Rhone Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: $131.40

Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91-93"Deep ruby. Lively aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri and Asian spices, with a hint of blood orange adding an exotic flourish. Smooth, seamless and focused on the palate, offering vibrant, mineral-tinged raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of anise. Supple
Item Number: 16858
Case: $383.40

Domaine Ferrando 'Colombis' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"Looking first at the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Colombis, it offers complex kirsch and darker berry fruits, herbes de Provence, seaweed, licorice and spice in its medium to full-bodied, seamless and elegant style. It has a beautiful core of sweet fruit, and will be better in another
Item Number: 13897
Case: $551.40

E. Guigal St. Joseph 'Lieu Dit' Rouge 2010
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95"Gorgeous, with boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry fruit seamlessly layered, lined with polished mesquite and alder notes and backed by a long, anise-, black tea– and fruitcake-filled finish. Dense, but sleek and refined, with serious latent depth." International Wine
Item Number: 14531
Case: $695.40

Arnoux 'Seigneur de Lauris' Cotes du Rhone 2011
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90Dark 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

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

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas 2011
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 92 "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 be
Item Number: 16588

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 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

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

Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 91"There are two Châteauneufs made in 2012, the classique and the Auguste Favier, with no Collection Charles Giraud. The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is another beautiful vintage here, and it offers classic kirsch, blackberry, roasted meats and toasted spice to go with a medium to
Item Number: 17277
Case: $455.40

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

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

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

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

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