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Dom Foretal Beaujolais Villages 2015 Product #32964 (In Stock)
Dom Foretal Beaujolais Villages 2015 Dom Foretal Beaujolais Villages 2015

Jean-Yves Perraud farms just 20 acres of Gamay in Moulin-a-Vent and Villages-level vineyards between Fleurie and Chenas. In 2015, he turned out a winning, ripe, gulpable Beaujolais Villages that you'll love drinking for refreshment and pairing with roast chicken or any simple meal.  There's the concentration and ripeness you'd expect from 40 year-old vines and the generous 2015 harvest, with loads of dark red cherry and ripe strawberry fruit.  A blast of floral perfume and stony minerality adds interest and a just right pop of cherry acids keeps things fresh and fun.

Wine Advocate's score (87 points) misses the mark a bit, but the words are spot on: "The 2015 Beaujolais Villages needs a leash on the nose to hold back all those exuberant kirsch and dark cherry fruit bursting from the glass. But that is what you want from this vintage. The palate is succulent and ripe with dark cherries and strawberry, sweet to the core and though missing a little definition on the finish, you'd have consumed the entire bottle before you start vexing about that. Glug 'n enjoy."  Exactly!

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Forty Ounce Red (Gamay) 2016 (1.0 liter) Product #32648 (In Stock)
Forty Ounce Red (Gamay) 2016 (1.0 liter) Forty Ounce Red (Gamay) 2016 (1.0 liter)

Depending on how you look at it, this throw-back 1 liter bottle (looking like a 40 oz "bomber" of malt liquor) is either really clever or really tacky.  But it's certainly a really good value in a really, really, good wine.  It's 100% Gamay from Sommelier Patrick Cappiello and winemaker Julien Brand that's loaded with ripe, plummy, fruit.  This is "fruity" the way the French do "fruity," with big aromas and flavors of just ripe strawberry and cherry and just a hint of herb for interest.  A great party red, a thirst quenching afternoon reviver, and fun for Thanksgiving, too.

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Dom Les Fines Graves Moulin A Vent 2016 Product #32898 (In Stock)

From 60 year old vines, brooding Moulin-a-vent is the focus of this family owned estate, run by Evelyn Janodet. While the 2015 was richer and riper, the 2016 signals a return to a more classic style of Beaujolais. This smells like crushed violets and raspberries, and is mouthwateringly fresh, with chalky tannins that will make you hanker for roast chicken and potatoes and a nice, big glass.

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Guy Breton Regnie 2014 Product #32142 (In Stock)

This captures the purity and minerality of 2014 beautifully from this rarely seen Cru. 

"Mineral-tinged aromas of black raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille, along with a hint of white pepper in the background. Lithe and appealingly sweet, offering dark berry and spicecake flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Shows very good clarity and minerally cut on the finish, which is framed by sneaky, harmonious tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Ch Thivin Cote De Brouilly 2016 Product #32677 (In Stock)
Ch Thivin Cote De Brouilly 2016 Ch Thivin Cote De Brouilly 2016

As Wine Advocate reported after tasting (but not yet rating) the 2016s here: "I have bleated on about the brilliance of Thivin's Côte de Brouilly, in my mind one of the finest offerings from Beaujolais, an exemplary expression of Gamay from one of its most propitious terroirs. In summary, it is onwards and upwards from Château Thivin."  The essence of snappy, minerally, delicious BoJo.

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Jean Foillard Morgon Cote Du Py 2015 Product #32143 (In Stock)
Jean Foillard Morgon Cote Du Py 2015 Jean Foillard Morgon Cote Du Py 2015

From one of the finest winemakers in Morgon, this is benchmark Cru Beaujolais in the warm, fleshy, 2015 vintage.  Exotic aromas of crushed dark berry and five spice pour from the glass and flow onto the palate with notions of blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate.  There's plenty of Morgon structure but the finish is smooth, rich and long with building sweetness of fruit.  Lovely stuff!

"Foillard is another of the gang of four credited with kickstarting a return to traditional methods and the natural wine movement in Beaujolais. The Côte de Py slope is located on the long-extinct volcano of Mont Brouilly and considered to be the best site in Morgon, where Foillard’s 60 year old vines produce very low yields of Gamay. The resulting wine has a cherry and wild herb nose, and a smooth, full and juicy palate of intense cranberry, redcurrant and wild raspberry, demonstrating impeccable purity. Some subtle spiciness is carried by a high acidity on the long finish. Gorgeous." Vinous (Raynolds) 94 points

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