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Pierre Gaillard Marsanne 2015 Product #31210 (In Stock)
Pierre Gaillard Marsanne 2015 Pierre Gaillard Marsanne 2015

Pierre Gaillard’s more famous for his blockbuster Cornas and Northern Rhone reds, but he’s got a fine touch with whites as well.  This is 100% Marsanne – one of the building blocks of white Hermitage – that’s loaded with creamy stone fruit flavors and a touch of wet stone.  Very rich, round, and deep but with enough acidity to shine with food.  If you enjoy Viognier or any kind of white Rhone, you’ll love this. Tastes much more luxurious than the modest price suggests!

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Dom Des Pierres Seches Ardeche Syrah 2014 Product #30927 (In Stock)
Dom Des Pierres Seches Ardeche Syrah 2014 Dom Des Pierres Seches Ardeche Syrah 2014

A sneaky fine Syrah from Ardeche, the catch-all appellation surrounding the Northern Rhone.  Pop and pour and you'll find a juicy, ripe, and very fun bistro red, a wine showing the fruitiness and texture of a good Beaujolais with a touch of Crozes-Hermitage Syrah violet and black fruit.  Fresh and fun at first, give this some time in decanter and it takes on weight and loads of meaty, smoky, stony Syrah character emerges to complement the blueberry/blackberry fruit.  Either way, it's a lot of wine and loaded with food-friendly character at a very attractive price.

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Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2013 Product #31675 (In Stock)
Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2013 Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2013

Another "textbook" example of this great value Northern Rhone Syrah region.  Plenty of ripe fruit with a tangy, food-friendly, finish.

"This has a solid core of dark plum and raspberry fruit, lined with lightly tarry tannins and driving through a licorice- and tobacco-edged finish. A textbook example of Crozes. Drink now through 2019. 3,000 cases imported."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph 2014 Product #30928 (In Stock)
Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph 2014 Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph 2014

Sylvain Gauthier is a young winemaker to watch in the Northern Rhone.  Born in Lorraine, trained in Burgundy, and since 2007, making his own wines from Syrah in and around the Northern Rhone.  As far as we can tell, Olivier Daubresse is the first to import Sylvain's wines to the US, but the Wine Advocate managed to track down a bottle of the 2013 St Joseph last year and awarded it a very nice 90 point rating.

From the cooler 2014 vintage, this is a ripe but elegant take on St Joseph Syrah, with a nice touch of barrel for complexity and richness.  Ripe black berry and plum scents gain complexity from notes of roasted meat, smoked stone, and spicy oak.  Plenty of depth and richness here, but no excess weight and outstanding freshness through the long, mouthwatering, lip smacking, finish.  Enjoy right now with grilled lamb and keep some to continue to enjoy for another 4-8 years as it gains complexity and earthy depth.

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Dom Francois Villard Viognier Contours Deponcins 2015 Product #31766 (In Stock)

Made from younger vines grown in the famous Viognier region of Condrieu, this is exciting in the warm, ripe, 2015 harvest.  Serves up bold peach, apricot, dried flowers and green almond aromas and flavors with fantastic richness - very close to Condrieu levels of weight and extract.  Then a burst of dusty crushed stone minearlity surges up on the long, dry, refreshing, finish.  Best ever from this always fantastic Condrieu-like value.

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Dom Des Pierres Seches Sainte-Epine St Joseph Blanc 2015 Product #32186 (In Stock)
Dom Des Pierres Seches Sainte-Epine St Joseph Blanc 2015 Dom Des Pierres Seches Sainte-Epine St Joseph Blanc 2015

A stunning Roussanne/Marsanne blend from 80 year-old vines on granite.  Long and complex.

