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2016 Delas Freres "Saint-Esprit" Côtes du Rhône Rouge Top Pick!
2016 Delas Freres "Saint-Esprit" Côtes du Rhône Rouge

95 points Decanter: "60% Syrah, 40% Grenache. Lovely rich opulent and floral, black berry and plum nose, the palate is big with well layered fruit, attractively firm but soft tannin and hints of oak, a big wine with a lovely finish. *Gold Medal Winner Decanter Asia Wine Awards*" (7/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit is a screaming value. If offers bold black cherry and blueberry fruit aromas, lively fruit flavors, silky tannins and a crisp, lengthy mocha-tinged finish. Drink this fun, bouncy little wine over the next couple of yea ...Read More » 


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DC 95

2016 Moulin de la Gardette "Cuvée Ventabren" Gigondas

98 points Decanter: "From 65 to 115 year old vines with no destemming, aged in old foudres. A discreet but intriguing nose of flowers, fruits and herbs. It's fresh and almost cleansing on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is concentrated but not overly so, with incredible brightness and vivacity leading into a mineral, saline finish that refreshes and lifts the spirits. Perfectly balanced, poised and seriously elegant, this is an absolute joy. It has an unforced and natural demeanour that is the sign of great terroir and a natural, sensitive touch in the cellar. Fa ...Read More » 


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DC 98 JD 91 - 94

2016 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône Top Pick!
2016 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône

It's unusual to see Syrah-led blends coming out of the southern Rhone but this has become one of the signature wines of prestigious Gigondas producer Château 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 side of the Rhone River. Imbued with the full flavor and richness that Syrah provides and from this exceptional 2016 vintage, you can't go wrong with this pleasing and intense French red. 


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2016 Domaine de Verquière Côtes-du-Rhône Top Pick!
2016 Domaine de Verquière Côtes-du-Rhône

Wine Spectator: "Direct, with rounded plum and cherry fruit flavors, backed by a light red licorice note on the open finish. (JM, Web-2017)" K&L Notes: The Verquiere estate has been passed down from father to son for many generations and is now managed by brothers Romain and Thibaut Chamfort. Following age-old traditions and sustainable practices, the estate was recently certified organic. The Cotes du Rhone is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, grown on chalky clay soils with loads of large pebbles in the vineyards. Verquiere recently returned to us after a long hiatus and we a... Read More » 


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2015 Domaine Calendal "Plan de Dieu" Côtes du Rhône-Villages Top Pick!
2015 Domaine Calendal "Plan de Dieu" Côtes du Rhône-Villages

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Always a value and well-known Rhône oenologist Philippe Cambie’s own label, the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Calendal is a blockbuster blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre that offers full-bodied, rich, even decadent notes of cassis, crushed flowers, licorice and hints of vanilla bean. It has a killer mid-palate, sweet tannin and a big finish, all of which make it just about impossible to resist. Still, it should keep nicely for at least 5-7 years. (JD)" (10/2016)  


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RP 94

2016 Moulin de la Gardette "Petite Gardette" Gigondas Top Pick!
2016 Moulin de la Gardette "Petite Gardette" Gigondas

Moulin de la Gardette is a small 10ha family owned property in Gigondas with vineyards stretching from the plateau close to the village to the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. Since 2000 they've employed organic viticulture with minimal use of copper and pesticides to enhance soil microbiological activity and express the best of their terroir. This wine is 50% Grenache & 50% Syrah. Winery note: "A vibrant wine with cherry aromas, red fruit, spice some sweetness and soft tannins. The wine is focused, soft, rather linear on the palate wi... Read More » 


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2016 Domaine Saint Damien Gigondas "Les Souteyrades" (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Domaine Saint Damien Gigondas "Les Souteyrades" (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The first line on my note for the 2016 Gigondas Les Souteyrades was “Crazy good!”. This cuvee is always one of the most exuberant and exotic of the Gigondas releases and the 2016 doesn’t disappoint with its huge nose of blueberries, orange rind, crushed rocks and exotic flowers. It’s a full-bodied, opulent beauty that’s going to be up with the crème de la crème of the vintage." (10/2017) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The most approachable and ready to drink of the 2016s, the 2016 Gigondas les Souteyrades was in vat awaiting bottling when I visited. It's full-bodied, creamy in texture b ...Read More » 


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2016 Domaine des Remizières Crozes-Hermitage Top Pick!
2016 Domaine des Remizières Crozes-Hermitage

