Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Xavier Vignon

We introduced Xavier Vignon to Missouri last year and it was a huge success.
We just received a little more wine.  Production is small so we do not see a ton.
But we scored these two wines right now, waiting for more to arrive

More of the great 2016
2016 Xavier Vignon Rasteau Rouge....$25.99
"The 2016 Rasteau (75% Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvèdre) is a big, ripe, opulent effort that’s packed with full-bodied notes of blackberries, crushed rock, new leather and lots of minerality. It has sweet tannin, and while already impossible to resist, it will keep for 7-8 years."
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Nicely done all around, Xavier Vignon's 2016 Rasteau is full-bodied and slightly warm, but it does deliver complex notes of ground spices, ripe plums and supple tannins. Drink it over the next 5 years.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

New vintage!!
2017 Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Vieilles Vignes...$19.99

The 2017 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is a smoking good Côtes du Rhône and offers full-bodied aromas and flavors of blackberries, black raspberries, cassis, lavender, and flowers. It's rich and concentrated, yet also elegant, weightless, and layered, with notable complexity.
Rated 91-93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages Bio is a silky, seductive blend of 50% Grenache, 20% each Mourvèdre and Syrah, and 10% Cinsault. Medium to full-bodied, it's plump and soft, yet balanced, without excessive weight or tannins. Cracked pepper, ripe cherry and black licorice notes all come together seamlessly on the palate and linger on the long finish.
Rated 89-91/100 The Wine Advocate

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