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2012 Domaine la Garrigue "La Cantarelle" Vacqueyras Top Pick!
2012 Domaine la Garrigue "La Cantarelle" Vacqueyras

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The most impressive of the trio, the 2012 Vacqueyras La Cantarelle is an incredible blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah that spent 24 months all in concrete tanks. It too is a custom cuvee between Eric Solomon, Philippe Cambie and the Bernard family. Named after a house that’s located in the vineyard, it comes from 100+-year-old vines and primarily limestone soils, and there’s a scant 600 cases to go around. Inky purple in color, it gives up meaty aromas and flavors of olive tapenade, cassis, melted licorice and earth to go with a very full-bodied, volup ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 92

2012 J.L. Chave Selection "Mon Coeur" Côtes du Rhône

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Youthful purple color. Ripe dark berry and cherry-cola scents are enlivened by a peppery quality and a hint of violet. Round and fleshy on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cassis flavors and a zesty spine of acidity. Finishes long and spicy, with building sweetness, soft tannins and a hint of smokiness." (3/2014)90 points Wine Spectator: "Bay leaf, olive and iron notes weave around a core of steeped black cherry and black currant fruit, with a sanguine accent leaving a mouthwatering edge on the finish. Drink now through 2016." (11/2014)  


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ST 90 WS 90

2012 Domaine Aphillanthes "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes" Côtes du Rhone-Villages

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Easily one of the top Cotes du Rhones in the vintage, the spectacular 2012 Cotes du Rhone Village Vieilles Vignes, which is a blend of 100% old vine Grenache, aged half in barrel and half in tank, sports off the hook aromas and flavors (garrigue, strawberry, spice), full-bodied richness and a seamless, silky textured that has to be tasted to be believed. Getting more than one "Wow" in my notes, this is one barrel sample I can’t wait to taste from bottle. It should be ready to go on release and evolve gracefully for 7-8 years. (JD)" (12/2013)  


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RP 92 - 94

2012 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas

90 points Antonio Galloni: "Ruby-red. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas are accented by a peppery nuance and a hint of smoky minerals. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors that smooth out and fatten up on the back half. Gentle tannins give shape to the finish, with the boysenberry and smoke notes echoing. (JR)" (5/2015)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorite estates in Gigondas, Moulin de la Gardette fashions two superb Gigondas. Starting out, the 2012 Gigondas Tradition is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah and 5% Cinsault that comes fro ...Read More » 


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AG 90 RP 90

2012 Domaine Aphillanthes "1921" Rasteau

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Rasteau Cuvee 1921, which is almost all Grenache, looks to be just as good and has remarkable polish and elegance in the appellation. Exhibiting perfumed notes of sweet raspberry, licorice, mineral and tinges of chocolate, this full-bodied, intense, seamless and hedonistically-styled effort will drink well for upward of a decade. If you get a chance to grab a couple bottles, don’t miss it. (JD)" (12/2013)  


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RP 92 - 95

2012 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Lirac Top Pick!
2012 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Lirac

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A new cuvee, the 2012 Baron Louis Lirac is a gorgeous Lirac that has pretty black raspberry, spice and floral aromatics, medium-bodied richness and an overall elegant, polished and layered style. It's a serious wine that will have 8-10 years of longevity. (JD)" (1/2015) K&L Notes: An 88-acre estate, Château de Montfaucon sits just across the Rhône River from the esteemed vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins, a UC Davis graduate and former member of the winemaking staff at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe. Over the years, Château d... Read More » 


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RP 90

2013 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A great vintage for whites, the 2013 Cotes du Rhone Blanc (mostly Viognier) has outstanding notes of white peach and tangerine to go with an elegant, seamless style on the palate. (JD)" (12/2014) Antonio Galloni: "Ripe peach and melon aromas are complemented by honey and ginger, with a hint of white pepper adding urgency. Sappy and broad on the palate, showing good lift to its juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors. Ample but not at all heavy, finishing with good sappy persistence and lingering spiciness. (JR)" (2/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Round and fresh. Really big mouthful. Big and ready. Honey ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2011 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