90 points Wine Spectator: "Charming and fresh, with light violet, white pepper and lavender notes leading the way for supple cherry and plum fruit flavors. Silky tannins and a light dusting of sandalwood show on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,500 cases made. (JM)" Jeb Dunnuck: "Leading off the reds, the clean, classic and nicely textured 2016 Crozes-Hermitage offers lots of darker fruits, peppery herbs, and dried earth. It's medium-bodied, balanced, has good acidity and a great finish. It’s a good value." (1/2018) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bottled in June, the basic 2016 Crozes-Hermitage comes from Chassis and was ag ...Read More » 


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WS 90

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

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


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2015 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The assemblage of the 2015 Cotes du Rhone includes only 50% Grenache, with the balance made up of 20% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 10% Cinsault and 5% Counoise. Perhaps as a result, it displays ample complexity on the nose and palate, with scents and flavors reminiscent of thyme, lavender and bay leaf alongside cherry and red berry fruit. It's medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, dry finish that elevates it well above ordinary. No, it's not a massive blockbuster, but it's a fine, elegant, unoaked table wine at a bargain price. (JC)" (10/2017) K&L Notes: Just across ... Read More » 


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RP 90

2015 Yves Cheron "Les Dentelles" Côtes du Rhône

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was blown away by the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Yves Cheron les Dentelles. Made from 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah aged all in cement, it’s a big, rich, full-bodied beauty that’s loaded with notions of kirsch, blackberries, toasted spices and white pepper. Deep, rich, concentrated and impeccably balanced, it’s the real deal. (JD)" (12/2016)  


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RP 92

2016 Domaine des Bosquets "La Colline" Gigondas (Pre-Arrival)

96-100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Utterly sensational, and unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines in the vintage, the 2016 Gigondas La Colline is 100% Grenache that’s from the La Colline lieu-dit which is close to the domain, at an elevation of 350 meters above sea-level. It was mostly destemmed (there are 20% stems), fermented in concrete tanks and aging all in 2-4-year-old demi-muids. Notes of Camphor, black raspberries, strawberries, crushed rocks, garrigue and ground pepper all flow to an incredibly layered, concentrated 2016 that has sweet tannin, and an opulent, decadent profile t ...Read More » 


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JD 96 - 100

2016 Cicada by Chante Cigale Méditerranée Top Pick!
2016 Cicada by Chante Cigale Méditerranée

Chante Cigale means singing cicada (a type of grasshopper/cricket), and the Cicada red is their early-drinking any day Grenache/Carignan blend. The property has been in the family since the 19th century and is currently run by Alexandre Favier who assumed the reins at the ripe old age of 20. The domaine is planted to 40 ha of red and 5 ha of white on 45 different parcels throughout the appellation. 


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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

2015 Mas de Sainte Croix "Passion d'Une Terre" Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Valreas

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A tank aged blend of equal parts Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, the 2015 Valreas Passion d’Une Terre looks to be outstanding, with lots of creamy fruits, licorice and spice, medium to full-bodied richness and a ripe, textured, polished profile. It should drink nicely right out of the gate. Located between Valréas and Vinsobres, in the southern Rhone, Mas de Sainte Croix covers 27 hectares of vines and makes a number of cuvees. These were both tasted as barrel samples, but they certainly have fabulous potential. (JD)" (4/2016) K&L Notes: Jacques Coipel worked in the ... Read More » 


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RP 90 - 92

2015 Domaine de l'Ermitage "Victor" Costières de Nîmes Rouge Top Pick!
2015 Domaine de l'Ermitage "Victor" Costières de Nîmes Rouge

Costières de Nîmes is at the southernmost part of the Rhône Valley sitting on the opposite bank of Chateauneuf du Pape. One of our best new finds is Chateau de l'Ermitage which produces three terrific values with eminent drinkability. The estate's history traces back to the 12th century when the winery produced wine for the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostelle who were traveling the Santiago de Compostela. The property is now owned by Castillon family and today Michel and his son Jerome manage the vineyards and winemaking. The "Victor" is named for t... Read More » 


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2013 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Côtes du Rhône, which is scheduled to be bottled in November, is a bigger, richer wine than I remember and has tons of ripe Syrah characteristics. Black olives, smoked earth, pepper and plenty of dark fruit all emerge from this inky-colored, straight-up impressive Côtes du Rhône. (JD)" (12/2016) Wine Spectator: "Plush and forward, with a core of creamed plum and warmed fig notes backed by a hint of baker's chocolate. Shows a little more heft than purity, but this will have fans. Drink now through 2017. 60,000 cases imported. (JM)" (11/2016)  


