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Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml Product #30009 (In Stock)
Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2009 375ml

Stellar wine that's already delicious.

"Potent cherry, redcurrant and floral scents are given a musky, earthy touch by a hint of rhubarb. Sappy, sweet and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry preserve flavors and a touch of licorice. The clinging finish is shaped by silky, even tannins and given bite by a hint of cracked pepper."  Vinous 92 points

"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a beautiful wine, although perhaps not at the level of the 2007 or 2010 (which will not be released for another two years). The elegant, medium to full-bodied 2009 displays lots of cedary, berry fruit intermixed with notes of garrigue, Christmas fruitcake, kirsch and spice. It is best consumed in its first decade of life."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Dom Barville Chateauneuf Du Pape 2014 Product #31998 (In Stock)
Dom Barville Chateauneuf Du Pape 2014 Dom Barville Chateauneuf Du Pape 2014

A huge value in barrel aged, nicely ripe, CdP.  About 70% Grenache with 25% Syrah and a splash of Mourvedre.

"Potent, mineral-laced black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille aromas are complicated by subtle garrigue and white pepper notes. Seamless, round and sweet on the palate, offering juicy red and blue fruit and lavender pastille flavors and a touch of allspice. Finishes sappy and taut, displaying sneaky tannins and a late jolt of tangy acidity."  Vinous (Raynolds) 89-91 points

"This offers succulent, fleshy plum and boysenberry fruit notes inlaid with singed juniper, violet and anise notes. Delivers a lingering warm stone accent through the finish. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2014 Product #31413 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2014 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2014

We love, love, LOVE, this wine – the rare Grenache-based blend that will satisfy the biggest Chateauneuf fan and folks who love fine Pinot Noir, too.  It’s hard to believe how much freshness and precision Jean-Marie captured here in a wine that still screams “Chateauneuf” in terms of heft and ripeness.  I’m sure you can cellar this through 2024, but I’ve never had a case of this wine last more than 18 months in my cellar (and needed 2cs of the ’13).  Sexy, pure, and pretty much irresistible.

"Vibrant, spice- and mineral-tinged red fruits and potpourri on the seductively perfumed nose. Silky and seamless in texture, showing impressive lift and clarity to the raspberry, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors. Gentle tannins build slowly on the finish, which lingers with persistent notes of candied flowers and Asian spices. This elegant, distinctly pure Châteauneuf should drink very nicely soon after release."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91-93 points

"The classic 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is straight up outstanding, possessing medium-bodied richness, and a core of sweet fruit and classic notes of strawberries, dusty spice, dried herbs and licorice. It’s not going to make old bones, but it will dish out ample pleasure over the coming 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 Product #30445 (In Stock)

"the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre and other permitted varieties) is a great example of the vintage and has an upfront, perfumed, sexy style. Garrigue, incense, kirsch, lavender and black raspberry qualities flow nicely to a medium to full-bodied, rounded supple Chateauneuf du Pape that will drink nicely on release and evolve relatively quickly."Wine Advocate 89-92 points

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Dom Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape 2013 Product #31749 (In Stock)

In a short vintage for Grenache, this has more Syrah than usual and a nicely smoky, peppery, style. Delicious now but you can hold some for 5-7 years if you want more earthiness.

"Black currant and cherry scents are complicated by suggestions of licorice and candied flowers. Pliant and expansive in the mouth, offering sweet dark berry and licorice flavors that are enlivened by a suggestion of white pepper. The floral note comes back strong on the finish, which clings with excellent authority and a hint of fine-grained tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

"The straight 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape has lots to love with notes of black cherry, mulberry, leather and peppery herbs, medium-bodied richness and a rounded, charming style that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

"A racy style, with lively violet, bergamot and shiso leaf notes leading the way, followed by tangy raspberry and red currant fruit. A sanguine hint gives the finish spine, accented by lightly singed cedar details. Best from 2016 through 2022."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Signature 2014 Product #32156 (In Stock)
Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Signature 2014 Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Signature 2014

This is what Chateauneuf du Pape is supposed to taste like!  When you tip the glass, a rush of raspberry, black cherry, and that blend of lavender and sappy herbs the French call garrigue pretty much smacks you in the nose.  Then those scents turn into bold, rich, super-deep, flavors that fill up your mouth with full-bodied joy – but somehow never get heavy or hot.  And, at the end, this silky, spicy, wine leaves you with cracked pepper, herb, and sweet fruit and tannins ready to stand up to grilled lamb or a seven years or so in cellar.

"Fermented in concrete and aged in used foudres and demi-muids. Vivid ruby. Deep, smoke-accented dark berry and floral pastille scents are sharpened by a note of peppery spice. Smoky and sweet in the mouth, offering concentrated boysenberry and cherry flavors and a hint of candied violet. Shows very good power and energy and finishes with excellent focus and length; velvety, late-arriving tannins add shape. Quite serious for an entry-level bottling; I'd bet on this making a solid cellar candidate."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91-93 points

"Juicy, with plum paste and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors that race along, bolstered by a bright anise note. Stays juicy through the finish, showing hints of plum skin, fruitcake and lightly singed alder. Best from 2017 through 2025. 1,800 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2013 Product #30205 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2013 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2013

From one of Chateauneuf’s greatest vineyards, La Crau (think Vieux Telegraphe) and a plot abutting Rayas.  All Grenache that showcases how sandy soils helps that heady varietal gain grace, focus, and precision.  There must be a typo at Wine Advocate (91 points?  Really?), as this is already absolutely compelling and will gain explosiveness over the next couple of years.  Just 3 cases available.

