Rhone Valley

E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2010
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 89 " As 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
Item Number: 15441
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

Domaine Lafond Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-94 "The 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine should surpass the 2011 and be up there with the 2010 in terms of quality. Rich and layered, with plenty of black raspberry fruit, licorice, pepper and tobacco leaf aromas and flavors, this medium to full-bodied wine has fantastic purity,
Item Number: 17613
Case: $467.40

Xavier Vins La Reserve VII IX X Chateauneuf du Pape NV
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "A new non-vintage wine that’s made from a blend of the top barrels of the Cuvee Anonyme from 2007 (43%), 2009 (21%) and 2010 (36%), the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve VII IX X is an hedonistic and decadent release that dishes out massive amounts of black raspberry, raspberry,
Item Number: 17097
Case: $839.40
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E. Guigal 'Blanc' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2013
" 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 2013 vintage the wine has 55% Viognier, complemented notably by Marsanne from St.-Péray and Roussanne,
Item Number: 4207
Case: $143.40

Arnoux 'Seigneur de Lauris' Cotes du Rhone 2011
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90 Dark red. Raspberry jam and white pepper on the highly perfumed nose and in the mouth. Supple and refreshingly tangy, with a hint of bitter chocolate sneaking up on the back half. Really leads with its fruit today and finishes spicy, silky and quite long, leaving a palate-numbing
Item Number: 17415
Case: $107.40

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

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

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

M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2013
"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 Philippe Faury St Joseph Rouge 2012
"Inky purple. Heady spice- and mineral-accented aromas of cassis, blueberry preserves, violet and vanilla, along with a smoky overtone. Spicy dark berry liqueur flavors stain the palate, showing superb focus and intensity while maintaining vivacity thanks to zesty minerality. Finishes with potent
Item Number: 17567

E. Guigal 'Rose' Cotes du Rhone Rose 2013
"This medium-bodied pink is meant to be poured this moment. Enjoy an artfully composed dry wine with full raspberry flavor and a finish to die for." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 2657
Case: $143.40

Les Lauzeraies 'Tavel' Rose 2013
" A selection from a parcel of our Lauzes (limestone), a blend of 8 grapes (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault, Clairette, Picpoul and Bourboulenc), for a wine combining fruit, minerality and spice. A ruby color, a nose of berries and intense notes of minerality charm your taste buds." ~
Item Number: 6232
Case: $131.40

E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91" A grippy, old-school style, with lots of licorice root and roasted alder weaving around steeped plum and macerated black currant fruit. The grippy but lively acidity is well-buried. Very solid. Drink now through 2016. "
Item Number: 17081
Case: $239.40

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

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

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

Domaine De La Janasse CDP Vielles Vignes 2011
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "And a candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is always a rough blend of 85% Grenache and the balance Syrah, Mourvedre, Clairette and other permitted varieties, that has the Grenache aged all in foudre and the Syrah and Mourvedre aged in
Item Number: 14035
Case: $911.40

Petit Chapeau 'Cotes du Rhone' Grenache 2013
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

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." - JM  Robert 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

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012
" Jaboulet Côtes du Rhône Parallèle 45 is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from vines averaging 25 years old. Sourced from vineyards throughout the Rhone valley that combine to produce a pure, clean expression of this region. Parallèle 45 Côtes du Rhône is a fresh, medium bodied red driven by notes of
Item Number: 17448
Case: $119.40

E. Guigal Gigondas 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88-91 " Scheduled to be bottled early in 2014, the 2011 Gigondas is another excellent wine from the Guigals. The same blend and elevage as the 2010, it shows more red fruits and spice, with loads of kirsch, dried flowers, and garrigue, medium-bodied richness and a delicious, already
Item Number: 17048
Case: $335.40

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
94  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92-94 " Tasted in three components. #1: Intensely perfumed in a distinctly pinot way, offering intense red berry and floral scents and a strong mineral component. Weightless and pure, with superb focus and depth. #2: Deeper cherry and dark berry character, with notes of licorice
Item Number: 17318
Case: $443.40

Clos Mont Olivet Font Blanche Cotes du Rhone 2012
Stephen Tanzer 90 "(57% grenache and 43% syrah): Bright ruby. Intense black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by olive and black pepper; really showing its syrah component today. Sappy boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and pick up an exotic lavender pastille
Item Number: 16462

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