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 Cabirau 'Maury Sec' Serge & Nicolas 2011
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95"This small estate was purchased by importer Dan Kravitz, and the early releases have exhibited considerable promise. The star at Domaine Cabirau is the 2011 Maury Sec. There are 500 cases of this blend of equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. I had it in a blind tasting with
Item Number: 15494
Case: $239.40

Orin Swift Cellars 'D66' Red Blend 2010
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"A modern style, offering intense, powerful flavors of roasted plum, dark cherry and kirsch, with boysenberry. Asian spice, cream and dark chocolate accents that are very rich, leading to the long and muscular finish which exudes a concentrated spiciness. Drink now through 2020."
Item Number: 14975
Case: $419.40

Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"The 2012 Cotes Catalanes Cuvee Nicolas is an off-the-hook value. Named after Jean-Marc’s son and made from 100% Grenache from higher elevation sites in the Aspres region, fermented with 20% stems and aged half in demi-muid, it offers layers of kirsch, underbrush, licorice and
Item Number: 10983
Case: $143.40

Chateau Puech-Haut 'Bosc Negre' 2009
96  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 96+"Deeper in color and much more dense, reserved, and even backwards, the 2009 Bosc Negre is a slightly longer term prospect and is a blend of 80% Mourvèdre and 20% Grenache that had the Mourvèdre aged all in new barrel and the Grenache in tank. Meaning “black woods” and named after
Item Number: 12097
Case: $599.40

Domaine Cabirau Cotes du Roussillon 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"Brightness and invigoration from tart skins and crunchy seeds render the fresh blackberry and black raspberry delivered by the Cabirau 2011 Cotes du Roussillon proof against any negative effects of its nearly 15% alcohol. Tar, Latakia tobacco and black pepper incisively accent
Item Number: 15577
Case: $167.40

Orin Swift 'Shatter' Grenache 2011
Tasting Panel 91"Dark, deep and rich with ripe, dense blackberry, cassis and notes of chocolate; velvety, lush and balanced with fine structure.""A bigger example of Grenache from close to its Mediterranean home. This is muscular and deep but it retains the intensity of fruit and core of
Item Number: 13872
Case: $215.40

Domaine Gros Nore Bandol Rouge 2009 1.5L
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Ripe yet elegant, with concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, tar and dark chocolate. There’s lots of cream and spice midpalate, with a dollop of smoke, followed by a lilting finish of black licorice and bittersweet chocolate, with hints of mint. Drink now through
Item Number: 12167

Terrasses de Frigoulet Coteaux du Languedoc 2011
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90" A big red, powerful and concentrated, with mulberry, dark plum, blackberry and baked cherry flavors which feature notes of bacon fat and smoke. Dark chocolate pervades the muscular finish. Drink now through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 12,000 cases made." ~ KM
Item Number: 12957
Case: $107.40

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem offers dark, mineral-laced aromas and flavors of smoked earth, licorice, wild herbs and blackcurrants to go with a firm, structured and age-worthy profile on the palate. Comprised of mostly Syrah, from schist
Item Number: 16271
Case: $275.40

Chateau Pech Latt Corbieres 2012
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
Case: $131.40

Chateau Pibarnon 'Restanques' Bandol Rouge 2010
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Ripe and broad-textured, with concentrated roasted plum, dried berry and wild cherry flavors, accented by notes of paprika and white pepper. Bittersweet chocolate hints show on the dense finish. Drink now through 2020. " ~ KMWine Advocate 91"The entry level red Bandol, the
Item Number: 15586
Case: $275.40

Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2011
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91"The 2011 Tessellae Vieilles Vignes Cotes Catalanes is 100% Carignan aged in concrete tanks (80%) and demi-muids (20%). From 70-year-old Carignan vines planted in schist soils, it displays copious notes of blueberries, raspberries, spring flowers and damp forest floor. The fragrant
Item Number: 14358
Case: $131.40

Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge 2012
"A sustained and very brilliant ruby colour 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: 10239
Case: $131.40

Hecht & Bannier Cote du Roussillon 2010
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-92+"Tasted as a pre-assemblage from barrel, the Hecht & Bannier 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Villages is colorfully fruited with suggestions of black raspberry, blackberry, cassis, and blueberry, all alluringly wreathed in heliotrope and lily. Overtly chalky and smoky crushed stone
Item Number: 8150

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet Cuvee Constance 2008
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90"Thunevin-Calvet's tank-raised Grenache-Carignan 2008 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Constance - all from Maury and all grown on schist - displays pungent struck-flint and peat overtones, along with cocoa powder that one associates with its genre, nicely accenting richly ripe but in
Item Number: 8740
Case: $149.40

Chateau Lascaux Coteaux du Languedoc 2011
" The areas of Languedoc and Roussillon in southern France are two of the hottest regions in the world for exceptional value. They offer wines that are deep in color, full-bodied, with dark fruits like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. On top of all that fruit, they add the complex
Item Number: 16157
Case: $155.40

Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2012
" 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. "Legends seem to converge at the Ermitage du Pic St-Loup. The hermitage dates back from the Middle Ages, as the former home of the bishops of Maguelone. The limestone peak or "pic" perched above the vineyards was named for the legendary Saint Thieri Loup,
Item Number: 16156
Case: $179.40
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La Peira en Damaisela 'Les Obriers de la Peira' 2009
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-91"Tasted as a pre-assemblage (although I also tasted the individual components), La Peira’s Cinsault-Carignan 2009 Les Obriers de la Peira is initially smoky and nutty in a slightly reduced way, needing aeration to reveal more diverse and alluring scents of hibiscus, mulberry,
Item Number: 11976
Case: $215.40

La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 1.5L
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
Case: $155.88
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