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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 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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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2013 Product #28305 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2013 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2013

If you thought Philippe’s 2012 rosé was good, just wait until you try the 2013!  A touch darker in color and one notch more concentrated and intense, but just as full of fruit and refreshment as last year.  Unusually for a rosé from this part of the Rhone valley, it’s 90% Mourvedre (made famous by Domaine Tempier and other Bandol estates) and just 10% Grenache. 

Lovely dark pink in color, the generous aromas feature bright cherry, passion fruit, and wild herb scents. The texture and shape of the wine in your mouth is fantastic, starting soft and silky, exploding into palate coating flavors, and then focusing down with laser-like precision and focus on the mouthwatering finish.  You’ll find plenty of wild strawberry, passion fruit, ripe citrus, fresh herb and just a touch of earthy Mourvedre flavors running through the wine with mouthwatering watermelon, berry, pink grapefruit and mineral  notes on the long, juicy, finish.  A great solo sipper and even better with fresh salads, smoked salmon, or anything with plenty of savory herb and garlic.

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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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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 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 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 Garrigues Vacqueyras 2011 Product #28109 (In Stock)
Dom Garrigues Vacqueyras 2011 Dom Garrigues Vacqueyras 2011

A killer value in traditionally-styled Gigondas.

"80% grenache, 10% syrah, 5% mourvedre and 5% cinsault. Deep ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of red berries, fresh flowers, white pepper and allspice. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering flavors of sweet red berries, tangy pomegranate and anise. Finishes smooth and long, with lingering spiciness and well-integrated tannins. This wine is drinking very well right now."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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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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