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ANJOU 12 DE LA ROULERIE
CHATEAU DE LA ROULERIE 2012 ANJOU
Item: #311004
Bottle Size:750ML
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BEAUJ-VILLAGES 12 DROUHIN,J
JOSEPH DROUHIN 2012 BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES
Item: #319855
Bottle Size:750ML
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Deep, bright red. Red currant and strawberry aromas, with a floral nuance and a touch of medicinal herbs. A straightforward, lively wine that offers tangy red fruit flavors Read More...
and a touch of bitterness. Finishes dry, with gentle grip and an echo of peppery herbs. " International Wine Cellars

BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGE 10 ALIANE
ALIANE 2010 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGE
Item: #321225
Bottle Size:750ML
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BROUILLY 10 JOSEPH DROUHIN
JOSEPH DROUHIN 2010 BEAUJOLIAS BROUILLY
Item: #322701
Bottle Size:750ML
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An elegant Beaujolais: intense ruby-red colour; on the nose, aromas of violet, lilac, sometimes blackberry and cranberry. Supple tannins, with lively acidity. On the palate, the wine Read More...
leaves a pleasant note of wild berries"~ Winery notes
BROUILLY 12 LAPALU RAMEAUX
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Jean-Claude Lapalu began his domaine in 1996. Previously, his family had been grape growers selling to the cooperative. He made his first commercial wines in 2000. Altogether, he has Read More...
12 hectares of vines in Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne, Brouilly, most of which are old (60–80 years), and which are farmed organically. Lapalu is working biodynamically, but is not yet certified.

Winemaking is natural, in that no sulfur dioxide is used until the bottling stage. These are truly remarkable expressions of Beaujolais.
CHENAS 11 THILLARDON
THILLARDON 2011 CHENAS BEAUJOLAIS
Item: #322160
Bottle Size:750ML
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COTE BROUILLY 11 AVIRON VV
STEPHANE AVIRON 2011 BEAUJOLAIS COTE DE BROUILLY
Item: #300191
Bottle Size:750ML
$16.99
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eROBERT PARKER 89 POINTS: "Aviron’s ripe, juicy 2011 Cote de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes originates, as it has for years, in south- and southwest-facing Read More...
slopes from a single proprietor (whose entire holdings, in fact, Aviron has vinified since 2000). Fresh cherry shadowed by kirsch and laced with piquancy of its pits receives an alluring bouquet of iris and mouthwatering lick of salt add to the appeal of a wine whose mid-palate promise of juiciness and vibrancy is slightly perturbed by a faint hint of caramelized resin from barrel. Enjoy it through 2016 – and revisit it if possible in 2014. It wasn’t bottled until October, and Aviron insists it needs time in bottle to slough-off the effects of both barrel and bottling."
COTE BROUILLY 12 CHANRION
CHANRION 2012 COTE DE BROUILLY
Item: #304504
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91
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When Nicole Chanrion began her career in the 1970s, convention relegated women to the enology labs and kept them out of the cellars—even her mother thought winemaking was man’Read More...
s work—but she would not be deterred from her dream of becoming a vigneronne. The Côte-de-Brouilly appellation sits on the hillsides of Mont Brouilly, a prehistoric volcano that left blue schist stones and volcanic rock along its slopes. These stones yield structured wines with pronounced minerality and great aging potential. After her formal training at the viticultural school in Beaune Nicole had a brief internship in the Napa Valley, where she learned another approach to winemaking but, happily for us, gained a deeper appreciation of the traditional winemaking techniques of the Beaujolais: hand harvesting, whole cluster fermentation, aging the wines in large oak foudres for at least nine months, and bottling unfiltered. The resulting wines are powerful, with loads of pure fruit character and floral aromas.
COTE BROUILLY 12 TERRES DOREES
TERRES DOREES 2012 BROUILLY JEAN PAUL BRUN
Item: #321304
Bottle Size:750ML
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Jean Paul Brun is located in Charnay, a village in the Southern Beaujolais just north of Lyons, in a beautiful area known as the "Region of Golden Stones". Brun is the owner and winemaker Read More...
at this 40-acre family estate and has attracted the attention of the French and American press for the wonderfully fruity and delicate wines he produces.

