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2015 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another terrific white is the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Blanc, a cuvée that continues to over-deliver in just about every vintage. Tasting like a top-flight Condrieu with its tangerine, honey and floral aromas and flavors, it’s pure, elegant and impeccably balanced on the palate. (JD)" (12/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Released May. 60% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 5-7% Marsanne, and the rest Clairette and Bourboulenc. They're not big fans of Grenache Blanc. Nervy green edge on the Viognier perfume. Round and smooth and ready with an edge of coffee powder on the end... Perfectly friendly. ...Read More » 


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RP 91

2010 E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2010 E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A stunning effort and showing the class of the vintage, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is comprised of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that spent 24 months in foudre prior to bottling. Rich, textured and medium to full-bodied, with ample black cherry, olive tapenade and subtle meatiness, this traditional effort stays pure and lively, with fine tannin emerging on the finish. (JD)" (12/2013) 93 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby-red. Suave, smoke-tinged red fruit and floral pastille aromas show very good clarity and licorice and cracked pepper add complexity. Sweet and focused ...Read More » 


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2012 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Top Pick!
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 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the classic cuvee, the 2015 Gigondas is a wine that readers should buy by the case. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the balance Mourvèdre and Cinsault, it offers up gorgeous notes of black raspberry, fruit tart, spice and incense in a medium to full-bodied, ultra pure, seamless style that just begs to be drunk. It will keep for over a decade. Readers wanting to get a hold of the best of the 2015 vintage need to latch onto these wines from Domaine des Bosquets. This estate has been brought up to the pinnacle of Gigondas, and the Southern ...Read More » 


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RP 92 - 94

2015 Delas "Saint Esprit" Côtes du Rhône

90 points Decanter: "An elegant, floral wine, with dark fruit, spice and pepper notes on nose and palate, and firm, ripe tannins lending poise." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Côtes du Rhône St Esprit is a medium-bodied, peppery and garrigue-scented effort that has medium-bodied richness, plenty of charm and a delicious, refreshing quality. It’s another example of the terrific quality of the Côtes du Rhônes in 2015. (JD)" (12/2016)  


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DC 90

2015 Domaine des Bosquets "La Colline" Gigondas (Pre-Arrival)

96-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming from a small corner parcel of the La Colline vineyard, the utterly sensational 2015 Gigondas La Colline is primarily Grenache that includes a touch of whole clusters and is still aging in one- to three-year-old demi-muids. It possesses a huge nose of black raspberries, blackcurrants, toasted spice and garrigue in a stacked, full-bodied, concentrated, yet weightless style. It’s certainly up with the top handful of wines in the vintage and should not be missed! Readers wanting to get a hold of the best of the 2015 vintage need to latch onto these wi ...Read More » 


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RP 96 - 99

2013 Vidal-Fleury Côtes-du-Rhône

95 points Decanter: "Enjoys a deep nose with white pepper, graphite notes and bright red fruits. The palate is powerful and intense with black cherry and dark, muscular berry fruit, crisp acid and some neat, grippy, slightly salted tannins. The finish is long with berries and spice." (6/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Tank/cask sample. 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan and other varieties. Four months in foudres and stainless steel. Rich and complete. Nice peppery note. An interesting wine." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cotes du Rhone is mostly Grenache and Syrah, and has a classic southern Rhone ...Read More » 


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DC 95

2015 Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine "Domaine de Thalabert" Crozes Hermitage (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 reds from the Northern Rhône are truly spectacular and this vintage rivals or surpasses the 2010s and 2009s. Brought up in a mix of tronconique tanks and Burgundy barrels (20% being new), the 2015 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert is a big, serious, full-bodied effort that’s reminiscent of a slightly softer version of the 2010. Scorched earth, black fruits, cassis, black olive and a hint of graphite all emerge from this sensational Crozes Hermitage. You’ll need to forget bottles for 4-5 years, but it will have over two decades of longevity. ...Read More » 


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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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2015 Domaine des Bosquets "Le Lieu-Dit" Gigondas (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More finesse-oriented than the blockbuster style La Colline release, the 2015 Gigondas le Lieu Dit is another Grenache-dominated wine that comes from a cooler, late parcel of sandy soils located just beside the estate. Notes of strawberries, raspberries, crushed flowers, kirsch and spice all emerge from this full-bodied, utterly seamless, pure and gorgeously balanced beauty that doesn’t have a hard edge to be found. It will drink well for 10-15 years or more.Readers wanting to get a hold of the best of the 2015 vintage need to latch onto these wines from ...Read More » 


