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2016 Chateau de Vaudieu CDP Amiral G
99pts J. Dunnuck- from a single plot of very old Grenache vines and brought up in demi-muids. Just screaming "Grenache!" at the top of its lungs with its bouquet of black raspberries, candied violets, baking spices, and crushed rock-like...
$109.00
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2015 Domaine du Gour de Chaulé Gigondas Tradition
92-94pts Vinous "Brilliant ruby. A heady bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, Indian spices and smoky minerals, along with a hint of candied lavender in the background. Deeply concentrated yet energetic black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake...
$34.99
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2015 Domaine Lionnet Cornas Terre Brulee
93pts Vinous "Lurid ruby. Spice- and mineral accented dark berry and floral pastille scents show excellent delineation and pick up deeper licorice and olive paste nuances with air. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering juicy boysenberry, bitter...
$59.99
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2015 Yves Cuilleron Cote Rotie "Bonnivieres"
94pts Vinous "Bright purple. Expansive, smoke- and spice-accented blueberry, cherry liqueur and violet aromas show excellent clarity and hints of olive and smoky bacon. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering impressively concentrated black and blue...
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2015 Yves Cuilleron Condrieu les chaillets
93pts Vinous "Light bright yellow. Expansive aromas of nectarine, orange, honey and white flowers develop a smoky mineral note. Fleshy citrus and pit fruit flavors become more lively with air, picking up notes of candied ginger and fennel on the back...
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2016 Yves Cuilleron Condrieu "La Petite Cote"
An expressive and seductive wine. The nose evokes a basket of fruits gilded by the sun, apricot, quince, peach and citrus fruits. Some sweet notes of flowers (lilac, rose and violet) and honey make the whole set even more charming. The mouth is gourmand...
$49.99
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Guigal Ermitage "Ex Voto" Rouge 2010
100pts WA The 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto continues to top out on my scale. This extraordinary Hermitage has more minerality and delineation than the 2009, as well as overflowing aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, jammy blackberries, violets, graphite and...
$324.99
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Guigal Ermitage "Ex Voto" Rouge 2007
97pts WA The 2007 Hermitage Ex Voto offers sensational black raspberry, creme de cassis, creamy licorice and crushed flower-like aromas and flavors, with the telltale minerality/graphite of the Hermitage Hill coming through with time in the glass. While...
$264.99
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Guigal Ermitage "Ex Voto" 2013 Blanc
97 pts WA The 2013 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is a head-turner that offers sensational notes of buttered stone fruits, charcoal, toasted bread, toasted nuts and freshly crushed rocks. Take Marsanne and filter it through a bed of rocks, and you’d...
$174.99
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Guigal Ermitage "Ex Voto" 2012 Blanc
96 pts WA The 2012 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is a huge, sexy beast that has loads of mid-palate density, full-bodied richness and terrific notes of orange marmalade, caramelized peaches, honeysuckle and rose petals. It has moderate acidity, yet I...
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Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf du Pape 2012
WA90 - A pretty, elegant and medium-bodied effort, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the balance Mourvedre and Cinsault) offers plenty of black raspberry, toasted spice, licorice and hints of garrigue. A sweetly fruited,...
$32.50
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Pierre Usseglio Mon Aïeul 2012
95 WA- Similar in style to the 2006, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is rounded and textured, with tons of charm in its blackberry, black raspberry, violets, garrigue and spice aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, supple and textured, it...
$66.50
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M. Chapoutier "Les Clos" 2012
96+ WA In complete contrast to the sexy, flamboyant les Granits, the tiny production 2012 Saint Joseph le Clos (which comes from a vineyard just a couple kilometers from the les Granits) is firm, tight and structured, with edgy notes of cassis,...
$85.00
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M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" 2014
96-98 WA  Both the Pavillon and l’Ermite see a touch more new oak, with the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels. The 2014 Ermitage le Pavillon will without a doubt be one of the top two to three wines in the vintage; it...
$219.00
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Domaine Charvin CDP 2007
96+ WA- the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape continues to drink brilliantly, and while this bottle was just slightly closed, I’ve had numerous bottles from my cellar that are open and singing. Nevertheless, on this occasion, it took some swirling to...
$100.00
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Le Vieux Donjon 2010
96+ WA-On another level, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is rock-star stuff, and is probably my favorite vintage from this estate to date. Deeply colored, it boasts masculine, meaty aromas and flavors of smoked herbs, pepper, licorice, lavender, crushed...
$72.00
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Clos Des Papes 2015
94-96 WA-The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of a slightly improved 2005 and has a fresh, classic style with beautiful concentration, notable freshness, first-rate tannin quality, and the classic spice and sweet red and black fruits this cuvee is...
