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Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2016 Product #32200 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2016 Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2016

A staff and customer favorite! This white Bordeaux starts with aromas of just-squeezed lemon and fresh cut grass. On the palate, there’s a nice, juicy hit of riper Meyer lemon that comes in, and the whole thing finishes mouthwateringly clean. While many white Bordeaux are blended with Semillon and Muscadelle to add waxy weight or fruitiness, Ch La Roche St Jean is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. There’s no oak to hide all that tangy fruit, and it’s a very reasonable 13.0% alcohol. If you’ve shied away from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc because of its over-the-top grapefruitiness or overwhelming, pungent passionfruit flavors, this is the perfect SB for you.

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Ch Moulinat Bordeaux 2015 Product #33165 (In Stock)
Ch Moulinat Bordeaux 2015 Ch Moulinat Bordeaux 2015

Chateau Moulinat is located on limestone, gravel and sandy soils in Bordeaux's Entre Deux Mers region, between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne.  It's 58% Merlot (for plump richness), 36% Cabernet Sauvignon (for structure and finesse) and 6% Cabernet Franc (for herby perfume). This all-tank red is utterly delicious right now (even though you can hold it for 3-5 years if you'd like).  It's remarkably plump, plush and rich and loaded with blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit.  The Cab Franc delivers pretty accents of dried herb and tobacco on the nose and palate while the Cab Sauv provides a nice, focused, touch of structure. 

We're not the only ones who like 2015 Ch Moulinat.  The Washington Post's wine critic, Dave McIntyre, tweeted, "Textbook Bordeaux, with all the right flavors of graphite (pencil), black currant etc etc, but without the stress of a high price tag and the need to cellar it for years. What’s not to like about this wine? $14, and a terrific value."  His "official" review was just as enthusiastic:

"Textbook Bordeaux, offering the traditional “pencil” graphite aromas over scents of plum, cherry and blackcurrant. And the wine kept getting better over a few days, suggesting it will last for several years in your cellar. Sustainably farmed."  Washington Post ***/*** (Exceptional)

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Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2016 Product #33036 (In Stock)

A great value Bordeaux that just keeps getting better! 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 2016 vintage.

Deep black currant, cedar, and dark chocolate aromas and flavors hold center stage with classic Bordeaux notes of cedar, tobacco and crushed herb emerging on top.  Mouthfilling and dense enough to demand attention but never heavy or thick or plodding.  And the finish is smooth and long with lingering flavors of fruit, cedar, chocolate and spice.

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2014 375ml Product #32764 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2014 375ml Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2014 375ml

A great wine in any form, but especially appealing in just-right-sized half-bottle!

"The 2014 Larose-Trintaudon has a stylish bouquet, well defined and quite minerally with blackberry and wild strawberry scents to the fore. The palate is well balanced, clean and pure with real vibrancy and joie-de-vivre. It builds nicely in the mouth and gains more and more precision towards the sophisticated finish. Bravo -- this is a superb Haut-Médoc that will drink beautifully for the next 10 years, possibly more."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Ch Les Conseillans Reserve De Pre-Carre 2015 Product #32887 (In Stock)
Ch Les Conseillans Reserve De Pre-Carre 2015 Ch Les Conseillans Reserve De Pre-Carre 2015

A bold, rich, velvety Bordeaux made of ripe, rich, plummy, Merlot which gives the wine plenty of dark red fruit and a round, velvety, texture.  About 3% each of Malbec and Cabernets adds a touch of fresh minerality (Malbec) plush herbal/tobacco complexity and fine, firm, structure (Cabernets).  Aging in used French oak barrels adds polish and spice without overwhelming the fruit. You’ll love the bold redcurrant, black plum, and black raspberry fruit aromas and flavors and how the notes of crushed herb, tobacco and spice add complexity and depth.  And you’ll especially enjoy how the wine really envelopes your palate, feeling rich and plush and velvety from front to back. Don’t let the “drink from 2020” worry you – this is delicious and fun to drink tonight from first pop and pour!

Best Buy! This rich, ripe and generous wine is full of blackberry fruit and tannin. It's powerful, with a solid structure and fine fruitiness. As a result, it has good aging potential, so drink from 2020."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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La Petite Lune Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Product #31666 (In Stock)
La Petite Lune Bordeaux Rouge 2015 La Petite Lune Bordeaux Rouge 2015

Clos des Lunes, the second winery of Domaine de Chevalier,  made its reputation on fine dry white Bordeaux.  Now the Chevalier team brings their award winning red wine skills (95-97 Parker for the 2015!) to a new red from Clos des Lunes.  A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this is explosively scented with red and black currant, slate, herb and lead pencil.  Give it some air and the flavors unwind to coat your palate with rich fruit, herb, and more.  Great density and juicy freshness here to enjoy now with an hour in decanter or over the next 10 years.

