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. paul aine jaboulet hermitage la chapelle
    - 750 ml
    $1,870.00
  2. Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
    1989 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle - 750 ml
    96
    RP
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    ...fabulous, blockbuster...at the Jaboulet tasting, it was beginning to reveal some of its formidable potential. A saturated opaque purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, minerals, and hot bricks/wood fire. Super-ripe and full-bodied..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $325.00
  3. Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon
    1990 Chapoutier Hermitage Le Pavillon - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1990 Le Pavilion is as compelling as the 1989... Black colored, with an extraordinary perfume of licorice, sweet blackcurrants, smoke, and minerals, it coats the palate with layer upon layer of decadently rich, superconcentrated, nearly..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,129.00
  4. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
    1990 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne - 750 ml
    100
    RP
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    The 1990 La Landonne is a perfect wine! Fortunately, more than 800 cases were produced. It possesses an opaque black color, and a huge, truffle, licorice, cassis, and peppery-scented nose. While it is one of the most concentrated wines I ha..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,340.00
  5. Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
    1990 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    The 1990 La Chapelle is the sexy and opulent. I had the 1990 at the Jaboulet tasting, and again out of a double magnum three months ago. On both occasions it was spectacular, clearly meriting a three-digit score. The modern day equivalent o..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,140.00
  6. chapoutier hermitage la sizeranne
    - 750 ml
    $115.00
  7. guigal cote rotie la landonne
    - 750 ml
    $1,180.00
  8. guigal cote rotie la mouline
    - 750 ml
    $410.00
  9. beaucastel cdp hommage a jacques perrin
    1994 Beaucastel CDP Hommage a Jacques Perrin - 750 ml
    97
    RP-HG
    Availability: Available Soon
    ...The textbook blend of 70% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, 10% Grenache, and 5% Counoise was utilized in 1989, 1990, and 1994, but in 1995, the Mourvedre component was reduced, with the amount of Counoise and Syrah increased significantly. The 1994..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $425.00
  10. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    1994 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    95
    RP
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    ...The 1994 Cote Rotie La Mouline possesses extraordinary intensity. A dark ruby/purple color is followed by a penetrating nose of sweet black raspberry fruit intertwined with aromas of coconut and apricots. Jammy black fruits continue on t..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $450.00
  11. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
    1994 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne - 750 ml
    98
    RP
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    The great glories of this house are its Cote Roties...The single-vineyard 1994s were singing loudly when I saw them...All three wines flirt with a perfect score. At this tasting, they reminded me of Guigal's 1982s - opulent, sumptuously-tex..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $450.00
  12. guigal cote rotie la turque
    - 750 ml
    $465.00
  13. marcoux chateauneuf du pape vv
    - 750 ml
    $195.00
  14. Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape
    1995 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape - 750 ml
    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
    - 750 ml
    $125.00
  15. guigal cote rotie la mouline
    1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    99
    RP
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    ...The 1995 Cote Rotie la Mouline is the stuff of legends and is every bit as compelling as readers might expect. This single vineyard wine will have at least 2 decades of longevity.

    Robert Parker..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $625.00
  16. guigal cote rotie la turque
    1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    98
    RP
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    The 1995 Cote Rotie La Turque (about 7% Viognier in the blend) possesses a dense ruby/purple color, and roasted herb, olive, and Asian spice characteristics. It exhibits exceptional concentration and is velvety and concentrated. The fabulou..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $625.00
  17. chapoutier cote rotie ''la mordoree''
    1995 Chapoutier Cote Rotie ''La Mordoree'' - 750 ml
    95
    RP
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    Chapoutier makes no bones about the fact that he prefers his 1996 Cote Roties to his 1995s. Wealthy readers with access to Chapoutier's wines will have fun determining whether the 1995 or 1996 Cote Rotie La Mordoree is the superior wine. Bo..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $210.00
  18. chapoutier cote rotie ''la mordoree''
    - 750 ml
    $165.00
  19. Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
    1997 Paul Aine Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle - 750 ml
    93
    RP
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    The 1997 Hermitage La Chapelle is a monumental wine...The wine looks impressive, with a viscosity and unctuous richness. There is amazing fat and chewiness, as well as spectacular aromatics of over-ripe black currants and blackberries inter..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $160.00
  20. chapoutier hermitage le pavillon
    - 750 ml
    $310.00
  21. 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
  22. Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape
    1998 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape - 750 ml
    98
    RP-HG
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape is the greatest effort produced since Beaucastel's 1989 and 1990. It reveals more accessibility, no doubt because the final blend included more Grenache than normal. Its dense purple color is followed by sweet a..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $99.99
  23. Beaucastel CDP Hommage a Jacques Perrin
    1998 Beaucastel CDP Hommage a Jacques Perrin - 750 ml
    100
    RP
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    The 1998 is an extraordinary effort, and from a purely hedonistic standpoint, probably my favorite Jacques Perrin (no doubt because of the high percentage of Grenache). It is an intense, full-bodied wine filled with notes of kirsch liqueur ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $650.00
  24. Rayas CDP
    1998 Rayas CDP - 750 ml
    92
    RP-HG
    Availability: Available Soon
    ...it continues to put on weight and performs better and better with each tasting. It appears to be the finest effort Emmanuel Reynaud has yet produced.

    Robert Parker..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $940.00
  25. Rayas CDP
    1999 Rayas CDP - 750 ml
    92
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    ...With serious structure and tannin, this medium to full-bodied...1999 offers beautiful, sweet kirsch liqueur notes in the aromatics and on the attack...

    Robert Parker..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,035.00
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