2013 Côtes du Rhône

Rhone Blend

Exceptional quality - a gem from the southern Rhône.

$15.00

(1 Review)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Clos du Mont-Olivet, Côtes du Rhône "Vieilles Vignes" 2013

2013 Côtes du Rhône

Rhone Blend

$15.00

(1 Review)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

This wine personifies freshness, structure and complexity. Revealing itself over the course of many hours, it starts with meaty raspberry, candied flower, gravel, and a terrific retro-nasal black pepper blowback that takes on life with air. There’s weight and complexity that you will not find here in California at $15/bottle.

  • Vintage
  • 2013
  • Appellation
  • Côtes du Rhône
  • Grape
  • Grenache 80%, Syrah 10%, Carignane 10%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14%
  • Cases Produced
  • 600 cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2021
Cam Confidential

With roots that trace back to 1547, the Sabon family sources this 40-year-old-vine blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignane from their gravel and clay-pocked estate vineyard in the northern reaches of the southern Rhône, on the border of Vaucluse and Drôme. How the French can produce 600 cases of wine like this and sell it such that I can offer it to you at $15 boggles the mind – if you added a villages appellation to this (such as Vacqueyras or Gigondas), its $30-40/bottle.

Reviews

1 Review Total

Stanley

Verified Purchase

Though it's difficult, I'm FORCING myself to cellar what I bought, primarily because what limited research I've done indicates the Sabon family is KNOWN for making wines of finesse, elegance, & power ACROSS their portfolio. Factoring in that my research for this indicates the vines are 60-70 years old, I suspect Cam's not at all overstating when he says one can not find such weight & complexity in CA for $15.