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Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2015 Product #32613 (In Stock)
Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2015 Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2015

An estate once known for oaky, fat, wines has poured on the elegance, focus and finesse over the past decade - without sacrificing generosity and deliciousness.  One taste of the 2015 Bourgogne Blanc will certainly give you a fine idea of what to expect from the "big boy" wines. Better:  it will give you a great, all-purpose, Burgundy Chardonnay you'll love drinking solo and with a broad range of foods now - 2021.

Much of this wine comes from declassified lots of Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault, all hand harvested, meticulously sorted, and gently fermented and aged in 500 liter barrels with no new oak.  Generous orchard fruits - peach, pear, and green apple - are framed by notes of toasted hazelnut, fresh butter, and just a hint of mint.  There's a creaminess to the texture, with fine definition and delineation, and a long, fruit-filled, finish.  Delicious and a great value in today's crazy expensive Burgundy market!

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Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Maranges VV 2015 Product #32846 (In Stock)
Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Maranges VV 2015 Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Maranges VV 2015

From the southernmost vineyards in the Cote de Beaune, the Matrot family have crafted a powerful, rich, and nicely ripe Pinot Noir in the great 2015 harvest. The vines in this east-facing vineyard are 50-80 years old and always give a wine of fleshy body, dark fruit, and fine concentration.  In 2015, the wine opens with bold aromas of red currant, black cherry and generous accents of fresh earth and spice.  It's richly textured but retains excellent energy behind its ripe fruit, earth, and spicy oak flavors.  Delicious right now (a great match for beef or even lamb!), it will smooth out nicely over the next couple of years and be delicious through 2025 at least.

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Albert Bichot Santenay Blanc 2015 Product #32650 (In Stock)
Albert Bichot Santenay Blanc 2015 Albert Bichot Santenay Blanc 2015

Santenay Blanc has the reputation of being a bit "rustic" - as in lacking finesse and grace you'll find from "better" appellations in the Cote de Beaune.  But great vintages and careful winemaking have captured all the charm a fine Santenay should show and added a lovely purity, definition and finesse to this lovely bottling. 
That said, this is more of a drinker's white Burgundy than a collectors bottle.  Buttery hazelnut, lemon and stone fruit aromas pull you into a fleshy, round, palate of green and yellow apple, apricot and sweet spice.  The finish is detailed and long, with ripe orchard fruits and buttered nut notes lingering over a lightly chalky minerality.  No need to wait to enjoy this delicious white tonight although it will improve for 5-6 years.

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Girardin Santennay 1er Cru Clos De Tavanne 2015 Product #32616 (In Stock)
Girardin Santennay 1er Cru Clos De Tavanne 2015 Girardin Santennay 1er Cru Clos De Tavanne 2015

Not originally slated to come to Virginia, but one taste at the Domaine in March led us to demand an allocation!  It's small, but well worth grabbing a Chardonnay that delivers extraordinary value for money. Clos de Tavannes is an extension of the vineyard that made Vincent Girardin famous, Les Gravieres, but with more limestone and less clay.  Fermented and aged in 500 liter dimi-muids (15% new), this develops plenty of creamy richenss but no overt oak flavor.

A big step up from the Bourgogne Blanc in terms of concentration, richness and class, this delivers bold aromas and flavors of stone fruit, yellow apple, toasted hazelnut, fresh mint, and tangy cultured butter.  Still a bit youthfully tight on first opening, the wine flowers to reveal fine depth and richness and a long, chalky, finish.  Delicious and highly recommended.

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Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Rouge 2014 Product #31808 (In Stock)
Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Rouge 2014 Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Rouge 2014

Less than 5% of Meursalut's vineyard area is planted to Pinot Noir, and almost all of that lies within the 1er Cru vineyards of Santenots and gets labeled Volnay.  This is from a small Pinot vineyard just outside on soils higher in clay than Chardonnay likes (but perfect for Pinot).  Fruit from 30+ year-old vines is partially crushed with about one-third the berries left intact in the fermenter.  The whole berries plus very gentle winemaking accentuates the fruit aromas and flavors here, although there's plenty of earthy spice to enjoy, too. Very fine with meaty fish as well as poultry.

