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Friday, August 7, 2020

Cotes du Rhone Sampler Pack


Cotes Du Rhone Sampler pack!
Cotes du Rhone are great summer wines as they go so well with BBQ.  Plus they are some great values!  This pack features 3 of our most popular plus three new ones from Xavier Vignon.  One of the hottest producers in the Rhone.  First time in the United States!

Regular price - 1 of each above is = $111.94
Special price for $95 plus tax for the 6 bottles

  • Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone...$16.99
  • Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone Rouge Vieilles Vignes...$18.99
  • Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone Rouge Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Organic...$19.99
  • Domaine de Servans Cotes du Rhone....$13.99
  • Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone...$16.99
  • Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone Villages Cesar...$24.99







2017 Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone...$16.99
Medium to full-bodied, with excellent ripeness and concentration, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone boasts assertive blueberry and blackberry fruit. Somewhere between velvety and silky, it's a charming mouthful of Southern Rhône red.
Rated 89-91/100 The Wine Advocate
The 2017 Côtes du Rhône Xavier is another elegant and beautifully drinkable wine from Xavier. Attractive notes of red fruits (raspberries and cherries), peppery herbs, and garrigue all flow to a medium-bodied, elegant, oh so drinkable Côtes du Rhône that’s going to put a smile on your face over the coming 3-4 years.
Rated 89-91/100 Jeb Dunnuck


2016 Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone Rouge Vieilles Vignes...$18.99
The older vine cuvee of the estate is the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes and it is primarily Grenache blended with 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah. In this case, the Mourvèdre vines are 60 years in age and the Grenache vines are 45 years in age. Aged 12 months in 80% concrete tanks and 20% in barrel, its vibrant purple color gives way to a concentrated, medium to full-bodied 2016 that’s much more reserved and tight compared to the other Côtes du Rhône releases, yet offers beautiful purity in its blueberry and blackberry fruit, as well as subtle notes of violets, charcoal, and pepper. With integrated acidity and fine, polished tannin, this is a serious Côtes du Rhône that’s going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep for a decade.
Rated 92+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
There's a spicy, green peppercorn edge to the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes. It's medium to full-bodied, with svelte, supple tannins and plenty of plummy fruit that exhibits more savory notes and spice on the long finish
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate


2016 Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone Rouge Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Organic...$19.99
A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault and Syrah, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Vieilles Vignes offers a gorgeous bouquet of cassis, blueberries, lavender, cured meats, and graphite. It's deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and has a great finish. The Mourvèdre keeps this tight and fresh, and I suspect it will age beautifully.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck


2018 Domaine de Servans Cotes du Rhone....$13.99
Vines average 40 years in age. The grapes are harvested by hand with a hand triage to select only the best quality grapes.
The Graniers decided to continue to increase the percentage of Syrah in their blend. This increase has given the wine added depth and concentration, without sacrificing balance in the wine. In the mouth, rich blackberry notes give way to red cherry and black pepper spice. Even with the increased percentage of Syrah, the tannins are very supple and round in the finish. This is a classic example of a Côtes du Rhône, ideal for backyard barbeque, burgers on the grill, or even pizza


2017 Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone...$16.99
Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah

The Grenache vines range from 55 to 100 years old. The Carignan vines are 82 years old, while his Syrah vines range from 30 to 50 years old. 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. 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.


2016 Roche Audran Cotes du Rhone Villages Cesar...$24.99
100% Grenache

The vines for the César range from 55 to 100 years old, and grow in very complex soil formed by the same geological upheavals that created the Alps. The grapes are hand-picked by parcel, with very low (25-35 hectoliters per hectare) yields. Though the Cuvée Cesar falls under the Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation, it is a wine that outshines many wines with a more prestigious pedigree. 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.

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