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Ch Paveil De Luze Petit Paveil Bordeaux 2016 Product #32956 (In Stock)
Ch Paveil De Luze Petit Paveil Bordeaux 2016 Ch Paveil De Luze Petit Paveil Bordeaux 2016

From a top Margaux estate, Ch Paveil de Luze, this is pretty much everything you'd hope for in a ready-to-drink 2016 Bordeaux.  The main estate dates from the 17th Century, but this comes from a nearby vineyard not far from Margaux purchased in 2005.  It's a 70/30 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend - normal for AOC Bordeaux - that ages 10 months in French oak - unusual - about 25% of which are new - unheard of at this level!

The aromas, flavors, texture and complexity all punch well above this wine's modest price.  Bold aromas of red currant, tobacco, raspberry, and spice lead to a ripe, generous, mouthful of red berry, currant, cedar, tobacco and more.  The oak adds a lovely spice without getting in the way of 2016's generous fruit which keeps on pumping through a long, classically austere, finish.  Drink now - 2024 with increasing pleasure!

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Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (375ml) Product #30375 (In Stock)
Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (375ml) Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012 (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 Brule Secaille Cotes De Bourg Blanc 2016 Product #32772 (In Stock)

Here's a different spin on white Bordeaux - no Semillon, but a blend if 75% Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris!  No oak to get in the way of the generous stone and citrus fruit aromas and flavors.  A bite of lime pith and earthy undertones add complexity before the long, lingering, citrus and peach finish cleans things up nicely.  A great shellfish wine and fun to just sip, too.

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Ch Guiraud Le G De Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2015 Product #33139 (In Stock)
Ch Guiraud Le G De Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2015 Ch Guiraud Le G De Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2015

Like nearby Ch d'Yquem, Ch Guiraud makes dry wine as well as sweet from it's Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon vineyards in Sauturnes. In 2015, it's a big, rich, wine with generous tangerine and lemon pulp fruit and just a touch of woolly complexity.

"White Bordeaux wines are typically based on sauvignon blanc, but they don’t resemble the racy style we identify with New Zealand or the firm, minerally wines of the Loire Valley. That’s usually because of the addition of semillon in the blend, to add an oily richness and expansive texture. Bordeaux blanc ranges from cheap, inexpensive and inconsistent wines for quick drinking to rather pricey, age-worthy collectibles. The G by Chateau Guiraud falls in between, offering great quality at a moderate price. It has considerable heft, so drink it with dinner, not as a cocktail. Guiraud is a top producer of Sauternes, the famous sweet wine of the region. The G shows it can do dry just as well."  The Washington Post ***/*** (Exceptional)

"Nectarine, pithy fruit on the nose. The palate is crisp and fresh with plenty of citrus fruit, dried pineapple and green apples on the energetic finish. Give this a year once in bottle and you'll have a great G de Guiraud. Drink 2017-2025"Wine Advocate 89-91 points

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Ch Senejac Haut Medoc 2014 Product #32251 (In Stock)
Ch Senejac Haut Medoc 2014 Ch Senejac Haut Medoc 2014

Outstanding vintage, outstanding small producer. Decant or cellar 10 years.

"The 2014 Senejac has a withdrawn but well defined bouquet with more undergrowth aromas than many of its peers, unreservedly classic in style (and there is nothing wrong with that). The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe blackberry and boysenberry on the entry, a slight tinniness on the back palate with a very tightly wound finish."Wine Advocate 90 points

"This is a structured wine that has both firm tannins and ripe black plum fruits. It is concentrated and serious, the wood aging and the fruit tannins giving a lift and richness to the spicy fruit. The estate, dating to the 17th century, has 96 acres."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Ch Cambon La Pelouse Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2014 Product #32498 (In Stock)

Hubert de Bouard, owner of Ch Angelus, runs this Margaux-based estate and makes this blend of of equal parts Cab and Merlot. In the outstanding 2014 vintage, it shows a pretty, almost Margaux-like, perfume of currant, herb, and spice and delivers plenty of bold dark fruit and spice flavors.  Decant now or hold a few years (through 2024).

"The 2014 Cambon La Pelouse has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, tobacco, spice, bittersweet chocolate and leather give the 2014 its opulent, seamless feel. This is a gorgeous everyday wine from Cambon La Pelouse and consulting winemaker Hubert de Boüard. Tasted two times."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

"This is a tight and firm wine that will take some time to develop. The fruit, an almost equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is all present and will fill out over the next few years. It is a serious dense wine with great aging potential. Drink from 2021."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2012 Product #32858 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2012 Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2012

From the largest estate in the Haut-Medoc, this is once again a superb value - perhaps better than ever!  It's a 60/40 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot bland aged in 100% French oak for 12 months and then longer in bottle.  Deep and plush and showing a seductive chocolaty richness but finishes with classic Bordeaux dryness. One of the best we've ever tasted here for now - 2022.

