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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.

"Grab northern Rhône 2015 reds with both hands" Half-Bottle Edition:
2015 Jamet Cote-Rotie Half-Bottles

Jamet's Côte-Rôties have few peers in the entire Northern Rhône. It's pretty much that simple. They are amazingly elegant, precise and clear.

2015 Chave St-Joseph

Along with Pierre Gonon, Chave produces our favorite expression of St. Joseph. Few producers are able to render Syrah with as much depth, detail and sophistication.

A Dream Brew
2015 Jean-Luc Jamet Côte-Rôtie Terrasses

Last week, we introduced the Côte-Rôtie of Jean-Luc Jamet. By the afternoon, we were sold out and allocating bottles. Today, we're happy to offer Jean-Luc Jamet's glorious 2015 Côte-Rôtie Terrasses. 

The Rhône 1989-2016 - Bonneau, Clape, Jamet, Jasmin, Rayas, Verset & Vieux Télégraphe

We've steadily amassed a large collection of Rhône wines. Today, I'm happy to present a very curated list.

"Massive Minerality"
2011 Clape Cornas

Clape really nailed the 2011 vintage. I was very happy to come across this modest parcel recently. 

Back Up The Truck - Rhône Royalty Edition
2015 Chave St. Joseph Offerus

When Chave's St. Joseph Offerus is on, it can be shockingly good. In the past few weeks, I tasted through a cast of vintages that we had laying around here - 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. When it came to 2010 and 2015, the wines really blew me away. I immediately went deep on the 2015. 

The Perennial Overachiever
2016 Jamet Syrah Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

In the Northern Rhône, 2016 is shaping up to be an absolutely beautiful vintage. For people who love classically styled vintages (think of 2010 and 2013), this will be an important vintage. 

"If you want the truest of Côte-Rôties... "
2015 Levet Côte Rôtie La Chavaroche

Levet's Chavaroche is unapologetically raw, stunningly pure and beautiful. These are some of the most unique and exciting Côte Rôties around. They combine wildness with a breeding that's incredible.

In Peak Form - Northern Rhône For a Song: 2015 Jean-Claude Marsanne Saint-Joseph

It's taken the world some time to catch up with Jean-Claude Marsanne. If you haven't heard of them, it's no surprise. Production is small and most of it is sold to private clients and restaurants.

Bonneau Oddity: Henri Bonneau Les Rouliers
NV 750s and Magnums

Bonneau's wines are unlike anything in the Southern Rhône. They are wines of unyielding traditionalism. Bonneau boasts a haunting mysterious depth. The signature is wild, constantly evolving and very nuanced complexity.

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