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Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010 Product #27957 (In Stock)
Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010 Vignobles De Balma CdR Villages Seguret Terrasse Pavee 2010

A late release from the outstanding 2010 Rhone vintage, this pairs lush fruit with a fine graphite streak.

"This mouthfilling red displays unctuous plum and boysenberry fruit flavors that course along nicely, thanks to lively spice and toasted anise notes, with a strong graphite steak. Fleshy, but excellent acidity is well-embedded on the finish. Drink now through 2015."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013 Product #28754 (In Stock)
Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013 Dom De La Bastide Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013

A rich and bright Cotes du Rhone blanc from 60% Viognier, 10% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne, and 10% Bourboulenc done all in tank.  The aromas are nice and fresh with viognier's white flower notes accented by fresh peach and apricot scents.  In the mouth, it's richly textured but stays fresh and not at all heavy as is delivers peach and green apricot fruit with just a touch of mineralty on the layered finish.  A lovely sipper and great with freshwater fish!

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010 Product #27135 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2010

We’ve said it before, and it still applies here:  If you don’t love this robust, poised, and oh-so-flavorful red, then perhaps Cotes du Rhone just isn’t for you.  Philippe makes a few different tanks of this blend of Grenache, Carignon, Syrah, Counoise and Cinsault, and then importer Olivier Daubresse chooses the very best for us. 

This year’s release shows off all the character and quality of the outstanding 2010 Rhone vintage. Intense aromas of inky crushed black raspberry, blackberry, cassis, and black licorice get extra complexity from notes of earthy lavender, violet and chocolate.  The palate is medium-bodied, focused, and fully flavored with layers of squid ink, tangy raspberry, black cherry, and tary, licorice-like, accents. The flavors expand with more blue/black fruit, fresh herb, and cracked black pepper in the back, lingering over fine mineral and sweet tannin on the finish.  This will age beautifully for 5+ years, but I don’t know you’d resist drinking it tonight.

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Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2012 Product #27886 (In Stock)
Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2012 Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2012

Michel Chapoutier's genius shows through clearly in this wildly over-achieving red, a blend of Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah from schist sites in rocky Roussillon.  The 2012 is a muscular, concentrated wine that retains just the right amount of lift and freshness.  Deep aromas and flavors of red fruits - cherry, plum, and fresh raspberry tart - gain complexity from notes of smoky earth and bitter chocolate.  Rich, ripe, but perfectly balanced for table. Tangy blueberry/raspberry acidity adds freshness and makes this a great wine to pair with everything from pizza to most anything on the grill.

"Any project Michel Chapoutier is involved with seems to excel, and his Roussillon Bila Haut domaine is no exception. With vineyards around the villages of Latour de France and Lesquerde, this estate releases five reds; the entry level Les Vignes de Bila Haut, which comes from a number of vineyards (and is a screaming value)...The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut is another smoking effort that will top anyone’s value list. A tank-aged blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, it is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and balanced, with impressive amounts of blackberry and currant-styled fruit, herbs, pepper and smoked earth aromas and flavors. Showing more minerality with air, it’s a no-brainer purchase and will drink nicely for 5-6 years or more."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2012 Product #28373 (In Stock)
Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2012 Dom Gres St Vincent Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2012

From a unique, organic co-op in the Rhone valley, this delicious, Grenache-based blend delivers satisfying weight and earthiness but stays light on its feet. Unlike many co-ops that blend growers' fruit into one wine, here each makes their own. Though the blend is dominated by Grenache, the Syrah takes center stage on the nose, with classic notes of liquorice, black fruits, and a wonderful whiff of violets. In the mouth luscious ripe black raspberry and blackberry dance with notes of coffee, olive, and garrigue.  The wine is ripe and full of fruit, but also vibrant and fresh from beginning to end.  Zingy, almost bubbling, fruit acids and fine tannins make this refreshing and a great wine for table.  Ripe, vivid, pure.

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Ch Mourgues Du Gres Les Galets Rose 2013 Product #28835 (In Stock)
Ch Mourgues Du Gres Les Galets Rose 2013 Ch Mourgues Du Gres Les Galets Rose 2013

A rich but crisp and herabal pink from the South of France to enjoy with hearty food (or just on its own).

"Mostly syrah, with a bit of grenache. Bright orange. Ripe red berries and cherry on the nose, with a dusty mineral overtone adding vibrancy. Offers chewy bitter cherry and berry skin flavors and hints of anise and blood orange, with a touch of white pepper adding refreshing bite. The cherry and mineral notes echo on the nicely delineated finish."International Wine Cellar 89 points

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013 Product #28936 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2013

Another lovely vintage for this classy Rhone white that puts many (much more expesive) Chateauneuf-du-Pape whites to shame.  As always, it’s about half Viognier for peachy fruit and fragrance plus Grenache blanc for body and Marsanne for complexity and minerality. In the few months since this lovely white Rhone sold out, it's gotten even prettier on the nose, with generous aromas of creamy peach, fruit blossom, Clemintine and crushed chalk.

