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Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2015 Product #30665 (In Stock)
Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2015 Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2015

The 2015 growing season and harvest was monumental across most of Europe - and if you have doubts, just one big sniff and deep sip of this 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 20% Carignan blend from the heart of the Southern Rhone will convince you.

Super deep aromas of roasted raspberries and cherries with earthy, chocolaty, undertones really burst from the glass. The palate is more like an old-school Chateuaneuf du Pape than Cotes du Rhone, with layers of rich raspberry, black plum and blackberry fruit accented by sweet and savory spice and a deep, rich, earthy/meaty depth. The tannins are fine-grained and sweet and the acidity shockingly fresh for such a ripe, rich, flavorful Rhone. It's a ton of wine for the money right now, but as it gains fleshy richness over the next few years, it will become about a fine a Rhone buy as we've ever seen. Do not miss.

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Dom De Creve Coeur CdR Villages Sablet 2013 Product #30209 (In Stock)
Dom De Creve Coeur CdR Villages Sablet 2013 Dom De Creve Coeur CdR Villages Sablet 2013

Young Pablo Hocht learned to make wine as part of his day job at leading Gigondas estate Dom Saint Cosme, and is now venturing out on his own - but in a very small way.  He has just 5 acres of old vines - 60+ years for his Grenache - on the western side of the Ouveze River in Sablet.  Because he has only a few rows of Mourvedre, and AOC rules require Sablet to be at least 20% something other than Grenache (and Pablo prefers 40%), he uses the best Grenache for this wine and bottles the rest as Cotes du Rhone.

The 2012 edition of this wine earned 90 points from Wine Advocate, but the not-yet-reviewed 2013 is clearly better.  It’s a blend of 60% old-vine Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, all organic/biodamically farmed on the rock-covered sand and clay soils of Sablet, just under the hill of Gigondas.  The aromas here are just exactly why we love the big, gutsy, wines of the Southern Rhone.  Powerful scents of crushed black cherry, raspberry liquor, black licorice, olive, and a hint of lavender burst from the glass.  On the palate, the generous, rich, dark fruit flavors gain complexity from notes of fresh earth, warm stones, and dried thyme.  Mouthfilling and long on the palate, the finish remains surprisingly refreshing and bright as tangy raspberry, licorice, and herb flavors linger over mineral dust and fine-grained tannins.  Just 133 cases made (in Pablo’s parents’ basement), and delicious now for stews and autumnal feasts with at least 4-6 years of cellar potential, too.

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Castelmaure Corbieres Vin Gris (Rose) 2015 Product #30756 (In Stock)
Castelmaure Corbieres Vin Gris (Rose) 2015 Castelmaure Corbieres Vin Gris (Rose) 2015

Don't let Provence get all the pink wine glory - the folks at Castelmaure in Languedoc's Corbieres make a zesty pale salmon wine that will delight any rosé fan - especially at this price!  The winery is located in one of the best parts of this rocky, hot, region, the unofficial cru of Durban. Hand-harvested Grenache (80%) gives body and berry fruit, while Carignan (10%) adds a bit of heft and Cinsault (10%) a delightfully fresh snap.

Stephen Tanzer liked the 2013 edition enough to award it a fine 89 point rating, and the 2015 has more of everything delicious still.  Big, fresh, aromas of citrus zest, crushed raspberry and berry blossom aromas pull you into juicy flavors of strawberry, watermelon, tangy cherry and orange zest.  A touch of bitter rhubarb and citrus pith pairs with tangy berry acidity to give this medium-bodied pink wine a refreshing, crisp, finish.  One sip leads to another pretty easily here, especially if you're nibbling on cheese or salty snacks!

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Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2011 375ml Product #29192 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2011 375ml Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2011 375ml

Another fine vintage from the Rhone masters at Guigal.

"Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas display very good clarity and a touch of cracked pepper. Showing its Syrah component, with sappy black and blue fruit flavors sharpened by a spicy nuance. A sexy floral note comes up on a gently tannic finish that lingers with very good persistence. As usual, this wine punches well above its category and should reward at least another four or five years of patience."  Vinous 90 points

"The value-priced 2011 Cotes du Rhone (49% Syrah, 46% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre aged 24 months in foudre) over-delivers and exhibits textbook black cherry, smoked earth, olive, underbrush and licorice, as well as a clean, balanced, medium to full-bodied profile on the palate. Rock solid in the vintage and surpassing any number of more expensive releases, it should be consumed over the coming 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2014 Product #29927 (In Stock)
Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2014 Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2014

There’s nothing not to like and everything to love about this robust blend of 50% Carignan, 35% Grenache, and 15% Syrah from the barren hills of Laguedoc’s Corbieres region.  Generous aromas of crushed blackberry, black plum, cracked pepper, cocoa, warm stones and more jump from the glass.  Take a sip and you’ll love how the briary blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit coat your mouth and the accents of chocolate, stone, herb and pepper give extra complexity.  While the flavors are big and the texture rich, there’s a welcome dose of juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins that make this refreshing drunk solo and flexible at table, too.  

Col des Vents Corbieres isn’t just a delicious red for easy drinking and robust winter foods – it’s also a very, very, smart buy.  At just 13.5% alcohol, it’s a gutsy red you can have more than one glass of and still hold up your end of dinner conversation.  And, at these case prices – the lowest we can find in the world and a whopping $5 or 38% less than the big box store down the street charges – you’ll know you’re enjoying world class value too!

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Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2014 Product #30213 (In Stock)
Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2014 Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2014

One of the Rhone's most consistent values, Segries Cotes du Rhone is a shining success in 2014.  Made from declassified Lirac grapes, it's a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% each Cinsault and Carignan done almost entirely in tank.  Aromas and flavors of black berries, chocolate covered cherry, and meaty notes of "garrigue" - the blend of scrub pine, thyme, lavender, juniper and rosemary that provide the unique scent of Provnencal hills and vineyards. The ripe fruit cloaks the ripe, velvety, tannins, making this as much fun to drink on its own as it is to put out on the dinner table. 

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Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012 Product #30369 (In Stock)
Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012 Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2012

Damien Rozier crafts this robust, gutsy, red from about 80% Grenache and dollops of Syrah and Mourvedre grown on the hot, Mistral-swept, stretch of old Rhone riverbed called Plan de Dieu.  To the east, Gigondas and Vacqueyras perch along the hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail; to the south, the small hill holding “the Pope’s New Castle” rises and looks down on the sandier soils of Chateauneuf du Pape.  Here, though, the ancient Rhone River’s smoothed pebbles are salted through a hard, dense, clay that runs down 10 meters to rock (and water) below.

The 20-40 year-old vines have to work hard here, and so does Damien, farming without use of chemical herbicides or pesticides, working his vines by hand, and sorting out all but the most perfect fruit and aging his wine in French oak for a year.  It sure tastes like all that hard work was worth it!  The wine serves up big, boisterous, aromas of crushed blackberries, black cherry conserves, and super-ripe raspberry with earthy accents of black licorice, hot stone, spice and garrigue.  On the palate, the flavors stay dark, rich, and ripe but a big dose of fresh blackberry juice provides lift and a welcome jolt of tanginess.  The fine-grained tannins give this a just right amount of structure, enough to make this a fantastic match for burgers, pizza, or gilled lamb but not too much to interfere with happy solo sipping.  A straight-ahead, juicy, fun to drink, food-friendly, Cotes du Rhone at a fine, imported just for us, price.

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Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon-Villages 2013 Product #29872 (In Stock)
Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon-Villages 2013 Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon-Villages 2013

"These latest releases from Michel Chapoutier are all superb. A blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 20% Carignan, from a combination of schist and limestone soils, that spent 12 months in a combination of concrete and stainless-steel tanks. It has great aromatics of dark berry fruits, bouquet garni, pepper and lots of minerality, medium+-bodied richness and depth, and a soft, seamless and even elegant fell on the palate. It’s ready to go now, and will drink nicely for 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Reserve 2014 Product #30614 (In Stock)
Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Reserve 2014 Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Reserve 2014

Delicious, full of fruit, and easy to drink, this is a great all-purpose red for anything from pizza to burgers or even roast Turkey!

