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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 2014 (#2-22)
$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.


Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine du Banneret
Bichon Cassignols 'Grand Reserve' Rouge 2014 (#32-24)
$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. 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 '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

Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Bichon Cassignols
Canorgue Coin Perdu 2015 (#7-57)
$27.00

VERY SMALL QUANTITIES  This 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 


Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau La Canorgue
Canorgue 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:  50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Syrah


Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau La Canorgue
Canorgue Rouge 2014 (#7-50)
$17.00

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
Château Bichon Cassignols 2014 (#32-23)
$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


Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Bichon Cassignols
Château du Frandat '10 (#65-2), '09 (#65-1), '12 (#65-3)
$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


Region: Bordeaux Vineyard:  Château Haut-Queyran
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


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


Region: Beaujolais Vineyard:  Héritiers Jean Loron
Eugénie Cuvée Pierre le Grand 2014 (#53-12)
$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


Region: Cahors Vineyard:  Château Eugénie
Eugénie Cuvée Réservée de l'Aïeul 2014 (#53-13)
$0.00

This wine comes from the oldest vineyard of the domain. The name "aïeul" is the traditional word for grandfather and this is a typical and authentic Cahors from vines planted by the patriarch of the Couture family.

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

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


Region: Cahors Vineyard:  Château Eugénie
Eugénie Haute Collection '13 (#53-9)
$0.00

Coming from a rigorous selection and a very careful preparation this 100 % Malbec wine 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 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
Font-Sane Côtes du Ventoux Rouge 2014 (#10-40)
$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. Low yields of 30hl/ha.

Grapes: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah


Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine de Font Sane
Font-Sane Gigondas Terrasses des Dentelles Rouge 2014 (#10-39)
$39.00

The Terrasses ‘14 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. Very low yields of 19hl/ha.

Grapes: 72% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 3% Mourvèdre


Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine de Font Sane
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


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%


Region: Provence Vineyard:  Domaine Gueissard
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 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 freshness with a balanced, meaty body. The tannins are well-integrated and convey dark fruit aromas. The lingering finish is quite enjoyable.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc

Region: Loire Valley Vineyard:  Jourdan & Pichard
Marchand Gevrey Chambertin V.V. '14 (#49-21)
$64.35

Deep in color and with an intense nose suggesting aromas of blackcurrant and red berries, there is a note of musk. A powerful wine, it carries a smoothness and a high level of acidity mixed with tannins allowing  the wine to age gracefully.

Grape: Pinot Noir 100%


Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Jean-Philippe Marchand
Marchand Hautes Côtes 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.  The good tannin balance and robust flavor make this an easy to drink, fruity and round wine and strongly reminiscent of its terroir.

Grape: Pinot Noir


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%


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%


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
Margüi 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. Certified organic.

Grapes: Syrah 67%, Cabernet 33% 

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau Margüi
Masquin CdR Humeur Rouge 2014 (#27-17)
$14.00

With 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, production is around 30hl/ha (very small for CdR, the average production being about 45hl/hectare). Only old vines (around 60 years old) and Grenache are planted on a stony soil that is the same as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, while Syrah are planted on a sandy soil for more softness and fruit. After alcoholic fermentation the wine is aged for 4-6 months  in a  big barrel (foudre) of French oak. 

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

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

An unusual blend for a Rhône Valley wine, this takes nothing away from the masterful wine-making of Julien Masquin. Bright red fruits on the nose but somewhat subdued in the mouth, despite being a vin de Pays, the Grains de Plaisir has the complexity and character of a much more expensive bottle.

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



Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Julien Masquin
Masquin Montplaisir Rouge 2014 (#27-23)
$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% Mourvèdre 


Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Julien Masquin
Montrose Salamandre Rouge '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.

Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah

Region: Languedoc Vineyard:  Domaine Montrose
Moreau 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%


Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Louis Moreau
Moreau Les Vaillons 1er Cru Chablis 375 2013 (#50-13)
$0.00

This Premier Cru wine is very generous, fleshy and lively. Its very poor terroir is composed of clay and calcareous marls and reveals its minerality and vivacity, so typical from the Chablis appellation, and including an aromatic concentration due to the old vines that give the wines their roundness and richness.

Grape: Chardonnay 100%


Region: Burgundy Vineyard:  Louis Moreau
Père Caboche Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge 2014 (#21-40)
$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.


Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine du Père Caboche
Pibarnon 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.

Grapes:  Mourvèdre 70%, Grenache 30%

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Château de Pibarnon
Pibarnon Rouge '12 (#58-10)
$0.00

In 2012, a big part of the harvest was 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 vats from Burgundy and Austria. The origin and age of each barrel is chosen to store each wine. 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, it gives a lot of seduction with much 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 2012, 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 barrel is chosen to store each grape. 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, it gives a lot of seduction, with much 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 2012, a big part of the harvest was 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 vats from Burgundy and Austria. The origin and age of each barrel is chosen to store each wine. 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, it gives a lot of seduction with much density, softness, but always with this famous Mourvedre's character!

Grapes: 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache

Region: Provence Vineyard:  Château de Pibarnon
Rouge-Bleu Cotes du Rhone Mistral 2014 (#15-34)
$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


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, Thomas Bertrand and Caroline Jones have 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


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

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 1986's! 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%, Cabernet Franc 5%

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

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.’ 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%, Cabernet Franc 5%

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

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.’ 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%, Cabernet Franc 5%


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
Tourbillon 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
Tourbillon Gigondas '14 (#64-1)
$0.00

A pronounced ruby/purple in color, a rich nose with cooked and spicy fruits.  Excellent structure, soft tannins, a firm mouth feel and long finish.

Grapes: 77% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 3% Cinsault

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Tourbillon
Tourbillon Plan de Dieu Rouge '15 (#64-6)
$0.00

Deep purple in color. Expressive fruity aromas of the garrigue.  Velevety tannins and persistent fruit in the mouth.

Grapes: 60% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 15% Syrah

Region: Rhone Valley Vineyard:  Domaine Tourbillon
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


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 liter 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.  Full bodied and complex with concentrated black and red fruits, 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%)


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

This special cuvée is elaborated only when the time is right to harvest the 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 the La Gourmande cuvée is aged for 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 3,000 hours of sunlight during the growing season ripens this highly sought after red, coming from a world class terroir, mostly crafted from one single grape variety.  Carignan is one of the oldest cepages 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%)


Region: Provence Vineyard:  Chateau Les Valentines
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. Certified organic.

Grapes: Carignan, Syrah, Grenache


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. Certified organic.

Grapes: Mourvedre and Grenache

Region: Languedoc Vineyard:  Domaine Vordy
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