Rhone Valley

"The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the southeast of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and mesoclimates. The region's wine-producing areas cover such a distance that there is a widely accepted division between its northern and southern parts. Rather neatly, they are separated by a gap of 25 miles (40 km) between the towns of Valance and Montelimar, in which almost no vines are grown.

This division is reflected not only in geography and preferred grape varieties, but also in the quality and quantity of wines produced. The smaller, more quality-driven northern section focuses almost entirely on Syrah for red wines and Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne for whites, while the larger and more prolific south employs a much longer list of varieties. The most notable of these are the red varieties Grenache and Mourvedre, which are combined with Syrah to produce the 'GSM' blend so characteristic of the southern Rhone. While the granite-blessed slopes of the north are paired with a continental climate, the rocky, sandy soils of the flatter south enjoy the warmer winters of a Mediterranean climate." - Wine Searcher

  • Cave De Tain Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2017

    Cave De Tain Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    16+ Points! "Mid crimson. Rather riper than usual on the nose, but that’s not disastrous. Very pure, sincere finish that is dry and pure northern Rhône Syrah with an extra layer of juice. Good smooth tannins for early drinking. But there is no hurry...

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  • Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2015

    Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2015

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    The property of Château La Nerthe has more than 90 ha. of vines. Archives attest to its birth in the sixteenth century, in 1560. At the end of the nineteenth century, following the phylloxera crisis, Commander Joseph Ducos, then at the head of the...

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    $98.00
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  • Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    "Chateau Mont-Redon occupies one of the most exceptional vineyards areas of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, with a spectrum of soils unique in the region. The thirteen Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation varieties reach perfect ripeness and...

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  • Chateau Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2017

    Chateau Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    "The Abeille-Fabre family, four generation proprietor of the famous estate Chateau Mont-Redon in Chateauneuf-du-Pape introduces here another prestigious brand. This Cotes-due-Rhone is a blend of noble classic varieties of the Rhone Valley. This wine,...

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    $23.50
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  • Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2017

    Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    "Its deep colour has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classically Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, liquorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it unique in the "Côtes-du-Rhône" category." - Delas  

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  • Jean Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 2016

    Jean Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 2016

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    "After winemaking in Australia, New Zealand and Burgundy — where he struck up an ongoing friendship with Ben Leroux at Comte Armand, Jean-Baptiste Souillard worked as an oenologue for Jean-Luc Colombo before starting his own micro-négoce in 2014. Working...

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    $72.00
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  • La Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    La Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    Wine Advocate 93 Points! "A terrific entry-level offering, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Signature is a blend of 62% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre, 12% Syrah, 6% Cinsault and 2% other varieties. It's full-bodied and intense but silky and almost weightless,...

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  • Pierre Amadieu Cotes du Rhone Roulepierre 2017

    Pierre Amadieu Cotes du Rhone Roulepierre 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    "Exuberantly ripe, dried-strawberry and black-cherry flavors abound in this fruity, immediately approachable wine. Soft acidity accentuates its plush, silky mouthfeel but firm, persistent tannins lend structure to the finish." - Anna Lee Iijima, Wine...

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    $21.00
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  • Pierre Gaillard Condrieu 2018

    Pierre Gaillard Condrieu 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    "A blend from several sites totaling about five hectares, Gaillard's 2018 Condrieu offers up green peach and pineapple notes. It's medium to full-bodied, with tart, citrusy notes on the lingering finish. A solid effort, but it's well off the pace of the...

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  • Pierre Gaillard St Joseph Rouge 2017

    Pierre Gaillard St Joseph Rouge 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    "Gaillard's Saint-Joseph is drawn from several parcels located in the high country of Malleval and Chavanay." "Expect red cherry and wild berry fruit, pulpy texture and ultra-fine tannins. Classy and yet super drinkable." - Pierre...

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    $62.00
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