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Red
(1.5Ltr)
Bottle: $99.94 $104.54
Rated 93 - Peppery notes of scorched bramble and dried sage perfume ripe, rich flavors of preserved plum and black...
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Red
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Bottle: $45.58 $49.54
Rated 95 - Dark and winey, this structured offering packs red and black currant paste flavors together with threads...
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Red
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Bottle: $139.94
Rated 97-99 - Lastly, the 2019 Gigondas Hominis Fides is another wine that’s going to flirt with perfection....
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $34.90
12 bottles: $34.20
Rated 92 - Dark, bright-rimmed ruby-red. Ripe red fruit, floral and exotic spice scents show sharp definition and...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $30.94
12 bottles: $30.32
Rated 92 - Warm and inviting, with crushed plum and steeped blackberry fruit mixed with sage, anise and bramble...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $27.94
12 bottles: $27.38
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Red
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Bottle: $27.93 $27.94
12 bottles: $27.37
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $51.94
12 bottles: $50.90
Rated 95-97 - The precise blend for this cuvée hadn't been finalized at the time of my visit, so the sample I tasted...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $37.11 $40.34
Rated 92-94 - More black currants, blueberries, peppery garrigue, licorice and mineral notes define the 2019 Gigondas...
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Rose
(750ml)
Bottle: $13.81 $14.54
12 bottles: $13.06
Rated 91 - Vivid onion skin. Expressive, sharply delineated red berry and citrus fruit scents, along with an exotic...
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Rose
(1.5Ltr)
Bottle: $34.71 $36.54
6 bottles: $32.80
Rated 92 - Pale pink. Displays complex aromas of fresh red berries, nectarine and orange zest, with a suave floral...
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Rose
(750ml)
Bottle: $25.90
12 bottles: $25.38
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Red
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Bottle: $34.94 $35.94
Rated 94 - Bright violet. Heady aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, potpourri and licorice are complemented by...
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Red
(1.5Ltr)
Bottle: $87.94
6 bottles: $86.18
Rated 94 - Lots of violets and blue fruit with cinnamon and dark stony aromas. Baking spices, too. On the palate,...
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Red
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Bottle: $37.94
12 bottles: $37.18
Rated 94 - Lots of violets and blue fruit with cinnamon and dark stony aromas. Baking spices, too. On the palate,...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $32.94
12 bottles: $32.28
Rated 91-93 - I was told the sample of the 2018 Gigondas represented about 80% of the final blend, so a lot could...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $24.94
12 bottles: $24.44
Rated 91 - A relatively new luxury cuvée from the cave cooperative, the 2017 Gigondas Hallali is full-bodied, rich...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $20.74
12 bottles: $20.33
Red
(1.5Ltr)
Bottle: $107.94
3 bottles: $105.79
Rated 93-95 - Deep bright-hued ruby. A vibrant, spice-accented nose evokes red berries, garrigue, incense and exotic...
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Red
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Bottle: $59.94
12 bottles: $58.74
Rated 93-95 - Deep bright-hued ruby. A vibrant, spice-accented nose evokes red berries, garrigue, incense and exotic...
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France Rhone Valley Gigondas

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.