Rhone Valley

2004 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2004 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Wine Spectator: 97 Points  Very rich, but cuts like a knife, with dried apricot, marzipan and wet stone notes leading the way for richer flavors of candle wax, heather, honey and white peach on the back end. The long, extremely taut finish...
$235.99
2004 E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
E. Guigal
2004 E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
Vinous:  95 Points Saturated red. Deep, concentrated aromas of kirsch, cola and blackcurrant, with mounting smokiness and Indian spice qualities. Livelier on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and cherry-cola flavors, velvety texture and a strong...
$449.99
2005 Pierre Usseglio "Mon Aieul" Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3L
Pierre Usseglio
2005 Pierre Usseglio "Mon Aieul" Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3L
Wine Spectator: 96 Points  Shows the great embedded structure of the vintage, with a strong graphite undertow pushing the layers of blackberry, boysenberry and plum fruit, while additional sweet spice, mocha and bittersweet cocoa notes fill in...
$799.97
2007 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2007 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 Points  The exuberant 2007 Hermitage Blanc reveals notes of petroleum, crushed rocks, earth, white currants and peaches, an unctuous texture, high glycerin and good acidity. This big, thick white Hermitage will...
$224.97
2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3L
Clos des Papes
2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3L
  Wine Spectator: 96 Points  Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with...
$999.99
2010 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2010 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Wine Spectator: 99 Points  Ripe and unctuous, showing terrific cut, with heather, white peach, green almond, Anjou pear, persimmon and macadamia nut notes all framed by a toasted brioche hint. Exquisitely detailed through the finish, this shows...
$279.99
2011 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2011 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Wine Spectator: 97 Points  Still a bit reserved aromatically, with hints of orange blossom and crème anglaise peeking out, this features a captivating display of racy quinine, honeysuckle and white peach flavors inlaid into a rich core...
$299.99
2011 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2011 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96-98 Points  The 2011 Hermitage (also still in barrel), in comparison, is more focused and straight, with a slightly more serious feel to its tannin profile and overall structure. All of the samples (again,...
$299.99
2012 Bernard Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche
Bernard Levet
2012 Bernard Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche
Vinous: 94 Points Dark purple. A heady, exotically perfumed boquet evokes black and blue fruit liqueur, incense, smoked meat and floral pastille, with a minerally nuance lending vivacity. Broad and sappy on the palate, offering intense...
$66.97
2013 Domaine Durban Muscat de Baumes de Venise 375ml
2013 Domaine Durban Muscat de Baumes de Venise 375ml
Importer's Note: At the Domaine de Durban, the grapes are harvested as in the past: picking is done by hand so as not to damage the grapes; sorting is done straight from the vine, in order to eliminate the grapes damaged or not fully ripened. The grape...
$15.50
2013 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2013 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94-97 Points  Still in barrel at the time of this tasting, the 2013 Hermitage will certainly be one of the wines of the vintage. Offering classic, granite-induced notes of smoked dark fruits, graphite, searing...
$299.99
2013 Guillaume Gilles Cornas
Guillaume Gilles
2013 Guillaume Gilles Cornas
Winemaker's Note:This is the grand wine of this tiny domaine. The vines are situation on the higher slopes of the Chaillot vineyard. The “terroir” is more complex here with a mixture of soil types and expositions. There are terraces of pure...
$69.97
2014 Chateau des Tours Cotes du Rhone
2014 Chateau des Tours Cotes du Rhone
Winery Notes:  Emmanuel Reynaud is the fourth generation of wine growers. He took over from his father at Chateau des Tours and later in 1997 also  Chateau Rayas after the decease of his uncle Jacques Reynaud. The domain covers 40 ha. from...
$44.97
2014 Chateau des Tours Domaine des Tours Vin de Pays
2014 Chateau des Tours Domaine des Tours Vin de Pays Vauclu
Winery Notes:  Emmanuel Reynaud is the fourth generation of wine growers. He took over from his father at Chateau des Tours and later in 1997 also  Chateau Rayas after the decease of his uncle Jacques Reynaud. The domain covers 40 ha. from...
$29.99
2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Wine Spectator: 98 Points Honeysuckle, verbena and chamomile aromas stream out first, followed by a remarkably creamy core of yellow apple, white peach, heather honey and warm mirabelle plum notes. Hazelnut oil and brioche line the finish,...
