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Billecart-Salmon 'Rose' Brut NV
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94  James Halliday 
Wine Spectator 93 "A lovely rosé in an almost vinous style, with mouthwatering acidity and a fine, lacy mousse carrying appealing flavors of ripe raspberry, white cherry fruit, star anise, mandarin orange peel and honeysuckle. Lightly chalky on the lasting finish. Enjoy with food. Drink now
Item Number: 13089
Bottle:$74.95
Case: $899.40
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Laherte Freres 'Ultratradition' Brut NV
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92  John Gilman 
Wine Spectator 92 "Well-spiced and mouthwatering, this vivid Champagne offers a finely detailed bead and expressive flavors of black raspberry, dried apricot, orange blossom, fleur de sel and crystallized honey. Clean-cut and minerally on the finish."  Vinous Media 92 "The NV Brut Ultradition is
Item Number: 19995
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Billecart-Salmon 'Rose' Brut NV 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (wine) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
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94  James Halliday 
James Halliday 94 "The currently available Brut Rose is based on the '09 vintage, with significant contributions from '08 and '07; 43% is chardonnay, 57% pinot noir and pinot meunier, with a light dosage of 7-8 g/l. It has a perfumed, red-fruits bouquet and a palate full of richness and flavour,
Item Number: 15860
Bottle:$37.95
Case: $455.40
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Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon 1997
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95  John Gilman 
John Gilman 95 "The 1997 and 1996 vintages were two very top, top years in Anjou, with the wines quite differently styled, but both years producing superb examples of Moulin Touchais. The 1997 is a nicely botrytized wine, delivering a deep and still quite youthful bouquet of fresh apricot, quince,
Item Number: 24175
Bottle:$50.95
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Dom Chevillon Les Chaignots Nuits St Georges 2016
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93 The 2016 Chaignots chez Chevillon has turned out brilliantly this year and is one of the best young vintages of this cuvée that I have tasted in several years. The bouquet is pure and simply stunning, delivering a marvelous blend of sappy plums and black cherries, raw cocoa, a superb
Item Number: 32135
Bottle:$120.95
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Corison 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
95  International Wine Report 
Vinous Media 94 "A deep, inky wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is endowed with serious depth. Here the flavors are unusually dark and intense, with plenty of blue and black stone fruits. Graphite, cloves and licorice contribute to an overall impression of gravitas. Far from an easygoing wine, the

Domaine de l'Ecu 'Granite' Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2014
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93  John Gilman 
Wine Enthusiast 93 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2016 #7 "Like all the wines from this domaine, this comes from biodynamically produced grapes. It is part of a series of wines named after the subsoil in which the vines are planted. The wine is tense, mineral and still young. It has a flinty

Cune 'Monopole' 'Classico' Viura 2014
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93  James Suckling 
John Gilman 93+ "For decades, this bottling was produced with fifteen percent Manzanilla added into the blend just after the completion of fermentation, with the remainder of the cuvée made up entirely of Viura. It was extremely popular in its day in Spain, but as fashion changed in the 1980s, the

Julien Sunier Fleurie 2016
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Bright berry and strawberry aromas with hints of spices and cedar. Medium-bodied, firm and silky with a vivid finish. Fine tannins and a compressed texture."  John Gilman 91+ "Julien Sunier’s Fleurie is raised in a combination of seventy percent used Burgundy barrels and

Michel Guignier Beaujolais 2016
90  John Gilman 
John Gilman 90+ "The 2016 Beaujolais from Michel Guignier is a beautifully vibrant and classic example of its appellation, jumping from the glass in a superb blend of cherries, sweet cranberries, fresh herb tones, a fine base of soil and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is bright,

Gauthier Bourgueil 'Jour de Soif' 2014
91  John Gilman 
John Gilman 91 "The Jour de Soif (Thirsty Day) bottling from Pierre Gauthier is really a beautiful bottle of Bourgueil designed to be very, very easy to drink out of the blocks, and the 2014 most assuredly is just that! The pure and vibrant nose jumps right out of the glass in a blend of black

