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Duchineri Pinot Grigio 2010
Duchineri Pinot Grigio 2010
(search item no. 109661)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $9.97

Winemaker's Notes:

Straw yellow with light, golden yellow tinges. The bouquet is delicate yet well expressed, the palate is dry, soft yet fresh and fully flavored, with a distinctive background of apples and aromatic herbs giving a prolonged finish. Wonderful texture, considerable weight and great freshness make this Pinot Grigio stand out from the rest. Beautiful!
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Chateau Les Graves de Barrau  2008
Chateau Les Graves de Barrau 2008
(search item no. 104541)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby color with aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and just a hint of vanilla. Château Les Graves de Barrau 2008 is a well-rounded wine, fleshy in the mouth, with a long, silky finish.

60% Merlot 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc.

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About Château Les Graves de Barrau:

The Château Les Graves de Barrau is part of an estate, 11 miles north of Bordeaux, that has been famous for centuries. Set high up on a south-facing plateau, the vineyard benefits from an exceptional position giving the grapes excellent ripeness.

The Musset family has been on this estate for several generations. Serge Musset took over in 1966. With all the savoir-faire of his ancestors, he grows the vines in the traditional way and makes his wine slowly and patiently.



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Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone 2009
Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone 2009
(search item no. 106009)
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PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cherry red color with concentrated berries and cherries on the nose. Ample and fruity with a gentle hint of oak.

Food Pairing: pasta, white meats, fish and barbecue

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About Louis Bernard:

Since 1976, Louis Bernard has united winemakers of the Rhone Valley in a common project: to devote the best of their wine and savoir-faire to producing great wines. With production throughout the Cotes du Rhone region, Louis Bernard remains dedicated to showcasing the unique characteristics of each terroir while producing exquisite, world-class wines.

La Chartreuse de Bonpas is a medieval fortified convent located near Avignon in the Provence region of France, on the Durance River. According to legend, the area was originally called "Maupas" (bad passage) because it was dominated by dangerous bandits. In the 12th century, a holy man named Sibertius arrived with soldiers, built a convent, and chased away the evil bandits. Thus, the name was changed from "Maupas" to "Bonpas" (good passage) and became known as a safe haven allowing travelers a secure crossing of the Durance River .

Today, this historic monument is surrounded by 45 acres of A.O.C. Cotes du Rhone vineyards and is home to Louis Bernard. Visitors can tour the chapel, stroll in the beautiful French-style gardens, and enjoy wine tasting in the ancient cellar.



White Wines    Pinot Blanc    Alsace    France - Other regions   
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Lucien Albrecht Cuvee Balthazar Reserve Pinot Blanc 2009
Lucien Albrecht Cuvee Balthazar Reserve Pinot Blanc 2009
(search item no. 106523)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $13.97

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine, made 100% from Pinot Blanc, is unoaked and fresh with a soft dry fruit. It is the wine to drink at home as an aperitif or with all casual family meals. Picked when very mature, harmonious with a lively spring finesse.
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About Lucien Albrecht:

The history of the Albrecht family as winegrowers can be traced back to 1425 with Romanu Albrecht, who was established in the town of Thann.

The fifteenth century was golden era for the Alsace wines and it was during this period that the winegrowers guild of Alsace was founded. Each year, the most deserving vinegrower was elected by the guild of the winegrowers as Bangard, a highly respected positions. It was held by 8 generations of Albrecht's, between 1520 and 1698.

Domaine Albrecht experienced a major development under the guidance of Lucien Albrecht, the father of Jean, to become one of the most important in Alsace with holdings in 9 villages surounding Orschwihr. Lucien Albrecht, extended the winery with new cellars and expanded the sales of his wines in bottles. In 1972, Lucien Albrecht was also a pioneer of Cremand d'Alsace. Today the Cremant is one of their specialities and a major part of the business.

150 years were needed to make up the Domaine Albrecht located in the very best Alsace terroirs. Jean Albrecht is now the ninth generation settled in Orschwihr, leading the Domaine.



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Bouchard Aine & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007
Bouchard Aine & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 98045)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $16.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant cherry red. Red fruit aromas, cherry, kirsch with notes of lime and mint. A plump wine with a lot of fruit and a delicate note of wood. Good persistence. Harmonious and well balanced.

Pair with grilled or roasted red meats, light game, poultry and mild cheeses.

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About Bouchard Aine & Fils:

When Michel Bouchard founded his wine merchant business in Beaune in 1750 with his elder son, he wanted to settle in the heart of Burgundy and its vines. Being close to the vine-growers, he created a unique expertise in selection, wine making and aging with one mission:

Always search for perfection in quality, authenticity in style and prestige in the name.

For over two centuries, this has been the vision of the House of Bouchard Ainé & Fils.



