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Balthazar 2015 Cornas Casimir

One of the few "natural" winemakers in the northern Rhône, Frank Balthazar is certified organic and vinifies with wild yeasts and minimal sulfur, even producing a cuvée of Cornas without SO2. The Cuvée Casimir Balthazar is from 25% old vines in "Les Mazards" and young vines in "La Légre." Balthazar's Cornas are aromatically beautiful with silky, pure fruit and terrific length and are never heavy or over-extracted. The 2015 Casimir Balthazar shows a dense red/black color, with elegant pure blackberry, cassis aromas with violet and stone and hints of spice, a bit closed from the recent bottling. The palate is dense and elegant, but not heavy, with firm tannins surrounding lovely pure black fruits with a beautiful core of minerals, earth and berry fruits. The finish is all stone and juicy acids. Beautiful wine - hold 5 to 8 years and drink till 2035. DL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Barou 2015 Saint-Joseph "Un Autre Monde"

Domaine Barou has been organic since the 1970s and also produces cherries, apricots and peaches. The Saint-Joseph vines are in Limony, on thin granite soils. Shallow plowing ("griffage") is done in the summer, with rye and clover growing between the rows in winter. The grapes are 80% de-stemmed, fermentations are with wild yeasts, aging is primarily in old barrels.The 2015 Saint-Joseph shows gorgeous aromas of blackberry and blueberry liqueur with violet, spice, citrus and roast meat. Quite pure and lovely. Ripe black fruits, bitter chocolate, earth, licorice and citrus continue on the lush palate which is framed in perfect, bright acidity. The finish is long and shows firm acids and mineral flavors. This is absolutely delicious now but has the structure to age nicely for ten to fifteen years. A sensational value and highly recommended!

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Barou 2015 VDP Collines Rhodaniennes "La Bonne Etoile" Viognier

The 2015 'La Bonne Etoile" Viognier shows ripe, complex aromas of peach, citrus, mango and lime-flower. The palate is lush and dense with peach, pineapple and pear - a cornucopia of ripe fruits framed in firm stony acidity. Just delicious! Not for oysters perhaps, but a beautiful aperitif, and perfect with patés, seafood, Asian cuisines and goat cheeses.

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Barou 2015 VdP Collines Rhodaniennes Marsanne "Rendez-Vous"

The Barou family family makes delicious wines, and grows cherries and apricots on their mixed-use organic estate in Charnas, in the northern section of the AOC Saint-Joseph. Their 2015 Vin de Pays Marsanne is a simply superb everyday wine! Light bronze/gold color.  Aromas of almond, lime-flower, honeysuckle, lemon peel and hay, really quite pretty. Ripe stone fruits on the palate, primarily peach and dried pear with lemon, spice and saline mineral flavors with good balancing acidity in the long finish. Serve this lovely wine with chicken, full-flavored fish, mild cheeses and Asian foods. This is a unique and delicious wine and an extraordinary value - highly recommended! 

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Barou 2015 Vin de Pays Syrah Cuvee des Vernes

From 40 year-old Syrah vines in Charnay, just outside the Saint-Joseph AOC, on living soils tended organically for forty years by Marie-Agnès and Emmanuel Barou. Plowing by tractor or weeding by hand on the steep slopes. Hand-harvested, wild-yeast fermentations, aging one year in 4 to 5 year-old barrels. The 2015 Cuvée des Vernes is simply sensational and one of the best values in the store! The wine shows deep black/red color with lush aromas of blackberry liqueur, licorice, blueberry and musk with cool minty notes - really lovely! The palate shows cool dense black fruits with dark chocolate, blueberry, earth, smoke and citrus with a beautiful, refreshing finish of minerals and fruit. This is an outstanding Syrah, better than many Saint-Josephs and simply delicious for current drinking. Serve a bit cool with almost anything from roast chicken to pork, rabbit, charcuterie and lamb, or just enjoy by itself. Highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Barroche 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Fiancee

Fiancee: Grenache 50% (from 100 year old vines), Syrah 50%; aged 18 months, half in concrete and half in 1-2 year old barriques. Bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $41.99

