Category Archives: Rhone

PIERRE AMADIEU DOMAINE GRAND ROMANE GIGONDAS 2013

$19.99 Gigondas, Southern Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78138   Inviting in feel, with polished edges around the core of blackberry and plum compote notes, underscored by dark anise and sweet spice accents on the finish. Silky in feel, … Continue reading

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Reserve des Oliviers Chateauneuf du Pape 2012

$21.99 Southern Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78054   Similarly styled to the 2013, and highlighting the prettier, perfumed, medium-bodied end of the spectrum, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits plenty of sappy herbs, spring flowers and raspberry nuances. … Continue reading

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Emanuel Darnaud Crozes Hermitage Les Trois Chenes 2011

$24.99 Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone, France PLCB Code# 33253 Also outstanding, as well as a superb value, the 2011 Crozes Hermitage Les Trois Chenes is a medium-bodied, fresh, pure and focused Syrah that gives up impressive black raspberry, licorice, … Continue reading

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Domaine des Bouzons Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvee Beauchamp 2011

$16.99 Southern Rhone, France PLCB Code# 33222 Bold, with juicy linzer torte and cassis notes accenting lots of briar and fruitcake flavors in the background. The lively, vibrant finish relies more on exuberance than depth, but remains very tasty. Drink … Continue reading

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Les Cantates Cru Chignin Bergeron 2012

$16.99 Savoie, Southern Rhone, France PLCB Code# 33223 The lemon curd, honeysuckle and white ginger notes are backed by a light apricot hint. Plump finish. Drink now. 7,000 cases made. –JM 89 Points Wine Spectator Web Only-2013 This is an … Continue reading

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Domaine L’Arbousset Lirac 2009

$23.99 Cotes du Rhone Villages, Southern Rhone, Rhone, France PLCB Code# 39972 This 100% old-vine Grenache cuvee is a real sleeper of the vintage, but it is very limited in availability. The wine is bursting with fruit, has a dark … Continue reading

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Domaine Durand Cornas Premices 2011

$24.99 Cornas, Northern Rhone, Rhone , France PLCB Code# 32978 Shows sappy kirsch, sweet tapenade and bay leaf flavors, with a vibrant core of plum and cassis. The bay leaf note laces up the energetic finish. Drink now through 2022. … Continue reading

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Volcae X Mas de Volques 2010

$22.99 Southern Rhone, Rhone, France PLCB Code# 39659 For starters, the Mas des Volques 2010 Vin de Pays Volcae X, a 400-case sleeper of the vintage, is loaded with fruit. It offers sumptuous deep raspberry and black currant aromas and … Continue reading

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Vignerons de Caractere Domaine La Brune Beaumes de Venise 2012

$12 Southern Rhone, Rhone Valley, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32975 Shows good weight for the vintage, with fleshy bitter plum, dark cherry and briar notes melded together and backed by violet and lavender details on the finish. Drink now … Continue reading

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Domaine de Verquiere Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Village 2010

$15.99 Southern Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32737   This displays the grippy edge of the vintage, with dark bramble, cherry compote and blackberry coulis flavors. A singed anise note checks in on the finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink … Continue reading

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