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Gold-Medal Rhône Star

Le Prince de Courthézon Prestige 2018

This special-edition Rhône blockbuster arrives from Thierry Ferlay, one of our favorite Châteauneuf winemakers, and the fantastic 2018 vintage. It boasts a history of gold-medal acclaim and waves of powerfully rich, red- and black-fruit flavors.

 
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Châteauneuf Star’s Special Exclusive

Benedictus de Vatican 2019

A thrilling release from Parker-praised winemaker Jean-Marc Diffonty that’s 20 years in the making. Benedictus is a lusciously rich blend featuring his best Châteauneuf-du-Pape, made in honor of our longstanding friendship. Not to be missed.

 
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92-Point Rhône Blockbuster

Château Lestours Clocher 2015

Châteauneuf is more famous and commands the highest prices, but savvy fans know neighboring Vacqueyras produces equally fabulous (and more wallet-friendly) reds. This “sexy and deeply perfumed” example from the historic Arnoux clan proves the point.

 
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97-Point Châteauneuf

Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

Jeb Dunnuck rates Château Sixtine 97 points; Wine Spectator's singled it out as one of 2017's top Châteauneufs (alongside iconic Beaucastel). Factor in the already-legendary quality of the 2017 harvest, and you've got one unmissable wine.

 
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Anniversary-Edition French Blockbuster

Benedictus de Vatican 50th Anniversary 2018

The Diffonty family is one of the oldest winemaking dynasties in France’s southern Rhône Valley and our longest-standing Châteauneuf producer. To toast that wonderful partnership, they’ve sent this commemorative release from the superb 2018 vintage.

 
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93-Point Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Decanter rates Château Sixtine 93 points; Jeb Dunnuck scores it 91-93 points; and it placed #2 in the Châteauneuf village’s annual competition. Factor in the excellent quality of the 2018 vintage, and you’ve got one unmissable wine.

 
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Côtes-du-Rhône from Parker’s Favorite Estate

Cuvée du Vatican Réserve de l'Abbé Côtes du Rhône 2019

Long-time Cuvée du Vatican devotee Robert Parker raves that winemaker Jean-Marc Diffonty is “doing a fabulous job.” His skills are on full display in this juicy Réserve. Its ripe red fruit and wild herb characters are the perfect foil for roast lamb.

 
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