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Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 HALF BOTTLE Product #27994 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 HALF BOTTLE Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 HALF BOTTLE

Half Bottle!  Another great release from one of the Rhone's most important estates.

"As for the red wines, first and foremost is Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying the highest price for generic Cotes du Rhone, and that in large part explains the quality of this wine year in and year out. It enjoys an extended upbringing in foudre and stainless steel tanks and is always a dense ruby/purple-colored wine with lots of blue and black fruits intermixed with notions of kirsch, licorice, lavender and spice. Supple and surprisingly intense, this delicious effort can age for 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 89 points

"Offers a roasted feel, with dark bramble, plum and tobacco notes accented by hints of pastis and apple wood, leading to a ganache- and charcoal-infused finish. Distinctive in feel, revealing a prominent yet integrated woodsy element."Wine Spectator 89 points

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Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2013 Product #28005 (In Stock)
Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2013 Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2013

Our first 2013 rose is a beauty!  As soon as you see the Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé, you know you’re in for a treat.  It’s a beautifully transparent salmon pink that almost sparkles in sunshine.  Aromas of fresh picked strawberries and crushed red fruits – raspberries and cherries – get a lift from floral accents and a hint of citrus rind.  In the mouth, it’s bright and crisp with loads of berry fruit and just a touch of mineral, nicely round but still light and fresh.  The acids come up on the finish and make your mouth water, leaving you looking for a little bite to eat or another refreshing sip.  Drink this on its own anytime you like, or pair it with anything from smoked salmon to fruited chicken salad.  “Berry” delicious!

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Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2012 Product #28132 (In Stock)
Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2012 Ch De Segries Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2012

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Nothing super fancy here - just a really, really, good Cotes du Rhone at a great value price to enjoy with everything from burgers to lamb chops.  About half Grenache with 30% Syrah and then equal parts Carignan and Cinsault, mostly from vines planted in the 1920s and 1930s by former owner Count de Regis de Gatimel.  Most of the luscious, ripe, fruit ferments and ages in tank but part of the Syrah sees barrel to add richness and depth.

A good deal richer and darker than the very popular 2011 edition, the 2012 Segries Cotes du Rhone gushes with 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.  A winner.

"This estate has been on a qualitative hot streak for more than a decade... The 2012 Cotes du Rhone is composed of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan and 10% Cinsault. It is a fruity, pedal-to-the-metal, peppery, black currant and black cherry-scented and flavored, medium-bodied Cotes du Rhone displaying hints of lavender and garrigue. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

"Full-bodied but approachable, this wine shows a slightly horsey edge on the nose, and pleasingly suede-like flavors and textures underlying the raspberry fruit. It’s a complex mélange that should likely be consumed over the next couple of years. BEST BUY!"Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Ch Millegrand Minervois 2012 Product #28258 (In Stock)
Ch Millegrand Minervois 2012 Ch Millegrand Minervois 2012

Loads of authentic Languedoc character in this classic, if a tad under-priced, blend of 35% Syrah, 30% Carignan, 25% Grenache, and 10% Mourvèdre. From vineyards on the border between Minervois and Corbieres, Millegrand's fruit benefits from the "Carcassonne Gateway" effect - a perfect blend of Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pyrenees climates.  It's gutsy and concentrated, full of dark red and black fruit with accents of Languedoc herb and earth.  Distinctly earthy on the ripe, powerful, finish, this is a fantastic match for roast lamb or grilled pork.

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Ch Montaud Cotes De Provence Rose 2012 Product #28259 (In Stock)
Ch Montaud Cotes De Provence Rose 2012 Ch Montaud Cotes De Provence Rose 2012

This huge customer favorite is, once again, a classic rosé blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, attractively packaged in the traditional curvy Provencal rose bottle.   Concentrated and intensely juicy, it's packed with dried berry, cherry, and red currant fruit with accents of glazed white peach and nectarine.  Dry and crisp, it finishes with a big burst of creamy fruit flavors an just a touch of fresh herb and mineral. Give it a light chill and enjoy on its own or with salads or grilled poultry.  Lovely stuff!

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Sol'Acantalys Vignerons Tavel Cotes Du Rhone 2012 Product #28222 (In Stock)
Sol'Acantalys Vignerons Tavel Cotes Du Rhone 2012 Sol'Acantalys Vignerons Tavel Cotes Du Rhone 2012

While the Rhone village of Tavel is most famous for rose, there's plenty of top-notch red wine made in and around the town, too.  This comes from the local co-op, and it's the kind of easygoing Cotes du Rhone you'd find yourself sipping in any good Provencal bistro.  A light, gentle, style with black cherry, warm stone, black licorice and olive notes and a touch of lavender lingering on the fruit-filled finish.  Fine with a chill for a picnic or warmer to enjoy with anything on the grill.

