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2014 Clos Bellane Côtes du Rhône-Villages Valréas Top Pick!
2014 Clos Bellane Côtes du Rhône-Villages Valréas

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Competing with many a Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas (50/50 Grenache and Syrah, aged in concrete) has lots of ripe black and blue fruits, pepper, asphalt and melted licorice aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, layered, even decadent, it looks to be a sensational 2014 that will drink nicely on release. (JD)" (3/2016)  


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RP 90 - 92

2015 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône

91 points Wine Spectator: "#43 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2016!! Ripe, with vivid blueberry and boysenberry fruit, harnessed on the back end by a bold graphite edge. Anise and violet notes add range. Drink now through 2019. 25,000 cases made. (JM)" (11/2016) K&L Notes: It's unusual to see 100% Syrah coming out of the southern Rhone but this has become one of the signature wines of prestigious Gigondas producer Chateau de Saint Cosme. The fruit comes from the Vinsobres appellation in the northern part of the southern Rhone and the terraces of the Villefranchian subregion on the Gard sid... Read More » 


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WS 91

2015 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (Elsewhere $36) Top Pick!
2015 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (Elsewhere $36)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Intense, with bitter almond, citrus oil, white peach, nectarine and ginger notes tightly coiled together and driving through the anise- and wet stone-accented finish. (JM, Web-2016)" 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from equal parts Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc is a beauty! Medium-bodied, fresh, elegant and nicely balanced, it sports a very light color, yet has impressive intensity in its crisp peach, spice and mint aromas and flavors. (JD)" (10/2016) K&L Notes: Chante Cigale means singing cicada (a type of grasshopper/cricket). The pro... Read More » 


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WS 93 RP 90

2012 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

91 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied violet and cracked pepper. Spicy, energetic and sharply focused on the palate, offering concentrated bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that open up slowly with air. Distinctly northern Rhône in personality and texture, featuring a peppery, floral-dominated finish, smooth tannins and excellent closing thrust and persistence. The quality of this bottling consistently outpaces its price and appellation, and that's especially true in this vint ...Read More » 


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VN 91 RP 90

2015 E. Guigal Condrieu (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Guigal’s 2015 Condrieu is a blockbuster that, if not for its big brother, would be one of the wines of the vintage. Aged in one-third new barrels and two-thirds in tank, it’s a rich, unctuous, thrillingly textured beauty that has plenty of orange blossom, flower oil, tangerine and peach. Fruit-loaded, with just a touch of minerality, it should be drunk over the coming 2-4 years." (12/2016) 94 points James Suckling: "Peach and apricot-pie character that's very showy and very much within the sweet-pastry spectrum. There's also some spicy appeal to complement notes of cumquat rind. Pit ...Read More » 


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RP 95 JS 94

2014 Clos Saint Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
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 E. Guigal "La Doriane" Condrieu (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2015 E. Guigal "La Doriane" Condrieu (Pre-Arrival)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Easily one of the greatest Condrieu I’ve ever tasted is the 2015 Condrieu La Doriane. A wine that needs to be tasted to be believed, it possesses a huge nose of toasted brioche, liquid rocks, apricot, flower oil and salty minerality. Unctuous, full-bodied, massively rich, yet also elegant and graceful, with beautiful freshness, enjoy this tour de force over the coming 5-6 years." (12/2016) K&L Notes: Guigal's "La Doriane" Viognier from Condrieu is on a roll, gaining Wine Advocate scores of 96-98 points from the 2009 through 2014 vintages. Aged in new French oak, this... Read More » 


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RP 99

2014 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas

90-92 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby. Fresh red berries, Asian spices and potpourri on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering energetic raspberry and floral pastille flavors that put on weight and open up steadily with air. Closes spicy and long; harmonious tannins add shape and grip. (JR)" (2/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014s from this estate are solid. Offering lots of cedary spice, dried red fruits and garrigue, the 2014 Gigondas Tradition is medium-bodied, rustic and charming. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years. (JD)" (12/2016) K&L Notes: Jean-Baptiste Meunier is the fift... Read More » 


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VN 90 - 92

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. (JM)" (10/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Leathery and medicinal – really characterful and pure. Appreciably diffe ...Read More » 


