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Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2016 Product #32020 (In Stock)
Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2016 Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2016

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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Cheval Noir Saint Emilion 2013 375ml Product #31784 (In Stock)
Cheval Noir Saint Emilion 2013 375ml Cheval Noir Saint Emilion 2013 375ml

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 Lieumenant Bordeaux Superieur 2015 Product #32321 (In Stock)
Ch Lieumenant Bordeaux Superieur 2015 Ch Lieumenant Bordeaux Superieur 2015

Great vintages in Bordeaux mean great values - because the "little" wines excel, too!  Chateau bottled at this Entre-Deux-Mers property, this is real, drinkable, Bordeaux at a fine value price. Aromas of currant, cedar, tobacco earth and smoke lead to a fruit-filled palate of cherry and blackcurrant and a nice dash of cedar and herb.  Chocolatey smooth in the middle before firming up nicely on the back.  Ready now.

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Enate Somontano Cabernet Merlot 2013 Product #31999 (In Stock)
Enate Somontano Cabernet Merlot 2013 Enate Somontano Cabernet Merlot 2013

We don't see much wine from Spain's Somontano DO in the foothills of the Pyrenees to the east of Campo de Borja.  Warm days and cool nights allow Bordeaux varietals to do well here, as this Cab/Merlot blend demonstrates.  There's generous blackcurrant and dark berry fruit here with a layer of spice from 6 months in barrel.  Finishes spicy and with dark fruit and a hint of cola.  A fine cookout red!

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Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2015 Product #32712 (In Stock)
Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2015 Ch Recougne Bordeaux Superior 2015

A classic Bordeaux based on Merlot with about 10% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc.  Year-in, year-out, this is a Robert Parker "sleeper of the vintage," and the 2015 is outstanding.  Elegant in texture, the currant and red berry fruit is nicely framed by stylish accents of herb and spice.  As Parker has said in the past, this is a "well-known Bordeaux Superieur, which has a fabulous reputation for aging 20-30 years in certain vintages...I’ve had the 1953 and 1955 in the last five years and both were still in great shape."

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Ch Paveil de Luze Petit Paveil Bordeaux 2015 Product #32459 (In Stock)
Ch Paveil de Luze Petit Paveil Bordeaux 2015 Ch Paveil de Luze Petit Paveil Bordeaux 2015

From a top Margaux estate, Ch Paveil de Luze, this is pretty much everything you'd hope for in a ready-to-drink 2015 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 2015's generous fruit which keeps on pumping through a long, classically austere, finish.  Drink now - 2023 with increasing pleasure!

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Cinnabar Mercury Rising 2014 Product #31853 (In Stock)
Cinnabar Mercury Rising 2014 Cinnabar Mercury Rising 2014

While this is technically a "Bordeaux blend" - meaning Cab, Merlot, etc. - you'll do better considering it a true "red blend."  Fruit from cool Alexander Valley give it freshness while grapes from hot Lodi, Dry Creek Valley and Paso Robles add plenty of heft.  Bold blackberry, cassis, oak spice and cedar aromas really pop on the rich, dense, palate and keep on pumping through a firm, powerful, finish. Bold red for a brisket, ribs, or burgers.

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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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Early Mountain Foothills Red 2015 Product #32669 (In Stock)
Early Mountain Foothills Red 2015 Early Mountain Foothills Red 2015

Paul Hobbs consults for Jean Case and husband Steve (of AOL fame) at this young Virginia estate. 68% Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon make up the rest of the blend, giving a  medium-bodied red blend sees with a touch of new French oak. A classy, fruit-forward Bordeaux blend with aromas of herb, smoke and earth and juicy red fruit over light and fine tannins.

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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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Jonata The Paring Red 2013 Product #31864 (In Stock)

An intense blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (20%) plus Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, all aged in barrel for 22 months. Lots of tobacco, dark chocolate and spice notes surround a core of dark fruit and savory olive.  Delicious now and over the next 5 years.