Bastide St Dominique 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hesperides

8.7 hectares of vines. Hesperides: Grenache 50%, Syrah 25%, Mourvedre 20%; aged in small old barriques.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

Bosquet des Papes 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape A la Gloire de Mon Grand-Pere

(98% Grenache with Cinsault, Clairette, Bourboulenc, 60 to 90 years old, picked late.  50% de-stemmed, aged in large barrels, casks and vats) As the name suggests, this is old-school CDP, almost all Grenache, not over-extracted or softened with Syrah and Mourvedre. "Bright ruby. Musky, expansive aromas of raspberry, strawberry compote and fresh flowers. Accentuated by a penetrating quality and impressive grip to the black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Finishes with alluring perfume and mounting tannins." JR Drink from 2014 to 2027.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $62.99

Brunel - Les Cailloux 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire

Centenaires: Grenache 80%, Syrah 10%, Mourvedre 10%, from vines 30-100 years old; aged in a combination of large old barrels, and 1-3 year old barriques. Bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

Brunel - les Cailloux 2004 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

16 hectares of vines. Chateauneuf Grenache 65%, Mourvedre 20%, Syrah 12%, “others” 3%; aged in 1-3 year old barriques. Bottled unfiltered. 

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Brunel - les Cailloux 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

16 hectares of vines. Chateauneuf Grenache 65%, Mourvedre 20%, Syrah 12%, “others” 3%; aged in 1-3 year old barriques. Bottled unfiltered. 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Chapelle St. Theodoric 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Sablons

"Chapelle St. Theodoric is a project between winemaker Baptiste Grangeon and importer Peter Weygandt.  There are two parcels; one in the lieu-dit La Guigasse, which is a pure sand soil and where the vines (all Grenache) range in age of from 50 to 100 year; and the other parcel at the top of Pignan, literally adjoining the vines of Chateau Rayas, also in pure sand and also pure, old vines Grenache. The vinification is traditional, that is to say, whole-cluster, such as employed  by Jacques Reynaud at Chateau Rayas, Laurent Charvin, Henri Bonneau. In the 2014 vintage, it was decided to put all of the La Guigasse and some of the Grand Pin into  Les Sablons, because of the more forward style of 2014." - Weygandt-Metzler.  The 2014 "Les Sablons" is indeed a very lovely Chateauneuf, showing beautiful ripe red currant and black cherry aromas with hints of brown spice, rose, earth and musk. The palate is light and fine but very dense with sappy red fruits, citrus, earth and mineral flavors with hints of licorice and prune. The finish is long and lingering, with firm acidity showing good aging potential. Elegant and delicious now - serve slightly cool - perhaps best 2020 to 2030. Three cheers to Peter Weygandt and Baptiste Grangeon for producing this lovely old-school Châteaneuf-du-Pape!

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Charvin 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

8.2 hectare of  vines; only one bottling is produced: Grenache 85%, Syrah 5%, Mourvedre 5%, Vaccarese 5%; aged for 18 months in concrete, and bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

Clos des Brusquières 2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

85% Grenache, some 100+ years-old, 15% Mourvedre. 70% de-stemmed, aged in old medium and small casks. Bottled unfined, unfiltered. Old-fashioned wine, quite earthy, showing floral ripe cherry and garrigue aromas, with sweet earthy cherry fruit on the palate quite meaty and mineral, with deep red fruits, citrusy acids and earth in the long finsh.  Lovely now with a stew or grilled meats, or hold a few years for a mauture experience, drink until 2030+. DL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $42.99

Clos du Joncuas 2005 Gigondas Esprit de Grenache VV

This is Gigondas at its finest! 100% Grenache from old vines, fermented in cement, and aged in large oak vats before being bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal added sulphur. It gives you that classic Grenache mustiness – like blackberries and blueberries smashed onto the forest floor – but also more fresh and delicate notes of nutmeg and strawberries. Hints of grapefruit peel, vine tomato and pine offer added depth. Given its age, it is still incredibly energetic on the palate with wonderfully resolved tannins and ripe black berry fruit. Truly a complex and delicious wine with a long life ahead of it! Tim Gagnon

