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X-M1er Cru Burgundy On Sale!

Hailing from a family winemaking heritage dating back to 1723 in the Côte de Beaune, Xavier assumed control over his grandfather’s vineyard holdings in 1994. He uses organic and biodynamic farming principles and seeks low yields through de-budding. Harvests are all by hand. Xavier ages the wines using judicious amounts of new oak that is hand-crafted by the cooper for the individual cuvees.
-Robert Parker on Xavier Monnot

2012 Xavier Monnot Meursault “Le Limozin”X-M Limozin
On Sale $69.99
The 2012 Meursault Le Limozin comes from Xavier’s single hectare of vines. It has a withdrawn but spicy, almost musky bouquet that reluctantly unfurls. The palate has a fine texture with fleeting apricot and citrus peel notes. The finish ups the ante and delivers a spicy/lemongrass note that serves to enliven the finish. This is very pretty but just needs to develop a touch more focus by the time of bottling.
The Wine Advocate

2012 Xavier Monnot Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes
On Sale $99.99
The 2012 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes comes from the estate’s 1.25 hectare of vine, much of which is populated by vines in excess of 60 years. It is endowed with moderate complexity on the nose, and though it gains delineation in the glass, it just falls short of some of its peers. With gentle aeration there are hints of Alpine stream and cold stone. The palate is rounded on the entry though it is offset by a keen line of acidity and builds to a powerful saline finish.
The Wine Advocate

2012 Xavier Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
Les Folatieres
On Sale $99.99
The 2012 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres has a more subdued bouquet compared to the Meursault with simple flint and granite scents that need more conviction. The palate is nicely balanced with a citrus core of fruit, complemented by dried apricot and tangerine that both emerge on the delicate, feminine finish.
The Wine Advocate

X-M Maranges2012 Xavier Monnot Maranges 1er Cru Clos de la Fussiére Monopole
On Sale $49.99
Rustic, but with lively acidity. Currant and cherry flavors run through this wine. punctuating the cherry and currant flavors. Great detail.
Robert Kacher, Importer

2012 Xavier Monnot Beaune 1er Cru Les Toussaints
On Sale $59.99
The 2012 Beaune 1er Cru Les Toussaints is attired with a succulent bouquet that bursts out of the blocks with a rush of violets and cassis: open for business and with good intensity. The palate is grippy on the entry with black rather than red fruit, a salty tang on the back palate with an attacking yet controlled full finish. This is a fine Beaune to drink over the next 10-15 years.
89-91 points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Xavier Monnot Beaune 1er Cru Les Cent-Vignes
On Sale $59.99
The 2012 Beaune 1er Cru Les Cents-Vignes is bridled with ripe raspberry and dark plum on the nose with hints of dark chocolate lurking in the background. The palate is underpinned by firm tannins on the entry that lend it a foursquare nature, but the acidity is nicely judged on the finish, lending it impressive focus and symmetry.
89-91 points, The Wine Advocate

92 Point Spanish Value!

sein2011 Vinesses “Sein,” Alicante
On Sale $13.99
The 2011 Sein is an energetic blend of 60% old Monastrell and 40% young Syrah aged for 12 months in barrel. The color is dark cherry, with clean aromas of tobacco, dark fruits and some tree-bark. The palate combines the roundness of the old Monastrell and the freshness of the young Syrah, and comes through as quite drinkable and pleasurable. Some tannins need to be polished with a little bit of time in bottle. 45,000 bottles were made. This is very good value wine. Drink 2014-2016.
92 points, The Wine Advocate

Simi/Clos du Bois Sale

We have two of California’s cornerstone wineries on sale at rock bottom prices! Reserve yours today!

