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Peillot, Franck Altesse Roussette de Bugey Montagnieu
Altesse from Bugey, France
100% Altesse. Local parlance can get confusing: the appellation “Roussette de Bugey” can also contain Chardonnay, so Peillot adds “Altesse” to the label to emphasize its purity. His vines average 30 years old but get up to 60 to 100 years old and are tended and harvested by hand. Fermentation is...
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DB0991-19
Mary TaylorAnjou Blanc (Pascal Biotteau)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
This extremely conscientious farm in the Coteaux de L’Aubance, within the Anjou-Villages, is run by the Biotteau family. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.  This gorgeously subtle Chenin Blanc comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de...
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DB3235-20
Mary TaylorAnjou Blanc (Pascal Biotteau)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
This extremely conscientious farm in the Coteaux de L’Aubance, within the Anjou-Villages, is run by the Biotteau family. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.  This gorgeously subtle Chenin Blanc comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de...
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DB3235-19
Mary TaylorAnjou Rouge (Pascal Biotteau)
from Loire, France
A blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, from 25-30 year old vines in area of the Anjou-Villages that falls on a geological fault-line. Half of the vineyards are grown in slate soils, the other half is grown in tuffeau (chalky limestone in the Paris basin).  The wine is made using...
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DB3236-19
CornillacBeaujolais
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
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DB8481-19
CornillacBeaujolais Nouveau
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
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DB8480-20
Beau!Beaujolais Rosé
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay from the south of Beaujolais. The Beau! strikes a nice balance of fruity strawberry notes with a saline minerality on thefinish.
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DB3204-20
CharletBeaujolais Villages "La Vauxonne"
Gamay from Burgundy, France
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DB3463-18
Mary TaylorBeaujolais-Villages (Marine Descombes)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
A textbook blue stone Brouilly style Beaujolais-Villages. Beautiful purity of gamay noir fruit meets cement ageing, showcasing the unique expression of Beaujolais.
Sustainable
DB3245-18
BellevueBordeaux
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
100% Merlot from 18-year-old vines. The vineyards are sustainably farmed and indigeonous yeasts are used for fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in French barrels for 8-10 months with a light filtration before bottling. 3000 cases are produced annually.
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DB0854-16
Mary TaylorBordeaux Blanc (Jean Marc Barthez)
from Bordeaux, France
From artisan winemaker Jean Marc Barthez, who serves as president of a small co-operative winery in the ancient village of Monségur, this cuvée will overturn everything you’ve come to expect from the usual lineup of “varietal” Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Semillon...
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DB3233-20
Mary TaylorBordeaux Blanc (Jean Marc Barthez)
from Bordeaux, France
From artisan winemaker Jean Marc Barthez, who serves as president of a small co-operative winery in the ancient village of Monségur, this cuvée will overturn everything you’ve come to expect from the usual lineup of “varietal” Sauvignon Blanc. A blend of 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Semillon...
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DB3233-19
Haut-DambertBordeaux Blanc Entre-deux-Mers
Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France
60% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Muscadelle. From a unique terroir in the Entre-Deux-Mers: elevated hillside vineyards with a slightly cooler climate and well-draining soil. Vinified in stainless steel and aged on the fine lees for 3 months. The use of both Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, as...
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DB1289-20
Haut-DambertBordeaux Blanc Entre-deux-Mers
Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France
60% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Muscadelle. From a unique terroir in the Entre-Deux-Mers: elevated hillside vineyards with a slightly cooler climate and well-draining soil. Vinified in stainless steel and aged on the fine lees for 3 months. The use of both Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, as...
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DB1289-18
Haut-DambertBordeaux Rosé
from Bordeaux, France
60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Made from vines 100% devoted to Bordeaux Rosé, on lower slopes with cooler post-harvesting climate to optimize natural freshness and fruitiness. Each grape variety is vinified separately for the best aromatic expression; direct press for the Cabernet-Franc, a...
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DB6100-18
Haut-DambertBordeaux Rosé
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet-Franc, 30% Malbec. Made from vines 100% devoted to Bordeaux Rosé, on lower slopes with a cooler climate that optimizes natural freshness and fruitiness. Each grape variety is vinified separately for the best aromatic expression; direct-pressed, vinified and aged in...
