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The Pope of Arbois:
2012 & 2013 Puffeney Arbois Vin Jaune

Puffeney is one of the Jura's old guard. He's so well-respected within the region that he's nicknamed the Pope of Arbois.  The wines have a rugged honesty that we love. 

Macle 1993-2015:
Côtes du Jura & Château-Chalon

Macle has long stood as a benchmark for the Jura. The explanation is simple: no one in the region captures elegance the way that they do.

 

The Grand Cru of Vin Jaune:
2011 & 2012 Macle Château-Chalon

Château-Chalon is one of the great and utterly fascinating wines of the world. Macle is the long-standing benchmark of the appellation. Sadly, Macle's reputation in Europe makes finding the wines in the U.S. extremely difficult. For quite some time, Crush has been one of the few places in the country where you can find the wines. 

Jean-François Ganevat:
From Cremant to Macvin & Much More

This may very well be the most extensive Ganevat offering we've done. It covers everything from his seldom seen sparkling wine to his sweet Sul Q, hitting nearly all of his most important wines and throwing a few obscure ones in as well. There is also a healthy amount of large formats.

"This is a candidate for an eternal wine."
- 1993 Macle Château-Chalon

Château Chalon is the Grand Cru of Vin Jaune. It's here that Vin Jaune reaches the pinnacle of refinement and age-worthiness. Curnonsky, a famous 20th Century Parisian gourmet known as the "Prince of Gastronomes," included the wines of Château Chalon among "the five great white wines of France," along with Montrachet and Yquem.

The Pope of Arbois:
2014 Puffeney Trousseau Les Bérangère

Earlier this week, we offered Domaine du Pélican Trousseau Les Bérangères, which is sourced from vines that belonged to Jacques Puffeney. Today, we pay homage to Puffeney, one of the grandmasters of the Jura.

D'Angerville Debut: Jura "Grand Cru"
- 2018 Domaine du Pélican Arbois Trousseau Les Bérangères

Montigny-lès-Arsures is home to the greatest expressions of Trousseau, and Les Bérangères is one of the most renowned vineyards in the village. When you combine this with d'Angerville's incredibly conscientious and sensitive winemaking, the results are deeply impressive.

2017 Anne & Jean-Francois Ganevat J'en Veux Encore

Last week, we opened a bottle of J'en Veux Encore. It disappeared in a matter of minutes. The staff is rarely so enthusiastic about a wine. 

The Pope of Arbois: 2012 Puffeney Arbois Vin Jaune

Puffeney is one of the Jura's old guard and one of its great traditionalists. He's so well-respected within the region that he's nicknamed the Pope of Arbois.

Hitting the Bull's Eye:
2016 Domaine du Pélican Savagnin Ouillé

Domaine Pélican is placing a major emphasis on the Savagnin grape. Tasting the 2016, it's clear how much their bet on the grape is paying off.

The Grand Cru of Vin Jaune: 2008 Macle Chateau Chalon

For us, Macle's Château-Chalons are some of the best and most moving wines out there. Without a doubt the 2008 will go down as one of the top examples. It's an amazingly complete vintage delivering verve, concentration and a deep complexity.

Startling Debut:
2015 Pelican Poulsard

In their first vintage producing a straight Poulsard, Pélican really nails the grape.

Jura Circa 1962:
1962 Cartier Chateau Chalon

Vin Jaune is one of the nearly immortal wines of the world. Château Chalon is the Grand Cru of Vin Jaune.

Exciting Debut - d'Angerville in Jura:
2015 Pelican Poulsard

I waited for months to taste Pélican's Poulsard. I heard really good reports on the wine. It didn't disappoint.

Rethinking Vin Jaune:
2008 Ganevat Chardonnay Cuvée du Pépé

Jean-François Ganevat produces an absolutely dizzying range of wines. With the freedom that such breadth affords him, brilliant and revelatory wines pop up. Cuvée du Pépé is a prime example of this. It's Chardonnay given Vin Jaune treatment - aged for over seven years under flor. 

D'Angerville in the Jura: Breakout Vintage

Outstanding Jura from a Volnay star. Guillaume d'Angerville makes stunning wines in Volnay, which is not news to any Burgundy lover. 

Dazzling Brilliance:
2012 Ganevat Chardonnay Chamois du Paradis

Out of Ganevat's dizzying range of wines, the Chardonnay Chamois du Paradis is one of the more compact and mineral. When you combine this with the 2012 vintage, you get something really exciting. 

On Another Level: 2011 Macle Côtes du Jura

Macle has long stood as a benchmark for the Jura. The explanation is simple: no one in the region captures elegance the way that they do. They are classics of the Jura. No one presents the region with a similar level of refinement. 

This is the summit of Vin Jaune:
2007 Macle Chateau Chalon

"This is the summit of Vin Jaune" -Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate It's taken some time, but Macle's Château Chalon has finally gotten its due. Earlier this month, their 2007 Château Chalon received a sterling review from The Wine Advocate. 

Jura's Grand Cru: 2007 Macle Chateau Chalon

Jean and Laurent Macle's Chateau Chalons represent Vin Jaune at it most elegant and most mineral. Château Chalon is the Grand Cru of Vin Jaune. It's here that Vin Jaune reaches its pinnacle of refinement and ageworthiness. 

Fanfan Two Ways - Ganevat: 2010 Chardonnay Chamois du Paradis & 2011 Poulsard L'Enfant Terrible

The story here is pretty simple: an offer for a small parcel of Ganevat's 2010 Chardonnay Chamois du Paradis & 2011 Poulsard came across my desk and I jumped on it. This offer is only going out to people who've supported Ganevat (known in France as Fanfan), so you're well aware of how rare Ganevat's wines are. 

The Terrible Child of the Jura:
2010 Ganevat Poulsard "L'Enfant Terrible"

Jean-Francois Ganevat is finally hitting the tipping point. In our opinion, it's about time. Ganevat is one of the most intriguing and skilled winemakers working today. This is not an exaggeration. He pulls out all the stops, s