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  1. DEFAIX 2005 CHABLIS COTE DE LECHET 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_351097
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Daniel Defaix makes delicious Chablis that he only releases when fully mature. He eschews wood, instead keeping the wine in stainless steel, stirring up the lees to get complex biscuity flavours, combined here with soft richness. Developed, mature style.
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  2. FRANCOISE BEDEL 2011 VIN CENT BULLE COTEAUX CHAMPENOISE BLANC

    Item #: i_325478
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Certified biodynamic (BIODYVIN)

    Vin Cent for Vincent Deseaubeau, (a.k.a. Mr. Bubbles) and Vin Cent Bulle because it sounds like Vin Sans Bulles or vine without bubbles. The first release was the 2011 vintage which was made from 100% Pinot Meunier pressed directly and aged for 22 months in enameled tank and French oak barrels. Successive vintages resemble more closely the estate’s vins clairs with small portions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir making it into the final blend.
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    was $54.95 Special Price $49.98
  3. GUY LARMANDIER BRUT ZERO CRAMANT BLANC DE BLANCS

    Item #: i_367999
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 93
    Burghound: 90
    The cellars of Champagne Guy Larmandier are located in the village of Vertus at the southern base of the Cote des Blancs. This estate owns 9 hectares of vineyards, all located within the Cote des Blancs and distributed amongst the Grand Cru rated villages of Chouilly and Cramant and the 1er Cru rated vineyards of Vertus and Cuis.

    Harvest is conducted manually, the Champagnes are aged a minimum of 36 months on the lees and the Champagnes destined for the US market are disgorged on order and receive a minimal dosage so as to emphasize the purity and finesse of this special terroir.
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  4. HEBRART BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS

    Item #: i_375687
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 90
    A very light straw yellow color with lots of bubbles. The nose has light fresh bread, green apple, and a hint of orange. weet and succulent on the palate. Juicy apple. Creamy and warm. As it warms, it has an orange citrus feeling on the midrange. This stuff rocks.
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  5. JEAN CLAUDE BESSIN 2018 CHABLIS FOURCHAUME 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_353460
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 94 Points
    Decanter: 94 Points
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "Jean-Claude Bessin only makes 5,000 bottles of this old vine cuvée from a lieu-dit within the larger Fourchaume Premier Cru. Combining stainless steel and oaked components, it's rich, concentrated and appealingly honeyed, with subtle wood spices, a thread of minerality and a pure, focused, enticingly balance finish. These are never wines that have to try too hard."
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  6. LAHERTE BRUT NATURE (2015) BLANC DE BLANCS

    Item #: i_376514
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    ANTONIO GALLONI 94 POINTS-"The NV (2015) Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is once again one of the stars in the range, not to mention an absolutely insane value in the world of fine wine. Bright, sculpted and classy to the core, the 2015 dazzles from the very first taste. Citrus, mineral and floral notes abound in this super-expressive, finely-cut Blanc de Blancs. Crystalline and energetic, the Blanc de Blancs has so much to offer. The 2015 is a more than worthy follow up to the stellar 2013. Non-dosé. Disgorged: January 2018."
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  7. LAMY PILLOT 2017 SAINT AUBIN LES PUCELLES

    Item #: i_353451
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The LAMY family have been vignerons in Saint Aubin in the Bourgogne region since 1640 and the PILLOT family has its origins in 1595 in the commune of Chassagne-Montrachet.
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  8. LASSAIGNE BRUT NATURE BDB LE VIGNES DE MONTGUEUX

    Item #: i_378654
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS-"The latest release of Lassaigne's NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Vignes de Montgueux is a blend of the 2016, 2015 and 2014 vintages, and is disgorged à la volée without dosage. Offering up a lively bouquet of green apples, freshly baked bread, white peach and pastry cream, it's medium to full-bodied, taut and racy, with a lively spine of acidity, lovely purity and a long, searingly chalky finish. Lassaigne characterizes this as his "apéro" cuvée—modestly, as this makes for a decidedly serious apéritif."

    Jacques Lassaigne is a 4.7-hectare family vineyard located in Montgueux. The vineyards boast prime southeastern exposure and consist entirely of Chardonnay. The Montgueux vineyard sites were originally held for the Montrachet of Champagne and are located near the gates of Troyes—the former capital of Champagne. This area is technically part of the Aube department, but is much further north than what people typically think of as the Aube, in the Cote des bars which features wines often primarily made from Pinot Meunier. The terroir in Montgueux is nearly identical to the growing sites found further north in le Mesnil, as they share the same limestone vein —this is exceptional terroir for making great champagne. An intense backbone of acidity is often present in these wines, but since it is located further south than the storied Cotes des blancs, ripening is not as much of an issue. The non-vintage Blanc de Blancs is a blend of nine different vineyard sites & two successive vintages.
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  9. MARC COLIN 2017 SAINT AUBIN CUVEE LUCE

