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2022 Domaine Orion Chablis AOC
2022 Domaine Orion Chablis AOC
New to PRIMA (and to the United States!), this is one of the most exciting young Chablis producers we’ve seen in years!  Orion was created by the intrepid Léa Schaller, who traded a career in the music business in Paris for a life in...
$33.99
2021 Domaine Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuisse 'Aux Charmes'
2021 Domaine Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuisse 'Aux Charmes'
“Roger and Christine Saumaize took over the domaine back in 1978 and, in my opinion, are one of the top producers in the Mâconnais.” (Neal Martin) Rarely do we equate the lean, mineral-infused whites from the Maconnaise with the richer...
$49.99
2020 Domaine Beaurenard 'Le Petite Renard' Rouge Vin de France
2020 Domaine Beaurenard 'Le Petite Renard' Rouge Vin de France
Paul Coulon’s Domaine de Beaurenard needs no introduction here.  This seminal family-owned property produces two cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape that are gold standards for the appellation and their fabulous Rasteau, is an over achiever at a...
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$18.99
2020 Maison Remoissenet Bourgogne Aligote
2020 Maison Remoissenet Bourgogne Aligote
An while we’re talking value and climate change, how about Remoissenet’s very impressive Bourgogne Aligote for under $25!  You might know this venerable property run by Pierre Rovani as having one of the deepest cellars of old wine in...
$22.99
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Morey Saint Denis Blanc
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Morey Saint Denis Blanc
Let’s take it up a one more notch, shall we, and visit the Cotes de Nuits appellation of Morey-Saint-Denis where 90% of the production is beautiful Pinot Noir.  The under-six hectares of Chardonnay scattered around the appellation, though, are...
$44.99
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Fixin Crais de Chene
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Fixin Crais de Chene
Still feel a Burgundy’s first duty is to be red?  Let’s move even further up the Cotes to one of Nuit’s most northern outposts Fixin (fee-sahn).  In the old days, Fixin was known only to Burgundy’s most ardent bargain...
$44.99
2015 Gosset Grand Millesime Brut
2015 Gosset Grand Millesime Brut
Bigger and bolder that the Blanc de Blancs, as you might expect, this is a serious Champagne; with depth and power in reserve and the promise of a long lifetime. **** JR- The perfect blend of power and grace, there is wonderful energy to carry along what...
$119.99
NV Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut
NV Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut
This is the first appearance of Gosset’s Blanc de Blancs in our annual Champagne fest and it was a real stunner; with an ethereal quality, delicate minty spice and extremely fine bubble and texture.  **** JR- Wow.  This was the Champagne...
$106.99
NV Champagne Aubry Brut
NV Champagne Aubry Brut
FR-The Aubry Brut was the outlier in the tasting lineup; a truly artisanal Champagne that included some of the more obscure Champagne varieties in the blend.  It is tremendously rich, with an exotic floral and spice character that was particularly...
$54.99
JM Sélèque "Solessence" Extra Brut Rosé Champagne NV
JM Sélèque "Solessence" Extra Brut Rosé Champagne NV
FR-Echoing the sentiments above, Eric’s Rose is simply exquisite; with precisely-defined aromas, fruit, bubbles and acidity; all adding up to a remarkable experience.  Jean-Marc, following in the Jacquesson tradition, makes serious wines that...
$91.99
JM Seleque Champagne Extra Brut - Solessence Lot 20
JM Seleque Champagne Extra Brut - Solessence Lot 20
FR- I love the wines of Jean-Marc Seleque, definitely one of Champagne’s rising superstar producers.  Made in the Extra Brut style, this wine is the quintessential expression of Champagne’s unique chalky soil and mineral-driven acidity...
$73.99
Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee
Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee
One of my favorites of the entire lineup; the Bruno Paillard was complete in all aspects and incredibly balanced; flavorful but subtle, immediately appealing but structured for more bottle age.  ****+ JR- I can’t disagree with Frank, and it...
