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2016 "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale, Southwest, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

RASPBERRY & WHITE PLUM, BREEZY SPARKLE, A TOUCH OF GRAPEFRUIT

Philipe and Diane Cauvin have essentially bridled the finicky Négrette grape into graceful submission with their catalogue of wines that seem to improve with each passing vintage. This is their newest offering, a delectably refreshing "petnat" sparkling rosé with pretty mousse that evaporates gracefully on the palate. A touch of ruby red grapefruit aroma adds serious depth. Great stuff. (slight sediment from the natural fermentation in bottle is harmless)

Serving Suggestions: Breakfast? I mean, you shouldn’t drink wine before noon, even on a Sunday, but seriously pair this with breakfast foods.

19.99

92 in stock

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2015 "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 100% Négrette

RASPBERRY & WHITE PLUM, BREEZY SPARKLE, A TOUCH OF GRAPEFRUIT

Philipe and Diane Cauvin have essentially bridled the finicky Négrette grape into graceful submission with their catalogue of wines that seem to improve with each passing vintage. This is their newest offering, a delectably refreshing "petnat" sparkling rosé with pretty mousse that evaporates gracefully on the palate. A touch of ruby red grapefruit aroma adds serious depth. Great stuff. (slight sediment from the natural fermentation in bottle is harmless)

Serving Suggestions: Breakfast? I mean, you shouldn’t drink wine before noon, even on a Sunday, but seriously pair this with breakfast foods.

19.99

22 in stock

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2017 Anjou Blanc (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Anjou Blanc, Middle Loire, France, 2017

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

WHITE PLUM & ZESTY LIME, BRIGHT MINERALITY, FRAGRANT HONEYSUCKLE

This blockbuster Anjou Blanc echoes the elegance of whites from its area of production at twice the price. A surprisingly elusive grape in the contemporary world of wine, Chenin is a king of acidity and complexity in the Loire Valley. While sometimes unbalanced and lacking in fruit, this example from Domaine Cady is delicious and exquisitely chiseled. Looking for an elegant warm-weather sipper? Keep this unbelievably tasty white chilled in your fridge to impress your friends or simply to be reminded that the world is full of beautiful things.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled trout w/ browned butter Brussels sprouts & gnocchi tossed in parmesan, olive oil, garlic, & fresh basil. Buttery sorrel quiche w/ chèvre.

13.99

44 in stock

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2017 Anjou Rouge (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Anjou Rouge, Middle Loire, France, 2017

{organic} 100% Cabernet Franc

BRIGHT CHERRY, FRESH HERBS, SILKY AND CRISP

Cabernet Franc is a key player in illustrious Bordeaux blends like Saint-Emilion, and the solo star of the Middle Loire in villages like Chinon and Saumur as well as the less famous Anjou Rouge. Lighter and brighter than their more complex and expensive neighbors, these wines often fall into a fun category the French call “vins de soif.” Literally translated “wines of thirst,” these are the bottles whose sublime simplicity keeps you reaching across the table for another pour all night long. Phillipe and Sylvie Cady’s Anjou Rouge is translucently ruby with Cabernet Franc's telltale savory herb character and tangy cherry notes keep you refreshed. You can even throw a slight chill on this one in the heat of the summer. 

Serving Suggestion: Think of drinking this by the carafe outside a cafe, w/ a fresh baguette & a spread of cheese & cornichons.

13.99

37 in stock

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2014 Auxerrois "Prestige" (Regina, Domaine)

Domaine Regina, Auxerrois "Prestige", Cotes de Toul, Lorraine, France 2014

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Auxerrois

17.99

7 in stock

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2014 Bandol Rouge (Bastide Blanche, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bastide Blanche, Bandol, Provence, France 2013

{organic} 76% Mourvedre, 16% Grenache, 8% Syrah, Cinsault, & Carignan

CASSIS & RAISIN. EARTHY SAGE & LEATHER

Known as the greatest red of Provence, Bandol Rouge is made primarily from the bold Mourvedre grape, which lends the wines their power and frequently rustic edge. Sometimes, they can be so rich as to seem a bit harsh, but that isn't the case here. While this example has the typical, classical hallmarks of Bandol, it's perfectly balanced with ripe flavors of dried fruit which renders the tannin less obtrusive and the wine's earthy majesty more accessible.

Serving suggestions: Provençal lamb slow roasted w/ garlic, lemon, rosemary & pepper served w/ potatoes & sage. Braised beef shank w/ bone marrow & balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts w/ grilled portobello slices.

26.99

4 in stock

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2015 Bandol Rouge (Bastide Blanche, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bastide Blanche, Bandol, Provence, France 2015

{organic} 76% Mourvedre, 16% Grenache, 8% Syrah, Cinsault, & Carignan

CASSIS & RAISIN. EARTHY SAGE & LEATHER

Known as the greatest red of Provence, Bandol Rouge is made primarily from the bold Mourvedre grape, which lends the wines their power and frequently rustic edge. Sometimes, they can be so rich as to seem a bit harsh, but that isn't the case here. While this example has the typical, classical hallmarks of Bandol, it's perfectly balanced with ripe flavors of dried fruit which renders the tannin less obtrusive and the wine's earthy majesty more accessible.

Serving suggestions: Provençal lamb slow roasted w/ garlic, lemon, rosemary & pepper served w/ potatoes & sage. Braised beef shank w/ bone marrow & balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts w/ grilled portobello slices.

26.99

4 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais "La Combe" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Beaujolais "La Combe", Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

VIOLETS, RED BERRY, RED CHERRY, PEPPERY

Jacky & Frédérique Piret have been our wine heroes for years. Their affable La Combe Beaujolais is produced from 50 year old vines. Three generations of family winemaking, hand harvesting, sustainable agriculture and old world character. Does it get any better at this price? Pinot and Burgundy fans will rejoice at the soft Gamay texture with strawberry and cherry fruit with light minerals from the clay soils. Lime and vanilla on the nose with a medium body.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with leaner meats like pork tenderloin with black pepper and rosemary crust; or meatier fish dishes like grouper or halibut in a lime and sun-dried cherry gastric.

15.99

47 in stock

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2017 Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé "Griottes" (Vissoux, Domaine du (Pierre-Marie Chermette))

Domaine Vissoux by Pierre-Marie Charmette, Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé "Griottes", Beaujolais, France, 2017

{organic} 100% Gamay

ZANG! BRIGHT MINERAL, FRESH AS A DAISY

Here's a pretty thing. Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé! It's as youthful and fresh as a wine can get, with very subtle red fruit flavors taking a humble back seat to magnificent peppery minerals and zippy acidity. One of the most purely refreshing wines we've tasted all year, and of course made with Pierre Chermette's exacting organic, minimalist standards.

Serving Suggestions: This should keep things lubricated during those hors d'oeuvre-packed pre-Thanksgiving hours.

13.99

2 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rosé (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyeres, Beaujolais-Villages Rosé, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

CHERRY & GREEN STRAWBERRY, LEMON, FENNEL & RADISH SPICE

This lovely rosé pours ballet slipper pink and dances out of the glass with bright, underripe fruit aromas and a spicy herb freshness. One of four selections that we currently (and exclusively for the Southeastern US) offer from Bruyères, a fiercely naturalistic producer. Small and situated across 20 acres just south of Brouilly, smack in the center of the greater Beaujolais region, Jean-Pierre Teissèdre's estate is continuously blowing us away with value and sheer deliciousness.

Serving Suggestion: Arugula salad with strawberries, poppyseed dressing, and goat cheese.

12.99

2 in stock

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2017 Beaujolais-Villages Rosé "Vintage" (Gauthier, Laurent)

Laurent Gauthier, Beaujolais-Villages Rosé "Vintage", Beaujolais, France 2017

100% Gamay

WILD STRAWBERRY, FRESH & AROMATIC, SUMMER FUN TIMES

First of all, this bottle is awesome. It looks like something my parents would drink in the back of an AMC Gremlin on the way to a Fleetwood Mac concert somewhere around 1973. Oddly enough, Gauthier’s own website describes this wine as “full of Nostalgy [sic]”. But joking aside, this is a fantastically early-blooming addition to our Rosé Garden, full of vibrant strawberry and white cherry fruit with a deeply satisfying texture. Grab your sweetie and crank up the eight track.

Serving Suggestions: Perfect with any array of cheese and charcuterie! Make sure you accompany it with warm sun, good friends, and classic rock.

15.99

67 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay (50+ year old vines)

RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, FLORAL, PEPPERY

Grandes Bruyères is a small estate in the heart of the Beaujolais region just south of the cru Brouilly, farmed and run by Jean-Pierre Teissedre and his family since 1900. The quality is very high, which is understandable, since the vineyard terroir is treated with such respect. The 60 to 90 year old vines are farmed organically, and even tilled by horse. This wine is very typical of high quality Beaujolais, with juicy berry and violet flavors punctuated by subtle hints of earthiness. Total production is less than 4000 cases. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: A perfect picnic wine, with various cold cuts and salads. This wine is best chilled for a few minutes or served at cellar temperature, 55º-65º F.

13.99

77 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Vieilles Cadoles, Domaine des)

Domaine des Vieilles Cadoles, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

RASPBERRY, VIOLET, PEPPER, GINGER. BRIGHT & SMOOTH

Gamay by any other name would answer to "summer solstice." This little morsel enjoys the longest drinking season of the wine world. Whether you're tying off the hottest hour in the pool, roasting a salmon filet in the relief of a cool, summer evening, or setting the Thanksgiving table with it, this little beau lends a finger to any bow. No age or oak with all the power of SPF 75! Its beauty in youth couples with its natural restraint and leaves your palate satiated.

Serving Suggestion: Today's turkey & tomorrow's leftovers. A sweet and savory salad with lima beans and pomegranate.

11.99

45 in stock

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2013 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fut de Chene (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fut de Chene, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2013

{sustainable} 100% Gamay (80+ year old vines)

CHERRY & RASPBERRY, FENNEL & AMARO SPICE, SUPPLE & EXOTIC, HINT OF CEDAR

Fragrant! Aromatic! Floral! Baking Spices! Vermouth! Did we mention it smells good? Prestigious, even! If you're new to Gamay, you'll find that it can press the bounds between engaging in an epicurean experience and discovering a new dimension to one's olfactory!  One might think that this wine grew straight into Ninth Street Flowers from Spice Bazaar. Truth is, the cuvée "Prestige" comes from 30 rolling acres of organically farmed Burgundian earth and aged in oak to profound result. Its mouth-filling lushness couples with a grippy tannic structure to such an elegant effect. Yet, somehow it maintains an unbearable lightness of being... unbearable due only to the fact that they can't fit more than five glasses in a bottle! 

Serving Suggestion: The sultry, savory swindlings of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Five Spice Chicken. Salty sweet potatoes fries!

11.99

3 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fut de Chene (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fut de Chene, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

{sustainable} 100% Gamay (80+ year old vines)

CHERRY & RASPBERRY, FENNEL & AMARO SPICE, SUPPLE & EXOTIC, HINT OF CEDAR

Fragrant! Aromatic! Floral! Baking Spices! Vermouth! Did we mention it smells good? Prestigious, even! If you're new to Gamay, you'll find that it can press the bounds between engaging in an epicurean experience and discovering a new dimension to one's olfactory!  One might think that this wine grew straight into Ninth Street Flowers from Spice Bazaar. Truth is, the cuvée "Prestige" comes from 30 rolling acres of organically farmed Burgundian earth and aged in oak to profound result. Its mouth-filling lushness couples with a grippy tannic structure to such an elegant effect. Yet, somehow it maintains an unbearable lightness of being... unbearable due only to the fact that they can't fit more than five glasses in a bottle! 

Serving Suggestion: The sultry, savory swindlings of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Five Spice Chicken. Salty sweet potatoes fries!

16.99

15 in stock

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2015 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Vieilles Cadoles, Domaine des)

Domaine des Vieilles Cadoles, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

RASPBERRY, VIOLET, PEPPER, GINGER. BRIGHT & SMOOTH

Gamay by any other name would answer to "summer solstice." This little morsel enjoys the longest drinking season of the wine world. Whether you're tying off the hottest hour in the pool, roasting a salmon filet in the relief of a cool, summer evening, or setting the Thanksgiving table with it, this little beau lends a finger to any bow. No age or oak with all the power of SPF 75! Its beauty in youth couples with its natural restraint and leaves your palate satiated.

Serving Suggestion: Today's turkey & tomorrow's leftovers. A sweet and savory salad with lima beans and pomegranate.

34.99

5 in stock

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2015 Blanc "Les Gryphees" (Vaux, Chateau de)

Chateau du Vaux, Blanc "Les Gryphees", Moselle, France 2015 Pinot Gris & Gewurztraminer

NECTARINE & PEAR, RESTRAINED HONEYSUCKLE, LEMON & A KISS OF LYCHEE

Germany is indeed where the Mosel River ends (in its collision with the Rhein), but it has its beginnings in France, and the Moselle appellation is among the more obscure along this river so famous for viticulture. This cépage from scientist and sommelier, Marie-Geneviève, and her husband, Norbert Molozay (an international winemaking gun-for-hire), features a cast of grapes which wouldn’t be out of place on the other side of the Vosges Mountains in Alsace and/or in Germany’s Rheinland. With vibrant acidity and an understated but exotic nose courtesy of ripe Pinot Gris and a kiss of Gewurz, this wine is memorable for its personality as well as its rare regional representation.

Serving Suggestion: Russian winter salad w/ potato, cucumbers, dill, green peas, & thin mayonnaise. Pork knuckle stew w/ sauerkraut.

19.99

10 in stock

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2015 Blanc "Les Jacquaires" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Blanc "Les Jacquaires", Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 50% Mauzac, 50% Len de l'El

NECTARINE & FUJI APPLE, CHAMOMILE TEA, LILY & LILAC

This adventurous blend from our friends at Fronton's Chateau La Colombière features a pair of grapes which aren't typically associated with the Fronton region, itself, but its closest neighbor to the east, Gaillac. Mauzac, a varietal whose reputation for excellent quality extends back into the sixteenth century, lends it's firm, apple-like flavors while the rarer Len de l'El grape asserts its dynamically floral perfume and waxy, oily richness on the palate. While not utterly traditional, this exotic cuvée showcases two of the Sud-Ouest's indigenous stars – ones that we don't get to taste as often as we'd like.

Serving Suggestion: Leek & cucumber salad w/ walnut, violet-infused vinegar, & fennel pollen. Soft, whole grain corn tacos w/ grilled fish, pineapple salsa, & pinto beans.

14.99

12 in stock

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2016 Blanc "Les Jacquaires" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Blanc "Les Jacquaires", Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 40% Chenin Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Bouysselet Blanc

RIPE BOSC PEAR, GREEN APPLE AND SPICE, FRONTON EST BON

Fronton’s Chateau la Colombiere has long championed not just the traditional grapes of their corner of Sud Ouest France, but also the obscure ones. So it comes as somewhat of a surprise that this vintage skips the Mauzac and Len de l’El of previous years for Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc. Colombiere still puts their distinctive touch on this blend by adding 20% Bouysslet Blanc, a grape almost extict before they rescued it from a vine nursery. The Bouysselet adds just hint of waxy richness, while its partners bring snappy freshness.

Serving Suggestion: Claypot crab w/ brown sugar, sesame, & glass noodles. Tropical slaw w/ pineapple, mango, cilantro, & lime juice.

14.99

50 in stock

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2016 Blanc "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Blanc, Provence, France 2016

{organic} 100% Rolle (Vermentino)

FLORAL, GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH SKIN. VERY DRY.

Fresh, crisp, dry and clean, this white is made from Rolle, a grape varietal that’s obscure to most Americans, but essential in southern France and even southern Italy were it’s known as Vermentino. Considered to be one of the greatest white wines with seafood (especially Bouillabaisse), Rolle has sauvignon blanc-like tendencies but is less overpowering while still keeping a nice dry edge. Another of our favorites from the great organic vineyard Domaine de Pinchinat in Provence.

Serving Suggestions: An awesome match with bouillabaisse or fruits de mer, but any garlicky seafood dish loves this wine.

10.99

49 in stock

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2015 Blanc, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Blanc "Sud Absolu", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Muscat á Petits Grains

APRICOT & PINEAPPLE, SULTANA, DRY WITH VIBRANT ACIDITY

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, an ancient pan-Mediterranean grape with no shortage of clout in this corner of the Southern Rhone has long been typecast as a grape whose undeniable potential for decadence and dessert should be pursued to the absolute fullest. Taking a totally different tact with this cuvée, Ligière follows a decidedly non-dessert, dry route here and employs the fiercely characterful grape as a delicious quaffer. This is an unusually refreshing yet perfumed example of what is most likely the original “Muscat” It is, quite literally, the granddaddy of Torrontes, and we highly recommend it to fans of that Argentine grape!

Serving Suggestion: Crab-based bouillabaisse w/ copious rouille (French Mediterranean spicy olive oil-infused mayonnaise w/ garlic & saffron). Similarly, spider rolls w/ scallion, lots of masago, & aioli!

10.99

45 in stock

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2016 Bordeaux Blanc (Cedres, Chateau des)

Chateau des Cedres, Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

TANGELO & GRAPEFRUIT, WISPS OF TOASTY VANILLA

This Bordeaux blanc exhibits impressive distinctiveness and head-turning tropicality over the internationally-fashionable grapefruit-centric flavors that tend to trendily dominate much of the region’s current output. It owes its intensely tropical personality to gloriously ripe Sauvignon Blanc grapes, and while it is 100%, it carries itself more exotically and less herbaceously that we might expect. A small 2 and a half acre plot is the origin of this very limited outing from our friends at Chateau des Cèdres (more familiar to most of our customers at Mendis). Get it while it’s hot (or cold)!

Serving Suggestion: Langoustine w/ tarragon, garlic, olive oil or gumbo w/ crayfish (or shrimp) & chorizo. Arugula salad w/ carrot shavings & shaved sheep’s milk cheese w/ citrus-balsamic vinaigrette.

11.99

44 in stock

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2016 Bordeaux Rose (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Rose, Bordeaux, France 2016

{sustainable} 34% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33%Cabernet Franc

BRIGHT RED RASPBERRY, RHUBARB & ROSE PETAL

Born in the vineyards "between two seas" this equal-parts cuvée of Cabernet Franc with its offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, drifts calmly yet energetically on its own sea of zesty acidity and vibrant red fruit. Recalling raspberry and dried cranberry, the fruit is ribboned through with wisps of floral and herbaceous perfume. The estate’s Jean-Luc Buffeteau, a trained enologist, treats each varietal differently for this cuvée in order for individual strengths to shine through.

Serving Suggestion: Olive oil-cured albacore w/ pickled artichoke hearts, & raspberry vinaigrette. Zesty tabouli w/ dried sultanas, basil, & olives.

11.99

18 in stock

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2015 Bordeaux Rouge (Bergey, Chateau Le)

Chateau Le Bergey, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2015

{biodynamic} 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

CEDAR, BLACK CHERRY, PEPPER. TANGY, RUSTIC & CLASSIC

In 2005 Damien Laurent returned to his parents winery, a single vineyard chateau his family has owned since 1752. He'd had a successful pro ice-hockey career playing for Chamonix until 2002 before studying oenology and viticulture like his wife Lorena. His Chateau Bergey is a fantastic overperformer at an everyday price. A classic Bordeaux based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it's a serious wine that can visit your table regularly.

Serving Suggestions: Pork chops topped with stuffing, served with skin-on mashed potatoes.

10.99

11 in stock

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2016 Bordeaux Rouge (Bergey, Chateau Le)

Chateau Le Bergey, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2016

{biodynamic} 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

CEDAR, BLACK CHERRY, PEPPER. TANGY, RUSTIC & CLASSIC

In 2005 Damien Laurent returned to his parents winery, a single vineyard chateau his family has owned since 1752. He'd had a successful pro ice-hockey career playing for Chamonix until 2002 before studying oenology and viticulture like his wife Lorena. His Chateau Bergey is a fantastic overperformer at an everyday price. A classic Bordeaux based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it's a serious wine that can visit your table regularly.

Serving Suggestions: Pork chops topped with stuffing, served with skin-on mashed potatoes.

11.99

103 in stock

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2015 Bordeaux Rouge "La Croix Blanche" (Grand Portail, Chateau)

Chateau Grand Portail, Bordeaux Rouge "La Croix Blanche," France 2015

{sustainable} 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot

RICH STRAWBERRY & SUBTLE EARTH, SILKY BODY, SOFT TANNIN

Red wine from Entre-Deux-Mers is a rare find, and we are lucky to have found an excellent example from Chateau Grand-Portail. Young winemaker Olivier Cailleux grows his Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot vines on a small individual plot surrounding an old stone cross (a marker along the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela) where they benefit from high elevation and generous sun exposure. A palate of plush red berry fruit is backed by mellow tannins and a silky smooth body, resulting in a fresh and friendly style of Bordeaux.

Serving Suggestion:  Pizza with belly ham, fresh mozzarella, oregano, and chili oil. Tomato soup with field peas and wheat berries topped with pecorino and served with crusty bread.

14.99

19 in stock

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2016 Bordeaux Rouge (Malbec) (Jaubert, Maison)

Maison Jaubert, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France, 2012

{sustainable} 100% Malbec

BLACK PLUM & BOYSENBERRY. CHOCOLATE, VIOLETS & GRAPHITE

Malbec may be best known for its work in Argentina’s mighty Mendoza and increasingly well known as the native of Southwestern France’s Cahors, but it was here in Bordeaux that the name, “Malbec,” for what had hitherto been called Côt was first applied. This rendition from the southern reaches of the Entré-Deux-Mers celebrates the variety’s quarter-millennial presence in Bordeaux. Brimming with both rich ripeness and impressive complexity, this is perfect for Bordeaux enthusiasts and Malbec mavens alike!

Serving Suggestions: Steak, steak, & steak! But also black rice risotto w/ shiitakes, red onions, white wine & olive oil.

11.99

10 in stock

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2015 Bordeaux Supérieur "Cuvée Eden" (Escart, Chateau L')

Chateau L'Escart, Bordeaux Supérieur "Cuvee Eden", Bordeaux, France 2015

{organic} 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec

DARK CASSIS, RIPE & RICH, TOASTY OAK & GRAVEL HINTS

In 2005, Damien Laurent returned to his parents winery, a single-vineyard chateau in the family since 1752. He'd led a successful pro ice-hockey career playing for Chamonix until 2002 before studying oenology and viticulture like his wife Lorena. Today, they make 7 different wines, and we especially love their "Cuvee Eden," a dark, supple Bordeaux value packed with amazing richness and modern finesse!

Serving Suggestions: Grilled porterhouse steak topped w/ fried shallot shavings & a classic steakhouse stuffed potato w/ gruyere.

15.99

14 in stock

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2015 Bourgogne Aligote "Vieilles Vignes" (Berthenet, Domaine)

Domaine Berthenet, Bourgogne Aligote "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France 2015

100% Aligote

LIGHT LEMONY CITRUS, WISPY FLORAL PERFUME, CHALKY MINERAL

Born in the vineyards of the Cote Chalonnaise's Montagny appellation, a mere half-hour south of the Aligoté grape's zenith zone of Bouzeron, this gorgeously restrained white is a Burgundian niche classic. Equally appealing as carefree aperitif or intellectual delight exuding elegantly mineralistic and ephemerally floral charms, this old-vine Aligoté nails each of the varietal's classical characteristics – lithe, light, and very lean but brimming with personality. Hold the creme de cassis...

Serving Suggestion: Buttery escargot.  Youthfully creamy cheeses.  Mustard & white wine-braised chicken breast w/ morels, roasted rutabaga, & parsley.

18.99

2 in stock

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2016 Bourgogne Blanc "Les Chenes" (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Bourgogne Blanc "Les Chenes", Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

ETHERIAL ORCHARD, SUBTLE TOAST & WAXY LEES

Though this cuvée from our friends, Céline & Laurent Tripoz, may take its name from the fact that it sees a short period of oak aging in a combination of new and older barrels, oak is far from this gorgeous white's foremost defining characteristic. Brimming with a waxy yeastiness that resembles that of some champagne and a winning combination of golden apple and tangy tropical fruit, this classical southern white Burgundy allows its time in oak to reveal itself as a delectable toasty spice that is as subtle and as integrated as it is sumptuous.

Serving Suggestion: Panfried trout in a buttery white burgundy sauce w/ pickled white asparagus salad. Chanterelle quiche w/ dill & mustard.

23.99

22 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Chitry Rouge (Giraudon, Marcel)

Marcel Giraudon, Bourgogne Chitry Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

MILD DRIED CHERRY & LIGHT PLUM, RACY MINERAL

The limestone soils surrounding the ancient fortified town of Chitry gently exert their influence on the Pinot Noir grown in the area. Wines like this beautiful and structured Burgundy benefit from this particular soil chemistry by developing strands of stunning mineral freshness to go along with lean bright fruit. This is a red wine that can be described as truly refreshing as well as profoundly flavored. One of our best values in Burgundy.

Serving Suggestion: Salmon is a natural choice, and a good one. But we had this with a five mushroom pasta and it knocked us flat. Yum.

17.99

2 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Rouge (7 Terroirs, Domaine des)

Domaine des 7 Terroirs, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

RIPE CHERRY & CRANBERRY, PEPPERY MINERALS, LUSCIOUS!

Burgundy this exquisite, at this price, very rarely rears its head, so when it slides into our sights we take the shot. Named after the seven different chalky vineyard plots owned by the Thevenet family, this wine presents ripe and tangy red fruit with ample pepper and a silky texture that acknowledges modernity while maintaining louche European elegance. Don't sleep on this knockout.

Serving Suggestion: Soy and ginger marinated pork tenderloin with a mirin, shoyu, sake, and sriracha dipping sauce. Or go traditional and set up a spread of ethereal gougéres, the classic Burgundian cheese puff.

19.99

30 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Rouge (Charleux, Domaine Maurice)

Domaine Maurice Charleux, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, BRIGHT FRUIT, YOUTHFUL ELEGANCE

Based in the southern reaches of Burgundy's Cote de Beaune, Maurice and Vincent Charleux specialize in the appellations of Maranges and Santenay, taking a stand against what they see as the globalization of wine. Eschewing anything resembling a heavy-handed or technological approach to viticulture and winemaking, they craft wines which eloquently convey the uniqueness of their small corner of Burgundy. This graceful red is at once youthfully firm and generously lush, sharing tangy plum and cherry flavors which are distinctly those of Pinot Noir alongside delicate notes of spice and earth.

Serving Suggestion: Slow-roasted pork tenderloin stuffed w/ prune & garlic, topped w/ rings of sweet yellow onion. Hearty borscht w/ beets, cabbage, & mushrooms - served w/ black bread.

23.99

2 in stock

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2014 Bourgogne Rouge (Rossignol, Domaine Philippe)

Domaine Phillippe Rossignol, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

RED PLUM & BLACK CHERRY, BRIGHT & BALANCED

The Cote d’Or’s northern half, the Cote de Nuits, has a lot of competition from its neighbors throughout the rest of Burgundy, but, with the exception of a few enclaves of the Cote de Beaune (it’s immediately southern counterpart), few regions would be nominated as the very best of the best for Pinot production. This offering from Philippe Rossignol, a producer whose home base lies in the illustrious Gevrey-Chambertin, features the impressive balance of structure and perfume that helps make some of its more loftily labeled counterparts as impressive as they are.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza w/ basil & shiitakes. Firsthand fqoods bratwurst w/ crispy fried collard greens & radish.

32.99

1 in stock

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2015 Bourgogne Rouge (Charleux, Domaine Maurice)

Domaine Maurice Charleux, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2015

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, BRIGHT FRUIT, YOUTHFUL ELEGANCE

Based in the southern reaches of Burgundy's Cote de Beaune, Maurice and Vincent Charleux specialize in the appellations of Maranges and Santenay, taking a stand against what they see as the globalization of wine. Eschewing anything resembling a heavy-handed or technological approach to viticulture and winemaking, they craft wines which eloquently convey the uniqueness of their small corner of Burgundy. This graceful red is at once youthfully firm and generously lush, sharing tangy plum and cherry flavors which are distinctly those of Pinot Noir alongside delicate notes of spice and earth.

Serving Suggestion: Slow-roasted pork tenderloin stuffed w/ prune & garlic, topped w/ rings of sweet yellow onion. Hearty borscht w/ beets, cabbage, & mushrooms - served w/ black bread.

23.99

1 in stock

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2015 Bourgogne Rouge (7 Terroirs, Domaine des)

Domaine des 7 Terroirs, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2015

100% Pinot Noir

RIPE CHERRY & CRANBERRY, PEPPERY MINERALS, LUSCIOUS!

Burgundy this exquisite, at this price, very rarely rears its head, so when it slides into our sights we take the shot. Named after the seven different chalky vineyard plots owned by the Thevenet family, this wine presents ripe and tangy red fruit with ample pepper and a silky texture that acknowledges modernity while maintaining louche European elegance. Don't sleep on this knockout.

