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Anniversary-Edition French Blockbuster

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.

 
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Triple-Gold Côtes-du-Rhône Exclusive

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.

 
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Gold-Medal Southern French Red

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.”

 
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Provence Rosé Gold Medalist

Château Terrebonne Coeur de Cuvée 2017

This “wonderful” pink hails from the heartland of rosé and an estate that’s won over 60 awards in 11 vintages – including gold for this special release. Starring old-vine Grenache and Syrah, it brims with juicy raspberry and complex wild herb notes.

 
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92-Point Rhône Blockbuster

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.

 
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Boutique Rhône Star

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.

 
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Unique Provence Pink – in Magnum

Domaine de l'Estan Cotes de Provence Rosé Magnum 2017

From the renowned Bataille family and the great 2017 vintage comes this stylish, Provence rosé magnum. Marrying berry-rich Grenache and red-fruited Syrah with a splash of Vermentino (for a refreshing, floral twist), it’s a must-try for rosé fans.

 
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Unique Provence Pink

Domaine de l'Estan Cotes de Provence Rosé 2017

From the renowned Bataille family and the great 2017 vintage comes this stylish Provence pink. Marrying berry-rich Grenache and ripe, red-fruited Syrah with a splash of Vermentino (for a refreshing, floral twist), it’s a must-try for rosé fans.

 
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Double-Gold Rhône Richness

Domaine Rabier 2018

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Winemaker Eric Gautier has spent his life in search of aroma and flavor perfection, and he’s delivered a seriously bold Rhône red. Crafted in the village of Laudun (next door to famed Châteauneuf), it’s a must-taste for fans of big reds.

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97-Point Châteauneuf

Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

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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.

 
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