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
2008 Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Reserve
Château Rayas
2008 Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Reserve
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
  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 Beaumes de Venise 375ml (half bottle)
Domaine Durban
2013 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
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 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
2014 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage Blanc Le Chevalier de Sterimber
Paul Jaboulet Ainé
2014 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage Blanc Le Chevalier de Sterimber
Importer's Note: Named after the knight Gaspard de Sterimberg, who settled in Hermitage and built the iconic stone chapel that sits atop the hill. Biodynamically farmed – 70% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne From 4 sections on the Hermitage hill: ...
$89.99
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
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
2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape
Château de Beaucastel
2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape
Vinous Media, 95 Points:Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Cassis, cherry pit, licorice, garrigue and an intense mineral overtone on the deeply perfumed nose. Intense, palate-staining bitter cherry and dark berry flavors show outstanding depth and become sweeter...
$79.97
2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape  375ml (Half Bottle)
Château de Beaucastel
2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 375ml (Half Bottle)
Vinous Media, 95 Points:Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Cassis, cherry pit, licorice, garrigue and an intense mineral overtone on the deeply perfumed nose. Intense, palate-staining bitter cherry and dark berry flavors show outstanding depth and become sweeter...
$39.97
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
Winery Notes: 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah, from sand, clay and silt soil. 25-year-old vines with a 40 hl/ha yield. 21-day fermentation period, with the Grenache in cement tank and the Syrah in three- to four-year-old barrels.
$18.97
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
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