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  1. "Y" YGREC 2016 CHATEAU D'YQUEM DRY

    Item #: 300066
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 91
    ROBERTPARKER.COM 91 POINTS: "The 2016 Ygrec (or
    $164.99
  2. 1749 2016 SAUVIGNON BLANC LOIRE VALLEY

    Item #: i_322274
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    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 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!
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  3. A & JF GANEVAT 2016 VIN DE TABLE BLANC L'AILLEURS

    Item #: i_351719
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Jean-François creates a stunning number of cuvées, ranging between thirty-five and forty every year! His methodology goes far beyond the details of the average vigneron. For some, his process would be maddening, as each cuvée calls for a highly individualized élévage. Jean-François is committed to minute doses of sulfur, so low in fact, that many fear it hurting the wines during transport. He curbs this issue entirely by aging many of his whites on the lees for extended periods of time, anywhere from two to eleven years! In all of his years making wine, he has never had a problem. In the Jura, many of the wines go through a traditional, intentional oxidation; however Jean-François aims to lend a greater lightness and elegance to wines of this style than are typical. He gravitates toward the Burgundian style, using ouillage to top off barrels. Jean-François Ganevat is a master of his craft, one of the true magicians of the eclectic. To say that his grapes are spun into gold would not be far from the truth; they are entirely otherworldly.
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  4. A & JF GANEVAT 2016 VIN DE TABLE BLANC L'APERO

    Item #: i_351720
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Short maceration, aged 12 months in foudre
  5. A & JF GANEVAT 2016 VIN DE TABLE ROUGE LE JAJA DU BEN

    Item #: i_351721
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Aged 9 months in conical wood tank
  6. A & P DE VILLAINE 2016 RULLY BLANC LES-SAINT-JACQUES

    Item #: 345447
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    The richest white Burgundy in the de Villaine stable, this Rully is an exercise in balance. Hazelnut and quince paste greet the nose, followed by a dense mouthful of ripe, succulent yellow fruits. Despite its voluptuousness, the wine is dry, fresh, very stony, and even salty
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  7. ABBATUCCI 2016 FAUSTINE VV BLANC VIN DE FRANCE

    Item #: 333925
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    100% old-vine Vermentinu selected from a parcel with very low yields (20 hl/ha)
    Hand harvested in the morning at prime maturity and immediately pressed
    Wine is vinified in stainless steel cuve
    Fermentation takes place after a brief cold-soaking
    Slow fermentation at 18 degrees Celsius
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  8. AGRAPART 2009 EXTRA BRUT L'AVIZOISE

    Item #: 376417
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 93
    The Avizoise is made from Les Robards and Voie d'Epernay, fermented in neutral 600-liter barrels and bottled with four grams of dosage.
    $119.95
  9. AGRAPART 2010 BRUT NATURE VENUS

    Item #: 377280
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 94
    PETER LEIM 3 STARS-"From chalky soils in the vineyard of La Fosse, which Agrapart works entirely by horse, this is sleek and pure, with a silky texture and a racy, elongated build. Like Agrapart
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    $189.95
  10. AGRAPART 2011 EXTRA BRUT MINERAL

    Item #: 375800
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    PETER LEIM 1+ STARS-"It
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  11. AGRAPART EXTRA BRUT TERROIRS

    Item #: 325554
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 92
    1 1/2 Stars ChampagneGuide.net-"Compared to Agrapart's 7 Crus, this is both finer in texture and larger in body-you see the influence of grand cru terroir not only in finesse but in puissance as well. It's intensely chalky under the silky notes of pear, green citrus and guava, anchored by vibrant acidity, and it feels fragrant and flowery on the long finish, demonstrating a superb balance and focus. Last tasted: 11/13."-Peter Leim
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    was $64.95 Special Price $54.95
  12. ALAIN JAUME 2016 LIRAC CLOS DE SIXTE

    Item #: i_350312
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 91-93
    WINE ADVOCATE 93 + POINTS: "The 2016 Lirac Domaine du Clos de Sixte is a terrific wine, easily the rival to many Châteauneufs from across the river, starting with its alluring aromas of flowering garrigue and ripe cherries. A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre, this full-bodied wine is lush and concentrated on the palate, then turns velvety on the long finish. I'd treat it like a Châteauneuf du Pape in terms of cellaring: hold it for a few years, then drink it over the next 15. - Joe Czerwinski" - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 2017), 93+ pts
    Alain Jaume Domaine du Clos de Sixte Lirac is made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre
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  13. ALAIN VOGE 2015 CORNAS FONTAINES V.V.

