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Vidal-Fleury Cotes-du-Rhone

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Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Ruby core with dark highlights. Grenache leads with strawberry, chocolate, prune, cherry and violet notes. Black fruits, cherry and pepper on the palate. The finish lingers.

Pair with red and white meats, pizza, barbecue, pasta and cheese.

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    Winemaker's Notes: Color: Ruby core with dark highlights. Nose: Grenache leads with strawberry, chocolate, prune, cherry and violet notes. Palate: Black fruits, cherry, pepper; lingering finish Pair with red and white meats, pizza, barbecue, pasta and cheese Critical Acclaim: Now owned by Guigal, this bottling should be fairly easy to find in the United States, with 35,000 cases imported. Its dense, youthful purple color presages intense aromas of jammy black and red berry fruit, while gamy notes, black olives and dried herbs add complexity. The blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Carignan is long and smooth on the finish, with supple tannins and just the right grip. 89 Points Wine Enthusiast The current vintage on the market is the 2007 Cotes du Rhone, a dark ruby/purple wine dominated by Grenache, with gobs of fruit, medium body, and loads of purity and density. The 2009 version of this, which has not yet been bottled, is not as exuberant and fruity, and shows slightly more tannin. 88 Points The Wine Advocate

    almost 2 years
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    bottle has a seductively smooth label. soft wine. sits nicely on the palate with beef.

    almost 7 years
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    really yummy. suggested at l'albatraz

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/2005.