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93
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Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Archevêques Syrah (Côte Rôtie)

  1. $120
Green peppercorn notes mark the nose of this spice-driven wine. There’s enough cherry fruit to see it through, but the real appeal is in the complexity of the herb and spice aromas and flavors. Then again, the elegant texture is also compelling, slipping away like a wisp of silk or final sip of fine tea. Drink now–2022.  — J.C.  (12/31/2013)
93
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2009 Les Barcillants Syrah (Cornas)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $50
This seems awfully civilized for Cornas, with bold, clean blueberry fruit front and center, anchored by a framework of cedar and vanilla. This full-bodied, lush, creamy expression of Northern Rhône Syrah should drink well through 2025. Imported by DHI Selections, T. Edward Wines Ltd  — J.C.  (10/1/2012)
92
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Essartailles Syrah (Côte Rôtie)

  1. $88
This rendering of Côte Rôtie takes a dark tack, featuring scents of espresso, black olives and cracked pepper. It’s full bodied but silky in the mouth, offering flavors of tapenade, dark plums and even a meaty notes. Drink now–2022.  — J.C.  (12/31/2013)
92
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Les Barcillants Syrah (Cornas)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $88
A terrific effort, this is a full-bodied, almost Port-like expression of Cornas. Asphalt, espresso and tapenade notes make for an intriguing bouquet, then pick up plum and earth on the palate. The finish is long, velvety and packed with drying tannins, so give it until at least 2018, then drink through 2025 or so.  — J.C.  (10/1/2013)
91
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2012 Les Cranilles Red (Côtes du Rhône)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $20
A darn good value, this is a mouthfilling, richly textured wine with several years still ahead of it. It delivers the vintage’s hallmark forward fruit, but underscores the raspberries with hints of fudge and a long, velvety finish. Drink now–2018.  — J.C.  (12/31/2013)
91
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2009 Les Palignons Syrah (Crozes-Hermitage)

  1. $40
This is Les Vins de Vienne’s upscale Crozes, and it’s very successful in 2009, featuring bold, concentrated blackberry fruit supported by hints of vanilla and toast. It’s full bodied and richly textured, with a long, layered finish. Drink now–2020.  — J.C.  (10/1/2012)
90
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2012 Reméage Rosé de Syrah (Vin de France)

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  1. $20
This wine shows ample weight and concentration for a rosé. Bold, berry-scented aromas lead into similar flavors on the palate, joined by a hint of white chocolate. The texture is silky, lingering gently on the long finish. Drink up over the next few months.  — J.C.  (12/31/2013)
90
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2010 Marsanne (Crozes-Hermitage)

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  1. $27
This is not a particularly flavorful or aromatic wine, but it succeeds nonetheless because of its creamy texture and admirable weight on the palate. It does deliver nuanced and restrained notes of melon, citrus, fennel and crushed stone, all of which mingle easily on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best now and over the next few years.  — J.C.  (2/1/2013)
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