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DB6100-20
Mary TaylorBordeaux Rouge (Jean Marc Barthez)
from Bordeaux, France
A signature blend of 50% Merlot, with equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's wonderful “drinkability” is highlighted by the absence of oak during the aging process, which allows a bursting acidity and graphite minerality (imagine the lead of fresh pencil shavings) to shine through...
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DB3234-18
Le BabblerBordeaux Supérieur
from Bordeaux, France
65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Bordeaux Supérieur aged for twelve months in an equal mix of stainless steel and oak barrels. Juicy blackberry and plum notes with lush, supple tannins. A classic Bordeaux for discerning babblers.
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DB6157-18
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Bordeaux Superieur
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
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DB9954-11
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Bourgogne Aligote
Aligoté from Burgundy, France
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DB1333-11
Piuze, PatrickBourgogne Aligoté 1953
Aligoté from Burgundy, France
From an old Aligoté plot in Saint Bris, planted in 1953. The field is surrounded by hemp. Fermented and aged in tank. Impressive saline and mineral notes with a crisp acidity.
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DB5350-19
Chavy-MartinBourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From two parcels, one near Meursault and the other near Puligny-Montrachet. Aged for 12 months in barrel and 7 months in tank before bottling.
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DB7685-16
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Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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DB7685-11
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Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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DB0782-12
Latour, VincentBourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From one hectare planted in 1951 and 1973. Aged for ten months in 50% barrels and 50% demi-muids. 
Sustainable
DB0782-18
Val de Mer (Patrick Piuze)Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From fruit near the Chablis region (Tonnerre). Vinified and aged in stainless steel.  
Sustainable
DB7304-18
Latour, VincentBourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From one hectare planted in 1951 and 1973. Aged for ten months in 50% barrels and 50% demi-muids. 
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DB0782-17
Arnoux-LachauxBourgogne Pinot Fin
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Pinot Fin is an ancient clone of Pinot Noir that is very rarely found anymore in Burgundy. It has small berries. Arnoux's fruit is a blend from several plots in Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanee, and Nuits-Saint-Georges. The oldest vines were planted in 1959. Vinified with 60% whole clusters, aged...
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DB0413-18
Terres Dorées Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from Beaujolais, France
100% Pinot Noir. Brun is clearly best known for his Gamay, but he planted Pinot Noir on the clay-limestone soils of his estate vineyard in Charnay in the southern Beaujolais in 1991; there are now a total of 3 hectares. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian. The...
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DB1123-19
VoillotBourgogne Pinot Noir VV
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Four parcels totaling 4.3 acres whose vines average 50 years old. They are located immediately below Volnay Village AC vineyards, making this a Bourgogne of unusual pedigree: apart from a small percentage from Beaune premier cru, it is all from the commune of Volnay, and it is 100% Pinot Noir (...
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DB6619-19
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Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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DB6619-11
VoillotBourgogne Pinot Noir VV
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Four parcels totaling 4.3 acres whose vines average 50 years old. They are located immediately below Volnay Village AC vineyards, making this a Bourgogne of unusual pedigree: apart from a small percentage from Beaune premier cru, it is all from the commune of Volnay, and it is 100% Pinot Noir (...
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DB6619-18
Piuze, PatrickBourgogne Tonnerre Boutots
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From a south-facing single-vineyard in the commune of Vaulicheres, east of Chablis. Two thirds of the fruit is barrel-fermented and aged, the remaining fruit is in tank.
Sustainable
DB9800-19
Piuze, PatrickBourgogne Tonnerre Boutots
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From a south-facing single-vineyard in the commune of Vaulicheres, east of Chablis. Two thirds of the fruit is barrel-fermented and aged, the remaining fruit is in tank.
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DB9800-18
Peillot, FranckBugey Mondeuse
Mondeuse from Bugey, France
100% Mondeuse. Franck loves this rustic local grape and has vines averaging about 30 years but getting up to 60-100 years old. The fruit is hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in stainless steel and enamelled concrete tanks. The wine is of a dense, dark color and  grape-y...
