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La Combe Perdue Grenache Mediterranee 2015 Product #31756 (In Stock)
La Combe Perdue Grenache Mediterranee 2015 La Combe Perdue Grenache Mediterranee 2015

Like your reds really rich, really mouth-filling, and really loaded with ripe raspberry and roasted strawberry Grenache fruit plus a big dose of Rhonish garrigue and spice?  If so, this simply staggering value is for you.  From vineyards all across the Rhone, it's 100% tank-raised Grenache that explodes with super dark, ripe, almost jammy red fruit ("confit of raspberry" sounds so much better than "jammy")  plus bold notes of thyme, rosemary and pepper before finishing with a big gush of fruit.  Nothing subtle here, but loads of fun.

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Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2016 Product #32275 (In Stock)
Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2016 Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2016

Here's a delicious white Rhone from a biodynamic working in a great, great, vintage. A blend of Grenach Blanc and Clairette, made all in stainless steel tank.  Big aromas and flavors of peach, white flowers, and lime with a dusting of white pepper and crushed bitter mineral providing support on the mouthwatering finish. Concentrated, but not heavy, it's lovely to sip and will sing with fish or salads.

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Dom Pontbriand Vaucluse 2016 Product #32907 (In Stock)
Dom Pontbriand Vaucluse 2016 Dom Pontbriand Vaucluse 2016

Kind of an old-school South-of-France red here with a bit of modern polish.  The blend is old-timey with 40% Grenache, 40% Caladoc, 10% Syrah and 10% Marselan all done in tank.  You'll certainly taste the warm, sunshiny, climate here in ripe plum and black raspberry fruit and there's a nice dose of black olive, thyme and lavender, too.  But the flavors stay as fresh as a daisy right on through the dusty, lightly chewy, finish.  Great all-purpose bistro red at a fine, weeknight, price.

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Les Vignerons De Tavel Lirac Les Hauts d'Acantalys 2015 Product #31989 (In Stock)
Les Vignerons De Tavel Lirac Les Hauts d'Acantalys 2015 Les Vignerons De Tavel Lirac Les Hauts d'Acantalys 2015

SUPER VALUE ALERT!  Lirac is a lot like Chateauneuf but softer and more sweetly fruited.  And this is a top, prime, delicious example at a great price. Smells like Lirac with baked strawberry and red cherry on the nose with hints of flowers and warm tone.  Then it's more fresh then you'd expect on the palate with ripe strawberry and black cherry fruit and an exotic lilac note for complexity.  Nice and dusty on the finish where stone, fruit, and floral flavors linger.

"Youthful violet. Smoke-tinged black and blue fruit and licorice scents show good focus and a subtle hint of cracked pepper. Juicy and smooth in the mouth, offering fresh cherry and blueberry flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Shows good breadth and cling on the spicy finish, which is shaped by dusty tannins."  Vinous (Raynolds) 89 points

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Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2013 Product #31706 (In Stock)
Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2013 Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2013

"Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied violet and cracked pepper. Spicy, energetic and sharply focused on the palate, offering concentrated bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that open up slowly with air. Distinctly northern Rhône in personality and texture, featuring a peppery, floral-dominated finish, smooth tannins and excellent closing thrust and persistence. The quality of this bottling consistently outpaces its price and appellation, and that's especially true in this vintage."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Charles Thomas Cotes Du Rhone 2016 Product #32771 (In Stock)
Charles Thomas Cotes Du Rhone 2016 Charles Thomas Cotes Du Rhone 2016

In 2016, this happy, eager to please, Cotes du Rhone opens up with fresh aromas of blackberry, currant, cracked pepper, lavender and a hint of smoke.  On the palate it’s medium-bodied and pumps out flavors of just-picked raspberry and blackberry, cranberry, and a touch of crumbled dry herb.  It finishes with a big burst of tangy raspberry, black pepper, and red plum, mouthwatering and thirst quenching and with just enough dusty tannin to stand up to pizza, nachos, sausages, fried chicken, or the casual fun-food of your choice!

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016 Product #32260 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2016

Another lovely vintage for this classy Rhone white that puts many (much more expensive) Chateauneuf-du-Pape whites to shame.  As always, it’s about half Viognier for peachy fruit and fragrance plus Grenache blanc for body and Marsanne for complexity and minerality.

The excitement starts on the nose, where you’ll find generous aromas of creamy peach, fruit blossom, Clementine and crushed chalk. Take a sip, and you'll experience an explosion of bright apricot, yellow peach, honeysuckle and mint flavors up front before chalk, wet stone, and peach skin notes emerge at the end. The juicy acids keep this rich, medium-bodied, white fresh and make it a great choice for drinking as an aperitif, with cheeses, or with grilled fish and fruit salsa.  It will age surprisingly well if you can keep your hands off it now!

