- Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2012 Product #28630 (In Stock)
An outstanding, simply irresistible, example of elegant, pure, Northern Rhone Syrah to enjoy now and over the next 5+ years. Compelling aromas of dark fruit, smoked stone, spice and cracked pepper with a touch of exotic flower. The nicely intense flavors feature sweet and ripe berry - black cherry, crushed raspberry - with perfumy accents of licorice, soy and sweet vanilla. The wine glides across your palate like a fine Burgundy or Oregon Pinot before the silky tannins come up and leave cracked pepper, warm stone, and more exotic floral flavors lingering behind. Perfectly ripe at 12.5% and wonderfully easy to drink despite its complexity and depth.
“Bright purple. Vibrant dark fruits on the nose, with hints of Asian spices and a floral element adding complexity. Deep and sweet but lively and precise as well, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of licorice. Silky tannins build on the long, pliant finish, which leaves smoke and peppery spice notes behind.”International Wine Cellar 90-92 points
- Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2009 Product #28293 (In Stock)
While the Guigal single vineyard “La La” bottlings were primary drivers of Cote Rotie’s return to prominence in the 1980s, the much more affordable Brune et Blonde has become this region’s calling card. A blend of grapes from both the “Blonde” side of Cote Rotie – where wines are more elegant and graceful – and the “Brune” side – for power and tannic structure – this bottling delivers classic Cote Rotie aromas and flavors with an extra level of richness and softness from the warm 2009 harvest.
"The 2009 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde was harvested early in 2009. Comprised of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier, aged 36 months in equal parts new and 1-year-old barrels, it offers gorgeously complex aromas of sour cherries, blackberry, underbrush, violets, olive and steak tartare to go with a seamless, fresh and lively palate feel. Already approachable and a downright sexy example of the appellation, it should drink nicely for 12-15 years."Wine Advocate 92 points
“A rich, fleshy style, offering pastis-soaked plum, blackberry and currant fruit at the core, backed by ganache and singed juniper notes that add texture and length on the finish, with a terrific iron spine. Should age nicely.”Wine Spectator 93 points
- Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010 Product #28792 (In Stock)
A stunner that, as Wine Advocate says, "this medium-bodied, juicy, elegant and seamless Cote Rotie can be consumed anytime over the coming decade."
"The 2010 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is a beauty that possesses a floral, fresh and perfumed personality. Giving up plenty of raspberry-styled fruit, toast, licorice and loads of rose petal and floral-like qualities, this medium-bodied, juicy, elegant and seamless Cote Rotie can be consumed anytime over the coming decade."Wine Advocate 93 points
"Shows energy and range, with mouthwatering, briary tannins carrying the core of blackberry and plum paste notes. Fruitcake, pastis and alder details fill in the background. The sneakily long finish presents heft and cut."Wine Spectator 94 points