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RP 89 - 91

2015 Domaine Belle "Cuvée Louis Belle" Crozes-Hermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Domaine Belle "Cuvée Louis Belle" Crozes-Hermitage Rouge (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I also loved the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Louis Belle which saw a traditional vinification followed by 20 months in French oak. Blackberry, currants, blueberries, violets and hints of black pepper give way to a rich, expansive, opulent Syrah that has sweet tannin and a great finish. Give it a few years of bottle age and enjoy over the following decade or more. I always love the wines from this tiny estate and they’ve made a number of brilliant wines in 2015." (1/2018) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Louis Belle is cedary and rich, full-bodied and amply ...Read More » 


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JD 94 RP 94

2015 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2015 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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


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2016 Baron de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône Blanc

92 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous, with a creamy core of yellow apple, white peach and mirabelle plum notes, flanked by racy verbena and honeysuckle details, then pierced by a flash of blanched almond on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 475 cases made. (JM)" (11/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Côtes du Rhône Blanc is a blend of 70% Clairette, 20% Viognier and 10% Grenache Blanc. Zesty and refreshing, it offers clean citrus notes reminiscent of tangerine and lime, hints of crushed stone and stone fruit, and a long, crisp finish. It's an invigorating white. (JC)" (10/2017) K&L Notes: The new Baron de Montfauc... Read More » 


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WS 92

2014 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a charming, surprisingly ripe, textured effort in the vintage and is well worth your time and money. Bing cherries, kirsch, roasted herbs and licorice all flow from this medium-bodied, balanced and lengthy 2014 that will drink nicely for at least 5-6 years. (JD)" (10/2016) K&L Notes: Chante Cigale means singing cicada. The property has been in the family since the 19th century and is currently run by Alexandre Favier, who assumed the reins at the ripe old age of 20! The domaine is planted to 40 ha of red and 5 ha of white on 45 differe... Read More » 


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2016 Bosquet des Papes "A la Glorie de Mon Grand Père" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made from 100% Grenache that was partially destemmed, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Père is straight up awesome looking barrel sample. Sporting a deep ruby color and perfumed notes of strawberries, incense, Asian spices and dried garrigue, this beauty is full-bodied, layered, and opulent on the palate, yet with no weight and a graceful, balanced style. It has fine tannins which are still mostly covered by loads of fruit at this stage. It’s going to be hard to resist on release, yet should have two decades of longevity." (10/2017)  


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JD 94 - 97

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

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


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JD 94 - 97

2015 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Christophe" Crozes-Hermitage

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "From one of my favorite estates in Crozes-Hermitage, the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Christophe comes from loamy (kaolins) soils and was brought up in 70% new French oak. Hermitage-like with its cassis and blackberry fruits, scorched earth and graphite aromatics, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, terrific purity, ripe tannin and outstanding length. It's a smoking good Crozes that will drink nicely for a decade or more. Unquestionably one of my favorite estates in Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine des Remizières is run by the Desmeures famil ...Read More » 


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

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


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JD 95 RP 92 - 94

2016 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas

94 points Decanter: "From 45 to 65 year old vines, no destemming, aged in old foudres. A lifted, unforced, floral and effortless style, showing aromas of blueberry, black cherry and sage. It's medium-bodied in the mouth, with piercing acidity and fine tannins that deliver considerable grip. Enlivening and saline on the cool finish. Organic. (MW)" (10/2017) 92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Gigondas Tradition is mostly Grenache (there’s 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault) and it’s a classic, traditional effort loaded with notions of black fruits, smoked meats, licorice, and garrigue. This packed, rich, full-bo ...Read More » 


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DC 94 JD 92 - 94

2015 Domaine Saint-Damien Côte du Rhône-Villages Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes Top Pick!
2015 Domaine Saint-Damien Côte du Rhône-Villages Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes

90 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A blend of 80/20 Grenache and Mourvèdre, from 50-65-year-old vines, the 2015 Cotes-du-Rhone Vieilles Vignes Plan de Dieu is another juicy, forward, delicious wine from one of my favorite estate’s in Gigondas. Black cherries, lavender, garrigue, and hints of earth all emerge from this beautifully pure, elegant, impeccably balanced Plan de Dieu. It will keep for 7-8 years." (11/2017) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes is essentially the same blend as the Gigondas (80% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre) and is vinified almost identically, alt ...Read More » 


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JD 90 RP 90

2016 Domaine Roger Sabon "Rhone by Roger Sabon"

Wine Spectator: "Pure, fresh cherry and black currant paste flavors are carried by a nice racy bolt of graphite, ending with light tobacco and black tea hints. (JM)" (12/2017)  


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2014 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Lirac

