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2016 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

97-100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Paul-Vincent is going to be beauty! As is normal I was able to taste through numerous foudre of different blends, as well as a foudre of the final blend, all of the samples showed distinct, rich, even opulent profile, terrific purity and ripe backbones. The final cuvee shows the classic sweet core of fruit that’s the hallmark of this estate, as well as notable complexity in its peppery herbs, dried flowers, scorched earth and graphite aromas and flavors. This is a darker fruited cuvee than normal, and I suspect it’s goin ...Read More » 


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2016 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A wine that’s going to be up with the finest vintage ever from this estate, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (75% Grenache, 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and the balance Cinsault) offers a southern Rhône smorgasbord of aromas and flavors including huge pepper, black raspberries, blackberries, new saddle leather and garrigue. Reminding me of the 1998 with its huge, full-bodied, unctuous texture and present tannin, it’s going to need 2-4 years of cellaring and keep for 15+." (10/2017) 94 points Decanter: "Fermented in concrete, then aged in foudre. No Cuvée Spéciale produced, jus ...Read More » 


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JD 95 - 97 DC 94

2015 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "All 13 grapes. This has a dark fruited, blueberry and blue plum nose with wide swinging tannins. Some white peppery elements, violets, brooding dark spices, blue fruits and dark plums. Builds from the ground up. Dark stones. Impressive, powerful wine. Drink from 2025. *Top 100 of 2017*" (8/2017) 97 points Wine Spectator: "A stunner from the get-go, with waves of thoroughly seductive boysenberry, plum, blueberry and raspberry reduction forming the core, while roasted apple wood, rooibos tea, bergamot, and anise notes flash throughout. Has plenty of bass, with a Turkish coffee accent ...Read More » 


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2014 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2014 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a charming, surprisingly ripe, textured effort in the vintage and is well worth your time and money. Bing cherries, kirsch, roasted herbs and licorice all flow from this medium-bodied, balanced and lengthy 2014 that will drink nicely for at least 5-6 years. Another rising star, the young Alexander Favier continues to release deep, rich and concentrated Châteauneuf du Papes that have beautiful purity of fruit as well as classic Southern Rhône characters. (JD)" (10/2016) K&L Notes: Chante Cigale means singing cicada. The property has be... Read More » 


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2014 Domaine Tourbillon "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

91-93 points Vinous: "Bright ruby-red. Vibrant, mineral-accented raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by sexy floral and spice notes, picking up smokiness and a hint of smokiness in the glass. Seamless, sweet and focused, offering juicy red berry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors that deepen and spread out with air. Finishes sappy and very long, showing harmonious tannins and lingering floral character. (JR)" (4/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lastly, the 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a forward, charming, mid-weight effort that possesses the vintage’s early drinking style. Stra ...Read More » 


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2016 M. Chapoutier "Croix de Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 M. Chapoutier "Croix de Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Last of the 2016-barrel samples, the 2016 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Croix de Bois comes from a parcel on the eastern side of the appellation and is, as always, 100% Grenache brought up in concrete. It's similarly colored to the Barbe Rac and offers the classic ripe, pure, sexy style of the cuvée. Blackberries, blueberries, crushed herbs, pepper and beautiful minerality all emerge from this full-bodied, uber-concentrated, ultra-pure 2016 and like a lot of 2016s might just be another best yet. The ever-active Michel Chapoutier continue to churn out a huge numbe ...Read More » 


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2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Wine Spectator: "This has a drop-dead gorgeous core of cassis and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors that holds center stage but still allows notes of Lapsang souchong tea, anise, incense and shiso leaf to chime in. Very long, with a sublime feel through the mineral-tinged finish. So seductive already, but this will cruise in the cellar. Drink now through 2040." (8/2017) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bottled in May, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a floral, elegant, unbelievably complex wine. Roses and violets, cherries and stone fruit, cinnamon and allspice and more are carried across the full-bodied yet ...Read More » 


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2015 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I loved the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape from Claire Michel and it’s a classic blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, mostly from rolled stone terroirs, that was partially destemmed and brought up all in foudre. It’s a downright sexy, voluptuous 2015 offering textbook notes of kirsch liqueur, ground pepper, herbes de Provence, and incense. It picks up more dark fruit with time in the glass, is full-bodied, has plenty of fat and glycerin, and ample tannin, although they’re so polished you have to hunt for them. This gorgeous example ...Read More » 


