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  1. A&P DE VILLAINE 2016 BOUZERON ALIGOTE Organically farmed

    Item #: i_311377
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Winemaker's Notes - "Our Bouzeron comes from vines situated on the best slopes of the appellations. We have planted the golden Aligoté doré grape, which gives lowers yield and more aromatic wines than its cousin, the Aligoté vert. True to its varietal nature, our Bouzeron is a liveley, fruity wine, but it also has a finesse and roundness that spring from the essential nature of the terroir. These qualities lend it great versatility. To best appreciate the freshness and fruit, it would be drunk young, within two or three years. To allow the wine to fully develop fullness and "fatness", age it for up to ten years. It should be served chilled, at about 54°F, as an apéritif, with seafood, or with a number of cheeses (goat cheese, Cantal, Beaufort, Parmesan, Roquefort, etc."
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  2. ANNE BOISSON 2016 MEURSAULT SOUS LA VELLE

    Item #: i_351473
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Domaine Boisson, located in Meursault, was not very well known until recently. It was a kind of hidden gem. The domaine is part of the family Domaine Boisson-Vadot which is divided into three entities: the parents have Boisson-Vadot, the son Pierre Boisson and the daughter Anne Boisson. The élevage for the wines is long (between 15 and 20 months) and the quality of the wine is regular, with great finesse and infinite finish. The Meursault Sous la Velle has an open bouquet with aromas of citrus and white-fleshed fruit (apple and pear) and acacia notes. It has a fresh, nicely fruity palate with a distinctive mineral quality.
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  3. BALLOT MILLOT 14 MEURSAULT 1ER CRU GENEVRIERES

    Item #: i_349988
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 91
    STEPHEN TANZER, VINOUS 92 POINTS - "Pale bright yellow. Subtle scents of orange zest, flowers and high-pitched brown spices. Tangy and alive; less broad but more focused and intense than the Charmes. A lovely energetic Meursault with good saline minerality and extract. Finishes with a subtle, slowly building whiplash of a finish. This very fresh style of Genevrières is tighter and less sweet than the Charmes."

    ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières has a very attractive bouquet with hazelnut and smoke tincturing the citrus fruit, a puff of chalk dust in the background. The palate is well balanced with tropical notes on the entry, counterbalanced with sour lemon and sea salt, seguing towards a slightly austere but intriguing finish. Give this a couple of years in bottle and you should have a respectable Meursault Genevrières at your bidding."
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  4. BENOIT ENTE 2016 PULIGNY MONTRACHET NEXE FLORE

    Item #: i_351711
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Benoit Ente is the younger brother to Arnaud Ente, one of the greatest chardonnay producers in the world, but if he continues on his current trajectory he won’t be known as the “other” Ente for long. While Benoit has been making wine since the late 80s, it wasn’t until 1997 that he was able to acquire his own vineyards. He inherited less than 4 hectares almost exclusively in Puligny-Montrachet, as well as small plots in Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault. At the outset, Benoit began making wines that focused on richness, power, and weight by using a higher percentage of new oak and frequent battonage to give density. Like many passionate, young vingnerons, he wanted to make a statement. With maturity however comes a greater perspective and following the 2004 harvest, Benoit has steadily evolved to the point where today, he is making wines of incredible purity and balance. Benoit’s wines are precise and focused with a tension to them that is not unlike a coiled spring waiting to unfurl. On the palate, his wines do just that and the tightly knit structure detected on the nose is revealed in layers of complexity.
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  5. BERNARD BOISSON 2016 BOURGOGNE BLANC

    Item #: i_350693
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Domaine Boisson-Vadot is one of the fine, outstanding small producers in the village of Meursault that are not particularly well known beyond their native France, but which produce stellar examples of Meursault. The Boisson family have been vignerons in Meursault for more than two centuries, and the wines today are as fine as they have ever been in the long and illustrious family history. The wines of Boisson-Vadot, Pierre Boisson and Anne Boisson are all produced collaboratively at the family's cellars in Meursault. The hierarchy starts with the domaine’s excellent Bourgogne Blanc, from vines in the village of Meursault, which could easily be mistaken for a Meursault with its broad texture and hints of lime, nuts and honey.
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  6. BERNARD MOREAU 2015 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET MALTROIE

