Côtes-du-rhône Wine

ABOUT COTES DU RHONE WINES. LOCATION: The Côtes du Rhône vineyards run along the banks of the Rhône River between Lyon and Avignon in South East France. The region is divided in two distinct parts, North and South. Both areas are primarily known for red wines. The area covers about 100 000 acres of vines (half of the Rhône Valley total acreage) over 171 villages. Grapes can be sourced from one single vineyard or from as many villages as 171. NORTHERN RHONE: The vines benefit from a semi-continental climate between Vienne and Valence, where the Syrah grape variety is at its best. These wines are superb with elegance and subtleness that pair nicely with stews which have simmered for hours, sausages, steaks, creamy cheeses, etc. SOUTHERN RHONE: Between Montélimar and Avignon, the climate is fully Mediterranean with the Grenache grape variety far in the lead. Associated with the Syrah and Mourvèdre grape varieties, it brings spicy notes which enhance southern cooking such as different vegetable Read more »

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  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Esprit

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

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  • Château Beauchêne

    The Bernard family has lived in Orange since the 17th century. Originally « mesnagers » or tena...

  • Château La Garance

    For the past 25 years, in the Champagne region, Alain Thienot has been laying the foundations for...

  • Domaine Chapoton

    The current vineyards are spread over 60 hectares and four villages. The beautiful country house...

  • Domaine du Vieux Chêne

    In the heart of Provence, in the famous sunny Cotes du Rhone, lies the Domaine du Vieux Chene win...

  • Domaine Jaume

    Une histoire de famille L'histoire de la famille Jaume commence avec Henri Chauvet, et le Baron ...

  • Domaine de Givaudan

      Located in the heart of the typical village of Cavillargues, surrounded by the hillside wh...

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Côtes-du-rhône on Snooth

  • I think I'll give the 2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone a try. I love finding a nice bottle of wine around this price point. Read More

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  • Kathy: I can't really tell exactly when I became aware of wine because my ... enjoyment--if you like $7 Cotes du Rhone, or crazy expensive Burgundies, or culty Juras, or Clos du Bois Merlot, that's your call.&nbs Read More

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  • +1 on the St. Cosme.  That immediately came to mind when BLM mentioned Cotes du Rhone.I'll put a shameless plug in for Washington wines.  We have lots of good quality choices in the 15-20 dollar price range.  The problem is with distribution.  Many of our wineries are too small to have significant distribution outside the state.Here is a label t... Read More

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  • Might I suggest the 2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone. Widely available at under 20 dollars, it can be enjoyed as a pre-dinner sipper but is opulent enough to be your companion with the main course.  Read More

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  • Cotes du Rhone has an ocean of wines that would qualify on price. A case where it helps to have a trusty importer or other source doing most of the work for you.Righto on images being a nuisance this morning.Have heard a lot, seen a lot of Lafage offers from WineX in the past year but have not tried anything. I kind of have a mental block with t... Read More

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  • Gabriel Meffre Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages "Saint Mapalis" 2015


    The 2015 Plan de Dieu (St. Mapalis) from Meffre is even better than the previous vintage with a sage-infused cherry nose and gritty, wild cherry on the palate. Slightly rustic and invigorating, this wine makes for exceptional value. 89 points+And, as I am not often wont to say, "a steal"... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Gabriel Meffre Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Saint-vincent" 2015


    A great aperitif for winter or late fall parties (Thanksgiving comes immediately to mind) that is tasty, easy quaffing and good for the budget. That describes this Gabriel Meffre Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc to a tee...with an orange rind and tisane nose and a follow-up panoply of flavours that include ginger, peach, honey and herbal tea. Finish is on... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2012


    full bodied wine with a decent drink ability for the age. it should not age any longer. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Cave de Rasteau Rasteau Signature Vin Doux Naturel 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Domaine Grand Becassier 2013


    Deep purple. Spicy start, at the tip of the thong. Candy and toasted bread in the nose. Read More

    Wine review by boglebogle

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