Rasteau, Southern Rhône

Domaine de Beaurenard (Paul Coulon et Fils)

Rasteau Côtes du Rhône Villages Red Rhone Blend 2017

What a stunner. I’ve been so anxious to try the 2017 vintage from the Southern Rhône and if this is an indicator of the general quality then we’re really in for a treat. The Rasteau from Beaurenard is stacked with the freshest brambles, blueberries and lavender. On the palate the dark fruits are perfectly ripe and wonderfully fresh. There’s a delightful weight about it too. I can hardly wait to try the CdPs! — 6 days ago

Daniel P., Billy and 2 others liked this

Domaine du Cayron

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2010

Nice and savoury with notes of dried raspberry. Barely medium bodied. A great food wine in this case Chicken with stir fried vegetables and gnocchi. A fine example of mature Gigondas made by 3 sisters. Like this Grenache dominant southern Rhone style - one of the 1001 Wines. — 11 days ago

Scott, David and 9 others liked this

Domaine Charvin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2001

Classic CDP. Short decant due to some sediment. Medium reddish, brown color. Massive olive on the nose. Wine has more olives on the palate along with cough medicine and cherry candy. Sweeter than expected. Medium plus finish. I’m not much of a CDP fan but this was a solid recommendation and I enjoyed it.! — 3 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Hermes, Mike and 2 others liked this

Domaine Gourt de Mautens (Jérôme Bressy)

Rasteau White Rhone Blend 2007

Robe jaune fonce
Nez empyreumatique mélange de résine d épices
Bouche pleine large carrée en force avec un belle équilibre entre le gras de beaux amers et l alcool
Un beau vins sudiste
— 2 days ago

picolator El Vibro
with picolator and El
Billy liked this

Domaine Richaud

Les Buisserons Red Rhône Blend 2017

I’m outside and it’s spring and my garden is in full bloom and this bouquet is playing off the scents dancing around me. You know this feeling.

Iodine, BlackBerry, raspberry, green strawberry, lavender. Symphonic.
— 2 days ago

Severn, Alex and 12 others liked this

Domaine Gramenon

L'Élémentaire Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

One of the more satisfying CDR I’ve had in a while. Barnyard and turned earth aromas backed up by exquisite red and black fruit and just enough structure — 5 days ago

Daniel P., Vanessa and 7 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2014

D6. Young. Very young. Even though it was decanted and frequently agitated, this one didn't come out to play until almost 2 hr after opening. Nose of Bing cherry and mint. Some red clay must. The entry is very acidic. Black cherry hint but Bing cherry backbone. Herbal middle. Started to show terroir-driven notes to the finish. Youthful and tight tannin. LOTS of life ahead. Be in NO HURRY to drink this one. I'd say optimal drinking time 5 to 10 years. — 11 days ago

Paul, Neil and 23 others liked this

Domaine Guy Mousset

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2016

Ken Z

Drank 4/20 /19. Excellent pairing with grilled lamb kebabs.

Nose of red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon candy, and a touch of herb de Provence. Juicy red cherry and some herbs on the palate, backed by medium tannins. Medium finish, that is perhaps a touch too short. This really sings with the food pairing, although it is nice on its own.

3/22/8/4/3 + 50

An excellent value at $14
— 2 days ago

Ken, Dr. and 6 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2001

After an hour and a half, this one settled down. Quite "weedy" initially, but then became a very nice wine, almost with a youthful kind of nose. If tasted blind, I would have said this was a 2009-2011 high end CDP. But, there's a HINT of mushroom on the nose and front of the palate, along with raspberry tart and some mature pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather, hint of clove. Finishes with a lot of fruit influence. Tannins have resolved quite nicely on this wine. The youth of this wine is starting to give to a more mature side. Nice. In a good spot right now. — 3 days ago

P, Ryan and 31 others liked this
James Cahill

James Cahill

Nice, opening one of these today. Would you recommend a decant?
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Top vintage too in my book
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

This wine is a big favorite of mine.

Domaine de la Mordorée

Tavel Rosé Les Vestides 2017

Great with tuna steak complexity layered on bright summer flowers and fruit — 3 days ago

Anthony De, Ted and 17 others liked this