Rhone Valley

2004 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2004 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

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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 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
2004 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque

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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

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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
2006 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve
Château Rayas
2006 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 94 Points  Medium red. Vibrant strawberry, raspberry, anise and floral aromas could fill a room. Juicy and sharply delineated, offering sweet red berry and cherry preserve flavors with compelling...
$499.99
2007 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
Domaine de la Janasse
2007 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94 Points  One of the best base cuvees out there is easily the 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape from Janasse. This crazy good wine (which was a smoking value on release) offers terrific freshness and purity as well...
$325.00
2007 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2007 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

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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
2008 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Reserve
Château Rayas
2008 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Reserve

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93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate A much lighter style of wine, but showing far better now that it has had some time in bottle, is Emmanuel Reynaud’s 2008 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape. Medium ruby, with a classic nose of kirsch liqueur...
$499.99
2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3L
Clos des Papes
2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3L

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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
2012 Chateau Rayas La Pialade Cotes du Rhone
Château Rayas
2012 Chateau Rayas La Pialade Cotes du Rhone

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The spirit of Jacques Reynaud, the godfather of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is always present. When the legendary founder of Château Rayas died suddenly in 1997, his wife asked their nephew, Emmanuel Reynaud, to take the reins at both Château...
$49.97
2013 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
2013 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge

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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 Domaine Le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes
2013 Domaine Le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes

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Winery Notes: The Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique is a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. It undergoes a long, 20-day maceration period and is aged in large oak casks for two years before bottling.This big, spicy, robust, somewhat jammy...
$29.99