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Californie en vedette

 

Please note that product no. 7 was removed from the catalogue and is unfortunately no longer available in the current offer : Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2012, Napa Valley.

 

Regular price: $254.00
See product page: Abreu Rothwell Hyde 2012
St. Helena AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13004633

David Abreu is one of the most highly respected figures in Californian winemaking. Several illustrious estates employ his services (Bryant, Harlan, Screaming Eagle, etc.), and we can only hope that he will reach similar sublime heights for his own wines.

"Offers loads of cedar wood, black chocolate and coffee as well as hints of underbrush, forest floor, blackcurrants and black cherries. It is delicious, densely colored and dramatic, even flamboyant." – www.erobertparker.com

WA 94, 2012 Vintage

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

Regular price: $179.00
See product page: Araujo Altagracia Proprietary Red 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Malbec, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141451

Acquired in 2013 by François Pinault (Château Latour) and christened "Eisele Vineyard" in 2016, this remarkable estate is located to the east of Calistoga and applies biodynamic practices to its entire production.

 

"This is a savory and balanced second wine with plum, berry and spices such as cloves and pepper. Full-bodied and velvety with bright acidity underneath and a flavorful finish." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 93, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2025

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Regular price: $253.00
See product page: Bryant Family Vineyard DB4 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12955550

Donald Bryant, whose eponymous estate is among the most prestigious in California, works with the meticulous winegrower David Abreu and oenologist Marc Gagnon (formerly the second-in-command at Screaming Eagle) with the constant goal of producing exemplary wines.

 

"Bryant’s DB4 is one of Napa Valley’s hidden gems. The 2013 exudes richness and intensity, with no excess weight and fabulous overall balance." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

V 93, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2028

Regular price: $1,025.00
See product page: Bryant Family Vineyard Bettina 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12955533

Donald Bryant, whose eponymous estate is among the most prestigious in California, works with the meticulous winegrower David Abreu and oenologist Marc Gagnon (formerly the second-in-command at Screaming Eagle) with the constant goal of producing exemplary wines.

 

"There’s a phenomenal nose to this wine with crushed berry, wet earth, wet slate and hints of flowers. Full body with a chewy tannic structure, yet soft and polished. Powerful and rich. Muscular and toned." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 97, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2033

Regular price: $1,150.00
See product page: Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet-Sauvignon 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12955541

Donald Bryant, whose eponymous estate is among the most prestigious in California, works with the meticulous winegrower David Abreu and oenologist Marc Gagnon (formerly the second-in-command at Screaming Eagle) with the constant goal of producing exemplary wines.

 

"The purity of fruit here is terrific with licorice, black currant and oyster shell. Blackberry too. Full body. The finish is overwhelming with such great intensity and grip." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WA 96, JS 96, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2038

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Regular price: $112.00
See product page: Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12075747

Part of the select club of the six Californian Cabernets presented at the Judgment of Paris, Clos du Val has been among the Napa Valley elite for over 40 years.

 

"Unctuous red with blueberry, blackberry and hints of vanilla on the nose and palate. Full body, very fine tannins and a fresh, clean and beautiful finish." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 94, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

Regular price: $785.00
See product page: Colgin Cariad 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13004465

Founded in 1992 by Ann Colgin, this estate benefits from a felicitous location and a star-studded team (winegrower David Abreu, consulting Bordeaux oenologist Alain Raynaud and winemaker Allison Tauziet). The result: cult-status wines that are in demand the world over.

 

"Made from grapes grown by David Abreu at his estate vineyards in Napa... It has great purity, wonderfully sweet, integrated tannin, and a voluptuous mouthfeel and finish of close to 50+ seconds." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 98, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

Regular price: $785.00
See product page: Colgin IX Estate Red 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13004473

Founded in 1992 by Ann Colgin, this estate benefits from a felicitous location and a star-studded team (winegrower David Abreu, consulting Bordeaux oenologist Alain Raynaud and winemaker Allison Tauziet). The result: cult-status wines that are in demand the world over.

