• WE 95
    • JD 93
    • VN 92
    Wine Enthusiast, 95 points

    While pulsating with ripeness, a bristling freshness and spine-tingling delicacy of texture make this basic bottling from Pierre Usseglio extraordinary. Red-plum and raspberry flavors are concentrated yet plush, etched by...

    Reg: $54.94 $49.94
    24+ in stock
    • JL 96
    • WS 95
    • WA 95
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 96 points

    You can taste and feel the intensity from the low yields here. At its core you find layers of earth, garrigue and peppery kirsch, black raspberry, cherry and spicy red plums. Richly textured with soft, silky tannins and a...

    Reg: $109.94 $99.94
    1 in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 99
    • JS 96
    • WA 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 99 points

    (JD 97-99 points) I was blown away by the 2018 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis, which is certainly in the same league as the famed La Las. Coming from seven single vineyards and seeing the same upbringing as the flagship...

    $139.94
    12 in Pre-Arrival
    • DC 96
    • VN 95
    • JL 95
    Decanter, 96 points

    This is dark, savoury, potent and concentrated. It has great vibrancy of fruit coupled with real depth of integrated structural tannins and all matched with a gently throbbing acidity. It’s very ripe but not oversweet...

    Reg: $94.94 $84.94
    14 in stock
  • Proprietary Blend - 750ML
    • WA 95
    • VN 94
    • JD 94
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points

    A rich, mouthfilling effort, Vieux Donjon's 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape is concentrated and velvety, showing plenty of power and weight. Ripe cherries and raspberries are dusted with clove and star anise, then joined by...

    Reg: $69.94 $59.94
    22 in Pre-Arrival
    • JS 95
    • JD 94
    • WS 93
    jamessuckling.com, 95 points

    All of the classic Cote-Rotie aromas (leather, smoked bacon, spices and black cherry) pour from the glass of this rich and fleshy wine. Very silky texture, in spite of the generous, fine tannins, which build beautifully...

    Reg: $89.94 $79.94
    20 in Pre-Arrival
    • WA 98
    • JD 98
    • WS 96
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98 points

    (96-98 points) Classy hints of pencil shavings accent the pear, nectarine and melon fruit in the full-bodied, voluptuous 2018 Ermitage de l'Orée. Despite the wine's ample richness and weight, it's surprisingly fresh and...

    Reg: $259.94 $229.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 97
    • WS 94
    • VN 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    A killer wine as always, the 2018 Saint Joseph Les Granits Blanc reveals a medium gold color as well as powerful notes of white currants, toasted spices, brioche, quince, and crushed rock. With beautiful richness, medium...

    Reg: $119.94 $94.94
    20 in stock
    24 in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 98
    • WA 97
    • WS 96
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    Straight up stunning, the 2018 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée does everything right and is a borderline perfect Côte Rôtie readers should snatch up. Coming from the La Côte Brune and Côte Blonde lieux-dits, it’s 100% Syrah (I...

    Reg: $179.94 $159.94
    15 in stock
    • JL 98
    • JD 97
    • WA 97
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 98 points

    Rich, deep, meaty, peppery, powerful and packed with dark red berries, spice and herbs. One of the densest wines of the vintage, due to the preponderance of Mourvedre in the blend, this full-bodied, concentrated wine is...

    Reg: $169.94 $149.94
    2 in stock
    • WS 95
    • JD 95
    • VN 94
    Wine Spectator, 95 points

    A dark, winey style, with lots of fig, plum and blackberry paste flavors layered together, with sweet tobacco, licorice snap and warm earth accents filling in. Packed but defined, with a graphite spine through the finish...

    Reg: $99.94 $79.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 94
    • WA 92
    jebdunnuck.com, 94 points

    (92-94 points) A normal blend, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape is a rocking wine that exudes elegance and finesse, yet still packs the classic Clos Saint Jean richness and depth. Offering notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice...

    Reg: $59.94 $49.94
    24+ in stock
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • JL 100
    • WA 99
    • VN 97
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 100 points

    The wine of the vintage. Compelling in every sense of the word, the wine is incredibly dark in color. The aromatics kick off with an amazing display of spices, herbs, wet earth, leaf, pepper, grilled meat, black...

    Reg: $425.00 $369.00
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • WA 99
    • JS 97
    • WS 95
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 99 points

    While I've had multiple looks at previous vintages, this is my first review of the 2018 Hermitage Ligne de Crete Les Grandes Vignes. Inky in hue, it boasts powerful, brooding aromas that include hints of hardwood...

    Reg: $279.94 $239.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • WA 97
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 97 points

    (94 - 97 points) Tasted from a new barrel, the 2018 Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre features mocha and plum notes. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, with that weight offset by cool menthol notes, and the lengthy finish even...

