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Amphores 2020 Condrieu "La Côte"

The Domaine des Amphores Condriueu is 100% massale-selection Viognier from 0.5 hectare on poor granite-based soils at 250 metres on La Côte at Chavanay. The 2020 La Côte has a pale yellow gold robe. The nose offers and intriguing mélange of toasted nuts, salted pineapple, chestnut honey and a hint of spice. The palate shades savory with a granitic spine and roasted peach, and green almond flavors on a sleek (for Condrieu) palate. There’s a pleasing phenolic, stony bitterness closing out the finish. This is a less exotic and exuberant expression, but perfect for the table—think skate with brown butter or roasted chicken with fricasséed morels, rather than drunk as an apéro. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Amphores 2020 Saint-Joseph "Les Sept Lieux"

The Amphores "7 Lieux" is from young vines, planted in the 90's, always organic, and from parcels of old vines, converted to organic, in Chavanay, below Condrieu. Philippe and Veronique Grenier have always farmed organically and now they are certified Biodynamic as well, bringing the quality even higher at this wonderful small estate. 50 - 60% de-stemmed, aged 50% in vat, 50% in 2 to 10 year-old demi-muid and foudre. The 2020 "7 Lieus" is a more subtle and earthy wine than the very ripe 2019, showing pretty aromas of violet, black raspberry, plum, a bit smoky and backed with blood and mineral notes. The palate shows a classic Northern Rhone backbone of iron and earth flavors with red currant, black raspberry and black olive. The finish shows firm acidity, mineral flavors and sappy, lingering olive and berry fruit. This will improve with time in the cellar, but is delicious now as well for its authentic and old-fashioned Syrah character. David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Aphillanthes 2015 Côtes-du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes

The Aphillanthes Plan de dieu "Vieilles Vignes" is a beautiful bottle of mature Cotes du Rhone, from 50 to 70 year-old vines, 80% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre from clay-limestone, siliceous, garrigue soils at Sérignan (Plan de Dieu). "This holds a well-set raspberry and plum-fruited nose, soft white pepper present, a subtext of blackberry, mulled mulberry. This attacks on rounded, smoothly textured rolling red fruit with trim herbs around it, detail indicating the age of the vines, an assured and calm depth. This is notably tasty, but long and stylish also; it is silken wine, en finesse and showing good truth. It is well balanced, very long." - drinkrhone

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Becheras 2018 Saint Joseph Cuvée Tour Joviac

(Pre Arrival - expected 4/22) The Etienne Becheras Saint-Joseph "Tour Joviac" is 100% Syrah from 20+ year-old vines planted 8,000 per hectare on decomposed granite hillsides in Arras, in the southern zone of Saint-Joseph just above Tournon. The grapes are destemmed, there is a 5-6 day pre-fermentation crop cooling, then a 20-25 day concrete vat vinification, followed by 2 years of aging in 1-5 year old 228-litre oak casks. This is an authentic Saint-Joseph really showing the distinctive granite terroir with slightly gamey deep red and black fruit aromas, with floral and licorice notes. The palate is expansive and ripe with black raspberry and red currant above dusty granite, spice and earth notes. This is a bit similar to the Gonon "Iles Feray" but more supple and ready to drink due to the de-stemmed grapes and the lush fruit of the 2018 vintage - it's a very satisfying glass of Northern Rhone Syrah to drink over the next ten years.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $38.99

Becheras 2020 Crôzes-Hermitage

(Pre Arrival, expected 4/22) The Becheras Crozes-Hermitage "Le Prieure d'Arras" is from Syrah vines grown on hillsides around Mercurol, just east of Hermitage on sandy/granite/clay and alluvial soils with rolled stones. The terroir here gives a more open and accessible style of Crozes-Hermitage showing complex, beautiful fruit as a young wine and capable of aging for 6 to 8 years. The 2020 Becheras shows lovely ripeness with floral aromas of blackberry and raspberry confit with hints of game and earth. The palate is supple and satisfying with nice freshness, balancing the acidity and mineral frame with lush berry liqueur, earth and spice. This is a delicious traditional Syrah and an excellent value.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