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Dom Notre Dame Des Pallieres Sablet CdR Villages 2015 Product #32766 (In Stock)

Here's a bold, rich, very meaty, Rhone red from a Gigondas estate working in the up-and-coming village of Sablet. 60% Grenache gives this plenty of fleshy, baked raspberry, fruit at the core. But the 40% Syrah really sings out, adding dark blackberry and plum notes to the baked raspberry fruit and a savory, meaty, element ot the firm finish.  Deep, spicy and rich and a very fine value.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012 Product #32018 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Villages Cairanne 2012

There's nothing shy about this intense, powerful, blend of Grenache (60%) and Syrah (40%) from the warm 2012 Rhone vintage.  Bold aromas of dark black cherry, black raspberry, leather, roasted meat, and more jump from the glass.  On the palate, it's as rich and luxurious as a top-notch Chateauneuf du Pape with layered flavors of kirsch, cherry, black plum, pepper, and sweet spice.  For all its ripeness and power, the texture is sophisticated and silky with juicy acids and very fine-grained, ripe, tannins. It's the most polished and refined version of this, Philippe Plantevin's top wine, we've ever tasted.  While it will certainly delight right now with rich meals, the wine will gain even more complexity and earthy depth over the next 10+ years.

"Upfront, forward notes of sweet cassis, blackberry, wood spice and vanilla, as well as an impressively textured and layered palate. Seamless, elegant and sexy, this modern styled blend of Grenache and Syrah (aged in 20% new oak) should be ready to go on release and have 7-8 years of longevity."Wine Advocate 88-90 points

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015 Product #32019 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cdr Visan 2015

Take a great vintage and one of the Southern Rhone's cooler, more limestone-laced, terriors and add in the no-nonsense winemaking of Phlippe Plantevin and you get this very special, very delicious, 2015 Visan.  A blend of 52% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 20% Carignan and 2% Mourvedre made in tank, this really pops in the glass - visually (brilliant deep purple) and on the nose - crushed raspberry, blueberry, violet and chocolate.  On the palate it's the most vivid, energetic, of Philippe's wines and the tangy Carignan blueberry enlivens deep crushed raspberry and blackberry fruit.  A hint of spice and herb add complexity to the flavors and the juicy, finessed, finish drives ripe fruit, earth, and floral flavors across your palate with fine length.  Delicious already and gaining richness over the next 5-8 years, this is superb value.

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Dom De La Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse 2016 Product #32298 (In Stock)
Dom De La Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse 2016 Dom De La Mordoree Tavel Rose La Dame Rousse 2016

As Robert Parker said, “If you haven't discovered, Mordorée continues to make some of the finest dry Rosés available anywhere in the world.”  And this, their flagship Tavel, is simply one of the finest pink wines you’ll be able to find anywhere this season.  The magic starts with 40 year-old plantings of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre - the black grapes for color - and 5% each of Clairette and Bourboulenc - the white grapes for vivacity and freshness.  After harvest, the grapes are crushed and allowed to soak in their juice for 3-4 days to extract flavor and aroma and also a rich, dark, salmon color.

Like any great Tavel, this is more deep, intense, and seriously red wine-like than most rosés you’ve experienced.  Big aromas of ripe strawberries, roses, orange blossom and creamy framboise jump from the glass.  On the palate, its rich, mouthfilling, and creamy in texture with intense berry and floral flavors lifted by a pop of bright acidity and chalky mineral on the long, dry, lipsmacking, finish.  A serious rosé for a contemplative glass of wine on the back deck while the sun sets, or to wow your guests at your next warm-weather dinner party. And don’t forget to put away a few bottles for the holidays, because this is the answer to the age-old question of what to serve at Thanksgiving this year or for 2 or 3 years to come!

"This is a full-bodied, ripe and rich example of Tavel. Flourishes of dried flowers and spices dress up ripe melons and berries, finishing long and warming. It's a rosé tailor made for cool end-of-summer evenings."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Dom Du Pegau Plan Pégau Rouge Lot 11-12-13 Product #31345 (In Stock)
Dom Du Pegau Plan Pégau Rouge Lot 11-12-13 Dom Du Pegau Plan Pégau Rouge Lot 11-12-13

A crazy, very old-school, field-blend red from old vines growing outside of Chateauneuf du Pape.  20-30% each of Grenache, Syrah, and Merlot with the balance an unknown combination of Carignan, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Danlas, Alicante and Cabernet Sauvignon.  This year's release blends lots from vintages 2011, 2012 and 2013 (see the neck label) to deliver a rich, earthy, almost funky, wine with tons of chewy black pepper and a dark-fruited core.

"Aromas of musky red fruit, candied flowers, cured meat and garrigue take on a smoky mineral element in the glass. Sweet and penetrating, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors and a zesty jolt of white pepper. Shows very good intensity and fruity punch on the finish, which is shaped by silky, even tannins."  Vinous 90 points

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Dom De La Verde Vacqueyras Prelude 2014 Product #31865 (In Stock)
Dom De La Verde Vacqueyras Prelude 2014 Dom De La Verde Vacqueyras Prelude 2014

A lovely all-tank blend of 55% Grenache, 23% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre and Cinsault that's drinking beautifully now.