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DB0335-19
Peillot, FranckBugey Montagnieu Brut NV (2017)
Altesse from Bugey, France
50% Mondeuse/50% Altesse + Chardonnay. Méthode champenoise. Though not vintage-dated, it is always single-vintage. Most Montagnieu sparkling is mainly Chardonnay; Peillot emphasizes local varieties Altesse & Mondeuse. Average vine age is around 30 years, with some plots of Altesse and Mondeuse...
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DB1039-17
Peillot, FranckBugey Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from Bugey, France
100% Pinot Noir. A relative rarity in Bugey. Peillot's Pinot Noir is an old Champagne clone called Pinot Droit, which can ripen in challenging circumstances like this chilly, hilly region. Franck has 1 hectare,  planted originally by his uncle on a flatter, warmer site near the river on stony...
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DB1040-19
Mary TaylorBuzet (Christophe Avi)
from , France
The Domaine du Bois de Simon celebrated its 90th birthday in 2019. Christophe Avi, great-grandson of the founder, joined the estate in 1992.  The domain covers 33 hectares (81.5 acres) of vines and produces 35 000 bottles of red, white and rosé wines each year under two Southwest France...
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DB3243-16
PeybrunCadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
80% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc. All of the grapes come from a single 5-hectare plot planted on south and south-west exposed slopes on limestone and chalky, clay soils. Fermented and aged in concrete tanks. Total production averages 500 cases per year.
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DB6101-15
Bête NoireCahors
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (which is significant because the vast majority of Cahors is cut with Merlot or Tannat). A powerful French "country" red from thirty-year-old vines grown in chalk-rich clay soils on a limestone substrate in the Lot Valley in Cahors, the ancestral home of the Malbec grape. Nicely full...
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DB3092-15
Bête NoireCahors
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (which is significant because the vast majority of Cahors is cut with Merlot or Tannat). A powerful French "country" red from thirty-year-old vines grown in chalk-rich clay soils on a limestone substrate in the Lot Valley in Cahors, the ancestral home of the Malbec grape. Nicely full...
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DB3092-16
Mary TaylorCahors (Odile Delpon)
Malbec from Southwest, France
Odile Delpon inherited the family vineyards, tobacco farm, and saffron plantation in Albas in 1968. She developed the winery with her husband Claude, until their son Didier Pelvillain took over a few decades ago. Soils here are clay and limestone. Didier farms at the highest level of sustainability...
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DB3238-17
AmeillaudCairanne
Grenache from Rhône, France
60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 18% Carignan and 2% Mourvèdre, sourced from 45-year-old vines planted in limestone and clay soils mixed with sandstone on south/south-west facing slopes, east of the village of Cairanne. Traditional fermentation, with 100% de-stemming. As of the 2016, Cairanne is its own...
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DB6209-18
Val de Mer (Patrick Piuze)Chablis
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From three parcels – Des Couverts (village of Chablis), Prehy (near Courgis), and Lignorelles. Fermented and aged in stainless steel.
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DB7306-19
Piuze, PatrickChablis "La Grande Vallée"
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From the Les Pargues vineyard in the valley between the 1er Cru Montmains hill and 1er Cru Vaillons hill; this is considered a top site by the monks. Piuze treats this wine like his 1er or Grand Cru sites and vinifies and ages this wine in neutral oak.
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DB0937-19
Piuze, PatrickChablis "Terroir de Chablis"
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
From two parcels, both north-facing, very near to 1er Cru Montmains. It’s fresh and rich on the palate with an herbal finish. Fermented and aged in tank.
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DB0910-19
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Chablis "Terroir de Chablis"
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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DB0910-13
Piuze, PatrickChablis "Terroir de Chichée"
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Chichée is on a plateau near the 1er Cru Vaucoupin vineyard. Vinified and aged in tank. Savory, taut, and mineral.
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DB5126-19
Piuze, PatrickChablis "Terroir de Courgis"
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Courgis is from a single vineyard on the left bank with clay topsoil on top of Kimmeridgian limestone bedrock. It’s typically the most weighty (think ripe, round fruit) of the Terroir wines. Fermented and aged in tank.
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DB0911-19
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Chablis "Terroir de Courgis"
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
Sustainable
DB0911-13

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