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RP 93 WS 92

2014 Moulin de la Gardette "Cuvée Ventabren" Gigondas Top Pick!
2014 Moulin de la Gardette "Cuvée Ventabren" Gigondas

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014s from this estate are solid. A step up over the traditional cuvee, the 2014 Gigondas Ventabren (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault aged all in old foudre) is loaded with Provencal notes of garrigue, cedary spice, saddle leather and sweet red fruits. It’s mid-weight and charming, with notable elegance and purity. I suspect it will drink well for a decade, yet I see no need to hold off either. (JD)" (12/2016) 88-90 points Vinous: "Full ruby. Dark berries, pungent flowers and a suggestion of cured meat on the deeply perfumed nose. Round and expansive on the palate, ...Read More » 


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RP 90 VN 88 - 90

2015 Domaine Courbis "La Sabarotte" Cornas (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The utterly profound 2015 Cornas La Sabarotte comes from a terrific lieu-dit located in the heart of the appellation and is brought up all in new French oak. Its deep purple/blue color is followed by incredible notes of black raspberries, blueberries, spring flowers, caramelized meats and licorice. Deep, full-bodied, utterly seamless and profound on the palate, with building, sweet tannin, it's a tour de force that will have two decades or more of longevity! (JD)" (12/2016)  


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RP 95 - 97

2015 Domaine Coursodon "Silice" Saint-Joseph (Pre-Arrival)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The largest production release is the 2015 Saint Joseph Silice, which is a mix of estate parcels aged in a combination of demi-muids and barrels. It offers full-bodied aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, black raspberries, cassis and crushed violets, a rocking texture and sweet, polished tannin. It’s probably the finest vintage of this cuvée to date. One of my favorite estates in the Northern Rhône is that of the young Jerome Coursodon, who makes a bevy of brilliant St Josephs from his roughly 16 hectares of vines. He’s another progressive winema ...Read More » 


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RP 91 - 93

2015 Domaine Grand Veneur "Les Origines" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Origines (50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah aged in a mix of concrete tanks and small barrels) has fabulous notes of crème de cassis, blackberry jam, roasted herbs and graphite. Full-bodied, ultra-pure and with incredibly polished tannin, it’s up with some of the best vintage of this cuvée to date. It will need 2-3 years of cellaring and have two decades of longevity. This sensational estate consistently produces some of the top whites of the appellation (in addition to the reds), and they’ve done well in 2015. ...Read More » 


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RP 94 - 96

2015 Domaine Courbis "Les Eygats" Cornas (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even inkier-colored than the Sabarotte, the 2015 Cornas les Eygats is another single vineyard release that comes from a site located on the northern edge of the appellation. Aged in 50% new French oak (the balance is in once-used barrels), it offers sensational notes of plums, blueberries, crushed violets, pen ink and barbecue smoke in an utterly profound, decadent, layered, heavenly profile. There's ample tannin here, but they're sweet and polished, and it has an awesome finish. Don't miss it! (JD)" (12/2016)  


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RP 95 - 97

2011 Domaine Le Colombier "Cuvée G" Vacqueyras (Previously $30) Top Pick!
2011 Domaine Le Colombier "Cuvée G" Vacqueyras (Previously $30)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the reds and the only 2011 I was able to taste (I’m not sure if they produced their other two cuvees or not), the 2011 Vacqueyras G (50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah aged in 1-3-year-old barrels) is a fruit loaded, medium to full-bodied effort that has fresh, lively aromatics (plum, violets, underbrush and spice), juicy acidity and quality tannin. It’s a rock star in the vintage and should drink nicely through 2021. Covering 45 acres in Vacqueyras, Domaine le Colombier produces four cuvees; a classic white; a traditional, concrete tank-aged ...Read More » 


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RP 91 ST 91

2015 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (Pre-Arrival)

95-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From barrel, the sensationally rich and concentrated 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah aged in concrete tanks and small barrels) is more polished, elegant and seamless, with blockbuster notes of ripe black fruits, crushed herbs, pepper, plums and violets. You almost need a fork to drink this beauty, yet it’s never heavy or over the top, has incredible purity and present, ripe tannin. I followed this bottle for two days and it only got better with air. Châteauneuf du Pape lovers shouldn’t miss it! This ...Read More » 


