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ANCIENNE MERCERIE 11 FAUGERES
L'ANCIENNE MERCERIE 2011 FAUGERES LES PETITES MAIN
Item: #322155
Bottle Size:750ML
$16.99
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50% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. No oak ageing for Les Petits Mains. Deep colour. Quite ripe spicy fruit. A touch leathery. Lots of ripe red fruit with a Read More...
streak of tannin and some acidity. Ripe and fresh on the finish. It is Carignan that marks the wine.

BANDOL 09 L'HERMITAGE
DOMAINE DE L'HERMITAGE 2009 BANDOL
Item: #333939
Bottle Size:750ML
$32.99
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BILA-HAUT 12 ROUSSILION BL
BILA-HAUT 2012 ROUSSILION BLANC
Item: #322022
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:92
$12.99
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WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Les Vignes de Bila-Haut – representing, as usual, tank-raised Grenache Blanc, Macabeu, and Read More...
Grenache Gris, some from chalky soils around Latour-de-France, but largely from granite heights in Lesquerde – beautifully illustrates not just the ability of Roussillon whites to convey vivacity, juiciness and invigoration at relatively low acidity, but also the ability of the best growers and sites to render gorgeous whites despite the challenges of the 2012 vintage. More than that, it offers incomprehensible value! Peach fuzz, lime zest, mint, fennel white pepper, salt, alkalinity, and an ineffable and uncanny sense of crystalline mineral impingement all keep this juicy cuvee invigorating as well as intriguing, and it manages to at once envelope the palate in luscious pineapple and peach fruit while at the same time broadcasting shimmering, vibratory interactivity into a finish notable not just for its vibrancy and complexity but also its sheer refreshment. (Unfortunately, the 2011 rendition was omitted from the line-up I tasted in the spring because not a bottle was to be found at the winery and I subsequently did not have chance to track-down one.)"

This fantastic French white from M. Chapoutier is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Macabeu. A part of the grapes come from limestone and clay soils in the Agly Valley; the other part from granite soils at higher altitude (500m, later ripening sites). The grapes were hand-harvested, after pressing, the must is cold-settled. Vinification is performed in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Ageing lasts a few months in order to keep all the freshness and enhance the minerality. 13% alcohol.
BIZARD 11 MONTAGNE RAUCOULE
CHATEAU BIZARD 2011 GRIGNAN-LES-ADHEMAR
MONTAGNE DE RAUCOULE
Item: #333903
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:90
$13.95
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ROBERT PARKER 90 POINTS: "Two outstanding efforts include the 2011 Grignan-Les-Adhemar Montagne de Raucoule, which is dominated by Syrah but also includes Read More...
a good bit of Grenache. It reveals lots of blackberry, black cherry, licorice and forest floor characteristics, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, gorgeous texture, and a sensual, complex style with impressive purity. Consume it over the next 4-5 years."
CABIRAU 11 COTE ROUSSILLON
DOMAINE CABIRAU 2011 COTE ROUSSILLON
Item: #333912
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91
$12.99
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eROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS: "Brightness and invigoration from tart skins and crunchy seeds render the fresh blackberry and black raspberry delivered Read More...
by the Cabirau 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Malgre les Functionnaires proof against any negative effects of its nearly 15% alcohol. Tar, Latakia tobacco and black pepper incisively accent this smoky, rich blend of Grenache with roughly 20% Syrah and 15% Carignan, leading to an infectiously juicy and positively mouth-shaking finish. Here is a wonderful example of the vivacity and energy that can be conveyed by ripe Roussillon fruit, not mention an exceptional value. I expect it to drink well through at least 2017."
CHATEAUNEUF 03 CAILLOUX BRUNEL
$200.00
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ROBERT PARKER 96 POINTS: "Rich, powerful and almost port-like, Brunel’s 2003 Cuvee Centenaire is locked and loaded with notions of kirsch liqueur, garrigue, Read More...
roasted meats and licorice that flow to a full-bodied, concentrated Chateauneuf du Pape that possesses a core of sweet fruit, gorgeous texture and a heady finish that seems to go on and on. Fully mature, with completely integrated tannin, it is certainly not for the low alcohol crowd, yet offers up a thrillingly rich drinking experience. I don’t see any upside here and would enjoy bottles over the coming handful of years."
CHATEAUNEUF 05 BARBERINI
DOMAINE DE LA SOLITUDE 2005 BARBERINI CUVEE
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Item: #333962
Bottle Size:750ML WS:93
WA:90
$66.99
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eROBERT PARKER 90 POINTS: "The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Barberini exhibits a dense ruby/purple color along with a big, sweet, modern-styled bouquet Read More...
of graphite, pain grille, and blackberries. The wine is full-bodied and rich with sweet tannins, an obvious oak influence, and a generous, powerful finish. It should be at its finest in 2-3 years, and drink well for 15+."

WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS: "Densely packed, delivering layers of fig and black currant fruit, hoisin sauce, melted licorice and black tea. The long, authoritative finish pumps with muscle and dark fruit and tar notes. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2010 through 2025. 465 cases made." –JM
CHATEAUNEUF 07 CAILLOUX CENTEN
LES CAILLOUX 07 CHATEAUNEUF CUVEE CENTENAIRE
Item: #311173
Bottle Size:750ML
$224.99
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ROBERT PARKER 96 POINTS - "Two brilliant successes are Brunel’s cuvees of 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. His limited cuvee of approximately 500 cases of Read More...
the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire (made from 80% Grenache aged in foudre, and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre aged in one- to three-year-old small barrels) comes primarily from a parcel of 120-year-old vines in the northern part of the appellation in the lieu-dit known as Farguerol. This cuvee has only been made in vintages such as 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, and now 2007. Deep ruby/purple in color, the wine exhibits very up-front, precocious, sexy plum, black currant, and sweet cherry notes intermixed with some floral hints, licorice, and garrigue. It is dense, full-bodied, much more supple and silky-textured than the 2005 or 2001, but seemingly more concentrated than the 2000 version of this wine. It is a brilliant, full-throttle, seamless Chateauneuf du Pape capable of lasting for up to two decades, although few people will be able to resist its exuberant youthfulness. A moderately-sized estate for Chateauneuf du Pape (just under 44 acres), this is always a benchmark for the quality of any given vintage thanks to the energetic and very talented proprietor, Andre Brunel. He produced two of the best 2008s I tasted."
CHATEAUNEUF 07 GIRAUD GAL 1.5L
$186.99
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eROBERT PARKER 96 POINTS: "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Les Gallimardes is another full-bodied, hedonistic and decadent effort from this brother/Read More...
sister pair. Incense, lavender, licorice and sweet kirsch and blackberry-styled fruits give way to a full-bodied, deeply concentrated, layered, and yet still graceful profile on the palate. While it’s superb now, its stacked mid-palate and sweet tannin on the finish all say it will continue to evolve gracefully."
CHATEAUNEUF 07 GUIGAL
GUIGAL 2007 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Item: #333339
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:93
$46.99
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ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS: "One of the finest Chateauneufs made by Guigal, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah Read More...
and Mourvedre. Full-bodied with lots of kirsch, blackberry, raspberry, camphor and licorice, this is a classic example of both Chateauneuf du Pape and Provencal viticulture. It is aged in both tank and foudre for 3-4 years prior to being released. Drink it over the next 20 years. It is amazing that Guigal can consistently produce a wine of this majesty."
CHATEAUNEUF 08 ST JEAN C FOUS
CLOS ST JEAN 2008 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
COMBE DES FOUS
Item: #322249
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:94
$89.99
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ROBERT PARKER 94 POINTS - "Another shocker in the best sense is the 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous. As I wrote last year, this is one of Read More...
the most complex and concentrated wines of the vintage. An extraordinary perfume of white chocolate, roasted Provencal herbs, lavender, licorice, black cherries and sweet black currants is followed by a broad, expansively flavored wine with a superb full-bodied texture, terrific purity and a 40+ second finish. In fact, the tannins are such that 1-2 years of bottle age may be beneficial. This 2008 should evolve for 15 years. It is almost impossible to believe that something like this could have been achieved in this vintage."

The southern Rhone has seen some very good vintages over the past few years. Robert Parker rates 2007 as a 98 point vintage, 2009 a 93 point and 2010 another 98 pointer. Clos Saint Jean has been one of the top performers in all of those vintages. They have been given outstanding scores for their 3 top bottling’s. Sanctum Sanctorum, Deus Ex Machina, and La Combe Des Fous have grabbed an amazing nine 99 or 100 point scores from 2007 thru 2010 combined. Unfortunately there is never enough wine to go around (only 1 case and a few mags for the entire year). When we tasted the 2008 La Combe Des Fous, there was only one thing to say “we’ll take it all!”

