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750ml
Bottle: $35.94
12 bottles: $35.22
Delivers attractive pear, melon and chamomile notes that turn creamy on the medium-weight palate, with crushed stone...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $18.80
12 bottles: $18.42
Varnishy oak on the nose and palate at this stage, it does, however, have good concentration and intense acidity that...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $27.12
12 bottles: $26.58
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375ml
Bottle: $22.94
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750ml
Bottle: $30.94
12 bottles: $30.32
Vinified from certified organic grapes, the 2022 Crozes-Hermitage checks in at a modest 12% alcohol. Blood orange...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $32.28
12 bottles: $27.39
91-93 From one of my favorite producers, the 2020 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine reveals a dense purple hue to go with a...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $40.66 $42.80
• Practicing organic. •70% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne. • 40+ year old vines. • Rocky gravel terroir. •...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $27.74 $29.60
Deep violet. Lively aromas of fresh blackberry, cherry and candied flowers, along with cracked pepper and olive...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $19.90 $21.20
100% Syrah, this is an elegant, earthy wine that loves to find itself paired with a roast chicken or duck.
White
750ml
Bottle: $24.00
12 bottles: $23.52
Bright yellow-gold. Ripe melon and peach aromas are energized by suggestions of lemon zest and white flowers. Round...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $24.00
12 bottles: $23.52
Based on 100% Marsanne, the 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc is a solid, attractive effort that offers plenty of buttered...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $30.94
12 bottles: $30.32
The 2020 Crozes Hermitage Blanc from Guigal is a total charmer, with classy apple blossom and citrus-like fruits as...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $27.93 $28.80
12 bottles: $27.36
A generous, alluring red, with red currant and cassis amped up with sweet spices, tarragon and singed cedar. Reveals...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $24.94
12 bottles: $24.44
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $20.19
12 bottles: $19.79
The 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Sens comes from a mix of alluvial and granite soils (mostly alluvial) and was completely...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $29.94
12 bottles: $29.34
A racy, high-toned version, with a stream of licorice, red currant and baked cherry flavors that are glossy on the...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $29.94
12 bottles: $29.34
The 2021 Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts Granites is a solid effort that brings solid depth and concentration. More black...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $25.89
12 bottles: $25.37
Intense, focussed and expressive of its origins with a freshly cracked black pepper nose. No excess extraction,...
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France Rhone Valley Hermitage

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.

Hermitage is the northern Rhone's most famous red wine appellation. A small district, Hermitage produces remarkably rich, deeply-colored, aromatic red wines made only from Syrah, and complex white wines blended from Marsanne and Roussane. In the 18th and 19th century, Hermitage wines commanded prices akin to First-Growth Bordeaux.
Hermitage is located on a granitic hill of about 311 acres, with southern exposure, and a number of different soil types divided into various climats within the vineyard. The granite and exposure encourage optimal ripening of the grapes. So closely is the variety Syrah identified with the appellation that in Australia, Hermitage is sometimes used as a synonym for Shiraz (the Australian name for Syrah).