Archive for the ‘Rhone’ Category

Domaine la Barroche Chateaunuf du Pape 2007

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This is a very impressive wine, from a benchmark producer and a good vintage.  The wine showed very good structure and composition; it is texturally awesome, having a weighty and viscous palate but at the same time great acidity and big tannins which pushed through and gave the wine a nice lightness.  The palate has […]

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 […]

J. Vidal Chateauneuf du Pape 2006

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NOTES: This wine has an elegant cherry cola nose and a brick-ish color.  This Rhone classic is soft on the palate and shows darker fruits with good minerality and bright acidity that play out in a balanced and well organized way.  There are nuances of cedar and tobacco leaf in the back of the palate, […]

Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone 2007

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The 2007 Cotes du Rhone from Vidal-Fleury seriously outperforms its price point.  At about $13-$15 there is hardly a wine that would do a better job. NOTES: Ripe blackberry nose smells like blackberry pie or preserves taste.  The wine is big, full and fat on the palate and is complimented by a nice layer of […]

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