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1749 12 SAUVIGNON BLANC
1749 2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC LOIRE VALLEY
Item: #322274
Bottle Size:750ml
$8.99
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With a forward nose of vivid fruits, from gooseberry to white peach and white grapefruit, melded with a touch of river water, lanolin and nougat, the palate on 1749 continued Read More...
and expanded on the initial fruit-laden theme. Sweet yet almost tart, notes of star fruit, more gooseberry and white grapefruit merged with a lush mouthfeel, counterbalanced by good acidity to keep it clean and buoyant. Hints of apricots, orange blossoms and clover honey furthered the delicious depth on the palate. The finish is fresh and quick but with a lingering fruit essence and mixed floral touch that reverberates nicely.

This wine is perfect for the warm weather we’ve been having and has a classic Loire Valley profile with a nice dollop of New Zealand-esque citrus-- it’s balanced, clean, fresh, uplifting and clearly a worthy Hi-Time Wine of the Month. Enjoy!
ANJOU 12 DE LA ROULERIE
CHATEAU DE LA ROULERIE 2012 ANJOU
Item: #311004
Bottle Size:750ML
$9.99
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ANJOU BLANC 10 CEP BY CEP
CEP BY CEP 2010 ANJOU BALNC
Item: #311003
Bottle Size:750ML
$9.99
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BAUMARD 09 QUART DE CHAUM 375M
DOMAINE DES BAUMARD 2009 QUART DE CHAUME 375ML
Item: #333850
Bottle Size:375ML WS:96
$38.99

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WINE SPECTATOR 96 POINTS - "Bold, lush and tropical in feel, with creamed papaya and mango notes seamlessly gliding together, while coconut, green plum, ginger, Read More...
quince and white peach flavors fill in the background. Offers a succulent finish, but stays pure and steady thanks to perfectly embedded acidity. Best from 2015 through 2030. 250 cases imported."
BAUMARD 09 SAVENNIERES CATHER
$46.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 94 POINTS - "Plump, ripe and full, featuring a slightly exotic edge to the guava, mango and creamed peach flavors, before a racier side Read More...
of green plum, honeysuckle and plantain moves in behind. Still youthfully raw, with the fruit bouncing rather than gliding for now. The finish is long, revealing an echo of green almond that bodes well for cellaring. Best from 2015 through 2026. 100 cases imported."
BOURGUEIL 12 CHANTELEUSERIE
DOMAINE CHANTELEUSERIE 2012 BOURGUEIL
Item: #311160
Bottle Size:750ML
$13.95
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Domaine de la Chanteleuserie means “place where the larks sing,” hence the singing bird on the front. The domaine is perched on a limestone plateau in an idyllic landscape in the Read More...
heart of Touraine. The vineyards enjoy full southern exposure helping to ripen the Cabernet Franc grapes. This is the land of Cabernet Franc, better known locally as “Breton.” Though it’s known often as a blending grape in Bordeaux, it has the ability to shine nicely on it’s own in the Loire.





BOURGUEIL 12 LA BUTTE LE PIED
DOMAINE DE LA BUTTE 2012 BOURGUEIL LE PIED
Item: #322262
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91-92
$17.99
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CHINON 10 JOGUET VARENNES
CHARLES JOGUET 2010 CHINON VARENNES DU GRAND CLOS
Item: #322154
Bottle Size:750ML
$32.99
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• Single-vineyard is situated at the foot of a gravelly terrace with an eroding limestone slopeon the left bank of the Vienne River in Sazilly

• Yields average 40 hl/ha Read More...
Cold skin maceration last for five days

• Fermentation lasts for a maximum of 4 weeks, at higher temperatures than most cuvées

• Well-adapted pump-overs and punch-downs

• At the end of alcoholic fermentation, the free-run wines and the best of the pressed wines are blended for malolactic fermentation in 1-3 year-old barrels