Serving Suggestion: Soy and ginger marinated pork tenderloin with a mirin, shoyu, sake, and sriracha dipping sauce. Or go traditional and set up a spread of ethereal gougéres, the classic Burgundian cheese puff.

19.99

78 in stock

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2016 Bourgogne Rouge "Chant de la Tour" (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Bourgogne Rouge "Chant de la Tour", Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

PRETTY & DELICATE. CHERRY/RASPBERRY & EARTH

This is authentic, classic, old-school Burgundy showing pure Pinot Noir subtlety and depth. Made from grapes grown in the biodynamic vineyards of wife & husband team Celine & Laurent Tripoz. Their tiny, artisan winery is truly focused on producing the best quality grapes, then turning them into expressive wines using minimalist winemaking. The results are honest, delicious wines with no make-up and filled with vitality.

Serving Suggestions: Truly versatile with savory fare, especially with root vegetables. Salmon, roast poultry, pork, and roast beef.

24.99

15 in stock

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2015 Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B", Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 100% Bouysselet

RIPE & LUSH. PEACH & PEAR WITH LEMONY ACIDITY

When Philippe and Diane Cauvin were researching the history of winegrowing in their local appellation of Fronton, they came across a grape they didn't know existed. Bouysselet, also called Prunelard Blanc, was previously thought to be the lost green-skinned sibling of the black-skinned Gaillac grape Prunelard. Having found a nursery which kept this vine alive for research purposes (but too little for winemaking), they had it propagated and brought back to life in their vineyard. This is the only Bouysselet in existence, farmed organically from a one acre vineyard, and it is a luscious phoenix of flavor!

Serving Suggestions: Lobster grilled rare with tarragon butter. Bay scallops, lightly seared topped with chervil and white pepper. Shrimp sashimi with ponzu.

19.99

16 in stock

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Brut "Luminescence" (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine Herbauges, Brut "Luminescence," Loire Valley, France, NV

{sustainable} 40% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Grolleau Gris

BRIOCHE, WHITE FLOWERS, CLEMENTINE, LUXURIOUS

This richly textured and aromatic sparkling from Domaine Herbauges is made in the Champagne style and echoes the world-famous beverage in terms of its plushness and yeasty aromas. Composed of 40% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay, and 30% Grolleau Gris, it retains the focused and transparent flavors of typical Loire valley whites while also showing a moderate florality and telltale biscuity notes from its 36 months spent on lees. 

Serving Suggestion: Caviar w/ all the fixins. Opulent brunch foods like eggs benedict and French-style omelettes with smoked salmon.

19.99

23 in stock

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Brut Nature "Bretesche 1387" (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, Brut Nature "Bretesche 1387"

NV

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

BONE DRY, ELEGANTLY SENSUAL, A MINERALLY MONOLITH

Like a bleakly beautiful black & white photograph of a wintery Atlantic beachscape, this methode traditionelle bubbly is a captivating study in contrast – elegantly austere yet captivating and seductive, gleaming brightly with an oceanic sheen and minerally shimmer. Muscadet maestro, Jérémie Huchet of Domaine de la Chauvinière is at the fore of a movement to elevate Muscadet beyond its unwarranted reputation for neutrality while strengthening its identity as one of the world's most pristine, restrained whites. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Oysters, of course! Other (cooked or raw) bivalves will be just as eagerly accompanied. Sashimi abalone, conch, and surf clam are naturals...

17.99

14 in stock

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2014 Bugey Mondeuse (Angelot, Maison)

Maison Angelot, Bugey Mondeuse, Savoie France 2014

100% Mondeuse

SAVORY AROMATICS, EARTH, CHERRY, & BLACK PEPPER. DEEPLY FRENCH.

In the fun loving and party-centric Bugey family - which includes the sparkly-sweet cult sensation we know and love - this wine is the dignified cousin who stands in aloof contrast to his hedonistic relatives. Deep and dark with savory spice, and a distinctly old-school structure focused on mouthwatering acidity. It's still a Bugey, however, so it can't help but let some purply fruit fun slip through the cracks. Good wine runs thicker than water.

Serving Suggestion: Tomme and Comté cheeses are a natural (and excellent) choice, but this would pair well with heartier Middle Eastern fare, like Lebanese-style eggplant stuffed with lamb, tomato, and cinnamon.

18.99

9 in stock

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2011 Cadillac (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac, Bordeaux, France 2011

{sustainable} 80% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle

MOUTHWATERING PEACH & APRICOT, ORANGE MARMALADE, SWEET SPICES

Chateau Peybrun, located in Cadillac on Bordeaux's Left Bank, has been making very high quality sweet and red wines for centuries. Botrytis-affected Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle grapes are carefully hand harvested from vines planted on steep slopes of chalky clay. The resulting liquid gold is vinified and aged in thermo-regulated concrete tanks to preserve freshness. This wine is pure luxury! The satisfying sweetness, reminiscent of golden raisins, is balanced by tongue-tingling acidity and a silky body.

Serving Suggestion: Baklava drizzled w/ extra honey. Pistachio & apricot Rugelach.

25.99

21 in stock

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2014 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux "Red Label" (Mendis, Chateau de)

Chateau de Mendis, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, "Red Label" Bordeaux, France, 2012

{sustainable} 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

RED CURRANT, FIRM BODY, LIGHT CEDAR SPICE

We find that it is often difficult to come across concentrated, rich Bordeaux at a low price. This offering from Chateau de Mendis is satisfying to the palate as well as your wallet. Aromas of ripe red fruit meet soft touches of pepper and oak in perfect harmony. Fourteen months of barrel aging and time spent in bottle come together, yielding soft and supple tannins. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner (winner chicken dinner)!

Serving Suggestion: Rigatoni w/ kale, feta, mushrooms, & fresh tomatoes. Blackened tofu w/ charred brussels sprouts & wild rice.

14.99

27 in stock

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2012 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2012

{sustainable} 66% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

RIPE BLACK PLUM & BERRY, MINERALLY BACKBONE, BOLDLY ELEGANT

Catherine de Loze, proprietress of Chateau Peybrun, has managed the vineyards and made the wines at her family's five hundred year old estate for the past three decades. From Cadillac, a relatively hilly region in southern Bordeaux that typically specializes in sweet whites, this limousine of a red stretches out ripe black fruit, savory earth, mineral, and the silky tannins of a powerful, young, and impeccably balanced Merlot-driven wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled sirloin with bordelaise sauce, shallots, and boiled baby potatoes. A classic beef brisket sandwich on hearty toasted bread with rustic homestyle fries.

19.99

1 in stock

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2015 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge (Peybrun, Chateau)

Chateau Peybrun, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 66% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

RIPE BLACK PLUM & BERRY, MINERALLY BACKBONE, BOLDLY ELEGANT

Catherine de Loze, proprietress of Chateau Peybrun, has managed the vineyards and made the wines at her family's five hundred year old estate for the past three decades. From Cadillac, a relatively hilly region in southern Bordeaux that typically specializes in sweet whites, this limousine of a red stretches out ripe black fruit, savory earth, mineral, and the silky tannins of a powerful, young, and impeccably balanced Merlot-driven wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled sirloin with bordelaise sauce, shallots, and boiled baby potatoes. A classic beef brisket sandwich on hearty toasted bread with rustic homestyle fries.

19.99

45 in stock

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2012 Cahors "K" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K," Cahors, Southwest, France 2012

{organic} 100% Malbec

FIRM BLACK PLUM, SPICY TOASTED OAK, DARK MINERALITY

Undeniably stern in its constitution, this very contemporary representative of the famously "Black Wine" of Cahors is indeed very black in both flavor and appearance. Opaque in the glass, it's brimming with firm plummish fruit, elegantly scrumptious cedar, and wisps of smoky graphite that might just make you want to pick up your favorite sketch pad and render an appropriately imposing medieval fortress through a decidedly modernist lens - an appropriate visual accompaniment to this bold red.

Serving Suggestion: Succulent roast boar tenderloin w/ sliced black plums, rosemary, & black peppercorns. Savory mashed plantains & crispy roast kale w/ black beans.

33.99

1 in stock

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2015 Cahors "K'nom" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'nom" Cahors, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot

PLUMS, BLACKBERRY, LIGHT SMOKE, MINERAL, ELEGANT TANNINS

Emmanuel "Manu" Rybinski is a young, well-trained vigneron, yet his experience in winemaking has taken him from France to Australia to California to learn first hand winemaking techniques around the world. Now settled in southwest France in Cahors, he turns out some fantastic Malbec-based wines. Taking over the family estate and farming organicly, he coaxes beautiful fruit flavors from their younger vines for this cuvée. No oak to be found, the wines are pure plum, violet, blackberry and finish with a kiss of mineral.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meat or sausage. The grill flavor is key to pairing with the dark fruit and light smoke. Of course oven roasted chicken with a mop of BBQ sauce will be excellent too.

14.99

3 in stock

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2016 Cahors "K'nom" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'nom" Cahors, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot

PLUMS, BLACKBERRY, LIGHT SMOKE, MINERAL, ELEGANT TANNINS

Emmanuel "Manu" Rybinski is a young, well-trained vigneron, yet his experience in winemaking has taken him from France to Australia to California to learn first hand winemaking techniques around the world. Now settled in southwest France in Cahors, he turns out some fantastic Malbec-based wines. Taking over the family estate and farming organicly, he coaxes beautiful fruit flavors from their younger vines for this cuvée. No oak to be found, the wines are pure plum, violet, blackberry and finish with a kiss of mineral.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meat or sausage. The grill flavor is key to pairing with the dark fruit and light smoke. Of course oven roasted chicken with a mop of BBQ sauce will be excellent too.

15.99

5 in stock

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2017 Cahors "K'nom" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'nom" Cahors, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot

PLUMS, BLACKBERRY, LIGHT SMOKE, MINERAL, ELEGANT TANNINS

Emmanuel "Manu" Rybinski is a young, well-trained vigneron, yet his experience in winemaking has taken him from France to Australia to California to learn first hand winemaking techniques around the world. Now settled in southwest France in Cahors, he turns out some fantastic Malbec-based wines. Taking over the family estate and farming organicly, he coaxes beautiful fruit flavors from their younger vines for this cuvée. No oak to be found, the wines are pure plum, violet, blackberry and finish with a kiss of mineral.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meat or sausage. The grill flavor is key to pairing with the dark fruit and light smoke. Of course oven roasted chicken with a mop of BBQ sauce will be excellent too.

16.99

3 in stock

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2015 Cahors "K'or" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'or," Cahors, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 100% Malbec

PEPPER, BLACKBERRY, ANISEED, & A TOUCH OF COCOA

Emmanuel Rybinski knows that great wine is made on the vine, and he devotes most of his time to carefully farming his small vineyard (which of course makes us at Wine Authorities get all swoony). Debudding and judicious pruning means that his Malbec bunches have plenty of room to grow healthy and ripe, qualities reflected in the wine. A peppery prickle gives way to complex blackberry and spice, and tasteul use of used French oak adds a melty texture without any alteration of the flavor.

Serving Suggestion: Fennel sausage with cheesy polenta and oven roasted tomatoes, a terrine of bleu d'auvergne cheese and fig with a dash or armagnac.

18.99

8 in stock

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2016 Cahors "K'or" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'or," Cahors, Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 100% Malbec

PEPPER, BLACKBERRY, ANISEED, & A TOUCH OF COCOA

Emmanuel Rybinski knows that great wine is made on the vine, and he devotes most of his time to carefully farming his small vineyard (which of course makes us at Wine Authorities get all swoony). Debudding and judicious pruning means that his Malbec bunches have plenty of room to grow healthy and ripe, qualities reflected in the wine. A peppery prickle gives way to complex blackberry and spice, leading to ample tannins on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Fennel sausage with cheesy polenta and oven roasted tomatoes, a terrine of bleu d'auvergne cheese and fig with a dash or armagnac.

18.99

6 in stock

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2014 Carignan (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Carignan, Hauterive IGP, Languedoc, France, 2012

{organic} 100% Carignan

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY, PEPPERY GARRIGUES, RICH & TANGY

The Carignan grape is, in many ways, the crown jewel of Domaine La Bouysse's vineyards in Boutenac (one of the most celebrated terroirs in Corbieres.) It's from ancient Carignan vines that the estate's most prized cuvées are made. This more youthful and fruit-driven offering exudes black raspberry and ripe cranberry flavors with the distinct mediterranean spices which are delicious hallmarks of the wines of Corbieres.

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork loin with garlic, lavender, and black pepper. Tangy & savory Carolina barbecue.

13.99

8 in stock

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2015 Carignan (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Carignan, Hauterive IGP, Languedoc, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Carignan

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY, PEPPERY GARRIGUES, RICH & TANGY

The Carignan grape is, in many ways, the crown jewel of Domaine La Bouysse's vineyards in Boutenac (one of the most celebrated terroirs in Corbieres.) It's from ancient Carignan vines that the estate's most prized cuvées are made. This more youthful and fruit-driven offering exudes black raspberry and ripe cranberry flavors with the distinct mediterranean spices which are delicious hallmarks of the wines of Corbieres.

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork loin with garlic, lavender, and black pepper. Tangy & savory Carolina barbecue.

16.99

90 in stock

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2015 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux (Pillebois, Chateau)

Chateau Pillebois, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 2015

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

BLACK PLUM, CHOCOLATEY FINESSE & SILKY TANNIN, SUMPTUOUS TOAST

Castillon, often thought of as being a kind of fifth satellite of Saint-Emilion (along with Lussac, Montagne, Saint-Georges, and Puisseguin), is home to some of Bordeaux's most extraordinary and reliable values. While Saint-Emilion’s name is appended here as it is with the other aforementioned regions, this wine speaks volumes (metaphorically much more than 750 ml) to the tremendous quality that’s to be found here – classical and resplendently expressive.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled bison burger w/ bacon, leafy greens, blue cheese, & pickled jalapeño relish. Thick, wintry baked potato soup w/ black pepper, smoked mushrooms, cauliflower, & broccoli.

15.99

23 in stock

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2014 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux [3 liter bag-in-box] (Pillebois, Chateau)

Chateau Pillebois, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux [3 liter bag-in-box], Bordeaux, France 2014

75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK PLUM, CHOCOLATEY FINESSE & SILKY TANNIN, SUMPTUOUS TOAST

Castillon, often thought of as being a kind of fifth satellite of Saint-Emilion (along with Lussac, Montagne, Saint-Georges, and Puisseguin), is home to some of Bordeaux's most extraordinary and reliable values. While Saint-Emilion’s name is not appended here as it is with the other aforementioned regions, this wine speaks volumes (metaphorically much more than 3 liters) to the tremendous quality that’s to be found here – classical and resplendently expressive.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled bison burger w/ bacon, leafy greens, blue cheese, & pickled jalapeño relish. Thick, wintry baked potato soup w/ black pepper, smoked mushrooms, cauliflower, & broccoli.

45.99

2 in stock

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2014 Chablis (Pinson Frères, Domaine)

Domaine Pinson Frères, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2014

100% Chardonnay

31.99

1 in stock

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2015 Chablis (Gautheron, Domaine Alain)

Domaine Alain Gautheron, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2015

100% Chardonnay

CLASSIC! LEMON & MINERAL, HIGH ACID, SALINE HINT

If you could look up the taste of a traditional Chablis in the dictionary, this would be it! But, too few classic Chablis wines are imported at reasonable prices because: A) They think Americans only want Chablis that tastes like California Chardonnay. B) The great values are consumed in France. C) There's not much Chablis made, and the demand is so high. Here is a rarity for us, and we think you'll really enjoy it.

Serving Suggestions: Simple shellfish is a no-brainer here. But also roast chicken with garlic, ginger & lemon.

23.99

4 in stock

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2016 Chablis (Gautheron, Domaine Alain)

Domaine Alain Gautheron, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2016

100% Chardonnay

CLASSIC! LEMON & MINERAL, HIGH ACID, SALINE HINT

If you could look up the taste of a traditional Chablis in the dictionary, this would be it! But, too few classic Chablis wines are imported at reasonable prices because: A) They think Americans only want Chablis that tastes like California Chardonnay. B) The great values are consumed in France. C) There's not much Chablis made, and the demand is so high. Here is a rarity for us, and we think you'll really enjoy it.

Serving Suggestions: Simple shellfish is a no-brainer here. But also roast chicken with garlic, ginger & lemon.

23.99

7 in stock

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2016 Chablis (Charmoy, Domaine de)

Domaine de Charmoy, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2016

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

LEMON & ASIAN PEAR, A CHALKY CHAMPION, FIRM

This islanded stretch of Burgundy (80 miles from Dijon) produces one of the most iconic (although underrepresented) styles of Chardonnay. Chablis is home to racy antitheses of the buttery beasts that spring to mind at the mention of California’s favorite adopted white grape variety. With mighty minerality, mouthwatering citrus, and crisp, pear-ish tree fruit, this shining example glimmers in the glass with everything we love albeit with slightly softer angles than average.

Serving Suggestion: Razor clams w/ butter, pickled shallots, lemon, & garlic. A variety of cheeses like goat gouda, Charolais, or Cantal.

22.99

15 in stock

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2014 Chablis 1er Cru "Mont de Milieu" (Pinson Frères, Domaine)

Domaine Pinson Frères, Chablis 1er Cru "Mont de Milieu", Burgundy, France 2014

100% Chardonnay

47.99

2 in stock

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2009 Champagne "Special Club" (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Champagne "Special Club", Champagne, France 2009

Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

A ZESTY ELIXIR! CITRUS & WAXY LEES. VIBRANT, FIRM, & ELEGANT

The "Special Club" distinction is indeed reserved for the best of the best. An elite group of 26 Champagne producers uses the signature bottle shape for their top vintage Champagnes. Each vintage must be put to the Club's tasting panel for certification. Extended aging and superior flavor quality are among the requirements to pass muster. Located just outside of Epernay in the Cote des Blancs, Grongnet represents 5 generations of Champagne production. Yielding tiny, firm bubbles in the glass, this remarkable wine finds the palate with a richness that goes on for minutes and a lingering impression of bright, waxy, full-bodied seduction.

Serving Suggestion: Toasted brioche, smoked salmon & caviar. In a bath tub with someone you love. Extraordinary occasions.

49.99

1 in stock

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Champagne Blanc de Blancs (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France NV

BOLD LIME, YEASTY & RICH, CHISELED BUT SOFT

This Blanc de Blancs (white wine]from white grapes – in this case, Chardonnay) is racy and very rich but still easy-going enough to serve as a sub for mystifyingly overpriced mega-production staples like Veuve Clicqout. Unlike the factory wines which dominate the world of Champagne today, this is handmade in minute quantities by a small, independent, family-owned vigneron. Mmmmm, the limey character and vibrant acidity are powerful and almost crystaline. Substantially more impressive than the refreshingly reasonable price might indicate!

Serving Suggestion: The classic pairing is with a triple cream cheese like Explorateur, but we'll go out on a limb and recommend it with Pigs in Blanket - made with brioche and quality charcuterie of course.

34.99

19 in stock

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Champagne Brut (Collon, Michel)

Michel Collon, Champagne Brut, Champagne, France NV

40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE & CRISP ASIAN PEAR, LEMON & GINGER, BRILLIANTLY BRIGHT

From Champagne's southeastern outpost of Aube comes this lively bubbly of crystalline clarity. Youthfully bright golden fruit and pristine minerality like that of a hidden mountain stream carry the sumptuously subtle biscuity notes that we all love to taste in Champagne. Equally food-friendly, toast-tacular, and everlastingly evening-ready, this is the kind of sparkler that you could should get to know very, very well. Don't forget how rare grower-made Champagnes like this are. A gem!

Serving Suggestion: As lovely as it is flying solo, Champagne is an oft-underutilized food wine. This one pairs exceptionally well with modern sushi of the "rainbow roll"-ish variety: a colorful plethora of fish atop wrapped shrimp tempura and avocado.

34.99

21 in stock

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Champagne Brut Rosé (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Champagne Brut Rosé, Champagne, France NV Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

FIRM CHERRY & STONE FRUIT, TOASTY MACAROON, ZESTY ACIDITY

Forged from equal proportions of Champagne’s holy trinity (Chardonnay and Pinots Noir & Meunier), Grognet’s lovely brut rosé finds a perfect balance between firm, fresh fruit sensations (in terms of both flavor and acidity) and an age-enhanced wealth of yeasty, pastry-like richness. Cécile Grognet represents the estate’s fifth generation, and a 120+ year legacy as a family of Champagne growers. Her expertise shines brightly in this beautiful bubbly.

Serving Suggestion: Duck mousse w/ tart raspberries. Monkfish liver w/ diced daikon & red pepper sauce. Goat’s milk cheeses & dark, rustic bread.

36.99

26 in stock

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Champagne Brut Tradition (Gaston-Chiquet)

Gaston-Chiquet, Brut Tradition, Champagne, France NV

40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir

BOLD PEAR & LEMON, TOASTY & ELEGANT, MOUTHFILLING MOUSSE

The Champagne region is a most beloved conundrum (no, not that Conundrum!), providing us with wines which are simultaneously delicate yet monumental, chiseled yet opulent, and intensely drinkable yet enduringly thought-provoking. This very traditional offering from Gaston-Chiquet beams heroically at us with contemporary clarity (more delightful contradictions!), rich, round ripeness, and zesty, mouthwatering crispness. Look no further, and don't save this beautiful beast for some unknown celebration!

Serving suggestions: Tender monkfish w/ clarified butter & scallion/potato frites. Just throw it back to celebrate Champagne and being alive!

49.99

15 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay "Unoaked" (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Chardonnay "Unoaked," Loire Valley, France, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

CITRUS & MINERAL, FLORAL HONEYSUCKLE, OAK-FREE PURITY!

Five generations of Choblet family winemaking in one elegant bottle. A brilliant effort in UN-oaked Chardonnay winemaking using sustainable agriculture. This silky textured, crisp white shows light citrus and floral honeysuckle aromas, mineral and tart quince. Very dry and lingering on the palate, this is a breath of fresh Chardonnay air. This is very old world in style vs. the traditional California style.

Serving Suggestion: A universal bottle of white with superb clean flavors - so bring it on! Try savory chicken wings, grilled snapper in miso, or semi-firm milder cheeses.

13.99

23 in stock

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2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc (Saint Siffrein, Domaine de)

Domaine de Saint Siffrein, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, Rhone Valley, France 2014

35% Grenache Blanc, 30% Clairette, 15% Roussanne, 15% Bourboulenc, 3% Picquepoul, 2% Picardan

[biodynamic]

24.99

4 in stock

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2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Église, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Église, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2014

Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne

APRICOT & SANDALWOOD, VIBRANT & VOLUPTUOUS

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the undisputed capital of the Southern Rhone. The region’s very name inspires cravings for burgundy-black wines brimming with exoticism. The region’s rare whites, however, are more exotic still and account for less than 10% of the area’s wine. This outstanding offering is robustly redolent yet resplendently refreshing, combining juicy, ripe, golden fruit with a sweet potpourri of flowers, honey, and restrained toast - a golden sunset in the glass.

Serving Suggestion: Seared scallops in a buttery white wine sauce w/ rosemary & garlic. Five-spice roasted butternut squash w/ pine nuts & arugula.

39.99

19 in stock

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2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Église, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Église, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2016

Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne

APRICOT & SANDALWOOD, VIBRANT & VOLUPTUOUS

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the undisputed capital of the Southern Rhone. The region’s very name inspires cravings for burgundy-black wines brimming with exoticism. The region’s rare whites, however, are more exotic still and account for less than 10% of the area’s wine. This outstanding offering is robustly redolent yet resplendently refreshing, combining juicy, ripe, golden fruit with a sweet potpourri of flowers, honey, and restrained toast - a golden sunset in the glass.

Serving Suggestion: Seared scallops in a buttery white wine sauce w/ rosemary & garlic. Five-spice roasted butternut squash w/ pine nuts & arugula.

39.99

24 in stock

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2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage", Rhone Valley, France 2014

LOGANBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, MAJESTIC SPICE BOX, DRIED FLOWERS

Comprised almost entirely of Grenache (century-old vines), the cuvée “Heritage” oozes intense, violet fruit and a most exotic potpourri of garrigues, rose petal, dried persimmon, and cinnamon. Arguably more seductive and mysterious than massive or brooding, it is absolutely enchanting!

Serving Suggestion: Christmas goose (or duck) w/ rosemary, thyme, orange zest, nutmeg, & cinnamon. Serve w/ smashed potato & port gravy.

49.99

6 in stock

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2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2015

95% Grenache, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Syrah

MISSION FIG & BLACKBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE, ROSEWATER & PISTACHIO

The shell of an imposing castle overlooking sunbleached cobblestone streets and winding alleyways provides a mysterious focal point to the Southern Rhone's oldest and most famous appellation. Chateauneuf du Pape requires relatively little introduction. Domaine des Pères de L'Eglise is a producer which with a rich history of two centuries and (and four generations under the care of a single family lineage). This outstanding red, never before available in North Carolina, seduces us with its intense flavors of black fruit, Mediterranean spices, and Turkish delights, representing a bounty of exotic intrigue and phenomenal value. An instant favorite!

Serving Suggestions: Lamb shoulder braised in olive oil, white wine, bay leaves, & parsley w/ artichoke hearts & white beans. Stewed leg of mutton in an Afghan or North Indian yogurt curry w/ peas, onions, spinach & tomatoes.

39.99

14 in stock

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2015 Chignin (Quenard, Domaine)

Domaine Quenard, Chignin, Savoy, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Jacquère

LEMONGRASS, STARFRUIT, PEAR & PINEAPPLE. TART

Made with 100% Jacquère from 40-year-old vines planted from their vineyards outside the village of Chignin in the alpine Savoie region of France (just south of Geneva, Switzerland). Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks, with partial malolactic fermentation that gives it a subtle hint of creaminess. It has wonderful texture for a mountain wine, and shows abundant fruit, lemongrass and a hint of pepper. A crisp, mouthwateringly dry finish completes the package. Delicious good value summer white.

Serving Suggestions: Lovely with roast chicken, pan-fried freshwater fish, and stir-fried squash and zucchini.

17.99

4 in stock

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2016 Chinon (Plouzeau, Domaine)

Domaine Plouzeau, Chinon "Rive Gauche", Middle-Loire, France 2016

100% Cabernet Franc

INKY BLACKBERRY, FORESTY PERFUME, FIRM & FRESH

This exemplary Cabernet Franc offers us a one-sip-away view into an enchanted, autumnal forest. Bonnelière’s Marc Plouzeau has a wealth of varied terroir occupied by Cabernet Franc vines and Sauvignon blanc vines ranging in age from 30 to 200 years! Having taken over production from his father, Pierre, at the turn of the millennium, he’s established this cuvée from some of his younger vines. Lively and lushly perfumed, it generously serves up tangy, almost wild berryish brightness and an herbaceous perfume interwoven with velvety juniper.  “Vive Chinon,” indeed!

Serving Suggestion: Braised chicken thighs w/ Dijon mustard & crushed juniper berries. Chevre-stuffed crimini caps w/ dill & scallions.

15.99

5 in stock

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2011 Chinon "Cuvee Terroir" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon "Cuvee Terroir", Loire Valley, France 2011

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

BLACK TEA, MEDIUM-BODIED, OPEN, RIPE & SUPPLE

The Gouron family has farmed their estate for five generations in the region of Chinon. The unique gravelly- sloped soils are key to the structure they get from the vines. This cuvée called "Terroir" reflects this gravel and the 50- year old vines planted there. More Pinot Noir-esque in style, the Cabernet Franc here is wide open with a knife edge balance of fruit and acidity from start to finish. Supple and ripe, the finish is pure black tea and red berry fruit. No oak in this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: A match for seared duck breast with savory thyme and blackberry sauce; or beef tenderloin with sautéed smoked bacon and mushroom topping.

22.99

4 in stock

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2014 Chinon "Cuvee Terroir" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon "Cuvee Terroir", Loire Valley, France 2014

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

BLACK TEA, MEDIUM-BODIED, OPEN, RIPE & SUPPLE

The Gouron family has farmed their estate for five generations in the region of Chinon. The unique gravelly- sloped soils are key to the structure they get from the vines. This cuvée called "Terroir" reflects this gravel and the 50- year old vines planted there. More Pinot Noir-esque in style, the Cabernet Franc here is wide open with a knife edge balance of fruit and acidity from start to finish. Supple and ripe, the finish is pure black tea and red berry fruit. No oak in this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: A match for seared duck breast with savory thyme and blackberry sauce; or beef tenderloin with sautéed smoked bacon and mushroom topping.

