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Banneret CdP Magnum 2013 (#2-21)
$0.00

The spicy nose that is characteristic of Banneret is certainly present.  A nose of figs, spices and maybe mesquite (?) gives way to a mouthful of raspberry, red currant and fruitcake.  A long, rich finish teases with tobacco and chestnut notes.  This wine will still be excellent fifteen years from now.

Grapes: All thirteen grapes of the appellation included in the blend.


Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine du Banneret
Banneret Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge 2013 (#2-20)
$45.00

The spicy nose that is characteristic of Banneret is certainly present.  A nose of figs, spices and maybe mesquite (?) gives way to a mouthful of raspberry, red currant and fruitcake.  A long, rich finish teases with tobacco and chestnut notes.  This wine will still be excellent fifteen years from now.

Grapes: All thirteen grapes of the appellation included in the blend.

Pairings: Salmon, tuna, duck, red meats, elegant pastas 

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine du Banneret
Bichon Cassignols 'Grand Reserve' Rouge 2012 (#32-21)
$23.00
An excellent harmony of Merlot and Cabernet, full of red fruits and minerality. This wine is an excellent example of the Graves region and slightly fresher than the 2005 vintage. Barrel-aged in old oak, there are smoky notes in the wine along with a hint of vanilla. It will match well with red meats and as a post-dinner toasting wine. 
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Bichon Cassignols
Bichon Cassignols Graves Rouge 2010 (#32-15)
$17.00

The nose on this wine if full of blackberry and plum.  In the mouth there are additional notes of red fruits coupled with a very long finish.

Grapes:  55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon

Pairings:  Roasted or grilled red meats and game.

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Bichon Cassignols
Bichon Cassignols 'Petit Bichon' Graves Rouge 2014 (#32-19)
$16.00
A simple and generous Bordeaux, the blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon will please most palates. With notes of cherries and prunes, it will match well with many varieties of cheese and also with charcuterie.
Grapes: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Pairings: Grilled meats, cheeses and cold meats
Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Bichon Cassignols
Canorgue AOC Rosé 2015 (#7-52)
$15.70

This wine is a very pale salmon color.  It tastes of strawberries and raspberries without the accompanying sweetness of the fruit.  The finish reminds one of mandarin orange.  This is a rosé full of finesse, freshness and balance.

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre

Pairings: Seafood, white meats, spicy Latin and Thai foods and holiday dinners.

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau La Canorgue
Canorgue Coin Perdu 2014 (#7-51)
$27.00

3This medium-bodied red carries notes of black fruits, cooked cherries and spices on the nose.  It has depth, body and flavor with silky tannins offering a lengthy finish.   'Coin Perdu' is a good example of what can be done at Chateau la Canorgue.  This is the wine that was featured in the book by Peter Mayle and the film starring Russell Crowe.

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah blend with a dose of old Carignan 

Pairings: Hamburgers, steak, roast, pastas, cheeses, artisian meats, some pizzas

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau La Canorgue
Canorgue Rouge 2014 (#7-50)
$0.00

The classic Canorgue blend of Syrah, Grenache & Carignan is a vintage noted for its finesse.  There are notes of spices and red fruits in the mouth and soft tannins on the finish.  Fresh and ready to drink now, this wine may also be cellared for a number of years.

Grapes:  Syrah, Grenache & Carignan

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau La Canorgue
Chablis 375 2014 (#50-12)
$0.00

This Chablis shows a nice brilliant golden color, while its nose is floral with a hint of white fruit (apple, pear). According to the vintage, its gustatory attack can express mineral and citrus notes, balanced by its roundness and fineness.

Grape: Chardonnay 100%

Pairings: As an aperitif or with oysters or smoked salmon.

Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Louis Moreau
Château de Bellevue Morgon 2013 (#52-5)
$0.00
New Wine Notes to Follow
Region: Beaujolais Vineyard:  Héritiers Jean Loron
Château du Fraudat '10 (#65-2)
$0.00

This wine can be opened now or saved for 5 years. This wine with an intense dark red color is very expressive , open and complex with notes of vanilla and roasted aromas.   The oaky taste is quite marked but with aromas of red fruit and prunes.  It has a long finish.

