Côtes Du Ventoux, Southern Rhône

Domaine Auguste Clape

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 1995

Wanted to open up something to thank Pierre and Clare. Herbaceous, dark red fruit, lightly smoked meat and floral notes on the nose. Black licorice and peppery spice on the palate. This guy is still going strong. 100% Syrah 100% whole cluster. — 6 days ago

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with Clare
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Château de Montfrin

"à la rêverie" Grenache Noir Blend 2017

Beautiful floral aromas with BlackBerry raspberry cassis graphite and a bit of licorice on the palate. 80% grenache and 20% syrah. Good weekday wine and paired well with chicken marsala sausage with risotto. — 16 days ago

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Château La Nerthe

Les Cassagnes Côtes du Rhône Rosé Blend 2016

Initial nose is very buttery with hints of cherry (slightly over powered by butter). Taste is lovely sweet fruity cherry and almost tobacco like spice taste. Only dislike is the acidity, would have liked for it to linger longer, the abrupt end gives it a slightly watery finish. — 4 days ago

Pierre Perrin

Meridion Côtes do Rhône Red Rhône Blend

I suspect this is the 2017 vintage, but there’s no vintage year on the label. This is an in-your-face Cote the Rhône blend. It’s as intense as any Napa or Paso Robles Rhône blend. Leather and black cherries on the nose. Lots of red fruit on the front — with a dense tannic structure that rises smoothly to the top of the palate — and it crests in a prickly wave that has lots of puckery high notes on a dark velvety background. It’s as about as subtle as a velvet Elvis painting. And to make this wine even more deliciously absurd, at the back of the palate, it whomps you with an intense calcaire finish! I really like this wine, but, if you’re interested in the more restrained sensibilities of a traditional French Cote du Rhône, this wine might be offensive and plebeian to you (In a pushy sort of Californian sort of way). But I’m afraid I’m finishing this bottle off on my own and in one sitting. Shame on me! — 6 days ago

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Domaine de la Janasse

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2017

Cherry pie and forest fruit; some spice and smoke.
A very pleasant CDR.
— 10 days ago

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La Roche Buissiere

La Petite Jeanne Red Rhône Blend 2017

Closed nose. MH blames it on root day 🤔 Smells like olive tapenade and acid. Palate's all about pomegranate, sour cherries, and interestingly, mint. Teases with some crunchy strawberries with more air. Quite easy-drinking and well-priced. — a month ago

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2015

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I love this wine. It’s so easy and direct i love it. 14 dollars... perfect !!!! — 7 days ago

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Alain Jaume & Fils

Domaine Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Blanc de Viognier 2016

A grand Blanc Cote de Rhone perfumed balanced and poised — 3 days ago

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Domaine Charvin

Le Poutet Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

Unusually fine, precise and elegant for CDR designation. Fresh raspberries, berry liqueur and damp floral notes up front. Excellent minerality and spice on the finish. Tannins are lean, supple and polished. Outstanding value. — 18 days ago

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@Jordan Wardlaw that’s awesome. I’ve never tried their CdR. ISO.
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@Jay Kline Hope you find this vintage. Peter Weygandt is one of my favorite books for France. I suspect they have rolled into the 2017 by now.

Clos St Antonin

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2015

Really nice , no added SO2 - nice sweet fruit , persimmon , Rhubarb pie, Christmas spice,background very well integrated — 16 days ago

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2016 Vintage