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2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

91 points Vinous: "Deep red. Fresh, mineral-tinged red and dark berry scents are given depth by suggestions of licorice and cola. Sappy raspberry and boysenberry flavors show very good depth and pick up a suave lavender pastille nuance on the back half. Concentrated yet lively, delivering strong thrust and smooth, even tannins that build steadily through a long, floral-dominated finish. (JR)" (4/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Bright crimson. Firm and substantial with more obvious tannin than most but sufficient (just) fruit too. Not that sweet. Racy, food wine. Cool overall." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing nicely ...Read More » 


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VN 91

2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, buttressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more." (10/2009) 96 points Wine Spectator: "**Collectibles** This ext ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2010 Xavier Vins "Cuvée Anonyme" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The powerful, rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme reveals an off-the-chart level of extract, lots of glycerin (nearly 16% natural alcohol) and copious black cherry, blueberry, forest floor, lavender and graphite characteristics. This full-throttle red requires 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Xavier Vignon, along with Philippe Cambie, are probably the two most highly renowned oenologists in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as some of the surrounding Cotes du Rhone regions. (RP)" (10/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 95

2013 Bosquet des Papes "Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $60)

92-94 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Exotically perfumed scents of dark berries, dried flowers, incense and peppery spices; there was a lot of stem inclusion here and it shows. Spicy, sweet and penetrating, showing excellent depth to its black raspberry and floral pastille flavors, which spread out nicely on the back half. Pure, focused and seamless in texture, finishing with outstanding thrust and spicy persistence. (JR)" (4/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "92+ points. One of the most structured wines in the vintage, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes gives up ample kirsch, licoric ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2003 Clos du Caillou "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Smoking good in the vintage, with full-bodied richness and sweet tannin, it boasts perfumed notes of garrigue, Asian spice, dried flowers and kirsch liqueur to go with big fruit, no hard edges and a drink-me-now feel. It’s drinking at point for me, and I’d consume bottles over the coming couple of years while it’s showing so well. (JD)" (8/2014) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light red. Fresh, floral nose offers aromas of dried cherry, cranberry, fresh rose and garrigue Warm and lush on the palate, with slightly roasted red berry and plum flavors. Finishes with gentle tannins and linger ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 90

2013 M. Chapoutier "Croix de Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "Nicely packed for the vintage, with an energetic core of kirsch, damson plum and blood orange coulis flavors, backed by hints of singed cedar and alder that extend through the racy, focused finish. A light echo of shiso leaf at the very end adds freshness. Best from 2017 through 2030. (JM)" (4/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Always sweeter and more flamboyant than the Barbe Rac, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois offers more kirsch, black raspberry and cassis, as well as ample garrigue and spice nuances. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure and layered, it’s about as sexy and volup ...Read More » 


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2007 Tardieu-Laurent "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "This is crammed with a massive core of blueberry compote, braised fig and mulled blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, all wound up with graphite tannins and backed by a strong, iron-filled spine. This has serious depth and drive, with gorgeous mocha and espresso aromatics flittering throughout. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2010 through 2024. (JM)" (1/2009) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is fashioned from old vine Grenache (90%) and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, the last two components aged in new oak. The fruit comes from par ...Read More » 


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2009 Domaine de la Jaufrette Châteauneuf-du-Pape

According to the importer, Paris Wine Company: "The wines of Domaine de la Jaufrette are resolutely old-fashioned, as the domaine has refused to change the winemaking style since the André and Paulette Chastan moved to Orange in the 1950s... Today, the Domaine de la Jaufrette is run by Alain’s son Frederic, who has maintained the same traditional winemaking philosophy. Vinification is a slow process - the fermentation occurs naturally in large concrete tanks, where the wine is allowed to sit for up to a year. It is then aged in a mix of used foudres and ... Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvedre) is beautiful, with medium to full-bodied richness, lots of sweet black raspberry fruit, graphite, bouquet garni and licorice aromatics, and sweet, building tannin that comes through on the finish. It shows the purity and balance of the vintage, and will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming decade or more.(JD) In case you haven’t been following any of the Wine Advocate reports over the past decade, Domaine de La Janasse, under the leadership of siblings Christophe and I ...Read More » 