Take a sip, and you'll experience an explosion of bright apricot, yellow peach, honeysuckle and mint flavors up front before chalk, wet stone, and peach skin notes emerge at the end. The juicy acids keep this rich, medium-bodied, white fresh and make it a great choice for drinking as an aperitif, with cheeses or baked fish, or even with savory turkey and stuffing!  And, it will age beautifully (if you can keep your hands off it long enough)!

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Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2012 Product #28957 (In Stock)
Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2012 Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2012

Delicious, dark and chewy - a gem.

"Tasting like a mini-Chateauneuf du Pape, with ripe mulled blackberries, spice, toast, licorice and hints of flowers, the Alain Jaume 2012 Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that spent 12 months mostly in concrete tank. Medium to full-bodied, rich and balanced, it should drink nicely for 7-8 years. Drink now-2020."Wine Advocate 89-91 points

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Ch Unang Ventoux 2009 Product #28181 (In Stock)
Ch Unang Ventoux 2009 Ch Unang Ventoux 2009

Ventoux is usually a source for ripe, if rustic, reds and fleshy whites.  But, James King's vineyards running up and down steep sloped hillsides and surrounded by forest are a touch cooler than most and give wines of much more freshness, class, and finesse than normally found here.  His tank-raised Grenache (60%), Syrah (30%) and Carignan blend is a beauty.  Raspberry, strawberry, red licorice, and plum notes jump from the glass and coat your palate.  The expansive juicy fruit is complemented by a touch of damp earth and warm stone minerality.  Very pure and refreshing from first glass to last.

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Mas De Gourgonnier Les Baux De Provence 2011 Product #28379 (In Stock)
Mas De Gourgonnier Les Baux De Provence 2011 Mas De Gourgonnier Les Baux De Provence 2011

Definitely one of the lighter vintages of this classic Provencal red from <b>organic grapes,</b> but more refreshing and precise for it.  Aromas and flavors of red fruits, garrigue, leather and spice shine in this medium bodied red that closes with a supple, juicy, finish.  It's a great "go to" weeknight red for pizza, pasta, or anything on the grill!

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Billo Priorat Negre 2010 Product #28440 (In Stock)
Billo Priorat Negre 2010 Billo Priorat Negre 2010

Priorat tends to be a massive, intense, and cellar-worthy wine that needs time in cellar or big food to shine.  So, the 2010 Billo Negre is a very special treat – a supple, open, blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and a little Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers plenty of classic Priorat character in a “drink me now” style.  Generous aromas of black plums, blackberry, warm stones and a touch of savory herb waft from the glass.  In the mouth the fruit turns more Grenache-like with raspberry and red plum joining the cassis and blue/black fruits and a touch of luscious milk chocolate coming up on the end.  It’s full of flavor and nicely concentrated, but stays wonderfully fresh and pure on the dark berry, chocolate, and warm stone finish. The soft, fine-grained, tannins give this more than enough heft to pair with pork tenderloin or lamb loin chops, but it’s pretty darn tasty all by itself, too.  A stellar value from rocky, dry, remote, Priorat.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2009 Product #28306 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2009 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages La Daurelle 2009

Simply the best value in robust Rhone red wine we have in the store now - a wine that blows away most $30-$50 "luxury" Gigondas and a whole lot of Chateauneuf!   A blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (10%) and Mourvedre (10%) all aged in neutral oak perfectly express the terroir of Philippe’s rocky vineyards and the vintage’s warmth and ripeness. Big aromas of black raspberry, licorice, fresh earth, and roasted meat carry through on the mouth coating palate where hints of lavender and violet emerge.  The focused, generous, flavors push through the explosive finish where firm tannins provide support and raspberry, black cherry, garrigue, seared beef, and licorice flavors go on and on.

With age this  just gets better and better - a magnum of 2005 Philippe served us last year resembled and was flat out better than the 2005 Beaucastel on the same table.  Grab a case or so of regular bottles, but treat yourself to a few magnums, too.  An utterly magnificent bottle of gutsy Rhone red now and for 15+ years to come.

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Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 2013 Product #29138 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 2013 Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 2013

Think of this as "baby Chateaneuf du Pape" even though it's labeled as just Vin de France.  Jean-Marie Royer blends lots that didn't quite fit into previous year's CdP blends something wonderfully ripe, gutsy, complex and great value!  It's bursting with blackberry, raspberry, black olive and a generous dose of garrigue showcased in a silky-textured wine that finishes long, juicy, and fresh. Philipe Cambie consults here, and you'll see his influence on the fine, smooth, tannins that provide ample support but won't get in the way of enjoying this with a chill if you like.  A delicious bargain.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009 Product #28308 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2009

Philippe Plantevin grows this wine in the stony, wind-swept, vineyards on the barren flats outside the village of Cairanne, due west of Rasteau and north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  It’s a blend of concentrated, intense, Grenache (75%) and muscular, meaty, Syrah (25%) harvested together in late September.  After sorting, the grapes are 100% de-stemmed and then given a long, slow, fermentation in concrete vats and stainless steel tank.

