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Red
750ml
Bottle: $50.20
12 bottles: $46.55
Les Murets reveals a very dark purple robe with purple reflections. The nose offers a very rich and racy aromatic...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $74.90 $80.80
A very refined and delicate Cote-Rotie with wonderful floral complexity. Graceful palate that feels almost...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $57.67 $64.08
12 bottles: $57.00
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $59.84 $63.19
12 bottles: $59.28
I tasted barrels from a couple of the lieux-dits that will go into Faury's 2020 Cote Rotie, both of which impressed...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $104.24
12 bottles: $102.16
A blend of grapes from Bassenon, Maison Rouge and Lancement, the 2019 Cote Rotie Blonde du Seigneur contains about 5%...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $38.40
While slender in profile, concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors reverberate through this piercing Syrah. It's...
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Red
375ml
Bottle: $48.94
12 bottles: $47.96
Inky ruby. Vibrant, spice-accented cherry and boysenberry scents are complicated by hints of black pepper, candied...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $84.00
Inky ruby. Vibrant, spice-accented cherry and boysenberry scents are complicated by hints of black pepper, candied...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $129.93
97-99 I was blown away by the 2018 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis, which is certainly in the same league as the famed...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $129.84 $138.00
95-97 Scheduled to be botted at the end of this October, the 2019 Côte Rôtie Chateau D'Ampuis is another beautiful,...
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Red
1.5Ltr
Bottle: $339.00
3 bottles: $336.00
Red
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $429.94 $435.60
Rated 98-100 - As always, the 2019 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is all Syrah that was not destemmed and will spend four...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $374.95 $416.00
Rated 97-100 - The 2019 Côte Rôtie La Mouline is a bigger, richer Côte Rôtie. Co-fermented with a solid chuck of...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $392.04 $435.60
Rated 97-100 - The 2019 Côte Rôtie La Mouline is a bigger, richer Côte Rôtie. Co-fermented with a solid chuck of...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $374.95 $416.00
Rated 98-100 - I was blown away by the 2019 Côte Rôtie La Turque, which comes from a tiny parcel in the Côte Brune...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $399.94 $435.60
Rated 98-100 - I was blown away by the 2019 Côte Rôtie La Turque, which comes from a tiny parcel in the Côte Brune...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $79.20
12 bottles: $74.10
100% Syrah from Ampuis and Saint-Cyr, with an “emphasis on the schist areas from the Brune up towards Verenay”...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $69.60
12 bottles: $68.21
• Practicing organic. • 100% Syrah. • From Côte Blonde. • 70+ year old vines. • 12% whole cluster. •...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $79.93
12 bottles: $78.33
Bold aromas of blackberry, black plum, cassis, violet and wild mint penetrate a firm stone bed and fresh potting...
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France Rhone Valley Cote Rotie

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.

One of France's most exciting red wine appellations, lies in the far north of the northern Rhone, well beyond the town of Tain where the major negociants and Hermitage is located. Some believe it is the site of the first vineyard cultivation in ancient Gaul. Vineyards have been carved into the steep hillsides here since the time the Romans settled the nearby town of Vienne. Viticulture is difficult here, with vines planted in schist banked high above the Rhone River to maximize sun exposure.