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

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


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2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Jancis Robinson: "Dark and ripe with some savoury character. A cool finish and both very round and mineral. Interesting wine!" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The straight Châteauneuf du Pape (65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault) comes mostly from rolled-pebble terroir, yet also has a fair chunk from sandy soils as well. A beautiful traditional cuvee, it gives up notions of sweet black cherries, leafy herbs, olive and underbrush to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and textured mouthfeel. Leaning more toward the pretty, finesse-driven end of the spectrum, it drinks beautifully today, but ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc is a fine white that’s made from equal parts Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc and Clairette. Aged 30% in barrel and 70% in tank, it has classic apple, citrus blossom and edgy minerality in its fresh, focused, downright racy style. I love the purity here. It should flesh out well with another year in bottle and drink nicely for 2-3 years. (JD)" (10/2014) Wine Spectator: "This white features a lively edge, with blanched almond and jicama notes framing a core of heather, white peach, yellow apple and melon rind flavors. A quinine hint ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Vieilles Vignes" Top Pick!
2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Vieilles Vignes"

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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ST 93 - 95 RP 93

2013 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Antonio Galloni: "Inky ruby. Highly complex, exotic aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola, blueberry, potpourri, minerals and woodsmoke. Suave, lush and seamless, offering concentrated, palate-staining flavors of black and blue fruits and lavender pastille are braced by tangy acidity. Finishes with supple tannins, an echo of candied flowers and outstanding persistence." (4/2015) K&L Notes: The blend for the "Cuvée Réservée" is ususally 80% Grenache, fermented in cement vats and aged in large oak barrels for two years. Domaine du Pégaü has been on a roll and this wine is a increasing... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
AG 92 - 94

2012 Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 Olivier Hillaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at his traditional cuvee, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape (a blend of mostly Grenache) is a thick, massive effort that got a big 'wow!' in the notes. Showing spectacular aromas and flavors of raspberry, spice, licorice and Provencal herbs, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, layers of sweet tannin and fantastic mid-palate depth. Fruit loaded and a hedonistic dream, it should dish out tons of pleasure over the coming decade. Drink 2014-2023. A lineup of wines that just blew me away, these stunning efforts are made by Olivier Hillaire and sh ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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RP 93 - 95

2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape, I was able to taste the individual components, with each showing fantastic depth and richness. The Mourvedre is the star of the show and had blockbuster levels of concentration and depth, with perfectly ripe tannin. While certainly not a Grenache year, even this variety showed well here, and it’s obvious that the multiple passes through the vineyard during harvest and then multiple sorts in the winery paid off. This should come together beautifully in bottle and be one of the vintage's strongest efforts. One of ...Read More » 


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

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


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2010 Xavier Vins "Cuvée Anonyme" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $55.00)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The powerful, rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme reveals an off-the-chart level of extract, lots of glycerin (nearly 16% natural alcohol) and copious black cherry, blueberry, forest floor, lavender and graphite characteristics. This full-throttle red requires 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Xavier Vignon, along with Philippe Cambie, are probably the two most highly renowned oenologists in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as some of the surrounding Cotes du Rhone regions. Vignon’s office and laboratory are next to the Auto Rou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 95