• Wine ages in oak fûts for 15-16 months, depending on the vintage

• After racking, the finished wine rests assembled in cuve for two months before bottling
CHINON 11 BAUDRY GUILLOT
BERNARD BAUDRY 2011 CHINON CLOS GUILLOT
Item: #333874
Bottle Size:750ML
$27.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS: "A crackling, pure style, with a vibrant savory edge that drives the red currant, cherry and damson plum fruit along. The Read More...
finish picks up sweet tobacco and mouth-watering chalk notes. Drink now through 2016. 150 cases imported." –JM
CHINON 11 PENSEES PALLUS
LE PENSEES DE PALLUS 2011 CHINON
Item: #322197
Bottle Size:750ML
$21.99
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Since the debut 2004 vintage, Les Pensées has grown in stature with each passing vinage. It is assembled from parcels on several different soil types, with the aim to define Chinon Read More...
in a glass. It reveals classic Loire Valley Cabernet Franc aromas and flavors, but with remarkable precision and the kind of textural depth that is rarely seen in Chinon.
CHINON BL 10 LAMBERT CHESNAIES
LAMBERT 2010 CHINON BLANC LES CHESNAIES
Item: #333990
Bottle Size:750ML
$31.99
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CLAU DE NELL 11 CAB FRANC
CLAU DE NELL 2011 CABERNET FRANC
Item: #300047
Bottle Size:750ML
$39.99
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CLAU DE NELL 11 GROLLEAU
CLAU DE NELL 2011 GROLLEAU
Item: #300048
Bottle Size:750ML
$39.99
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Domaine Clau de Nell is located in the Loire Valley wine region of Anjou, southeast of Angers and northwest of Saumur, in the village of Ambillou-Château. The vines range in age from Read More...
30 to 90 years. These vineyards have been biodynamically cultivated since 2000.Grolleau, a varietal native to Touraine, has played a major part only in Rosé d’Anjou in the past, as it is prone to very high yields. When yields are limited, however, and the vines are very old and cultivated 100 percent biodynamically, as at Clau de Nell, the results are surprising, with a remarkable purity of fruit and velvety, tight tannins.
CLAU DE NELL 11 VIOLETTE
CLAU DE NELL 2011 VIOLETTE
Item: #300049
Bottle Size:750ML
$39.99
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The wines are bottled unfined, unfiltered on a fruit day, as defined by the biodynamic calendar. Domaine Clau de Nell is part of the prestigious Renaissance des Appellations association Read More...
and is Demeter certified as 100% biodynamic.
Tasting notes Nonetheless, the hallmark elegance and balanced structure behind this wine shines through.
70% Cabernet Franc/30% Cabernet Sauvignon). Estate grapes were harvested from 60 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines and 40 year old Cabernet Franc vines, fermented with native yeasts and macerated for 20 days. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon will vary slightly depending on the vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon lends additional structure and tannins to the Cabernet Franc – this is a different, more powerful wine than the 100% Cabernet Franc.
DOMAINE FRESCHE 10  ANJOU COTE
DOMAINE DU FRESCHE 2010 ANJOU COTEAUX DE LA LOIRE
Item: #321085
Bottle Size:750ml
$22.99
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WINEMAKER'S NOTES: - "Clean, crisp and dry on the nose with some typical notes of apples and pears. The wine is bone dry with a chalky texture on entry and displays a good structure, Read More...
with a lively apple-like acidity running through the wine. There is a hint of spritz coming from a little residual carbon-dioxide which helps to lift the impression of freshness and acts as a preservative. This is for immediate drinking, but could be expected to age for three to five years."
FELINES JOURDAN 12 PICPOUL
FELINES JOURDAN 2012 PICPOUL DE PINET
Item: #322548
Bottle Size:750ml
$10.99
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Claude Jourdan is the second generation female wine maker at Domaine Jourdan, continuing the tradition begun by her mother. Their vineyards sit on a gentle slope overlooking the Mediterranean Read More...
Sea where they produce quintessential Picpoul. There are minerals and sea salt on the nose, and notes of melon on the palate followed by an intense finish. Perfect with oysters and other seafood.
JASNIERES 12 PASCAL JANVIER
PASCAL JANVIER 2012 JASNIERES
Item: #323150
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91
$17.99
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Pascal Janvier never planned on becoming a vigneron. Though his parents had vineyard land of their own, they did not make their own wine. Instead, he went to school to learn butchery. However, Read More...
Pascal made a sudden about-face at the age of thirty and decided to study winegrowing in Amboise. His serious and soft-spoken demeanor reflects a man prone to quiet contemplation and great deliberation. His decision was anything but a whim. Starting slowly, he has mastered his craft with a focus and passion that is contributing towards the revival of the small appellation of Jasnières, in the department of the Sarthe in the Val du Loir. The Loir is a tributary of the Loire River, and its viticultural area is the most northerly (and coldest) of the greater Loire region. The once proud appellations of Jasnières and the Coteaux du Loir (the preferred wines of King Henri IV) are now all but extinct, with still less than one hundred and two hundred hectares still respectively under vine. Pascal, with the help of his wife Dominique, is doing his part to remind everyone what Jasnières is capable of.