Grapes: Merlot : 50 % Cabernet-sauvignon : 40 % Cabernet franc : 10 %

Region: Buzet Vineyard:  Château du Frandat
Château Haut-Queyran (#61-1)
$0.00

Notes of wild strawberries and a touch of spice.  The wine is well-defined in the mouth and exhibits excellent fruit.  The finish is lengthy.  When young, this wine benefits from decanting before serving.  

Grapes: 60% Cabernet, 40% Merlot

Pairing:  Excellent with hard cheeses and grilled meats

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Haut-Queyran
Château Mangot Grand Cru (#59-3)
$0.00

Generous and elegant -Proud representation of the appellation and the clay-limestone terroir where it was produced

80% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Mangot
Côtes du Rhône '15 (#64-2)
$0.00

Purple/ruby in color, the nose bursts with red fruit and a hint of darker fruits.  A full-bodied red, well-structured with a spicy finish.

Grapes: 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Tourbillon
Cuvée Fazioli Rouge 2012 (#41-9)
$29.50

Powerful, complex nose with intense aromas of dark berries and cherry with generous palate of red and black fruits and a long spicy finish.

Grapes: Syrah with Cabernet Sauvignon

Pairing:Game, Steak or lamb

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Château La Mascaronne
Cuvée L’Excellence 2011 (#46-3)
$28.00

Deep, young red with pleasant nose of ripe red fruits followed by spice notes. On the palate, wonderful fullness, velvety tannins and expressive fruit. Great to drink now, but can also age for a few years. The wine was matured in 100% new oak barrels for 12 months.

Grapes: 50% Cabernet, 50% Merlot

Pairings: meats, strong cheeses and chocolate

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Le Breuil Renaissance
Cuvée Pierre le Grand 2013(#53-10)
$17.00

From its terraced hillside vineyards, this beautiful garnet red wine with scents of blackberry and woodland floors will delight you with its elegant red-fruity aroma and the smoothness of its tannins that caress the palate. 

Grapes: 80% Malbec, 20% Merlot

Pairings:red meat, stewed or grilled, or with lighter, slightly spicy fare.

Region: Cahors Vineyard:  Château Eugénie
Cuvée Prestige Rouge 2013 (#7-54)
$22.66

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah blended and aged for 10 months in old oak barrels give this wine the stature and elegance of a top of the line effort.  A richness of aromas and flavors of cocoa, coffee and black fruits as well as soft tannins on the finish all combine to make this a special treat.

Grapes:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah

Pairings:  Roasted or grilled red meats, game

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau La Canorgue
Cuvée Réservée de l'Aïeul 2013 (#53-11)
$0.00

This wine comes from the oldest vineyard of the domain. It was planted by our grandfather, hence the name "aïeul", the traditional word for grandfather. His passion is evident in this typical, authentic Cahors.

You will be intrigued by the richness and strength of its flavor, it’s dense dark garnet red color, expressive intense nose with ripe red fruit aroma, slightly with a woodland floor and mushrooms in the background. The generosity of its tannins, and it’s lovely balance between smoothness and richness is very harmonious on the palate with an outstanding length.

Grapes 85-90% Malbec, 10-15% Tannat

Pairings: leg of lamb, venison stew or other game, dishes in sauce or strong, hearty cheese

Region: Cahors Vineyard:  Château Eugénie
Domaine de la Vielle Église Juliénas 2013 (#52-6)
$0.00

This estate belongs to Paul Loron's heirs. The 14 hectares of plots are situated in the best areas of the appellation: les Poupets, les Mouilles, les Gonnards. Manual harvesting of grape clusters, respecting the integrity of the grape and a maceration period of 6 to 10 days. An intense ruby red wine with purple tints, it has a fruity and floral bouquet: strawberries, cherries, red currants, small berry fruits and peonies.

Grapes: 100% Gamay

Pairing: red meats, game and cheese.

Region: Beaujolais Vineyard:  Héritiers Jean Loron
Domaine du Moulin Chiroubles 2014 (#52-4)
$0.00

The 4.5 hectare Moulin estate can be found in the centre of the village of Chiroubles. Perched up high, Chiroubles is the highest wine in terms of altitude. manual harvesting of grape clusters, respecting the integrity of the grape and a maceration period of 6 to 10 days. This wine is a sparkling red, liberating the perfume of red fruits blended with the floral aromas of peony, lily of the valley. Fine and fruity, it is one of the most typical Beaujolais wines. It is best drunk young as it is not a wine that ages well.

Grapes: 100% Gamay

Pairing:charcuterie and starters.