2009 E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2009 E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Antonio Galloni: "Deep red. Potent cherry, redcurrant and floral scents are given a musky, earthy touch by a hint of rhubarb. Sappy, sweet and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry preserve flavors and a touch of licorice. The clinging finish is shaped by silky, even tannins and given bite by a hint of cracked pepper." (4/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a beautiful wine, although perhaps not at the level of the 2007 or 2010 (which will not be released for another two years). The elegant, medium to full-bodied 2 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2011 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the stars of the vintage and coming from absurdly low yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied, seamless effort that exhibits copious kirsch, ground pepper, dried flowers and underbrush as well as incredibly fine tannin, great mid-palate concentration and ample length on the finish. Relatively forward by this estate’s standards, it will be approachable at an earlier age than normal. Nevertheless, it will have 20+ years of evolution and is an awesome effort in the vintage. Drink 2015-2030. (JD)" (10/2013)95 points Wine Spectator: "*C ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 La Bastide Saint Dominique "Secrets de Pignan Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 La Bastide Saint Dominique "Secrets de Pignan Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Possibly even better, with a voluptuous, hedonistic slant, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan is a blend of 100% Grenache that comes all from the sandy soils of the Pignan lieu-dit. Beautifully fruited and textured, with plenty of dark berry fruit, crushed flowers, violets and sweet spice, this full-bodied, sexy 2012 has a rich, layered feel, low acidity and sweet tannin. It should be approachable on release and dish out plenty of pleasure through 2022 or beyond. Drink 2014-2022. These superb efforts are made by Eric Bonnet from his estate l ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Clos Saint Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 Clos Saint Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from older vines and a tank-aged blend of roughly 85% Grenache and the balance Mourvedre and Syrah, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes has additional levels of kirsch, garrigue, ground herbs and black raspberry as well as a full-bodied, decadently textured profile on the palate. Despite the richness level here, it remains gorgeously fresh and even elegant. Enjoy it over the coming 10-12 years. Drink now-2024. Always one of the highlight visits during my time spent working in the Southern Rhone, Clos Saint-Jean, which includes over 100 ac ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2007 Tardieu-Laurent "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This is crammed with a massive core of blueberry compote, braised fig and mulled blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, all wound up with graphite tannins and backed by a strong, iron-filled spine. This has serious depth and drive, with gorgeous mocha and espresso aromatics flittering throughout. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2010 through 2024." (11/2009) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is fashioned from old vine Grenache (90%) and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, the last two components aged in new oak. The fruit comes from parcels ...Read More » 


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2001 Domaine de la Charbonnière "Cuvée Mourre des Perdrix" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Wine Spectator: "A very stylish, perfumy style, delivering alluring orange rooibos tea, sandalwood, musk and cardamom notes that give way to a velvety, seamless core of red currant, black cherry and plum fruit. A lovely perfume edge lets the finish hang beautifully.—2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape non-blind retrospective (November 2011). Drink now through 2020." (4/2012)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A noble Chateauneuf du Pape with a grand cru Burgundy-like aromatic display, the 2001 Mourre des Perdrix possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose that reminded me of a Flagey-Echezeaux. Aro ...Read More » 


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

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking pretty close to the 2009 and 2010 in terms of quality, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape has slightly less Grenache than prior vintages, with 15% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah and the rest Grenache. Violets, underbrush, sweet black raspberry and cassis all flow from this medium to full-bodied, pure and elegantly styled effort. Showing plenty of fruit, good acidity and terrific purity, it should evolve gracefully for 12-15 years. Drink 2015-2027. (JD)" (10/2013) 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed scents of fresh blueberry, potpourri and woodsmoke, with a suave floral q ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


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

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 95 ST 93 - 95


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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2008 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, inviting and very alluring, with captivating black tea, charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong, with mineral, violet, pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum fruit notes all gliding through the finish. Best from 2011 through 2027." (10/2010)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Vincent Avril fashioned one of the finest 2008 Chateauneuf du Papes of the appellation. Made from a classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest an assortment of permitted varietals, it exhibits a dark color as well as a bouqu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Tardieu-Laurent "Cuvée Speciale" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

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


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2012 Domaine de Ferrand Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is jaw-dropping good! Made from 92% Grenache and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, aged all in concrete tank, it boasts fabulous notes of truffles, damp earth, wild herbs and both kirsch and darker berry fruit. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and even voluptuous, it covers the mouth with fruit, has sweet tannin and a hard-to-resist personality. Drink this beauty over the coming decade or longer. Enough can’t be said about the quality coming from this tiny estate, and proprietor Philippe Bravey is fashioning one of ...Read More » 