$71.99
Bruno Paillard Dosage Zero
Bruno Paillard Dosage Zero
FR-If you’re a fan of zero dosage wines, as I am, then this Champagne is for you.  It is strikingly dry, with mineral-like salinity and a purity that comes from no added sugar.  Precise and well-delineated, it will be magical with a few...
$89.99
2016 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut Champagne
2016 Billecart Salmon Extra Brut Champagne
This is probably THE wine of the tasting for me.  I wrote in my notes, “Extraordinary, great complexity and length of flavor.”  It was incredibly rich, polished and exquisitely structured for current consumption and future enjoyment...
$114.99
Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc
Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc
  All three of the Billecart Salmon wines were spectacular, beginning with this Blanc de Blancs cuvee.  Pure, lush fruit with brilliant freshness and youthful vivacity.  Simply gorgeous! ****JR- The Billecart wines were, across the broad,...
$114.99
2022 Domaine La Folie Rully Blanc 'Clos La Folie' Monopole
2022 Domaine La Folie Rully Blanc 'Clos La Folie' Monopole
Rully, near the regional city of Chalon-sur-Soane and just three miles south of Chassagne-Montrachet as the Burgundian crow flies, has long been the source of some of the most over-achieving white values in all of Burgundy.  The area has long been...
$47.99
2022 Domaine La Folie Bourgogne Aligote
2022 Domaine La Folie Bourgogne Aligote
This has jumped to the top of must-drink white for Thanksgiving! - JR Over the years, we have felt obliged to tell our customers that the white wine grape of Burgundy was Chardonnay. And it is. Except, that is, for a smattering of Pinot Blanc in the...
$34.99
2022 Domaine Alain Normand Macon La Roche-Vineuse
2022 Domaine Alain Normand Macon La Roche-Vineuse
What do you do when your spouse insists on great White Burgundy but you’re too cheap to spend an arm and a leg to keep peace in the family?  The obvious answer is to buy Macon Village and lie about the price.  With a wine like the 2022...
$23.99
2019 Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots
2019 Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots
Dark ruby red in color with red fruit aromas and roasted, smoky notes on the nose. The palate is rich and oily with good structure and a perfect balance between finesse and strength. The silky tannins give this wine a harmonious mouthfeel. **
$125.99
2019 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers Premier Cru
2019 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers Premier Cru
Deep ruby red hue with an intense and complex nose characterized by red fruits, toast and subtle roasted notes. The palate is rich and round with a firm structure and direct tannins. This remarkably powerful wine offers a silky mouthfeel and exceptional...
$199.99
2021 Michel Magnien Bourgogne Pinot Noir
2021 Michel Magnien Bourgogne Pinot Noir
The 2021 red Burgundies are arriving apace and, as a group so far, I don’t know when I’ve tasted a more ravishing bunch of wines!  Coming on the heels of the massive, ultra-ripe 2020s, they are also a refreshing change; wines that have...
$49.99
2021 Michel Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Seuvrees
2021 Michel Magnien Gevrey-Chambertin Seuvrees
The 2021 red Burgundies are arriving apace and, as a group so far, I don’t know when I’ve tasted a more ravishing bunch of wines!  Coming on the heels of the massive, ultra-ripe 2020s, they are also a refreshing change; wines that have...
$95.99
2022 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé
2022 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé
 Bargemone is among the foremost estates of the Coteaux d’Aix appellation of Provence. A benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rosé for which Provence is famous. Bargemone Rosé is a harmonious blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and...
$17.99
2021 Maison Saint AIX Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
2021 Maison Saint AIX Rose Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
You saw the big bottle offer we sent out two weeks ago and I’m thrilled to see that a lot of you will be opening very large bottles of this Rose this summer!  We took and double magnum to a wedding party and it was gone in about 30...
$14.99
2022 Caveau Savoyard Savoie Apremont DOP
2022 Caveau Savoyard Savoie Apremont DOP
2022 Caveau Savoyard Savoie Apremont DOP If you’ve been deep into the alpine foothills that comprise the Savoie region in the southeastern corner of France, you can relate to just how the crisp, minerally wines there taste of the high altitude...