91 points Wine Spectator: "Stylish, with a perfumed mix of raspberry, cassis, bergamot, rooibos tea and mineral notes. Offers a long, silky finish. Shows lots of charm. Drink now through 2021. 3,450 cases made. (JM)" (2/2018) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Slated for release this fall, the 2014 Lirac Baron Louis is velvety and open-knit, ready to drink now but capable of aging through 2025. Ample garrigue and spice notes give the black cherry fruit of this wine a welcome savory edge, finishing with some fine-grained tannins. (JC)" (10/2017) K&L Notes: An 88-acre estate, Château de Montfaucon sits just across the Rhône River ... Read More » 


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WS 91 RP 90

2015 Cécile Chassagne Gigondas

90-92 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of ripe red berries, candied flowers and garrigue pick up a hint of peppery spices as the wine opens up. Juicy and expansive in the mouth, offering sweet, spice-tinged raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors lifted by a spine of tangy acidity. Finishes long and appealingly sweet, featuring smooth tannins and suave, floral-dominated persistence. (JR)" (9/2017) K&L Notes: Named for the family's second-generation winemaker, Cécile Chassagne took over the vineyard in Gigondas that had been originally planted by her father in 1974. Th... Read More » 


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VN 90 - 92

2015 Baron de Montfaucon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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


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WS 91

2016 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

97-100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made with close to 50% stems (the highest in a while) and brought up in foudre and demi-muids (20% new), the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin sports deep ruby/purple color as well as sensational notes of kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, crushed flowers, crushed rocks, and incense. Just a huge, rich, unctuous wine, it offers everything you could want from Grenache and is certainly going to challenge the 2007 and 2010 as the greatest expression of this terroir to date." (10/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from a single foudre representing the La Crau Est lieu-dit, the ...Read More » 


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2016 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the grand vin, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is backward and dense, with a huge mid-palate, notes of framboise, black cherries, roasted herbs, nori, and spice, a thick, opulent texture, and yet no sense of weight or heaviness. With ripe, polished tannin and a blockbuster finish, it might just be the greatest wine from this estate to date." (10/2017) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In contrast to the Piedlong, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a darker, richer wine. Yes, there are ripe cherries but also cola, blueberries and spice. Full-bodied and rich, it should easily outdistance ...Read More » 


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2016 Rene Rostaing "La Landonne" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was blown away by the completeness of the 2016 Cote Rotie la Landonne from barrel. Incredible floral aromas bring both violets and roses to mind, plus layers of raspberry fruit and complex spice notes. It's medium to full-bodied with a terrific, silky mouthfeel and a long, long finish. (JC)" (12/2017) 97 points Decanter: "Aged in demi-muids - a maximum of 10% new oak - with no destemming. It has that austere mineral character on the nose so typical of La Landonne. It is rounded, with good concentration and ripeness, matched with ample, piercing acidity and bristling with fin ...Read More » 


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2016 Bosquet des Papes "Chante le Merle" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The old vine cuvée from the estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle and it’s always a rough blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah that’s fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged mostly in foudre and old barrels. This classic Châteauneuf du Pape is bursting at the seams with notions of blackberries, peppery herbs, scorched earth, and licorice. With full-bodied richness, terrific depth of fruit and extract, fine tannin and first-rate purity, it’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for 10-15 years." (10/2017)  


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JD 94 - 96

2015 Chante Cigale Côtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes

From 50-year-old vines, this Côtes-du-Rhône from Chante Cigale delivers remarkable value in a fine vintage. With approximately 70% Grenache, 20% Carignan, and 10% Syrah, grapes were hand-harvested and sorted before a 3 week fermentation. The wine was aged in 70% stainless steel and 30% in casks. A nose of bright red fruit and anise reverberates on the palate with a persistance enabled by the old vine extract. 


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2016 Domaine de Cristia "Renaissance" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Surprisingly, no classic cuvée was submitted, but both special cuvées showed brilliantly. I suspect this will be the best vintage to date for this family estate. For example, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Renaissance (60/40 Grenache and Mourvèdre) is easily the finest vintage of this cuvée I’ve tasted and it’s loaded with awesome notes of cassis and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of crushed flowers, cured meats and hints of vanilla bean. With full-bodied richness, gorgeous purity, a stacked mid-palate and building tannin, it’s going to need 4-5 ...Read More » 


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2016 Clos Saint-Jean "Deus Ex Machina" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A bigger, richer, more powerful wine, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina offers a port-like bouquet of melted licorice, ground pepper, cured meats and scorched earth. It literally made my heart rate increase. From 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre brought up all in demi-muid, it’s going to be over the top for some, yet is an incredible wine that could come from nowhere else. Bravo!" (10/2017)  