    Item #: 345737
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 94
    eROBERT PARKER 96 POINTS: "Only produced in top vintages (this is the first since 2012), the 2015 Cornas Vieilles Fontaines comes from 80-year-old vines within the La Fontaine lieu-dit. It's a tough wine to evaluate at this stage, as it's quite closed and reticent on the nose, showing some crushed-stone notes and typical granite-based austerity, but on the palate it shows great purity of fruit and vigor. It's full-bodied but tight-laced, focused on driving through the long finish like a thoroughbred down the stretch. Give it at least 5 years in the cellar"
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    $159.99
  14. ALAIN VOGE 2015 CORNAS VIEILLES VIGNES

    Item #: 351699
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "Rich, deep and layered, the 2015 Cornas Vieilles Vignes has it all. Big fruit allied to spicy complexity? Check. Ample tannins that are fully ripe? Check. A finish that extends for days? Check. Oh, you want details? Hints of brown sugar, savory spices and roast meat accent black berry and plum fruit, and while the mid-palate is dense and tannic, those tannins actually turn more supple and approachable on the lingering finish."

    VINOUS 94 POINTS - "Brilliant purple. A highly perfumed bouquet displays ripe, mineral-tinged black and blue fruit, potpourri and incense qualities. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering densely packed yet energetic boysenberry, candied licorice and violet flavors enlivened by an undercurrent of juicy acidity. Smoothly blends richness and finesse and closes extremely long and youthfully tannic, leaving behind sexy floral pastille and dark berry liqueur notes."
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  15. ALBERT BOXLER 2016 MUSCAT

    Item #: i_351957
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  16. ALBERT BOXLER 2016 RIESLING

    Item #: i_333928
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    The small family domaine in France that works traditionally using techniques and savoir faire passed down across multiple generations is under serious threat today. Consolidation, technology, regulation, foreign investment, globalization, and many other factors (all in the name of progress), threaten the great agricultural tradition of winegrowing in France, arguably the world’s greatest winegrowing culture. Few domaines in France embody this way of life more ably and proudly than Domaine Albert Boxler in Niedermorschwihr. Jean Boxler, many generations removed from his ancestor of the same name that moved here from Switzerland in 1673, currently rules the roost at this humble yet incredibly exciting domaine. Intense and serious about his land, his craft, and his wine, Jean is the genius behind what are certainly some of the finest white wines in Alsace (and the world).
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  17. ALPHONSE MELLOT 2017 SANCERRE LA MOUSSIERE

    Item #: 350399
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Very fine gold color with a green hue. The nose offers a flowery fruity bouquet. Lively, supple and welcoming taste. Try pairing with fish tartare, mussels "a la Charentaise", pike with white butter sauce, chanterelle mushroom omelette, baked Norway lobsters, trout meuniere, pike in saffron, braised ham with white sauce, tripe cooked the Caen way, Chavignol goatsmilk cheeses, puff pastries...
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  18. ANDEZON 16 COTES DU RHONE VIGERONS DE ESTEZARGUES

    Item #: i_345889
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "It’s a lush, medium to full-bodied wine bursting with ripe blackberries and blueberries. No, it doesn’t have the peppery spice of Syrah from the northern Rhône, but it does have enough cola-like spicy complexity to warrant an outstanding rating."
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  19. ANDRE & MICHEL QUENARD 2017 LES ABYMES SAVOIE

    Item #: 321045
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    100% JACQUERE

    From 50 year old vines grown on marl and limestone. This light easy driking wine is the perfect hot weather wine. Low alcohol, light and flavorful perfect before dinner or for just sitting on the patio taking in the sun.
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  20. ANDRE BONHOMME 2016 VIRE CLESSE VIELLE VIGNES (CHARD)

    Item #: i_333792
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    We first tasted this wine last year when it was brought into the store for us to sample. Once this Chardonnay from Burgundy touched our lips we were smitten. This became an instant staff favorite and quickly become one of our "go to" wines. It's clean, crisp and dry and features wonderful purity of fruit. This wine is balanced, harmonious and flat-out delicious.

    The wine has been unavailable for many months, but we found more and again sampled it. It continues to be fantastic and may have actually improved a bit with more bottle age. It comes from the little known appellation of Vire-Clesse and the up and coming producer, Domaine Andre Bonhomme. The grapes for this wine are hand-picked from the domaine’s small, 5 acre parcel and are fermented and aged in stainless-steel, resulting in a clean, aromatic style.

    The Vieilles Vignes (old vines) have an average age of over 80 years, resulting in uncommon depth for a wine at this price point.

    We have put Andre Bonhomme's Vire-Clesse on our Napa Technology tasting machine where our customers can "try before you buy." Well, they did try it and the bottles flew out of the store. Vire and Clesse were originally areas appended to the village of Macon. As time went on, it became apparent these vineyards were capable of producing wines of distinction. Upon approval from the governing body, Vire-Clesse gained recognition and became an appellation unto itself.

