2014 Domaine A. Cailbourdin, "Les Cris" Pouilly-Fume, Loire


Press and Tasting Notes

Les "Cris" is the local term used to describe a parcel of vines planted in caillotes or pebbly limestone soil. Extraordinarily elegant, when young this wine possesses aromas of fruits (pineapple, citrus, peach) and mineral tones. After 1 or 2 years the aromas refine and become more and more marked by the minerality of the terroir. On the palate, L ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick

Featured May 11, 2014


Goat cheese on a baguette with a carafe of Pouilly-Fume is like PB&J and milk for grown ups.
    Some of the finest Sauvignon Blancs come from the Loire Valley of France. If the village of Sancerre is the heart of that region, then its neighbor, Pouilly-Fume, is the region's soul.
    Like springtime in a glass, the 2012 Cailbourdin Les Cris comes from 40 year old Sauvignon Blanc vines, deeply rooted in the sloping limestone soil called "Les Cris" (hence the name). These limestone based vineyards produce beautiful, intense minerality and precision, the hallmark of this particular Sauvignon Blanc.
    Extraordinarily elegant, this wine possesses aromas of pineapple, lemon, lime, peach and mineral notes. On the palate, Les Cris is wonderfully elegant, well-structured and vibrant. Excellent balance is achieved due to the perfect ripeness of the grapes at harvest.
    There is nothing like a crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a warm day. You can enjoy this white before, during and after a barbecue or enjoy with foods of the season. While goat cheese goes without saying, seafood is a must! Enjoy!Read More »



France’s Loire Valley stretches almost 300 kilometers inland from the Atlantic Ocean following the Loire River and its tributaries.  The region is famous not only for its incredibly food-friendly wi ... Read More »