    Item #: i_353653
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90
    WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "Already bottled, the 2017 Saint-Aubin Cuvée Luce exhibits notes of green orchard fruit, pastry cream, white flowers and ripe citrus fruit. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, nicely concentrated and incisive with a pure, nicely balanced profile. It's a classic example of the appellation."
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  10. MOREAU NAUDET 2015 CHABLIS MONTMAINS 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_351909
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    “Stéphane Moreau may be very young but he’s already been making wine for more than a decade and that he possesses a gifted touch is evident to anyone who has had the pleasure of tasting his wines. One of the strengths of the young is that they’re open minded to new ideas and Moreau told me that he has begun experimenting with biodynamie….. I find Moreau to be one of the most exciting young growers in Chablis and his wines are well worth the trouble to get to know if you haven’t yet tried them.” – Allen Meadows, Burghound
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  11. PERTOIS-LEBRUN BRUT BDB INSTANT GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_378777
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Here is a regal mix of organically farmed Chardonnay from Cramant, Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Chouilly, Oiry, and Oger : five villages on the famous Côtes des Blancs with Grand Cru Classé status among the elite 17 (out of all of Champagne's 300 plus crus) that enjoy this distinction These are the fab five crus among which the firm's 20 acres of vines are distributed. The result here is a wine of finesse and precision with fresh, slightly saline flavors, that truly reflect the characteristics of its hallowed terrrior. In the glass the taster is treated to a silky, integrated effervescence that sets off a delightful, resonant play of lemon tinged Granny Smith apples, ruby red grapefruit, and blanched almonds. Here then is a pedigreed Blanc de Blanc that is sure to please the avid Champagne purist with a price that pleases as well.
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  12. PERTOIS-LEBRUN EXTRA BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS GRAND CRU L'EXTRAVERTIE

    Item #: i_321813
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A true representation of Pertois Lebrun's know-how, the L'extravertie cuvee is a “Blanc de blancs” champagne combining freshness, lightness and finesse. Perfect for any occasion, it will delight you during any special moment. The L'extravertie is made only with grapes from Grand Cru terroirs (Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Chouilly and Oiry) and cultivated according to a sustainable viticulture... Aspect: Straw yellow color with silver reflections, luminous and fluid aspect, fine bubbles feeding a persistent bezel. Nose: Brioche and buttered, opening with chalky notes of citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit), acacia, liquorice with a slight hint of anise. Palate: Supple and fresh attack, fine and melted effervescence. Pulpy fruit aroma, supported by a pleasant lemony acidity and a delicately creamy and elegant chalky minerality. Harmonious and melting finish.
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  13. PHILIPPE GLAVIER BRUT NATURE BLANC DE BLANCS LA GRACE D' ALPHAEL GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_376943
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINERY NOTES-"Alphaël, angel of knowledge and light, embodies the pure expression of our Chardonnay Grand Cru: fresh and well balanced, with notes of citrus fruit. With its pale, golden aspect, and glints of emerald, it shimmers with a fine effervescence. The first nose, subtle and elegant, unveils notes of candied quince and a rich mineral essence. It then opens out into flavors of fresh fruit, such as peach, and light notes of orange zest. In the mouth, white flowers lead into the slightly roasted and gingerbread undertone of the finish."

    Champagne Philippe Glavier is located in the Grand Cru village of Cramant in the Côte des Blancs. Philippe is a RM (Grower) who founded his winery in 1995 with 3 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards and married Véronique in 2000 who bought with her 1.4 hectares from her families' holdings from Grand Cru Côte des Blancs as well. With many small holdings spread over 47 different plots, this idea for the Gräce d'Alphael Non Vintage cuvée with the idea that these small plots will be picked at optimal maturity at harvest and separate microvinification to offer the possibility to make a single aromatic expression of Chardonnay, for each cuvée.
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  14. PYCM 2018 PERNAND VERGELESSES COMBOTTES BLANC

    Item #: i_352127
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  15. PYCM 2018 SAINT AUBIN LE BANC

    Item #: i_334221
    Bottle Size: 750ML
  16. ROC DES BOUTIRES 2017 POUILLY FUISSE

    Item #: i_352769
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé opens in the glass with an attractive bouquet of confit citrus, Anjou pear and blanched almonds. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy, with ripe acids, a nicely concentrated core of fruit and good tension at the core despite its expressive profile."
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  17. SYLVAIN PATAILLE 2015 BOURGOGNE BLANC LE CHAPITRE

    Item #: i_350526
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90-92
    ROBERT PARKER 90-92 POINTS: "The 2015 Bourgogne le Chapitre Blanc has an inviting bouquet of white peach, stone fruit, cold limestone and light lime flower aromas. The palate is crisp and fresh with lovely crisp pear and peach notes that are kept in check by (yet another) killer line of acidity. There is outstanding tension here and those compact limestone soils are palpable on the stony finish. Superb."
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  18. TISSOT 2017 ARBOIS CHARDONNAY GRAVIERS

    Item #: i_353457
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Chardonnay barrels are kept topped up, but even so the wines tend to offer a hint of the same nutty character on top of the more classic outline of the Chardonnay grape. Stéphane Tissot is a leading grower in the wine appellation of Arbois , where he farms his vineyards biodynamicallY.
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