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2012 Roger Sabon "Secret de Sabon" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (stained labels) (Previously $200)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The top wine of the estate, the tiny production 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon is almost all Grenache and was aged in 600-liter demi-muids. Gorgeous all around, with a sexy, voluptuous profile, it gives up notions of sweet blackberries, currants, underbrush, strawberry and mineral on the nose. Full-bodied, rich and brilliantly textured, with a relatively accessible profile, it should still be given a year, or three, in the cellar once released. It should age effortlessly for 15-20 years or more. Drink 2015-2027. (JD)" (10/2013) 93-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Bl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2004 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape(375ml) Back In Stock!
2004 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape(375ml)

96 points Wine Spectator: "**Collectibles** Thoroughly primal, with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth. Only shows hints of its full range, with licorice, incense, graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. Has an iron-clad structure, with a long finish that shows great cut and grip. Best from 2009 through 2025." (5/2007)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing brilliantly, with a deep, rich and layered profile, the straight 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape has gorgeous black cherry, earth, underbrush and background meatiness that gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated and pure feel ...Read More » 


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2007 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2007 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

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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2012 M. Chapoutier "Barbe Rac" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This delivers stunningly pure fruit, with silky layers of raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry coulis that cascade over each other, backed by subtle dried anise and warm ganache notes. Very concentrated but not hefty, this sails through the finish, with a perfectly embedded graphite spine and a long echo of lavender. Best from 2018 through 2032. From" (1/2015)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac is brilliant, and checks in near the top of the vintage. Made from 100% Grenache, it gives up loads of kirsch, sweet black cherries, crushed flowers and spice ...Read More » 


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2013 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Antonio Galloni: "Vivid ruby-red. Potent raspberry, potpourri and garriguescents expand with air, picking up smoke and mineral nuances and a hint of olive. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering intense cassis and red berry compote flavors and a touch of licorice. Blends richness and vivacity smoothly, finishing spicy, focused and very long, with dusty tannins adding grip." (4/2015) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape, which is still aging in foudre, Paul-Vincent normally does four separate blends and keeps them in separate foudre (one with more Mourvedre, one with mor ...Read More » 


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2013 Bosquet des Papes "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There were two 2013 Châteauneuf cuvees produced, and production was down over 30%. To keep the Grenache component in the blends at normal levels in both the classic Châteauneuf and the Chante le Merle, the Grenache-dominated la Gloire de mon Grand Pere was the sacrificial lamb. The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape has incredible depth and richness in the vintage, with loads of dark berry, pepper, cassis and licorice aromas and flavors. Coming from equal parts pebble and sandy terroirs and fermented with some whole-cluster, this medium to full-bodied Châteauneuf ...Read More » 


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

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


Inventory: San Francisco


2011 Raymond Usseglio "Cuvée Impériale, Vignes Centenaires" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous wine in the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Imperiale Vignes Centenaire comes from 100+-year-old vines and is a field blend of almost all Grenache. Aged completely in concrete tank, it offers a sweet bouquet of black cherry liqueur, blackberry, roasted herbs, melted licorice and smoked earth to go with a voluptuous, up-front and fruit-loaded profile on the palate. While a fair step back from the incredible 2010, it’s a gorgeous, full-bodied and beautifully balanced effort that will drink well through 2026. Drink 2014-2026. Coveri ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Paul Avril was a bigger-than-life vigneron, a visionary, and a great teacher, but Vincent has been in charge for a number of years, and he has rewarded his father with what I believe is the greatest Chateauneuf du Pape made since 1978 and 1990, the 2007. I have not only tasted this wine at the estate, but I purchased it for my cellar, and have now drunk it on three separate occasions out of bottle. It is unquestionably one of the great Chateauneufs of my lifetime, and I suspect it will merit a three digit score after another 3-4 years of cellaring. The b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (99RP, 97WS, 95ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is unquestionably one of the great Chateauneufs of my lifetime...Wow, what potential complexity, mind-boggling richness, and compelling flavor profile are apparent. It is a sublime expression of the art of winemaking as evidenced by its dense purple color and big, sweet kiss of kirsch, framboise, blackberries, licorice, roasted herbs, and smoked meat. It hits the palate with a fascinating combination of substance, power, full-bodied authority yet extraordinary freshness, elegance, and precision. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring, and watch it unleash its glory over the next three decades. This is a prodigious wine of great quality from one of the most important reference point estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. 99+ (RP)" (10/2009) 

