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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 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 Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2015 Product #32231 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2015 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition 2015

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.  How did he get so much power AND silkiness in one wine?  Perhaps it’s the 5% Cinsault.  Jean-Marie think’s it’s the secret ingredient to this stunning wine, adding suppleness and freshness to the final blend.  I’m sure you can cellar this through 2025, but I’ve never had a case of this wine last more than 18 months in my cellar.  Sexy, pure, and pretty much irresistible.

"Deep red. A perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red berries, peppery spices and smoky minerals, plus a hint of lavender that builds in the glass. Vibrant raspberry and floral pastille flavors deepen and expand with air while maintaining vivacity. Silky tannins meld smoothly with the juicy fruit on the long, penetrating, racy finish, which repeats the floral note."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91-93 points

"Starting with the barrel sample and mostly Grenache, blended with 5% each of Cinsault and Syrah, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape should be a smoking value. Full-bodied, hedonistic and even voluptuous, this beauty gives up terrific notes of strawberries, kirsch, Provençal herbs and lots of sandy/loamy soils aromas and flavors. It should drink nicely right out of the gate, yet also evolve nicely."Wine Advocate 90-93 points

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Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2015 Product #32230 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2015 Dom Jean Royer Chateauneuf Du Pape Prestige 2015

Jean-Marie’s old-vines cuvee is mainly (80%) Grenache from 100 year-old vines with a bold slug of Mourvedre for meaty complexity.  This is the best release of Prestige yet and one of the finest wines Jean-Marie Royer has ever made.  Imagine a thoroughbred racehorse, quivering to explode, being held back by a tight grip on the reins and you’ll get a sense for what’s going on here.  Astonishing precision and focus and restraint married to old-vine intensity to enjoy now with a decant or over the next 20 years.

“80% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre. Partial whole-bunch fermentation in stainless steel and concrete tanks. Aged in demi-muids and in stainless-steel vats. Tasted blind. Mid garnet. Neat, well-integrated and balanced nose. Very sweet start and very nicely balanced. Sweet but not sickly Grenache that is fully ripe and well counterbalanced by fine tannins and just enough acidity.”  JancisRobinson.com 17.5/20 points

"Brilliant red. Expansive, mineral-tinged red berry, floral pastille and Asian spice aromas, along with hints of succulent herbs and incense. Appealingly sweet and seamless in texture, offering energetic raspberry, boysenberry and lavender pastille flavors that show outstanding clarity and lift. Fine-grained tannins provide frame and grip to the nervy, focused finish, which lingers with wonderful persistence and repeating florality. This remarkable wine should drink well through a long, steady aging curve thanks to its harmonious blend of fruit, acidity and tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 94-96 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 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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Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013 Product #31891 (In Stock)
Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013 Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013

Perhaps Doug's favorite Chateauneuf for drinking from release until age 15 is firing on all cylinders in the tricky 2013 vintage.  As always, this is a blend of about 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and a dash of Cinsault, with the Syrah aged in cask and the rest in concrete.  Wonderful spiced strawberry and raspberry fruit with earthy complexity, a nice dose of garrigue and plenty of depth.  What CdP is supposed to taste like; very satisfying.

"Displays vibrant aromas of raspberry, peppery spices and garrigue and an emerging hint of smokiness. Juicy, sweet and penetrating, offering energetic red berry and lavender pastille flavors and a refreshingly bitter jolt of blood orange. Finishes sappy and very long, displaying a repeating floral quality and harmonious tannins that lend shape and grip."  Vinous (Raynold) 92 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 Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Du Papet 2012 Product #31755 (In Stock)
Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Du Papet 2012 Clos Du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Du Papet 2012

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

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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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

Powerful and delicious.

"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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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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