French Wine

Exhilarating French Sauvignon

Abbesse de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Noël Bougrier’s Abbesse de Loire Sauvignon Blanc is a perennial favorite, thanks to its pure, citrus-fruit flavors and grassy-fresh quality. And with 2018 being hailed as an excellent harvest in the Loire Valley, we recommend you place a quick order.

 
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Bordeaux Cabernet Rarity

Le Roi de Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

From the renowned Pascal Hénot and the glorious 2016 vintage comes this rare Bordeaux, made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Light oak aging adds subtle leather and tobacco notes to the ripe, black-fruit flavors. Enjoy with roasts, stews, and more.

 
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90-94 Point French Grenache

XV du Président 2018

The latest, and hugely acclaimed, release of this BIG favorite; crafted from some of the Languedoc-Roussillon’s oldest vines (many over 100 years old). Miserly yields mean intense flavors in the glass, and 'XV' brims with plum, fig, and wild herbs.

 
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Rare Rhône White

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.

 
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Gold-Medal Rhône Star

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.

 
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Anniversary-Edition French Blockbuster

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.

 
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Triple-Gold Côtes-du-Rhône Exclusive

Domaine du Vallon Plan de Dieu 2017

From the village of Plan de Dieu (neighbor to storied Châteauneuf-du-Pape), this HUGELY acclaimed red was made at the Meffre family’s 460-plus-year-old estate and brims with ripe berry and spicy, wild-herb notes.

 
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Gold-Medal, Old-Vine French Red

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.

 
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Elegant Loire Sauvignon Blanc

Domaine Patrick Vauvy Touraine 2018

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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.

 
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Gold-Medal Southern French Red

Château L'Esparrou Cuvée Bisconte 2017

From southern France’s Roussillon region and historic Château L’Esparrou, this special cuvée boasts a coveted Gilbert & Gaillard gold. Judges loved its “pleasant nose accented by dark fruits and spices with a touch of licorice.”

 
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