23.99

34 in stock

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2015 Chinon Blanc "Le Croix Boissee" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Blanc "Le Croix Boissee", Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

BAKED APPLE, FRESH PEAR AND LEMON CREAM, OPULENT

A Chinon Blanc made from Chenin Blanc! Say that five times fast. Cabernet Franc is king in Chinon, and Domaine Gouron’s typical work is no exception. Only one of their 28 hectares is devoted to Chenin Blanc. Though only a small fraction of their production (less than 200 cases made!), one taste will tell you this rare Chinon Blanc is far from an afterthought to the Gouron family. Rich and luxurious, with creaminess from French oak fermentation balanced by the sharp spear of stone that distinguishes the best Loire Chenins from the rest. Imagine if a rich Meursault had a baby with the best the Mosel has to offer.

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough to match continental classics from roast bird to richer seafood like dover sole. Has the fruit and acidity to stand up to spicier foods.

31.99

22 in stock

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2015 Chinon Rouge (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Cabernet Franc

BOLD RED PLUM & CASSIS. ELEGANTLY EARTHY & HERBACEOUS

This is 100% Cabernet Franc, the red grape most beloved to the central portions of France's Loire Valley. Five generations of Gourons have made wine at this Chinon estate, and their carefully tended vines yield quality over quantity - grapes that are packed with flavor! The cave for aging their wines is dug into a hillside and extends several hundred meters, providing perfect temperatures. Beautifully inky, purple, and fresh, this Cab Franc abounds with perfumy cassis, fleshy black cherry, autumnal leaves and moderate tannins! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted chicken thighs w/ a balsamic glaze & root vegetables. French onion soup w/ meaty chanterelles & thyme (don't skimp on the Gruyère).

17.99

1 in stock

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2016 Chinon Rouge (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2016

{organic} 100% Cabernet Franc

BOLD RED PLUM & CASSIS. ELEGANTLY EARTHY & HERBACEOUS

This is 100% Cabernet Franc, the red grape most beloved to the central portions of France's Loire Valley. Five generations of Gourons have made wine at this Chinon estate, and their carefully tended vines yield quality over quantity - grapes that are packed with flavor! The cave for aging their wines is dug into a hillside and extends several hundred meters, providing perfect temperatures. Beautifully inky, purple, and fresh, this Cab Franc abounds with perfumy cassis, fleshy black cherry, autumnal leaves and moderate tannins! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted chicken thighs w/ a balsamic glaze & root vegetables. French onion soup w/ meaty chanterelles & thyme (don't skimp on the Gruyère).

17.99

48 in stock

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2015 Condrieu (Rosiers, Domaine de)

Domaine de Rosiers, Condrieu, Northern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 100% Viognier

NECTARINE & LYCHEE, DRIED ROSES, FULL YET FIRM

Condrieu’s granite slopes overlooking the town of Ampuis and the Rhone River are Viognier’s home turf, and it’s here that the grape does its most revered work. Intensely characterful, with poignant peach, floral, and tropical perfumes, the variety can border on overblown when grown in hotter climates or allowed to become overripe, but, like the greatest examples of Condrieu, this offering magnificently maintains its freshness with lively acidity, well-defined fruit, and a modern yet moderate 13.5% abv. Voila! C’est Viognier!

Serving Suggestion: Butter-poached, broiled monkfish (lobster is the classic pairing) w/ fresh, sweet tomato halves & basil. Pad Thai w/ fried tofu, cashews, & beansprouts.

49.99

2 in stock

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2016 Corbieres Rosé "Floreal" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine de la Bouysse, Corbieres Rosé "Floreal," Languedoc, France, 2016

90% Syrah, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT RED BERRIES, FRESH BLOSSOMY AROMA, CRISP & JUICY

Corbieres, one of the most celebrated corners of France's sprawling Languedoc, is best known for its spicy and very Mediterranean reds. Considering this, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising then that this deep rosé is brimming with the distinctive character of Syrah, spice, and white-peppery mineral. This wine bears more than a passing family resemblance to the region's exotic red wines. Sister and brother, Martine Pagès and Christophe Molinier of Domaine de la Bouysse never fail to impress us with the breadth and quality of their work!

Serving Suggestions: Spicy Toulouse sausage casserole with butter beans, leeks, and parsley. Korean BBQ (such as pork Bulgogi) with kimchi and pickled lotus root.

17.99

1 in stock

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2014 Corbieres Rouge (Gasparets, Chateau)

Chateau Gasparets, Corbieres Rouge, Languedoc, France 2014

Carignan, Grenache, Syrah

EARTHY, DARK RED FRUITS & FRENCH HERBS

Since 1771, Gasparets has been producing fantastic Corbieres. This is a particularly dark one with sweet red fruit, vanilla, clove and essence of garrigue (wild herbs). The vineyards are way up high and very rocky lending to a style that shows black tar and earth under the fruit. Short time aging in oak barrels adds the smoke; all together you get a dynamic, friendly red with polished fruit and amazing drinkability.

Serving Suggestion: Heavy finger foods, stuffed mushrooms, cheese fondue, chicken in barbecue sauce.

11.99

12 in stock

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2013 Corbieres Rouge " Valensol" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Valensol", Languedoc, France 2013

{organic} 50% Carignan, 50% Mourvèdre

BARK, SMOKED HERBS, TOASTED SESAME, MEATY

There comes a point for most of us when we reach a plateau. That’s life.They don’t usually come equipped with castles or a stamp from UNESCO however, but, for Martine and her son Christophe Molinier, it did! Their plateau is called “Bouïs” and it juts out of the Corbières landscape like a ship on open water. In the wake of this jutting rock is a region highly susceptible to drought and brush fires, which, in the world of wine, translates to unabashedly unique juice! Honoring that unique character by fermenting in concrete tanks, the Valensol has us saluting: to plateaus! 

Serving Suggestion:  Low and slow a pork shoulder in ginger beer, spice it with yellow onions and nutmeg, and pull it over a bowl of macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar.

14.99

1 in stock

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2015 Corbieres Rouge " Valensol" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Valensol", Languedoc, France 2015

{biodynamic} 50% Carignan, 50% Mourvèdre

BARK, SMOKED HERBS, TOASTED SESAME, MEATY

There comes a point for most of us when we reach a plateau. That’s life. They don’t usually come equipped with castles or a stamp from UNESCO however, but, for Martine Pages and her brother Christophe Molinier, it did! Their plateau is called “Bouïs” and it juts out of the Corbières landscape like a ship on open water. In the wake of this jutting rock is a region highly susceptible to drought and brush fires, which, in the world of wine, translates to unabashedly unique juice! Honoring that unique character by fermenting in concrete tanks, the Valensol has us saluting: to plateaus! 

Serving Suggestion:  Roast a pork shoulder in ginger beer, spice it with yellow onions and nutmeg, and pull it over a bowl of macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar.

17.99

52 in stock

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2014 Corbieres Rouge "Mazerac" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Mazerac", Languedoc, France 2014

{organic} 80% Carignan (120+ year old vines), 20% Grenache

PROVENÇAL HERBS, BLACK RASPBERRY, VIOLETS

Wicked old-vine Carignan, like 150 year old, is the base of this Corbieres called Mazerac. Martine Pages uses these ancient vines to great effect, polishing their power with slight aging in small barriques. What comes through is a fantastic expression of Carignan, packed with dried black raspberries, garrigue (rosemary, thyme, lavender), and a slightly smoky earthiness. The inky purple color of this wine is backed up with the essence of violets. Her best vintage in a decade!

Serving Suggestion: All grilled meats. It was also delicious with a salad of fresh frisée topped with sautéed chicken livers and gizzards then drizzled with the pan drippings touched with sherry vinegar.

29.99

21 in stock

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2013 Cornas "Harmonie" (Farge, Domaine Guy)

Domaine Guy Farge, Cornas "Harmonie," Rhone Valley, France 2013 {organic} 100% Syrah

INKY CASSIS, PUNGENT EARTH, LEATHER & OYSTER SHELL

Cornas is frequently seen as the source of harder, more brooding wines of the Northern Rhone. As is the case in its neighboring appellations, Syrah is king here. This rendition from Guy Farge certainly has its edge, but the conventional wisdom of requiring ten years of aging in order to become approachable has been unceremoniously kicked out the window. A blackish-violet core of fruit radiates earthy, leathery aromas of root vegetables and cured meat. Fascinating and fantastic!

Serving Suggestion: Hangar steak w/ roasted beets & creminis. Charred root vegetables w/ dill & sour cream.

44.99

14 in stock

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2015 Cote Roannaise "Les Blondins" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Blondins, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

RIPE FOREST BERRIES, MUSK & MUSCLE IN SPANDEX

Robert Serol is a benchmark producer in the Cote Roannaise region. The estate has vines aging from five to eighty years old, yielding ten different wines which each reflect the terroir of the vineyards. The "Blondins" is produced in cooperation with famous 3 star Michelin Chef Pierre Troisgros for his restaurant in Roanne. You are getting a rare, special taste of Gamay in more muscular, structured style. Bold and beautiful with forest floor earth intertwined with blackberry fruit. Not to be missed. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Go upscale with duck confit over arugula with pickled red onions, or pan roasted duck breast with strawberry balsamic drizzle over mushrooms and potatoes.

18.99

21 in stock

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2017 Cote Roannaise "Les Originelles" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Originelles, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY & BLACKBERRY, AROMATIC, JUICY

Wow this is Gamay to rave about! Robert Serol is a benchmark producer in the Cote Roannaise region. The estate has vines aging from five to eighty years old. All of his wines are 100% Gamay and each reflects the terroir of the vineyards. Les Originelles is the sort of wine we wish we could share with every customer in the store. Just amazingly delicious with sexy fruit, soft tannins, and a drinkability rating of 11 on a 1 to 10 scale. Bright raspberry and blackberry fruit jump from the glass. This is highly aromatic with delicious acidity on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Try this gem lightly chilled (yes, it's a red wine to chill) with cold salmon salad, beef tenderloin sandwiches and grilled fish dishes.

15.99

67 in stock

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2017 Cote Roannaise "l'Eclat de Granite" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, "L'Eclat de Granite", Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

ELDERBERRIES & CURRANT, FOREST UNDERBRUSH & SWEET EARTH

Hailing from the monstrous Loire River’s source (closer, in fact, to Beaujolais and the Northern Rhone than to those regions that first spring to mind when we think of the Loire), this fresh, firm, and foresty Gamay has what it takes to simultaneously appeal to admirers of Cab Franc, Willamette Pinot, and the juicy wines of the aforementioned Beaujolais. Stéphane Sérol is a master not only of his region and its Gamay grape but of the exploration of terroir, naming each of his numerous cuvées for their origins.

Serving Suggestion: Thick-sliced virginia ham w/ cucumber, mustard, & dill salad. Chopped boiled potato salad w/ sour cream, parsley, & chives.

17.99

25 in stock

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2014 Cote de Brouilly "Vieilles Vignes" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Jacky Piret, Cote de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2014

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

BLACK RASPBERRY, VIOLET & IRIS, SLATEY MINERALS

Deft hands in the winery meet with the perfectly ripened fruit from 65 year-old vines grown in some of the finest blue shale soils in all of Beaujolais; a recipe for serious, elegant wine. Clean, slatey minerality runs through bloomy, floral aromatics and soft rich fruit like veins of precious ore glistening in a mountainside. See that? This wine made us paint a pretty picture in your mind. We can't help it with Gamay this good.

Serving Suggestion: Mussels and sausage in a rich curry broth, frites on the side. Panade (giant casserole) of tomato, chard, gruyere, and rustic bread.

21.99

23 in stock

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2014 Cote-Rotie "Drevon" (Rosiers, Domaine de)

Domaine de Rosiers, Côte-Rôtie "Drevon", Northern Rhone, France 2014

{organic} 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier

BLACKBERRY & DATE, LEATHER & TOAST, EARTHY CACAO BUTTER

The steeply-inclined vineyards of Cote-Rotie overlook the picturesque riverside town of Ampuils. The imposing slopes of its Cote Brun constitute the Northern Rhone’s northernmost extreme and provide the world with some of the most revered Syrah – as beautiful and generous as it is brooding and inflexible. Here, we find the Drevon vineyard of Domaine de Rosiers yielding opaque, mauve elixirs which exemplify classical Syrah as it tastes on its home turf.

Serving Suggestion: Venison & duck stew w/ shallots, parsnips, & cardamom. Stir fried black wood ears, bamboo shoots, scallions, and bean sprouts.

49.99

6 in stock

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2014 Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes", Languedoc, France 2014

LUSH, FLORAL PEAR, CITRUS & WHITE RAISIN. DRY.

These vines are grown on a hilltop of completely rocky soil called "Marnes," so poor that nobody thought vines would grow there. Dominique Granier traded other plots to get this one and proudly states "If you can find one bucket of dirt on this hill, I'll give you the vineyard!" The stressed vines that grow here now produce incredible grapes for this spectacular white that rivals the great whites of the Rhone Valley.

Serving Suggestions: Steamed crabs. Korean Sea Bass and Shrimp in Kimchee broth. Scallops with leeks and caramelized peaches.

20.99

14 in stock

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2016 Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc "Les Marnes", Languedoc, France 2016

70% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Viognier

LUSH, FLORAL PEAR, CITRUS & WHITE RAISIN. DRY.

These vines are grown on a hilltop of completely rocky soil called "Marnes," so poor that nobody thought vines would grow there. Dominique Granier traded other plots to get this one and proudly states "If you can find one bucket of dirt on this hill, I'll give you the vineyard!" The stressed vines that grow here now produce incredible grapes for this spectacular white that rivals the great whites of the Rhone Valley.

Serving Suggestions: Steamed crabs. Korean Sea Bass and Shrimp in Kimchee broth. Scallops with leeks and caramelized peaches.

23.99

26 in stock

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2014 Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge "La Clemence" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, "La Clemence" Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge, Languedoc, France 2014

{sustainable} 70% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

DRIED HERBS, JAMMY RASPBERRY/BLACKBERRY FRUIT

Dominique and Jean-Philippe Granier are third generation family winemakers located on a farm established in 815 during the Roman period for olive oil production. This blend is produced from 25 year old vines growing in dirt, rock and grit - tough conditions! The result is pure elegance bursting with jammy black fruits, smoky bacon goodness and black licorice.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with grilled lamb loin, or whole wheat pasta with rendered bacon, sweet roasted garlic cloves, rosemary and grilled chicken thigh meat.

16.99

2 in stock

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2015 Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge "La Clemence" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Granier, "La Clemence" Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge, Languedoc, France 2015

{sustainable} 70% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

DRIED HERBS, JAMMY RASPBERRY/BLACKBERRY FRUIT

Dominique and Jean-Philippe Granier are third generation family winemakers located on a farm established in 815 during the Roman period for olive oil production. This blend is produced from 25 year old vines growing in dirt, rock and grit - tough conditions! The result is pure elegance bursting with jammy black fruits, smoky bacon goodness and black licorice.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with grilled lamb loin, or whole wheat pasta with rendered bacon, sweet roasted garlic cloves, rosemary and grilled chicken thigh meat.

18.99

4 in stock

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2016 Coteaux du Layon (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France 2016

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

VIBRANT LEMON & MUSKY CANTALOUPE, MIGHTY MINERALITY, SWEET, BALANCED.

Coteaux du Layon, a northern enclave of Anjou which takes its name from the Loire tributary, Layon, has gained fame intensely sweet, botrysized dessert wines nicknamed “Sauternes-Killers”. This still sweet yet impeccably balanced, non-dessert offering has what it takes in the realms of both powerful flavor and intense taste sensations to be counted as a true powerhouse. While it can be (and should be, on occasion) paired with desserts, its richness, complexity and elegance makes it a treat in its own right.

Serving Suggestion: Pungent cheeses – creamy goat’s milk or otherwise. Tangy, fruit-based deserts w/ citrus, pear, or apple.

15.99

30 in stock

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2011 Coteaux du Layon - Sélection de Grains Nobles "Cuvée Volupté" (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon - Sélection de Grains Nobles "Cuvée Volupté", Loire Valley, France, 2011

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

UNSTOPPABLE LEMON ZEST & HONEYCOMB, VISCOUS YET BLINDINGLY BRIGHT

In the northwestern reaches of the Middle Loire's Anjou lies the subregion known as the Coteaux du Layon, a haven of intensely perfumed, decadently concentrated desert wines famous not only for their complexity and power but balancing, blaring acidity. English connoisseurs dubbed these wines the "Sauternes-Killers" for obvious reasons. This offering from our friends at Cady is a veritable elixir of indulgence Volupté!

Serving Suggestion: Rich, fatty, soft-ripened cheeses that are bloomy & bark-wrapped. Professor Harbison, I presume...

45.99

14 in stock

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2016 Cotes de Gascogne Blanc (Duffour, Domaine)

Domaine Duffour, Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne, Southwest, France, 2016

70% Colombard,15% Ugni Blanc,15% Gros Manseng

PERFUMY, JUICY, SOFT. PEACH, GOOSEBERRY, GRAPEFRUIT

Among the best value wines of its type, this delicious white is bursting with dry, juicy, tropical fruit. Vigneron Michel Duffour is very talented and in possession of some great old vines that yield terrific wine grapes. His vineyard in the small town of Lagraulet also makes great armagnac and floc. Supplies may be short on this wine, so get it while it lasts.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled halibut or white fish with olive oil, fresh herbs and lemon wheel slice across the top. Also a great universal party wine for finger foods and apps.

9.99

123 in stock

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2015 Cotes de Gascogne Blanc "Les Terres Basses" (Laballe, Domaine)

Domaine Laballe, "Les Terres Basses" Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne, France 2015

50% Colombard, 30% Ugni Blanc, 10% Gros Manseng, 10% Sauvignon Blanc

WHITE FRUIT & ACACIA, SUBTLE TROPICAL NOTES

"Les Terres Basses" translates to "the Lowlands", and refers to the shallow calcareous soils on the sunny, pristine expanses of vineyard that sit below the winery at Domaine Laballe. This is a complex and punchy blend of white grapes both esoteric and commonplace. The wine is rich and exotic, but with floating strands of acidity that convey an innate "chuggability."

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon with chopped grilled chives and a dollop each of mustard and creme fraiche.

8.99

1 in stock

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2016 Cotes de Gascogne Blanc "Les Terres Basses" (Laballe, Domaine)

Domaine Laballe, "Les Terres Basses" Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne, France 2016

50% Colombard, 30% Ugni Blanc, 10% Gros Manseng, 10% Sauvignon Blanc

WHITE FRUIT & ACACIA, SUBTLE TROPICAL NOTES

"Les Terres Basses" translates to "the Lowlands", and refers to the shallow calcareous soils on the sunny, pristine expanses of vineyard that sit below the winery at Domaine Laballe. This is a complex and punchy blend of white grapes both esoteric and commonplace. The wine is rich and exotic, but with floating strands of acidity that convey an innate "chuggability."

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon with chopped grilled chives and a dollop each of mustard and creme fraiche.

8.99

3 in stock

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2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

PALE, FRESH, QUAFFABLE. PERFUMY SANDALWOOD & CITRUS

Served cold, this goes down easily (and very quickly) just as it would in the land where it’s made. Picture this: you, your love, and your closest friends around a small table with a saffron table cloth. It’s dusk. Cool breezes relieve the heat of the day. Delicious grilled meats, salads, and fresh, cold rosé on ice. Laughing about life, talking with your hands and tossing back the wine to quench your thirst. Life is extra slow and sweet at this moment. This is that wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veggies, sausages, salads and friends around a table under a tree while laughing and speaking with your hands.

13.99

62 in stock

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2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé "St. Victoire" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé "St. Victoire", Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

24.99

25 in stock

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2016 Cotes de Provence Rosé 1.5L (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France 2016 [1.5L]

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

PALE, FRESH, QUAFFABLE. PERFUMY SANDALWOOD & CITRUS

Served cold, this goes down easily (and very quickly) just as it would in the land where it’s made. Picture this: you, your love, and your closest friends around a small table with a saffron table cloth. It’s dusk. Cool breezes relieve the heat of the day. Delicious grilled meats, salads, and fresh, cold rosé on ice. Laughing about life, talking with your hands and tossing back the wine to quench your thirst. Life is extra slow and sweet at this moment. This is that wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veggies, sausages, salads and friends around a table under a tree while laughing and speaking with your hands.

29.99

1 in stock

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2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé 1.5L (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France 2017 [1.5L]

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

PALE, FRESH, QUAFFABLE. PERFUMY SANDALWOOD & CITRUS

Served cold, this goes down easily (and very quickly) just as it would in the land where it’s made. Picture this: you, your love, and your closest friends around a small table with a saffron table cloth. It’s dusk. Cool breezes relieve the heat of the day. Delicious grilled meats, salads, and fresh, cold rosé on ice. Laughing about life, talking with your hands and tossing back the wine to quench your thirst. Life is extra slow and sweet at this moment. This is that wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veggies, sausages, salads and friends around a table under a tree while laughing and speaking with your hands.

29.99

12 in stock

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2014 Cotes de Provence, Blanc (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Blanc, Provence, France 2014

{organic} Rolle, Clairette

POLLEN, PEAR, WHITE FLOWERS & MIXED HERBS

Pinchinat is great for so many reasons. For one, the combination of Rolle (called Vermentino in Italy) and Clairette is a perfect match, made in heaven. Secondly, the combination of historic vineyards, clean, simple winemaking, and value pricing is nearly unheard of. The wines are authentic, soulful, and you can toss ‘em back like ice water on a hot day. From this small, contiguous vineyard, beautiful things are made.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza with clams and fresh garlic on top, lightly sprinkled with red pepper flakes. Grilled veggie kabobs kissed with Green Goddess dressing.

13.99

5 in stock

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2015 Cotes de Provence, Blanc (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Blanc, Provence, France 2015

{organic} Rolle, Clairette

POLLEN, PEAR, WHITE FLOWERS & MIXED HERBS

Pinchinat is great for so many reasons. For one, the combination of Rolle (called Vermentino in Italy) and Clairette is a perfect match, made in heaven. Secondly, the combination of historic vineyards, clean, simple winemaking, and value pricing is nearly unheard of. The wines are authentic, soulful, and you can toss ‘em back like ice water on a hot day. From this small, contiguous vineyard, beautiful things are made.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza with clams and fresh garlic on top, lightly sprinkled with red pepper flakes. Grilled veggie kabobs kissed with Green Goddess dressing.

13.99

2 in stock

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2016 Cotes de Provence, Blanc (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Blanc, Provence, France 2016

{organic} Rolle, Clairette

POLLEN, PEAR, WHITE FLOWERS & MIXED HERBS

Pinchinat is great for so many reasons. For one, the combination of Rolle (called Vermentino in Italy) and Clairette is a perfect match, made in heaven. Secondly, the combination of historic vineyards, clean, simple winemaking, and value pricing is nearly unheard of. The wines are authentic, soulful, and you can toss ‘em back like ice water on a hot day. From this small, contiguous vineyard, beautiful things are made.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza with clams and fresh garlic on top, lightly sprinkled with red pepper flakes. Grilled veggie kabobs kissed with Green Goddess dressing.

13.99

35 in stock

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2015 Cotes de Provence, Rouge (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rouge, Provence, France 2015

{organic} 90% Syrah, 10% Grenache

DRIED BLUEBERRIES, SUBTLE LAVENDER, PRETTY & FIRM

Alain de Welle is a nice, peaceful man. As the owner and manager of Pinchinat, it’s his vision that is expressed in each glass of his wine that is served these days. Although his family has farmed this vineyard for over two centuries (and the land farmed back to pre-history), his father broke from tradition and raised him in the nearby city of Aix. Alain returned to his family’s roots, (pun intended) and makes honest, modest wines that speak truths without trying to “blow you away."

Serving Suggestions: Marinated lamb kabobs; Charcoal-grilled ribeye with rosemary smoke & sea salt.

15.99

65 in stock

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2013 Cotes du Rhone Blanc [3L Bag-in-Box] (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes du Rhone Blanc [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2013

{organic & vegan} 60% Viognier, 30% Bourboulenc, 10% Ugni Blanc

CRISP PEACH & ORANGE, EXOTIC HONEYSUCKLE & GINGERBREAD

Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon! Daniel Couston makes wines that are delicious, classic examples of their type that happen to be organically grown. This blend of Viognier (starring) and Ugni Blanc (an acid-boosting cameo) offers us a refreshing and fabulously perfumey Mediterranean delight that is as versatile as it is distinctive. We thought that the wines of Garrigon couldn't get any better until the dawning of this beauty in three-liter format! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving suggestions: Jack of many trades! Consider roasted chicken, scallops in cream sauce, sautéed veggies, or even knackwurst.

34.99

8 in stock

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2016 Cotes du Rhone Rosé "Bout d'Zan" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rosé "Bout d'Zan", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

MINERALLY, TART RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER & FLINTY WISPS

Vibrant salmon in color and vibrantly crisp on the palate, this latest offering from the sisters Thibon is a beauty to behold and a refreshing pleasure to sip. Taking its title from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage the estate, the "Bout d'Zan" rosé is a wine with an identity as chiseled as the estate's other gorgeous wines with which we've fallen increasingly in love over the past three years. Vive Le Libian! Vive le rosé!

Serving Suggestion: Sweet, spicy shrimp cocktail w/ celery, jalapeño, & cilantro. Deep fried corn on the cob w/ Szeschuan-esque peppercorn flair!

12.99

6 in stock

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2015 Cotes du Rhone Rouge (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Cotes du Rhone Rouge, Rhone Valley, France 2015

Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, BAZAAR-ISH POTPOURRI, ROSEMARY

The last few years have yielded a bounty of truly stunning Cotes du Rhones that seem to come closer to reaching the regal heights of their more impressively-pedigreed brethren from AOCs like Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape. This beautiful gem does indeed come from entirely within the bounds of the Chateauneuf AOC yet opts to declassify itself down to the sprawling and much more variable (in terms of quality) Cotes du Rhone AOC. The resemblance, however, is striking! Clocking in at a percentage point lower in alcohol content, it’s not quite as big as its big brothers, but the gorgeously exotic perfumes that we giddily associate with the output of the outstanding Peres de l’Eglise estate loudly affirm their presence during roll call.

Serving Suggestion: Roast turkey drumsticks w/ turmeric, cumin, paprika, & rosemary w/ corn oil-fried sweet potato wedges. Black bean soup w/ cayenne, cumin, garlic, & diced tomatoes over polenta.

18.99

1 in stock

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2016 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm", Southern Rhone, France 2016

[biodynamic] 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, SWEET ROSEMARY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE

"Drink wine. This is life eternal," famously wrote the ever beauty-seeking Omar Khayyam, and 800 years later, his attitudes and observations resound with timelessness. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian have named this delicious cuvée after the 12th century Persian poet and philosopher, and its exotic perfume of rosemary, lavender, and cocoa combine with violet-fruited romance in a sublimely exotic testament to his writings. This wine is hedonistic and nurturing, so heed the advice of Khayyam and take "the daughter of the vine to spouse".

Serving Suggestion: Lamb medallions simmered with sliced dates, saffron, and cumin. Okra, potatoes, and eggplant stewed with caramelized onions, tomato paste, black pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice (served over rice).

19.99

48 in stock

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2011 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade", Southern Rhone, France 2011

{biodynamic} 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT BLACKBERRY, MINERALLY EARTH, VIOLETS & MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

A cuvée made precious as much by its exoticism as its rarity, "La Calade" takes its name from the prized stoney soil of one of the finest growing sites in the Southern Rhone. Showcasing a decidedly elegant side of the monstrous Mourvedre grape, this wine resonates with dense purple energy, enchanted wildness, and the mysterious potpourri of Mediterranean France. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian never fail to produce highly memorable wines with unique personalities.

Serving Suggestion: Mmmm, Mourvedre and lamb are such extraordinary bedfellows that we really need look no further for a fantastic pairing. Look to North Africa for inspiration incorporating saffron, cumin, & cinnamon accompanied by couscous.

29.99

1 in stock

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2015 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade", Southern Rhone, France 2015

{biodynamic} 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT BLACKBERRY, MINERALLY EARTH, VIOLETS & MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

A cuvée made precious as much by its exoticism as its rarity, "La Calade" takes its name from the prized stoney soil of one of the finest growing sites in the Southern Rhone. Showcasing a decidedly elegant side of the monstrous Mourvedre grape, this wine resonates with dense purple energy, enchanted wildness, and the mysterious potpourri of Mediterranean France. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian never fail to produce highly memorable wines with unique personalities.

Serving Suggestion: Mmmm, Mourvedre and lamb are such extraordinary bedfellows that we really need look no further for a fantastic pairing. Look to North Africa for inspiration incorporating saffron, cumin, & cinnamon accompanied by couscous.

29.99

21 in stock

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2017 Cotes du Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes du Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2017

{organic & vegan} 50% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 30% Syrah

SMOKY BERRIES, GARRIGUE & BLACK TEA

From organic winegrower Daniel Couston comes this youthful and classically-styled Rhone red with dark berry flavors, lightly smoky black tea, and loads of the estate's namesake garrigues (aromas of wild thyme, rosemary, lavender, and anise that permeates the air in southern France). This is highly recommended, and a stunning value for the laundry list of great attributes that it has. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grilled foods including red meats or mushrooms, eggplants and fingerling potatoes for our vegetarian friends.

