Mid-Week VinopolPick – April 1st

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Kapcsandy Family Winery

Lou Kapcsandy has quite the self-made success story, involving a focused vision, perseverance and a lifelong passion for wine. After fleeing his homeland days after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Kapcscandy came to America and eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. A former Hungarian National Soccer team player, he was drafted to the U.S Army knowing only a few English words, played a bit of professional football with the AFL San Diego Chargers before beginning his working career in chemical engineering, and is now proprietor to a highly acclaimed Napa vineyard and winery, along with his wife Roberta.

His vision was rooted from a visit to Bordeaux at the centuries-old estate Leoville Las Cases in St. Julien. From that moment, he and Roberta set off to be vineyard owners themselves and in 2000, purchased the former Beringer Estate State Lane vineyard property. Upon taking ownership of the vineyard, the family conducted extensive soil and microclimate tests, discovering in the process how extraordinary the vineyard site actually was. In 2002, the entire vineyard was replanted to 5 blocks of Merlot, 7 blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1 block each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, utilizing specific rootstocks and varietal clones to optimize the terroir. The vineyard is now 16-acres, planted with 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

In Lou’s words, “We are trying to resurrect the nobility of the Merlot grape. We conducted comprehensive investigations of soils profile, physical properties, soils chemistry, geological formation and drainage. To our amazement and pleasure, we discovered a unique vineyard with multiple micro-geological conditions.” Denis Malbec , former winemaker of the famous Chateau Latour works as the consulting winemaker, helping Kapcscandy make modern Cabernets with an old world finesse, leading the charge towards producing legendary wines with lower alcohols and a nod to the wines of decades past.

Kapcscandy’s grape growing philosophy involves cultivating with passion and a singular vision, involving meticulous hedging and maintenance with continuity in the way the vines are planted, cared for and harvested. Vines are planted 4-5 times more densely than is typical for Napa Valley, showing similarities with the plantings of 1st Growth Bordeaux’s. This higher density spacing creates smaller berries with higher skin-to-juice ratios and induces natural stressing of the vines without artificial human intervention, resulting in a higher intensity of flavors, complexities and aromas.

This is a great opportunity to experience a more Old World approach to Napa Valley fruit from a small, family owned and operated winery, produced from 100% estate fruit. These wines are full of harmony and balance, avoiding the all too often heavily extracted Cabernet based wines coming from this part of California. An honorable example of passion and care both in the vineyard and cellar, the quality of these wines are a testimony to this dedication.

Kapcsandy Family Winery Wines Available Here Now

Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Vineyard Grand Vin Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 1.5L ($899.95) $599 special, 2 magnums available
Wine Advocate 98 points “The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin opens with the most beguiling bouquet imaginable. Freshly cut flowers, mint, cinnamon and licorice all make an appearance as this vivid, beautifully delineated wine opens up in the glass. A model of total finesse and elegance, the 2009 wraps around the palate with what feels like endless layers of aromas and flavors. This totally seamless, polished Cabernet Sauvignon is virtually impossible to resist today, but it will be even better in another few years. The 2009 is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2039. Kapcsandy’s 2009s have developed beautifully over the last year.” WA

Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Vineyard Grand Vin Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 750ML ($599.95) $499 special, 1 bottle available
Robert Parker 100 points “The bottled 2012s are all performing brilliantly. It was a large, but not excessive crop with a consistently warm growing season that never suffered the heat spikes Napa often experiences. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard is the greatest example of this cuvée since the 2007. Bottled without fining or filtration, this blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot tips the scales at 14.1% natural alcohol. There are 320 cases. The Kapcsandys have hit the bull’s eye with this beauty. A stunning set of aromatics consisting of white chocolate, blackcurrant liqueur, cedarwood, graphite, incense and melted licorice is followed by a beautifully integrated, seamless, full-bodied classic. With terrific fruit purity, a touch of spice, and a voluptuously textured, super-pure, extravagant mouthfeel, this well-balanced 2012 can be drunk young because of the stylistic precociousness of this vintage or cellared for two decades.” RP

Kapcsandy Family Winery Endre 2009 1.5L ($279.95) $159 special, 2 magnums available
Wine Advocate 91 points “The 2009 Endre is a major step up in quality from the 2008 I tasted alongside it. The wine reveals lovely fleshiness and depth in its dark fruit, tobacco and spices. I especially like the way the Endre fleshes out on the finish. The 2009 is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Syrah. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.” WA

