Loire Valley

2023 Isabelle Garrault Sancerre Blanc 'Les Grands Monts'
2023 Isabelle Garrault Sancerre Blanc 'Les Grands Monts'
  Good Sancerre is such an important staple in any wine fridge and we love to drink it with so many kinds of food. But Mother Nature dictates how much good Sancerre there can be out there, and she’s been very parsimonious over the past...
$37.99
2020 Domaine Paleine Saumur Rouge
2020 Domaine Paleine Saumur Rouge
No overview of French wine can ignore the Loire Valley because of its sheer size and the staggering numbers of appellations found along its meandering river banks. Another one of my pipe dreams is to explore the entire Loire River Valley, from Muscadet...
$19.99
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2022 Domaine Paul Prieur Sancerre AOC
2022 Domaine Paul Prieur Sancerre AOC
These are two stupendous efforts from Luc Prieur’s Loire Valley estate that encompasses almost all of the many microclimates that comprise the Sancerre appellation. All three of the most important soil types are represented in his village Sancerre...
$29.99
2022 Domaine Paul Prieur Sancerre Monts Damnes
2022 Domaine Paul Prieur Sancerre Monts Damnes
For the first time in five years, we’ve been able to get a small allocation of Luc’s Monts Damnés. If Sancerre had a Grand Cru, this would be its most important! Affectionately called ‘damned mountain’ for its...
$49.99
2023 Lucien Reymond Sancerre AOC
2023 Lucien Reymond Sancerre AOC
As you know, there haven’t been many great deals in Sancerre since the great Sancerre famine of the past two vintages, but this new arrival 2022 got our attention not only for its classicism but for its price!  This very small micro-negoce is...
$33.99
$29.99
2020 Domaine Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fume "D'Or et Diamant"
Domaine Masson-Blondelet
2020 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 nature’s vagaries. Frost, in particular, claimed over half of the...
$44.99
$34.99
2023 Domaine Charles Joguet Chinon Rose
2023 Domaine Charles Joguet Chinon Rose
With all the Johnny-come-lately Roses in the market this year (yes, regrettably, Rose has definitely become a thing) it’s important, I think, to recognize the old timers- those producers who have long spent the time and effort necessary to make...
$21.99
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2022 Domaine Andre Neveu Sancerre 'La Manoir' Chavignol
2022 Domaine Andre Neveu Sancerre 'La Manoir' Chavignol
2022 Domaine Andre Neveu Sancerre 'La Manoir' Chavignol  Given all the other crises we are dealing with these days, the lack of Sancerre doesn’t rank very high. That is, unless you have a true hankering for what might be the world’s...
$37.99
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2022 Domaine de Pallus 'Messanges' Chinon Rose
2022 Domaine de Pallus 'Messanges' Chinon Rose
2022 Domaine de Pallus 'Messanges' Chinon Rose Welcome to spring!  This lovely pink of 100% Cabernet Franc has just-arrived from the Loire Valley for your spring and summer quaffing pleasure.  It is here, I think, where Cab...
$24.00
$19.99
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2021 Domaine Thierry Merlin-Cherrier Sancerre Blanc
Merlin Cherrier
2021 Domaine Thierry Merlin-Cherrier Sancerre Blanc
PRIMA Notes:  Thierry is a fourth-generation winegrower in the Sancerre region, situated near the village of Bué, one of the finest districts for high quality Sauvignon Blanc (and Pinot Noir) thanks to the unique mix of soil types in the...
$32.99
$29.99
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2019 Domaine du Nozay Sancerre "La Marâtre"
Domaine du Nozay
2019 Domaine du Nozay Sancerre "La Marâtre"
“La Marâtre” is the name of the parcel just above Nozay’s cellar, which burrows into the side of a gentle south-facing hillside. Cyril’s 15-year-old vines in this relatively rich Kimmeridgian marl—known locally as...
$34.99