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RP 95 - 98

2015 Domaine Vincent Cluzel Condrieu

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I absolutely loved the 2015 Condrieu from Vincent Cluzel and it's a rich, pedal-to-the-metal effort that offers textbook notes of white peach, apricot, banana fosters and white flowers. Full-bodied, rich and layered, yet not heavy, cumbersome or over the top, it has beautiful purity and a great finish. It shows the warmer style of the vintage with its moderate acidity, so I wouldn't push the aging curve and would enjoy bottles over the coming year or three. (JD)" (12/2016) K&L Notes: Vincent Cluzel is one of the rising stars of the northern Rhone. Coming from a fami... Read More » 


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RP 95

2015 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The straight up fabulous 2015 Tavel Les Lauzeraies is a layered, medium-bodied, beautifully textured Tavel that offers lots of flowers, lavender, spice and both cherry and raspberry fruit. Showing a touch of saltiness on the finish, drink this beauty with food over the coming year or so. (JD)" (5/2016) Wine Spectator: "A ripe rosé, with cherry and anise notes that stay focused and fresh, showing a flash of warm stone accents through the finish. Offers a juicy feel overall. Drink now. (JM)" (8/2016) K&L Notes: Rejoice Tavel! In a time when very high quality rosés line our shelves, when ... Read More » 


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RP 90

2014 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2014 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beautiful wine in the vintage, and Marc compares it to the 2012. I’m not sure I agree, but there’s no denying the quality in this 2014. Sporting a deep ruby color and terrific notes of blackberries, ground herbs, pepper and Provençal s pice, it shows the more forward, charming nature of the vintage and is medium to full-bodied, pure and balanced. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. (JD)" (10/2016) 91-93 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Potent smoke- and peppery spice-tinged cherry and black raspberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of lic ...Read More » 


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RP 93 VN 91 - 93

2015 M. Chapoutier "Les Granits" St-Joseph Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A wine I’ve always loved, the 2015 St Joseph Les Granits Blanc is, I suspect, the greatest white to ever come from this appellation. Made from 100% Marsanne all from the St Joseph lieu-dit, aged 80% in demi-muids (15% new) and the rest in stainless steel, this sensational white offers loads of minerality in addition to citrus blossom, buttered hazelnuts, toasted bread and hints of orchard fruits. It needs a year or two of bottle age, but is an incredible white. Bravo to the team at Chapoutier for this effort." (12/2016) Wine Spectator: "The 2015 St-Joseph White Les Granits ...Read More » 


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RP 97

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

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was able to taste all of the components of the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape and this is a vintage described by Marc Perrin where every variety excelled. The Grenache and Mourvèdre were the clear standouts, both possessing terrific concentration, purity of fruit and ripe tannic structure. This will certainly be an outstanding wine, and it has a touch more concentration than the 2012. This reference point estate continues to achieve incredible quality in just about every vintage. They’ve certainly made the wine of the vintage in 2014 with their Hommage a ...Read More » 


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RP 93 - 95

2015 Domaine Courbis "Champelrose" Cornas (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sexy, rounded and voluptuous, the roughly 1,500-case 2015 Cornas Champelrose is the entry-level cuvée that’s all destemmed and aged in 25% new barrels. It's easily the most approachable in this lineup and has gorgeous notes of cured meats, toasted spice, black raspberries, black cherries and licorice. Full-bodied, layered and rounded, it should drink beautifully on release, but evolve gracefully. (JD)" (12/2016)  


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RP 92 - 94

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

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, mostly from rolled stone terroirs, that was partially destemmed and will see 15 months all in foudre. It boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and textbook Southern Rhône notes of cured meats, toasted spice, garrigue and ample red and black fruits. It will have two decades or more of prime drinking. Along with a small handful of other estates, I consider Claire Michel’s le Vieux Donjon at the top of the hea ...Read More » 


