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
Bottle: $17.95
Case: $215.40

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
Bottle: $11.95
Case: $143.40

Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2010
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93"Vivid purple. A wild, exotic perfume of red and dark fruit liqueur, incense and potpourri, with an intriguing note of apricot emerging with aeration. Deeply pitched black raspberry and blueberry flavors stain the palate and are lifted by juicy acidity. The floral quality comes
Item Number: 13942
Bottle: $24.95
Case: $299.40

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
Bottle: $23.95
Case: $287.40

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
Bottle: $10.95
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
Bottle: $11.95
Case: $143.40

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
Bottle: $142.95

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
Bottle: $98.95

M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Red 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
Bottle: $9.95
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
Bottle: $26.95

Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel Rose 2012
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90"Deep, bright pink. Powerful cherry and rhubarb scents are brightened by notes of pink grapefruit and white flowers. Fleshy and broad, showing good density to its mineral-accented bitter cherry and berry skin flavors. The floral note comes back on the finish, which
Item Number: 13868
Bottle: $13.95
Case: $167.40

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
Bottle: $66.95
Case: $803.40

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
Bottle: $12.95
Case: $155.40

M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone White 2012
"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
Bottle: $9.95

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
Bottle: $8.45
Case: $101.40

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
Bottle: $36.95

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
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40

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
Bottle: $18.95
Case: $227.40

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
Bottle: $10.95
Case: $131.40

Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2010
"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
Bottle: $9.95
Case: $119.40

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
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40

Domaine La Bouissiere Gigondas 'Font de Tonin' Grenache 2010
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91"The 2010 Gigondas La Font du Tonin (400 cases produced) comes from the estate’s oldest vines and is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. It possesses fuller body along with striking concentration, an enticing texture, and lots of black raspberry and blueberry fruit
Item Number: 12818
Bottle: $41.95

M. Chapoutier 'Marius' Blanc 2011
"The story behind Michel Chapoutier’s latest innovation, Marius, is one of deep family connection. He remembers his great grandfather as a man with an insatiable thirst for life – and he is also the dapper gentleman who graces the label on Marius wines.“Marius was all about the enthusiastic
Item Number: 11804
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40

E. Guigal 'La Landonne' Cote Rotie 2004
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95"A gorgeous nose of crushed plum and Turkish coffee gives way to a plushly textured palate of warm fig, mocha, fruitcake and mesquite. Still a touch taut, but pure on the finish, with fine-grained tannins and a mouthwatering minerality. Drink now through 2023. 800 cases made."
Item Number: 6204
Bottle: $359.95

E. Guigal 'La Mouline' Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 2004
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95"A lilting, perfumy style, with incense, warm raspberry ganache and black tea aromas leading the way for mixed berry sorbet, mesquite and mocha notes. Supersilky on the long, alluring finish. A beauty, with impressive purity for the vintage. Drink now through 2023. 400 cases
Item Number: 6205
Bottle: $359.95