Rhône Valley Vineyards

Château Rayas

Château Des Tours Réservé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2012

I bought this bottle 5 years ago for 16 EUR and I'm not sure about the current pricetag but man what a bargain it was. I had to dig deep into my cellar to pull this one but I'm so glad I did..
This is unlike anything I know from that region.
The nose is blood orange and olive and garrigue. The palate is magnificent. A very strong acid backbone, a very dry mouthfeel with those blood orange notes all along. A huge width and an soft mouthfeel, a power house of a mid palate with carressing tannins which create a drying layer, and eventually a very long, everlasting finish with that blood orange note which turns into blood orange peel in the end with a tiny bitter twist. This is greatness before my eyes (and tastebuds)
— 14 days ago

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Daniel M

Daniel M

Correction : 21 EUR

Château de Saint-Cosme

Hominis Fides Gigondas Grenache 2018

Blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsault, aged in both new and used oak, Deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of dark berry fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry with some spice on fine tannins. Full-bodied with nice mouthfeel on a long finish ending with herby forest floor character. Tasted twice, nice! — 12 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, regaliz, especies, pimienta, jalea, pimiento verde

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M+
— 10 days ago

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Delas Frères

Saint-Esprit Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Definitely serviceable with a decent body and mouthfeel. Licorice/anise, dark cherry, cinnamon and big ripe plum flavors leap out. Harmonious. — 18 hours ago

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David Reynaud

Les 7 Péchés Capitaux l'Envie Marsanne 2018

Lovely Marsanne; dry, supple with delicious peach , melon and caramelized pineapple notes. Really enjoyed this bottle. Recommend! — 3 days ago

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Mas Serra

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2018

There is a little funk at first. Then comes tapenade, fig, bacon, blackberry, Provence herbs. The palate is very nice and smooth although quite acid driven, but with a soft mouthfeel and a nice blackberry note. There is a good width and a bit of weight, a spherical mid palate with a good tannic kick leaving a layer of dust on the finish which is mainly fruity with a bacon note. It's very surprising to find that bacon note that I usually associate with Northern Rhone syrah. This is a very good surprise. — 14 days ago

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Pierre Gaillard

Rose Pourpre Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

This is phenomenal. So so concentrated. Deep fragrances suggesting tart black plums, wild brambles and blackberries mingle with musky, ferrous scents of blood and perfume. The palate is masterful- sexy and dripping with dark red fruit and savory, salty, primeval flavors. Love this cuvee. ‘12 maybe even better than the ‘15. — 2 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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Nice- I love their entry level CDR; you seem to reaping the benefits of a good cellar!
Josh Morgenthau

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@Peter Sultan a little of that and some Wine-Searcher sleuthing. Definitely hard to find this producer in the states. Seems like they don’t have a current importer… I can only find back vintages from private collections, but the plus is that prices have been very reasonable.

M. Chapoutier

Monier de La Sizeranne Hermitage Syrah

History of Chapoutier family dates back to the early 19th century when current owner Michel Chapoutier’s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased estate & famous l’Hermitage vineyards. Medium Ruby with aromas of rich red/black fruits and spice. On the palate raspberry, cherry & black currant flavors with notes of oak. Firm tannins, well balanced ending with fruit, spice and cedar. Very nice! Tasting Sample. Has lots of room to bottle evolve. — 11 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Delectable thinks this is a “Viognier blend”? Huh.
James Forsyth

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@Delectable Wine the Sizeranne is made from Syrah. 🙂

Jaillance

Tradition Clairette de Die

NV Fresh fruit salad and yoghurt for breakfast. Eating in the garden. And this festive sparkler with irresistible Muscat Clairette liveliness. Underestimated. Have a good Sunday! — 6 days ago

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Sarah O'Kelley

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Cool I’ve actually never had one of these

Chêne Bleu

Heloise Syrah Blend 2017

Our first official, post-COVID dinner with most of our old wine crew, plus new friends. No notes, but honest scores. — 6 days ago

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