"Spicy cherry fruit. Very spicy and a touch earthy on the palate. Halfway between creamy and chewy. Rounded and fresh at the same time. Lots of pleasure if not great finesse."  JancisRobinson.com 16/20 points

"A more restrained though not mute nose displays notes of cool red and dark berry aromas that exhibits hints of forest floor, earth and violet. There is good volume to the rich, seductive and caressing medium-bodied flavors that possess a sleek and vibrant mouth feel, all wrapped in a lingering if slightly less complex finale." Allen Meadows 88 points

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Dom Du Pavillon (Bichot) Beaune Les Epenottes 2015 Product #32758 (In Stock)
Dom Du Pavillon (Bichot) Beaune Les Epenottes 2015 Dom Du Pavillon (Bichot) Beaune Les Epenottes 2015

An exciting expression of Burgundy's magnificent 2015 vintage and marriage of Pommard power with Beaune village level purity and finesse.  Beaune Les Epennottes is the extension of Pommard's 1er Epenottes vineyard across the village border to the north.  Bichot's 30-40 year-old vines dig deep into the clay/limestone soils in their tiny, 1.5 acre, parcel.  After fermentation in conical oak vats the wines rests 16 months in 20-30% new oak.

We love how this gives a solid dose of (much more expensive!) 1er Cru Pommard richness and power to Beaune rouge's classic red berry fruit and supple, elegant, texture.  It's already delicious (try it with duck or goose at Christmas!), will be better still in 2020, and should deliver delight through 2030 at least.

"A fresh, pretty and bright nose features notes of various red berries and earth that are trimmed in just enough wood to remark upon. The velvety, round and seductively textured middle weight flavors possess solid volume while maintaining good balance on the softly austere finale. This is a quality Beaune villages."Allen Meadows 88-92 points

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Dom Chapelle Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Rouge 2015 Product #33221 (In Stock)
Dom Chapelle Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Rouge 2015 Dom Chapelle Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Rouge 2015

Easy to forget that about half of Chassagne-Montrachet is planted to Pinot Noir (much less that it was 70% fifty  years ago) and that the large, warm, 1er of Morgeot is also about half Pinot (and should be more). If you've never tried Chassagne Rouge before, don't miss this.  At once very 2015 (rich, ripe, loaded with fruit) and very Chassagne (stony, minerally, austere on the finish), the wine's delicious.  Super ripe black and red cherry, framboise, sweet spice, smoke, licorice and fire-toasted bread are just some of the notes you'll enjoy in this captivating red Burgundy.  Delicious now - 2025.

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Dom Cauvard Pommard Les Noizons 2012 Product #32009 (In Stock)
Dom Cauvard Pommard Les Noizons 2012 Dom Cauvard Pommard Les Noizons 2012

The warm 2012 vintage allowed normally firm Pommard to develop a bit more richness and suppleness than usual - which is what you'll find here.  This is gorgeous, with dark cherry fruit and sweet spice flowing over dusty (but sweetly ripe) Pommard tannins.  You'll love how open and luscious this is today but it will just get better over the next 5-8 years.  A fine value in classy, classic, red Burgundy.

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Chanson Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi 2015 Product #32559 (In Stock)
Chanson Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi 2015 Chanson Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi 2015

Clos du Roi is at the northern end of the Beaune AOC and, like so many fine Beaune reds, drinks like a cross between Volnay (silky, perfumed) and Pommard (firm, powerful).  From organically grown grapes, winemaker Jean-Pierre Confuron used 100% whole clusters during his cool, long, fermentation and aged the wine for 16 months in a mixture of used and new cask. Decant for at least 2 hours now to let the reduction blow off or hold a while and let time work its magic.

"A very pungent nose is composed of reduction, menthol and wood toast. Otherwise there is good freshness to the velvet-textured and mouth coating middle weight flavors that possess a juicy and fleshy mouth feel while delivering fine length on the chewy and serious finale. This isn't an elegant wine and it's unusually structured for Clos du Roi but it should make for a fine effort if it's allowed at least 6 to 8 years of cellaring."Allen Meadows 90-92 points

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Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014 Product #31572 (In Stock)
Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014 Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014

Meursault's Lieu-Dit vineyards are kind of a halfway step from "village" to 1er Cru status, and Narvaux is one of the best.  Perched  on rocky soils high on the hill above 1er Cru Les Genevrieres, Narvaux gives classic Meursualt richness without heaviness and good energy with no hard edges.  Michelot's is about as fine as Narvaux gets.

“Pale yellow. Peach, orange, spicy oak and grilled almond on the nose. A distinct step up in energy and lift from the Clos Saint-Félix, showing much more mineral spine to its lightly saline flavors of citrus fruits, hazelnut and spices. Very Meursault but in a firm style, with the backbone to evolve gracefully. Finishes with sneaky orange zest persistence.”  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

“High-pitched, offering toasted sweet spice, lime blossom, citronella, mineral and nut oil aromas and flavors. Well-defined, intense and taut, with a stingy finish for now, but the potential is there."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2015 Product #32585 (In Stock)
Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2015 Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2015

Tasting with Nicolas Mestre at the Domaine in March, we were impressed with the straight village-level Meursault. Wine Spectator was, too, awarding it a fine 90 point rating. But one taste of the 2015 Les Narvaux (which Wine Spectator didn't try), and we immediately knew it was more than worth the few extra dollars!
 
