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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

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Ortas le Grand Jas Côtes du Rhône 2013


    Rather dark for a CdR with lots of dark fruit on the nose. Sweet dark fruit on entry with little acid and soft tannins. Long finish with a nice bit of redeming licorice. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Hi Gina,I wouldn't expect much from these wines.  They're pretty ... ... I thought maybe the Cote du Rhone might be okay, but it too might be past it's prime as I don't think it had a lot to offer on release.  Basically, I'd have a nice dinner and open all of them.  Have some back ups just in case these aren't standing up to the meal! Good lu Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Need a little...

  • Richard  I also like syrah and do not want to make you jealous but I have had four northern Rhones this year [2015] so far;Chateau du Rozay Condrieu 1992Grand Vin des Cotes du Rhone Cornas Jean Lionnet2004M.Chapoutier Saint Joseph Deschants 2006Cote-Rotie Lucette and Martin Daubree Domaine Corps de Loup 2000I was fortunate to get them from the w... Read More

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  • I saw that Jemrose offer and was sorely tempted.  A real Cote du Rhone knockout.  Alas, I'm bursting at the seams and need to save money right now, between my Italian lark and getting the addition on the house set to go.  If we go ahead with the renovation, I'll have to store my wine until we finish, so I don't want to go on expanding... althoug... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sick deal from Last Bottle

  • Ok, here's the site:, proffering 'French wines--a short guide'. Maybe you have to be just a little wine-geeky and well interested in French wines to catch the absurdity, but I wonder how many poor souls have been led astray by the very confused writer up to now? Too many people tend to believe published material, even on the Int... Read More

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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

    Forum post in the topic Schreiner's Winers- Ain't No...

  • 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

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