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2011 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Laurence" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* A solidly grippy, old-school version, with lots of brick dust, roasted chestnut and fresh tobacco leaf notes coating the core of steeped plum, raspberry and black cherry fruit. Offers a broad and woodsy feel through the finish, with singed cedar and juniper details pumping throughout, delivering ample flesh and fruit for balance. This has grip to burn and should cruise in the cellar. (JM)" (2/2016) 93 points Vinous: "Bright ruby-red. A highly perfumed and complex bouquet evokes mineral-accented dried cherries, raspberry liqueur, garrigue and potpourri. Sweet, ...Read More » 


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WS 95 VN 93

2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-94 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Expressive aromas of cherry, black raspberry, licorice and smoky minerals, with a dark chocolate element building slowly. Then tightly wound and focused on the palate, offering intense flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry and candied flowers. Powerful but at the same time quite elegant, finishing with wonderful clarity and length and smooth tannins. (JR)" (4/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beauty and has a rare level of concentration and depth in the vintage. Blueberry, crushed flowers, pepper, and violet aromas and flavors flow nicely ...Read More » 


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VN 92 - 94 RP 93

2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin, which I was able to taste (and drink) from multiple bottles, is a beautiful Grenache that comes from the cooler, northeastern edge of the appellation. Coming almost all from the Chapouin lieu-dit (it gets a small bit from La Janasse), it gives up the classic notes of black berries, spring flowers, violets, and licorice that I always seem to find in this cuvee. Building nicely on the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, has tons of sweet fruit and solid, if not firm, tannin that come out on ...Read More » 


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2006 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the normal tiny yields of this estate (on the order of 22 hectoliters per hectare), the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape from Paul-Vincent has shed its baby fat and now shows a supple, elegant, seamless profile that's hard to resist. Kirsch, licorice, garrigue and sweet spice all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced 2006. It benefits from a short decant, and while showing plenty of maturity, it will evolve gracefully for at least another decade. (JD)" (3/2016) 95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Highly expressive aromas of raspberry, cherry, lavender, smoked ...Read More » 


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2010 Domaine Bois de Boursan "Cuvée des Félix" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Absolutely magnificent is the opaque ruby/purple 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Felix. Notes of root beer/beet root interwoven with roasted Provencal herbs, black currants and even blacker fruits such as blackberries are prominent in this full-bodied, concentrated wine, which has fabulous fruit, sumptuous, a deep, multi-layered texture and a sensational finish of close to 40+ seconds. Acidity is present and there is precision and uplift to the big, bold flavors the 2010 Cuvee de Felix possesses. Drink it over the next 15+ years. This has been a reliab ...Read More » 


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RP 95 ST 91

2014 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby-red. Smoke-accented aromas of red and dark berry preserves, star anise and candied flowers convey a subtle hint of garrigue in the background. Sweet, seamless and broad on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that turn spicier with air. Rich but vibrant as well, with no excess fat. Supple tannins build steadily on a very long, incisive finish that leaves behind notes of dark berries and candied flowers. (JR)" (4/2016) 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvè ...Read More » 


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2009 Château Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $90) Top Pick!
2009 Château Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $90)

96 points Wine Spectator: "One of the more endowed 2009s, this is packed with dark smoldering cocoa, mesquite, tobacco and roasted fig notes, all inlaid with pure cassis and plum preserves fruit flavors. Long and authoritative on the finish, with singed vanilla bean and tar notes adding length and dimension. Best from 2015 through 2026." (2/2012) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of their brilliant 1985. It will be one of the rare Beaucastels that is drinkable upon release. Made from this estate’s classic blend, it possesses soft tannins as well as a silky, open ...Read More » 


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2014 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Not yet bottled, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is one of the few inky colored wines in the vintage. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and ripe with notable tannin, it offers beautiful notes of blackberry, shitake mushrooms, licorice and pepper meats. It plays in the 2014 vintage’s forward, supple nature, but has real depth and concentration. I don’t think it will be the longest lived Beaucastel, but it will have 15-20 years of overall longevity. While 2013 and 2014 are no doubt difficult vintages, this is still a brilliant lineup of wines from the Per ...Read More » 