 

"This is phenomenal with aromas of walnuts, meat, dark fruits and spices. Full body, soft and silky tannins, and a long finish. This shows subtle and intense character. So succulent and savory." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WA 99, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

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Regular price: $73.00
See product page: Daou Seventeen Forty Reserve 2014
Paso Robles AVA
Cabernet franc, Merlot
Red wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13094624

Focusing primarily on Bordeaux-style blends, the Daou brothers create wines that deserve a place, along with those from L’Aventure and Booker, among the finest from the Paso Robles region according to The Wine Advocate.

 

"The Cabernet Franc–dominated blend is the 2014 Seventeen Forty Reserve (there’s 35% Merlot in the blend)…. This is a killer wine to enjoy anytime over the coming decade." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 95, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

Regular price: $150.00
See product page: Daou Soul of a Lion 2013
Paso Robles AVA
Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13094659

Focusing primarily on Bordeaux-style blends, the Daou brothers create wines that deserve a place, along with those from L’Aventure and Booker, among the finest from the Paso Robles region according to The Wine Advocate.

 

"One of the gems in this stacked lineup…. [It] is a Cabernet Sauvignon–dominated blend that includes 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot … full-bodied, rich, mineral-laced and incredibly textured beauty." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 96, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

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Regular price: $335.00
See product page: Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031711

From the inhospitable Diamond Mountain land to terroirs of remarkable quality, the legacy of Al Brounstein is fascinating. Vinified separately, the Cabernet Sauvignon cuvées are nuanced, expressing three distinct types of soils.

 

"Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and warm stone. Full body, very layered. Perfectly fine tannins. Round and dense texture yet perfectly balanced. A pretty and joyous young wine." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 97, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

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Regular price: $278.00
See product page: Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031682

From the inhospitable Diamond Mountain land to terroirs of remarkable quality, the legacy of Al Brounstein is fascinating. Vinified separately, the Cabernet Sauvignon cuvées are nuanced, expressing three distinct types of soils.

 

"Lots of blackberries, plums and cherries on the nose. Full body, ultra-velvety tannins and a long, long finish. A broad and layered red with refined textures. Very long. Juicy."

 

JS 96, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028 

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Regular price: $64.00
See product page: Othello Dominus 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13089489

After finishing his studies at UC Davis, Christian Moueix discovered the Napanook Vineyard in Yountville and went on to acquire it. In production since 1983, the winery makes three cuvées, including the latest one, Othello.

 

The French touch is evident in this Bordeaux blend from the historic Napanook terroir. Christian Moueix has set out to offer an accessible wine that can be enjoyed young. Mission accomplished, Mr. Moueix! – Signature Team

 

ES 91, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

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Regular price: $1,457.00
See product page: Harlan Estate 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13004351

Mr. Harlan’s uncompromising standards are on par with those of the artisans behind the great Bordeaux Premiers Grands Crus Classés. Bob Levy, technical director, and Michel Rolland, oenologist, both have had a hand in the success of this quintessentially Californian cult wine.

 

"Probably a candidate for perfection with another 4–5 years of bottle age... [The wine] offers a gorgeous nose… followed by deep, opulent, majestic flavors that caress the palate with high but sweet tannin." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 99+, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

Expert Ratings: WA 99
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Regular price: $46.00
See product page: Mount Eden chardonnay 2012
Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13025881

Taking fifth place on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 for its 2012 Santa Cruz Mountain Estate Chardonnay (#17), this tiny estate overlooking Silicon Valley has proven once again that less is more.

 

"The 2012 Chardonnay is a beautiful, open-knit wine to drink now and over the next handful of years…. The style is all about textural softness and polish." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

V 91, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

Regular price: $93.00
See product page: Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay 2012
Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Chardonnay
Estate bottled
White wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13025709

Taking fifth place on Wine Spectator’s 2015 Top 100 for its Santa Cruz Mountain cuvee, this tiny estate overlooking Silicon Valley has proven once again that less is more.