    Item #: i_350691
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90
    STEPHEN TANZER 90-92 POINTS - "Slightly high-toned aromas of ripe peach, mirabelle, honey and resin. A sweet, honeyed fruit bomb in the mouth, with its impression of sucrosité (actually less than 1.5 grams per liter, according to Moreau) leavened by ripe acidity. Boasts excellent definition and lift for its ripe fruit and finishes with a spicy nuance."

    WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie felt a little taciturn on the nose, surprisingly, not quite as energetic as the village cru. The palate is fresh and taut on the entry with a hint of apricot and quince, just a dash of ginger on the back palate, leading to an elegant, saline finish. This is a very commendable Maltroie, although it is not the stronger Premier Cru that Alex Moreau fashioned in this vintage."
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    $104.99
  7. BLAIN GAGNARD 2015 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 1ER CRU LA BOUDRIOT

    Item #: i_345021
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Chassagne-Montrachet La Boudriotte 1er Cru is located on the grounds of the Morgeot Abbey and is technically a subsection of Morgeot. Boudriotte itself is made up of six individual lieux-dits, all of which may also be bottled as Morgeot 1er Cru. The vineyard lies on a gentle slope of gravel, clay, and limestone, from vines planted between 1932 and 1969.

    Domaine Blain-Gagnard was formed in 1980 when Jean-Marc Blain (a Sancerrois) married Claudine Gagnard, youngest daughter of Jacques and Marie-Josephe Gagnard of Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange. The couple runs this venerable domaine with the help of their son Marc-Antonin. Jean-Marc Blain and Claudine Gagnard met while they were both studying oenology at Dijon. The estate’s vineyards come mainly from grandparents and other relatives of Claudine, along with a few purchases. The vines are planted in Chardonnay (55%) and the rest in pinot noir, with a small parcel of Passetoutgrain. They now control 20.5 acres of vines in Chassagne-Montrachet, including holdings in three grands crus: Le Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet, and Criots-Batard-Montrachet.

    Food pairing White Burgundy, with its rich texture and toasted flavors, pairs well with white fish and shellfish, and its naturally high acidity can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oak-aging lends itself well to grilled fish, starches, butter, and toasted nuts.

    Like Morgeot, La Boudriotte can have weight, depth,and richness, but is typically a bit more finessed. Aromas and flavors of yellow apples, lemons, and minerals are accompanied by notes of vanilla and toast thanks to aging in 30% new Burgundian piece.
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  8. BOUCHARD PER & FILS 2014 CORTON CHARLEMANGE GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_345912
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Spectator: 93
    Burghound: 94
    Vinous Media: 94
    BURGHOUND 94 POINTS: " Mild notes of wood and reduction mask the underlying fruit though I can say that it appears to be ripe. Otherwise there is outstanding volume and concentration to the big-bodied and openly muscular flavors that exhibit evident power and punch on the hugely long finale. This is presently very compact and like the Perrières very clearly built to age. I should note that while this is certainly going to need time it is not especially austere and I suspect that it will begin to drink well after only 5-ish years or so if that's your preference."

    VINOUS-TANZER 94 POINTS: "Highly complex, soil-driven aromas of lime blossom, menthol, white pepper, mint and musky flowers. Utterly seamless and suave but very youthfully unevolved, with fresh citrus and mineral flavors complicated by sexy brown spices. A wonderfully subtle, lemony, penetrating wine with great flavor intensity and near-perfect acid balance. Most impressive today on the very subtle, slowly mounting, ultimately palate-staining finish. Conveys an impression of nobility without huge weight or power. Bouchard has bottled a splendid set of grand crus in 2014."
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    $199.99
  9. BOYER MARTENOT 2016 BOURGOGNE BLANC

