Côte Rôtie Sale

Côte Rôtie Sale
 
Côte Rôtie (“roasted slope”) is home to some of the most elegant Syrahs produced in all of France. The area is aptly named for the steep, terraced hillsides overlooking the Rhone River that are baked in the sun. It is the northern-most appellation in the Rhone, buttressed by the tiny Chateau-Grillet to its south-west and punctuated by the village of Vienne to the east.
 
Here, Syrah vines translate those long, sunny days into richly flavored and powerful reds tempered by a unique and elegant perfume. Look here for some of the most dynamic and aromatic expressions of Syrah that the Old World offers.
 
The region was largely ignored until the Guigal family poured their efforts into single-vineyard bottlings from the Côte Blonde (La Mouline), La Landonne, and Côte Brune (La Turque). The wines, collectively knowns as the La-Las, became international superstars, bringing fame and glory back to this nearly-forgotten region. Other producers have subsequently brought more attention, including Rene Rostaing, Delas Freres, and our beloved Saint Cosme. We’re proud to stock a wide assortment of producers and bottlings from this illustrious region. Any lover of Syrah would be remiss to skip our sale!
 
Choose from our selection of 20 offerings in stock now!
 
5% off any 4-8 in-stock bottles of Côte Rôtie wine
10% off any 9 or more in-stock bottles of Côte Rôtie wine
 

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Sale ends Sunday, March 17th at 9 am Pacific.
 
Highlights In Stock and On Sale Now from Côte Rôtie:
 
Delas Freres Côte Rôtie La Landonne 2019 1.5L Displayed Price: $549, that’s $521.55 at 5% off and $494.10 at 10% off, 2 magnums in stock now
Decanter 97 points
“Immediately this has the darkness and aromatic austerity of La Landonne. Very full-bodied, expansive on the palate with mouthcoating flavour and tannin but not heavy. This is seriously tannic, but it’s not tough. Great character, great power and perfect balance. Alcohol is just a little raised, but this is a blockbuster. Around 3,000 bottles made. Fermented in open-top concrete tanks for 20 days, then matured in new and one-year-old barrels for 14 months. Drinking Window 2026 – 2035.”
Wine Spectator 96 points “This is dark and still a bit reticent, with a cast iron cloak around the core of dark currant, plum and blackberry paste flavors, showing lots of sweet bay leaf, anise and singed apple wood notes in the background. There’s serious grip through the finish. For the cellar. Best from 2024 through 2038. 267 cases made, 40 cases imported. –JM”
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 94-96 points “Expressive blackberry, potpourri, smoky bacon and licorice aromas show excellent clarity and minerally lift. Deeply concentrated, spice-laced dark berry preserve, floral pastille and fruitcake flavors are supported by a spine of juicy acidity that adds back-end cut. Becomes more energetic on the impressively persistent finish, which repeats the dark berry and floral notes and leaves behind a spicy suggestion of cracked pepper.”
 
This is the lowest listed price in the USA today for the magnum!
 
Domaine Benjamin et David Duclaux Côte Rôtie Maison Rouge 2018 750ml Displayed Price: $69, that’s $65.55 at 5% off and $62.10 at 10% off, 26 bottles in stock now
Joe Czerwinski-Wine Advocate 96 points
“From arguably the most famous lieu-dit in the southern portion of the appellation, the Duclaux brothers’ 2018 Cote Rotie Maison Rouge is a showstopper. Scents of violets, stone fruit, anise-like spice and mixed berries combine to create a complex nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is concentrated yet supremely silky, smooth and charming, ending long and elegant. It’s a superb example of the generally softer, more elegant style found around Tupin et Semons.”
Jeb Dunnuck 96 points “The flagship is the 2018 Côte Rôtie Maison Rouge, which comes from the southern end of the appellation, where the soils are finer and lighter in color. This cuvée is all Syrah and was brought up in 40% new oak. The 2018 is a rich, powerful wine by this cuvée’s standards and has a deeper ruby hue as well as a ripe, powerful nose of darker red and black fruits, bouquet garni, dried flowers, graphite, and lots of obvious minerality. Beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, and as seamless as they come, this is a classy, serious Côte Rôtie that needs 2-4 years of bottle age and will evolve gracefully for 20 years or more.”
Wine Spectator 94 points “Rich and tightly focused, with a sleek feel to a mix of plum, black cherry, black tea and iron notes that are seamlessly entwined. Keeps good tension through the finish. Best from 2022 through 2036. 420 cases made, 40 cases imported. — JM”
 
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Domaine Garon Côte Rôtie Lancement 2020 750ml Displayed Price: $189, that’s $179.55 at 5% off and $170.10 at 10% off, 3 bottles in stock now
Jeb Dunnuck 95-97 points
“The 2020 Côte Rôtie Lancement has more black fruits as well as some classic Côte Rôtie floral and mineral notes. This vineyard normally yields a more ethereal, feminine wine, but this is a powerful, dense, stacked barrel sample with plenty of fine grained tannins and a great finish.”
 