Region: Beaujolais Vineyard:  Héritiers Jean Loron
Domaine Mucyn Colllines Rhodaniennes Rouge 2014 (#22-14)
$13.00

Deep purple in color, there is an intense fruity nose hinting at red currant and blackcurrant.  On the palate, the tannins are very delicate offering a pleasant and spicy finish.  Unfined, unfiltered and harvested by hand, this is a concentrated and elegant wine

Grapes:  60% Syrah, 40% Gamay

Pairings:  Barbecued or grilled meats, pizza, soft cheeses.

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Mucyn
Font-Sane Côtes du Ventoux Rouge 2013 (#10-33)
$13.00

Beautiful purple color, intense, with violet highlights. The nose is rich and intense underlined by hints of black fruit, blackberry, violet and pepper. The palate is elegant with subtle fruity aromas, freshness and flesh, and a nice long finish.

Grapes: 70% Grenache ; 30% Syrah

Pairings: white and red meats, cooked meats, barbecue, cheese

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine de Font Sane
Font-Sane Gigondas Terrasses des Dentelles Rouge 2011 (#10-32)
$39.00

The Terrasses ‘11 has an earthy nose full of dark berries and plums but needs decanting to open fully. A very complex wine with tannins and acidity in ample measure and well-balanced. A wine for right now or for 10 years from now.

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

Pairings: Filet, ribeye or sirloin strip 

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine de Font Sane
Grains de Plaisir '15 (#27-20)
$0.00

New Wine -Notes to Follow

Grapes:  50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon



Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Julien Masquin
Gueissard Bandol Rouge 2012 (#43-13)
$25.00

A deep purple red hue with aromas of red fruit and wild herbs scents. On the palate, fruit spices, chocolate and tobacco supported by elegant tannins.  Wine Spectator gives this great wine 92/100 points.

Grapes: 70% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache, 15% Cinsault

Pairings: Roasted red meats, game, dark chocolate, cheeses

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Domaine Gueissard
Gueissard Cuvée G Rouge 2013 (43-17)
$16.75

Deep red color with a violet glimmer. Scents of spice mixed with red fruits. The taste reflects the fragrance: powerful, structured, full, and long-lasting in the mouth, with rich, aromatic intensity.

Grapes: Syrah 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%

Pairings: Roast rib of beef; a stew of boar or other game; strong cheese; dark chocolate.

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Domaine Gueissard
Haute Collection '13 (#53-9)
$0.00

Coming from a rigorous selection and a very careful preparation , 100 % Malbec wine that is the “Haute Couture” of Château Eugénie . The complexity and richness of its flavors will seduce you. Early in the mouth, the silkiness delights your taste buds , and the intensity and the volume of its material will delight your palate. You will be fascinated by its exceptional length. Do not hesitate to decant for it to fully express itself.Aged in Oak for 18 months.

Grape: 100% Malbec

Region: Cahors Vineyard:  Château Eugénie
Jourdan 3 Quartiers '11 (#57-3)
$0.00

The bright purple-red color opens with a delicate, elegant nose that mingles fragrances of dark and matured fruits. The first mouthful is well-rounded, well balanced with a meaty body and fine-grained tannins. Fruity and slightly woody aromas linger in a fresh slightly spicy finish.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc

Region: Loire Valley Vineyard:  Jourdan & Pichard
Jourdan Echo de la Chapelle '12 (#57-1)
$0.00

Bright purple color opens with an elegant nose of fresh red ripe fruit.  The initial mouthful brings lots of freshness; with a  balanced meaty body.  The tannins are well-integrated and convey dark fruit aromas.  The lingering sweet finish is quite enjoyable.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc

Region: Loire Valley Vineyard:  Jourdan & Pichard
Jourdan Mystère '13 (#57-2)
$0.00

Bright purple colour opens with an elegant nose of fresh red ripe fruit. The initial mouthful brings lots of freshness; with a balanced, meaty body. Te tannins are well-integrated and convey dark fruit aromas. The lingering sweet finish is quite enjoyable.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc

Region: Loire Valley Vineyard:  Jourdan & Pichard
Les Vaillons 1er Cru 375 2013 (#50-13)
$0.00

This Premier Cru wines are very generous, fleshy, and lively. Its very poor terroir composed by clay and calcareous marls reveals its minerality and vivacity, so typical from the Chablis appellation, offset by an aromas concentration due to the old vines that give to the wines roundness and richness.

