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2017 Lirac Rouge ''Le Classique'' (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2017

{organic} 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, LAVENDER & VIOLETS, SPICY CEDAR

The vineyards of Lirac would be almost contiguous with those of Chateauneuf du Pape were they not separated by the Rhone River itself. Long in the shadows of this famous neighbor on the opposite bank as well as the regal, robust rosé flowing from Tavel to the south, Lirac has never been allowed to be one of the Southern Rhone’s most visible stars. That doesn’t stop it from producing wines that  rival (and often, in terms of value, outshine) those of its more famous surroundings. This offering from the Borrelly family estate bursts onto the scene with bold, blackish-purple fruit, exotic perfume, and a sumptuously toasted oak undercurrent. Magnificently Mediterranean!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ cranberry-balsamic sauce & rosemary. Savory black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ tempeh & chipotle.

17.99

9 in stock

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2019 Rosé "Initial R" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, "Initial R" Rosé, Southern Rhone, France 2018 {organic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

RIPE RED RASPBERRY RICHNESS, SPLENDID SPICE & TANTALIZING TANG

“Vin de France” or “Tavel by any other name”? This new Domaine La Rocalière offering’s packaging tells us very little: it’s from France and it’s a "rosé wine." Its appearance, on the other hand, speaks volumes (750ml, to be precise). Deep transparent red with an almost iridescent magenta flourish, it doesn’t have the look of a typical, pale, Mediterranean French rosé. Instead, it's deep and dark yet still refreshing – a dead-ringer for the famed wines of Tavel but clocking in at half the price. A WINE AUTHORITIES EXCLUSIVE!

Serving Suggestion: Vietnamese grilled shrimp & pork w/ rice vermicelli, basil, & bean sprouts. Creamy goats milk cheeses.

12.99

11 in stock

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2018 Rouge "Initial R" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Rouge "Initial R", Rhone Valley, France 2018

{organic} 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & BAKED STRAWBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE & GARRIGUES

Hailing from the western reaches of the Southern Rhone, the red entry into Rocalière's “Initial R” series is an impressive counterpart to the estate’s robust Lirac Rouge and carries itself with a similar heft of the spicy Mediterranean French perfumes collectively known as “Garrigues.” Sèverine Lemoine crafts all of her wines biodynamically, and her attention to detail and work ethic is evident. Full-bodied, energetic, and a little bit rugged, this is an ideal candidate for “house wine” to red wine lovers who demand an additional intensity from their favorite daily tipple. Vive le Mediterranée!

Serving Suggestion: Hamburger (or “lamburger”) w/ Gruyere & rosemary-balsamic seasoned crimini mushrooms. Black bean chili w/ jalapeño, cilantro, cumin, sour cream, & avocado.

12.99

52 in stock

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2020 Tavel "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Tavel "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2020

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

JUICY RASPBERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, WISPY GARRIGUES

Sisters Séverine and Mélanie manage the Borrelly family estate, Domaine la Rocalière, which was established by their father, Jacques, from long-held family vineyards two decades ago. Slightly less than half of the 120 acre estate falls within Tavel, a region of rosé royalty. True to form, this is a deeply colored, bold wine brimming with spicy perfume and juicy, mouthfilling fruit. While still refreshing, this pink pleasure also appeals to a desire for richer, more intense flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Spicy sausage & tomato sauce w/ cilantro, black beans, & Vidalia onions. Squid bulgogi w/ crispy pork belly.

17.99

23 in stock

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