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2010 Domaine Galevan "Saint Georges" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape St.-Georges possesses magnificent fruit in addition to a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, majestic richness, a layered texture, phenomenal purity and a classic style displaying plenty of bouquet garni, licorice, seaweed, cassis and kirsch characteristics. This sensational 2010 is soft enough to be drunk now, but will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last for two decades. A microscopic estate owned by Coralie Goumarre, Domaine Galevan was established, remarkably, in 1780, but the first estate-bottled wine did no ...Read More » 


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RP 96

2005 Domaine Paul Autard "Cuvée La Côte Ronde" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde is undeniably the best wine Autard has made since the 1998 rendition of this cuvee. This got a big “Wow!” when I smelled it. A stunning nose of black truffles, melted licorice, blackberries, and sweet cherries is followed by a multi-dimensional, multi-layered, full-bodied wine with tremendous power, richness, and a hint of barrique. One could say this is modern, but the Provencal personality jumps from the glass of this meaty, dense wine. (RP)" (10/2007) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby. Deep cherry and blackcurrant aromas, with s ...Read More » 


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2013 Raymond Usseglio "Cuvée Impériale-Vignes Centenaires" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Given the difficulty with Grenache in 2013, the Grenache-dominated 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Imperiale (Vigne Centenaires) is a head-turner that offers terrific notes of plum, black cherries, mulberries, dried flowers and licorice. (JD)" (10/2015) 91 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby. Fresh blackberry, cherry cola and potpourri aromas are energized by a peppery nuance. Sweet, broad and seamless in texture, offering juicy, nicely concentrated red and dark berry flavors and a hint of candied lavender. Shows excellent depth, breadth and power on the gently tannic finish, and a hint ...Read More » 


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RP 93 VN 91

2013 Olivier Hillaire "Les Petits Pieds d'Armand" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $70)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similar to the classic cuvée, only richer, the 2013 Chateauneuf du Papes Les Petits Pieds d’Armand (100% Grenache from the sandy parts of La Crau) knocks it out of the park with its Bing cherry, kirsch, red licorice and floral aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, voluptuous and textured, all while staying nicely focused and elegant. There’s enough sweet tannin here to allow it to evolve gracefully, but the overall feel is one of upfront fruit and texture. (JD)" (10/2014)  


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RP 92 - 94

2015 Chante Cigale "L'Apostrophe" Mediterranée Top Pick!
2015 Chante Cigale "L'Apostrophe" Mediterranée

Chante Cigale means singing cicada (a type of grasshopper/cricket). The property has been in the family since the 19th century and is currently run by Alexandre Favier who assumed the reins at the ripe old age of 20! The domaine is planted to 40 ha of red and 5 ha of white on 45 different parcels throughout the appellation. L'Apostrophe is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grown in Travaillan, about 15 km from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is a fresh and fruity everyday sipper to drink early and often. 


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1995 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "Very youthful, with a ripe core of red currant and raspberry fruit and licorice flavor surrounded by creamy tannins. Plenty of smoke, mineral and tobacco notes chiming in, but this still has a ways to go, with plenty of grip still on the finish.--1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2025." (3/2006) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Still closed and tannic, the 1995 requires an additional 5-6 years of cellaring. It should keep well through 2020. (RP)" (1/2003) K&L Notes: 93 points Neil Martin's Wine Journal: "A light nose of red cherries, raspberry, lawn cuttings and a touch of iron... Read More » 


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WS 95 RP 92

2013 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93-95 points Vinous: "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 smoothly, finishing spicy, focused and very long, with dusty tannins adding grip. (JR)" (4/2015) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Very juicy and lively in feel, with pepper, tobacco and bay leaf notes leading the way for a core of raspberry, bitter plum and red currant coulis flavors. The long finish lets the pepper ...Read More » 


