- Dom Dumazet Viognier La Seilleoise 2011 Product #29321 (In Stock)
Lovely Viognier from just outside Condrieu. Rich, exotic, and palate-coating but also dry and fresh. The dusty finish is a treat that sails on.
"Pierre and Marie-Paule Dumazet run the small, biodynamically cultivated vineyard and winery that produces this oak-aged Viognier. Medium yellow straw in color, it is richly fragrant of stone fruit and honeysuckle. The palate is seamlessly integrated with peach and manzanilla tea notes, finishing with a dry mineral edge. Delicious, and a great value." International Wine Review 90+ points
- Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2010 Product #28852 (In Stock)
Always an excellent value in traditionally-styled Northern Rhone Syrah, this really shines in the great 2010 vintage. Try it with lamb!
"Inky ruby. Lively red fruit, incense and floral qualities on the perfumed nose. Pliant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show good depth and energy, with a subtle violet pastille nuance emerging with air. Smoky Indian spices build on the long, focused finish, which is framed by gentle, slow-building tannins. Distinctly different than the denser, darker 2009 bottling of this wine, which I was able to retaste with Philippe. That wine has picked up a smoky, gamey quality over the last year, which adds complexity to its sappy dark fruit flavors; I've seen it being offered for around $20 lately, which makes it an outstanding value."International Wine Cellar 91 points
"A grippy, old-school style, with lots of licorice root and roasted alder weaving around steeped plum and macerated black currant fruit. The grippy but lively acidity is well-buried. Very solid. Drink now through 2016. 25,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points
- Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2013 Product #29581 (In Stock)
Vincent Paris, the young master of Cornas, delivers another brilliant St. Joseph in the tricky 2013 harvest. It’s a bit more chunky, dark fruited, and powerful than the 2012, but opens beautifully with air to serve up dark blackberry, black plum, and Bing cherry fruit with a fine dose of Rhone Syrah earthy, meaty, complexity. Try it with veal or beef off the grill, with roast lamb or with any dish that has a nice dose of rosemary and smoke.
"Vibrant, mineral-dominated aromas of fresh cherry and dark berries, along with notes of candied flowers and cracked pepper. Lively and precise on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and floral pastille flavors that gain flesh and power with air. Dusty tannins give grip to the finish, with the mineral note echoing." Vinous 90 points
"With outstanding potential, the 2013 Saint Joseph Les Côtes makes the most of the vintage with its pretty blackberry and black raspberry fruit, crushed rock and subtle olive aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, juicy and balanced, with a lively, pure feel, it will drink well on release and have 4-5 years of longevity."Wine Advocate 88-90 points