"From a cool, windy terroir located just north of the village of Tournon, the 2015 Saint Joseph Sainte Epine Blanc is another beautiful wine from this estate that has both freshness and richness. Sautéed apples, white currants and crushed rock characteristics all flow from this rich, substantial white that does everything right. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Gilles Barge Condrieu La Solarie 2015 Product #31963 (In Stock)

In Condrieu's cool hills in France's Northern Rhone, Viognier reaches perhaps its highest heights.  This one's a beauty.  There's a generous dose of Viognier's sweet peach fruit and exotic floral perfume (purple flowers and honeysuckle) and a generous, mouthfilling, texture.  But time in neutral oak and Condrieu's granite soils add a layer of sweet lemon and stony minerality that give this fantastic freshness through the long, dusty, finish.

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Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2012 Product #31252 (In Stock)
Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2012 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2012

A Syrah classic that's delicious now with a little air and will improve for 15 years or more.

"Raised in 50% new oak for 18 months. Saturated ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes black and blue fruit liqueur, incense and fresh flowers, and notes of smoky minerals, vanilla and licorice adds complexity. Coats the palate with sweet cherry-vanilla and blueberry flavors given lift and cut by zesty acidity and a hint of cracked pepper. Finishes on a gently tannic note, showing excellent lift and floral-driven tenacity."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

"The 2012 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde has a complex, pure, medium to full-bodied feel in its cassis, black raspberry, olive and spice-laced bouquet. Possessing sweet tannin, plenty of fruit and a great finish, it has plenty of similarities to the 2011 and is joy to drink. Enjoy this pleasure-bent effort over the coming decade."Wine Advocate 91-93 points

"This offers a distinctive set of alder and olive aromas before giving way to a slightly taut core of bitter cherry, plum and red currant fruit. Lovely bay and leather accents hang on the background, leading to a long, grippy finish that exudes a slightly perfumy sandalwood note. Best from 2017 through 2027."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Guigal Hermitage 2012 Product #32085 (In Stock)

"The 2012 Hermitage was bottled late last year and offers a very classic, slightly backward profile with notes of crushed rocks, black currants, graphite, chocolate and spice. It’s certainly enjoyable today, but this medium to full-bodied effort will be better in 4-5 years and drink well for a decade after that."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Guigal Saint Joseph Vignes de L'Hospice 2012 Product #31326 (In Stock)
Guigal Saint Joseph Vignes de L'Hospice 2012 Guigal Saint Joseph Vignes de L'Hospice 2012

Stunning already and built to improve for a decade plus.

"Potent black and blue fruit aromas show excellent clarity, picking up smoky mineral, star anise and pipe tobacco qualities with aeration. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering hefty blueberry and bitter cherry flavors that are given lift and spine by juicy acidity. Packs a serious punch but comes off as lithe and precise, finishing with silky tannins, building florality and outstanding persistence."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

"The first vintage bottled with the new label, the 2012 St Joseph Vignes des Hospices is already approachable and drinking beautifully. Its healthy ruby/purple color is followed by pretty, medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cassis, black raspberries, chocolate and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, forward, beautifully textured and even a touch sexy, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 10-15 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

"This is not shy, with a dark licorice and warm ganache frame, melding wonderfully with the core of blackberry and fig confiture flavors. The finish lets a Turkish coffee note roll through. The fruit and grip remain in lockstep. Best from 2016 through 2023. 60 cases imported."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau D'ampuis 2011 Product #32086 (In Stock)

"Vivid ruby. Spicy red fruits, incense, violet and botanical herbs on the flamboyantly perfumed nose. Vibrant, mineral-tinged black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show impressive depth and vivacity and a seamless texture. Juicy, precise and appealingly sweet on the youthfully tannic, incisive finish, with the berry and floral notes echoing. The blend of fruit intensity and tension here is quite suave."  Vinous (Galloni) 93 points

"The 2011 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis has closed down slightly since last year, yet still offers a terrific perfume of cured meats, vanilla bean, sweet black currants and graphite to go with medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy style on the palate. I doubt it will truly close down and would happily enjoy bottles anytime over the coming 15 or more years."Wine Advocate 93 points

"Very focused, with a lovely beam of lightly steeped red currant, bitter cherry and plum fruit flavors that glides atop singed cedar, black tea and dried star anise notes. The long finish is very fine-grained. A gorgeous wine. Best from 2016 through 2027. 400 cases imported." Wine Spectator 94 points

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