$115.00
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Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
90-92  WA The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape has terrific richness and medium to full-bodied weight, with ample notes of strawberries, kirsch, garrigue and dried flowers. Luxuriously textured, with sweet tannin, this beauty will have two...
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Pierre Usseglio et Fils Réserve des Deux Frères 2015
95-97 WA - The deeper, richer 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve des Deux Freres is 100% Grenache that’s aging in 60% new and once-used barrels. Inky colored, full-bodied, massively concentrated and layered, it has a modern slant,...
$119.00
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Font du Loup Puy Roland Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014
A solid step up, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Puy Rolland (100% Grenache all from sandy soils) is a medium-bodied, charming, forward, beautifully pure effort that has tons of strawberry, wild herbs, sandy/loamy soil and even a hint of cured meats...
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Domaine Courbis Saint-Joseph 2013
91 WA - The inky colored 2013 St Joseph is another incredibly high quality wine from this estate, who seems to deliver the goods in just about every vintage. Black cherries, currants, bay leaf, pepper and ample minerality emerge from this medium-bodied,...
$24.90
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Domaine Courbis Champelrose 2010
Domaine Courbis Champelrose 2010
94+ WA - The 2010 Cornas Champelrose exhibits a black/purple color along with a floral note, and a terrific, full-bodied texture with gorgeous ripeness, purity and expansiveness. This savory, full-throttle, compelling Cornas will benefit from 2-3 years...
$50.00
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La Ferme du Mont Cotes Capelan 2007
The dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cotes Capelan is an outrageously rich, complex wine exhibiting beautiful creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice, forest floor, and spring flower-like aromas. It is fresh, voluptuous, and...
$59.00
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Château des Tours 2009
93+ WA The sensational 2009 Vacqueyras should age as well as its 2004 counterpart, but it is a headier cuvee with relatively high alcohol (probably 15+%). It exhibits abundant notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice and raspberry in addition to a...
$45.00
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Pierre Usseglio Mon Aïeul 2015
Pierre Usseglio Mon Aïeul 2015
94-96 WA- Made from 100% Grenache (from the Grande Serres, la Crau and La Guigasse lieux-dits) and completely destemmed, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aïeul is still aging in a mix of old demi-muids, and it’s a wine...
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Domaine de la Solitude "Reserve Secrete" 2009
96pts WA- A blend of roughly 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah that was brought up in 60% new barrels, the sensational 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete is a big, concentrated bruiser whose inky purple color is followed by tons of jammy...
$140.00
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Domaine de la Solitude Réserve Secrète 2007
99 WA-An utterly heavenly beauty is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete, which in 2007 is a blend of 55% Syrah and 45% Grenache. Despite the high percentage of Syrah, you wouldn’t know it from tasting this beauty, and it offers a...
$155.00
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Domaine de la Solitude Réserve Secrète 2004
94 WA. The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete (65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) is about as good as it gets in 2004. Ripe, sexy, full-bodied, meaty, and yet always light on its feet and graceful, it offers lots of incense, fig,...
$110.00
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Domaine de la Solitude Réserve Secrète 2006
94 WA- Made from 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, the classic 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete is a full-bodied, concentrated, tannic and almost austere wine that has lots of graphite, asphalt, licorice and chocolate aromas and...
$160.00
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Domaine Le Couroulou "Vieilles Vignes" 2013
91pts Vinous- Vivid ruby. Complex aromas of ripe red berries, incense and smoky minerals, and a suave floral nuance in the background. In a supple, fruit-driven style, offering intense raspberry liqueur and floral pastille flavors and a spicecake...
$30.00
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Domaine de la Charbonniere "Vieilles Vignes" 2010 Magnum
95 pts WA:Another sensational wine is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes. Coming all from the famed la Crau lieu-dit, its notes of cassis, licorice, mint and crushed rock lead to a full-bodied, structured, tannic, yet concentrated 2010...
$99.00
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Pierre Usseglio Réserve des Deux Frères 2005
98 WA-Lastly, the 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres is a more blockbuster-styled effort that has overflowing notes of black fruits, licorice, roasted meats, truffle and peppery herbs. Made from 100% Grenache that saw time in 1-, 2-,...
$129.00
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Domaine de la Solitude Réserve Secrète 2005
94 WA- Made from 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, the classic 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete is a full-bodied, concentrated, tannic and almost austere wine that has lots of graphite, asphalt, licorice and chocolate aromas and...
