Tavel, Southern Rhône

Château de Trinquevedel

Tavel Rosé Grenache 2017

Southern Rhône rosé , Tavel is the only appellation in France that is dedicated to only making #rosé Southern Rhône grapes, mostly Grenache 45%, 24% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, 10% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah, cherry, herbs, juniper, “steak rosé ” — 12 days ago

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Domaine des Bernardins

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2015

Pale lemon; pronounced intensity aromas of white flower, musk melon, ripe peaches, ripe pear, funk; medium sweet, medium acid, low alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of white flower, peach, pear, apricot, musk melon; long finish, concentrated and integrated flavors, outstanding — 2 days ago

Jeremiah, Severn and 1 other liked this

Domaine de la Colline Saint-Jean

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2016

This is such an enjoyable Vacqueyras! Earth, red currants, and violet aromas and flavors. Enjoyable now with a little air or over the next ten years. There is a strong chance this will score higher with time. — 4 days ago

Keith, Jeff and 5 others liked this

Terres d'Avignon

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Solid bang for the buck or QPR. Berries, rhubarb, sage, white pepper and crushed violets in a unexpectedly perfumed nose. Medium body. Silky with those berries (especially raspberry and strawberry) leading the charge on the finish. Fruit cushions the dryish finish to alleviate the tannins somewhat. So close to giving it a 9.0. That said, I’ll be picking up a few more bottles to stock the rack for a solid haus red/cheep chicken. — 15 days ago

Bill, David and 3 others liked this

Eric Pfifferling (Domaine de l'Anglore)

L'Anglore Tavel Rosé Blend

Adult ribena. Seriously drinkable. Note the SSL E-series in the background, no big deal 🤷🏼‍♂️ — 21 days ago

Adam, David and 3 others liked this

Domaine de Longue Toque

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2015

Color of dark ruby, with a bit brown and purple note. Nose of dark fruit like cherry, dried raisin, interesting honey note, and indeed a bit ice wine nose touch. Taste of good oak, spice, dried strawberries, good tannins, medicinal note, spice, zest, crayon, and ripe aldehyde. Aftertaste of zest, spice, and simply tasty. She can be enjoyed now or later after 2020 I believe. — 5 days ago

Dawn, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Domaine de la Mordorée

Cuvée La Reine des Bois Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2013

Blanched almonds and dried prunes,
A nice, well rounded nose of old world.

Still a bit tight, and could use a few more years to smooth out.
Heavier bodied, Licorice, horehound, pomegranate, black fruit.
Mouth filling tannins, chewy!
9v acidity.
This is a great producer, loved for years. And I always have one on the shelf.
— 5 days ago

Trixie, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this


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Les Vignerons de Tavel

Cuvée Royále Rosé Rhône Blend 2017

Bright acidity but not too extreme. Lovely rich raspberry-blood orange note. Clean finish. — 11 days ago

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

Decanted 2 hours before we arrived at The Bird, this was the "arrival" wine to pair with hummus and olive oil. Acidity on this wine even after 2 hours was quite significant. But the hummus and olive oil and cheeses really paired quite well and allowed this wine to show a nice and slightly youthful dusty raspberry and a hint of mint. Olive and green pepper to the middle. The middle is darker, but still youthful and sweet. Finishes with a lot of restraint. 91 is a fair rating now, and I feel slight improvement is expected, but not much. Fair QPR here at 20 bucks retail. — 5 days ago

Tom, Shay and 26 others liked this
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Excellent value from a excellent producer.

Domaine Brusset

Les Hauts de Montmirail Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

Wow. I'm in love with this wine. Super young, in need of many years, but it shows that Gigondas ain't nothin to mess around with. — a day ago

Keith, David and 10 others liked this