Rhône, France, WINE

Buy wines from Rhone Valley for the lowest prices online at Woodland Hills Wine Co.

The Rhône Valley is really comprised of two very different regions, in terms of weather, topography, and viticulture. The variable climate and gentle rolling hillsides in Southern Rhône make it one of the world's great regions for the art of blending, with 13 distinct varietals (red and white) permissible in the vineyards and wines. Grenache is the workhorse grape of the region, while Syrah, Mourvédre, Cinsault, and Carignan round out most blend compositions in one proportion or another.

The earthy, soulful, sometimes decadent wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are the unrivaled champions of the Southern Rhône, but numerous neighboring villages are exerting themselves based on their individuality and terroir. The communes of Gigondas, Lirac, and Vacqueyras often produce bold, meaty, spicy wines, enough to warrant their own respective AOC designations. Other villages currently ensconced within the overall Côtes-du-Rhône Villages AOC include Vinsobres, Séguret, Sablet, and Cairanne, and we should not be surprised to see one or more of these villages awarded AOC status in the coming years, such is the quality and individuality of the wines being produced here.

The Northern Rhône is quite a different story, with steep vineyards and hot micro-climates making it ideal for mono-varietal wines. Syrah is the red grape of both legal and viticultural preference, and it achieves varying expressions depending on where the vines are located. The majority of vine-growing occurs on the west bank of the Rhône river. St-Joseph is the largest AOC in the region, and the resulting quality is, of course, very mixed depending largely on the standards of the specific producer. Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage are the king and queen of Syrah, the former producing dark, brooding, masculine wines of depth and structure, the latter being famous for its complex, ethereal aromatics and refined texture and longevity. Cornas is the more rustic cousin to Rôtie and Hermitage, but quality is on the rise, year after year. The Northern Rhône's lone white grape is Viognier, and Condrieu is its ancestral home and considered the apex of its expression worldwide. Viognier also serves as a very small percentage of blends with Syrah, typically in the Crozes-Hermitage AOC. France's most ancient winemaking region has a lot going for it, and the future looks as bright as the past.

Showing 102 products

Sort by:

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane comes from a site located just beside the domaine, which is a mix of clay and sandy soils. Aged all in foudre, it boasts terrific notes of framboise, spring flowers, black raspberries and orange blossom (which I normally find more in the Les… ...

JD 95
WA 95
V 92-94
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane 2015  (#332305)

Rhone Blends - Red from Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
JD 95
WA 95
V 92-94

97-100 points Jeb Dunnuck: Made with close to 50% stems (the highest in a while) and brought up in foudre and demi-muids (20% new), the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin sports deep ruby/purple color as well as sensational notes of kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, crushed flowers, crushed… ...

JD 97-100
WA 95-97
WS 95
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chaupin 2016  (#332825)

Grenache/Garnacha from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | Pre-arrival, 12+ available
JD 97-100
WA 95-97
WS 95
NEW ITEMPRE-ARRIVAL
$64.95
$85.00
Save $20.05 (24%)85.00
Save $20.05 (24%)

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: A perfect wine, the 2015 Ermitage Le Méal offers straight-up otherworldly notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, licorice, scorched earth and flowers. With a huge, unctuous profile on the palate, a stacked mid-palate, sweet, sweet tannin and awesome purity, it's as good… ...

JD 100
WA 99
WS 98
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Chapoutier Ermitage Rouge Le Meal 2015  (#331674)

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | Pre-arrival, 4 available
JD 100
WA 99
WS 98
PRE-ARRIVAL
$299.95
$380.00
Save $80.05 (21%)380.00
Save $80.05 (21%)

96-100 points Jeb Dunnuck: Violets, spring flowers, cassis, plums, and incense notes all define the stunningly good 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Imperiale. Made from 100% Grenache from very old vines, it's full-bodied and powerful, yet also graceful, balanced and pure, with terrific freshness and purity… ...

JD 96-100
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Usseglio/Raymond Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Imperiale 2016  (#331672)

Rhone Blends - Red from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | Pre-arrival, 12+ available
PRE-ARRIVAL

96 points James Suckling: Astounding purity and depth. This wine emanates old vine concentration with deep raspberry and red plums, spicy complexity and a sappy, bracken-like edge. Powerful and elegant tannins, reminiscent of great Barolo! Drink from 2023. (8/14/17) ...

JS 96
V 94-96
WA 93
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015  (#331031)

Rhone Blends - Red from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 7 available
JS 96
V 94-96
WA 93

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from an old vine selection and a smaller production release for the US market, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes tastes like the classic cuvée, only on steroids. Kirsch, loads of black and blue fruits, flowers and lavender notes all emerge from this full… ...

JD 94
WA 94
WS 93
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2015  (#330506)

Rhone Blends - Red from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
JD 94
WA 94
WS 93

98 points Wine Spectator: Honeysuckle, verbena and chamomile aromas stream out first, followed by a remarkably creamy core of yellow apple, white peach, heather honey and warm mirabelle plum notes. Hazelnut oil and brioche line the finish, adding considerable length. Despite all the lushness and… ...

WS 98
JS 97
V 95-96
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Chave/Jean-Louis Hermitage Blanc 2014  (#329671)

Rhone Blends - White from Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 8 available
WS 98
JS 97
V 95-96
$259.00
$325.00
Save $66.00 (20%)325.00
Save $66.00 (20%)

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes offers the most finesse and elegance of the three cuvees, and is slightly less exotic, yet more refined and pretty. Offering lots of strawberry and framboise fruits, loads of cedary spice, full-bodied richness and building, polished tannin,… ...

JD 93
V 91-93
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Saint-Damien Gigondas Vieilles Vignes 2015  (#332306)

Rhone Blends - Red from Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 8 available

93 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): Slightly richer, yet still a leaner, more fresh example of this cuvee, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Barberini (70% Roussanne, 20% Clairette and 10% Grenache Blanc) offers up brilliant notes of ripe peaches, vanilla creme, toasted almonds and hints of… ...

WA 93
V 91
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Barberini 2012  (#328671)

Rhone Blends - White from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 8 available
$59.95
$75.00
Save $15.05 (20%)75.00
Save $15.05 (20%)

This dark beauty offers a liveliness and freshness that one does not often find in wines from the northern Rhône. If you like your Saint Joseph smooth as silk and imbued with violets, this one s for you. ...

Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Faury/Lionel Saint-Joseph 2016  (#332437)

Syrah/Shiraz from St.-Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available

90 points Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from stony, rocky soils around the village of Cornas, the 2016 Côte du Rhône is, as always, a terrific wine that's loaded with character. Its deep purple/plum color is followed by a smorgasbord of Syrah goodness; blackcurrants, black cherries, smoked meats, pepper and… ...

JD 90
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Clape Cotes du Rhone 2016  (#331478)

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
$44.95
$50.00
Save $5.05 (10%)50.00
Save $5.05 (10%)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): ...another gorgeous wine from this estate that offers incredible richness while never seeming heavy, cumbersome or over-the-top. A blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Muscardin, Vaccarese and Cinsault, it exhibits thrilling cassis, black raspberry,… ...

WA 96
WS 96
V 94
Quick View Wishlist
Pic

Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape la Combe des Fous 2012  (#320668)

Rhone Blends - Red from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
Powered by Site Search powered by SLI Systems