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Clos du Joncuas 2012 Gigondas

Clos du Joncuas, founded in 1920 by Pierre Auguste Chastan, has always farmed with natural methods and has been officially organic since 1980. Currently run by sisters Dany and Carole Chastan, the estate's Gigondas vines are on slopes below the Dentelles de Montmirail on soils of clay with dolomite and gypsum over the limestone of the Dentelles and average 40 to 90 years old. 80% Grenache with Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, whole cluster fermentation in vat with 12 months aging in large old barrels. The 2012 Gigondas is a bit lighter and brighter than the norm at Clos du Joncuas with high-toned black fruit, mineral, spice and licorice aromas. The palate is elegant and fresh showing deep supple black fruits with hints of graphite, garrigue and brown spice. After three days, recorked in the fridge, the wine has deepened impressively with pure blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice aromas, great density on the palate with black fruit liqueur, red currant, earth and anise. A beautiful wine! Serve cool and decant many hours if drinking young, or cellar for five to fifteen years.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Clos du Joncuas 2014 Séguret La Garancière

(70% Grenache, with Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre, always farmed organically, hand harvested, whole-cluster wild yeast fermentation, aged in cement vat, un-fined, unfiltered.) Dense red/black color. Vivid aromas of blackberry and black cherry liqueur with hints of cocoa, citrus peel and licorice. The palate is dense and supple with berry liqueur, cherry pit and firm citrusy acids, fairly bright and cool in the finish. This beautiful young wine will benefit from decanting or 5 years of aging, serve with grilled foods, North African cuisine, strong cheeses. Great value!

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Clos du Joncuas 2015 Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret Blanc

(50% Clairette, 25% Roussanne, 25% Viognier, always organically farmed, wild yeast fermentation, aged in enamel vat) Floral dried pear, apricot, hay, thyme aromas. Ripe pear, stone, caramel, lemon on the palate. A big, ripe wine with a supple palate but with good acidity that will pair with fish stews, shellfish, pork and chicken dishes as well as full-flavored goat cheeses. Particularly good in 2015, the Clos du Joncuas (Domaine la Garancière) Seguret Blanc is an outstanding value and highly recommended. DL

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Clos du Joncuas 2015 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. Although we love this beautifully old-fashioned, organic wine in every vintage, Dany and Carole Chastan have made perhaps their best wine ever in 2015! The wine shows deep aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, prune, garrigue, musk and citrus, quite focused and elegant. The palate is pure, supple and balanced, even at 15% alcohol, with dense blackberry, tart cherry, red currant, spice, earth and minerals, with tart red fruits, minerals and citrus in the very long finish. This is a superb Gigondas that can be enjoyed immensely now with a steak, pork or lamb chops, Morrocan tagines and full-flavored cheeses. Cellar 10 to 15 years for a mature experience. This is a superb wine and a great value - thanks to Carole and Dany for their great farming and traditional winemaking!

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Clos du Joncuas 2015 Gigondas Esprit de Grenache VV

2015 is a great vintage for Dany and Carole Chastan at the Clos du Joncuas, and their 2015 Esprit de Grenache is simply outstanding. Since 1900 the estate has been farmed organically and the winemaking here is completely traditional with whole-cluster fermentations and aging in old foudres. Tasted at the estate in January of 2017, the wine showed dense elegant black fruit aromas with licorice and earth. The palate is pure and long with deep blackberry flavors with olive, earth, citrus and bitter chocolate - just fantastic! As with all the 2015s here, the wine is delicious in it's youthful fruit and intensity, but ten to fifteen years of aging will reveal a truly great southern Rhone Grenache. Very highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Clos du Joncuas 2015 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. 2015 is a great vintage for the always lovely Vacqueyras from Carole and Dany Chastan at Clos du Joncuas. The wine shows very deep aromas of blackberry and floral strawberry compote, earth, citrus, violet and spice. The palate is supple and dense, brightened by floral notes and firm acidity, with ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, framed in juicy acidity with a very long finish of ripe berry fruits and mineral flavors. This is a beautiful and exuberant wine, quite delicious now, served slightly cool, and it will drink beautifully over the next ten years. A joyful wine and highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $17.99

