Éric Texier Côtes du Rhône-Villages St.-Gervais Vieilles Vignes des Cadinières 2005
Éric Texier Wines come from three distinguished French wine regions, each with a long and remarkable history of winemaking : Northern Rhône, Southern Rhône, and Mâconnais. Éric produces terroir driven and distinctive wines, and is careful to meet the highest quality standards required for markets demanding authenticity.
Did not have the same experience as others with this wine. Initial aromas of topsoil, cherries, berries, leather, and stone--all echoed in the palate. As it opened, the fruit came forward a bit more. I loved it, thought it was a terrific example of a very restrained CduR.
Nice sturdy cotes du rhone -- good fruit and nice balance on the oak. Great for an everyday wine.