$19.99
$18.99
2020 Louis Jadot 'Domaine Gagey' Santenay Clos Des Gatsulards Pinot Noir
2020 Louis Jadot 'Domaine Gagey' Santenay Clos Des Gatsulards Pinot Noir
2020 Louis Jadot 'Domaine Gagey' Santenay Clos Des Gatsulards Pinot Noir This gorgeous Santenay actually hit our radar screen a few years ago when we auditioned the 2012 for inclusion in a Louis Jadot dinner. It turned out to be the hit of the evening...
$59.99
$54.99
2019 Domaine Jean Fournier Marsannay Rouge 1er Cru ‘Clos du Roy’
2019 Domaine Jean Fournier Marsannay Rouge 1er Cru ‘Clos du Roy’
Marsannay-la-Cote is the northernmost appellation in the Cotes de Nuits and, as also its coolest spot temperature-wise, a beneficiary rather than a victim of the recent string of warm to hot vintages in Burgundy.  Back in the old days, even the best...
$59.99
2021 Fèvre Fèvre Chablis "Mont de Milieu" 1er Cru
2021 Fèvre Fèvre Chablis "Mont de Milieu" 1er Cru
There’s something about that Fevre name!  This branch of the first family of Chablis, that of William’s cousin Nathalie who, for many years, was the winemaker at the famous La Chablisienne , and husband Gilles, whose father and...
$56.99
$54.99
2022 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose
2022 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose
While not every dry pink wine from Bandol has it, the best are instantly identifiable by a distincitve aromatic profile that features exuberant wild strawberry and lantana flower intermingled with white pepper spice, subtle rose petal and...
$44.99
$39.99
2019 Domaine Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fume "D'Or et Diamant"
2019 Domaine Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fume "D'Or et Diamant"
2019 Domaine Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fume "D'Or et Diamant"    As every lover of the crisp, mineral driven Sauvignons of the Loire Valley already all-too-well knows, the 2020 and, especially, the 2021 harvests were nearly decimated by...
$42.99
2019 Domaine Henri Clerc Saint Romain Blanc
2019 Domaine Henri Clerc Saint Romain Blanc
2019 Domaine Henri Clerc Saint Romain Blanc As the climate changes and the summers get warmer and warmer, Saint-Romaine is one of those appellation in the Cotes d’Or of Burgundy you’ll be hearing more about.  The very highest altitude...
$52.99
2021 Chateau de La Greffiere Macon La Roche-Vineuse Sous Le Bois
2021 Chateau de La Greffiere Macon La Roche-Vineuse Sous Le Bois
Simple is sometimes (well, a lot of the time) better.  Sure, we love our Chardonnay when it gets super concentrated and ripe in the vineyard, gets fermented on its natural yeast, sits on its lees, gets stirred around and has a nice long stay in a...
$24.99
2022 Isabelle Garrault Sancerre Blanc 'Les Grands Monts'
2022 Isabelle Garrault Sancerre Blanc 'Les Grands Monts'
  2022 Isabelle Garrault Sancerre Blanc ‘Les Grands Monts’ How sad it has been to be without delicious, mineral-driven Sancerre Blanc these past few months.  It’s such an important staple in any wine fridge and we love to...
$36.99
2020 Domaine Marcel Deiss Alsace 'le Jeu des Verts' Blanc
2020 Domaine Marcel Deiss Alsace 'le Jeu des Verts' Blanc
2020 Domaine Marcel Deiss Alsace 'le Jeu des Verts' Blanc  Robert Parker: From the south-facing Gruenenspiel cru, the onion-colored 2020 Le Jeu de  Verts is the first orange wine of the domaine and blends Riesling,  Blanc de Pinot Noir...
$44.99
2020 Hubert Bouzereau-Grueres Bourgogne Chardonnay
2020 Hubert Bouzereau-Grueres Bourgogne Chardonnay
2020 Hubert Bouzereau-Grueres Bourgogne Chardonnay If you throw a rock into the village of Meursault, you’re likely to hit someone named Bouzereau and, as such, this last name has been synonymous with great Meursault for centuries.  But all...
