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2012 CHATEAU LA DOURNIE SAINT-CHINIAN CUVEE ETIENNE 750ML
2012 CHATEAU LA DOURNIE SAINT-CHINIAN CUVEE ETIENNE 750ML
Bottle Price $11.99

90pts Robert Parker
2012 ONDARRE CREATOR "750ML"
2012 ONDARRE CREATOR "750ML"
Case Price: $12.99
Bottle Price $19.99
Sale Price $14.99

RATINGS: 90pts Spectator

This balanced red offers black cherry, toast, mineral and fresh herbal flavors, supported by well-integrated tannins and clean acidity. Not showy, but has good depth and harmony. Drink now through 2020
2012 S.A. PRUM RIESLING KABINETT BLUE PRUM 750ML
2012 S.A. PRUM RIESLING KABINETT BLUE PRUM 750ML
Bottle Price $24.99
Sale Price $15.99

SAVE 36%

2012 THREE SAINTS PINOT NOIR 750ML
2012 THREE SAINTS PINOT NOIR 750ML
Bottle Price $16.50

In 1996, with forty years of winemaking experience, Jim and Mary Dierberg's dream of producing wines worthy of their 250 year plan became a reality. After a long search through France and Napa, while learning the craft and making wine in the mid west,
2012 BARON HERZOG VOUVRAY MOELLEUX 750ML
2012 BARON HERZOG VOUVRAY MOELLEUX 750ML
Bottle Price $17.99

2012 EVOLUCIO TOKAJ LATE HARVEST (DESSERT WINE) 375ML
2012 EVOLUCIO TOKAJ LATE HARVEST (DESSERT WINE) 375ML
Case Price $14.99
Bottle Price $17.99

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2012 POLKURA MALBEC COLCHAGUA VALLE DEL RAPEL 750ML
2012 POLKURA MALBEC COLCHAGUA VALLE DEL RAPEL 750ML
Bottle Price $23.00
Sale Price $17.99

It’s big but not punishing on the slightly minty finish.
2012 MONTES CARMENERE ALPHA 750ML
2012 MONTES CARMENERE ALPHA 750ML
Bottle Price $17.99

2012 LUIGI RIGHETTI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIP 750ML
2012 LUIGI RIGHETTI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIP 750ML
Bottle Price $17.99

2012 FAMILLE LIEUBEAU MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE CLISSON 750ML
2012 FAMILLE LIEUBEAU MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE CLISSON 750ML
Bottle Price $17.99

Granite rock was used for centuries to build the massive fortresses that dot the landscape of Muscadet. Its density and structure were rarely breached by arrow, cannonball, or the good ‘ole medieval siege. Because of its density and the fact that it is everywhere in Muscadet, its unclear why anyone would think that this was the place to plant hectares and hectares of vines. That’s what riverbeds are for, right? Well, the Romans might have gotten a few things wrong in France (see the 1st century BC through the 5th century AD for reference) but they did get something right: they planted a ton of grapevines on this lunar rock of a landscape. Today, this area is called Muscadet and is home to over 8,000 hectares of vines of Melon de Bourgogne.

Domaine de la Fruitiere farms over 40 hectares of this and produces both Muscadet Sevre et Maine as well as Vin de Pays from grapes such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Regardless of the varietal, the vines are planted on rock, and in most cases, sheer cliffs of rock through which the roots have to bury for meters for any hydric source. The vines, and the wines, are fed by water that is awash in wet rock. It’s not a big shock that the wines smell and taste more like rock and minerals than fruit or flowers. Combine this with the cold Atlantic breezes and you’ve got an amazing cool climate, high cut, precise bottle of white wine. The Lieubeau family owns the domaine and takes great care to vinify the wines according to exposition, density of granite, and harvest date. Domaine de la Fruitiere is certified Terra Vitis (a rarity in Muscadet) and keeps yields as low as possible to produce wines that express the varietal and not just acid. These are delicious, vibrant wines that are easily among the best values in the portfolio.

TASTING NOTES:
Gold brilliant color. Complex nose of candied citrus, dried flowers, and sweet spices with “fume” and mineral notes. Full bodied mouth, smooth and structured, good balance and honey final.
   
 

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