2008 Domaine la Colliere Côtes du Rhône-Villages Rasteau

SKU #1111900 88-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2008 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau exhibits more density as well as a deeper ruby/purple color, and a sumptuous bouquet of black raspberries, black cherries, white chocolate, and pepper, sweet tannin, and none of the rusticity or overbearing body and power of a Rasteau. It should drink nicely for 5-8 years.  (10/ 2009)

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/31/2012  | Send Email
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Medium-deep ruby in color, this lovely Rasteau offers opulent aromas of white pepper spiciness, black cherry to raspberry notes with just a hint of mocha. In the mouth, this silky, well-balanced Grenache-driven Gem is complex and nicely structured, yet with an excellent richness and density of fruit, and a long, fairly powerful finish. Rusty has informed me that this Gem will be one of our house reds for the month.
Drink from 2012 to 2015

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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.