Grape: Chardonnay 100%

Pairings: Grilled lobster with a white butter sauce or a risotto with Burgundy truffles.

Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Louis Moreau
Marchand Hautes Côte de Nuits Pinot Noir 2015 (#49-19)
$24.00

The color varies from cherry-red to ruby flecked with violet.  The aromas are of small red fruits, black currant and raspberry with spicy nuances.  Their good tannin-balance and robust flavor make them easy to drink, fruity, round and strongly reminiscent of their terroir

Grape: Pinot Noir

Pairings: with such meats as rabbit, lamb or duck.  It can stand salted mildly spiced dishes

Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Jean-Philippe Marchand
Marchand Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru '10 (#49-14)
$61.00

An intense crimson color with a hint of purple.  Roses and licorice on the nose with additional aromas of cherry & strawberry. Strong, chewy and full-bodied it has good balance and structure with a long finish.

Grape: Pinot Noir 100%

Pairings: Full-flavored meats such as lamb, ribeye steak, breast of duck.  Goes well with soft-centered cheeses.

Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Jean-Philippe Marchand
Marchand Savigny-les-Beaune 2015 (#49-18)
$31.85

This wine is intense in color, has an elegant bouquet and is powerful. It’s marked by dominant cherry, black currant, raspberry, strawberry and moving towards the undergrowth after a few years.  Due to discreet tannins, low acid this wine has a felling of a feminine image.

Grape: Pinot Noir 100%

Pairings: Beef, cooked goose foie gras, fowl and poultry and some cheeses.

Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Jean-Philippe Marchand
Marchand Vosne-Romanée V.V. '12 (#49-17)
$68.80

Just north of Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne Romanée produces only elegant red wines. The smooth richness of this wine is balanced with a subtle amount of tannin and acidity. Fjull in the mouth with a lengthy finish, the nose is suggestive of cherries, strawberries and the mustiness of the forest.

Grape: Pinot Noir 100%

Pairings: Excellent with roasted red meats, game, coq au vin and aromatic cheeses.

Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Jean-Philippe Marchand
Masquin CdR Humeur Rouge 2014 (#27-17)
$14.00

We have 60% of Grenache and 40%of syrah, we produce around 30hl/ha (very small for CDR the average is around 45hl/ha…)

Only old vines (around 60years old) and Grenache are planted on a stony soil same as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, while Syrah are planted on a sandy soil for more softness and fruit. After alcoholic fermentation we put the wine during 4-6 month in big barrel named “Foudre” in French (60Hl).

Grapes: Grenache (60%), Syrah (40%)

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Julien Masquin
Masquin Montplaisir Rouge 2013 (#27-19)
$32.00

This 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Montplaisir” is a rich and full wine with great upside as well as aging ability.  It is a blend of grapes from the famed sector known as La Crau.  It boasts a dense ruby/purple/plum color along with chewy kirsch, garrigue, pepper and lavender characteristics, medium to full body, excellent power and concentration and light to moderate tannins that should resolve in 1-3 years. This wine will drink nicely for 10-12 years.

Grapes: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre 

Pairing: Roast, steaks, or lamb

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Julien Masquin
Montrose Salamandre '13 (#33-6)
$20.50

Deep red in color with purple glints. Complex nose of red fruits, blueberries, blackcurrant, thyme, mint. A rich wine with elegant tannins and a lingering finish. Drink within five to seven years.

Pairing:  Enjoy it with red meat, game, cheeses or simply on its own.

Region: Languedoc Vineyard:  Domaine Montrose
Père Caboche Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge 2012 (#21-33)
$34.00
Père Caboche Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge is a fine wine, well balanced with elegant tannins and intriguing fruits. It can be drunk young in order to savour the perfumes of red fruit (black currants, blackberries, red currants), or you can age it for 5 to 15 years, while appreciating the development of aromas of spice and leather.
Grapes: All 13 authorized grape varieties are in this wine.
Pairings: Anything from cheeses to steaks
Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine du Père Caboche
Pibarnon Rouge '12 (#58-10)
$0.00

In 2011, a big part of the harvest was been vinified with complete grapes. The maturity and the concentration were very good, so it was just necessary to wait for the extraction. Aging in big oak vat from Burgundy and Austria. The origin and age of each barrels are choosen to keep our differents vines. This wine is very expressive and "explosive”, with a lot of red and black fruits, a nice spice, but without hardness. In

Bottles since the summer of 2013, he gives a lot of seduction, with many density, softness, but always with this famous Mourvedre's character!

