Côtes Du Rhône Villages, Southern Rhône

Château de Beaucastel

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend

2016 vintage. Red plum, hoisin, shiitake on soft wood, cinnamon and cedar, coffee rye, palm bark, lilac. Expansive sour cherry, cranberry, pipe tobacco, leather, apple skin, allspice, nutmeg and clove. Really a perfect Côtes du Rhône from a great vintage, shining, deific at eight years.

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— 8 days ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2010

Delectable Wine

The 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réservé Pignan is a powerhouse, unfurling with intense black current pastilles, melted licorice, blueberry jam and pencil shavings. Dried orange peel and leafy elements add more layers. Flashy and forward, the full-bodied 2010 is a concentrated long-distance runner with an expansive finish. That said, it requires at least five more years to unearth its full potential. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, June 2024)
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Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2020

Delectable Wine

The ambitious 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of my all-time favorites from this estate. Crushed violets, licorice, red and black cherry, ripe strawberry and leafy elements are all pushed forward. Full-bodied and savory, the 2020 demands at least four more years in bottle to start showing its full potential. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, June 2024)
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Terres d'Avignon

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2021

NOSE: cherry, clay, mulberry. Wax. Hibiscus. Strawberry. Flowers…but very mild ones.

TASTE: raspberry, strawberry, cherry, clay — nice acidity, almost citrus-like on the finish (pineapple?). Not my style, but elegant and well made. 89.
— 13 days ago

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Famille Perrin

Les Sinards Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2018

A vivid, fresh medium body Southern Rhone. Likely because they fermented half the blend in stainless steel it created a clean, balanced wine with nice darker, warmer layers of fruit. Not sure what the blend is but likely Grenache was ruling. — 14 days ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2021

Delectable Wine

Bottled in June 2023, the 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ended up slightly below my initial assessment from barrel last year. Nonetheless, it presents a distinctively elegant and refreshing character that’s neatly defined by ripe black cherry, licorice, violet, strawberry and meaty traces. Round tannins neatly frame this savory and polished red that offers highly enjoyable drinking right out of the gate. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, June 2024)
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Château de Saint-Cosme

Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2010

2010. It seems my two bottles (first drank Dec 2022) were on the good side of the like it or hate it split with this one being even better integrated than my last. Pairing with some Memorial Day BBQ. — 18 days ago

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Château de Trinquevedel

Tavel Grenache Rosé 2022

Nic color. Cherries and minerals nose and flavor. Rich medium body. Clean finish. Agglomerate WF — 3 days ago

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Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2005

Delectable Wine

The ambitious 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape evokes a savory aromatic profile that’s defined by earthy scents, tobacco, cured meat, dried blackberry, crushed rocks and leather. Fleshy and forward, the 2005 shows much more evolution than the 2007 does on this encounter. Fine-grained and perfectly integrated tannins structure this outstanding Clos des Papes, comfortably placing it among the wines of the vintage. (Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous, June 2024)
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E. Guigal

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2020

Elegant, elevated even: deep black fruits, sub base drum notes of wet planting soil, so the earthy thing in a smooth, polished form. Enough juiciness & freshness to bring it home. — a month ago

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