2007 Chateau de Segriés "Clos de l'Hermitage" Côtes du Rhône
(UPDATED 1:30pm August 12th - this wine has sold out much faster than anticipated - we are very sorry for any inconvenience - wish we had more - it was not our intention to get your hopes up and then have it go so rapidly) 94 points Robert Parker: "Even though the 2007 Cotes du Rhone Clos de l’Hermitage is over the $25 limit for this value report, I have included it because it is such a remarkable wine, and even at $30 a bottle, it represents a fabulous bargain. Made from 40-year-old vines, it is an equal part blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Its opaque purple color is followed by a bouquet that smells more like a Côte Rôtie than a Côtes du Rhône. Flowery notes intermixed with tapenade, ground pepper, roasted meats, and copious black cherry and blackberry fruit soar from the glass. The wine possesses fabulous density, a rich, full-bodied style, and present, but sweet tannin. It should drink gorgeously for 10-12 years, perhaps longer." (06/09) 14.5% abv.