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Chateau d'Aussieres Blason d'Aussieres Corbieres 2006
Chateau d'Aussieres Blason d'Aussieres Corbieres 2006
(search item no. 107416)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyard is located near Narbonne, in the Corbières' microclimate of Fontfroide and Boutenac. Château d'Aussières has been since the Roman era, one of the great estates of the Languedoc. In the Middle Ages, it belonged to the celebrated Abbey of Fontfroide, its neighbor. With its exceptional location, terroir and by the force of its history, the Château d'Aussières is, a wild and natural property of intense and powerful beauty. Since 1999, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) have revitalized over 390 acres of vineyards on the 1,359 acre estate, as well as renovated the cellars of the Château. The 260 acres of AOC Corbières vineyard are planted to carefully-selected traditional Languedoc wine grape varietals: Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache and Carignan.
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About Chateau d'Aussieres:

Château d'Aussières is located near Narbonne, in the Corbières in the microclimate of Fontfroide and Boutenac. Château d'Aussières has been since the Roman era, one of the great estates of the Languedoc. In the Middle Ages, it belonged to the celebrated Abbey of Fontfroide, its neighbor. With its exceptional location and terroir and by the force of its history, the Château d'Aussières is, a wild and natural property of intense and powerful beauty.

Acquired in 1999 by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), the 550 hectare estate has undergone a vast rehabilitation programme. 167 hectares of vines have been replanted with carefully selected traditional Languedoc grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan, complemented by Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. The estate buildings were restored at the same time and a new winery installed in the old cellars, in the heart of the vineyard. State-of-the-art equipment and technology are seamlessly married to time-tested methods in the production of the wine.



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Chateau Clos Bourbon Premiere Cotes de Bordeaux 2005
Chateau Clos Bourbon Premiere Cotes de Bordeaux 2005
(search item no. 101181)
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PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $14.95

Winemaker's Notes:

Soft, round, velvety fruit on the nose. Fine, elegant and round on the palate. Wonderfully balanced soft tannins. Velvety, smooth and elegant on the finish. Classic.

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Club Claret Blanc 2008
Club Claret Blanc 2008
(search item no. 101177)
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PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $6.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Crisp elegant Sauvignon fruit on the nose. Luscious, fresh and fruity on the palate. Wonderful balance of gooseberry and pineapple flavours coupled to firm grapey acidity. Lingering fresh finish.

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About Club Claret:

The Club Claret line of wines were specifically selected and blended for the American consumer. From a cooperative of 120 growers, farming 5,000 acres of top-quality vineyards, Club Claret represents the diversity and character of Bordeaux today. Blended by Master of Wine and Bordeaux expert, Anthony Foster, these wines are meant to be drunk now, no cellar time necessary. Balance and elegance; affordable and approachable. These are the hallmarks of the Club Claret line of wines.


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Guy Saget La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Guy Saget La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 106841)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

La Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc has a gold color with bright intensity. The smell explodes with the aromas of ripe yellow (peach and apricot) and exotic fruits. Clean and refreshing with good length, the palate is a whirlwind of freshness, complexity, fineness and ends with notes of ripe melon.
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About Guy Saget:

Guy Saget, the leading premium Loire Valley winery, is 9th Generation Family owned and managed. They are continuously exploring the best expression of Sauvignon Blanc both Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. Quality and respect of nature have always been the philosophy of Vignobles Guy Saget. Brought up in the vineyards, the Saget brothers; Jean-Louis and Christian, learned from a very young age to love and respect the soil. Vignobles Guy Saget sources two-thirds of the production in the Loire Valley from their estates with the remainder from long-term relationships with families of vine growers.


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Antano Viura 2009
Antano Viura 2009
(search item no. 108770)
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PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $4.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Produced from old Viura vines cultivated on small terraces, this zesty dry white offers bright lime, grapefruit and green apple aromas coupled with crisp citrus and apple flavors. Enjoy it as a refreshing aperitif, as well as with seafood, poultry and Asian dishes. The structure of this wine is smooth, fresh and well-balanced in acidity.
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About Antano:

The Marqués de Carrión Winery is situated in a beautiful town called Labastida, covered by the Toloño mountain range and closed to the river Ebro. Labastida is about 4 Km far from Haro, 35 km from Logroño and 43 Km far from Vitoria. This perfect geographic situation, just around "the wine world", created a magical and attractive place to live this peculiar and traditional culture of wine.

In our winery, we looked for a place in which the artist, Jull Dziamski, could demonstrate the way in which he understands his art. For this reason, we have opened a genuine museum, that "invites you to dream", like the artist says. He called it "the illusions museum", where at the same time; we can find an art Gallery, in which the artist has a permanent exposition.

At Marqués de Carrión we worship to our two passions; making and taking care of our wines to guarantee the best quality, in combination with the most absolute respect to the avant-garde art that represents our modern history. Art and avant-garde movement, tradition and technology linked under the same name.