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Domaine Garon Côte Rôtie Le Combard 2020 750ml Displayed Price: $99, that’s $94.05 at 5% off and $89.10 at 10% off, 10 bottles in stock now
Jeb Dunnuck 94-96 points
“The 2020 Côte Rôtie Le Combard is also terrific, revealing a powerful yet also pure and precise character. Both red and black fruits, spice, and flowery incense define the nose, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with terrific tannins and a great finish.”
 
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Domaine Garon Côte Rôtie Les Rochins 2020 750ml Displayed Price: $119, that’s $113.05 at 5% off and $107.10 at 10% off, 5 bottles in stock now
Jeb Dunnuck 96-98 points
“Dramatically different, the 2020 Côte Rôtie Les Rochins is more meaty, bloody, and iron-driven aromatically, yet on balance it has beautiful finesse and elegance. This comes from the Côte Brune and has plenty of tannins, medium to full body, gorgeous balance, and one heck of a great finish. It’s not for the early crowd though.”
 
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Domaine Garon Côte Rôtie Les Triotes 2016 750ml Displayed Price: $59, that’s $56.05 at 5% off and $53.10 at 10% off, 4 bottles in stock now
Domaine Garon Côte Rôtie Les Triotes 2016 1.5L Displayed Price: $119, that’s $113.05 at 5% off and $107.10 at 10% off, 1 magnum in stock now
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 92 points
“(40% new oak) Opaque ruby. Smoky, mineral-accented cherry and blueberry scents are complicated by hints of vanilla, Indian spices and licorice. Supple and broad on the palate, offering pliant blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter as the wine opens up. A sexy floral pastille note emerges on the clinging finish, which shows excellent clarity and gentle, slow-building tannins.”
Jeb Dunnuck 92 points “The 2016 Côte Rôtie Les Triotes offers a darker, smokier style with meaty notes of red and black fruits, crushed rocks, spice box, and violets. Medium-bodied, rounded, and nicely textured on the palate, it lacks the seamless texture of the other two wines here but is still one seriously impressive wine.”
Joe Czerwinski-Wine Advocate 91 points “Medium-bodied, supple and easy to drink, the 2016 Cote Rotie Les Triotes is a charming, herb-laced wine for drinking over the next 6-7 years. Hints of bay leaf and rosemary add interest to the ripe raspberry fruit, lingering elegantly on the finish.”
 
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E. Guigal Chateau d’Ampuis Côte Rôtie 2012 750ml Displayed Price: $119, that’s $113.05 at 5% off and $107.10 at 10% off, 19 bottles in stock now
Robert Parker-Wine Advocate 95 points
“The 2012 Côte Rôtie Château d’Ampuis is a bigger, richer wine that offers full-bodied richness and a broad, expansive style on the palate. Black raspberries, toasted spices, cured meats and licorice all emerge from this incredibly sexy, complex and nuanced Côte Rôtie, and my notes finish with “wish I could drink a glass.” Enjoy bottles anytime over the coming 15 or more years.”
 
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Domaine Rene Rostaing Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde 2011 750ml Displayed Price: $189, that’s $179.55 at 5% off and $170.10 at 10% off, 5 bottles in stock now
Jeb Dunnuck-Wine Advocate 94 points
“The 2011 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde saw 100% stems and a small percentage of Viognier. While I liked it a tad more last year, it showed beautifully here as well, with a perfumed, forward and medium to full-bodied profile to go with classic olive, garrigue and raspberry aromas and flavors. This is Côte Rôtie at its most refined and elegant, and it should be even better in another 2-3 years and evolve nicely through 2031.”
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 94 points “Saturated ruby. Candied red and dark berries on the explosively perfumed floral, minerally nose. Stains the palate with intense blackberry and violet pastille flavors, gainingn depth and spiciness with aeration. Rich, energetic and graceful, finishing with superb clarity, power and fruit-driven persistence. One of the highlights of the vintage in the northern Rhone, with the balance to age but offering wonderful upfront appeal as well.”
 
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Domaine Rene Rostaing Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde 2015 750ml Displayed Price: $299, that’s $284.05 at 5% off and $269.10 at 10% off, 4 bottles in stock now
Joe Czerwinski-Wine Advocate 100 points
“I give Rostaing’s 2015 Cote Rotie La Cote Blonde the slightest of edges over the La Landonne for its more aromatic, floral nose. It shows that same unfathomable depth and richness married to a sense of weightlessness and elegance that marks the La Landonne, and it also shows those wonderfully pure raspberry flavors. It’s lush, velvety and incredibly long on the finish. Collectors fortunate enough to grab some of each will have great fun comparing the two over the next 30 years or so.”
 
This is the lowest listed price in the USA today!
 
