Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone Chat Fou 2019Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Eric Texier Cotes du Rhone Chat Fou 2019Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Chateau Saint Cosme Côte Rôtie 2019Regular price $99.00 Save $-99.00
On the palate, it reveals a fresh attack followed by an ample, structured, long-lasting finish. The wine unfurls in successive stages and ends with top-quality tannins produced by whole cluster fermentation. It features aromas and flavors of smoked ham, violet, graphite, graphite, and licorice.
Château de Saint Cosme is the leading estate of Gigondas and produces the benchmark wines of the appellation. The property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1490. Louis Barruol took over from his father in 1992 making a dramatic shift to quality and converting to biodynamics in 2010.
Côte-Rôtie is produced from 100% Sérine, an ancient and local variety of Syrah that is markedly different from modern selections. It is more oval, with lots of space in the bunch, resulting in a very aromatic wine. It is sourced from the schist soils of Le Plomb, Besset, La Viallière, and Neve climats. These hillsides are among the steepest in France with an incline as much as 55 degrees. The wine is made with whole cluster fermentation from indigenous yeasts, aged for 12 months in 30% new 228-liter barrels, and bottled without fining or filtration.
Chateau du Trignon Gigondas 2015Regular price $32.00 Save $-32.00
Varietals: Grenache, Syrah
Vinous 92 points - "Deep vivid ruby. Highly perfumed red fruit preserve, incense and baking spice scents show impressive clarity and pick up a smoky mineral element with air. Sappy, sweet and broad in the mouth, offering juicy, spice-tinged raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors and a hint of fruitcake. Closes very long and spicy, displaying excellent focus, well-knit tannins and strong, floral-driven persistence..February/2020"
The wine estate of Chateau du Trignon was acquired in 1895 by Joseph Roux and run by his descendants until 2007, when Pascal Roux, a passionate winemaker, who had kept the quality of the wine at the highest levels, sold the vineyard to another esteemed Rhone Valley winemaker, Jerome Quiot , who also owns and runs Domaine du Vieux Lazaret and Domaine Duclaux in Chateauneuf du Pape and Domaine Houchart in Provence. The wine is made from 150 acres of vines in five villages: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Sablet and Beaumes de Venise.
Domaine de Piaugier Sablet Rouge 2019Regular price $21.00 Save $-21.00
Varietal: Grenache, Syrah
Sophie and Jean Marc Autran farm some of the oldest and most advantageously situated vineyard sites in the Côtes du Rhône Villages area of Sablet, located in the shadows of the Dentelles de Montmirail. This unique 200 million year old, pushed up from the earth, mountainous outcrop laid a limestone base to the soil adding a singular stylistic component to the wines emanating from the surrounding vineyards.
This classic Rhone combination of Grenache and Syrah picked from numerous plots around Sablet is a great representative of this up and coming appellation. Lovely spicy exotic aromas with a hint of liquored cherries introduce you to this mouth-filling and delicate wine which tapers to a long, fine and elegant finish.
Martin Texier - 'Le Preyna' 2020Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Varietal: Cinsault, Grenache
Martin Texier (you may have heard of his father, Eric, the now famous northern Rhône natural wine producer) began making wine in 2014 after a previous life studying economics. After leaving university, he ventured into music (he is an accomplished DJ) and also spent time in New York City learning about the wine trade here (he held internships at both Uva Wines in Brooklyn and Flatiron Wines in Manhattan, as well as the greatest record store in the world, A1 Records). It was after this that he realized that his calling was to follow in his father’s footsteps and return to the vines.
He now has five hectares in and around St.-Julien-en-St.-Alban, planted to classic Rhône varieties, both red and white. There are many different soil types here: clay, limestone, gneiss, schist and granite, making for a wide range of different styles of wine to be made. Martin’s passion is to revive the local traditions of working the natural way, both in the vines and in the cellar (native yeast fermentations, no sulfur). The results he has been getting this early in his career are a clear testament to his skills.
