Red Wine Stars of the Rhone

Coudoulet de Beaucastel, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge, 2007 The fruit has both a fresh and dried character, combining cherries, plums and raisins. In the mouth it has an elegant profile, the structure is apparent yet restrained, not dominating the flavors – very nice. The grapes are sourced from the Coudoulet vineyard, grown organically and include about 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 20% Syrah. Mis par Ste. Fermiere des Vignobles Pierre Perrin in Courthezon 14.5% $27.99 at Bottle Barn Chateau de Beaucastel

Chateau La Nerthe, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005

Unfortunately this wine is corked. The grapes behind this wine are mostly Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Cinsault. Mis en bouteille a Chateauneuf-du-Pape 14% purchased for $34.99 at Bottle Barn

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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