Vacqueyras, Southern Rhône

Domaine Fontaine du Clos

Castillon Vacqueyras White Rhone Blend 2017

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.1

Interesting white. Richly textured while maintaining a juiciness and pleasurable crisp palate. #vaqueyras #grenache #marsanne #roussanne — 6 days ago

Aravind, Raul and 4 others liked this

Vignerons de Caractère

Les Hauts du Castellas Vacqueyras Red Rhône Blend

Real easy drinker. Great house red at the restaurant we are at — 14 days ago

Gavin DiStasi
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Domaine Richaud

Terre de Galets Côtes du Rhône Red Blend 2019

Dan R
8.9

I like this estate, their wines are always evocative and emit a regional personality. This was my first time trying this, the entry level cuvée - it's a plump, juicy little number and an excellent value. Fruit-sweet, with plum, lavender and some black tea notes, along with a cherry pit quality on the finish. Finishes with a peppery kick. It's got a lot of meat on the bones and is definitely warm, but the 15+% isn't too obvious or off-putting. Nice cocktail wine. — a month ago

Anthony, David and 4 others liked this

Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux

Cuvée Saint Roch Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2012

Ageing beautifully. Saddle leather, smoke and cigar boxes combined with still freshness from rasp/strawberries. Stewed fruits and a mineral touch in the back. Bought locally at the domaine, go visit, a beautiful place! — a month ago

Jan, Dick and 1 other liked this

Chapelle St. Theodoric

La Guigasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2013

Pop and pour, notes from 1 hr open. Better than I remember my last btl being, but still not up to the level of that first '11. On the nose: lavender, incense, loads of garrigue, and soft red raspberry..very pure grenache. On the palate: serious acidity, hi-toned red raspberry, more herbal notes, with some salinity, almost olive brine/game, though I believe this is 100% grenache, and attenuated tannin on the finish. This has taken a very savory turn, and the tannin on the finish is slightly attenuated. Yum! — 13 hours ago

Jason, Josh and 6 others liked this

Domaine de Durban

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2018

2018 vintage. Sweet without being overwhelmingly so. Excellent weight/mouthfeel. — 2 days ago

Ericsson, David and 1 other liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhone Blend 2018

Poured blind

Medium + intensity aromas of pear, ripe/bruised apricot, yellow apple, honeysuckle, stony mineral

Medium bodied, medium - acid, palate reveals some new oak and confirms the nose, with a long finish of fruit and floral notes

Called it!
— 5 days ago

Linh Tong
with Linh
Shay, Ira and 3 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2009

Wow, this is amazing for a 12-year old Cotes du Rhone. Nose almost reminds me of mature Bordeaux (good shit, not regular Bordeaux). Cedar, earthy, dark spicy blackberry, iodine. Totally resolved and balanced in the mouth, with a remarkable fruit presence for a 12-yr. old. Tannins still there but super soft. Good acids. Just wow. — 5 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 11 others liked this

Domaine du Chat Blanc

Cuvée Première Ventoux Grenache Syrah 2019

Côte-du-Rhone style. The fruit (Black) is respected. We find the beautiful notes of peppery violet of Syrah, and the greedy character strawberry/caramel of the grenache.. also the roasted side, liquorice. Nice and cool.

Style Côte-du-Rhone. Le fruit (Noir) est respecté. On retrouve les belles notes de violette poivrée de la Syrah, et le caractère gourmand fraise/caramel de la grenache.. également le côté torréfié, réglisse. Frais et sympa.
— 14 days ago

Ericsson, Diane and 12 others liked this

Guillaume Gonnet

Le Reveur Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

Fruity w a little oak. Plum and dark stone fruits. Really opened up w food. Grenache 80/Syrah 20. Nice tannic structure. — 9 days ago

Michelle BraterGail BraterRandall Brater
with Michelle, Gail and 1 other
Randall, Ericsson and 9 others liked this