Kapcsandy Family Winery Rapszodia, Yountville 2010 750ML ($499.95) $399 special, 2 bottles available
Robert Parker 96+ points “The 2010 Rapszodia Proprietary Blend is a new wine composed of equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Like many proprietors, Lou Kapcsandy is increasingly convinced of the potential of Cabernet Franc. Sumptuous, elegant and beautifully proportioned, the 2010 caresses the palate from start to finish. Mocha, chocolate, cloves and new leather are all woven together in a seamless fabric of remarkable elegance. Obviously still a baby, the 2010 will require patience, but it is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. This is a superb first effort. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.”

Kapcsandy Family Winery Rapszodia, Yountville 2012 750ML ($349.95) $279 special, 3 bottles available
Robert Parker 96 points “The 2012 Rapszodia (only the third vintage of this cuvée) is composed of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot. The Kapcsandy family considers this to be their Yountville version of the famous St.-Emilion, Château Cheval Blanc. Coming in at a modest 13.4% natural alcohol and aged 20 months in 100% new French oak, there are only 135 cases of this beauty. This is the kind of wine that showcases just how great Cabernet Franc can be in Napa Valley. It builds incrementally on the palate, offering beautiful aromas of mulberries, boysenberries, forest floor and spring flowers. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure and open-knit, this seductive, complex 2012 can be drunk over the next 10-15 years.” RP

Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Vineyard Roberta’s Reserve 2008 750ML ($599.95) $419 special, 5 bottles available
Robert Parker 99 points “The 2008 Robertas Reserve State Lane Vineyard is virtually perfect. This offering is just as strong as the 2007, but slightly more forward and irresistible than the backward 2007. It boasts a dense inky/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cocoa, forest floor, graphite and subtle hints of smoke as well as camphor. The wine reveals fresh acids, laser-like precision and an extraordinary plump, fleshy mouthfeel. Already approachable, it should evolve for 20-25 years.” RP

Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Vineyard Roberta’s Reserve 2012 750ML ($549.95) $479 special, 3 bottles available
Robert Parker 99 points “The 2012 Roberta’s Reserve (100% Merlot aged 20 months in 100% new French oak). It is a bigger wine with 14.5% alcohol. It comes from a block of 10-year-old vines planted in heavy clay soils. Stunning aromatics include notes of mocha, chocolate fudge, black cherries and berry fruit intertwine with hints of incense, burning embers and charcoal. This full-bodied, opulent, lavishly rich, voluptuously textured Merlot is about as great as Napa Merlot can be. Enjoy it over the next 15-20 years.” RP
Just a reminder about our current shipping specials during this season:

We offer flat rate shipping on any size single order / single shipment
-to Oregon for $17,
-Washington & Idaho for $20,
-and California for $25

These rates do not apply to orders held in storage here for any reason. Multiple orders consolidated into one shipment do not qualify for flat rate shipping.
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Markus Huber Riesling Von der Terrassen Traisental 2013 ($19.95) $14 special
Wine Enthusiast 89 points “Freshly cut lemon and an earthy dimension make for an interesting nose. They lead to a poised, lemony-pure palate with an almost gentle touch, despite all the lemony freshness. Intriguing in its concentrated lightness.” Winery notes “Light yellow green; splendid bloom perfume intermingled with small white peach aromas; the palate is tightly knit and has acid structure rich in finesse; exuding delicate hints of lemon; vivid and vibrant with a vigorous finish that comes back in a wave of stone fruit flavours.”

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Meyer-Fonne Riesling Katzenthal 2012 ($29.95) $21.90 special
Case-12 Meyer-Fonne Riesling Katzenthal 2012 ($319.95) $219 special (that’s $18.25 / bottle)
Wine Spectator 90 points “Minerally, with mouthwatering acidity and expressive flavors of star fruit, dried papaya, lemon curd and smoke. Lightly floral and vibrant. Drink now through 2020. 25 cases imported.”

