2014 Bastille Day Weekend Sale

arcHappy Friday!!! Being importers of French wines, it’s a pretty big Friday around here. For Monday is la fête nationale, the day we call, Bastille Day! Always a day for revelry and celebration, there’s no right or wrong way to participate in the festivities. Just get your French on!There are many ways to do this. You can hit up your local brasserie, or watch your favorite French film. Spin some Edith Piaf … or any French music for that matter. Anything from Charles Trenet to Ben l’onlce Soul. Better yet, cook up your own French dinner with music playing in the background. Ah, but what better way to be festive than to celebrate la fête with French wine!

We thought we’d make that part easy on you. For the occasion, we’re knocking the prices down on several of fête-worthy wines from all over France! The sale goes on through Monday. Bon weekend et bon fête nationale!

Alsace

NV Domaine Ehrhart Cremant d’Alsace
Sparkling; White Blend; Alsace;
SALE $12.95

Reg. $17.98

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Perfect for celebrations!
2011 Domaine Ehrhart Gewurztraminer Herrenweg
White Wine; Gewurztraminer; Alsace;
SALE $12.95

Reg. $20.99

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For spicy food lovers.
2010 Domaine Ehrhart Riesling Hengst
White Wine; Riesling; Alsace;
SALE $23.95

Reg. $31.49

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Fancy an Alsatian twist to your Bastille Day festivities? This Grand Cru will be sublime with choucroute.
White Burgundy
2012 Sebastien Dampt Terroir De Milly Petit Chablis
White Wine; Chardonnay; Burgundy;
SALE $11.95

Reg. $15.99

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From David’s latest Chablis discovery, the wines from Sébastien Dampt represent incredible value. His Petit Chablis ALREADY tips the quality/price scale at its retail price. Guess what? The 2013 is now here, so let’s say bye-bye to the 2012. You’re not going to want to miss this.
2010 Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet
White Wine; Chardonnay; Burgundy;
SALE $39.95

Reg. $55.99

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Okay, enter the world of fancier white Burgundy …
2011 Domaine Pernot Belicard Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet
White Wine; Chardonnay; Burgundy;
SALE $54.95

Reg. $84.99

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Made by Philippe Pernot, the grandson of the legendary Paul. It’s Puligny. It’s made by a Pernot. It’s on sale!
2006 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Garenne
White Wine; Chardonnay; Burgundy;
SALE $59.95

Reg. $84.99

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No introduction needed.
2006 Chateau de la Maltroye Batard-Montrachet
White Wine; Chardonnay; Burgundy;
SALE $119.95

Reg. $278.99

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Just in case you want to get extra fancy.
Red Burgundy
2009 Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet Clos du Chateau Rouge (half bottle)
Red Wine; Pinot Noir; Burgundy;
SALE $26.95

Reg. $34.99

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2009 Red Burgundy in half bottle on sale?
2008 Chateau de la Maltroye Santenay Rouge 1er La Comme
Red Wine; Pinot Noir; Burgundy;
SALE $27.95

Reg. $38.99

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The under-the-radar village of Santennay has been garnering some attention lately. It’s boasts 11 Premier Cru vineyards! Here’s the Premier Cru La Comme.
2009 Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet Clos St. Jean Rouge
Red Wine; Pinot Noir; Burgundy;
SALE $47.95

Reg. $64.99

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Again, 2009? Maltroye’s Premier Cru Clos St. Jean vineyard is known for its clay soils which allows the fruit to express itself without a long slumber. Coupled with the fact that this is from 2009, you can drink it this weekend or on Bastille Day 2022!
2011 Stephane Magnien Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers
Red Wine; Pinot Noir; Burgundy;
SALE $59.95

Reg. $92.99

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Another recent addition to our direct-import Burgundy stable, young Stéphane Magnien has some incredible holdings and lets his terroir do the talking. This Premier Cru Chambolle is special stuff, indeed.
2006 Domaine Bertrand Ambroise Corton Le Rognet
Red Wine; Pinot Noir; Burgundy;
SALE $79.95

Reg. $132.79

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For those that wish to go Grand Cru. Makes for a great gift also.
Rhone Valley
2011 Tour de l’Isle Cotes du Rhone Blanc
White Wine; other white varietal; Rhone;
SALE $9.95

