Northern Rhone Wines

Northern Rhone Wines

Northern Rhone

While the Northern Rhône produces only about 5% of all wine coming out of the Rhône Valley, the quality of these bottles is not to be underestimated. The terroir in this region is heavenly for growing Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne or Rousanne – the only permitted grapes in the AOC. Picture this – the Rhône flows through the valley like an azure thread piercing the landscape, a reflection of the dreamy skies hovering above the vineyards, ready to produce rainfall at a moment’s notice. The rocky soil of the steep, almost surreal hillsides provides a bountiful feast for the grapevine roots.

The flavors and texture of Northern Rhône wines tell you everything you need to know as soon as your lips touch the elixir, like a whisper in the vigorous valley winds. The wine caresses your tongue like silk, and aromatic hints of pepper, red fruits, bacon fat, green olive, and earthy mineral can arouse your tastebuds within a heartbeat. These wines are rich, often acidic, refreshing, and can be the centerpiece of any gathering or romantic meetup.

No matter what your wine preferences are, the Northern Rhône has a bottle or two that will rock your world. Follow us on this journey, as we explore only the finest wines to come out of this region, ones that will make your collection shine with a new glamour and that you can savor privately, or with friends, and recognize the masterful craftsmanship that went into these works of art. No one is ever left disappointed after a proverbial visit to the Northern Rhône.

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  1. 1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    99
    RP
    The opaque purple-colored 1998 Cote Rotie La Turque offers extraordinarily gorgeous, pure black raspberry fruit intertwined with cherry liqueur, smoke, coffee, licorice, and roaste..." Learn More
    As low as $549.00
  2. 2000 chapoutier hermitage l'ermite Hermitage
    2000 Chapoutier Hermitage L'Ermite
    99
    RP
    I grossly underestimated the 2000 Ermitage l’Ermite from barrel. This wine, which emerges from largely pre-phylloxera vines planted on the dome of Hermitage, adjacent to the ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $1,275.00
  3. 2003 Chave Hermitage (White)
    2003 Chave Hermitage (White)
    99
    RP
    Another sensational white that made my eyes roll back in my head, the 2003 Hermitage Blanc is even more over the top and decadent than the '09. Possessing almost no acidity, it's a..." Learn More
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    As low as $325.00
  4. 2005 chapoutier hermitage l'ermite Hermitage
    2005 Chapoutier Hermitage L'Ermite
    99+
    RP
    Lastly, from the very dome of the granite hill of Ermitage is the 2005 Ermitage l’Ermite. An extraordinarily powerful wine that probably needs 10-15 years in the bottle (last..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $2,475.00
  5. 2006 chapoutier hermitage le meal blanc Hermitage
    2006 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Meal Blanc
    99
    JD
    Just as good as the de l’Orée, but in a very different style, the medium gold-hued 2006 Ermitage Le Méal Blanc has a complex, layered perfume of honeysuckle, or..." Learn More
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    As low as $279.00
  6. 2007 chapoutier hermitage le meal blanc Hermitage
    2007 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Meal Blanc
    99
    RP
    I was shocked by the 2007 Ermitage le Meal Blanc and from a vintage that yielded mostly forward, supple and approachable efforts, it has stunning concentration, density, depth and ..." Learn More
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    As low as $229.00
  7. 2009 chapoutier hermitage le meal blanc Hermitage
    2009 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Meal Blanc
    99
    RP
    From a warm site and a hot vintage, the 2009 Ermitage le Meal Blanc was harvested on the August 28, and aged in 100% new French oak. Flirting with perfection and a full-bore, exoti..." Learn More
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    As low as $289.00
  8. 2009 paul aine jaboulet hermitage la chapelle Hermitage
    2009 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
    98
    JD
    In the same ballpark as the 2010, yet in a dramatically different style, the 2009 Hermitage La Chapelle is pure sex in a glass, and its ruby/purple color is followed by mammoth-siz..." Learn More
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    As low as $549.00
  9. 2010 guigal cote rotie chateau d'ampuis Cote Rotie
    2010 Guigal Cote Rotie Chateau D'Ampuis
    99
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    More closed than when I tasted it earlier this year, the 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is an incredible effort that’s made from 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier. Coming fro..." Learn More
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    As low as $175.00
  10. 2015 guigal cote rotie la mouline Cote Rotie
    2015 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    99
    JS
    A very complex and complete nose with everything so integrated and beautifully judged. There are ripe blackberries, blood plums, fragrant spices, dark stones and roasted coffee, to..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $499.00
  11. 2015 guigal hermitage ex voto Hermitage
    2015 Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto
    98+
    JD
    The rich, powerful, primordial 2015 Hermitage Ex Voto isn’t for those seeking instant gratification and will need a solid decade of bottle age. Incredible notes of crè..." Learn More
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    As low as $349.00
  12. 2016 guigal cote rotie la mouline Cote Rotie
    2016 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    98
    JD
    Probably one of my favorite wines in the world is the La Mouline Côte Rôtie from the Guigal family. Coming from old vines and a warmer, steep, terraced parcel not far f..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $429.00
  13. 2016 paul aine jaboulet hermitage la chapelle Hermitage
    2016 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
    98
    DEC
    More perfumed and approachable than the following three vintages, not to mention much fresher and better balanced. Lovely brightness of fruit, combined with freshness and lift on t..." Learn More
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    As low as $179.00
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