Name: Cotes du Rhone
Region: Appellation Cotes du Rhone Controlle
Varietal (Cabernet, Pinot noir, etc): Red Rhone
Vintage (year wine was harvested): 2007
Purchase Price: 12.99
How does wine look? Color deep burble almost burgundy
How does it smell? Slight alcohol smell. A smooth oaky smell
How does the wine taste? Smooth easy drinking wine. Oaky cherry blackberry flavors. The oaky smell makes you incision being a winery deep in the country somewhere. This would be a great fall picnic wine. It also makes me think about snuggling up with a blankly in front of a fire. Would compliment a hearty beef stew well. Wine spectator said that this is a wine that can be enjoyed now or saved. I say buy a couple of bottles and you will always have a great wine on hand and if you don’t drink it now it will definitely get better with age. Nice hearty wine will only continue to release its beauty.
I am not going to lie. I bought this wine because the label was cute. I was at Trader Joes in DC and looking for a reasonable bottle of wine. This wine did not disappoint. It would be a great table wine to keep on hand for low key dinners or picnics. Rich in tannins so I am sure this wine will only get better with age.
I tasted this wine a a wine and cheese party a couple of weekends ago and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Continue reading
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I was eager to try this because some friends and I were at a vineyard over the weekend and they were talking about how good 2006 and 2007 were for wines. With emphasis on 2007. Continue reading
This was on sale for 6.99 (Reg 9.99) at the Wine and Spirits Store. It was a bad bargain find. It was tanniny but if you like red wine you may like it. It had hints of tart cherry.