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RP 93 - 95

2013 Domaine de l'Espigouette Vacqueyras

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre that saw a traditional vinification and 12 months all in old foudre, the 2013 Vacqueyras has a beautiful nose of plums, lavender, violets and roasted Provencal herbs. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and with ripe tannin, it’s a beautiful Vacqueyras that should drink nicely on release and evolve gracefully. 89-91+ (JD)" (3/2016) Vinous: "Brilliant ruby. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with licorice and floral notes building with air. Fresh, sharply delineated red berry and bitter cherry flavors ar ...Read More » 


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RP 89 - 91

2013 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Christophe" Crozes-Hermitage

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Crozes Hermitage Cuvée Christophe should be in the same ballpark as the 2014 (which shows just how good the 2014 is, as 2014 is a much more difficult vintage for Crozes Hermitage). Possessing a touch of modern sheen in its graphite, black raspberry and crushed violet bouquet, this beauty hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a tight, focused, yet gorgeously pure texture and good, maybe not great levels of concentration. It’s still a touch backwards and reticent, and my money is on it benefiting from a year or three in the cellar, and drin ...Read More » 


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RP 90

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

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of a slightly improved 2005 and has a fresh, classic style with beautiful concentration, notable freshness, first-rate tannin quality, and the classic spice and sweet red and black fruits this cuvee is known for. I suspect this beauty will close down relatively quickly after bottling and take 5-6 years to show at its best, but it will drink well for 15+ years. (JD)" (10/2016)  


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RP 94 - 96

2015 M. Chapoutier "Le Méal" Ermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 M. Chapoutier "Le Méal" Ermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another perfect wine is the 2015 Ermitage le Meal Blanc. The most decadent, unctuous and layered in the lineup, with to-die-for notes of white currants, toasted nuts, celery seed and licorice, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a huge mid-palate and a refreshing, pure, yet blockbuster finish that just won’t quit. If I had to pick a desert island white, this might be it." (12/2016) Wine Spectator: "The 2015 Ermitage White Le Méal is richer, with a rounder feel as salted butter, creamed pear and yellow apple fruit form the core while brioche, nectarine and elderfl ...Read More » 


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RP 100

2011 E. Guigal Gigondas

93 points Wine & Spirits: "This feels regal and old-fashioned in the best way, a gruff, gravelly Gigondas made charming by its subdued fruit and sweet earthiness. Two years in oak foudres—half of them new—has added a brown-sugar richness to the fruit; any charry notes have been incorporated fully, turning the flavors toward roast meat. Firm and savory, this is a pleasure to drink now, and it’s sure to age well over the next decade." (2/2016) 91 points Vinous: "Opaque ruby. Pungent, floral red and dark berry scents, along with a smoky mineral quality and a hint of olive; seems like there's more Syrah i ...Read More » 


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2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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. (JC)" (2/2015) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles and #8 of 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, ...Read More » 


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2015 M. Chapoutier "Chante Alouette" Hermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest vintage for this cuvée I’ve ever tasted, the sensational 2015 Hermitage Chante Alouette boasts awesome notes of white peach, orange marmalade and white flowers in a rich, full-bodied, concentrated style. Coming from three different terroirs on Hermitage Hill (Méal, Les Murets and Chante Alouette), don’t miss it! (JD)" (12/2016) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Very fresh, with a honeysuckle-gilded core of white peach, melon rind and Jonagold apple notes. The beguiling finish lets hints of talc and wet stone glide through. Shows lovely purity and serious length. Drink now throug ...Read More » 


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2012 Thierry Allemand "Chaillot" Cornas (Previously $160)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming from the younger vines of the estate, Allemand's 2012 Cornas les Chaillots is slightly fresher and more lean than the bigger, more concentrated Reynard, yet is still an incredible Cornas that checks in near the top of the hierarchy. Possessing an almost Clape-like iron, beef blood, tapenade and ground pepper laced bouquet, as well as a core of sweet cassis and black raspberry fruit, this rocking effort has full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate concentration and perfectly integrated acidity. It opens up beautifully with air, and while it shows the ...Read More » 


