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Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml Product #30009 (In Stock)
Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml

Stellar wine that's already delicious.

"Potent cherry, redcurrant and floral scents are given a musky, earthy touch by a hint of rhubarb. Sappy, sweet and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry preserve flavors and a touch of licorice. The clinging finish is shaped by silky, even tannins and given bite by a hint of cracked pepper."  Vinous 92 points

"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a beautiful wine, although perhaps not at the level of the 2007 or 2010 (which will not be released for another two years). The elegant, medium to full-bodied 2009 displays lots of cedary, berry fruit intermixed with notes of garrigue, Christmas fruitcake, kirsch and spice. It is best consumed in its first decade of life."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2014 Product #31413 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2014 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2014

We love, love, LOVE, this wine – the rare Grenache-based blend that will satisfy the biggest Chateauneuf fan and folks who love fine Pinot Noir, too.  It’s hard to believe how much freshness and precision Jean-Marie captured here in a wine that still screams “Chateauneuf” in terms of heft and ripeness.  I’m sure you can cellar this through 2024, but I’ve never had a case of this wine last more than 18 months in my cellar (and needed 2cs of the ’13).  Sexy, pure, and pretty much irresistible.

"Vibrant, spice- and mineral-tinged red fruits and potpourri on the seductively perfumed nose. Silky and seamless in texture, showing impressive lift and clarity to the raspberry, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors. Gentle tannins build slowly on the finish, which lingers with persistent notes of candied flowers and Asian spices. This elegant, distinctly pure Châteauneuf should drink very nicely soon after release."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91-93 points

"The classic 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is straight up outstanding, possessing medium-bodied richness, and a core of sweet fruit and classic notes of strawberries, dusty spice, dried herbs and licorice. It’s not going to make old bones, but it will dish out ample pleasure over the coming 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Mathieu Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc 2013 Product #30461 (In Stock)
Dom Mathieu Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc 2013 Dom Mathieu Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc 2013

An interesting - and a bit unusual for Chateauneuf - blend of 50% Clairette, 40% Grenache Blanc and 5% each of Bourboulenc and Picpoul, all fermented and aged in tank.  But the aromas and flavors are classic, with generous dollops of peach, tangerine, crushed flowers, anise, and honeysuckle.  It's nicely rich and fleshy on the palate, but gets cut from citrusy acids and a touch of dusty mineral.  A nice value to enjoy young.

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2013 Product #30204 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2013 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2013

Jean-Marie’s old-vines cuvee is mainly (95%) Grenache from 100 year-old vines with a touch of Syrah for meaty complexity.  I normally prefer the Tradition, but in 2013 – supposedly, a tough vintage for Grenache – this is stunning.  Imagine a thoroughbred racehorse, quivering to explode, being held back by a tight grip on the reins and you’ll get a sense for what’s going on here.  Astonishing precision and focus and restraint married to old-vine intensity.  Only a few hundred cases made; just 4 available.

"Fresh red and dark fruit and floral scents are complemented by suggestions of Asian spices, incense and smoky minerals. Stains the palate with intense black raspberry, cherry liqueur and lavender pastille flavors that deepen slowly and spread out on the back half. Deeply concentrated in flavor yet distinctly lithe and focused, offering superb closing power and smooth, harmonious tannins that frame the persistent, alluringly sweet fruit."  Vinous (Reynolds) 94 points

"Has a darker edge to its fruit and exhibits classic notes of wild strawberries, spring flowers, licorice and a hint of mint. Made from 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah that was raised mostly in barrel (all old I believe), it has medium-bodied richness, fine tannin and a great texture. It too will drink nicely through 2023."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2014 Product #31412 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2014 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2014

Jean-Marie’s old-vines cuvee is mainly (95%) Grenache from 100 year-old vines with a touch of Mourvedre for meaty complexity.  Shows more flesh and heft than the Tradition cuvee, but a bright mineral streak keeps this fresh and vibrant.  Only a few hundred cases made; just 4 available.

"Expansive, mineral-accented red berry liqueur and floral pastille scents are complicated by suggestions of potpourri and star anise. Juicy, focused and pure, displaying excellent focus and verve to the fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. The mineral element adds cut and precision to a very long, subtly tannic finish that leaves behind allspice and candied red berry notes."   Vinous (Raynolds) 92-94 points

"The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Prestige is 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre that comes from two terroirs: Bois de la Ville and Grande Serres, both of which consist of rolled stone soils. Partially destemmed and aged in a mix of demi-muids and stainless steel, it has pretty notes of rose petals, strawberries, dried Provençal herbs and spice in an elegant, medium to full-bodied, ultra-fine package. It has no hard edges and will drink nicely through 2024." Wine Advocate 91 points

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Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2010 Product #30244 (In Stock)
Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2010 Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2010

Guigal always releases its Chateauneuf a bit late, making it a great choice for drinking now.

"A stunning effort and showing the class of the vintage, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is comprised of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that spent 24 months in foudre prior to bottling. Rich, textured and medium to full-bodied, with ample black cherry, olive tapenade and subtle meatiness, this traditional effort stays pure and lively, with fine tannin emerging on the finish. It can be consumed now or cellared for over a decade."Wine Advocate 93 points

"A solid, brick-house version, with roasted mesquite and alder notes providing the frame while the steeped plum, raspberry and black currant fruit core waits in reserve. A charcoal accent pins down the finish. Should open steadily with cellaring, though this will likely maintain a pleasantly rugged feel."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2013 Product #30205 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2013 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2013

From one of Chateauneuf’s greatest vineyards, La Crau (think Vieux Telegraphe) and a plot abutting Rayas.  All Grenache that showcases how sandy soils helps that heady varietal gain grace, focus, and precision.  There must be a typo at Wine Advocate (91 points?  Really?), as this is already absolutely compelling and will gain explosiveness over the next couple of years.  Just 3 cases available.