34.99

16 in stock

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2014 Cotes-de-Roussillon-Villages "Schistes" (Força Real, Domaine)

Domaine Forca Real, Cotes-du-Roussillon-Villages Rouge "Forca Real", Languedoc, France, 2015

90% Grenache, 10% Syrah

DENSE BLACK RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, GARRIGUES

Hailing from this stretch of Mediterranean France closest to the Spanish birthplace of Garnacha, this opaquely obsidian offering showcases the variety . Força Réal, a Roussillon producer which takes its name from an imposing mount that towers high above the rugged countryside, crafts beautiful wines, and this one exists somewhat between worlds, recalling both Rhone-ish, Languedoc-ian, French fare and the specialties of Spain’s Catalonia like Priorat and Montsant. Grenache-i-mus maximus....

Serving Suggestion: Mutton sausage w/ fennel & coriander. Saffron risotto w/ sheep’s milk cheese.

16.99

20 in stock

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2013 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2013

{organic} 60% Roussanne, 40% Viognier

CRISP PEACH, MINERAL, WHITE BLOSSOMY PERFUME, GINGER & BEESWAX

Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the rows of gnarled vines are an unmistakable sign that something exciting is happening here. This classical Rhone white is an elegantly perfumed tapestry woven with juicy stone fruit, ginger, and jasmine with unmistakably floral overtones. Truly great!

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish w/ crispy broiled kale & long grain rice. Pork tenderloin stuffed w/ tangy dried apricots & seasoned w/ paprika.

14.99

1 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic} 60% Roussanne, 40% Viognier

CRISP PEACH, MINERAL, WHITE BLOSSOMY PERFUME, GINGER & BEESWAX

Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the rows of gnarled vines are an unmistakable sign that something exciting is happening here. This classical Rhone white is an elegantly perfumed tapestry woven with juicy stone fruit, ginger, and jasmine with unmistakably floral overtones. Truly great!

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish w/ crispy broiled kale & long grain rice. Pork tenderloin stuffed w/ tangy dried apricots & seasoned w/ paprika.

14.99

10 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc, Rhone Valley, France 2015

{organic & vegan} 75% Viognier, 25% Ugni Blanc

CRISP PEACH & ORANGE, EXOTIC HONEYSUCKLE & GINGERBREAD

Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon! Daniel Couston makes wines that are delicious, classic examples of their type that happen to be organically grown. This blend of Viognier (starring) and Ugni Blanc (an acid-boosting cameo) offers us a refreshing and fabulously perfumey Mediterranean delight that is as versatile as it is distinctive. Comprised of equal parts indulgent and refreshing, this elegant and food-friendly sipper will never wear out its welcome at the table, on the porch, or in our hearts.

Serving suggestions: Jack of many trades! Consider roasted chicken, scallops in cream sauce, sautéed veggies, or even knackwurst.

14.99

34 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 60% Roussanne, 40% Viognier

CRISP PEACH, MINERAL, WHITE BLOSSOMY PERFUME, GINGER & BEESWAX

Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the rows of gnarled vines are an unmistakable sign that something exciting is happening here. This classical Rhone white is an elegantly perfumed tapestry woven with juicy stone fruit, ginger, and jasmine with unmistakably floral overtones. Truly great!

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish w/ crispy broiled kale & long grain rice. Pork tenderloin stuffed w/ tangy dried apricots & seasoned w/ paprika.

13.99

3 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic} 60% Roussanne, 40% Viognier

CRISP PEACH, MINERAL, WHITE BLOSSOMY PERFUME, GINGER & BEESWAX

Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the rows of gnarled vines are an unmistakable sign that something exciting is happening here. This classical Rhone white is an elegantly perfumed tapestry woven with juicy stone fruit, ginger, and jasmine with unmistakably floral overtones. Truly great!

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish w/ crispy broiled kale & long grain rice. Pork tenderloin stuffed w/ tangy dried apricots & seasoned w/ paprika.

14.99

21 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum", Rhone Valley, France 2016

{biodynamic} 45% Viognier, 35% Roussanne 20% Clairette

GINGERED PEACH CUSTARD, BRIGHT & EXOTIC

The soeurs Thibon of Mas de Libian are as thoughtful about naming their wines as they are about creating them. For their single white offering, they play on the "cave canem" ("beware of dog") signs that were discovered in the ruins of Pompeii. Not that there is anything to fear with this delicious Viognier-based blend, 20% of which is fermented in oak before joining with aromatic Roussanne and bright Clairette.

Serving Suggestions: Arugula salad with toasted almond-encrusted baked chevre and grilled apricots; Pike quennelles (delicate fish dumplings) in parmesan cream sauce.

15.99

100 in stock

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2013 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge, Southern Rhone, France 2013

{organic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine Ligière plies its craft, siphoning the sun and the wholesome perfumes of the Provençal countryside into breathtaking wines. This Cotes du Rhone is a full stop lighter than the estate's profoundly rich Vacqueyras and Gigondas cuvées, but it shares with them a profoundly pretty aromatic mystique and spicy, violet-hued Grenache-ish-ness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork chop w/ lavender/balsamic glaze & garlic-laden smashed potatoes. Seitan gyro w/ lemony cucumber sauce, dill, & cayenne pepper.

14.99

3 in stock

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2017 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge, Southern Rhone, France 2017

{organic} 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan

SMOKY BERRIES, GARRIGUE & BLACK TEA

From organic winegrower Daniel Couston comes this youthful and classically-styled Rhone red with dark berry flavors, lightly smoky black tea, and loads of the estate's namesake garrigues (aromas of wild thyme, rosemary, lavender, and anise that permeates the air in southern France). This is highly recommended, and a stunning value for the laundry list of great attributes that it has. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Flavorful grilled foods including red meats or mushrooms, eggplants and fingerling potatoes for our vegetarian friends.

11.99

63 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Bout d'Zan" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone "Bout d'Zan", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER, ROASTED CACAO

This firm but elegantly structured Cotes-du-Rhone features many of the hallmarks of the more famous Gigondas and Cairanne regions on the opposite banks of the Rhone. Taking its title from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage the estate, the "Bout d'Zan" shares with him a dark and very Mediterranean complexion. Richly ripe but chiseled and focused, this is one of the greatest Rhone values we've come across in ages!

Serving Suggestion: Kafta kabobs & fattush. Braised venison stew w/ baby potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, & fennel seed.

12.99

3 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Bout d'Zan" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone "Bout d'Zan", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER, ROASTED CACAO

This firm but elegantly structured Cotes-du-Rhone features many of the hallmarks of the more famous Gigondas and Cairanne regions on the opposite banks of the Rhone. Taking its title from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage the estate, the "Bout d'Zan" shares with him a dark and very Mediterranean complexion. Richly ripe but chiseled and focused, this is one of the greatest Rhone values we've come across in ages!

Serving Suggestion: Kafta kabobs & fattush. Braised venison stew w/ baby potatoes, red onions, minced garlic, & fennel seed.

14.99

91 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine La Ligière plies its craft, siphoning the sun and the wholesome perfumes of the Provençal countryside into breathtaking wines. This Cotes du Rhone is a full stop lighter than the estate's profoundly rich Vacqueyras and Gigondas cuvées, but it shares with them a profoundly pretty aromatic mystique and spicy, violet-hued Grenache-ish-ness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork chop w/ lavender/balsamic glaze & garlic-laden smashed potatoes. Seitan gyro w/ lemony cucumber sauce, dill, & cayenne pepper.

14.99

45 in stock

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2012 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages - Laudun (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Villages "Laudun", Southern Rhone, France 2012

{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

BLACK RASPBERRY & CASSIS, SPICE & WHITE PEPPER, SWEET EARTH

Like the best producers of the southern Rhone, Chateau de Marjolet crafts wines which are deft performers of a balancing act, finding that middle ground between power and finesse. With the precision of a tightrope walker, this red from the village of Laudun brings a restrained clarity of dark fruit together with hedonistic pepper, spice, and a satisfying earthy richness which is exotic, elegant, and unmistakably Mediterranean. The Pontaud family, champions of terroir-driven wines and environmentally sound viticulture, have brought to life a wine which is like a Chateauneuf du Pape understudy at a fraction of the price.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb or beef w/ prunes and olives braised slowly in red wine and served with mashed potatoes. Punjabi curry w/ puréed tomatoes, cinnamon, & black cardamom.

16.99

7 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages - Laudun (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Villages "Laudun", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

BLACK RASPBERRY & CASSIS, SPICE & WHITE PEPPER, SWEET EARTH

Like the best producers of the southern Rhone Valley, Chateau de Marjolet crafts wines which are deft performers of a balancing act, finding that middle ground between power and finesse. This red from the village of Laudun brings a restrained clarity of dark fruit together with hedonistic pepper, spice, and a satisfying earthy richness which is exotic, elegant, and unmistakably Mediterranean. The Pontaud family, champions of terroir-driven wines and environmentally sound viticulture, have here brought to life the perfect Chateauneuf-du-Pape understudy.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb or beef w/ prunes and olives braised slowly in red wine and served with mashed potatoes. Punjabi curry w/ puréed tomatoes, cinnamon, & black cardamom.

15.99

11 in stock

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2014 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rouge - Visan "Cuvee Inès" (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rouge - Visan "Cuvée Ines", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic & vegan} 90% Grenache 10% Syrah

FIRM LOGANBERRY, SMOKE & FRESH LEATHER, TOUCH OF THYME

Hailing from Daniel Couston's estate in the lower reaches of the Rhone's Drôme department, this wine showcases glorious Northern Rhone-esque (despite being predominately Grenache) character from old vines. Powerfully pretty (prettily powerful?) and featuring the combination of inky fruit and sumptuously meaty intrigue which some of the wines of the Rhone are famous for, it is simultaneously lively and deep. A network of earthy intrigue and leathery elegance emerges as the wine opens in the glass. Domaine Le Garrigon consummately impresses us once again... A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Look to the cuisine of Lyon. Venison terrine, cardoon in chicken broth, scalloped potatoes & onion... Tunisian beef stew w/ sweet potato, chick peas, olive oil, black pepper & paprika.

15.99

12 in stock

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2016 Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rouge - Visan "Cuvee Inès" (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Rouge - Visan "Cuvée Ines", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic & vegan} 90% Grenache 10% Syrah

FIRM LOGANBERRY, SMOKE & FRESH LEATHER, TOUCH OF THYME

Hailing from Daniel Couston's estate in the lower reaches of the Rhone's Drôme department, this wine showcases glorious Northern Rhone-esque (despite being predominately Grenache) character from old vines. Powerfully pretty (prettily powerful?) and featuring the combination of inky fruit and sumptuously meaty intrigue which some of the wines of the Rhone are famous for, it is simultaneously lively and deep. A network of earthy intrigue and leathery elegance emerges as the wine opens in the glass. Domaine Le Garrigon consummately impresses us once again... A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Look to the cuisine of Lyon. Venison terrine, cardoon in chicken broth, scalloped potatoes & onion... Tunisian beef stew w/ sweet potato, chick peas, olive oil, black pepper & paprika.

15.99

11 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Cairanne Rouge "Vieilles Vignes" (Vitalis, Domaine La)

Domaine La Vitalis, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Cairanne Rouge "Vieilles Vignes," Southern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault

FIRM RASPBERRY & DARK CHOCOLATE, WHITE PEPPER & TARRAGON

Cairanne is one of the brightest points in the Southern Rhone and, despite its increasingly lofty reputation, somehow continues to remain a source for some of the valley's best values. Forged predominantly from 100 year old Grenache vines and Syrah planted more than half a century ago, this offering from Patrice Jubian makes a superb ambassador for this corner of Mediterranean France, layering the concentrated black and purple fruit associated with these varietals and the coveted garrigue-ish aromatics of the "méridional" countryside.

Serving Suggestion: Indian-inspired burrito of spicy minced goat w/ curried lentils, onions, & tomato sauce wrapped in roti bread w/ cilantro & avocado. Juicy sausage w/ paprika, fennel, & garlic w/ black rice & field peas.

16.99

40 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Mourillons" (Sainte-Anne, Domaine)

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Mourillons", Southern Rhone, France 2015

100% Syrah

LOGANBERRY & CASSIS, GARRIGUES & GRAPHITE, DECADENT

Perhaps having not quite achieved the cult-classic status enjoyed by Saint-Anne’s Mourvedre-dominated cuvée, this equally unusual Syrah-centric Southern Rhone from the estate is no less remarkable. Homing in on an absolutely textbook-worthy distillation of Syrah’s essences, this more Mediterranean example is quite distinct from those of the Northern Rhone. Firm, savory blackish-purple fruit character, courtesy of the variety itself, comes magnificently studded with dark, mineralistic elegance, peppery spice, and the quintessential perfumes of the region’s garrigues. An elixir!

Serving Suggestion: Pan-seared duck breasts w/ prune & port sauce. Arugula & chopped brazil nut salad w/ roquefort & thyme-infused, port-balsamic drizzle.

26.99

24 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Rouvieres" (Sainte-Anne, Domaine)

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Rouvieres", Southern Rhone, France 2015

70% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 15% Syrah

BLACK CHERRY & CHOCOLATE-COVERED FIG, ROSEWATER & ROSEMARY

Emerging from the western reaches of the Southern Rhone, this unusually Mourvèdre-driven cuvée is quite iconoclastic and quietly iconic. Mourvedre enjoys a lofty reputation among growers throughout Mediterranean France for the character and intensity that it can contribute, but it also has earned the reputation of a sluggish ripener and, thus, a liability in cooler years. Saint-Anne’s fame is partially anchored to the estate’s affinity for the variety, ripening it to perfection and trusting it to headline this broad-shouldered and exquisitely exotic red. File closer to Chateauneuf than Bandol...

Serving Suggestion: Lamb chops w/ cumin, cinnamon, fennel, & olive oil. Flatbread w/ feta, black olives, spinach, & roast garlic.

23.99

19 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Roussillon-Villages "Mas de la Garrigue" (Força Real, Domaine)

Domaine Forca Real, Mas de la Garrigue, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Languedoc, France, 2015

{organic} 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan

GLEAMING BLACKBERRY, DESERT GARRIGUES & WHITE PEPPERY SPICE

Just wrap your head around the fact that estate dates to the mid 13th century! Now belonging to the Cotes du Roussion Villages AOP, the soils are schist-based (crystalline rock rich in magnesium and potassium) and retain heat so at night when the air cools, the ground reflects heat up to the vines continuing their ripening as evening temperatures plummet in this arid area. These additional hours of warmth boost the potent Mediterranean ripeness while the cool nights make for beautifully balancing acidity!

Serving Suggestions: Grilled, marinated flank steak w finely-chopped garlic, shallots, black pepper. Eggplant parmesan w/ ricotta, smoked paprika, & balsamic vinegar.

12.99

84 in stock

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Cremant d'Alsace Brut (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Cremant d'Alsace, Alsace, France NV

{organic} 40% Pinot Blanc, 40% Auxerrois, 20% Chardonnay

BRIGHT LEMON & BRIOCHE, SPICED APPLE & ZESTY MINERAL

We all have to choose our battles, and some of us have proudly taken up arms in pursuit of sparkling wines that taste like Champagne. This is what we’ve been fighting for! Brimming with creamy brioche-ish aromas, glistening with vibrant citrus, and seductively indulging us with spicy apple pie notes, this golden gem carries itself with a distinctively similar poise and balance to the revered bubblies found further west. If it’s become cliché for us to remind each other to drink beautiful sparkling to celebrate being alive, then let’s drink it to celebrate its being alive! Cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken pie w/ spinach, mushrooms, & melted gouda. Gravlax on pumpernickel w/ dill.

18.99

19 in stock

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Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose, Alsace, France NV

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

TART STRAWBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, CRACKED STONE & COOKIE DOUGH

Of the impressive, non-Champagne areas that produce French sparkling wine under the name, “Crémant,” Alsace is perhaps the very most exciting. Arnaud Baur’s affinity for bubbly offerings has remained consistently and particularly impressive for us, and while this refreshing rosé may not quite rival its white counterparts in yeasty, Champagne-ish maturity, it more than rises to the occasion, stepping sideways and finding a fresher, more fruit-forward voice while remaining chiseled, very dry, and with traces of biscuity richness. Beautiful!

Serving Suggestion: Choucroute au poisson (trout in heavy cream sauce w/ cumin, thyme leaves, & sauerkraut). Linguini w/ fried capers & puttanesca sauce.

21.99

27 in stock

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Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature, Beaujolais, France

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

CRISP ROME APPLE & KOREAN PEAR, ZESTY CHALK

Ferociously fresh, the Brut Nature bubbly from Beaujolais’s Bulliat excels exceptionally. Made entirely from Chardonnay (as is the case with much Crémant de Bourgogne as well as Champagne further north) and, without even the faintest whisper of sweetness, it’s bone dry while maintaining a rich, mouthfilling ripeness reminiscent of crisp pear and creamy apple. A vibrant mineral component comes through elegantly and athletically on the finish. Pop!

Serving Suggestion: Bite-sized spinach-artichoke quiche w/ fontina & crisp, buttery crust. An hors d’ouvres champion!

18.99

62 in stock

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Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature "Prestige" [1.5 liter] (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature "Prestige" [1.5 liter], Burgundy, France NV

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

SPICY APPLE & LIME, MATURE LEESY RICHNESS, VERY DRY W/ A LONG FINISH

Celine & Laurent Tripoz make such a tiny amount of this Crémant, and as such it is crafted like many of the finest Champagnes. Rich, maturely nutty, and elegantly vinous, it is perfectly adapted to life at the table and shouldn't merely be delegated to celebrations. Lush, elegant, very ageworthy, it is only made in the best years (and previously only in magnums -1.5 liter bottles). Truly delicious...

Serving Suggestion: Surprisingly versatile, it is at its best w/ rich, creamy dishes like soft, flavorful cheeses or fried chicken.

59.99

17 in stock

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Cremant de Loire Brut (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Cremant de Loire, Middle Loire Valley, France NV

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

ZESTY CITRUS & TANGY APPLE, FLINT, DELICATE GINGER & BISCUIT

The cooler, more northerly regions of France have no shortage of vibrant, elegant sparkling wine to contribute. Joining Champagne are Alsace, Jura, Burgundy, and perhaps most famously, the Middle Loire Valley. Here, Chenin is served well by its tendency toward mouthwatering acidity, mineralistic complexity, and refreshing flavors that manage to layer lemon and tart apple flavors with undercurrents of honey and tropical fruit. This one knows precisely the essential balance to strike between razory, lean restraint and decadent richness of flavor – a tantalizing, seductive dance on the palate.

Serving Suggestion: Delicate freshwater fish w/ butter & shallot. Creamy, ash-dusted goat cheese.Oysters Rockefeller.

17.99

53 in stock

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2016 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc "Les Charmeuses" (Mucyn, Domaine)

Domaine Mucyn, Crozes-Hermitage Blanc "Les Charmuses," Northern Rhone, France 2016

60% Marsanne, 40% Roussane

22.99

10 in stock

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2015 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge "Les Entrecoeurs" (Mucyn, Domaine)

Domaine Mucyn, Crozes-Hermitage Rouge "Les Entrecoeurs," Northern Rhone, France 2015

100% Syrah

BLACKBERRY, WHOLESOME LEATHER, BLACK PEPPER & BLACK TEA

While we’d be thrilled to report that the wines of Crozes-Hermitage (roughly halfway between Lyon and Avignon) are always impressive values that hit the spot when we’re craving the imposing reds of the much smaller and more exclusive Hermitage region, this is sadly not often the case. This guy, however, is brimming with intense and distinctive black Syrah fruit and the Northern Rhone’s signature suggestions of smoked meat, spices, and herbs. Truly impressive!

Serving Suggestion: Pan-seared venison (or grass-fed beef) w/ roasted bone marrow & caramelized onions. Smoked seitan “ribs” w/ brown sugar, paprika & butternut squash.

22.99

11 in stock

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2014 Entre-Deux-Mers (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France 2014

{sustainable} 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Muscadelle

GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH, FLORAL & LYCHEE-LIKE, LIVELY & EXOTIC!

Always one of our best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic white gives so much and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last ten years has updated their winery with modern equipment so that their wines can showcase terroir - the special characteristics of their land. Clean, bright and fresh, this Sauvignon blend has always impressed us and our friends.

Serving suggestions: Salad of fresh greens topped with sautéed mushrooms and grilled shrimp, finished with tangerine/cumin vinaigrette.

11.99

5 in stock

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2015 Entre-Deux-Mers (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 85% Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, 9% Semillon, 6% Muscadelle

GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH, FLORAL & LYCHEE-LIKE, LIVELY & EXOTIC!

Always one of our best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic white gives so much and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last ten years has updated their winery with modern equipment so that their wines can showcase terroir - the special characteristics of their land. Clean, bright and fresh, this Sauvignon blend has always impressed us and our friends.

Serving suggestions: Salad of fresh greens topped with sautéed mushrooms and grilled shrimp, finished with tangerine/cumin vinaigrette.

11.99

9 in stock

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2016 Entre-Deux-Mers (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France 2016

{sustainable} 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sauvignon Gris,15% Muscadelle

GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH, FLORAL & LYCHEE-LIKE, LIVELY & EXOTIC!

Always one of our best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic white gives so much and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last ten years has updated their winery with modern equipment so that their wines can showcase terroir - the special characteristics of their land. Clean, bright and fresh, this Sauvignon blend has always impressed us and our friends.

Serving suggestions: Salad of fresh greens topped with sautéed mushrooms and grilled shrimp, finished with tangerine/cumin vinaigrette.

11.99

13 in stock

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2016 Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge (Grand Portail, Chateau)

Chateau Grand Portail, Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge, Bordeaux, France 2016

{sustainable} 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Semillon

MOUTHWATERING LIME, ZIPPY, LIVELY MINERALITY

From the smale onclave of Haut-Benage, Grand-Portail overlooks the Garonne River from a lofty 100 meters. The young Olivier Cailleux represents the sixth generation of his family to sustainably till the clay and limestone soils here – soils much like those of Sancerre. Perhaps that helps explain why this Sauvignon-based white has a tantalizingly juicy acidity that simply will not quit! It grips the sides of your mouth with a lime-ish zip and won't let go. The finish lasts for minutes...

Serving Suggestion: Anything green or coming from the sea. Maybe the best of both worlds... Salad Niçoise w/ rare tuna, haricot verts, tomato, olives, anchovies, & vinaigrette over some mixed greens.

14.99

10 in stock

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2011 Faugeres "Les Novices" (Abbaye Sylva Plana)

Abbaye Sylva Plana, Faugeres "Les Novices", Languedoc, France 2011

{organic} 40% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

RASPBERRY & BLUEBERRY, SWEET HERB & SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE

"Les Novices" is a 1970 French film in which a sultry prostitute (played by Brigitte Bardot) and a young nun attempt to convert one another. The same story plays out in this wine, as firm, old-world structure meets sexy, spicy, seductive fruit in a marvelous tête-à-tête. One of our best values from the Languedoc!

Serving Suggestions: Steak (or lamb) tartare with harissa, sesame paste, and scallions.

14.99

1 in stock

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2013 Fixin Rouge Vielles Vignes "En Tabellion" (Rossignol, Domaine Philippe)

Domaine Phillippe Rossignol, Fixin Rouge Vielles Vignes "En Tabellion", Burgundy, France 2013

100% Pinot Noir

VIOLET PLUM & RICH CHERRY, CLOVE & DILL, PEPPERY GRANITE

Fixin, one of the northernmost outposts of the famed world-capital of Pinot Noir, the Cote de Nuits, may remain in the shadows of the area’s other (often ultra-expensive) appellations like Gevrey-Chambertin or Echezeaux, but that doesn’t keep it from being an immensely exciting frontier for adventurous enthusiasts of red Burgundy. The wine’s voluptuous violet fruit, fresh acidity, and beautifully balanced tannic structure could almost evoke an image of the Cote d’Or (the greater northern Burgundian countryside) with it’s distinctive, forest-topped banks, stone walls, and gnarled but beautifully fruit-bearing vines. Divine!

Serving Suggestion: Bacon-cloaked roast quail brushed w/ butter & served w/ white asparagus & wild rice. Cottage cheese-stuffed portobello caps w/ dill & chives served w/ toasted pumpernickel rusks.

39.99

46 in stock

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2015 Fleurie "Granits des Moriers" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Fleurie "Granits des Moriers", Beaujolais, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Gamay

SPICED STRAWBERRY & CHERRY FRUIT WITH A LONG FINISH

Madame Frédérique Piret has technically taken over for her "retired" husband Jacky. Jacky does no less than before, it's just a French legal thing about his retirement age. The estate goes back generations and this plot has an average age of 60 year old vines. 100% hand harvested and aged using traditional carbonic maceration techniques, results in a rich, strawberry and cherry fruit laden wine of medium to full-body and a ringer for their brothers in Burgundy. Much bolder than you would expect of Beaujolais.

Serving Suggestion: Turkey dark meat, i.e. thigh and leg with black pepper and butter under the skin or roasted butternut squash with caramelized onions and savory cream.

24.99

2 in stock

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2016 Fleurie "Granits des Moriers" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Fleurie "Granits des Moriers", Beaujolais, France, 2015

{organic} 100% Gamay

SPICED STRAWBERRY & CHERRY FRUIT WITH A LONG FINISH

Madame Frédérique Piret has technically taken over for her "retired" husband Jacky. Jacky does no less than before, it's just a French legal thing about his retirement age. The estate goes back generations and this plot has an average age of 60 year old vines. 100% hand harvested and aged using traditional carbonic maceration techniques, results in a rich, strawberry and cherry fruit laden wine of medium to full-body and a ringer for their brothers in Burgundy. Much bolder than you would expect of Beaujolais.

Serving Suggestion: Turkey dark meat, i.e. thigh and leg with black pepper and butter under the skin or roasted butternut squash with caramelized onions and savory cream.

24.99

28 in stock

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2016 Fleurie "Les Moriers" (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Fleurie, Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

CHERRY & RED STONE FRUIT, FIRM & FRAGRANTLY FLORAL

This outstanding ambassador for the lofty heights of Cru Beaujolais shares with its slightly more concentrated colleagues from Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent a fiercely firm freshness. Hailing from the Moriers climat (a prized cru within this possibly most prized of all Beaujolais crus), 45-year old vines struggle to thrive in the austere granite soil they call home, whose notable pink hue is an almost-visible artifact emerging through the vibrantly berryish, resplendently spicy finish. Rich and refreshing!

Serving Suggestion: Salty Virginia or Black Forest-styled ham on pumpernickel w/ Muenster w/ lingonberry jam. Creamy cow’s milk cheeses & fresh fruit.

19.99

21 in stock

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Floc de Gascogne Blanc (Chiroulet, Domaine)

Domaine Chiroulet, Floc de Gascogne, Southwest, France NV

Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc

FLOWERY, FRESH & FRUITY, SWEET, BRANDY AROMATICS

The AOC Floc de Gascogne is relatively new, established in just 1990. The wine is used as an aperitif and made by blending 2/3 fresh grape juice with 1/3 brandy. In this case it is blended with Armagnac and both must come from the same vineyard. No fermentation occurs. After fortifying the grape juice to between 16% and 18% alcohol, it must be cellared for 10 months and then approved by committee from the appellation before being sold.

Serving Suggestion: Best used as an aperitif wine before dinner, or with a Foie Gras course and some people enjoy this after dinner.

17.99

4 in stock

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Floc de Gascogne Rose (Chiroulet, Domaine)

Domaine Chiroulet, Floc de Gascogne, Southwest, France NV

17.99

9 in stock

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2014 Fronton Rouge "Réserve" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Reserve" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2012

{organic} 80% Négrette, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernets Sauvignon & Franc

BLACKBERRY & RIPE CRANBERRY, PEPPERY MINERAL & SWEET HERBS

Fronton remains one of Southwestern France's frontiers for wine lovers. Despite being situated less than half an hour from the city of Toulouse, the region keeps a low international profile. Its reds team with deep purple fruit and a wholesome spiciness which is striking yet understated. The Cuvée Réserve from Chateau la Colombière, an estate with a rich history of over 600 years, presents the region's Négrette grape in the starring role with support from Cabernet and Syrah.

Serving Suggestion: Stewed venison with tomatoes, red onions, and oregano. Punjabi goat curry with potatoes, cardamom, and coriander.

14.99

42 in stock

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2015 Fronton Rouge "Réserve" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Reserve" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 80% Négrette, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & RIPE CRANBERRY, PEPPERY MINERAL & SWEET HERBS

Fronton remains one of Southwestern France's frontiers for wine lovers. Despite being situated less than half an hour from the city of Toulouse, the region keeps a low international profile. Its reds team with deep purple fruit and a wholesome spiciness which is striking yet understated. The Cuvée Réserve from Chateau la Colombière, an estate with a rich history of over 600 years, presents the region's Négrette grape in the starring role with support from a little Syrah.

