Domaine La Garrigue

Vacqueyras 2014

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Needs time. Med complexity and length. Good bones. #domainedelagarrigue #vacqueyras #rhonevalley #southernrhone #ctbucklinwine — 7 years ago

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Domaine Le Colombier

Tradition Vacqueyras Grenache Syrah 2011

A total wine pick up. Vacqueyras is a French AOC in the southern Rhône region, established in 1990. Often receiving the unfortunate moniker of "a poor man's Châteauneuf-du-Pape", the wines are typically GSMs and can age nicely if produced correctly. This one is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, (the AOC requires a minimum of 50% Grenache in the wine). While you can drink the wines young, they truly begin to shine after 3-4 years. This wine seems to be peaking now. ~$17 | #totalwine #vacqueyras #GSM

On the eyes: Dull deep brick brown, slightly cloudy, peaking to slightly orange at the rim. Med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Black cherry, mulberry, vinous, nice oak character, hint of petrol and pepper.

On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med alcohol, med body, a bit chewy in the mouth. Bright red cherry, stewed blackberry, a hint of mulling spices, touch of oak and tar. Nice finish.
— 8 years ago

Maison Arnoux & Fils

Vieux Clocher Classic Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2013

Excellent - pure fruit, grill marks, balanced structure #Arnoux #vacqueyras 2013 — 9 years ago

Domaine le Sang des Cailloux

Cuvée Doucinello Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2014

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Once the funk blew off this #vacqueyras was in a great drinking state. Good body. Fine complexity. A well done wine. #domainelesangdescailloux #rhonevalley #southernrhone #ctbucklinwine — 7 years ago

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Domaine Fontaine du Clos

Reflets de l'Âme Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2012

If this was the first #Vacqueyras you had, you'd be spoiled. This #wine from this region would be hard to follow up for the price.

Meaty and stewed aromas. Lots of robust volume to the nose. Think Luxardo Cherries, then deeper.

Great crimson color. Clear and clean. The palate is a little big, has smooth texture and robust. Great acid and slightly tart to the cherry side.

Had this wine on its own tonight. Could picture it with spicey foods and Asian food.

Opened 1/26/16
— 8 years ago

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Domaine Le Colombier

Vieilles Vignes Vacqueyras Grenache Mourvédre Blend 2013

Very nice texture. Fairly rich fruit, touch of minerality keeps it true to its roots #Colombier #Vacqueyras 2013 — 9 years ago

Clefs des Murailles

Vacqueyras Red Rhône Blend 2014

Needs some time to open up... ample crushed berry fruit with some spice and soft tannins. #grenache #vacqueyras — 7 years ago

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Vacqueyras 2006

Bright fruit, deep mid palate, solid tannins. #vacqueyras — 9 years ago

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

That's usually a great deal at $17.
Often age worthy. Many have crossed this palate courtesy of the LCB.
Max Gottesfeld

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#Vacqueyras has been creeping in price the past 4 years. Just like #Gigondas, #lirac, and #chateauneufdupape . Sure there are still plenty of good deals but the ones that were classics are not as well priced as they were.
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

We should have kept them a secret!