Languedoc-Roussillon Red

The Languedoc-Roussillon region is dominated by 740,300 acres of vineyards, three times the combined area of the vineyards in Bordeaux and the region has been an important winemaking centre for several centuries. ~wikipedia


Domaine Lafage 'Bastide' Miraflors 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92  "A steal from Lafage is the 2014 Bastide Miraflors, which is a Cotes du Roussillon, and a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, with the Grenache aged in concrete tanks and the Syrah in 500-liter demi-muids. Lafage makes more expensive wines than this, but certainly excels with his
Item Number: 21541
Bottle:$11.75
Case: $141.00
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Chateau Cascadais Corbieres 2012
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Another outstanding wine from winemaker Veronique Courrian (I loved their 2011), the 2012 Corbières (35% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 20% Carignan and the rest Mourvèdre and Cinsault) was brought up in equal parts concrete tank and 3-year-old barrels. It’s a medium to full-bodied,
Item Number: 21372
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A crazy value, the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes is one of the best examples of this variety from the Roussillon, and the fact that it sells for a song is just icing on the cake for the consumer. Coming all from schist soils and 70-year-old vines,
Item Number: 21616
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Orin Swift 'D66' VdP Cotes de Catalanes 2013
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95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "In the same mold as the 2012, the 2013 Cotes Catalanes Grenache D66 is being held for six months in bottle prior to release. Completely destemmed (as are all the wines here) and aged in 30% new barrels, it has elegant, lively notes of blackberry, cassis, plum, pepper and violets
Item Number: 19151
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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Orin Swift 'Shatter' Grenache 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A collaboration between Napa's Joel Gott and Dave Phinney, the semi-opaque 2012 Cotes Catalanes Grenache is a smoking blend of 100% Grenache that comes from the singular, black schist soils located around the village of Maury, in the Agly Valley in the Roussillon. Aged in French
Item Number: 17833
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Domaine Cabirau 'Maury Sec' Serge & Nicolas 2012
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Dan Kravitz’s 2012 Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas is a rock star in this, at times, erratic vintage. A blend of 60% Grenache, 28% Syrah and the rest Carignan, that was fermented in tank aged in demi-muid (the Grenache is brought up all in tank), this medium to full-bodied beauty has
Item Number: 17187
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $113.70
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Mas Belles Eaux Les Coteaux 2009
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91Effusively fruity and creamy, with well-defined flavors of red currant, wild plum and boysenberry that are matched with seductive notes of sandalwood. Blood orange and dark chocolate give this an added layer of intensity, with a refined finish. Drink now through 2018.
Item Number: 21589
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge 2014
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A sustained and very brilliant ruby color with beautiful violet tints. Immediate and generous with, at first, notes of fresh red fruits, such as cherries and black fruits, such as blueberries. Next, the richness develops with notes of cacao powder and a delicate touch of liquorice. Round and
Item Number: 20799
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Chateau Fardel-Laurens Faugeres 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90" Rich, meaty aromas and flavors are joined by unctuous notes of blackberry, mint, tar and slate. Complex yet pure-tasting, with a lush finish of spice and chocolate, featuring accents of paprika. Drink now through 2020. "
Item Number: 17650
Bottle:$9.95
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Domaine Lafage 'Cuvee Nicolas' Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2013
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 " Another superb value, the 2013 Cuvee Nicolas Vieilles Vignes is 100% Grenache that spent six months in barrel, on lees, prior to being bottle unfiltered. It offers up a forward, mid-weight, sexy feel in its kirsch, dried herbs, earth and spring-flower-driven bouquet. While I
Item Number: 10983
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Chateau de la Negly Clos des Truffiers 2011
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98 "Flirting with perfection, the inky-colored 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc Clos des Truffiers offers a similar mineral streak to go with awesome cassis and blackberry fruits, smoke, spice and earth-styled aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and with crazy purity, it has nothing out of
Item Number: 17307
Bottle:$129.95
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Hecht & Bannier Cote du Roussillon 2011
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"A rich and extracted style, with luscious dark fruit, blackberry and tar flavors that are well-structured. Features hints of licorice snap midpalate, leading to a long finish of dark chocolate and cream. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvdre and Carignan. Drink now through 2020." ~K.M.
