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Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz 2012 Product #30485 (In Stock)

"Smoky cherry and blackcurrant aromas are sharpened and lifted by a peppery quality and a hint of candied flowers. Supple and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of olive that becomes stronger with air. Finishes with echoing blue fruit and olive notes, good length and just a whisper of tannins."  Vinous (Reynolds)  88 points

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Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012 Product #29059 (In Stock)
Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012 Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012

Sicily's Firriato used to blend this Syrah into their Cabernet Sauvignon, but the wines were just too good on their own to mix up that way any longer!  This 100% Syrah has a definite "New World" bent, with lush blackberry and blueberry fruit and accents of leather and fine French oak spice.  The minerality and smoky notes suggest the Northern Rhone, but the bright, refreshing, acids say "Italy" loud and clear.  Luxurious, mouthwatering, and very long, this makes a great choice for rich dinners or even just sipping.

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Fox Creek Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012 Product #29509 (In Stock)
Fox Creek Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012 Fox Creek Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2012

Nice juicy character the the ripe fruit with smoky accents.  Very good value here.

"Exotic, expansive aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, vanilla and cola, along with a peppery overtone and a hint of violet pastille. Broad, fleshy, appealingly sweet boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors show excellent depth and a seamless texture. Finishes juicy and long, with building spiciness, an echo of blue fruit and round tannins."  Vinous (Josh Reynolds) 91 points

"Fine tannins swarm around a lithe core of blueberry, dark plum and savory flavors. Earthy nuances linger on the finish. This has intensity and grace. Drink now through 2017. 500 cases made."Wine Spectator 89 points

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Aleria Syrah XX 270 Corsica 2013 Product #30490 (In Stock)
Aleria Syrah XX 270 Corsica 2013 Aleria Syrah XX 270 Corsica 2013

Ripe, pure, sophisticated.

"Made from a block of Syrah vines that are planted on steep, granite soils (which is unique as this region is mostly limestone) facing the Mediterranean Sea, the 2013 Corse XX270 sports an inky purple color to go with incredible granite influence in its liquid rock, blackberry, raspberry, floral and peppery bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, with incredible purity, this is a seriously elegant, classically styled Syrah to drink over the coming decade."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2013 Product #29581 (In Stock)
Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2013 Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2013

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

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Dom Du Tix Ventoux Cuvee De Bramefan 2012 Product #30123 (In Stock)
Dom Du Tix Ventoux Cuvee De Bramefan 2012 Dom Du Tix Ventoux Cuvee De Bramefan 2012

The past two vintages of this oak-aged powerhouse Syrah (92%) and Grenache (8%) blend earned 90 points from Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate.  The 2012 is better still.  It opens with simply gorgeous aromas of crème de cassis, kirsch, smoke, and roasted meat - complex and seductive.  On the palate, Parker's description of the 2010 is spot on:  "It possesses unbelievable richness for a wine from this appellation, as well as loads of blackberries, black currants, acacia flowers, licorice and graphite."  One of the sexiest wines I've ever tried from Ventoux, but one that has sneaky structure and glorious freshness as well.  Ready and delicious right now and built to improve over the next 5-6 years.  A "wow" wine and stellar value.

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Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2012 Product #30187 (In Stock)
Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2012 Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2012

As always, a sophisticated St. Joseph with good fruit and plenty of smoky, mineral, complexity.

"Fresh black raspberry, cherry and floral aromas are complicated by a spicy nuance. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering intense red and dark berry flavors that gain weight and power with air. The floral element comes back strong on the finish, which features supple tannins and a hint of spicecake. Distinctly elegant and in a "city style, not rustic," as Philippe Guigal put it."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

"As good, if not better, than the 2011, the 2012 Saint Joseph has lots of ripeness in its sexy black fruits, chocolate, vanilla and smoked meat aromas and flavors. I suspect that by the time this sees the inside of a bottle, the oak will have integrated and it will show a more classic profile. Medium to full-bodied, textured and nicely concentrated, it too will have a decade or more prime drinking."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

"Nicely focused, with a tangy savory note up front, followed by olive, bay and dark cherry flavors. The sanguine-edged finish has good cut. Drink now through 2017."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Ogier (Michel Et Stephane) L' Ame Soeur Syrah 2011 Product #29426 (In Stock)
Ogier (Michel Et Stephane) L' Ame Soeur Syrah 2011 Ogier (Michel Et Stephane) L' Ame Soeur Syrah 2011

“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

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The Withers Mr. Burgess Red Sierra Foothills 2013 Product #29996 (In Stock)
The Withers Mr. Burgess Red Sierra Foothills 2013 The Withers Mr. Burgess Red Sierra Foothills 2013

Here's a marvelous (if tiny production) wine that fully captures Syrah's magic from high-elevation, Sierra Foothills, vineyards in El Dorado.  It's 75% Syrah with 18% Mourvedre for earthy complexity and 7% Grenache for a bit of extra levity and fruit.  Perfectly ripe and supple at 14.1%, it serves up complex aromas of blackberry, Bing cherry, fresh earth and dark chocolate.  On the palate it's luxuriously textured, cloaking your mouth with flavors and excellent depth and purity.  The finish is long, lush, and silky, with fruit, earth and chocolate flavors lingering nicely. Delicious stuff!

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Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012 Product #29013 (In Stock)
Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012 Gaillard Cote Rotie 2012

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

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Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010 Product #28792 (In Stock)
Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2010

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

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