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Rhône Wine France

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A long and narrow valley producing flavorful red, white, and rosé wines, the Rhône is bisected by the river of the same name and split into two distinct sub-regions—north and south. While a handful of grape varieties span the entire length of the valley, there are significant differences between the two zones in climate and geography as well as the style and quantity of wines produced. The Northern Rhône, with its continental climate and steep hillside vineyards, is responsible for a mere 5% or less of the greater region’s total output. The Southern Rhône has a much more Mediterranean climate, the aggressive, chilly Mistral wind and plentiful fragrant wild herbs known collectively as ‘garrigue.’

In the Northern Rhône, the only permitted red variety is Syrah, which in the appellations of St.-Joseph, Hermitage, Cornas and Côte-Rôtie, it produces velvety black-fruit driven, savory, peppery red wines often with telltale notes of olive, game and smoke. Full-bodied, perfumed whites are made from Viognier in Condrieu and Château-Grillet, while elsewhere only Marsanne and Roussanne are used, with the former providing body and texture and the latter lending nervy acidity. The wines of the Southern Rhône are typically blends, with the reds often based on Grenache and balanced by Syrah, Mourvèdre, and an assortment of other varieties. All three northern white varieties are used here, as well as Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourbelenc and more. The best known sub-regions of the Southern Rhône are the reliable, wallet-friendly Côtes du Rhône and the esteemed Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Others include Gigondas, Vacqueyras and the rosé-only appellation Tavel.

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  • Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee da Capo (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1998  Front Label
    Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee da Capo (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Front Label
    Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1998 Front Label
    Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1998
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  • Jaboulet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Les Cedres 1998 Front Label
    Jaboulet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Les Cedres 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 1998 Front Label
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  • Andre Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Centenaire 1998 Front Label
    Andre Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Centenaire 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 1998 Front Label
    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee 1998 Front Label
    Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Bernard Chave Hermitage 1998 Front Label
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    Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 1998 Front Label
    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Front Label
    Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Caves des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Les Closiers (bin soiled label) 1998 Front Label
    Caves des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Les Closiers (bin soiled label) 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Mont Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 1998 Front Label
    Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Paul Autard Cote Ronde Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998  Front Bottle Shot
    Paul Autard Cote Ronde Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 1998 Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 1998
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Tardieu-Laurent Cote Rotie 1998 Front Label
    Tardieu-Laurent Cote Rotie 1998
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Front Label
    Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 1998  Front Label
    Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 1998
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine Brusset Gigondas Le Grand Montmirail (bin soiled label) 1998  Front Label
    Domaine Brusset Gigondas Le Grand Montmirail (bin soiled label) 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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  • Dom. Du Grapillon d'Or Gigondas (bin soiled labels) 1998  Front Label
    Dom. Du Grapillon d'Or Gigondas (bin soiled labels) 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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  • Paul Autard Cote Ronde Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L Magnum) 1998 Front Label
    Paul Autard Cote Ronde Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L Magnum) 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chaupin 1998
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle (1.5L) 1998 Front Label
    Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle (1.5L) 1998
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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