2007 Patrick et Christophe Bonnefond "Les Rochains" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1054256

93-95 points Robert Parker: "From a vineyard planted in schist soils, the 2007 Côte-Rôtie Les Rochains exhibits an inky/purple color in addition to a more exotic, floral-scented nose displaying notions of sweet raspberry and cassis fruit, licorice, underbrush, and pain grille. Super-exotic, flamboyant, and remarkably soft and velvety, it should drink beautifully for 10-15 years. It is a hedonistic, head-turning, top-notch Côte-Rôtie." (04/09) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark violet. Sexy dark berry and floral aromas are complicated by anise, incense and cola. Deep in dark fruit and cherry pit flavor but energetic, with potent mineral and floral qualities gaining strength with air. The floral and mineral notes echo on the clear, sweet finish." (Jan/Feb 2010) ETA: June 1, 2010.

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- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
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Cote Rotie