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Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2015 Product #31343 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2015 Ch La Roche St. Jean Blanc 2015

The 2015 edition of this customer and staff favorite Sauvignon Blanc 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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Cheval Noir Saint Emilion 2013 375ml Product #31784 (In Stock)

Alas, this doesn't have anything to do with Ch Cheval-Blanc, but it is a very tasty, drink me now, Bordeaux!  From purchased fruit, it's a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc aged in tank.  Classic Bordeaux aromas and flavors of red currant, cherry, cedar and crushed herb with medium-bodied weight and a touch of dusty tannin at the end. A great match for lighter foods and lean meats.

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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 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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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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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 La Cardonne Medoc 2009 Product #27116 (In Stock)
Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009 Ch La Cardonne Medoc 2009

Nicely in the drinking window now with miles to go in cellar  yet.

"This is a major sleeper of the vintage and the best wine I have ever tasted from La Cardonne, which is in the northern end of the Medoc, near the town of Blaignan. A blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, this 2009 offers up notes of tobacco leaf, cassis, and loamy soil with underbrush nuances. With excellent texture, impressive purity, and medium to full body, this is a rich, over-achieving cru bourgeois to drink over the next decade."Wine Advocate 88 points

"Pretty blueberry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Lots going on. Big wine for the appellation. Best in a long time from here."Wine Spectator 89-92 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 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 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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Confidences De Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2012 Product #31605 (In Stock)
Confidences De Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2012 Confidences De Prieure-Lichine Margaux 2012

The second wine of Prieure-Lichine is a stunning value in drink right now Margaux. A 40/60% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from the estate's younger vines with 14 months in second and third use French oak.

"This is such a wholesome wine with glorious fruit and texture. Full body, round tannins and a long finish. Everything is in balance and beauty. Second wine? Outstanding. Better in 2018."  James Suckling 90 points

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Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan 2013 Product #30489 (In Stock)
Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan 2013 Clos Marsalette Pessac - Leognan 2013

Classic white Bordeaux made from 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon with 30% aged in new oak. Creamy, sophisticated, and long.

"A lovely wet straw aroma leads to a flattering, creamy palate of sweetened butter, creamed apple, lemon curd and honeysuckle notes. A tarragon hint at the very end keeps this honest. Drink now through 2017."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012 Product #30920 (In Stock)
Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012 Ch Brown Pessac-Leognan 2012

A big, rich, Bordeaux with density from Merlot (50%) and cut from Cabernet Sauvignon.  Supple and tempting now - 2032.

"A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2012 Brown hits the palate with serious intensity and slightly rough contours that are going to need time to settle down. The high presence of Merlot (70%) and pushed, ripe style add to the wine's considerable personality. A rush of black cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice and incense leaves a positive last impression."  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

"Nicely packed, with energetic flavors of blackberry cobbler, blueberry paste and boysenberry coulis, carried by a brambly structure and pushed by anise and ganache accents on the finish. Shows solid grip and should do well with cellaring. This has added some weight since the barrel tasting."Wine Spectator 91 points

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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 Rouge 2012 Product #31761 (In Stock)

A young estate (created 2002) by the owner of the great St.  Emilion estates La Gaffeliere and La Mondotte, Clos Marsalette has quickly established itself as a leader on the gravely soils of Pessec-Leognan.  A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 50% new French oak.

“From the empire of the Neippergs, this brilliant 2012 Clos Marsalette has a gorgeous nose of Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, smoked herbs, blackcurrants and jammy cherries. It is medium to full-bodied, silky smooth, very sexy, complex and a total hedonistic, intellectual turn-on. The complexity and nuances that the Neipperg winemaking team is able to get in all of its wines is amazing. This is a beauty and a major sleeper of the vintage.”Wine Advocate 92 points

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Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2006 1.5l Product #30215 (In Stock)
Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2006 1.5l Ch Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2006 1.5l

A drinker's vintage, 2006 is showing well now, especially in this legendary Haut-Medoc estate's stunning magnum format.  Maturing aromas of black currant, cedar, warm spice, tobacco and herb carry trough on the medium-bodied palate.  Time has softened the tannins to silky smoothness and gives this an extra layer of sophisticated complexity.  Drink or hold.

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Clos Laborie Margaux 2012 Product #31746 (In Stock)

More than any other Left Bank commune, Margaux is all about perfume - like this wine's nose of crushed red berries, roasted coffee, crushed herb, cedar and spice that keep on pumping out these deliciously complex notes on the clear, focused, palate.  Graphite and tobacco come up with air and linger over the firm tannins and ripe fruit on the finish. Decant now or cellar through 2022.

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