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Eric Rodez Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV Product #13994 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV

As the name suggests, Eric Rodez’s Grand Vintages is a rich, powerful and very much “grand” wine in the tradition of Krug (where Eric learned his craft).  This year's release is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from seven great vintages going back to vintage 2000.  Eric ages all of these base wines in used oak and blocks malolactic fermentation to maximize freshness and vibrancy.  Then the carefully crafted blend spends 8 full years on the lees before being disgorged this October. The dosage is ultra-low - 2 or 3 g/l - so this could be labeled "Extra Brut," but there's so much richness and depth here that "Brut" seems more appropriate to Eric.

Past releases have earned plenty of critical praise, including 17.5/20 points from Jancis Robinson, 93 from Vinous, and 92 from Wine Advocate.  This year’s release is explosive on the nose and palate, pumping out big notes of lemon curd, caramel, toasted nuts, baking bread, crushed chalk, and more.  The flavors just balloon out to fill your entire palate and finish with layer upon layer of mouthwatering pie crust, lemon curd, hazelnut, crushed stone and salty caramel flavor.  Try holding some for even more richness!

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Eric Rodez Champagne Pinot Noir Les Genettes 2010 Product #32753 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez Champagne Pinot Noir Les Genettes 2010 Eric Rodez Champagne Pinot Noir Les Genettes 2010

From a single plot of 41 year-old vines in the tiny Les Genettes site have plenty to say.  As is the custom in Eric's top wines, this was 100% barrel fermented and aged, has zero malolactic, and received a very light 3 grams/liter dosage at bottling. Pure gold in the glass with tiny bubbles, this shows elegant aromas of griotte cherry, toast, and fresh earth.  On the palate it's tight, focused, and ultra pure, with laser tight focus and a finish that won't quit.  Luxurious, delicious now, and worth following for another half-decade.

"Cool, calm and collected on the nose. Tight and dense - almost more like a sparkling Beaune. And that's a compliment!"  Jancis Robinson 17.5/20 points

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Eric Rodez Empreinte De Terroir Pinot Noir 2005 Product #32752 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Empreinte De Terroir Pinot Noir 2005 Eric Rodez  Empreinte De Terroir Pinot Noir 2005

Eric's Empreinte De Terroir series is designed to showcase the unique character of his Grand Cru Ambonnay vineyard in a single vintage - in this case, the generously textured and very easy to love 2005 harvest.  From 30 year-old Pinot Noir vines, it is 100% barrel fermented and aged and spends 8 years on the lees before disgorgement with just 2 g/l dosage.

As always, the 2005 shows a copper-tinged color with extremely fine bubbles.  Aromas of cherries, red flowers, and toast explode from the glass.  In the mouth it’s even more deep, rich, and robust than usual with complex flavors of red fruits, graphite and baked bread.  The flavors drive to a seemingly endless finish as hints of red raspberry and toast linger.  While fascinating to drink on its own, this would pair wonderfully with duck or any dish featuring wild mushrooms.  This will just get better in cellar over the next decade or so.

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