Rhone Valley

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The exceptional 2009 Crozes-Hermitage is one of the top wines of the vintage. A complex bouquet of black olives, licorice, ground beef, spring flowers and red and black currants soars from the glass of this 100% Syrah that is aged in 3-year-old barrels as well as larger foudres.
Item Number: 13889
Case: $215.40

E. Guigal 'Blanc' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2012
" Traditionally dominated by Clairette, Grenache Blanc, and Bourboulenc, since 1991, the Guigals have searched for and encouraged plantings of Viognier for their Cotes du Rhone Blanc, and with the 2012 vintage the wine has 65% Viognier, complemented notably by Marsanne from St.-Péray and Roussanne,
Item Number: 4207
Case: $131.40

La Grand Ribe 'Centenaire' Cotes du Rhone Red 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93" The blockbuster 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Centenaire tastes more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than a Cotes du Rhone. Dominated by Grenache with a small amount of Syrah included in the blend, the wine possesses great intensity, a terrific texture, full-bodied power, and
Item Number: 11502
Case: $143.40

Domaine Mur-mur-ium Sublime Syrah 2011
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"The sensational 2011 Vin de Pays Syrah-Sublime (100% Syrah) reveals sumptuous notes of spring flowers, blackberries, cassis, licorice and forest floor. Drink this complex, textured, full-bodied vin de pays over the next 2-3 years, although it may last even longer."
Item Number: 13724
Case: $143.40

Alain Corcia Cuvee Raphael Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92"Given the pricing of Corcia’s wines, these all represent very good value. The Chateauneuf du Papes are all aged in older Burgundy barrels, and the production in 2010 is especially small because of the poor flowering of the Grenache that year which resulted in a loss of 30-40% of
Item Number: 15474
Case: $299.40

E. Guigal 'Chat d'Ampuis' Cote Rotie 2005
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Rock-solid, with a great core of dark plum and fig fruit woven with incense, Turkish coffee, melted licorice and mineral notes. The long finish lets the mouthwatering acidity carry it all nicely. There's impressive drive and density. Best from 2010 through 2020. 2,500 cases
Item Number: 7504

E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2010
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89As for the red wines, first and foremost is Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying
Item Number: 15441
Case: $143.40

Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel Rose 2013
" Deep, bright pink with purplish glint. Expressive nose on red fruits : fresh strawberry and blackcurrant bud. Round attack, powerful and full-bodied, with a beautiful fruity and spicy complexity." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 16158
Case: $179.40

Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 2007
95  Neal Martin 
Neal Martin 93-95"One of the standout wines whilst visiting the Rhone Valley, even though at the moment the nose is more taciturn than the Landonne. No worries, a few swirls and you get an idea of the intense black fruits, undergrowth and leather, all with great definition. The palate is
Item Number: 13439

Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90"Deep ruby. Vibrant, high-pitched aromas of candied red fruits and lavender, with Asian spice and herb topnotes. Juicy and precise, offering gently sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a good snap of acidity. Closes silky and long, with lingering spiciness and very good clarity.
Item Number: 13898

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92"Ruby-red. Pungent, seductive perfume of dark berry preserves, blood orange, potpourri and spicecake. Silky and energetic but surprisingly dense, offering intense red and dark berry flavors and notes of licorice and candied lavender. This nicely balanced, already-delicious wine
Item Number: 15587
Case: $419.40

Clos Mont Olivet 'Cuvee Papet' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
96  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 94-96"Brilliant ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented red fruits and lavender on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy, focused and pure, with excellent depth to its raspberry and cherry compote flavors. Puts on weight with air without any loss of vibrancy. The mineral element carries
Item Number: 16461

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is dominated by Grenache with major amounts of Mourvedre, Syrah and other authorized varietals. Its dense ruby/plum color is followed by aromas of smoked meats, roasted Provencal herbs, a gamy character and lots of kirsch, black currant and blue
Item Number: 10156

