Jean-Luc Colombo

Les Abeilles Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

8.7236 ratings
8.715 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
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, Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Marc Stein

$12.99 at retail, #wine was GREAT value. So. Rhone 10's are about fruit purity to me. Fresh Raspberry and white pepper with distinct tar. G33/S34/M33. 2 days later with no gas, wine is still good...

$12.99 at retail, #wine was GREAT value. So. Rhone 10's are about fruit purity to me. Fresh Raspberry and white pepper with distinct tar. G33/S34/M33. 2 days later with no gas, wine is still good...

2 people found it helpfulSep 8th, 2014
Sean Genn

Has everything I look for in a CDR. Raspberries, pepper, herbs and iron.

Has everything I look for in a CDR. Raspberries, pepper, herbs and iron.

Jan 2nd, 2017
Austin Baird

Smokey and peppery

Smokey and peppery

Apr 6th, 2016
Austin Baird

Oak, pineapple, banana peel

Oak, pineapple, banana peel

Jun 10th, 2015
Alexandra Harner

Where EJ got his skillz

Where EJ got his skillz

May 18th, 2014
Daisy Wine

Smooth, balanced acidity.. Quite lovely!

Smooth, balanced acidity.. Quite lovely!

Mar 18th, 2014
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.3

Vino con una nariz corta tostados y recuerdos de fruta roja, en boca agradable madera bien estructurada y bastante largo y con tostados y ahumados al final

Vino con una nariz corta tostados y recuerdos de fruta roja, en boca agradable madera bien estructurada y bastante largo y con tostados y ahumados al final

Mar 6th, 2014
Renato Hoyle

Short, raspberry, soft

Short, raspberry, soft

Feb 16th, 2013
"Odedi"

Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose, blueberries, cherries, plums, wood, earth, dirt, bell pepper, vegetables, herbs, graphite, wet leaves, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries strawberries, red currants, bitter herbs, raspberries, earth, green vegetables, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, pencil lead, black pepper and wood.

Medium finish with firm tannins and bitter vegetable.

This Côte du Rhône red is still drinking nicely, but on the way out. Not fully balanced anymore, but showing nice complexity. Earthy with lots of vegetable notes. A good everyday wine.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins, but not as fruity as right out of the bottle.

A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

13.5% alcohol by volume.



$12.

Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose, blueberries, cherries, plums, wood, earth, dirt, bell pepper, vegetables, herbs, graphite, wet leaves, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries strawberries, red currants, bitter herbs, raspberries, earth, green vegetables, licorice, spices, tobacco leaf, pencil lead, black pepper and wood.

Medium finish with firm tannins and bitter vegetable.

This Côte du Rhône red is still drinking nicely, but on the way out. Not fully balanced anymore, but showing nice complexity. Earthy with lots of vegetable notes. A good everyday wine.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins, but not as fruity as right out of the bottle.

A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

13.5% alcohol by volume.



$12.

Jan 23rd, 2018
Bill Belanger

Crisp, fresh, raspberry and a bit of minerality; both white wine lovers and red types loved this rose.

Crisp, fresh, raspberry and a bit of minerality; both white wine lovers and red types loved this rose.

Dec 12th, 2017