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Dom Barville Chateauneuf Du Pape 2015 Product #31998 (In Stock)
Dom Barville Chateauneuf Du Pape 2015 Dom Barville Chateauneuf Du Pape 2015

A huge value in barrel aged, nicely ripe, CdP to enjoy right now.

"Intense, deeply perfumed aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and incense carry a zesty mineral overtone. Plush, broad and seamless on the palate, offering alluringly sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors and a hint of candied lavender that emerges slowly on the back half. Finishes smooth, sweet and very long, displaying great focus and gently firming, slow-building tannins. The blend of richness and vivacity here is quite impressive."  Vinous 92-94 points

"What should be a terrific value, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine Barville checks in as a mix of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre that was completely destemmed and aged in a combination of foudre, new barrels, old barrels and concrete tanks. It’s a charming, ripe, even sexy barrel sample that has terrific notes of plums, blackberries, garrigue and violets. Drink this soft, pleasure-bent beauty anytime over the coming 4-6 years."Wine Advocate 91-93 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 Charbonniere Chateauneuf Du Pape 2012 Product #33045 (In Stock)

Delicious, Grenache, goodness here with earthy complexity in a CdP that's ready to go.

"Fresh red berries and pungent flowers on the perfumed nose, with a hint of white pepper adding urgency. Juicy and silky in texture, offering gently sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors that put on weight with air. This fine-grained, focused Châteauneuf shows zesty finishing cut and silky tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 90 points

"The straight Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic effort that offers up notions of blackberry, black raspberry, garrigue and leather in a medium-bodied, fresh and focused package. Made from 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre, this is classic stuff to drink over the coming 7-8 years. I continue to rave about these wines from the Maret family, and both these 2012s and 2013 are worth seeking out."Wine Advocate 90 points

"Silky and open in feel, with delightful cassis and cherry fruit lined with charcoal and tobacco notes. The caressing finish has a hint of singed vanilla."Wine Spectator 90 points

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

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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Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2012 Product #32710 (In Stock)
Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2012 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-pape 2012

Guigal always releases this classic blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and a smattering of other grapes late when it's ready to enjoy.

"I loved the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape. This big, downright sexy red offers loads of kirsch, blackberries, dried flowers and hints of licorice in a full-bodied, sweetly fruit, layered style. It has terrific purity and ripe, sweet tannin, all suggesting it will keep for 10-15 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Signature 2015 Product #32749 (In Stock)
Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Signature 2015 Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Signature 2015

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.

"The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the young Julien Barrot is a perfumed, elegant release that's loaded with notions of currants, kirsch, licorice, and spice. It's silky, elegant, ethereally textured and long, with the freshness and classic style of the vintage. As usual, the classic cuvée is a blend of roughly 60% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre and the balance Clairette Rose, Cinsault, Syrah, and Vaccarèse."  JebDunnuck.com 92 points

"Fermented in concrete eggs and aged in foudres and stainless steel tanks. Vivid ruby. Highly expressive cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by energetic floral and Asian spice nuances. Sappy, sweet and broad in the mouth, offering juicy, densely packed red and dark berry flavors that become deeper as the wine open up. Stains the palate and shows impressive vivacity on the persistent, floral-dominated finish, which is framed by silky, harmonious tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91-93 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2015 Product #32232 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2015 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Sables De La Crau 2015

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.  In 2015 this is especially pretty, with layers of sweet Grenache fruit, crushed flowers, and spice.  Unusually open and ready to drink, this year’s Sables de la Crau will still improve substantially over the next 2-3 years and sing through 2030 easily.

"Vivid ruby-red. Intense, sharply focused red fruit liqueur, spicecake and floral scents are complicated by suggestions of smoky minerals and Asian spices. Sappy, penetrating and appealingly sweet, offering silky raspberry and lavender pastille flavors that put on weight and spread out steadily with air. Closes smooth, sweet and impressively long, displaying suave, fine-grained tannins and resonating florality."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92-94 points

"Floral and finesse-driven, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Sables de La Crau is 100% Grenache from the sandy parts of the la Crau lieu-dit. It too is full-bodied, silky and polished, with terrific notes of strawberries, licorice, cherry jam and mint."Wine Advocate 91-93 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 Product #32157 (In Stock)
Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2015 Dom La Barroche Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2015

As Jeb Dunnuck says of Pure, “There are only 250 cases produced and it’s year in, year out, one of the greatest Grenache’s made in the world.”  The vine comes from a single, tiny, plot of sandy-soiled vineyard abutting Ch Rayas (one of the region’s greatest and most expensive wines).  Planted by current winemaker Julien Barrot’s grandfather, the vines are now about 115 years old, yielding a tiny crop of amazingly concentrated and intense Grenache fruit.  Julien picks them by hand, ferments the crushed berries in concrete eggs, and then ages the wine in a single, large, very old, Fench oak foudre.  An astonishingly elegant and…well, Pure…take on the Southern Rhone’s most important grape.

"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

"Offering more kirsch liqueur, lavender, incense and sweet spice, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pure is another gorgeous, balanced, seamless beauty. Fine tannin, full-bodied richness, and solid freshness all develop in the glass, and it has a great finish. Like the traditional cuvée, it's elegant, long, and will keep for 15+ years. This cuvée is always from the same parcel located at the intersection of the le Grand Pierre, le Pointu and Rayas lieux-dits, is fermented all in concrete and spends 18 months in a single foudre. There are only 250 cases produced and it’s year in, year out, one of the greatest Grenache’s made in the world."  JebDunnuck.com 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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Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2015 Product #32458 (In Stock)
Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2015 Clos Des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape 2015

Number 14 on Wine Spectator  Top 100 of 2017!

"Bottled in May, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a floral, elegant, unbelievably complex wine. Roses and violets, cherries and stone fruit, cinnamon and allspice and more are carried across the full-bodied yet almost weightless palate, finishing in a swirl of silky tannins and lingering spice. Drink it over the next two decades."Wine Advocate 97 points

"This offers a drop-dead gorgeous core of cassis and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors that hold center stage but still allow notes of Lapsang souchong tea, anise, incense and shiso leaf to chime in. Very long, with a sublime feel through the mineral-tinged finish. So seductive already, but this should cruise in the cellar. Drink now through 2040. 6,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 98 points

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Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc 2014 Product #31321 (In Stock)
Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc 2014 Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc 2014

A stunning blend of Rousanne (80%) plus Grenache Blanc, Picardan, Clairette and Bourboulenc 30% in new oak and the balance in tank. Rich but balanced.

"A gorgeously rendered hedonists' delight, with creamed melon, peach, apricot and quince flavors that glide along, supported by subtle ginger, hazelnut and piecrust notes. The long, lush finish has fruit for days. Drink now through 2020."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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