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Martin Recommendations

  • 14571 Chateau de la Negly L’Oppidum Chardonnay 2015
    February 20, 2017

    Chateau de la Negly L’Oppidum Chardonnay 2015

    “This wine comes from Southeast France about 50 miles up the Mediterranean Coast from the Spanish border. 80% Chardonnay, and the rest is a combination of Sauvignon and Muscat d’Alexandrie. Aromas of citrus, minerals, and some white flowers. Light to medium-bodied. Beautiful citrus acidity keeps this wine lively and the Chardonnay grape gives some body […]

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  • Bodegas Zerran 2014
    February 13, 2017

    Bodegas Zerran 2014

    “A red blend from Northeast Spain, just a little inland of the Mediterranean Sea. 50% Grenache, 40% Mazuelo (regional name for Carignan), 10% Syrah. Great body and richness with aromas of berries, floral notes, and a touch of spice. Flavors of dark berries, with some earthiness, and a hint of black pepper. Enjoy this wine […]

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  • La Valentina Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2015
    February 06, 2017

    La Valentina Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2015

    “Granny Smith apple aroma bursting out of your glass. Clean and crisp, a perfect companion to seafood or anything spicy.” – Calen, Mandeville Store Manager

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  • Castle Rock Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014
    February 02, 2017

    Castle Rock Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014

    “Cherry, baking spice, and cinnamon aromas come leaping out of the glass with great intensity. Full concentration of flavor gives this elegant wine a long finish. An amazing Pinot Noir out of Oregon that won’t break the bank.” – Calen, Mandeville Store Manager

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    January 26, 2017

    Domaine Robert Serol Petillant Turbullent NV

    “Fun, unassuming and fresh, this Loire bubbly is juicy and light. There is a pretty strawberry and boysenberry fruit character perfectly balanced with the lively acidity of fresh apples. It all comes together for a soft and lingering finish.” – Jeff, Metairie Wine and Spirits Consultant

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  • Bodegas Ordonez Tineta
    January 16, 2017

    Bodegas Ordonez Tineta 2014

    “Full oak meets juicy strawberries in this Spanish beauty. The wine is soft on the palate with well-integrated tannins to add body on the mid-palate. This is a crowd pleaser!” – Jeff, Metairie Wine & Spirit Consultant

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  • Winery of the Month - Bodegas Borsao
    January 11, 2017

    Bodegas Borsao

    LOCATION: Campo de Borja, Spain KNOWN FOR: Bodegas Borsao is one of the most prominent growers of Garnacha (Grenache) in the world. They are also recognized as producing wines that vastly over deliver for their price. HISTORY: When you can claim that the oldest vineyards in your region date to 1145, then you know that “tradition” is not […]

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  • Winery of the Month - Castle Rock
    January 11, 2017

    Castle Rock Winery

    LOCATION: California, Oregon and Washington WINEMAKER: Eric Laumann KNOWN FOR: Castle Rock has the reputation of being one of the best value wineries in America. They source grapes from a multitude of renowned growing regions to bring a variety of crowd-pleasing wines to market. HISTORY: Quality and Value — Castle Rock makes no secret about their goal when making […]

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  • Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015
    January 09, 2017

    Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015

    Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015 “Classic Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc here. The slight grassy aromatics give way to citrus and passionfruit flavors culminating in a racy, minerally finish. A crisp, clean, lovely wine.” – Marc, Uptown Wine Consultant

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    January 02, 2017

    Bodegas Borsao Berola 2012

    “A delicious blend of Garnacha, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from high elevation vineyards in Spain’s Campo de Borja,  this wine is a knockout value at $13.99 (AND it’s on sale for less!). Juicy, ripe black fruits give way to an almost volcanic minerality on the finish.  This is a tremendous value from Jorge Ordonez.” […]

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    December 26, 2016

    Delamotte Brut Le Mesnil sur Oger NV

    “Subtle power, appealing freshness, soft curves & a precise, fresh fruit finish. This dry and extremely attractive champagne is balanced and elegant. Each grape plays a part as Chardonnay sets the wine in place, its foundation and roots. Pinot Noir gives it more breadth and depth. Pinot Meunier brings its aromatic charm to produce a […]

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  • Borgo Scopeto Borgonero
    December 19, 2016

    Borgo Scopeto Borgonero 2013

    “A lovely charged ruby in the glass with an ethereal and ample bouquet, refined and enticing, with noble aromas. Full-bodied with extraordinary structure, terrific harmony, and surprising softness. An awesome Italian blend (Super Tuscan) that any Napa Cabernet drinker would enjoy. Try it with roasts, grilled meats, truffled dishes, and aged cheeses.” -Leah, Metairie Wine […]

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    December 05, 2016

    Donati Family Vineyards

    LOCATION : Templeton, California & Paicines, California WINEMAKERS : Denise Valoff KNOWN FOR :  Donati is one of the few wineries in the relatively unknown Paicines AVA in Central California. They are known for making quality California wines for prices far lower than similar wineries in the more famous growing areas. HISTORY : LDonati Family Vineyard was founded […]

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  • Riff Pinot Grigio
    December 05, 2016

    Riff Pinot Grigio Progetto Lageder 2015

    “A great example of the quality one can expect from Alto Adige​ in Northeast Italy. More German-speaking than Italian, try this dry, minerally Pinot Grigio with some crawfish sausage from our gourmet department!” – Candace, Uptown Wine Consultant

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  • Donati Ezio Paicines 2013
    November 28, 2016

    Donati Ezio Paicines 2013

    “Donati’s Ezio is a Bordeaux-style Cabernet that hits the mid-palate with tart blackberry and cassis. Finishing with bright acidity and lingering tannins, this Cabernet is made to pair with steak or any other hearty protein.” – Drew, Baton Rouge Wine Consultant

