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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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Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013 Product #30077 (In Stock)
Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013 Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013

Always one of the finest values in Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2013 is supple, elegant, and delicious.  A traditional wine that offers non-traditional early accessibility annd will shine over the next 10 years or so.

"Vivid red fruit and floral scents are complicated by hints of smoky minerals and white pepper. Graceful, focused and appealingly sweet, with very good lift to its fresh raspberry and rose pastille flavors. A textbook example of this estate's style, offering a suave blend of power and finesse. Closes spicy, sweet and long, with smooth tannins building slowly."  Vinous (Reynolds) 91-93 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2013 Product #30203 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2013 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2013

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.  How did he get so much power AND silkiness in one wine?  Perhaps it’s the 5% Cinsault.  Jean-Marie think’s it’s the secret ingredient to this stunning wine, adding suppleness and freshness to the final blend.  I’m sure you can cellar this through 2023, but I’ve never had a case of this wine last more than 18 months in my cellar.  Sexy, pure, and pretty much irresistible.

"A high-pitched, mineral-accented bouquet evokes fresh red berries, peppery spices and smoky minerals, along with a hint of candied flowers. Silky, sweet and expansive, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors that put on weight and expand with air. In a suave, seamless style, displaying strong finishing cut, sneaky tannins and excellent persistence."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

"The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape offers sexy and forward notes of strawberries, framboise, dried garrigue and leather. This wine is made from 85% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault that had one third of the blend aged in barrel. Drink this medium-bodied, perfumed and Provençal effort through 2023."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 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 Giraud Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Gallimardes 2011 Product #30441 (In Stock)
Dom Giraud Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Gallimardes 2011 Dom Giraud Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Gallimardes 2011

 

"Pungent aromas of raspberry, minerals, Asian spices and white pepper. Densely packed but light on its feet, displaying energetic red fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors underscored by tangy minerality. The lingering finish is highlighted by floral and spice notes."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90-92 points

"Comes all from the Les Galimardes lieu-dit that’s located in the southern, warmer portion of the appellation. The soils here are mostly rolled pebbles, and the vines are over 100 years in age. The wine is almost all Grenache (roughly 10% Syrah), completely destemmed (as of 1999) and has the Grenache aged all in tank and the Syrah all in smaller barrels. It’s always a rich, sexy and full-throttle effort, yet to me, it offers thrilling Chateauneuf du Pape character and is easily one of my favorite wines. The 2011 is gorgeous and has a sexy, perfumed and hedonistic style. Loaded with black raspberry, cassis, and creamy licorice, along with background garrigue and lavender, it is full-bodied, up-front and packed with fruit. It’s a total charmer to drink in its first 10-12 years of life."Wine Advocate 94 points

"Steeped plum, warm raspberry coulis and roasted cedar notes are layered together, backed by tobacco and bitter plum on the finish. Silky and elegant, with a shiso leaf hint adding range at the very end. Drink now through 2025."Wine Spectator 92 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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