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Vin de Pays de Côtes Catalanes Grenache

8.9767 ratings
8.861 pro ratings
Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache
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
Meg Herring

Thankfully not as “hot” as I expected at ~16% abv. Kind of dangerous for the same reason ! 😉 A little tight out of the bottle but loosened up with some air. Chocolate covered cherries allll day. 🍫 🍒

Thankfully not as “hot” as I expected at ~16% abv. Kind of dangerous for the same reason ! 😉 A little tight out of the bottle but loosened up with some air. Chocolate covered cherries allll day. 🍫 🍒

Dec 28th, 2017
Joni Murray

Great if you want big flavor with lower tannin. Smoke and sour cherry on the nose, ripe fruits on their way to jam, flavors of strawberries, plums and cherries that deliver then roll out for a satisfyingly dry finish that gives you a honorable mention in the tannin arena. High in alcohol at 15.9 but manages to hit your palette smoothly with wood and fruit, complexity and drinkability, awesome overall, highly recommend for pinot noir lovers looking to go bolder or cabernet scarey cats looking to get brave!

Great if you want big flavor with lower tannin. Smoke and sour cherry on the nose, ripe fruits on their way to jam, flavors of strawberries, plums and cherries that deliver then roll out for a satisfyingly dry finish that gives you a honorable mention in the tannin arena. High in alcohol at 15.9 but manages to hit your palette smoothly with wood and fruit, complexity and drinkability, awesome overall, highly recommend for pinot noir lovers looking to go bolder or cabernet scarey cats looking to get brave!

6 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
Scott Harrop

Rose petal and chocolate powerful aromas. Amazing chocolate syrup mouth, dry tannins. Interesting and different.

Rose petal and chocolate powerful aromas. Amazing chocolate syrup mouth, dry tannins. Interesting and different.

4 people found it helpfulApr 15th, 2015
Jane Lordeman

Nice nice, smooth flavors, good finish.

Nice nice, smooth flavors, good finish.

2 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Daoud Sangwa

Sommelier Whole Foods Market

9.0

You really need to let this wine breath. It tasted much better the next day. I thought Dave & Joel did a bad job on this one, but I was wrong.

You really need to let this wine breath. It tasted much better the next day. I thought Dave & Joel did a bad job on this one, but I was wrong.

2 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2015
Russ Lord

2012, pretty good, more comparable to Joel Gott as opposed to Orin Swift. Had with smoked beef brisket.

2012, pretty good, more comparable to Joel Gott as opposed to Orin Swift. Had with smoked beef brisket.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2016
Stephen Kirby

Complex. Smooth. Nice Grenache.

Complex. Smooth. Nice Grenache.

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2015
Stephanie Losee

Lots of complexity for the $.

Lots of complexity for the $.

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2014
Joseph LaPanna

Cherries in every imaginable form; bing, sour, maraschino and kirch liquor. White pepper and savory herbs round out a lush mid pallet. Finish is long and flinty. Can't wait to try another bottle in 3-5 years.

Cherries in every imaginable form; bing, sour, maraschino and kirch liquor. White pepper and savory herbs round out a lush mid pallet. Finish is long and flinty. Can't wait to try another bottle in 3-5 years.

1 person found it helpfulOct 27th, 2013
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.5

Big. Straight forward.

Big. Straight forward.

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2013