2004 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $65)
94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Ripe red fruits and minerals on the nose; like a Burgundy in its aromatic profile. Very fresh and elegant, with precise strawberry and redcurrant flavors, impressive focus and a long, juicy finish. This is absolutely delicious now but has the balance for cellaring." (Jan/Feb 07) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Silky, perfumy style, with raspberry and red plum fruit carried by fine-grained tannins and backed by a tangy mineral note on the long, stylish finish. Should put on weight. Drink now through 2022." (11/06) 91 points Robert Parker: "The 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (16,000 bottles) is a sexy, open-knit style of wine for the Armeniers, with a deep ruby/purple color and a big, sweet, expansive nose of blackberry and black currants with some cherry liqueur, dried herbs, smoke, and licorice. The wine is delicious to say the least, but also elegant, pure, and well-balanced. It should drink nicely for a decade or more." (02/07) 14.5% abv.