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The new classification for Saint-Émilion was announced on Friday September 7th by the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine). There were four wines promoted to the top level — Premier Grand Cru Classé – three of which are made by StéphaneDerenoncourt: Château Larcis Ducasse, Château Canon la Gaffelière and La Mondotte. As a result of this re-classification, Stéphane is responsible for seven out of the eighteenPremier Grand Cru Classé wines. This impressive achievement underscores why many – including we at Montesquieu Wines – believe that no one knows the Right Bank quite like Stéphane.

Napa Valley Cabernet

Derenoncourt California - 2008 Napa Valley Caberent
95 points | $180 | 269 cases made 

Pure, rich and supple, this is focused on deep plum, dark berry, cedar and mineral flavors. A tour de force in depth and intensity, yet with a nice lift on the finish, where the tannins show a tender side. Best from 2013 through 2026. From California.—James Laube

In the Wine Spectator under “Hot Wines”, as the “most exciting discoveries from our editors’ most recent tasting. They are high-scoring, low-production wines from around the world that may be difficult to find, but are worth seeking out.”

Coombsville Syrah Parcel
Derenoncourt California - 2008 Coombsville Syrah 
93 points | $85 | 219 cases made 

Tight and richly flavored, with a core of dark berry, mineral, graphite and cedar flavors that run deep, ending with gutsy, chewy tannins. Best from 2013 through 2023.—James Laube

In the Wine Spectator under “Hot Wines”, as the “most exciting discoveries from our editors’ most recent tasting. They are high-scoring, low-production wines from around the world that may be difficult to find, but are worth seeking out.”

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We would like to be sure to say thank you to all the wonderful people that make up our Montesquieu Winery community.  It has been an amazing year and we wouldn’t be where we are without you!

You will find some great tips for Thanksgiving here!  Recipes, pairing advice as well as some of our favorite Montesquieu Wines for Thanksgiving.  

Enjoy, cheers and Happy Thanksgiving from Montesquieu Winery!

Phil Coturri and Stephane Derenoncourt

Phil Coturri and Stephane Derenoncourt, kindred spirits!

Beautiful wines, beautiful presentation!