    Item #: i_351288
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The wine has a very open and fiery nose of toasty wood mixed with vanilla extracts and roasted chestnuts. Mineral and delicate; concentrated characteristics of mainly fresh fruit like peach and pear.
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  10. BRUNO CLAIR 2015 MOREY ST DENIS EN LA RUE DE VERGY

    Item #: i_345483
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    BURGHOUND 90 POINTS -"This too is super-fresh with its airy nose that combines floral, red currant and evident wet stone scents. The racy and tension-filled flavors possess a really lovely mouth feel if perhaps not quite the overall depth and length as the best of these villages wines."

    VINOUS 90 POINTS - "(from vines planted in the 1980s on rocky soil): Good dark red. Quite reticent on the nose, and a bit diffuse. Then juicy and sweet in the mouth, with soil-driven red berry flavors complicated by red licorice and mineral notes. Good density and breadth here--and a bit more size than usual for this wine. Finishes with dusty, horizontal tannins. Clair noted that this bottling is taking on more power as the vines age."
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  11. CAROLINE MOREY 2017 SANTENAY CORNIERES BLANC

    Item #: i_352129
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  12. CHABLIS 15 LOUIS MICHEL MONTEE DE TONNERRE

    Item #: i_345932
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Burghound: 92 OUTSTANDING
    White Burgundy is one of our favorite wines and the purest expression of Chardonnay comes from the great, cool climate appellation of Chablis. This delicious, mouth-watering style offers such transparency and transmits the racy minerality in a way that no other can.

    Over the past several years, the wines of Louis Michel have become a staff and customer favorite. They offer everything you could want, exhibiting signature characteristics of Chardonnay from this region. This is the perfect wine to pair with oysters, shellfish, seafood or poultry or to refresh as we move into the warmer time of the year. Both the 2015 and 2017 Louis Michel Montée de Tonnerre wines are designated as "Outstanding" by Burghound's tough critic, Allen Meadows.

    The Michel family has been making wines in the heart of Chablis since the 19th century and the domaine is now overseen by Guillaume Michel. Louis Michel & Fils were among the first to vinify its wines only in stainless steel tanks. This approach highlights the purity of the Chardonnay with these wines exuding finesse, purity and freshness.

    Montée de Tonnerre is located on the right bank of the Serein River alongside the Grand Crus. It is regarded as the most prestigious and sought-after of the Chablis Premier Crus. The famous chalky Kimmeridgian soils are deep and well drained. The south-west facing vines enjoy plenty of sunshine and produce a wine with sun-kissed aromas. This is the ultimate expression of a successful partnership between soil and climate resulting in powerful wines that are complex and balanced.

    BURGHOUND 92 POINTS OUTSTANDING - "(from a huge 4.5 ha parcel located in Chapelot). A pretty and distinctly ripe nose combines even more prominent notes of white flower along with those of pear, apple and quinine. The refined, pure and reasonably well-detailed medium weight flavors possess good richness and density while delivering reasonably good length on the moderately dry and lemon-inflected finale. This is also very classy and a wine that should benefit from a few years of bottle age to develop more overall depth"
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  13. CHARLES AUDOIN 2015 MARSANNAY

    Item #: i_322453
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  14. CHATEAU DE CHAMIREY 2015 MERCUREY BLANC

    Item #: i_351592
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 90
    WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - "Enticing aromas of lemon, apple and stone introduce this elegant, harmonious white. The vibrant structure carries this to a lingering conclusion. Drink now through 2023."
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  15. CHATEAU DE LA MALTROYE 2016 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET CLOS DU CHATEAU DE LA MALTROYE

    Item #: i_344250
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Burghound: 91 "outstanding"
  16. CHATEAU DE LA MALTROYE 2016 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET

