Domaine Grand Nicolet

Vieilles Vignes Rasteau Grenache Blend

9.066 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Rasteau, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Blend
Beef, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Austin Hohnke

Lush berries and chest warming alcohol. Soft black fruits and a smooth finish with velvety tannin.

Lush berries and chest warming alcohol. Soft black fruits and a smooth finish with velvety tannin.

Oct 11th, 2018
Davis Anderson

Sales VOS Selections

8.8

2010 vintage - sweet red cherries, light spice. Alcohol felt a touch elevated, but overall pretty tasty.

2010 vintage - sweet red cherries, light spice. Alcohol felt a touch elevated, but overall pretty tasty.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2015
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.0

Good. Balanced. Elegant.

Good. Balanced. Elegant.

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Timothy Lynch

This wine is not for me. But stylistically--given the Panzer-like palate profiles of too many wine drinkers of recent years--this Rasteau hits all the right notes. So, if you like going a few rounds with your wine before it decks you...put on the gloves. ALC 15%--beautifully camouflaged. (2012 Vintage.)

This wine is not for me. But stylistically--given the Panzer-like palate profiles of too many wine drinkers of recent years--this Rasteau hits all the right notes. So, if you like going a few rounds with your wine before it decks you...put on the gloves. ALC 15%--beautifully camouflaged. (2012 Vintage.)

Mar 18th, 2018
Trevor

Very bland

Very bland

Sep 21st, 2017
Timothy Lynch

Juicy 2012...New World extraction...red bell pepper...15%ALC. Crank up that BBQ!

Juicy 2012...New World extraction...red bell pepper...15%ALC. Crank up that BBQ!

Mar 18th, 2017
Gregg Siegal

Really tasty, round, long finish, great flavors of dried cherries.

Really tasty, round, long finish, great flavors of dried cherries.

Jan 15th, 2017
Galen Hasler

Good Rhone with Pizza

Good Rhone with Pizza

Dec 9th, 2016
Jennifer G

Very dark, plums, dark ripe fruit.

Very dark, plums, dark ripe fruit.

Oct 15th, 2016
Alex Krause

Fantastic intriguing exotically spicy nose, but a bit heavy on palate for me weighed down and heat

Fantastic intriguing exotically spicy nose, but a bit heavy on palate for me weighed down and heat

Nov 8th, 2013