2008 Domaine la Garrigue "Cuvée Romaine" Côtes du Rhône

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89 points Robert Parker: "I guess we can’t expect the 2008 Cuvée Romaine to be as brilliant as the 2007 (a sure-fire winner should any readers be able to find remaining stocks), but this custom cuvee from importer Eric Solomon is from a good rather than exceptional vintage. Actually declassified Vacqueyras, it is a blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah. Slightly more rustic than the 2007, the 2008 exhibits sweet black fruits intermixed with notions of forest floor, earth, pepper, and garrigue. Gamy, rich, and chewy, with austere tannins, the overall impression is one of full-bodied power and plenty of flavor. Enjoy it over the next 3-5 years." (06/09) 14% abv.

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 By: ai m paix |  Review Date: 12/31/2011 
interesting flavors of anise and herb, the "garrigue" is quite present, but the acidity is so high on this vintage you need a tums to get past it. If it is this sour 3 years in it will not improve. Expensive vinegar. Go for the 2007 or 2009 instead.

 By: Patrick White |  Review Date: 4/25/2011 
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Bright red fruit, simple, great with food.

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Varietal:

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