Clos St Jean 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

The Vieilles Vignes is bottled exclusively for the US. Karis describes it as having a bit more Grenache than the Chateauneuf classique.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

Cristia 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Renaissance

Renaissance is Grenache 60%, Mourvedre 30%, Syrah 10%, from 50-100 year old vines, aged in barriques, with 25% new. Bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Cristia 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

12 hectares of vines. The Vieilles Vignes is 100% Grenache, from 80-100 year old vines, aged 18 months in older barriques, and bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $27.99

Domaine des Amphores 2014 Condrieu La Côte

Domaine des Amphores has a small, steep hillside parcel in Condrieu, organic since 2002 and now farmed with biodynamic methods as well.  The 2014 Condrieu, 100% Viognier of course, shows elegant aromas of white peach and apricot with crushed stone and mineral notes. The palate is balanced and round with delicate flavors of white fruits, flowers and stone. The wine shows lovely freshness with saline minerals in the finish. Really a delightful wine and a great value in Condrieu!

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine des Amphores 2014 Saint-Joseph Les Mesanges

"Les Mesanges" is a cuvée from organic grapes grown on the best terroir at Domaine des Amphores, aged 18 months in 600 liter barrels. This needs some aeration, then shows high-toned aromas of red-currant, blackberry, spice, violets, licorice and stone with a touch of oak. The palate is a bit tight and very mineral with dense blackberry, boysenberry, spice and earth with firm acidity. Finishes with saline acids, red fruits, and hints of licorice, anise and stone. Elegant, balanced and subtle, this will need 3 to 5 years of aging to drink at its best, or drink now, opening well in advance and decanting. 

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2015 IGP des Collines Rhodanniennes Syrah "Les Iris"

From 100% Syrah in Chavanay, just outside the Saint-Joseph zone, tended organically since planting. The Amphores Syrah "les Iris" shows lovely blackberry and blueberry aromas with citrus and floral notes. The palate is light and refreshing with very pretty fruit -   the flavors of Northern Rhone Syrah in a bright ready-to-drink style. This will be a great accompaniment to grilled foods and picnics, served quite cool.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Amphores 2015 IGP des Collines Rhodanniennes Viognier 'Les Iris'

"Les Iris" is made from organically tended Viognier vines just south of the Condrieu AOC. The 2015 is elegant and balanced with a powerful minerality. Pale lemon in the glass,  the nose offers opulent aromas of peaches, nutmeg, and cut lime flowers. Creamy flavors of peach, touches of brown spice, and lemon zest develop into more tropical notes of mango, tangerine, and stone on the long finish. Forget what you think you know about Viognier and pair this one with chicken, fish or mild cheeses this summer. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Domaine des Amphores 2015 Saint-Joseph

(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 have added biodynamic methods as well, bringing the quality even higher at this wonderful small estate. The 2015 Saint-Joseph shows a lovely melange of blackberry, black cherry and blueberry  aromas with violet, rose, roast meat and earth. The palate is dense and complex with earth and mineral notes framing ripe black fruits with licorice citrus and spice. The finish is long with earthy black fruits and mineral flavors. This is a lovely combination of ripe complex fruits with earth and minerals, making it a superb food wine with a variety of grilled and roast meats, North African cuisine and full-flavored cheeses, not to mention "Caillottes." Along with Domaine Barou, winner of the 2015 CSW Best Value in Saint-Joseph!

