2009 Domaine Roche Côtes du Rhone Villages Cairanne

SKU #1066397

91 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and rounded, boasting a very juicy core of violet, plum and boysenberry fruit enlivened with a hint of pastis. The nicely grippy finish is fleshy and integrated, with a lingering hint of blueberry fruit for added complexity. Drink now through 2011. 300 cases imported." 91 points Robert Parker: "A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, this is another astounding wine from the southern Rhone’s 2009 vintage. Aged in concrete as well as neutral wood, its dark ruby/plum color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of truffles, black cherries, tobacco leaf, and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent Cotes du Rhone-Villages Cairanne is impossible to resist, so enjoy it over the next 2-3 years." (10/10) 15% abv.

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 By: rachel  |  Review Date: 8/19/2011 
15% ABV Grenache and Robert Parker likes it. I should have known better. 84

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

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 (%): 15