2000 Chateau Rayas "Fonsalette" Cotes du Rhone

SKU #1167968 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The deep ruby-colored 2000 Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone offers gorgeously seductive aromas of sweet black cherry fruit intermixed with pepper and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, soft, and silky, it is best drunk over the next 7-8 years.  (2/2003)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good full red-ruby. High-toned aromas of raspberry, leather and spice. Silky and aromatic in the mouth, with bright fruit and subtle hints of leather and minerals. Slightly dry but persistent and aromatic on the end.  (2/2003)

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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.