Serving Suggestion: Stewed venison with tomatoes, red onions, and oregano. Punjabi goat curry with potatoes, cardamom, and coriander.

14.99

69 in stock

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2015 Fronton Rouge "Vinum" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Vinum" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

RASPBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, ETHEREAL HERBS, GENEROUS SPICE

Of all the specialized and unusual appellations of southwestern France, Fronton, less than half an hour north of Toulouse, is quite possibly the most unique. Its exotic Négrette grape is cultivated virtually no where else on Earth. The Cauvin family of Chateau la Colombiere have, with their "Cuvée Vinum," brought forward an elegant and balanced representation both of Négrette and of their terroir, showcasing firm purple fruit, elegant earthy mineral, dill, and vigorous spice which perfectly complements the wine's medium body and solid frame.

Serving Suggestion: Cassoulet with pork shoulder, sausage, and bacon. Roasted cornish hen with thyme rosemary, and Sage.

12.99

54 in stock

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2016 Fronton Vin Gris "Vinum" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Vin Gris "Vinum", Fronton, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 100% Négrette

BRIGHT, FRESH SUMMER GARDEN AROMAS, SILKY RIPE RED FRUIT

Philippe and Diane Cauvin are champions of the heat-loving Negrette grape, which is grown almost exclusively in their little corner of France's Sud-Ouest, and they use fully biodynamic farming methods despite the area’s fickle climate. The deep black but thin-skinned Negrette stars in this lovely Rosé. It goes beyond your average sunny day quaffer. A bit round, a bit soft, this is a rosé for breezy summer nights rather than scorching afternoons.

Serving Suggestions: Baked or grilled NC flounder with sungold tomato concassé. Crunchy crostini with robiolo cheese, dill, and caper.

12.99

1 in stock

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Gentiane - Quina (Quinquina Digestif) (Bonal)

Bonal, Gentiane-Quina, Quinquina Digestif, Jura, France NV 16% abv

Made from grape must, bark and gentian (from the mountains of the Grande Chartreuse), created in 1865 by a monk, doctor, brother Raphael (whose real name was Hippolyte Bonal). Traditionally consumed as a digestive or as a mixer in a cocktail. This is a bitter herb mix and one of the original great cocktail mixers available again in the US.

Since 1865, this delicious aperitif wine has stood apart for

its exceptional complexity, delightful flavors and stimulating

palate. Serious to its role as aperitif, it was known as

“ouvre l’appétit” - the key to the appetite. Traditionally enjoyed neat or with a twist; also may enhance classic drinks in place of sweet red vermouth.

23.99

13 in stock

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2013 Gevrey-Chambertin "Terroir du Domaine" (Seguin, Domaine Gerard)

Domaine Gerard Seguin, Gevrey-Chambertin "Terroir du Domaine", Burgundy, France 2013

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK FOREST CHERRY PRESERVES. WOODSY SPICE & ROAST CHESTNUTS

The Cote de Nuits, the northern half of Burgundy’s revered Cote-d’Or, has been home to the world’s most sought-after Pinot Noir for centuries, and the Gevrey-Chambertin commune is one of its famous focal points. Seguin has a rich history here, the estate’s forbearer, Alexis, actually working on the front lines to battle phylloxera (late 1800s) as an expert rootstock grafter in addition to being an accomplished winemaker. This ambassadorial Burgundy combines bright yet earthy, kirsch-like red fruit with wispy, wintry underbrush, chestnut, and gentle sandalwood-like savoriness. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Beef stew w/ cremini mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, & baby carrots. Stilton-stuffed portobello mushrooms w/ diced dried cherries.

49.99

12 in stock

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2014 Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes" (Seguin, Domaine Gerard)

Domaine Gerard Seguin, Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France 2014

100% Pinot Noir

BLACK FOREST CHERRY PRESERVES. WOODSY SPICE & ROAST CHESTNUTS

The Cote de Nuits, the northern half of Burgundy’s revered Cote-d’Or, has been home to the world’s most sought-after Pinot Noir for centuries, and the Gevrey-Chambertin commune is one of its famous focal points. Seguin has a rich history here, the estate’s forbearer, Alexis, actually working on the front lines to battle phylloxera (late 1800s) as an expert rootstock grafter in addition to being an accomplished winemaker. This ambassadorial Burgundy combines bright yet earthy, kirsch-like red fruit with wispy, wintry underbrush, chestnut, and gentle sandalwood-like savoriness. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Beef stew w/ cremini mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, & baby carrots. Stilton-stuffed portobello mushrooms w/ diced dried cherries.

49.99

1 in stock

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2014 Gewurztraminer (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France 2014

100% Gewurztraminer

LYCEE & GUAVA, THE GARDENIA PERFUMES OF A SUMMER EVENING

Gewurztraminer, a viticultural icon of exotic flavors and aromas, comes in many shapes and sizes despite being an intensely distinctive and recognizable variety. This rendition from the Eguisheim-based Baur family combines signature floral spice & tropical fruit, luscious build, and beautifully balancing acidity. Exotic and captivating!

Serving Suggestion: General Tso's Chicken (perhaps while watching “The Search for General Tso”). Trinidad Corn Pie w/  bell peppers, cayenne, & white pepper.

19.99

4 in stock

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2016 Gewurztraminer (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France 2016 {organic} 100% Gewurztraminer

LYCEE & GUAVA, THE GARDENIA PERFUMES OF A SUMMER EVENING

Gewurztraminer, a viticultural icon of exotic flavors and aromas, comes in many shapes and sizes despite being an intensely distinctive and recognizable variety. This rendition from the Eguisheim-based Baur family combines signature floral spice & tropical fruit, luscious build, and beautifully balancing acidity. Exotic and captivating!

Serving Suggestion: General Tso's Chicken (perhaps while watching “The Search for General Tso”). Trinidad Corn Pie w/  bell peppers, cayenne, & white pepper.

19.99

12 in stock

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2014 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru "Pfersigberg" (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Gewurztraminer Grand Cru "Pfersigberg", Alsace, France 2014 {organic}

100% Gewurztraminer

LYCHEE & MANGO, CANDIED GINGER & SWEET SPICE

Look at your wine, now back to me. This is the wine your wine could smell like if it were Grand Cru Gewürtztraminer. Powerfully aromatic and fresh, with intense aromas of tropical fruit, Mandarin orange, grapefruit zest, ripe canteloupe, gardenia flowers and roses. Very full-bodied and rich, with a honeyed sweetness and a clean finish. The Pfersigberg soil is oysters (well, limestone), and is so light colored it reflects the sun on to the grapes, ripening them perfectly. Look down, back up, where are you? You're on a tropical beach. I'm on a horse.

Serving suggestion: Vegetables & shrimp in a sweet & spicy Thai red curry sauce. Tarte Tatin w/ fresh whipped cream.

29.99

25 in stock

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2015 Gigondas (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France 2015 70% Grenache 30% Mourvedre

{biodynamic}

PEPPERY BLACKBERRY, LAVENDER & VIOLETS, ROASTED CHOCOLATE

Gigondas has a well-earned reputation for yielding what are often the Southern Rhone’s firmest, most structured reds, and while this wine’s urgent aromas of roasted cacao nibs, baking spices, and tobacco indicate that this example might be a bit of a beast, it has a definitively delicate side as well. Employing biodynamic practices on a small plot of land, Philippe and Elizabeth Bernard craft this profoundly expressive Grenache and Mourvedre blend which is fermented exclusively with native yeasts and aged in concrete. Get jiggy with Gigondas.

Serving Suggestion: Savory Peruvian drumsticks & plantain w/ cinnamon, clove, & star anise. Roasted red pepper stuffed w/ cantal, pimento, & garlic.

29.99

14 in stock

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Grand Quinquina {aperitif} (Byrrh, Caves)

Caves Byrrh, Grand Quinquina (Apéritif), Thuir, France

Various Red Varietals (mainly Grenache, Carignan, and Muscat), mistelles, chinchona, other herbs & spices

18% ABV

RASPBERRY, BITTER ORANGE, QUININE, SPICED COCOA, HERBS

The Violet brothers, Pallade and SImon, first concocted their recipe for a chinchona-based apéritif in 1866, inspired by the popularity of quinine-based tonics made from from the medicinal plant entrusted to Europeans by the Quechua indians of Peru. Byrrh began to reappear on mirrored bar shelves in 2012 thanks to the "wine archaeologists" at Haus Alpenz. With a gentle sweetness that offsets its complex blend of quinine, citrus peel, bitter herbs and cocoa, Byrrh is further matured in oak, which mellows its flavors and gives it a comforting warmth.

Serving Suggestions: Straight with a twist of lemon, on the rocks alone or with a splash of soda and an orange wedge, or blended into a cocktail with Armagnac and the mixer of your choice.

23.99

14 in stock

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2015 Graves "Cuvée Berengere" (Lusseau, Chateau)

Lusseau, Graves, "Cuvée Berengere," Bordeaux, France, 2014

{organic} 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSIS & RIPE BLACKBERRY, FIRM GRAVELLY MINERALITY

Just 7 hectares of gravely, clay soil vineyards, this estate is tiny and part of the family since the 1800s. High density plantings and short pruning concentrate and focus the flavors in the wine. Final hand-harvesting ensures quality in the bottle. Berengere is the young woman winemaker creating a revolution at the estate and turning heads by bringing her feminine touch to a male dominated region. This Graves shows baked blackberry fruit, with toasted bread crust, vanilla spice and currants all through the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled flank steak marinated in cilantro, garlic and chili flakes. This is a meat lover's red Bordeaux.

19.99

10 in stock

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2015 Graves Blanc (Magneau, Chateau)

Chateau Magneau, Graves Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon,10% Muscadelle

RACY, LEAN, CRISP CITRUSSY GRAPEFRUIT AND FLINT

The estate goes back to 1400 AD, the times of Henry IV,and today it is owned by the Ardurats family. With a mere 40 hectares of vines, and just 25 of them planted to white varietals in gravel soils, this Graves Blanc is racy and dry sans the oak. Lean, crisp and zippy, the Magneau shows a flinty grapefruit citrus and green pear quality. A deliciously aromatic and clean tasting wine.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with fish en papillote (in parchment) with a broth of daikon, green onion, shredded carrots and leeks.

15.99

14 in stock

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2016 Graves Blanc (Magneau, Chateau)

Chateau Magneau, Graves Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2016

{sustainable} 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon,10% Muscadelle

RACY, LEAN, CRISP CITRUSSY GRAPEFRUIT AND FLINT

The estate goes back to 1400 AD, the times of Henry IV,and today it is owned by the Ardurats family. With a mere 40 hectares of vines, and just 25 of them planted to white varietals in gravel soils, this Graves Blanc is racy and dry sans the oak. Lean, crisp and zippy, the Magneau shows a flinty grapefruit citrus and green pear quality. A deliciously aromatic and clean tasting wine.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with fish en papillote (in parchment) with a broth of daikon, green onion, shredded carrots and leeks.

15.99

9 in stock

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2015 Graves Blanc "Cuvee Epicure" (Cabannieux, Chateau)

Chateau Cabannieux, Graves Blanc "Cuvee Epicure", Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc

POMELO & PEACH, CHAMOMILE, RIPE & ZESTY

While Sauvignon Blanc has, increasingly in recent years, upstaged Semillon in the blended blancs of Bordeaux, the latter remains the region’s most planted variety, and the charming grape has much to offer wine lovers. This offering from the lower reaches of the left bank showcases its propensity toward assertive, almost Sauvignon-esqe citrus with rounder stone fruit ripeness and exotic herbaceous notes. Refreshing enough for summer by the sea yet bold enough for winter feasts, this sensational Semillon offers seriously seasonless sipping.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled langoustine (or large shrimp) skewers w/ ripe bell peppers, red onions, garlic, & parsley. Pad Thai w/ crispy tofu.

17.99

52 in stock

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2006 Graves Rouge (barriques) (Lusseau, Chateau)

Chateau Lusseau, Graves Rouge (barriques), Bordeaux, France 2006

{organic} 45% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc

BOLDLY CLASSICAL BORDEAUX. CASSIS, BERRIES & TOAST

This cuvée melds a classic balance of Merlot's blueberry, Cabernet Sauvignon's cassis, Malbec's prune and Cab Franc's herbaceous spice adorned with a sumptuous toastiness which is the result of a 14 month tenure in oak barrels. This truly is a masterpiece or, more accurately, a Mistress-piece since it is the work of a very talented woman winemaker who began with no experience in 1997 and has now captured the region's full attention.

Serving Suggestions: Dry aged beef. Meat stock reduction sauces. Thick, juicy, gourmet burgers.

29.99

8 in stock

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2015 Grolleau Gris (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Grolleau Gris, Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Grolleau Gris

PEACH BLOSSOM & STRAWBERRY, TONGUE-TINGLING, ZESTY MINERAL

Grolleau Gris is the lighter skinned, pink-ish variant of a once-ubiquitous Loire grape responsible for an ocean's worth of crisp rosés and light-bodied reds. We don’t encounter Grolleau-based wines as much as we once did, and Grolleau Gris is an outright rarity! Thankfully, this rendition from Jérome Choblet, while made in very limited quantities, makes up for all the years that we didn’t know we were missing the variety. Hailing from the Atlantic reaches of the Loire’s Muscadet country, this not-quite-effervescent white tingles with mouthwatering acidity, summery fruit, and that spirit of adventure that can only come from drinking wine made from exotic grapes. Cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Maki sushi w/ snapper, salmon, pickled plum, & cucumber. Vegetarian bibimbap (and other lighter, medium-spicy Korean dishes).

12.99

2 in stock

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2016 Grolleau Gris (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Grolleau Gris, Loire Valley, France 2016

{organic} 100% Grolleau Gris

PEACH BLOSSOM & STRAWBERRY, TONGUE-TINGLING, ZESTY MINERAL

Grolleau Gris is the lighter skinned, pink-ish variant of a once-ubiquitous Loire grape responsible for an ocean's worth of crisp rosés and light-bodied reds. We don’t encounter Grolleau-based wines as much as we once did, and Grolleau Gris is an outright rarity! Thankfully, this rendition from Jérome Choblet, while made in very limited quantities, makes up for all the years that we didn’t know we were missing the variety. Hailing from the Atlantic reaches of the Loire’s Muscadet country, this not-quite-effervescent white tingles with mouthwatering acidity, summery fruit, and that spirit of adventure that can only come from drinking wine made from exotic grapes. Cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Maki sushi w/ snapper, salmon, pickled plum, & cucumber. Vegetarian bibimbap (and other lighter, medium-spicy Korean dishes).

12.99

6 in stock

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2014 Haut-Medoc (Semonlon, Chateau)

Chateau Semonlon, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France 2014 {conventional} Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

CASSIS & CRANBERRY, MISSION FIG, COFFEE & LEATHER

Situated a mere ten minutes west of Margaux, the village of Avensan is home to Chateau Semonlon, a perpetual source of character-driven wines not dissimilar to those of its more famous neighbors to the east. This classically styled blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is brimming with the generous terroir which has earned the southern Haut-Médoc its reputation for elegance and graceful charm. Ripe cranberry and currant flow together seamlessly with a subtle leathery perfume, bitter chocolate, and a dusty herbal tinge which aptly reaffirms the wine's traditional profile.

Serving Suggestion: Venison carpaccio w/chives, rosemary, and cranberry preserves. Boiled beef dumplings w/ scallions, shiitake mushrooms, and cabbage.

19.99

15 in stock

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2015 Hérault Rouge "Le Fruit Défendu" (Magellan, Domaine)

Domaine Magellan, Rouge "Le Fruit Défendu", Languedoc, France, 2014

{sustainable} 90% Cinsault, 10% Grenache

JUICY PLUM & CHERRY; SOFT, FRAGRANT SMOKINESS

Another Cinsault-based anomaly from the Languedoc, the red version of "The Forbidden Fruit" is gearing up to be our summertime staple, guzzled in vast quantities at parties and barbecues throughout the season. It's so approachable, so beautifully textured, and the fruit-to-spice ratio is just right. A fantastic wine at a frankly astounding price. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: "One-hander" burgers and brats off the grill, eaten while standing around said grill perhaps with spatula or tongs in hand. Tiki torches a plus.

11.99

26 in stock

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2016 Hérault Rouge "Le Fruit Défendu" (Magellan, Domaine)

Domaine Magellan, Rouge "Le Fruit Défendu", Languedoc, France, 2014

{sustainable} 90% Cinsault, 10% Grenache

JUICY PLUM & CHERRY; SOFT, FRAGRANT SMOKINESS

Another Cinsault-based anomaly from the Languedoc, the red version of "The Forbidden Fruit" is gearing up to be our summertime staple, guzzled in vast quantities at parties and barbecues throughout the season. It's so approachable, so beautifully textured, and the fruit-to-spice ratio is just right. A fantastic wine at a frankly astounding price. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: "One-hander" burgers and brats off the grill, eaten while standing around said grill perhaps with spatula or tongs in hand. Tiki torches a plus.

11.99

79 in stock

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2016 Jongieux (Carrel, Eugene)

Eugene Carrel, Jongieux Blanc, Savoie, France 2016

100% Jacquère

PEAR, MOUNTAIN HERBS, DRY, MINERALLY, LIGHT

The Jongieux appellation of Jongieux is located in the alpine French region of Savoy (Savoie) which lies southwest of Geneva, Switzerland. Hailing from between the Rhone river and France's largest lake, Lake Bourget, the area's wines can prove difficult to find beyond the region's borders. The Jacquère grape is a Savoie specialty and produces light-bodied, fragrant wines with flavors of mineral and white flowers - a uniquely alpine treasure!

Serving Suggestion: Pan fried trout; Tomme de Savoie, Pork andouillettes with mashed potatoes.

11.99

4 in stock

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2017 Jongieux (Carrel, Eugene)

Eugene Carrel, Jongieux Blanc, Savoie, France 2017

100% Jacquère

PEAR, MOUNTAIN HERBS, DRY, MINERALLY, LIGHT

The Jongieux appellation of Jongieux is located in the alpine French region of Savoy (Savoie) which lies southwest of Geneva, Switzerland. Hailing from between the Rhone river and France's largest lake, Lake Bourget, the area's wines can prove difficult to find beyond the region's borders. The Jacquère grape is a Savoie specialty and produces light-bodied, fragrant wines with flavors of mineral and white flowers - a uniquely alpine treasure!

Serving Suggestion: Pan fried trout; Tomme de Savoie, Pork andouillettes with mashed potatoes.

11.99

66 in stock

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2015 Lirac Blanc "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Blanc "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic} 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette

PEACH, GINGER, PEAR, FLORAL & DRY

Lirac Blanc is often a fantastic substitute for white Chateauneuf du Pape, and at a more reasonable price, it affords people an opportunity to enjoy this luxurious experience on a more frequent basis. Lush and full-flavored, it exudes pretty floral hints with stone fruit while young. Over time, ginger, earth, and roasted nut flavors develop and assert themselves.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin, or pork chops with just salt and pepper. Lobster with drawn butter; prawns or langoustines also.

16.99

33 in stock

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2016 Lirac Blanc "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Blanc "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2016

{organic} 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette

PEACH, GINGER, PEAR, FLORAL & DRY

Lirac Blanc is often a fantastic substitute for white Chateauneuf du Pape, and at a more reasonable price, it affords people an opportunity to enjoy this luxurious experience on a more frequent basis. Lush and full-flavored, it exudes pretty floral hints with stone fruit while young. Over time, ginger, earth, and roasted nut flavors develop and assert themselves.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin, or pork chops with just salt and pepper. Lobster with drawn butter; prawns or langoustines also.

16.99

33 in stock

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2010 Lirac Rouge "Dentelle Noire" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Dentelle Noire," Rhone Valley, France 2010

{organic} 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache

MATURE SOFTNESS & SPICE. BLACKBERRY, KIRSCH, WHITE PEPPER & VIOLETS.

Sèverine Lemoine and her sister, Melainie Borrelly follow the Borrelly family winegrowing tradition and represent the third generation to farm the Rocalière estate. While its viticultural history may go back decades, the family isn’t opposed to experimenting with new ideas. Among these is the 2010 “Dentelle Noire” (black lace), which represents an unusually Syrah-dominant Southern Rhone. Inky and aromatic of black fruit, floral spice, and pepper, this matured red manages to be as compelling as it is commanding. This wine opens magnificently in the glass or decanter to show its best. Drinking perfect now, and for the next five years.

Serving Suggestion: Braised oxtail stew w/ garlic, clove, orange peel, & bay leaves. Smoky western-style barbecue.

24.99

4 in stock

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2013 Lirac Rouge "Ikebana" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Ikebana," Rhone Valley, France 2013 {organic} 45% Mourvedre, 45% Carignan, 10% Grenache

WILD BERRIES, FLORAL INTRIGUE & FORESTY MUSK, EXOTIC SPICE

Taking its name from the distinctly Japanese art of flower arrangement, this Southern Rhone cuvée goes unusually easy on the Grenache and unsparingly exotic on floral and forest-esque aromatics. Dominated by Mourvedre and Carignan and having undergone an unusually lengthy fermentation and period of skin contact, the inky flavors and distinctive perfumes of these varieties are translated spectacularly and without excessive tannic extraction or edge. Look eastward for pairing inspiration... 

Serving Suggestion: Beef tataki w/ ponzu butter, scallions, & crispy garlic. Chicken heart skewers w/ miso eggplant & king oyster mushroom.

19.99

15 in stock

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2013 Lirac Rouge "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2013

{organic} 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, LAVENDER & VIOLETS, SPICY CEDAR

The vineyards of Lirac would be almost contiguous with those of Chateauneuf du Pape were they not separated by the Rhone River itself. Long in the shadows of this famous neighbor on the opposite bank as well as the regal, robust rosé flowing from Tavel to the south, Lirac has never been allowed to be one of the Southern Rhone’s most visible stars. That doesn’t stop it from producing wines that  rival (and often, in terms of value, outshine) those of its more famous surroundings. This offering from the Borrelly family estate bursts onto the scene with bold, blackish-purple fruit, exotic perfume, and a sumptuously toasted oak undercurrent. Magnificently Mediterranean!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ cranberry-balsamic sauce & rosemary. Savory black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ tempeh & chipotle.

15.99

40 in stock

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2015 Lirac Rouge "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{organic} 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, LAVENDER & VIOLETS, SPICY CEDAR

The vineyards of Lirac would be almost contiguous with those of Chateauneuf du Pape were they not separated by the Rhone River itself. Long in the shadows of this famous neighbor on the opposite bank as well as the regal, robust rosé flowing from Tavel to the south, Lirac has never been allowed to be one of the Southern Rhone’s most visible stars. That doesn’t stop it from producing wines that  rival (and often, in terms of value, outshine) those of its more famous surroundings. This offering from the Borrelly family estate bursts onto the scene with bold, blackish-purple fruit, exotic perfume, and a sumptuously toasted oak undercurrent. Magnificently Mediterranean!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ cranberry-balsamic sauce & rosemary. Savory black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ tempeh & chipotle.

15.99

40 in stock

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2013 Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle" (Aureto)

Aureto, Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle", Southern Rhone, France 2013

65% Syrah, 35% Grenache

BERRYISH BLACKNESS, VIBRANT PINPRICKS OF PEPPER, GARGANTUAN GARRIGUES

In the southesternmost reaches of France's Rhone Valley, stretching out below Ventoux into Provence, the Cotes du Luberon are provided with monumental doses of Mediterranean influence and stone-soaking sunshine. With a climate and terroir like those found here, scarcely any miracle is necessary in order to yield a sturdy, broad-shouldered, and generously flavorful red like this one. Explosive, dense fruit recalling mission fig and dried cassis is entwined with a healthy dose of both black & white pepper, and the herbs and spices of the Provençal countryside. Vive la Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestions: Braised lamb w/ rosemary & pink peppercorns. Grilled portobello w/ gorgonzola & caramelized red onion.

33.99

3 in stock

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2014 Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle" (Aureto)

Aureto, Luberon "Cuvee Petit Miracle", Southern Rhone, France 2013

65% Syrah, 35% Grenache

BERRYISH BLACKNESS, VIBRANT PINPRICKS OF PEPPER, GARGANTUAN GARRIGUES

In the southesternmost reaches of France's Rhone Valley, stretching out below Ventoux into Provence, the Cotes du Luberon are provided with monumental doses of Mediterranean influence and stone-soaking sunshine. With a climate and terroir like those found here, scarcely any miracle is necessary in order to yield a sturdy, broad-shouldered, and generously flavorful red like this one. Explosive, dense fruit recalling mission fig and dried cassis is entwined with a healthy dose of both black & white pepper, and the herbs and spices of the Provençal countryside. Vive la Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestions: Braised lamb w/ rosemary & pink peppercorns. Grilled portobello w/ gorgonzola & caramelized red onion.

34.99

11 in stock

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2013 Macon-Azé (Teppes de Chatenay, Domaine des)

Domaine de Teppes de Chatenay, Macon-Aze, Burgundy, France 2013

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

CRISP ORCHARD FRUIT, ANTIQUE CEDAR & POTPOURRI, BRIGHT & FIRM

At the heart of Burgundy’s sprawling, southern, Chardonnay-centric Maconnais region, the Macon Aze AOC exists exclusively for the production of white wines, and we’ve come to expect quality and variety from its output. This offering is a firm, bright, and oldschool manifestation of the grape and represents neither Chardonnay’s creamier, more voluptuous potential or its ultra-clean, citrusy side. Instead, a rustically orchard-ish and malic with the subtle, lightly cedary perfume of old oak barrels combine to create a refreshing, old-world delight.

Serving Suggestion: Chicken (or tuna) salad sandwich w/ green apple on pumpernickel w/ leafy greens. Chardonnay-battered tempura onion rings & artichoke hearts w/ miso soup w/ deep fried tofu & shiitakes.

19.99

50 in stock

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2016 Macon-Vinzelles "Les Morandes" (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Macon-Vinzelles "Les Morandes", Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

FRESH CITRUS & ACACIA, LEES & MINERAL

From Celine & Laurent Tripoz, who are literally “garage winemakers,” comes this purest, cleanest expression of Chardonnay sans oak and without exposure to man-made chemicals of any sort (the vineyards are entirely organic - biodynamic even). Mouthwatering and delicious with great elegance and balance, this is a shining example of this classic grape from its home turf, which unsurprisingly makes some of the best Chardonnays in the world.

Serving Suggestion: Steamed or raw oysters. Mixed seafood soup (Fruits de mers or bouillabaisse). Aged chevre.

19.99

4 in stock

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2011 Madiran "Cuvee Tradition" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Cuvee Tradition", Southwest, France, 2011

{organic} 70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

INKY BLACK CHERRY & LEATHER, HINTS OF FIVE SPICE

Christine Dupuy took over her family's estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France's Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up the challenge after her father's sudden death. Imposing and powerful, but simultaneously silky & seductive, this dense red manages to both carry Madiran's famously rugged torch and help usher in a new approachability and finesse.

Serving Suggestion: A classic match for Cassoulet, Southwestern France's succulent slow-cooked meat & bean dish. Prime rib w/ sautéed asparagus & crispy pommes frites.

15.99

12 in stock

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2014 Madiran "Cuvee Tradition" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Cuvee Tradition", Southwest, France, 2014

{organic} 70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

INKY BLACK CHERRY & LEATHER, HINTS OF FIVE SPICE

Christine Dupuy took over her family's estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France's Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up the challenge after her father's sudden death. Imposing and powerful, but simultaneously silky & seductive, this dense red manages to both carry Madiran's famously rugged torch and help usher in a new approachability and finesse.

Serving Suggestion: A classic match for Cassoulet, Southwestern France's succulent slow-cooked meat & bean dish. Prime rib w/ sautéed asparagus & crispy pommes frites.

15.99

31 in stock

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2014 Madiran "Prephylloxerique" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Prephylloxerique", Southwest, France 2014

{organic} Tannat; Pre-Phylloxera vines

89.99

20 in stock

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2014 Madiran, Vieilles Vignes (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran Vieilles Vignes, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 100% Tannat; 55 TO 155 YEAR OLD VINES

DENSE VIOLET-BLACK, RUSTIC YET REFINED, RIPE AND VERY FIRM

Christine Dupuy coaxes monstrous flavors from every vine in her tiny 3 hectare parcel of 55 to 155 year old Tannat plantings. Her wine pours a powerful purple in the glass and boasts concentrated, bold black fruit. Aging in new French oak takes the richness to the next level, adding roasty aromas and powerful tannins. Christine has emerged as a shining star in Madiran by producing wines like this. Taste a piece of history in the making as this talented young woman rewrites the rules in Madiran. [Decant 1 hour before serving]

Serving Suggestion: A protein-seeking missile of a wine: bring on the richest, fullest-flavored beef and game you can prepare to help tame the beast within. Yum.

