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Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2015 Product #31694 (In Stock)
Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2015 Castelmaure Corbieres Col Des Vents 2015

There’s nothing not to like and everything to love about this robust blend of 50% Carignan, 35% Grenache, and 15% Syrah from the barren hills of Laguedoc’s Corbieres region.  Generous aromas of crushed blackberry, black plum, cracked pepper, cocoa, warm stones and more jump from the glass.  Take a sip and you’ll love how the briary blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit coat your mouth and the accents of chocolate, stone, herb and pepper give extra complexity.  While the flavors are big and the texture rich, there’s a welcome dose of juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins that make this refreshing drunk solo and flexible at table, too.

"What could be a hidden gem in the vintage, the 2015 Corbières Col des Vents is 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache and 20% Syrah that’s aging all in tank. A big, sexy, fruit-loaded effort, it offers a liquid blackberry like style of fruit as well as crushed herbs, pepper and a hint of earth. It should drink nicely right out of the gate."Wine Advocate 87-89 points

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Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014 Product #31608 (In Stock)
Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014 Dom Rose Dieu Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2014

Last year we brought you Damien Rozier’s outstanding Plan de Dieu 2012, a terrific, gutsy, Cotes du Rhone from the pebbly soils of one of the Southern Rhone’s most underappreciated regions.  Now we’re featuring his Cotes du Rhone Villages 2014 and we know it’s going to thrill you just as much!  It’s a robust blend of hand-harvested Grenache plus Mourvedre and Syrah with a bit of time in neutral wood casks.  But mainly it’s a ton of fun in your glass.

Big aromas of purple fruits – plum, berries, dark cherries – lead to juicy and fruit-filled flavors of crushed blue and black berries, sweet cherry, licorice and classic Rhone pepper and garrigue.  There’s a nice dose of fine-grained tannin here, making this a terrific match for casual foods, but more than enough suppleness and fruit to be enjoyable all on its own.  Ready to go tonight and sure to get even better over the next couple of years, this is a joyful wine to warm up any cold winter night.

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Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2016 Product #31771 (In Stock)
Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2016 Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rose 2016

Our first 2016 rosé is a winner!  It’s equal parts Syrah and Carignan, grown and harvested fresh just for rosé.  After a few hours of fermentation, the juice is pressed off the black grape skins, giving it a just-right amount of color and structure while allowing the juice to retain all of its natural freshness and vibrancy.
 
As soon as you see this in your glass, you know you’re in for a treat.  It’s a beautifully transparent salmon pink that almost sparkles in sunshine.  Aromas of fresh picked strawberries and crushed red fruits – raspberries and cherries – get a lift from floral accents and a hint of citrus rind.  In the mouth, it’s bright and crisp with loads of berry fruit and just a touch of mineral, showcasing the short 2016 vintage’s silky texture and ripe fruit.  The acids come up on the finish and make your mouth water, leaving you looking for a little bite to eat or another refreshing sip.  Drink this on its own anytime you like, or pair it with anything from smoked salmon to fruited chicken salad.  “Berry” delicious!

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Dom Pontbriand Vaucluse 2015 Product #31877 (In Stock)
Dom Pontbriand Vaucluse 2015 Dom Pontbriand Vaucluse 2015

FALL FESTIVAL MIX/MATCH 2CS $7.98/EA

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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Ch Faiteau Minervois 2015 Product #31732 (In Stock)
Ch Faiteau Minervois 2015 Ch Faiteau Minervois 2015

The powerful, rich, wines of Languedoc's Minervois region can be overlooked - but don't miss this one!  With 60% Syrah as it's base (plus Carignan, Grenache and Mourvedre), it's all about inky, smoky, meaty richness.  Dark black plum and berry fruit with accents of grilled meat, cracked pepper, black olive, and Mourvedre's distinctive earthiness.  Firm and rich and a great wine for grilled lamb and savory pork.

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Kermit Lynch Languedoc Red 2015 Product #31976 (In Stock)
Kermit Lynch Languedoc Red 2015 Kermit Lynch Languedoc Red 2015

Pretty much everything you hope for in a great value red from France's sunny, windy, dry and hot Languedoc region!  Made by well regarded Languedoc winemaker  Jean-Claude Zabalia for importer Kermit Lynch, it's a blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan aged 70% in tank and 30% in large oak casks.  On the nose and in the mouth, it's boldly fruit-filled, with a double handful of just picked black raspberries at the core and complicating accents of smoked stone, wild thyme and sage, and more.  Juicy fresh and clean on the long finish, this is a fantastic all-purpose cookout, back deck, and summer sipping red.  Stock up!

