Côtes Du Luberon, Southern Rhône

Château La Canorgue

Côtes du Luberon Red Blend 2016

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

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Keith, Peter and 5 others liked this

Famille Perrin

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes-du-Rhone Red Rhone Blend 2016

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

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2015

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

Anita Livingstone
with Anita

Domaine les Aphillanthes

Caesar Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2004

Coming around nicely. Drinks young and still has a long life ahead. Ripe red and dark fruit with integrated tannins. — 4 days ago

Clive, Ron and 8 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

"Les Deux Albion" Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2015

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

Cave du Luberon

Luberon Rosé Blend 2018

This is actually Apolline. It’s a damn near perfect rosé. Excellent minerality, no oak, so light. — 12 days ago

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Jean-Luc Colombo

Les Abeilles Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2015

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

Domaine de Beaurenard (Paul Coulon et Fils)

Rasteau Côtes du Rhône Villages Red Rhone Blend 2007

I heard ‘07 was very good in Rhône so this guy is quite drinkable. Still not my cup of tea. Every degree of alcohol wears my palette quickly and I prefer burgs for that reason. Soft tannins and very floral nose — 6 days ago

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@Maciej Kurka very warm vintage I believe.

Jean-Luc Colombo

La Redonne Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2016

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

Paul, Aaron and 12 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend

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