Rhone Blend Wines

The Rhône valley has historically been an underappreciated region when it comes to viticultural accomplishments. It has long remained in the shadows of Bordeaux, Champagne and other regions that normally represent the pinnacle of French winemaking prowess, yet it consistently gives birth to some of the most awe-inspiring, compelling and mouth-watering wines in the world. Blends like Hermitage or Côte-Rôtie are nothing short of heavenly, and they’re often underrated, not appearing in as many conversations as they truly deserve.

In terms of grape varietals, the Rhône offers a fair amount of variety. Syrah and Grenache dominate the red wine blends of the region, whereas white wine aficionados can enjoy a tasteful, complex combination of Marsanne, Viognier, and Roussanne. Every one of these wines simply oozes with character and complexity, requiring multiple tastings to properly deconstruct for all except the best-trained connoisseurs.

You have quite a few excellent choices, regardless of your personal preference. A 2003 or 2001 vintage of “Hommage à Jacque Perrin” from Chateau de Beaucastel or a bottle of Réserve des Célestins from 2000, made by the artisan Henri Bonneau, can send you soaring to the cosmos as your senses are stimulated to their conceivable limit. The deep, often inky appearance of these wines reveals their raw power and boldness, making them a common favorite among those who explore this region’s produce. Examining each wine from the Rhône valley in detail would take us longer than the average fermentation period for one of these masterpieces, but allow us to introduce you to some of the finest representatives.
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  1. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
    1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    An opaque purple color and a closed but exciting nose of truffles, minerals, Asian spices, and fruitcake. When the wine hits the mouth with its enormous weight and extraction of flavor, one can't help but be seduced by such enormous richnes..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $899.00
  2. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Deep purple-colored, with grilled meat and smoky, barbecue-like aromas beginning to emerge, along with lavishly ripe scents of black plums and cassis, the 1988 La Turque is not quite as suppressed aromatically as La Mouline. This thick, unc..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  3. Chave Hermitage
    1990 Chave Hermitage - 750 ml
    99
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The brilliant wine making of Gerard Chave, now assisted by his highly talented son, Jean-Louis, has turned out as successful 1992s and 1993s as any producer in the northern Rhone. The white Hermitage includes about 15% Roussanne, which is b..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,195.00
  4. Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape
    1995 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape - 3L
    95
    WS
    Availability: Available Soon
    Very youthful, with a ripe core of red currant and raspberry fruit and licorice flavor surrounded by creamy tannins. Plenty of smoke, mineral and tobacco notes chiming in...with plenty of grip still on the finish... Drink now through 2025.<..." Learn More
    - 3L
    $399.00
  5. Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape
    1995 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape - 1.5L
    95
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    Very youthful, with a ripe core of red currant and raspberry fruit and licorice flavor surrounded by creamy tannins. Plenty of smoke, mineral and tobacco notes chiming in...with plenty of grip still on the finish... Drink now through 2025.<..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $279.00
  6. Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape
    1996 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape - 750 ml
    91
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    More evolved on the nose and in color than the ’95, the 1996 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape is right in the wheelhouse with spicy, licorice-infused fruits, roasted meat, truffle, and a touch of leather on the no..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $99.00
  7. Chave Hermitage
    1998 Chave Hermitage - 750 ml
    95+
    RP-HG
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1998 Hermitage rouge is a tannic, backward, large-scaled, dense ruby/purple-colored wine with high tannin, sensational extract, and formidable power and length...Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030.

