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Exhilarating French Sauvignon

Abbesse de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Noël Bougrier’s Abbesse de Loire Sauvignon Blanc is a perennial favorite, thanks to its pure, citrus-fruit flavors and grassy-fresh quality. And with 2018 being hailed as an excellent harvest in the Loire Valley, we recommend you place a quick order.

 
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Bordeaux Cabernet Rarity

Le Roi de Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

From the renowned Pascal Hénot and the glorious 2016 vintage comes this rare Bordeaux, made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Light oak aging adds subtle leather and tobacco notes to the ripe, black-fruit flavors. Enjoy with roasts, stews, and more.

 
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Triple-Gold Côtes-du-Rhône Exclusive

Domaine du Vallon Plan de Dieu 2017

From the village of Plan de Dieu (neighbor to storied Châteauneuf-du-Pape), this HUGELY acclaimed red was made at the Meffre family’s 460-plus-year-old estate and brims with ripe berry and spicy, wild-herb notes.

 
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Fine White Bordeaux

Colombe Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Talented winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua crafts some of our most popular Bordeaux. Wait until you taste his thrilling new Sauvignon Blanc. Showing off the stellar 2019 vintage, Château de Colombe brims with citrus/fresh-cut grass characters.

 
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Gold-Medal Southern French Red

Château L'Esparrou Cuvée Bisconte 2017

From southern France’s Roussillon region and historic Château L’Esparrou, this special cuvée boasts a coveted Gilbert & Gaillard gold. Judges loved its “pleasant nose accented by dark fruits and spices with a touch of licorice.”

 
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Gold-Medal 2018 Bordeaux

Haut de Bel Air 2018

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“2018 is an exceptional year for Bordeaux,” producing “wonderful wines with a beautiful depth of ripe fruit and polished, strong tannins,” (James Suckling). Wait until you taste this acclaimed Merlot blend – it's one of our picks of the vintage.

 
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Elegant French Rarity

Terre de Cocagne 2019

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Charmed by southern France’s local grapes like Loin de l’Oeuil and Mauzac, winemaker Nicole McPheeters has made it her mission to reintroduce wine fans to the delights of Gaillac’s Côtes du Tarn. A crisp, citrusy alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.

 
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Highly Acclaimed 2018 Bordeaux

Château Le Bonalguet 2018

Château Le Bonalguet has been rated a “near-perfect wine” by former Best Sommelier of France Fabrice Sommier and sports a history of gold-medal acclaim. Rich, deep, and beautifully structured, the new 2018 release is every bit as impressive.

 
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Top-Estate White Burgundy

Henry Greuzard La Roche Vineuse 2017

For many white wine fans, France’s Burgundy region makes the world’s finest Chardonnay. This fresh discovery from fourth-generation winemaker Xavier Greuzard overflows with ripe, orchard- and tropical-fruit flavors, plus a creamy-smooth complexity.

 
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Malbec’s French Comeback

NPR Planet Money Malbec 2018

Thanks to the major success of Argentine versions, the Malbec grape is now back in vogue in its native France – as you’ll taste with this rich exclusive. It’s exactly the kind of economic success story you’d hear about on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.

 
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