 

"Spicy, toasty, aromatic oak offers an enticing start, with a fresh, vibrant core of lemon-lime, lemon curd, white peach and stone fruit that is very tight, dense, focused and persistent. Ends with a juicy Key lime aftertaste." – www.winespectator.com

 

WS 95, V 95+, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

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Regular price: $162.00
See product page: Peter Michael Mon Plaisir 2014
Knights Valley AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031658

The Knights Valley and its prized volcanic soil convinced Sir Peter Michael to establish a foothold in the region in 1982. Masterfully tending to grape varieties grown at different altitudes, the estate is producing terrific wines.

 

"Comes across like a Meursault Charmes, exhibiting exotic tropical fruit (mango, peach, pineapple and citrus blossom). Intense and full-bodied, with great acidity and super-richness, this is a wine to drink over the next 7–8 years." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 94-96, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

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Regular price: $188.00
See product page: Peter Michael Ma Belle-Fille 2014
Knights Valley AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031640

“The 2014 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille has essentially the same aromatic and flavor profile as well as huge body and concentration that also characterized the 2015, with oodles of caramelized citrus and honeysuckle in its explosive aromatics and intense flavors. Both are fabulous Chardonnays like their siblings and should be drunk over the next 10–12 years.”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potentiel : Drink now or keep until 2026


WA 98, WS 92, JS 96

Regular price: $171.00
See product page: Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2013
Knights Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031631
  • Ready to drink from 2016 to 2025.

Regular price: $345.00
See product page: Peter Michael Les Pavots 2013
Knights Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031615

“The energy and decadence in this wine is truly breathtaking with dried flowers, wet bark, plum, strawberry and forest fruit. Full body, ultra-soft and velvety tannins. Savory and sappy. Juicy finish. Decadent and more-ish. A wine with a great future and richness.”
www.jamessuckling.com


Aging Potentiel : Drink now or keep until 2039


WA 98+, WS 93, JS 98

Regular price: $55.00
See product page: Pearl Morissette Heintz vineyard Chardonnay 2012
Sonoma Coast AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141478
Regular price: $55.00
See product page: Pearl Morissette Baranoff Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
Sonoma Coast AVA
Pinot noir
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141486
Regular price: $55.00
See product page: Pearl Morissette Spring Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
Sonoma Coast AVA
Pinot noir
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141494
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Regular price: $416.00
See product page: Shafer Hillside Select Stags Leap District 2012
Stags Leap District AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13108969

Praised from the very first 1978 vintage, Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignons took top place at an international blind-taste competition in Germany a few years later, beating out the mythic estates of Châteaux Margaux, Latour and Palmer.

 

"A wine with incredible finesse and elegance…. Full body, very fine tannins and fabulous freshness. The length and polish is truly exceptional. The hint of austerity makes it irresistible. A joy to drink. But has a great future ahead of it." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WA 98-100, JS 98, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2032

Regular price: $255.00
See product page: Signorello Padrone 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13105864

Ray Signorello Jr. has maintained the estate’s reputation for excellence, employing the same artisanal practices used by his father, who established the estate in the mid-70s. The Padrone cuvée is a homage to Signorello senior.

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Regular price: $194.00
See product page: Spottswoode Cabernet-Sauvignon 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12986111

Known for its refined Cabernet Sauvignons that have lengthy aging potential, the Novak family’s production has been certified organic since 1992. A winery well worth discovering.

 

"The intense, explosively rich, full-bodied palate is layered with beautiful purity, stunningly sweet, silky tannins and terrific presence and complexity. This is a gorgeous wine." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 99, JS 98, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

Regular price: $61.00
See product page: Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas 2014
Paso Robles AVA
Picpoul, Roussanne, White grenache
White wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13083204
Expert Ratings: WA 94
Regular price: $73.00
See product page: Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas 2014
Paso Robles AVA
Counoise, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Red wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13083108

Recognized with awards for its wines as well as its environmental and community efforts, Tablas Creek is undoubtedly one of the local stars that puts the Paso Robles wine region on the map.