Les Narvaux is the best of Meursault's "lieu-dit" vineyards, kind of a halfway step from "village" to 1er Cru. Perched on rocky soils high on the hill above 1er Cru Les Genevrieres, Narvaux gives classic Meursault richness without heaviness and good energy with no hard edges. Michelot's is about as fine as Narvaux gets. In 2015, it's opulent and rich but retains the kind of tight focus and minerality that makes white Burgundy so exciting. Subtle lemon, orchard, hazelnut and fresh butter scents invite you in. Then BIG flavors of stone fruit, citrus, toasted nut and tangy butter fill your mouth, staying tangy and lithe for all the depth and richness. Meursault's classic minerality wells up nicely on the butter, hazelnut and mint-laced finish that seems to never end. A delicious white Burgundy that perfectly balances the richness of the year with the energy, cut and minerality that make white Burgundy...well, Burgundy!

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Dom Larue Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Garennes 2008 Product #32856 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Garennes 2008 Dom Larue Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Garennes 2008

We drank this at our January 2017 staff dinner.  The wines before and after it were far grander, but I thought it would be fun to pop this and see what time had done.  For every single staff member and guest at the table that evening, this was the wine of the night.  Until a few days ago, I wrongly assumed there was no more to be had.

But there is, and the wine is damn fine.  Les Garennes is high on the Puligny hill, a site that gives cool, restrained, balanced wines that perfectly fit Didier’s restrained, balanced, winemaking style.  At age 9, this is all about pure golden apple fruit, lemon citrus lift, toasted hazelnut complexity, and crushed rock minerality.  It starts with intense focus, expands on your palate with generous breadth, and than snaps into mouthwatering precision on the finish where French butter, ripe apple, fresh mint, and crushed chalk flavors sail on and on.  A magnificent match for shellfish, fried foods, or anything with a good dose of herb.

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Chanson Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Caradeux 2015 Product #32558 (In Stock)
Chanson Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Caradeux 2015 Chanson Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Caradeux 2015

Tucked into a valley to the north of Corton-Charlemagne, the pretty little village of Pernand-Vergelesses is easy to miss while driving up and down the Route de Grand Cru.  Most of the vineyards here are east-facing, and in cooler vintages can struggle to ripen fully.  But in a fine, warm, year like 2015, the 1er Crus of Pernand are able to balance ripeness and freshness perfectly – as they do here!

"Outstanding Top Value. There is enough wood present to remark upon suffusing the citrus and mineral reduction scents. Once again there is plenty of volume to the round, supple and attractively intense flavors that exhibit even better minerality on the sappy, powerful and mouth coating finish. This too is really very good and worth your consideration."Allen Meadows 91 points

"A focused, lemon-tinged white, whose linear profile and lively acidity corral the citrus, stone and spice notes on the lingering finish. Comes together nicely with air, so decant now or cellar for a year. 70 cases imported."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Albert Bichot Santenay 1er Cru Clos Rousseau 2015 Product #32651 (In Stock)
Albert Bichot Santenay 1er Cru Clos Rousseau 2015 Albert Bichot Santenay 1er Cru Clos Rousseau 2015

The soils of Santenay's 1er Cru Clos Rousseau have more in common with Cote de Nuits vineyards like Gevrey Chambertin, and you'll find a little Gevrey-like note to this rich, powerful, red. Dark red cherry and black raspberry fruit dominates the aromas with subtle accents of iron, fresh earth, and sweet spice. On the palate it's a rich, spicy, Pinot Noir with dark raspberry and Bing cherry fruit lifted by a twist of orange peel and plenty of earthy iron minerality. The tannins have good grip and depth before melting away to pure silk. This is delicious enough to drink with Thanksgiving dinner (just leave open for 30 minutes) and will be at peak in 3-5 years. A fine value.

