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Merchant Picks By Region

Merchant's Pick by region: Rhone

  1. A stunning red loaded with wild berries, cedar, and spice!
    January 21, 2020

    Wild black and blue fruit, olive, spice, and applewood flavors will captivate your senses in the 2017 Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

    At only eight hectares (19 acres), this tiny estate is super-focused on making one wine, and one wine only. There are no luxury cuvées, and...

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  2. Textbook... it runs circles around most $75 Chateauneufs.
    December 04, 2019

    It's four years since we featured a Gigondas, a region that offers Rhone lovers exceptional value.

    Today's feature, the 2016 Domaine Gour de Chaule Gigondas "Cuvee Tradition," is textbook Gigondas; it is the best value in the...

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  3. Chateauneuf du Pape Pick Of The Year!
    October 15, 2019

    Beyond compare...

    Single vineyard...

    100% Grenache...

    "I love this style." J.C., The Wine Advocate

    You never see quality like this at this price! Typically, Chateauneufs at this price are blends of several varietals from various vineyard sources; they are not...

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  4. 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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  5. The Best Value Rhone We've Tasted All Year!
    August 02, 2019

    A Best Value!

    In the Rhone, Jean-Francois Gras is famously known for his organically-farmed vineyards. He is also known for mastering the classic grapes of the region: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre (also known as GSM).

    A warm region with mistral (intense,...

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