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2011 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
On Sale $16.99
This wine has deep, dark garnet color and ruby edge with lifted and pretty aromas of bright cherry, blackberry, plum, and cassis. Baking spice, cedar, and chocolate notes…cassis, cherry, and plum along with black pepper, cedar, and clove add life to this full-bodied yet silky wine.
Winemaker’s Notes

2012 Simi Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
On Sale $12.99
Expressive tropical notes of mango, delicate pear, and bright stone fruit….citrus, lightly spiced with toasty oak and hints of buttery cream add a savory character. It all comes together on the palate with well-defined, fresh, forward flavors of nectarine, peach, and lemon lifted by a lightly toasted and warm oak character. The oak incorporates sweet vanilla, hazelnut, nutmeg… balanced with a delicate, zesty, lemony finish.
Winemaker’s Notes

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2012 Clos du Bois Chardonnay North Coast
On Sale $8.99
This wine has silver straw yellow hue. Intense aromas of apple blossom, ripe pear, and sweet lemon drop are complimented by toasty oak, spice and cream. The silky texture of the wine is overlaid with bright and juicy flavors of rich ripe apple and pear finishing in a long fresh aftertaste.
Winery notes

2013 Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast
On Sale $8.99
This Sauvignon Blanc has lively lime zest aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, gooseberry, delicate florals, and lemongrass. Juicy citrus flavors lead to a crisp, lingering finish.
Winery Notes

2012 Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast
On Sale $10.99
Ruby red in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon displays complex aromas of ripe blackberries. With hints of mocha, bittersweet chocolate, and flavors of juicy dark berry, its concentrated flavor is enhanced by firm, supple tannins.
Winery Notes

2011 Clos du Bois Zinfandel North CoastCdB Zin
On Sale $8.99
Fruit forward, juicy blackberry, supple tannins,with light hints of toasted oak and baking spice.
Winery Notes

2012 Clos du Bois Pinot Noir, California
On Sale $11.99
A deep ruby-red Pinot full of great aromatic intensity of strawberry, cherry, dried roses, and earthy woodsy notes-including a touch of forest floor.
Winery Notes

2012 Clos du Bois Merlot, North Coast
On Sale $11.99
Following its deep ruby-red color, this velvety Merlot imparts aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, spice, and sweet tobacco.
Winery Notes

2010 Clos du Bois Meritage Marlstone Alexander Valley
On Sale $29.99
This wine has inky black color with a ruby red hue, complex aromas of cassis and black cherry with mocha and leather. The cassis aromas follow to the mouth with hints of espresso and well integrated oak, the wine is well structured rich and full-bodied. The tannins are round and chewy contributing to the length and richness of the finish.
Winery Notes

91pt. Cabernet for $15!

DeceroCheck out this Argentine Winemaker!
We love the wines of Decero! They offer the quality and finesse of old world reds, but at amazing prices. Check out these two fantastic values…

2010 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon “Remolinos Vineyard” Mendoza, Argentina
On Sale $14.99
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Remolinos Vineyard is aged in new French barriques (30% new) for 14 months. It offers a refined tobacco and sous-bois scented bouquet that nods towards the Old World. The palate is medium-bodied, with dusty blackberry fruit, bold earthy tannins and a delightful, foursquare finish that you would expect to find on the Left Bank. Fortunately, there is no Left Bank price to contend with! Excellent. Drink now-2017.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate

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2011 Decero Malbec “Remolinos Vineyard,” Mendoza, Argentina
On Sale $15.99
This dark version offers pure black plum, dark cherry, spice and licorice notes on a full yet fresh frame, with a mineral element marking the savory finish. Drink now through 2015. 10,000 cases imported.
90 Points, The Wine Spectator

The Wine Advocate on Decero:
Decero means “from scratch,” which neatly sums up how this winery started out in the 1990s, when Thomas Schmidheiny turned a barren patch of land in Agrelo into one of Argentina’s most respected wineries. They focus upon red grape varieties, especially Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, and the present winemaker is Marcos J. Fernandez produces a clutch of impressive wines, especially from the Remolinos vineyard, named after tiny whirlwinds that spring up in the vineyard prior to harvest.