90 points Antonio Galloni: "Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas display very good clarity and a touch of cracked pepper. Showing its Syrah component, with sappy black and blue fruit flavors sharpened by a spicy nuance. A sexy floral note comes up on a gently tannic finish that lingers with very good persistence. As usual, this wine punches well above its category and should reward at least another four or five years of patience. (JR)" (2/2015)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "A perennial favorite, it’s reassuring to see that the quality continues to remain high even from Guigal’s least expensive cuvée. Red ...Read More » 


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AG 90 WE 90

2012 Domaine Michel & Stéphane Ogier Syrah "d'Ogier" Collines Rhodaniennes

90 points Antonio Galloni: "Dark ruby. Textbook syrah aromas of dark berries, olive, pipe tobacco and violet, with a peppery overtone and a hint of allspice. Fleshy and broad, offering gently sweet black and blue fruit flavors and supple texture. Picks up a note of bitter chocolate with air and finishes smoky and long, with easygoing tannins adding grip. (JR)" (2/2015)  


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AG 90

2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $100+) Top Pick!
2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $100+)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 2010 Beaucastel is a tour de force, brilliantly combining espresso and black olive notes with bright raspberry fruit, while dark earthy notes provide a solid base. The feel on the palate is ample, with tannins that are a bit dusty but not tough or chewy. The long, mouthwatering finish bodes well for the future. Drink now–2030." (2/2015)96 points Wine Spectator: "*#8 on Top 100 Wines of 2013* Dark, dense and very closed now, this has a tremendous core of crushed plum, linzer torte and blackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample singed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone an ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de Mourchon "Family Reserve" Côtes du Rhône-Villages Séguret

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The star of the show is the 2012 Seguret Family Reserve, which is up there with some of the greatest wines I've tasted from this appellation. Made from 100% Grenache grown on pure grey sandstone soils, from tiny yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare, its semi-opaque purple color is followed by gorgeous kirsch, black raspberry, spring flowers, licorice and crushed rock. These flow to a full-bodied, layered, seamless and elegant Seguret that has plenty of mid-palate depth and fine tannin, as well more than a passing resemblance to Domaine de la Janasse's Ch ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WS 91

2013 Château de Montfaucon "Comtesse Madeleine" Côtes du Rhône Blanc

90 points Wine Spectator: "This offers a delicious, unctuous mix of apricot, anise, peach and melon flavors, backed by light almond and brioche notes. A good juicy edge keeps this energetic. Drink now. 100 cases imported. (JM)" (7/2015) K&L Notes: From the winery: "This white wine is made in the same spirit as Baron Louis and with a lot of delicacy. All the grapes (Marsanne, Viognier, Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Picpoul) are picked by hand in 20 kg cases and pressed directly. I let the juice settle naturally for ten to twenty hours before racking it into oak barrels where the wine ferments n... Read More » 


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WS 90

2012 Eric et Joël Durand "Confidence" Cornas (Previously $60)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cornas Confidence is a smoking Cornas that does everything right! Deep, rich, concentrated and full-bodied, it offers up terrific notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, smoked earth, licorice and caramelized meats. Nicely structure, with notable, yet sweet tannin, and moderate acidity, give it 2-3 years and drink it through 2027. It’s serious stuff and don’t miss grabbing a couple bottles. (JD)" (12/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "Alluring notes of plum sauce and boysenberry pâte de fruit are inlaid with hints of violet, anise and fruitcake. A modern style, with a tug of ...Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 92

2012 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Youthful purple. Spicy, highly perfumed dark berry and Indian spice scents show very good clarity and pick up a smoky nuance with air. Densely packed but lithe too, with juicy black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of lavender adding lift. Dusty tannins shape the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity and subtle spiciness. According to Marc Perrin, the vines that provide the fruit for this wine are now over 80 years old." (4/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A juicy, forward and textured example of this cuvee (especially when tasted next to the 2013), the 2012 Coudoulet de B ...Read More » 