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Dumien Serette 2014 Cornas Patou

Dumien-Serrette is a happily old-fashioned estate in Cornas with 1.5 hectares in the Patou vineyard, which has primarily granitic soils; the remainder, .3 hectares, is located in Les Savaux. The vines in Patou date back to the 1920’s, with some even exceeding 100 years old. Since the 2010 harvest, half of the fruit has been de-stemmed; grapes are pressed with an old-fashioned basket press and aged 2 years in 2 to 7-year-old barrels. The estate’s total annual production is around 300 cases (600 in 2014). The 2014 is old-fashioned Cornas with aromas of ripe blackberry and black cherry with violet, graphite, citrus, earth and spice. The palate is very earthy and mineral with ripe black fruits, really a wine of the soil. This will drink beautifully with grilled meats and will benefit from decanting or a few years of cellaring. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years. DL

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Ferme Saint-Martin 2015 Côtes du Rhône Blanc

Guy and Thomas Jullien make a small quantity of fascinating and delicious white Cotes du Rhône on their organic estate in Suzette, on the slopes of the Dentelles near Beaumes-de-Venise. "Le Blanc" is made from 45% Clairette, 45% Roussanne and 10% Grenache Blanc grown at high altitude on clay/limestone soils, vinified with some skin contact and with minimal SO2. The 2015 shows soft aromas of tangerine, lime flower, almond butter, and anise along with deeper notes of exotic tropical melon. The palate is broad and textured with a melange of fruit reminiscent of white peach, pineapple, mandarin orange, and apricot balanced by a gentle acidity and the most subtle suggestion of tannin. This would be fantastic with rich fish dishes, pork, and poultry of all kinds. Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferraton, Pere et Fils 2013 Crozes-Hermitage Le Grand Courtil

 "Very dark color; the nose is destined for appreciation at a second stage of maturity, since it is strongly oaked and full right now, with a glimmer of black berry fruit within. This is serious Crozes, not the bar drinking school at all. The palate has viscous black fruit, Morello cherry, nice and dark. Oak shows on the late stages, will absorb. High quality here. We are close to Hermitage in style. Has a long, sustained, fresh close. From mid-late 2016. Drink until 2024-25" Drink Rhone

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

Grand Veneur 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines

Origines: Grenache 50%, Mourvedre 30%, Syrah 20%, from 65+ year old vines; aged in new barriques and bottled after a light filtration.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Grand Veneur 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines

Origines: Grenache 50%, Mourvedre 30%, Syrah 20%, from 65+ year old vines; aged in new barriques and bottled after a light filtration.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

Grand Veneur 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape

14.5 hectares of vines. Chateauneuf is Grenache 70%, Syrah 20%, Mourvedre 10%, aged 12 months in barriques, and bottled with a light filtration.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Grand Veneur 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines

Origines: Grenache 50%, Mourvedre 30%, Syrah 20%, from 65+ year old vines; aged in new barriques and bottled after a light filtration.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $54.99

Grand Veneur 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

Grenache 50%, Mourvedre 40%, Syrah 10%, from vines of 40-100 years old; aged in new barriques and bottled after a light filtration.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Gripa 2015 Saint-Joseph Blanc

The Gripa 2015 Saint-Joseph Blanc is 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne from 35 year-old vines. Drink over the next ten years, decanting recommended.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Gripa 2015 Saint-Joseph Le Berceau

The Gripa Saint-Joseph "le Berceau" is from the vineyard called "Saint-Joseph" in Tournon, one of the best sites in the appellation, with the Gripas having a full-south exposure and vines planted mostly in the 1920s. The soils are granite with clay and stones. The fermentation is with 30 to 40% whole clusters, with aging in one to six year-old barrels. This is an outstanding old-vine Saint-Joseph that should ideally be cellared for about 5 years and should drink beautifully for fifteen to twenty years.

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic

Gripa 2015 Saint-Joseph Le Berceau Blanc

The 2015 Gripa "Le Berceau" Blanc is 100% Marsanne frm 60+ year-old vines in the "Saint-Joseph" vineyard above Tournon. 215 cases made, a rare and beautiful wine. "This imposes, and is a kingly wine with its steady assertion of ripe flavour and near red wine structure." (DrinkRhone) Drink over the next fifteen years.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic

Gripa 2015 Saint-Joseph Rouge

The Gripa 2015 Saint-Joseph is from fifteen to sixty-five year-old vines in the "Peygros" vineyard,  above "Saint-Joseph," shared by Gonon and Chapoutier, on granite with thin soils.  The grapes are de-stemmed and the wine ages in a mix of small and large casks, new to eight years of age. This is a more forward wine that will drink beautifully over the next five to eight years.