Item Number: 20613
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Gerard Bertrand Corbieres 2012
Deep ruby color. Rich and concentrated with complex black fruit aromas. Complex bouquet resulting from the diversity and balance of the grape varieties (black and red berries with subtle spices, vanilla and roasted aromas). Full body texture and well rounded wine with a solid structure and elegance
Item Number: 21390
Bottle:$15.45
Case: $185.40
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Chateau Pibarnon 'Bandol' Rouge 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Moving to the classic cuvee and even more impressive (it was one of the top wines I was able to taste for this report), the 2010 Bandol, which is over 90% Mourvedre, sees partial destemming and aging in oak casks, offers both gorgeous aromatic complexity and superb richness and
Item Number: 18309
Bottle:$42.95
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La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 1.5L
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86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86"Friendly cherry, damson plum and herb notes are lined with a hint of lavender, followed by a lightly dusty finish. Drink now. 80,000 cases imported."
Item Number: 9175
Bottle:$12.99
Case: $77.94
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Chateau Maris 'Le Carignan' Carignan 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "A great example of the variety, the 2013 Minervois Carignan de Maris offers classic plum and purple-like fruit, spring flowers, crushed rock and hints of charcoal to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity and surprisingly polished tannin, which isn’t easy to do
Item Number: 21274
Bottle:$10.95
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Chateau Pibarnon 'Restanques' Bandol Rouge 2012
Since purchasing the estate in 1975, Comte Henri de Saint-Victor and his son Eric have been producing some of the most seductively aromatic and nobly structured wines in all of Southern France. Perched atop the highest and northernmost part of the appellation, the Château commands sweeping vistas of
Item Number: 20902
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $275.40
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Chateau Pech Latt Corbieres 2014
" This wine from the the Corbieres AOC within the Languedoc, is a fantastic value. Made from a blend of old vine Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre, it offers plenty of dark berry fruit and explosive flavors. It is also made from grapes farmed Organically and carries the Ecocert for Organic
Item Number: 11355
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Chateau Maris 'La Touge' Syrah 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 " I found the 2013 Minervois la Liviniere La Touge very Rhone-like, with subtle leather, spice and garrigue mixed with plenty or raspberry and blackberry fruit. Forward, supple and fruit loaded, with medium-bodied richness, it will drink nicely on release and evolve through 2021.
Item Number: 20358
Bottle:$11.45
Case: $137.40
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Guillaume Clusel 'Traboules' Gamay 2015
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Lurid ruby. Intense red berry and floral pastille aromas and flavors are complemented by hints of peppery spices and dusty minerals. Shows very good focus and lift, displaying bright finishing cut and very good, red berry-dominated persistence. -- Josh Raynolds"  About the winery
Item Number: 21559
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Hecht & Bannier Minervois 2011
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Suave and rich, with effusively fruity flavors of blackberry, dark plum, blueberry and spice. Features medium-grained tannins, with some graphite and mineral notes. Finishes with bittersweet chocolate accents. Drink now through 2018." ~K.M.
Item Number: 19724
Bottle:$16.45
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Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "A muscular red, featuring plenty of smoky notes to the olive, dried cherry and meaty aromas. This shows finesse, with mineral, thyme and peppercorn elements gracing the finish. Drink now through 2021."  "For many, this estate needs no introduction. Often referred to as the
Item Number: 22088
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Montirius 'Les Cigales' Mediterranee IGP 3.0L
"Grenache Noir: 70% - Syrah: 30%. Wine certified Organic Agriculture by ECOCERT France SAS FR-BIO-01. Good immediate drinkability – Fruity, easy to drink – Serve by the glass – Put into the doorfridge to refresh. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 17233
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $155.70
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Chateau Lascaux Coteaux du Languedoc 2013
Kim Marcus of the Wine Spectator posted an online article on some of these great value reds from the Languedoc and Roussillon. Here’s what he said; “At their best, the southern French regions of Languedoc and Roussillon can deliver powerful Syrah and Grenache-based reds that offer plenty of value as
Item Number: 20080
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Chateau Puech-Haut 'Bosc Negre' 2011
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "Looking at their Mourvedre-dominated cuvee (roughly 80% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache with the Mourvedre aged in new barrels and the Grenache in tank), the 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc Saint Drezery Bosc Negre (which translates to "Black Wood" and named after the woods located near the
Item Number: 21632
Bottle:$52.95
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