The Janviers rent sixty-six different parcels (a total of nine hectares) of land and farm it entirely themselves. Jasnières produces some of the best dry Chenin Blanc (Pineau de la Loire) in the world, and its wines are said to reach their peak ten years after the vintage. The soils of their parcels are comprised of clay, limestone, sand and silex (flint), and are planted primarily to Chenin Blanc. KLWM imports one bottling of their red, made from the lighter-bodied and elegant indigenous red grape, Pineau d’Aunis. Their “Cuvée du Silex” parcel has distinct flint in the soil, lending notes of gunpowder to this beautiful, crisp Chenin. There is no doubt that Pascal and Dominique have chosen the path less traveled, though at the first sip of their wine, one understands why they keep working so hard. Their stunning aromatics and complexity prove them to be one of the greatest values in the KLWM Loire Valley Portfolio, along with the celebrated wines of Château d’Epiré. If over-alcoholic wines are getting to you, Pascal Janvier’s wines are a great refuge.
JOUSSET 12 EXILE TRANQUILLE SE
DOMAINE JOUSSET 2012 EXILE BLANC TRANQUILLE SEC
Item: #333577
Bottle Size:750ML
$19.99
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Fashioned from 100% Chenin Blanc grapes planted primarily on schist soil from a variety of plots including Savennieres, Angers and Samur from vines ranging from 20-70 years old. Read More...
The fruit aromas flavors of this still wine are more muted than the above bubblies (as one would expect) but over time this white opens nicely to reveal hints of nectarine, white peach and pippin apples on the nose. In the mouth this wine is taught, yet well textured with an old-vine density with leads to a long inter play of juicy orchard fruits and deep seated mineral flavors on the back palate. A serious, yet versatile wine for summer's lighter fare.

Bertrand Jousset is a passionate, larger than life (he looks to be about six foot six) Loire Valley vigneron. Bertrand and his wife Lise are part of a vanguard of young wine producers that are revitalizing the Mount Louis wine scene. Located in Touraine on the left bank of the Loire River opposite from Vouvray, Mount Louis features old vines and relatively inexpensive land making it something of a Mecca for a new generation of winery startups. Loire Valley natives, the Joussets had always dreamed of working with Chenin Blanc. That dream seemed far off until suddenly in 2003 they happened upon a small, run-down estate for rent that offered great potential. The property featured an historic ridge top chateau with three levels to facilitate gravity flow winemaking. More importantly, the property possessed 26 acres of old vines averaging 60 years of age. After nearly a decade of moonlighting and scrimping, the couple was able to assume ownership of the estate. Their vineyards are divided into 25 garden-sized parcels planted primarily to Chenin Blanc rounded out with small holdings of Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Grolleau, and Chardonnay. Bertrand mainly overseas the grape farming which is strictly organic. He also follows an aggressive pruning schedule to limit yields and takes extra time and care to field sort his fruit at harvest to ensure that only the healthiest grapes make it to the crusher. The winery is Lise’s relm where she follows a non-intervention regime that includes fermentation with native yeasts, minimal application of SO2, and clarification without filtration.
M&S BOUCHET 11 CHENIN BLANC
BOUCHET 2011 CHENIN BLANC
Item: #333570
Bottle Size:750ML
$19.99
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MENETOU ROUGE 10 DOM GILBERT
DOMAINE GILBERT 2010 MENETOU SALON ROUGE
Item: #322625
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.95
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This domain has been committed in organic farming and biodynamics since 2005.A delightful, ruby-coloured wine, with a bouquet exhaling overtones of red berries with floral, bracken Read More...
and musk notes. A 100% pinot noir from old vines (25 years) cultivated on kimmeridgian marls. The mouth, delicate, unfolds a subtle material blending fruit overtone with gentle tannins and a nice freshness.
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