Côtes Du Rhône, Southern Rhône

La Pialade de Rayas

Côtes du Rhône Grenache Blend 2012

Super bright and enjoyable. Might be considered a 3rd label of Rayas, though thankfully it is produced at the Chateau...and it shows. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Charvin

Côtes du Rhône Rosé Blend 2015

A delicious CDR. Makes up for the last one I tasted. Excellent daily drinker at fantastic value. Don’t let the 89 rating fool you, I would totally drink this again. This is pushing 90 points and exhibits the best aspects of CDR. I think a 90 would require slightly better integration of the peppery notes but otherwise fantastic. — 6 days ago

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Bouquet des Garrigues Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2017

I’m always excited about the release of the new Bouquet de Garrigues Blanc. The 2017 shows particularly wonderful tension between freshness and flesh, minerality and tropical fruit. Great viscosity but still light on its feet. For me this is one of the classics. CDP at about 1/3 the price. — 9 days ago

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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Télégramme Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Oh hell complex and juicy and fruity as f. Undercurrents of a mineral base. Picture those rocks that are mostly almost black but there is a speckle or so of white and that...is the mineral nature and it ballasts cocky-ass raspberries like this wine has an attitude. So damn good hope my (not so genius) tasting of a half bottle holds up. One last genius-ish thought: picture a newsies boy, cap and all doing a heel click while a Brooklyn winemaker toasts an old school french winemaker and that is your prettiness. I’ll pour it all into my Zalto. — 6 days ago

Severn, Jason and 14 others liked this
TheSkip

TheSkip

The Zalto will hold it!
Ellen Clifford

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@TheSkip oooohhhh yah it will!

Frédéric et Benoit Lavau

Réserve des Galets Côtes du Rhone Red Rhone Blend 2015

Deep garnet color. Dark red cherries w tobacco notes and a touch of burnt wood (in a good way). White pepper and smooth tannins. — 6 days ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Mark, Ron and 3 others liked this

Domaine Maby

La Forcadière Tavel Rosé 2017

Phil A
9.1

I never expected a bottle costing ~$20.00 CAD to be this good. This approachable Southern Rhône Grenache punches well above its price. Presenting plum and blackberry aromas this full body yet spry blend excites a zesty turn on the palate with its crisply dry concentrate of blackberry and currant flavors. Long in finish with hints of lavender and chalk this wine will please. 14% alc/vol — 11 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 17 others liked this
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@Stuart Scheff Stuart Throw in skiing and that fairly well sums it up. Cheers 🍻🏒⛷🇺🇸🇨🇦
Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

I forgot toques and bacon 🥓
Phil A

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@Stuart Scheff don’t forget get our delicious poutine and fabulous Alberta beef 🥩

Domaine Gramenon

"La Vie on y est" Blanc Côtes-du-Rhône Viognier 2016

100% Viognier. Tangerine, honeysuckle, apricot, persimmon, cinnamon, musk, and rose. Low acidity and slight phenolic bitterness. 13.5%. — 2 days ago

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Rosé Blend

I haven’t had a French love affair in awhile, but here I find myself again. The sound outside of the “gite” window during the afternoon sojourn of me and “x” Frenchman is one of honey bees flitting from the stamen to stigma of strawberry plants, impregnating rosettes to guarantee me even more days of oenophilic passion. (D, the husband I briefly forgot about, indicates he bought this at Cambridge Wine & Spirits). — 5 days ago

Château Redortier

Beaumes-de-Venise Red Rhone Blend 2012

Nose sports deep red berries and cassis, along with wet fur and stony minerality. Intense, soft, and savory in the mouth. Probably at its peak. Worked nicely with Orrechieti with tomatoes, mixed greens, and white beans — 10 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
Severn, Ron and 7 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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I did not know BdV could be red wine 😏
Tom Casagrande

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BdV is my favorite of the Cotes de Rhône Villages. I think Vacqueyrace (sp.?) is overrated and can frequently be too tannic. BdV that I’ve had tend to be rich but open and friendly-textured.

Domaine le Sang des Cailloux

Vacqueyras Rouge Red Rhône Blend 2012

Oh yummy wine I want to consume with girlfriends late at night. It is a grape jam sandwich on EXQUISITE white bread (homemade by me) on a beautiful table set with lilacs and licorice candies. This is light yet it has a black crushed velvet backdrop. Simple. But also really interesting. When I drink this I close my eyes and see candied licorice and vanilla beans and black grapes. — 11 days ago

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