"A perennial value, the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Reserve is a pure, medium-bodied, elegant blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Cinsault. Offering up lots of textbook black and red raspberry fruit, crushed herbs and hints of flowers, its purity of fruit really sets it apart. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2015 Product #30638 (In Stock)
Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2015 Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2015

The Lienard family tends about 50 acres of vines, growing chalky soils terraced up the sides of the rolling hills.  The blend is classic Provence:  Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, and a nice dose of Rolle, a white grape also known as Vermentino.  Grapes are grown specifically for rosé and are harvested at the perfect balance of fresh fruit and juicy acidity.  Once in the winery, they are lightly crushed and allowed to pick up a just right touch of pink color and red berry flavor before pressing and finishing fermentation in cool stainless steel tanks.

In the outstanding (if small) 2015 vintage, Dragon Rosé has a touch more body but just as much complexity and refreshing vibrancy as ever.  Zesty aromas and flavors of tangy fruit – strawberry, redcurrant, and blood orange – take center stage with a nice dose of rose petal and classic Provençal herb for complexity.  A squeeze of citrus and dusting of chalky mineral help chase the pretty flavors across your palate and leave your mouth watering on the crisp, spicy, stony dry finish.  A lovely match for everything from grilled salmon to Salade Niçoise and delightful to sip on its own.

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Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Les Figues 2015 Product #30657 (In Stock)
Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Les Figues 2015 Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Les Figues 2015

From stone-covered soils in the Southern Rhone, this is a rich and fruit-filled blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, and 20% Carignan.  The aromas and flavors are on the darker end of the Rhone spectrum, with black cherry, blackcurrant, and, yes, some Mission fig at the core and nice accents of warm stone and spice.  Powerful, with plenty of dusty minerality and a touch of chewy tannin to the warming, figgy, finish.  Great will grilled or roasted meats or stews.

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Guigal Cotes-du-rhone 2012 Product #30745 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-rhone 2012 Guigal Cotes-du-rhone 2012

As always, a tremendous Rhone value.

"Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied violet and cracked pepper. Spicy, energetic and sharply focused on the palate, offering concentrated bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that open up slowly with air. Distinctly northern Rhône in personality and texture, featuring a peppery, floral-dominated finish, smooth tannins and excellent closing thrust and persistence. The quality of this bottling consistently outpaces its price and appellation, and that's especially true in this vintage."  Vinous (Reynolds) 91 points

"A wine that should be on the market by the time you read this, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone from Guigal is a smokin’ value that offers classic southern Rhone notes of peppery herbs, smoked earth and almost chocolatey dark fruits. Medium plus-bodied, concentrated, with both fine tannin and bright acidity, it will deliver the good for at least 5-7 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2014 Product #29858 (In Stock)
Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2014 Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2014

Organic Grapes!  Provence is more famous for it's red and pink wines, but with great care and skill, it's possible to create compelling whites here, too.  This comes from certified organic vines of snappy fresh Rolle (aka Vermentino in Italy) and rich, luxurious, Roussanne grown in a hidden vineyard shaped like the tongue of a dog.  The sandy soils let both varietals retain their freshness while Provencal warmth, sunshine, and the blustery Mistrial wind ensure plenty of ripeness.

Aromas of crushed yellow peach, tangerine, and crushed stone lead to a creamy, but bone dry, mouthful of peach, peach skin, lime, salty stone and tangy citrus flavors.  Provencal herb notes come up on the back and the stone, citrus, and mineral flavors linger on and on through the long, saline, finish.  A lovely wine for salads and seafood or just to sip.

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Mas Des Volques Volcae X 2010 Product #30385 (In Stock)
Mas Des Volques Volcae X 2010 Mas Des Volques Volcae X 2010

Young Nicolas Souchon launched this tiny side-project while working as cellar master at Chateauneuf du Pape’s Clos St. Jean.  With advice from super-consultant Philippe Cambie, he crafted 400 cases of this powerful red from his family’s 11 hectares of vineyard in the Languedoc, about 45 miles west of Avignon.  It’s a traditional blend of more-or-less equal parts Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan, with the Syrah and Carignan aged in used barrel and the Grenache in tank.  Full, fleshy, and forward, you'll enjoy this for the rich black raspberry fruit and accents of bitter chocolate, herb, and black olive.  It's 100% ready to drink now - and wants drinking over the next 24 months - with lamb, pork, or earthy bean stews.  A steal, but limited.