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2008 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and very sleek, with a dense core of cassis, blackberry and anise framed by violet and spice. The long finish drips with juicy fruit and subtle toast, with a flash of iron boding well for cellaring. Shows great freshness and balance for the vintage. Drink now through 2024." (6/2011) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. Enticing aromas of raspberry, dried flowers and spice cake. Sweet and penetrating, offering sappy flavors of red and dark berries, candied flowers and chewing tobacco. Combines depth and juiciness smoothly, finishing with gentle grip and persistent florality. ( ...Read More » 


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2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

92 points Vinous: "Bright ruby. Assertively perfumed aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, spicecake and garrigue, and suggestions of cola and woodsmoke. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated boysenberry, black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that become spicier and more energetic with air. Supple tannins build on the tenacious finish, which shows outstanding clarity and resonating spiciness. (JR)" (4/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similar in style to the traditional cuvee, yet with a tad more concentration, the outstanding 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (70 ...Read More » 


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VN 92 RP 90

2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beaucastel has been on a terrific qualitative roll over the last four vintages, and the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape (which Francois Perrin feels is similar to the 1990, although I don’t see that as of yet) is a 15,000-case blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance split among the other permitted varietals of the appellation. This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a ...Read More » 


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2010 Raymond Usseglio "Cuvée Impériale, Vignes Centenaires" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A candidate for perfection, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale Vignes Centenaire is clearly the greatest wine I have ever tasted from Raymond Usseglio, even eclipsing their remarkable 2007. Don’t be surprised if it merits a three-digit score in five or six years. Somewhat closed, but bursting with potential, the wine is inky/purple to the rim and boasts abundant amounts of concentrated, jammy blackberry, kirsch, licorice, lavender, forest floor, white chocolate and a hint of truffles in its magnificent perfume. Some tannins appear in the mouth, ...Read More » 


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2013 Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic wine from this estate and gives up pretty notes of strawberries, licorice, peppery herbs and leather. The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and the rest Cinsault. Drink this medium-bodied, elegant and lightly textured 2013 over the coming 5-6 years. It’s a sexy, forward beauty that’s hard to resist. While no 2014s were submitted, both 2013 Châteauneuf du Papes were outstanding and had seductive, supple, if not sexy profiles that are geared for near term drinking." (10/2015)  


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RP 90

2013 Chapelle Saint-Theodoric "La Guigasse" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

About the producer: "Chapelle St. Theodoric is not a domain in the usual sense of the word. The grapes for the wine come from 3 ha of AOP Chateauneuf du Pape since 2009 belonging to the american wine importer Peter Weygandt. The cultivation of the vines and the winemaking is done by the team at Domaine de Christia. The 3 ha are situated at two lieux-dits Guigasse and Pignan both areas where the soil is sandy and nearly without stones. All parcels contain only Grenache Noir with an average age of 50 years - some vines are up to one hundred years old. The ... Read More » 


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2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The most masculine and structured of the group, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is locked and loaded, with serious concentration, big tannin and no shortage of length on the finish. Coming from a year that featured a cool summer and then scorching temps around harvest, this beauty doles out loads of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and crushed rock-like minerality, as well as a seamless, perfectly balanced profile. (JD)" (8/2014) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Showing beautifully, with intense fig, black currant and boysenberry fruit and dark chocolate, date bread, spice and mineral not ...Read More » 


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2006 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne "Reservé" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $260)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The same can be said about the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve and it offers incredible cassis, toasted bread, bouquet garni and earth aromas and flavors to go with full-bodied richness, incredible concentration and a seamless, thrillingly pure texture that’s hard to believe. It’s easily the greatest wine I’ve tasted from this vintage. (JD)" (8/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This shows impressive depth and power for the vintage, delivering layer upon layer of mulled spice, crushed currant and plum fruit, with anise, tobacco, graphite and violet notes, all of which stretch out thr ...Read More » 


