Tastes like a fine Bandol red at $16.00. What more could one desire? All the garrigue, dark bitterness, and structure you want in a Provençal red. More Kaa the snake than a Rhône Baloo the bear, pick up a few of these to set aside. Fabulous. — 10 days ago
I took a guess that this #beaucastel “Coudoulet” which was a third of the price of their renowned CdP in a fine restaurant wine list would still be awesome. No surprise the excellence of this Château carries through here - elegant fruit-forward #cotesdurhone, velvety tannins and herbs + spice touches. Delicious wine paired with coriander lamb chops. — 13 days ago
This is a nice glass of wine by the fountain in the square while devouring my steak. Not overpowering, but a great, dry, charcoaly peppery finish with the red fruit almost in the background. Simplish in that the peppery note may be its only note. But it's a good note! — 8 days ago
A really nice surprise and very different from most other Cotes du Rhone I’ve enjoyed.
A negocient wine from a legendary Gigondas house, 100% Syrah from two plots in Vinsobres and Gard
Medium Ruby with Medium (+) intensity and aromas and flavours of Black Plum, stewed black cherries, roast strawberries, violet, thyme, black olive and black pepper. The wine is meaty (raw bacon), gamey and smoky with leather, tobacco and liquorice.
Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (+), soft ripe tannins, high alcohol but very well integrated, medium body, medium (+) intensity and finish.
Very good almost outstanding wine, just needs a little more depth, body and a longer finish. — 12 days ago
This is actually Apolline. It’s a damn near perfect rosé. Excellent minerality, no oak, so light. — 12 days ago
Phenomenal value in a Rhône wine. I forget how much I paid at Costco, but not much. Going back a week later was a loss, all gone. Not hard to recognize. — 4 days ago
Ohhhhh blendy blend. I mean this is mostly Viognier but that saucy Roussanne kicks in with its sense of at least a modicum of balance that is well-employed. Down with this Viognier-strong blend. It says: random herbs, sprinkles of cinnamon bark shards and canned tangerine all...in a gelatine mold? I’m not sure (having not eaten gelatin since before vegetarian days) but something sorta unctuous but fresh, ripe but..also new. I’ll just chill here happily with the bottle. But I should probably go to bed. — 23 days ago
From Schneider’s $30 in ca 2012 Drank on 7/24/19. Menthol eucalyptus. Grit is in the nose not in taste. Lean. Pine cones mulch black topsoil blackberry. Only fine sediment. — 4 days ago