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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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Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Blanc 2015 Product #32116 (In Stock)
Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Blanc 2015 Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Blanc 2015

Absolutely delicious with loads of fruit and a crisp, clean, finish. an outstanding value, too!

"60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Macabeu, 10% Marsanne and the balance Vermentino, the 2015 Cotes du Roussillon les Vignes de Bila Haut Blanc was harvest from the 1st to the 15th of September and raised all in stainless steel. Possessing fabulous notes of citrus rind, white flowers and distinct minerality, this beauty hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, bright acidity and a mineral-laced finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. It’s a total steal at 14 bucks."Wine Advocate 89-91 points

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Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2015 Product #31680 (In Stock)
Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2015 Chapoutier Bila Haut Cotes Du Roussillon Villages 2015

Well, now.  This is a whole lot of wine for $15 (or less!).  It's about 45% each Grenache  and Syrah plus 10% Carignan, all grown on slopes along the Agly Valley.  The gneiss and schist soils are very free draining, forcing the vines to really drive their roots down and pick up plenty of Roussillon's classic minerality to go with the dark fruit and lavender notes.  For all the richness, this is very poised and pure and while it will be lovely right now with lamb or beef it's likely to be better still in 2018.

"The jaw-dropper in the lineup was the quality of the 2015 Haut Cotes de Roussillon Villages les Vignes de Bila Haut. While the entry level wine from this estate, the quality here is incredible, especially at the price point. Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Carignan from a mix of the estate’s terroirs, aged in concrete tanks and stainless steel, it offers a rich, concentrated and serious feel to go with fabulously pure notes of blackberries, black raspberries, crushed rock and melted licorice. Thick, unctuous and luxuriously textured, this will certainly be the greatest vintage of this cuvee to date."Wine Advocate 91-93 points

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Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012 Product #30949 (In Stock)
Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012 Xavier Cotes du Rhone 2012

IT'S BACK!!!  Xavier Vignon consults with vine growers and winemakers at some of the Rhone’s most famous estates, and he takes just a bit of his fee in the form of grapes to make outstanding wines like this one.  Grenache from 80+ year-old vines, nicely rich Syrah, and a remarkable 25% Mourvedre – very generous for a wine at this price level – are all harvested ripe, fermented cool, and aged in concrete tank to retain 100% authentic Rhone character.

"The 2012 Côtes du Rhône is another beauty by this team. Licorice, roasted herbs, pepper and plenty of sweet fruit come together in this medium to full-bodied, layered, and textured effort. Made from 60% Grenache, and Mourvedre and Syrah that saw mostly concrete tank, it’s a smoking Côtes du Rhône (and a fabulous value) to drink over the coming 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2016 Product #31897 (In Stock)
Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2016 Dom Du Dragon Grande Cuvee Rose Cotes De Provence 2016

Since the 2001 vintage first appeared in the store years ago, Dragon Rosé has been a consistent customer and staff favorite year after year.  The Lienard family tends about 50 acres of vines in Provence and makes this from Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, and a nice dose of Rolle grown just for pink wine.  Grapes are grown specifically for rosé and are harvested at the perfect balance of fresh fruit and juicy acidity.  Once in the winery, they are lightly crushed and allowed to pick up a just right touch of pink color and red berry flavor before pressing and finishing fermentation in cool stainless steel tanks.  A lovely match for everything from grilled salmon to Salade Niçoise and delightful to sip on its own.

"Editors' Choice Located at the base of the Sainte-Victoire mountain, this vineyard, owned by the Dragon family for four generations, has produced a ripe wine, full-bodied and with concentration. It has raspberry flavors and a touch of spice that gives the wine extra richness."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Ch La Pujade Corbieres Le Petit Spencer 2015 Product #31661 (In Stock)
Ch La Pujade Corbieres Le Petit Spencer 2015 Ch La Pujade Corbieres Le Petit Spencer 2015

"The Little Spencer" is the "fun" wine from this respected Corbieres estate in the heart of sunny Languedoc.  It's a blend of 50% Carignan plus 20% Mourvedre and 15% each Syrah and Grenache, all grown in a natural amphitheater that gives and extra dose of ripeness. This tastes and feels like a more expensive wine with deep, rich, blue/black fruit, complex accents of hot stone, licorice, and garrigue and a nicely chewy finish.  Fun stuff especially with rustic, herb-laced, foods.

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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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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."  <b>Vinous (Raynolds) 89 points

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Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 15eme Product #31415 (In Stock)
Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 15eme Dom Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 15eme

Our second shot at Jean-Marie Royer’s everyday wine shows why waiting a bit can be a virtue even for “little” wines!  Because as impressive as this was last Fall, the 2015 edition of Petit Roy is simply stunning right now.  For this wine, Jean-Marie blends fruit from a small plot just outside the Chateauneuf boundaries and a family vineyard inside the boundaries that doesn’t qualify for the CdP AOC because it has too much clay.  Then – the secret sauce – he adds a bit of “real” Chateauneuf du Pape juice that didn’t get into the main wines.  Because the rules forbid declassifying CdP to Cotes du Rhone, this is legally just “table wine” and cannot carry any indication of area of origin or vintage (although, as you can see, he cheats a bit there).

