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Le Paradou Grenache 2011 Product #28179 (In Stock)
Le Paradou Grenache 2011 Le Paradou Grenache 2011

A project of importer Eric Solomon and Ventoux's Frederic Chaudiere, this comes from 40-60 year-old Grenache growing in high-altitude vineyards named for a 400 year-old farmhouse.  Bursting with ripe, juicy, strawberry and cherry fruit with rich accents of damp earth and cracked black pepper.  It's full in texture and flavor, but with plenty of body but also a nice sappy freshness.  A bold bistro red to enjoy with or without food.

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Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2012 Product #28597 (In Stock)
Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2012 Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2012

A refreshing, balanced blend of 60% Grenache Blanc and 40% Clairette from biodynamic producer Ferraton Pere et Fils.  This all-tank white Cotes du Rhone gains body and round, peachy aromas from the Grenache Blanc.  Aromas of white flowers and ripe citrus invite you to take a sip.  Then, the Clairette keeps everything fresh and snappy, and the finish clean.

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Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013 Product #28754 (In Stock)
Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013 Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013

A rich and bright Cotes du Rhone blanc from 60% Viognier, 10% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne, and 10% Bourboulenc done all in tank.  The aromas are nice and fresh with viognier's white flower notes accented by fresh peach and apricot scents.  In the mouth, it's richly textured but stays fresh and not at all heavy as is delivers peach and green apricot fruit with just a touch of mineralty on the layered finish.  A lovely sipper and great with freshwater fish!

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010 Product #27135 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010

We’ve said it before, and it still applies here:  If you don’t love this robust, poised, and oh-so-flavorful red, then perhaps Cotes du Rhone just isn’t for you.  Philippe makes a few different tanks of this blend of Grenache, Carignon, Syrah, Counoise and Cinsault, and then importer Olivier Daubresse chooses the very best for us. 

This year’s release shows off all the character and quality of the outstanding 2010 Rhone vintage. Intense aromas of inky crushed black raspberry, blackberry, cassis, and black licorice get extra complexity from notes of earthy lavender, violet and chocolate.  The palate is medium-bodied, focused, and fully flavored with layers of squid ink, tangy raspberry, black cherry, and tary, licorice-like, accents. The flavors expand with more blue/black fruit, fresh herb, and cracked black pepper in the back, lingering over fine mineral and sweet tannin on the finish.  This will age beautifully for 5+ years, but I don’t know you’d resist drinking it tonight.

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Dom Saint Etienne Cotes Du Rhone Les Albizzias 2003 Product #27985 (In Stock)
Dom Saint Etienne Cotes Du Rhone Les Albizzias 2003 Dom Saint Etienne Cotes Du Rhone Les Albizzias 2003

From the extreme southern end of the Rhone Valley, just on the border of the Gard in Languedoc, this is a powerful blend of Grenache (about 60%) plus Syrah and Carignan.  You'd expect 10 year-old Cotes du Rhone to be fading, but this one is just hitting its stride.  Plenty of super-ripe raspberry and cherry fruit and muscular tannins (as you'd expect from the hot 2003 harvest) but also exotic notes of sandlewood, olive, black pepper, and spice. Still fine acidity here and that plus the very firm, but mouthwateringly ripe, tannins make this a Gigondas for Chateauneuf substitute at table with rich stews, roasts, or cheeses. 

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Andre Brunel Cotes Du Rhone 2011 Product #27741 (In Stock)
Andre Brunel Cotes Du Rhone 2011 Andre Brunel Cotes Du Rhone 2011

Andre Brunel of Chateauneuf du Pape's Les Cailloux serves up a tasty, easygoing, Cotes du Rhone here for solo sipping and with enough grip to enjoy with casual foods.  A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% old-vinie Cinsault done all in tank.

"A forward, friendly style, with melted red licorice, plum sauce and cinnamon notes, offering a polished feel on the finish."Wine Spectator 87 points

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Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2012 Product #28373 (In Stock)
Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2012 Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2012

From a unique, organic co-op in the Rhone valley, this delicious, Grenache-based blend delivers satisfying weight and earthiness but stays light on its feet. Unlike many co-ops that blend growers' fruit into one wine, here each makes their own. Though the blend is dominated by Grenache, the Syrah takes center stage on the nose, with classic notes of liquorice, black fruits, and a wonderful whiff of violets. In the mouth luscious ripe black raspberry and blackberry dance with notes of coffee, olive, and garrigue.  The wine is ripe and full of fruit, but also vibrant and fresh from beginning to end.  Zingy, almost bubbling, fruit acids and fine tannins make this refreshing and a great wine for table.  Ripe, vivid, pure.

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Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 Product #28737 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010

Another great release from one of the Rhone's most important estates.

"Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying the highest price for generic Cotes du Rhone, and that in large part explains the quality of this wine year in and year out. It enjoys an extended upbringing in foudre and stainless steel tanks and is always a dense ruby/purple-colored wine with lots of blue and black fruits intermixed with notions of kirsch, licorice, lavender and spice. Supple and surprisingly intense, this delicious effort can age for 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 89 points

"Offers a roasted feel, with dark bramble, plum and tobacco notes accented by hints of pastis and apple wood, leading to a ganache- and charcoal-infused finish. Distinctive in feel, revealing a prominent yet integrated woodsy element." Wine Spectator 89 points

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Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012 Product #28657 (In Stock)
Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012 Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2012

A 100% Grenache from this family-owned, organic estate with holdings in an area of unique terroir in the Southern Rhone known as "Le Plan de Dieu," whose soil is full of 'galets,' the smooth, round stones characteristic of the region. While the aromas have that classic herbal garrigue note, on the palate the fruit is bold, satisfying, and ripe flavors of blackberries and luciously ripe raspberries.

