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Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Grenache from Rhône, France
From the youngest vines (30 years and younger) in the Serres lieux-dit, 85% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre. 100% whole-cluster fermentation. Aged 15 months in cement.
93 WS, 91-93 JD, 93 VMOrganic
DB7354-19
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Charles Giraud"
Grenache from Rhône, France
The tête de cuvée of the domaine, made from the oldest vines in two parcels, les Serres and le Cristia. Les Serres is very warm and has the famous galets and gravel soil; Cristia has a sandy soil. A blend of 60% Grenache from 80-year-old vines, 35% Mourvèdre from 60-year-old vines, and 5% 65-year-...
97-99 JD, 97 WS, 97 VMOrganic
DB7359-19
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape “Colombis”
Grenache from Rhône, France
100% Grenache from three parcels: Colombis with a sandy soil, les Roues with a predominately clay soil, and le Cristia with a sandy soil. The vines average 60 years-old. Whole-cluster fermented and aged in neutral demi-muids for 18 months.
96-99 JD, 94 WS, 96 VMOrganic
DB7362-19
CristiaChâteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Renaissance”
Grenache from Rhône, France
60% Grenache from 110-year-old vines in Cristia Haut lieu-dit and 40% Mourvedre from 55-year-old vines in the southeast part of the appellation. The vines grow in a sandy clay soil with eastern exposure. All aged in wood, 1/3 in new oak, 1/3 in one-year-old barrels, 1/3 in demi-muids. Destemmed.
93 VMOrganic
DB0500-18
CristiaChâteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Renaissance”
Grenache from Rhône, France
60% Grenache from 110-year-old vines in Cristia Haut lieu-dit and 40% Mourvedre from 55-year-old vines in the southeast part of the appellation. The vines grow in a sandy clay soil with eastern exposure. All aged in wood, 1/3 in new oak, 1/3 in one-year-old barrels, 1/3 in demi-muids. Destemmed.
Organic
DB0500-16
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape “F601”
Cinsault from Rhône, France
When I first became acquainted with Saint Prefert in 2003, the notion of terroir was just an abstraction, the soil from which the vines drew their resources. I was yet to understand the structure of this soil and the importance of a sense of place. With each succeeding year, however, the old...
94 WSOrganic
DB7368-19
BarrocheChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Fiancée"
Grenache from Rhône, France
The “Fiancée” is only bottled in exceptional years and the last release was the 2016 vintage. The blend is 55% Grenache from the 100-year-old Terres Blanches plot, which lends finesse and silkiness to the wine, and 45% Syrah from the Cabri res plot, which contributes fruit, power, colour, and cocoa...
96 WSOrganic
DB1415-19
BarrocheChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Pure"
Grenache from Rhône, France
97% Grenache, 3% other varietals. Pure is handcrafted from a single plot of 100-year-old vines and sandy soil, at the junction of “Grand Pierre”, “Rayas” and “Pointu” districts. Underripe stems are removed, and the wine is fermented in underground concrete vats. The wine stays on the skins for over...
95 VM, 95 WS, 94 JDOrganic
DB1316-18
BarrocheChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Pure"
Grenache from Rhône, France
97% Grenache, 3% other varietals. Pure is handcrafted from a single plot of 100-year-old vines and sandy soil, at the junction of “Grand Pierre”, “Rayas” and “Pointu” districts. Underripe stems are removed, and the wine is fermented in underground concrete vats. The wine stays on the skins for over...
97 WS, 97 VMOrganic
DB1316-19
Texier, ÉricChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Roussanne from Rhône, France
50% Bourbolenc/50%Clairette. Eric Texier has worked closely for many years with Jean Riché, the owner/farmer of this small plot of organic vines which lie 1 km. from the Rhône River in the Bois Sénéchaux.  The north-facing site is flat and stony with the classic glacial galets roulés and cool, clay...
92 VMOrganic
DB8944-18
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Clairette from Rhône, France
A blend of 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne from the Serres lieu-dit with galets stones, gravel, and blue clay. Aged for six months in large oak barrels, one third of which is new, one third is one year-old barrels, and the last third is two year-old barrels. The wine is not racked during the six...
Organic
DB7351-20
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Clairettes
Clairette from Rhône, France
Bottled exclusively in magnum. Ferrando began to make this wine in 2009 after sharing a bottle of 1947 Bonneau at a family meal with the Bonneau and Ferrando families. The bottle of 1947 was the last bottle that Henri Bonneau had that his father had made and it was a bottle of Vieilles Clairettes....
