May Newsletter

Southern Rosés, Connections Sampler, Aromatic Italian Reds

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2014 Rosso di Montalcino

Podere Sante Marie

Sangiovese
Italy  |  Tuscany  |  Declassified Brunello

   $46.00

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2013 Toscana Rosso “Salita”

Castagnoli

Sangiovese
Italy  |  Tuscany  |  Chianti Classico Riserva

   $60.00

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2016 Languedoc Rosé “Garrigue”

Château de Lascaux

40% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc

   $17.00

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2016 Cabrières Rosé “Prémices”

Château des Deux Rocs

60% Cinsault, 25% Syrah, 15% Grenache Noir
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc Cabrières

   $14.95

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2016 Tavel Rosé

Château de Trinquevedel

45% Grenache, 24% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, 10% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah
France  |  Southern Rhône  |  Tavel

   $18.95

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Connections Sampler

12-Pack

A sampler to help bring us together and set your global table.

$186.00 $247.95

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Botanical Garden Tasting

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2015 Lumassina Frizzante

Punta Crena

Lumassina
Italy  |  Liguria  |  Colline Savonesi

   $19.95

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2015 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico “Capovolto”

La Marca

Verdicchio
Italy  |  Marche  |  Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

   $24.00

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2013 Toscana Rosso “Salita”

Castagnoli

Sangiovese
Italy  |  Tuscany  |  Chianti Classico Riserva

   $60.00

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2011 Barolo “Santa Caterina”

Guido Porro

Nebbiolo
Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Barolo

   $47.00

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Vouvray Brut “Méthode Traditionnelle”

Champalou

Chenin Blanc
France  |  Loire  |  Vouvray

Pair with smoked salmon toasts, gougères, and fried chicken

   $23.00

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2016 Bandol Rosé

Domaine du Gros ´Noré

40% Mourvèdre, 40% Cinsault, 20% Grenache
France  |  Provence  |  Bandol

   $32.00

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A Guide to the Languedoc

by Anthony Lynch

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.
     While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s history as a major contributor to France’s surplus “wine lake”—indeed, it remains by far the country’s most productive region, with an output by volume doubling that of Bordeaux—the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with a greater emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.
     The region’s diversity is one of its great strengths: with over 40,000 hectares under vine spanning eighteen distinct AOCs, every style is represented. Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, it boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.
     So where to begin in the vast world of Languedoc wines? We invite you to browse our selection below and get to know this bountiful region one bottle at a time—and certainly don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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2016 Languedoc Blanc “Garrigue”

Château de Lascaux

50% Vermentino, 20% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne, 10% Viognier
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc

Medium-bodied white from Pic St. Loup with notes of lemon and herbs

   $17.00

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2015 Languedoc Pic Saint Loup Rouge

Château La Roque

65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc Pic Saint Loup

Classic Pic St. Loup: deep, spicy, with notes of ripe black fruit and garrigue

   $18.00

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2016 Pic Saint Loup Rosé

Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup

30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc Pic Saint Loup

Fleshy, mineral-driven rosé from stony, biodynamically farmed vineyards

   $16.00

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2014 Languedoc Blanc “Les Cocalières”

Domaine d'Aupilhac

25% Roussanne, 25% Marsanne, 25% Rolle, 25% Grenache Blanc
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc

Stony white from a geological wonder-vineyard high above Montpeyroux

   $35.00

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2014 Vin de Pays de l’Hérault Rouge “Les Servières”

Domaine d'Aupilhac

Cinsault
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Vin de Pays de l’Hérault

Old-vine Cinsault from Montpeyroux: lively, juicy, and full of spice

   $29.00

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2015 Cabrières Rouge “Prémices”

Château des Deux Rocs

60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc Cabrières

A soft, versatile red from stunning high-altitude vineyards

   $16.00

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The Rosé Bloom

by Dustin Soiseth

From celestial movements to liturgical calendars to the seasons of our favorite sports, we measure each year by many methods. Here in the shop, wine arrivals are part of our yearly rhythm. Reds from Provence and Châteauneuf-du-Pape usually arrive in late summer, followed by Burgundies in the fall and winter. Right now, in spring, it’s the rosés. And while rosé in spring is a natural fit, don’t limit yourself to only one season of enjoyment: some rosés don’t reach their peak until the fall or even into the winter months.

