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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


Orin Swift Cellars 'D66' Red Blend 2010
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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
Bottle: $34.95
Case: $419.40
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Chateau Puech Haut Cuvee 'Prestige' Rouge 2011
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93  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 93"Up there with the 2010, the 2011 Château Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drézéry Cuvée Prestige is an incredible effort. A blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah that’s aged all in concrete tank, it is a flamboyant, decadent 2011 that gives up copious black cherry and pit styled
Item Number: 14152
Bottle: $16.85
Case: $202.20
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Domaine Matassa Vins de Pays 'Romanissa' 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"Informed – as usual for this bottling – by the Lladoner Pelut variant of Grenache (for more about whose in this case ancient vines see my issue 195 review of this wine’s 2009 instantiation) Matassa’s 2010 Cuvee Romanissa features virtually no Carignan since along with this
Item Number: 15569
Bottle: $24.95
Case: $299.40
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Terrasses de Frigoulet Coteaux du Languedoc 2011
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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
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40
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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
Bottle: $23.95
Case: $287.40
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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Occultum Lapidem 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"Imagining the sweetness and purity of diverse berry fruits found in the corresponding “L’Esquerda” bottling allied to the saline savor of the corresponding “Vignes de Bila-Haut” will give you an idea of what awaits from the glass of 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de
Item Number: 13704
Bottle: $24.85
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Orin Swift 'Shatter' Grenache 2011
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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
Bottle: $17.95
Case: $215.40
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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
Bottle: $10.95
Case: $131.40
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La Peira en Damaisela 'Las Flors de la Peira' 2009
95  International Wine Report 
Rhone Report 95"The 2009 La Peira Coteaux du Languedoc Les Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors, a blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault, is stylistically closer to the grand vin than to the Les Obriers de La Peira; it is certainly the best vintage of this cuvee I’ve tasted to
Item Number: 11938
Bottle: $34.95
Case: $419.40
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Domaine Cabirau Serge & Nicholas 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"With the advent of a new appellation for showcasing Maury vines in dry wine, Dan Kravitz elected to blend fruit from his oldest Grenache vines – previously bottled pure under nicknames taken from his vineyard collaborators (most recently vineyard manager Serge Soulatge and
Item Number: 15494
Bottle: $19.95
Case: $239.40
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Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge 2011
"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
Bottle: $10.95
Case: $131.40
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Chateau Pibarnon 'Rose' Mouvedre/Cinsault 2012
92  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Advocate 92"One of the top roses coming from the region, the 2012 Bandol Rose gives up mineral-driven notions of orange peel, rose petal, hints of strawberry and distinct, saline-like minerality that gives lift and length to the fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh and crisp, with a focused and
Item Number: 14381
Bottle: $24.95
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Ermitage du Pic St Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2011
"The microclimate in Pic St. Loup is also particularly unique in this otherwise dry region. Though the summers are typically very dry, cool nights and winter rainfall allow for long ripening of the grapes and sufficient water supply. The brothers keep their vinification as non-interventionist as
Item Number: 14602
Bottle: $12.95
Case: $155.40
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Hecht & Bannier Cote du Roussillon 2010
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93-94"Despite the overall shortage of wine in this vintage and their resolute attachment to Mourvedre as a core component, Hecht and Bannier manages to add at least one source and come up with around the same 300 cases of 2010 Faugeres as has characterized their previous vintages.
Item Number: 8150
Bottle: $20.95
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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
Bottle: $49.95
Case: $599.40
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Hecht & Bannier Faugeres 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93-94"Despite the overall shortage of wine in this vintage and their resolute attachment to Mourvedre as a core component, Hecht and Bannier manages to add at least one source and come up with around the same 300 cases of 2010 Faugeres as has characterized their previous vintages.
Item Number: 13115
Bottle: $27.95
Case: $335.40
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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
Bottle: $12.45
Case: $149.40
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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
Bottle: $11.99
Case: $143.88
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Le Drunk Rooster Grenache-Syrah 2008
"This bolder Rooster is packed with ripe strawberry, red berries and spice on the opulent nose. It is an intense wine with a smooth, full-mouth feel and a soft, spicy lingering finish. This wine will marry perfectly with all your grilled meat and heartier foods." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 8705
Bottle: $8.95
Case: $107.40
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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
Bottle: $10.95
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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
Bottle: $64.86
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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
Bottle: $17.95
Case: $215.40
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Domaine Cabirau Côtes 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
Bottle: $14.95
Case: $179.40
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