Grapes: 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Château de Pibarnon
Pibarnon Rouge 375 '11 (#58-3)
$0.00

In 2011, a big part of the harvest was been vinified with complete grapes. The maturity and the concentration were very good, so it was just necessary to wait for the extraction. Aging in big oak vat from Burgundy and Austria. The origin and age of each barrels are choosen to keep our differents vines. This wine is very expressive and "explosive”, with a lot of red and black fruits, a nice spice, but without hardness. In

Bottles since the summer of 2013, he gives a lot of seduction, with many density, softness, but always with this famous Mourvedre's character!

Grapes: 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Château de Pibarnon
Pibarnon Rouge Magnum '12 (#58-11)
$0.00

In 2011, a big part of the harvest was been vinified with complete grapes. The maturity and the concentration were very good, so it was just necessary to wait for the extraction. Aging in big oak vat from Burgundy and Austria. The origin and age of each barrels are choosen to keep our differents vines. This wine is very expressive and "explosive”, with a lot of red and black fruits, a nice spice, but without hardness. In

Bottles since the summer of 2013, he gives a lot of seduction, with many density, softness, but always with this famous Mourvedre's character!

Grapes: 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Château de Pibarnon
Quintessence 2009 (#59-1)
$0.00

Complexity meets finesse. Created in 1996 through a plot selection process.

Grown on old, ungrafted vines

Grapes:100% Merlot 

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Mangot
Rabasse-Charavin Cairanne 500 ml 2010 (#12-33)
$18.00

This wine is all about finesse, sweet fruit and elegance.  It is a blend of old Grenache (40-70 year old vines), Syrah (20-30 years old vines), Cinsault (15-20 year old vines) and Counoise (30 year old vines).  The Syrah adds a gorgeous perfume and a silky texture.  The vines grow on south-facing hillsides.  This wine will age well for 8 to 10 years.

Grapes: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 10% Counoise

Pairings: White meat dishes like chicken, veal and pork, Aged Cheeses

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Rabasse Charavin
Restanques 2012 (#58-7)
$0.00

The grapes are put into tanks by gravity, without using any pumps, in order to keep the grapes intact. Traditional vinification is in stainless steel tanks, with total de-stemming and daily punching over of the cap for better extraction of aroma and fine tannins from the grape skins. Long fermentation (25 days) with ageing for 18 months. One part goes into large new oak casks from the "massif central” in France and Austria (Stockinger), and another part goes into small oak barrels. Bottled in July 2014.

Grapes:  Mourvèdre 70%, Grenache 30%

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Château de Pibarnon
Romanin Mâcon-Solutré 2015 (#48-8)
$15.75

Mâcon Solutré Pouilly wine comes from Solutré Pouilly village. Vines are young, about 7-8 years old and are protected by stones and rocks. Young vines grown on clay soil helps express a fresh, crisp and fragrant wine. The nose is friuty, floral, with notes of almond. The palate displays abundant citrus and grapefruit flavors with hints of mineral. Ready to drink now! 

Grape: Chardonnay 100%

Pairings: Seafood, grilled or creamy fish, white meats 

Region: Pouilly Fuissé Vineyard:  Domaine Romanin
Rouge-Bleu Cotes du Rhone Mistral 2013 (#15-30)
$21.00

Complex nose of jammy black fruits and white chocolate.  Round and powerful mouth; well balanced with the mature tannins and acidity brought by the stems. Very nice finish evolving to cacao and roasted notes.  Open and/or decant a couple of hours before enjoying !  The 2009 Mistral won Gold Medal and Reserve Class Champion at the 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition.  

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Roussanne


Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Rouge-Bleu
Rouge-Bleu Cotes du Rhone Mistral Magnum 2012 (#15-31)
$42.25

Complex nose of jammy black fruits and white chocolate.  Round and powerful mouth; well balanced with the mature tannins and acidity brought by the stems. Very nice finish evolving to cacao and roasted notes.  Open and/or decant a couple of hours before enjoying !  The 2009 Mistral won Gold Medal and Reserve Class Champion at the 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition.  

