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The earliest history of French wine goes back to the 6th century BC, and many of France's regions count their wine-making history to Roman times.  France is the original source of many grape varieties (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah), winemaking practices, and critically acclaimed wine regions (such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne).  French wine plays an important role in French identity and pride. The combination of French wine and the equally influential French gastronomy has been an important one.

Two central concepts to high-quality French wines are the notion of terroir and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system.  Terroir refers to the unique combination of natural factors associated with any particular vineyard.  These factors include such things as soil, underlying rock, altitude, slope of hill or terrain, orientation toward the sun, and microclimate (typical rain, winds, humidity, temperature variations, etc.).  Even in the same area, no two vineyards have exactly the same terroir, thus being the base of the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) system that has been model for appellation and wine laws across the globe.

In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions.  Most varieties of grape are associated with a certain region, such as Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux and Syrah in Rhône, although there are some varieties that are found in two or more regions, such as Chardonnay in Bourgogne (including Chablis) and Champagne, and Sauvignon Blanc in Loire and Bordeaux.  Quality levels and prices vary enormously, and some wines are made for immediate consumption while other are meant for long-time cellaring, as French production ranges from cheap and simple table wines to some of the world's most famous and expensive wines.


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Chateau Bonnet Divinus de Bonnet 2000
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Chateau Bonnet Divinus de Bonnet  2000
Very attractive aromas of ripe fruit, licorice and minerals. Full-bodied, with good, chewy tannins and a long, licorice and berry aftertaste. Very well done. A new wine from Château Bonnet. Wine Spectator rating 90.
Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly 2009
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Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly  2009
The 2009 harvest was quite successful giving bright gamay fruit laden with flavors of raspberry and strawberry. A longtime favorite.
Chateau LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY Sauternes 2005
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Chateau LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY  Sauternes  2005
"Lots of dried fruits with hints of honey and spices. Full and rich with a thick, sweet, dense palate. Long, refined finish. ...excellent...92-94" WS 03/06.
Chateau Langoa Barton St.-Julien 2000
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Chateau Langoa Barton St.-Julien 2000
A dense and rich red, with aromas of blackberries and blueberries, with an undertone of minerals. Full-bodied, with lots of tannins and loads of structure and length. Just a baby, but already muscular and developed. Best wine from this estate in years.
Chateau Margaux 2000
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Chateau Margaux  2000
We were unaware at that time that we were harvesting one of the greatest vintages of the late 20th century. The grapes had rarely, perhaps never, been as concentrated, particularly the Cabernet. Perfect rating of 100.
Chateau MEYNEY Saint Estephe 2005
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Chateau MEYNEY Saint Estephe  2005
"90 out of 100...Aromas of currant and fresh flowers follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a slightly woody finish, but the fruit comes through. Turns long and pretty. Best after 2010." - WS
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 2005
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Chateau Mouton-Rothschild  2005
Dark purple black in color. Complex aromas of mineral, licorice, lead pencil and blackberry follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a caressing, pretty finish. Has a lovely texture. Shows elegance and refinement. Wine Spectator 95.
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 2009
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Chateau Mouton-Rothschild  2009
Dark purple black in color. Complex aromas of mineral, licorice, lead pencil and blackberry follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a caressing, pretty finish. Has a lovely texture. Shows elegance and refinement. Wine Spectator 95.
Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2000
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Chateau Rauzan-Segla  2000
Rating: 91-93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 108, May/June 2003. Perfumed, classy aromas of dark berries, spices, licorice and bitter chocolate; a real essence of Margaux.
Chateau SIMARD 2004
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Chateau SIMARD 2004
The current release is rich with bright black current fruit with great texture,finesse and suppleness in a long lingering finish. Excellent with red meats and butterflied leg of lamb.
Chateau Trois Croix 2002
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Chateau Trois Croix  2002
Super fruit, fragrant, plump and plummy, finely honed tannin frame. Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03.
Clos Montirius Vacqueyras Montirius 2006
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Clos Montirius Vacqueyras Montirius  2006
The 2006 is lighter on its feet than the 2005, more immediately read more...attractive, but not without the weight to accompany hearty meat-based dishes. WE Top 100 #24 rating 93/100.
Clos Montirius Vacqueyras Montirius 2007
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Clos Montirius Vacqueyras Montirius  2007
A blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, the 2007 Vacqueyras Le Clos was brought up in cement tanks. It exhibits gorgeous notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and smoked herbs, a full-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel, pure fruit, sweet tannin, and a long finish."
Didier Dagueneau et Guy Pautrat Les Jardins de Babylone Jurancon 2007
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Didier Dagueneau et Guy Pautrat  Les Jardins de Babylone Jurancon  2007
Thick and liqueur-like, good strong sweetness and a solid streak of acidity that brings a brightness, a vivacity to the wine; orange peels and honeysuckle on the nose, pineapple and tropical fruits; flavors of tangerine and Gran Marnier!
Domaine Alain Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes 2007
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Domaine Alain Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes  2007
Quite dry and moderately acidic. Slight toast and almonds on the nose, lots of vegetable tastes with mineral finish. Well-balanced, a good food accompaniment.
Domaine Alain Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes 2010
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Domaine Alain Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes  2010
Quite dry and moderately acidic. Slight toast and almonds on the nose, lots of vegetable tastes with mineral finish. Well-balanced, a good food accompaniment.
Dopff and Irion Crustaces 2009
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Dopff and Irion Crustaces  2009
A Silvaner and Pinot Blanc blend. Fresh, very pleasant, and fruity with a good body, and opened tea and mineral aromas. Well balanced with an excellent freshness. A nice dry wine with an enjoyable fruit. Easy-drinking, crispy wine.
Marquis de la Tour Brut NV
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Marquis de la Tour Brut  NV
Sparkling wine from France's Loire Valley. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Grenache and Syrah produced in the champagne method for a refreshing wine that's just dry enough to be ideal with your favorite hors d'oeuvres.
Marquis de la Tour Brut NV (187ml)
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Marquis de la Tour Brut  NV  (187ml)
Sparkling wine from France's Loire Valley. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Grenache and Syrah produced in the champagne method for a refreshing wine that's just dry enough to be ideal with your favorite hors d'oeuvres.
Marquis de la Tour Brut Rose NV
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Marquis de la Tour Brut Rose  NV
Sparkling wine from France's Loire Valley. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Grenache and Syrah produced in the champagne method for a refreshing wine that's just dry enough to be ideal with your favorite hors d'oeuvres.
Orin Swift D66 Grenache 2009
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Orin Swift D66 Grenache  2009
D66 is the inaugural release from our new winery and vineyards in Maury, France. The small town of Maury is in the outer Roussillon very close to the Spanish border and nestled in the Pyrénées-Orientales.
Pierre Sparr Cremant d'Alsace Brut Reserve NV
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Pierre Sparr Cremant d'Alsace Brut Reserve  NV
Light yellow with green reflections and fine pearls glitter in the glass, while the nose offers delicious flavours of Galia melon, sweet woodruff and dried mango, lots of minerals, and hints of nuts.
Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut NV
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Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut  NV
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Blend From Chablis Sparkling Wine using Champagne Method. Wine Spectator 90 points