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Domaine Gachot-Monot Bourgogne Rouge Les Muses 2012 ($31.95) $21.90 special
Case-12 Gachot-Monot Bourgogne Rouge Les Muses 2012 ($319.95) $219 special (that’s $18.25 / bottle)
Kermit Lynch “The wines of Gachot-Monot represent some of the best values in the KLWM portfolio – not because they are the least expensive, but because they offer an outstanding price-to-quality ratio. Damien Gachot may work the vineyards of the lesser known Côtes de Nuits Villages appellation, but he works his vines as if they were premier cru fruit from Nuits-Saint-Georges. This fifth-generation vigneron and his Danish wife, Lise, farm twelve hectares in the village of Corgoloin, in between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Beaune. They first came to Kermit’s attention via a trusted source—the master of La Tâche himself, Aubert de Villaine—and it certainly doesn’t hurt that Damien also received an endorsement from his friend, Bertrand Chevillon, either. Ever-smiling and tireless in his work, Damien was first saluted by the Hospices de Beaune as a young talent to be watched. We have been proud to import his wine since the 2000 vintage.” The Bourgogne Rouge “A great working man’s Bourgogne rouge from his vines in the deep south of the Côte de Nuits. Rustic, vibrant Pinot Noir at a great price.”

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Domaine Colombier Crozes-Hermitage 2012 ($24.95) $18 special
Case-12 Colombier Crozes Hermitage 2012 ($269.95) $179 special (that’s $14.92 / bottle)
Wine Advocate 89 points “A classic Northern Rhone Syrah, the 2012 Crozes Hermitage has lots of saddle leather, dried flowers and sweet red and black fruit-like qualities on the nose. Medium-bodied, supple, forward and even a little sexy, drink this beauty over the coming 4-5 years.”
Josh Raynolds 88 points “Deep ruby. Lively cherry and black raspberry aromas are complemented by white pepper and pipe tobacco. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering fresh, slightly tart-edged red and dark berry flavors. Closes with repeating spiciness, gentle tannins and good nervy persistence”
Simon Field MW bbw.com “Matured mainly in demi-muid, the Crozes is a benchmark with a deep colour, sweet silky cherry fruit and a fine peppery finish. The dark fruit at its core is rich and concentrated, with tapenade and hints of grilled meat in the background.”

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Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2012 ($21.95) $21.90 special
Case-12 Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2012 ($319.95) $219 special (that’s $18.25 / bottle)
Antonio Galloni 89 points “Poggio Scalette’s 2012 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Dark red and black stone fruits, spices, leather and menthol meld together in a supple yet powerful wine endowed with terrific depth and complexity at its level. All the elements are in the right place.”
En Mass then No Mas
2011 Masseto – Final 9 bottles – Arriving Friday

3 bottle OWCs available to 3 bottle buyers

Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT 2011 750ML ($649.95) $499 special
James Suckling 100 points “Wow. Fabulous aromas of currants, rosemary, mint and orange peel. Perfect nose. Full body with perfectly integrated tannins. It’s long and incredible with tangerine, toasted-oak, berry, terracotta and chocolate flavors. It lasts for minutes on the palate. This needs at least five years to soften but so spellbinding now.” JS

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2010 Brunello Alert
Ciacci Picollomini – Arriving Friday

Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 750ML ($59.95) $49 special
James Suckling 94 points “Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this…”
Lovely L’Arlot – Burgundies – Arriving Mid-Week, Next Week

Domaine de L’Arlot Les Petits Plets, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2012 750ML ($99.95) $79 special
Antonio Galloni 91-93 points “Another vibrant, focused wine, the 2012 Nuits Saint Georges Cuvée Les Petit Plets, the estate’s young-vine cuveé from Clos des Forets, bristles with energy and tension. Dark cherry, smoke, new leather, cloves and tobacco are some of the many nuances that are alive in the glass. The breadth and power of Clos des Forets are both present, but also very nicely measured in a wine that is all about balance.” AG

Domaine de L’Arlot Clos L’Arlot, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2012 750ML ($149.95) $109 special
Antonio Galloni 93-95 points “A huge, boisterous wine, the 2012 Nuits Saint Georges Clos de L’Arlot hits the palate with waves of dark, balsamic-inflected fruit. The 2012 is deep and vertical, with superb depth and tons of pure power. Readers will need to be patient, as the 2012 is built for the cellar. There is plenty of underlying structure, but the fruit is so rich, the tannins are nearly buried by the sheer richness of the fruit. In a normal vintage the Domaine has 10-12 barrels of the Clos de L’Arlot. In 2012 there are 5.” AG

