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Cuvée du Vatican Réserve de l'Abbé Blanc 2017
Long-time Cuvée du Vatican devotee Robert Parker raves that winemaker Jean-Marc Diffonty is “doing a fabulous job.” Wait till you uncork this NEW, exclusive Côtes-du-Rhône white, with its layers of luscious nectarine, honeysuckle, and spice.
Le Prince de Courthézon Prestige 2018
This special-edition Rhône blockbuster arrives from Thierry Ferlay, one of our favorite Châteauneuf winemakers, and the fantastic 2018 vintage. It boasts a history of gold-medal acclaim and waves of powerfully rich, red- and black-fruit flavors.
Benedictus de Vatican 50th Anniversary 2018
The Diffonty family is one of the oldest winemaking dynasties in France’s southern Rhône Valley and our longest-standing Châteauneuf producer. To toast that wonderful partnership, they’ve sent this commemorative release from the superb 2018 vintage.
Cabalié Vieilles Vignes 2018
Hervé Sabardiel, maker of our popular Cabalié, is so grateful for its success, he’s crafted a special, old-vine version to delight its fans. Made in the style that bolstered Roman soldiers 2,000 years ago, it’s ultra rich and boasts a top gold medal.
Domaine Patrick Vauvy Touraine 2018
France’s Loire Valley is Sauvignon Blanc’s spiritual home, and this gorgeous example hails from the premium Touraine region and an estate just a few miles away from the famous Château de Chenonceau. Bursting with fresh, citrus-fruit character.
Belle Roche Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Crafted by a former Haut-Brion talent, this blockbuster Cabernet boasts a long history of acclaim—including “French Wine of the Year” honors and multiple gold medals. Just wait until you taste the luxuriously deep, dark, cassis-loaded 2019 release.
Château Terrebonne Coeur de Cuvée 2017
This “wonderful” pink hails from the heartland of rosé and an estate that’s won over 60 awards in 11 vintages – including gold for this special release. Starring old-vine Grenache and Syrah, it brims with juicy raspberry and complex wild herb notes.
Château Haut Bardin 2018
The Descorps family have crafted top-class wine in Bordeaux for several generations. Showing all the elegance of the excellent 2018 vintage, this release marries Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and debuted to a gold medal at a prestigious Paris show.
Domaine B&B Bouché Crémant de Limoux Rosé NV
The Bouché family have made lovely Champagne since 1920. Now, they’ve set up shop in southern France’s celebrated Limoux region (the original home of sparkling wine) to craft this elegant pink fizz. Look for a creamy mousse and ripe berry flavors.
Château La Clarière 2017
Boasting a history of gold-medal acclaim and 90+ point scores, Château La Clarière Laithwaite hails from Bordeaux’s exciting Castillon region and shows off all the class of the stellar 2017 vintage with its smooth, plummy richness. Don’t miss it.