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RP 95 VN 95

2014 Vincent Paris "Granit 30" Cornas

90-92 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Deep-pitched aromas of cherry compote, cassis, licorice and smoky herbs gain vivacity from a peppery overtone. Sappy and precise, showing strong mineral lift and energy to the sappy dark berry and licorice flavors. Closes smoky and very long, with a whiplash of juicy dark berries and slow-mounting tannins. (JR)" (3/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Paris did well in 2014, and while the wines lack the density and depth of the 2015s, they have pure, classic and balanced characters. They’ll certainly be drinkable at an earlier age than his 2015s. The 2014 Cornas Granit 30 is ...Read More » 


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2015 Christophe Billon "Les Elotins" Cote Rotie (Pre-Arrival) New!
2015 Christophe Billon "Les Elotins" Cote Rotie (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In the same qualitative ballpark as the Côte Rozier, yet possessing more elegance, the 2015 Côte Rôtie La Brocadre (95% Syrah and 5% Viognier, mostly destemmed and aged in new barrels) offers lots of raspberry and black raspberry notes, as well as new saddle leather, cassis, toasted spice and dried flowers. Full-bodied, pure, layered and downright silky, it’s a brilliant wine that will have two decades of longevity. This was a sensational lineup of wines from Côte Rôtie-based Christophe Billon. (JD)" (12/2016)  


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RP 93 - 95

2009 Domaine Santa Duc "Grand Grenache 66" Gigondas

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The newest cuvee, the 2009 Grand Grenache 66 (16.2% alcohol) is a tiny cuvee bursting with kirsch liqueur, lavender, licorice and spice box. This is a stunning example of Grenache at its best, with wonderful freshness, and for Grenache afficionados, this is one to buy and drink over the next 15 or so years. 94-96+ (RP)" (10/2011) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Explosive scents of red fruit preserves, mocha, lavender oil, black cardamom and star anise. Plush, sweet and seamless, with expansive raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of candied flowers. Wonderfully pure and ...Read More » 


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2015 M. Chapoutier "Barbe Rac" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 100% Grenache 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac sports a deep ruby color as well as blockbuster notes of black cherries, crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rock and Provençal spices. This full-bodied beauty has terrific mid-palate density, building, ripe tannin, and serious length, all while still showing the hallmark elegance and minerality of this cuvée. Give bottles 4-5 years in the cellar, and enjoy over the following decade or more. While I’ve always preferred the Barbe Rac cuvée in the past, the quality of the Croix de Bois cuvée continues to ...Read More » 


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RP 95 - 97

2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

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. (RP)" (10/2009) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* This ...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) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Features a hearty core of black currant, fig and blackberry fruit inlaid with prominent tobacco and chestnut leaf notes that impart a deci ...Read More » 


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2012 E. Guigal "Ex-Voto" Hermitage Rouge (Previously $250)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Hermitage Ex Voto, whose fate is still a little unknown as it might be declassified into the straight Hermitage, shows the more forward, charming nature of the vintage with its sweet bouquet of cassis, black raspberries, licorice and vanilla bean. Big, rich, full-bodied and sexy with ripe tannin, it will be approachable in its youth and have two to three decades of longevity. One of the highlight tastings during my two weeks spent working in the northern Rhône was with Philippe and Marcel Guigal, who in this critic’s opinion, consistently fash ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2014 E. Guigal "La Doriane" Condrieu (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Condrieu la Doriane is a sensational white that marries the inherent richness and exotic quality of the Viognier grape with the purity, elegance and grace imparted by this cooler vintage. Giving up terrific notes of white peach, marmalade, flowers, spice and tangerines, it has full-bodied richness, awesome purity and integrated acidity. Deep, rich, lengthy and profound, it’s up there with some of the greatest Condrieu ever made.(JD)" (12/2016) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and flattering, with green melon, green fig and green almond notes pumping along, backed by hints o ...Read More » 


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2005 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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. Give it another 2-3 years and drink it through 2025. (JD)" (8/2014) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Showing beautifully, with intense fig, black currant and boysenberry fruit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Famille Perrin " Les Hauts de Julien Vieilles Vignes" Vinsobres (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien is a dead ringer for a Cornas from Clape. This inky colored beauty offers tons of blackberries, olive tapenade, pepper and even a hint of bacon fat to go with a full-bodied, concentrated, incredibly layered and pure style on the palate. As with the other 2015s from the Perrin family, its purity of fruit is truly special. Give bottles a few years in the cellar and enjoy over the following decade or more. (JD) This reference point estate continues to achieve incredible quality in just about every vintage. They’ve c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 94 - 96

