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Cellier New Arrivals - April, 2015 | New products

Regular price: $20.00
See product page: Château St-Jean Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2015
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 00897199

Founded in 1973, Château St-Jean was inspired by European traditions to create distinctive wines that reflect the terroir rather than a precise winemaking process. Presenting a fresh, herbaceous and fruity profile, the Fumé Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc) is a fine choice for your next aperitif of paired with fish.

Regular price: $28.00
See product page: Plume Chardonnay 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12485754

Plume is a collaboration  between the Zepponi family from Napa Valley and the Stewart Family from renowned producer Quails’ Gate in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. 

Regular price: $14.90
See product page: Bacalhoa Tinto da Ânfora 2014
Aragonez, Trincadeira, Touriga nacional, Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
Portugal, Alentejo
750 ml
SAQ code: 11223592

This was most likely the first  Portuguese wine to be aged in new oak barrels. It shows off he strong character of Alentejo wines, with a blend from several of its various sub-regions. 

Regular price: $18.95
See product page: Sledgehammer Zinfandel 2011
Zinfandel
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12484567

At Sledgehammer wines,  everything is done to moveaway from the more formal side  of the wine world, and this is why the recommended pairings with this Zin are grilled meats and… loud music! 

Regular price: $19.90
See product page: Hartenberg Estate Cabernet-Sauvignon Shiraz 2015
Bottelary WO
Cabernet sauvignon, Shiraz
Red wine
South Africa, Western Cape
750 ml
SAQ code: 12485666

Proximity to the Atlantic Ocean allows the vines of this estate to benefit from a more  moderate climate, which lets the grapes maintain a certain balance in ripeness and express great typicity.

Regular price: $25.00
See product page: Albert Bichot Bourgogne Pinot Noir Secret de Famille 2016
Bourgogne AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne
750 ml
SAQ code: 11153281

What is the “family secret”  that gives the wine its name? It’s that the grapes come  from well-located vineyards in prestigious villages like Chambolle-Musigny, Pommard and Nuits Saint Georges.

Regular price: $19.40
See product page: Raymond Family Classic Cabernet-Sauvignon 2016
California Shenandoah Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12502471

Since 2009, the Boisset  family has been breathing new life and energy into this well-established estate, which was named Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2012.

Regular price: $25.00
See product page: Carm Reserva Douro 2015
Douro DOC
Tinta francisca, Tinta roriz, Touriga francesa, Touriga nacional
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
750 ml
SAQ code: 11241678

No. 69 of the 2016 Top 100

“Suave and rich, showing luscious sandalwood notes to the dried cherry and raspberry flavors. The creamy finish lingers with cocoa powder and white pepper accents. Drink now through 2020.”
- www.winespectator.com

Regular price: $26.00
See product page: Lake Sonoma Winery Zinfandel 2013
Dry Creek Valley AVA
Petite sirah, Zinfandel
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12487864

The Dry Creek Valley estate,  located near Lake Sonoma, has one of the highest concentrations of old-vine Zinfandels in all of California. 

Regular price: $19.95
See product page: Bonny Doon A Proper Claret 2015
Other grape variety (ies), Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Tannat
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12495961

The eccentric Randall Grahm has always been very vocal about his aversion to Cabernet, but today he signs his very first “Claret” (fine Bordeaux-style wine) since the founding of Bonny Doon in 1985.

Regular price: $28.85
See product page: Zaca Mesa Z cuvée 2012
Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12495928
Cellier Favourite

In 1978, this estate became the  first to plant Syrah in Santa Barbara County. The experiment was successful, and led them to concentrate on Rhône varieties.  

Regular price: $26.35
See product page: Kunde Family Estate Zinfandel 2012
Sonoma Valley AVA
Petite sirah, Zinfandel
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12495590

The fifth generation of the  Kunde family now leads this pioneering estate from Sonoma, whose first plantings, dating back to 1879, used cuttings imported from Château Margaux and Lafite-Rothschild. 

Regular price: $34.75
See product page: Napa Cellar's Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12484057

Already well-known for their  Zinfandel, one of the most popular wines on the Québec market, the winery just created this new cuvée focusing on Napa’s reigning grape variety. 

Regular price: $29.55
See product page: Cline Big Break Zinfandel 2015
Zinfandel
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 12484111

The old Zinfandel vines  (over 100 years old) from the Big Break vineyard in the Contra Costa region are located near a eucalyptus grove, which infuses the wine with some mentholated notes.

Regular price: $42.75
See product page: Innisfree Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 11419616

In the sixties, Joseph Phelps  was at the head of one of the biggest construction companies in the United States before he fell in love with Napa and settled there to develop   150-hectare estate.

SOURCES CITED

BD Le Grand Guide des vins de France de Bettane & Desseauve (out of 20)
BURG Burghound, Allen Meadows (out of 100)
D Decanter (* ** *** **** *****)
GP Guide Peñin (out of 100)
JR Jancis Robinson (out of 20)
IWC Internationall Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer (out of 100)
GR Gambero Rosso
RVF La Revue du vin de France (out of 20)
WA Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (out of 100)
WS Wine Spectator (out of 100)

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