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Chateau De Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A old-school version, with bittersweet ganache and roasted tobacco leaf notes forming a frame around the steeped currant and blackberry...
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Dauvergne Ranvier Vacqueyras Vin Rare 2012 750ml

Rated 89-91 - Along the same lines, yet with a slightly more modern feel, the 2012 Vacqueyras Vin Rare (65% Grenache and 35% Syrah) spent 14 months...
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Domaine De Fondreche Il Etait Une Fois 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The top wine of the estate is the 2012 Ventoux Il Etait Une Fois. Comprised of 80% foudre and concrete tank aged Grenache and 10% each...
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Domaine Des Senechaux Chateauneuf Du Pape 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Another rocking wine from this team, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape doesn’t disappoint and gives up loads of kirsch, cassis, licorice,...
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Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas Les Racines 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Full ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, potpourri and minerals, with a hint of star anise in the...
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E. Guigal Chateaunuef-Du-Pape 2012 375ml

Rated 93+ - I loved the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape. This big, downright sexy red offers loads of kirsch, blackberries, dried flowers and hints of...
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E. Guigal Cote Rotie Blonde Et Brune 2012 375ml

Rated 93 - Saturated ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes black and blue fruit liqueur, incense and fresh flowers, and notes of smoky minerals,...

2012 France Rhone Valley

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.

The Rhone Valley of southern France is a particularly fascinating wine region, with a history that stretches back to at least six hundred BCE, when the ancient Greeks first began cultivating vines there. The region itself is split into two distinct sub-regions, with the northern sub-region being famed for its production of exceptional Syrah, Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier wines, packed full of interesting character and expressing the terroir found there. The southern sub-region is home to an enormous variety of grapes, and produces red, white and rosé wines, and some of the world's most famous and adored blended wines. The continental climate of the region is ideal for growing grapes, and the winds which blow from the Central Massif help temper the heat in the vineyards, leading to very ripe fruits holding plenty of flavor.