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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 Tauzinat l'Hermitage St Emilion Grand Cru 2015 Product #32755 (In Stock)
Ch Tauzinat l'Hermitage St Emilion Grand Cru 2015 Ch Tauzinat l'Hermitage St Emilion Grand Cru 2015

The Moueix family are a force on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, important in both Pomerol and Saint-Emilion.  Their Château Tauzinat l'Hermitage is smack in the middle of the Saint-Emilion plateau on one of the best clay/limestone sites in the Commune.  Always seductively textured and aromatic.  Drink 2020 – 2038.

“The 2015 Tauzinat L'Hermitage is dense, powerful and explosive. A wine of depth and character, the 2015 possesses notable depth throughout. The style is ripe and explosive to the core, yet the 2015 also shows terrific persistence through to the finish along with considerable aromatic complexity that adds nuance. There is certainly plenty to like here.”  Vinous (Galloni) 89-92 points

“The 2015 Château Tauzinat l'Hermitage has a refined, quite understated, but poised bouquet that blossoms in the glass, scents of briary and woodland coming through with aeration. The palate is precise on the entry, structured with good backbone, counterbalanced by exuberant blackberry and strawberry notes on the lightly spiced finish. This is a delightful Saint Émilion that should offer 15-20 years of pleasure.” Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Clos Floridene Graves 2015 Product #32756 (In Stock)
Clos Floridene Graves 2015 Clos Floridene Graves 2015

A young estate founded in 1982 by Denis and Flourence Dubourdieu's purchase of an old cellar and 3.5 acres of fallow land in the heart of Graves.  Dubourdieu's reputation was made on white wines - and he makes a fine one here - but his experience consulting with Cheval Blanc is testament to his red wine skills, too.  This fine young Graves is about 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot and shows classic Graves minerality and spice.  Drink 2018-2028.

"The 2015 Clos Floridene offers up luscious redcurrant, wild strawberry and floral scents on the nose, almost Burgundy-like in terms of purity. The palate is well balanced with fine but firm tannin, a little pinched at the moment, but by the time of bottling it will have undone its top-shirt button. Plenty of energy here, a Graves with a nod to Volnay, bound to offer 8-10 years of pleasure."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Ch Des Laurets Puisseguin St Emilion 2014 Product #33164 (In Stock)
Ch Des Laurets Puisseguin St Emilion 2014 Ch Des Laurets Puisseguin St Emilion 2014

Benjamin de Rothschild purchased this estate just outside St Emilion and is returning it to long-lost prominence.  The 2014 is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 16 months in used cask.  It's a delicious Bordeaux with a plump, fleshy, texture and firm, fine, finish. The red currant fruit is generous and keeps on flowing through a direct, pure, finish.  Delicious now and for 5-7 years.

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Ch Bouyer Clos De La Cure St Emilion Grand Cru 2014 Product #32751 (In Stock)
Ch Bouyer Clos De La Cure St Emilion Grand Cru 2014 Ch Bouyer Clos De La Cure St Emilion Grand Cru 2014

A beautifully delicious 2014 St. Emilion Grand Cru.  The wine comes from the heart of the Right Bank’s finest vineyards, on gravel/clay soils similar to those at nearby Cheval Blanc.  A cuvee of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc with 12-15 months in 50% new French oak, it’s a wine that’s all about purity and finesse – but lacking nothing in concentration, length and staying power on your palate and in your cellar.

The wine smells really, really, good.  An initial burst of sweet currant fruit evolves into complex, integrated, aromas of cured tobacco, black currant, Five Spice powder, cedar and lead pencil.  On the palate, this wine is all about purity and poise, gracefully gliding across your tongue with layered flavors of red currant, blackberry, and spice and subtle undertones of pencil shavings, cured tobacco and violets.  There's a classic layer of dusty tannin supporting the vivid fruit, flower and herb finish that melts away nicely.  You can enjoy this right now – just pop and pour! – and will love it even more as it develops still more complexity over the next 10-15 years.  Exciting and delicious.

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l'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2013 Product #31664 (In Stock)
l'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2013 l'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc 2013

Dom de Chevalier's second wine is a 50/50 blend of Semillon and Sauvignon. A lot going on here, with rich fruit, smoky depth, and a long, vigorous, finish.

"Pure and high-pitched, with a talc note driving the core of lemon pulp, fennel seed, yellow apple fruit and honeysuckle. The long, stony finish ripples on and on. A lovely, minerally version."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan Blanc 2014 Product #32055 (In Stock)
Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan Blanc 2014 Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan Blanc 2014

A stylish White Bordeaux from the very fine and fresh 2014 vintage.  Drink it young for the fruit.

"Very fresh, with just-cut peach, yellow apple and green plum fruit that is expressive, picking up a strong verbena note along the way. Shows energetic honeysuckle and heather accents through the finish, marrying richness and zip. Distinct from most Pessac whites. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 91 points

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