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ST 90 - 92

2012 Bosquet des Papes "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bottled in March, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is ripe, textured and downright sexy wine that has overflowing notes of sweet cherries, raspberry, chocolate and spice all emerging from the glass. This full-bodied, dense, concentrated and layered effort is one of the top efforts in the vintage, and will have upward of two decade of longevity. In my view, no estate has made more qualitative gains in the past 3-4 years than Bosquet des Papes. I still remember being floored by the quality of their 2010s, and they've almost matched those efforts with these inc ...Read More » 


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2012 Alain Voge "Les Chailles" Cornas (Previously $50.00)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the 2012 Cornas releases, the 2012 Cornas les Chailles (100% Syrah from the Les Chailles lieu-dit, aged in 2- to 5-year-old white-wine barrels) is stunning stuff that could rival the 2010 and 2011 in another couple of years. Offering up terrific cassis, black raspberry, crushed rock and licorice aromas and flavors, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with awesome purity. Already hard to resist, this puppy will evolve gracefully for upward of a decade. (JD)" (12/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows lovely drive and energy from the start, with anise, plum, v ...Read More » 


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2005 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Côtes du Rhône

90 points Wine Spectator: "Still muscular, with blackberry and black currant fruit, black tea, graphite and espresso notes that all meld together nicely on the lengthy finish. (Web-2009)" Jancis Robinson: "Very rich and smooth and still quite vigorous. No loss of fruit from its time in bottle. There is still considerable ripe fruit character and quite a bit of dry tannin on the finish. No hurry to drink this." (12/2009) K&L Notes: Just across the Rhône river from the esteemed vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this 88-acre estate is owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins, a UC Davis graduate and former member of t... Read More » 


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WS 90

2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "What I think might end up being the best Beaucastel since the 1990 or 2001, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape offers a full-bodied, decadent style to go with awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets. The purity here is truly something, and it has fabulous mid-palate concentration, building tannin and massive texture. Given all of the fruit and texture here, it will no doubt drink well in its youth, but it should still be alive and kicking after two decades as well. (JD)" (10/2014) 92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. Powerful aromas of candied ...Read More » 


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2012 Alain Voge "Les Vinsonnes" Saint-Joseph

91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(from a one-hectare vineyard planted on granitic soil in Mauves with a massale selection from Voge's Cornas vines): Brilliant purple. Ripe dark berry and cherry compote aromas are complicated by peppery spices, espresso and violet. Round and creamy on the palate, offering sweet, densely packed cassis and blackberry flavors that are nicely sharpened by juicy acidity. A powerful, pliant and very persistent wine, with velvety texture and subtle tannins that come on late." (4/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Like the Côtes du Rhône, the 2012 Saint Joseph Les Vinsonnes is outstanding ...Read More » 


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ST 91 - 93 RP 90

2012 Domaine Saint Damien "La Louisiane" Gigondas

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming from the sandy, clay soils of the La Louisianne lieu-dit, the 2012 Gigondas Louisiane is made from 80% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah and Cinsault that was vinified in concrete tank and aged 12 months in older foudre. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, ripe and textured, it gives up terrific kirsch, blackberry, toasted spice and cured meat-like aromas and flavors. Of the three Gigondas releases, this was my favorite in 2012, but all of these releases are superb. (JD)" (1/2015) 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby. Assertive aromas of raspberry, ch ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 91 - 93

2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provencal-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Telegraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years after bottling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length an ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine d'Ourea Vacqueyras