Petit Chapeau 'Cotes du Rhone' Grenache 2012
87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87 "A big, luscious and fruit-loaded Cotes du Rhone, the 2012 Petit Chapeau dishes out loads of blueberry, blackberry, spice, licorice and hints of leather to go with a soft, mouth-filling profile on the palate. There’s not a whole lot of back-end depth here, but it’s, nevertheless,
Item Number: 9776
Case: $119.40

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2011
"The southern Rhône Valley was blessed by the heavens in 2010. Spring was normal and summer was warm and dry – but not excessively so – which permitted the grapes to mature in the most optimal conditions. The wines are rich and dense; fresh with grains of tannins of great distinction. A vintage
Item Number: 12947
Case: $119.40

Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 90"More structured, rich and layered, the 2011 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty. Loaded with dark cherry, leather, mineral, licorice and roasted herbs, this medium-bodied, seamless and nicely concentrated 2011 has a great texture, solid mid-palate depth and sweet tannin. It can be
Item Number: 14425

Domaine Lafond 'Lirac Rouge' Grenache/Syrah 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This has a fleshy feel, with toasty grip well-embedded, allowing the core of plum sauce, crushed blackberry and black tea notes to glide along nicely. Drink now through 2013. 3,500 cases made.""Grape varieties : Grenache 65%, Syrah 30%, Mourvèdre 5%. Grown in 8 hectares of
Item Number: 13208
Case: $179.40

M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012
"A superb wine with rich aromas of dark fruit, earthy minerals and spice. Soft and round on the palate with smooth tannins, rich blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a substantial finish. This wine can be enjoyed over the next several years and will superbly partner most rich meat
Item Number: 6864
Case: $119.40

Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas 'Les Racines' 2009
92  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92"Deep ruby. Aromas of black raspberry, cassis and musky herbs. Ripe and smooth in texture but surprisingly lively, offering juicy dark fruit flavors and notes of spicecake and anise. Shows no rough edges on the sappy, spicy, very long finish. I also had the chance
Item Number: 13671
Case: $395.40

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas 2011
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 92 - JD"One of the wines of the vintage, the 2011 Gigondas shows the house style with its exotic, perfumed bouquet of lavender, sappy herbs, toasted bread and sweet blackcurrants. Beautifully fresh and pure (especially in the vintage), this medium-bodied, nicely concentrated 2011 can
Item Number: 16588
Case: $311.40

Domaine de La Janasse Cuvee Chaupin 2011
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95"Coming from a cooler, sandy terroir in the northeastern part of the appellation, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin (which comes 80% from the Chaupoin lieu-dit and 20% from the La Janasse lieu-dit, hence the subtle name change) is 100% Grenache, from vines planted in 1912,
Item Number: 14034
Case: $803.40

J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2011
86  Robert Parker 
Wine Spectator 86"The solid plum and anise flavors are entwined with a graphite note, lending the finish good definition. Drink now." - JMRobert Parker 84-86"The 2011 Cotes du Rhone may turn out to be as good, if not better, as it exhibits a darker color as well as more berry fruit, meat and
Item Number: 7211
Case: $101.40

M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2013
"Michel Chapoutier says that one of the most difficult tasks of a vineyardist and winemaker is to make a serious, high-quality wine, yet have it remain a good value. His "Belleruche" wines accomplish just that. M. Chapoutier Belleruche Blanc is a great introduction to one of the world's most
Item Number: 5513

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Blanc 2013
"On the southern edge of the Rhone Valley near the ancient city of Nimes the legendary mistral winds of Provence sweep over the vines and out to the Mediterranean Sea. The Latin name for these north-northwest winds is CERCIUS – the defining feature and raison d’etre for partners Michel Gassier,
Item Number: 16414
Case: $131.40

Brechet Plateau de Chenes Lirac Blanc 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"Looking at the Famille Brechet releases, the 2012 Lirac Blanc Le Plateau de Chenes is a blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 25% Clairette and 25% Roussanne that was aged 25% in demi-muids (1 year old) and the remainder in tank. Classy and elegant, yet with ample richness, it offers
Item Number: 14487
Case: $227.40
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