Bonnefond 2018 Côte-Rôtie Rochain

The 2018 Bonnefond "Les Rochains" is 100% Syrah (oldest 1955) from full south facing 1 hectare on schist, mica schist soils on Les Rochains. the wine shows "dark red. The bouquet is firm, airs of tart, baked bread, red cherry, herbal notes. It will round out and offer potentially large aromas, deep raspberry in the mix. The palate holds well entrenched content, has a beating heart, is solid, grounded with touches of mineral towards the finish. It sustains well, is nourishing, extended, a little scaled. It’s very complete, carries Pinot hints." (drinkrhone.com) Delicious as a young wine, this can be cellared for another 20 years.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $73.99

Chapelle St. Theodoric 2019 Châteauneuf du Pape La Guigasse

100% Grenache (75 to 95 year-old vines) from yellow sand with a little clay on 1.7 hectares on Guigasse in the northeast of CDP near Pignan. Organic farming and old-school winemaking with 2-3 week whole bunch concrete vat vinification, natural yeasts only, minimal extraction, aged in 4-10 year-old 600-litre oak casks for 24 months, bottled unfined, unfiltered. "...full, dark robe; the bouquet carries weighted sweetness, a dense aroma of cooked black fruits, a blackberry jam resemblance. The palate is also ample, immediate on its fat roll of mulberry, large red berry fruited content, with flexible tannins adding a layer late on, the aftertaste gourmand, lip smacking. This reflects the sunny clime of the year more than the other two St Théodoric 2019s. The flavour is deeply set, persistent here, a real basket of abundance, mixed berries. It’s assertive, but just avoids over concentration, a line of menthol near the close helpful, with oak in the game there. From 2024, decant it, until 2044-46" drinkrhone.com

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Charvin 2020 Cotes-du-Rhone Rosé (Arrives 5/20)

(Arrives Friday 5/20) The gorgeous Charvin Rosé is from a 1.5 ha parcel of about 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault, sometimes with some Bourboulenc and Mourvèdre that averages just 35hL/ha annually.  Organically farmed and entirely harvested by hand with sorting done in the vineyard. The 2020 rosé shows a pale pink color and lovely aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, rose and peach skin. The palate is silky and mineral with subtle raspberry and cherry fruit with stone and citrus flavors, quite long and elegant and finishing with refreshing acidity. This is drinking beautifully (May 2022) and will be a great companion to seafood, chicken and grilled meats this summer and all year round. Lovely wine!

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $89.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $42.99

Clos Des Boutes 2019 Costieres de Nimes Chamboultou

This is a special red from Clos des Boutes, made from 100% Carignan. Medium bodied, with bright crushed berry fruit, and a touch of herbs/spice characteristic of Carignan. Served slighlty chilled, this is a lip-smacking and very fun wine to drink!  -EL

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Gigondas

(80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, on Triassic clay/limestone soils, always farmed organically. Whole cluster fermentation in vat with 12 months aging in large old barrels.) The 2019 Gigondas from Clos du Joncuas has a very expressive nose. Aromas of ground coffee, black licorice, dark cherry, and amazing, dense smells of ripe violets and roses. The palate follows a vein of crushed graphite, with plump black plums, blackberries, sage, and espresso. Structurally, there are well-set tannins, balanced on the gums and the back of the tongue, and the finish is bright with salinity, plus a long lasting essence of cherry. A concentrated, well-flavored, Southern Rhone that is drinking very well now, but can be can be put flat for a decade or more. After a few hours open, the wine expands, the mouthfeel becomes more gripping and a cool, lapping minerality takes hold. Bold and delicious, a real treat! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Séguret La Garancière Rouge

70% Grenache with Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre, grown in sandy soils near Gigondas, always farmed organically, hand harvested, whole-cluster wild yeast fermentation, aged in cement vat, un-fined, unfiltered. The 2019 shows a bright garnet/black color with aromas of plum and violet that segue into tart cherry and raspberry. The palate shows nice density of lovely cherry and berry fruits that are bright and lively but nicely ripe and concentrated as well. Serve cool with grilled foods this spring and summer or with a pork stew or Morrocan tagine. Delicious now but will benefit from 3 - 5 years of cellaring.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Clos du Joncuas 2019 Vacqueyras La Font de Papier