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Gripa 2015 Saint-Peray Les Pins

Domaine Bernard and Fabrice Gripa is one of the top estates in Saint-Joseph and Saint-Peray, with the whites being particularly stylish and well-made. The Saint-Peray Les Pins is from 30 year-old vines on both granite and limestone soils, 75% Marsanne, 25% Roussanne. Honeyed floral, herbal and citrus aromas, creamy lemon oil, hay and stone.The palate is round and fairly soft with spicy white fruits and lime, but with nice finishing acidity and mineral character. An elegant Rhône white that will drink well over the next 10 years, a great aperitf and a good match with full-flavored fish and pork dishes and mild cheeses.

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 62 in stock
  • $10.99

Habrard, Laurent 2014 Hermitage Blanc Les Rocoules

Laurent Habrard is making superb organic wines in the Northern Rhone and is blessed with a tiny parcel in Hermitage "Les Rocoules," whose vines, 99.9% Marsanne, range from approximately 50 to 100 years old! The wine ages 7 months in 1 to 3 year-old barriques and finishes in vat. The 2014 shows a bright gold color and complex ripe aromas of peach, pear, citrus peel, lime-flower, hazelnut, caramel and stone, really extraordinary. The palate is ripe and round with white and yellow fruits, hay, stone, menthol and citrus, rich and long in the finish. Serve this beautiful wine over the next ten years  with fish or chicken in sauce, goat cheeses and foie gras. DL

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.90

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $189.99

La Vieille Julienne 2000 Châteauneuf du Pape

10 hectares of vines. The Chateauneuf is Grenache 60%, Syrah 15%, Mourvedre 10%, and Counoise 5%, from vines 70-100 years old. Aged in large old barrels and barriques for 12-18 months; bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Mas de Boislauzon 2015 Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages

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 very dark red/black color with lovely aromas of lush blackberry and red currant with dark chocolate, citrus and spice. The palate is ripe and dense with round, lush berry fruits, earth and mineral flavors backed with firm citrusy acids. This will be a big hit this summer with grilled foods and will be even better after decanting or a few years in bottle. DL

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Monardiere 2016 Vacqueyras Le Rosé

This rosé from Vacqueyras is a prime candidate for any summer grill and barbecue. Primarily Grenache (with 30% Cinsault), farmed without chemical products in the vineyard, hand harvested, and fermented with indigenous yeasts. Winemakers Martine and Christian Vache vinify half of the wine for their rosé in the saignée (bleeding) method, taking juice from red grapes after about 10 hours of maceration and fermenting this separately. The other half is a direct press of partially de-stemmed grapes. Once fermented, the two wines are blended and aged on the lees for 6 months before bottling. The result is a wine of a beautiful pale hue that provides kick and crispness, brambly fresh berry fruit, with peach and rose and a touch of spice. Super dry, and satisfyingly refreshing, it's perfect with salads and snacks, and has enough body to stand up to richer, tangier flavors and grilled meats.  Eben Lillie

  • rosé
  • 36 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Mordoree 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine du Bois

With 4.5 hectares in vines, Mordoree is one of the smallest producers in Chateauneuf.  Reine du Bois: Grenache 80%, Mourvedre 10%, Syrah, Counoise, and Vaccarese 10%, from 60+ year old vines; aged 10 months, 60% in tank, the balance in barriques, of which 40% are new. Bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

Oratoire St. Martin 2012 Cairanne Réserve des Seigneurs

This lovely Cairanne is a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah form 35 to 65 year-old vines, farmed organically for many years. Aged in cement vats, no wood. Dense black/red color, deep aromas of black and red fruits with hints of spice, chocolate, licorice and blueberry. The palate is elegant and ripe with cool blackberry fruit, complex and long with firm acidity and juicy fruit in the finish. This is delicious now served a bit cool, best after a few years of aging - an oustanding Cairanne at a very reasonable price!

