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Rhone

It is in the north of the Rhone Valley, around Vienna, that was born the first great French wine, or rather Welsh, the allobrigicum, well known to the Romans. 2000 years later, these same granite hillsides still offer the country some of its greatest wines: Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Condrieu, Cornas. In this part of the valley, sometimes steep slopes, Syrah reigns supreme and produces intense red wines, structured that defy time. The white wines come from the viognier (Condrieu) or from an assemblage of marsanne and roussanne. Beyond Montélimar, the Rhone Valley is expanding and we are entering the Mediterranean world. The omnipresent vine extends on terraces and hillsides on both banks of the river. Syrah gives way to Grenache Noir which reaches under a generous sun a full maturity. Often assembled, it is the charm of the great wines of the South of the Rhone Valley through its wines (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas ...) and its regional appellations. The region also produces rosés of character (Tavel), sweet and fragrant whites and some rare mutated wines (Rasteau and Beaumes-de-Venise).

  • Andezon, Cotes Du Rhone, 2016

    91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate   "Long-time American readers should already know this wine, as it has been a staple in the Eric Solomon portfolio for more than a decade. The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Andezon is 100% Syrah, aged entirely in...

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    Andre Brunel, Cotes du Rhone 2016

    Vinous Reverie NotesThe Grenache expresses exuberance of red fruit roundness and of tannins. The Syrah and the Cinsault bring structure and elegance. Maceration takes place over 20 to 30 days. With rack-and-return and punching-down of the cap daily...

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  • Antonin, CdR Villages Plan de Dieu 2016

    91 points Jeb Dunnuck"...the 2016 Côtes du Rhône should be sought out by savvy buyers. Ripe, rounded, and incredibly sexy, with lots of kirsch and blackberry fruits, garrigue, and mineral notes, it has impeccable balance as well as...

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  • Chateau d'Aqueria, Tavel Rose 2018

    Chateau d'Aqueria, Tavel Rose 2018

    93 Points Wine EnthusiastThis medium-bodied, dry rosé offers intensely fresh, concentrated strawberry, raspberry and watermelon flavors. It’s juicy yet invigorating and mineral. A blend of Grenache, Clairette, Cinsault and Mourvèdre,...

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  • Clos Des Papes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    Clos Des Papes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    100 points Jeb Dunnuck"Another perfect wine from this brilliant estate is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which matches the otherworldly 2007. A classic blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah brought up all in old foudre, this...

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  • Rasteau Landscape

    Colliere La Fontaine 2013

    92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate“Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre, from 40- to 70-year-old vines, the 2013 Rasteau La Fontaine is a gorgeous effort that has classic Rasteau richness and depth, yet also shows a seamless, elegant and...

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  • DOMAINE ALARY, Cairanne "La Brunote" 2016

    90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "All grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted both in the field and on arrival at the vineyard. Maceration and fermentation takes place in temperature controlled steel tanks over 18-25 days with 2...

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  • Plowing the land

    Domaine Courbis, St-Joseph Les Royes 2016

    94 points Jeb Dunnuck"From a terrific vineyard on the southern side of Saint Joseph, the 2016 Saint Joseph Les Royes offers more finesse and elegance, with awesome notes of cassis, crushed violets, pepper, and spring flowers. Showing terrific minerality...

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  • Domaine de Fondreche, Persia 2015

    92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The Syrah-dominated cuvee is the 2015 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee Persia (there’s always a splash of Mourvèdre). Aged in foudre, its saturated purple color is followed by terrific notes of blackberries,...

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  • Domaine de Fondreche, Ventoux Rouge 2015

    91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate"The 2015 Cotes du Ventoux is a straight up great value. Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre, aged in one-third each concrete eggs, foudre and barrels, its saturated purple color is followed...

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  • Domaine de Fondreche, Ventoux Rouge 2016

    93 points Jeb Dunnuck "Moving to the classic cuvee of the estate, the 2016 Ventoux Domaine checks in as 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre that will spend 18 months in a mix of stainless steel and tank. It offers a beautifully complex...

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    La Cabotte, Garance 2015

     John Livingstone-Learmonth  "Plum red robe. This has a discreet but involving bouquet, a lissom air of black berry fruit with rosemary, sweet herbs, cooked Victoria plum fruit. It’s a spicy start. It is fresh, salted on the palate,...

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  • Mautens, Gourt de Mautens Rouge 2011

    93 points Robert Parker'S Wine Advocate"A rock star 2011, Bressy's 2011 IGP Vaucluse is made from 70% Grenache and the balance Carignan, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise, Cinsault, Black Vaccarese and Terret, all from Rasteau. Aged 12 months in demi-muid and...

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  • Garrigue

    Roche Cairanne 2014

    Jancis Robinson“A Tank sample. 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah with average age of more than 50 years. A small portion is oak aged. Dark blackish crimson. Intense and well balanced - and fully ripe. Rich and spicy with very fine tannins. Very...

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