"Sexy, mineral-tinged raspberry and floral pastille aromas show outstanding clarity and pick up a pungent suggestion of garrigue with air. Spicy, penetrating and energetic on the palate, offering juicy red berry, cherry liqueur and lavender flavors that deepen and spread out on the back half. The mineral and floral notes resonate emphatically on the persistent finish, which is firmed by sneaky, fine-grained tannins."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92-94 points

"The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape les Sables de la Crau is a stunner in the vintage. Ultra-pure, elegant, sweetly fruited and a sexy as they come, it delivers loads of strawberry, rose petal, framboise and spice on the nose. My only complaint is that it’s slightly straightforward, but it delivers more pleasure than most in this vintage and just begs to be drunk! Enjoy this beauty anytime over the coming 7-8 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Du Papet 2012 Product #31755 (In Stock)

From 80 year-old vines in La Crau; masterful.

"Highly fragrant aromas of fresh red fruits, potpourri and smoky minerals, with a hint of allspice in the background. Silky, sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors and a bracing jolt of blood orange. Very suave, precise Châteauneuf with outstanding finishing lift and thrust and gentle tannic grip. As usual for this bottling, finesse is favored over brute strength, but there's no lack of depth and power here."  Vinous (Raynolds) 94 points

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Dom De La Mordoree Chateauneuf Du Pape La Reine 2013 Product #31550 (In Stock)
Dom De La Mordoree Chateauneuf Du Pape La Reine 2013 Dom De La Mordoree Chateauneuf Du Pape La Reine 2013

Stunning wine, drinking well right now, and on sale to boot!

"One of the wines of the vintage is easily the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Le Reine des Bois. Mostly Grenache (there’s a fair chunk of Mourvedre and Syrah) that’s raised in a combination of stainless steel and barrels, it offers tons of graphite and crushed rock to go with background blackberry, leather and pepper. Ripe, unctuous and fabulously concentrated, this beautiful Chateauneuf can be drunk today with incredible pleasure, or cellared for a decade."Wine Advocate 94 points

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Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape 2014 Product #31753 (In Stock)
Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape 2014 Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape 2014

This CdP legend is uncommonly open in 2014 - enjoy now - 2024.

"The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beautiful wine in the vintage, and Marc compares it to the 2012. Sporting a deep ruby color and terrific notes of blackberries, ground herbs, pepper and Provençal spice, it shows the more forward, charming nature of the vintage and is medium to full-bodied, pure and balanced. Drink it anytime over the coming decade."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2013 Product #31108 (In Stock)
Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2013 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2013

Yes, it's expensive.  Treat yourself.  You (and the wine) are worth it!  Classic in style and delicious now.

"Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red berries, incense, garrigue and smoky minerals convey a sexy Asian spice nuance in the background. Supple, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering intense black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that stain the palate. Smooth, seamless and concentrated but energetic as well, with velvety, slow-building tannins giving shape to a very long, spice- and mineral-accented finish."  Vinous (Reynolds) 93 points

"Tasted out of bottle, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape comes from miniscule yields of 13 hectoliter per hectare (25-39 hectoliters per hectare is normal for the appellation), and hits 14.8% natural alcohol. It has a darker, slightly more concentrated, austere feel than the 2014, and has ample kirsch, blackberry, peppery and crushed rock-like aromas and flavors. Vincent commented that he thinks this vintage will shut down after a few years in bottle, so if you’re going try one in its youth, find the corkscrew. While obviously not a great wine, it’s certainly outstanding and has considerable charm and elegance. It will also have 10-15 years of overall longevity."Wine Advocate 92 points

"Very juicy and lively in feel, with pepper, tobacco and bay leaf notes leading the way for a core of raspberry, bitter plum and red currant coulis flavors. The long finish lets the pepper and tobacco notes play out, with pleasant acidity embedded throughout. Very Provençal in feel."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2015 Magnum Product #32158 (In Stock)
Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2015 Magnum Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2015 Magnum

When Robert Parker tasted the 2005 Pure  - just the third vintage for then 25 year-old Julien Barrot – he was blown away, calling it “magnificent 100% old vine Grenache offering called Pure, which is about as close to a great vintage of Rayas as one will find.”  That Rayas comparison comes up often, and while this is hardly inexpensive, compared to Rayas…  Well worth having to drink from 2020 on.

"Most of these vines are now over 115 years old; fermented in large concrete eggs and aged in a large older foudre. Lurid ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, cola, incense and potpourri, and a hint of smoky minerality emerges with air. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry, bitter cherry and lavender pastille flavors show superb depth and energy and stretch out to become sweeter on the back half. Shows excellent clarity and spicy lift on a long, sappy finish framed by velvety, slow-building tannins. For such a generous wine, there's no lack of vivacity here."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93-95 points

"One of the most impressive barrel samples of this cuvée I can remember, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Pure is always almost 100% Grenache that comes from a tiny parcel of sandy soils located right at the junction of the Grand Pierre, Pointu and Rayas lieux-dits. Partially destemmed, vinified in concrete and aged in a single, ancient foudre, this sensational-looking Châteauneuf du Pape dishes out incredible amounts of ripe cherries, blueberries, crushed rocks and crushed flowers. Big, full-bodied, thick and unctuous, it got a few expletives in the notes, and for all its size and weight, it stays lively, pure and even elegant. My money is on this beauty being one of the top wines in the vintage."Wine Advocate 95-97 points

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