From 80% Grenache with Syrah and Mourvedre, grown on gravelly limestone terraces, always farmed organically, whole-cluster fermention and aged in concrete vats. A fab wine from the Southern Rhone, the 2019 La Font de Papier Vacqueyras from Clos du Joncuas display a fine equilibrium between black fruits, tapenade, and a pungent saline soil signature. The robe straddles the border between dark ruby and purple. The nose is a bit backwards on opening, but time in the glass reveals aromas of plum skin, cassis, game, garrigue, and forest floor. The palate is warm, concentrated, and structured with black fruits, olive, and faint licorice flavors giving way to a salty core and ripe, if somewhat tannic frame. This displays good energy and freshness with fine balance and drive. Very good with pan-roasted loin of lamb and white beans, though this isn’t so structured that a grilled tuna steak with tapenade would suffer for the pairing. Delicious, though a couple of years on its side will surely be rewarded. I’ve learned that a few bottle of southern Rhône reds in the wine fridge are an investment in drinking pleasure. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Fabrice Dodane (Saint Pierre) 2020 Jura Dos D'Chat Ploussard

Fabrice Dodane is the winemaker and owner of Saint Pierre in the Jura. Les Dos d'Chat is his negoc project - and it's becoming very popular. Created in order to supplement dwindling Jura harvests (a result of climate change in the region), these wines are delicious and more available than the Saint Pierre wines... though still pretty rare. This is Ploussard, from the Jura but not from Dodane's estate fruit.

  • 2 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fabrice Dodane (Saint Pierre) 2020 VdF Dos D'Chat GG Gamay

Fabrice Dodane is the winemaker and owner of Saint Pierre in the Jura. Les Dos d'Chat is his negoc project - and it's becoming very popular. Created in order to supplement dwindling Jura harvests (a result of climate change in the region), these wines are delicious and more available than the Saint Pierre wines... though still pretty rare. This GG is Gamay from the Beaujolais.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

Ferrand 2019 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Antique Vieilles Vignes

2019 is a great vintage for the beautiful Ferrand Cuvée Antique - 90% Grenache from 85 year-old vines just outside Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with 5% Syrah, 2% Cinsault, 2% Mourvèdre, 1% Grenache blanc, Clairette blanche. From DrinkRhone: "dark red; the bouquet has a deep setting of plum fruit with a crushed nutshell air above, is locked up, plenty of potential on board to expand and diversify. The attack is well sturdy, agreeably thorough, covers the ground well, sustaining into a lingering close, the juice lasting well. The Grenache plum fruit has verve and a fluid intensity, does a really good job, while the tannins are fresh, too." This drinks like good CDP but at half the price, enjoy over the next ten to fifteen years.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Gilles, Guillaume 2019 Cornas

The Gilles Cornas (Chaillot) is mostly from 40+ year-old vines on Les Grands Murs and Les Terrasses, both on Chaillot, plus older vines on Mazards and  Saveaux, Practicing organic, whole-cluster fermentation, aging in old 400 liter and 600 liter casks. "bright dark red robe; intricate airs circulate on the nose, iodine, salting, red cherry, kummel, cassis, lead pencil – it’s a stimulating debut. The palate eases along with a textured stream of pure, clear small black fruits, runs most clearly and consecutively. This has good style, calm depth, is a serious Cornas full of stimuli, one for the patient Thinkers. The length is good, violets on the aftertaste with rocky, iron notes. Expect a discreet, gradual evolution, a gain in expression of its depth. It will stay under wraps a good while. “It’s very serious, concentrated, has a lot of complexity; the juice from the grapes was exceptional,” G Gilles. 13.5°. Drink from 2028 - 2052" (drinkrhone)

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic

Gour de Chaulé 2020 Côtes-du-Rhône Cuvée de la Vigneronne

A small amount of Cotes du Rhone is produced from the vineyards owned by Gour de Chaulé in the communes of Vacqueyras and Violes. As with the more noble Gigondas, this cuvée is based almost exclusively on the Grenache grape (approximately 90% of the blend). It is vinified in a fashion similar to the Gigondas except that the elevage is less long. This is to say that there is an extended cuvaison with stems included, malolactic is done in cuve and the wine sees large foudres before being bottled eighteen months after harvest without fining or filtration. The 2020 is a bit more dense and powerful than either 2018 or 2019, but retains good freshness and overall balance. The aromas are quite pretty, showing ripe cassis, strawberry and black cherry with hints of violet, spice and garrigue. The palate shows peppery ripe fruit, cassis, black plum and strawberry, with earth, spice and citrus. This is drinking well now and will be a great accompaniment to pork or lamb chops and anything grilled this summer. Serve a bit cool. Legally entitled to the AOC Vacqueyras, this rare and delicious Cotes-du-Rhone is a superb value!

