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.

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

Nuits St. Georges

Forey Pere et Fils Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Perrieres' 2013 (750ml)

Forey Pere et Fils Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Perrieres' 2013 (750ml)

$86.97

From vines planted between 1937 and 1942.

This small but outstanding domaine was created in 1840 by the great-grandfath...

Nuits St. Georges

Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Les Vaucrains' 2011 (750ml)

Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Les Vaucrains' 2011 (750ml)

$119.99

A 1 ha mix of younger and older vines that average about 50+ years of age. The harvest is entirely destemmed and vinific...

Nuits St. Georges

Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Saint Georges' 2011 (750ml)

Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Saint Georges' 2011 (750ml)

$149.97

55+ year old vines. The harvest is entirely destemmed and vinification takes place in lined cement vats for approximatel...

Nuits St. Georges

Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-George 'Vielles Vignes' 2012 (750ML)

Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-George 'Vielles Vignes' 2012 (750ML)

$82.97

"A much more deeply pitched nose features notes of very fresh and earth-inflected red and dark currant aromas. There is ...

Pauillac

Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac 2000 (750ml)

Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac 2000 (750ml)

$89.97

"This is grippy and old-school in style, with a core of warmed fig and black currant paste flavors framed by ample charc...

Pauillac

Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac 2010 (750ML)

Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac 2010 (750ML)

$179.97

"The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the ...

Pauillac

Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2009 (750ML)

Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 2009 (750ML)

$1,050.97

This is the most backward and unevolved of all the Left Bank (Medoc) first-growths. In 10-20 years, the 2009 Mouton Roth...

Pessac-Leognan

Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan 2010 (750ML) - WA100

Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan 2010 (750ML) - WA100

$1,175.97

Following a harvest that finished on October 10, Haut-Brion produced a 2010 that should turn out to be one of its all-ti...

Pessac-Leognan

Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan Premier Cru Classe de Graves 2006 (750ML)

Chateau Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan Premier Cru Classe de Graves 2006 (750ML)

$559.97

Deep ruby-red. Blue fruits, licorice and minerals on the nose. Large-scaled, silky and rich, but with its volume leavene...

Pessac-Leognan

Chateau la Mission-Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2010 (750ML)

Chateau la Mission-Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2010 (750ML)

$1,109.97
$999.97
You Save: 10%

One of the most powerful La Missions ever produced, the 2010, a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 1% Caber...

Pessac-Leognan

Les Hauts de Smith Haut Lafite Pessac Leognan Blanc 2017 (750ml)

Les Hauts de Smith Haut Lafite Pessac Leognan Blanc 2017 (750ml)

$38.99
$31.97
You Save: 18%

90-93 pts Vnous
The 2017 Les Hauts de Smith Blanc, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, is bright and precise, with the extra bit of te...

Pomerol

Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol 2010 (750ML)

Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol 2010 (750ML)

$267.97

"A brilliant effort from this property, known for the sheer elegance and finesse of its wines, the 2010 La Conseillante ...

Pommard

Hubert Lignier Pommard Les Chanlins Villages 2012 (750ml)

Hubert Lignier Pommard Les Chanlins Villages 2012 (750ml)

$79.99

"A wine of contrasts, Lignier's 2012 Pommard Les Chanlins is explosive and structured, yet there is gorgeous purity to t...

Pouilly-Fuisse

Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2017 (750ml)

Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2017 (750ml)

$22.97

"Perhaps the most classic of all Chardonnays on the globe, the 2013 Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse shows delicious ripe, cor...

Provence

Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Red 2018 (750ml)

Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Red 2018 (750ml)

$16.99
$14.97
You Save: 12%

Winery Notes:
" 20% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 243% Carignan More Syrah than usual due to new plan...

Puligny-Montrachet

Colin-Deleger Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru  'Les Demoiselles' 2005 (750ML)

Colin-Deleger Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Demoiselles' 2005 (750ML)

$149.97

As the nephew of the great Georges Deleger, Michel Colin inherited part of the Chevenottes vineyard, combining it with h...

Puligny-Montrachet

Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru  Les Combettes 2012 (750ML)

Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes 2012 (750ML)

$169.97

"This is also quite expressive with a pretty blend of acacia blossom, white peach and various dried yellow fleshed fruit...

Puligny-Montrachet

Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet 2012 (750ML)

Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet 2012 (750ML)

$424.97

The Olivier Leflaive Batard Montrachet is sourced from 4 separate suppliers two from the Puligny side and two from the C...

Rhone

Chateau De Saint Cosme Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 (750ml)

Chateau De Saint Cosme Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 (750ml)

$61.99
$56.97
You Save: 8%

94-96 pts Wine Advocate
Blended, but still aging in barrel, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape will likely be bottled in March...

Rhone

Chateau De Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2017 (750ml)

Chateau De Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2017 (750ml)

$79.99
$69.97
You Save: 13%

93-95 pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Côte-Rôtie (all from the Côte Brune) shows a more floral character yet still has plent...

Add to List
 

Pages:

45678910

Drink wine. Save money.

Register an account with us and you'll automatically be eligible for our annual Cost Sale. Sign up for our emails and you'll save money every week!

PJ WINE – Drink wine. Save money.