Reg. $14.59

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Côtes du Rhône blanc made from equal parts Marsanne, Rousanne, Clairette, and Grenache Blanc. Great balance and complexity.
2009 Domaine de Fondreche Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee Nadal
Red Wine; Rhone Blend; Rhone;
SALE $17.95

Reg. $25.99

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“The outrageously delicious 2009 Cotes du Ventoux Nadal (50% tank-aged Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, both aged in barrel) boasts a dense purple color along with sweet, ripe aromas of black currants, black cherries, licorice and camphor. This opaque purple-colored, dense, opulent, medium to full-bodied, stunning wine sells at an incredibly fair price. 92 points” – Robert Parker
2010 Domaine de Fondreche Cotes du Ventoux Rouge Cuvee Persia
Red Wine; Rhone Blend; Rhone;
SALE $19.95

Reg. $31.99

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“The 2010 Cotes du Ventoux Persia, a blend of 90% Syrah (from 50-year-old vines) and 10% Mourvedre from the estate’s finest terroir, is aged in small barrels and 600-liter demi-muids, with at least one year of aging on its lees. Abundant notes of blackberries and cassis interwoven with hints of espresso roast, white chocolate and acacia flowers are found in this tightly knit, full-bodied, impressive 2010. Tasting like a top-flight northern Rhone Hermitage rather than a wine from the Cotes du Ventoux, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and should keep for 15 years thereafter. 93 points.” – Robert Parker
2010 Domaine Belle Hermitage Blanc
White Wine; other white varietal; Rhone;
SALE $45.95

Reg. $61.99

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More fancy stuff. About as fancy as Marsanne/Roussanne can get, actually.
2004 Albert Belle Hermitage
Red Wine; Syrah/Shiraz; Rhone;
SALE $69.95

Reg. $99.99

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Et voila, 10 year old Hermitage. Already cellared for you and ready to drink.
Loire Valley Chenin Blanc
2011 Hauts des Sanziers Saumur Blanc
White Wine; Chenin Blanc; Loire;
SALE $10.95

Reg. $14.49

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Quality Chenin for a great price.
2011 Domaine d’Orfeuilles Vouvray Les Coudraies
White Wine; Chenin Blanc; Loire;
SALE $13.95

Reg. $20.79

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Demi-sec Chenin Blanc from TWH’s Vouvray producer. Great for spicy dishes and cheeses. Believe it or not, this can age much longer than you think!
Sauternes
2005 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes (half bottle)
Sweet Wine; other white varietal; Bordeaux;
SALE $32.95

Reg. $42.98

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2005 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes
Sweet Wine; other white varietal; Bordeaux;
SALE $59.95

Reg. $79.98

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In such a profound botrytis vintage such as 2005, the Suduiraut continues to turn heads with its delicacy and elegance. What an experience!
2007 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes (half bottle)
Sweet Wine; other white varietal; Bordeaux;
SALE $38.95

Reg. $48.98

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2007 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes
Sweet Wine; other white varietal; Bordeaux;
SALE $69.95

Reg. $85.98

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“The nose takes time to coalesce in the glass, very pure with honey, white peach, Turkish Delight honeysuckle, and beeswax. The palate is beautifully balanced, still with some oak to be subsumed, but has great depth and precision. This is a confident, almost ambitious Suduiraut with great power and intensity towards the botrytis-rich, viscous finish that is endowed with great persistency. Lovely. Drink now-2030. 93 points” – Neal Martin
2005 Chateau Climens Barsac (half bottle)
Sweet Wine; Semillon; Bordeaux;
SALE $49.95

Reg. $65.98

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2005 Chateau Climens Barsac
Sweet Wine; Semillon; Bordeaux;
SALE $99.95

Reg. $119.98

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“97 points” – Robert Parker. No tasting note given.
2006 Chateau Climens Barsac (half bottle)
Sweet Wine; Semillon; Bordeaux;
SALE $47.95

Reg. $57.98

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2006 Chateau Climens Barsac
Sweet Wine; Semillon; Bordeaux;
SALE $89.95

Reg. $109.98

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“one of the top wines of 2006. Medium gold, with a slightly more advanced color than I am used to seeing in a young Climens, the wine displays waxy honeyed pineapple and delicate marmalade and citrus notes with a restrained use of new oak. The wine cuts a full-bodied swath across the palate with terrific acidity, freshness, and moderate sweetness. This is a beauty, but perhaps on a much faster evolutionary track than some of their greatest vintages. 94 points” – Robert ParkerReady to drink now.
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