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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is sensational, with notes of blackberry jam, blueberries, crushed flowers, licorice, and graphite all soaring from the glass. Deep, rich, unctuous and still structured, with masses of tannin, it's a beast of a wine, yet stays impeccably balanced, pure and clean. It's going to need 4-5 years of cellaring. 96-99+" (10/2017) 95 points Decanter: "A remarkable combination of freshness, concentration and lightness of touch. Very long, with vivid aromatics and lovely balance. It's hard to fault really, but is painfully young at this stage ...Read More » 


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JD 97 - 99 DC 95

2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the reds, I was able to taste all of the components of the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape and this will unquestionably be another terrific vintage from this estate. All of the samples had inky, purple colors, classic aromatics, good acidity and freshness, and balanced profiles. The Mourvèdre, in particular, was beautiful." (10/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "No surprise, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape takes the quality of the Coudoulet and ratchets it up a notch (or two!). I tasted the preliminary blend from foudre and was blown away by its potential. At 35% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenac ...Read More » 


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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur "Les Origines" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Possibly the finest vintage of this cuvée to date, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines (50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, and the balance Syrah) offers a full-bodied, unctuous, yet thrillingly pure style in its black raspberry, cassis, licorice and spice aromas and flavors. It has a smoking good mid-palate, building, ripe tannin and a huge finish. 94-96+" (10/2017)  


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JD 94 - 96 RP 94

2015 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $40)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One surprise to emerge from this blind tasting was the super performance of Chante Cigale's 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape. This full-bodied blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault boasts wonderfully supple, creamy tannins, raspberry and cherry fruit, and a dusting of cinnamon and allspice on the long, dusty finish. Bravo! (JC) Another rising star, the young Alexander Favier continues to release deep, rich and concentrated Châteauneuf du Papes that have beautiful purity of fruit as well as classic Southern Rhône characters. The 2015s a ...Read More » 


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RP 94 VN 91 - 93

2015 Domaine Raymond Usseglio "Cuvée Girard" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The stunning 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Girard is blended exclusively for the American importer, Peter Weygandt, and bottled unfiltered. It's about 85% Grenache, with the balance made up of Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault. What makes it so compelling is the combination of fragrant raspberries, sinewy tannins and silky finish, all of which suggest it will age well for 20 years after the vintage. It's powerful, concentrated and yet feels fresh and lively. (JC)" (10/2017) 93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Slightly deeper and richer, yet no less tannic, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée ...Read More » 


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RP 96 JD 93

2015 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Coming from an old vine selection and a smaller production release for the US market, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes tastes like the classic cuvée, only on steroids. Kirsch, loads of black and blue fruits, flowers and lavender notes all emerge from this full-bodied 2015 that has fine, fine tannin, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish. It certainly offers pleasure today, yet will keep for 10-15 years. (JebDunnuck.com)" (10/2017) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A special cuvée produced for the American importer, Eric Solomon, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes ...Read More » 


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2015 Baron de Montfaucon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2015 Baron de Montfaucon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

91 points Wine Spectator: "Youthfully taut, with singed alder and cedar notes framing the core of red currant and cherry fruit paste flavors. Light savory and sanguine accents emerge steadily through the finish. A light echo of brick dust at the end keeps this in the old-school camp. Best from 2018 through 2025. (JM)" (11/2017) K&L Notes: One of our most popular direct imports, the price-to-quality ratio we've found in these wines year after year is simply unbeatable. Our customers have come to rely on this family-run winery to provide great quality, drinkability and value. The 2014 was the ... Read More » 


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WS 91

2016 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Chante Cigale means singing cicada. 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. The Blanc is a blend of equal parts Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourbelenc and Clairette. The grapes are destemmed and fermented with native yeasts. Elevage is in a combination of tanks and 5% new oak barrels with no malolactic fermentation. Only a small amount of t... Read More » 