    Robert Parker..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $399.00
  8. Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf du Pape Speciale
    1998 Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf du Pape Speciale - 750 ml
    98
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    This offers an aroma of chocolate-covered prunes stewing on the stove, along with notes of brick dust, black currant preserve, fresh espresso and powdered rust. Powerfully tannic and very heady, with layers of overripe fruit on the finish. ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,195.00
  9. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    98+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1998 Cote Rotie La Turque may end up being a perfect wine. Its smoky black fruits intermixed with licorice, roasted meats, cassis, and flowers create an explosive, exotic perfume. The wine reveals considerable tannin, immense structure,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    Special Price $555.00 was $595.00
  10. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    99
    RP-HG
    Availability: In Stock
    The awesome 1998 Cote Rotie La Mouline is a seamless, full-bodied classic with many characteristics of the 1997 La Landonne , but more structure, tannin, and muscle. It will need two years of cellaring, and will last for twenty years. Styli..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $559.00
  11. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    98+
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    The 1998 Cote Rotie La Turque may end up being a perfect wine. Its smoky black fruits intermixed with licorice, roasted meats, cassis, and flowers create an explosive, exotic perfume. The wine reveals considerable tannin, immense structure,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    Special Price $555.00 was $595.00
  12. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The most developed, evolved and forward of the three La-La's in this vintage is the dense purple-colored 1999 Cote Rotie La Mouline. An extraordinary effort, it offers a smorgasbord of aromas and flavors. Scents of violets, raspberries, bla..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $799.00
  13. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque reveals notes of toasty vanilla and espresso in addition to Asian spices, mocha, pepper, blackberries, creosote, and roasted meats. The exotic perfume is followed by a wine with phenomenal intensity, sweet, wel..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $799.00
  14. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
    1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    I have given perfect scores to other vintages of La Landonne, but the black/purple-colored 1999 Cote Rotie La Landonne may be the finest effort Guigal has ever coaxed out of this vineyard. It appears less animalistic than usual, offering go..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $799.00
  15. Joseph Jamet Cote Rotie
    1999 Joseph Jamet Cote Rotie - 750 ml
    96
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The profound 1999 Cote Rotie is the finest I have ever tasted from Jamet. It is even better from bottle than it was from cask. There are 25,000 bottles of this saturated ruby/purple-colored effort. It possesses a striking perfume of roasted..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $549.00
  16. Chapoutier Hermitage L'Ermite
    1999 Chapoutier Hermitage L'Ermite - 750 ml
    96
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1999 Ermitage l'Ermite is a wine that borders on perfection compared to its backward performance last year from barrel. Sadly, there are usually 500-600 cases of the cuvee, but in 1999 only 400 were produced. It comes from Chapoutier's ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $325.00
  17. Chave Hermitage
    2000 Chave Hermitage - 750 ml
    96
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A superb wine, this opaque purple-colored effort boasts a vividly pure nose of graphite, melted licorice, creme de cassis, espresso, and wet stones backed up by subtle, high quality, spicy, new oak. Multi-layered, full-bodied, dense, concen..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $399.00
  18. Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape
    2000 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape - 750 ml
    94
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    ...loads of glycerin, full body, and moderately high but sweet, well-integrated tannin. There is a seamlessness to the 2000 that will make it accessible early in life, and thus atypical for Beaucastel. The 1985 behaved in this manner when y..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $99.00
  19. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    2001 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    95+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A textbook example of the cuvee that possesses a classy, focused, and tight profile, the 2001 Cote Rotie La Mouline gives up plenty of vibrant berry fruits, pepper, herbed crusted game and bacon fat to go with a medium to full-bodied, juicy..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $399.00
  20. chave hermitage
    - 750 ml
    $499.00
  21. Clos Des Papes CDP
    2005 Clos Des Papes CDP - 1.5L
    98
    WS
    Availability: Available Soon
    A complex nose of resiny pine forest notes intermixed with black raspberry, sweet kirsch, licorice and lavender jumps from the glass of this deep ruby/purple-colored wine. Full-bodied, powerful, rich, and tannic, this wine begs for 4-5 year..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $269.00
  22. Michel Ogier Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene
    2005 Michel Ogier Cote Rotie Cuvee Belle Helene - 750 ml
    97
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    ...the blockbuster styled 2005 Cote Rotie Belle Helene has overflowing notes of smoked meats, peppery herbs, licorice, scorched earth and decadent dark fruits. Thick, unctuous, full-bodied and massively endowed...

    Robert Parker Win..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $289.00
  23. Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto
    2005 Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto - 750 ml
    98+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Made in the style of the 2010, the massive 2005 Hermitage Ex Voto offers searing minerality and crushed-rock nuances as well as tons of black raspberries, licorice, toasted spice and charcoal. Full-bodied, incredibly concentrated, with a wa..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $249.00
  24. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    2005 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Similar to the powerful 1988, the inky/purple-colored, dense 2005 Cote Rotie La Mouline offers a stunning perfume of espresso roast, licorice, pepper, blackberries, and black cherries intermixed with hints of chocolate and spring flowers. P..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $745.00
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