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RP 95 - 97

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

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

2014 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Top Pick!
2014 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas

90 points Vinous: "Bright violet. An expressive bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, peppery spices, potpourri and a hint of_ garrigue_. Coats the palate with juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter and more lively with air. Rich but energetic, displaying good finishing focus and gentle tannic grip. (JR)" (5/2016) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a polished, pure feel, with high-pitched cherry and damson plum fruit at the core, inlaid with violet and lavender notes. The sleek, focused finish shows a bright iron hint. Drink now through 2022. (JM)" (10/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Leading off the 20 ...Read More » 


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VN 90 WS 90

2015 Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine "La Chapelle" Hermitage (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine "La Chapelle" Hermitage (Pre-Arrival)

97-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A wine that might surpass the 2009 and 2010 is the 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle, which has more than a passing resemblance to the 1990. This inky black/blue-colored Hermitage offers an off-the-charts array of blackberries, blueberries, crushed rocks, wood smoke and charred meats. Thick, unctuous, full-bodied and incredibly layered, with sweet tannin, it's a tour de force that’s going to have three to four decades of longevity. (JD)" (12/2016) 96-98 points Vinous: "Dark purple. Explosive, mineral-accented scents of ripe dark berries, licorice, incense, vanilla and exotic spices, w ...Read More » 


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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

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 M. Chapoutier ""Invitare" Condrieu (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As to the Condrieu, I was shocked at the quality of both new releases. The entry-level cuvée is the 2015 Condrieu Invitare. A flat-out great example of the appellation, it offers lots of caramelized peaches, tangerine, orange blossom and crushed rock-like characteristics in its rich, yet fresh and elegant style. Not enough can be said about the quality that consistently comes from this estate. From the top to the bottom of the range, you can’t go wrong. And while the prices at the top are frightfully expensive (they’re out of my zip code), there are i ...Read More » 


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RP 95

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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2014 Domaine Viticole "Malmont" Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret (Previously $25)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Well-built, with a juicy core of raspberry and plum coulis flavors, stitched with fresh acidity and carrying through a finish edged with violet, lavender and light chalk details. Should knit nicely with modest cellaring. A new project from Nicolas Haeni, formerly of Domaine de Cabasse. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2017 through 2020. (JM)" (10/2016) K&L Notes: Malmont is a single-vineyard labor of love. Deeply terraced and steep, with plentiful rocky soil, the Malmont vineyard is no breeze to cultivate--the vineyard's name means "bad mountain." But it produces deep... Read More » 


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WS 90

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

2013 Domaine la Colliere "La Fontaine" Rasteau Top Pick!
2013 Domaine la Colliere "La Fontaine" Rasteau

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre, from 40- to 70-year-old vines, the 2013 Rasteau La Fontaine is a gorgeous effort that has classic Rasteau richness and depth, yet also shows a seamless, elegant and classy style. Black raspberry, currants, ground herbs and pepper all emerge from this full-bodied, nicely concentrated effort, and while it has a soft, supple feel, it should evolve nicely for 4-5 years. Located in Rasteau, this small, family run estate was create by Georges Perrot, who bottled his first wine in 2002 while renting cellar space from An ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2015 La Ferme du Mont "Côtes Capelan" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 La Ferme du Mont "Côtes Capelan" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better than the Vendange cuvee, and I suspect one of the wines of the vintage, Stephane’s 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Côtes Capelan is the top wine of the estate and is made from 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, raised 70% in concrete and 30% in barrels. There’s under 500 cases of this beauty and it reveals a deep purple color as well as decadent notes of blackberries, blackcurrants, crushed rocks and melted licorice. Full-bodied, thick, unctuous and massively concentrated, with ripe tannin and a killer finish, don’t miss it! If you ...Read More » 


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RP 94 - 97

2015 Christophe Billon "La Brocarde" Cote Rotie (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 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) K&L Notes: One of our great new finds this year came from... Read More » 


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RP 94 - 97

2012 E. Guigal "Brune et Blonde" Côte-Rôtie

94 points James Suckling: "Bottled as a single blend in 2012, this has a fine, peppery edge to the nose with elegant dark-chocolate aromas ahead of brambly dark plums and black-cherry fruits. There's a wealth of richness and power here, and it's so layered and dense. A wine that shows a smooth build of fine and even tannin. The gentle pepperiness cracks into the finish, where there's another warm dark chocolate afterglow. This spent 36 months in oak, of which 50% was new. Best from 2018 and for at least a decade afterwards." (11/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Scheduled to be bottled in two weeks, the 2012 C ...Read More » 


