Martin Wine Cellar


Martin Recommendations

  • June 18, 2018

    Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2016

    “A very lively dry white with bright, zesty acidity. Lemon, peach, grapefruit with a touch of lemongrass. This wine is mouthwatering, and perfect for summer sipping. Pair with seafood.” – Calen Morgan, Store Manager

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  • June 11, 2018

    Castiglian Del Bosco Dainero Toscana IGT 2013

    Made from the ancient Armenian grape, Dabouki. This is creamy textured with beautiful aromatics. Think lanolin, fresh pink apples & a hint of honeydew melon. Fresh and clean with a long, soft finish. – Jeff Hirstius, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • June 04, 2018

    Domaine Dyckerhoff Reuilly Petit Gris 2017

    “Big red apple & quince shine through in this beauty. It is fresh and pure, with amazingly soft texture.Refined and elegant on the finish, with just a touch of pink strawberry.” – Jeff Hirstius, Wine & Spirits Consultant  

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  • May 29, 2018

    Castiglion Del Bosco Dainero Toscana IGT 2013

    “The vineyards for this wine are about five miles east of the Tuscan coast and the wine is made from 90% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese. Clay soil mixed with gravel and combined with cool breezes from the sea, provide ideal conditions to grow fully mature grapes. The grapes are hand harvested and aged for 6 […]

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  • May 22, 2018

    Domaine Vincent et Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc 2016

    This wine made from 100% chardonnay grapes comes from a Domaine that was founded in 2006. It consists of some of the vineyards from the old Domaine Bernard Morey in Puligny Montrachet. The grapes come from 4 select parcels in the Cote d’Or. 1 in Puligny Montrachet, 1 in Chassagne Montrachet, and 2 in Santenay. […]

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  • May 14, 2018

    Garofoli Farnio Rosso Piceno 2016

    “The Garofoli Farnio is a light to medium bodied red from Piceno in the Marche region of Italy. It is made of Montepulciano & Sangiovese. This dry blend has a surprisingly tannic structure, notes of stewed plums, & a light peppery spice. It is excellent with pizza.” – Aurelia Amann, Metairie Sales Consultant

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  • May 07, 2018

    Tascante Buonora Carricante 2016

    The Tascante Buonora Etna Bianco from Sicily is 100% Carricante. This sustainably farmed white wine has briny lemon notes on the nose & notes of fresh pear, subtle salinity, & a zippy acidity. Pairs best with seafood & fresh summer salads. – Aurelia Amann, Metairie Sales Consultant

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  • April 30, 2018

    Scaia Rosé 2017

    For the last few vintages, the Scaia rose has been one of my favorite summer wines. For 2017 vintage the Scaia rose continues its winning streak. This year the wine exhibits a bright, lightly floral nose. The wine is soft and light on the palate exhibiting more tropical fruit flavors than the persistent Strawberry flavors […]

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  • April 24, 2018

    Chateau Saint Eulalie Minervois Plaisir D’Eulalie 2016

    This blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault opens up with an explosive nose of dark cherry, cassis and a touch of earth. The dark cherry fruit continues on the palate interwoven with more blue fruit flavors, and the finish is long and balanced. This wine will truly surprise you with the amount of fruit and […]

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  • April 16, 2018

    Scott Family Estates Chardonnay 2016

    This wine has an explosive bouquet with tropical fruits, vanilla and honeysuckle. I found it to have a pure chardonnay fruit flavor that is round and soft. The structure of this wine is seamless. It should pair well with Jambalaya, crawfish or your next spicy meal. – Steve Perret, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • April 09, 2018

    Shannon Ridge High Valley Rosé 2017

    This wine has a beautiful bouquet with hints of strawberry and raspberry. I found it to be incredibly balanced with a long delightful finish. This refreshing wine will certainly help to keep you cool in the summer. – Steve Perret, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • April 02, 2018

    The Pinot Project

    The Pinot Project is an easy drinking red that can transition to summer. A black cherry mid-palate with lingering Asian spice makes for a refreshing Californian Pinot accessible to everyone, and it doesn’t break the bank! – Drew Pugh, Baton Rouge Store Manager

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  • March 26, 2018

    Boekenhoutskloof Viognier Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc The Wolftrap 2016

    A South African Viognier/Chenin Blanc/Grenache Blanc Blend is the fun an interesting, outside the comfort zone wine. Apple blossom and white fruit mid-palate tapers off to a citrus zing finish. – Drew Pugh, Baton Rouge Store Manager

