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Merchant's Pick by Grape

Merchant's Pick by Grape: Rhone Blend

  1. A Ridiculous Rhone Value!
    September 26, 2019

    Adjacent to the French village of Gigondas, and just east of Chateaneuf-du-Pape, is the village of Ventoux in the Rhone.

    There, Chateau Pesquie has earned the reputation for producing some of the greatest value French reds. With vineyards carved out of steep hillside terraces, the 2017...

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  2. Our Chateauneuf Pick Of The Year!
    June 27, 2018

    Sheer Chateauneuf pleasure!

    This year's "Awesome Award" goes to the 2012 Domaine de La Vieille Julienne "les Trois Sources." With six years of bottle age and from a classic Rhone vintage, you will not find a better CDP for the money!

    Speaking of classics, this traditionally made...

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  3. "Smoking Good Red" to Snatch Up By The Case!
    March 08, 2018

    At $13 bucks, we cannot believe the value of this rich, textured Rhone red!

    The 2015 Chateau Pesquie "Terrasses" is a "smoking good red that readers should snatch up by the case." Jeb Dennuck

    How could such an inexpensive wine be such a showstopper? You have to taste it to...

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  4. Our Annual Chateauneuf du Awesome Winner!
    September 10, 2017

    We've seen the first glimmer of foliage change. I personally love this time of year. Cool mornings followed by warm afternoons make for a much more enjoyable grilling experience than the blistering heat of August. In fact, I grilled three times this weekend!

    Yesterday was my favorite...

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