White | Aligote | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Sauvignon Blanc | France | Loire Valley | 750ml
Lively like the look in your eyes, sweet like a kiss.Very fine gold color with a green sheen. Its nose has a flowery fruity bouquet. Being pure and honest it is seducer from the outset. Flowers flit around, trees bend down to give their most beautiful fruits to us and the air we breathe is so sweet in this garden full of sweetness that it is intoxicating. Lively, supple and welcoming taste. Predominantly honest in a welcoming balance, it reflects a pretty grape, a fine harvest in the singing and laughter of the men and women pickers. It tells us of work well done in the divine order and Nature's kindness. It is fair, and all one expected and to cap it all there is happiness there.
White | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Chateauneuf du Pape | France | Rhone | 750ml
The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition is a blend of 75% Grenache and the rest mostly Syrah and Mourvedre with small amounts of Counoise, Vaccarese and Cinsault, all aged in foudres. It possesses a wonderful earthy/garrigue character in addition to abundant kirsch, lavender and black raspberry fruit. This full-bodied 2011 should drink beautifully for a decade. Wine Advocate 90-92 Points
Composed of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes emanates from four separate old vine parcels located in Pignan, Mont Redon, Les Grands Galiguieres and La Gardine. A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2011 exhibits a shockingly rich dense purple color as well as sensational notes of blackberries, licorice, cassis, nori (the seafood wrapper used in sushi restaurants), pepper and roasted meats. It is a full-throttle, massive Chateauneuf du Pape with silky tannins, decent acidity and a long finish. This is a killer wine! It should age effortlessly for 10-15 years. Wine Advocate 92-94 Points
White | Chardonnay | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Pinot Noir | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Bright red. Aromas of ripe red fruit (cherry, raspberry, red currant). A fleshy palate where tasty fruit and tannins intermingle very nicely.
Red | Coteaux du Languedoc | France | 750ml
Established since 1968, Roquebrun's wine cellars are situated in the Haut Languedoc National Park, 30km north of Béziers and between the two regional capitals of Montpellier and Toulouse. The vineyards are spread over an area of 500 hectares of south facing, schistose hillsides. The Terrasses du Frigoulet is made from vineyards with argilo limestone and pebbles, and is made from hand harvested, de-stemmed fruit. The final blend for the 2011 was comprised of 35% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre from 100% estate bottled fruit. Serve this well-made 'country' red with roasted chicken, grilled sausages, soups and stews, or with an afternoon lunch of fine cheeses, chicken truffle pâté and green salad with olives and tomatoes.
"A big red, powerful and concentrated, with mulberry, dark plum, blackberry and baked cherry flavors which feature notes of bacon fat and smoke. Dark chocolate pervades the muscular finish. Drink now through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes."
Wine Spectator (90)
White | White Blend | France | Bordeaux | 750ml
Red | Bordeaux | France | 750ml
White | Bordeaux | France | Bordeaux | 750ml
"An impressive effort, this 2011 exhibits a dense saturated ruby/purple color along with lots of graphite, black currant and camphor notes, medium to full body, and surprising depth, richness and length. Tannins are present, but they are relatively sweet and unobtrusive. A crisp character gives the wine vibrancy as well as impressive delineation. It should drink well for 15+ years." Wine Advocate (91-93 Points)
Red | Gigondas | France | Rhone | 750ml
"Moreau’s 2011 Chablis is showing some tightness because of its recent bottling, two weeks before this tasting, but it appears to have more freshness and verve than the 2010. Citrus and white floral notes give the 2011 much of its vibrancy and focus." Wine Advocate (88 Points)
"A mix of apple, honey, herb and earth notes highlights this rich white. Balanced, finishing with a touch of smoke." Wine Spectator (88 Points)
Red | Rhone Blend | France | Rhone Valley | 750ml
Red | Proprietary Red | France | 750ml
Rose | Cabernet Franc | France | 750ml
Red | Rhone Blend | France | Rhone | 750ml
Red | Cotes du Rhone | France | Rhone Valley | 750ml
The Saint-Esprit's deep color has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classical Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, licorice and spices. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins.