (for Bordeaux) family estate for years but the 2015 steps up the quality to an entirely new level! It’s a blend of un-oaked Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) from the sand, clay and limestone soils of Bordeaux’s Entre Deux Mers region – part of the “Right Bank” that excelled in the outstanding 2015 vintage.

You'll find it deliciously fresh and fun from the first pour and sip, but the real fun comes over the next few hours (or days), as the aromas and flavors get deeper and darker, with black currant, cedar, and dark chocolate holding center stage and classic Bordeaux notes of cedar, tobacco and crushed herb emerging on top.  The texture stays wonderful throughout - mouthfilling and dense enough to demand attention but never heavy or thick or plodding.  And the finish just keeps getting better and better, smooth and long with lingering flavors of fruit, cedar, chocolate and spice.  Hard to resist right this second, but do yourself a favor and lay some down and then pull a bottle out for a special dinner up to 10 years from now.  No one will ever believe what you paid!

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Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Product #30457 (In Stock)
Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010 Ch Desclau Bordeaux Superieur 2010

Someday, all the little Bordeaux from the great 2010 harvest will be gone, but until then, the values remain superb.  Here's another, based on 40% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cab Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.  The Verdot really shows her in notes of candied violet and rich chocolate while the Cabernets add cedar, tobacco, currant, and dark cherry notes.  Finishes firm with spice, cedar and currant lingering.  Delicious right now and will improve for another 5 years or so.

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Ch De Castelneau Entre Deux Mers 2015 Product #31884 (In Stock)
Ch De Castelneau Entre Deux Mers 2015 Ch De Castelneau Entre Deux Mers 2015

Often overlooked, the white wines of Bordeaux's Entre-Deux-Mers ("between the seas") region can be perfect wines for everyday meals or sipping with friends.  Most Entre-Deux-Mers are all, or nearly all, Sauignon Blanc, but this little gem mimics more serious (and expensive!) white Bordeaux by including 40% Semillon and 10% Muscadelle in the blend.  On the nose and palate you get hints of the famous wet wool that adds complexity and depth to Sauvignon's citrusy fruit and herbal notes.  Smooth and ripe, this is fun to drink and works well with seafood and poultry dishes.

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Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011 Product #31350 (In Stock)
Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011 Ch Damase Bordeaux Superieur 2011

Mostly Merlot, with 10% Carmenere and 5% Petit Verdot for color and structure.  Unusually - at least at this price point - the wine ages entirely in new and 1 year-old oak casks for a year.  A richly fruit-filled Bordeaux - cherry, cassis, plum - with sophisticated accents of smoke, cedar, and herb.  Almost California fruit levels with sweet spice, but plenty of Bordeaux class at the end.

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2014 Product #31429 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2014 Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2014

Once again, just lovely and superb value, too!

"The Château Recougne 2014 is a blend of 90% Merlot, 2% Carmenere and 8% Cabernet Franc. It has a lovely, well-defined and vibrant nose, classic in style just like the old school label. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh red berry fruit, a keen line of acidity, plenty of vibrant cherries coming towards the graphite tinged finish. If you want a well crafted old fashioned Bordeaux wine, look no further! This is a great success for the estate under the guiding hand of Dr. Alain Raynaud."Wine Advocate 89-91 points

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Seigneurs d'Aiguilhe Cotes De Castillon 2014 Product #31624 (In Stock)
Seigneurs d'Aiguilhe Cotes De Castillon 2014 Seigneurs d'Aiguilhe Cotes De Castillon 2014

This is the second wine of Chateau d'Aiguilhe, perhaps the best estate in the Cotes de Castillon.  Owner Stephan Neipperg is also responsible for better known wines from Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Clor l'Oratoire and La Mondotte.  This Merlot-based blend comes from 65 year-old vines and is rich, round, and dark-fruited with generous amounts of chocolate and spice.  Notes of Bordeaux cedar and herb weave in and out of the generous fruit and linger on the supple, smooth, finish.  A winner!

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Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml) Product #31486 (In Stock)
Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml) Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2013 (375ml)

The second wine from Ch Guiraud, this plays on the contrast between botrytis-tinged sweetness and clean Sauvignon Blanc fruit and acids. Rock solid Sauternes aromas and flavors of apricot, toasted almond, white peach, and honey, a creamy texture, and refreshing ginger and lemon notes on the finish.  For lighter desserts or even with savory caper/lemon sauce!

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Ch du Retout Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2014 Product #31795 (In Stock)
Ch du Retout Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2014 Ch du Retout Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2014

A vintage that's getting more and more acclaim and where this fine estate shines. It's a big, rich, wine you can enjoy now or cellar for 10 years.

"The 2014 Château du Retout has a potent blueberry and blackberry-scented bouquet with a strong floral element. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin, good depth and well judged acidity to counterbalance the intensity here. It is a big, bold statement of a wine, one that the team manages to pull off because there is plenty of depth and freshness on the finish."Wine Advocate 89 points

"Very solid, with a delicious core of plum, cassis and raspberry fruit, lined with a stony thread that gives the finish spine and definition. Savory and iron hints show in the background. Has range and character."Wine Spectator 90-93 points

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Ch d'Anice Graves Blanc 2015 Product #31669 (In Stock)
Ch d'Anice Graves Blanc 2015 Ch d'Anice Graves Blanc 2015

Want to remember why you used to love a good white Graves so much?  Or discover how much more there can be to white Bordeaux when snappy Sauvignon Blanc gets some extra depth from rich, round, earthy Semillon?  Try this 50/50 blend with a bit of neutral oak for extra complexity.  Plenty of stone and citrus fruit here with captivating notes of wet wool, smoke, and herb.  Round on the midpalate and then crisp and clean on the lemon, peach and herb finish.  A great match for herby casseroles or anything from the sea.

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Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2010 Product #31997 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2010 Ch Larose Perganson Haut Medoc 2010

A terrific value in 2010 Bordeaux from 35 year-old vines growing on classic Bordeaux gravel soils just outside Pauillac and St. Julien. Aged in tank (15%) and oak (85%) including about 50% new French oak.  The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon (for structure and power), 45% Merlot (for body and fruit) and 5% Petit Verdot (color, perfume), all from sustainably farmed 35 year-old vines. 

"A wine with sweet strawberries and raspberries on the nose. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a delicious finish. This is balanced and savory for the vintage. And it's an environmentally sustainable winery. Better after 2016."  James Suckling 92 points

"Sports bold, modern toast, with overt anise and blueberry notes leading the way, backed by racy plum and raspberry fruit. The solid finish shows the vintage's telltale graphite spine, offering lively acidity for balance. Best from 2014 through 2020."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 Product #30581 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010 Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2010

Great vintages - like 2010 - 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 Aney Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2013 Product #32002 (In Stock)
Ch Aney Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2013 Ch Aney Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2013

vintage.  In a challenging year, this roughly 60/40 Cabernet/Merlot blend with dashes of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot shines.  Gorgeous red currant fruit aromas and flavors with accents of cedar, tobacco and spice and a refreshing, mouthwatering, finish.  Sitting between St. Julien and Margaux, you'll find a touch of the former's power and the latter's perfume with real grace and vibrancy.

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Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 Product #31225 (In Stock)
Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 Ch Paloumey Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010

Dense and powerful but opening nicely.

"Dark, grippy and very tarry, with lots of pebbly tannins driving underneath the layers of boysenberry, steeped fig and blackberry fruit. Ample baker's chocolate and dark tobacco fill in the remaining space. This will need a little cellaring to round into form, but remains a very solid, muscular version. Best from 2015 through 2022."Wine Spectator 91 points

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