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About Francos Wine Merchants

We specialize in fine wine and single malt scotch, with selections from throughout the world. We have excellent wines from France - with a large selection from the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions - and from Italy, Australia, Spain, and the US including many outstanding California wines.

While we have wine from the larger known vineyards such as Cakebread, Caymus, Silver Oak, Far Niente, Jadot, and Latour, we also have a wide selection of boutique wines from throughout the world. Our champagne selection includes Dom Perignon, Cristal, and Grand Dame from Veuve Clicquot.

We also take pride in our wide selection of single malt scotch.

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April 2014 Featured Wines

2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay Sale!

The Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay is a remarkable white wine from California. It offers layers of white fruit and floral notes, balanced by a vibrant...

2012 Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay Sale!

The Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay is a terrific, full-bodied Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands of California. It is lively and flavorful,...

2011 Henri Clerc Bourgogne Sale!

The Henri Clerc Bourgogne is a delicious Pinot Noir from Burgundy. It is an elegant red wine, with lively red fruit notes up front that lead to an earthy,...

2009 Muga Reserva Rioja Sale!

The Muga Reserva is an excellent red wine from one of Spain's most famous estates. This is superlative Rioja, showing off all of the Tempranillo grape's...


2010 Jadot Vosne-Romanee

Wines for Spring Menus

This week we are showcasing three wines that pair well with your Spring menus: the 2010 Jadot Vosne-Romanée ($51.99), the 2011 Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé ($31.99) and the 2009 Muga Reserva Rioja ($22.99). On Saturday we'll be tasting the 2011 Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé ($31.99) and the 2010 Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin ($51.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2010 Jadot Vosne-Romanée ($51.99).

2009 Jadot Savigny-les-Beaune Les Vergelesses

2009 & 2010 Louis Jadot Red Burgundy Sale

This week we are showcasing three of the exceptional 2009 & 2010 Jadot Red Burgundy wines we have just acquired: the 2009 Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Vergelesses ($32.99), the 2010 Jadot Vosne-Romanée ($51.99) and the 2010 Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetieres ($79.99). Our Saturday wine tasting will be two Talbott wines. (Read more). Pictured left, the 2009 Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Vergelesses ($32.99).

2009 Muga Reserva Rioja

April Cellar Specials & April 5 Tasting

Read about our April Cellar Specials in this week's newsletter. Also, we'll be tasing one of them at our Saturday afternoon wine tasting, the exceptional 2009 Muga Reserva Rioja ($22.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2009 Muga Reserva Rioja ($22.99).

2011 Henri Clerc Bourgogne

New Shipment of Henri Clerc Bourgogne

This week we are featuring the long awaited 2011 Henri Clerc Bourgogne ($18.99), which has, in the span of just a few short months, become one of our very favorite wines. (Read more). Pictured left, the 2011 Henri Clerc Bourgogne ($18.99).

2012 Joseph Drouhin Laforet Chardonnay

Joseph Drouhin Laforet Returns

This week we are featuring Joseph Drouhin Laforet wines, the 2012 Joseph Drouhin Laforet Chardonnay ($12.99) and the 2012 Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir ($13.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2012 Joseph Drouhin Laforet Chardonnay ($12.99). (Read more)

2009 Tierra Divina Old Vine Malbec

March 15th Tasting

This week we are tasting the 2009 Tierra Divina Old Vine Malbec ($14.99), a full-bodied and richly flavored Argentine red wine from Valle de Uco in Mendoza. (Read more). Pictured left, the 2009 Tierra Divina Old Vine Malbec ($14.99). Also read about our March specials here: (March Specials)

2012 Daou Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Paso Robles Hidden Treasure — 2012 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon

This week we are tasting one of the March Cellar Specials, the 2012 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2012 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99).

L'Avocat

Two New Bordeaux Arrivals for Under $20

We are pleased to have found two great Bordeaux wines at a comfortable price, the 2010 Château l'Avocat Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux ($15.99) and the 2011 Château de Costis ($11.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2010 Château l'Avocat Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux ($15.99).

2009 Chateau Fontanes Coteaux du Languedoc

A Selection of Natural Produced & Organic Wines

This week's wine tasting will be of a naturally produced wine, the 2009 Château Fontanès Coteaux du Languedoc ($14.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2009 Château Fontanès Coteaux du Languedoc ($14.99).

2012 Lapierre Morgon

Cru Beaujolais for Valentine's Day

Love is in the air, and Beaujolais is in the glass! We have some excellent examples of Cru Beaujolais that will make the perfect accompaniment for your Valentine's Day menu: the 2012 Lapierre Morgon ($24.99), the 2011 Jean-Paul Brun Côte de Brouilly ($19.99) and the 2011 Château des Jean-Loron Chénas Les Gandelins ($15.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2012 Lapierre Morgon ($24.99).

2011 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Super Saturday Wine & Whiskey Tasting

Stop by on Saturday, February 1st, between 1:00 and 5:00 PM for a special wine and whiskey tasting including the 2011 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($64.99), a sensational red wine from one of California's most famous properties, and two American whiskies: the Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon ($29.99) and the High West Rendezvous Rye ($54.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2011 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($64.99).