"Mineral- and smoke-accented red berries and candied flowers on the tightly focused nose. Spicy and energetic in style, offering fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a repeating suggestion of smokiness. Turns sweeter on the incisive finish, which features fine-grained tannins and an echo of cherry pit."  Vinous (Raynolds) 89-91 points

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Xavier Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2015 500ml Product #32100 (In Stock)
Xavier Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2015 500ml Xavier Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2015 500ml

This famous Rhone consultant makes small amounts of great wine from grapes taken from his clients in payment.  This is delicious right now solo or with fruit.

"Tasting just like the 2014, only richer and sweeter (although Xavier told me the goal here is less obvious sweetness), the 2015 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise offers a stunning nose of white peach, honeysuckle, sugar water and apricot. Full-bodied, rich, unctuous and decadent, with a big mid-palate and nicely balanced sweetness, drink it over the coming couple of years."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Dom Charbonniere Vacqueyras 2013 Product #32705 (In Stock)
Dom Charbonniere Vacqueyras 2013 Dom Charbonniere Vacqueyras 2013

A stylish, velvety, Vacqueyras loaded with deep red fruit.

"Spicy dark berry and cherry pit on the smoke-accented nose; zesty minerality adds vibrancy. Sappy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good clarity and gentle sweetness, and a jolt of zesty acidity adds lift and bite. Closes smooth, smoky and long, with repeating spiciness; fine-grained tannins add shape."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Ch Croix Des Pins Les Dessous Des Dentelles Gigondas 2014 Product #32796 (In Stock)

A deliciously elegant Gigondas that's shining bright right now.

"Intense aromas of blackberry, cassis and spicecake; a smoky mineral topnote adds urgency. Pliant and appealingly sweet, offering juicy dark berry and cherry flavors and an energizing suggestion of black pepper. Finishes long and spicy, showing very good focus and fine-grained tannins that add shape and grip."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Clos Du Caillou CdR Bouquet Des Garrigues 2015 Product #32647 (In Stock)
Clos Du Caillou CdR Bouquet Des Garrigues 2015 Clos Du Caillou CdR Bouquet Des Garrigues 2015

Always one of our very favorite Cotes du Rhones, and in 2015 a wine that outshines many much more expensive Chateauneuf du Pape!  It’s a blend of 85% Grenache and equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre, all aged in tank and neutral barrel.  Grenache raspberry and sweet cherry aromas and flavors take center stage, but there’s plenty of black olive tapenade, crushed herb, and black pepper complexity.  Very pure, very delicious.

"The Vacheron family, along with winemaker Bruno Gaspard and assistant Aude Perche, as well as superstar Oenologist Philippe Cambie, continue to keep Domaine du Clos du Caillou one of the leading estates in Châteauneuf du Pape. In addition, they fashion some of the most incredible Côtes du Rhônes out there. Another terrific-looking barrel sample is the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Villages Bouquet des Garrigues, which is medium to full-bodied, rounded and charming, with sweet tannin and lots of Provençal notes of raspberries, cherries and licorice."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Dom De Beaurenard Rasteau 2014 Product #31662 (In Stock)
Dom De Beaurenard Rasteau 2014 Dom De Beaurenard Rasteau 2014

If you want serious, demanding of attention, worthy of discussion and debate Rasteau...then look elsewhere.  Because my raw tasting notes on this boil down to "classy yummy fun."  Lots of dark roasted red and black berry fruit with rich accents of chocolate and spice and dusty, not intrusive or hard, tannins here.  Rasteau was just  promoted from CdR Villages to AOC in 2010, so the wines are getting more "serious."  Thank goodness they didn't get the message here!

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Dom Gramenon Cotes Du Rhone l'Elementaire 2015 Product #31632 (In Stock)
Dom Gramenon Cotes Du Rhone l'Elementaire 2015 Dom Gramenon Cotes Du Rhone l'Elementaire 2015

A star of the Kermit Lynch portfolio and one of those wines drinkers - as opposed to critics - love, Domaine Gramenon is a gem of a Cotes du Rhone estate located just outside Vinsobres.  Michèle Aubèry-Laurent and her husband founded the estate in 1990 and she has continued in charge since his untimely death in 1999.  Farming is organic, winemaking natural, and sulfur use as low as possible.  This cuvee is almost all Grenache from 45 year-old vines that may or may not include some Cinsault or Syrah.  Aged in used barrique and concrete, it resembles a top Chateauneuf du Pape with bold Grenache red fruit, black olive and piney herb accents, and a deep, long, chewy, finish.  Drink now - 2028 with lamb and other rich foods.

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Guigal Gigondas 2013 Product #32084 (In Stock)
Guigal Gigondas 2013 Guigal Gigondas 2013

A gutsy blend of 75% Grenache and 25% earthy Mourvedre showing well now.

"Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, cherry compote, garrigue and peppery spices on the perfumed nose. Focused red and dark berry flavors stain the palate, showing very good clarity and spicy lift. The cherry quality comes back strong on the persistent finish, which is given shape by silky, harmonious tannins."  Vinous 91 points

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