2014 Domaine de Verquière Côtes du Rhône

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The Verquiere estate has been passed down from father to son for many generations and is now managed by brothers Romain and Thibaut Chamfort. Following age-old traditions and as well as sustainable practices, the estate was recently certified organic. The Cotes du Rhone is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, grown on chalky clay soils with loads of large pebbles in the vineyards. Verquiere recently returned to us after a long hiatus and we are pleased to have them back.

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Staff Image By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/10/2016 | Send Email
Hello Bargain City! This dirt cheap little Rhone is alive with round, fresh and fruity character. Bright red and tart black fruits with some peppery notes and background spice. A great wine for everyday, large parties and family meals.

Staff Image By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/11/2016 | Send Email
This wine is delicious, not just delicious for its price (although it certainly is that), but just flat out tasty. Dark layered fruit with some floral notes from the Grenache are balanced by spicy, peppery notes from the Syrah and the finish is long and lingering. Not only does this wine make a fantastic red table wine, the fact that it is $10 makes it actually affordable for an everyday table wine. Pick up a few for any occasion and don't be ashamed to share.

Staff Image By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2015 | Send Email
This is a perfect French table wine. Seriously, grab a case, you are going to want to make this one your very own "House Wine." Classic Cotes du Rhone, organically farmed with freshness and tantalizing ripe red and black fruit with hints of spices from the garrigue puts this at the top of my $10 picks for wine in the store! Plus, this has great pairing versatility -- think pizza, roasted meats, or farm house cheese. Simple wine for everyday pleasure!

Staff Image By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/21/2015 | Send Email
This versatile, crowd-pleasing, killer value Côtes du Rhône is here just in time for your holiday feast! Incredible quality with gorgeous dark fruit, vibrant but balanced acidity, and just enough pepper make this a stellar wine at any price, but for less than ten bucks, it's an absolute steal. Sustainably grown on chalky clay soil (and recently certified organic!), Verquière is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, sophisticated for the discerning but easy-drinking enough for your party. Buy a case while you can.

Staff Image By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/30/2015 | Send Email
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Ten bucks will not even buy you a tepid beer at the ballpark, but it will, plus tax, get you into a nice bottle of this super-tasty, astonishingly low-priced Cotes du Rhone! After dis-inhabiting our shelves for almost a decade, it's back with a wave and a flourish, bringing all the right stuff with it in the way of crushed cherries, bruised plums (painless), lilting violets, licorice, wild garrigue and well-evolved tannins. A lip-smacking, delicious everyday red, so why not have it, um, everyday? OK, then, Wednesday?
Top Value!

Staff Image By: Illya Haase | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/28/2015 | Send Email
Another new, fantastic DI (Direct Import) for K&L! Verquiere Cotes Du Rhone is one of the most complex and balanced Rhones I have had this year. Great layers black fruit, floral and spice, which you would expect. What I did not see coming was this backbone of minerality and lively acidity. With this super-long finish that keeps bringing you back to the glass. Get it while you can!

Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/28/2015 | Send Email
It’s been over 10 years, but one of our great Direct Imports has returned to the fold. We began working with Domaine de Verquière in the late 1990s. But as things often go, they departed in 2003 for an importer that offered larger distribution. We remained a fan of the wines, and when the opportunity arose to visit them on this year’s Rhône trip, we jumped at the chance to taste through their new offerings. What a treat: all the wines delivered on the promise of classic Rhône character with great regional typicity. The Côtes du Rhône is a remarkable entry-level wine. It is composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah and has all the hallmark notes of the Rhône Valley with its briary, spicy fruit. The wine is overt and immediately accessible but still has all the classic structure that keeps this wine focused and on point. It is one of our best new values.

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Rhone Blends



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- 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