"The 2013 Red is bold and pungent to the core. Black cherry, mocha, black olives, spices, lavender and sage hit the palate in the 2013. This is an especially serious, structured wine for the money. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. The Franc is felt in the wine's savory, expressive personality. This is a delicious wine for the money."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

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Hoopla The Mutt Napa Valley Red Blend 2014 Product #32026 (In Stock)
Hoopla The Mutt Napa Valley Red Blend 2014 Hoopla The Mutt Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

A big, rich, Cabernet from dog-lover Spencer Hoopes made from lots not used in his estate wines - the odds and ends that make up this "Mutt!"  Nothing second rate about it in 2014, though, with 100% Napa Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Syrah getting 18 months in new and second use French oak.  Opens with a big burst of nicely oaked dark currant and black cherry fruit and then delivers bold flavors of crushed summer berries, blackcurrant, chocolate and spice.  Finishes with a steak or burger-friendly pop of light tannin and leaves spicy currant and berry fruit lingering nicely.

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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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Vallegarcia Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2013 Product #32636 (In Stock)
Vallegarcia Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2013 Vallegarcia Hipperia Bordeaux Blend 2013

Here's a dark and chocolaty Bordeaux blend with sweet currant and red raspberry fruit framed by notes of earth and expensive tasting oak. Here's a dark and chocolaty Bordeaux blend with sweet currant and red raspberry fruit framed by notes of earth and expensive tasting oak. A great match for lamb and savory beef dishes!

"A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot that matured in new French oak barriques for one year. The nose shows herbal aromas, notes of blackberries and a very faint note of leather, licorice and fountain pen ink. It has a similar character to the Petit Hipperia from the same vintage. The palate is dry, medium-bodied with some rusticity, dusty tannins and a tasty finish."Wine Advocate 90 points

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The Dude Napa Proprietary Red 2014 Product #31334 (In Stock)
The Dude Napa Proprietary Red 2014 The Dude Napa Proprietary Red 2014

This is an unknown wine with a fantastic pedigree.  Winemaker Neil Koch learned red wine making from Philippe Melka at Seavy, Vineyard 29 and Bryant family before making Cabernet and Chardonnay at Lewis Cellars.  Today, he’s a wine broker in Napa, which gives him plenty of insight into the best places in the Valley to get outstanding (if under-priced) grapes.  His 2014 The Dude blends Cabernet Sauvignon (38%), Merlot (28%), Cabernet Franc (27%) and Petite Verdot (7%) from vineyards in Calistoga, Rutherford, Carneros and Oak Knoll.  The northern sites give power and flesh; the cooler, southern, vineyards add brightness, freshness, and keep the alcohol at a very palatable 14.1%.

Opens beautifully with 30 minutes of air. Rich, dark aromas of black and red currant, blackberry, chocolate, cedar, herb and spice burst from the glass.  Take a sip and you’ll love how it pumps out dark fruit, bitter-sweet chocolate, crushed herb, and baking spice flavors that completely fill your mouth.  There’s plenty of luxury here, but also a fine freshness and vigor as the flavors drive on through the finish before expanding with a pop of late arriving flavors.  Just 1,200 cases made. Smooth, rich, flavorful, and delicious now – 2024.

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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 Aney Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2013 Product #32002 (In Stock)
Ch Aney Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2013 Ch Aney Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2013

vintage.  In a challenging year, this roughly 60/40 Cabernet/Merlot blend with dashes of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot shines.  Gorgeous red currant fruit aromas and flavors with accents of cedar, tobacco and spice and a refreshing, mouthwatering, finish.  Sitting between St. Julien and Margaux, you'll find a touch of the former's power and the latter's perfume with real grace and vibrancy.

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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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Ch Clos Sainte Anne Pomerol 2014 Product #32287 (In Stock)
Ch Clos Sainte Anne Pomerol 2014 Ch Clos Sainte Anne Pomerol 2014

Everyone agrees that a) Pomerol is probably the finest place to grow Merlot in the world; and b) given high demand and small size, it's always pretty pricey.  This bottle reflects a) but not b)!  In the excellent 2014 vintage, this has all the plump, rich, texture you seek in Pomerol with deep currant and berry fruit and pretty accents of sweet spice, tobacco and savory herb.  80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Drinks great with a decant now and will shine through 2024.

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