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Cotes Catalanes Vieilles Vignes Syrah-Grenache Blend

8.8586 ratings
8.933 pro ratings
Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Syrah, Grenache
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Boysenberry scone with vanilla.
A delicious nose.

Full flavoured, berry blend, mediums bodied, vanilla edges and citrus overtones. Smooth, and perfectly aged.
Pepper shows itself after some airtime.

An Eric Solomon selection.

Boysenberry scone with vanilla.
A delicious nose.

Full flavoured, berry blend, mediums bodied, vanilla edges and citrus overtones. Smooth, and perfectly aged.
Pepper shows itself after some airtime.

An Eric Solomon selection.

Oct 26th, 2018
Jae Cho

Sine qua not even close to 94pt @wineadvocate

Sine qua not even close to 94pt @wineadvocate

May 12th, 2018
Stacy Woods

Evenly concentrated, reflective, translucent garnet red with blue hues. Restrained aroma but complex and ripe; saline, violet, pine, raspberry, coconut and bacon. Medium body, medium acid, low astringency, high prickly heat 14.5%. Flavors are quiet on the palate, Black pepper and alcohol dominate. $16

Evenly concentrated, reflective, translucent garnet red with blue hues. Restrained aroma but complex and ripe; saline, violet, pine, raspberry, coconut and bacon. Medium body, medium acid, low astringency, high prickly heat 14.5%. Flavors are quiet on the palate, Black pepper and alcohol dominate. $16

5 people found it helpfulNov 24th, 2014
Matti Jokelainen

Not quite the 94RP that stands on the sticker but say a solid 89p to me. Concentration but not by any means heavy or lacking structure. Bit flat and lacking complexity to be a excellent but worked great with flank steak. Has stuffing to improve so I'd wait 1-2 years to see how it develops. Good qpr.

Not quite the 94RP that stands on the sticker but say a solid 89p to me. Concentration but not by any means heavy or lacking structure. Bit flat and lacking complexity to be a excellent but worked great with flank steak. Has stuffing to improve so I'd wait 1-2 years to see how it develops. Good qpr.

4 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2018
David Dorn

Fantastic value. On the lighter side of Syrah but easy to drink and paired with multiple food options easily.

Fantastic value. On the lighter side of Syrah but easy to drink and paired with multiple food options easily.

2 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2018
Anthony Lombardi

Powerful, dark wine. The Grenache adds some red fruited aromatics. This is heavy on delicious, but light on complexity which makes sense with the $15 price tag. Need a good pizza wine, here it is. Unwound are one of my favorite punk bands and Numero Group’s reissue of their catalogue a few years ago is a gift.

Powerful, dark wine. The Grenache adds some red fruited aromatics. This is heavy on delicious, but light on complexity which makes sense with the $15 price tag. Need a good pizza wine, here it is. Unwound are one of my favorite punk bands and Numero Group’s reissue of their catalogue a few years ago is a gift.

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2019
"Odedi"

A very enjoyable and easy drinking red blend from France. Showing cherries, raspberries, light wood, earth, light vegetables, licorice, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy finish with round tannins. Fruit forward and spicy with mild complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour in a decanter.

94 Points Robert Parker. I don't know about that 😂

A blend of 30% Grenache and 70% Syrah.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

A very enjoyable and easy drinking red blend from France. Showing cherries, raspberries, light wood, earth, light vegetables, licorice, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy finish with round tannins. Fruit forward and spicy with mild complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour in a decanter.

94 Points Robert Parker. I don't know about that 😂

A blend of 30% Grenache and 70% Syrah.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2019
Victor Charcan

Fantastic value. Expressive nose, dark fruit driven, layers of blackberries, liquorice, raspberries. Good body and fine finish, mouthfilling.

Fantastic value. Expressive nose, dark fruit driven, layers of blackberries, liquorice, raspberries. Good body and fine finish, mouthfilling.

1 person found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2018
Kirk F
9.2

@Rick Zywotko thanks for the recommendation here. @$14 this is an incredible value. Advocate says 94 and if taking into account the QPR, i agree. Needs a little time but nearly pnp. Complex and layered with chocolatey tannins, dark red fruits all wrapped up in a velvety mouthfeel. $14! Glad we have a bunch more of these waiting.

@Rick Zywotko thanks for the recommendation here. @$14 this is an incredible value. Advocate says 94 and if taking into account the QPR, i agree. Needs a little time but nearly pnp. Complex and layered with chocolatey tannins, dark red fruits all wrapped up in a velvety mouthfeel. $14! Glad we have a bunch more of these waiting.

1 person found it helpfulApr 28th, 2018
Rob Wilder

Really avoid overripe RP Syrahs lately but this one had beauty and balance. Great with spicy lamb. Value!

Really avoid overripe RP Syrahs lately but this one had beauty and balance. Great with spicy lamb. Value!

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2016