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Côtes du Rhône Le Poutet 2010 from Domaine Charvin

This week we're offering a special price on a Charvin wine that's not quite a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but it might as well be, because it's consistently rated higher than CDPs from other producers.

Stop by the store this Friday or Saturday to taste a sample or contact us to place an order. Just as Laurent intended, you won’t need more than a sip or two to know that quality doesn’t come from quantity, and that this may just be the Cotes du Rhone your collection needs.

Wine of the Month

Clos de L'Origine Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Les Quilles Libres Rouge 2007

Quite jammy, with ripe raspberry and brandied cherry flavors. Intensely spicy on the finish, with hints of blueberries. Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. Drink now. 50 cases imported. - WS 88 points

Barriot's 2007 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Les Quilles Libres is according to his own account overwhelmingly Grenache (including some white grapes), so how it qualified for its appellation is a mystery to me. Wood smoke, tobacco, brown spices, soy, peanuts, and ripe red fruits mingle in the nose. On a sappy, palpably extract-rich palate, lightly cooked red raspberry and strawberry are dusted with cardamom, cinnamon, and white pepper, and underlain with toasted praline and peanuts, and there is no hint of finishing heat or roughness from the wine's nearly 15% alcohol, but rather a sense of exuberant brightness that brings you back for the next sip. I can imagine this evolving fascinatingly for at least 3-5 years, but only in a proper cellar. - WA 91 points

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Owner's Favorite

Markowitsch Blaufrankisch Carnuntum Spitzerberg 2009

Medium-bodied, with fresh and lively red berry and plum flavors that show an elegant side. Spicy finish features notes of beef and pepper. Drink now. -Wine Spectator