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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 La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Product #31344 (In Stock)
Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Ch La Roche St. Jean Bordeaux Rouge 2015

We’ve been fans of this small (for Bordeaux) family estate for years but the 2015 steps up the quality to an entirely new level! 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 2015 vintage.

You'll find it deliciously fresh and fun from the first pour and sip, but the real fun comes over the next few hours (or days), as the aromas and flavors get deeper and darker, with black currant, cedar, and dark chocolate holding center stage and classic Bordeaux notes of cedar, tobacco and crushed herb emerging on top.  The texture stays wonderful throughout - mouthfilling and dense enough to demand attention but never heavy or thick or plodding.  And the finish just keeps getting better and better, smooth and long with lingering flavors of fruit, cedar, chocolate and spice.  Hard to resist right this second, but do yourself a favor and lay some down and then pull a bottle out for a special dinner up to 10 years from now.  No one will ever believe what you paid!

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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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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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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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Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013 Product #31083 (In Stock)
Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013 Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013

Not quite sure about the label, but there's definitely some sex-appeal to this big, rich, red.  A blend of Cabernet  Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah from California's Lodi region, this pumps out big aromas and flavors of black cherry, red plum, blackcurrant and more with subtle accents of herb and oak spice.  Creamy and mouthfilling for sure, but not heavy (just 13.7% abv) and finishing juicy and fresh with a notes of pomegranate, cherry, vanilla and spice lingering.  Fun stuff!

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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 Ch√Ęteau 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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