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Fresh, Dark, Delicious 2022 Côtes du Rhône

Everyone needs a pantry wine -- something to open without too much consideration or care. Thirsty guests looking for something to wet their whistle? Pantry wine. Back home after a long weekend away, with no energy for anything but takeout pizza? Pantry wine. Playoff game go into overtime and you need just one more glass of something simple? You guessed…

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Focused, Earthy, Fresh: Pitch-Perfect 2020 Red Burgundy

Roger Belland produces a dozen cuvées from around the southern end of the Côte d’Or, including from famous vineyards in Chassagne, Puligny, and Volnay. But it’s the wines of his hometown Santenay that often appeal to us most. Belland’s style is plump and juicy, with approachable tannins and beautiful aromatics – they never last long in our cellar or on…

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“Mouthwatering” Springtime 2020 Unoaked White Burgundy

Particularly in the Maconnais, the 2020 white Burgundies have been almost universally terrific. The drought caused many chardonnay vines simply to shut down mid-season, stalling the production of their sugars and in the end producing wines with both a ripe concentration and tremendous energy. We’ve bought just about all the 2020s we could get our hands on, and they’ve rightly…

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“Juicy” Delicious New $25 Left Bank Bordeaux

With grilling season here on our doorstep, we’re thrilled to have a new punchy Bordeaux red in stock. The Chateau Bel Air Gloria comes from the owners of Chateau Gloria in St-Julien. The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23 Merlot, and 2 Cabernet Franc, grown on gravel ridges with clay subsoils on the outskirts of St-Julien.

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“Fantastic” New 93-Point Chianti Classico

Some wines in our portfolio hit a perfect balance between fruit, freshness, texture and price – Goubert’s Gigondas, Desvignes’s Givry, and Bohrmann’s Bourgogne blanc come to mind. But this category wouldn’t be complete without Poggerino’s Chianti Classico. It’s one of only a handful of non-French wines we import, and yet its among the most popular wines in the shop.

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Gorgeous, Floral, Vibrant 93-point Gigondas. $32

Over more than two decades of working with Domaine les Goubert their consistency has remained unshakable. In recent years Florence, the thirty-something daughter at the domaine, has taken over the winemaking, and turned an always consistent production into one that truly shines. Josh Raynolds of Vinous called the wines “superb” and considers them “one of the appellation’s most venerable domaines.”

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2022 Red Burgundy Magnums from Michel Gros

Hello, Today we have an exciting opportunity for those interested in large format red Burgundy. The Domaine Michel Gros bottles magnums only by request, so this will be the only opportunity to purchase them. (All 2022s will be available in 750ml in November Futures.) We tasted these 2022s from barrel a few weeks ago, and […]

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Crisp, Delicious Red Burgundy for Springtime

The Boursot family has grown grapes in Chambolle-Musigny since 1550. With a viticultural history older than most countries, the Boursots know their terroir inside and out. The current generation, brothers Romaric and Romault Boursot, are only the second to bottle their own wine instead of selling to a local negociant.