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2013 Château Pesquié "Terrasses" Ventoux New!
2013 Château Pesquié "Terrasses" Ventoux

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Always a terrific value, the 2014 Ventoux Terrasses is no exception and offers complex, classic southern Rhone notes of dried garrigue, pepper, spice-box, licorice and sweet cherry fruit. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, elegant and balanced red that gains depth and richness with time in the glass, has loads Provencal character and a great finish. Made from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that was aged in tank and old barrels, it can last for 7-8 years (I know as I just finished a case of the ’05, which was still going strong at age 10.) ...Read More » 


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RP 91

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

2015 E. Guigal "La Doriane" Condrieu (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
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

2011 Alain Voge "Vieilles Vignes" Cornas

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A remarkable effort, the 2011 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is one of the stars of the vintage. Superbly concentrated with an inky/purple color and a layered texture, it reveals copious aromas of blueberries, blackberries and spring flowers intermixed with hints of pen ink, lavender and graphite. Full-bodied as well as supple and accessible, it should keep for 12-15 years. (JD)" (12/2012) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, with terrific, chiseled cut to the range of briar, anise, blackberry compote, bay leaf, iron and sanguine notes, all wrapped with singed alder and juniper accents on th ...Read More » 


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2013 Bernard Levet "Les Journaries" Côte-Rôtie

94 points Vinous: "(aged in all older foudres): Dark purple. Powerful, strongly perfumed blackberry and cherry liqueur scents pick up sexy floral and spicecake nuances and a hint of smokiness with aeration. Rich, seamless and broad on the palate, offering concentrated yet lively black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors energized by juicy acidity and an intense mineral quality. Finishes smooth, sweet and extremely long, with velvety tannins and a strong echo of peppery spices and smoky minerals. (JR)" (3/2016)  


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VN 94

2007 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (of which I was lucky to find a magnum on a Paris bistro’s wine list a week after my tasting at the estate) is a brilliant effort that ranks alongside the colossal 2003 Cuvee Reservee. A blend of approximately 85% Grenache, 8-9% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and other varietals from 50-100+ year old vines aged in foudre, it exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of beef blood, grilled herbs, barbecue smoke, lavender, sweet cassis and kirsch and a hint of Asian soy. The wine possesses ...Read More » 


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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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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 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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2013 Bernard Levet "La Chavaroche" Côte-Rôtie

95 points Vinous: "Brilliant violet. An explosively perfumed bouquet displays intense black and blue fruit liqueur, incense, olive and floral pastille scents underscored by a smoky mineral quality. Broad, weighty and surprisingly lithe on the palate; sweet, palate-coating blueberry, cherry cola and candied violet flavors show superb concentration and energy thanks to a spine of juicy acidity and repeating minerality. Strikingly vibrant, seamless and persistent on the finish, where the mineral and floral notes emphatically repeat. (JR)" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "While no 2012 was presented, I ...Read More » 


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VN 95 RP 92 - 94

2014 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Plenty of violets, pepper and deep-set spices are all part of the equation here, and this is a very complex Côte Rôtie that has a wealth of darkly stony notes, coal smoke and dark chocolate. Just superb! The palate's succulent and swathed in plush, fine tannins that envelop black- and red-plum flavors. Plenty of volume, great elegance and a lot of detail. A vintage when experienced makers could still shine, and the sorting in the vineyard was clearly a large part of this. Classy wine with so much on offer. Best from 2020 for a decade or more. Tasted in t ...Read More » 


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2010 Chateau des Tours Vacqueyras Rouge (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Chateau des Tours Vacqueyras Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Vinous: "Bright red. Heady aromas of candied red fruits, cherry pit and anise, with a suave floral note emerging with aeration. Rich but lively, offering sharply focused bitter cherry and raspberry flavors that are given spine by juicy acidity. Fine-grained tannins give grip to the persistent finish, which strongly echoes the cherry note. (JR)" (1/2013)  


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VN 93

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) 94 points Wine Spectator: "This sports some seriously delicious plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, inlaid with ample brambly grip and backed by lively anise and ...Read More » 


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2014 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Emilie" Hermitage

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Coming primarily from the sites of Grandes Vignes and Rocoules, and brought up in 100% new French oak, the 2014 Hermitage Cuvee Emilie sports a deep purple color as well as gorgeous notes of cassis, scorched earth, campfire, bouquet garni and crème brûlée. Possessing full-bodied richness, moderate, yet sweet tannin and no hard edges, it will benefit from a year or two of bottle age and have 10-15 years of prime drinking. It’s a terrific 2014 that’s up with the top wines in the vintage. (JD)" (9/2016) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Very inviting, with aromas and flavors of warm raspberry ...Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 92

