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Bret Brothers Fleurie Les Grands Pres 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Vivid ruby-red. Juicy, sharply focused red berry and lavender pastille aromas show impressive vivacity and pick up a minerally nuance...
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Bret Brothers Morgon Les Charmes 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Morgon les Charmes, which spent 9 months in used oak, has a very focused, quite complex bouquet with woodland scents infusing...
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Domaine Michel Chignard Fleurie Les Moriers 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Fleurie les Moriers has a wonderful, floral bouquet with wilted rose petals and violets infusing the pure red berry fruit that...
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Georges Duboeuf Julienas Chateau Des Capitans 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Brilliant ruby. Smoky dark berries, licorice and a hint of violet on the pungent nose. Juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors deepen...
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Jean Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2015 750ml

Rated 94 - Brilliant magenta. Explosive red berry liqueur, incense and floral scents, along with hints of allspice and smoky minerals. Silky and...
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Louis Jadot Chateau Des Jacques Moulin-A-Vent 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - I like the leaf and crushed-berry aromas with hints of wet earth. Medium body, fresh and firm tannins and a savory finish. Drink now. -...

Gamay $20 - $30

The French wines of Beaujolais are widely regarded as some of the finest table wines in the world. This is due in part to the qualities of the Gamay grape, from which they are made. Gamay produces beautifully, juicy, rounded and gulpable red wines, usually drank young and full of their natural fruit character. However, it would be a mistake to say that Gamay is limited to easy-drinking, soft wines - it’s a highly flexible and versatile grape, capable of producing aged wines of serious complexity and structure, full of expression and fascinating characteristics.


The majority of Gamay wines from France are labeled under Beaujolais Villages or Beaujolais, and these are the standard table wines we’re used to seeing in French restaurants, at bistros, and at our local wine store. Usually great value for money, these are the light, slightly acidic examples of what the grape can do. Far more interesting are those Gamay wines from the 10 cru villages, just north of Beaujolais, where generations of expertise and a unique soil type made up of granitic schist result in far more unique, complicated wines. The best examples of Gamay feature intense aromatics, all black fruit and forest fare, and are worth cellaring for a few years.