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Ch Husson Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Saintes Vierges 2008 Product #25034 (In Stock)
Ch Husson Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Saintes Vierges 2008 Ch Husson Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Saintes Vierges 2008

When Anne and Jean-Pierre Hugues purchased Ch Husson during the 2008 growing season, they decided to focus much of their energy for 2008 on the estate’s top wine, the cuvee Les Saintes Veirges. They elected to make a serious bottle of Chateauneuf, a blend of 60% old-vine Mourvedre for structure and earthy complexity and just 40% Grenache for sweetness and flesh.  Because of the high Mourvedre content, they elected to age the wine in mainly new French oak barrels.

The result in the difficult 2008 vintage is a resounding success!  Dark, dark, aromas of black raspberries, damp earth, licorice and baking spice waft from the glass.  In the mouth, definitely fuller and richer than Les Saumaudes, loaded with ripe black plum, spicy black raspberry, licorice root, violets, and earthy spice.  Firm and powerful on the finish with darkly raspy Mourvedre tannin and a touch of oak spice keeping the wine in balance.  This was very fine when I tasted it at the estate in January, but it’s already opened and gobbled up much of the wood notes in just a few months time.  Decant and enjoy with rich foods now or give it 3-4 years to soften the tannins and completely absorb the oak.

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Ch Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Rouge 2011 Product #27562 (In Stock)
Ch Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Rouge 2011 Ch Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Rouge 2011

From the historic Coudoulet vineyard just across the A7 Autoroute from Chateau Beaucastel’s famous Chateauneuf du Pape vineyard, this “Baby Beaucastel” delivers plenty of Chateauneuf “Pop!” at a great, Cotes du Rhone, price. Delicious now, but built to gain complexity and layers of depth over the next 6-10 years in cellar.

“Deep ruby. Pure, floral aromas of red fruits, licorice, lavender and minerals. Dense, sweet and penetrating, boasting strong lift to its sappy raspberry and cherry flavors. Finishes sweet and long, with gentle tannins and a jolt of bitter cherry.”International Wine Cellar 91 points

“The 2011 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet red, a blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and the rest Syrah, Counoise and other permitted varietals, is an overachiever in this vintage, exhibiting a dark ruby/purple color, loads of earthy, peppery, meaty kirsch and raspberry fruit, a hint of tobacco leaf, underbrush and plenty of spice.”Wine Advocate 88-90 points

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Dom Roger Perrin Chateauneuf Du Pape 2011 Product #28188 (In Stock)

2011 is a fantastic vintage for "drink now" Rhones, and this is a great example.  Fresh red and dark berry fruit gets accents of smoked stone and sweet floral scents with air.  The fruit gets more dark and dusky with air, too, but a touch of bitter chocolate and fresh earth over the fine tannins keep things fresh and vibrant.  Focused and trim for CdP, and delicious now.

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2011 Product #26932 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2011 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2011

A juicy, old-style, CdP of fine ripeness and solid minerality.  A tiny (12 acre) estate and one of Philippe Cambie's first clients.  Yummy.

"Bright ruby. Vibrant red fruits on the nose, with sexy Asian spice and floral elements adding complexity. Deep and sweet but energetic and impressively precise, with strong cut to its spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Silky tannins build on a long, pliant finish that echoes the spicy note."International Wine Cellar 90 points

"The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is the darkest colored of the three 2011 offerings. Made primarily of Grenache, it displays classic notes of garrigue, ground pepper and kirsch liqueur along with medium to full-bodied flavors, good elegance, sweet tannins and a lush personality. It should turn out to be one of the stars of the vintage."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2009 Product #28002 (In Stock)
Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2009 Clos Du Caillou Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Safres 2009

With a couple of extra years in bottle, this is drinking beautifully right now and makes a great match for roasted meats, ratatouille, or earthy washed rind cheeses.  You can certainly age it further – but why wait?

"Bright red. Very fresh and intensely aromatic, projecting scents of red berries, lavender and spices, along with a hint of white pepper. Juicy and incisive, offering nervy strawberry and raspberry flavors lifted by a zesty spice nuance. This silky, seamless, lithe Chateauneuf finishes with impressive clarity and snap and might well pass for a ripe New World pinot noir."International Wine Cellar 91 points

"This modestly sized estate of just under 25 acres in the northeastern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape has been run by Sylvie Vacheron since her husband’s tragic death in 2002. The dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres is showing better from bottle than it did last year from barrel. Reveals classic notes of herbes de Provence, cherry jam and lavender in a full-bodied, opulent, sexy, open-knit style typical of many 2009s. This broad, rich Chateauneuf is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years."Wine Advocate 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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Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 Product #26359 (In Stock)
Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Excellent vintage here, on par with 2001 or 1998.

“Assertive, exotically perfumed scents of black raspberry, wild herbs and incense, with a note of lavender in the background. Sweet, ripe, silky and expansive, with a nervy spine of acidity providing focus to the sweet red and dark berry preserve and floral flavors. The seamless finish shows strong spice and floral character.” International Wine Cellar 92 points

“The Les Cailloux 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as lots of gamy, meaty notes intermixed with bouquet garni, licorice, black currants and kirsch, Spicy, fat, fleshy and evolved and forward for a 2010, this full-throttle, hedonistic and intellectually pleasing Chateauneuf du Pape should drink well for 10-14 years.” Wine Advocate 93 points

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Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-pape La Crau Rouge 2009 Product #25202 (In Stock)
Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-pape La Crau Rouge 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-pape La Crau Rouge 2009

Always one of the Rhone's best, the 2009 VT is something special. Air it out now or cellar for a decade.

