Loire White

The Loire Valley wine region includes the French wine regions situated along the Loire River from the Muscadet region near the city of Nantes on the Atlantic coast to the region of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé just southeast of the city of Orléans in north central France. The white wines of the Coteaux du Layon, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Savennières, and Vouvray are based on Chenin blanc and are known for their high acidity when young and ability to develop and age well. The villages of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire are known for their crisp and herbaceous Sauvignon blancs. ~wikipedia

Chateau Soucherie 'Clos des Perrieres' Savennieres 2010
"One of my favorites is Château Soucherie; I loved its 2010 Savennières Clos des Perrières, a mellow, complex wine with great finesse." ~Eric Asimov, "The Thinking Person’s White Wine" The New York Times
Item Number: 15454
Bottle: $23.95

Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2012
"The 2012 Attitude Sauvignon Blanc is a brilliant, pale straw gold color with a translucent rim. The wine is fresh, clean and youthful with delicate nuances of lime, grapefruit, green apple and kiwi. On the palate it has a soft entry leading to a polished, supple texture with gentle, well integrated
Item Number: 14262
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40

Patient Cottat Sancerre Vieilles Vignes 2012
" Clear golden green reflections. Complex and intense. Prevailing aromas of acacia-blossoms with a Muscat-like note of passion-fruit. Full and fat. Very well balanced. Aromas of litchi and a touch of honey. Delicious as an aperitif or with smoked fish." ~Winery notes
Item Number: 15240
Bottle: $20.45
Case: $245.40
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N. Joly Coulee de Serrant Sauvennieres 2007
96  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 96"It is not easy to describe one of the majestic wines of France. This 2007 is still a wine in the making. All the elements are there: the intensity of dry fruits, the richness of spice and white fruit jams, opulent and austere at the same time. It is an extraordinary wine, with
Item Number: 4798
Bottle: $69.95
Case: $839.40
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Hugel Gentil Alsace Blend 2012
Food & Wine" A Bargain White for Cold Weather..."High-acid whites are, of course, appealing in warm weather. But many of them, specifically those from cool climates, are ideal with winter dishes. It's a crisp, floral-scented white with enough power to pair with substantial dishes, and its
Item Number: 5453
Bottle: $10.95
Case: $131.40

Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"A bright, engaging style, exhibiting fresh-cut Anjou pear, green almond, fig and brioche notes laced with a hint of butter. Offers a long, pure, honeysuckle-filled finish. Drink now through 2015." 1,200 cases imported.
Item Number: 15597
Bottle: $18.95
Case: $227.40

Domaine Pastou 'Les Boucaults' Sancerre 2013
"Pneumatic pressed and gravity-fed, the wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel, malcolactic fermentation is blocked, and the wines ages 4-5 months on its lees before being bottled with minimal use of sulphur. The total production of the winery never exceeds 10,000 cases."
Item Number: 15796
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40

Chat de la Chesnaie Muscadet Sur Lie 2012
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"The 2009 Chateau de la Chesnaie Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie smells unusually for its appellation of winter pear, pumpkin, and pineapple, tinged with and hints of sea breeze. Atypically lush in texture for this cuvee - not to mention luscious - it reminds me slightly of a
Item Number: 8195
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40

Jean Reverdy La Reine Blanche Sancerre 2012
" 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Single vineyard. Vinification: cold fermentation in stainless steel tank, no oak, no malolactic fermentation. Sweet, fruity and clean. White flowers (acacia, jasmine) and citrus fruits aromas. Perfectly balanced. A delicious wine, perfect with fish dishes, especially salmon,
Item Number: 14423
Bottle: $19.95
Case: $239.40

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre AC 2012
"The 2012 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine." ~winery notesPascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc is
Item Number: 14529
Bottle: $19.95
Case: $239.40

E Chevalier Cotes de Grandlieu 'Sur Lie' Muscadet 2012
"Light yellow-gold. Pure aromas of lime, orange zest, jasmine and dusty minerals. Suave and fine-grained, showing precise citrus and pear flavors and excellent mid-palate energy. This tactile but very sharply focused wine really hits the salivary glands, finishing with very good stony cut and tangy
Item Number: 10124
Bottle: $11.95
Case: $143.40

Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume 2006
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 “Very fresh, with lots of enticing, fresh-cut citrus and tropical fruits – orange, clementine, mango, papaya – all driven by mouthwatering acidity and superbright minerality.”“Domaine des Baumard’s pure, satiny Quarts de Chaume continues to be the reference point for the
Item Number: 14225
Bottle: $53.95
Case: $647.40

Domaine du Haut Bourg Muscadet 2012
88  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 88"There are 4,000 cases of this excellent Muscadet made from 30- to 60-year-old vines. A super value from brothers Herve and Nicolas Choblet, the 2012 Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu offers lots of apple and wet rock-like notes in its crisp, fragrant aromas and light to medium-bodied
Item Number: 9550
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40

Chateau d'Epire Savennieres 'Cuvee Spec' 2011
"This vintage was produced on a plot situated right above the Coulée de Serrant. It is made with traditional vinification methods, in old barrels, with regular rackings without malolactic fermentation. This is a frank and rich wine, some would say mineral. A wine that will benefit from a long
Item Number: 13384
Bottle: $17.95

Domaine des Baumard Clos du Papillon 2008
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Robert Parker 92"The Baumard 2008 Savennieres Clos du Papillon has a hard act to follow given the quality of the vintages standard bottling. Pronounced nutty piquancy and wet stone in the nose as well as on the palate here mingle with smoky snuffed candle wick and black tea; quince and white
Item Number: 4031
Bottle: $32.95
Case: $395.40

Sauvion Sevre et Maine Muscadet 2012
" Steely and focused, this shows its class from the very first aromas of well defined citrus and stone fruit, flowing seamlessly into notes of wet stone. Dry and incisive on the palate, with great length. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 940
Bottle: $7.95
Case: $95.40

Regis Minet 'Vieilles Vignes' Pouilly Fume 2012
"Régis Minet took over the family farm in 1976 where his barrel-making father maintained three hectares of vines. Now a full time domaine, Régis Minet maintains ten hectares of 25-30 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines in Pouilly-sur-Loire. Planted in the fine Kimmeridgian limestone and clay soils with a
Item Number: 15145
Bottle: $16.45
Case: $197.40

Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay 2012
"High-toned with citrus, apple and a trace of vanilla on the bouquet. Medium-bodied with creamy-textured, focused fruit; lively and crisp acidity on the palate, and a steely, mineral finish." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 11364
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40
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Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume 2004 375ml
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Ripe and stylish, with fig, pear tartine and green plum flavors gliding along a lovely, creamy palate. Its accessibility belies the vibrant minerality on the finish for now; this should be cellared a bit. Best from 2008 through 2015. 1,415 cases made." ~J.M.
Please note this is a 375mL bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
Item Number: 5504
Bottle: $32.95
Case: $395.40

Domaine des Baumard Quart de Chaume 1992
"The first vintage made by Florent Baumard, and it displays one of the great strengths of this wine: even in less than great vintages, the wine is remarkable, with the pedigree emerging over time. An especially floral wine, full of finesse and charm." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 14226
Bottle: $57.95

Domaine des Baumard Clos de Sainte Catherine 2006
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Medium-weight, with solid tangerine, white peach, chamomile and quince notes that carry through on the bright, open-knit finish. Drink now through 2013. 400 cases made."
Item Number: 7345
Bottle: $38.95
Case: $467.40