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

  • Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2019

    Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2019

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern
    Farming Sustainably-made

    WELL BALANCED AND FRESH, A PERFECT MIDWEEK RED!

      "Delas does a fine job with its regional wines and the 2019 Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit is another success. Notes of garrigue accent black cherries and red berries in this medium to full-bodied effort. Not as richly textured or plush as the...

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  • Delas Crozes-Hermitage 'Les Launes' 2018

    Delas Crozes-Hermitage 'Les Launes' 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern
    Farming Sustainably-made

    THIS SYRAH FROM RHONE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL

      "Dark magenta. Lively cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of smoky minerals, olive and candied flowers. Juicy black and blue fruit flavors show very good clarity and pick up hints of star anise, violet and cracked pepper...

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  • M. Chapoutier Deschants St Joseph 2017

    M. Chapoutier Deschants St Joseph 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    M. CHAPOUTIER ARE MASTERS OF SYRAH

      Violet, liquorice and spices dominate the aromas. Complemented by generous red fruit on the palate. "The Saint-Joseph appellation extends around fifty kilometres on the right bank of the River Rhone, from Chavanay in the north to...

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  • M. Chapoutier Invitare Condrieu 2017

    M. Chapoutier Invitare Condrieu 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    THIS VIOGNIER IS GENEROUSLY AROMATIC

      “Invitare”, with its notes of white peaches, candied fruit and nice taut acidity, shows us the authentic character of the Condrieu appellation.  -  Aperitive: Soft goat's cheese. Goes perfectly with oriental and Asian food,...

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    $85.00
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  • Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

    Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    94-95 POINTS JOSH REYNOLDS!

      A DARKER, MORE INTENSE CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE FROM THE EVER RELIABLE BEAUTY THAT IS MONT-REDON.   "Deep glistening magenta. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, potpourri and smoky minerals accented by an exotic...

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  • Domaine de la Roche Paradis Condrieu 2018

    Domaine de la Roche Paradis Condrieu 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    SHOWING THE FRESHER AND MORE MINERAL SIDE OF CONDRIEU. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL WINE FROM A HERALDED, ARTISAN PRODUCER.

       "Produced from vines planted 1990 in a small south facing amphitheatre near Malleval right not far from the famous Lys de Volan site (Guigal recently bought half of Lys de Volan). The soil here is mica-schist (the same as Chateau Grillet)...

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    $105.00
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  • Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2018

    Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS!  ONE OF CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE'S TRUE ARTISAN WINEMAKERS. THIS IS MADE FROM BIODYNAMICALLY FARMED VINEYARDS DOTTED ACROSS THE APPELLATION. THIS IS A BOLD WINE, BUT WITH AN ELEGANT EDGE, SUPERB NOW BUT WILL AGE 15 YEARS...

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    $145.00
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  • Cuilleron Cote-Rotie Bassenon 2017

    Cuilleron Cote-Rotie Bassenon 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    "...an elegant bouquet that mixes Syrah’s red berry fruits with Viognier’s floral character (violets). Elegant, fresh and airy on the palate. Subtle yet prominent tannins."   "...the grapes are picked by hand; and then sorted, crushed and partially...

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    $140.00
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  • Jean Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 2016

    Jean Baptiste Souillard Crozes-Hermitage 2016

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    SAVOURY, COMPLEX, FRAGRANT WINE FROM AN UP-AND-COMING PRODUCER WORKING FROM SOME OF THE REGION'S GREAT OLD VINE SITES.  "After winemaking in Australia, New Zealand and Burgundy — where he struck up an ongoing friendship with Ben Leroux at...

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    $72.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] M. Chapoutier Les Arenes Cornas 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] M. Chapoutier Les Arenes Cornas 2016

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Northern

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 94 POINTS!

      ‘’Layers of zesty raspberry, cassis, granite and garrigue build on the bouquet. It's silky and plush in texture but vibrantly composed with crisp, concentrated black cherry.’’ - Anna Lee Iijima, Wine Enthusiast...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Chateau Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Chateau Mont-Redon Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern

    A CANDIDATE FOR THE BEST VALUE PRODUCER OF THE SOUTHERN RHONE. TASTE THIS ENTRY LEVEL WINE FROM ONE OF THE BEST PRODUCERS OF CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE.   "Chateau Mont-Redon will be familiar to those who know and love Chateauneuf-du-Pape being well...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2018

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern
    Farming Sustainably-made

      FULLER IN BODY THAN MOST COTES-DU-RHONE! SHIRAZ LOVERS WILL ENJOY THIS.    "The Saint-Esprit's deep color has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classical Syrah, with berry fruit, violet and licorice. It has a full, rounded palate with...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2017

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern
    Farming Sustainably-made

    "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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2015

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern
    Farming Sustainably-made

    The 2015 Côtes du Rhône St Esprit is a medium-bodied, peppery and garrigue-scented effort that has medium-bodied richness, plenty of charm and a delicious, refreshing quality. It’s another example of the terrific quality of the Côtes du Rhônes in 2015...

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    $22.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2013

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern
    Farming Sustainably-made

     The value-priced 2013 Côtes du Rhône St Esprit is an enjoyable blend of Syrah and Grenache that offers Provencal notes of saddle leather, black currants and black cherries. Medium-bodied, charming and downright quaffable, drink bottles over the coming...

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  • Delas C?

    [SOLD-OUT] Delas Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit Rouge 2012

    Region: France- Rhone Valley Southern
    Farming Sustainably-made

    "Mainly Syrah with Grenache. Bright cherry crimson. Red cherry fruit in a lively, slightly cough-linctus style with a touch of pepper. Thick, rich and chalky in the mouth and particularly chalky on the finish. As if it had very fine sediment all the way...

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    $19.50
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