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I like the 2013 Vacqueyras even more than the Gigondas. Medium-bodied, elegant and layered, with gorgeous aromatics of black raspberry, singed leather, chocolate and scorched earth, it has solid underlying tannin and a silky, polished feel that should allow it to drink nicely on release. (JD)" (1/2015) 89-91 points Antonio Galloni: "Opaque ruby. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas hint at smoky minerals and licorice. On the palate, broad plum, blueberry and cassis flavors are accented by olive and cracked pepper. The Syrah element really shows here. Finishes supple and long, with ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de la Mordorée "Reine des Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée "Reine des Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the blockbusters in the vintage, the inky-colored 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois – 80% Grenache, completely destemmed and aged 12 months in 80% stainless steel and 20% old barrels – offers fantastic richness and depth in its blackberry liqueur, graphite, wood smoke and crushed-rock-like aromas and flavors. An elegant, stylish and polished example of this cuvée, it comes closest in my mind to a lighter-weight 2010. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and with fine tannin, it will drink well for 10-15 years. (JD)" (10/2014) 93-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Fre ...Read More » 


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RP 95 ST 93 - 95

2012 Eric et Joel Durand "Empreintes" Cornas (Previously $40)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More classic, focused and edgy, the 2012 Cornas Empreintes has bright acidity in its medium to full-bodied flavors of smoked herbs, beef blood, licorice and assorted dark fruits. The largest production cuvee, give it 2-3 years and drink it through 2022. Another brilliantly run estate in the Northern Rhône, Eric and Joel Durand have made rich, concentrated and textured 2012s that show the vintage nicely. These should drink nicely on release yet evolve gracefully. Their 2013s follow suit, with their top cuvee, the Cornas Confidence, being the only wine th ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WS 91

2012 Domaine Saint Damien "Vieilles Vignes" Gigondas

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is a gorgeous effort that’s made from 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that comes from three terroirs, the Louisianne, La Moutte and the Souteyrades lieux-dits, all of which are located on the lower plateau near the estate. It offers impressive kirsch, blackberry, toasted spice and licorice to go with a medium to full-bodied, sexy, supple and hard to resist style on the palate. Readers need to buy this by the case and drink it over the coming decade. (JD)" (1/2015) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby. Ripe plum and cherry on the nose, along wit ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 90 - 92

2013 Lionel Faury Condrieu

93 points Wine Spectator: "Bright and engaging, with a gorgeous mix of Jonagold apple, green almond, anise, white peach and honeysuckle notes that all meld beautifully through the pure finish. Drink now through 2017. (JM)" (6/2015)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Green-tinged yellow. Pungent aromas of lemon pith, jasmine, chamomile, smoky minerals and iodine, along with a dusty mineral topnote. Fleshy and mineral-driven on the palate, offering incisive citrus and orchard fruit flavors with complicating notes of honeysuckle and bitter quinine. Closes with excellent tenacity and focus, the mineral and citrus fruit n ...Read More » 


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WS 93 AG 92

2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Vieilles Vignes"

93-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby-red. Sexy, expressive aromas of raspberry preserves, cherry compote and potpourri, with a smoky overtone. Lush and pliant, offering juicy red fruit and lavender pastille flavors that become spicier with air. Silky tannins add grip and shape to the long, spice-accented finish, which shows superb clarity and thrust. (JR)" (1/2014)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A step up over the traditional cuvee, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, all destemmed, that was aged 60% in demi-muid and 40% in tank. One of the ...Read More » 


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ST 93 - 95 RP 93

2007 Château des Tours Vacqueyras

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Perhaps the finest Vacqueyras Des Tours has produced since the 1989 and 1990 is the 2007. This powerhouse boasts stunning levels of kirsch, garrigue, pepper and framboise, a big, full-bodied mouthfeel and super freshness, purity and overall equilibrium. It will benefit from another several years of bottle age ... At his home estate, Emmanuel Reynaud (who has been producing the Rayas wines since 1997) has nearly 100 acres of vineyards from which he makes a wonderful array of value-priced reds and whites. (RP)" (10/2010)  


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RP 92

2013 Château de Beaucastel "Vieilles Vignes" Roussanne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similar in color to the classic white, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is deeper and richer, with more viscosity, glycerin and minerality. Loaded with notes of buttered citrus, flowers, orange marmalade and crushed-rock nuances, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied power, juicy, lively acidity and terrific length. Like the classic white, this does not go through malolactic fermentation, but sees slightly more oak (some new) in its élevage, which always gives it slightly more richness, as well as hints of vanilla in its yout ...Read More » 


