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Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Product #33178 (In Stock)
Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2017

Since the 2001 vintage first appeared in the store years ago, Dragon Rosé has been a consistent customer and staff favorite year after year.  The Lienard family tends about 50 acres of vines in Provence and makes this from Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, and a nice dose of Rolle grown just for pink wine.  Grapes are grown specifically for rosé and are harvested at the perfect balance of fresh fruit and juicy acidity.  Once in the winery, they are lightly crushed and allowed to pick up a just right touch of pink color and red berry flavor before pressing and finishing fermentation in cool stainless steel tanks.

The 2017 edition is another winner, blending the ripeness of the 2015 and 2016 editions with a zesty, freshening, acidity.  Aromas and flavors of crushed raspberry and fresh strawberry gain complexity from a nice dash of Provencal herb and a wisp of sweet spice.  Starts tangy, broadens with nice richness, and then finishes crisp, refreshing, and dry with tart red berry and citrus pith lingering.  The interplay between rich ripeness and stony, dry, mouthwatering acidity is what we mean when we talk about “tension in wine.”  But if you prefer “Stupid Delicious,” we’re ok with that, too. This is what the pink wines of Provence are all about!

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Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2016 Product #32179 (In Stock)
Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2016 Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2016

Organic Grapes!  Provence is more famous for it's red and pink wines, but with great care and skill, it's possible to create compelling whites here, too.  This comes from certified organic vines of snappy fresh Rolle (aka Vermentino in Italy) and rich, luxurious, Roussanne grown in a hidden vineyard shaped like the tongue of a dog.  The sandy soils let both varietals retain their freshness while Provencal warmth, sunshine, and the blustery Mistrial wind ensure plenty of ripeness.

Aromas of crushed yellow peach, tangerine, and crushed stone lead to a creamy, but bone dry, mouthful of peach, peach skin, lime, salty stone and tangy citrus flavors.  Provencal herb notes come up on the back and the stone, citrus, and mineral flavors linger on and on through the long, saline, finish.  A lovely wine for salads and seafood or just to sip.

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Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2015 Product #33236 (In Stock)
Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2015 Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2015

A rich and powerful red from the sunny hills of Provence.  It's a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Carignan, all grown in certified organic vineyards. After harvesting by hand, the wine is fermented and aged in concrete tank - the perfect vessel for extracting plenty of power while lightly softening tannins.  This serves up big and bold aromas of raspberry confit, wild blackberry and dark coffee.  The flavors follow the aromas on the rich and spicy palate where earthy notes come up and linger on through the long, firm, finish.  A terrific wine for robust foods, especially garlic and herb-rubbed lamb!

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Dom D'eole Rose Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2017 Product #33235 (In Stock)
Dom D'eole Rose Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2017 Dom D'eole Rose Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence 2017

Organic Grapes!  Winemaker Matthias Wimmer and owner Christian Raimont grow this complex blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Rolle, and Mourvedre with more care than most Chateauneuf (and yields more like fine Burgundy!).  The vineyards have been certified organic since 1996, yields are always 30 hectoliters/hectare or less, and grapes harvested by hand.  After a gentle crush and brief time on the skins to add just a pretty touch of color, each lot finishes fermentation in steel before blending for complexity and depth of flavor.

The wine is a lovely pale salmon and rose petal pink in the glass.  Give it a swirl, and you'll find the essence of ripe summer strawberry, juicy watermelon, and crunchy Rainier cherry fruit with subtle accents of crushed rose petal and garrigue.  Bright on entry, silky smooth on the mid-palate, and then bracingly fresh and dry and mineral-laced with bold flavors of ripe peach, red berries and Provençal herb.  Finishes long and fresh with pretty fruit and a hint of chamomile lingering.  This stylish, captivating, pink is wonderfully refreshing on its own but has enough structure to delight with salads, chicken, or grilled seafood.

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Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Product #33246 (In Stock)
Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017 Ch Peyrassol Commanderie Rose Cotes De Provence 2017

A classic Provençal rosé from Neal Rosenthal Imports, the Commanderie de Peyrassol Rosé is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, with a touch of Mourvedre.

Grapes have been harvested at this historic estate along the route of the Crusaders since 1256, way before Provençal rosé showed up in anyone’s Instagram feed. This estate’s flagship rosé has the traditional pale watermelon color from using the direct press method, and shows lovely aromas of melon and peach. Don’t let its pale color fool you - this rosé has enough structure and mouthwatering acidity to stand up to burgers and barbecue while still being a perfect standalone sipper.

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Dom Du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2016 Product #33122 (In Stock)
Dom Du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2016 Dom Du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2016

Cassis, the place (not the liqueur), is the only AOC in Provence that doesn't allow red wine (all white or pink) and, oddly enough, was actually the first region to receive AOC status back in 1936. The mixture of sunny, warm, days and cooling winds let's Marsanne, Cairette and Ugni Blanc ripe to full flavor while retaining plenty of fresh acidity.  The texture is nicely rich and the flavor a touch exotic - ripe lemon, crisp peach, and layers of Provencal herb and ocean spray throughout.  A fantastic seafood match and great with any garlicky dip or veggie dish!

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Dom D'eole Cuvee Confidence Blanc 2015 Product #33237 (In Stock)
Dom D'eole Cuvee Confidence Blanc 2015 Dom D'eole Cuvee Confidence Blanc 2015

I don’t know if oenologist Matthias Wimmer and estate owner Christian Raimont were inspired by Ch Beaucastel’s glorious 100% Roussanne Chateuaneuf Blanc VV or came on the idea of Cuvee Confidence on their own.  But it was a really good idea. You need to try this.

It’s 100% organically grown Provençal Roussanne, fermented and aged in barrel.  Exotic notes of grilled pineapple and tropical fruits alongside spicy apple and pear notes framed by accents of toasted nut and ginger.  As you swirl it around and let it open in the glass, you’ll find more and more going on, including some fascinating stone, salty caramel, and even the barest suggestion of green tea.  The texture is amazing, at once ultra rich/mouthcoating and vibrant, pure, and precise.  The flavors gather momentum and focus and drive through a finish that focuses to a pinpoint…then vanishes with an almost tactile pop.  An extraordinary experience from an extraordinary wine that you can enjoy right now or cellar for a decade plus.

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