• Ayala Brut Majeur Champagne NV

    Brilliant, pale golden color with a steady stream of fine bubbles. The nose opens meekly but quickly opens up with waves of spring flowers, complex lees and mineral notes, and soft citrus accents. The palate fully concurs with the nose delivering a complex core of white fruits, toasted brioche, and bright floral notes that linger for minutes while softly competing for dominance. Medium-bodied with a seamless fusion of fruit, lees, mineral, and subtle citrus notes with a vibrant dose of acidity creating ideal balance. $55 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

  • Chateau Lassègue Les Cadrans de Lassègue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012

    Deep, dark ruby red color. The nose offers bright scents of black fruits with a generous dose of baking spices, dried herbs, earth, and mineral with accents of oak. The palate fully concurs with the nose offering a dry, black fruit, and earth core with flanking accents of spice, black pepper, and subtle oak notes. Medium to full-bodied with dry spice and mineral-soaked fruit that is framed by big but supple tannins. $35 – 3.5 Stars – 89 points

  • Chateau Lassègue, Lassègue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010

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    Deep, dark ruby red color. The aromatics are quite expressive offering waves of black fruits both ripe and dried with generous accents of cassis, black plum, evergreen shrubs, brown baking spices, forest floor, and toasted oak. The palate brilliantly echoes the nose delivering a dense black fruit core with flanking notes of earth, clove, black pepper, nutmeg, and oak with a silky minerality rising on the finish. This young Bordeaux is wonderfully intense with lush fruit and spice showing incredible depth offering flashes of maturity while the bright youthful fruit still dominates. $90 – 5 Stars – 98 points

  • HobNob Wicked Red Blend IGP Pays d'Oc, France 2015

    Brilliant, ruby red color. The nose reveals a wonderful fruit offering scents of blackberry and blueberry with accents of mineral, black currant, and hints of oak. The palate confirms the nose delivering a lush and fruity berry-driven core with waves of subtle spice, mineral, and oak notes. Medium-bodied with ideal balance due to the bright acidity and subtle spice notes found in this cheerful red. $11.99 – 3.5 Stars – 88 points

  • Domaine du Grand Cros Rosé Cotes-de-Provence 2015

    Brilliant pink salmon color. The nose is wonderfully expressive and generous with waves of wild red berries, strawberry, raspberry and cherry with accents of red grapefruit and mineral. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a vibrant red berry-focused core with supporting wild herb and spices, citrus zest, and mineral. Medium-bodied with bright, fresh acidity that helps create a perfect balance with long trailing spice and tart fruit flavors. $14.99 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

  • Domaine du Grand Cros Esprit de Provence Cotes-de-Provence 2015

    Brilliant, light peach color. The nose is fresh and compelling offering scents of ripe citrus with tropical fruits and hints of raspberry and mineral. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant fruit core with the red berries showing more prominence with red grapefruit and subtle tropical notes before finishing with a slightly pithy, citrus zest note. Medium-bodied and ideally balanced with a bright dose of acidity and tart fruits. $19.99 – 4 Stars – 91 points

  • Ch. de Saint Martin Cuvée Grande Reserve Rosé Cotes-de-Provence 2015

    Brilliant pink color. The aromatics are generous with ripe and tart red fruits with waves of Provence herbs and mineral notes. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a red berry-centric core with flanking notes of mineral, fresh herbs, and citrus zest. Medium-bodied with perfect balance thanks to a steady thread of fresh acidity. $25 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Ch. de Saint Martin Eternelle Favorite Rosé Cotes-de-Provence 2015

    Brilliant, very pale pink color. The nose is fresh with the scent of spring flowers with a mélange of citrus, red grapefruit, tart cherry, and strawberry. The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a tart and sprite fruit-driven core with loads of bright citrus fruits. Medium-bodied with perfect balance thanks to a steady thread of fresh acidity. $25 – 3.5 Stars – 87 points

  • Rose infinie Rosé Cotes-de-Provence 2015

    Pale, pink salmon color. The aromatics are quite herbal and floral with hints of red berries coming through being met by citrus peel. The palate is equally austere with the tart red berries shining through a bit more while the herbal and mineral notes compete for prominence. Medium-bodied with a generous portion of vibrant acidity. $17.99 – 3 Stars – 85 points

  • Hecht & Bannier Rosé Cotes-de-Provence 2015

    Brilliant, light pink color. The nose is fresh with notes of bright raspberry, tart cherry and yellow cherries, wild strawberry, and subtle herbs accents. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a generous fruit-driven core with vibrant acidity and faint citrus notes. Medium-bodied ideal balance with a generous dose of bright acidity. $18 – 4 Stars – 90 points

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