Taittinger Brut La Francaise

Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot Tasting

At our Saturday, December 21st tasting (1 to 5 PM) we will be pouring wine from one of the great Champagne houses, that of the prestigious Taittinger family, as well as from the Maison Louis Jadot portfolio of red and white Burgundy.. (Read more). Pictured left, the Taittinger Brut La Francaise ($44.99).

Jadot Beaune Boucherottes

Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving

Pinot Noir has been a consistent favorite to pair with the myriad flavors represented on the Thanksgiving table and here are a few of our favorites: the 2010 Jadot Beaune Boucherottes ($42.99), the 2010 Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir ($44.99) and the 2012 Chalone Vineyard Gavilan Pinot Noir ($22.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2010 Jadot Beaune Boucherottes ($42.99).

2010 Hooker Rugby Club Breakaway Chardonnay

Hooker Rugby Club Tasting Saturday, November 2nd

Join us on Saturday, November 2nd, to taste two Hooker Rugby Club Wines: the 2010 Hooker Rugby Club Breakaway Chardonnay ($21.99) and the 2010 Hooker Rugby Club Old Boys Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2010 Hooker Rugby Club Breakaway Chardonnay ($21.99).

Taittinger Comtes Champagne

Taittinger Portfolio Tasting October 26

Join us this Saturday, October 26th, to taste Taittinger Portfolio Champagnes with Mr. Clovis Taittlinger. He'll be pouring the following wines: the 2004 Taittinger Comtes De Champagne ($149.99), the Taittinger Prelude ($78.99) and the Taittinger Brut La Francaise ($44.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2004 Taittinger Comtes De Champagne ($149.99).

2011 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc
 

Welcome to Autumn

Among our featured wines for October, and part of our Autumn sale are these two excellent wines: the 2011 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc ($14.99) and the 2011 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell ($14.99). On Saturday, October 5th, we'll be tasting the 2012 Jean Manciat Mâcon-Charnay ($17.99) and the the 2011 Jean-Paul Brun Côte de Brouilly ($19.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2011 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc ($14.99).

2011 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay
 

Sonoma Chardonnays for Fall

Francos Wine Merchants has two California Chardonnays that are a bit more oak-driven and perfect for the cooler weather of these autumn nights: the 2011 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay ($19.99) and the 2010 Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($31.99). On Saturday, September 28th, we'll be tasting the 2011 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence ($14.99) (pictured below). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2011 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay ($19.99).

2011 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence
 

Early Fall Arrivals

Among our early fall arrivals, are two from the South of France, where we find some of the best autumn wines in the world: the 2011 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence ($14.99) and the 2008 Château la Coustarelle Cahors ($14.99). On Saturday, September 21st, we'll be tasting the 2010 Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($16.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2011 Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence ($14.99).

2011 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell
 

Great Wines for the Grill

We have two great wines to recommend for your September barbecues: the 2011 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell ($14.99) and the 2010 Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($16.99), and we'll be tasting the 2011 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell ($14.99) on Saturday, September 14th. (Read more). Pictured right, the 2011 Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell ($14.99).

2012 Belle Glos Oeil de Perdrix Rosé
 

Wines for Labor Day Weekend

We have three perfect wines to recommend for your Labor Day weekend barbecues: the 2012 Belle Glos Oeil de Perdrix Rosé ($17.99), the Locations I-1 ($17.99), and the Locations F-1 ($17.99), and we'll be tasting them on Saturday, August 31. (Read more). Pictured left, the 2012 Belle Glos Oeil de Perdrix Rosé ($17.99).

2009 Domaine de la Pépière Trois
 

Loire Wines for Summer Seafood

Summer and seafood go hand in hand, and we have three perfect wines to recommend: the 2009 Domaine de la Pépière Trois ($22.99), the 2010 Luneau-Papin Terre de Pierre Muscadet ($22.99), and the 2012 Henri Bourgeois Les Bonnes Bouches Sancerre ($19.99). On Saturday, August 17th, we'll be tasting the 2010 Sierra Cantabria Rioja ($11.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2009 Domaine de la Pépière Trois ($22.99).

Locations I1
 

Location, Location, Location ...

Locations is Dave Phinney's newest winemaking venture, and we have two of them in stock: the Locations I-1 ($17.99), and the Locations F-1 ($17.99). We'll be tasting both of them and also the 2010 Domaine de la Pépière Clisson ($21.99) at our wine tasting today, June 22nd. (Read more). Pictured left, the Locations I-1 ($17.99).

2012 Henri Bourgeois Les Bonnes Bouches Sancerre Rosé
 

Refreshing Summer Rosé

Check out our recommendations for Rosé wines: the 2012 Henri Bourgeois Les Bonnes Bouches Sancerre Rosé ($19.99), the 2012 Château du Galoupet Cru Classé Côtes de Provence ($18.99), the 2012 Muga Rioja Rosado ($11.99) and the 2011 La Valentina Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo ($10.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2012 Henri Bourgeois Les Bonnes Bouches Sancerre Rosé ($19.99).