24.99

41 in stock

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2015 Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais" (Cros, Domaine du)

Domaine du Cros, Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais", Southwest, France 2015

100% Fer Servadou (Mansois)

FORREST BERRIES, HERBAL SPICE, CHALK, RESPLENDENTLY RUSTIC

From a beautiful, dynamically hilly region bordering the Auvergne comes this deliciously rustic and unspoiled red. Authenticity runs through its very veins, and the mystique of this mountainous countryside is it's very blood! Made from Mansois (Fer Servadou), an ancient yet lesser-known grape whose flavors of herbs, spice, dried berries, and iron rich terroir imbue in it a complex depth and affinity for "variety meats." It is an untamed wine...

Serving Suggestions: Sausages, lamb, offal, firm rich cheeses such as Etorki or Laguiole. Aged beef and mushroom ragu are more conventional foods that would work well.

15.99

1 in stock

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2016 Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais" (Cros, Domaine du)

Domaine du Cros, Marcillac Rouge "Lo Sang del Pais", Southwest, France 2016

100% Fer Servadou (Mansois)

FORREST BERRIES, HERBAL SPICE, CHALK, RESPLENDENTLY RUSTIC

From a beautiful, dynamically hilly region bordering the Auvergne comes this deliciously rustic and unspoiled red. Authenticity runs through its very veins, and the mystique of this mountainous countryside is it's very blood! Made from Mansois (Fer Servadou), an ancient yet lesser-known grape whose flavors of herbs, spice, dried berries, and iron rich terroir imbue in it a complex depth and affinity for "variety meats." It is an untamed wine...

Serving Suggestions: Sausages, lamb, offal, firm rich cheeses such as Etorki or Laguiole. Aged beef and mushroom ragu are more conventional foods that would work well.

15.99

20 in stock

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2015 Margaux (Barraillots, Chateau Les)

Chateau Les Barraillots, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2015

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

EARTHY SPICE & BLACK TEA, RICH & AROMATIC, TRADITIONAL

Textbook Margaux! Subtly perfumed, and simultaneously supple and firm. This is the classic style of Bordeaux with perfect balance and a long, long finish. Margaux is in the Medoc region most renowned for tasting like “classy Bordeaux.” Les Barraillots is the kind of wine that would make your British friend say "Ah, capital claret indeed old boy!” A taste of the Bordeaux style slowly disappearing today in favor of a more “Napa Valley” style.

Serving Suggestions: Crown roast that's a little heavy on the black pepper. Shepherd's Pie. Chateaubriand in the classical preparation.

35.99

16 in stock

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2016 Marsanne (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Marsanne, Vin de Pays Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhone Valley, France 2016 {biodynamic}

100% Marsanne

STARFRUIT & QUINCE, LIME ZEST & MINT, MINERAL

Marsanne has overtaken its similar and more widespread parent variety, Roussanne, as the headliner in the rare but resplendent whites of the Northern Rhone. Usually appearing in blends alongside the aforementioned older grape, it appears here in monologue mode with vibrant orchard fruit, mineral, and undercurrents of musky tropicality – delightfully fresh and modern while retaining ethereal mystique.

Serving Suggestion: Roast turkey w/ chestnut/apple stuffing. Chickpea flour quiche w/ spinach & criminis.

15.99

16 in stock

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2011 Maury Rouge (Soulanes, Domaine des)

Domaine des Soulanes, Maury Rouge, Roussillon, France 2011

{organic} Grenache, Carignan

WILD FRUIT, BLACKBERRY, ASSERTIVE TANNIN

Domaine des Soulanes brings us this tantalizing Maury. The estate's Daniel Laffite is responsible for this cousin to the wines of Banyuls, a region in Roussillon famous for its Grenache-based fortified wines. This "Vin Doux Natural" (France's equivalent of Port) flatteringly pleases the senses with its youthfully fruity yet slightly tawny flair. Enchant your evening with this lusty wine on its own or let it provide an encore of a more intimate nature as a digestif paired with a chocolate – a classic!

Serving Suggestions:  Moelleux au Chocolat (Molten Chocolate Cake)!

26.99

5 in stock

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2013 Mercurey Rouge (Vieille Fontaine, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Vieille Fontaine, Mercurey Rouge, Burgundy, France 2013

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, EARTHY MYSTIQUE & BRIGHT MINERALITY

The Mercurey region's name may evoke the silvery, semi-solid undulations of shape-shifting robotic weapons or one of the many reasons to avoid canned tuna (which you probably shouldn’t pair, in any case, with this wine), but it’s actually one of the most celebrated areas within central Burgundy’s Cote Chalonnaise. David Déprés works the 40-70 year old vines in the three acres of his small estate which fall within the Mercurey appellation to produce this elegant, vibrant, and ageworthy example of Pinot Noir. Firm yet fine in the tannin department and shimmering with cherry and plum, this is a wine which finds its very Burgundian mark somewhere between earthy intrigue and a freshness of firm fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Round roast w/ roasted plums & collard greens w/ thyme & garlic. Mushroom paté.

32.99

24 in stock

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Methode Ancestrale Rosé "Turbullent" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Methode Ancestrale Rosé "Turbullent", Loire Valley, France NV

{organic} 100% Gamay

JUICY RED BERRY & APPLE, CITRUS, LIGHTLY SWEET YET BRACING

This is Robert Serol's most fun take on Gamay, but its delightful effervescence belies some serious thought and effort. Made in the méthode ancestrale, this lovely sparkling wine comes from 100% hand harvested grapes, followed by natural fermentation with no chaptalization (added sugar). It tops out at a deliciously light 11% alcohol, so pour it generously to kick off your next dinner party. It's electric pink lemonade for grownups, and a great introduction to Pet-Nat.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect as an apertif, but great with rich, funky washed-rind cheeses and a variety of creamy desserts.

18.99

24 in stock

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2014 Meursault (Confrerie, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Confrerie, Meursault "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France 201

100% Chardonnay

49.99

2 in stock

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2014 Montagne Saint-Emilion (Rocher Corbin, Chateau)

Chateau Rocher Corbin, Montagne Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2014

{organic} 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

RIPE, POWERFUL, LUSH & PACKED WITH DARK FRUIT

If you aren't familiar with the "Garagiste" movement in Bordeaux, then this would be a great introduction. Philippe Durand puts in a lot of extra work in the vineyard - including de-budding, short pruning, and removing leaves - to make sure that the grapes coming in at harvest are intensely flavored and flawless. At harvest, the tiny grapes from 145 year old Merlot vines have been examined by no fewer than four people. The result is a powerhouse of richness and dark berry perfection.

Serving Suggestions: Dry-aged prime beef. Duck breast with refried cracklings. Sous vide pork belly seared over hickory.

27.99

23 in stock

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2011 Monthelie 1er Cru "Sur La Velle" Rouge (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Monthelie 1er Cru "Sur La Velle" Rouge, Burgundy, France 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

INCREDIBLE BOUQUET OF HIBISCUS, POMEGRANATE & TOBACCO HARVEST

Insider's secret: This vineyard is directly next to Volnay "Clos des Chenes", from which you can find wines that sell for as much as $150 a bottle. We'd be willing to bet that most Burgundy experts could not tell the difference with this wine. A profound and complex Pinot Noir, it is ripe, rich and serious with perfect balance. It's pretty and certainly cellar-worthy. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Beef Bourguignon. High quality roast salmon. Beef brisket au jus with roasted sweet baby onions.

47.99

33 in stock

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2016 Morgon "Cuvee du Colombier" (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Morgon "Cuvee du Colombier", Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

LUSH LINGONBERRY & VIOLETS, GENTLE TEA LEAF TANNIN

This outing from Bulliat takes the pitch-perfect purity of fruit and mineralistic mettle that we cherish in all of their wines to a remarkably zesty zenith. Morgon has the reputation as one of the fullest-bodied, most serious of all Cru Beaujolais – deservedly so (you’d be serious too if you had dig through granite or schist. Deep violet in color, this is serious, vibrant, and impressively structured Gamay.

Serving Suggestion: Tender tandoori chicken or adobo w/ colorful bell peppers. Fried mashed potato cakes & sautéed shallots. Pumpkin empanadas w/ cinnamon, garlic, & ginger.

18.99

18 in stock

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2016 Moulin-à-Vent (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

GOJI & POMEGRANATE, DUSTY CEDAR & ORANGE ZEST, WINTER SPICE

Moulin-à-Vent, if not the outright king of the Beaujolais crus in terms of intensity, is certainly a contender. The affable Gamay shows its sterner side here, often without the softening impact of carbonic maceration. This example combines the classic juiciness and berryish perfume that draws many wine lovers to the best and brightest crus of Beaujolais with a spicy, oak-infused potpourri and a firmness that interestingly and impressively recalls youthful Nebbiolo. Voilà!

Serving Suggestion: Peking duck w/ hoisin sauce & grilled sweet potato wedges & string beans w/ shallots. Black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ cumin, walnuts, & sour cream.

18.99

24 in stock

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2015 Muscadet "Clos de la Fine" Cotes de Grand Lieu - Sur Lies (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Muscadet "Clos de la Fine", Cotes de Grand Lieu - Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Melon

LASER-FOCUSED MINERALITY, SPRITZ AND PEARS

Herbauges overlooks the Grandlieu Lake, thus the name of this cuvée. This most prestigious vineyard is the top in the appellation. The AOC was created in 1995 and represents 17 communes around the Grandlieu. Intensely aromatic with pear and white chalk flavors, this very dry Muscadet shows a bit of spritz in the mouth from the wonderful acidity and literally mouthwatering flavors. Yes, a veritable lake in your mouth after you swallow!

Serving Suggestion: Shellfish is a must, and if you dip it in a little clarified butter you will have a wine powerful enough to complement and never compete. Crab, oyster, mussels, or scallops tonight?

14.99

1 in stock

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2003 Muscadet "Le Legendaire" Vieilles Vignes (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine Herbauges, Muscadet "Le Legendaire", Cotes de Grand Lieu (Sur Lie), Loire Valley, France, 2003

{sustainable} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

goat gouda, macerated oranges, blow your muscadet up

Did you see that vintage?! Okay, the vines are 75-100 years old planted on a tiny 3 hectare plot in granite soils with pebbles. Get this, the wine is slowly stirred with lees contact in glass-lined tanks with a little propeller for 60 continuous months- unheard of! Legally this is TOO long to have "sur lie" on the label. This is possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste such a complex wine made in a completely traditional/untraditional manner. The aromas are of goat cheese and gouda with citrus/orange blossoms and a golden honey funk. Man, this is crazy good wine.

Serving Suggestions: Goat cheese with age and a firmness; Yellow goat curry with potatoes, onions, carrots and sweet spices like clove and cinnamon.

29.99

29 in stock

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2015 Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine" Cotes de Grand Lieu - Grand Reserve - Sur Lies (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Dom. Herbauges, Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine", Cotes de Grand Lieu - Sur Lie, Grand Reserve, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Melon

LASER-FOCUSED MINERALITY, SPRITZ AND PEARS

Herbauges overlooks the Grandlieu Lake, thus the name of this cuvée. This most prestigious vineyard is the top in the appellation. The AOC was created in 1995 and represents 17 communes around the Grandlieu. Intensely aromatic with pear and white chalk flavors, this very dry Muscadet shows a bit of spritz in the mouth from the wonderful acidity and literally mouthwatering flavors. Yes, a veritable lake in your mouth after you swallow!

Serving Suggestion: Shellfish is a must, and if you dip it in a little clarified butter you will have a wine powerful enough to complement and never compete. Crab, oyster, mussels, or scallops tonight?

14.99

6 in stock

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2016 Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine" Cotes de Grand Lieu - Grand Reserve - Sur Lies (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Dom. Herbauges, Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine", Cotes de Grand Lieu - Sur Lie, Grand Reserve, Loire Valley, France, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Melon

LASER-FOCUSED MINERALITY, SPRITZ AND PEARS

Herbauges overlooks the Grandlieu Lake, thus the name of this cuvée. This most prestigious vineyard is the top in the appellation. The AOC was created in 1995 and represents 17 communes around the Grandlieu. Intensely aromatic with pear and white chalk flavors, this very dry Muscadet shows a bit of spritz in the mouth from the wonderful acidity and literally mouthwatering flavors. Yes, a veritable lake in your mouth after you swallow!

Serving Suggestion: Shellfish is a must, and if you dip it in a little clarified butter you will have a wine powerful enough to complement and never compete. Crab, oyster, mussels, or scallops tonight?

14.99

6 in stock

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2009 Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Chateau-Thebaud" (Betes Curieuses, Les)

Les Betes Curieuses, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "Chateau-Thebaud", Loire Atlantique, France, 2009

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

LEAN LIME & APPLE, PEPPER & MINERAL, ELEGANTLY OCEANIC

The two Jérémies (Huchet & Mourat) of Les Betes Curieuses are impassioned, young Loire vignerons. Both were born in 1977, and both have found their identities as winegrowers while chasing the majestic minerality and invigorating acidity that define their favorite wines. Together, they set out in 2005 to translate the terroir of the Atlantic Loire and the characteristics of the Melon grape into the most iconic wines possible. Channeling a vineyard of granite and sand, this cuvée is simultaneously austere and opulent with zesty citrus and granny smith gliding over a bed of electrifying mineral and bracing acidity. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Raw mollusks for the win! Squid sashimi, fresh oysters, or razor clam ceviche take this tasting experience to the next level...

21.99

12 in stock

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2013 Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Clisson" (Betes Curieuses, Les)

Les Betes Curieuses, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "Clisson", Loire Atlantique, France, 2013 {organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

ETHEREAL LIME & APPLE, MIGHTILY MINERALISTIC, ELEGANTLY OCEANIC

The two Jérémies (Huchet & Mourat) of Les Betes Curieuses are impassioned, young Loire vignerons. Both were born in 1977, and both have found their identities as winegrowers while chasing the majestic minerality and invigorating acidity that define their favorite wines. Together, they set out in 2005 to translate the terroir of the Atlantic Loire and the characteristics of the Melon grape into the most iconic wines possible. Taking its name from the Sèvre Nantaise village of Clisson and channeling a vineyard of granite and sand, this cuvée is simultaneously austere and opulent with zesty citrus and granny smith gliding over a bed of electrifying mineral and bracing acidity. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Raw mollusks for the win! Squid sashimi, fresh oysters, or razor clam ceviche take this tasting experience to the next level...

21.99

9 in stock

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2014 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie "Clos les Montys Vigne de 1914" (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, "Clos les Montys Vigne de 1914", Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2014

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

ZESTY LIME, RICH MINERALISTIC CLARITY, PIERCING ACIDITY.

Significantly more opulent than Muscadet's reputation might lead us to expect, this bold offering finds its grapes harvested not only from a single plot but from a corner of that plot which was planted a century ago (as of 2014). These older vines endow the wine with even more of the Atlantic-tinged minerality for which these wines are famous. While the overall impression may be rounder, this white is still equipped with bright, enlivening acidity. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Minimally-seasoned broiled triggerfish w/ lemony asparagus & wild rice pilaf w/ chives. Oysters!

16.99

2 in stock

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2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie "Clos les Montys" (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, "Clos les Montys" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

LIME & PEAR, FLORAL NOTES, FLINTY MINERAL

Its enticing, pristine clarity in the glass belies the depth and elegance to follow. This mouthwatering Muscadet has a nose of fresh white birch flowers and layers of flinty mineral with pear – heightened by a faint buzz of bright spritziness. A saline, electric finish inspires "wow" and a stunned smile spreading across the taster's face. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Classically served with raw oysters – don't miss this magic pairing. Also great with nearly any shellfish (eg shrimp or scallops).

13.99

48 in stock

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2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

BRIGHT PEAR & LIME, CHALKY MINERAL, VERY VERY DRY

Holy Moly! We weren't sure if we were ready for this one! Possibly the driest tasting wine in the store. "It don't get no drier," said one fan. If you are curious about experiencing a wine with a very minerally flavor, but haven't identified that flavor yet, here is your chance. The minerality lingers on the finish for what seems to be minutes and is clearly identifiable. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Other than being THE perfect match for raw oysters, most sashimi, ceviche and aged goat cheeses, try this with scallops in beurre blanc.

9.99

83 in stock

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2014 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise [375ml] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic} 100% Muscat á Petits Grains

PLUMP STONE FRUIT & SULTANA, FIRM WAXINESS & CANDIED CITRUS

Classic Beaumes de Venise, fortified with brandy and produced in a manner similar to port, is among the world’s most exotic, etherial desert wines and one which has become a coveted rarity outside its immediate area of production. Domaine La Ligiere, located in the heart of Beaumes, biodynamically produces exceptional wines – both there and in a few of the most revered neighboring appellations of the Southern Rhone. This distinctive, awesomely aromatic white stands in contrast to the estate’s famously robust reds but is no less powerful. This is a special treat and immensely memorable wine.

Serving Suggestion: Pork paté w/ orange peel, pistachio, & Grand Marnier. Lemon-apricot poundcake.

13.99

11 in stock

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2016 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise [375ml] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Rhone Valley, France 2016

{organic} 100% Muscat á Petits Grains

PLUMP STONE FRUIT & SULTANA, FIRM WAXINESS & CANDIED CITRUS

Classic Beaumes de Venise, fortified with brandy and produced in a manner similar to port, is among the world’s most exotic, etherial desert wines and one which has become a coveted rarity outside its immediate area of production. Domaine La Ligiere, located in the heart of Beaumes, biodynamically produces exceptional wines – both there and in a few of the most revered neighboring appellations of the Southern Rhone. This distinctive, awesomely aromatic white stands in contrast to the estate’s famously robust reds but is no less powerful. This is a special treat and immensely memorable wine.

Serving Suggestion: Pork paté w/ orange peel, pistachio, & Grand Marnier. Lemon-apricot poundcake.

13.99

3 in stock

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2014 Negrette "Coste Rouge" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombiere, "Coste Rouge" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

EXOTIC, EARTHY & PEPPERY. BLACKBERRY & VIOLETS

This is Diane & Philippe Cauvin's pure Negrette grape cuvee from a single parcel of vineyard with iron rich soils of pebbles, gravel and sand. The distinctive soil gives the wine a softer but more intense flavor of the Negrette grape, almost heightening its characteristics. This is the most pure expression of wine from Fronton, a standard by which others are measured!

Serving Suggestions: Cassoulet, the bean, pork, duck and sausage casserole of southwest France is a classic pairing, since they originate in the same region.

18.99

10 in stock

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2014 Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml] (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Ch. Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml], Southwest, France 2012

{sustainable} 90% Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Manseng

SWEET POACHED PEAR, WHITE PEPPER AND PEACH

If you have tried the dry version of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you will love this dessert bottling. In fact, Christine Dupuy has just .7 hectare devoted to making this rare dessert wine and produces just enough to share the love in the US with Wine Authorities. Employing careful hand harvesting with lees aging to develop flavor, this dessert wine has exotic floral aromas of poached pear in simple syrup with white pepper and sun dried peach.

Serving Suggestions: Foie Gras paté (if you have some please share); hazelnut crusted cheesecake with glazed pears on top

24.99

26 in stock

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2014 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy produces just a few hundred cases per year. The wine is aged on its lees and develops additional complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

19.99

1 in stock

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2016 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy produces just a few hundred cases per year. The wine is aged on its lees and develops additional complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

20.99

10 in stock

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2015 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2015

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy produces just a few hundred cases per year. The wine is aged on its lees and develops additional complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

19.99

61 in stock

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2016 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec [1.5L] (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy produces just a few hundred cases per year. The wine is aged on its lees and develops additional complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

44.99

6 in stock

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2011 Pessac-Leognan Rouge (Mancedre, Chateau)

Chateau Mancedre, Pessac-Léognan Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2011

{sustainable} 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

CONCENTRATED CASSIS & BLACK PLUM, ELEGANT EARTHINESS, GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERAL NOTES

Chateau Mancedre's Jean Trocard describes his estate's recent history simply: "It is the story of a rebirth." Having been destroyed by the notoriously icy conditions of Bordeaux's 1956 winter, his grandparents vineyards lay desolate for decades until Trocard and his wife, Bénédicte, stepped forward to breathe new life into them. Led by Cabernet Sauvignon, this bold ambassador of the gravely soils of southwestern Bordeaux brims with hallmark flavors of cassis, black plum, and an earthy/herbaceous collaboration with dark minerality. Magnifique!

Serving Suggestion: Roast beef w/ savory Swiss chard, garlic, walnuts, & dried currants.

39.99

7 in stock

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2017 Pic Saint-Loup "Le Rosé" (Lancyre, Chateau de)

Chateau de Lancyre, Pic Saint Loup, "Le Rosé", Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France 2017

{sustainable} 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault

STRAWBERRY & PEACH, MELON & MINERAL, LOVELY!

The appellation of Pic Saint Loup is often regarded as a sort of "Grand Cru"of the Languedoc due to its consistently high quality wines. This rosé shows that not only the reds are amazing. This ripe yet sleek offering seduces with rich red berries, stone fruit, minerally intrigue and a perfect balance, quenching the thirst, yet urging you to drink more. Pay close attention, and this wine will reveal a depth not usually seen in "humble" rosés!

Serving Suggestions: A serious cookout would be perfect for this versatile gem. Grilled Mediterranean cuisine w/ lots of fresh herbs, garlic, & citrus.

19.99

49 in stock

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2016 Picpoul de Pinet "Black Label" (Grangette, Domaine La)

Domaine La Grangette, Picpoul de Pinet "Black Label" Coteaux de Languedoc, France, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Picpoul

FRESH CITRUS, RIPE & RACY, INTENSELY REFRESHING

In the Languedoc, not far from Montpellier, the sun shines warmly and smiles are wide as large quantities of Picpoul are swirled and sipped near the coast. The smell of the sea is in the air, and this immensely refreshing wine is a party in every bottle. Break out the oysters, shellfish and picnic baskets. Picpoul is best young and fresh, served well-chilled to hot, thirsty and hungry friends at the beach or pool.

Serving Suggestion: Raw oysters w/ plenty of mignonette & lemon. Tempura vegetables w/ citrusy aioli. Creamy shrimp salad w/ garlic crostini.

10.99

67 in stock

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Pineau des Charentes (Ragnaud, Raymond)

Raymond Ragnaud, Pineau des Charentes, Southwest, France, NV

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard

MADE BY RAYMOND RAGNEAU, A TOP PRODUCER OF COGNAC. EEEEEE!

A regional French aperitif, made in the départements of Charente and Charente-Maritime in western France. Whilst popular in Charente, it is less well-known in other regions of France and somewhat uncommon abroad. It is a fortified wine, made from a blend of partially-fermented wine and Cognac eau-de-vie. According to legend, during the harvest of 1589, a winemaker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that he believed was empty but in fact contained eau de vie. The mixture was duly returned to the cellars for fermentation. A few years later, the barrel was retrieved and was found to contain the drink that is now associated with the region of Charente. The blend is aged for at least 18 months, including a minimum of 8 months in oak barrels.

28.99

2 in stock

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Pineau des Charentes Blanc (Brisson, Gilles)

Gilles Brisson, Pineau des Charentes Blanc, Cognac France, NV

40% Folle Blanche, 40% Colombard, 20% Sémillon

CLASSIC APERITIF! LIGHTLY SWEET, CRYSTALIZED FRUITS, WALNUT & FLORAL

A regional French aperitif, made in the départements of Charente and Charente-Maritime in western France. Whilst popular in Charente, it is less well-known in other regions of France and somewhat uncommon abroad. It is a fortified wine, made from a blend of partially-fermented wine and Cognac eau-de-vie. According to legend, during the harvest of 1589, a winemaker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that he believed was empty but in fact contained eau de vie. The mixture was duly returned to the cellars for fermentation. A few years later, the barrel was retrieved and was found to contain the drink that is now associated with the region of Charente. This blend is aged for 5 years, including 18 months in oak barrels.

22.99

23 in stock

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2014 Pinot Blanc (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France 2014

100% Pinot Blanc

AUTUMNAL, ORCHARD-ISH CRISPNESS & BLOSSOMY AROMAS

Juicy and tangy yet delicate and understated, this elegant Alsatian offers us both the vitality and mystery that we crave from these French Rhinelands. Pinot Blanc’s position here remains less lofty than that of it’s darker-skinned counterpart, Pinot Gris, but what it sometimes lacks in power and perfume, it makes up for with subtlety and sublime drinkability. Charles Baur’s Eguisheim estate is a modest, manageable 40 acres, allowing great attention to detail in both the vineyard and the cellar.

Serving Suggestion: Cabbage salad w/ golden delicious wedges, walnuts, & blue cheese. Camembert & other creamy, cow’s milk cheeses.

13.99

10 in stock

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2015 Pinot Blanc (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France 2015

100% Pinot Blanc

AUTUMNAL, ORCHARD-ISH CRISPNESS & BLOSSOMY AROMAS

Juicy and tangy yet delicate and understated, this elegant Alsatian offers us both the vitality and mystery that we crave from these French Rhinelands. Pinot Blanc’s position here remains less lofty than that of it’s darker-skinned counterpart, Pinot Gris, but what it sometimes lacks in power and perfume, it makes up for with subtlety and sublime drinkability. Charles Baur’s Eguisheim estate is a modest, manageable 40 acres, allowing great attention to detail in both the vineyard and the cellar.

Serving Suggestion: Cabbage salad w/ golden delicious wedges, walnuts, & blue cheese. Camembert & other creamy, cow’s milk cheeses.

14.99

7 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir (Martinolles, Domaine de)

Domaine de Martinolles, Pinot Noir, Languedoc, France 2016

100% Pinot Noir

RED PLUM, BRIGHT CHERRY, SUBTLE SPICE

The region of Limoux in France's Languedoc is something of a conundrum. Most of its neighbors cultivate the famous Mediterranean varietals like Grenache and Syrah, but Limoux often focuses on specialties normally associated with more northerly regions. Its cooling Atlantic influence has made it famous for sparkling wines and the best French Chardonnays outside of Burgundy, so it's no surprise that Limoux should provide a fabulous haven for elegant, healthy Pinot Noir. This one is balanced and food-friendly with vibrant black cherry fruit and a touch of peppery intrigue. A truly exceptional value!

Serving Suggestion: Crepes filled with smoked salmon and seasoned with dill and horseradish. Cornish hens stuffed with minced pork, mushrooms, and shallot.

12.99

10 in stock

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2017 Piquepoul Noir Rosé "Picoti Picota" (Grangette, Domaine La)

Domaine La Grangette, Piquepoul Noir Rose "Picoti Picota", Languedoc, France, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Piquepoul Noir

RIPE STRAWBERRY, INTENSELY BLOSSOMY FRAGRANCE, MOUTHWATERING ACIDITY

Piquepoul Noir, an ancient Mediterranean varietal best known through its lighter skinned mutation (typically called Picpoul) was once a much more prominent force in the world of Rhone and Languedoc reds. Traceable to the 1300s, the grape is most often now encountered in minuscule percentages via high-end Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This exotic rosé, however, offers a rare opportunity to experience Piquepoul Noir in monologue-mode, showcasing spice and intensely floral aromas. Zesty, berryish fruit and mouthwatering acidity seal the deal, guaranteeing a fantastically refreshing finish. Kick it old school with this sublimely youthful rosé!

Serving Suggestion: Monkfish-centric bouillabaisse w/ saffron & fennel. Jerk sweet potato & black bean curry w/ demerara sugar & roasted red peppers.

11.99

47 in stock

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2014 Pomerol (Valois, Chateau de)

Ch. Valois, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2014

{sustainable} 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc

BLACK CHERRY, TRUFFLE MUSHROOMS, SOY & VANILLA SMOKE

With 35 year old vines in hand, the Valois estate turns out classic-flavored Pomerol Bordeaux. With a dark, lush Merlot base, this wines expresses a seamless, deep, defined character with perfumy vanilla smoke on the nose. The soft palate boasts black truffle, soy sauce and a sexy perfume. A hidden gem, De Valois borders Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Figeac, two of the area's greatest vineyards at the border of Pomerol and Saint Emilion. Drinkable now - 2025+.

Serving Suggestion: Pomerol is a classic with Chateaubriand; or try this with roasted bird as in Turkey. Anything hearty in a dried fruit sauce will pair well.

49.99

22 in stock

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2015 Pommard 1er Cru "Les Poutures" (Lefas, Aubert (Domaine Lejeune))

Domaine Lejuene (Aubert Lefas), Pommard 1er Cru "Les Poutures," Burgundy, France 2015

100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY, RASPBERRY & PLUM. LAVENDER & SPICE. SERIOUS!

Situated within Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, Pommard continues to churn out majestically complex wines from its iron-rich clay soils. Aubert Lefas (Domaine Lejeune) shows what can be achieved, and expected, with this fantastic vintage. The wine is deep, dark, and intense, full of floral and red fruit aromatics, balanced harmoniously by earth, leather, and herbs. Close it out with a extremely lengthy finish, and you’ll find yourself being whisked away to Burgundian hills, contemplating why it took you so long to visit, and wondering whether you’re really ever going to leave.