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RP 99 WS 96

2003 Domaine Bois de Boursan "Cuvée des Félix" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $220)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Domaine Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Felix is superb. Showing a mature, yet still lively and fruit-driven profile of sweet currants, saddle leather, truffle, and garrigue, it stays beautifully rich and seductive on the palate, with layers of sweet fruit, no hard edges and a great finish. Certainly a ripe vintage, yet everything is perfectly proportioned, the tannins are sweet and it is a joy to drink. A blend of 65% Grenache and the balance a mix of Mourvedre and Syrah, from 90-year-old vines, it held up beautifully with air and ...Read More » 


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2007 Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape continues to drink beautifully, and has never really shut down since release. Exhibiting loads of lavender, sweet black raspberry, cassis, licorice and garrigue-styled aromas and flavors, it shows the sweetly fruited, voluptuous 2007 style (Thierry’s father claimed that he’d never seen a vintage like this). This full-bodied, concentrated and layered Chateauneuf will drink nicely through 2027. (JD)" (8/2014) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A gorgeous, silky, perfumy style, with tea and incense leading the way for supple-textured raspberry, black fig and mulled ...Read More » 


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2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve. One of the more backward 2009s, though this should pick up steam in the cellar. (JM)" (11/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Considered by Paul-Vincent to be a hypothetical blend of the '05 and the '07, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape was showing its Mourvedre component on this occasion and had lots of kirsch, ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $110)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Up in the top handful of wines in the vintage (which should come as no surprise to anyone who follows this estate), the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, rich and layered Châteauneuf that doesn’t put a foot wrong. Made from 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, it offers blockbuster notes of blackberry, liquid-violets, spice and serious minerality to go with awesome mid-palate depth and layers of sweet tannin. Like the Cuvee Chaupin, it will be better in another handful of years and thrill thro ...Read More » 


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1997 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Yields for the 1997 Chateauneuf du Pape were tiny, averaging 22 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine is one of the most seductive and forward young Beaucastels I have tasted since the 1985. The blend was 35% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 10% Counoise, 5% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, and the rest other southern Rhone varietals. The deep ruby color is accompanied by forward, attractive aromatics consisting of black raspberries, cherries, licorice, floral, and herb scents. The wine is fruit-driven, with less structure than usual, but luscious cassis, licorice, and black ...Read More » 


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RP 89 - 91 ST 90


2012 Domaine du Clos du Caillou "Réserve les Clos du Caillou" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou is a classic example of this cuvee. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, aged all in demi-muid, it offers ample dark fruits, chocolate, bouquet garni and licorice in its full-bodied, supple, forward and elegantly styled profile. As with all of the 2012s here, the tannin is wonderfully ripe, the wine has solid concentration and everything is perfectly balanced. While it’s hard to resist already, it will be better with short-term cellaring and have 15+ years of overall longevity. (JD)" (10/2014) 95 points Vinous: "In ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine la Barroche "Pure" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing beautifully (a lot of 2012s have put on weight since I tasted them on release), the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Pure has plenty of similarities to the 2010, with terrific purity and freshness in its blackberry, kirsch, currants and ground herb-driven bouquet. Full-bodied, concentrated and layered, it's perfectly balanced and never puts a foot wrong. It will benefit from short-term cellaring, but should be approachable at an earlier age than the 2010, and have 20 years of overall longevity. (JD)" (9/2015)  


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RP 96

2009 Roger Sabon "Secret de Sabon" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $190)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was surprised by the softness and silkiness of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon. Largely a field blend estimated to be about 90% Grenache and 10% unidentifiable varieties, it is the most accessible Secret des Sabon made to date. Its opaque purple color is followed by hints of coffee beans, new saddle leather and vanillin (the wine was aged in 1-2 year old 600-liter demi-muids), broad, powerful, concentrated flavors and tannins in the finish. Although it is not currently strutting its stuff as impressively as the Prestige, it should come ...Read More » 


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2014 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From yields in range of 15 hectoliter per hectare, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of the 2008 and reveals a healthy ruby color to go with the classic kirsch, dried flowers and spice notes that I always find in Avril’s wines. Showing an almost Pinot Noir-like texture with medium to full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and outstanding length, it will certainly be one of the more approachable, forward wines from this estate, and it should be a low to mid-nineties scoring effort. As I commented in my recent retrospective article, Clos des Pape is ...Read More » 


