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  • April 17, 2017

    Swanson Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2015

       A great wine for the approaching summer sun, Swanson’s Pinot Grigio boasts a light citrus nose and a beautiful jasmine mid palate with a lingering grapefruit finish. Its light character and body would be perfect for picnics, on the beach or close to the pool.

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  • April 10, 2017

    Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin De Tablas Rose 2016

    ” A delicate Rhone styled rose from California.Tablas Creek Pateline de Tablas Rose has a melon raspberry nose and a tart strawberry palate, the perfect wine for any outdoor activity under the sun.” – Drew, Baton Rouge Assistant Manager/Sales Consultant

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  • April 03, 2017

    Bodegas Breca Breca 2013

    This wine has a brilliant dark cherry color. The nose exhibits big ripe fruit with spicy aromas. On the palate, this wine is rich, powerful and incredibly balanced.Pair with grilled meats, pork or even pizza.

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  • March 27, 2017

    Olivier Merlin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

    Very refreshing. On the nose, the wine is very aromatic, with notes of exotic fruits. The palate is very fruity and soft, with white peach aromas.

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  • March 20, 2017

    Cantine di Ora Amicone Rosso Veneto IGT 2013

      “I am always apprehensive of something seeking to be the ‘value alternative’ to some other, more noble wine, but the Amicone does make a somewhat convincing argument to be taken seriously. This is Amarone? No. But, for less than a third of the price, you do start to get what a good Amarone is […]

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  • March 13, 2017

    Cleto Chiarli Blan de Blancs Brut NV

      Bright yellow colour with greenish tinges. White-pulp fruit aromas and light floreal notes on the nose. Dry and nicely crisp with a pleasant acidity, aromatic aftertaste and fine as well as lively perlage.

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  • March 06, 2017

    Rutherford Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2016

      “2016 was another great harvest for Napa Valley and this sauvignon blanc was no exception. This wine has plenty of lively, citrus fruit and touch of minerality on the clean finish. When pairing this wine, think grilled shrimp or seared scallops.” – Alex, Uptown Store Manager

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  • Willamette VV Pinot Noir Whole Cluster
    March 01, 2017

    Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Whole Cluster 2015

    “‘Whole Cluster’ refers to the process of fermenting the wine with whole grape clusters. The breakdown of the skins of the grapes during this process gives off esters making for a more aromatic wine. On the palate, this wine is bright and fruity and will compliment most dishes. This wine will work well for parties […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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