Brun wants to make "old-style" Beaujolais and his vinification differs from the prevailing practices in the region. He believes that the charm of Gamay's fruit is best expressed by the grapes' indigenous yeasts, rather than by adding industrial yeast. Virtually all Beaujolais is now made by adding a particular yeast during fermentation.

Brun's view is that Beaujolais drinks best at a lower degree of alcohol and that there is no need to systematically add sugar to the must (chaptalize) to reach alcohol levels of 12 to 13 degrees. So he chaptalizes minimally or not at all - depending on the vintage and the cuvée. His Beaujolais is made to be pleasurable - light, fruity and delicious - not an artificially inflated wine that shines at tasting competitions.

Only a minimal amount of S02 is used at bottling to keep the wine fresh and "headache-free". Fermentation naturally produces a lot of CO2, which acts as protection against oxidation during aging; leaving some in the wine at bottling time also helps to keep it fresh. Filtration is also minimal so that the wine keeps its original fruit and aromas. Brun’s wines are not ‘blockbusters’ in the sense of ‘big.’ The emphasis is not on weight, but on fruit: Beaujolais as it once was and as it should be.
COTE BRUILLY 12 THIVIN 375ML
CHATEAU THIVIN 2012 COTES DE BRUILLY 375ML
Item: #333393
Bottle Size:375ML
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FLEURIE 11 RAOUSSET
RAOUSSET 2011 FLEURIE
Item: #333233
Bottle Size:750ML
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This purple, garnet Fleurie is a treat. The nose delivers loads of cherries with a hint of tar. On the palate it is quite powerful and offers luscious raspberry and plum cherry aromas. <Read More...
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FLEURIE 12 VISSOUX CHERMETTE
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The style of the Domaine du Vissoux wines is distinctive. Mouth filling, broadly textured, rich and luxurious, they pack an enormous amount of flavor into low-alcohol packages. The Read More...
wines often have notes of milk chocolate and nut oils, which contribute to their rich character. Yet, these Beaujolais are by no means simple or "fruit bombs." They have a good deal of complexity and the ability to age.
JULIENAS 11 AVIRON
STEPHINE AVIRON 2011 BEAUJOLAIS JULIANAS
Item: #300192
Bottle Size:750ML
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eROBERT PARKER 88 POINTS: "Hints of caramelized resin, smoked meat and turpentine tinge the dark berry fruit aromas in Aviron’s 2011 Julienas Vieilles Vignes, Read More...
signaling one of those numerous instances in his oeuvre where notes from barrel strike me as interfering with the pleasure otherwise derivable from ripe, pure fruit allied to mineral nuance. Unfortunately, a slight drying note in the finish must also be lain at the door of the cooper. That having been noted, there is certainly much to like here, from an expansive and sweetly ripe palate, through high-toned notes of almond extract and maraschino that mingle with the aforementioned oak-induced overtones, to a sustained, salt- and crushed stone-accented if faintly rough and only modestly juicy finish."
JULIENAS 11 DUBOEUF CAPITANS
GEORGE DUBOEUF 2011 JULIENANS CHATEAU DES CAPITANS
Item: #321267
Bottle Size:750ML
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"This 19th-Century castle is situated right in the heart of AOC Cru Juliénas, in a locality known as Les Capitans. Centuries-old cedar trees in the stately gardens stand as tall sentinels Read More...
of a long, illustrious past. The remarkably old vines form one single, undivided vineyard circling the estate, and benefit from optimal soil and microclimate conditions. South-southeast hillside exposure to the sun allows the grapes to attain perfect ripening before they are harvested. This wine displays a sumptuous deep red color. its intense, complex nose offers an array of fruits, from peach to raspberry and black currant, with a subtle touch of cinnamon. Ample structure and excellent balance will allow this wine to age in bottle quite gracefully." WJDEUTSCH.COM
MORGON 10 JACQUES COTE PY
CHAUTEU DES JACQUES 2010 MORGON COTE DE PY
Item: #321242
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:89-90+
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eROBERT PARKER 89-90+ POINTS: "The Chateau des Jacques 2010 Morgon Cote de Py manages to display considerable richness while preserving juicy fresh Read More...
fruit vivacity and incorporating an abundance of fine tannin, which as de Castelnau acknowledges reflects an emphasis on pigeage that was especially pronounced with this cuvee. Smoked meat, peat, and crushed stone add depth and this finishes with impressive persistence, even if a touch of tannin seems, for now, to have the last word. I suspect this will be worth following for 4-6 years but would like to revisit it a year from now."
MORGON 11 PIRON COTE DU PY
MORGON 2011 PIRON COTE DU PY
Item: #323157
Bottle Size:750ml
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Gentle nose. Very clean, layered and elegant. A grab bag of red and black fruit played up by sweet strawberry, cinnamon and pepper. Shows the range and substance of Gamay by exhibiting Read More...
balance and textural complexity that would make many high-end Pinot Noir producers jealous—or hopefully, inspired.

