French Wine - Full - Over 16% - Medium - 13% - 13.99%

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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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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Highly Acclaimed 2018 Bordeaux

Château Le Bonalguet 2018

Château Le Bonalguet has been rated a “near-perfect wine” by former Best Sommelier of France Fabrice Sommier and sports a history of gold-medal acclaim. Rich, deep, and beautifully structured, the new 2018 release is every bit as impressive.

 
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Gold-Medal 2018 Bordeaux

Haut de Bel Air 2018

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“2018 is an exceptional year for Bordeaux,” producing “wonderful wines with a beautiful depth of ripe fruit and polished, strong tannins,” (James Suckling). Wait until you taste this acclaimed Merlot blend – it's one of our picks of the vintage.

 
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Provence Rosé Gold Medalist

Château Terrebonne Coeur de Cuvée 2017

This “wonderful” pink hails from the heartland of rosé and an estate that’s won over 60 awards in 11 vintages – including gold for this special release. Starring old-vine Grenache and Syrah, it brims with juicy raspberry and complex wild herb notes.

 
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Top-Estate White Burgundy

Henry Greuzard La Roche Vineuse 2017

For many white wine fans, France’s Burgundy region makes the world’s finest Chardonnay. This fresh discovery from fourth-generation winemaker Xavier Greuzard overflows with ripe, orchard- and tropical-fruit flavors, plus a creamy-smooth complexity.

 
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Gold-Medal 2016 Bordeaux Supérieur

Château Mouquet 2016

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Château Mouquet has been owned by Bruno Baylet’s family for three generations. A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, his acclaimed Bordeaux Supérieur showcases the superb 2016 vintage and brims with ripe red fruit.

 
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Gold-Medal Rhône White

Les Vivandières 2018

Named for the brave French women who cared for troops on the battlefield (and offered wine for courage), Les Vivandières hails from premium Ventoux (near iconic Châteauneuf-du-Pape). With a top gold and vibrant fruit flavor, it’s sure to impress.

 
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Malbec’s French Comeback

NPR Planet Money Malbec 2018

Thanks to the major success of Argentine versions, the Malbec grape is now back in vogue in its native France – as you’ll taste with this rich exclusive. It’s exactly the kind of economic success story you’d hear about on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.

 
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