Gerard Boulay Sancerre 'La Cote' 2014
94  John Gilman 
John Gilman 94 "The 2014 Sancerre La Côte from Domaine Gérard Boulay is a stunning young wine, soaring from the glass in a blaze of gooseberry, tart orange, chalky minerality, a touch of cut grass, incipient notes of petrol and a youthful topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is deep,

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

Valdesil Godello 'Sobre Lias' 2014
91  John Gilman 
Vinous Media 91 "(aged for six months in stainless steel tanks, with weekly lees-stirring) Vivid straw. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of jasmine and dusty minerals. Spicy, penetrating and focused, offering incisive Meyer lemon and pear flavors and

Chateau du Hureau 'Tuffe' Saumur-Champigny 2012
92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92+ "The 2012 vintage of Saumur-Champigny Tuffe from the Vatan family is quite a nice bottle in the making, and given how well this cuvée is now drinking from the even more challenging year of 2011, I like the odds of the 2012 really blossoming into an outstanding wine. The bouquet is

Domaine Huet 'Clos du Bourg' Vouvray Moelleux 1er Trie 2015
98  John Gilman 
Wine Spectator 97 WS TOP 1002016 Rank 66 "Concentrated, with a core of intense Jonagold apple, glazed Bosc pear, ginger cream and dried quince flavors, carried by filigreed acidity and backed by green tea, verbena, chamomile and persim- mon notes. The finish is extremely long. Best from 2018

Chateau du Hureau 'Tuffe' Saumur-Champigny 2011
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92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92+ "I have been very impressed with the wines of Château Hureau for the last four or five years, but I have a sense that the estate is poised to take their wines up into the very top echelon of red wine producers in the region in the years to come. The 2011 Tuffe bottling is

Francois Chidaine Touraine Rouge 2014
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90  John Gilman 
John Gilman 90 "The 2014 Touraine Rouge from François Chidaine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 35% Côt and 15% Pineau d’Aunis, with all of the vineyards farmed under biodynamics and the grapes harvested solely by hand. The 2014 vintage has produced a nicely ripe wine, coming in at 12.5 percent

Ex Libris Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
90  John Gilman 
John Gilman 90+ "The 2012 Ex Libris Cabernet Sauvignon is still quite young, but it shows off good depth and structure and could blossom into a serious example of the varietal with some extended cellaring. The bouquet is still very primary in its blend of cassis, fresh herb tones, a touch of shoe

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2015
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93+ "The 2015 Mas de Daumas Gassac rouge is primarily cabernet sauvignon (seventy-nine percent), with the remainder of the blend made up of seven percent merlot, six percent cabernet franc, and two percent each of petit verdot, pinot noir, nebbiolo and dolcetto! I like the precision and

Gauthier Bourgueil 'Jour de Soif' 2015
91  John Gilman 
John Gilman 91 "The 2015 Jour de Soif bottling of Bourgueil from Pierre Gauthier is a fine follow-up to the lovely 2014 version, offering up a ripe and vibrant bouquet of red and black cherries, tree bark, cigar smoke, dark soil tones, a touch of raw cocoa and some tobacco leaf in the upper

Domaine Huet 'Clos du Bourg' Vouvray Demi-Sec 2015
95  John Gilman 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2015 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec displays a well defined and complex bouquet of ripe and concentrated fruits intertwined with chalky flavors. Dense and elegant on the palate, with a mouth-filling fruit and a perfect sweetness that counterbalances the raciness and firm

Adegas Guimaro Mencia 2015
92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92 "The 2015 Mencía from Adegas Guímaro is an excellent wine, offering up a pure and complex bouquet of pomegranate, chicory, graphite, complex slate soil tones, a touch of blood orange and tree bark. On the palate the wine is pure medium-full and transparent, with lovely focus and

Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2011
92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92 "The 2011 Jadot Cazetiers is another great wine in the making, jumping from the glass in mix of black cherries, cassis, grilled meat, black minerality, espresso and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a rock solid core of fruit,

Domaine de l'Ecu 'Orthogneiss' Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2014
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93 "The 2014 Orthogneiss cuvée from Domaine de l’Écu is superb on both the nose and palate, wafting from the glass in a pure and complex constellation of lemon, bread fruit, gentle maritime scents, spring flowers and a very complex base of minerality. On the palate the wine is deep,