In 2015, La Petit Roy isn’t very “Petit.”  In fact, it’s a pretty big and burly thing with deep base notes of black raspberry and roasted strawberry plus lively accents of crushed herb, lavender, black pepper and spice.  The grapes are mainly Grenache with seasoning splashes of Syrah (for depth) and Alicante (for herbal complexity and color).  Very Provençal and pretty enough to serve at a party but with more than enough heft to pair with leftover leg of lamb.  It’s wide open and ready to love today but will still be pumping out joy in 2020. Fantastic value for a “baby CdP.”

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Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2015 Product #32017 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2015 Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2015

A 50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, and in the great 2015 vintage, it’s one of the sexiest releases of this robust Rhone we’ve tasted yet.  Big, Rhone-ish, aromas here with a big dose of black raspberry and black cherry, a touch of dried plum, a punch of dark chocolate, and a beguiling accent of candied violets.  The wine completely envelops your palate with ripe fruit that remains remarkably fresh – think crushed raspberry, mid-season cherry, and black plums just plucked from the tree.  And, like any really fine wine, it’s better still on the killer finish where tangy cherry, chocolate, red plum, and smoked stone flavors sail on over fine-grained tannins.  About as versatile and food friendly as Cotes du Rhone gets, you’ll love this with summer burgers and find yourself reaching for a bottle to drink with pizza, sausages, lamb, and more for at least the next 4-5 years.

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Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014 Product #30805 (In Stock)
Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014 Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2014

A 100% Grenache from this family-owned, organic estate with holdings in an area of unique terroir in the Southern Rhone known as "Le Plan de Dieu," whose soil is full of 'galets,' the smooth, round stones characteristic of the region. While the aromas have that classic herbal garrigue note, on the palate the fruit is bold, satisfying, and ripe flavors of blackberries and lusciously ripe raspberries.

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Dom De Beaurenard Cotes Du Rhone 2015 Product #31663 (In Stock)
Dom De Beaurenard Cotes Du Rhone 2015 Dom De Beaurenard Cotes Du Rhone 2015

This 7th generation Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate makes a darn nice Cotes du Rhone from organic/biodynamic Genache and Syrah grown in Rasteau. The 30% Syrah shows nicely here, giving an earthy, cracked black pepper, complexity to Grenache's red cherry and raspberry fruit.  With air, a great meaty element emerges, making this a fantastic partner for lamb and pork, but there's nothing to get in the way of a hearty quaff, either.  Impressive fun.

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Dom du Bois St Jean Cotes du Rhone l'Intrepid 2015 Product #31775 (In Stock)
Dom du Bois St Jean Cotes du Rhone l'Intrepid 2015 Dom du Bois St Jean Cotes du Rhone l'Intrepid 2015

Our first thought on tasting this robust, complex, Southern Rhone red?  "Tastes like a mini-Chateauneuf du Pape!" Most Cotes du Rhone is 80-100% Grenache, which usually means fun, if uncomplicated, easy-drinking reds. Here Grenache makes up only 60% of the blend, with big doses of Syrah (30%) and tricky to ripen Mourvedre (15%) ramping up the wine's richness, texture, and earthy, meaty, character.  A small dash of Cariganan adds spice and minerality that helps elevate l'Intripde far beyond average Cotes du Rhone quality and starts to challenge much more expensive Chateauneuf du Pape!

The wine opens with big aromas of dark fruit - blackberry, black raspberry, blueberry, plum - plus notes of roasted raspberry, smoked meat and garrigue - wild thyme, lavender and olive.  In the mouth it's remarkably dense and sweetly fruited for Cotes du Rhone, with more dark fruit, garrigue and spice flavors and a rich texture that borders on velvety.  The finish is long and earthy and complex, with fine tannins giving support for food but not interfering with solo sipping.  A delicious, outstanding value, red to enjoy now and over the next 5 years.

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Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2015 Product #31938 (In Stock)
Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2015 Dom La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone 2015

A 100% Grenache from this family-owned, organic estate with holdings in an area of unique terroir in the Southern Rhone known as "Le Plan de Dieu," whose soil is full of 'galets,' the smooth, round stones characteristic of the region. While the aromas have that classic herbal garrigue note, on the palate the fruit is bold, satisfying, and ripe flavors of blackberries and lusciously ripe raspberries.

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