Rhône-Style Blends

The Rhône blend typically consist of grenache, syrah and mourvedre but not necessarily in that order. Grenache brings bright, ripe red fruit while the syrah and mourvedre offer spice, barrique, tannins and meatiness. The trio works well together, known as the “holy trinity”. One of my favourite flights this year as all the wines were of very
good quality and a pleasure to judge. The common thread here is a balanced wine with equal parts complexity, winemaking, intrigue and purity of fruit and grape variety. The wines are approachable in their youth, cocktail able and very food friendly. Mike Roberts

BEST IN CLASS

Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2015
Cotes du Rhône Biographie
Rhône, France
$19-20 CSPC 787368

 

 

 

 

TOP VALUE

M. Chapoutier 2015 Bila Haut Rouge
Cote de Roussillon Village, France
$15-17 CSPC 739422

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Delas Freres 2014 Cotes Du Rhône St. Esprit
Southern Rhône, France
$16-18 CSPC 595736

 

 

 

 

 

M. Chapoutier 2015 Belleruche Cote du Rhône Rouge
Cote du Rhône, France
$17-19 CSPC 725788

 

 

 

 

 

Gerard Bertrand 2014 Terroir Corbiere Languedoc
France
$18-20 CSPC 790131

 

 

 

 

 

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