Cote-du-rhône Wine

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Cotes du Rhone is the most generic appellation in the Southern Rhone. Its reach is gigantic. Most of the wines are fruity, Grenache-based, and inexpensive. The maximum yields are high -- 50 hl/ha -- and the majority of the wines are, well, bistro wines. There are, however, a few quality-minded producers of Cotes du Rhone, and many more solid, reliable ones. The prices are good, so those wines are well worth seeking out.
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  • Grenache

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • I have to agree with D about CdP. Back in the 70s and before, people called ... attention and respect.Where Cote du Rhone sits today in the hierarchy of things was where CdP once was.Another thing Parker did, and for which he should get credit IMO, was champion cleaner winemaking, which he found in California. CdPs were brett factories. Actual... Read More

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  • Domaine de Cristia Collection Cairanne 2007


    Cork closure, 15%abvWas a bit concerned on opening of the bottle as there seemed to be a sweaty smell coming from the bottle......Then I realized the dog was sitting next to me.Colour-ClearMedium red with a brick or tawny hue Nose- (with the dog outside)cleanlight/medium, developingStill quite fruit forwardMild beautiful candied violets with plu... Read More

    Wine review by fibo86

  •  Here's the lineup...just finished getting bottles prepped. Also about time to start slow oxing the Chevillon, and the Barbaresco.Whites: Domaine Huet “Clos Du Bourg – Demi Sec” Chenin Blanc, 2010 - France/ Loire Valley/ Vouvray Liquid Farm “White Hill” Chardonnay, 2011 - California/ Santa Barbara/ Sta. Rita Hills Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc, 20... Read More

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  • For March, my tasting group explored the length of the Rhône valley.  Probably for consistency of quality, one of our best tastings to date with just about all o the wines showing well and being universally liked by all.  I was lucky to find/have access to some older vintages from estate sales and store cellars, so it made for a fun night.  Here... Read More

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  • Les Chaux de Fontbonau Cotes du Rhone 2009


    Opaque plum hue, aromas of dried plums, jerky and tar; with broad flavor notes of red and black fruits, rose petal, tea and spice. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth

  • Morel Cotes du Rhone Villages Signargues 2010


    Red and black fruit on the nose along with herbs and pepper. Black cherry, hints of licorice, damp earth and garrigue. Medium bodied on the palate with gritty tannins, yet an elegance all around. It's spicy and peppery with plum, red and black berry fruit. Some green notes, but in a welcome manner.89 pts. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • I am not super familiar with Paso Robles and was even a bit apprehensive to go thinking all their wines were the big, over-extracted high alcohol fruit bombs I have had at times before.  A couple friends and I went for the weekend, staying in San Luis Obispo and want to Paso one day and Santa Maria/LosOlivos the second. On day one, we got there ... Read More

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  • La Vieille Ferme Appellation Luberon Controlée Vin Blanc 2011


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    Wine review by tweil

  • Perrin & Fils Nature Cotes du Rhone Organic 2010


    Simple peppery and well balanced. Great value! For more on the Tuscany vs All French, visit Read More

    Wine review by shsim

  • Redblanc Biodynamic Côtes du Rhône Syrah/Grenache 2007


    A very pleasant surprise for the price on sale at Whole Foods Market. Drank a bottle-went back & bought a case. Read More

    Wine review by Mark Dvorak

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