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

Guicharde 2019 Côtes du Rhône Organic

Isabelle and Arnaud Guicharde make this lovely Rhone red on their beautiful estate which is certified organic since 2008 and Biodynamic since 2013. Made from Grenache and Syrah, their style here is cool stylish fruit on the palate - blackberry with hints of prune, blueberry and Provencal spices. The finish is long with earthy red fruits and spicy acidity. This is a great value in a complex, balanced Rhone red.

  • red
  • 55 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Habrard, Laurent 2019 Crozes Hermitage Grand Classique Sans Soufre

Presenting a vibrant and delicious Syrah with zero added SO2! The 2019 Habrard Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique Sans Soufre -  In the glass, the wine shows a deep plum color, with clear violet edges. The nose is a mix of red berries and savory citrus peel, with a dose of healthy earth and salty, firm olives. On the palate, bright cherry fruit provides a platform for flavors of smoke, soy, and ginger, and lighter essences of black pepper and smoke. Medium tannin focused straight down the tongue and lovely acidity offer a refreshing mouthfeel. Really a superb Crozes-Hermitage for current drinking and over the next five years. (33% from Pont de l’Isère (southern zone, alluvial soils), 67% from Erôme, Gervans (northern zone, granite, loess, clay soils), Syrah from 1940s–late 1990s, 95-100% destemmed, 15-20 day vinification in wood vats, no SO2, daily foot punching of the cap, aged in concrete vat, and old barrels, unfined, filtered.)

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $109.90

Les Pallières 2019 Gigondas Les Racines

The Les Pallieres "Racines" is 80-85% Grenache (average age 70 years), 5-7.5% Syrah & 5-7.5% Cinsault, 5% Clairette blanche from vineyards near the cellars at 250 metres, 80% destemmed, gentle crush, 30-35 day concrete, oak vat vinification,  large oak vat aged 10 months, then large 60 hl barrel 7-9 months, unfined, unfiltered,  Domaine Les Pallières is undeniably one of the greatest, longest-running properties of the Southern Rhône — outside the village of Gigondas, woven into the foothills of the beautiful and brooding Dentelles de Montmirail. The domaine had been a continuously running farm within the same family since the fifteenth century! From DrinkRhone: "full red robe; there’s real depth on the nose, beef, bulls blood, intense black berry jam, Southern/sudiste tones, black olives. The palate gives a constant surge attack, a very good wheel of rolling black fruits, is well together, ends with a fine note of stylish juice, precision from the tannins there. It’s both elegant and full, well extended, a very good bottle, has a real upholstered finish." Drink this beautiful Gigondas over the next 30 years.

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic

Levet, Bernard 2019 Côte-Rôtie Journaries 1.5 L

100% Syrah, 60% from 70 - 80 year-old vines in the west part of La Landonne, 40% 30 - 40 year-old vines on the Côte Brune, 30-50% destemmed, 3 week vinification in 50 hl concrete vats, cap is immersed, twice daily pumping overs, held at 29°C, aged either in used 600-litre oak casks or in large 30 hl barrels for 24-26 months. "dark robe; there is an easy, ripe curve to the nose, gives cooked damson plum, blackberry, has a hint of elegance, floral airs, can open nicely. The palate has good structure, the attack bold, wired, firm, thick. It holds its shape well, with a solid lining of tannin, and a compact couch of content, with thrust late on. It’s a close-knit, rempli, filled wine, whose tannins are thick, firm. “It has joli fruit, very black,” Agnès Levet. From 2026. Drink until 2047-49 (drinkrhone)

