2007 Château Pesquié "Terrasses" Côtes du Ventoux

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91 points Robert Parker. "The 2007 Terrasses Rouge is a custom cuvee put together for importer Eric Solomon. Made from 60-year-old Grenache and 30-year-old Syrah, one-third is aged in small barrels and the rest in foudre and tank. I'm sure discounters will offer this cuvee for around $12 a bottle, which makes it a remarkable bargain. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, kirsch, lavender, pepper, and spice. The sweetness of the tannins, abundant glycerin, razor sharp focus, and wonderful depth make for a wine that transcends its humble price and bucolic appellation. Drink 2009-2012. One of the Côtes du Ventoux's top estates, Château Pesquié has released a number of top-notch, value-priced wines into the American market." (06/09) The 2007 "Terrasses" Côtes du Ventoux combines all of the richness and exuberance of this stellar vintage with just the right dose of tangy freshness that makes me want to pour myself a second glass. Lush, black cherry and raspberry notes are complemented by a touch of sour red plum, making for a delicious and extremely food-friendly Grenache-based wine. It is one of my favorite 2007 Southern Rhônes to date. Perfect with BBQ ribs, grilled summer vegetables or a lamb tagine. (Mulan Chan-Randel, K&L Wine Merchants) 14% abv.

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By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/28/2009  | Send Email
A sensational southern Rhone blend that oozes concentrated fruit, dark violet tones, with notes of black pepper and spice. The acidity holds it together very nicely and the wine finishes long and strong. A value at twenty bucks, but it only costs thirteen.

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Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Rhone

- 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.
Alcohol Content (%): 14