$130.00
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Clos Saint Jean 2010
93+pts WA- the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape has rocking mid-palate depth and length on the palate. Giving up ample dark fruit, kirsch, pepper, leather and big minerality, this beauty will see its 15th birthday in fine form. 
$40.00
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Domaine La Barroche "Pure" 2014
Domaine La Barroche "Pure" 2014
94pts WA- A wine that checks in near the top of the vintage is the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Pure. Julien commented that they took a risk in 2014 by dropping tons of crop and leaf thinning, all with the goal of getting as much ripeness as early...
$100.00
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Domaine St Damien  les Souteyrades 2007
Domaine St Damien les Souteyrades 2007
98pts WA-Deeper and richer, with just slightly more purity than the La Louisiane, the blockbuster 2007 Gigondas les Souteyrades (80/20 Grenache and Mourvèdre) is full-bodied and decadent, with huge notes of meaty black currants, smoked meats,...
$69.00
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M. Chapoutier "Hermitage Les Greffieux" 2005
95pts WS-"Ripe and very fresh, with bright floral, licorice snap and cassis bush notes leading the way for plum sauce, blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors. The long, taut finish shows the fine structure of the vintage. Best from 2010 through 2025. 139...
$150.00
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Mouriesse Vinum "Tour d’Ambre" 2012
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Tour D’Ambre is another outstanding wine from this producer. Made from 100% Grenache and loaded with strawberry, raspberry, sweet spice and red licorice, it has full-bodied richness, and plenty of sweet tannin...
$48.99
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Mouriesse Vinum "Pierre d’Ambre" 2012
93 WA - The Grenache-dominated (incorporates 10% Syrah) 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Pierre d’Ambre is also superb. Inky-colored, seriously polished and elegant, with fabulous, fine, silky tannin in its full-bodied profile, it offers blockbuster...
$38.99
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Clos Des Papes Magnum 2010
99pts+ WA-“Mind blowing stuff, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is most likely the greatest wine ever from this estate. Still inky colored, it has a powerful, slightly backward feel in its crushed rocks, cassis, kirsch, toasted spice, licorice and...
$325.00
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Clos Des Papes 2007
Clos Des Papes 2007
100pts WA- One of the great vintages from this estate, surpassing even the 1990, 2000, 2001, 2003, and maybe the 2010 (time will tell with this one), the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape from Vincent Avril delivers everything you could want from a wine...
$169.00
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Domaine Santa Duc "Grand Grenache 66" 2009
94-96+ WA - The newest cuvee, the 2009 Grand Grenache 66 (16.2% alcohol) is a tiny cuvee bursting with kirsch liqueur, lavender, licorice and spice box. This is a stunning example of Grenache at its best, with wonderful freshness, and for Grenache...
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Vincent Paris "Granit 60" 2012
95pts WA-There’s 5,000 bottles of the sensational 2012 Cornas Granit 60 Vielles Vignes. Completely destemmed and aged 18 months in 2- to 8-year-old barrels, its purple/black color is followed by an incredible nose of black raspberry, kirsch,...
$49.99
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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne "Les Hauts Lieux" 2010
93pts WA-There are only 6,000 bottles of the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hauts Lieux, which comes from pure limestone soils. It boasts an impressive purple color in addition to lots of mineral-laced, crushed rock, blueberry, boysenberry and raspberry...
$78.99
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Clos Saint Jean 2009
94pts WA- A spectacular showing, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape was firing on all cylinders at this tasting. As sexy and seamless as they come, with blackberry liqueur, kirsch, creamy licorice, orange peel and dried flower-like aromas and flavors, it...
$35.00
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Roger Sabon "Secret de Sabon" 2010
99+prs WA-On another level, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret du Sabon is insanely good and possibly up there with some of the greatest Chateauneufs ever made. Loaded with notions of black fruits, black licorice, roasted herbs and olive tapenade,...
$215.00
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Domaine de la Mordoree "La Reine du Bois" 2009
96pts WA.  TA blockbuster-styled effort, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de La Reine des Bois doesn’t pull any punches and gives up rocking aromas and flavors of black raspberry, cassis, graphite, spice-box, lavender and herbs. Possessing...
$79.99
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M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" 2005
100pts WA “My favorite of the 2005s from Chapoutier, the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon is a heavenly wine that comes from one of the greatest sites for Syrah in the world, the steep, granite-dominated hillside of les Bessards. Getting a bevy of...
$235.00
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Clos Saint Jean "La Combe des Fous" 2011
97 pts WA: “Starting with the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous, it’s easily one of the wines of the vintage and offers killer creme de cassis, kirsch, spice box, creamy licorice and toasted bread to go with a full-bodied, seamless,...
$115.00
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