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Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 10-30-2016
I recently enjoyed this while relaxing in a hot tub on a nice summer evening in California; it was perfect! Fresh and pronounced flavors of pear and apricot combine with a crisp acidity and lush creaminess for a wine fresh and approachable in style. The perfect accompaniment to any moment of leisure, at a price far below its value!
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2014 Domaine Lafage "Bastide Miraflors" Côtes du Roussillon
Review Date: 09-26-2016
Just in time for fall, the shipment of the latest vintage of Bastide Miraflors from Domaine Lafage has arrived. It’s full of pure, big-bodied dark fruit flavors like plum, black cherry and cassis with ultra smooth integrated tannins. This has a lot of personality with secondary flavors like tobacco, licorice and spice underlining the great fruit. Even in the south of France, where low-cost wines abound, this is a standout quality-to-price ratio!
Top Value!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
This bone dry offering from the prestigious Laurent Perrier house is elegant, fresh and satisfying. This no-dosage cuvée consists of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from high quality vineyards that display a subtle toasty quality over clean green apple and fresh citrus flavors. Wonderful expression of the Champagne terroir and one of my favorite takes on the style.

Drappier Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature Zero Dosage Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
Made from 100% Pinot Noir. The minerality in this low sulfite, no-dosage Brut Nature is vibrant alongside the dry, bright red fruit flavor of the Pinot Noir. The clean, crisp finish seals this as one of the best Brut Natures in stock.

Gosset "Excellence" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
Gosset wines prove that Champagne need not exist on a richness to freshness spectrum, but that both sensations can be achieved in unison to magnificent ends. On the nose, the Brut Excellence displays lovely chalk and sweet pastry notes. The Pinot Noir takes over on the palate with rich red fruit elements which meld perfectly into a pronounced acid-driven freshness and a creamy, silky texture at the same time! A remarkable combination!

2008 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
The 2008 vintage for Champagne manifests itself incredibly well with Veuve Cliquot’s millesime rosé. It has an energetic acidity that converges with the ripe red berry notes at a beautifully crafted point of inflection on the back palate. 5% of the wine was aged in giant oak foudres to lend a rich texture undertone with subtle spice notes, and its yeast character is a delicate supplement to the lively fruit. I would love to revisit this Champagne in five, even 10 years!

Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (ships as 1.5L due to shape of bottle)
Review Date: 09-16-2016
Ruinart’s flagship wine is built in a style that emphasizes a very crisp, clean, and elegant Champagne experience. Made in a reductive style so that the high quality Premier Cru juice sees very little oxygen during vinification, the clean flavors of citrus and stone fruits dominate against a backdrop of pronounced minerality and crisp acid. If your looking to impress company, no matter how discerning the palates, pick this up.

Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 08-12-2016
I recently enjoyed this while relaxing in a hot tub on a nice summer evening in California; it was perfect! Fresh and pronounced flavors of pear and apricot combine with a crisp acidity and lush creaminess for a wine fresh and approachable in style. The perfect accompaniment to any moment of leisure, at a price far below its value!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Fallet-Dart "Cuvée de Réserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 07-27-2016
70% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir. I had this recently to celebrate a good friend’s birthday and we were all stunned by its goodness! It had wonderful fresh pear and apple fruit notes, a broad presence on the palate, and a crisp finish that left a nice yeastiness lingering for over a minute! If you’re on the grower-producer train, this is an essential!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Maldonado "Farm Worker" Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 05-24-2016
This is the wine Rombauer doesn't want you to know about!!! Rich, lush with elegant Napa fruit, a soft acidic edge, and the perfect dose of oak to make it EXTREMELY easy drinking. If Napa Chardonnay is your jam, you can't miss this level of quality for the price.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

Jean-Louis Denois Pinot Noir Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine
Review Date: 11-29-2015
High quality and a low price make this one of the funnest bottles of bubbles available! Made from 100% Pinot Noir, it has great structure and rich flavors of strawberries, raspberries and cherries. It has a rich, creamy mousse and a dry, crisp acidic finish. Credit to Denois for making good everyday bubbles a possibility!
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart

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