“Bright violet. Sexy black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by floral and cola qualities. Supple cassis and blueberry flavors show very good energy, gaining sweetness and depth with air. Finishes with noteworthy power, a suave note of black raspberry and slow-building tannins.” Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

“Mas des Volques 2010 Vin de Pays Volcae X, a 400-case sleeper of the vintage, is loaded with fruit. It offers sumptuous deep raspberry and black currant aromas and flavors, medium to full body, silky tannins and abundant hedonistic pleasure. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years.”Wine Advocate 87-90 points

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Ch Camplazens La Garrigue La Clape 2012 Product #29306 (In Stock)
Ch Camplazens La Garrigue La Clape 2012 Ch Camplazens La Garrigue La Clape 2012

Possibly the sunniest vineyard in France, La Clape sits right on the Mediterranean coast in deepest Languedoc.  You'll smell and taste the region's sun-baked stones and scrubby herb and pine here but also oodles of earthy strawberry and cherry red fruit.  A floral note weaves in and out even as the wine gets meatier and more savory with air. Finishes firm and earthy with plenty of garrigue.  Fun!

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Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014 Product #30805 (In Stock)

A 100% Grenache from this family-owned, organic estate with holdings in an area of unique terroir in the Southern Rhone known as "Le Plan de Dieu," whose soil is full of 'galets,' the smooth, round stones characteristic of the region. While the aromas have that classic herbal garrigue note, on the palate the fruit is bold, satisfying, and ripe flavors of blackberries and lusciously ripe raspberries.

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Ch Coupe Roses Minervois Blanc Champ Du Roy 2015 Product #30864 (In Stock)

You won't find a more enjoyable warm weather refresher than this fruit-filled white from the stony hills of France's Minervois region.  It's a blend of 70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Muscat, fermented cool and aged in tank.  Fun aromas of orange blossom and lime zest-dusted peach lead to a rich mouthful of orange, peach and tangerine fruit.  Dashes of citrus zest and stony mineral add freshness and help this fruit filled beauty finish clean and dry.

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Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2012 Product #29610 (In Stock)
Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2012 Dom d'Eole Cuvee Tradition 2012

Dom d'Eole is back!  And, these organically farmed vines in the heart of Provence are giving their best wines ever.  The delicious 2012 Tradition is equal parts cement fermented and aged Grenache and Syrah with 20% Carignan for a gutsier texture and blue-black fruit. The aromas and flavors really build with air revealing dark black fruit - plum, berries - with hints of black olive and garrigue (lavender, rosemary & thyme).  On the palate, there's wonderful purity and freshness to the dark fruit, olive, and garrigue flavors with hints of Earl Gray tea, lavender, and black raspberry pumping on across the long, juicy, finish.  Delicious right now with lamb or North African foods, this will develop in cellar for a lot longer than you'll wait to drink it.

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Dom La Bouissiere Les Amis De La Bouissiere 2013 Product #30545 (In Stock)
Dom La Bouissiere Les Amis De La Bouissiere 2013 Dom La Bouissiere Les Amis De La Bouissiere 2013

From a top Gigondas estate owned by brothers Gilles and Thierry Faravel. The wine starts with Merlot and Caladoc (a rarely seen crossing) grown below Gigondas, close to the Rhone river.  Instead of just selling off these grapes, the Faravels decided to blend them with extra Gigondas barrels to make an easy drinking red to share with family and friends:  Les Amis.

You’ll love how the tangy black cherry, raspberry, and blackcurrant fruit unfolds across your palate and the way notes of sweet chocolate and savory herb weave in and out.  There’s fine purity here and a wonderful texture, rich and velvety on the midpalate and then silky and fine on the finish where notes of warm earth and fine-grained tannins linger nicely.  We won’t blame you if you find yourself gulping it down without much thought with pizza, burgers, grilled chicken, etc..  But it’s very long and fine and well worth paying attention to – kind of like a good friend.

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Andrew Rich Tabula Rasa Red 2012 Product #30616 (In Stock)
Andrew Rich Tabula Rasa Red 2012 Andrew Rich Tabula Rasa Red 2012

Here's a big, gutsy, Languedoc-style red with an extra boost of fresh fruit from Washington's Columbia Valley.  A big slug of Mourvedre gives this an earthy, structured, core with Syrah adding blue/black fruit and more meaty notes and Grenache ripe red fruit and roundness.  Raspberry, blackberry, and boysenberry fruit shines through in a bold wine perfect for anything off the grill!

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