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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.

BANYULS 09 PIETRI GERAUD
PIETRI GERAUD 2009 BANYULS CUVEE MEDITERRANE
Item: #344101
Bottle Size:750ML
$27.99
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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 SOLITUDE SECRET
DOMAINE SOLITUDE 2005 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
LA RESERVE SECRETE
Item: #344267
Bottle Size:750ML WS:95
WA:96
$142.99
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eROBERT PARKER 96 POINTS: "The inky colored 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete is the top wine of the estate and checks in as a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% MourvèRead More...
dre and 10% Syrah that was raised in 40% new barrels. Another brilliant wine, it offers up a deep, rich style to go with notes of cassis, olive tapenade, beef blood, truffle and game. Beautifully concentrated, with a full, loaded mid-palate and still notable structure, it’s at the early stages of maturity, and will have another 15+ years of longevity. This is a seriously impressive Châteauneuf du Pape."

WINE SPECTATOR 95 POINTS: "A dense, brooding style, with a whiff of reduction that blows off quickly to reveal black currant, dark plum and braised fig fruit flavors laced with espresso, licorice root, loam and graphite. The very dense finish is loaded with blackberry confiture and graphite notes, and will need some time to stretch out fully. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2010 through 2030. 250 cases made." –JM
CHATEAUNEUF 07 BOISRENARD
CHATAEU BEAURENARD 2007 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
CUVEE BOISRENARD
Item: #334249
Bottle Size:750ML WS:95
WA:92+
$84.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 95 POINTS: "Ripe, with the lush crème de cassis and crushed plum fruit of the vintage, showing excellent focus and drive, with racy Read More...
acidity and taut, licorice-tinged structure. Turns flashy and exotic on the finish, with mulled blueberry, incense and fruitcake notes that are laid over impressive, graphite-filled grip. Best from 2010 through 2030. 1,665 cases made." –JM

