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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • caparzo sangiovese
    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 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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  • September 06, 2016

    Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Vecchia Modena 2015

    “This wine appeals to all tastes and all cuisines. The perfect drink chilled on a hot day or even cozying up to a Thanksgiving turkey. Its subtle strawberry notes are elevated by light sparkling bubbles that make the bottle disappear like magic. It is one of the most versatile sparkling wines out there whether it’s […]

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  • August 30, 2016

    Tenuta Sant’Antonio Scaia Rose 2015

    “A light and balanced rose from the Veneto region of Italy made from 100% Rodinella grapes. This wine has crisp acidity that is very refreshing. Strawberry and raspberry flavors come through without being overly fruity. This is the perfect wine for all seasons pairing beautifully with just about anything.” -Calen, Mandeville Wine Consultant

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  • August 22, 2016

    Chateau Poiron Dabin Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2014

    “Light, crisp and fresh, Muscadets are the traditional accompaniment to raw oysters, mussels and escargots. Clean mineral and crushed rock meet lemon peel and a saline focus. Perfect for porch pounding or serving with your favorite French bistro fare.” – Jeff, Metairie Wine Consultant

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  • August 16, 2016

    Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura 2014

    “Light red fruit and freshness meets the traditonal grilled meat and game that classic style Chiantis are known for. This wine is simply put, delicious! Light enough to be served chilled by the pool, but also perfectly styled to serve with your rosemary roast chicken with mushrooms and asparagus.” – Jeff, Metairie Wine Consultant

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  • August 09, 2016

    Bodegas Volver Paso a Paso Organica White Wine 2015

    “This delightfully inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc from Spain really over delivers. Clean, citrus flavors make this a Summertime ‘go-to’ in our house. Perfect with seafood or just as a ‘porch wine’, ‘beach wine’, ‘dog walking wine’…you get the picture.” -Marc, Uptown Wine Consultant

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  • August 02, 2016

    La Posta Red Blend 2014

    “Red fruits and coffee dominate the nose on this Malbec/Syrah/Bonarda blend from Argentina; raspberry and cocoa flavors permeate on the palate. Because this is a bit lighter bodied than the 100% Malbec it’s a lot more versatile in pairing with food. Grilled meats will always work, but try it with grilled or baked fowl as […]

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  • July 26, 2016

    Aia Vecchia Vermentino 2014

    “Vermentino is a grape that can usually be found on the island of Sardinia, but Nicola Scottini has made a new home for it near Bolgheri. An excellent wine to pair with seafood and grilled white meats, this little Tuscan white has zesty aromas of grapefruit, freshly cut grass, and a slight salinity. The rich […]

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  • July 18, 2016

    Chateau de Lascaux Coteaux du Languedoc Rose 2015

    “A particularly beautiful Languedoc rosé, Lascaux has lovely aromas of red currant, lavender and thyme. Exceptionally fresh due to the limestone soils that make up the vineyards, it’s elegance is heightened by a sharp acidity preserved by destemming and direct press in the winery, as well as blocked malolactic fermentation. Aged seven months in tank […]

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  • July 11, 2016

    Sidebar Sauvignon Blanc 2014

    “High Valley, Lake County; This Sauvignon Blanc comes from High Valley’s Brassfield vineyard, in a unique east-west transverse valley at 1760-1800 feet in elevation. It is one of the coolest microclimates in Lake County. Grapes are whole cluster pressed, native yeast fermented, non-ML, in a mixture of stainless steel and old oak barrels. Aged sur […]

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  • July 05, 2016

    Bodegas Volver Tarima Red 2014

    “D.O. Alicante, Spain; 100% Monastrell (AKA Mourvedre and Mataro) The 100% Monstrell is grown from 25-30 year old vines located in the typical Alicante climate conditions. It’s basically organic and they use no irrigation and all grapes are hand picked. The wine is aged in French oak for 5-6 months. This is a simple bang […]

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  • June 27, 2016

    Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rose 2015

    “The 2015 Patelin de Tablas Rosé is a pretty light peach color. On the nose are explosive aromatics of nectarine, wild strawberries, grapefruit pith, and jasmine. The mouth is rich but vibrant, with flavors of ruby red grapefruit, plum, mineral, spice and rose petals. The acids are bracing on the long finish. Drink now and […]

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  • June 20, 2016

    Ponzi Pinot Gris

    “Pinot Gris is often overlooked when people are choosing a summer white wine, but the Ponzi Pinot Gris could easily become your “go-to” during those hot, summer months. The nose is full of vibrant tangerine, delicate flowers, and lemon meringue. It is easy to drink on its own – balanced between a subtle fruity-sweetness and […]

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