 

"Sappy and concentrated, showing strong spicy lift to its bitter cherry and raspberry flavors. The floral note comes back strong on the strikingly long finish, which is shaped by smooth, slow-building tannins." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

V 93, 2013 Vintage Aging Potential:

 

Period of maturity 2018-2026

Expert Ratings: WA 96
Regular price: $60.00
See product page: Terre Rouge Sentinel Oak Vineyard Pyramid Block 2009
California Shenandoah Valley AVA
Syrah
Red wine
United States, California, Sierra Foothills
750 ml
SAQ code: 13057348

Founded in 1986 by Bill Easton and Jane O’Riordan, this artisanal operation specializes in cuvées made from Rhone varieties. Sentinel Oak is the oldest Syrah vineyard in the region.

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Regular price: $42.00
See product page: Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2014
Zinfandel
Red wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13047895
  • Drink now or keep until 2019.

Having co-founded Frog’s Leap in 1981, Larry Turley launched his solo wine venture in 1993 with the aim to showcase the power and commanding character that Zinfandel and Petite Syrah are capable of delivering.

 

"Plump and racy, but well-focused, with smoky cracked pepper and black cherry aromas leading to lush, layered flavors of raspberry, licorice and orange zest. A pleasure to drink." – www.winespectator.com

 

WS 92, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

Regular price: $202.00
See product page: Ulysses 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13092477

Instinct and curiosity led Christian Moueix to test the quality of Oakville’s southern terroirs with his latest project, the 2008 acquisition of this property, which he has meticulously restored. Here at last is your chance to discover the inaugural vintage.

 

"Full to medium body, powdery tannins and mouthfeel. Bright acidity that gives the wine beautiful and enticing freshness. Gentle and ethereal red. The first vintage of the new wine from the owners of Dominus." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 97, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

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Regular price: $499.00
See product page: Vérité Le Desir 2012
Cabernet franc, Malbec, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 13085728

Since the 2005 vintage, the estate’s three prized cuvées have been accorded a perfect score of 100 by Robert Parker 12 different times… Top-flight consistency that most wineries can only dream of!

 

"The 2012 Le Désir (64% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec) reminds me of a young vintage of Ausone, such as 2005…. There are 1,900 cases of this super-endowed, prodigious wine that should drink well for 35–40 years." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 100, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2037

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Regular price: $499.00
See product page: Vérité La Joie 2012
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 13085701

Since the 2005 vintage, the estate’s three prized cuvées have been accorded a perfect score of 100 by Robert Parker 12 different times… Top-flight consistency that most wineries can only dream of!

 

"The 2012 La Joie, which is a blend of 76% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, blew me away…. A wine of great intensity, purity and equilibrium." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 100, 2012 Vintage Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

Regular price: $499.00
See product page: Vérité La Muse 2012
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 13085710

Since the 2005 vintage, the estate’s three prized cuvées have been accorded a perfect score of 100 by Robert Parker 12 different times… Top-flight consistency that most wineries can only dream of!

 

"The 2012 La Muse, which is 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, is a smaller cuvée of 1,840 cases… Ripe, round, full-bodied and opulent, this is a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for another three decades." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 97, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

Regular price: $213.00
See product page: Vice Versa Cabernet-Sauvignon 2014
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 11012550

Previously vice-president at Mediagrif Interactive Technologies in Montreal, Patrice Breton found himself a second professional life by launching his own wine business in Napa Valley in 2003.

"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty…. The purity comes through big time, the wine is dense, supple and, like so many 2014s, opulent, plush and endearing." – www.robertparker.com

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2034

WA 95, 2014 Vintage

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