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2015 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points James Suckling: "A wine with playful, attractive character. An array of red, blue and purple fruits. Gently spicy, chalky and fragrant, it has a very supple, fleshy and layered palate with a web of fine, smooth and supple tannins. Extremely elegant and composed. A long draw on the finish. Great depth and drive. This will live super long. Try after 2020. (NS)" (8/2017) 95 points Wine Spectator: "This has a lovely, perfumy mix of savory, mint, tobacco, blood orange, cherry and bergamot notes all mixed together, carried by silky but ample structure before ending with a long, mineral- and shiso leaf—inf ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-94 points Vinous: "fermented in concrete vats and aged in a combination of concrete tanks and wood casks) Ruby-red. Energetic, mineral-accented aromas of ripe red and dark berries, complicated by suggestions of incense and pungent flowers. Broad and fleshy on entry, then more taut in the midpalate, offering pliant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a suggestion of five-spice powder. Finishes very long and sweet, featuring slow-building tannins, a touch of smokiness and repeating red fruit character. This wine is shaping up to be an outstanding "basic" Châteauneu ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Les Hautes Brusquieres - Cuvèe Speciale" (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "A masterpiece of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The fruit power leads this wine and lends that effortless sense of power and length that only old vines can muster. Oak adds spice but the blood plum and dark cherry fruits take center stage here. Best from 2020." (8/2017) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "My favorite of the multiple cuvées was the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale. It's the most floral and expressive of the Charbonnière 2015s, with scents of garrigue and violets accenting raspberry and cherry fruit. Full-bodied yet supple, it comes to a finely focused, ele ...Read More » 


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2016 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

97-100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Paul-Vincent is going to be beauty! As is normal I was able to taste through numerous foudre of different blends, as well as a foudre of the final blend, all of the samples showed distinct, rich, even opulent profile, terrific purity and ripe backbones. The final cuvee shows the classic sweet core of fruit that’s the hallmark of this estate, as well as notable complexity in its peppery herbs, dried flowers, scorched earth and graphite aromas and flavors. This is a darker fruited cuvee than normal, and I suspect it’s goin ...Read More » 


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2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape(375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the reds, I was able to taste all of the components of the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape and this will unquestionably be another terrific vintage from this estate. All of the samples had inky, purple colors, classic aromatics, good acidity and freshness, and balanced profiles. The Mourvèdre, in particular, was beautiful. The Perrin family continues to knock it out of the park and have produced some of the wines of the vintage in 2015. In addition, I’ve included the Famille Perrin Gigondas releases here as well." (10/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "No surprise, the 2016 Chatea ...Read More » 


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2016 Le Clos du Caillou "Les Quartz" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96-99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A blockbuster in the making is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Quartz, which is 100% Grenache from the les Cassanets lieu-dit just beside the estate. Garrigue, kirsch, black raspberries, spice, and incense notes all literally soar from the glass of this sensational red. With full-bodied richness, incredible purity, ultra-fine tannin, and a killer finish, it's going to be one of the wines of the vintage. Clos du Caillou, under the helm of the Vacheron family, with Bruno Gaspard as winemaker and Philippe Cambie as consultant, continues to release a bevy ...Read More » 


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2015 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L)

97 points James Suckling: "All 13 grapes. This has a dark fruited, blueberry and blue plum nose with wide swinging tannins. Some white peppery elements, violets, brooding dark spices, blue fruits and dark plums. Builds from the ground up. Dark stones. Impressive, powerful wine. Drink from 2025. *Top 100 of 2017*" (8/2017) 97 points Wine Spectator: "A stunner from the get-go, with waves of thoroughly seductive boysenberry, plum, blueberry and raspberry reduction forming the core, while roasted apple wood, rooibos tea, bergamot, and anise notes flash throughout. Has plenty of bass, with a Turkish coffee accent ...Read More » 


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2015 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Decanter: "Southern density on the nose. Strong core of flavour – discreet power but very long; connects to its terroir. Drinking Window 2020 - 2036. (JLL)" (3/2017) 95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The estate’s top cuvée is the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chateau Sixtine, and it's a blend of 45% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 25% Syrah brought up mostly in older barrels, with 7% in new oak. It's more firm and focused than the sexy Cuvée du Vatican and offers lots of blackberries, black raspberry, toasted spice, licorice and garrigue aromatics. Big, rich, tannic and structured, yet gorgeously textured, gi ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A vintage compared to 2010 by Laurence, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape looks to be one of the big successes in the vintage. Possessing ripe, rounded, sexy style backed up by solid density and concentration, it offers classic Pegau notes of currants, pepper, and cured meats. Big, rich, concentrated and beautifully textured, it offers a rare depth of fruit and richness in the vintage. 95-97+ points. (JebDunnuck.com)" (10/2017) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (scheduled to be bottled November 2017) is a very fine, elegant example of Châteauneuf du P ...Read More » 


