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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 Fayolle Crozes Hermitage La Grande Seguine 2015 Product #33118 (In Stock)
Dom Fayolle Crozes Hermitage La Grande Seguine 2015 Dom Fayolle Crozes Hermitage La Grande Seguine 2015

No question: 2015 was a GREAT vintage for Syrah in France's Northern Rhone. And that means that "humble" appellations like Croze-Hermitage really shine.  This is 100% whole-cluster Syrah from granite soils aged in used French oak for 12+ months. Classic Syrah aromas of dark fruit, graphite and violets flow into a vibrant, medium-weight, palate of crushed plum and berry, roasted meat, dark earth and granite.  Finishes firm and lightly chewy - perfect for lamb!

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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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Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2014 Product #32900 (In Stock)
Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2014 Guigal Saint Joseph Rouge 2014

Syrah at it's most stylish, especially in the elegant 2014 vintage. Paired with lamb or beef and Five Spice, this would be pretty mindblowing! Or just drink it.

"A fleshy, fruit-driven style, with enticing red currant, plum and raspberry puree notes racing through, flecked with light savory and anise hints and carried by a fine chalky spine on the finish. Drink now through 2026."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph Blanc 2015 Product #32832 (In Stock)
Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph Blanc 2015 Dom Des Pierres Seches St Joseph Blanc 2015

Very pure, very long.

"A wine that readers should snatch up is the 2015 Saint Joseph Blanc, which is unusual in that it’s 100% Roussanne. Aged 12 months in a mix of stainless steel and older barrels, it has the classic freshness and aromatic fireworks of the variety (apple blossom, spice, buttered citrus, underbrush) as well as a rich, layered, beautifully pure profile on the palate. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

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

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 2013 Product #33033 (In Stock)

 

"Powerful dark fruit, violet pastille, olive and candied licorice aromas are lifted and sharpened by peppery spice and smoky mineral notes. Coats the palate with nicely concentrated, smoke-tinged boysenberry, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors that become livelier with air. Shows impressive clarity and seamless texture and finishes very long and sappy; chewy tannins build slowly and fold into the sweet dark fruit."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

"Especially for the vintage, this is chock-full of lightly mulled plum, black currant and raspberry fruit laced liberally with singed alder and juniper threads. Lots of smoldering tobacco and dark tea notes through the finish, with a sanguine element as well. Best from 2019 through 2028."Wine Spectator 93 points

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

"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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