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

95 points Decanter: "Depth and detail on the dark-fruit nose. Stylish, balanced and very persistent, delivers crunchy, spicy fruit. Drinking Window 2020 - 2044. (JL)" (4/2017) 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 ...Read More » 


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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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2012 Domaine Lionnet "Terre Brulée" Cornas

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made by Ludovic Izerable and crazy good, the 2012 Cornas Terre Brûlée is a stunning Cornas that spent 18 months in 2- to 8-year-old barrels and demi-muid. Offering up notes of black raspberry, cassis, currants, ground herbs, spice and insane minerality, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, rich, yet taunt and pure texture that carries vibrant acidity and length. Still reserved and backwards, give this beauty another 3-4 years and enjoy bottles through 2027+. (JD)" (12/2014)  


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RP 94

2010 Famille Perrin "Domaine du Clos des Tourelles" Gigondas (Elsewhere $80) Top Pick!
2010 Famille Perrin "Domaine du Clos des Tourelles" Gigondas (Elsewhere $80)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Of course, the real star is the 2010 Gigondas Clos des Tourelles. This wine has surreal concentration, an almost liquid minerality with hints of spring flowers, red, blue and black fruits that represent a broad smorgasbord of dark berries, and an impressive finish that is long, textured and powerful. This wine will need several years of cellaring and should drink well for 15-20 years. (RP)" (3/2012) 93 points Vinous: "Opaque ruby. A heady, seductive bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, candied lavender, incense and minerals. Sweet and concentrated, offering spice-acc ...Read More » 


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2005 Roger Sabon "Prestige" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2005 Roger Sabon "Prestige" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, the 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige is a blockbuster that competes with the top wines in the vintage! Loaded with notes of ripe blackberry-like fruit, roasted meats, olive tapenade and truffle, this puppy hits the palate with full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannin, and a seamless, downright sexy texture that keeps you coming back for another drink. Gorgeous now, enjoy it anytime over the coming decade or more. (JD)" (2/2016) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Very silky and focused, with a b ...Read More » 


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2003 Domaine Bois de Boursan "Cuvée des Félix" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

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


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2010 Domaine du Clos du Caillou "Réserve les Clos du Caillou" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Monumental stuff in every way, the blockbuster 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou has put on even more richness and weight than when I tasted it on release ( and it rated 98). Inky colored, it offers up extraordinary aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, black cherry, crushed rocks, spring flowers and melted licorice to go with a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, dense and layered profile on the palate. It needs to be tasted to be believed. Forget it for another 4-5 years, at which point it will evolve gracefully for another two deca ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine Durieu "Lucile Avril" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Domaine Durieu "Lucile Avril" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I loved the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Lucille Avril, and I’ve bought and cellared this cuvée for years (the 2007 is killer juice). Big, structured and tannic, yet with sensational purity and classic notes of blackberries, raspberries, roasted meats and roasted herbs, it expands on the palate, is impeccably balanced and will be an age-worthy Châteauneuf du Pape. I’ve had numerous splendid bottles from this estate over the past decade and I continue to love the wines from the young Vincent Durieu." (10/2016) 91-93 points Vinous: "made with whole clusters and aged in concrete ta ...Read More » 


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2015 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

99-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I suspect the wine of the vintage will be the 2015 Ermitage le Pavillon, and while it’s normally a more forward, sexy wine than the l’Ermite, in 2015 it’s easily the most concentrated, structured and mineral driven of the lineup. Its inky purple/blue color is followed by to-die-for notes of blackcurrants, crème de cassis, graphite, liquid smoke and a liqueur of rocks-like profile that could come from nowhere else in the world than this steep hillside of pure broken granite. Full-bodied, concentrated, structured and tannic, forget bottles for a decade and ...Read More » 


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2010 Chateau des Tours "Vaucluse" Rouge Vin de Pays (Pre-Arrival)

91 points Vinous: "Light, bright red. Heady, spice-accented aromas of redcurrant and raspberry, with a smoky quality gaining strength with air. Juicy, penetrating and pure, showing impressive lift and focus to its fresh red fruit flavors. A floral nuance comes up on the finish, which lingers with excellent tenacity and soft, harmonious tannins." (6/2012)  


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VN 91

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

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


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