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2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (qty: 3)


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2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is unquestionably one of the great Chateauneufs of my lifetime...Wow, what potential complexity, mind-boggling richness, and compelling flavor profile are apparent. It is a sublime expression of the art of winemaking as evidenced by its dense purple color and big, sweet kiss of kirsch, framboise, blackberries, licorice, roasted herbs, and smoked meat. It hits the palate with a fascinating combination of substance, power, full-bodied authority yet extraordinary freshness, elegance, and precision. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring, and watch it unleash its ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Intense raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by hints of lavender, spicecake and blood orange. Juicy and fruit-driven, with palate-coating flavors of sweet, spice-tinged red fruits and candied flowers. Quite suave and seamless, boasting striking purity to its red fruit- and mineral-driven finish. Those who decry the ripeness and heady character of most Chateauneufs owe it to themselves to try this wine." (1/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, with a hefty core of fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in chestnut and tobacco leaf notes and c ...Read More » 


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1989 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Beaurenard

89 points Robert Parker: "The 1989 is a highly seductive, charming Chateauneuf du Pape. Although it does not have the intensity of fruit and depth of the 1990, it is medium- to full-bodied, round, generous, and perfumed (coffee, hickory, berry, and herbs dominate), with a supple, juicy finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2000. Last tasted 6/95." (Rhone Book, 1997) According to the Wine Spectator: "Pretty and seductive, with lovely plum and berry aromas. Full- to medium-bodied, with pretty fruit flavors and a silky mouthfeel.--Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospec... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2006 Alexandre Rochette & Cie Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $110)

Winemaker Greg Viennois created a beautufl Grenache blend with 3% Syrah and 2% Mourvedre from 90 year-old wines. This is an incredibly rare wine with only 200 cases made. 


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2007 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I believe the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is the finest wine ever made at Charvin. Their wines never achieve a lot of color, but this is one of the most saturated ones they have produced. The blend from the 45- to 50-year-old vines is 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre, and Vaccarese, all aged in cement tanks prior to being bottled unfiltered. A terrific nose of kirsch, lavender, licorice, forest floor, and spice box soars from the glass of this full-bodied effort. With fabulous density, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a 45+-second fin ...Read More » 


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2007 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The outstanding 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape (a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, and 3% Cinsault that achieved 16.5% natural alcohol) exhibits a dark ruby/purple color in addition to a sumptuous bouquet of black fruits, scorched earth, lavender, truffles, and licorice. The wine reveals the vintage’s gorgeous freshness and vibrancy as well as sensational concentration, and a tremendous finish. It can be drunk young or cellared for 15+ years." (10/2009)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Sexy, expressive scents of black raspberry, star anise, lavender and smoky minerals. Lively red ...Read More » 


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2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve. One of the more backward 2009s, though this should pick up steam in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2025." (11/2011)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is showing better out of bottle than it was last year. Gorgeous kirsch liqueur notes, raspberry jam, forest floor, spice box, new saddle leather and a ...Read More » 


