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Jean Berteau 2006 Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Cuvée Prestige

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(2006 Vintage)

There’s No Place Like Rhône

The Southern Rhône is still the thinking person’s choice for reds. Blackcurrant (cassis) and plums! One sip and you’ll be transported to the Mediterranean tasting in the humble little cellar (caveaux) of a Rhône wine estate.

Dark red in color with deep purple hints, this wine (pronounced "Zhahn Behr-TOH, Coat-duh-Roan, coo-VAY Prehs-TEEJ") exudes a nose of pure ripe blackcurrants and blackberries combined with hints of cherry. The palate is soft and smooth with a suggestion of vanilla, coffee and spicy licorice and pepper. A powerful, fresh and well-balanced wine offering subtle tannins and an appealing finish with excellent length.

If you are looking for a wine to pair with the heavier dishes you begin serving when the weather turns cold this fall, look no further. With a huge nose of dark fruit, pepper and spice and an even bigger mouthfeel, this incredible blend of 85% Syrah, 10% Grenache, and 5% Mourvèdre offers gobs of gutsy fruit, very good balance and a long finish perfect for serving with red meats.

Nine months aging in French and American barrels results in a slightly oaky toasty flavor that works well with barbecued grilled trout and lighter Mediterranean dishes. One sip and you’ll be transported to France. Just picture yourself tasting in the humble little cellar (caveaux) of a Rhône wine estate. Buy today and savor it in your own kitchen!

Silver, Highly Recommended, 2008 World Wine Championships:

"Raspberry and pipe tobacco on the nose that follows through on a dryish medium body with mulberry, roasted pepper, and chocolate covered nuts. Finishes with firm chewy tannins and apple seeds."

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage)