2011 Andezon Côtes du Rhône (Previously $14)

SKU #1127725

Similarly styled to a top Northern Rhone wine such as a Cornas, this Côtes du Rhône from Domaine Andezon is comprised of 90% Syrah (from 30 year old vines) with 10% Grenache (from 60 year old vines). The wine is sourced from a single parcel of these old vines which are sustainably farmed. Black fruit on the nose reverberates on the palate with olive, anise, mineral, and smoke. The wine is delicious now and will age gracefully for several years. This bottling has not been professionally reviewed, but the 2010 vintage garnered 91 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 14.5% abv.

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Price: $9.99

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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