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2014 Ermitage "Victor" Costieres de Nimes Rosé

Costieres de Nimes is at the southernmost part of the Rhone 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 imminent drinkability. The estate's history traces back to the 12th century when the winery produced wine for the pilgirms 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 ... Read More » 


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

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


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RP 93 ST 92

2013 Ermitage "Victor" Costieres de Nimes Rouge

Costieres de Nimes is at the southernmost part of the Rhone 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 imminent drinkability. The estate's history traces back to the 12th century when the winery produced wine for the pilgirms of Saint Jacques de Compostelle who were traveling the Santiago de Compostela. The property is now owned by the Castillon family and today Michel and his son Jerome manage the vineyards and winemaking. The "Victor" is na... Read More » 


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2011 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

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


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

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Youthful purple color. Ripe dark berry and cherry-cola scents are enlivened by a peppery quality and a hint of violet. Round and fleshy on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cassis flavors and a zesty spine of acidity. Finishes long and spicy, with building sweetness, soft tannins and a hint of smokiness." (3/2014)90 points Wine Spectator: "Bay leaf, olive and iron notes weave around a core of steeped black cherry and black currant fruit, with a sanguine accent leaving a mouthwatering edge on the finish. Drink now through 2016." (11/2014) K&L Notes: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. 


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2014 Domaine de la Mordorée "La Dame Rousse" Tavel

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Truthfully, I think the 2014 Tavel La Dame Rousse is every bit as profound as the more expensive Reine des Bois cuvee, and the entry level Cotes du Rhone rosé, while made in a slightly more fresh style, is just as good as well. Sporting similar notes of framboise, orange blossom, white flowers and strawberries, it's a bigger, rich release that might lack a touch of the finesse and elegance found in the Reine des Bois, yet makes up for it with fabulous intensity, depth and length, while still staying clean, classy and pure. It's an incredible, full-bodied ...Read More » 


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RP 93 AG 90

2013 Cave de Rasteau "Dame Victoria" Rasteau

An award winner at many French wine competitions, the Dame Victoria is an impressive Rhône red raised not far from the fabled vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Warmly fruited and full of robust, rustic character, the nose offers minerality and blue fruit notes, which are echoed on the palate and joined with berries, berries and more berries. Elegant on the supple finish, this is just the red to pair with chicken, burgers, roasts and cheesy vegetarian dishes. 


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2014 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel Top Pick!
2014 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel

Rejoice Tavel! In a time when very high quality rosés line our shelves, when pink wines from Spain, the U.S., South Africa, Italy and all over the land of France are finally getting some much-deserved attention in the press and from our customers, we must give Tavel its special due. This is the original rosé appellation. In fact, so good is the fabled rosé from Tavel, that by law no other sort of wine can call itself Tavel! Layers of wild strawberries collide with a spicy note, a dash of citrusy acidity and so much fruit and flower aroma, it is almost to... Read More » 


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2012 Domaine Courtois "La Grange" Vinsobres Top Pick!
2012 Domaine Courtois "La Grange" Vinsobres

Wine Spectator: "A fresh and racy style, with violet-edged plum and raspberry fruit that drives through the stone-tinged finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now. 1,300 cases made." (9/2014) K&L Notes: Courtois is a property acquired by the Jaume family in 2003. The winery itself had fallen into disrepair but the vineyards were in remarkable condition. What distinguishes Vinsobres is its elevation, with vineyards sitting at 350 to 450 meters, and the latitude being the northernmost of the Côtes du Rhône crus. 


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2013 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône

Jancis Robinson: "*Good Value* Sweet spices, juicy red fruit, a touch of marzipan and appreciable tannic grip for Côtes du Rhône. Nicely made – more serious than most." (3/2015) K&L Notes: Just across the Rhône river from the esteemed vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this 88-acre estate is owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins, a UC Davis graduate and former member of the winemaking staff at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe. Montfaucon crafts their Côtes du Rhône to express the intense fruit characteristics of the appellation, blending to achieve harmony and balance. 