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2016 Le Clos du Caillou "Les Safres" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made from close to 100% Grenache and all from sandstone soils, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres offers more framboise, strawberry and kirsch-like notes to go with a full-bodied, layered style on the palate. Ripe, textured, and incredibly sexy, yet with building tannin (it’s more structured than the traditional cuvée), it's going to just sing on release, yet keep for 15+ years of more. Clos du Caillou, under the helm of the Vacheron family, with Bruno Gaspard as winemaker and Philippe Cambie as consultant, continues to release a bevy of brilliant ...Read More » 


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2016 Le Clos du Caillou "La Réserve" Côtes du Rhône (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A total “Wow!" wine, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Reserve (60/40 Grenache and Mourvèdre) boast knockout notes of blackcurrants, black raspberries, smoked herbs, licorice and crushed rock-like minerality. Big, rich, unctuous and layered, yet still fine and finesse-driven, drink this full-bodied powerhouse anytime over the coming decade or more." (10/2017) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A potentially prodigious Côtes du Rhône, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone La Reserve boasts layers of dark, creamy, rich fruit, velvety tannins and a complex, spice-driven finish. It could mop the floor with many Châtea ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine Giraud "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a terrific effort. Cherries and dried spices mingle easily on the nose and palate, and while the wine is full-bodied, it's also amazingly supple, turning silky on the long finish. It may not be tremendously long-lived, but it's delicious. (JC)" (10/2017) 91-93 points Vinous: "Bright ruby. Intense cherry and red berry aromas pick up notes of incense, anise and lavender with aeration. Spicy, concentrated and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity ...Read More » 


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2015 Bosquet des Papes "A la Gloire de Mon Grand-Père" Châteauneuf-du-Papes

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made from mostly Grenache, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Père is another beauty that's up with the crème de las crème of the vintage. Kirsch, strawberries, dried flowers and spice notes give way to a full-bodied, supple, sexy red that has sweet tannin and a great finish. While it's a big, rich wine, it glides across the palate and is never heavy. It should keep for 10-15 years. This estate is managed by the larger than life Nicolas Boiron and his wines span the gauntlet from very traditional and old-school (Chante le Merle) to pol ...Read More » 


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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur "Le Miocène" Chateâuneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

91-93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The entry-level effort is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Miocène and it's primarily Grenache with smaller amounts of Syrah and Mourvèdre. It offers a classic, fresh, beautifully focused style in its raspberry, garrigue, flower and spice aromatics. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, deep, rich, layered red that has the underlying tannic grip and structure of the vintage. It's going to keep for 10-15 years." (10/2017)  


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2016 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) New!
2016 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The flagship is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château Sixtine, and it's a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre brought up in barrel. Black and blue fruits, graphite, licorice and pot roast like nuances all emerge from this huge, unctuous, concentrated beauty that tick s all the pleasure boxes. Despite its richness level, it stays balanced and pure. Reminding me slightly of an improved 2003, don't miss it." (10/2017) Jancis Robinson: "50% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah. Cask sample. Sumptuous, succulent red fruit on the nose. Lovely savoury note on the palate lending gr ...Read More » 


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JD 94 - 97

2015 Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Wine Spectator: "This delivers a lush, enticing blast of cassis and raspberry and boysenberry preserve flavors, carried by a silky structure that lets the fruit play out at length, giving adequate time for black tea, singed apple wood, dried anise and fruitcake notes to fill in throughout. Dreamy. Grenache. Best from 2020 through 2040." (9/2017) 95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made from 100% Grenache, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is a more opulent, hedonistic effort compared to the Renaissance and offers killer notes of plums, caramelized black cherries, spring flowers and licorice. Posse ...Read More » 


