Open Bottle Thursday!

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Time: 04:00pm - 07:30pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


Beaumes de Venise Rouge NV
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre
Courthezon, Rhone Valley, France

Yes, this is the Head of the Family from Xavier wines, 
(Lirac, Ventoux, Cote du Rhone) that are extremely popular!

Truly a mysterious star!

95 Points Jeb Dunnuck
"Coming from the higher elevation sites, the NV Beaumes de Venise Arcane Etoile is another elegant, finesse-oriented wine from Xavier that has both richness and freshness. 
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre as well as a small amount of Viognier from 2015, 2016, and 2017, it has something profound in its texture and balance. Notes of black raspberries, currants, dried flowers, lavender, and pepper are followed by a beautiful, full-bodied, elegant wine that might just be one of the greatest red wines to come from Beaumes de Venise.”- Jeb Dunnuck

"Xavier Vignon, along with Philippe Cambie, are probably the two 

most highly renowned oenologists in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as some of the surrounding Cotes du Rhone regions. He is the consultant for such well-known domaines as Raymond Usseglio, Jerome Quiot, Beaurenard, La Nerthe, Mont Redon, Marcoux, Grand Veneur and La Gardine. They access gorgeous fruit from many different appellations and are doing a top-flight job of getting impressive quality into the bottle. Moreover, there are some top values in their portfolio as well. Many of his wines are released quite late onto the market, as he prefers to age wines up to three winters before bottling and two winters after bottling." - Robert Parker

Our Thoughts on this wine....
The temperance arcane in Tarot means harmony, moderation and synthesi
s, and this is what Xavier Vignon has achieved with this blend of vintages ‘15, ‘16, and ‘17. Expressive nose offering aromas of strawberry, raspberry with accents of violet and subtle cedar.
The palate is full-bodied with loads of fruit, red and black and remarkable pepper notes in perfect harmony with tannins and vibrant acidity.
The finish is round, lush, spicy and lasting.

Serve with any cut of beef, lamb, game meat, poultry, braised beef or stew, 
Jambalaya, veal, ratatouille and any meat pizza. 
On the cheese side Camembert, Triple cream Brie, Ossau-Iraty , a hard goat’s cheese and a soft fontina.

Our Regular price $39.99

Special Sale Price

$32.00  a bottle
 $174.00  for six ($29.00)

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About Xavier......... 
Oenologist consultant for twenty years in Chateauneuf du Pape and Southern Rhone Valley, Xavier Vignon is considered one of the most prominent consultants in the region. He assembles his own wines under his signature by adding a touch of modernity to the sincere expression of the Rhone terroirs.
Each vintage Xavier is the fruit of meticulous work and a rigorous selection.
The diversity of the Rhone terroirs, combined with the freedom offered by small structure, allows him, vintage after vintage, to select the wines that will allow Xavier's blends to combine concentration, minerality, and nobility of the fruit.

For the last 15 years, oenologist Xavier Vignon has become internationally known for being the winemaker of several of the best domaines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and around (La Nerthe, La Vieille Julienne, Beaurenard, La Mordorée, etc.) 
 In 2002, some friends (who are wine importers) asked him if he can create his own wine. Choosing amongst the best wines he has made, he creates a blended Rhône with different vintages, and different appellations. His ideal wine, easy to understand, modern, powerful and a great value for money, 100% Xavier was born.