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Dom Juliette Avril Chateauneuf Du Pape 2010 Product #28713 (In Stock)
Dom Juliette Avril Chateauneuf Du Pape 2010 Dom Juliette Avril Chateauneuf Du Pape 2010

Here's a fresh, easy-drinking, Chateauneuf-du-Pape to enjoy with summer grilling.  Rich red currant and cherry fruit aromas and flavors with accents of roasted stone and earth.  With air, notes of licorice and roasted herb emerge. The juicy texture and light tannins make this perfect for drinking right now with lamb chops or any robust stew featuring olives or rosemary.  Very fine value.

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Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 Product #28892 (In Stock)
Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012

Always one of the finest values in Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2012 Mont-Olivet is remarkably silky, smooth, and precise in 2012.  It gets more gutsy and lush with time in the glass, and the tannins are so ripe and supple that it’s already wonderfully easy to drink.  Try to hold on to some for a few years, though, and you’ll get even more fleshy fruit and black olive.

“Deep ruby. Lively aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri and Asian spices, with a hint of blood orange adding an exotic flourish. Smooth, seamless and focused on the palate, offering vibrant, mineral-tinged raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of anise. Supple tannins come on late and add shape to the long, sweet, penetrating finish.”International Wine Cellar 91-93 points

"This is an estate that is at the top of their game. More serious and age-worthy, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is an impressive traditional cuvee that offers textbook black cherry, ground herbs, underbrush, leather, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. This medium-bodied, mid-weight effort is nicely balanced, with clean integrated acidity and fine tannin. It should have a decade or more of prime drinking.”Wine Advocate 89-91 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2011 Product #26933 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2011 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2011

From the oldest Grenache vines of this small (12HA) estate, aged entirely in tank in an "old school" style. Loaded super-ripe cherry and raspberry, Asian spice, soy, and tobacco leaf aromas and flavors.  The wine coats your mouth like wet velvet but has plenty of bright acidity and fine tannin to give support.  Already delicious and probably best over the next 4-6 years.

"Also mostly Grenache from very old vines, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige was aged in tank. It exhibits lots of tobacco leaf, garrigue, Asian soy sauce and jammy black cherry notes, a light color and a spicy, sensual, seductive style. Enjoy it during its first 5-7 years of life."Wine Advocate 88-90 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2012 Product #28731 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2012 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2012

Delicious already but will improve through 2022.

"Bright red. Fresh red berries and herbs on the nose, with bright mineral and floral qualities adding energy. Lively, spice-accented strawberry and raspberry flavors are nicely framed by gentle acidity. Silky, sweet and spicy on the finish, with the floral note strongly echoing. Distinctly elegant, in the house style."International Wine Cellar 90-92 points

"Looking at the 2012s, the traditional 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 85% Grenache and the balance Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. Aged one-third in barrel and one-third in tank, it offers up sweet cassis, raspberry, flowers and hints of underbrush to go with a medium to full-bodied, rich and beautifully textured profile on the palate. Relatively soft and supple, it should be approachable on release and drink nicely for 8-9 years. Drink 2014-2021."Wine Advocate 89-92 points

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Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Product #28791 (In Stock)
Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007

Guigal always releases this late, and the extra time had done nothing but good!  A big wine for big food.

"Vibrant red and dark berry scents are complemented by notes of garrigue, woodsmoke and dark chocolate. Rich and expansive but energetic as well, offering sweet blackberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of licorice. Shows the heft of the vintage but comes off as lively on the long, spicy, smoky finish."International Wine Cellar 92 points

"One of the finest Chateauneufs made by Guigal, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre. Full-bodied with lots of kirsch, blackberry, raspberry, camphor and licorice, this is a classic example of both Chateauneuf du Pape and Provencal viticulture. It is aged in both tank and foudre for 3-4 years prior to being released. Drink it over the next 20 years. It is amazing that Guigal can consistently produce a wine of this majesty."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2010 Product #26572 (In Stock)
Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2010 Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2010

Limited.

"This estate, which encompasses considerable acreage, produces Cotes du Rhones and Chateauneuf du Papes. It has nearly 25 acres in the former appellation as well as a remarkable 42 acres in the actual clos (or walled vineyard) of Caillou. Part of that is only 500 meters from the Rayas vineyard. The cellars and the clos are located in the eastern/northeastern sector of the appellation. The vineyards have been biodynamically farmed since 2003, and Domaine du Caillou is one of the reference points for Chateauneuf du Pape as well as Cotes du Rhone. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres (100% Grenache aged in foudre) comes from a lieu-dit called Les Bedines. Exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color, super ripe fruit and a deep, full-bodied, layered style, it may be the finest Les Safres offering I have yet tasted. Drink it over the next 10-15 years." Wine Advocate 94 points

"Offers gorgeous feel and purity, with a caressing, velvety edge to the bright, vivid linzer torte, blackberry pâte de fruit and plum sauce flavors. The long, sleek finish lets incense and toasted spice notes flitter through, with good latent grip. Best from 2013 through 2023. 949 cases made."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2012 Product #28888 (In Stock)
Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2012 Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2012

A stunner of a Chateauneuf, les Safres is about 95% Grenache with just a touch of Syrah.  Full of dark raspberry and black cherry fruit with layers of spice, floral, and crushed stone accents, this is silky and poised now and will get fleshier and more rich with time.