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2014 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Wine Spectator: "A gutsy style, with a frame of brick dust around a core of steeped cherry, plum and blackberry fruit. The back end pulls in dried sage, savory and tobacco notes. The finish lingers over a singed chestnut hint. Rock-solid and unabashedly old-school. Best from 2020 through 2030. (JM)" (5/2017) 91 points James Suckling: "A wild, rustic edge to this assertive and punchy fruit-driven Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A smooth black cherry and blood plum-flavored palate. Appealing tangy freshness to close. The rusticity denotes drink now or as a much older wine." (8/2017) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As to the 2014 Châteauneuf du P ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Laurence" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "A throwback style and proud of it, with warm chestnut and bay leaf notes taking the lead, followed quickly by worn leather and smoldering tobacco accents. The core of dark currant, warmed cherry and mulled blackberry lies in reserve for now, while the finish lets singed iron and brick dust details hold sway. Just wait for everything to pull together in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2032. (JM)" (3/2017) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Pegau's Cuvée Laurence is aged in wood for longer than the Cuvée Resérvée, but is otherwise nearly identical. The 2012 version is full-bodied, dense an ...Read More » 


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2016 Tardieu-Laurent "Cuvée Spéciale" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Tardieu-Laurent "Cuvée Spéciale" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The tiny production 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale is Grenache dominated and comes from 100-year-old vines planted in the sandy portions of the famed la Crau lieu-dit. It looks to be one of the stars in the vintage. Blackberries, pepper, violets, and earth all emerge from this full-bodied, massively concentrated, Grenache that has sweet tannin, no hard edges and the opulence and purity of this sensational vintage." (10/2017)  


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JD 95 - 97

2016 Isabel Ferrando "Colombis" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from a used demi-muid, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Colombis is another stunning wine. Awesome waves of blueberries and cherries surge across the palate. And while the wine is hugely concentrated and rich, it's also nearly weightless in feel. It's all Grenache, drawn from three relatively cool and sandy portions of the appellation.(JC)" (10/2017) 94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I loved the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis, and this exuberant, perfumed Grenache offers lots of kirsch and blueberry fruit, tons of spice and licorice aromatics, full-bodied richness, and polished tanni ...Read More » 


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2016 Château Beaucastel Roussanne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Also bottled two weeks ago, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is utterly killer and is as good as it gets. Huge notes of orange blossom, peach, tangerine, honeysuckle, and caramelized citrus flow from this insanely good, unctuous, heavenly textured white that possesses full-bodied richness and power, yet stays light, graceful and perfectly balanced on the palate. Drink bottles anytime over the coming 4-6 years, or cellar for a decade or more. Robert Parker once famously called this the Montrachet of the Rhône, and I wholeheartedly ag ...Read More » 


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2010 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The classic-styled 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits plenty of kirsch, Christmas fruitcake, pepper, spice box, smoked herbs and loads of raspberry and black cherry fruit. It is a full-bodied, slightly more reserved and less exuberant effort than the 2007 was at a similar age. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and last for 10-15 years." (10/2012) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, bitter cherry, licorice and candied flowers. Becomes smokier with air and picks up a licorice nuance. Fleshy but lively, with strong finishing punch, linge ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 91

2015 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

96-98 points Vinous: "Lurid ruby. A heady, expressive bouquet evokes fresh raspberry, cherry compote, potpourri, licorice and Asian spices, while a bright mineral flourish builds in the glass. Sweet, palate-staining red fruit liqueur, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors show outstanding depth as well as vivacity thanks to a core of juicy acidity. Plays power off finesse with a deft hand and finishes incredibly long, sappy and pure; velvety tannins emerge very slowly. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see this monumental wine turn out to be the star of the 2015 vintage in ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 96 - 98 JD 96 RP 95
DC 94
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2015 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "Piedlong" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points James Suckling: "10 hectares of elevated Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this is an hommage to grenache with just a hatful of mourvèdre. Ripe raspberry and red plum pastry aromas. Super silky, plush and layered. Extremely impressive. Shows fluidity and balance, density and lightness. 50% stalks (crushed)." (8/2017) 93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Piedlong is gorgeous, and I’d certainly be happy to drink a bottle. Blackcurrants, kirsch, seaweed, tapenade, and shitake notes all flow to a ripe, supple, sexy red that has fine tannin, solid depth, a ...Read More » 


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2015 Saint Theodoric Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Le Grand Pin"

98 points Decanter: "Magic perfume – a Pinot-styled symphonic nose. Silken, beguiling palate with beautiful detail. This is ace! Drinking Window 2020 - 2037.(JLL)" (3/2017) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "These Grenache vines in the Rayas lieu-dit are only 35 years old, but the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Grand Pin was singing in full voice when I tried a prebottling sample. Lovely floral and garrigue notes accent the ripest cherries on the nose, while the palate is remarkably airy and delicate with a nearly endless, silky finish. This joint venture between Baptiste Grangeon of Domaine de Cristia and Amer ...Read More » 