"(65% grenache, 15% each of mourvedre and syrah, and the rest all the other varieties; aged in a combination of foudres and concrete): Bright ruby. Intense red fruit and potpourri aromas show excellent precision and a suave, spicy character. Licorice and lavender nuances add complexity to juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, with the wine putting on weight in the glass. Finishes taut and youthfully tangy, with echoing licorice and spice notes."International Wine Cellar 93 points

"This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024."Wine Spectator 94 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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Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau Blanc 2010 Product #26929 (In Stock)
Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau Blanc 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau Blanc 2010

"Pale gold. Bright and racy on the nose and palate, offering lively lemon, orange and pear qualities and zesty minerality. Fleshy but dry, with very good back-end cut and finishing clarity. I like the combination of power and finesse here. This wine has a sound track record for aging and I suspect that this will be a really interesting wine five or six years down the road."International Wine Cellar 91 points

"This cuts a nice path, with crème fraîche, green plum, pear and Jonagold apple flavors all woven together and offset by a flash of quinine on the finish. This should age well. The best vintage yet for a Vieux Télégraphe white. Drink now through 2014. 400 cases imported."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 Product #27669 (In Stock)
Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011

A long-time favorite excelled in 2011, making a classy CdP that's delicious right now.

"A fantastic estate that-s run by the talented and incredibly well spoken Andre Brunel, these character-filled efforts are made from his winery located in the southern part of the appellation. His 2011 base cuvee is one of the best in the vintage. The only red produced by the estate in 2011, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is easily one of the stars of the vintage. Possessing a beautiful nose of sweet kirsch, underbrush, garrigue and subtle floral notes, this medium to full-bodied 2011 has superb mid-palate density, a core of sweet fruit and a great finish. As with the vast majority of 2011s, it won't make old bones, yet will deliver loads of immediate gratification over the coming 7-8 years. Drink now-2021."Wine Advocate 92 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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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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Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau Rouge 2010 Product #26559 (In Stock)
Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau Rouge 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau Rouge 2010

Quite possibly the best vintage ever at this famous Chateauneuf estate.

"This estate is somewhat unusual in that it has 135 acres of contiguous parcels in the famous La Crau sector of Chateauneuf du Pape. It has one of the most precocious terroirs in the appellation, and is often among the first estate’s to harvest because of La Crau’s microclimate. Performing considerably better than it did prior to bottling, the 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the all-time great Vieux Telegraphes I have tasted in the last 3+ decades. I believe it is even superior to the 2007, which I had several weeks ago. The 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of spring flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, black currants, nori (the sushi seaweed wrapper), black olives, licorice and pepper. This full-bodied, meaty, thick, juicy effort possesses a boatload of tannin, but it also has incredible concentration. More massive than I remember from last year, it has put on considerable weight and intensity. Forget it for 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 25-30 years. Kudos to Daniel and Frederic Brunier!"Wine Advocate 97 points

"Coated with unctuous linzer torte, warm plum sauce and pure cassis fruit flavors, while notes of maduro tobacco, mint, green fig and toasted anise flitter throughout. This is lush and dense, but well-harnessed through the finish, with a mouthwatering roasted apple wood note and lingering fresh acidity. Best from 2014 through 2030." Wine Spectator 96 points

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Ch Beaucastel Chneuf Du Pape 2010 Product #26496 (In Stock)
Ch Beaucastel Chneuf Du Pape 2010 Ch Beaucastel Chneuf Du Pape 2010

Number 8 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2013! - VERY limited.

"Interestingly enough, even though many of the 2010 Perrin et Fils selections from the southern Rhone were scheduled to be bottled right after my visit, the 2010 Beaucastel had already been put in bottle. This is a gorgeous wine, a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance the other permitted varietals in the appellation. Deep purple, with loads of bouquet garni, beef blood, blackberry, kirsch, smoke and truffle, this wine is full-bodied, rich and showing even better than it did last year. I still think it needs 3-5 years of cellaring, and it should last for 25-30 years, as most of the top vintages of Beaucastel do."Wine Advocate 95 points

"Dark, dense and very closed now, this has a tremendous core of crushed plum, linzer torte and blackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample singed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone and black tea notes lurk in the background and glide through the finish. Features serious grip, but wonderful integration. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2035."Wine Spectator 96 points

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Dom Du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-pape Cuvee Reservee 2009 Product #27628 (In Stock)
Dom Du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-pape Cuvee Reservee 2009 Dom Du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-pape Cuvee Reservee 2009

Needs lots of air now - a massive, brilliant, wine

"A blend of 85% Grenache with the rest Syrah, Mourvedre and small dollops of the other authorized varietals, this wine tends to come from the estate’s holdings in the eastern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape. The opaque purple-colored 2009 exhibits magnificent, rich berry fruit intertwined with cedar, Christmas fruitcake, licorice, charcuterie, roasted meats, smoked duck, kirsch, blackberries and god knows what else. It is an amazingly complex, rich, full-throttle wine that reminds me somewhat of what the 1990 tasted like in 1994/1995. It is a magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape. If you are looking for the garrigue component, it’s also there."Wine Advocate 98 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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