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $181.99

Lionnet 2018 Cornas Terre Brulée

A leading producer of traditional Cornas, Domaine Lionnet has modernized only slightly over the last 20 years with the wines losing their former "rustic" character, while retaining complexity and terroir expression, very much in the style of the Gonons in Saint-Joseph. Organic since 2007, whole-bunch fermentation with wild yeasts, aging in both 600 liter and 228 liter two to eight year-old oak casks. From 70 year-old vines on Combe, Chaillot and Pied la Vigne. Though the nose does show a touch of reduction upon opening, it lifted quickly with air, revealing dark blue and red fruit, white pepper, wild thyme and wet stones. Despite the warmth of the vintage, the fruit here feels quite pure and focused rather than sticky and there is good grip. The wine finishes cool and long and makes for rather a lovely wine when all is said and done. I like this quite a lot and I should add that it's the kind of Cornas that one could bear to drink next week, though it will certainly improve for many years.   Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $66.99

  • Organic

Manissy (Florian André) 2020 IGP du Gard 'La Belle Etoile" Rosé

The grapes for the 2020 Chateau de Manissy "Belle Etoile" originate from organically certified vineyards owned by Ch. de Manissy wine-maker Florian André's mother. Covering an area of 1.5ha, this site is bathed by the sun and swept by the mistral on a flat plain that is rich in limestone with a clay subsoil. Entirely hand-harvested grapes, 50% Cinsault and 50% Grenache, that have a cold maceration before being pressed. Low temperature fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aged in stainless steel tank. The high percentage of Cinsault brings freshness and delicacy to the wine, with hints of raspberry and stone fruits, orange peel and melon that linger on the balanced, refreshing palate. Great by itself or served with salads, goat cheeses and light summer meals.

  • rosé
  • 89 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mas de Boislauzon 2016 Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Deux Chenes

From 50-65% Grenache, 15-20% Syrah, 0-10% Carignan, 5-15% Mourvèdre from stony clay-limestone soils on Bois Lauzon & Coudoulet at Courthézon. The vines are on average 45 years old. The wine ages in concrete tank and old barrels, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. This is an outstanding Côtes-du-Rhône Villages that shows "a bold, dark red, crimson-hued robe. Has a broad, panoramic bouquet, as usual well filled, really deeply set. Black cherry and licorice feature, a hint of fried herbs, thyme. This is a strong, mini-Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wine: it’s closely packed with grounded life force content, strengthening as it goes, ending in a charged manner. The juice is pretty pure within its cladding, its woven overcoat. It’s a big vintage wine, has local character with a strong sense of place, stone strewn vineyards, terroir in the glass. It goes well long.  Take your time – very much so – drink from 2019 until  2028-30" (drinkrhone)

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $84.99

Paris, Vincent 2020 Cornas Granit 30

The lovely Vincent Paris Cornas "Granit 30" is all Syrah from approximately 30 year-old vines, includes 25% Saint-Pierre, destemmed, cool maceration, 20 day vinification, wild yeasts, twice daily pumping overs, 1-2 cap punchings, aged in 2-10 year oak casks for 12 months. The 2020 is a delicious Cornas for drinking now, showing "bright, dark robe. The nose is reserved, but there are floral, red fruit tones, promise, a gentle simplicity. The palate gives an overtly fruited, accessible Cornas, holds enjoyable fruit that is soft and tasty, the tannins very mild. It’s a good drinking, w.o.w. Cornas" drinkrhone.com  (w.o.w. means "what one wants" i.e. really delicious for drinking now - and over the next 8 - 10 years.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $51.99

Pichat 2012 Côte Rôtie Champon's

963-68 Syrah, 90% from Champon, 10% Cognet, Le Plomb, all northern sector, 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier. Dark colour. Smoky, charcoal, black olives. There are airs of date, slight resin, a glimmer of flowers. The palate delivers an immediate punch via a mixed bag of dark black and blue fruits – fig jam, date – with a low-key minting, with The style is full, no holding back, is a traditional Côte-Rôtie, much more of a wine of the south than related to Burgundy, the north. There are floral flashes on the late stages.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $54.99

Pichat 2013 Côte Rôtie Champon's

1963-68 Syrah, 90% from Champon, 10% Cognet, Le Plomb, all northern sector, 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier. Dark red robe with black tints. Brambly fruit, smoky, dark berries airs on the nose along with sizzled bacon, a trace of violets. The palate gives butty fronted black fruit, black jam, all close-knit. It is smoky from its oak, and there is cool blueberry fruit at its heart. It shows the vintage crispness on the finish, the aftertaste very peppery. Drink until 2028

