Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone 2007

This is a fruit forward and showy blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan; classic Rhone.  The 2007 vintage produced more fruit forward wines and this is no exception. The Vidal-Fleury CDR is a wine that I tasted side by side with a $50+ bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape, and thought that it was quite comparable.  Think of this as a great Rhone starter wine.

The nose smells like rising bread dough, and deep cassis fruits. It has an earth driven backbone and river stone minerality.  The wine comes across a touch on the hot side aromatically.  Its palate is full and rich and lingers for longer than expected, showing loads of white pepper and dark fruits; blackberry and currant.  It has good balance and acidity that come together to make a complete package.  The tannins are a little shorter chain and unorganized, but it fits the wine.  Rhone!  It also has a ferrel virtue to it that can only come from the south of France (not a Brit reference,) that combines with this fruit forward and giving vintage to make a wine that packs tremendous value for the $.

Drink this over the next 6-12 months with something meaty.

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