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Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2014 Product #30213 (In Stock)
Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2014 Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2014

One of the Rhone's most consistent values, Segries Cotes du Rhone is a shining success in 2014.  Made from declassified Lirac grapes, it's a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% each Cinsault and Carignan done almost entirely in tank.  Aromas and flavors of black berries, chocolate covered cherry, and meaty notes of "garrigue" - the blend of scrub pine, thyme, lavender, juniper and rosemary that provide the unique scent of Provnencal hills and vineyards. The ripe fruit cloaks the ripe, velvety, tannins, making this as much fun to drink on its own as it is to put out on the dinner table. 

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Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2015 Product #31119 (In Stock)
Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2015 Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2015

Here's a delicious white Rhone from a biodynamic working in a great, great, vintage. A blend of Grenach Blanc and Clairette, made all in stainless steel tank.  Big aromas and flavors of peach, white flowers, and lime with a dusting of white pepper and crushed bitter mineral providing support on the mouthwatering finish. Concentrated, but not heavy, it's lovely to sip and will sing with fish or salads.

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Dom Du Tix Ventoux Garrigue 2013 Product #30122 (In Stock)
Dom Du Tix Ventoux Garrigue 2013 Dom Du Tix Ventoux Garrigue 2013

On the cool slopes of Mount Ventoux, Grenache ripens slowly in the warm heat of the Southern France sunshine but retains remarkable freshness from the cool air creeping down the mountainside every night.  You'll smell the southern Rhone's warm on the nose here, with big aromas of kirsch, baked raspberries, garrigue - thyme, lavender, and pine - and a touch of meaty richness from 10% Syrah in the blend.  On the palate the cool nights shine as the big, rich, flavors are enlivened by a sense of cool freshness.  Deep black raspberry, blueberry and baked strawberry fruit gain complexity from notes of cool stones and tangy blueberry. Finishes clean and fresh and long, with smooth tannins and a dusty minerality.  Drink it cool in a warm, sunny, spot or let it warm up to match with sausages, grilled meat, or stew.  Excellent value.

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Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012 Product #30369 (In Stock)
Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012 Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012

Damien Rozier crafts this robust, gutsy, red from about 80% Grenache and dollops of Syrah and Mourvedre grown on the hot, Mistral-swept, stretch of old Rhone riverbed called Plan de Dieu.  To the east, Gigondas and Vacqueyras perch along the hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail; to the south, the small hill holding “the Pope’s New Castle” rises and looks down on the sandier soils of Chateauneuf du Pape.  Here, though, the ancient Rhone River’s smoothed pebbles are salted through a hard, dense, clay that runs down 10 meters to rock (and water) below.

The 20-40 year-old vines have to work hard here, and so does Damien, farming without use of chemical herbicides or pesticides, working his vines by hand, and sorting out all but the most perfect fruit and aging his wine in French oak for a year.  It sure tastes like all that hard work was worth it!  The wine serves up big, boisterous, aromas of crushed blackberries, black cherry conserves, and super-ripe raspberry with earthy accents of black licorice, hot stone, spice and garrigue.  On the palate, the flavors stay dark, rich, and ripe but a big dose of fresh blackberry juice provides lift and a welcome jolt of tanginess.  The fine-grained tannins give this a just right amount of structure, enough to make this a fantastic match for burgers, pizza, or gilled lamb but not too much to interfere with happy solo sipping.  A straight-ahead, juicy, fun to drink, food-friendly, Cotes du Rhone at a fine, imported just for us, price.

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Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012 Product #30949 (In Stock)
Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012 Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012

IT'S BACK!!!  Xavier Vignon consults with vine growers and winemakers at some of the Rhone’s most famous estates, and he takes just a bit of his fee in the form of grapes to make outstanding wines like this one.  Grenache from 80+ year-old vines, nicely rich Syrah, and a remarkable 25% Mourvedre – very generous for a wine at this price level – are all harvested ripe, fermented cool, and aged in concrete tank to retain 100% authentic Rhone character.

"The 2012 Côtes du Rhône is another beauty by this team. Licorice, roasted herbs, pepper and plenty of sweet fruit come together in this medium to full-bodied, layered, and textured effort. Made from 60% Grenache, and Mourvedre and Syrah that saw mostly concrete tank, it’s a smoking Côtes du Rhône (and a fabulous value) to drink over the coming 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Reserve 2014 Product #30614 (In Stock)
Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Reserve 2014 Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Reserve 2014

Delicious, full of fruit, and easy to drink, this is a great all-purpose red for anything from pizza to burgers or even roast Turkey!

"A perennial value, the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Reserve is a pure, medium-bodied, elegant blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Cinsault. Offering up lots of textbook black and red raspberry fruit, crushed herbs and hints of flowers, its purity of fruit really sets it apart. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Guigal Cotes-du-rhone 2012 Product #30745 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-rhone 2012 Guigal Cotes-du-rhone 2012

As always, a tremendous Rhone value.

"Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied violet and cracked pepper. Spicy, energetic and sharply focused on the palate, offering concentrated bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that open up slowly with air. Distinctly northern Rhône in personality and texture, featuring a peppery, floral-dominated finish, smooth tannins and excellent closing thrust and persistence. The quality of this bottling consistently outpaces its price and appellation, and that's especially true in this vintage."  Vinous (Reynolds) 91 points

"A wine that should be on the market by the time you read this, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone from Guigal is a smokin’ value that offers classic southern Rhone notes of peppery herbs, smoked earth and almost chocolatey dark fruits. Medium plus-bodied, concentrated, with both fine tannin and bright acidity, it will deliver the good for at least 5-7 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Brusset Cotes Du Rhone Cuvee Laurent B 2015 Product #30948 (In Stock)
Dom Brusset Cotes Du Rhone Cuvee Laurent B 2015 Dom Brusset Cotes Du Rhone Cuvee Laurent B 2015

Just another example of why 2015 is so exciting in the Southern Rhone.  Here's a Cotes du Rhone that - as Wine Advocate said about the 2013 - drinks "like a mini-Gigondas."  It's big and ripe and full-bodied with generous raspberry, strawberry and blackberry fruit, a touch of dried spice and a hint of graphite. Finishes rich and smooth with fine-grained tannins.  Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvedre.

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Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2015 Product #31080 (In Stock)
Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2015 Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2015

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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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2015 Product #31025 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2015 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2015

A blend of 90% Mourvedre – the earthy black grape made famous in Bandol to the south – plus 10% Grenache grown in stone covered vineyards near the Rhone village of Cairanne.  The ripe fruit is crushed and allowed to ferment on the skins long enough to get rich, deep, color and then pressed off to finish fermenting to dryness in tank.

The brilliant color is deep watermelon red with brick orange highlights.  There’s an earthy, savory, bass note to the dark cherry, ripe watermelon, and luxurious strawberry fruit aromas and flavors with plenty of classic Provençal garrigue (wild thyme, rosemary and lavender) accents.  Bigger and much more deeply flavored and textured on the palate than Grenache-dominant rosés, this has the hearty heft you normally have to go to much more expensive Bandol to find.  But a twist of orange peel and citrusy acids keep the flavors fresh and bright and the long, dry, herb and watermelon-laced finish keep you coming back for more.  Sure, it will quench your thirst nicely on a hot afternoon, but this powerful pink will really sing when you pair it with meaty grilled fish, herb-crusted lamb, or charred vegetables seasoned with a dollop of garlicy aioli.

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Dom La Pequelette Vinsobres Cuvee Les Muses 2012 Product #30211 (In Stock)
Dom La Pequelette Vinsobres Cuvee Les Muses 2012 Dom La Pequelette Vinsobres Cuvee Les Muses 2012

Where Cuvee Emile is chunky, rustic, fun, Cuvee Les Muses presents a more refined, elegant, style.  Emile is dressed in farmer’s overalls; for Les Muse, the farmer cleaned up and put on his sleek French designer suit!  Cedric culls the Syrah (two thirds) and Grenache (one-third) for this cuvee from slices of his vineyard where the vines grow on pure white clay.  As with Cuvee Emile, the wine is aged for about two years in cement before bottling and release – with just 150 cases made in 2012.

Syrah’s blueberry and black currant fruit shows on the elegant aromas and is joined by notes of pepper, spice, warm stone, and berry blossom on the pure, juicy, palate.  Where Emile softens with air, Les Muses reveals a firm, stony, core of sweet tannin and crushed rock minerality.  A delicious, complex, wine that will be stunning with roast lamb, pork roast or beef tenderloin.

"More Syrah dominated, the 2012 Vinsobres Les Muses is another fabulous wine from this estate. Aged 18 months in concrete tank, it exhibits lots of currants, blackberry, ground pepper and some leathery notes in a fruit forward, sexy, supple and pure style. As with the Emile release, it should be best over the coming 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2013 Product #30281 (In Stock)
Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2013 Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2013

From a terrific Rhone vineyard unjustly left out of the Chateauneuf du Pape AOC, this is a wine Robert Parker has called "a baby Chateauneuf du Pape," "a poor person's Chateauneuf," and "a serious effort that could easily be mistaken for a Chateauneuf du Pape." In 2013, it delivers loads of rich, ripe, Rhonish fruit - kirsch, cherry, raspberry - along with classic accents of lavender, thyme, black pepper, and black olive. Unlike most Chateauneuf, it's delicious right now and simply a steal at this price.