    Item #: i_345574
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Burghound: 89
    Situated in the heart of the Chassagne-Montrachet region of Burgundy’s scenic Cote d’Or, Chateau de la Maltroye is easily recognizable from afar by its signature glazed tile roof. This stately bourgeois mansion was actually constructed in the 18th century over the ruins of a 15th century building, whose old cellar was nevertheless maintained, and continues to store the estate’s wines today. The vines are 40 years old on average, though most of them are well over 50. Jean-Pierre and his team carry out extensive manual soil work and sustainable treatments on these vines. This beautiful and rare Chardonnay offers floral touches of hawthorn, acacia and honeysuckle, along with verbena and hazelnut on the nose. On the palate, the wine reveals a deep minerality and a kind of toasted character, developing notes of honey and ripe pear over time.
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  17. CHAVY CHOUET 2017 BOURGOGNE BLANC LES FEMELOTTES

    Item #: i_351540
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    We recently tasted the 2017 releases from Domaine Chavy-Chouet and were thoroughly impressed. We called down additional staff members to try them at the wine bar and everyone was blown away by the entire line-up. This is exactly what we look for from fine Burgundy where Chardonnay achieves its greatest expression. We immediately grabbed as much wine as we could and are thrilled to offer you our best white Burgundy purchase in recent memory.

    For those wanting to do a "deep dive" into what makes White Burgundy so special these wines from Chavy-Chouet are the perfect introduction. Romaric took over day to day operations of the estate in 2014 after growing up in the vineyards. He has great respect for the history and tradition of Burgundy yet has made improvements in the vineyard and the cellar which reveal themselves in every bottle.

    The Bourgogne Blanc is a fantastic wine which will make believers out of anyone who tries it. You would be hard pressed to find a better white Burgundy for the price. Vinous Media's Burgundy critic, Neal Martin loved the Chavy Chouet wines and wrote, "There is a lot in this regional white and it represents great value." This wine is an absolute steal and one to purchase by the case with confidence.

    Enjoy the wines from Chavy Chouet and discover how good Chardonnay can be.

    VINOUS 90 POINTS - "The 2017 Bourgogne Blanc Les Femelottes comes from five parcels from 15 to 60 years old vines adjacent to the Puligny-Montrachet village crus. It has a lovely, almond and white chocolate scented bouquet that is very well defined. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity, a touch of bitter lemon and frangipane towards the composed, quite phenolic finish. There is a lot in this regional white and it represents great value."
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  18. CHAVY CHOUET 2017 PULIGNY MONTRACHET ENSEIGNERES

    Item #: i_351542
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    We recently tasted the 2017 releases from Domaine Chavy-Chouet and were thoroughly impressed. We called down additional staff members to try them at the wine bar and everyone was blown away by the entire line-up. This is exactly what we look for from fine Burgundy where Chardonnay achieves its greatest expression. We immediately grabbed as much wine as we could and are thrilled to offer you our best white Burgundy purchase in recent memory.

    For those wanting to do a "deep dive" into what makes White Burgundy so special these wines from Chavy-Chouet are the perfect introduction. Romaric took over day to day operations of the estate in 2014 after growing up in the vineyards. He has great respect for the history and tradition of Burgundy yet has made improvements in the vineyard and the cellar which reveal themselves in every bottle.

    The Bourgogne Blanc is a fantastic wine which will make believers out of anyone who tries it. You would be hard pressed to find a better white Burgundy for the price. Vinous Media's Burgundy critic, Neal Martin loved the Chavy Chouet wines and wrote, "There is a lot in this regional white and it represents great value." This wine is an absolute steal and one to purchase by the case with confidence.

    The wines from Puligny Montrachet, Saint Aubin and Meursault are made in the same manner with the only difference being the vineyards themselves. They are textbook examples showcasing the terroir of three different appellations. Trying these wines side by side is a revelation.

    Chavy Chouet's wines have a transparency which allows the terroir to express itself loud and clear and reflect the very essence of their appellations. By that we mean, Puligny tastes like Puligny should showcasing perfect balance with white flowers, orchard fruit and vibrant citrus flavors. The St Aubin Premier Cru reflects its location near the famed Montrachet Grand Cru vineyard. The limestone based soils transmit tension, precision and minerality characteristic of the appellation. The Meursault from the Premier Cru Charmes vineyard is mesmerizing with a richness and depth one would expect yet is accomplished without any heaviness at all.