"Sexy, mineral-tinged raspberry and floral pastille aromas show outstanding clarity and pick up a pungent suggestion of garrigue with air. Spicy, penetrating and energetic on the palate, offering juicy red berry, cherry liqueur and lavender flavors that deepen and spread out on the back half. The mineral and floral notes resonate emphatically on the persistent finish, which is firmed by sneaky, fine-grained tannins."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92-94 points

"The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape les Sables de la Crau is a stunner in the vintage. Ultra-pure, elegant, sweetly fruited and a sexy as they come, it delivers loads of strawberry, rose petal, framboise and spice on the nose. My only complaint is that it’s slightly straightforward, but it delivers more pleasure than most in this vintage and just begs to be drunk! Enjoy this beauty anytime over the coming 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2014 Product #31414 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2014 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2014

From one of Chateauneuf’s greatest vineyards, La Crau (think Vieux Telegraphe) and a plot abutting Rayas.  All Grenache that showcases how sandy soils helps that heady varietal gain grace, focus, and precision.  This is already absolutely compelling and will gain explosiveness over the next couple of years.  Just 2 cases available.

"Deep-pitched aromas of red fruit preserves, cola, incense and Asian spices gain vivacity from a smoky mineral element. Stains the palate with intense raspberry and cherry compote flavors that spread out slowly with air while picking up a sweet floral pastille nuance. Sappy and pliant on the finish, which hangs on with noteworthy tenacity and building spiciness."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92-94 points

"My favorite of the 2014s was easily the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Sables de La Crau, which is always 100% Grenache, from sandy soils on the la Crau plateau. It’s partially destemmed and aged all in demi-muids, and in 2014, it has the most depth and richness of the lineup; it’s up with the crème de la crème of the vintage, as well. Framboise, strawberries, spice box, dried herbs and toast all flow from this full-bodied, elegant, gorgeously polished Châteauneuf du Pape that is just filled with pure Grenache love. Drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Dom De La Mordoree Chateauneuf Du Pape La Reine 2013 Product #31550 (In Stock)

Stunning wine, drinking well right now, and on sale to boot!

"One of the wines of the vintage is easily the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Le Reine des Bois. Mostly Grenache (there’s a fair chunk of Mourvedre and Syrah) that’s raised in a combination of stainless steel and barrels, it offers tons of graphite and crushed rock to go with background blackberry, leather and pepper. Ripe, unctuous and fabulously concentrated, this beautiful Chateauneuf can be drunk today with incredible pleasure, or cellared for a decade."Wine Advocate 94 points

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Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Reserve 2012 Product #28889 (In Stock)
Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Reserve 2012 Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Reserve 2012

As always, one of the most impressive wines in all of Chateauneuf, this marries the intense ripeness of old-vine Grenache to the earthy complexity and power of Mourvedre.  Only 70 cases made and about half that imported to the USA.  Probably the most pure power you’ll find in any Chateauneuf of the vintage.

“Opaque ruby. Expressive cherry compote, incense and licorice aromas are complemented by potpourri, vanilla and smoky minerals. Seamless, juicy and deep, offering expansive black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors and a suave floral pastille quality. Shows impressive density with zero excess weight, finishing sweet, broad and very long. Potentially one of the wines of the vintage.”International Wine Cellar 93-95 points

“The 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Clos du Caillou Reserve is flat out gorgeous. Meaty and rich, with floral-tinged notes of blackberry, raspberry, melted licorice, ground garrigue and roasted meats, this full-bodied, rich and decadent effort has perfect integration of its fruit, acidity and tannin, with no hard edges and building richness. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have upward of two decades of longevity. Drink 2016-2032.” Wine Advocate 94-97+ points

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Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2013 Product #31108 (In Stock)
Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2013 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2013

Yes, it's expensive.  Treat yourself.  You (and the wine) are worth it!  Classic in style and delicious now.

"Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red berries, incense, garrigue and smoky minerals convey a sexy Asian spice nuance in the background. Supple, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering intense black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that stain the palate. Smooth, seamless and concentrated but energetic as well, with velvety, slow-building tannins giving shape to a very long, spice- and mineral-accented finish."  Vinous (Reynolds) 93 points

"Tasted out of bottle, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape comes from miniscule yields of 13 hectoliter per hectare (25-39 hectoliters per hectare is normal for the appellation), and hits 14.8% natural alcohol. It has a darker, slightly more concentrated, austere feel than the 2014, and has ample kirsch, blackberry, peppery and crushed rock-like aromas and flavors. Vincent commented that he thinks this vintage will shut down after a few years in bottle, so if you’re going try one in its youth, find the corkscrew. While obviously not a great wine, it’s certainly outstanding and has considerable charm and elegance. It will also have 10-15 years of overall longevity."Wine Advocate 92 points

"Very juicy and lively in feel, with pepper, tobacco and bay leaf notes leading the way for a core of raspberry, bitter plum and red currant coulis flavors. The long finish lets the pepper and tobacco notes play out, with pleasant acidity embedded throughout. Very Provençal in feel."Wine Spectator 94 points

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