Franck Balthazar

Côtes Du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

9.1119 ratings
9.314 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Jae Cho

Yes chill a cotes du rhone, and it could sort of be a beach wine. Just do it

Yes chill a cotes du rhone, and it could sort of be a beach wine. Just do it

Aug 8th, 2018
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9.0

Lush and expansive on the nose, with intense red/blue fruit scents and hints of cola, dark chocolate and mint. Smooth and sweet, with sappy black raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Clings very nicely on a smooth, broad finish shaped by supple, even tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2018)

Lush and expansive on the nose, with intense red/blue fruit scents and hints of cola, dark chocolate and mint. Smooth and sweet, with sappy black raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Clings very nicely on a smooth, broad finish shaped by supple, even tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2018)

Apr 16th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Hints of Syrah but feels more like a southern Rhône.

Hints of Syrah but feels more like a southern Rhône.

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2018
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

8.8

Really ripe syrah based CdR. Nice syrah character but a little top heavy and chunky. Still quite delicious for the price.

Really ripe syrah based CdR. Nice syrah character but a little top heavy and chunky. Still quite delicious for the price.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2018
Amy Atwood

Founder/Owner Amy Atwood Selections

9.3

Red plum, black olive, earthy #Balthazar #Rhone

Red plum, black olive, earthy #Balthazar #Rhone

Nov 24th, 2015
JohnQ Boxler

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

9.7

Yum. Just yum.

Yum. Just yum.

Nov 9th, 2013
Thomas Pastuszak

Sommelier/Wine Director The NoMad

10

Oh, just a humble little Cotes du Rhone BTG for fall @ NoMad (Shhhh... Only vintage ever made & it's Chaillots!)

Oh, just a humble little Cotes du Rhone BTG for fall @ NoMad (Shhhh... Only vintage ever made & it's Chaillots!)

Oct 24th, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.9

Wow. Delicious and complex. It could easily pass as a high end CdP.

Wow. Delicious and complex. It could easily pass as a high end CdP.

Oct 10th, 2013
JohnQ Boxler

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

9.5

Great young vine Syrah from Cornas. Thanks is due to either/or @sarahmchappell , @jfritchie Wine Bodistavvas, all.

Great young vine Syrah from Cornas. Thanks is due to either/or @sarahmchappell , @jfritchie Wine Bodistavvas, all.

Sep 22nd, 2013
Chris Walsh

Partner Balanced Wine Selections

9.4

No brainer buy. Awesome. Pure expression of Syrah.

No brainer buy. Awesome. Pure expression of Syrah.

May 21st, 2013