Rhone Valley


Domaine du Cayron Gigondas Grenache 2012
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92  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92 "Vivid ruby. Wild, highly perfumed bouquet of fresh red and dark berries and floral oils, with an exotic pit fruit nuance in the background. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering gently sweet black raspberry and apricot flavors that open quickly with air. Closes
Item Number: 18060
Bottle:$26.95
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Domaine Mur-mur-ium Sublime Syrah 2011
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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
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E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2011
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90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90 Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas display very good clarity and a touch of cracked pepper. Showing its Syrah component, with sappy black and blue fruit flavors sharpened by a spicy nuance. A sexy floral note comes up on a gently tannic finish that lingers with very good
Item Number: 19744
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Brotte Domaine Barville Chateauneuf du Pape 2012
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93+ Looking even better, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape had an added layer of richness and depth over the 2011. Offering up ripe notes of blackberry, underbrush, pepper and new leather, it is fresh and lively on the palate, with medium-bodied richness and fantastic purity of fruit.
Item Number: 19034
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Domaine Lafond Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
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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
Bottle:$38.95
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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
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E. Guigal 'Blanc' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2014
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" 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: 19237
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Le Vieux Telegraphe 'La Crau' Chateauneuf du Pape 2012
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "The top wine of the estate, the 2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape (which is always a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault and other grapes, from 65-year-old vines) is a classic example of the cuvee and possesses gorgeous aromatics (kirsch,
Item Number: 17969
Bottle:$75.95
Case: $911.40
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Arnoux 'Seigneur de Lauris' Vacqueyras 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 The 2009 Vacqueyras Seigneur de Lauris (70% Grenache and 30% Syrah aged 6 months in foudre and one-third new oak) reveals more structure as one might expect from the smaller barrels. It offers a deep purple color, lots of black currant, black cherry, licorice and spice box
Item Number: 19199
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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E. Guigal 'Rose' Cotes du Rhone 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 " One of the best roses is Guigal's 2014 Cotes du Rhone Rose, which checks in as a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Sporting a lighter raspberry color (this cuvee normally has a slightly darker color), it gives up lots of sweet cherry, strawberry, honeysuckle and
Item Number: 18231
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Domaine de La Janasse Cuvee Chaupin 2011
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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
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Domaine Philippe Faury St Joseph Rouge 2013
Opaque ruby. High-pitched cherry and blackberry aromas are complicated by notes of cracked pepper, allspice and smoky minerals. Round and open-knit, offering gently sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a hint of candied licorice. The spicy quality repeats on the smooth, clinging finish, which
Item Number: 19629
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Blanc 2014
With encyclopedic knowledge of the wines and terroirs of the Rhône as well as his native Costieres de Nîmes, Michel Gassier is a restless and innovative vigneron. Usually inquisitive personalities like Michel start as outsiders, enfants terribles, iconoclasts. Such is not the case with Michel, whose
Item Number: 18947
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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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
Bottle:$59.95
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Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel Rose 2014
" 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: 19004
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014
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Garnet red in color, this wine emits aromas of red fruits such as morello cherries and spices of licorice and grey pepper. In the mouth this wine has a great structure with firm and silky tannins.
Item Number: 6864
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Les Lauzeraies 'Tavel' Rose 2014
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" 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
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M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2014
A bouquet of crushed rock, apples and lemons transition into flavours of white peach, green melon and lime. Medium bodied, with no obvious oak, and a dry finish. The mouthwatering backbone of acidity makes this a fantastic food wine.
Item Number: 19371
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Domaine Lucien Barrot Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Bright ruby-red. Spicy, floral red fruits on the fragrant nose. Sappy and appealingly sweet, offering fresh raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of peppery spices. Closes silky, sweet and long, with zesty lift and smooth tannins. Nicely done. - Tanzer (Jan/Feb 2014)"  Wine
Item Number: 17405
Bottle:$34.95
Case: $419.40
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Arnoux 'Seigneur de Lauris' Cotes du Rhone 2014
Produced with grapes that have been selected very carefully, its vinification and maturation process build into this wine a very strong personality, with its fruity nose, its spicy pepper notes and its touches of vanilla. In mouth, fruity and generous, its long and round finish develops a subtle
Item Number: 17415
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
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94  Stephen Tanzer 
Vinous Media 94 "Vivid ruby. Exotic, expansive aromas of fresh red and dark berries, incense, anise and garrigue. Deep, sappy black raspberry and boysenberry flavors show excellent clarity, with a hint of spicecake building in the glass. Nicely balances power and finesse and shows outstanding
Item Number: 17498
Bottle:$54.95
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Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93-95 "Vivid ruby-red. Potent raspberry, potpourri and garriguescents expand with air, picking up smoke and mineral nuances and a hint of olive. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering intense cassis and red berry compote flavors and a touch of licorice. Blends richness and vivacity
Item Number: 18876
Bottle:$104.95
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Paul Jaboulet 'Parallele 45' Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2013
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88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "Direct, with plum and cherry compote notes and a flicker of fruitcake on the open, easy finish. Drink now." ~J.M.  Vinous Media 88 "Deep ruby. Lively aromas of fresh red and dark berries, plus notes of white pepper and lavender. Juicy and taut on the palate, offering tangy
Item Number: 19756
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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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
Bottle:$27.95
Case: $335.40
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Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas 'Les Racines' 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 " The 2011 Gigondas Les Racines (80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Cinsault) exhibits a deep ruby color, plenty of raspberry, strawberry, crushed rock and loamy soil characteristics, medium to full body, a soft underbelly and round, rich flavors. This appellation enjoyed a
Item Number: 17341
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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