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2015 Lirac Blanc "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Blanc "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{organic} 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette

PEACH, GINGER, PEAR, FLORAL & DRY

Lirac Blanc is often a fantastic substitute for white Chateauneuf du Pape, and at a more reasonable price, it affords people an opportunity to enjoy this luxurious experience on a more frequent basis. Lush and full-flavored, it exudes pretty floral hints with stone fruit while young. Over time, ginger, earth, and roasted nut flavors develop and assert themselves.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin, or pork chops with just salt and pepper. Lobster with drawn butter; prawns or langoustines also.

16.99

33 in stock

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2013 Lirac Rouge "Ikebana" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Ikebana," Rhone Valley, France 2013 {organic} 45% Mourvedre, 45% Carignan, 10% Grenache

WILD BERRIES, FLORAL INTRIGUE & FORESTY MUSK, EXOTIC SPICE

Taking its name from the distinctly Japanese art of flower arrangement, this Southern Rhone cuvée goes unusually easy on the Grenache and unsparingly exotic on floral and forest-esque aromatics. Dominated by Mourvedre and Carignan and having undergone an unusually lengthy fermentation and period of skin contact, the inky flavors and distinctive perfumes of these varieties are translated spectacularly and without excessive tannic extraction or edge. Look eastward for pairing inspiration... 

Serving Suggestion: Beef tataki w/ ponzu butter, scallions, & crispy garlic. Chicken heart skewers w/ miso eggplant & king oyster mushroom.

19.99

4 in stock

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2013 Lirac Rouge "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2013

{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.

15.99

40 in stock

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2015 Lirac Rouge "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{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.

15.99

10 in stock

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2014 Rouge "Initial R" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Rouge "Initial R", Rhone Valley, France 2014

{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.

11.99

29 in stock

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2016 Tavel "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Tavel "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2016

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

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.

15.99

3 in stock

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2017 Tavel "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Tavel "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2017

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

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.

16.99

61 in stock

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