Lot 721 | 2018 Côtes du Rhône
A big and bold red from one of the lesser-known regions in the Southern Rhône.
Free Ground Shipping on all orders of 12 or more bottles.
- Côtes du Rhône
- Grenache 70%, Syrah 25%, Mourvedre 5%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2025
- Release Email
A tiny slice of land located next to its more famous Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape neighbors, Plan de Dieu is a village-level Côtes du Rhône AOC located in the southern Rhône. Viticulture here is ancient, and can be traced on parchment over 650 years back to 1362!
This 2500-acre piece of pre-Middle Age history is home to a vast plain of rocky clay soils that force the roots to work extra hard to produce small yields of the classic Rhône trio: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Lot 721 is a 70/25/5 blend of the three, sourced from one of the handful of old growers in the area. It lives up to the region’s reputation for concentrated, rich wines – a big and bold Rhône red that’s produced from low-yield vineyards, harvested at optimal maturity for ripeness and intensity. A killer deal at a fraction of what you'd pay for its pricey siblings next door.
I’ve found these bottles need to decant a little longer than their American cousins. While this wine doesn’t necessarily take me back to my French vacation, it does have all the qualities.
Very nice! Wish I would have bought more.
Cameron is right. This is triple dry, very smooth with a mild flavor.
Classic Côtes du Rhône
Very dry wine. Citrus and tropical fruits on the nose, initially. Tastes of red fruit! Very good!
I’m glad I bought two!
This is everything that Cam said in the video - great nose, wonderful full flavored fruit yet nice and dry to the finish. We had it with lasagne. But I’m going to let the second bottle stay on the rack for a couple of years. Maybe we’ll get another vintage.
Wonderfully dry with red fruit, citrus and meaty quality all beautifully balanced
I drank mine within a few days of receiving it. I should have waited longer and opened it a year or two from now.
Enjoyed this with dinner after "happy hour" with the Lot 720 Rose. Great food wine, simple but enjoyable.
Really Liked It!
This red wine was a nice surprise, needed to decant for awhile and it was very enjoyable.
Decent, but not a standout
I would call it smooth but not overpowering. Not bad for the price, but not too much nuance.