MORGON 12 BURGAUD CHARMES
JEAN-MARC BURGAUD 2012 MORGON LES CHARMES
Item: #300115
Bottle Size:750ML
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MORGON 12 COTE DU PY FOILLARD
JEAN FOILLARD 2012 MORGON "COTE DU PY"
Item: #304505
Bottle Size:750ML
$34.99
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Wine of the Week: 2011 Jean Foillard Morgon 'Côte du Py' May 04, 2013|By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times |
I could drink a bottle of this Morgon "Côte du Py" Read More...
from Jean Foillard every week with the greatest of pleasure. How beautiful is the bottle, with its red wax seal? The wine itself is soft and unctuous, tasting of prunes and dried cherries, a voluptuous cru Beaujolais made with painstaking care. The organically farmed vines from the famed "Côte du Py" range from 10 all the way up to 90 years of age. This is a very serious Gamay.
MORGON 12 LAPIERRE
LAPIERRE 2012 MORGON
Item: #300199
Bottle Size:750ML
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"Little would we know that when Marcel Lapierre took over the family domaine from his father in 1973, he was on the road to becoming a legend. In 1981, his path would be forever changed Read More...
by Jules Chauvet, a man whom many now call his spiritual godfather. Chauvet was a winemaker, a researcher, a chemist, and a viticultural prophet. It was he who, upon the advent of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the 1950s, first spoke out for “natural wine,” harkening back to the traditional methods of the Beaujolais. Joined by local vignerons Guy Breton, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Jean Foillard, Marcel spearheaded a group that soon took up the torch of this movement. Kermit dubbed this clan the Gang of Four, and the name has stuck ever since. These rebels called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and disdaining chapitalization. Marcel was recently joined by his son Mathieu, and together they took the natural wine philosophy one step further, following organic and biodynamic vineyard practices. The end of the 2010 vintage was Marcel’s last. He passed away at the end of the harvest—a poetic farewell for a man that forever changed our perception of Beaujolais. Mathieu continues the great work that his father pioneered with confidence, albeit on his own.

The methods at Lapierre are just as revolutionary as they are traditional; the detail and precision with which they work is striking and entirely different from the mass-produced majority of Beaujolais on the market today. Decomposed granite comprises most of their eleven hectares, and the vines are an average of 45 years of age. Grapes are picked at the last possible moment to obtain the ripest fruit, which is a trademark of the estate style. The Lapierres age their wines on fine lees for at least nine months in oak foudres and fûts ranging from three to thirteen years old. These wines are the essence of Morgon: bright, fleshy fruit with a palatable joie de vivre that was undoubtedly inherited from their creator. In the words of KLWM salesperson Sam Imel, “They are meant to be devoured.” " Kermitlynch.com
MOULIN VENT 10 JACQUES CARQUEL
CHATEAU DES JACQUES 2010 MOULIN-A-VENT
GRAND CARQUELINS
Item: #321240
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91-92
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ROBERT PARKER 91-92 POINTS - "The high quartzite content that geologically links Chateau des Jacques’s 2010 Moulin-a-Vent Clos du Grand Carquelin with Read More...
their Chenas En Papolet seems evident also in a prominent, mouthwatering salinity and a sense of lift and sappy brightness of red currant and red raspberry. Those looking for geological signs might associate the iron- and manganese-rich characteristic for Moulin-a-Vent in general with the deep beef marrow, meat-stock richness that underlies this Carquelin and supplies a dynamic, yet somehow by no means discordant, counterpoint to the wine’s sharply-focused red fruits. As with the corresponding Champs de Cour, tannin is very fine and in the background, and the texture is almost silken. Hints of lanolin and brown spices from barrel are discreet and well-integrated. This should be worth following for half a dozen or more years. (The 2009 performed this June at the upper end of my issue 190 projection, displaying an even more striking, shimmering mineral savor.)"
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