Philippe considers the Cairanne to be his top wine, and it’s always the most muscular, powerful, wine in the cellar. In the warm 2009 vintage, it shows just a touch more sauve than usual and is delicious right now! The aromas show off black raspberries and cherries, fresh turned earth, warm stones and a touch of spice. It's a big, rich, wine in the mouth with oodles of black fruit and accents of garrigue, cracked pepper, and stone.  The finish is firm and mouthwatering, but the ripe fruit and black pepper notes keep pumping through on the generous, savory, finish. Pair it with grilled or roasted meats now and be sure to save some to enjoy in 2019!

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Clos Du Caillou Cotes Du Rhone Bouquet Des Garrigues 2012 Product #28890 (In Stock)
Clos Du Caillou Cotes Du Rhone Bouquet Des Garrigues 2012 Clos Du Caillou Cotes Du Rhone Bouquet Des Garrigues 2012

Always one of our very favorite Cotes du Rhones, and in 2012 a wine that outshines many much more expensive Chateauneuf du Pape!  It’s a blend of 85% Grenache and equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre, all aged in tank and neutral barrel.  Grenache raspberry and sweet cherry aromas and flavors take center stage, but there’s plenty of black olive tapenade, crushed herb, and black pepper complexity.  Very pure, very delicious.

“The 2012 Cotes du Rhone Bouquet des Garrigues is a brilliant looking tank sample. Aged all in foudre, it offers up ripe, pure notes of crushed stone, pepper and earthy notes to go with both red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and textured, with sweet tannin, it’s one serious Cotes du Rhone that will evolve for 4-7 years. Drink 2014-2021.”Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Dom Bunan Mas De La Rouviere Bandol Rose 2013 Product #28359 (In Stock)
Dom Bunan Mas De La Rouviere Bandol Rose 2013 Dom Bunan Mas De La Rouviere Bandol Rose 2013

Classic Bandol heft and complexity here with plenty of ripe fruit and herbal accents.

"Savory and tarragon hints are followed by notes of white cherry, bergamot and bitter orange, with a lovely mouthfeel. Stays graceful and lacy through the finish, with a lingering echo of strawberry that expands with air. Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Grenache. Drink now."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Dom Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue 2012 Product #29053 (In Stock)
Dom Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue 2012 Dom Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue 2012

A powerhouse red that finishes much more gently than you'd expect.  Yes, it will thrive with roasts and rich stews, but this is going to be fun to just sip by the fire, too.

"Deep ruby. Ripe blueberry, plum preserve and floral pastille aromas show impressive clarity and subtle spiciness. Lush dark berry flavors show good power and depth, with slow-building acidity providing focus and freshness. Closes on a gently tannic note, with velvety blueberry and blackberry notes lingering on the finish."International Wine Cellar 90-92 points

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Dom Anne Gros Et Jean-paul Tollot "La 50/50" 2012 Product #29089 (In Stock)
Dom Anne Gros Et Jean-paul Tollot Dom Anne Gros Et Jean-paul Tollot

What happens when two of Burgundy's brightest stars make Minervois?  Deliciousness! Ripe, sophisticated, long.

"Vosne-Romanee-based Anne Gros and partner Jean-Paul Tollot (of Domaine Tollot-Beaut) fashion serious, structured and age-worthy efforts from their estate located in the northern part of the Minervois. A tank-aged blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, the 2012 Minervois 50 / 50 is outstanding with its beautiful dark fruits, crushed rock, earth and underbrush-styled aromatics. Medium-bodied, elegant and with a superbly layered, rich mid-palate, it will benefit from another year in bottle and drink nicely for 3-5 years after that."Wine Advocate 90 points

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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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Dom Alain Jaume Gigondas Terrasses De Montmirail 2012 Product #28119 (In Stock)
Dom Alain Jaume Gigondas Terrasses De Montmirail 2012 Dom Alain Jaume Gigondas Terrasses De Montmirail 2012

As Wine Advocate says, "These are some of the most exciting wines coming out of the region and they should not be missed!" A traditionally styled Giogondas of heft and power with amazing aromatics of dark fruit and loads of garrigue.  Ripe, but not over the top, and very well balanced with oodles of yummy sweet fruit and long, long, long.

"Mostly Grenache, with 20% Syrah, that’s aged 14 months in 20% barrels. Showing classic Gigondas spice, dried garrigue, saddle leather and blackberry and raspberry fruit, this medium to full-bodied Gigondas is loaded with Provencal character. Drink it over the coming 6-7 years. Drink now-2021."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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