2010 Côte du Rhône (Rhône Valley)
Soaring aromas of violet, raspberries, licorice and sandalwood underpinned with ripe black currant and black cherries, toasted spice, mineral and pepper.
Lot 295 shows a beautiful, deep purple red color, fresh, juicy red fruit aromatics and a well-defined midpalate that straddles the line nicely between roundness, freshness, and depth. Its mouthwatering wine with soaring aromas of violet, raspberries, licorice, and sandalwood underpinned with ripe black currant and black cherries, toasted spice, mineral, licorice, and pepper.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Cherry, Currant, Licorice, Mineral, Pepper, Raspberry, Spice
Lot 295 2010 Côtes du Rhône comes to us from a vineyard just outside the village of Visan in the heart of the Rhône Valley that was, interestingly enough, once a fortified farm of the Knights Templar. Now comprised of 30-year-old vines, the resulting wine is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre that exemplifies the fantastic 2010 vintage. Terrific value at $10.