This in an unusually rich and complex Côtes du Rhône. Each year Vincent has incrementally increased the percentage of Grenache in his Côtes du Rhône. This year the wine is now 70% Grenache (15% Syrah and 15% Carignan). This blend further accentuates the bright red cherry fruit in the wine. His old vine Carignan adds a complex peppery spice component, while the adds rich black fruit flavors. Though this is Vincent’s “entry-level” wine, it is made with the same rigor and eye for quality as his top cuvées.
This is for Chateuneuf Du Pape lovers!!
2014 Domaine Roche Audran Côtes du Rhône Villages “Cuvée César” Rouge...$22.99
The vines for the César range from 55 to 100 years old and the grapes are hand-picked
The Cuvée Cesar is one of Vincent's top wines. His very old Grenache vines produce a wine packed with black raspberry, black pepper, with hints of cassis fruit, all supported by firm ripe tannins. In the nose plum, red and black cherry, and garrigue spices mingle together. While the “Cuvée César” is a relatively lush and generous wine, it is also a wine built for the long term. So drink it now with a nice steak au poivre, or wait a few years and try it with venison or duck breast.