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Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2014 Product #31783 (In Stock)
Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2014 Dom Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Les Champauvins 2014

From a terrific Rhone vineyard unjustly left out of the Chateauneuf du Pape AOC, this is a wine Robert Parker has called "a baby Chateauneuf du Pape," "a poor person's Chateauneuf," and "a serious effort that could easily be mistaken for a Chateauneuf du Pape." This year’s release is even more supple and open than past vintages.  As always, though it delivers loads of rich, ripe, Rhonish fruit - kirsch, cherry, raspberry - along with classic accents of lavender, thyme, black pepper, and black olive. Unlike most Chateauneuf, it's delicious right now and simply a steal at this price.

"What looks to be a beautiful Côtes du Rhône (which should be no surprise coming from this estate), the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Les Champauvins checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, from rolled pebble soils, that was aged 70% in stainless steel (Grenache) and 30% in barrel (Syrah and Mourvedre.) Giving up lots of roasted Provençal herbs, garrigue, pepper and currant-like fruit, it is medium to full-bodied, ripe and nicely textured, with impressive purity of fruit. It has outstanding potential and will have a decade of overall longevity."Wine Advocate 88-91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
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Dom Grand Veneur Lirac Clos De Sixte 2014 Product #31993 (In Stock)
Dom Grand Veneur Lirac Clos De Sixte 2014 Dom Grand Veneur Lirac Clos De Sixte 2014

Until phylloxera arrived in 1863, Lirac was the most important and famous red wine region in all of the Southern Rhone – much more so than Chateauneuf du Pape across the Rhone River to the west.  Wines like this beauty from the Jaume family are helping to make the case for Lirac quality once gain.  As always, the quality starts in the vineyard with low yields, lots of handwork, and certified organic farming of vines growing amidst piles of the rounded Rhone river stones called galet.  The blend – 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre – and winemaking are almost identical to Grand Veneur’s highly rated Chateauneuf du Papes.  You’ll find loads of Chateauneuf character here - blackberry, raspberry, licorice, black olive, savory herb and more – and also a distinctly Lirac texture:  smooth, open, and almost silky.

"Powerful dark berry, licorice and smoky mineral aromas, along with suave floral and peppery spice accents. Smooth and fleshy on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry and lavender pastille flavors sharpened by a hint of white pepper. Deftly blends richness and vivacity and finishes long and sweet, with supple tannins lending gentle grip."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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