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2012 Olivier Hillaire "Les Petits Pieds d'Armand" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Back In Stock!
2012 Olivier Hillaire "Les Petits Pieds d'Armand" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better, and possibly the wine of the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits d’Armand is about as fabulous an expression of old vine Grenache as you’re likely to find. Massive and decadent, yet lively and fresh, it offers up a sweet bouquet of berry fruits, licorice, incense, flowers, garrigue to go with full-bodied richness and depth, thrilling purity, good freshness and blockbuster length. Gorgeous all around, it should drink well on release, yet last for 15+ years. Don’t miss it! Drink 2014-2027. A lineup of wines that just blew me away ...Read More » 


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Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
RP 95 - 98

2012 Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Impériale" (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Impériale" (Pre-Arrival)

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


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RP 95 AG 94


2003 Pierre Usseglio "Mon Aïeul" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the vintage’s most profound wines, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul has a dense purple color as well as a glorious nose of blackberries, licorice, smoke, and some roasted meats and dried herbs. Amazingly opulent, even voluptuous, with extraordinary purity, a huge tactile impression on the palate, but not heavy by any means, this is a stunning Chateauneuf du Pape from ancient vines made with 95% Grenache and the rest Cinsault and Syrah. Production is about 8,000 bottles, and the wine is bottled after spending its entire life in epoxy ...Read More » 


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1999 Domaine du Clos du Caillou "Quartz" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With four great vintages of Chateauneuf du Pape, 1999 being the least impressive, readers should not miss out on any of the 1999s from Domaine du Caillou as I have seen them available at retail. No, they are not the 1998s, 2000s, or 2001s, but they are spectacular efforts that represent some of the finest wines of the vintage. Not bad! (RP)" (2/2003)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Wonderfully aromatic nose combines plum, redcurrant, smoked meat and chocolate. Mouthfilling, sweet and chewy, if currently a bit closed. Concentrated and rich but not yet totally harmonious. ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 92

1999 Domaine du Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Distinctly Burgundian aromas of red berries, smoke, underbrush and game. Sappy and silky in the mouth, with highly complex flavors of redcurrant, black cherry, tobacco, leather and game. Quite fine and pinot-like, and already very perfumed in the mouth. Finishes subtle and very long. A lovely combination of power and finesse. This wine was racked just once." (1/2002)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With four great vintages of Châteauneuf du Pape, 1999 being the least impressive, readers should not miss out on any of the 1999s from Domaine du Caillou as I have seen them ...Read More » 


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Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
ST 92 RP 90

2005 Pierre Usseglio "Reserve des Deux Freres" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

97 points Wine Spectator: "Formidably dense and structured, with lots of fig paste and currant confiture, layered with espresso, bittersweet cocoa, bramble and hoisin sauce notes. The long, tarry finish really pounds it out authoritatively, with fruit and minerality to burn. Has the power of the previous vintages, but with far better definition. Best from 2009 through 2030." (10/2007)96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Smoky raspberry and creme de cassis aromas, with a surreal array of spice, floral and mineral qualities building in the glass. Palate-saturating red berry preserve flavors show a liqueur-lik ...Read More » 


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2012 Clos Saint-Jean "Combe des Fous" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (Previously $300)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The smoking good 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous (60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and the rest Muscardin, Vaccarese and Cinsault) is a structured, serious wine that gives up notions of blackberry, currants, melted licorice and assorted meaty nuances that flow to a full-bodied, seamless wine that has terrific fruit intensity, masses of fine tannin and a blockbuster finish. Give it 3-4 years in the cellar and drink it through 2032. Drink 2016-2032. Always one of the highlight visits during my time spent working in the Southern Rhone, Clos Saint-Jean, ...Read More » 


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2013 Bosquet des Papes "Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes (fermented with 100% whole-cluster and had a 6-7 week maceration) has off-the-hook notes of dark fruits, iron, lavender, licorice and liquid violets to go with a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, seamless and layered profile on the palate. One of the vintage's greatest wines, this beauty will have 15+ years of longevity. (JD)" (10/2014) 92-94 points Antonio Galloni: "Deep ruby. Exotically perfumed scents of dark berries, dried flowers, incense and peppery spices; there was a lot of ...Read More » 


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