11 Jan Rhone Valley Tasting Sun. 1/14
Sunday, January 14
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
Join us this Sunday to sample some great wines from the Rhone Valley (we really are nuts about the Rhone!). We’ve got two amazing wines that really show off the quality coming out of this region. Come on by from 1-4 and sample some great juice!
2015 Domaine la Barroche “Liberty,” Vin de France
On Sale $29.99
…mostly from a parcel of 65-year-old vines planted in a cooler, higher elevation parcel. In addition, it includes some of his declassified Châteauneuf du Pape grapes, hence the Vin de France label and not Côtes du Rhône (Châteauneuf du Pape is one of the few appellations that cannot be declassified to Côtes du Rhône). Made from 55% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault and Carignan, it tastes like a Châteauneuf du Pape with its juicy black raspberry, violets, peppery herbs and distinct minerality. This comparison is certainly still valid on the palate, as well and its medium to full-bodied, concentrated and structured, with a sappy, grippy style that will evolve nicely for 7-8 years or more. Don’t let the Vin de France label sway you, this is the real deal.
90-92 points, The Wine Advocate
2016 Brotte Côtes du Rhône Blanc “Esprit Barville”
On Sale $12.99
A terrific white that has notable freshness and purity, the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Esprit Barville Blanc offers classic notes of poached pear, apple and assorted orchard fruits in a medium-bodied, clean, crisp package.
The Wine Advocate