ROBERT PARKER 92+ POINTS: "The luxury cuvee, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Boisrenard, has a very saturated purple color, a big, sweet nose of toast, chocolate, black currants, and black cherries, with hints of licorice and lavender. Lush as well as intriguingly spicy, this multi-layered, beautifully textured and voluptuous Chateauneuf du Pape seems surprisingly accessible for this cuvee, which normally need 2-5 years of bottle age to round into drinkable shape. However, there is plenty of richness, and the wine should evolve for 15 or more years."
CHATEAUNEUF 07 CAILLOUX CENTEN
LES CAILLOUX 07 CHATEAUNEUF CUVEE CENTENAIRE
Item: #311173
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:96
$200.00
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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 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 CHEVALLON
DOMAINE CHEVALLON 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Item: #344243
Bottle Size:750ML
$33.99
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Our production is traditional and reserved for amateurs of authenticity who want to taste the "exceptionnal".
The old vines of Grenache noir produce a typical and powerful wine, Read More...
whith a supple palate. It translates perfectly the flavors and scents of the garrigue, it presents a wild taste, always surprising. The other half of the vineyard is composed of Syrah and Mourdèvre which produce a very colorful wine, almost chocolate-flavored, with notes of black cherry and blackberry.
The wine presents an intense and deep dress. Nose reveals a bouquet of red berries with pepper notes. It is generous and harmonic in the palate, with elegant tannins.
CHATEAUNEUF 09 GUIGAL
GUIGAL 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Item: #334203
Bottle Size:750ML
$49.99
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ROBERT PARKER 90-92 POINTS: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a beautiful wine, although perhaps not at the level of the 2007 or 2010 (which Read More...
will not be released for another two years). The elegant, medium to full-bodied 2009 displays lots of cedary, berry fruit intermixed with notes of garrigue, Christmas fruitcake, kirsch and spice. It is best consumed in its first decade of life."
CHATEAUNEUF 09 HILLAIRE TRADT
DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
TRADITION
Item: #324102
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91
$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 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 TARDIEU LAURENT
TARDIEU LAURENT 2009 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE V.V.
Item: #322122
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:91-93
$69.99
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WINE ADVOCATE 91 - 93 POINTS - " The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes comes primarily from two sectors of Chateauneuf du Pape, La Crau Read More...
and Mont Olivet. It is a dense ruby/purple color, with plenty of garrigue, lavender, black currant, black cherry, sandy, loamy soil notes along with underbrush. A quintessential wine of Provence – full-bodied, powerful, yet at the same time, elegant and very complex – it can be drunk over the next 15+ years." Wine Advocate #191 Oct 2010
CHATEAUNEUF 10 BARBERINI
$66.99
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ROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Barberini is virtually two-thirds tank-aged Grenache with the balance Syrah and a little (Read More...
about 10%) Mourvedre, the latter aged in small oak barrels. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and a more modern style than the traditional cuvee or the 100% Grenache cuvee Cornelia Constanza reviewed below. Despite its so-called -modern leanings,- which some people deplore, this is a beauty. Dense purple, with elegant blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as hints of garrigue, vanillin and spice box, it is dense, full-bodied, yet wonderfully precise and fresh, given the vintage's liveliness and vibrancy. In light of some noticeable tannins, give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15-20+ years."
CHATEAUNEUF 10 RONCIERE GEOFFR
$48.99
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ROBERT PARKER 89+ POINTS: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Louis Geoffrey is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, with the Grenache aged in tank and Read More...
the Syrah in new oak. This wine displays loads of toasty vanillin notes in a very modern style and is my least favorite 2010. The wine is certainly very good but seems to lack some of the typicity we expect in these wines from Chateauneuf du Pape, and especially a southern French dry red wine. Nevertheless, it is well-made, medium to full-bodied and capable of 10-15 years of aging potential."
CHATEAUNEUF 10 ROYER PRESTIGE
ROYER 2010 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE PRESTIGE
Item: #321334
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:92
$44.99
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ROBERT PARKER 92 POINTS: "An exciting wine, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige offers sweet kirsch liqueur, black raspberry, lavender and Read More...
licorice notes that give it a traditional/classic personality. Deep, loaded, full-bodied and rich with an evolved, open-knit style, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years."
CHATEAUNEUF 10 TOUR DE L'ISLE
TOUR DE L'ISLE 2010 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Item: #322217
Bottle Size:750ML
$32.99
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ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS: "A stunning sleeper of the vintage, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tour de l’Isle offers abundant aromas of sweet black currant Read More...
and black cherry fruit intermixed with lavender and other floral notes as well as hints of roasted Provencal herbs, dusty earth and forest floor. This rich, full-bodied 2010 possesses terrific depth, purity and texture as well as 12-15 years of aging potential. Bravo!"
CHATEAUNEUF 10 USSEGLIO
PIERRE USSEGLIO 2010 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Item: #321375
Bottle Size:750ML
$49.99
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ROBRET PARKER 93 POINTS: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition was cropped at 23 hectoliters per hectare (overall it was a small crop in 2010), and Read More...
is a blend of mostly Grenache and 20% Syrah, with 80% aged in old wood foudres and 20% in small barrels. The alcohol level came in at 15.5%. Classic black raspberry, black cherry, garrigue, and lavender notes hit the palate with considerable authority. The Syrah component provides a slightly deeper purple hue to the color than is apparent in some other vintages. The extra level of concentration due to the tiny yields has resulted in a full-bodied, rich wine with super purity. It is already accessible, and should keep for 10-15 years."
CHATEAUNEUF 11 BANNERET
DOMIANE DU BANNERET 2011 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
Item: #333794
Bottle Size:750ML
$52.99
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Jean-Claude Vidal is the uncle of Jean-Marc Espinasse (see Rouge-Bleu above). An engineer by profession, he has lovingly tended his pocket-sized domaine since inheriting it twenty Read More...
years ago. A fierce traditionalist, he makes a wine that will bring tears to the eyes of any nostalgists who believe that Châteauneuf’s best days are behind it. Making just 500 cases a year, he proves that it is possible against all odds to harness the benefits of today’s climate to the aesthetic standards of yesteryear.
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