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Le Prince de Courthézon Prestige 2018
This special-edition Rhône blockbuster arrives from Thierry Ferlay, one of our favorite Châteauneuf winemakers, and the fantastic 2018 vintage. It boasts a history of gold-medal acclaim and waves of powerfully rich, red- and black-fruit flavors.
Cabalié Vieilles Vignes 2018
Hervé Sabardiel, maker of our popular Cabalié, is so grateful for its success, he’s crafted a special, old-vine version to delight its fans. Made in the style that bolstered Roman soldiers 2,000 years ago, it’s ultra rich and boasts a top gold medal.
Benedictus de Vatican 50th Anniversary 2018
The Diffonty family is one of the oldest winemaking dynasties in France’s southern Rhône Valley and our longest-standing Châteauneuf producer. To toast that wonderful partnership, they’ve sent this commemorative release from the superb 2018 vintage.
Domaine du Vallon Plan de Dieu 2017
From the village of Plan de Dieu (neighbor to storied Châteauneuf-du-Pape), this HUGELY acclaimed red was made at the Meffre family’s 460-plus-year-old estate and brims with ripe berry and spicy, wild-herb notes.
Château L'Esparrou Cuvée Bisconte 2017
From southern France’s Roussillon region and historic Château L’Esparrou, this special cuvée boasts a coveted Gilbert & Gaillard gold. Judges loved its “pleasant nose accented by dark fruits and spices with a touch of licorice.”
Château Lestours Clocher 2015
Châteauneuf is more famous and commands the highest prices, but savvy fans know neighboring Vacqueyras produces equally fabulous (and more wallet-friendly) reds. This “sexy and deeply perfumed” example from the historic Arnoux clan proves the point.
Domaine Martin Rasteau 2017
Rasteau’s recent elevation to Cru status has propelled it “into the big leagues,” says Decanter. Hailing from the Martin family’s small estate and the Rhône’s exceptional 2017 vintage, this barrel-aged beauty brims with spicy berry charm.
Cabalié Coup de Coeur 2018
Hervé Sabardeil’s Cabalié is our richest French red (and a longtime customer favorite). Richer still is his “super cuvée” version that’s crafted from ancient vines and aged in fine oak; guaranteed to win the heart of any BIG reds fan.
Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017
Jeb Dunnuck rates Château Sixtine 97 points; Wine Spectator's singled it out as one of 2017's top Châteauneufs (alongside iconic Beaucastel). Factor in the already-legendary quality of the 2017 harvest, and you've got one unmissable wine.
Cuvée du Vatican Réserve de l'Abbé Côtes du Rhône 2019
Long-time Cuvée du Vatican devotee Robert Parker raves that winemaker Jean-Marc Diffonty is “doing a fabulous job.” His skills are on full display in this juicy Réserve. Its ripe red fruit and wild herb characters are the perfect foil for roast lamb.