2015 Domaine Remy Nodin "Les Eygats" Cornas

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Leading off the 2015 reds, notes of saddle leather, black raspberries, toasted spice and licorice emerge from Nodin's 2015 Cornas les Eygats. Medium to full-bodied, with wonderful purity of fruit and sweet tannin, it's a rock-solid Cornas to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years. (JD)" (12/2016) K&L Notes: Remy Nodin founded his winery in 2008. Prior to that, his fruit was all sold to the large cooperative Cave de Tain. He farms 9 hectares throughout the northern Rhone including holdings in Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, St. Joseph and Saint-Peray. 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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RP 90 - 92

2015 Domaine de la Mordorée "La Reine des Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) New!
2015 Domaine de la Mordorée "La Reine des Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the more polished, seamless and sexy vintages of this cuvée I can remember, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois sports a deep ruby/purple color to go with fabulous notes of black raspberries, graphite, creamy licorice, garrigue and sappy flowers. Full-bodied, silky, impeccably balanced and with impressive tannic grip and length, which builds with time in the glass, this sensational 2015 will be reasonably approachable by this estate's standards, yet have 15-20 years of prime drinking. Since the untimely death of Christophe D ...Read More » 


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Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 - 96

2015 Tardieu-Laurent Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival) New!
2015 Tardieu-Laurent Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Michel’s inky-colored 2015 Côte Rôtie is a profound powerhouse that’s loaded with notions of black raspberries, black cherries, toasted spices, spring flowers and hints of olives. Gorgeously pure, concentrated, full-bodied and seamless, it has no hard edges, fine, yet present tannin and terrific length. It’s a deep, rich, seriously impressive Côte Rôtie that will keep for more than 20 years. These releases from Michel Tardieu are all noteworthy, which should surprise no one who’s familiar with Michel’s wines. These are all brought up in barrels (some ...Read More » 


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RP 95 - 97

2015 Isabelle Ferrando "Colombis" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the gems of the vintage, Ferrando’s 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Colombis is a sensational-looking barrel sample that’s about as good as they come. Absolutely loaded with notions of black raspberries, strawberry jam, Provençal herbs and toasted spice, this heavenly beauty has full-bodied richness, a layered, multi-dimensional texture, sweet tannin and impeccable balance. Grenache lovers need to beg, borrow or steal to get ahold of some of this! (JD)" (10/2016)  


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RP 96 - 98

2005 Domaine Préfert "Collection Charles Giraud" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the strongest wines in the vintage, Ferrando’s 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud continues to show brilliantly, and has rated in the upper 90s every time I’ve had it in the past 2-3 years. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre that comes from a small plot in the Serres lieu-dit and a small part of the Cristia lieu-dit, it offers a beefy, meaty array of dark fruits, cured meats, chocolate and tapenade to go with a full-bodied, powerful, chewy style on the palate. It’s a big, full-flavored Châteauneuf du Pape that will continue t ...Read More » 


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2014 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Decanter: "Paul and Vincent Avril, a father and son team, have established themselves as one of the finest producers of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Despite being predominantly Grenache, it is reminiscent of an elegant northern Rhône Syrah with the texture of a Pinot. With a medium bodied intensity, it has a beautiful red fruit expression with some savoury notes. Harmony, finesse and elegance are probably the three words that best describe this beauty. One for the cellar." (11/2016) 93-95 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Highly perfumed scents of candied dark berries, cola and lavender oil develop a su ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2014 Yves Cuilleron "L'Amarybelle" Saint-Joseph Vieilles Vignes

91-93 points Vinous: "(aged in 25% new oak for 18 months): Saturated ruby. Ripe cherry and blackberry on the deeply perfumed nose, complicated by notes of pipe tobacco, violet and candied licorice. Smoky and focused on the palate, offering gently sweet dark berry and floral pastille flavors sharpened by zesty acidity and a peppery nuance. Finishes sappy, gently sweet and very long, offering slow-building tannins and a late hint of cola. (JR)" (3/2016)  


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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VN 91 - 93

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

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