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2008 Product #23918 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2008 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2008

Folatieres is the largest 1er Cru vineyard in Puligny, lying lower down on the hill to the Meaursalt side of the great Grand Crus.  While it certainly isn’t as grand as nearby Pucelles, it does share a bit of that famed 1er Cru’s power and breadth.  Here you’ll find pretty much the epitome of maturing Puligny, with bold and generous scents and flavors of ripe stone fruit – apricot, nectarine, peach – framed by a bold lash of tangy butter, toasted hazelnut, and captivating accents of fresh mint.  The wine starts off compelling at first pour and just gets better with air, adding richness of texture and a lovely dose of rich lemon custard.  Puligny’s signature minerality emerges on a finish that starts broad and rich and ends focused and clear.  A wine for lobster, scallops, truffle, and roasted fowl or just to drink with joy.

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Dom Chapelle Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Blanc 2015 Product #33222 (In Stock)
Dom Chapelle Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Blanc 2015 Dom Chapelle Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Blanc 2015

Domaine Chapelle et Fils is situated in the heart of Santenay, the southernmost village of the Cote d’Or. The Domaine dates back to 1893, when the Chapelle family first purchased plot of land in both Santenay and Chassagne-Montrachet. Today Jean-Francois Chapelle and his wife Yvette run the estate. In total the Domaine covers 20 hectares, mostly in Santenay but with some fine holdings in Chassagne as well.  Since taking over from his father in the early 1990s, Jean-Francois has modernized his winery and made his winegrowing more old-fashioned.  As of 2008, all vineyards are certified organic with healthy cover crops and pruning and green harvesting to keep yields low and achieve fine ripeness.

In 2015, the weather was warm and yields very low indeed, resulting in superb concentration and ripeness in their 70 year-old vined Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay.  The grapes were picked cool, gently pressed, and fermented and aged 14 months in 225l French oak barrels (about 35% new).  The result is a classic Morgeot, very rich and deep and matching ripe yellow apple, pear and stone fruit aromas and flavors with notes of toasted hazelnut and cultured butter.  A lovely hint of tea comes out on the finish with a bare hint of fresh mint.  Rich, long, lovely.

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Dom Chapelle Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Petites Lolieres 2015 Product #33220 (In Stock)
Dom Chapelle Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Petites Lolieres 2015 Dom Chapelle Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Petites Lolieres 2015

A lovely value in first-rate 1er Cru 2015 red Burgundy, this is classic Aloxe-Corton - medium bodied, earthy, full of fruit, fine on the finish.  Bold baking spice and coffee aromas get good lift from the dark berry fruit.  Then elegant and pure on the palate with tangy ripe raspberry, tart cherry, coffee and spice flavors coating your palate.  Finishes firm with fine grip.  Delicious now, better in 2021.

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Dom d'Ardhuy Puligny Montrachet Le Trezin 2015 Product #32691 (In Stock)

Real value here in a lieu dit wine that touches 1er Cru quality.  The 2014 edition earned a nice 88-91 point rating from Burghound, but this is better - richer, deeper, and wonderfully long on the palate.  Acacia blossom, yellow apple, lemon custard, and pretty dashes of oak spice and fresh butter come together in a richly textured palate that finishes creamy and long.  Will cellar nicely - but why wait?

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts Product #31467 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts

With its neighbors Combettes and Perrieres, the Referts vineyard makes up Puligny Montrachet’s boundary with Meursault. There’s always plenty of power and spice to this wine at Marc Morey, and in 2013 there’s also an extra-fine texture and excellent precision.  A truly delicious Puligny Montrachet.  This is more open and giving than Virondot today but it will really come into it's own from 2018 or so on.

"Outstanding. This too is notably cool with its beautifully layered nose of acacia blossom, green fruit and once again plenty of citrus character. There is first-rate intensity to the delineated yet fleshy middle weight flavors that deliver the same fine length if not quite the same complexity. I like the natural refinement of a fine Puligny and this should drink well after only 3 to 4 years of cellar time."Allen Meadows 91 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes Product #31466 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes

Chenevottes is just below Vergers on the southeast-facing hill running down to the road to St. Aubin.  With its lower altitude, you'd expect it to be a warmer site and richer wine than Vergers, but somehow that's not quite how it works out.  Fresh, vibrant, and even more open than Vergers, this is easy to underestimate unless you pay attention to the finish which is long and fine and very delicious.

"Definite creamy oak aroma on the nose, but there's a lovely fruit scent as well, melon and green apple. A little chewy on the palate but all in harmony to develop greater complexity."  Jancis Robinson 17/20 points

"An ultra-fresh nose presents notes of citrus zest, tea and white orchard fruit. There is excellent intensity to the attractively textured and seductive middle weight flavors that deliver fine length on the fleshy and citrus-inflected finale that is moderately complex but quite persistent."Allen Meadows 90 points

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