Sean has been producing world class wines since his first vintage of Cabernet Franc in 1999. He has garnered praise from world renowned critics including Robert Parker.
Since the first vintage back in 2007 this red blend by Sean has always been a customer favorite. Sean and Bruce Devlin, the wine maker at Ballentine Vineyards have carefully selected this blend from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is, without a doubt, one of the best blends Sean has made for us! Only 42 cases were produced.
Black cherry, mocha and vanilla-cream aromas give a satisfyingly lush nose to this estate bottling. A firm structure frames a pure palate of roasted red fruit, vanilla cookie and toasty oak flavors. Generous spices push to the finish.
Phil "discovered" this wine in a chance meeting at the Air France lounge in Bordeaux! This blend of 70% Sauvignon blanc, 20% Sémillon, 10% Muscadelle is a textbook white Bordeaux that is wonderfully crisp and jut plain fun to drink. Fun fact: Hubert De Boüard (owner of Chateau Angelus in St. Emilion) consults on this wine!
After numerous shipping delays our roses are in stock. Here’s three of our favorites (2 bottles of each) at 20% off the regular sale price. They’re perfect at poolside, or with light summer meals. Enjoy!
- •Ch. Saint-Martin No. 2 Cotes de Provence
- •Ch. Saint-Martin Grande Reserve Cotes de Provence
- •Saint Andrieu L’Oratoire Coteaux Varois en Provence
That's $114 worth of Rose for $89!
Hot off the press... Lettie Teague’s column this week features dry Riesling and we have her #1 pick in stock at a very good price!
#1 2021 Pewsey Vale Single Vineyard Estate Eden Valley Dry Riesling, $20.
"Australia is home to some terrific dry Rieslings, and Pewsey Vale is among the country’s best-known makers of Riesling. This is their crisp, lime-inflected, reasonably priced take."
So much black fruit, black walnuts, blueberries, wet earth, black truffles and some graphite. Medium to full body with lots of tension and focus. It runs very long with a salty undertone and some bitter, burnt lemon. Yet ever so subtle and refined. Drink ...
Wine Spectator's #1 Value Wine of the Year
A profoundly complex blend of crushed blackberries, violets, spice orange peels and sage makes the 2022 Nebbiolo Clarè J.C. a total knockout on the nose. Silky and enveloping with a pretty inner sweetness up front, this impresses further as a wave of w...
Notes of sweet cherries, cassis, licorice and loamy soil tones preface the 2020 Givry 1er Cru Servoisine, a medium to full-bodied, powerful and concentrated wine with powdery tannins and lively acids. It's reminiscent of a more dynamic version of the 2018...
The second wine of Château Laroque, the 2019 Les Tours De Laroque is certainly worth checking out. It shows the purity and precision of the Grand Vin, only in a more up-front, soft, charming, medium-bodied package. The blend is 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet ...
This generous, flavorful and full-bodied wine boasts very ripe, jammy plums and red cherries on a rather soft texture with light tannins.
Disgorged in July 2020 with seven grams per liter dosage, the NV Brut Réserve (2018 base) is the latest rendition of this wine. Bursting with aromas of orange oil, crisp orchard fruit and fresh bread, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and gourmand, with ...
The 2019 Cheval des Andes had a more reductive vinification and élevage, making the wine a bit shy and in need of time to open up, as one of their objectives was to make it more age-worthy. Another objective is to get to a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabern...
One of only 23 cru classe properties in Provence. It’s classic Provence rose –pale, crisp, aromatic and dry. And as you know has always been run by women with the exception of one generation. Another Bassins direct import "discovery"
The regional appellation "Beaujolais" was recognized in 1937 and is the most extensive of the region. It produces fresh and fruity wines, perfect for the first days of summer. Trénel's Beaujolais Cuvée Rochebonne is produced on the east of the "Pierres Dorées" area, on three parcels east oriented and facing the Mont Blanc. They’re located in the village of Lucenay and are particularly ancient: the older one has been planted in 1922. The soil is very clayey and gives roundness and structure to the wine.
Royal Prince is a boutique négociant which specializes in sourcing from top vineyards and the best appellations Their long-term relationships with the West Coast’s best growers and winemakers allow them flexibility each year to focus on the art of blending without being limited to specific vineyards.
At once ripe yet cool with minty freshness, this Haut-Médoc has plenty of moderately dry tannins and currant fruit character to carry it. Good length. Drink or hold.
Produced from wire-trained vines that are 15-20 years old. Made from 100% Tinto Fino, this wine develops over about 22 days of cold fermentation. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank and the wine spends about 5 months in new French oak barrels when this is complete.
"Gorgeous, especially given that warm vintage."
93 points | Stephan Reinhardt - Wine Advocate
One of our most requested non vintage Champagnes, Deutz has been out of the market for a bit of time, but we are thrilled that now it's back. We are the DC exclusive importer for this outstanding house!
From the Monção e Melgaço sub-region of northern Portugal, the natural home of the alvarinho grape, and made by one of its finest producers, who uses a little skin contact (hence the name) to give structure to this invigorating linear dinner-table white.
Mourchon's winemaker Sebastain Magnouac hails from Gigondas and makes this wine just for us. He won't tell me where he gets the fruit from but when you taste it you'll know it's someone good!