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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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Ch Valcombe Costieres De Nimes Rose 2013 Product #28288 (In Stock)
Ch Valcombe Costieres De Nimes Rose 2013 Ch Valcombe Costieres De Nimes Rose 2013

Ch de Valcombe has been in the Ricome family since 1740, and they've turned out delicious value wines non-stop since then. From vineyards on the border of Languedoc and Provence, this blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache is a South of France classic from it's light salmon color to it's robust aromas and flavors of crushed berries, citrus, and just a touch of earth.  Nicely ripe at just 12% alcohol, the zesty, mouthwatering, finish of cranberry and cherry will keep you coming back for more.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2011 Product #27134 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2011 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2011

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 with grilled fish and fruit salsa.  It will age surprisingly well if you can keep your hands off it now!

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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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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2013 Product #28305 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2013 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rose 2013

If you thought Philippe’s 2012 rosé was good, just wait until you try the 2013!  A touch darker in color and one notch more concentrated and intense, but just as full of fruit and refreshment as last year.  Unusually for a rosé from this part of the Rhone valley, it’s 90% Mourvedre (made famous by Domaine Tempier and other Bandol estates) and just 10% Grenache. 

Lovely dark pink in color, the generous aromas feature bright cherry, passion fruit, and wild herb scents. The texture and shape of the wine in your mouth is fantastic, starting soft and silky, exploding into palate coating flavors, and then focusing down with laser-like precision and focus on the mouthwatering finish.  You’ll find plenty of wild strawberry, passion fruit, ripe citrus, fresh herb and just a touch of earthy Mourvedre flavors running through the wine with mouthwatering watermelon, berry, pink grapefruit and mineral  notes on the long, juicy, finish.  A great solo sipper and even better with fresh salads, smoked salmon, or anything with plenty of savory herb and garlic.

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Andre Brunel Cotes Du Rhone 2011 Product #27741 (In Stock)
Andre Brunel Cotes Du Rhone 2011 Andre Brunel Cotes Du Rhone 2011

Andre Brunel of Chateauneuf du Pape's Les Cailloux serves up a tasty, easygoing, Cotes du Rhone here for solo sipping and with enough grip to enjoy with casual foods.  A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% old-vinie Cinsault done all in tank.

"A forward, friendly style, with melted red licorice, plum sauce and cinnamon notes, offering a polished feel on the finish."Wine Spectator 87 points

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

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Ch Coupe Roses Minervois La Bastide 2012 Product #28223 (In Stock)

From some the highest-altitude vineyards in Minervois, this blend of Carignan and Grenache with 5% Syrah is a bright and mineral-laden beauty.  Aromas of tangy red fruit, ripe black raspberry, tapinade and garigue- lavender, thyme, rosemary and more - lead to similar flavors with a bigger dose of hot stone and wet slate minerality. Plenty of grip makes this a fantastic match for grilled lamb, pork or beef, especially with fatty cuts where the bright acidity and minerality will refresh your palate and hunger!

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Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2013 Product #28238 (In Stock)

Another winning vintage for this long-time customer and staff favorite! You'll find all the layered complexity you expect here as zesty aromas and flavors of strawberry, redcurrant, blood orange and chalky mineral chase across your palate.  Plenty of concentration and power and even more drive and cut than last year on the spicy, dry, stony, finish.  A classic Provencal rose, well-priced, and perfect for sipping solo or with salmon or Salade Niçoise.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne 2006 Product #26857 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne 2006 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne 2006

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 usually the most muscular, powerful, wine in the cellar.  Here, the combination of a softer vintage (2006) and a half-dozen years of aging in perfect conditions delivers a big wine, but one that’s wonderfully supple and ready to enjoy.  Opens with generous aromas of dark black raspberries and cherries, fresh turned earth, warm stones and a touch of spice.  In the mouth, it bursts with black and red berry fruit, cracked black pepper, licorice root, mineral, and savory spice flavors.  Ripe and extracted enough to fill up your mouth, the bright acidity and still firm, but perfectly balanced, tannins provide structure and freshness.  Fruit, mineral, and black pepper flavors linger nicely, and make this a fantastic match with grilled lamb, roast pork, or any robust dish.  In the drinking window now and ready to enjoy over the next half-decade or more.