$54.99
$49.99
2020 Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph Rouge Offerus
2020 Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph Rouge Offerus
Offerus has been a PRIMA staple since its first vintage back in the late nineteen eighties.  Originally a negociant label, it was created by Hermitage icon Gerard Chave for his son Jean-Louis in order to raise his winemaking chops and to find a home...
$39.99
$34.99
2019 Paul Autard Cotes du Rhone Rouge
2019 Paul Autard Cotes du Rhone Rouge
2019 Paul Autard Cotes du Rhone Rouge  70% Grenache, 20 % Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Muscardin  The wines of Paul Autard are no strangers to the shelves here at PRIMA Vini, nor to the cellars of many of our customers.  One...
$22.00
$16.99
2019 Domaine FL Savennières 'Chamboureau'
2019 Domaine FL Savennières 'Chamboureau'
100% Chenin Blanc Whew!  Is there any white wine made anywhere in the world more scintillating than a bone-dry Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley?  The best are just packed with personality and offer up not only amazing, concentrated fruit...
$39.99
2020 Lamblin et Fils Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru
Lamblin et Fils
2020 Lamblin et Fils Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru
I don’t think I need to expend a lot of space to extol the virtues of Grand Cru Chablis in these pages,  nor the virtues of the venerable house of Lamblin.  In 2020 they made some outsized wines, rich in texture and the volume at 11!...
$77.99
2020 Domaine De Fa Saint Amour Cru Beaujolais
Domaine De Fa
2020 Domaine De Fa Saint Amour Cru Beaujolais
The romantically named Saint-Amour AOC is one of the ten village crus of Beaujolais and Domaine de Saint Fa makes one of its best examples.  This is high-quality, 100% Gamay from 40+ year old vines grown on...
$39.99
2019 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Rouge Pessac-Leognan
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
2019 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Rouge Pessac-Leognan
Man, I love Graves like this- its minerality and finesse are truly impressive. I try and buy this every vintage. Made from equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit...
$69.99
Louis Casters Cuvee Superieure Brut Champagne
Louis Casters
Louis Casters Cuvee Superieure Brut Champagne
100% Pinot Meunier  This bottling of Louis Caster’s Cuvée Supérieure Brut is made from 100% Pinot Meunier, a bit unusual in that there is no Chardonnay or Pinot Noir in the blend.  It displays the broad, rich flavors of the...
$51.99
$49.99
Dallancourt Cuvee "Remanence" Champagne
Dallancourt
Dallancourt Cuvee "Remanence" Champagne
50% Chardonnay 50% Pinot Noir  Over the years, we have enjoyed many cuvées from Dallancourt; their lovely Blanc de Blancs and excellent Prestige bottlings.  The Remanance is a bit of a departure for them, with a generous amount of...
$72.99
2014 Eric Isselee Grand Cru Mont Aigu Extra Brut Champagne
Eric Isselee
2014 Eric Isselee Grand Cru Mont Aigu Extra Brut Champagne
(100% Chardonnay from Mont Aigu Vineyards (the DRC equivalent vineyards of Champagne), fermentation in stainless steel, malo-lactic fermentation, dosage 0g/liter, harvest 2013) Champagne Eric Iselee practices harvesting with an old-fashioned press to...
$69.99
 Infinite 8 Cuvee Brut "Infinite" Champagne
Infinite 8
Infinite 8 Cuvee Brut "Infinite" Champagne
 Infinite 8 Champagne is the story of the rebirth of the Champagne House of Edmond Roussin, a family that had been working the vines since the French Revolution. Nicolas Letexirant decided to revive the family's interest 20 years ago by replanting...
$49.99
Alexandra Sainz Brut Heritage Grand Cru Champagne
Alexandra Sainz
NV Alexandra Sainz Brut Heritage Grand Cru Champagne
Alexandra Sainz manages to run a Champagne house in Bouzy and a household in Walnut Creek, a major feat no matter how you look at it!  And her Champagnes are, frankly, amazing- real triumphs of style and class.  Both of Alex’s Champagnes...