Domaine de L’Arlot Clos des Forets Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2012 750ML ($149.95) $109 special
Stephen Tanzer 92-95 points “Deep, bright, saturated red. Knockout nose combines black cherry, sage, licorice and leather; smells strong! Then thick and silky but almost magically light on its feet, showing extraordinary complexity and eclat to its flavors of brambly black fruits, menthol, mint, fresh blood and rocky minerality. Really splendid intensity here–“a concentration that comes from the grapes, not from the winemaker,” says Devauges. The horizontal finish saturates the entire palate without leaving any impression of weight, thanks to utterly suave tannins and pungent minerality. A great vin de terroir in the making: this wine reminded me of the stunning 1991 version of this wine.” ST

Domaine de L’Arlot Clos des Forets Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2010 750ML ($149.95) $119 special
Wine Advocate 93-95 points “The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Clos des Forets St.-Georges is striking. Freshly cut flowers, spices and red berries are some of the many notes that are woven together. Though deceptively understated at first, the Forets St-Georges has plenty of underlying Nuits structure. A crystalline, totally pure finish laced with rose petals, spices and licorice wraps around the palate in stunning style. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.” WA

Domaine de L’Arlot Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 2012 1.5L ($1,499.95) $1,099 special
Stephen Tanzer 94-97 points “(just 3-1/2 barrels made, the single new 350-liter cask was “rinsed” by vinifying a lesser wine in it first; not yet racked): Bright dark red. Medicinal black raspberry and cocoa powder aromas are lifted by an urgent crushed stone note. Dense and sappy, with powerful minerality giving the palate a remarkably penetrating character. Wonderfully fine-grained grand cru with a magically light touch and outstanding lingering perfume. Devauges expects to rack this wine for the first time just three weeks before bottling it in June.” ST
Antonio Galloni 94-96 points “The 2012 Romanée Saint Vivant captures the essence of this great site. Aromatically lifted and precise, the RSV is all about detail. Small red berries, flowers, mint and slate emerge over time, but the Romanée Saint Vivant is first and foremost a wine of head spinning textural beauty. The generous, inviting finish makes the 2012 accessible today, but it will be even better in another few years. There is plenty of underlying structure, but the classic Romanée Saint Vivant style is implied rather than stated.” AG

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A Few More Good Burgs
Pre-Arrival ETA Mid-April

Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Rouge 2009 750ML ($69.95) $59 special

Louis Latour Clos de la Vigne au Saint Corton Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune 2002 750ML ($89.95) $69 special

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Domaine Potinet-Ampeau Clos des Chenes, Volnay Premier Cru 2001 750ML ($89.95) $59 special

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Domaine de la Pousse d’Or En Cailleret Clos des 60 Ouvrees, Volnay Premier Cru 2008 750ML ($99.95) $89 special
Antonio Galloni 93 points “The 2008 Volnay Clos des Soixante Ouvrées possesses striking richness and depth. Deep, dark, and inward, the Soixante Ouvrées flows with the essence of black fruit, tar and licorice. This is a surprisingly big, rich wine for the year.” AG

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Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune 2011 750ML ($59.95) $49 special
Stephen Tanzer 89 points “Pale straw-yellow. Aromatic nose features pear and flowers. Smooth and light on its feet, with harmonious ripe acidity energizing the middle palate. With its attractive sugar/acid balance and firm spine, this is more vibrant than the 2012 village wine. Drink or hold. Coutoux noted that the yield here was almost 60 hectoliters per hectares, compared to 40 in 2012. But this wine has more charm.” ST

Domaine des Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon Milly-Lamartine 2011 750ML ($31.95) $28 special
Case-12 Domaine des Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon Milly-Lamartine 2011 750ML ($319.95) $289 special (that’s only $24.08/bottle!)

Domaine des Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Uchizy Les Maranches 2011 750ML ($37.95) $31.90 special
Case-12 Domaine des Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Uchizy Les Maranches 2011 750ML ($399.95) $328 special (that’s only $27.33/bottle!)
Wine Advocate 91 points “The 2011 Macon-Uchizy Les Maranches has a tightly wound bouquet with lovely limestone and citrus scents, touches of dried flowers emerging with time. The palate is very well-balanced with fine tannins, a fresh elegant mid-palate with lovely poise toward the precise finish.” WA
Christophe Mignon Champagne

With all this talk of ‘Grower Champagne’ the last couple of weeks, we figured that since it’s so fresh in your mind, why not talk about the dynamics of it even more? We are highlighting an incredible producer today, the true epitome of a grower Champagne, Christophe Mignon. Side note: we are one of the very few shops who carry this producer in the U.S, and the ONLY shop in Oregon.