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Paris, Vincent 2015 Cornas Granit 60

The Paris Cornas "Granit 60" is from 100 year-old vines in "Les Mazards," 65 year-old vines in "Patou" and 24 year-old vines in "Sauman." The grapes are partially de-stemmed then undergo a 2-3 week vinification with wild yeasts. The wine ages in two to ten year-old barrels and is bottled un-filtered. About 400 to 500 cases are produced.

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $59.99

Perrin, Roger 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve de Vieilles Vignes

13.6 hectares of vines. The Reserve des Vieilles Vignes is Grenache 70%, Syrah 15%, Mourvedre 10%, Counoise 5%. Aging is 11-13 months with 80% in partly new barriques, and the rest in large barrels. Bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $49.99

Pierre Andre 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Jacqueline André makes this superb white Chateauneuf-du-Pape from one hectare of vines - 40% Clairette planted in the 1920s, with 30% Bourboulenc, 20% Roussanne and 10% Grenache Blanc. Biodynamic farming, aged in vat, malo blocked. Fabulous aromas of pear and green apple with lemon blossom, stone and dried fruits. Very saline and mineral on the palate with intense flavors of dried pear, apple, hazelnut, anise and stone. very dense and long with firm acidity and mineral flavors in the finish. Terrific wine - delicious now with fish or chicken in sauce and  full flavored cheeses, or cellar, perhaps best 2020 to 2030. DL

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $219.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

Richaud 2014 Cairanne

 The Richaud 2014 Cairanne is a gorgeous wine made from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvedre, partly made with carbonic maceration. The aromas are ripe and vivid with black cherry, red currant and floral notes backed by earth and dark chocolate. The palate shows lush, bright fruit - a beautiful and intense melange of berries lifted by cool acidity and mineral flavors with fabulous length. Three days later the wine is showing beautifully with a bit more spice in the aromas and fabulous minty black fruits on the palate, very long and complex.  Bravo to Marcel Richaud! Serve this lovely wine quite cool with just about anything!

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

Richaud 2014 Cotes du Rhone Terre de Galets (Arrives 6/2)

(Marcel Richaud has been making "natural wine" for over 40 years, since taking over from his father in the 1970s. Organic farming, low yields, hand-harvesting for perfect fruit and fermentations with wild yeasts with little or no sulfur.) From Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Counoise and Mourvedre on gravel, sandy, galet stone covered soils, semi destemmed, 8-10 day vinification - 65% semi carbonic maceration, 35% traditional fermentation, aged in concrete vats 6-12 months, unfined, unfiltered. The 2014s from Richaud are simply outstanding!  The Terre de Galets shows lovely aromas of black cherry and black raspberry with spice and violets. Very supple, fresh palate with black plum, ripe cherry liqueur, citrus and black pepper with smooth tannins and bright acidity. Very long with ripe fruits and citrusy acids lingering in the finish. Lovely wine - serve cool with grilled meats, chicken, fulll-flavored cheeses.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $179.99

Rousset 2014 Saint-Joseph

From a one-half hectare parcel of 60 year-old vines in "Les Rivoires" on the lower slope in Tournon, sandy granite soils. Aged 12 months, 30% foudre, 70% 2 to 5 year-old barrels. This "serious" Saint-Joseph shows lush, bright aromas of blackberry liqueur, with blueberry, violet, citrus, spice and roast meats. The palate is a bit tight and quite elegant with red currant, blackberry and blueberry fruit with firm acidity and mineral flavors. This is an elegant, earthy and well-structured Saint-Joseph that will age beautifully - best probably 2021 to 2030, decant if drinking now.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

Rousset 2014 Crozes-Hermitage

From hillside vineyards in Erome, Gervans and Crozes, mostly granite with some limestone/clay, average age 45 years, aged 30% in foudre, 70% in one to 7 year-old burgundy barrels. This is no "ordinary" Crozes-Hermitage, but a real wine of terroir from great vineyard sites, all on hillsides. The 2014 is aromatically beautiful with complex aromas of red currant, blueberry, violet, musk and citrus. The palate is softer than in the very structured 2013 vintage, showing red and black fruit liqueur lifted by citrusy acids and finishing with nice mineral flavors, floral notes and supple fruit.  This is a very pretty Crozes to drink over the next 5 years, and a great value!