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2016 Tavel Rosé

Château de Trinquevedel

45% Grenache, 24% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, 10% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah
France  |  Southern Rhône  |  Tavel

   $18.95

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2016 Cabrières Rosé “Prémices”

Château des Deux Rocs

60% Cinsault, 25% Syrah, 15% Grenache Noir
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc Cabrières

   $14.95

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2016 Languedoc Rosé “Garrigue”

Château de Lascaux

40% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc

   $17.00

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2016 Corbières Rosé “Gris de Gris”

Domaine de Fontsainte

50% Grenache Gris, 40% Grenache Noir & Carignan, 10% Cinsault & Mour.
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Corbières

This crisp and succulent vin gris is a guaranteed thirst-quencher

   $14.95

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Italian Reds: Tuscany, Friuli, Alto Adige

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2009 Venezia Giulia Rosso

Kante

Italy  |  Friuli  |  Venezia Giulia

   $19.00

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2014 Rosso di Montalcino

Podere Sante Marie

Sangiovese
Italy  |  Tuscany  |  Declassified Brunello

   $46.00

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2013 Toscana Rosso “Salita”

Castagnoli

Sangiovese
Italy  |  Tuscany  |  Chianti Classico Riserva

   $60.00

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2014 Alto Adige Lagrein Riserva

Weingut Carlotto

Lagrein
Italy  |  Alto Adige  |  Alto Adige

   $32.00

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2015 Venezia Giulia Schioppettino

Vignai da Duline

Schiopettino
Italy  |  Friuli  |  Friuli Colli Orientali

January Club Rouge Selection

   $49.00

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Northern Rhône Classics

by Kermit Lynch

At this moment in the world of fine wine, I cannot think of a better place to put your money than in Louis Barruol’s 2015s. The artistry is masterful, and nowhere is the 2015 vintage greater than in the northern Rhône. Here are three of our memorable 2015 Barruol/Lynch selections.

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2015 Côte-Rôtie “Nève”

Barruol / Lynch

Syrah
France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Côte Rôtie

   $79.00

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2015 Hermitage Blanc “La Pierrelle”

Barruol / Lynch

Marsanne
France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Hermitage

   $77.00

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2015 Crozes Hermitage “Tiercerolles”

Louis Barruol

Syrah
France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Crozes Hermitage

   $35.00

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Club Selections

Sample our Wine Club wines without being a member

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2015 Chablis

Roland Lavantureux

Chardonnay
France  |  Burgundy  |  Chablis

May Adventures Club Selection

   $26.00

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2014 Languedoc Rouge “Lou Maset”

Domaine d'Aupilhac

30% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 10% Aramon
France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc

May Adventures Club Selection

   $17.00

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2012 Côtes du Vivarais

A. Gallety

50% Syrah, 50% Grenache
France  |  Southern Rhône  |  Côtes du Vivarais

   $29.00

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2014 Saint-Romain Rouge

Christophe Buisson

Pinot Noir
France  |  Burgundy  |  Saint-Romain

May Club Rouge Selection

   $40.00

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2015 Gentil d’Alsace

Meyer-Fonné

50% Riesling, 25% Muscat, 20% Pinot Blanc, 5% Sylvaner and Pinot Gris
France  |  Alsace  |  Alsace

May Club Chevalier Selection

   $18.00

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2015 Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume”

Domaine Savary

Chardonnay
France  |  Burgundy  |  Chablis

May Club Chevalier Selection

   $34.00

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Email Offers

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The New Memorial Day

6-Pack

Various
France, Italy  | 

For your Memorial Day weekend enjoyment

$120.00 $141.95

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2013 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru “Sur le Sentier du Clou”

Domaine Antoine Jobard

Chardonnay
France  |  Burgundy  |  Saint-Aubin

   $94.00

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2015 Mâcon-Villages

Henri Perrusset

Chardonnay
France  |  Burgundy  |  Mâcon-Villages

March Adventures Selection

   $18.95

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2014 Faustine Rouge “Vieilles Vignes”

Domaine Comte Abbatucci

70% Sciaccarellu, 30% Niellucciu
France  |  Corsica  |  Ajaccio

   $37.00

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2015 Monferrato Rosso

Tenuta La Pergola

28% Barbera d’Asti, 28% Barbera di Monferrato, 11% Freisa, 11% Croatina, 11% Bonarda, 11% Dolcetto
Italy  |  Piedmont  |  Monferrato Rosso

   $14.00

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2014 Südtirol Eisacktaler Grüner Veltliner

Manni Nössing

Grüner Veltliner
Italy  |  Alto Adige  |  Alto Adige – Valle Isarco

   $30.00

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