Domaine Rene Rostaing Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde 2016 750ml Displayed Price: $249, that’s $236.55 at 5% off and $224.10 at 10% off, 5 bottles in stock now
Joe Czerwinski-Wine Advocate 98 points
“The 2016 Cote Rotie La Cote Blonde (from the lieu-dit of the same name—not a blend of sites) is a terrific effort. It blends the structure of la Viallière with the elegance of la Landonne, making it a truly complete and compelling bottle. Some mocha, black olive and meaty notes lend it a savory cast, while the palate is creamy and concentrated, firm but silky. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a fine, licorice-tinged finish that lingers a good long time. It should drink well for 20+ years.”
 
Domaine Rene Rostaing Côte Rôtie La Landonne 2010 750ml Displayed Price: $259, that’s $246.05 at 5% off and $233.10 at 10% off, 3 bottles in stock now
Robert Parker-Wine Advocate 96 points
“The prodigious 2010 Côte Rôtie La Landonne reveals a dense purple color along with a huge, impressive perfume of roasted meats, black currants, black raspberries and scorched earth. This 100% Syrah comes from vines planted on exceptionally steep slopes composed of schist and iron-like sub-soils. Some graphite also makes an appearance in this mineral-dominated, well-delineated, rich, intense wine.”
Wine Spectator 95 points “Dark and brooding in feel, with steeped olive, roasted beef, charcoal and bay leaf notes rolled around a core of plum, black currant paste and roasted fig. A terrific charcoal spine holds this together on the finish. Will need time to unwind in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030. 500 cases made.”
Josh Raynolds-Vinous 94 points “Inky ruby. Aromas and flavors of dark fruit preserves, candied flowers and smoky herbs, with a bright mineral nuance adding lift. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit flavors show serious depth and structure, picking up spiciness and an exotic floral quality on the back half. Chewy tannins give shape and grip to a strikingly long, powerful and spice-driven finish. Rostaing thinks that it would be a ‘grave mistake’ to broach this wine in its youth and believes that it’s ‘for the most patient people, not those in a hurry.’”
 
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Saint Cosme Côte Rôtie 2018 750ml Displayed Price: $69, that’s $65.55 at 5% off and $62.10 at 10% off, 17 bottles in stock now
Jeb Dunnuck 92-95 points
“One of the gems in the Northern Rhône lineup is the 2018 Côte Rôtie, which, as with all of Louis’ wines, wasn’t destemmed and was brought up in 30-40% new oak. Stunning aromatics of black raspberries, olive tapenade, ground pepper, violets, and assorted meat notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, opulent, seamless Côte Rôtie that has a smoking good texture. Count me impressed.”
Importer Note “Côte-Rôtie is produced from 100% Sérine, an ancient and local variety of Syrah that is markedly different from modern selections. It is more oval, with lots of space in the bunch, resulting in a very aromatic wine. It is sourced from the schist soils of Le Plomb, Besset, La Viallière, and Neve climats. These hillsides are among the steepest in France with an incline as much as 55 degrees. On the palate, it reveals a fresh attack followed by an ample, structured, long-lasting finish. The wine unfurls in successive stages and ends with top-quality tannins produced by whole cluster fermentation. It features aromas and flavors of smoked ham, violet, graphite, graphite, and licorice.”
 
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Saint Cosme Côte Rôtie 2020 750ml Displayed Price: $69, that’s $65.55 at 5% off and $62.10 at 10% off, 17 bottles in stock now
Jeb Dunnuck 94-96 points
“I loved the 2020 Côte Rôtie, which is certainly the standout from the North. Coming from both the southern and northern ends of the appellation, it’s full-bodied, ripe, and textured, yet never loses a sense of Côte Rôtie elegance. Lots of bacon fat, exotic flowers (I wrote liquid violet in my notes), and gamey blue fruits define the nose, and the balance is spot on, it has silky tannins and is just another brilliant wine.”
Joe Czerwinski-Wine Advocate 94-96 points “Barruol’s 2020 Cote Rotie blends fruit from both ends of the appellation to create an exciting blend of violets and blueberries on the nose. It’s medium to full-bodied, but richly concentrated and silky, with a lingering, elegant finish. Terrific stuff.”
 
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Saint Cosme Côte Rôtie 2021 750ml Displayed Price: $69, that’s $65.55 at 5% off and $62.10 at 10% off, 33 bottles in stock now
Stuart Pigott (Suckling) 94 points
“A very refined and delicate Cote-Rotie with wonderful floral complexity. Graceful palate that feels almost weightless. Lovely mineral freshness carries the medium-bodied palate through to the very long, clean finish. Drink or hold.”
 
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Don’t miss our additional sales going on now:
 
Bruna Grimaldi
 
5% off any 6-11 in-stock bottles of Bruna Grimaldi wine
10% off any 12 or more in-stock bottles of Bruna Grimaldi wine
 
Kumeu River Sale
 
5% off any 4-8 in-stock bottles of Kumeu River wine
10% off any 9 or more in-stock bottles of Kumeu River wine

 
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Bruna Grimaldi sale ends Friday, March 15th at 9 am Pacific. Kumeu River sale ends Saturday, March 16th at 9 am Pacific.