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

Pichat 2014 Côte Rôtie Löss

The 2014 Pichat Côte Rôtie Löss shows a dark robe. The bouquet produces an aroma of lamb stock, sweet herbs, a fine line of black berry fruit. The palate runs with an enjoyable, in the moment, berry fruit, with a gourmand, tasty flavour. The finish is marked by an increase in darkness from its tannins which have good cut. This is open, nicely sunny. Drink until 2028.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

Pichon 2015 Côte Rôtie Promesse

This an excellent Cote Rotie from Christophe Pichon, particularly good in the 2015 vintage. "shiny, very dark robe, with aromas of tight cassis-blueberry fruit with oak.... The palate produces savoury, rich content and ripe tannins. There is integration to be done, but the prime elements are in place. The fruit is very well struck and clear. This has proper structure, authority, excellent width. From 2020. Drick until 2033-36. drinkrhone (67% from Rozier, 33% from Le Plomb, both northern sector, 90-92% Syrah (2004-05-1959), 8-10% Viognier (mid-1990s from Rozier, Le Plomb)

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $59.99

Pierre Andre 2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Magnum

 (Pre-Arrival) The superb 2019 Pierre André CDP Rouge is 90% Grenache with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Muscadin and Picpoul. Some parcels are over 100 years old, with the average vine age around 65 years. From drinkrhone: "handsome dark red robe; the nose has depth from within, a really inviting aroma of finely sweet plums, with some cedar, gently perfumed notes around them. It’s a very good start. The palate runs with a stately roll of red stone fruits, lovely engagement thanks to its stylish gras, its spherical shape most appealing. The balance is good. This is Châteauneuf of terroir, no make-up added, is a very bonny Grenache-inspired wine, has smoky, tobacco, menthol tones late on. Much harmony here, not sure what else one could demand from it - way to go, Jacqueline!" Drink 2025 - 2050.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Sang des Cailloux 2019 Vacqueyras Rouge Cuvée Floureto

"One of the top domains in the appellation and of a benchmark for cellar-worthy Vacqueyras. Comprised of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah , 10% Mourvèdre/Cinsault/Carignan from 17 ha of biodynamically farmed plots on the Plateau des Garrigues. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented in concrete with native yeasts and aged in foudre. An old friend if ever there was one. A bottle of the 1995 Sang Des Cailloux enjoyed in 2010 taught me that one should really cellar at least a few of these every vintage. You expect Châteauneuf from a good producer to be humming along at 15 years of age, but Vacqueyras? But more than humming, that humble bottle sang (pun intended) with juicy black fruit, resolved tannins and a nose full of dried violets and garrigue. It was quite a wine and mustachioed vigneron Serge Férogoule (since retired) was quite a man. That bottle was enough to convince me to tuck away a few bottles of his wines nearly every subsequent vintage. And this is what I am urging you to do, as well. And the Sang des Cailloux 2019 Vacqueyras Cuvée Floureto is a cracking place to start. The robe is an inky purple hue to the rim of the glass. The nose is a bit circumspect upon opening, but a quick decant reveals aromas of crushed violets, wild blackberry, mulberry, and garrigue with hints toasted peppercorn and fennel seed. The palate is concentrated and firm just out of the bottle, but with a bit of coaxing reveals plummy rich black and blue fruit flavors. This shows a concentrated ripeness that nonetheless remains tethered to the deeply-pitched mineral core, ennobled by firm, but sophisticated, tannins and a mineral tang that speaks to the old vines and biodynamic farming. This is certainly young but displays exquisite potential in its “callow” youth. Lovely wine of terroir with oodles of upside. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Thomas Jullien (Ferme St. Martin) 2020 Ventoux Sur la Rose

Thomas Jullien of La Ferme Saint-Martin makes this pure and refreshing rosé from organic Grenache and Cinsault grown in the foothills of the Mont Ventoux. There is almost zero added SO2 which makes this delightful wine more elegant and subtle, showing candied berry fruit, melon, and strawberry aromas, with a hint of citrus and spice. The finish is pretty and mineral, with a refreshing, cooling quality. A great summer wine: perfect for sipping on the patio or the fire escape with or without food. - and it's a sensational value!

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur