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Domaine du Cause Malbec Cahors 2012

Descriptions:

Cahors is recognized as the “home” of Malbec. This style has a deliciously distinctive character and no similar wines exist, even in Argentia. Dare to compare the “original” Malbec.

Appelation:
Cahors (AOC), France
Producer:
Domaine du Cause www.domainedecause.fr
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +134718 Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants
Price:
Licensee 16.99/wholesale 14.19

Piron Morgon La Chanaise 2015

Descriptions:

Dominique Piron’s family history in Beaujolais spans more than four centuries, with his oldest known ancestor born in Morgon in 1590. There have been 14 generations of winegrowers in the family and he is known as “The Dom Piron of Morgon”.

The Morgon cru is located on the hills of Villié Morgon in the northern Beaujolais region. The climate is continental and the small plots from which this wine comes have a southeast exposure overlooking the valley of the Saône.

VINEYARDS These vines are more than 50 years old and grow on the foundation of “rotten rock” rich in iron oxide, and schists.

VARIETAL: 100% Gamay Noir

Appelation:
Burgundy (Beaujolais Cru), France
Producer:
Dominique Piron www.domaines-piron.fr
Accolades:
Wine Spectator, Top 100 Wines of 2017, Smart Buys 91 points “This ripe, light- to medium-bodied red sports layers of pure blackberry, cassis and damson plum, edged with licorice, floral and apricot details. Tangy, mouthwatering acidity highlights the mineral and spice details on the long, lightly grippy finish. Drink now through 2020"
Availability:
Listed: Available at BCLDB Government Liquor Stores.
Price:
$25.99

Dominique Piron Chenas Quartz 2014

Descriptions:

Appellation: Chénas is the smallest and rarest of the Beaujolais Crus. This comes from a vineyard that Piron runs with the three Michelin-starred Lameloise restaurant in Chagny.

The soil is granite based clay with bands of quartz crystals running through it. This is where the wine gets its name, as the quartz imparts a mineral quality to the wine which makes it very expressive without being heavy.

The nine- hectare parcel comprises vines of more than 60 years of age on a steep, east-facing slope between 310 and 380 metres up. They are all pruned in the traditional goblet (head-pruned) style of Beaujolais. The harvest is done entirely by hand. Only manual harvesting is allowed in the Beaujolais region.

A full-on nose of spice, earth and prettiness is mirrored on a palate that seems to bring together notes of lilac and peony before unveiling mature tannins. Supple, generous and vibrant, with graphite and deeply scented red fruits. A real stunner. Pairs well with rich, complex sauces and grilled meats.

Appelation:
Burgundy (Beaujolais), France Cru: Chenas
Producer:
Domaine Piron www.domaines-piron.fr
Accolades:
90 points Gismondi on Wine
Availability:
Available at BCLDB
Price:
licensee 29.99/wholesale 24.07

Dominique Piron Brouilly 2014

Descriptions:

Immediately exuberant, with a diverse array of floral notes, there’s also some white pepper and crushed cherry notes. The palate, as with all of the Piron wines, is utterly pure and focused. So much great-value drinking in this.

Brouilly [broo-EE] goes marvelously with roasted or grilled chicken, fish, burgers, or pork. Pairs nicely with Camembert & Brie cheeses.

Appelation:
Brouilly (Beaujolais Cru) Burgundy, France
Producer:
Dominique Piron
Accolades:
Previous Vintage (2010) Best of Show - Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards “Dominique Piron is one of those tireless ambassadors for Beaujolais who travel the world so people can taste the various terroirs that he vinifies with the greatest respect for tradition and origin.” Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France
Availability:
SPEC +142836 - Available at Private Wine Shops & Fine Dining Restaurants
Price:
licensee 23.99/20.62 wholesale

Line 39 Pinot Noir 2015

Descriptions:

The fruit-driven Pinot Noir has fresh fruit and herbal with rich flavors of raspberries and black cherries on the palate and soft, supple tannins.

VINEYARDS: Clarksburg, Monterey.

WINEMAKING: Stainless steel fermentation; aged on French oak.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Delicate aromas of strawberries, rich raspberry and cherry flavors, supple tannins.

PAIRINGS: Herb-crusted rack of lamb, fresh spaghetti and meatballs in a rich marinara sauce.

 

Appelation:
California (Clarksburg, Monterey)
Producer:
www.line39wines.com
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +965210 Available at private wine retailers and fine restaurants
Price:
Licensee 20.75/17.27 wholesale

Line 39 Petite Sirah 2014

Descriptions:

The 39th parallel runs through the heart of California wine country and is home to Line 39 wines. Here we craft dynamic wines expressive of their region of origin and premium vineyard lineage. Line 39 wines are versatile and sophisticated, providing a wonderful complement to a variety of foods.

Highly Recommended / 94 Points – Ultimate Beverage Challenge
“Peppery smoked meat, eucalyptus and cedar wood counterbalance rich, succulent blueberry and fresh vegetation on this tangy, spicy red. Ripe acidity and chewy tannins frame rustic but detailed fruit, transitioning into black raisin and concord grape skin.”

TASTING NOTES

The 2014 Petite Sirah offers aromas of red and black fruits and warm baking spices with a hint of oak. A full bodied wine that is both complex and elegant, this Petite Sirah calls out for a big, juicy steak.

Appelation:
California (Central Coast, Lodi, Madera)
Producer:
www.line39wines.com
Accolades:
* Gold Medal / 90 Points San Diego International Wine Competition * Gold Medal TEXSOM International Wine Awards * Best of Class, California State Fair Wine Competition
Availability:
SPEC - Available at private wine shops and fine restaurants
Price:
Licensee 20.75/17.27 wholesale

Line 39 Chardonnay, California

Descriptions:

The 39th parallel runs through the heart of California wine country and is home to Line 39.

Rich, medium-bodied wine with hints of oak and lush tropical and stone fruit flavours on the palate. Crisp and refreshing.

Aged 6 months in French oak.

Appelation:
California (Monteray, Clarksburg) USA
Producer:
cecchetti Wine Co. www.cecchettiwineco.com
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +88336 LINE 39 Chardonnay, Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
licensee 20.75/17.27 wholesale

Costers del Priorat Clos Cypres 2013

Descriptions:

Powerful and exuberant wine. From a vineyard in Bellmunt planted in 1939, fermented in 300 litre amphorae and 500 litre old oak, before aging in barrique. Colour: Intense cherry. Aroma of good intensity, complex, fine and with mineral and fruit which perfectly complement the aromas of aging. The palate is rich, fleshy, broad and a very long finish.

Decanter 50 Star Buys of 2015

Appelation:
Priorat, Spain
Producer:
Costers del Priorat
Accolades:
10 top wines of 2015: Decanter Star Buys, Decanter 95 pts, 93 pts Guia Penin
Availability:
+689448 SPEC - Extremely limited. At select fine restaurants and private wine shops.
Price:
estimated licensee 54.39/ wholesale 46.02