Friday, August 7, 2020

Rhone Valley Sampler Pack

Xavier Rhone Sampler pack!  Highly Rated Wines!
Xavier Vignon is one of the hottest producers in the Rhone Valley.  Check out this amazing sampler pack of highly rated wines from some of the greatest regions in the Rhone

Regular price - 1 of each above is = $186.94
Special price for $150.00 plus tax for the 6 bottles

  • Xavier Lirac Rouge....$21.99
  • Xavier Gigondas Rouge...$33.99
  • Xavier Vignon Beaumes de Venise Red....$24.99
  • Xavier Vignon Arcane Etoile Beaumes de Venise Red....$34.99
  • Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge....$25.99
  • Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf du Pape...$44.99

"Xavier Vignon, along with Philippe Cambie, are probably the two most highly renowned oenologists in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as some of the surrounding Cotes du Rhone regions. ...He is the consultant for such well-known domaines as Raymond Usseglio, Jerome Quiot, Beaurenard, La Nerthe, Mont Redon, Marcoux, Grand Veneur and La Gardine....They access gorgeous fruit from many different appellations and are doing a top-flight job of getting impressive quality into the bottle. Moreover, there are some top values in their portfolio as well." - Robert Parker

"Many of his wines are released quite late onto the market, as he prefers to age wines up to three winters before bottling and two winters after bottling." - Robert Parker

2016 Xavier Lirac Rouge....$21.99
"One of Vignon's better efforts, the 2016 Lirac showcases ripe fruit, ranging from raspberries and cherries to hints of stone fruit. Yet, it's not over the top or simply fruity. This full-bodied wine adds hints of leather, garrigue and licorice along the way, evolving from creamy to velvety on the palate and through the lasting finish.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Xavier Gigondas Rouge...$33.99
"This is a very impressive expression with such intense, energetic and vibrant ripe cherries and red berries. The palate has such prowess and precision. Drink or hold."
Rated 93/100 James Suckling
"One of the gems in the lineup from Xavier is the 2016 Gigondas which is made from 85% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre, from a number of terroirs, but mostly from higher elevation, limestone sites. Its deep purple color is followed by terrific notes of ripe blackberries, toasted spice, and dried herbs, with a hint of graphite. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with brilliant purity and lots of tannins, it’s killer wine to enjoy over the coming decade or more."
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2016 Gigondas from Xavier Vignon kicks off with a spicy touch of clove and cracked pepper, then eases into black cherry fruit, a full-bodied, supple mid-palate and a long, creamy finish with just a touch of warmth. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
Rated 91/100 Wine Advocate

2016 Xavier Vignon Beaumes de Venise Red....$24.99
"Vignon has been tinkering with the blend of his Beaumes de Venise over recent vintages and appears to have nailed it with the 2017 Beaumes de Venise, a cofermented assemblage of 60% Grenache, 15% each Mourvèdre and Syrah and 10% Cinsault. Tasted as a tank sample, it's full-bodied and lush, with waves of black cherries, hints of stone fruit and nuances of allspice, pepper and licorice on the long finish. Vignon says it will spend three to five years in vat, so don't expect a release anytime soon.
Rated 90-92/100 The Wine Advocate

Xavier Vignon Arcane Etoile Beaumes de Venise Red....$34.99

"Coming from the higher elevation sites, the NV Beaumes de Venise Arcane Etoile is another elegant, finesse-oriented wine from Xavier that has both richness and freshness. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre as well as a small amount of Viognier from 2015, 2016, and 2017, it has something profound in its texture and balance. Notes of black raspberries, currants, dried flowers, lavender, and pepper are followed by a beautiful, full-bodied, elegant wine that might just be one of the greatest red wines to come from Beaumes de Venise.”
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge....$25.99
"The 2016 Rasteau (75% Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvèdre) is a big, ripe, opulent effort that’s packed with full-bodied notes of blackberries, crushed rock, new leather and lots of minerality. It has sweet tannin, and while already impossible to resist, it will keep for 7-8 years."
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Nicely done all around, Xavier Vignon's 2016 Rasteau is full-bodied and slightly warm, but it does deliver complex notes of ground spices, ripe plums and supple tannins. Drink it over the next 5 years.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf du Pape...$44.99
Average 60-80 years
"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, aged in a mix of concrete and wood vessels. Ripe stone fruit, raspberries and cherries cascade across the palate, framed by creamy-supple tannins and mouthwatering acids. While approachable now, there's enough structure to warrant cellaring for up to a decade. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
"Mostly Grenache, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Xavier comes from all the terroirs of the region. Its deep ruby color is followed by a complex, elegant red that has medium to full body, good acidity, and classic notes of garrigue, leather, underbrush, and ripe red and black fruits. It's a beautifully textured, elegant, and balanced effort to drink over the coming decade."
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck

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