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2014 Clos Saint-Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-94 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby. A powerfully scented bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, incense and pungent flowers, and a smoky Indian spice nuance builds in the glass. Fleshy and broad on entry and then tighter in the middle, offering juicy, concentrated black raspberry and boysenberry flavors given spine by juicy acidity. Rich yet energetic, finishing with outstanding clarity and sweet persistence and shaped by smooth tannins. (JR)" (4/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Richer, darker and also slightly more polished, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is another beautiful wine and ...Read More » 


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2015 Roger Sabon "Réserve" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Réserve comes from two terroirs: la Crau and la Grenade. It’s aged 60% in foudre and the rest in larger oak tanks. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannic structure, it has lots of scorched earth, darker berry fruits, smoked herbs and licorice aromas and flavors. It’s not a massive wine, but it shines for its purity and length. (JD)" (10/2016) 91-93 points Vinous: "Vibrant ruby. Energetic red and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied flowers, licorice and incense. J ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine de la Janasse "Tradition" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a terrific effort. Blended from six different lieux-dits, it's roughly 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. The result features bright raspberry fruit, plenty of weight and richness, a supple, velvety mouthfeel and a touch of chocolate (but notably no heat) on the finish. (JC)" (10/2017) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and focused, with lively plum, raspberry and blackberry pâte de fruit notes that race along nicely, flecked with anise and fruitcake accents. A flash of shiso leaf adds life and cut to the finish, while the fruit streams through. ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine de Cristia "Renaissance" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This has an intense core of crushed plum, raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, draped with melted licorice notes and backed by a wave of warm fruitcake. Hedonistic for sure, but accents of anise, violet and singed apple wood dart around, adding extra facets of intrigue to hold your attention. Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2020 through 2040. (JM)" (9/2017) 95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Renaissance is a gem and as always is a 60/40 split of Grenache and Mourvèdre brought up in demi-muids and smaller barrels (one-third new). Blackcurrants, blackberries ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique "Secrets de Pignan" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "While I wasn’t able to taste the traditional cuvée, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Secrets de Pignan certainly delivers the goods. Coming from the Pignan lieu-dit, located in the center of the appellation, just beside Rayas, destemmed and aged all in stainless steel, it offers a beautiful, singular style in its blackberry, currant, leafy herbs, thyme, and olive scented bouquet. This carries to a full-bodied, sexy Grenache that has loads of fruit, terrific purity and a blockbuster finish. Drink this sensational 2015 anytime over the coming 10-15 years. (Jeb ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Back In Stock!
2012 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the top classic cuvées, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (90% Grenache and 10% Syrah aged in a combination of different sized barrels) is medium to full-bodied, layered and downright sexy, with loads of sweet kirsch, blackberry, ground herbs and truffle. Already hard to resist, drink bottles over the coming 7-8 years. (JD)" (10/2014) 90 points Vinous: "Opaque ruby. High-pitched aromas of spicy red berries, fresh flowers and peppery spices, with a hint of smokiness in the background. In the mouth, sweet, seamless raspberry and boysenberry flavors are lifted and sharpened b ...Read More » 


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RP 93 VN 90


2016 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to their Châteauneuf du Papes and a blend of 40% Roussanne and the rest Grenache Blanc and Clairette, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc now has the Roussanne brought up in demi-muid as opposed to the barriques, with the goal of better-integrated oak. Orchard fruits, lemon, honeysuckle, and hints of buttered citrus all emerge from this gorgeous, elegant, seamless white that has both richness and elegance. With integrated acidity, impeccable balance and a great finish, it offers pleasure today, yet will keep for decades." (10/2017) 92 points James Suckling: "A creamy, honey-dr ...Read More » 


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2011 Domaine Henri Bonneau "Marie Beurrier" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $200)

90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Marie Beurrier is similar in style, yet just a touch more reserved and tight, with a more serious feel in its black cherry, saddle leather, pepper and meaty bouquet. Medium-bodied to full-bodied, nicely balanced and fresh, it seems much more reserved than I recall from last year, but possibly it’s just due to following the much more open, sexy, classic cuvée. With the recent passing of Henri Bonneau early in 2016, this iconic estate is at a crossroads. The winemaking is now in the hands of Henri’s son, Marcel Bonneau ...Read More » 


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