Serving Suggestion: Seared Duck Medallions in a red wine pan sauce w/ black truffle butter. Lamb Navarin w/ potatoes, carrots, & peas.

49.99

3 in stock

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2015 Pouilly-Fuissé "Courtelong" (Le Clos Noly, Domaine)

Domaine Le Clos Noly, Pouilly-Fuisse "Courtelong", Burgundy, France 2015

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

FIRM PEAR & PINEAPPLE, SLATEY MINERAL, RICH YET RACY

Few would dispute Pouilly-Fuissé’s status as southern Burgundy’s brightest point for exceptional Chardonnay, and the grape, itself, is believed to have its origins not far from here (where a certain Macconais village shares its name). This “Courtelong” cuvée represents a parcel of Noly’s vines planted over forty years ago, and the terroir’s distinctive limestone and slate-like nuances are married perfectly to key lime, pear, and tropical fruit, resulting in an elegantly powerful ambassador for both Chardonnay and the Burgundian south.

Serving Suggestion: Lemon/butter-poached trout & lightly sautéed arugula w/ sultana raisins & almond flakes. Pseudo-crabcakes made from artichoke, shallot, & celery w/ white asparagus & vegan lemon mayonnaise.

26.99

3 in stock

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2015 Pouilly-Fume (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Pouilly-Fume, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

grapefruit with flowers, HERBAL, Seashell Mineral

Bardin's vineyards are planted on classic Kimmeridgean marl soils using sustainable agriculture with generations of experience. Could you ask for more from any great Pouilly-Fumé? This classic French Sauvignon Blanc shows the minerality of the Loire coupled with modern winemaking techniques to add fresh flavors, citrus fruit and a racy, long finish. Lightly musky with a full-bodied intensity that is penetrating and long lasting.

Serving Suggestion: PF is fish wine to most, so you are safe there, but venture off to spicy Asian foods like the Thai food next door. Just the thing to quiet hot spices and blend with them in harmony.

24.99

2 in stock

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Ratafia (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Ratafia, Burgundy, France

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

HEADY ALMOND, CONCENTRATED LEMON CURD, POTENT & PRETTY

Domaine de Suremain is a biodynamic estate located in the village of Monthelie the Cote de Beaune, right outside of the more famous Meursault. Eric and Dominique Suremain produce both white and red Burgundy, plus Marc de Bourgogne and this very rare Ratafia made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Ratafia, traditionally produced in Champagne, is a combination of unfermented grape juice (typically from the red grape Pinot Meunier) and Marc de Bourgogne (brandy). This bittersweet, nutty concoction is a perfect complement to almond desserts and strong cheeses.

Serving Suggestion: French almond cake w/ chantilly cream. Prodigal Farm Saxapahaw Blue cheese w/ fig jam.

34.99

3 in stock

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2014 Regnie "Selection Vieilles Vignes" (Colette, Domaine de)

Domaine de Colette, Regnie "Selection Vieilles Vignes", Beaujolais, France 2014

{organic} 100% Gamay (old vines)

FIRM BLACK CHERRY & LIP-SMACKING CRANBERRY, FLINTY ELEGANCE

Fresh and juicy, yet broad-shouldered and with a deliciously serious (and seriously delicious) structure, this Régnié from Jacky and Evelyne Gauthier (presumably no relation to the singer) embodies the contradiction between guzzlable lightness and admirable complexity shared by many of the best wines from Beaujolais. Régnié is often thought of as a kind of understudy to its more famous neighbor, Morgon - sharing similar characteristics but clocking in at consistently lower prices. Well, this offering from Domaine Colette could quite possibly steal the show...

Serving Suggestion: Smoked rabbit loin in a dried cherry reduction with chopped saucisson. Tartin of Morels with pearl onion and Comté.

20.99

3 in stock

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2014 Riesling (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Riesling, Alsace, France 2014 {organic}

100% Riesling

LEMON & GREEN APPLE, FLINTY & DELICATELY BLOSSOMY AROMAS

Alsatian Riesling not only occupies an especially lofty place in the hearts of seasoned enthusiasts of both the variety and the region, but it often represents a kind of Riesling-er-rific gateway drug or electrifyingly zesty tidal pool whose distinctive aromas and typically distinctive lack of residual sugar converts many Riesling skeptics into true believers. This example from Charles Baur delivers that classic clarity, intensity of tangy fruit, and ethereal perfume combining white flowers and flint.

Serving Suggestion: Creamy, washed-rind cheeses. Beef & lamb shawarma w/ tangy tzatziki & tahini sauces.

16.99

23 in stock

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2016 Rosé "Cabochard" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Cabochard Rosé, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

CRANBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, RED LICORICE & CANDLE WAX

This rosé is a bright, shiny, pink beacon of glorious Gamay goodness, and it's just perfect for "stubborn" people who refuse to try pink wines for fear of their being sweet. In fact Cabochard is French for a stubborn person, and this is a totally dry wine - no sweetness to be found. Stephane Serol has been head of the estate for the last nine years and loves his rosé so much that he makes three different versions. The Cabochard is crisp with aromas of sun-dried cranberry, red licorice and spicy candle wax - more floral than fruity with light mineral on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Afternoon picnic fare like cold fried chicken, summer squash casserole, and pickled watermelon. Versatile with everything from savory pork to fish.

13.99

16 in stock

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2017 Rosé "Cabochard" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Cabochard Rosé, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

CRANBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, RED LICORICE & CANDLE WAX

This rosé is a bright, shiny, pink beacon of glorious Gamay goodness, and it's just perfect for "stubborn" people who refuse to try pink wines for fear of their being sweet. In fact Cabochard is French for a stubborn person, and this is a totally dry wine - no sweetness to be found. Stephane Serol has been head of the estate for the last nine years and loves his rosé so much that he makes three different versions. The Cabochard is crisp with aromas of sun-dried cranberry, red licorice and spicy candle wax - more floral than fruity with light mineral on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Afternoon picnic fare like cold fried chicken, summer squash casserole, and pickled watermelon. Versatile with everything from savory pork to fish.

15.99

60 in stock

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2015 Rosé "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Rosé, Provence, France 2015

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

DRY! WHITE CHERRY & CITRUS, FLOWERS

Although the vines that yield this wine are grown within the Cotes de Provence appellation and meet all of the criteria including being the correct varietals, they are planted at the bottom of the hills which receive the appellation designation. This wine is a stunning value and a rare gem. Most similar roses labeled as Cotes de Provence sell for $15-$25 in the US, making this one a deal.

Serving Suggestion: Classic, rustic paté, ash-ripened goat cheese, crusty bread, and pickled veggies provide the perfect match!

9.99

12 in stock

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2017 Rosé "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Rosé, Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

DRY! WHITE CHERRY & CITRUS, FLOWERS

Although the vines that yield this wine are grown within the Cotes de Provence appellation and meet all of the criteria including being the correct varietals, they are planted at the bottom of the hills which receive the appellation designation. This wine is a stunning value and a rare gem. Most similar roses labeled as Cotes de Provence sell for $15-$25 in the US, making this one a deal.

Serving Suggestion: Classic, rustic paté, ash-ripened goat cheese, crusty bread, and pickled veggies provide the perfect match!

10.99

137 in stock

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2017 Rosé "Venus de Pinchinat" [3 liter Bag-in-Box] (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rosé [3-Liter Bag-in-Box], Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

DRY! WHITE CHERRY & CITRUS, FLOWERS (3L BIB = 4 bottles)

Although the vines that yield this wine are grown within the Cotes de Provence appellation and meet all of the criteria including being the correct varietals, they are planted at the bottom of the hills which receive the appellation designation. This wine is a stunning value and a rare gem. Most similar rosés labeled as Cotes de Provence sell for $15-$25 per bottle in the US, making this bountiful box one heck of a deal!

Serving Suggestion: Classic, rustic paté, ash-ripened goat cheese, crusty bread and pickled veggies provide the perfect match!

29.99

43 in stock

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2016 Rosé Frizzante "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Rosé Frizzante, Provence, France 2016

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

ZESTY CHERRY & LEMONADE, DRY & FAINTLY SPRITZY, WHITE PEPPER

How do you make a great wine even better? Arguably, you can’t as “better” and “worse” are intensely subjective where wines are concerned, but, in our humble opinion, this frizzante version elevates our most popular rosé selection to previously unimagined heights of refreshment. Produced organically just outside of the Cotes de Provence AOC, this glimmering gem is a stunning and unique example of why Provence is the world capital of rosé!

Serving Suggestion: Stir-fried shrimp & pasta w/ olive oil, minced basil, & feta crumbles. Vegan (or not) pad Thai w/ crispy fried tofu. Yum!

10.99

8 in stock

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2017 Rosé Frizzante "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Rosé Frizzante, Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

ZESTY CHERRY & LEMONADE, DRY & FAINTLY SPRITZY, WHITE PEPPER

How do you make a great wine even better? Arguably, you can’t as “better” and “worse” are intensely subjective where wines are concerned, but, in our humble opinion, this frizzante version elevates our most popular rosé selection to previously unimagined heights of refreshment. Produced organically just outside of the Cotes de Provence AOC, this glimmering gem is a stunning and unique example of why Provence is the world capital of rosé!

Serving Suggestion: Stir-fried shrimp & pasta w/ olive oil, minced basil, & feta crumbles. Vegan (or not) pad Thai w/ crispy fried tofu. Yum!

10.99

82 in stock

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2016 Rosé de Loire (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Rosé de Loire, Middle Loire, France, 2016

{organic} 50% Gamay, 50% Grolleau

CHERRY & TART DAMSON PLUM, JUICY & CRISP, WISPY MINERAL

A collaboration between the famous Gamay and the decidedly less famous but very rosé-friendly workhorse grape, Grolleau, this vibrant, ruby-tented sipper is an elegantly expressive and beautifully balanced representative of what we love about Middle Loire rosé. While it hails from Anjou, it’s a very different beast from the famously off-dry blushes of the Anjou region we might have expected a generation ago. No, this one is completely dry with flourishes of red berry and tart, stone fruit-like flavors. The finish is cleansing and supported by delicately mineralistic notes, making this a great companion for delicate, salty dishes with high acidity and/or creamy consistencies.

Serving Suggestion: Gravlax. Cold rice vermicelli salad w/ cucumber, sweet cherry tomatoes, diced jalapeño, & rice wine vinegar.

11.99

6 in stock

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2017 Rosé de Loire (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Rosé de Loire, Middle Loire, France, 2017

{organic} 50% Gamay, 50% Grolleau

CHERRY & TART DAMSON PLUM, JUICY & CRISP, WISPY MINERAL

A collaboration between the famous Gamay and the decidedly less famous but very rosé-friendly workhorse grape, Grolleau, this vibrant, ruby-tented sipper is an elegantly expressive and beautifully balanced representative of what we love about Middle Loire rosé. While it hails from Anjou, it’s a very different beast from the famously off-dry blushes of the Anjou region we might have expected a generation ago. No, this one is completely dry with flourishes of red berry and tart, stone fruit-like flavors. The finish is cleansing and supported by delicately mineralistic notes, making this a great companion for delicate, salty dishes with high acidity and/or creamy consistencies.

Serving Suggestion: Gravlax. Cold rice vermicelli salad w/ cucumber, sweet cherry tomatoes, diced jalapeño, & rice wine vinegar.

12.99

97 in stock

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2017 Rosé de Savoie (Carrel, Eugene)

Eugene Carrel, Rosé de Savoie, Savoie, France 2017

STRAWBERRY & STONE FRUIT, PRISTINE WET STONE, ALPINE SPICE

Forged from a combination of the eastern French man about town, Gamay, and Savoie-specific denizen, Mondeuse, this very pale, almost peach-colored, rosé packs a lot more fruit and flavor than its delicate pigmentation might suggest. The Carrel family domaine dates back to 1830 with a contemporary story which began in the 1970s as Eugene began incrementally expanding the vineyard holdings from a meagre seven acres to the 59 that he, his wife, Paulette, and their son, Oliver manage today. Refreshing us with its berryish brightness and elegant stony undercurrents, this pink treat transports us straight to Savoie!

Serving Suggestion: Alpine cheeses like Cantal or Gruyère (perhaps with a bit of prosciutto and sliced nectarine). Boiled fingerling potatoes w/ dill, garlic, & onion.

11.99

126 in stock

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2016 Rosé, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rosé "Sud Absolu", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic} 100% Carignan

JUICY RASPBERRY & LEMON ZEST, FIRM & HYPER-REFRESHING

Carignan, with its reputation for robust rusticity, is probably not the grape that you'd immediately suspect upon tasting this vibrantly berryish, lean, clean, and by no means mean rosé from the northwestern fringe of the Provençal countryside. As eloquently balanced as this wine is, we can't help but think of it as the adult equivalent of a raspberry-lemon push pop – served cold and filled with firm red fruit flavors and citrusy tang! This is just one of the many gems from Domaine La Ligière's paradisiacal Southern Rhone vineyards…

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salad w/ grilled squid & pork. Battered & fried cubanelle peppers w/ lemon juice & paprika.

10.99

2 in stock

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2017 Rosé, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rosé "Sud Absolu", Southern Rhone, France 2017

{organic} 100% Carignan

JUICY RASPBERRY & LEMON ZEST, FIRM & HYPER-REFRESHING

Carignan, with its reputation for robust rusticity, is probably not the grape that you'd immediately suspect upon tasting this vibrantly berryish, lean, clean, and by no means mean rosé from the northwestern fringe of the Provençal countryside. As eloquently balanced as this wine is, we can't help but think of it as the adult equivalent of a raspberry-lemon push pop – served cold and filled with firm red fruit flavors and citrusy tang! This is just one of the many gems from Domaine La Ligière's paradisiacal Southern Rhone vineyards…

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salad w/ grilled squid & pork. Battered & fried cubanelle peppers w/ lemon juice & paprika.

10.99

69 in stock

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2016 Rosé, Vaucluse [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rosé "Sud Absolu" [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic} 95% Carignan, 5% Muscat

JUICY RASPBERRY & LEMON ZEST, FIRM & HYPER-REFRESHING

Carignan, with its reputation for robust rusticity, is probably not the grape that you'd immediately suspect upon tasting this vibrantly berryish and lightly floral rosé from the northwestern fringe of the Provençal countryside. As eloquently balanced as this wine is, we can't help but think of it as the adult equivalent of a raspberry-lemon push pop – albeit dry! Because a bottle couldn't possibly provide enough wine this refreshing, Domaine La Ligière has brilliantly put it in a three liter box!

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salad w/ grilled squid & pork. Battered & fried cubanelle peppers w/ lemon juice & paprika.

24.99

5 in stock

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2017 Rosé, Vaucluse [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rosé "Sud Absolu" [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2017

{organic} 95% Carignan, 5% Muscat

JUICY RASPBERRY & LEMON ZEST, FIRM & HYPER-REFRESHING

Carignan, with its reputation for robust rusticity, is probably not the grape that you'd immediately suspect upon tasting this vibrantly berryish and lightly floral rosé from the northwestern fringe of the Provençal countryside. As eloquently balanced as this wine is, we can't help but think of it as the adult equivalent of a raspberry-lemon push pop – albeit dry! Because a bottle couldn't possibly provide enough wine this refreshing, Domaine La Ligière has brilliantly put it in a three liter box!

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salad w/ grilled squid & pork. Battered & fried cubanelle peppers w/ lemon juice & paprika.

24.99

37 in stock

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2015 Rouge "Collection" (Mourat, J.)

J. Mourat, Fiefs Vendéens Mareuil Rouge "Collection", Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} Pinot Noir, Negrette, Cabernet Franc, Gamay

BRIGHT, FRESH, JUICY, DARK BERRIES. WILD HERBS

"Buvabilité." Drinkability…the byline to this bottle. It's as accessible as the plot line of an HBO series. With a stellar cast in classic roles, Pinot Noir, Negrette, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay have chemistry on and off the trellis. While the vines average 30 years young, the wine spends 5 months in oak barrels. Our profile here is vibrant and savory not unlike a blueberry cobbler made with fresh butter and garnished with sage. If we could add anything to this drinkable red, it might be Kevin Spacey.

Serving Suggestion: Balsamic glazed portabello with caramelized onions and fennel/garlic rice pilaf. Chèvre

11.99

1 in stock

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2016 Rouge "Collection" (Mourat, J.)

J. Mourat, Fiefs Vendéens Mareuil Rouge "Collection", Loire Valley, France 2016

{organic} Pinot Noir, Negrette, Cabernet Franc, Gamay

BRIGHT, FRESH, JUICY, DARK BERRIES. WILD HERBS

"Buvabilité." Drinkability…the byline to this bottle. It's as accessible as the plot line of an HBO series. With a stellar cast in classic roles, Pinot Noir, Negrette, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay have chemistry on and off the trellis. While the vines average 30 years young, the wine spends 5 months in oak barrels. Our profile here is vibrant and savory not unlike a blueberry cobbler made with fresh butter and garnished with sage. If we could add anything to this drinkable red, it might be Kevin Spacey.

Serving Suggestion: Balsamic glazed portabello with caramelized onions and fennel/garlic rice pilaf. Chèvre

11.99

1 in stock

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2016 Rouge "Cuvee Jericho" (Mas Montel (Mas Granier))

Mas Montel (Mas Granier), "Cuvée Jericho" Rouge, Languedoc, France 2016

{sustainable} 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache

BLACKBERRY & SMOKE, HERBES DE PROVENCE

Perennially one of our favorite Syrah-based wines, this stunning value has regularly garnered comparisons to the bold reds of Cornas in the northern Rhone, but at half the price. It gushes forth with gooey raspberry and blackberry preserves wrapped in smoked herbes de Provence and a fascinating hint of pimento. It's every bit as intriguing as it sounds!

Serving Suggestion: Tea smoked cep mushroom risotto. Grilled tri-tip steak with veal demi-glace. Lamb chops cooked directly on the coals.

23.99

3 in stock

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2014 Rouge "Initial R" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Rouge "Initial R", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & BAKED STRAWBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE & GARRIGUES

Hailing from the western reaches of the Southern Rhone, the red entry into Rocalière's “Initial R” series is an impressive counterpart to the estate’s robust Lirac Rouge and carries itself with a similar heft of the spicy Mediterranean French perfumes collectively known as “Garrigues.” Sèverine Lemoine crafts all of her wines biodynamically, and her attention to detail and work ethic is evident. Full-bodied, energetic, and a little bit rugged, this is an ideal candidate for “house wine” to red wine lovers who demand an additional intensity from their favorite daily tipple. Vive le Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestion: Hamburger (or “lamburger”) w/ Gruyere & rosemary-balsamic seasoned crimini mushrooms. Black bean chili w/ jalapeño, cilantro, cumin, sour cream, & avocado.

11.99

47 in stock

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2014 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge, Provence, France 2014

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

9.99

24 in stock

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2016 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge, Provence, France 2016

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

10.99

14 in stock

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2017 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge, Provence, France 2016

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

10.99

46 in stock

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2017 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" [3 liter Bag-in-Box] (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge (3 liter Bag-in-Box), Provence, France NV 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

29.99

30 in stock

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2014 Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Vin de Pays, Southern Rhone, France 2014

{organic & vegan} 100% Grenache

BLACK RASPBERRY, LAVENDER & THYME, WHITE PEPPER

This is winegrower Daniel Couston's unbelievable value red, never exported outside of France until now! Only sold to local restaurants in the vicinity of the winery, once we tried it, we had to have it. Estate grown, delicious organic red! The wine stays fresh. Bright, fragrant, and every bit as Mediterranean as its name suggests, this vintage is made entirely from Grenache. You've got to share this with a friend, and tell them the story. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Inexpensive enough for your Wednesday burgers and Tuesday night pasta, but fine enough for your Friday steak or Saturday lamb chops.

10.99

2 in stock

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2016 Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (3L Bag-in-Box) (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Rouge "Vin de Méditerranée" (3L Bag-in-Box), Rhone Valley, France NV 2016

{organic & vegan} 100% Grenache

RASPBERRY, LAVENDER & THYME, WHITE PEPPER (3L BIB = 4 bottles)

This is winegrower Daniel Couston's unbelievable value red, never exported outside of France until now! Only sold to local restaurants in the vicinity of the winery, once we tried it, we had to have it. Estate grown, delicious organic red, in a Bag-In-Box (BIB) so you can drink from it without concern of finishing the bottle! The wine stays fresh. Bright, fragrant, and every bit as Mediterranean as its name suggests, this vintage is made entirely from Grenache. You've got to share this with a friend, and tell them the story. It's like your own personal "Enomatic!"

Serving Suggestions: Inexpensive enough for your Wednesday burgers and Tuesday night pasta, but fine enough for your Friday steak or Saturday lamb chops.

29.99

4 in stock

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2014 Rouge, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rouge "Sud Absolu", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic] 50% Carignan, 50% Syrah

FLESHY BLACK FRUIT, DARK & ROASTY, LAVENDER-LISCIOUS

If you thought that sipping sweet tea on a Mississippi porch was the only way to experience the "absolute south," you've got another think coming! This Rhone red has the buxom boldness of Dolly Parton, the meatiness of mee-maw's pot roast, and the freshness of a sack o' lavender tucked into your dresser drawers. Not unlike a truck driven resolutely into a river, Carignan is one histrionic grape! Tempered by its more northerly collegue, Syrah, it's an absolutely beautiful addition to any dinner table. Our compasses are going crazy, and we've reached the "Sud Absolu"!

Serving Suggestions: Ratatouille, spaghetti Bolognese, eggplant parmesan, lawnmower races...

10.99

33 in stock

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2015 Rouge, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rouge "Sud Absolu", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{organic] 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

FLESHY BLACK FRUIT, DARK & ROASTY, LAVENDER-LISCIOUS

If you thought that sipping sweet tea on a Mississippi porch was the only way to experience the "absolute south," you've got another think coming! This Rhone red has the buxom boldness of Dolly Parton, the meatiness of mee-maw's pot roast, and the freshness of a sack o' lavender tucked into your dresser drawers. Not unlike a truck driven resolutely into a river, Carignan is one histrionic grape! Tempered by its more northerly collegue, Syrah, it's an absolutely beautiful addition to any dinner table. Our compasses are going crazy, and we've reached the "Sud Absolu"!

Serving Suggestions: Ratatouille, spaghetti Bolognese, eggplant parmesan, lawnmower races...

10.99

60 in stock

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2015 Roussette de Savoie (Carrel, Eugene)

Eugene Carrel, Roussette de Savoie, Savoie, France 2015

100% Altesse

16.99

9 in stock

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2014 Rully 1er Cru "Meix Caillet" Blanc (monopole) (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Rully 1er Cru "Meix Caillet" Blanc (monopole), Burgundy, France 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

HAZELNUT, SASSAFRAS, LIME & PINEAPPLE, RICH & JUICY

Savvy wine buyers already know that the wines of Rully are among the best values in Burgundy. Within earshot of Meursault, the whites often very closely resemble their more famous neighbor, but at more reasonable prices. This one is among the finest we have ever seen. Eric de Suremain is the hardest working man in Burgundy, and he is a true artist in the cellar, crafting cellar-worthy wines of richness, elegance and passion. You shouldn't miss this. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken in mushroom cream sauce. Comte or similar Emmenthal, whether melted in fondue or Raclette or on a cheese plate.

33.99

9 in stock

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2014 Rully 1er Cru "Preaux" Rouge (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Rully 1er Cru "Preaux" Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

DARK CHERRY, TURNED SOIL, FLOWERS. VERY PRETTY.

Although better renowned for its white wines, Rully produces incredible reds in warmer years. Eric works the soil of this single vineyard biodynamically, and you can taste the vibrant life and soul in this wine. This is what fine red Burgundy is about; beautifully elegant cherry fruit, rich but with subtle complexity, slightly earthy flavors as singular as a personality. Delicious. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Coq au vin with jambon, fettucine and chives. Epoisses baked in a delicate pastry.

29.99

20 in stock

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2009 Saint Emilion (Beynat, Chateau)

Chateau Beynat, St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2009

{sustainable} 60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

CURRANT & PLUM, BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE, HERBAL UNDERTONES

From its humble beginnings just shy of a century ago to its current status as a producer of imposingly elegant and deliciously singular reds, the legacy of Chateau Beynat spans four generations of devotion among the descendants of the estate's founder, Leonard Nebout. This fantastic Saint Émilion with a surprising preponderance of Cabernet Franc (and an equally unexpected complete absence of Merlot) gleams with deep purple fruit, rich dark chocolate, and sumptuous herbal notes. A real gem!

Serving Suggestion: Roast pheasant (or, in a pinch, cornish hen) seasoned with sage and adorned with slices of bacon & chopped shallots. Hearty winter salads comprised of root vegetables, kale, and arugula - seasoned with white balsamic vinegar & dill.

29.99

11 in stock

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2015 Saint-Amour "Esprit de Seduction" (Berthier, Pascal)

Domaine Pascal Berthier, Saint-Amour, Beaujolais, France 2015 100% Gamay

RIPE MULBERRY, SILKY SPICE, RICH AND GRIPPY

Pascal Bertheir's Esprit de Seduction is bodacious, buxom Beaujolais at its best! The small appellation of Saint-Amour is located at the northernmost tip of Beaujolais, and we are grateful to have a taste of what this area of Beaujolais has to offer. This wine's intense, mouthwatering aromas of ripe purple berries and spice cake have us swooning. The palate boasts a full body, plush dark fruit, and supple tannin. Delicious while young, but will also age well.

Serving Suggestion: Cheeseburger w/ caramelized onions & fried potato wedges. Blackened NC catfish w/ grilled eggplant & wild rice.

21.99

1 in stock

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2016 Saint-Chinian "Les Terres Blanches" (Borie La Vitarèle, Domaine)

Domaine Borie La Vitarèle, Saint Chinian "Les Terres Blanches", Languedoc, France 2016

{biodynamic) 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRIES, GARRIGUES. FIRM & FIERCELY PURPLE

Nestled amongst the garrigues surrounded by pine forest, the few acres of Borie la Vitarele's oldest vines are treated like a private garden employing biodynamic compost made from local plants. Hand-harvesting ensures quality, and the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak. Dark purple, it exudes fresh aromas of ripe raspberries, thyme, and lavender. The generous aromas of black fruit, dark chocolate, and light vanilla oak are utterly seductive.

Serving Suggestion: Leg of lamb roasted slowly w/ garlic & rosemary. Washed rind cheeses w/ chutney; shish kabobs.

16.99

12 in stock

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2012 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Leydet-Valentin, Chateau)

Chateau Leydet-Valentin, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2012

{organic} 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc

SILKY, LUSH, GORGEOUS AND TOASTY

Here's a secret, Leydet-Valentin's vineyard borders Chateau Cheval Blanc: perhaps the most expensive and ostentatious St. Emilion ever. The wine is fermented and then put into light toast French oak barrels for 15 months with NO rackings! (transfers to new barrels) A must have Bordeaux from the monumental 2010 vintage. This tastes like a fine crust of fresh baked bread with black currants and blackberry fruit.

Serving Suggestion: New Zealand rack of lamb in a red currant sauce or beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle.

39.99

24 in stock

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2012 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Franc Lartigue, Chateau)

Chateau Franc Lartigue, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2012

{sustainable} 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

FIRM BLACK PLUM & KIRSCH, PERIQUE TOBACCO & LEATHER, MOCHA

Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion appellation has no shortage of fanfare surrounding it, and its cast of Grand Cru Classé offerings represents some of the most accessible and reliable yet varied vin that we’ll find throughout this sprawling segment of southwestern France. Chateau Franc Lartigue’s current contribution to the genre is practically a love letter to Merlot, brimming with elegant black fruit which is powerfully ripe, balanced, and structured. Flourishes of roasted cacao and espresso delicately seal the deal with sweet herbs and cured tobacco on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Marbled ribeye medallions w/ braised radish & scallions. Grilled portobello caps w/ balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, & garlic.

35.99

14 in stock

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2015 Saint-Joseph Rouge "Un Autre Monde" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Saint-Joseph Rouge "Un Autre Monde", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & RED RASPBERRY, SMOKED BLACK PEPPERCORNS & CACAO

The best wines of the 40-mile vertical expanse that is Saint-Joseph typically come from the northernmost and southernmost reaches of the appellation. The Barou estate (now biodynamic and organic since 1975 – before it was hip!) is of the former persuasion, crafting beautiful, bright reds like this one – brimming with darkly vivid fruit and lively spice. Emmanuel, representing the estate’s current generation, took over from his forward-thinking father, Alexis, in 1997.

Serving Suggestion: Beef & bacon sausage w/ panfried potatoes, onions, & parsley. Rich cow’s milk & alpine cheeses like Cantal & Gruyère.

