Bordeaux Red

Chateau Micalet 2020 Haut Medoc

(Arrives 7/29) Chateau Micalet, with a few hectares in the commune of Lamarque was classified "Cru Artisan" by Feret in 1893.  Acquired by the Fedieu family in 1972 the estate was enlarged slightly, never using herbicides, and with a new generation the conversion to organic agriculture was started in 2006. The estate now has 10 hectares on deep beds of gravel, planted at 8,000 pieds/hectare; the normal blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot -  and 7% Petit Verdot,  a grape the Fedieus feel is particularly important. The grapes are harvested by hand and undergo a 3 to 4 week fermentation, the wine ages in barrique, 30% new. The nose on the Haut Medoc has dark plummy fruit, with hints of vanilla and baking spice. Young leather notes and dark gravel tones as well. A little floral with dark violets and roses. The palate has lush black cherry. Graphite and iron on the tongue give an earthy glimmer. Medium acid and soft tannin, but great density at its core. Drink up! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

La Renouée 2020 Vin de France Cabernet Sauvignon

(Arrives 7/29) Winemaker Guillaume Dussans has planted 17 ancient grape varieties formerly grown in Bordeaux on his small domain on a hillside in Cadillac.  His "La Renouée" 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon is from a tiny parcel of 56-year-old vines, fermented and aged in old barrels. The color is a vibrant plum in color.  The nose has aromas of red apple and cherries, with zesty ginger and warm black tea. On the palate, flavors of red cherry and cassis, with refreshing graphite zip and a hint of earthy gravel. Wonderfully lean on the tongue, just a dash of tannic grip and lovely acid! This unique and delicious Bordeaux would do well with a chill! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Quintessence

The Hubert family are owners of Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours in Blaye and Chateau La Grolet in Bourg. The farming here is among the best in Bordeaux, certified organic and biodynamic. The vineyards are a fantastic oasis of greenery compared to the rest of Bordeaux, and are located on slopes of clay over limestone giving the wines good concentration and firm minerality. The Quintessence of Peybonhomme is a selection of the best juice from tastings each year and is primarily Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, a portion of which is aged in new oak. The 2019 is a beautiful and lively Bordeaux showing deep aromas of ripe cassis, blackberry, black cherry, cocoa, spice and earth. The palate is supple and ripe, lifted by cool acidity, with complex black fruits, earth and mineral flavors with a long finish. The wine broadens and gains complexity with time open so decant if possible. A versatile food wine, this beautifully balanced Bordeaux will accompany anything from roast chicken to pork dishes to steak. Put a few in your cellar for a mature experience, best 2025 to 2035+.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

Bordeaux White

Peybonhomme 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

(Wine arrives Jan 25, please allow 3 to 5 days before pick-up or shipping) This is the tenth vintage of the Hubert family's "Blanc Bonhomme"which seems to get better every year. The vines are now 15 years old, 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon,  certified organic and Biodynamic. The grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, pressed gently, fermented with native yeasts and the wine is aged partly in new oak, mostly in cement vats. Only about 650 cases are made. The 2019 shows elegant pear, lemon, herbal and dried flower aromas, with pear, citrus and chalky mineral flavors on the palate. This shows the ripeness of the 2019 vintage, but with good freshness, and it really shows the terroir with crisp acidity, lovely white fruit, a hint of pineapple and oak and stony flavors in the finish. Really a lovely, balanced and food-friendly wine - serve with anything from oysters to grilled fish to roast chicken.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic