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French Wines Rhone

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.”……….32.99

CHATEAU DE BEAUCASTEL CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE’05 – Really dense and locked up now, this is packed with dark fig, currant and blackberry fruit shrouded by layers of tar, hot stone, bittersweet licorice and espresso. The long, dense finish has a great tug of iron buried within it.”……….259.99

DOMAINE ANDRE BRUNEL SOUTHERN RHONE COTES DU RHONE ’13…….32.99

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.”………..194.99

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.”……..73.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO “CUVEE DE MON AIEUL CHAT DU PAPE’07..224.99

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’15 ………..304.99

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.”………..62.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS “PANORAMA” GRENACHE BLEND’15 ………..38.99

E. GUIGAL RHONE “CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE”’13 –  “The 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape is the current release, having spent three years in foudres prior to bottling. It’s ready to drink, yet it still has some tannin to offer and marries that structure to notes of cherries, leather and licorice on the supple finish.”…….99.99

FERRATON PERE & FILS CROZES HERMITAGE “LA MATINIERE” ROUGE SYRAH’15.52.99

LOUIS BERNARD  SOUTHERN RHONE COTES DU RHONE”’12 – “Light, with modest sandalwood and cherry notes, backed by a lightly dusty hint on the finish.”………29.99

SAINTE EUGENIE CORBIERES CARIGNAN’15…….32.99

TOUR SAINT-MICHEL-CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE ROGUE “CUVEE DU LION”’10 – Even more powerful, with denser fruit, is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape La Tour du Lion. Sumptuous, full-bodied, and opulent, with impressive fruit purity in its notes of blackberry, black raspberry and black cherry intermixed with hints of pen ink, incense and forest floor, it’s a beauty and again very Provencal.”……………99.99

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.”……………………144.99