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  • March 13, 2018

    By.Ott Cotes De Provence Rosé 2017

    Notes of kiwi, strawberry and watermelon up front are balanced nicely by a fresh minerality. Pair this with chicken, salads and literally any seafood. I have yet to meet a rose drinker who didn’t like this one. Enjoy! – Alex Rafferty, Uptown Store Manager

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  • March 05, 2018

    Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco 2016

    Founded in 1934 the grapes are grown and the wine produced in an organic and sustainable fashion. The wine is pale yellow with aromas of orchard citrus flowers. The flavors are of ripe pear and crisp yellow apple. Slightly fruity, but with a crisp citrus zest finish. Great acidity and freshness. Think of Pinot Grigio […]

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  • February 26, 2018

    Chateau La Croix De Bel Air Cotes De Bourg 2015

    A blend consisting from the Cotes de Bourg area of Bordeaux, France. 2015 is a great vintage for Bordeaux, and the wines are generally fantastic for all price points. This wine needs a little air time to wake it up. It is medium bodied with some spice and violets on the nose. Fresh, vibrant acidity […]

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  • February 19, 2018

    Babich Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

    “Crisp and clean aromas of apple, tropical fruit, lemon grass and subtle bell pepper in the background. A very interesting and complex white wine. I think I’ll have another glass or five.” – Calen Morgan, Mandeville Store Manager  

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  • February 12, 2018

    Chateau Bouisset Rosé 2016

    “Very light with hints of orange peel and fresh strawberries finishing with a fresh and vibrant acidity. This wine hails from the south of France where dry crisp rose’ is the specialty. At around $10 a bottle, this wine is a no brainer.” – Calen Morgan, Mandeville Store Manager

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  • February 05, 2018

    Bodegas Ordonez Tineta 2015

    Dark & chocolatey, bing cherry & blackberry fruits are balanced by good wood tannins and a slight smokey note. Structured on the finish with a touch of white truffle, this wine goes on for days. – Jeff Hirstius, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • January 29, 2018

    J Lohr Chardonnay Arroyo Vista 2015

    Classic Cali style here. Rich, toasty oak fleshed out by clean citrus and apple fruits. This wine is long on the finish and impeccably balanced. – Jeff Hirstius, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • January 25, 2016

    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2013

    Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico is a comfort wine if there ever was one. Silky tannins are woven with smoke and leather, while aromas of rose petals intertwine with flavors of black cherry. Pair with truffles and a warm fire. 

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  • January 19, 2016

    Buehler Vineyards Chardonnay 2013

    Buehler Vineyards is one of my favorite picks for California Chardonnay under $20! This beauty hails from Russian River, so it’s silky and clean, with lots of toasty oak to balance that classic California butter. Loaded with bright orange citrus and a touch of lemon, this is a great wine to pair with herby baked […]

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  • October 26, 2015

    Fleur de Lis Chardonnay 2015

    Check out this year’s vintage of the Fleur de Lis wine! This is a game day essential. Available in Chardonnay and Cabernet.

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  • December 24, 2014

    Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages 2011

    This wine exhibits a dark ruby/purple color intertwined with notions of licorice and cherries. Medium to full-bodied with a generous attack, a pleasant freshness and elegant tannins. A typical expression of southern Rhône wine with a thyme and rosemary aftertaste.

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  • October 16, 2014

    Corazon Reposado Tequila

    The color of this Tequila is a light pale gold. The nose emanates earthly agave gently mixed with hints of smoke. Upon entry the mouth feel is lush with gentle citrus flavors dancing on the tip of the tongue. Mid palate brings a rich agave taste mixed with earthy spiciness which builds to the back of the […]

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  • February 04, 2015

    Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Rosé Champagne

    This sparkling has fruity aromas of wild berries, followed by floral notes, and the sugary/spicy fragrance of zest. Rich and full-bodied, Brut Rosé exalts the maturity of the fruit for the perfect Valentine. 

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  • December 24, 2014

    Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV with gift box

    “A smoky note of minerality complements the flavors of dried cherry and black currant, almond financier and gumdrop in this refined, creamy version. The delicate yet persistent acidity is well-integrated, leading to a mouthwatering finish.” – 91 points, Wine Spectator

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  • December 26, 2014

    Lander Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    “Warm sunny days and cool evening during the 2012 growing season gave us intense, flavorful fruit. Fruit from select vineyards from California’s premium appellations make up this delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. “ – Winemaker’s notes. AROMAS: Complex aromas of ripe plum, toffee and vanilla from oak. FLAVORS: a rich, full-bodied wine with silky tannins. Flavors of […]

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