Rhône

Rare Rhône White

Cuvée du Vatican Réserve de l'Abbé Blanc 2017

Long-time Cuvée du Vatican devotee Robert Parker raves that winemaker Jean-Marc Diffonty is “doing a fabulous job.” Wait till you uncork this NEW, exclusive Côtes-du-Rhône white, with its layers of luscious nectarine, honeysuckle, and spice.

 
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Anniversary-Edition French Blockbuster

Benedictus de Vatican 50th Anniversary 2018

The Diffonty family is one of the oldest winemaking dynasties in France’s southern Rhône Valley and our longest-standing Châteauneuf producer. To toast that wonderful partnership, they’ve sent this commemorative release from the superb 2018 vintage.

 
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Triple-Gold Côtes-du-Rhône Exclusive

Domaine du Vallon Plan de Dieu 2017

From the village of Plan de Dieu (neighbor to storied Châteauneuf-du-Pape), this HUGELY acclaimed red was made at the Meffre family’s 460-plus-year-old estate and brims with ripe berry and spicy, wild-herb notes.

 
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92-Point Rhône Blockbuster

Château Lestours Clocher 2015

Châteauneuf is more famous and commands the highest prices, but savvy fans know neighboring Vacqueyras produces equally fabulous (and more wallet-friendly) reds. This “sexy and deeply perfumed” example from the historic Arnoux clan proves the point.

 
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Gold-Medal Rhône White

Les Vivandières 2018

Named for the brave French women who cared for troops on the battlefield (and offered wine for courage), Les Vivandières hails from premium Ventoux (near iconic Châteauneuf-du-Pape). With a top gold and vibrant fruit flavor, it’s sure to impress.

 
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Boutique Rhône Star

Domaine Martin Rasteau 2017

Rasteau’s recent elevation to Cru status has propelled it “into the big leagues,” says Decanter. Hailing from the Martin family’s small estate and the Rhône’s exceptional 2017 vintage, this barrel-aged beauty brims with spicy berry charm.

 
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Châteauneuf Star’s Special Exclusive

Benedictus de Vatican 2019

A thrilling release from Parker-praised winemaker Jean-Marc Diffonty that’s 20 years in the making. Benedictus is a lusciously rich blend featuring his best Châteauneuf-du-Pape, made in honor of our longstanding friendship. Not to be missed.

 
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Double-Gold Rhône Richness

Domaine Rabier 2018

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Winemaker Eric Gautier has spent his life in search of aroma and flavor perfection, and he’s delivered a seriously bold Rhône red. Crafted in the village of Laudun (next door to famed Châteauneuf), it’s a must-taste for fans of big reds.

 
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97-Point Châteauneuf

Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

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Jeb Dunnuck rates Château Sixtine 97 points; Wine Spectator's singled it out as one of 2017's top Châteauneufs (alongside iconic Beaucastel). Factor in the already-legendary quality of the 2017 harvest, and you've got one unmissable wine.

 
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