2010 Domaine Aphillanthes Côtes du Rhone

SKU #1122677 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Things get more serious with the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, a blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Carignan and Mourvedre from 45 year old vines. It offers a dense ruby/purple color along with strawberry and raspberry fruit, good acidity, lots of earth, pepper and spice, and a medium-bodied mouthfeel. This elegant cuvee tastes as if it were a good-sized Pinot Noir given its crunchy acids. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years.  (8/ 2011)

K&L Notes

14.5% abv.

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Price: $14.99

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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 (%): 14.5