Côtes Du Rhône Villages, Southern Rhône

Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

Le Temps est Venu Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2020

A solid Côte-du-Rhône, in terms of quality/price/pleasure ratio. Dark garnet-violin dress. Complete nose, intense black fruits, menthol, garrigue, mineral notes promising a beautiful relief. In the mouth it is very balanced, supple, fruity, peppery (syrah), licorice and spicy nuances with fruit and minerality. Superb for its price!

Un Côte du Rhône des plus solide, pour ce qui est du rapport qualité/prix/plaisir. Robe grenat-violine sombre. Nez complet, fruits noirs intense, menthol, garrigue, notes minérales promesse d’un beau relief. En bouche c’est très équilibré, souple, fruité, poivré (syrah), réglisse et nuances épicées avec du fruit et de la minéralité. Superbe pour son prix !
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Auguste Clape

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2020

2020 vintage. Super shroomy and massive black olive/tapenade in the nose. Too soon. Needs another year or two. Nearly a Bordeaux finish currently except for that pumping mushroom that won’t be denied. Medium body. — 19 days ago

Peter, Andrew and 12 others liked this

Brunier & Lynch

Les Pallieres Racines Grenache Blend 2016

Stewed fruit and red candy. Nice spicy notes. A dusty violet smell. Cherries. Also some cocoa, black licorice and woody tannins on the finish. Elegant overall, this shows an expressive, not overly modern approach. While I find myself wishing it was a touch less ripe and sweet, that is the style I suppose. — 8 days ago

Tom, Peter and 14 others liked this

Domaine de Cabasse

Les Deux Anges Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet Red Rhone Blend 2020

Plum, blackberry, blueberry, and red velvet on the nose. Soft, easy and wonderfully tannic. — 3 days ago

Paul, Ron and 1 other liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2020

8/2022. Had a 2015 a few years ago. Not as good as this 2020. Bold and full of flavor. Nice finish. Paired well with the stone crab claws and the BLT “pizza” with white chess sauce at Black Rooster.

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Domaine Le Couroulu

Cuvée Classique Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2015

Meat and soil on the nose (just opened), but also baking spices and vanilla. Lovely fruits as well. And damn if this isn't a classic, gorgeous, and complex Rhone. A wee bit of grippy tannin, more fruits, and lots of smiles on this face. So lovely. — 5 days ago

Byron, Daniel and 1 other liked this

M. Chapoutier

Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône Grenache Rosé Blend 2020

Nice for a picnic on the lawn before the orchestra. Sandwiches and fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. Strawberry fruit, hint of herbiness and a touch of minerality. Nice quaff for the food and setting. — 9 days ago

Domain d' Andezon

Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2019

2019 Vintage -surprisingly good for a $16 /wine earthy berry fruit , holiday spice (nutmeg, clove) medium low tannins — 10 days ago

Aravind, Ira and 6 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Lovely meal!🍲Cheers!

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Le Caillou Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Raspberry, tart cherry, and cranberry on the nose. Tart cherry, strawberry, cranberry, cinnamon, and minerals on the palate. High alcohol, medium tannins, and high acid with a medium finish. — 2 days ago

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2017

Great Entry Level GSM. Dark and shiny ruby color. Black fruit aromas with hints of some baking spices. Black cherry on the pallet with a hint of almonds. Full bodied but smoothly textured. Remarkably consistent from vintage to vintage. Beautiful elegance and finesse at this price point. — 11 days ago