Wine Notes: Le Preyna is the name of an old parcel planted with 75% cinsault and 25% grenache in deep granitic soils. The grapes are pressed and fermented separately in concrete tanks and blended before bottling. This is a typical, light-bodied, everyday wine local to the region.
Domaine du Gour de Chaule Tradition Gigondas 2017Regular price $37.00 Save $-37.00
Varietal: Grenache 80%, Syrah 10%, and Mour- vèdre 10%
This wine, the domaine's standard-bearer, is sturdy, braced with sweet, dusty tannins, and is intensely aromatic with notes of crushed white pepper, oriental spices and game. Raised with no new oak and picked while its grapes still carry refreshing levels of acidity, it is a reminder of the greatness that this village's wines have achieved since the Romans first founded Jocunditas, today's Gigondas.
Domaine de Durban Beaumes-De-Venise Rouge 2018 750mlRegular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Varietal: 70% Grenache 25% Syrah 5% Mourvèdre
A big wine that seems light as a feather? A luscious mouthful and after the feathery part, a tannin kicks in. This red Rhône has wild strawberry in its pretty fruit bouquet and dried thyme as the aftertaste subsides.
At the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail the Domaine de Durban seems to blessed by the gods. Located on a plateau of a hill overlooking the village of Beaumes de Venise, the Domaine de Durban backed by a pine forest, looks at the vineyard and offers a breathtaking panorama. It is in an exceptional setting that the Leydier family pays full attention to the production of its various wines.
On the Durban label there is a coat of arms with three “Ts.” This is the official coat of arms of the village of Beaumes-de-Venise. The modern day city was originally three villages (Aubune, Beaumes, and Saint Véran). The “T” is a tau which is also an old form of the cross. The three taus, or crosses, are for the protectors of the three villages, Sainte Anne, Saint Roch, and Saint Sébastian.
Hervé Souhaut Romaneaux-Destezet Syrah 2019Regular price $43.00 Save $-43.00
Varietal: 100% Syrah—30 year-old vines
Violets, bacon fat and black cherry all interplay on the nose. Deep black cherry and juicy plum flavors meshed with candied violets and cool strawberry flavors on the palate. The moderate tannins highlight the fruity components on the finish.
Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a very long maceration at a low temperature—without destemming. The wine is fermented in wooden tanks and aged on fine lees in second-hand oak casks for eight months. The wine is bottled without filtration. The wine has a total SO2 of only 25mg/L.
Hervé Souhaut created Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet in 1993. Hervé works 5-hectares of old and ancient vines—between 50 to 100 years old. He is very fortunate to own two vineyards in the Rhône Valley just opposite the storied hills of Hermitage in Saint Joseph. This region is widely recognized as being one of the finest areas for wine production on the planet; thanks in part to its elevation, ancient vineyard sites, and southeastern and southern exposures. The domaine is located further into the hills of the Northern Ardeche in the tiny town of Arlebosc, about a 30-minute drive, winding through the hills from St Joseph. The winery is underneath the 16th century “les romaneaux” fortified farm and sits in the middle of the vines that make up the Souteronne, Syrah, and white cuvées.
Kermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone 2019Regular price $14.00 Save $-14.00
J.L Chave Mon Coeur Rouge 2018Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Rene Rostaing Les Lezardes Rouge 2018Regular price $49.00 Save $-49.00
Zazou 2012 MinervoisRegular price $18.00 Save $-18.00
Richaud Bulbille Cotes Du Rhone 2019Regular price $19.00 Save $-19.00
Confidence Eloquent Gsm 2013Regular price $16.00 Save $-16.00
Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre“Fruity scents of cherry, cranberry, red currant and plum are hit with good doses of menthol and licorice on the nose of this Rhône-style blend. The medium tannins are fine yet fleeting, lending only a subtle structure to the direct plum and cherry flavors.” LAUREN BUZZEO Wine Enthusiast
Vins De Vienne C-D-R 2014 CranillesRegular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
St. Roch Chimeres 2013 GrenacheRegular price $19.00 Save $-19.00