Rhone Blend Red

Domaine Saint Prefert 'Reserve Auguste Favier' 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93"The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier (85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault) is deeper and richer on the palate than I remember. Giving up loads of blackberry, licorice, smoked herbs and toasted spice, it possesses medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate
Item Number: 13826

Domaine les Aphillanthes 2011 Rasteau '1921' 2011
93  Robert Parker 
Wine Advocate 93"Even better and one of the wines of the vintage, the spectacular 2011 Rasteau 1921 is comprised of 90% Grenache, 7% Mourvedre and 3% Carignan, with the Grenache coming from vines planted in 1921. Offering up a stunning bouquet of black raspberry, licorice, spring flowers,
Item Number: 14875
Case: $299.40

Michel Gassier 'Cercius' Cotes du Rhone 2011
92  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 92"Made from a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, from 80+ year vines, that is aged for 6 months in concrete tank, the 2011 Michel Gassier Cercius is a lush, decadent offering that delivers loads of black raspberry and blackberry styled fruit that is intermixed with notions of
Item Number: 10356
Case: $155.40

M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Cotes du Roussillon 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91"The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut is another smoking effort that will top anyone’s value list. A tank-aged blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, it is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and balanced, with impressive amounts of blackberry and
Item Number: 8860

Xavier Vins La Reserve VII IX X Chateauneuf du Pape NV
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96"A new non-vintage wine that’s made from a blend of the top barrels of the Cuvee Anonyme from 2007 (43%), 2009 (21%) and 2010 (36%), the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve VII IX X is an hedonistic and decadent release that dishes out massive amounts of black raspberry, raspberry,
Item Number: 17097
Case: $839.40

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
Case: $143.40

E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2007
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93" One of the finest Chateauneufs made by Guigal, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre. Full-bodied with lots of kirsch, blackberry, raspberry, camphor and licorice, this is a classic example of both Chateauneuf du Pape and
Item Number: 13778
Case: $467.40

E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2010
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 89" As 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
Item Number: 15441
Case: $143.40

Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Rouge 2011
94  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 92-94"Offers up a complex bouquet of ground pepper, underbrush, spring flowers, and assorted meaty qualities that are supported by a rock solid core of black and blue fruit. Full-bodied, gorgeously textured, and very long, with fine tannin showing more and more with air, this
Item Number: 15364
Case: $191.40

Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf Du Pape 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"Looking at the Chateauneufs, and a gorgeous example of the vintage as well as one of the top wines, Laurent’s 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape (85% Grenache and the balance Syrah, Mourvedre and Vaccarese) offers up an elegant, seamless profile with pretty aromas and flavors of sweet
Item Number: 17011

Domaine d'Andezon Cotes du Rhone 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"A blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Grenache aged in 2-3-year-old French oak barrels for 12 months prior to bottling, the 2012 Andezon Cotes du Rhone has more of a Northern Rhone personality than usual. Notes of black olives, bacon fat, flowers, cassis and black cherries are found in
Item Number: 6508
Case: $127.80

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
Case: $299.40

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 8" Dark, dense and very closed now, this has a tremendous core of crushed plum, linzer torte andblackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample singed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone and black tea notes lurk in the background and glide through the
Item Number: 15013
Case: $1,067.40

Domaine Grand Veneur Les Origines 2010
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95"Another blockbuster is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines. A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre (45- to-95-year-old vines) aged in small oak, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of blackberries, espresso roast, ink and graphite.
Item Number: 13292

Franck Balthazar Chaillot Cornas 2011
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Dark and densely packed, with currant confiture, blackberry paste and warm fig notes coiled tightly, held in check by a frame of singed alder and olive flavors. The finish shows a chalky underpinning, revealing serious grip and density. Best from 2016 through 2026."
Item Number: 16928
Case: $563.40

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

Philippine de Saint-Cyrille Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Gorgeous warm cocoa, ganache and espresso notes lead the way, followed by macerated fig, blackberry paste, and warm plum sauce flavors. Dense and loamy through the finish. Shows impressive density for the vintage." ~ JM
Item Number: 16178
Case: $239.40

Orin Swift Locations 'F-2' French Red Blend 2012
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91"The Non-Vintage Locations F-2 French Red Wine is all from the 2012 vintage and is a blend of Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone Valley and assorted Bordeaux varieties. It was fermented in large oak vats and aged in barrel for ten months prior to bottling. A dense
Item Number: 15060

Chateau Pesquie Cuvee des Terrasses Red 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"In the same mold and an awesome value year in and year out, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines) that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and one-third in older
Item Number: 14468
Case: $143.40

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
Case: $143.40

Michel Gassier 'Lou Coucardie' Rouge 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-94" The 2010 Costieres de Nimes Chateau de Nages Lou Coucardie is somewhat of an experimental cuvee launched a few years ago by Michel Gassier and his consultant, Philippe Cambie. It is a selection of very old vines and is a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and 10% Syrah. The
Item Number: 13475

Delas Freres 'Haute Pierre' Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Offers the focused ripeness of the vintage, with a lightly steeped edge to the plum, red currant and raspberry fruit, while extra pastis, singed apple wood and red licorice notes fill in on the finish. Lovely perfumy spice notes drape over all of it, with cut and drive on the
Item Number: 15396
Case: $443.40

Domaine Mas Du Bouquet Vacqueyras 2010
91  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 91"Robert Parker 90"From the Domaine Mas de Bouquet, the 2010 Vacqueyras boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, full body and lots of black fruit, garrigue, licorice, charcoal and spice box characteristics. It is another unctuously textured, thick, juicy, impeccably well made
Item Number: 16006
Case: $203.40

Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 91-93"Deep ruby. Lively aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri and Asian spices, with a hint of blood orange adding an exotic flourish. Smooth, seamless and focused on the palate, offering vibrant, mineral-tinged raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of anise. Supple
Item Number: 16858
Case: $383.40

Domaine Saint Prefert 'Reserve' Charles Giraud 2011
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Features a dark, warm ganache spine that holds the cherry compote, plum sauce and steeped currant fruit together. Smoldering charcoal and tobacco notes line the finish. Shows solid muscle for the vintage.”"Wine Advocate 92"The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles
Item Number: 13815