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Roussanne


Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Rouge-Bleu
Rouge-Bleu Premiere Cuvée Lunatique 2012 (#15-28)
$42.00

The story and the name of this wine come from this tiny rocky block located inside a prehistoric river bed. This parcel is the last harvested and definitely the most qualitative even if located officially in a "Vin de Table" area.   Winemaking took place in small porous concrete tanks in order to respect “terroir” diversity and allow air exchange during the fermentation, eventually permitting life and expressions of aromas.  Lunatique comes from naturally farmed 77 year old Grenache vines.  The wine achieved great balance of acidity, tannins and alcohol.  This natural fine wine is complex and rich with hints of blackberry, anise and kirsch.  

Grapes:  100% Grenache

Pairings:  Meats in sauce, truffle dishes, mature cheeses or chocolate desserts

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Rouge-Bleu
Rouge-Bleu Vin de Pays de Mediterranee "Dentelle" Rouge 2012 (#15-27)
$14.50

An expertly made wine, blending 58 year-old Carignan and Grenache vines.  Devoted to organic and biodynamic methods of growth and fermentation, Jean-Marc Espinasse has created a memorable and versatile wine.  'Dentelle' is an exquisite medium-bodied red with flavors of dark fruit, cooked cherries and elegant spices. Drinking well now.

Grapes: 60% Carignan, 40% Grenache

Pairings: Red meats, white meats, salads, cheeses and desserts

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Rouge-Bleu
Saint- Saturnin 1986 (#51-2)
$85.00

From tank. Dark and bright with a vibrant yellowing rusty rim. This has been kept, with minimal sulphur, exposed to cold and heat over the years, in a 2,000-litre tank under a roof outside. ‘As long as the tank is full,’ says Tramier, ‘it’s just like a big bottle.’ Lovely stuff, much livelier than most bottled 1975s! Only very slightly aged, just drying a little bit on the end but with great intensity on the mid palate.

Grapes: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Caabernet Franc 5%

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Saint-Saturnin
Saint-Saturnin 1990 (#51-5)
$0.00

From tank. Dark and bright with a vibrant yellowing rusty rim. This has been kept, with minimal sulphur, exposed to cold and heat over the years, in a 2,000-litre tank under a roof outside. ‘As long as the tank is full,’ says Tramier, ‘it’s just like a big bottle.’ Lovely stuff, much livelier than most bottled 1975s! Only very slightly aged, just drying a little bit on the end but with great intensity on the mid palate.

Grapes: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Caabernet Franc 5%

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Saint-Saturnin
Saint-Saturnin 2000 (#51-3)
$0.00

From tank. Dark and bright with a vibrant yellowing rusty rim. This has been kept, with minimal sulphur, exposed to cold and heat over the years, in a 2,000-litre tank under a roof outside. ‘As long as the tank is full,’ says Tramier, ‘it’s just like a big bottle.’ Lovely stuff, much livelier than most bottled 1975s! Only very slightly aged, just drying a little bit on the end but with great intensity on the mid palate.

Grapes: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Caabernet Franc 5%

Pairings: Anything

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Saint-Saturnin
Sergent Madiran 2012 (#62-1)
$0.00

This Cuvée Madiran served at 61 °F  goes very well with the Gascon cuisine and red meats. Its woody notes highlight the game and cheeses from the Pyrenees ... It is a wine that can be enjoyed now and can also age a decade. Aged in oak for 12 months.

Grapes: 100% Tannat

Region: Languedoc Vineyard:  Domaine Sergent
Titien Rouge 2012 (#20-22)
$24.50

An explosion of spiced aromas : black cherry, redcurrant and violet. The full-bodied, silky mouth reveals a well-structured and powerful wine. Persistent aromatic finish of cherries, mild spices and cocoa

Grapes: Syrah 67%, Cabernet 33% 

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau Margüi
Todeschini 2010 (#59-4)
$0.00

An iron fist in a velvet glove…

Latest in the collection, this powerful wine offers great contrast.

Full vinification in new barrels

Long maturing – 15 to 18 months – in new barrels

Grapes: 40% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Mangot
Valentines Côtes de Provence 2012 Rouge (#16-42)
$22.50

A very complex wine -- hints of pepper, spices, a little licorice, mint and violets on the nose.  Well-balanced and rich, it has a long finish and is an excellent example of red wines from the region.  Grapes are equally balanced between Grenache, Syrah, Mourvédre, Cabernet Sauvignon and 70-year old vines of Carignan.  Will cellar for 7-10 years.

