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Domaine Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvee Terroir 2010

$21.99 Chinon, France PLCB Code# 48134Sleek and racy, with a delicious core of red currant, cherry and blackberry fruit, lined with graphite, sweet tapenade and savory notes. A stony element is imbedded in the long finish. Best from 2014 through … Continue reading

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Helfrich Pinot Gris 2008

 $5.99 Alsace, France PLCB Code# 32981   Creamy and aromatic, with white pepper and hints of mineral mixing with the honeysuckle, yellow peach, quince and mango notes. Juicy acidity and a pleasant grapefruit peel note provide balance. Delicious. Drink now … Continue reading

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Vignerons de Caractere Domaine de la Curniere Vacqueyras 2010

  $15.99 Vacqueyras, France PLCB CODE# 33020   This is juicy and nicely structured, with a compact core of damson plum, anise and braised fig fruit wrapped in notes of charcoal and bittersweet cocoa. Should stretch out with brief cellaring. … Continue reading

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Pierre Boniface Apremont Savoie 2011

 $12.99 Savoie, France PLCB CODE# 26437   Soft and friendly, with a creamed melon and pear core, featuring a flash of sweetened butter on the finish. Jacquère. Drink now. 8,000 cases made. –JM 88 Points Wine Spectator Dec 15, 2012   … Continue reading

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Domaine de Pallus Le Pensees de Pallus 2009

$24.99 Chinon, France PLCB Code# 46006 Concentrated, with black currant, fig and crushed cherry fruit, but also racy, with a mouthwatering iron note cutting through this, backed by lively tobacco, juniper and olive notes on the finish. Drink now through … Continue reading

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Domaine de Gros Nore 2009

$39.99 Bandol, France PLCB Code# 26646 This ripe yet elegant red delivers concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, tar and dark chocolate, leading to lots of cream and spice notes midpalate, with a dollop of smoke. The lilting finish shows … Continue reading

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Domaine Philippe Portier Quincy Cuvee des Victoires 2010

$12.99 Loire, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33031 This stylish white features a nice straw edge running through the core of gooseberry, wet stone and honeysuckle flavors. The pretty finish lingers. Drink now.” 90 points Wine Spectator, May 2012 The … Continue reading

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Caves des Vignerons de Saumur Saumur Champigny Les Villaises 2009

Caves des Vignerons de Saumur  Saumur Champigny Les Villaises 2009  $12.99 Saumur, Loire Valley, France PLCB Code #18589 Fresh and very pure, this delivers a delicious beam of raspberry and cherry fruit, backed by subtle spice and mineral notes. Long, … Continue reading

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Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rose 2010

$10.49 Provence, France PLCB Code# 29341 A light, slightly crisp rosé, showing brisk cherry pit and watermelon rind notes and a dry, minerally finish. Drink now. -JM 85 Points Wine Spectator June 15, 2011 I picked this rose to compare with the … Continue reading

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Colombelle Union de Producteurs Plaimont 2010

$6.99 Cotes de Gascogne, France PLCB Code# 22631 A fruity white, with green apple flavors that show a crisp, herbal edge. Features hints of pineapple on the finish. Colombard and Ugni Blanc. Drink now. 160,000 cases made. –KM 85 Points Wine Spectator Colombard … Continue reading

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