 

"The 2013 Côtes du Rhône Les Champauvins continues to impress, and for a difficult vintage, it has tons of charm. Offering lots of earthy black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, underbrush and loam earth, it’s medium-bodied, nicely textured and has solid length. Made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that had the Grenache aged in stainless steel and the Syrah and Mourvedre in barrel, drink it anytime over the coming 5-7 years."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014 Product #30805 (In Stock)
Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014 Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014

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 lusciously ripe raspberries.

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Dom La Bouissiere Les Amis De La Bouissiere 2013 Product #30545 (In Stock)
Dom La Bouissiere Les Amis De La Bouissiere 2013 Dom La Bouissiere Les Amis De La Bouissiere 2013

From a top Gigondas estate owned by brothers Gilles and Thierry Faravel. The wine starts with Merlot and Caladoc (a rarely seen crossing) grown below Gigondas, close to the Rhone river.  Instead of just selling off these grapes, the Faravels decided to blend them with extra Gigondas barrels to make an easy drinking red to share with family and friends:  Les Amis.

You’ll love how the tangy black cherry, raspberry, and blackcurrant fruit unfolds across your palate and the way notes of sweet chocolate and savory herb weave in and out.  There’s fine purity here and a wonderful texture, rich and velvety on the midpalate and then silky and fine on the finish where notes of warm earth and fine-grained tannins linger nicely.  We won’t blame you if you find yourself gulping it down without much thought with pizza, burgers, grilled chicken, etc..  But it’s very long and fine and well worth paying attention to – kind of like a good friend.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2014 Product #30484 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2014 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2014

An especially exuberent vintage for Philippe's Viognier-based Cotes du Rhone blanc.  Generous aromas of tropical fruit, golden peach, fruit blossom, Clementine and crusded chalk.  The tropical theme continues on the palate with pineapple, grilled pineapple, and super-ripe peach flavors with accents of honey and wet stone.  Richly textured and mouth-coating through the broad, soft, finish.  Drink it cool for refreshment or try it with Asian food or fruit salsa.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2011 Product #30941 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2011 Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2011

Probably 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%) aged in tank (2/3) and neutral oak (1/3) that perfectly express the terroir of Philippe’s rocky vineyards and 2011’s blend of purity 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.

La Daurelle has been a staff and customer favorite for years, and the 2011 edition is even more captivating than usual.  It’s perfect to enjoy right now with grilled or roasted meats or most any dish showing a touch of cumin or North African spice, make sure to put some away for later, too.  Expect this to continue to improve for another decade and to give pleasure long after that.  Simply stellar wine and value here.

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Dom Du Tix Ventoux Cuvee De Bramefan 2012 Product #30123 (In Stock)
Dom Du Tix Ventoux Cuvee De Bramefan 2012 Dom Du Tix Ventoux Cuvee De Bramefan 2012

The past two vintages of this oak-aged powerhouse Syrah (92%) and Grenache (8%) blend earned 90 points from Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate.  The 2012 is better still.  It opens with simply gorgeous aromas of crème de cassis, kirsch, smoke, and roasted meat - complex and seductive.  On the palate, Parker's description of the 2010 is spot on:  "It possesses unbelievable richness for a wine from this appellation, as well as loads of blackberries, black currants, acacia flowers, licorice and graphite."  One of the sexiest wines I've ever tried from Ventoux, but one that has sneaky structure and glorious freshness as well.  Ready and delicious right now and built to improve over the next 5-6 years.  A "wow" wine and stellar value.

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Dom d'Ourea Vacqueyras 2013 Product #30368 (In Stock)
Dom d'Ourea Vacqueyras 2013 Dom d'Ourea Vacqueyras 2013

Young Adrien Roustan makes this stunning Rhone red from 100% Grenache vines planted by his grandfather in the Vacqueyras Garrigue sub-district.  Having learned the value of including at least some stems while training at Domaine Romanee-Conti and California’s Turley Cellars, Adrien makes this with 100% whole cluster fruit fermented and raised in old-fashioned concrete tanks.  It what was a difficult vintage for many, his old vines gained full ripeness, giving this a glorious fleshy texture and big aromas and flavors of rich fruit, black olives, melted licorice, and Rhoney garrigue.  Great with lamb and stews now and able to go 5-8 years in cellar, too.  Highly recommended as a great, delicious, value.

“Opaque ruby. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas hint at smoky minerals and licorice. On the palate, broad plum, blueberry and cassis flavors are accented by olive and cracked pepper. Finishes supple and long, with smooth tannins making a late appearance and folding nicely into the wine's plush fruit.”  Vinous (Reynolds) 89-91 points

"Medium-bodied, elegant and layered, with gorgeous aromatics of black raspberry, singed leather, chocolate and scorched earth, it has solid underlying tannin and a silky, polished feel that should allow it to drink nicely on release."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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