“Bright ruby. Mineral-tinged redcurrant, raspberry and spicecake aromas, with a hint of candied lavender. Clean and zesty, showing intense red fruit and floral character, assertive spiciness and very good clarity. Finishes silky and long, with vibrant berry character, soft tannins and a lingering note of tangy minerality.”International Wine Cellar 91-93 points

“Also almost all Grenache and coming from compacted sand soils (Safres), the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres shows superb complexity with notions of white pepper, creamy licorice, black cherry and dusty stone-like minerality on the nose. Seamless and elegant, with building, fine tannin, it-s a polished, impressively endowed effort that will have 10-12 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2024.”Wine Advocate 91-93 points

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Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape 2011 Product #27361 (In Stock)
Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape 2011 Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape 2011

As Robert Parker has said time and again - this is one of the world's great wine estates.  They excelled in the challenging 2011 vintage.

"Composed of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre and a touch of Cinsault, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is outstanding. The Grenache is completely aged in foudre and the Syrah and Mourvedre are aged in small barrels. This flattering, precocious 2011 displays a deep ruby/purple color in addition to sweet scents of creme de cassis, black cherry jam, licorice, pepper and roasted meats. This beautiful red appears to represent a brilliant compromise between the old, traditional school of winemaking and the slightly more progressive/modern philosophies. I have followed Janasse’s Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin since the 1978 vintage. It is 100% Grenache grown in sandy soils, and aged in both old wood foudres (two-thirds) and 600-liter demi-muids (one-third)."Wine Advocate 91-93 points

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Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-Pape La Crau Rouge 2011 Product #29042 (In Stock)
Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-Pape La Crau Rouge 2011 Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-Pape La Crau Rouge 2011

In most vintages, Vieux Telegraphe shows nicely for a few years after release and then goes into a dumb phase for 3-4 years before starting to sing out again.  The 2011 is more forward than in some  years, and both the critics and I think it will drink very nicely non-stop over the next decade.

"Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, cherry compote, potpourri and Asian spices on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy red and dark berry flavors stain the palate, showing terrific clarity and spicy lift. The spicy quality comes back strong on the finish, which is framed by silky, harmonious tannins. In a graceful, almost weightless style, with zero excess fat but noteworthy flavor intensity. I underestimated this wine last year."International Wine Cellar 93 points

"Forward and up-front, especially by this cuvee-s standards, the 2011 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf (65% Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the balance other permitted varieties) exhibits perfumed aromas of herbs de Provence, seaweed wrapper, garrigue and olive to go with plenty of sweet kirsch and berry fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, with fine tannin, it can be consumed now (with a decant) or cellared for a decade."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Chaupin 2011 Product #27362 (In Stock)
Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Chaupin 2011 Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Chaupin 2011

As Robert  Parker says, "unquestionably one of the candidates for wine of the vintage."

"2011 is consistently a top vintage at Janasse, even though it is by no means a great vintage in the southern Rhone...The brilliant 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin boasts abundant amounts of mulberry, lavender, black cherry, licorice and spring flower characteristics. Stunningly rich, full-bodied and opulent, it should age effortlessly for at least a decade. It is unquestionably one of the candidates for wine of the vintage."Wine Advocate 92-94 points

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Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2010 Product #26469 (In Stock)
Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2010 Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2010

Complex and very, very, long.

"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc (80% Roussanne and 20% Grenache Blanc vinified in tank) exhibits very good acidity along with a lighter, more delicate style than previous vintages (malolactic is now totally blocked), and restrained orange peel, tangerine oil, white peach, honeysuckle and candle wax notes. This medium to full-bodied, zesty, fresh wine is still backward and unevolved, so cellar it for 1-2 years and drink it over the following 10+."Wine Advocate 90 points

"Juicy up front, with lively star fruit, peach and yellow apple fruit, this turns plush and languid, with alluring grilled hazelnut, sweetened butter and warm piecrust notes filling in on the finish. Sneakily long, thanks to the nicely integrated acidity. Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Picardan, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Drink now through 2015."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape VV 2011 Product #27363 (In Stock)
Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape VV 2011 Dom De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape VV 2011

Very limited.

"Concentrated cherry and blueberry aromas, with accents of potpourri and pungent Moroccan spices. Deep dark fruit flavors possess superb energy and vivacity, with fresh acidity adding bite and lift. The clinging finish shows uncommon intensity, with mounting sweetness and sneaky, harmonious tannins. Here's a wine that transcends the vintage."International Wine Cellar 92-94 points

"This cuvee comes from four parcels of the estate’s oldest vines, and tends to be 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah. The Grenache is always aged in foudre and the other cepages aged in small oak. The three terroirs include Les Soumades (primarily red clay soils), La Crau, old vines near Chateau Beaucastel, and the terroir after which this estate is named, Janasse, which is primarily clay and limestone covered by the thick carpet of stones known as the galets roules. Achieving 16.5% natural alcohol in 2011 was no easy task, but this wine is not the least bit hot. Full-bodied, intense and opulent, it may be the wine of the vintage, not only in Chateauneuf du Pape, but in all of southern France. This amazing effort transcends the vintage. It is a tribute to the extraordinary viticultural and winemaking perfection/obsession of Christophe and Isabelle Sabon and their father. This black/purple-hued 2011 exhibits lots of cassis, floral, black raspberry and kirsch characteristics as well as potential longevity of 10-15 years or long."Wine Advocate 93-95 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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