The Carlton Restaurant

French Wines Rhone

BIELER PERE ET FILS  COTES DU RHONE “LA JASSINE” GRENACHE-SYRAH BLEND’15 – “Silky and pure, featuring crushed plum fruit gilded with violet and lavender hints. The fruit sails through the finish. Grenache and Syrah.”…….29.99

BONPAS VENTOUX GRENACHE BLEND’13 – “A well-built red wine with pleasing tannins. Smooth yet chewy, there is a nice lenght providing lasting aromas on the nose.”……….29.99

CLOS DES PAPES CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE’08 – “Dark, inviting and very alluring, with captivating black tea, charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong, with mineral, violet, pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum fruit notes all gliding through the finish.”…203.99

DOMAINE ANDRE BRUNEL SOUTHERN RHONE COTES DU RHONE ’13…….29.99

DOMAINE DU PEGAU “RESERVE” CHATEANEUF DU PAPE’09- Dark and dense, with stunning espresso, warm ganache and roasted plum aromas giving way to layers of black currant, braised fig and licorice root. The long, grip-filled finish is framed by a strong roasted mesquite edge and a lingering note of brick dust. A wild wine, with loads going on.”………..189.99

DOMAINE LA SOUMADE RASTEAU “CUVEE PRESTIGE”’11  –  Opaque, deep purple complexion with lavish aromas of fresh blackberry, dark cherries and even hints of blue fruit are layered with damp earth, lavender and black pepper.”……..68.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO “CUVEE DE MON AIEUL CHAT DU PAPE’07..219.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS “CUVEE DE MON AIEUL” CHATEANEUF DU PAPE’14 – Up with the crème de la crème of the vintage, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is 100% Grenache, was mostly destemmed, and aged 70% in concrete tank and 30% in one- and two-year-old demi-muids. Full-bodied, rich, nicely concentrated and layered, it’s loaded with Provençal notes of ground herbs, crushed flowers, licorice and black raspberry. It’s a charming, forward example of this cuvee that should have 10-15 years of overall longevity. Both the 2013s and 2014 from the Usseglio brothers are solid, and they have more texture and charm than most in the vintage.”………..189.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS ROGUE CHATEANEUF DU PAPE’14 – Elegant, spicy charmer, with a forward personality that shows off its black raspberry, kirsch, and white pepper core quite nicely. Forward in style, this is already quite fun to drink.”………..89.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS RESERVE “DES DEUX FERES” CHATEANEUF DU PAPE’14 ………..299.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS “LIRAC” ROGUE’15 – Tasted as a final blend, but not yet bottled, the 2015 Lirac is 60% Grenache, 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah and the rest Cinsault, all aged in equal parts tank and once and twice used demi-muids. There’s only 600 cases made, and it has terrific density and depth, with notes of blackcurrants, black cherries and licorice. Nicely concentrated and textured.”………..57.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS “PANORAMA” GRENACHE BLEND’15 ………..35.99

HENRI  D. LANZAC CHATEAU DE SEGRIES LIRAC ROUGE’09…..50.99

TOUR SAINT SAINT-MICHEL CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “ROGUE FEMINESSANCE”’10“The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Feminessance is extraordinary. Opaque ruby/purple, with a beautiful nose of lavender and blackberry liqueur as well as hints of white chocolate, espresso roast, raspberries and kirsch, its multi-layered mouthfeel, stunning purity and longnfinish suggest a wine that has 15 or more years in it.”……………………139.99

VIDAL-FLEURY COTES DU VENTOUX SYRAH BLEND’13……….29.99

VILLA PONCIAGO FLEURIE “LA RESERVE” GAMAY’14………..45.99