Christophe Mignon Champagne is made following the rules of tradition, which involves, “cultivating the vine with love and patience in order to be able to reap the best fruit.” Their primary goal is finding “balance between heaven and earth, roots and branches, minerals and fruit, aroma and taste.” This sort of love and patience and finding that particular balance is through the strict practices of biodynamics. If you don’t know what biodynamic means and you love wine, google it and I assure you it will be worth your while.

A mere 16 acres of vines planted by Christoph’s great grandparents is comprised of about 30 different plots and planted with primarily Pinot Meunier, the underdog of Champagne varietals. The goals of expressing the plots’ diversity and the predominant usage of Pinot Meunier are just a few components of a long line of history. The differences in soils help to define the fruit that is so meticulously cared for, and have the ability to show expression through each and every plot with all vineyard practices following the lunar calendar. In addition, Mignon chooses to employ one person per hectare (about 2.5 acres) in his vineyards, an extremely costly decision and just another highlight of his testament to quality.

Mignon’s unique approach to his viticulture practices not only involves biodynamics, but also phytotherapy, homeopathy and geobiology. His ingenuity has led to creations such as special footing blades for his tractor to achieve the ideal width and depth when working soils in the vine rows. He has followed the lunar calendar for over 20 years, allowing the moon’s cycles to dictate his work both in the vineyards and in the cellar. He strives to follow the rhythm of nature and explains, “the moon for a vigneron is like a metronome for a musician.”

This is a great opportunity to try some of the highest quality small grower Champagne and at an incredible value. Christophe Mignon is so wonderfully passionate about the wine he makes and possesses a great amount of tenacity both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Enjoy these Champagne’s now or lay them in the cellar to see the beautiful secondary and tertiary flavors and textural components they will develop. Cheers!

Christophe Mignon Champagnes Available Here Now

Christophe Mignon Brut Nature Pur Meunier 2006 750ml ($79.95) $59 special, 3+ cases available
Josh Raynolds 92 points–VINOUS “Pale onion skin color. Musky aromas of yellow plum, blood orange and nectarine, with toast and sweet butter accents building with air. Lush and expansive on the palate, offering ripe orchard and pit fruit flavors that develop a honeyed character with air. A touch of bitter orange zest adds bite to the long, smoky finish, which shows impressive energy and cut.”

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Christophe Mignon Brut Pur Meunier NV 750ML ($59.95) $49 special, 5 bottles available
Josh Raynolds 90 points–VINOUS “Bright yellow-gold. Pungent melon, pit fruit and fig aromas are complemented by exotic floral and lees notes that gain power with air. Dry but fleshy peach and pear flavors become sweeter with air, picking up a gentle redcurrant quality. The incisive finish leaves smoky orchard fruit and herbal notes behind.”

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Christophe Mignon Brut Rose Pur Meunier NV 750ML ($69.95) $59 special, 16 bottles available
Antonio Galloni 92 points–VINOUS “Mignon’s NV Pur Meunier Rosé is quite pretty. Crushed flowers, spices, sweet herbs and cranberries are all very much alive in the glass. Lifted and precise, the Rosé is absolutely gorgeous. The blend of equal parts vintages 2010 and 2011 works nicely here. Some of the 2011 greenness is evident, but not at all overpowering. Dosage is 6 grams per liter.”

Christophe Mignon Extra Brut Pur Meunier NV 750 ML ($59.95) $49 special, 17 bottles available

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Spring Sales Review

Our Champagne, Loire Valley, Jura and Other French Wines
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Sale Ends on All Spring Specials April 30th at 11:59pm
Nicolas Maillart Premier Cru Brut 2007 750ML ($69.95) Was $59, Now $49
Wine Spectator 91 points “Toasted almond and pastry dough notes lead the way in this creamy Champagne, with aromatic accents of spun honey, lemon preserves, beeswax, toasted cumin and clove spice emerging along with well-knit acidity on the finish. Drink now through 2024.” WS

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Ulysse Collin ‘Les Pierrieres’ Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV (2010) ($89.95) Was $79, Now $69
Peter Liem ChampagneGuide.Net 2 stars “Collin’s 2010s are uniformly sleek and shapely, and true to form, the Perrières is perhaps the most overtly elegant of them all. While it feels ripe and concentrated at its core, it emphasizes its stony minerality above all else, complementing this with a suave texture and a racy, elongated finish. It feels fresh, youthful and vibrant, and it should develop superbly well with another few years in the cellar. Last tasted: 11/14.”

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Ulysse Collin ‘Les Maillons’ Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut NV (2010) ($109.95) Was $99, Now $71.90
Antonio Galloni 95 points “The NV (2010) Blanc de Noirs Les Maillons is especially dry and bracing in this vintage. Chalk, hazelnuts, spices, dried pears and plums meld together as this striking, crystalline Blanc de Noirs shows off its personality. The sense of energy is palpable. Olivier Collin has done a magnificent job with his 2010. This is a fabulous wine by any measure.” AG

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De Sousa & Fils Cuvee des Caudalies Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut 2006 750ML ($219.95) $119 special
Stephen Tanzer 92 points “…Shows surprising vivacity for its power, offering intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of iodine. Closes on a leesy note, with excellent thrust, a savory character and a touch of honeysuckle.”

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Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie ‘Le L d’Or’ 1999 750ML ($69.95) Was $59, Now $49
Wine Enthusiast 92 points “The granite soil of the vineyard is dominant in this textured, mineral wine with its kerosene aroma and its taut, almost austere acidity. While the primary fruit has gone, this is still nowhere near mature, a wine that shows considerable freshness, life, potential.” WE

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Jean Francois Ganevat Vieux Macvin du Jura NV 750ML ($69.95) $39 special

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Jean Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Vin Jaune 2004 375ML ($59.95) $49 special

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Jean Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Cuvee Prestige Savagnin 2010 750ML ($89.95) Was $79, Now $59
Importer note “Made in an oxidative style, wine remains sous voile for 48 months in demi-muid. Vineyard planted in 1977.”

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Jean Francois Ganevat ‘Sul Q’ NV (Jura) 375ML ($99.95) $66 special
Importer note “A ‘sélections des grains nobles’ of Savagnin though SGN is not officially recognized in the Jura. 250 grams RS.”

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Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Moulin-a-Vent Les Trois Roches, Beaujolais 2012 750ML ($29.95) $21.90 special
Josh Raynolds- Vinuos 91 points “Bright violet. Pungent dark berry, cherry pit, rose oil and licorice scents, with hints of cracked pepper and woodsmoke in the background. Shows very good clarity and lift on the palate, offering juicy blackcurrant, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that flesh out and gain sweetness with air. Sappy and focused on the finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a whiplash of vibrant dark fruit and floral pastille qualities. “
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Domaine Leon Barral Faugeres Valiniere, Languedoc-Roussillon 2010 750ML ($79.95) Was $69, Now $59

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Domaine Comte Abbatucci ‘CN’ Cuvee Collection Rouge, Corsica, Vin de France NV 750ML ($84.95) Was $71.90, Now $69
2011 Base Vintage
Wine Advocate 90 points “Abbatucci’s 2011 cn (whose name indeed appears in lower-case letters on this wine’s label) issues from six-year-old vines of the traditional, but now rare variety, Carcajolhu Nero, part of his ongoing project to restore cepage diversity and re-propagate ancient genetic material, building on his father Antoine’s rescue work begun in the early 1960s. The result – raised in demi-muids and tank – is nothing less than fascinating and delicious; although, on the evidence at hand from this early essay with young vines, Carcajolhu Nero’s personality will appeal most to those with relatively high tolerance for acidity and astringency. Imagine red currant and cherry macerated on their pits and pips as well as on mustard seeds. The effect is infectiously juicy and invigorating, with almost implacable bite and piquancy that have at least some distant yet useful analogy in a peppery Gruner Veltliner. I can only suggest that one pair some bottles with cuisine short-term, but also hold one or two simply to see what becomes of this after a few years in bottle.” WA

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Chateau du Cayrou, Cahors 1985 1.5L ($179.95) Was $149, Now $119

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