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Super Syrah Flash Sale! 12 Northern Rhône Wines from Marquee Makers!
January 23, 2019
A Note from Sergio

It's hard to find wine-lovers who don't fiercely love at least one Rhône wine-- the Rhône's reds tend to be seductive and brooding, powerful and warming; they're the quintessential "big reds" that entice you with their mysterious aromatics and take you on a full-body ride. The second largest AOC after Bordeaux, the Rhône Valley region is geographically and viticulturally vast, comprising 27 appellations with 27 red and white grape varietals, and soils that are hot, dry, terraced, windy and cold by turns. Rhône wines reflect their history and their wide-ranging territory: they're big, they're bold, and they're extremely delicious.

From the paradoxically floral and meaty Côte-Rôtie to the delightfully sauvage Hermitage, the wines of the northern Rhône offer almost unparalleled expressions of Syrah. These wines can be both seductive when young and almost ageless when mature. When you bury your nose in a glass of perfectly mature wine made by Guigal, Jaboulet or M. Chapoutier--who are the titans of the northern Rhône--it's easy to succumb to the pure, unadulterated, almost hedonistic pleasure of Syrah. These are wines that go for the gut, and they are beautiful. Today, I'm delighted to give Syrah lovers a treat: 12 different northern Rhône wines from marquee makers, all at special pricing.

Go wild on Syrah and enjoy yourself!

Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Time Sensitive Offer: Glorious Syrah from Guigal, Jaboulet and M. Chapoutier
2. Wine Events: Upcoming January / February Wine Tasting Events

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Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 2009 750ml
Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 2009 750ml
Price: $349.00

Deriving primarily from Le Meal and Les Bessards vineyards, with a touch of Les Roucoules fruit, this dark, inky, almost opaque ‘09 Hermitage oozes across the palate with notes of brambly dark fruit, au jus, exotic spices, smoke, umami and pencil lead. Silky, viscous, rich and opulent in the mouth, this La Chapelle nonetheless has outstanding structure, freshness and balance--simply put, it’s an exquisite Hermitage and it shows that winemaker-owner Caroline Frey is at the top of her game. The 2009 vintage clearly makes evident that Jaboulet is back on track with some dramatic changes; selections are stringent and yields have been significantly reduced from their typical 8,000-10,000 case production to a mere 2,000 in 2009. The results are more concentration, purer fruit and more structure--in fact, this may be the greatest La Chapelle since 1978. more info
M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2006 1.5L
M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2006 1.5L
Price: $569.99

Upon release, the ’06 Ermitage L’Ermite garnered praise for its racy, chiseled profile that married intensity with focus. Now with more than a decade of age, this wine is softening its edges, layering its succulent, dense black and blue fruits with smoky minerals, gamy meats, crushed violets, pencil lead, and peppery spices. Aromatic and earthy, this wine crackles on the palate with energy, latching onto the palate with a fiercely tannic grip, and unfolding layers of mineral-laden notes. Poised on the edge of its drinking window, this powerhouse of a Syrah will drink for decades. Deriving from 80-year-old Syrah vines grown in granite-laden soils, the grapes ferment in temperature-controlled concrete tanks for about a month, and the wine ages for 18 to 20 months in barriques, one-third new. more info
M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2015 750ml
M. Chapoutier Ermitage L'Ermite 2015 750ml
Price: $685.00

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Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 2009 1.5L
Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 2009 1.5L
Price: $725.00

This dark, inky, almost opaque ‘09 Hermitage La Chapelle oozes across the palate with notes of brambly dark fruit, au jus, exotic spices, smoke, umami and pencil lead. Silky, viscous, rich and opulent in the mouth, this La Chapelle nonetheless has outstanding structure, freshness and balance--simply put, it’s an exquisite Hermitage and it shows that winemaker-owner Caroline Frey is at the top of her game. Deriving primarily from Le Meal and Les Bessards vineyards, with a touch of Les Roucoules fruit, the 2009 vintage clearly makes evident that Jaboulet is back on track with some dramatic changes; selections are stringent and yields have been significantly reduced from their typical 8,000-10,000 case production to a mere 2,000 in 2009. The results are more concentration, purer fruit and more structure--in fact, this may be the greatest La Chapelle since 1978. more info