Grapes:  Grenache, Syrah, Mourvédre, Cabernet Sauvignon and 70-year old vines of Carignan

Pairings:  Game, roasted meats 

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau Les Valentines
Valentines Côtes de Provence Bagnard 2010 (16-37)
$36.00

Bagnard is the top red cuvée of Château Les Valentines red wines. The blend comes from a selection of old vines and is aged from 12 to 18 months in demi-muids (600 liters barrels). Cool coastal breezes which help to moderate the hot summers contribute to the lovely fruit flavors and palate cleansing acidity that this wine has to offer.  Fullbodied and complex concentrated black and red fruity wine; hints of cacao, espresso and cake. A hearty red that will be the perfect winter warmer. The nose is powerful and complex : The mouth is spicy, velvety and explosive.

Grapes: Mourvedre (33%), Syrah (33%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (33%)

Pairings: Enjoy with grilled and stewed beef, roasted chicken.

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau Les Valentines
Valentines Côtes de Provence La Gourmande 2011 (16-33)
$31.50

We elaborate this special cuvée only when the time is right to harvest our oldest  Syrah grapes, slightly overmatured. The production is limited and reservations are posted long in advance. The terroir is mica-schist, vinification lasts 3 to 4 weeks with punching the cap. Then La Gourmande cuvée is aged during 12 months in french oak barrels. The robe is dense with hints of violette. The nose develops aromas of red and black fruit, cherry, chocolate and leather. The maturity of tannins, the musky touch of clove, mint and violet reveal an incredible wine.  The finish is long and complex.

Grape: Syrah (90%), Grenache (10%)

Pairings: Enjoy with grilled beef, yakitori, lamb stews, cheeses.

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau Les Valentines
Valentines Côtes de Provence La Punition 2014 (16-35)
$23.00

Over 3000 hours of sunlight during the growing season ripens this highly sought after red, coming from world class terroir, mostly crafted from one single grape variety.  Carignan is one of the oldest cepage grown in Provence. It provides cherry peppered and fruity authentic red wines.The delicate aromas of garrigue (Provence scrubland) leap from the glass and displays a lovely roasted provencal herbs nose as well as supple and mouth coating : Full rich flavors of berry, cassis and blackberry.

Grape: Carignan (100%)

Pairings: Enjoy with grilled and stewed beef, roasted chicken, season mushrooms, chinese food.

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau Les Valentines
Vordy-Mayrannes Cuvée 'Alice' Rouge 2011 (#18-33)
$20.00

“Alice” is a blend of Mourvédre, Grenache & Syrah.  An elegant wine with a sense of cherries and violets on the nose, dark berries in the mouth.  Nicely balanced and complex, it will go well with lamb dishes or with white meats served with cream sauces.

Grapes: Mourvédre, Grenache & Syrah

Pairings:  Lamb, turkey, chicken, pork or veal in cream sauces 

Region: Languedoc Vineyard:  Domaine Vordy
Vordy-Mayrannes Cuvée 'Françoise' Rouge 2013 (#18-38)
$14.00

The Domaine Vordy-Mayrannes ‘Cuvee Francoise’ has a rich and complex nose with the aromas of black cherries, nutmeg and chocolate.  These are repeated in the flavor of the wine along with a silky finish with just a soft hint of the tannins at the end.

Grapes: Carignan, Syrah, Grenache

Pairings: Beef stew, roast beef, steaks, some pastas, and Dark Chocolate

Region: Languedoc Vineyard:  Domaine Vordy
Vordy-Mayrannes 'Cuvée René' Rouge 2013 (#18-41)
$17.00

 ‘Cuvée des René’ is a medium to full-bodied red with aromas of raspberries and cherries. The flavors include dark chocolate, cooked cherries and other dark fruits. This is a complex, well-structured, smooth finishing wine.

Grapes: Mourvedre and Grenache

Region: Languedoc Vineyard:  Domaine Vordy
Vordy-Mayrannes 'Old Carignan' Rouge 2014 (#18-35)
$12.00

Made with the grapes from old Carignan vines, this is a pleasant fruity and spicy red that will match up well with grilled meats or just to drink with your friends as an aperitif.

Grapes: Carignan

Pairings:  Matches up well with grilled meats or just to drink with your friends as an aperitif. 

Region: Languedoc Vineyard:  Domaine Vordy
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