    Enjoy the wines from Chavy Chouet and discover how good Chardonnay can be.

    VINOUS 91 POINTS - "The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères comes from a 60-year old parcel that Hubert Chavy purchased at the beginning of the 1980s and essentially got it for free as part of an exchange. It used to be rented to other growers and lies just across the road from Chassagne. It has a fragrant bouquet with flecks of white chocolate and almond, like a pimped up version of the Les Femelottes. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine thread of acidity, vibrant and poised with a touch of salinity on the finish. Bon vin."
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  19. CHAVY CHOUET 2017 SAINT AUBIN 1ER CRU MURGERS DES DENTS DE CHIEN

    Item #: i_351544
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    We recently tasted the 2017 releases from Domaine Chavy-Chouet and were thoroughly impressed. We called down additional staff members to try them at the wine bar and everyone was blown away by the entire line-up. This is exactly what we look for from fine Burgundy where Chardonnay achieves its greatest expression. We immediately grabbed as much wine as we could and are thrilled to offer you our best white Burgundy purchase in recent memory.

    For those wanting to do a "deep dive" into what makes White Burgundy so special these wines from Chavy-Chouet are the perfect introduction. Romaric took over day to day operations of the estate in 2014 after growing up in the vineyards. He has great respect for the history and tradition of Burgundy yet has made improvements in the vineyard and the cellar which reveal themselves in every bottle.

    The Bourgogne Blanc is a fantastic wine which will make believers out of anyone who tries it. You would be hard pressed to find a better white Burgundy for the price. Vinous Media's Burgundy critic, Neal Martin loved the Chavy Chouet wines and wrote, "There is a lot in this regional white and it represents great value." This wine is an absolute steal and one to purchase by the case with confidence.

    The wines from Puligny Montrachet, Saint Aubin and Meursault are made in the same manner with the only difference being the vineyards themselves. They are textbook examples showcasing the terroir of three different appellations. Trying these wines side by side is a revelation.

    Chavy Chouet's wines have a transparency which allows the terroir to express itself loud and clear and reflect the very essence of their appellations. By that we mean, Puligny tastes like Puligny should showcasing perfect balance with white flowers, orchard fruit and vibrant citrus flavors. The St Aubin Premier Cru reflects its location near the famed Montrachet Grand Cru vineyard. The limestone based soils transmit tension, precision and minerality characteristic of the appellation. The Meursault from the Premier Cru Charmes vineyard is mesmerizing with a richness and depth one would expect yet is accomplished without any heaviness at all.

    Enjoy the wines from Chavy Chouet and discover how good Chardonnay can be.

    VINOUS 92 POINTS - "The 2017 Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 1er Cru comes from a parcel that was actually forest until 1986. Romaric Chavy told me it is always the last vineyard to ripen. It has a fragrant bouquet with apricot blossom, fresh pear and light nectarine aromas, all very seductive. The palate is very well balanced, very pure with a fine bead of acidity. This feels very harmonious and utterly seductive. You could easily drink this now although it will sure age in bottle. Superb."
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  20. COCHE DURY 2016 VOLNAY 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_351616
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $449.99
  21. COFFINET DUVERNAY 2014 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 1ER CRU LES FAIRENDES

    Item #: i_352164
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE & SPIRITS 94 POINTS "Year’s Best White Burgundy": "“One of the prized parcels in Philippe Duvernay and Laura Coffinet's domaine, Fairendes lies in the upper,northern sector of Morgeot, where the thin, rocky soil created a dramatic 2014, a brash, fleshy, naked chardonnay. The cool lime flavor and gracious acidity makes it racy, while persistent minerality gives it an enoki mushroom savor. Several panelists called it out for being sexy and classical. I found it lively, with awesome complexity for a premier cru wine.”
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