Domaine Rene Rostaing

Rene Rostaing

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2016

This will need a good 10 years ... it is tight and wrapped around itself at this point...a shame to open one — 15 days ago

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Rene Rutat

Brut Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Champagne Chardonnay

NV bottle from circa 1990. Dark honey gold in color, with nutty and slight sherry like notes given the age. Bubbles were in form and energetic. #magnumsshowyoucare — 2 months ago

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Domaine Rene Couly

Chinon Cabernet Franc 1980

Mushrooms, forest floor, potpourri of red fruit... amazing old Chinon!!! — 3 months ago

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Rene Rostaing

La Bonnette Condrieu Viognier 2009

Hi toned with great acid and bright floral fruit. Excellent — 16 days ago

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Rene Rostaing

Côte Blonde Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

1998 Cote Blonde. Exquisite. So young and elegant. — 3 months ago

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Rene Rostaing

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1997

1997 vintage. Deep ruby red color fading into a lighter ruby red rim. Fully bloomed red roses and violets, ripe red and black cherries, blackberries, currants, cinnamon, clove, charcuterie and light smoke on the nose. Rocky minerality. Palate confirms the nose. Integrated silky tannin. Complex wine, medium plus acid, medium tannin, medium plus finish. Still so fresh. A stunning bottle. — 6 months ago

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Cuvée Rene Brut Champagne Blend

NV True to type, excels in fine bouquet — 3 days ago

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Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2014

Blueberry jam, boysenberry, black peppercorn, purple flowers, touch of coffee grind. Pretty balanced and integrated, drinking well now. Fairly long finish. — a month ago

Alban Vineyards

Patrina Alban Estate Syrah 2010

David T
9.2

I like the Patrina for its quality and QPR. Its quality is not all that far from the Reva but, about half price.

I also find the roasted or roasted chestnut quality I find in Rostaing wine out of Rhone. It is my belief, they have more or less styled their wines from Rostaing.

The nose reveals; dark, ruby & slightly candied, currants, purple fruit mix, blue fruits, blackberries, dark cherries, creamy black raspberries, baked, spiced plum, roasted chestnuts, smoke, grilled meats, touch of bacon fat, heavy expresso roast, dark, rich earth, dry crushed rocks, dry brush, pepper notes, some caramel, mid, nicely layered baking spices, dry herbaceousiness with bay leaf dominance, with fresh, blue, dark flowers with greens topped of with field of lavender.

The body is rich, lush and full. The tension, structure, length and balance are about five years from its peak. The tannins round yet, grainy and speak to another 10 years of excellent drinking ahead. Dark, ruby & slightly candied, currants, ripe; purple fruit mix, blue fruits, blackberries, dark cherries, creamy black raspberries & baked, spiced plum. Anise to black licorice, roasted chestnuts, smoke, grilled meats, touch of bacon fat, heavy expresso roast, dark, rich earth, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil with clay mixed in, dry brush, pepper notes, some caramel, mid, nicely layered baking spices, dry herbaceousiness with bay leaf dominance, with fresh, candied, purple, blue & dark florals with greens topped of with field of lavender. The acidity balances the alcohol like a waterfall over the palate. The long, ruby, ripe, slightly candied, well balanced finish slides into dry tannins & earth and persists several minutes.

Paired well with our slightly spicy Kentucky Bourbon Chicken Skews, Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes & Green Beans.

Photos of; the Patrina Vineyard, Owner/Winemaker-John Alban and imagery inside their barrel room.
— 3 months ago

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