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RP 92 - 94

1995 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Laurence" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

97 points Wine Spectator: "Superdense wine. Ripe, rich and superthick, this vibrates on the palate like a mini-earthquake, shaking the senses. The tannins dominate the fruit, but it has immense concentration and complexity, with a long, long, ripe aftertaste. (PM, Web-2001)"  


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WS 97

2010 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape (3L)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is a traditional blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre and Cinsault from 50-year-old vines aged in a combination of concrete tanks, old wood foudres and small old barrels. It displays notes of charcuterie, roasted meats, garrigue, kirsch and black currants along with a full-bodied, seriously endowed, super-concentrated mouthfeel that builds like a skyscraper in the mouth. This cuvee possesses remarkable density and richness as well as the potential to last 20 years. An old estate, Chante Cigale, which owns n ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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RP 94 WS 91

2008 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, inviting and very alluring, with captivating black tea, charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong, with mineral, violet, pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum fruit notes all gliding through the finish. Best from 2011 through 2027. (JM)" (10/2010) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Vincent Avril fashioned one of the finest 2008 Chateauneuf du Papes of the appellation. Made from a classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest an assortment of permitted varietals, it exhibits a dark color as well as a ...Read More » 


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2007 Paul Autard Châteauneuf-du-Pape

90-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Exotically perfumed nose displays cherry, dark berries, musky herbs and incense, plus a suave mineral undertone. Firm and vibrant, with no excess fat and vivid red and dark fruit flavors. Gains weight, flesh and deeper dark berry flavors on the finish, which leaves behind bitter cherry and licorice notes. Pretty serious, and built to age." (2/2009) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This delivers a very large core of crushed currant, plum and blackberry fruit, all held in check by hints of maduro tobacco, bittersweet ganache, black tea and graphite. The long finish has ample grip ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine Saint Prefert "Classique" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

91-93 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby-red. High-pitched, mineral-tinged aromas of fresh red berries and flowers, in a style that's strongly reminiscent of a ripe-year Burgundy. Shows very good clarity and lift on the palate, with sweet raspberry and rose pastille flavors sharpened by a jolt of blood orange. This supple, open-knit wine is firmed on the back by smooth tannins and should be delicious right out of the gate. (JR)" (4/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Features a well-packed core of plum, black currant and raspberry preserve flavors, harnessed for now by singed alder, shiso leaf and anise notes. The ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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VN 91 - 93 WS 90

2012 Domaine la Barroche "Signature" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing slightly better now than it did on release (which is common for all of Julien's wines, and the '12s in general), the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Signature is a blend of 65% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah and 6% other permitted varieties. It's young and fruity, yet still delivers tons of pleasure with its cassis, licorice, crushed flower and garrigue aromas and flavors. Beautifully fruited, rounded, supple and with sweet tannin, I suspect it will age gracefully (similar to '06) and drink well for all its life. (JD)" (9/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Heady spice- ...Read More » 


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2014 M. Chapoutier "Croix de Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois is also a single vineyard cuvee and is 100% Grenache. It’s always has a more fruit forward feel than the more structured Barbe Rac and offers gorgeous notes of sweet black cherries, black raspberry, spice-box and licorice in a full-bodied, voluptuous and hedonistic style. It will knock your socks off on release, yet keep for a decade. (JD)" (10/2015)  


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RP 93 - 95

2007 Domaine de la Janasse "XXL" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A curiosity is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape XXL, a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre that fermented for nearly three years. Bottled earlier this year, it reminds me of some of the Cuvee Speciales that Henri Bonneau made, particularly the 1990 and 1998. One would think it might taste like an Amarone, but in fact, it doesn’t. It is a very thick, unctuously-textured, over-the-top wine with unbelievable concentration that is technically dry, even though the alcohol level is extraordinarily high. Only 1,400 bottles were produced. Several California Rhone ...Read More » 


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Price: $449.99 Add To Cart
RP 99 ST 93 - 94

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