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $17.99

Rousset 2014 Crozes-Hermitage Les Picaudières

Les Picaudières is perhaps the best vineyard in Crozes-Hermitage, formerly owned by Raymond Roure. It's a steep slope of granite terraces, isolated in an oak forest facing due south and protected from the wind. (In the opinion of Livingston-Learmonth in "Wines of the Northern Rhône" wine from Les Picaudières is "certainly better" than many Hermitage from the eastern part of the hill.) The vines range from 20 to 80 years-old. The grapes are hand-harvested and mostly de-stemmed. The wine ages 16 months, 40% in foudre, 60% in burgundy barrels, new to 5 year-old. 2014 is another excellent vintage at Domaine Rousset thanks to the great vineyard and cellar work of Stephane and his father Robert. The 2014 Les Picaudières shows deep pure aromas of blackberry, black cherry and red currant with hints of violets, earth and licorice, a bit riper and more forward than the 2013. The palate is dense and well-structured with black fruits, mint and saline minerals, but soft enough to be absolutely delicious as a young wine. This is a serious wine of terroir - a very elegant Crozes that should be decanted if drunk now, best 2020 to 2030+.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $64.99

Sabon 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve

16 hectares of vines. Prestige is Grenache 60%, Syrah 15%, Mourvedre 10%, and the balance Cinsault, Terret Noir, Vaccarese, and Muscardin, from vines over 90 years old. Aged 65% in large barrels, and 35% in mostly new barriques. Bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

Saladin 2016 Cotes du Rhone Tralala Rose

Domaine Saladin is an organic estate in the southern part of the Cotes du Rhône, and proudly states that their soils and vines have never been treated with herbicides or pesticides. Vinifications are with wild yeasts and minimal SO2 is used. The Tralala Rose is a lovely wine with superb, pure red fruit aromas of raspberry and strawberry. The palate is round but balanced with good acidity and the finish is long with pretty red fruits continuing at the end. A really well-made rose that drinks beautifully now and should improve over the next 12 months. 

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $79.99

Tardieu-Laurent 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

Tardieu-Laurent works with purchased fruit. The Vieilles Vignes is Grenache 80%, and Syrah and Mourvedre 10% each; aged 24 months in partly new barriques, and bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

Texier 2013 CdR St. Julien en St. Alban Domaine Pergaud Vieille Serine

From 70-year-old Syrah vines located on the west bank of the Rhône on granite soils that had been farmed exclusively by a protestant religious order known as D’Arbistes. There has never been a chemical introduced into this vineyard. The wine shows conplex, earthy aromas of blackberry, rose, black pepper and graphite with animal and smoky notes. The palate is dense and sapid with blackberry, prune, citrus and earth with a long finish with black fruit and mineral flavors. This is a bold and earthy Syrah (?) reflecting the granite terroirs and M. Texier's superb farming and natural vinifications.  "The 30 months of aging in 2500 litre foudres have rendered (this) cuvée surprisingly approachable for such a classic vintage. The aging potential is exceptional." - Eric Texier. Decant or open the nightr before if drinking now, best perhaps 2022 - 2030+. DL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Texier 2016 Côtes du Rhône Chat Fou Rosé

100% Cinsault. From old vines in granitic soils of the St-Julien en St-Alban vineyard on the western side of the Rhône River in the Ardèche. Grapes are crushed by foot-treading and fermented with indigenous yeasts. Light pink color, with vibrant aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, rose and citrus peel. The palate is bone dry and refreshing with berry fruits and a hint of peach with citrusy acids in the finish. At 11.5% alcohol, this is a light and lovely rosé for warm weather quaffing...

  • rosé
  • 21 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.49

Usseglio, Pierre 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul

Mon  Aieul is Grenache 95% and Syrah 5% from vines over 80 years old. Aged 14-16 months in concrete, and bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $7.99

  • white
  • 66 in stock
  • $7.99