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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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Dom d'Eole Coteaux d'Aix En Provence Cuvee Lea 2003 Product #20380 (In Stock)
Dom d'Eole Coteaux d'Aix En Provence Cuvee Lea 2003 Dom d'Eole Coteaux d'Aix En Provence Cuvee Lea 2003

This blend of Grenache and Syrah is aged in small barrels and pushes the quality limit of wines from Provence to new heights. It combines the red fruit of Grenache, the Rhone-like spiciness of Syrah and the typical wild herb flavors of Provencal wines. Taste it blind and you’d think the 2003 Cuvee Lea was an excellent 2001 Chateauneuf or very strong 2006 Gigondas.  It’s delicious right now – try it with roasted meats, rich cheeses, or stews of olive and lamb – and still has another 7+ years to go.  Stunning value while it lasts.

"Richer and deeper than the 2004 version, this shows an abundance of black cherry fruit, but also layers of spicy, savory complexity. Dominated by old-vine Grenache, it could easily be mistaken for a Lirac or Châteauneuf-du-Pape."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003 Product #23588 (In Stock)
Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003 Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003

Celler Cecilio is based in Gratallops, in the heart of Priorat. They are a family business that has been dedicated to the wine production since 1942 when the firm was first founded by Cecilio Vicent, the father of the present owner, August Vicent. Their vineyards, which are planted on terraces of steep slopes typical from this area, total of 8 hectares, of which 3 hectares are Garnacha, 3 hectares Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 hectares Carinena.

The estate's flagship wine from the 2003 vintage is a stunner.  Certainly ripe, there's a big burst of blueberry and dark black cherry fruit here.  But, there's also plenty of classic smoky slate and herb Priorat character as well.  Great wine for rich food.

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Dom Perignon Vintage 2003 Product #26035 (In Stock)
Dom Perignon Vintage 2003 Dom Perignon Vintage 2003

"The 2003 Dom Perignon is a big, broad shouldered wine. It does not have the seductiveness of the 2000, nor the power of the 2002. It is instead very much its own wine. In 2003 Geoffroy elected to use more Pinot Noir than is typically the case, and that comes through in the wine’s breath and volume. The 2003 is a big, powerful Champagne that will require quite a bit of time to shed some of its baby fat. The trademark textural finesse is there, though. I expect the 2003 to be a highly divisive Champagne because of its extreme personality, but then again, many of the world’s legendary wines were made from vintages considered freakish at the time. The 2003 is an atypically, rich, powerful, vinous Dom Perignon loaded with fruit, structure and personality. It is not for the timid, but rather it is a wine for those who can be patient. No one has a crystal ball, but personally I will not be surprised if in 20 years’ time the 2003 is considered an iconic Champagne."Wine Advocate 94+ points

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