Varietal: 100% Syrah
Region: Rhone, France
Style: Full bodied.
Nose/Taste: Dark berries, sandalwood, violets & black pepper. Savory.
Pairings: Beef, chicken
Pristine black cherry and raspberry flavors are accented by hints of green herbs and bramble in this full-bodied but invigorating red. It’s delightfully easy drinking but nuanced and peppery. Ripe, integrated tannins linger elegantly through a long finish. Enjoy now–2024.
The 2018 Cotes du Rhone is 100% Syrah, sourced from the Gard (on the right bank of the Rhône) and Vinsobres (left bank, higher elevation). Violets, black olives and cassis and blueberry flavors provide terrific varietal expression in a medium to full-bodied package framed by silky tannins. Depending on your local pricing (I've seen it for as little as $12.99 or as much as $20), it should be a terrific value.
Lively savory, lavender, cherry and black currant notes mix in this friendly, open-knit wine, which reveals a tug of dark earth at the end. Drink now through 2020.