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JD 98 - 100

2014 Mas de Sainte Croix "Quintessence" Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Valreas (Previously $20)

Jacques Coipel worked in the petrol industry until 2002 when he decided to change career paths and enter the wine business. He purchased an exceptional site in the Cotes du Rhone Village Cru of Valreas. His vineyards sit at around 1200 feet with a mix of clay, limestone and gravel making up the soils. With cooling winds from the north and at this higher altitude, there is a crispness to the wines showing more red fruit qualities in the reds and more vibrant apple tones in the whites. Around the same time Jacques's son, Julien, began studying winema... Read More » 


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2015 Domaine La Barroche "Signature" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $40)

91-93 points Vinous: "(fermented in concrete eggs and aged in foudres and stainless steel tanks) Vivid ruby. Highly expressive cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by energetic floral and Asian spice nuances. Sappy, sweet and broad in the mouth, offering juicy, densely packed red and dark berry flavors that become deeper as the wine open up. Stains the palate and shows impressive vivacity on the persistent, floral-dominated finish, which is framed by silky, harmonious tannins. (JR)" (3/2017) 92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the young Julien Barrot is a perfumed, e ...Read More » 


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2016 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A cuvée I often find too rustic and firm, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is a tour de force that offers full-bodied opulence and richness, with lots of tannins, yet more finesse, elegance, and purity than any vintage I can recall. Giving up notions of black raspberries, lavender, and incense, it’s going to evolve gracefully for two to three decades." (10/2017)  


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JD 95 - 97

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

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


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2015 Domaine de Ferrand Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points James Suckling: "Distinctive for the bracken and peppery elements across wild red cherry and berry fruits. The palate has supple ripe raspberry and cherry flavors in gently grainy tannins that hold nobly. Exceptional purity and length. Drink from 2020." (8/2017) 93-95 points Vinous: "(raised in concrete tanks) Brilliant ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented aromas of ripe red berries, cherry pit, potpourri and musky rhubarb, backed by a hint of Asian spices. Sweet, concentrated and seamless in texture, offering intense raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors and a touch of licorice. Impressi ...Read More » 


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2016 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2016 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

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


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

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The finest vintage to date, better even than the stellar 2010, the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert is a gorgeous, deep, layered, and incredibly satisfying Crozes. Blackcurrants, olive tapenade, truffles and earthy notes all emerge from this full-bodied, gorgeously textured and seamless 2015. With fine tannin and no hard edge, it can be drunk today or cellaring for 15-20 years." (1/2018) 94 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Suave, mineral-accented scents of ripe blueberry, black currant and Indian spices, along with a slowly emerging floral component. Plush, broad and dee ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine la Colliere "La Fontaine" Rasteau (Previously $30)

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 A ...Read More » 


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2015 Ferraton Père et Fils "La Source" Saint-Joseph

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another huge, sexy wine is the 2015 St Joseph La Source, which at this quality, sells for a song. Black raspberries, cassis, red currants, licorice and graphite all emerge from this full-bodied beauty that has sweet tannin and a stacked mid-palate. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and drink well for over a decade. Twenty-eight bucks? More please. The quality (and number of cuvées) from this estate continues to soar, and this is easily the finest lineup up of wines I’ve tasted from this team. (JD)" (12/2016) 93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The inky colored 2015 Saint Joseph La ...Read More » 


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2016 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Christophe" Crozes-Hermitage Blanc

92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Incorporating 15% Roussanne, the Marsanne dominated 2016 Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Christophe Blanc spent 10 months in barrel before bottling. Its medium gold color is followed by a terrific bouquet of buttered pineapple, citrus blossom and honeysuckle. Clean, pure and beautifully balanced, with good acidity and ample density and texture, it's a big step up over the base cuvée." (1/2018) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Barrel-fermented in 40% new oak, the 2016 Crozes-Hermitage Cuvee Christophe Blanc is a blend of 85% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne. It smells of singed marshmallow, which gives w ...Read More » 


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2015 Famille Perrin "Domaine du Clos des Tourelles" Gigondas Top Pick!
2015 Famille Perrin "Domaine du Clos des Tourelles" Gigondas

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The finest vintage to date, the 2015 Gigondas Le Clos des Tourelles comes from a tiny vineyard located just inside the village of Gigondas. Incorporating a touch of Syrah, this Grenache dominated beauty reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as off the chart notes of black raspberries, black cherries, pepper, garrigue, and tons of that classic Gigondas spice. I wrote “Wow” more than once in my notes and this full-bodied 2015 has ultra-fine tannin, perfect balance, and a stacked mid-palate. Give bottles 2-3 years and drink over the following 15+ years. ...Read More » 


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

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


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