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About this Wine: "With twenty vintages under his belt, Michel Chapoutier and his impressive winemaking staff go from strength to strength. These are among the world's greatest wines, especia...
Wine Spectator: A dense, ripe Syrah, with a meaty core of macerated black plum, linzer torte and fig paste notes that display nuances of game, spice and tar. Light tannins lift the long, ling...
Wine Spectator: Very nicely defined, with mouthwatering acidity driving the anise, plum sauce and bitter cherry flavors, while dark tobacco, bay and olive notes flitter through the background...
Wine Spectator: Mouthfilling, with deliciously intense anise, blackberry compote and plum pāte de fruit notes backed by lots of well-integrated briar and iron notes. The long, racy finish has...
About this Wine: Les Viosins, meaning "the neighbors" in French, is a Rhone blend from Mcdowell Valley. The wine is comprised of 1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Syrah, and 1/3 blend of Pelercin, Aubon, Duri...
Ryan Moses: 100% shiraz aged for 12-months in used American oak hogsheads (300L). Deep inky core fades to a hazy purple rim. Intense aromas of blackberry jam, cassis and vanilla extract. ...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Glass-staining purple. Highly perfumed aromas of black and blue fruits, licorice, black olive and smoky Indian spices. Pliant and broad on the palate, with appealing sweetne...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Inky purple. Heady aromas and flavors of blueberry, mocha and incense. Elegant, seamless, deeply fruity syrah, with bright acidity adding lift. This expansive wine finishe...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Also remarkable, the 2010 St.-Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice boasts smoky black currant notes intermixed with blueberries, boysenberries, spring flowers and crushed rock in a full...
Geoffrey Binder: Vibrant, nearly opaque purple core, which brightens to a fuchsia rim. This has an immediately aromatic and attractive bouquet, showing crushed violet, cracked pepper, licorice...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Pure perfection, the 2010 Hermitage reminds Jean-Louis Chave of their 1990. It appears to be a richer, fresher example of what I remember the 1990 tasting like in 1992. The wi...
Wine Spectator: Assertive, offering a vivid mix of dried berry, sage, gravel and cedar, with notable balance and weight. Easy-drinking and fun. Drink now through 2019. -JL
Wine Spectator: Pleasantly rustic, with a range of crushed rock, loamy earth, dried berry, sage and dried herb flavors, all well-proportioned and ending with a tight, tapered finish. Drink no...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Inky ruby. Dark berry preserves, cola, Asian spices and mocha on the exotically perfumed nose. Offers an array of sappy black and blue fruit flavors and gains energy and wei...
About this Wine: The 1 hecatare, terraced Cornas Les Eygats site is situated at a
relatively high altitude. It has pure granite soil and and
an ideal south-east exposure.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The prodigious 2010 Hermitage reveals classic flowery notes (violets) intermixed with creme de cassis, pen ink, scorched earth and a touch of subtle wood spice in the backgrou...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Inky purple. Cassis, candied cherry and red berry skin aromas are lifted by an intense floral note. Supple and appealingly sweet, with spicecake and floral nuances adding co...