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Loire Valley

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Famous for the grand Chateaux built by the nobility of the Ancien Régime, the vineyards of the Loire River valley stretch from the geographical center of France all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.  Upriver, almost as far east as Burgundy, Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé produce the most highly regarded Sauvignon Blanc varietals in the world. As you go downriver, the white grape of choice changes to Chenin Blanc, alongside reds from Cabernet Franc. And as you approach the mouth of the river, the local wine becomes the white Muscadet, perfect with a platter of shellfish on a seaside patio.   

Cave de Saumur 2019 Chenin Blanc "Les Pouches" 750ml

$27.74

Deliciously bone dry Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. Grapes are from small parcels and blended into a special cuvee by a co-op who worked together to craft this wonderful summer sipper. Intense aromas of white fruit, flowers, and citrus on the nose...

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Vincent Delaporte 2020 Sancerre Blanc 750ml

$54.70

Pale gold with green hints. Very expressive, intense and complex nose with boxwood, rhubarb, blackcurrant, kiwi fragrances and a light vegetal touch (marigold). The entry is soft and round. Bright freshness on the palate, delicate and lively purity. Well...

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Famille Bougrier 2019 Vouvray V 750ml

$26.87

A friendly style, with an off-dry hint, but also good purity, with lovely quince, pear and green apple fruit laced with lime zest and ginger hints. The long, mineral-filled finish is mouthwatering and inviting. Drink now through 2025. -- AZ, Wine...

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Des Ouches 2019 Bourgueil Rose 750ml

$26.00

Now on their eighth generation of winemaking, the Gambier family are right at home making Cabernet Franc in Bourgueil. They use a local variety called Breton that has grown in the Loire Valley since the 12th Century - a point of pride for the family and...

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Dagueneau 2017 Silex Pouilly-Fumé 750ml

$191.21

While Didier Dagueneau, the "wild man of Pouilly," is no longer with us (sadly, he died in a plane crash in 2008) his legacy lives on at the domaine he built, which is now run by his son, Louis-Benjamin. Produced from vines averaging 15-50 years of age,...

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Des Ouches 2018 Bourgueil "Igoranda" 750ml

$30.34

Thomas and Denis Gambier are 8th generation winemakers who specialize in red wines made from Cabernet Franc. In case you're wondering, Igoranda was the border between the old Anjou and Touraine regions. Grown in mostly gravelly soil with traditional...

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Des Ouches 2018 Bourgueil "Coteau des Ouches" 750ml

$37.30

These 8th generation winemakers are located in Loire's Bourgueil region. They make mostly red wines and one rosé from Cabernet Franc. Careful attention is paid to the entire process, including hand harvesting, to emphasize the unique terroir of...

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Dagueneau 2017 Sancerre "Les Monts Damnes" 750ml

$186.86

It was long Didier Dagueneau’s dream to make a great Sancerre from the legendary, chalky slopes of Chavignol. He was finally able to acquire a half-hectare site in the late 1990s, smack-bang in the middle of the renowned vineyard of Les Monts...

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Domaine de la Perruche 2018 Saumur Champigny 750ml

$37.30

The brilliant and luminous robe, frank garnet red color, opens on a concentrated, expressive and pleasant nose, which associates the smells of red fruits (cherry, strawberry) with liquorice nuances. The soft attack on the palate offers a fleshy...

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Des Ouches 2015 Bourgueil "Grande Reserve" 750ml

$46.00

Although Domaine des Ouches is known for its numerous Cabernet Franc bottlings, the Grande Reserve contains a bit (approx 10%) of Cabernet Sauvignon from their limited plantings per appellation rules. As its name implies, this wine stands out for its...

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