$299.99
2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge
Vinous: 95-97 Points Tasted in components: #1, from Peleat: Vibrant red and dark berry character, along with intense floral and mineral nuances and silky texture. #2, from Beaume: Heady, smoke- and spice- accented dark berry and floral pastille...
$299.99
2015 Alain Jaume Rasteau Valats
2015 Alain Jaume Rasteau Valats
Importers Notes: Located in the northern part of the Vaucluse, the soils are mostly on slopes with limestone and rocks, at medium alitude (until 350 meters). Grapes usually ripeness in late September. The soils are poor and the Mediterranean climate...
$32.00
$24.99
2015 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1.5L
Château de Beaucastel
2015 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1.5L
James Suckling: 97 Points All 13 grapes. This has a dark fruited, blueberry and blue plum nose with wide swinging tannins. Some white peppery elements, violets, brooding dark spices, blue fruits and dark plums. Builds from the ground up. Dark...
$187.99
Domaine Durban
2015 Domaine Durban Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 375ml (half bottle)
Importer's Note: At the Domaine de Durban, the grapes are harvested as in the past: picking is done by hand so as not to damage the grapes; sorting is done straight from the vine, in order to eliminate the grapes damaged or not fully ripened. The grape...
$15.50
2015 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L'Hermitage Blanc
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2015 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave L'Hermitage Blanc
Jeb Dunnuck: 100 Points  Matching the otherworldly 2009, the 2015 Hermitage Blanc is a perfect wine and certainly one of the greatest whites ever made from this hallowed estate. The normal blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne from the...
$314.99
2015 Domaine Raspail Ay Gigondas
Domaine Raspail Ay
2015 Domaine Raspail Ay Gigondas
Importer's Note:Dominique Ay, the serious-minded proprietor of Domaine Raspail-Ay, makes one of the most iconic wines in all of Gigondas . Its 19 hectares make up one contiguous block of vines, midslope on the rugged clay/limestone...
$45.97
2015 Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf du Pape
2015 Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf du Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:  93 PointsA stunning entry-level effort, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape from Mas de Boislauzon is full-bodied, richly textured and plush. This 70-30 blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre was raised exclusively in...
$47.50
2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Château de Beaucastel
2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Producer's Note:The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhone valley is exceptional, both in terms of quality and quantity, thanks to idyllic weather conditions that protected the region from climatic accidents throughout the whole year. Pretty pale yellow...
$92.97
2016 Domaine de Piaugier Sablet Cotes du Rhone Villages
2016 Domaine de Piaugier Sablet Cotes du Rhone Villages
Jean-Marc Autan, the current proprietor of Piaugier, is the latest in a long line of family members to farm this remarkable estate located at the foot of the dramatic Dentelles de Montmirail in the southern Rhone Valley. Their 30 hectares of vineyards...
$24.99
$19.99
2016 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1.5L
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
2016 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1.5L
James Suckling: 98 Points  Impressive, complex array of wild cherries, raspberries, garrigue herbs, lightly spiced pastry and stony, chalky minerals. Super-fresh florals. The palate has superb texture, roundness, completeness, depth and detail...
$184.99
2016 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 375ml
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
2016 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 375ml
James Suckling: 98 Points Impressive, complex array of wild cherries, raspberries, garrigue herbs, lightly spiced pastry and stony, chalky minerals. Super-fresh florals. The palate has superb texture, roundness, completeness, depth and detail. Powerful...
$46.99
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
2016 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau
Wine Maker's Note:One cannot think of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the Southern Rhone, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe. The Brunier family is legendary in its own right, havingbeen rooted to the enigmatic plateau...
$89.97
2016 Domaine Saint Prefert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Classique
Domaine Saint Prefert
2016 Domaine Saint Prefert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Classique
Vinous: 90-92 Points  Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented blueberry and cherry compote aromas pick up peppery spice, lavender candy and mineral nuances with air. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering sweet, deeply concentrated red and blue fruit...
$59.97
2017 Domaine de la Taurelle La Truffiere Cotes du Rhone
2017 Domaine de la Taurelle La Truffiere Cotes du Rhone
Importer Notes:  This wine comes from our friend Antoine, a young wine- maker who just took over his family business in the Côte du Rhône appellation. This 100% Grenache cuvee is a firework of flavors! This wine is like a little piece of...
$19.97