    This is a wine that tastes great on release, but will evolve slowly for several years if you can wait. It is an uncommon value that clearly over-delivers for the price. Enjoy!

    Really nice on the nose with notes of gala apple, citrus, pear blossom, tangerine blossom and some tropical fruit notes. On the palate, the wine is clean, crisp and dry with a medium/full body and nice acidity that provides lift. The flavor profile is broad with fresh, perfectly ripened fruit. Gala apples, Bartlett pears, lemon oil, pineapple, melon and a brilliant wet rock minerality are apparent. The acidity brings freshness to this well-balanced effort which has a surprisingly long finish. Enjoy on its own or with a variety of shellfish, seafood or poultry.
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  21. ANDRE CLOUET BRUT GRANDE RESERVE GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_376772
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS-"Unfortunately I was only able to taste one new release from Andre Clouet this year. The NV Brut Grande Reserve emerges from the glass with layers of hazelnut, pear, spice and dried flower aromas. This rich, creamy wine impresses for its balance and sheer richness. I loved it. This is Lot L06. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014."(11/11)

    Fashioned from 100% Bouzy and Ambonnay Pinot Noir form the 2009 and 2008 vintages with 30% of the base wine fermented in used Sauterenes barrels. The bouquet is open airy with inviting sourdough, yellow plum, citrus and Macintosh apple notes. This is a concentrated, but not at all ponderous, Champagne with a palate that features appetizing summer and citrus fruits seamlessly wedded to oak derived notions of honey, toast and brown spices. The low (6g/l) dosage works well here to keep everything lively while also letting Champagnes chalk and soil character to come to the fore. This intricately crafted Brut beautifully marries power and poise in way that one seldom finds at this low price point.
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  22. ANDRE ROBERT 08 BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS

    Item #: 276892
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The wine shows a complex range of aromas from white flower to fresh fruit. The wine is long and refreshing in the mouth, balanced with underlying minerality. A vintage with a great aging potential.

    Champagne Andre Robert was born in 1960 with the purchase of the Robert estate but winemaking goes back several generations in the family. Henry Robert, an officer during WWI, came back to a devastated land. Most of Champagne's vineyards were either war torn or disease ridden. With not much more than a horse, he acquired a small plot of land and nursed the vines back to health. Persistence paid off and in the 1930's, Henry founded the first wine cooperative in Champagne.

    During WWII, Andre Robert, who was just a teenager at the time, joined his father and the horse. Toward the end of the 1950's, a tractor replaced the horse and Champagne Andre Robert's first commercial wines were released in 1962.

    Bertrand Robert took over the property in 1981 after studying enology in Reims. Over the last three plus decades, he has remained committed to the principles that were first forged by his grandfather ninety years ago. No insecticides or anti-decay products are used. As if reciting a mantra from the French Revolution he proclaims, "We practice 'viticulture durable.' Respect the water, respect the earth, respect the air."

    A member of the Independent Wine Producers Federation, Robert does not purchase any fruit and all of the wines are made on the estate. This may not sound like a big deal but while there are a lot of small growers in Champagne, the vast majority of the wines are made by very large houses that buy fruit and often use a variety of production facilities.
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  23. ANDRE ROGER BRUT GRANDE RESERVE

    Item #: 374622
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINERY NOTES - "Generous and plentiful foam, with numerous strings of tiny bubbles. The nose is very powerful, dominated by aromas of fruits in pastry, stewed apricot, with frank notes of sugared almond. Slight notes of pepper and aniseed. On the palate, the feeling is very ample and long, with remaining pastry feeling, ending on a spicy note."

    A rich yet subtle blend ot 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay all sourced from the firm's plantings in the Grand Cru village of Ay. The blend is based on the 2013 vintage with 20% cask aged reserve wines. The wine as given a dosage of 9 grams per liter after aging on the yeast for 15 to 18 months.
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    was $69.95 Special Price $44.95
  24. ANDRE ROGER BRUT VIELLIES VIGNES BLANC DE NOIRS 100% GRAND CRU PINOT NOIR

    Item #: 376663
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINERY NOTES-"The base wine for this Old Vines Champagne comes from our plots, Pierre Robert Haut, Tarclett, and Varmery. The vines are on average 45 years old, which is important for the selection of the plots, as each plant produces a third less than a younger plant. Hence a higher aromatic potential and an optimum maturity at harvest time. The primary aromas are typical of a Pinot Noir from Ay: blackcurrant, small red fruit, in the nose and on the palate, with a spicy note at the end of the tasting.These aromas have evolved with the second fermentation, dominated now by juicy fruit, such as white peach and stewed lemon. Despite a lively attack on the palate, this wine feels round, vinous, frank and well structured, long on the mouth without being heavy. This is a wine for lovers of varietal wines, the opposite of a blended Champagne."
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    was $69.95 Special Price $59.98

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