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Dom Du Gour De Chaule Cotes Du Rhone 2011 Product #27604 (In Stock)
Dom Du Gour De Chaule Cotes Du Rhone 2011 Dom Du Gour De Chaule Cotes Du Rhone 2011

From one of the great estates of Gigondas, now run by the Aline Bonfils and turning out wines of lovely grace to go with natural Rhone power.  Their Cotes du Rhone is a stunner, just about the best in this earthy, garrigue-laced style I've tried in years.  Earthy black raspberry and warm, stony, minerality form the core of this silky textured wine with a firm, grippy, back.  The finish adds a note of sun-warmed lavender to go with the dark fruit and fresh herb and goes on and on and on.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2009 Product #28306 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2009 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2009

Simply the best value in robust Rhone red wine we have in the store now - a wine that blows away most $30-$50 "luxury" Gigondas and a whole lot of Chateauneuf!   A blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (10%) and Mourvedre (10%) all aged in neutral oak perfectly express the terroir of Philippe’s rocky vineyards and the vintage’s warmth and ripeness. Big aromas of black raspberry, licorice, fresh earth, and roasted meat carry through on the mouth coating palate where hints of lavender and violet emerge.  The focused, generous, flavors push through the explosive finish where firm tannins provide support and raspberry, black cherry, garrigue, seared beef, and licorice flavors go on and on.

With age this  just gets better and better - a magnum of 2005 Philippe served us last year resembled and was flat out better than the 2005 Beaucastel on the same table.  Grab a case or so of regular bottles, but treat yourself to a few magnums, too.  An utterly magnificent bottle of gutsy Rhone red now and for 15+ years to come.

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Dom De Fenouillet Beaumes De Venise Terres Blanches 2011 Product #27555 (In Stock)
Dom De Fenouillet Beaumes De Venise Terres Blanches 2011 Dom De Fenouillet Beaumes De Venise Terres Blanches 2011

Sweet Muscat wines made Beaumes de Venise famous, but this fine growing area in the hills just south of Gigondas turns out fine red wines as well.  Domaine de Fenouillet’s Terres Blanches cuvee shows the best of the region’s potential.  This biodynamic grower makes a natural, unfiltered wine, just packed with flavor!  It’s an absolutely delicious blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre with no oak influence at all.  Aromas and flavors feature soft, ripe, black plum and cherry fruit accented by notes of toasted almond, blackcurrant, black pepper, and a dose of fresh, moist, earth.  The Mourvedre comes out on the back-palate and long finish with notes of cigar tobacco, mushroom, and earth lingering nicely.  Soft enough to enjoy on its own, but brilliant with grilled or roasted meats and mushrooms!

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Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 2012 Product #28707 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 2012 Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 2012

A winning value from this up-and-coming estate where the wines are made by super-star Philipe Cambie. This non-vintage blend is made from the Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre that don't make it into their Chateauneuf, and blackberry, raspberry, black olive and generous dose of garrigue are pretty CdP-like.  Lots of juicy fruit in a lightly textured wine with fine energy and minerally tannins.  A bargain!

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009 Product #28308 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009

Philippe Plantevin grows this wine in the stony, wind-swept, vineyards on the barren flats outside the village of Cairanne, due west of Rasteau and north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  It’s a blend of concentrated, intense, Grenache (75%) and muscular, meaty, Syrah (25%) harvested together in late September.  After sorting, the grapes are 100% de-stemmed and then given a long, slow, fermentation in concrete vats and stainless steel tank.

Philippe considers the Cairanne to be his top wine, and it’s always the most muscular, powerful, wine in the cellar. In the warm 2009 vintage, it shows just a touch more sauve than usual and is delicious right now! The aromas show off black raspberries and cherries, fresh turned earth, warm stones and a touch of spice. It's a big, rich, wine in the mouth with oodles of black fruit and accents of garrigue, cracked pepper, and stone.  The finish is firm and mouthwatering, but the ripe fruit and black pepper notes keep pumping through on the generous, savory, finish. Pair it with grilled or roasted meats now and be sure to save some to enjoy in 2019!

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Dom Alain Jaume Gigondas Terrasses De Montmirail 2012 Product #28119 (In Stock)
Dom Alain Jaume Gigondas Terrasses De Montmirail 2012 Dom Alain Jaume Gigondas Terrasses De Montmirail 2012

As Wine Advocate says, "These are some of the most exciting wines coming out of the region and they should not be missed!" A traditionally styled Giogondas of heft and power with amazing aromatics of dark fruit and loads of garrigue.  Ripe, but not over the top, and very well balanced with oodles of yummy sweet fruit and long, long, long.

"Mostly Grenache, with 20% Syrah, that’s aged 14 months in 20% barrels. Showing classic Gigondas spice, dried garrigue, saddle leather and blackberry and raspberry fruit, this medium to full-bodied Gigondas is loaded with Provencal character. Drink it over the coming 6-7 years. Drink now-2021."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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