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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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2013 Domaine d'Andezon Côtes du Rhône

Wine Spectator: "Ripe and fleshy in feel, this offers good weight to the plum and blackberry fruit, with a fruitcake-accented finish. Lacks range, but remains tasty enough." (11/2014)  


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2012 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas

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


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AG 90 RP 90

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

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


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RP 90

2012 Domaine Saint Damien "La Louisiane" Gigondas

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


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RP 93 ST 91 - 93

2012 Alain Voge "Les Vinsonnes" Saint-Joseph

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


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ST 91 - 93 RP 90

2012 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône

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


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ST 90 - 92

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

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The star of the show is the 100% Grenache 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan. Coming all from sandy soils, it has a polished, classy style in its blueberry, plum sauce, toasted spice and licorice-dominated bouquet. Seeming to show some oak (although I believe this is aged all in tank) and some modern qualities, it stays beautifully balanced and is medium to full-bodied, thrillingly pure, seamless, and has building tannin that emerge on the finish. It’s a fabulous expression of Grenache to drink over the coming decade. (JD)" (10/2014)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Deep ruby. Ri ...Read More » 


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RP 94 AG 92

2012 Domaine de la Cote de L'Ange "Tradition" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

91 points Wine Spectator: "A dark, slightly brawny style, with fig and plum fruit studded with licorice root, Turkish coffee and tar notes. Sage, bay leaf and lavender details line the fleshy finish. Drink now through 2022." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre that’s aged in a combination of foudre and tronconique tanks. It has classic and old-school notes of ground pepper, saddle leather, garrigue and bouquet garni to go with a medium-bodied, tight, firm and tannic feel on the palate. I like the ripeness here thou ...Read More » 


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WS 91

2011 Domaine de Fontbonau Côtes du Rhône (Previously $30.)

Wine Spectator: "The core of juicy raspberry and blackberry fruit has melded with briary tannins and a backdrop of pepper, tobacco and anise in this late-release. Solid. (Web Only—2015)"  


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2012 Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Font du Loup’s 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is a gorgeous blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault that’s almost all from the sandy plots in the La Crau lieu-dit. Aged 18 months in foudre, it exhibits notions of kirsch, dusty soils, garrigue and dried flowers in its medium-bodied, elegant, seamless and decidedly polished, feminine style. Showing the silky tannin that’s common from sandy soils, this beauty will dish out loads of pleasure through 2022. (JD)" (10/2014) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright violet color. A highly perfumed nose offers cherry-vanilla, bla ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 90 - 92

2014 Château de Trinquevedel Tavel (375ml)

Tavel is an appellation of the southern Rhone valley, unique in its specialization in dry rosé wines. The vineyards that produce the appellation's wines are located around the town of Tavel, just southwest of Orange and northwest of Avignon. The soils here are mostly stony and sandy and boast excellent drainage qualities, which force the vines to dig deep, strong root systems in search of water and nutriment. There are areas of limestone which generate the lighter, more-delicate element of the otherwise robust rosés, and patches of red, iron-rich soils ... Read More » 


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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 » 


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

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


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ST 93 - 95 RP 93

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

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


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2013 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 Domaine Saint Damien "Vieilles Vignes" Gigondas

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


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RP 92 ST 90 - 92

2007 Domaine de la Jaufrette Châteauneuf-du-Pape

According to the importer, Paris Wine Company: "The wines of Domaine de la Jaufrette are resolutely old-fashioned, as the domaine has refused to change the winemaking style since the André and Paulette Chastan moved to Orange in the 1950s. The couple both came from winemaking families in the Southern Rhone (André from Vaqueyras, Paulette from Gigondas), but they wanted to create their own doamine, so as a young married couple, they purchased land just on the edge of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and planted 5 hectares of Cotes-du-Rhone. Over the next decades, they... Read More » 


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2013 David Givaudan "La Bête" Côtes-du-Rhone

David, started Domaine Givaudan in 2001 when he purchased 20 hectares of vineyards around the village of Cavillargues specializing in Cotes du Rhone and "Vin de Pays" appellations. He has chosen to acquire vigorous vineyards with very specific terroirs (clay & limestone), and generous sun exposure producing grapes rich in aromas and texture. The Cotes du Rhone is named "La Bete" after a mythical Rhone beast "Givaudan" that terrorized the Rhone Valley. (Importer Notes) 


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2013 Domaine du Clos du Caillou "Réserve les Clos du Caillou" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A solid step up over all the other 2013 cuvees, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou incorporates more Mourvedre than normal, with the blend being 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Mostly from the Pignan and Guigasse lieux-dits and aged in demi-muids (some new), it exhibits loads of smoked dark fruits, graphite, licorice and hints of leather, in its broad, expansive and savory personality. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and with superb tannin quality, it’s one of the vintage's top wines. Made by Bruno Gaspard, with help fr ...Read More » 


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

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


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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 » 