26.99

29 in stock

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2012 Saint-Julien (Teynac, Chateau)

Chateau Teynac, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France 2012

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot

39.99

1 in stock

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2012 Saint-Romain Rouge "La Perriere" (Billard Pére et Fils, Domaine)

Domaine Billard Pére et Fils, Saint-Romain Rouge "La Perriere," Burgundy, France 2011

100% Pinot Noir

CHESTNUT, FRESH POMEGRANATE, CASSIS

Domaine Billard Pére et Fils bring tous this striking Pinot Noir from Burgundy's Côte-d'Or, situated southwest of Beaune. This flamboyant yet crisp Pinot Noir displays complex notes of and lightly tart red fruit. Reminiscent of fresh pomegranate on a late summer's night at the Marakesh Bazaar, this Pinot Noir is sure to transport one's mind and palate to a most charming place.

Serving Suggestions: Roasted blue-foot Chickens with sherry-orange glazed parsnips, carrots, radish

32.99

12 in stock

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2015 Saint-Veran "Le Clos" (Le Clos Noly, Domaine)

Domaine Le Clos Noly, Saint-Veran "Le Clos", Burgundy, France 2015 {sustainable}

100% Chardonnay

ORCHARD FRUIT, CREAMY & UNCTUOUS, CHALKY MINERAL

Like most things that are obnoxiously described as a “poor man’s” version of something else (in this case Pouilly-Fuissé), there’s a lot to be said for Saint-Véran and why it reminds the world of its more famous neighbor. That said, this offering from Clos Noly has been treated quite differently from the estate’s chiseled Pouilly-Fuissé. Instead, it’s fleshy, round, and tastefully infused with rich, creamy oak. You won’t mistake it for Californian, but it may help bridge the gap between lovers of oak and those who prefer their Burgundies brighter.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried chicken breast w/ sautéed string beans & scallions in a buttery white wine sauce. Smashed potato casserole w/ peas, chives, & melted gouda.

22.99

20 in stock

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2013 Sancerre (Daulny, Domaine Etienne)

Domaine Etienne Daulny, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2013

100% Sauvignon Blanc

PRETTY. SILKY, CITRIC, HERBAL & ELEGANT. PROFOUND!

Humble & profound. This goes for Etienne Daulny the man, and his wines. The wine, a Sauvignon Blanc from the village of Sancerre, could easily be mistaken for dozens of others on the shelf. When, in fact, it is carefully made with grapes from the most prestigious vineyards of this entire region. The man, quiet and smiling, doesn't say much. But when he does it is perfectly chosen, and followed by a nervous laugh. You want to hug him then drink his wine in a quiet room taking in the layers of depth and pleasure.

Serving Suggestion: Crottin de Chavignol or Valençay (fine Loire Valley goat cheeses.) The best raw oysters you can find.

25.99

6 in stock

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2015 Sancerre Blanc (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & SOARING FLINTINESS, DILL & WHITE ASPARAGUS, GOOSEBERRY

Cedric Bardin's tiny estate, which straddles both shores of the Loire river (one foot gently kicking up Poully-Fuisse and the other planted in Sancerre), is a source of some of these regions' most remarkable values. The domaine's two-hectare holdings in Sancerre account for less than 20% of its total production, allowing for an unparalleled focus on quality. Every trademark of classic Sancerre abounds in this wine - Sauvignon Blanc's fiercely bright and citrusy personality, the clearly defined flintiness of the region's terroir, and the sumptuous herbal complexities that we crave from these distinctive whites.

Serving Suggestion: Goat cheeses - especially those with bloomy rinds & edible ash. Deep fried softshell crab. Poached egg & asparagus w/ béarnaise sauce.

25.99

1 in stock

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2016 Sancerre Blanc (Girard & Fils, Domaine Michel)

Domaine Michel Girard & Fils, Sancerre Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

RICH & RIPE, LIGHT MINERAL, SAVORY HERBAL

Winemaker Philippe Girard says this about his wine, "pungent fresh grassy aromas mingle with riper citrus-style fruits, rounder and fuller in the mouth but nevertheless finishing with a pure intensity and zippiness that you'd expect in classy Sancerre. Sauvignon Blanc at its best!" We couldn't agree more. That light citrus tropical thing he has going on here is due to the blending of four parcels, each with their own qualities. The sum is truly greater than their parts. A wonderful value and very classic in style.

Serving Suggestion: Goat cheeses, especially those from the Loire Valley or our domestic versions from Looking Glass Dairy or Prodigal Farm.

21.99

5 in stock

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2016 Sancerre Blanc (Daulny, Domaine Etienne)

Domaine Etienne Daulny, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

PRETTY. SILKY, CITRIC, HERBAL & ELEGANT. PROFOUND!

Humble & profound. This goes for Etienne Daulny the man, and his wines. The wine, a Sauvignon Blanc from the village of Sancerre, could easily be mistaken for dozens of others on the shelf. When, in fact, it is carefully made with grapes from the most prestigious vineyards of this entire region. The man, quiet and smiling, doesn't say much. But when he does it is perfectly chosen, and followed by a nervous laugh. You want to hug him then drink his wine in a quiet room taking in the layers of depth and pleasure.

Serving Suggestion: Crottin de Chavignol or Valençay (fine Loire Valley goat cheeses.) The best raw oysters you can find.

22.99

23 in stock

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2015 Saumur-Champigny (Duveau, Famille)

Famille Duveau, Saumur-Champigny, Loire Valley, France 2015

100% Cabernet Franc

DAMSON PLUM & CURRANT, FORESTY HERBS, GRAPHITE & VIOLETS

Saumur and the more revered (exclusively red) Saumur Champigny provide us with some of the most elegant, delicate, and aromatic Cabernet Franc we’ll encounter. The gentle, silky tannins and extroverted purple-red fruit are subtle and seductive, supported by a potpourri of dill, juniper, and dried flowers which, while the wines in question are undeniably different, could make sought after Oregonian Pinots positively green with envy. Formerly among our selections as Domaine Guilloterie, Patrice and Philippe Duveau’s wines have long been among our favorites from this enclave of the Loire Valley.

Serving Suggestion: Crispy grilled chicken wings with dill, rosemary, & greek cucumber yogurt sauce. Baked/broiled Brussels sprouts w/ Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and butter.

18.99

18 in stock

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2011 Sauternes [375ml] (Vincent, Chateau St.)

Chateau St. Vincent, Sauternes [375ml], Bordeaux, France 2010

{organic} 80% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle

APRICOT & CLEMENTINE, HONEY, SPICE & WHITE TRUFFLE

Not just any mold, botrytis is a truly noble rot which contributes its fuzzy charm to the exteriors of late-harvested grapes destined for the world's most celebrated dessert wines. Sauternes, a southerly enclave of Bordeaux, is arguably the capital of this unexpected but beautiful phenomenon. The traditional Sémillon, Muscadelle, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are concentrated by the fungus's leeching out of moisture from the grapes (a process which does nothing to endanger the health of the vines) into a decadent, nectary elixir which fermentation transforms into a decadent dessert wine (albeit one which is often not served with dessert).

Serving Suggestion: Often served w/ savory hedonistic fare such as patés & decadent cheeses. Japanese sun-dried persimmons & other sweet, shriveled fruits.

19.99

14 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon de Touraine (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Sauvignon de Touraine, Loire Valley, France 2016

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & LEMON PEEL, FRESH GREEN PEPPER, CLASSIC SAUVIGNON BLANC

François Leclair and his son Vincent are in charge of Domaine de la Rochette, where four generations of fathers and sons have carefully tended 46 hectares of vineyards along the banks of the River Cher. Their Sauvignon Blanc is grown on flinty, clay-rich soil, which encourages an abundance of minerality in each sip. Lovers of Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire will not be disappointed in the bright grapefruit and green pepper notes and fresh, lengthy finish. 

Serving Suggestion: Amberjack sashimi drizzled with ponzu and topped with grapefruit segments and thinly sliced green peppers.

13.99

23 in stock

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2016 Sauvignon de Touraine (Plouzeau, Domaine)

Chateau de la Bonnelière, Sauvignon de Touraine, Middle-Loire, France 2016

100% Sauvignon Blanc

ELEGANT, DELICATE CITRUS & MAGNOLIA BLOSSOMS

Pierre Plouzeau began the process of returning the family lands - Chateau de la Bonnelière - to their origins: winemaking. His son Marc now runs the estate, pushing it towards organic viticulture. And he grows ethereally light Sauvignon; elegant, lean, and clean, with subtle aromas of citrus, white peach, and magnolia blossom, and finishing with hints of oceanic mineral and refreshingly light acidity. Vive Sauvignon!

Serving suggestion: A salad of spring greens, cold roasted asparagus, fresh chèvre, & seared scallops. Parmigiano-Reggiano & breadcrumb-crusted perch, pan-fried in butter and topped w/ fresh dill & a squeeze of lemon.

14.99

8 in stock

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2013 Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge (Ledy, Domaine Vincent)

Domaine Vincent Ledy, Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge, Burgundy, France 2013

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

INTENSELY BRIGHT CHERRY, JUNIPER & GRAPHITE, YOUTHFUL ENERGY

Winemaker Vincent Ledy is making an impression with his beautiful Burgundies, which he produces biodynamically  in extremely small quantities. A passionate proponent for avoiding new oak, Vincent is among the wave of young vintners whose devotion to terroir-driven purity is an inspiration. This lean Savigny-les-Beaune buzzes with vibrant, tart cherry fruit and mysterious juniper-esque herbaceousness.

Serving Suggestion: Tarragon chicken pot pie w/ flaky buttermilk crust. Mushroom & leek soup w/ thyme cream.

39.99

15 in stock

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2012 St. Emilion "Terre Amoureuse" (Beynat, Chateau)

Chateau Beynat, Saint Emilion "Terre Amoureuse", Bordeaux, France 2012

{organic} 60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

CURRANT & PLUM, BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE, HERBAL UNDERTONES

From its humble beginnings just shy of a century ago to its current status as a producer of imposingly elegant and deliciously singular reds, the legacy of Chateau Beynat spans four generations of devotion among the descendants of the estate's founder, Leonard Nebout. This fantastic Saint Émilion with a surprising preponderance of Cabernet Franc (and an equally unexpected complete absence of Merlot) gleams with deep purple fruit, rich dark chocolate, and sumptuous herbal notes. A real gem!

Serving Suggestion: Roast pheasant (or, in a pinch, cornish hen) seasoned with sage and adorned with slices of bacon & chopped shallots. Hearty winter salads comprised of root vegetables, kale, and arugula - seasoned with white balsamic vinegar & dill.

31.99

1 in stock

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2016 Tavel "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Tavel "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2016

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

JUICY RASPBERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, WISPY GARRIGUES

Sisters Séverine and Mélanie manage the Borrelly family estate, Domaine la Rocalière, which was established by their father, Jacques, from long-held family vineyards two decades ago. Slightly less than half of the 120 acre estate falls within Tavel, a region of rosé royalty. True to form, this is a deeply colored, bold wine brimming with spicy perfume and juicy, mouthfilling fruit. While still refreshing, this pink pleasure also appeals to a desire for richer, more intense flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Spicy sausage & tomato sauce w/ cilantro, black beans, & Vidalia onions. Squid bulgogi w/ crispy pork belly.

15.99

4 in stock

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2013 Touraine Blanc "Le Petiot" (Ricard, Domaine)

Domaine Ricard, "Le Petiot" Touraine Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2013

100% Sauvignon Blanc

EXOTIC TROPICAL FRUIT, FLINTY, VERY PRETTY

Vincent Ricard is the latest generation (of many) to farm his 13 hectares of vineyards, but the first to make wine for sale under the family name. Instead of selling off his grapes to the local co-op, he makes small batches of exotic, impressive Sauvignon Blanc that would have only lost their character if they had been blended away at the co-op. This is a lovely, pretty wine that brings us great joy and is very easy to like!

Serving Suggestions: A wonderful wine with sushi and aged goat cheeses, particularly ones aged in ash.

16.99

1 in stock

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2016 Touraine Rouge "Fleur de Printemps" (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Touraine Rouge "Fleur de Printemps", Loire Valley, France 2016

{sustainable} 60% Gamay, 40% Pinot Noir

FRESH BLACK RASPBERRY & CHERRY, JUICY, LEAN & PRETTY

The vineyards of Domaine de la Rochette are planted in the flinty, clay-rich soil along the banks of the River Cher in the heart of the Loire Valley. François Leclair and his son Vincent choose to combine traditional and modern methods to create truly special wines. This “Fleur de Printemps,” which translates to "Spring Flower,” is a beautifully soft and relentlessly fresh expression of both Pinot Noir and Gamay. The combination of bright fruit, persistent minerality, and gentle earth is a revelation.

Serving Suggestion: A red wine to enjoy with light fare! Scallops seared in brown butter served with a leek and potato purée and pan-roasted cremini mushrooms.

14.99

31 in stock

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2014 Trousseau "Vignobles les Roussots" (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Trousseau, Cotes du Jura, France 2014

{organic} 100% Trousseau

BRIGHT POMEGRANATE, PRETTY EARTHINESS, LIGHT

After a spell in your decanter, this Trousseau is an experience reminiscent of a soft round of Camembert cheese, baked within a flaky pastry crust, and topped with cranberry compote! How do they cram all that goodness under one cork? Ask Benoit Badoz. Benoit is the tenth generation winemaker of the estate, truing his parcel of the wine would to satisfy both tradition and modernity. If his winemaking technique was a haircut, it’d be a cross between a “high and tight” and a “flock of seagulls.”

Serving Suggestion: Scallops (if seagulls are off the menu) encrusted with hazelnuts and comté cheese!

22.99

7 in stock

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2015 Trousseau "Vignobles les Roussots" (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Trousseau, Cotes du Jura, France 2015

{organic} 100% Trousseau

BRIGHT POMEGRANATE, PRETTY EARTHINESS, LIGHT

After a spell in your decanter, this Trousseau is an experience reminiscent of a soft round of Camembert cheese, baked within a flaky pastry crust, and topped with cranberry compote! How do they cram all that goodness under one cork? Ask Benoit Badoz. Benoit is the tenth generation winemaker of the estate, truing his parcel of the wine would to satisfy both tradition and modernity. If his winemaking technique was a haircut, it’d be a cross between a “high and tight” and a “flock of seagulls.”

Serving Suggestion: Scallops (if seagulls are off the menu) encrusted with hazelnuts and comté cheese!

22.99

19 in stock

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2013 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2013

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

VIOLETS, FRUIT CONFITURE, INK, THYME, DATES 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. Opening with a wallop of violet blossoms before releasing the signature aroma of ripe strawberries and then finishes with a savory blend of grilled thyme and dried dates. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape should also reflect their proximal styles of lush, elegant, structured red wine. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled lamb w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

84 in stock

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2014 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

INKY FRUIT CONFITURE & DATE, THYME & VIOLETS 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. It opens with a wallop of violet petals and dried fruit before revealing signature flavors of baked strawberries and raspberry preserves, finishing with a savory blend of grilled thyme and lavender. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape is reflected in proximal styles of grand Grenache. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled portobello caps w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

86 in stock

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2014 Vacqueyras Rouge "Point G" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Point G", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache (old vines), 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre

BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY, DARK ROAST COFFEE, SUPPLE

The Southern Rhone oscillates around Grenache – particularly gnarly, old Grenache vines. These vines access a kind of underground pipeline, extracting ancient secrets, winding deeper into the sandy-clay soils of the Vacqueyras region. The vines in this particular plot predate the naming of Vacqueyras as an AOC, the winemaker, and even the estate itself! While biodynamically produced and fermented with ambient yeasts, the details of production still pale in comparison to the lush vibrance of ripe red and black fruits as well as the tantalizing warmth of coffee beans and fig. This suppleness is set beautifully against firm tannic structure, bringing us something to consider cellaring. It’s packing enough finesse, though, to be cracked tonight. That’s the point! 

Serving Suggestion: Pan-roasted pork belly w/ spiced red plum, ginger, & rhubarb. Lamb w/ walnut, fig, & goat cheese salad. Cajun portobello sandwich w/ avocado & remoulade.

34.99

40 in stock

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2015 Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Rhone Valley, France 2015

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

INKY RASPBERRY & DATE, VIOLETS & CLOVE, PEPPERY

Biodynamic, buxom, and bodaciously boxed, we have here three liters of awe-inspiring Rhone red. Opening with a wallop of violet blossoms and black raspberry, it masterfully evolves into a savory blend of grilled thyme, clove, and dried dates. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape should also reflect their proximal styles of lush, elegant, structured red wine. Philippe Bertrand is our hero for fitting a wine this substantial into a three liter box! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled lamb w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

49.99

10 in stock

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2016 Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Rhone Valley, France 2016

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

INKY RASPBERRY & DATE, VIOLETS & CLOVE, PEPPERY

Biodynamic, buxom, and bodaciously boxed, we have here three liters of awe-inspiring Rhone red. Opening with a wallop of violet blossoms and black raspberry, it masterfully evolves into a savory blend of grilled thyme, clove, and dried dates. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape should also reflect their proximal styles of lush, elegant, structured red wine. Philippe Bertrand is our hero for fitting a wine this substantial into a three liter box! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled lamb w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

49.99

22 in stock

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2013 Vaucluse "Tramontane" (Aureto)

Aureto, Vaucluse "Tramontane", Southern Rhone, France 2013

35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Caladoc, 25% Marselan, 10% Syrah

GLEAMING BLACKBERRY, LEATHERY EARTH, PEPPER & TOAST

Though retaining the concentrated ripeness and intense Mediterranean spice that we associate with the Rhone/Provence's traditional grape varieties, this bold red features a more experimental cast of characters. Cabernet Sauvignon, while certainly no stranger to Provence, has joined an ensemble featuring Caladoc (the twisted lovechild of Grenache & Malbec) and Marselan (a crossing of Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon). Syrah makes a cameo in this rare treat. A powerhouse!

Serving Suggestions: Brisket or tender beef shoulder braised w/ a bourbon/coffee sauce. Stilton w/ black olive tapenade & rustic bread.

38.99

4 in stock

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2014 Vaucluse "Tramontane" (Aureto)

Aureto, Vaucluse "Tramontane", Southern Rhone, France 2013

35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Caladoc, 25% Marselan, 10% Syrah

GLEAMING BLACKBERRY, LEATHERY EARTH, PEPPER & TOAST

Though retaining the concentrated ripeness and intense Mediterranean spice that we associate with the Rhone/Provence's traditional grape varieties, this bold red features a more experimental cast of characters. Cabernet Sauvignon, while certainly no stranger to Provence, has joined an ensemble featuring Caladoc (the twisted lovechild of Grenache & Malbec) and Marselan (a crossing of Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon). Syrah makes a cameo in this rare treat. A powerhouse!

Serving Suggestions: Brisket or tender beef shoulder braised w/ a bourbon/coffee sauce. Stilton w/ black olive tapenade & rustic bread.

39.99

5 in stock

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2013 Ventoux "Cuvee Maestrale" (Aureto)

Aureto, Ventoux "Cuvee Maestrale", Southern Rhone, France 2013

70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Carignan

CONCENTRATED DARK FRUIT, CHOCOLATE & EARTH, BLACK PEPPER

Where the Rhone Valley meets Provence, the Cotes du Ventoux region takes its name from the imposing peak which it surrounds. Not content to simply count itself among the most memorable landscapes along the Tour de France circuit, Ventoux and its sun soaked vineyards have what it takes to produce some very memorable wines. This Syrah-driven heavyweight isn't desirable for its power alone. There's an exoticism of black and red fruits, spice, oaken flavors and earth that culminate in a distinctly Mediterranean symphony of flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Succulent roast duck breast w/ cassis sauce & white asparagus. Thinly sliced, crispy fried eggplant.

38.99

4 in stock

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2015 Ventoux Blanc "Autan" (Aureto)

Aureto, Ventoux Blanc "Autan", Southern Rhone, France 2015

{biodynamic} 45% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, 15% Marsanne, 10% Grenache Blanc

HONEYDEW & APRICOT, RUBRUM LILY, SAKE-LIKE WAXINESS

From Ventoux, where the Southern Rhone and Provence collide, this white blend brings together a veritable who’s who of white Rhone varieties. While Viognier remains absent, an intensely tropical assortment of fruit essences leads the way to exotic floral nuances that wouldn’t be out of place in Condrieu. The overall impression, however, is a bit riper and more Mediterranean - both elegant and generously fun. Aureto prides itself on the estate's typical (yet exceptional) terroir, the impressive knack possessed by young vigneron and enologist Aurélie Julien, and the cutting-edge techniques employed in the cellar.

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish & couscous w saffron, raisins, zucchini, & turmeric.

24.99

21 in stock

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2014 Ventoux Rouge "Autan" (Aureto)

Aureto, Ventoux Rouge "Autan", Southern Rhone, France 2014

{biodynamic} 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

BLACK RASPBERRY & EARTHY GOJI, KIRSH & WHITE PEPPER

Gleaming blackish-violet in the glass, this intensely concentrated offering from the intersection of Provence and the Southern Rhone offers a robustly modern twist on the rustic combination of ripe, Mediterranean berry and spicy, herbal earth character long associated with the wines of Ventoux and Luberon. The oft-applied “on steroids” cliché is quite apt in this case, and, in a sense is the specialty of Aureto. The estate's impressive technological investment is fairly unique for the region, and the resultant wines capture the areas terroir while injecting an almost New-World-ish prioritizing of power and finesse.

Serving Suggestion: Roast boar or pasture-raised pork w/ prunes & rosemary. Hearty black bean, corn, & zucchini soup w/ cilantro & white pepper.

24.99

23 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Blanc (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Blanc, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth and Dolin invented the Blanc style

VERY AROMATIC & HERBAL, LIGHTLY SWEET

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. This Blanc style was invented by Dolin and the finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This white Vermouth makes a great cocktail on the rocks with a twist of orange. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

16 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Dry (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Dry, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth.

VERY AROMATIC, PUNGENT HERB, DRY & LIGHT

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. The style is generally lighter and drier than most commercially produced vermouths and the finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This dry Vermouth will make your Gibson grand, a delicious Dry Rob Roy and a magnificent martini. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

16 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Dry [375 ml] (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC [375ml], Dry, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth.

VERY AROMATIC, PUNGENT HERB, DRY & LIGHT

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. The style is generally lighter and drier than most commercially produced vermouths and the finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This dry Vermouth will make your Gibson grand, a delicious Dry Rob Roy and a magnificent martini. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

11.99

13 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Rouge (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Rouge, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth

VERY AROMATIC, PUNGENT HERB, OFF-DRY

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. The red style is generally a touch sweet and the color comes from the caramelized sugars and plants, not red wine or coloring agents in commercially produced Vermouths. The finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This red Vermouth will make your Manhattan majestic, a righteous Rob Roy and a perfect Pacifica. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

22 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Rouge [375 ml] (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Rouge, Savoie, France NV, [375 ml]

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth

VERY AROMATIC, PUNGENT HERB, OFF-DRY

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. The red style is generally a touch sweet and the color comes from the caramelized sugars and plants, not red wine or coloring agents in commercially produced Vermouths. The finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This red Vermouth will make your Manhattan majestic, a righteous Rob Roy and a perfect Pacifica. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

11.99

5 in stock

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2009 Vin Jaune [375ml] (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Vin Jaune [375ml], Cotes du Jura, France 2009

{organic} 100% Savagnin

CLASSIC JURA: OXIDATIVE, SHERRY-LIKE, TANGY & RUSTIC

"The dry sherry of France" is the most common description of this specialty of the relatively obscure wine region of Jura. There the wines are generally split into two styles: aged oxidatively under voile (veil) of "flor"; or without, in a more conventional, fruit-forward style. The analogy to sherry for Vin Jaune (yellow wine) is correct, especially Fino, but it is slightly less intense with lower (natural) alcohol, making it more accessible and often much more complex. This is a perfect example!

Serving Suggestions: The assertive cheeses of this area are a match made in heaven; Comté, Gruyère and Raclette.

38.99

1 in stock

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2010 Vin Jaune [375ml] (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Vin Jaune [375ml], Cotes du Jura, France 2010

{organic} 100% Savagnin

CLASSIC JURA: OXIDATIVE, SHERRY-LIKE, TANGY & RUSTIC

"The dry sherry of France" is the most common description of this specialty of the relatively obscure wine region of Jura. There the wines are generally split into two styles: aged oxidatively under voile (veil) of "flor"; or without, in a more conventional, fruit-forward style. The analogy to sherry for Vin Jaune (yellow wine) is correct, especially Fino, but it is slightly less intense with lower (natural) alcohol, making it more accessible and often much more complex. This is a perfect example!

Serving Suggestions: The assertive cheeses of this area are a match made in heaven; Comté, Gruyère and Raclette.

38.99

6 in stock

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2015 Viognier "De Butte en Blanc" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Viognier "De Butte en Blanc", Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Viognier

JUICY APRIUM & CLEAN TROPICAL FRUIT, WISPY FLORAL & MINERAL NOTES

Viognier, the champion white grape of the northernmost reaches of the Rhone Valley inspires passion, and its rarity only serves to enhance our desire for it. Unfortunately, the grape is all-too-often encountered in nightmarishly overblown caricature, bursting with musky spice and sorely lacking in acidity. This Roannaise offering from Stéphane Serol, however, is tirelessly true to the grape's heritage and potential for elegance, showing clarity and subtlety in addition to exoticism and concentration. Tropical and slick-skinned stone fruit merge with delicate floral notes, clean mineral springiness, and mouthwatering marmalade.

Serving Suggestion: Duck breast w/ plum jelly & smashed potatoes. Gravlax & a hearty salad comprised of arugula, ripe bell peppers, chickpeas, & vidalia onion.

19.99

5 in stock

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2016 Viognier "De Butte en Blanc" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Viognier "De Butte en Blanc", Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2015

{sustainable} 100% Viognier

JUICY APRIUM & CLEAN TROPICAL FRUIT, WISPY FLORAL & MINERAL NOTES

Viognier, the champion white grape of the northernmost reaches of the Rhone Valley inspires passion, and its rarity only serves to enhance our desire for it. Unfortunately, the grape is all-too-often encountered in nightmarishly overblown caricature, bursting with musky spice and sorely lacking in acidity. This Roannaise offering from Stéphane Serol, however, is tirelessly true to the grape's heritage and potential for elegance, showing clarity and subtlety in addition to exoticism and concentration. Tropical and slick-skinned stone fruit merge with delicate floral notes, clean mineral springiness, and mouthwatering marmalade.

Serving Suggestion: Duck breast w/ plum jelly & smashed potatoes. Gravlax & a hearty salad comprised of arugula, ripe bell peppers, chickpeas, & vidalia onion.

19.99

10 in stock

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2016 Viognier "La Bonne Étoile" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Viognier La Bonne Étoile", IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Northern Rhone Valley, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Viognier

PLUMCOT & LEMON, CHAMOMILE & HIBISCUS

Saint-Joseph’s Domaine Barou finds its ten hectares at the northernmost extreme of the vertically sprawling appellation – at the southern crossroads with Condrieu, the majestic birthplace of Viognier. It’s no surprise that the estate owns land in Condrieu and that it also works with the fashionable yet somewhat elusive variety in the non-AOP countryside…to excellent effect. Swelling with the rich, ripe, exotic fruit and floral intensity that are Viognier’s claim to fame, this Condrieu understudy is distinctive, memorable, and a real treat.

Serving Suggestion: Baked trout w/ browned butter, almonds, lemon juice w/ white asparagus & capers. Rigotte & other creamy, full-flavored cheeses.

22.99

76 in stock

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2015 Viré-Clessé (Gandines, Domaine des)

Domaine des Gandines, Viré-Clessé, Macon, Burgundy, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

PRETTY, RIPE, COMPLEX & FOCUSED. LIME, OAK & STARFRUIT

Recently transitioned to biodynamic farming from organic, this 4th generation tiny estate makes truly amazing white Burgundy from chardonnay vines up to 90 years old. Robert Dananchet and his son Benjamin are making rich but balanced wines from southern Burgundy’s best up-and-coming appellation, Viré-Clessé. Aged in 3000 liter tuns, the wine picks up a subtle oak hint, but the minerally fruit is really the focus. Highly recommended!

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough for pork chops, but classically suited for fresh fish with a cream sauce. Also, a fresh chevre salad with walnuts, avocado and tangerine slices.

19.99

16 in stock

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2016 Vouvray Sec "Le Bouchet" (Croix des Vainqueurs, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Croix des Vainqueurs, "Les Bouchet" Vouvray Sec, Loire Valley, France 2016

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

LIGHT HONEY, PEAR, MINERAL, CHALKY PURITY

Laurent Bonneau has just three hectares in Vouvray. Starting in 2006 with two small parcels, Laurent is a rising star in the Loire. The farm is biodynamically spirited using natural grass cover to preserve the 50 year old vines. Laurent ages the wine in used oak barrels and stirs the lees regularly. The result is a richly textured Chenin Blanc that shows purity, pear, light honey and minerals. A very impressive value.

Serving Suggestion: Lightly dredged simple white fish with red pepper potato hash. Excellent with vegetarian legume and grain dishes.

17.99

7 in stock

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