Lost between the 100 point 2007 and the 99 point 2009 is the absolutely stunning 2008 La Combe Des Fous. This Cuvee is made from a single plot of mostly Grenache in tank and 20% Syrah in demi-muids. This is a pure, clean, full bodied beauty. Don’t miss your chance to treat yourself to one of Chateauneuf Du Pape’s finest wines. Take one home for the upcoming holiday feast.
CHATEAUNEUF 08 VIEUX TELE-375m
VIEUX TELEGRAPHE 2008 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 375ML
Item: #308080
Bottle Size:375ML
$35.99

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ROBERT PARKER - "The Brunier brothers have turned out a very fine 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape (what they call a -vintage of freshness-). This classic Read More...
effort possesses more stuffing than most of its peers. It reveals this estate-s tell-tale notes of earthy garrigue, herbs, licorice and seaweed, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, soft tannins and more depth than many 2008s. Nevertheless, it will not be a long-ager, so readers are encouraged to drink it over the next 5-7 years."
CHATEAUNEUF 09 BOUVACHON
BOUVACHON 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Item: #322802
Bottle Size:750ML
$29.99
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CHATEAUNEUF 09 HALOS ADRASTEE
HALOS DE JUPITER 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE ADRASTEE
Item: #322118
Bottle Size:750ml
$49.99
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ROBERT PARKER 92 POINTS - "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Adrastee (100% Grenache) reveals more licorice, lavender, plum, fig and kirsch characteristics Read More...
in its full-bodied, sumptuous personality. More open-knit and forward than the 2010, it should drink well for 10-15 years.

A project of the highly renowned southern Rhone oenologist Philippe Cambie as well as the proprietor of Chateau Nages, Michel Gassier, these are essentially high quality negociant wines made from outstanding sources in the southern Rhone."
CHATEAUNEUF 09 HILLAIRE TRADT
$52.99
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ROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS - "The deep ruby/purple-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape (90% tank-aged Grenache and 10% barrel-aged Syrah from 65-year-old vines) Read More...
appears to have resolved all the tannins that stood out last year. Notes of black cherry liqueur, licorice, tobacco leaf, bouquet garni, roasted meats and peppery spice emerge from this full-bodied, luscious Chateauneuf meant for drinking over the next 10-12 years.."
CHATEAUNEUF 09 LAZARET EXC 3LT
$320.00
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ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS: "The deep purple-hued, savory Vieux Lazaret 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Exceptionnelle (a blend of 90% concrete-aged Grenache Read More...
and 10% small barrel-aged Syrah from 40- to 85-year-old vines) is a richer, fuller, more intense and compelling example of the traditional cuvee. Given the voluptuous nature and opulence of the 2009 vintage, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years. It is expansive and full-bodied with copious black cherry and black raspberry fruit notes intertwined with hints of licorice and incense. This seductive effort is irresistible."
CHATEAUNEUF 09 LAZARET EXCEPT
$44.95
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ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS: "The deep purple-hued, savory Vieux Lazaret 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Exceptionnelle (a blend of 90% concrete-aged Grenache Read More...
and 10% small barrel-aged Syrah from 40- to 85-year-old vines) is a richer, fuller, more intense and compelling example of the traditional cuvee. Given the voluptuous nature and opulence of the 2009 vintage, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years. It is expansive and full-bodied with copious black cherry and black raspberry fruit notes intertwined with hints of licorice and incense. This seductive effort is irresistible."
CHATEAUNEUF 09 MARCOUX V.V.
DOMAINE MARCOUX 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE V.V.
Item: #323176
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:92-94
$174.99
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ROBERT PARKER 92-94 POINTS - "A tiny amount (300 cases) of 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes has been produced. Nearly 100% Grenache made Read More...
from extremely low yields and aged in stainless steel as well as in the triangular wood cuves called tronconique, it is a deep, rich, full-bodied effort with lots of black raspberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of spring flowers, licorice, pepper and garrigue. This cuvee is produced from the estate’s three oldest parcels in La Crau, Gallimardes and Esquirons, and is capable of lasting 20-25 years, although the 2009 probably has a 12-18 year window of drinkability."
CHATEAUNEUF 09 ROGER SABON RES
ROGER SABON 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE RESERVE
Item: #323178
Bottle Size:750ml
$49.99
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ROBERT PARKER 92 POINTS - "Even deeper-colored with more purple hues, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Read More...
Cinsault from nearly 70-year-old vines. This brilliant effort is one of the finest Reserves the Sabons have yet made. Dense and complex, it offers up notes of incense, charcoal, roasted herbs, meat juices, bouquet garni and lots of black currant and black cherry fruit. This full-bodied, voluptuously textured, multidimensional, superb Chateauneuf du Pape is accessible now and should age well for 10-15 years."
CHATEAUNEUF 09 TARDIEU LAURENT
TARDIEU LAURENT 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE V.V.
Item: #322122
Bottle Size:750ml
$69.99
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