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Domaine la Milliere Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes 2010
Domaine la Milliere Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes 2010
France / Rhône Valley
Domaine La Milliere
Red / 750ml (regular bottle)
Dry / Spicy & Complex
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A very elegant and silky Cotes du Rhône that is as rare as a cold summer in the south—2010 was a very stingy vintage yet what it gave is incredibly pure, fresh and very balanced. This Grenache blend (90% Grenache, 5% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre) reminds us more in style and texture of a Cote de Nuits Burgundy; the nose is spiced, a blend of Nuits licorice and earth with southern garrigue. Plentiful and ripe black and red berries on the mouth, great lift and velvety tannins all make for a very supple, velvety and balanced red.
Our first selection from the delicious 2010 vintage in the southern Rhone!
1.2.2012

milliere cotes du rhone vieilles vignes lableOne of our favorite Stephen Tanzer quotes sums up all too well our personal feelings about the newly released 2010 vintage in the southern Rhône: “If I were a lab rat in a cage, I would suck this stuff out of a water bottle until I drowned.”

While Steve was sucking down 2007 Burgundy, we have done all we can to not collectively drink every single bottle of our very limited allocation of this seductive 2010 Cotes du Rhône from Domaine la Milliere, one of the first red blends from this beautiful vintage to reach our shores. To say it is too good is too simple—this is one of the more balanced and complete Rhône vintages certainly in the past 10 years, and one that gives us goose bumps as it is just so pleasurable to drink.

Full-bodied and balanced, chock-full of spice and exhilaratingly fresh, perfectly summer-ripe fruit—and alcohol levels thankfully more northern than southern—this 2010 is downright delicious and a stunning effort from one of the top estates in the southern Rhône. continue reading >>

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Domaine la Milliere Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes 2011
Domaine la Milliere Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes 2011
France / Rhône Valley
Millière offers the lightest, most delicate wines in our Rhône portfolio. They are subtle, sensual and easy to drink. The winery’s older, neutral foudre (and tanks) conserve in the wines the classic aromas of the south, such as lavender, incense and garrigue (wild herbs). Flavors suggest bright, red fruit: pomegranates, raspberries and red plums.
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Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2010
Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2010
France / Rhône Valley
Milliere offers the lightest, most delicate wines in our Rhône portfolio. They are subtle, sensual and easy to drink. The winery’s older, neutral foudre (and tanks) conserve in the wines the classic aromas of the south, such as lavender, incense and garrigue (wild herbs). Flavors suggest bright, red fruit: pomegranates, raspberries and red plums.
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Domaine la Milliere Côtes du Rhône-Villages Tres Vieilles Vignes 2010
Domaine la Milliere Côtes du Rhône-Villages Tres Vieilles Vignes 2010
France / Rhône Valley
Millière offers the lightest, most delicate wines in our Rhône portfolio. They are subtle, sensual and easy to drink. The winery’s older, neutral foudre (and tanks) conserve in the wines the classic aromas of the south, such as lavender, incense and garrigue (wild herbs). Flavors suggest bright, red fruit: pomegranates, raspberries and red plums.
Call 1-800-266-6585 to inquire.

Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2009
Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2009
France / Rhône Valley
A dynamic, savory and stunningly pure wine that captures all the saturated richness of the 2009 vintage without the excess; it may be better than the estate's stunning 2007 and will certainly reward a hundredfold in a cool cellar. Precise, peppery aromas and the complexity of Moroccan spices show on the expressive nose; the mouth delivers cherries, licorice and colorful peppercorns yet retains a purity and balance that seems almost magical...
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Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique 375ml 2009
Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique 375ml 2009
France / Rhône Valley
A dynamic, savory and stunningly pure wine that captures all the saturated richness of the 2009 vintage without the excess; it may be better than the estate's stunning 2007 and will certainly reward a hundredfold in a cool cellar. Precise, peppery aromas and the complexity of Moroccan spices show on the expressive nose; the mouth delivers cherries, licorice and colorful peppercorns yet retains a purity and balance that seems almost magical...
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Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique Jeroboam 2009
Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique Jeroboam 2009
France / Rhône Valley
A dynamic, savory and stunningly pure wine that captures all the saturated richness of the 2009 vintage without the excess; it may be better than the estate's stunning 2007 and will certainly reward a hundredfold in a cool cellar. Precise, peppery aromas and the complexity of Moroccan spices show on the expressive nose; the mouth delivers cherries, licorice and colorful peppercorns yet retains a purity and balance that seems almost magical...
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Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique Magnum 2009
Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique Magnum 2009
France / Rhône Valley
A dynamic, savory and stunningly pure wine that captures all the saturated richness of the 2009 vintage without the excess; it may be better than the estate's stunning 2007 and will certainly reward a hundredfold in a cool cellar. Precise, peppery aromas and the complexity of Moroccan spices show on the expressive nose; the mouth delivers cherries, licorice and colorful peppercorns yet retains a purity and balance that seems almost magical...
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Domaine la Milliere Côtes du Rhône-Villages Tres Vieilles Vignes 2009
Domaine la Milliere Côtes du Rhône-Villages Tres Vieilles Vignes 2009
France / Rhône Valley
One of our favorite, yet very limited, Côtes du Rhône. This beautiful homage to ancient Grenache in 2009 is richly concentrated, almost chewy, with ample spice and black-fruited power on the palate. An exuberant nose of raspberry liqueur, dried garrigue and licorice pastilles fills the glass; the mouth is long and ripe and creamy, with notes of chocolate, cherry skins and boysenberry puree. An unforgettable blend of 90% very-old-vine Grenache, 5% Syrah and 5% Cinsault; 100% tank-made.
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Domaine la Milliere Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge 2009
Domaine la Milliere Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge 2009
France / Rhône Valley
All the sun and plush fruit of the southern Rhone in one perfect package -- this is the ultimate backyard barbecue wine, one that combines all the spice and kick of old-vine Grenache with the savory, black-fruited soul of Syrah and Merlot. Pure pleasure and always a great value, too.
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Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2008
Domaine la Milliere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2008
France / Rhône Valley
A very fine wine and one that will dazzle with its concentration and elegant aromatic profile; winemaker Michel Arnaud tends some of the finest older vines in the shadow of Mont Redon-Cabrières. This is the home of Châteauneuf's best soils—settled amid round stones the size of fists, well-draining sand and mineral-rich limestone, his very old vine (100+ years!) Grenache couldn't be happier.
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