    Reg: $159.94 $139.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 92
    • WA 90
    jebdunnuck.com, 92 points

    (90-92 points) In addition to their brilliant Chateauneuf du Papes, this estate makes two terrific Rasteau. Their 2018 Rasteau offers a medium to full-bodied, fruit-forward, balanced style as well as the more blue fruit...

    Reg: $28.94 $24.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 94
    • WA 94
    • JD 94
    Vinous, 94 points

    (93-94 points) Aromas of ripe, spice-tinged dark berries and pungent flowers are sharpened by sneaky mineral and spice flourishes. Spicy and focused on the palate, offering juicy blackberry, cherry and violet pastille...

    Reg: $99.94 $79.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 96
    • WA 95
    • VN 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    Up with the crème de la crème of the vintage, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a bigger, richer wine than the Les Origines cuvée and has a beautiful core of smoked black fruits, candied violets, peppery...

    Reg: $99.94 $89.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 98
    • DC 95
    • WA 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    While not submitted to my tasting (and it wasn't presented from barrel last year), it would be hard to imagine there won't be a Les Vieilles Fontaines cuvée. Don't miss a chance to buy a bottle if you find one. Moving to...

    Reg: $89.94 $74.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
  • Syrah - 750ML
    • WS 94
    • JD 94
    • WA 91
    Wine Spectator, 94 points

    This has a showy side, with expressive singed vanilla, alder and mocha notes leading the way, followed by plush plum and blackberry compote flavors. The finish pulls in warm earth and iron hints, adding cut and range...

    Reg: $84.94 $79.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
  • Proprietary Blend - 750ML
    • VN 91
    • DC 91
    Vinous, 91 points

    (90-91 points) Aromas of ripe dark fruit, spicecake, succulent herbs and candied flowers; a smoky mineral element adds verve. Sweet, palate-coating blueberry, dark cherry, allspice and smoky bacon flavors deepen steadily...

    Reg: $49.94 $39.94
    17 in stock
    • JD 97
    • DC 96
    • VN 96
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    (95-97 points) I was able to taste numerous barrel samples of the 2018 Côte Rôtie, all rating between 95 and 99 points, which is a good sign! Most barrels were not destemmed and all the samples displayed inky colors...

    Reg: $199.94 $179.94
    2 in stock
    • JD 94
    • WA 94
    • VN 93
    jebdunnuck.com, 94 points

    (92-94 points) The base Gigondas, the 2018 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is a blend from both the La Louisiane and Pigière lieux-dits near the estate (due to the dismal yields, there’s no Souteyrade cuvée in 2018) and is 80%...

    Reg: $37.94 $30.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 97
    • JL 96
    • VN 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    Including slightly more Mourvèdre and from a cooler, higher elevation terroir, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Hauts-Lieux has more cassis, game, peppery herbs, and olive notes, as well as the classic violets and black...

    Reg: $109.94 $89.94
    18 in Pre-Arrival
  • Syrah - 750ML
    • JS 92
    • JD 91
    • WA 91
    jamessuckling.com, 92 points

    An attractively fresh and fragrant nose with acacia-like perfume, chamomile and fresh pear aromas. The palate has a super juicy peach core with such fresh, fleshy appeal and a late, toasty glow. Drink this now.

    Reg: $44.94 $39.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
  • Proprietary Blend - 750ML
    • WS 96
    • JD 96
    • VN 95
    Wine Spectator, 96 points

    A very refined, silky style, with subtle bitter cherry, damson plum and raspberry coulis notes racing through, flanked by garrigue and sandalwood notes and ending with graceful rooibos tea and mineral threads. This offers...

    Reg: $119.94 $109.94
    4 in Pre-Arrival
  • Reg: $14.94 $13.94
    24+ in stock
    • WE 91
    • WA 91
    • JD 91
    Wine Enthusiast, 91 points

    Composed of 70% Clairette (supplemented by 25% Grenache Blanc and 5% Bourboulenc), this is a full-bodied but spry white that showcases pert lemon and grapefruit flavors. Wisps of honey and caramel lend softness to the...

    Reg: $49.94 $39.94
    24+ in stock
    • DC 90
    Decanter, 90 points

    Deep red cherry and spiced berry notes on the nose. This has a nice mouthfeel where the soft tannins subtly coat the mouth. There's spice and soft, chewy, jammy fruit on the palate. It's not overly layered but it's...

    Reg: $29.94 $25.94
    24 in stock
    • VN 91
    • JD 91
    Vinous, 91 points

    Dark magenta. Lively cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of smoky minerals, olive and candied flowers. Juicy black and blue fruit flavors show very good clarity and pick up hints of star anise...

    Reg: $28.94 $23.94
    7 in stock
 

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