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RP 97

2009 Château des Tours Côtes-du-Rhône

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous effort that has fabulous aromatics and textural richness, the 2009 Cotes du Rhone dishes out the classic kirsch liqueur, ground pepper, forest floor, lavender and spice-box aromas that always seem present in Emmanuel’s wines. Full-bodied, silky and seamless, with a voluptuous yet incredibly pure profile, it is an up-front, seductive effort that should continue to shine through 2019. Drink now-2019. (JD)" (10/2013)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. A powerful, deeply scented bouquet evokes red and dark berries, star anise, cinnamon and pungent flowers. Packs a serious ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 92

2011 Xavier Vins "Cuvée Anonyme" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The top wine of the estate, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme is a hidden gem in the vintage! A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarese, from 90-year-old vines and aged in one-third new barrels (although you wouldn’t know it), it possesses fabulous notes of blackberry and currant fruit, big minerality, roasted meats and leather. Full-bodied, with beautiful freshness, big tannin and a layered, thrillingly concentrated mid-palate ... (JD)" (10/2013)  


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RP 95

2012 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic. Beautiful on the nose, with notions of ground pepper, wild herbs, minerality and smoked plum and dark fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and has plenty of tannin that comes through on the finish. Similar in style to a lighter-weight 2010, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 12-15 years. (JD)" (10/2014)93 points Antonio Galloni: "Opaque ruby. Heady aromas of black and blue fruits, potpourri and Indian spices, with a smoky element emerging with air. Taut and sharply focused on ...Read More » 


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1998 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "A big, rich wine with huge amounts of fruit oozing out of the glass. Great concentration and intensity, with licorice flavors from the Mourvèdre, finishing with chewy tannins. A great year for this wine, which should age well for 15 to 20 years." (12/2001)95 points Wine Spectator: "Very youthful, with a juicy blast of red plum and fig fruit flavors on a racy frame, this also has plenty of spice, tar, plum cake and mineral in reserve, as the finish shows more structure and slowly darkens with time in the glass. Only just starting to hit its stride.--1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospe ...Read More » 


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2005 Tardieu Laurent "Cuvée Speciale" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "Stunning, with a terrific range of fig sauce, blackberry confiture, blueberry and linzer torte flavors layered with spice, mesquite, fruit cake and sweet earth notes. The long finish is riveted by minerality. So lush and accessible that this may be burning the candle at both ends, but it does so beautifully. Drink now through 2023. 725 cases made." (4/2008) 92-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep ruby/purple colored 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Speciale reveals notes of tree bark, blackberry, kirsch, licorice, pepper, and roasted meats. It is full-bodied, tannic, has zesty acidity, an ...Read More » 


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2009 E. Guigal Hermitage

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Hermitage possesses a dense purple color as well as lots of creme de cassis, camphor and acacia flowers. Deep, rich and full-bodied, this massive blockbuster will need a decade of cellaring after its release. (RP)" (12/2013)93 points Wine Spectator: "Features a slightly roasted frame, showing espresso and bittersweet cocoa notes, with a rock-solid core of dark plum, black currant and licorice flavors that flow through the grippy, tar- and loam-edged finish. Reveals singed alder and bay accents in the background. Needs cellaring to settle into itself." (2/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Very dark. Spi ...Read More » 


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RP 92 - 95 WS 93

2010 Château des Tours Côtes du Rhône

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beautiful effort, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone is loaded with sweet framboise, kirsch, white pepper, lavender and incense-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and elegant, it opens up beautifully in the glass, has fine tannin and good acidity. Great now with a short decant, it will have over a decade of longevity. (JD)" (1/2015) K&L Notes: Emmanuel Reynaud oversees three of the most prestigious properties in the Rhône Valley, Chateau des Tours, Château Fonsalette, and Château Rayas. Château des Tours was passed to him from his father, Bernard, in 19... Read More » 