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Dom La Tour Penedesses Faugeres 2009 Product #26900 (In Stock)
Dom La Tour Penedesses Faugeres 2009 Dom La Tour Penedesses Faugeres 2009

Just what red wine from Faugères (Languedoc-Roussillon) should be but almost never is.  A blend of Syrah, Grenache and 10% Mourvedre, this bursts with blackberry, black olive, floral and piney garrigue aromas.  In the mouth, round, almost creamy, and mineral with more blackberry/black raspberry fruit, dark earth, and a touch of wood spice flavors.  For all the fruit, this is savory, rather than sweet, and finishes firmly tannic and mineral with complex, lingering, flavors.  Outstanding with any herbed meat or bean dish now and the next few years.

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Clua El Sola D'en Pol Barrica Tinto 2009 Product #27287 (In Stock)
Clua El Sola D'en Pol Barrica Tinto 2009 Clua El Sola D'en Pol Barrica Tinto 2009

Xavier Clua is among the most celebrated wine makers in the up-and-coming Terra Alta region, just southwest of Priorat. Born into a family with over four generations in wine making, Xavier is producing outstanding wines from carefully tended old-vine vineyards and a judicious blending of modern technology (temperature control, stainless) and wine making tradition (old basket presses and minimal intervention).  The Mas d'en Pol Negre Barrica is a blend of Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot that receives about eight months aging in French oak barrels.  Aromas of black raspberry and balsamic with just a touch of slate lead to a rich, black-fruited, palate  with a nice red raspberry tang.  Sweet/sour berry fruit turns tangier on the juicy finish.  Great energy and freshness here to go with the rich aromas and flavors.

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Dom Saint Etienne Cotes Du Rhone Les Albizzias 2003 Product #27985 (In Stock)
Dom Saint Etienne Cotes Du Rhone Les Albizzias 2003 Dom Saint Etienne Cotes Du Rhone Les Albizzias 2003

From the extreme southern end of the Rhone Valley, just on the border of the Gard in Languedoc, this is a powerful blend of Grenache (about 60%) plus Syrah and Carignan.  You'd expect 10 year-old Cotes du Rhone to be fading, but this one is just hitting its stride.  Plenty of super-ripe raspberry and cherry fruit and muscular tannins (as you'd expect from the hot 2003 harvest) but also exotic notes of sandlewood, olive, black pepper, and spice. Still fine acidity here and that plus the very firm, but mouthwateringly ripe, tannins make this a Gigondas for Chateauneuf substitute at table with rich stews, roasts, or cheeses. 

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Ch De Casenove La Garrigue 2009 Product #28104 (In Stock)
Ch De Casenove La Garrigue 2009 Ch De Casenove La Garrigue 2009

This is the kind of ripe, hearty, well-structured, red that the rocky vineyards of Rousillon should turn out by the truckload, but somehow rarely do.  Certainly, the grapes that thrive in this dry heat – Grenache, Syrah, and especially Carignon – are not easy to tame, especially in ill-kempt fields full of shaggy vines groaning under the weight of humongous crop loads.

Etienne Montes and his friend/consulting winemaker, the Rhone’s Jean-Luc Colombo, succeed by taking a different path.  Where others use carbonic maceration, new oak barrels, or other tricks to soften Rousillon’s rustic edges, Montes simply works day after day in the vineyards to grow perfectly ripe grapes.  As the harvest nears, he prowls his three plots – including the largest full of 50 year old vines and the next largest planted 70 years ago – tasting, tasting, and tasting grapes.  When he can feel the ripeness in his mouth, the softness of tannin, the maturity of minerality – that’s when Montes starts to make wine.

"Years ago I met Etienne Montes when he first began running his family’s vineyard holdings called La Casenove. Montes gave up a career as a photo journalist to guide this domaine into the upper-echelon of Roussillon producers. The stunning 2009 La Garrigue (40% Carignan, 40% Syrah and 20% Grenache aged 7 months in tank) is a terrific example of how much wine one can buy for under $20 a bottle. An opaque ruby/purple color is followed by notes of cassis, blackberries, lavender, licorice, pepper and garrigue. Full-bodied, rich and heady, this beauty is capable of drinking well for 5-6 more years. However, as with most of these wines, what’s the point of waiting?”Wine Advocate 92 points

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