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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2015 Product #31637 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2015 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2015

Another lovely vintage for this classy Rhone white that puts many (much more expensive) 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.

The excitement starts on the nose, where you’ll find generous aromas of creamy peach, fruit blossom, Clementine 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 2015 Product #32017 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2015 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2015

A 50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, and in the great 2015 vintage, it’s one of the sexiest releases of this robust Rhone we’ve tasted yet.  Big, Rhone-ish, aromas here with a big dose of black raspberry and black cherry, a touch of dried plum, a punch of dark chocolate, and a beguiling accent of candied violets.  The wine completely envelops your palate with ripe fruit that remains remarkably fresh – think crushed raspberry, mid-season cherry, and black plums just plucked from the tree.  And, like any really fine wine, it’s better still on the killer finish where tangy cherry, chocolate, red plum, and smoked stone flavors sail on over fine-grained tannins.  About as versatile and food friendly as Cotes du Rhone gets, you’ll love this with summer burgers and find yourself reaching for a bottle to drink with pizza, sausages, lamb, and more for at least the next 4-5 years.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012 Product #31928 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012 Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012

In the warm, rich, 2012 vintage this long-time favorite is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah ad 10% each Mourvedre and Carignan, all aged in used French oak cask.  The nose is very complex, with aromas of black raspberry, wild blackberry, redcurrant, and a bold note of savory, herb-crusted, roast beef.  The palate is luxurious with almost a milk chocolate-like density and plushness framing the dark red fruit, seared meat, lavender and thyme flavors.  The ending is every bit as exciting as the beginning and middle, with a wash of fresh wild blackberry, savory herb, and dark chocolate gliding along over substantial, but silky smooth, tannins. 

At 5 years from harvest, this is certainly "ready" in the sense that it delivers boatloads of immediate pleasure.  But this wine always ages longer and more gracefully than the appellation or price point suggests.  Pull a bottle out of your cellar in 2022 and I guarantee you'll be blown away.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012 Product #32018 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012

There's nothing shy about this intense, powerful, blend of Grenache (60%) and Syrah (40%) from the warm 2012 Rhone vintage.  Bold aromas of dark black cherry, black raspberry, leather, roasted meat, and more jump from the glass.  On the palate, it's as rich and luxurious as a top-notch Chateauneuf du Pape with layered flavors of kirsch, cherry, black plum, pepper, and sweet spice.  For all its ripeness and power, the texture is sophisticated and silky with juicy acids and very fine-grained, ripe, tannins. It's the most polished and refined version of this, Philippe Plantevin's top wine, we've ever tasted.  While it will certainly delight right now with rich meals, the wine will gain even more complexity and earthy depth over the next 10+ years.

"Upfront, forward notes of sweet cassis, blackberry, wood spice and vanilla, as well as an impressively textured and layered palate. Seamless, elegant and sexy, this modern styled blend of Grenache and Syrah (aged in 20% new oak) should be ready to go on release and have 7-8 years of longevity."Wine Advocate 88-90 points

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015 Product #32019 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015

Take a great vintage and one of the Southern Rhone's cooler, more limestone-laced, terriors and add in the no-nonsense winemaking of Phlippe Plantevin and you get this very special, very delicious, 2015 Visan.  A blend of 52% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 20% Carignan and 2% Mourvedre made in tank, this really pops in the glass - visually (brilliant deep purple) and on the nose - crushed raspberry, blueberry, violet and chocolate.  On the palate it's the most vivid, energetic, of Philippe's wines and the tangy Carignan blueberry enlivens deep crushed raspberry and blackberry fruit.  A hint of spice and herb add complexity to the flavors and the juicy, finessed, finish drives ripe fruit, earth, and floral flavors across your palate with fine length.  Delicious already and gaining richness over the next 5-8 years, this is superb value.

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