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

Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre les Boucauds 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"The 2013 Sancerre Les Boucauds is Stéphane's most fruit-intense and accessible Sancerre. Sourced from 30- to 40-year-old vines from limestone soils on hillsides, and fermented completely in stainless steel to maintain the fruit and freshness, the 2013 reveals – on a chalky palate
Item Number: 17175
Case: $275.40

Lucien Crochet 'Croix du Roy' Sancerre 2012
"Lucien Crochet is one of the finest producers in Sancerre."—Robert Parker"Sourced from several parcels that are planted in rocky, white soils with an east-southeast exposure (including the “Clos du Roy”), this cuvé is the most full-bodied and masculine of the three core Sancerres of the
Item Number: 16052
Case: $287.40

Fournier 'Les Belles Vignes' Sancerre 2013
" Clear golden green reflections. Well-developed aromas reminding of syringa and blackcurrantevolving towards fruit cordial after a while in the glass. Full and round at first, followed by a sensation of crispness. A touch of anise lingering. Notes of gooseberries, grapefruit and mineral. This
Item Number: 16228
Case: $227.40

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
Case: $203.40

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

Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2011
" Domaine des Baumard is situated right in the heart of the Anjou, in the town of Rochefore-Sur-Loire, just south of the town of Savennieres itself. The property has been in the Baumard family since 1634, but it was reconstituted and improved by Jean Baumard in the mid-1950s. Since 1992 the estate
Item Number: 17162
Case: $239.40
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Chateau d'Epire Savennieres 2012
" Leave it to legendary importer Kermit Lynch to find an outstanding Savennieres that doesn't break the bank. Recently dubbed best value in the NY Times, wine writer Eric Asimov called it "deep and complex," and praised its "beautiful floral and wax aromas." Glowing review aside, this delicious
Item Number: 16247
Case: $191.40

Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2013
"The 2013 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: 16437
Case: $179.40

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre AC 2013
"The 2013 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 notes
Item Number: 16026
Case: $239.40

Domaine de l'Ecu 'Granite' Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2012
96  John Gilman 
John Gilman 96"The 2012 Granite bottling from Messieurs Bossard and van Herck, as the name suggests, comes from hard granite soils and the vineyards for this cuvée are planted with forty-five to fiftyfive year-old vines. As was the case with the very strong 2011, the extra mineral drive of the
Item Number: 17203
Case: $239.40

Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Blanc 2013
Of course, you know that small Loire appellation that uses Sauvignon Blanc but blends in up to 15% Chardonnay or Melon de Bourgogne... so this is it, the quintessential example. Domaine du Salvard is a Loire classic and a must try. This wine is redolent of perfectly ripe, pink grapefruit on the
Item Number: 16322
Case: $155.40

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
Case: $95.40

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
Case: $245.40

Hugel Gentil Alsace Blend 2012
Food & Wine"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 combination of minerality and pear-tinged
Item Number: 5453
Case: $143.40

Domaine Michel Bregeon Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2011
" Though Muscadet (made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape) has been commonly known to produce young, fresh wines, (even those that spend a few months sur lie), Michel has broken the mold, keeping some of his wines on the lees for as much as seven years! He ages these wines in subterranean
Item Number: 16215
Case: $155.40

Chat de la Chesnaie Muscadet Sur Lie 2013
" The House of Chéreau Carré occupies the most privileged position in the Nantes region of France. This family owned property dates back to the 15th century and features vines that cover over 267 acres of the highest quality soil in the prized region of the Sèvre-et-Maine. Bernard Chéreau currently
Item Number: 8195
Case: $119.40

Jean Reverdy La Reine Blanche Sancerre 2013
" 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: 17112
Case: $251.40

Domaine de l'Ecu 'Orthogneiss' Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2012
94  John Gilman 
John Gilman 94+"Domaine de l’Écu’s Orthogneiss bottling is produced from vineyards with metamorphosed rock that is far more granitic than the straight micro schist found in the vineyards that make up the Gneiss bottling. As I mentioned last year, the domaine has old vines, with the average age
Item Number: 17202
Case: $227.40

Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay 2013
"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
Case: $107.40
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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

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

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
Case: $467.40

Vincent Vatan 'Silex' Sauvignon Blanc 2011
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91" Very mineral and textured from the limestone soil, this is a concentrated and complex wine. It boasts considerable acidity and very crisp fruit, with grapefruit and juicy lemons coming through strongly. "
Item Number: 16841
Case: $179.40
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