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Untamed Côte-Rôtie:
2021 Levet Côte-Rôtie Les Journaries

Les Journaries is unapologetically old-school northern Rhone, rendered with amazing clarity.

2021 Gonon Saint-Joseph:
Soulfulness and Delicacy in Saint-Joseph

It's no surprise that Gonon made some of our favorite wines of the vintage. A couple weeks ago, we tasted both Gonon's white and red Saint-Joseph, and they showed beautifully.

Clarity and Finesse in the Northern Rhône:
2022 Gérard Saint-Joseph Le Blanchard

Le Blanchard is one of Saint-Joseph's coolest vineyards. Here, Saint-Joseph possesses an unusual finesse, agility, and perfume—elements that it shares with Cote-Rotie. It all adds up to an exciting and gorgeous example of Syrah.

The Cult Of Gonon: 2020 Gonon Saint Joseph

The 2020 Saint-Joseph is layered with a depth of complexity while maintaining a shocking amount of finesse. The combination really drives home Pierre and Jean Gonon's masterful abilities with Syrah.

Classicism in Côte-Rôtie:
2021 Jamet Côte-Rôtie

In any year, Jamet's Côte-Rôtie is one of the great wines of the northern Rhône. However, something special happens to Jamet in brisker and more classical vintages. Anyone fortunate enough to have tasted their 1991 Côte-Rôtie can attest to this.

Back-Vintage Allemand: 2016 Allemand Cornas Reynard

As time has gone by, Allemand's 2016s have impressed us more and more.

"No estate in the entire Rhône Valley making finer wines." -2020 Allemand Cornas Reynard

The 2020 Reynard is a showstopper. The wine has a shocking combination of power, purity, and detail.

The Other Side of Jamet: 2021 Jamet Cote-Rotie Fructus Voluptas

The intention was to significantly depart from the winemaking of the flagship Côte-Rôtie. Fructus Voluptas sees little to no stem inclusion and is sourced from younger vines. This yields a more fruit-driven and immediate lens to view Jamet's winemaking.

An Ideal Platform: 2001 Côte-Rôtie

There's a punchy minerality with ultra-precise savory notes and bright red fruits.

Chave Rarity
2018-2019 Chave Saint-Joseph Clos Florentin

Chave's wines are some of our favorites, and we have a particular soft spot for his Saint-Joseph. Along with Pierre Gonon, Chave produces our favorite expression of Saint-Joseph. Chave's St. Joseph is something we cellar each vintage.

Saint-Joseph Sweet Spot
2020 Gérard Saint-Joseph Le Blanchard

Xavier Gérard has maintained a low profile, but he's among the most talented winemakers in the northern Rhône. 

Jamet: From VdF to Côte Brune

The heights that Jean-Paul Jamet reaches has few peers in the entire northern Rhône.

Untamed Côte Rôtie - Revisited:
2017 Levet Côte Rôtie La Chavaroche

Chave: 1985-2017

The Chave family is Rhône Royalty.

Chave produces some of the greatest wines in the world. At every price point, you'll find something extraordinary. 

2014 Rayas Côtes du Rhône La Pialade

Côte-Rôtie's Master:
2017 Jamet Côte-Rôtie Half-Bottles & Full-Bottles

Jamet's Côte-Rôties are long-standing benchmarks of the northern Rhône. The heights that Jamet's Côte-Rôties reach have few peers in the entire northern Rhône.

The Crown Jewel of the Northern Rhône
- Magnum Edition: 2017 Chave Hermitage Magnums

It's early in the game, but it's very likely that Chave produced the greatest northern Rhône wine in 2017. Of course, this isn't a surprise. The Chave family is Rhône royalty.

The Rhône & Beyond 1989-2017:
Allemand, Chave, Clape, Gonon, Rayas, Tempier & More

I reached deep into our Rhône inventory and checked out what we have from Provence and Languedoc as well. You'll find Allemand Reynard, mags of old Tempier, Verset, and plenty of other rarities.

The Rhône: 1994-2017
Bonneau, Chave, Gonon, Jamet & More

For me, we're entering the prime season for Rhône wines. With that in mind, I took a spin through our inventory to compile the list below. 

A Northern Rhône For The Ages - 2016 Clape Cornas

Clape's Cornas reveals something essential about the appellation. The wines are pillars of Cornas and I buy them whenever I have the chance.

Rhône Royalty: 2011 & 2014 Chave Hermitage Rouge

Chave’s masterful Hermitage is the crown jewel of the Northern Rhône. There’s simply no better expression of Syrah on the planet.

Defying Expectations : 2016 Clape Cornas Cuvée Renaissance

The 2016 Cuvée Renaissance is poised to be one of the best vintages of the wine that we've tasted in the past decade. Clape is one of the benchmarks of Cornas, renowned for his bone-crushing and long-lived style.

A Dream Brew, Last Chance
2015 Jean-Luc Jamet Côte-Rôtie Terrasses

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to reload on Jean-Luc Jamet 2015 Côte-Rôtie Terrasses Our initial offering in the spring sold out quickly, it's nice to have more to offer. If you missed the original offer, I strongly advise you snap some of this up. There's little hope of landing another parcel. 

Rhône Royalty, Back-Vintage Edition
2006 Chave Hermitage Rouge

There's simply no better expression of Syrah on the planet than Chave's Hermitage.

It's the crown jewel of the Northern Rhône.

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