Loire Valley


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.   

Vincent Delaporte 2019 Sancerre Blanc 750ml


Expressive, intense and complex nose with boxwood, rhubarb, blackcurrant, kiwi and a light vegetal touch. Bright freshness on the palate; delicate and lively. Well balanced and harmonious, it ends with a clean lingering finish. A marvelous companion for...

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Famille Bougrier 2018 Vouvray V 750ml


Light honey and ripe almonds permeate this off-dry wine. It is young, the ripe Chenin Blanc fruit not yet fully expressive. Expect creamed apple and spice to come out over the next few months. Score: 87 points -- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 2020

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


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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Alain Gueneau 2018 Sancerre "La Guiberte" 750ml


Pale yellow in colour with green and golden highlights. The first smell is discreet with herbaceous hints (nettle, tomato leaves, and menthol). Then the nose reveals notes of elder blossom, citronella, and thyme. Frank in attack, the palate refreshes...

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Lucien Crochet 2018 Sancerre Rose 750ml


The 2018 vintage displays intense pink colours with almost purple/red tints in the glass. The nose is marked by Pinot Noir aromas such as red fruit cake and red berries. Nice balance on the palate, with the tannins from Pinot Noir providing power, grip,...

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Des Ouches 2016 Bourgueil "Igoranda" 750ml


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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Dagueneau 2015 Silex Pouilly-Fumé 750ml


Located just outside the village of Saint Andelain sits Dagueneau’s 11-hectares vineyard, which is now managed by Didier’s son Louis-Benjamin. ‘Silex’ is the premier wine from Dagueneau and is sourced from low-yielding plots,...

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Dagueneau 2014/2015 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly 750ml


Shows a lovely twinge of savory at first, followed by a rather large core of white asparagus, creamed gooseberry and white peach flavors. The savory note reemerges through the finish, along with hints of light bitter almond and paraffin. Drink now...

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Dagueneau 2016 Sancerre Les Monts Damnes 750ml


2014 Vintage: Shows a mature edge, with a slightly rounded feel to the lemon curd and gooseberry gelée notes that glide through, extending through a long, verbena- and flint-fueled finish that has a mouthwatering echo at the very end. Offers a...

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Domaine Vacheron 2017 Sancerre Rouge 750ml


Expanding on their fathers' legacies, the cousins Jean-Laurent and Jean-Dominique Vacheron have a deserving reputation for their almost-Burgundian Sancerre. This latest vintage, packed with both fruit and structure, shows why. It is ripe with red...

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