RA 2008 Jadot Beaujolais-Villages (Gamay)                                                                Half-bottle    19
Bright, fresh, light-bodied, tangy; candied cherry and blueberry flavors;
gentle tannins and a clean acidity; easy to sip

RB 2010 Duboeuf Morgon Flower Label  Beaujolais (Gamay)                                            22
Deep crimson color; complex cherry and apricot aromas with delicate
hints of almond; robust, fleshy and well balanced

RC 2010 Domaine de la Chaponne Morgon Beaujolais (Gamay)                                        26 
Aromas of cherry, violets and soft spice; full, rich and harmonious;
smooth and elegant (WE 92)

RD 2010 Duboeuf Domaine de Rosiers Moulin-à-Vent Beaujolais (Gamay)                      31
Deep garnet color; complex aroma of rose and black currant, with hints of
toast and mocha; rich, full-bodied and fleshy; silky tannins (WE 91)

RE 2010 Arnoux Passetoutgrain  Burgundy (70% Gamay, 30% Pinot Noir)                         26  
Fresh, fruity and easy to drink, with a medium body and moderate tannins;
smooth in aroma, taste and finish; a fine introduction to French wines

RF 2006 Château Bahans Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan  Bordeaux                      Half-bottle   36
(34% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot)
Robert Parker : “ …classic notes of red currants, earth, and spice in its
round, delicious, elegant, forward style. With medium body and velvety
tannins, it is already delicious to drink…88”

RG 2004 Château Greysac Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Médoc Bordeaux                                 33
(50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc)
Deep ruby color; herb-tinged notes of currants, sweet cherries and minerals
in the aromas and flavors

RH 2005 Château Reysson Réserve du Château Haut-Médoc Grand Vin de Bordeaux       40
(50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Rich and complex, with a plum aroma, velvet tannins, and a long finish with
delicate spice and cedar notes

RI 2005 Château Cantemerle Grand Cru Classé en 1885 Haut-Médoc Bordeaux  Half-bottle   31
(61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc)
…beautifully wrought…deep ruby-hued…aromas of licorice, roasted herbs,
sweet cherries, and flowers…ethereal seriousness, purity and overall
harmony that are striking for its delicacy and finesse…90” (RP)
“elegant, balanced…silky tannins and a long, long finish…This is as good
or better than 2000…90” (WS)

RJ  2005 Beau Mayne Bordeaux
(60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon)                                                                                         21
Deep red; medium bodied; smooth and mellow, with silky, elegant tannins; 
well-rounded flavors of plum and red currant;
fine with all kinds of food

RK 2005 Château des Annereaux Lalande de Pomerol Bordeaux                                              31
(70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Cedar, raspberries, cherries and oak on the nose. Good structure.
Rich, tightly 
focused fruit. Some violets. Tastes expensive and elegant.

RL 2006 Château Thieuley Grand Vin de Bordeaux                                                                     30
(70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Lovely berry fruit intermixed with spices and a slight touch of oak. Very appealing. 
A gold and silver medal winner.

RM  2005 Château Recougne Bordeaux Supérieur                                                                      19
(75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc)
Medium-bodied; plenty of Merlot character; scents of wood smoke, cedar, blackberry,
and clean earth; lingering finish with ripe, textured tannins

RN 2008 Château Bélingard  Bergerac                                                                                         20
(50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot)
A pure Bergerac from the Dordogne Valley, filled with luscious berry, currant, 
and red plum flavors; aromas of spice and chocolate; elegant and balanced

RO 2008 Duboeuf Patch Block Vin de Pays d’Oc Languedoc-Roussillon (Pinot Noir)                 18
This luscious Pinot Noir has abundant flavors of ripe cherries and raspberries
enveloped in a silky body with with hints of toast and subtle, smoky notes

RP  2005  Domaine de Gournier Merlot Costières de Nîmes Provence                                      20
A saturated purple color and a spicy blackberry nose and flavors characterize this
pure merlot. It shows remarkable complexity, depth, balance and flavor.

RQ 2006 Domaine Camp Galhan Les Pérassières                                                                      22
Vin de Pays Duché d’Uzès Languedoc
(50% Syrah, 50% Grenache)
Purple, almost opaque; aromas of intense cassis fruit and crushed violets are
integrated with secondary aromas of allspice and cinnamon. The palate is rich
and velvety, full of seductive dark- fruit flavors, and supported by ripe, round
tannins. Complex, with superb balance and a soft finish. Robert Parker, who
rates it at 89, adds to the garden: “Smells of plum, blackberry, rosemary, red
licorice and white pepper. With a lovely mouth-feel and generous but not at all
superficially sweet fruit, this really coats and clings with blackberry, toasted
nuts and rosemary.”

RR 2005  Ermitage du Pic Saint-Loup Cuvée Sainte-Agnès   Coteaux du Languedoc             34
(80% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre)
Robert Parker: “Offers a lively nose of fresh black raspberry, bitter chocolate, sage,
thyme and mint. Pungent herbs, bitter chocolate, cassis, and tart black raspberry
saturate the palate, and the wine finishes with excellent intensity…88”

RS 2007 Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône   Southern Rhône                                                     21
(60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsaualt)
Robert Parker: “…beautiful crunchy, juicy, blackberry and cherry fruit…
hints of underbrush, pepper, and black cherries. Medium-bodied and
silky-textured…among the bright shining stars of France…87-88”

RT   2004  Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards   Rhône                                                 59
(70% Grenache; with Counoise, Syrah and Mourvèdre)
“Pure and velvety, with layers of raspberry and plum fruit, caressing
tannins and a plush finish filled with smoke and spice…89” WS

RU   2005   Château Maris La Touge   Languedoc-Roussillon   (Syrah)                                     34
Plush, with aromas of plum and spice balanced by flavors of black cherry, 
currant and chocolate; a long, rich finish. (WS 90, RP 89)

RV   2009   Les Hérétiques   Minervois   Languedoc-Roussillon                                                 21
(90% old vines Carignan [some date back 100 years], 10% Syrah)
Deep, dark color; aromas of black plum, blackberry, and a touch of
black olive turn rich, ripe, and meaty in flavor; lithe and muscular
(The name is an homage to the Cathars, a pacifist Christian group
massacred in Minervois in 1208)

RW 2009 Chapoutier Bila-Haut                                                                                                 24
Côtes du Roussillon Villages Languedoc-Roussillon
(Grenache, Syrah, Carignan)
“Generously juicy…gorgeously scented” (RP);  aromas of peony, honeysuckle,
musk, pineapple, apricot and tangerine; supple and lively crushed red fruit flavors;
plum and violet notes fill the finish

RX  2004 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage   Rhône   (Syrah)                                                         34
Black currant, cherry and light tobacco notes; supple, spicy, earthy; elegant finish

RY 2000 E. Guigal Hermitage   Rhône   (Syrah)                                                 Half-bottle     49
“Ultrarich and ultrathick. A full-bodied, stunningly sweet-tasting Northern Rhône, 
 it delivers a ripe mouthfeel and plenty of fruit, mineral and toasty, smoky character. 
Long, balanced finish. Great Hermitage red…Collectible…97” WS

RZ 2008 Mon Adour Madiran                                                                                                   26 
(70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Rich, dense, full-bodied and remarkably long on the palate; perfect with 
red meats, game and cheeses (Wine Enthusiast 91)

RA 2005  Pigmentum  Cahors (Malbec)                                                                                    21
Dark garnet color; extremely full-bodied; densely packed with flavors of dark 
plum and cherry, with hints of smoke (WS 87)