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 2021 Chenin Blanc "Les Pouches" 750ml

$28.61

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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Domaine Delaporte 2021 Sancerre Blanc 750ml

$60.78

A crisp style with a rounded profile making for an easy-to-like Sauvignon Blanc. The 2020 Sancerre Chavignol is a blend of around 40 blocks and features aromas of gooseberry, citrus and boxwood. It might not be the most complicated or the most...

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Famille Bougrier 2021 Vouvray V 750ml

$28.61

Pretty and fragrant, with aromas of peach, apricot, and lemon-lime, with hints of honey and minerality. Medium bodied on the palate, with a smooth texture, ripe, rounded stone fruit on the palate with a bright citrus backbone. There is a nice floral...

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Lucien Crochet 2019 Sancerre "Les Calcaires" 750ml

$66.00

Known as La Croix du Roy, the 2019 Sancerre Calcaires is a highly floral style. The wine is round and ripe with a sense of tenderness through its middle. There's plentiful concentration here and an attractive covering of chalkiness. A light grip holds...

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Dagueneau 2018 Silex Pouilly-Fumé 750ml

$186.86

Perhaps the most famous of the Dagueneau cuvées, the 2018 Silex is flowing and accessible on entry, but then it coils and tightens. The silex (flint) soil gives firmness, imbuing structure and steely tension. Power and concentration combine,...

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Vincent Delaporte 2021 Sancerre Rose 750ml

$61.65

Sparkly redcurrant tones give pause for admiring this wine in the glass. Fruit-packed, it exhibits the best characteristics of a young Sancerre rosé, with raspberry and wild peach aromas. Full and round in the mouth, it opens up gradually, with a...

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Domaine Huet 2020 Vouvray "Le Mont" Demi Sec 750ml

$73.82

The 2019 Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec is clear, fresh, deep and complex yet pure, fine, elegant and perfectly interwoven on the nose, where notes of crushed flint stones, limestones and concentrated citrus fruit aromas and even iodine notes are revealed...

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Domaine Huet 2019 Vouvray "Le Haut Lieu" Sec 750ml

$56.43

he deep brown clay soils of the Haut-Lieu plateau provide the typical fruitiness and freshness wonderfully in Huet's 2019 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec. Ripe pear, tangerine and orange fruits with notes of lemon grass and green pimientos intertwined with very...

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Dagueneau 2018 Buisson Renard Pouilly-Fumé 750ml

$152.08

Returning in 2018 after 2017 was wiped out by frosts, this is an intense, wild 2018 Buisson Renard, like an untamed head of curls. In clear evidence at this early stage, it has floral and boxwood characters and a nutty oak-derived influence. There's even...

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