97 WSOrganic
DB7353-19
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoChâteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve Auguste Favier
Grenache from Rhône, France
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 5% Mourvèdre, from the Serres lieu-dit. 100% whole-cluster fermentation. Aged 18 months; the Grenache is aged in cement and the Cinsault and Syrah in 600L used barrels. The Grenache and Cinsault vines average 60 years-old. Auguste Favier was the father of...
95-97 JD, 95 WS, 96 VMOrganic
DB7356-19
Texier, ÉricChâteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes
Red blend (mostly Grenache) from Rhône, France
100% Grenache. From 80+-year-old vines in a north-facing parcel in the Crau in the NE part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape on classic galets roulés soils. They are organically farmed and harvested by hand. Whole-cluster fermentation with native yeasts and no sulfur in concrete tank; 8-10-day maceration with...
Organic
DB8945-18
Château du Mourre du TendreChâteauneuf-du-Pape Très Vieilles Vignes Prestige
Grenache from Rhône, France
• Château Mourre du Tendre tends 3ha of vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the lieu-dits of Le Crau, La Guigasse and Saintes-Vierges - all sandy terroirs. While primarily Grenache, planted in 1929 and 1945, there is a small portion of Mourvedre that Jacques Paumel added in 1967 to complement the final...
JD:90Organic
DB3351-15
Mourgues du GrèsCostières de Nîmes "Terre d'Argence" Rouge
Syrah from Rhône, France
This wine is predominantly (70%) Syrah based from vines that are over 45 years old, complemented by old-vine Grenache (15%) and 15% Mourvedre. The vineyard has a perfectly full southern exposure, with a subsoil of marl and calcareous limestone and a substantial surface layer of galet stones...
Organic
DB1900-17
Mary TaylorCostières de Nîmes (Pierre Vidal)
from Rhône, France
The Costières de Nîmes is a sub-region at the southernmost edge of the Rhône valley; it has a multitude of geographies and the flinty pebbles (called grès) that litter Pierre’s organic vineyards give his wines all the juiciness of Côtes du Rhône with a wild, almost rustic streak.  A typical blend...
Organic
DB3244-18
Texier, ÉricCôte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. Texier sources the grapes from one of the only farmers in Côte-Rôtie who does not use chemicals and who is willing to part with fruit from his small parcel of 80-ish-year-old, non-clonal Serine vines in the Corps de Loup lieu-dit. Here at the very southernmost end of Côte-Rôtie just...
Organic
DB8946-17
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoCôtes-du-Rhône "Clos Beatus Ille"
Grenache from Rhône, France
Beatus Ille is mostly Grenache blended with about 15% Cinsault from two parcels,  La Lionne, in the Sorgues district, just at the southern border of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and another parcel in Vedène. It's blended with a bit of Syrah from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It's 100% destemmed and fermented and...
Organic
DB7350-20
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Blanc Brézème
Roussanne from Rhône, France
100% Roussanne. From Texier's young vines in the cooler, more limestone-driven vineyard area of Brézème. Whole cluster, direct press, native yeast fermentation, aging on lees in concrete, no stirring, 30 mg/l of SO2 at bottling.
Organic
DB8942-19
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Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Blanc Brézème "Vieille Roussette" (Pergault)
Roussette (Altesse) from Rhône, France
100% Roussanne. From 70+-year-old Roussanne, locally called "Roussette", planted on the south-facing limestone marl slope of Texier's Brézème vineyard. Planted in 1936, they are farmed organically and harvested by hand. Unlike the 2015 vintage, in which half of the bunches were vinified in amphora...
Organic
DB5723-16
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Blanc St. Julien-en-St. Alban "Vieille Marsanne"
Marsanne from Rhône, France
100% Marsanne. From 80-year-old vines in the granite soils of St. Julien on the western side of the river in the southernmost part of the northern Rhône.  The fermentation is spontaneous, without added yeasts or sulfur, in clay amphora (or tinajas, the Spanish term Eric T uses because these are...
Organic
DB1143-17
Château du Mourre du TendreCôtes-du-Rhône Cuvée Paul
Grenache from Rhône, France
• Château du Mourre du Tendre farms 10 hectares of old-vine Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault in Côtes-du-Rhône on gravelly clay soils. While most estates opt for an easy-going style at the entry level, Paul Verité, the young vigneron at Mourre du Tendre treats, this wine the same way that he does...
Organic
DB3352-16
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge "Chat Fou"
Red blend (mostly Grenache) from Rhône, France
45% Grenache/35% Cinsault/25% white blend (Clairette/Viognier/Chasselas/other). From vines planted on a south-facing slope on granite soils in the warm St-Julien en St-Alban zone (in the Ardèche on the northern bank of the Ouvèze--to the west of the Rhône River, at the southern edge of the...
