16 Mar Rhône Valley Tasting
Saturday, March 18
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
For a time of year when we’re seeing such crazy weather changes, the wines of the Rhone Valley fit the bill. This tasting features a range from white to rose to red, perfect for whatever season we might be enjoying on Saturday.
2015 Vignerons Laudun Chusclan “Les Costes” Nobles Terres Cotes du Rhone Blanc
On Sale $9.99
Pale, white gold color. Classic notes of Bartlett pear, white peach, melon and a hint of honey on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Smooth and elegant; a hint of lemon pith adds back-end lift and a refreshingly bitter edge. Finishes firm and crisp, showing good length.
2016 Domaine du Pere Caboche Rosé (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault)
On Sale $9.99
This Rhône blend rosé comes to us from a great producer and at a super bargain price! Notes of raspberry sorbet, watermelon, and pink lemonade lead into a rich, spicy finish.
2015 Domaine du Pere Caboche Cotes du Rhone
On Sale $12.99
The 2015 Côtes du Rhône is an impressive, medium-bodied, elegant effort that offers notes of strawberries, cherries and dried Provençal garrigue. Drink this medium-bodied, classy 2015 over the coming 3-5 years.
The Wine Advocate
2015 Cave de Roquebrun La Grange des Combes
On Sale $17.99
A muscular but polished red, with brooding blackberry pie, dark cherry and roasted plum notes complemented by iron, peppercorn and licorice details. Full but not overpowering tannins linger on the savory, herb-tinged finish. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2022. 12,000 cases made.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator
Top 100 Wine of 2016!!
2014 Arnoux et Fils Vacqueras
On Sale $19.99
Bright technicolor purple. Pungent aromas of black raspberry and cherry preserves, along with a hints of licorice and lavender. Juicy raspberry and blackberry flavors are given bite by refreshing acidity, with a touch of fresh Provencal herbs emerging with air. Finishes spicy, rich and with good length and complexity.
2013 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape
On Sale $49.99
Stylish, with a caressing edge to the black cherry, plum and blackberry flavors that stream throughout, gilded with hints of fruitcake and warmed anise. Silky but substantial tannins carry the finish. Best from 2017 through 2023. 1,200 cases made.
90 Points, The Wine Spectator