2018 Bernard Levet Cote-Rotie "Journaries"

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Avert your eyes. You do not want this wine you do not want this wine. Bernard Levet is best compared to the legendary August Clape in Cornas. Clape and Levet are the two producers who I have consistently found to embody the smokiest wines of the Northern Rhone. Levet's wines are a whirling maelstrom of cigar ash and incense, especially with age. Less than 200 cases arrive to the American market each year, and allocations are typically less than 12 bottles for even the best Michelin restaurants, leaving precious little to go around. While the Chavaroche is considered the estate's top wine, the Journaries is sourced from La Landonne, a vineyard source that you may recognize from Guigal or Rene Rostaing, whose bottlings go for 2-4x this price. The wines below are bottled with light fining and no filtration. WARNING: Though they may show better younger in this warm vintage, these are wines that will reward the patient. With age, there is hardly a better example of Côte-Rôtie terroir. At 10+ years of age, this will be one of the greatest Syrah experiences you can imagine.

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-2 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

Houston Orders

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

San Antonio Orders

Until the new shop opens in San Antonio, we can transfer or ship wine to San Antonio. At checkout, choose Pick Up in Houston, and email us and we will transfer or ship your wine to San Antonio free of charge.

For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.


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