Organic
DB8940-20
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge Brézème
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. From Texier's younger (20-40-year-old) vines, planted on a south-facing, limestone marl slope of the Brézème zone (on eastern side of the Rhône River at the southern edge of the northern Rhône Valley). They are organically farmed and harvested by hand. The vinification and aging are...
Organic
DB8941-18
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge Brézème "Vieille Serine" (Pergaud)
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah.  From 70+ year-old vines of a old, pre-clonal variety known as "Serine", planted on a south-facing, limestone marl slope of the Brézème zone (on eastern side of the Rhône River at the southern edge of the northern Rhône Valley). They are organically farmed and harvested by hand. The...
Organic
DB8943-14
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Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge St. Julien-en-St. Alban "Vieille Serine"
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. From 70+ year-old vines of a old, pre-clonal variety known as "Serine", planted on a south-facing slope on granite soils in the warm St-Julien-en-St-Alban zone (in the Ardèche on the northern bank of the Ouvèze--to the west of the Rhône River, at the southern edge of the northern Rhône...
Organic
DB0396-14
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge St. Julien-en-St.Alban
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. From Texier's younger (20-40-year-old) vines, planted on a south-facing slope on granite soils in the warm St-Julien-en-St-Alban zone (in the Ardèche on the northern bank of the Ouvèze--to the west of the Rhône River, at the southern edge of the northern Rhône Valley). They are...
Organic
DB1024-17
CristiaCôtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes "Les Garrigues"
Grenache from Rhône, France
100% Grenache from 50-55 year old vines. This vineyard is just east of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and across the A7 highway; this is a top Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard, with red clay and rocky galets soil. (Another famous wine from this area is the Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes-du-Rhône, considered to be a...
Organic
DB0497-20
CristiaCôtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes "Les Garrigues"
Grenache from Rhône, France
100% Grenache from 50-55 year old vines. This vineyard is just east of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and across the A7 highway; this is a top Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard, with red clay and rocky galets soil. (Another famous wine from this area is the Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes-du-Rhône, considered to be a...
Organic
DB0497-19
MontagnetteCôtes-du-Rhône Villages "Signargues"
Grenache from Rhône, France
50% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Domaine la Montagnette has been practicing organic agriculture since 2003 and in 2019, they began the process to become certified. They will be officially Ecocert-certified with the 2022 vintage.
Organic
DB7014-19
MonardièreVacqueyras Les 2 Monardes
Grenache from Rhône, France
70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from vines of an average age of 40 years, planted in chalky grit and sandy clay. The fruit is hand-harvested, with rigorous sorting; 100% de-stemmed. Fermented with natural yeasts, with a maceration of 20 days with punch-downs. Aged 1 year in a combination of tanks and...
Organic
DB7237-18
Texier, ÉricVDF "Le Clau" Serine (Laurence & Eric Texier)
Serine from Rhône, France
From Eric Texier himself: "From a handful of rows in our 0.5 ha of a very particular strain of Serine. Planted in the 1930’s in the Masson parcel of Saint-Julien en-Saint-Alban in the lieu-dit Le Clau. They present unique ampelographic qualities, very different from the Serines we find in Brézème...
Organic
DB5818-17
Texier, ÉricVDF "Le Clau" Serine (Laurence & Eric Texier)
Serine from Rhône, France
From Eric Texier himself: "From a handful of rows in our 0.5 ha of a very particular strain of Serine. Planted in the 1930’s in the Masson parcel of Saint-Julien en-Saint-Alban in the lieu-dit Le Clau. They present unique ampelographic qualities, very different from the Serines we find in Brézème...
Organic
DB5818-16
Texier, ÉricVDF Blanc "Adèle"
Clairette from Rhône, France
100% Clairette (plus a touch of Marsanne). From mainly Clairette vines planted on a south-facing slope on granite soils in the warm St-Julien en St-Alban zone (in the Ardèche on the northern bank of the Ouvèze--to the west of the Rhône River, at the southern edge of the northern Rhône Valley). They...
Organic
DB0053-20
BarrocheVin de France "Liberty"
Grenache from Rhône, France
2015 was the first vintage of this new project that Julien made with his friend Yannick Alliaud. They found a very old-vine parcel located at 125 meters above sea-level in Chateauneuf-de-Gadagne, just east of Avignon. The soils are very similar to La Crau in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with layers of sand...
Organic
DB8550-19