WINES : FRANCE - Page 8

Ah, France. Thousands of years of experience can’t be wrong. And they certainly make for some epic, dramatic, exciting, and downright delicious stories (not to mention bottles—oh, the bottles!). Ma mére is the gold standard, the place where it all truly began (Mesopotamia, shmesopotamia!). The country from which most, if not all, other wine producing nations, for better or worse, find themselves making comparison. After all, France has kindly given us the crown jewels of Bordeaux; Burgundy, and Champagne. And if that weren’t enough (and, boy, wouldn’t it be??!), there’s so much more.

France has given us the delicious Rhone, both north and southerly in charm; it has given us the bountiful Loire, with its beauteous bounty of food-loving Muscadets, Chenins, Chinons, and Sancerres. It has given us the pretty pinks of Provence, the boot-strap bounty of Languedoc. The aromatic whites of Alsace, and the jaunty juice from Jura. France has given us so much venerable vin (not to mention the model of all models on how to classify it and show it at its very best), it boggles the mind and confounds the palate. How could so much stellar liquid sustenance come from one place?

Well, in large part because of its location, which is pretty magical when you think about just Chablis’ perfect chalky, limestone soils, or the heat-holding pudding stones of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The wind-blocking pine forests of Bordeaux, the fossil-laden lands of Sancerre, or the perfect botrytis-loving storm of morning humidity and dry afternoons in Sauternes.

And for all its dusty old-world charm and pomp, France is full of surprises, too. Just when you think you know her so well, she’ll throw you a Minervois that turns your head, or a crémant that makes you cry with joy. Yup, that’s France—it’s charms are endless and thank goodness is bottles are, too.

278 products in this category, displaying products 169 to 192.

Loire Valley

Remy Pannier 'Vallee des Jardins' Vouvray 2017 (750ml)

Remy Pannier 'Vallee des Jardins' Vouvray 2017 (750ml)

$15.97

"Bright gold. Richly fragrant with hints of ripe pear, honey and brioche. Harmonious and delicately sweet, with flavors ...

Loire Valley - Muscadet

Domaine de l'Ecu Granite Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018 (750ML)

Domaine de l'Ecu Granite Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018 (750ML)

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Winemaker Notes:
"An elegant nose with pronounced notes of mineral, flint, silex, citrus fruits and oyster shells. The a...

Loire Valley - Muscadet

Domaine de la Pepiere Sur Lie Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018 (750ml)

Domaine de la Pepiere Sur Lie Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018 (750ml)

$13.97

If we had our way, fish stores would include a bottle of Muscadet with every dozen oysters sold. But barring new regulat...

Loire Valley - Muscadet

Haut du Bourg Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu Sur Lie 2017 (750ml)

Haut du Bourg Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu Sur Lie 2017 (750ml)

$10.99

30-60 year old vines located north of the Lac de Grandlieu.
Traditional vinification: must settles for 48 hours and fer...

Loire Valley - Sancerre

Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre Rouge 2016 (.750ml)

Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre Rouge 2016 (.750ml)

$18.97

What: 100% Pinot Noir

Where: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France.

Why: Because what’s even rarer than red sancerre? Red s...

Loire Valley - Sancerre

Domaine Michel Girault Les Beaux Regards Sancerre 2017 (750ML)

Domaine Michel Girault Les Beaux Regards Sancerre 2017 (750ML)

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"Clear pale gold color. Concentrated nose with notes of citrus and exotic fruits. Aromas full of finesse in the mouth. F...

Loire Valley - Sancerre

Lucien Crochet Sancerre 2017 (750ml)

Lucien Crochet Sancerre 2017 (750ml)

$25.99

Winemaker Notes:
The grapes for this basic cuvée of Sancerre are sourced from the vineyards in Bué, Vinon and Crézanc...

Macon

Merlin Macon-La Roche Vineuse Chardonnay 2016 (750ml)

Merlin Macon-La Roche Vineuse Chardonnay 2016 (750ml)

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#61 on The Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2018!

92 pts Wine Spectator
Complex, exhibiting saline and mineral element...

Marcillac

Domaine du Cros 'Lo Sang Del Pais' Fer Servadou Marcillac 2017 (750ml)

Domaine du Cros 'Lo Sang Del Pais' Fer Servadou Marcillac 2017 (750ml)

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Marcillac, an isolated appellation located east of Cahors in France’s Massif Central, is home to the wonderfully obscu...

Margaux

Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux 2016 (750ML)

Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux 2016 (750ML)

$64.99
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95 pts Decanter
Poised and precise, this is excellent quality with well-defined black fruits. It feels like the fruit is...

Margaux

Chateau D'Issan Margaux 1986 (750ML)

Chateau D'Issan Margaux 1986 (750ML)

$179.97

"This wine is exhibiting considerable amber and orange at the edges of its uninspiring medium ruby/garnet color. The nos...

Margaux

Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2009 (750ML)

Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2009 (750ML)

$104.99
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"The 2009, which is inky blue/purple to the rim, is a final blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot and 4% Petit Ver...

Margaux

Chateau Malescot St. Exupery Margaux 2010 (750ML)

Chateau Malescot St. Exupery Margaux 2010 (750ML)

$112.97

"Gorgeous, flowery, classic Margaux once again, the 2010 Malescot St.-Exupery continues to show virtually no toasty oak,...

Margaux

Chateau Margaux Margaux 2010 (750ML)

Chateau Margaux Margaux 2010 (750ML)

$1,049.97

Paul Pontallier was rattling off some interesting statistics about Chateau Margaux. The 2000 (a great, great wine) was 1...

Margaux

Chateau Prieure Lichine Margaux 2016 (750ml)

Chateau Prieure Lichine Margaux 2016 (750ml)

$49.99
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96 pts Vinous
The 2016 Prieuré-Lichine is all class. Floral, silky and nuanced to the core, the 2016 is a wine of pure ...

Margaux

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux Margaux 2010 (750ml)

Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux Margaux 2010 (750ml)

$199.97

(Originally 90-92pts WA) "The second wine, the 2010 Pavillon Rouge (essentially two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the re...

Medoc

Chateau Sociando Mallet Medoc 1986 (750ML)

Chateau Sociando Mallet Medoc 1986 (750ML)

$179.97

"A powerful, rich wine as good as many cru classés. Inky color and intense vanilla, violet and cassis aromas; full-bodi...

Meursault

Faiveley Meursault Blagny 1er Cru 2015 (750ml) Vinous Media 90pts

Faiveley Meursault Blagny 1er Cru 2015 (750ml) Vinous Media 90pts

$79.99

Vinous Media 90 pts - Stephen Tanzer
Light, bright yellow. Brisk aromas of lemon, lime, ginger and crushed stone. Juicy,...

Minervois

Chateau Maris Minervois La Touge 2017 (750ML)

Chateau Maris Minervois La Touge 2017 (750ML)

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88-90 pts Wine Advocate:
The 2017 Minervois la Liviniere La Touge is an approachable, medium-bodied blend of 70% Syrah a...

Minervois

Chateau Maris Oeuf Neuf Minervois La Liviniere Biodynamic 2010 (750ml)

Chateau Maris Oeuf Neuf Minervois La Liviniere Biodynamic 2010 (750ml)

$39.97

WA 90 - Jeb Dunnuck

Made from 100% Grenache that spent 999 days in concrete eggs, the just-bottled 2010 Minervois la Li...

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