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AG 92 - 94

2003 Paul Autard "Cuvée La Côte Ronde" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "Beautifully pure blackberry and raspberry fruit is woven with toast, grilled herb and tar flavors, all buttressed with a firm, tannic spine. Concentrated, long, chewy finish opens in the glass to show an elegant side as well. Should age wonderfully. Drink now through 2020." (9/2005)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Spicy and energetic on the nose, with vibrant blackberry, cherry and sweet floral aromas. This displays more energy and vivacity than the 2004 version today. Sweet, velvety and round, with lush dark berry, mocha and coffee flavors that build and expand through the fin ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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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 » 


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2014 Château de Manissy "Cuvée des Lys" Tavel

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Seemingly slightly evolved, with notions of sweet cherries, raspberry, lavender and dried Provencal herbs, the 2014 Tavel Cuvee des Lys Tavel is a richer, fuller style of rosé that has medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of heft to its fruit and texture, and a good finish." (6/2015) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid orange. Deeply pitched redcurrant and cherry aromas, along with suggestions of anise and dried flowers. Supple and broad on the palate, offering bitter cherry and tarragon flavors and a touch of orange pith. Finishes on a gently spicy note, with a hint of warmth and go ...Read More » 


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

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


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RP 95 ST 93 - 95

2012 Alain Jaume "Haut de Brun" Côtes du Rhône

The Côtes du Rhône vineyard mainly consists of limestone terraces with sand and red clay. According to the winery, this gives the wine an "extraordinary richness and complexity with a Mediterranean style." A Rhône blend perfect for everyday drinking. 


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

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


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2008 Domaine de la Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is pure, driven and well-rounded, with a beam of kirsch, crushed plum and bright red currant fruit coursing through, backed by lingering red licorice, violet and sweet tobacco notes. The long finish is still tightly wound. Best from 2011 through 2025." (10/2010)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 1,000-case blend of 70% old vine Grenache (60- to 100-year-old vines) and 30% Mourvedre (a much higher percentage than normal). One of the top half-dozen Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage, it boasts a dark plum/ruby/purple color, full body, l ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 Rene Rostaing "Ampodium" Côte-Rôtie

92 points Antonio Galloni: "Vivid purple. Fresh black and blue fruits and potpourri on the expressive, expansive nose. Highly floral and spicy, with intense dark berry and bitter cherry flavors becoming sweeter with aeration. This precise wine finishes with excellent thrust, sneaky tannins and lingering floral and Asian spice notes. Rostaing pointed out that this is a perfect example of a 2012 that shows wonderfully now but that's set to shut down in 'about six months,' after which it should be left alone for at least three to five years. (JR)" (2/2015)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Starting with Rene's classic C ...Read More » 


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AG 92 RP 92

2014 Domaine de Fenouillet Côtes du Ventoux Rosé

This small domaine in the village of Beaumes de Venise is run by two brothers, Patrick and Vincent Soard, fourth-generation vignerons. The organically-farmed vineyards are spread out among seven nearby communes. This wine is a blend of 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache and 10% Syrah that get their pale pink color from saignee. Floral and fruity, this is a fresh, delightful pink to help you beat the summer heat. 


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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: San Francisco


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

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


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

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


Inventory: Redwood City

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RP 97 ST 93

2011 Domaine Calendal "Plan de Dieu" Côtes du Rhône-Villages (1.5L)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek, featuring pure black cherry and black currant fruit, with a lovely graphite frame and a lingering black tea note on the perfumy finish." (9/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lovely, soft berry fruit intermixed with lavender and other Provencal herbs, damp earth and spicy pepper notes give way to a medium-bodied, soft, complex, easygoing red to drink over the next 2-3 years." (6/2012) K&L Notes: This is a blend of half Grenache and half Mourvedre, 15.5% alcohol. Philippe Cambie and Gilles Ferran run the show here. 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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WS 90

2011 Xavier Vins "Cuvée Anonyme" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The top wine of the estate, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme is a hidden gem in the vintage! A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarese, from 90-year-old vines and aged in one-third new barrels (although you wouldn’t know it), it possesses fabulous notes of blackberry and currant fruit, big minerality, roasted meats and leather. Full-bodied, with beautiful freshness, big tannin and a layered, thrillingly concentrated mid-palate, it will be better in another year or two, and have over 15 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2026. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 95

2007 Domaine de la Jaufrette Gigondas

According to the importer, Paris Wine Company "The wines of Domaine de la Jaufrette are resolutely old-fashioned, as the domaine has refused to change the winemaking style since the André and Paulette Chastan moved to Orange in the 1950s. The couple both came from winemaking families in the Southern Rhone (André from Vaqueyras, Paulette from Gigondas), but they wanted to create their own doamine, so as a young married couple, they purchased land just on the edge of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and planted 5 hectares of Cotes-du-Rhone. Over the next decades, they... Read More » 


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