- Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2013 Product #29581 (In Stock)
Vincent Paris, the young master of Cornas, delivers another brilliant St. Joseph in the tricky 2013 harvest. It’s a bit more chunky, dark fruited, and powerful than the 2012, but opens beautifully with air to serve up dark blackberry, black plum, and Bing cherry fruit with a fine dose of Rhone Syrah earthy, meaty, complexity. Try it with veal or beef off the grill, with roast lamb or with any dish that has a nice dose of rosemary and smoke.
"Vibrant, mineral-dominated aromas of fresh cherry and dark berries, along with notes of candied flowers and cracked pepper. Lively and precise on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and floral pastille flavors that gain flesh and power with air. Dusty tannins give grip to the finish, with the mineral note echoing." Vinous 90 points
"With outstanding potential, the 2013 Saint Joseph Les Côtes makes the most of the vintage with its pretty blackberry and black raspberry fruit, crushed rock and subtle olive aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, juicy and balanced, with a lively, pure feel, it will drink well on release and have 4-5 years of longevity."Wine Advocate 88-90 points
- Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2011 Product #28850 (In Stock)
A classic St. Joseph with dark fruit, mineral, pepper, and pretty perfume.
"The 2011 Saint-Joseph, which comes all from the southern part of the appellation, is 100% Syrah that’s aged all in 2-year-old barrels. Classy all around, with notions of smoked blackberries, hung game, pepper and chocolate, it is complex and nuanced with a seamless, beautifully textured profile on the palate. Most likely an outstanding effort, it has loads of Northern Rhone character and should have a decade of longevity."Wine Advocate 89-91 points
"Features racy cut, with bergamot, pomegranate, damson plum and red currant fruit allied to white pepper and juniper notes that help stretch out the finish. The chalky spine is well-embedded, letting the fruit and spice accents shine. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 91 points
- Ogier (Michel Et Stephane) L' Ame Soeur Syrah 2011 Product #29426 (In Stock)
“A dead-ringer for a Cote Blonde Cote Rotie, this cuvee may be the greatest vin de pays I have ever tasted. The 2011 l’Ame Soeur is a small, 8,000-bottle, 100% destemmed cuvee that smells like the great La Mouline from Guigal. Gorgeously fruity and rich with lots of exotic fruits, a huge perfume, and amazing texture as well as length, this is a quintessential example of an over-achieving wine.” Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) 91-93
"Brilliant ruby-red. Heady red berry compote and spicecake scents are complicated by a suave floral quality and a zesty mineral flourish. Sweet, penetrating and pure on the palate, offering energetic raspberry and floral pastille flavors that give way to deeper cherry with air. Tight, spicy and fat-free wine with strong finishing cut and dusty tannins that add grip and firmness."International Wine Cellar 91 points
“A superb value that competes with wines two to three time its price, the 2011 Syrah l’Ame Soeur IGP is comprised of 100% Syrah that comes from schist soils, north of Ampuis, that are very similar to what’s found in the northern part of Cote Rotie (although the schist in this more northern region is a lighter gold color). Elegant and finesse-driven, with hints of crushed flowers, olive, underbrush and copious red and black fruits, this medium to full-bodied beauty has fine tannin, a seamless texture and ample length on the finish. It can be consumed now, or cellared for upwards of a decade.” Jeb Dunnuck,Wine Advocate 92 points
- Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012 Product #29013 (In Stock)
Proof that fine Cote Rotie does not have to be either huge or stern in order to be delicious. Very Burgundian, elegant, and pure.
"Also solid, the classic 2012 Cote Rotie (which incorporated 10% Viognier) is made in a lighter, elegant style with perfumed rose petal, peat, violets, creme de cassis and smoke all emerging from the glass. Balanced, with a medium-bodied, nicely polished profile on the palate, it will be approachable early on and drink nicely for a decade. The wines all have a classic, fresh and focused feel, and certainly, those looking for big textures and loads of fruit should look elsewhere."Wine Advocate 89-91 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