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2017 Cotes de Provence, Rouge (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rouge, Provence, France 2017

{organic} 90% Syrah, 10% Grenache

DRIED BLUEBERRIES, SUBTLE LAVENDER, PRETTY & FIRM

Alain de Welle is a nice, peaceful man. As the owner and manager of Pinchinat, it’s his vision that is expressed in each glass of his wine that is served these days. Although his family has farmed this vineyard for over two centuries (and the land farmed back to pre-history), his father broke from tradition and raised him in the nearby city of Aix. Alain returned to his family’s roots, (pun intended) and makes honest, modest wines that speak truths without trying to “blow you away."

Serving Suggestions: Marinated lamb kabobs; Charcoal-grilled ribeye with rosemary smoke & sea salt.

15.99

45 in stock

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2018 Saint-Joseph Rouge "Terra Nostra" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Saint-Joseph Rouge "Terra Nostra", Rhone Valley, France 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Syrah

CASSIS & BLACK PLUM, LEATHER & A WHISPER OF CHIMNEY SMOKE

Saint-Joseph is a mystifyingly sprawling appellation - a narrow 40 mile strip from north to south on the Rhone river’s right bank. As one might imagine, quality from domaine to domaine is not consistent, but some of the absolute best Northern Rhone “values" (we’re talking about sub-$100, here) can be found in various corners of the region. This is a noteworthy contender for the most distinctive Northern Rhone red we’ve carried. It tastes like the label might suggest – autumnal, colorful, romantic, and mysterious. This is masterful Syrah that’s every bit as generous as its Grenache-driven neighbors to the south and Pinot Noir colleagues to the north in Burgundy.

Serving suggestion: Duck bacon. Venison. Riceberry risotto (made with smoked gouda & smoked carrot slivers).

49.99

19 in stock

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2020 Saint-Joseph Rouge ''Un Autre Monde'' (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Saint-Joseph Rouge "Un Autre Monde", Rhone Valley, France 2020

{biodynamic} 100% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY, SMOKED BLACK PEPPERCORNS & CACAO

The Barou estate in the Northern Rhône has been biodynamic and organic since 1975, producing cherries, apricots, and peaches as well as wines like this beautiful, bright red. These grapes are grown on the steep slopes of the northernmost part of the appellation, where some of the best expressions of Saint-Joseph come from. Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in old oak barrels, this Syrah is brimming with dark, vivid fruits and lively spice.

Serving Suggestion: Beef or pork sausage w/ panfried potatoes, onions, & parsley. Grilled rosemary & black pepper lamb chops. Grilled balsamic eggplant.

32.99

10 in stock

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2017 Shiraz "Out of the Park" (Flegenheimer Bros.)

Flegenheimer Bros., Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia 2017

Shiraz

DIZZYINGLY DARK FRUIT, DEFT & DENSE, BLACK PEPPER

Flegenheimer Bros. was a New York-based family business that specialized in the sale of fine wines from 1876 until Prohibition in 1919. The youngest member of the family, Benjamin Hammerschlag, decided to honor his heritage by making wine in McLaren Vale in South Australia. His Out of the Park Shiraz comes from high-altitude vineyards in the Seaview area and is aged in neutral oak to let the robust fruit and bright acidity shine through. If you enjoy heady, powerful reds full of fruit and spice, look no further!

Serving Suggestion: Skirt steak w/ caramelized shallots & endive salad. Grilled eggplant & red pepper sandwiches w/ halloumi.

18.99

11 in stock

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2017 Shiraz "The Winner's Tank" (Eskadale Vineyards)

Eskadale Vineyards, "The Winner's Tank" Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia 2017

100% Shiraz

BOLD, BERRY PRESERVES, SMOKE, LUSH, FAT & RUSTIC

In true Aussie spirit, a strong rivalry exists between the three neighboring towns in the local Australian Rules Football competition. Each year the winning team heads out to the vineyard to paint the tank in their team colors. Brief aging in French oak adds dimension, but the brevity means no real oakiness to be found. This is pure fruit driven Shiraz. So ripe, it might squirt juice if you squeeze the bottle too much. Glass staining purple-ness, strawberry and raspberry fruit, black licorice and freshness abound.

Serving Suggestion: Try this one with lamb chops marinated in rosemary and juniper berry or venison stew; Louisiana red beans and rice with Andouille.

16.99

23 in stock

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2017 Syrah (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2017

{sustainable} 96% Syrah, 4% Malbec

CHOCOLATE, SPICE, SMOKE & BLACKBERRY

Here's a small, domestic winery that's doing it right – crafting great wines at phenomenal prices. This Syrah is a perfect example of Washington state's affinity for this grape, or is it vice versa? Bridging the styles of French and Australia for this grape, it brings both spice and lush fruit without being heavy or overripe. Firm in style, really showing quality domestic Syrah. This has blackberry, raspberry and light blueberry fruit flavors.

Serving Suggestions: Burger perfection. Portobello kabobs anyone? How about Asian influenced meatloaf?

16.99

11 in stock

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2019 Syrah "Petit Colorado" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Syrah "Petit Colorado", IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhone Valley, France 2019

{biodynamic} 100% Syrah

BOYSENBERRY & CASSIS, VIOLETS & HERBS, LEATHER

From the northern reaches of the vertically sprawling Saint-Joseph appellation, this whole-cluster offering from Emmanuel Barou showcases a fresher, more youthful side of Syrah while retaining an earthy Northern Rhone mystique. Made somewhat in the image of the famous reds of Beaujolais, just on the other side of Lyon, spice, firm fruit, and gentle tannin punctuate this very versatile, food-friendly quaffer. What a candidate to take along for a picnic in the woods with a bucket of fried chicken – don’t skimp on the drumsticks!

Serving Suggestion: Fried chicken in the woods or spicy wings in front of your favorite television. Onion & mushroom soup w/ grated Gruyère & egg yolk.

17.99

79 in stock

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