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RP 91

2010 Pierre-Henri Morel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Elsewhere $40)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Ripe cherry and raspberry aromas are complemented by notes of black cardamom, fruitcake and minerals. Concentrated and energetic, offering powerful red berry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of smokiness. The cherry quality repeats on the finish, which is broad, gently sweet and impressively long. (JR)" (1/2013)90 points Wine Spectator: "A pretty, perfumy style, with anise and sandalwood notes leading to gentle plum and cherry fruit flavors. The tobacco edge slowly takes over on the elegant finish. Drink now through 2019." (4/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The tank-aged 2010 Chateauneuf du P ...Read More » 


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ST 91 WS 90

2012 Vincent Paris "Granit 60 Vieilles Vignes" Cornas (Previously $60)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There’s 5,000 bottles of the sensational 2012 Cornas Granit 60 Vielles Vignes. Completely destemmed and aged 18 months in 2- to 8-year-old barrels, its purple/black color is followed by an incredible nose of black raspberry, kirsch, crushed rock and violets. Possessing more tension and depth than the Granit 30, it’s full-bodied, thrillingly rich and has solid underlying acidity and tannic structure. Give it a couple years and drink bottles through 2025. (JD)" (12/2014)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Saturated ruby. Assertively perfumed aromas of blackberry, licorice and incense, with a ...Read More » 


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RP 95 AG 92

2012 Vincent Paris "Granit 30" Cornas (Previously $40)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Paris’s entry-level cuvee that comes from some of the lower slopes, the inky colored 2012 Cornas Granite 30 is a great bottle of wine that’s been an incredible value in the past couple of vintages. Classic Cornas, yet with a more approachable feel than the other cuvees, it has lots of wild herbs, saddle leather, garrigue, beef blood and currant-like fruit on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, impressively concentrated and ripe, it stays fresh, nicely focused and has enough structure to evolve for upward of a decade. (JD)" (12/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "Brilliant ruby. Spicy dark ...Read More » 


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RP 93 AG 91

2012 Eric et Joël Durand "Lautaret" Saint-Joseph (Previously $40)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better, the 2012 Saint Joseph Cuvee Lautaret sports an inky purple color to go with fabulous notes of ripe black raspberry, cassis, licorice, beef blood and leather. Full-bodied, concentrated and textured, with lots of sweet tannin, it’s a serious Saint Joseph that readers need to buy. (JD)" (12/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "Dark roasted plum and fig fruit is melded with succulent licorice and ganache notes in this red, which is broad and fleshy in feel, with an echo of iron on the finish. Drink now through 2018." (10/2014)  


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RP 93 WS 92

2012 Alain Voge "Vieilles Vignes" Cornas Top Pick!
2012 Alain Voge "Vieilles Vignes" Cornas

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similar in style, yet deeper and richer, the 2012 Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes comes from 8-9 different parcels and sees roughly 20 months in 15% new French oak barrels. It’s a blockbuster-styled Cornas that doesn’t pull any punches in its sexy, ripe and textured personality. Black raspberry, cassis, licorice, ground herbs and sweet oak all emerge from this polished 2012, and while it dishes out plenty of pleasure now due to its wealth of fruit, it will have 10-15 years of longevity. These awesome wines are made by Alberic Mazoyer. They show relatively mo ...Read More » 


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2012 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

97 points Wine Spectator: "A stunner, with a gorgeous cassis aroma that soars from the glass, reinforced by a core of cassis, cherry and plum pâte de fruit, hoisin sauce, warm ganache and well-roasted apple wood notes. Hefty, but suave and seamless. The finish lets graphite and licorice elements glide through. The structure is dense, polished and perfectly integrated, resulting in lovely length. Should be a beauty after cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2032." (9/2014)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Moving to the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape, this is a vintage that’s loved by Paul-Vincent, and one that he compares to ...Read More » 


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2013 Delas Freres "Domaine des Tourettes" Hermitage Blanc