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  • Louis Latour Grand Ardeche 2014
    November 21, 2016

    Louis Latour Grand Ardeche 2014

    “A French Chardonnay made in the Californian style. Latour Grand Ardeche hits the palate with fresh apricots, and vanilla finishing in rich buttery cream. A fantastic wine to enjoy throughout the holidays and beyond.” – Drew, Baton Rouge Wine Consultant

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    November 14, 2016

    Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros 2013

    “The grapes for this wine come from Carneros, California. The cool climate of Carneros is ideal for growing Pinot Noir. This wine has a classic garnet color with a bouquet of plum, raspberry and black cherry. It is medium-bodiedand is seamless from start to finish.” – Steve, Metairie Wine Consultant

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    November 09, 2016

    Louis Latour

    LOCATION : Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy, France WINEMAKERS : Louis-Fabrice Latour KNOWN FOR :  Maison Louis Latour has been family owned and a benchmark in Burgundian winemaking since 1797 HISTORY : Louis-Fabrice Latour, the seventh Louis Latour, now operates Maison Louis Latour, one of the most important producers and negociants in Burgundy.  From their entry level Ardeche line to their […]

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    November 09, 2016

    Ridge Vineyards

    LOCATION : Santa Cruz, California WINEMAKERS : Eric Baugher, John Olney, David Gates KNOWN FOR :  This iconic winery has been making Zinfandel based blends and the world famous Monte Bello Cabernet since the mid-1960s. HISTORY : The history of Ridge actually begins in the late 1800s when Italian immigrants began planting grapes on Monte Bello Ridge, south […]

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    November 07, 2016

    Masseria Li Veli Askos Verdeca 2015

    “The grapes for this wine comes to us from Puglia, a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s boot. This wine has a brilliant yellow color and a bouquet of citrus, pear and tropical fruit. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a wonderful balance from start to finish.” – Steve, Metairie Wine Consultant

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    November 01, 2016

    Caparzo Sangiovese Toscana 2014

    “Vivid flavor at an affordable price. Fresh aromas of ripe blackberries,wild strawberries, spice, and inviting vanilla waft to the nose. Intense flavors of juicy berries and exotic spice on the finish. Pairs well with roasted red meats, hearty pasta dishes, or even pizza.” – Jim, Baton Rouge Store Manager

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    October 24, 2016

    Perrin et Fils Cotes du Ventoux 2015

      “This is always a crowd pleasing option from Perrin. The Ventoux offers pretty, medium-weight, berry fruit flavors along with an easy going finish. This wine pairs great with lighter chicken or pork dishes, and also does very well on its own for a party, especially with a slight chill. ” – Jim, Baton Rouge […]

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    October 17, 2016

    Chateau de Breze Saumur Blanc Clos du Midi 2015

      “The aromas are discrete expressions of honey, dried exotic fruits, herbal tea and sweet lemon. Although this wine is 100% Chenin Blanc, it bears the freshness of a young Sancerre, the soft richness of Chabis, but with the unmistakable charm of Chenin Blanc. It’s a stunner!” -Alex, Uptown Store Manager

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    October 10, 2016

    Chateau La Maroutine Bordeaux Blanc 2015

    “This round wine features flavors of tropical fruit and apricot, combined with a mineral-driven texture. It is rich yet it retains a good touch of brightness. Ready to drink, but worth aging for a few months. ” -Alex, Uptown Store Manager

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    October 03, 2016

    Decero Malbec Remolinos Vineyard 2013

    “Decero Malbec is a very interesting wine with a personality that spans continents. It has the fruit and concentration of a typical Argentine Malbec but the nose has hints of aromas which point back to the grapes Bordelaise origins.  The aromas begin with the typical cassis fruit underneath which one finds hints of graphite and […]

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    September 26, 2016

    Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages 2013

    “The Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages 2013 is quite a steal. The bouquet is dominated by bright red raspberry fruit with hints of black licorice and sandalwood rounding it out. The palate confirms these flavors with an assertive fruit core. The finish is mild and mellow.  A wonderful value for such a complete […]

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    September 19, 2016

    RUTHERFORD RANCH TWO RANGE NAPA RED WINE 2014

    “This blend of Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah from Napa Valley is made up of full bodied red grapes from 16 different and distinctive areas of Napa Valley. Aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry with a subtle note of toasted oak. The wine is rich and dense with flavors of cassis and black […]

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    September 19, 2016

    Elk Cove Winery

    LOCATION : Gaston, Oregon. WINEMAKERS : Owner and Winemaker Adam Campbell and Associate Winemaker Heather Perkin KNOWN FOR :  Willamette Valley Pinot Noir & Alsacian-style, steel-fermented white wines such as Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris. Reserve wines that reflect the character and quality of their meticulously-managed estate vineyards. The single vineyard wines are an homage to Burgundy’s […]

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    September 19, 2016

    Perrin Et Fils

    LOCATION : France – Rhone Valley & Provence WINEMAKERS : Jean-Pierre and François Perrin KNOWN FOR :  “Jean-Pierre and Francois share the unswerving values of a family dedicated to its terroir and family involvement in every aspect of the business. The legacy they inherited has been carefully nurtured and expertly transmitted to the next generation.” Dominic Symington HISTORY […]

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    September 12, 2016

    CHATEAU SAINT ROBERT PONCET DEVILLE GRAVES BLANC 2014

    “80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon Graves is the most important area for producing dry white wines in the Bordeaux region. This wine has loads of grapefruit and mineral dust on the nose. The flavors are of ripe citrus and a little green melon. Beautifully fresh and dry acidity on the finish. Drink this delicious wine […]

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