$61.99
2013 Alexandra Sainz Millesime Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne
Alexandra Sainz
2013 Alexandra Sainz Millesime Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne
FR-The 2013 Sainz Millésime was one of the most popular wines in the lineup. It is fresh and vibrant with well-defined fruit flavors and extraordinary length.  With extended time on the lees and the addition of reserve wine, it’s a...
$73.99
2019 Domaine Verret Irancy 'Fût de Chène'
Domaine Verret
2019 Domaine Verret Irancy 'Fût de Chène'
Climate change hasn’t been kind to a lot growing regions around the world but Irancy, on the other hand, is a real beneficiary of these warmer, drier summers as this northern outpost of Burgundy has historically struggled to ripen its fruit. ...
$34.99
2012 Champagne Telmont Vinotheque
Telmont
2012 Telmont Vinotheque Champagne
 I especially enjoyed the vintage Telmont; surprisingly fresh and vibrant despite its long aging on the lees.  I was expecting more of a toasty quality, and there is a hint of yeastiness in the wine, but the overall impression is simply...
$145.99
$139.99
Doyard Mahe DM Empreinte Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Doyard Mahe
Doyard Mahe DM Empreinte Blanc de Blancs Champagne
As a person, Carole Doyard is truly engaging so it’s not surprising that  her wines reflect her effervescent personality and ‘joie de vivre’.  On the other hand, she is a serious and accomplished winemaker who makes pure,...
$59.99
2017 Chateau de Gaudou Cahors "Cuvee Reniassance"
Chateau de Gaudou
2017 Chateau de Gaudou Cahors "Cuvee Reniassance"
Poor Cahors. For years this southwestern French appellation has had to live down a reputation for rustic, tannic Malbec-based reds that often required decades to mature and, even then, you could never be sure what you were going to get when you opened it...
$17.99
$15.99
2018 Anne-Claude Leflaive Clau de Nell Grolleau, Val de Loire IGP
Clau de Nell
2018 Anne-Claude Leflaive Clau de Nell Grolleau, Val de Loire IGP
Importer's Notes:  Grolleau, a varietal native to Touraine, has played a major part only in Rosé d’Anjou in the past, as it is prone to very high yields. When yields are limited, however, and the vines are very old and cultivated 100...
$59.99
Baldi Pain Brut Grand Cru Champagne
Baldi Pain
Baldi Pain Brut Grand Cru Champagne
PRIMA Notes:  The Baldi Pain Extra Brut is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, aged in oak casks and finished with a very low dosage in order to let the fruit express its grandeur.  Sourced from vines planted in 1965 and now farmed...
$66.97
Juillet Lallement Brut Grand Cru Champagne
Juillet Lallement
Juillet Lallement Brut Grand Cru Champagne
Winery Notes: Our cuvée Sélection is the subtle marriage of several harvests of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties, from terroirs of Verzy and Sillery both classified Grand Cru. Fresh and balanced, this Champagne reveals...
$54.99
2018 Chateau Le Petit Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan
Chateau Le Petit Haut Lafitte
2018 Chateau Le Petit Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan
Decanter: Beautiful depth, density and complexity, and a lovely spice, along with softer touches of floral aromatics. Successfully holds juice and tension through the palate. A clear feeling of family relation to its bigger sibling, Smith Haut...
$59.99
2018 Chateau de Blason d'Issan, Margaux
Chateau Blason d'Issan
2018 Chateau de Blason d'Issan, Margaux
Jeb Dunnuck: Blackberry, blueberry, graphite, clove, tobacco and mahogany on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Very tight and refined with a mineral finish. Pretty finesse and focus. Second wine. Better from 2024...
$54.99
2018 Chateau La Chapelle de Lafon Rochet, Saint Estephe
Chateau La Chapelle de Lafon Rochet
2018 Chateau La Chapelle de Lafon Rochet, Saint Estephe
Located in the very southern part of Saint Estephe, Chateau Lafon Rochet neighbors Cos d’Estournel to the north and, in Pauillac just to the south, Lafite-Rothschild. The 40 hectares are planted to 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 37% Merlot with the...
$44.99