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Every bit as good as the 2012, the 2013 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes Blanc is 100% Marsanne that spent 12 months in 100% new French oak. Full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with subtle vanilla, honeyed citrus and mint, it has awesome purity, a big mid-palate and rock-star length. It too will have two decades or more of longevity. This team continues to knockout it out of the park. Run by Jacques Grange and Claire Darnaud, all of these new releases merit serious attention. (JD)" (12/2014)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Bright yellow-gold. Pungent, deeply pitched orchard and pit fr ...Read More » 


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RP 96 AG 92

1998 Château Rayas Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Back In Stock!
1998 Château Rayas Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Wine Spectator: "This continues to evolve, and always benefits from a lot of air time in the glass (or decanter), which allows its lilting, perfumy aromas and light color to become more concentrated and darker. Cherry, rose petal, pine forest, spice and mineral notes hang on the supple frame with deceptive grip on the finish.--1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective." (9/2007)  


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WS 93

2012 Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Impériale"

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "My favorite of the lineup, and one of the top Châteauneufs in the vintage, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Imperiale is 95% Grenache (5% other varieties) that comes from 100-year-old vines and the pure sand soils of the Piallon (near Rayas) and Girardette (near Charbonnière) lieux-dits. It offers awesome black and blue fruits, violets, licorice and crushed rock-like minerality in its full-bodied, balanced, pure and elegant profile. Impressively concentrated, inky colored and with sweet tannin, it’s capable of evolving for 12-15 years or more. (JD)" (10/2014) ...Read More » 


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1998 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dark and surprisingly brawny, with bacon fat, prune, cocoa and toast notes leading the way. Hints of cedar and beef chime in on the slightly chewy finish, which shows a roasted edge. Has impressive power, but the note of torrefaction is atypical for the vintage.--1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made. –JM" (9/2007)  


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WS 94

2013 Clos Saint Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

91-93 points Antonio Galloni: "Opaque ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented red fruit and potpourri scents show very good clarity and suggestions of allspice and licorice. Silky, sweet and open-knit, offering intense black raspberry and lavender pastille flavors that put on weight as the wine opens up. Deeply flavored but lively too, finishing with excellent focus; dusty tannins lend shape and grip. (JR)" (4/2015) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Always incorporating more Grenache than the classic cuvée, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is made exclusively for the US market. It’s a knockout effort in the vintage ...Read More » 


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2000 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is even better, with another layer of texture and depth. Chocolate-laced fruits, cured meats, spice, crushed rock and sweet spice all show from this perfumed, up-front, sweetly fruited Chateauneuf, and it still has a core of concentrated fruit and solid tannin structure. I see no reason to hold off, but it too will thrill over the coming 3-5 years. (JD)" (8/2014)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark red-ruby. Distinct surmaturite on the nose: roasted red fruits, roasted herbs, chocolate, earth and minerals. Lush, sweet and layered, with classi ...Read More » 


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RP 97 ST 93

2012 Bosquet des Papes "À la Gloire de Mon Grand-père" Châteauneuf-du-Papes

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest vintage of this cuvee I’ve tasted, the inky 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape a la Gloire de Mon Grandpere comes from old-vine Grenache vines planted in mostly sandy soils of the Gardiole lieu-dit. Aged in a combination of concrete tank and older, larger barrels, it’s a drop-dead gorgeous 2012 that reveals tons of sweet red and black fruits, lavender, pepper, licorice and hints of garrigue. Beautifully concentrated, seamless and textured, with extraordinary elegance and polish to its tannin, it’s up with the top 2-3 wines of the vintage and will have t ...Read More » 


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2004 Domaine La Roquete "L'Accent de Roquete" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $60.00)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape l’Accent La Roquete is super-rich, elegant, with beautiful raspberry and kirsch liqueur notes dominating the aromatics, a voluptuous, full-bodied mouthfeel with an almost Pinot Noir-like freshness and flavor profile. This is a beauty that can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years." (2/2007)92 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and structured, with blackberry, dark licorice, graphite and truffle notes. The long, solid finish has a nice buried minerality. Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2008 through 2017. 330 cases made." (5/2007) Jancis Robinson: "Fireworks and minerals on t ...Read More » 


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RP 93 WS 92

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