2010 Ludovicus Celler Piñol
 

Wines for Memorial Day Weekend

Here are our wine recommendations for Memorial Day Weekend: the 2011 Celler Piñol Ludovicus ($11.99), the 2011 Clos des Briords Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ($14.99) and the 2010 Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon ($25.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2011 Celler Piñol Ludovicus ($11.99).

 2011 Diehl Spätburgunder
 

A Pinot Noir Triumvirate

This week we are showcasing three exciting Pinot Noirs from three different growing regions: the 2011 Diehl Spätburgunder ($13.99), the 2010 Henri Clerc Bourgogne ($18.99) and the 2011 Domaine Eden Pinot Noir ($33.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2011 Diehl Spätburgunder ($13.99).

Islay Mist 8yr
 

Single Malt Scotch: Islay Mist

We are pleased to showcase two terrific Scotch Whiskies from our large selection: the Islay Mist 8yr ($22.99) and the Islay Mist 12 yr ($42.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the Islay Mist 8yr ($22.99).

2009 Boroli Anna Langhe Rosso
 

Italian Wines for Spring

Three terrific Italian wines to help usher in this welcome spring weather: the 2009 Boroli Anna Langhe Rosso ($13.99), the Li Veli Primonero ($11.99) and the 2011 Inama Vin Soave Classico ($14.99). On Saturday, April 27th, we will be tasting the 2011 Drew Valenti Vineyard Pinot Noir ($44.99) and the 2011 Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc ($14.99). (Read more). And read about our Louis Jadot Wine Dinner on Thursday, May 9th. (Read more). Pictured right, the 2009 Boroli Anna Langhe Rosso ($13.99).

2009 Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode
 

Wines for Spring Lamb & March 30th Tasting

Here are some suggested wine pairings for your favorite Spring Lamb Recipes: the 2009 Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode ($37.99), the 2011 Domaine Eden Pinot Noir ($33.99) and the 2011 Kermit Lynch Cypress Cuvée Côtes du Rhône ($15.99). On Saturday, March 30th, we will be tasting the first of these, the 2009 Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode ($37.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2009 Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode ($37.99).

New Italian Wines Under $15 & March 16th Tasting

We have some new arrivals from Italy that we are excited to share with you, including the 2011 Taburno Falanghina del Sannio ($13.99), the 2011 Le Potazzine Toscana ($13.99) and the 2009 La Maialina Gertrude Toscana ($11.99). On Saturday, March 16th, we will be tasting the 2010 Sierra Cantabria Rioja ($11.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2009 La Maialina Gertrude Toscana ($11.99).

2009 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
 

The Wines of Dunn Vineyards and March 2nd Tasting

We are pleased to announce the new releases from Dunn Vineyards, one of our favorite Napa Valley wineries. We have the 2010 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($104.99) and the 2009 Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($70.99) in stock; the supply of these wines is very limited, so make your selection early. On Saturday, March 2nd, we will be tasting the 2010 Justin Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($21.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2010 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($104.99).

2010 Château Jouanin Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
 

Bordeaux Under $15 & February 23rd Tasting

This week we are spotlighting a selection of casual Bordeaux that are perfect pairings for many mid-week winter meals, including the 2010 Château Jouanin Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux ($12.99), the 2008 Château Cazette ($9.99), and the 2010 Château La Croix du Duc ($10.99). On Saturday, February 23rd, we will be tasting the 2011 Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône ($13.99). (Read more). Pictured left, the 2010 Château Jouanin Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux ($12.99).

2009 Jadot Beaune Bressandes
 

Louis Jadot Burgundy Tasting Tuesday, February 19th

Please join us on Tuesday, February 19, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM as we host a special wine tasting showcasing the exceptional 2009 and 2010 offerings from the Louis Jadot portfolio, including the 2009 Jadot Beaune Bressandes ($39.99), and the 2010 Jadot Chambolle-Musigny ($57.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the 2009 Jadot Beaune Bressandes ($39.99).

2001 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port
 

Winter Warmers

This week we are featuring our favorite "Winter Warmers": the 2001 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port ($49.99), the 2009 Château Fontanès Coteaux du Languedoc ($14.99), the 2011 Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône ($13.99) and the 2011 Domaine Paul Autard Côtes du Rhône ($13.99). On Saturday, January 26th, we will be tasting the 2010 Don Román Rioja ($13.99) (Read more). Pictured left, the 2001 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port ($49.99).

Highland Park 12yr
 

A Celebration of Robert Burns: Single Malt Scotch!

Robert Burns — the national poet of Scotland — would have turned 254 this Friday. To celebrate, we recommend some of our favorites: the Highland Park 12yr ($41.99), the Dalmore 12yr ($47.99) and the Bank Note 5yr Blended Scotch Whisky ($19.99). (Read more). Pictured right, the Highland Park 12yr ($41.99).

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