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Le Ruse Renard Cotes Du Rhone 2014

Lot 18, $15


Teri: Aaron and I have different viewpoints on this wine. The nose was full of black cherry and spice while the flavor was smooth plum and white pepper with tartness on the finish. Not very complex and a bit too oaky for my personal taste. 86 points

Aaron: The nose reminds me of black tar coating berries on a plank of oak.  The flavor is mild and smooth with some pepper at the end.  This was pleasant but still a little complex and I felt it was a nice middle of the road bottle.  90 points.

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Le Coq Bleu Cotes du Rhone 2014

img_0259Lot 18, $20/bottle

Vivino Profile


Aaron: Light blueberry nose with lots of floral, violet undertones.  The flavor was mostly light berries with some leafy green branches which added some complexity but it wasn’t very ‘interesting’.  This is a lighter bodied wine if you don’t want something too full.  88 points

Teri: This Cotes du Rhone blends together flavors of cherry, herbs, and minerals with underlying hints of oak from start to finish. You will smell red berries and pepper on the nose, paralleled by similar pepper and oak on the finish. Smooth tannins and good body with flavors that will stand up to meat dishes and red sauces. 88 points 

 

Jacques Delatour Cotes du Rhone 2014

Jacques Delator Cotes du RhoneLot 18, $20/bottleIMG_8534


Aaron:  Not a winner … the nose reminds me of a bushy hedge covering a long wall along an overpriced neighborhood though there were some white and red roses every once in a while.  The flavor was bitter with lots of raspberry and young oak; sometimes you have to have a bad bottle to appreciate the good ones.  86 points

Teri: Grapefruit…yep…that is the primary flavor I taste within this wine on the first sip. A second sip makes way to more flavors of pepper, dark red fruits, but still primarily grapefruit with oak on the finish. It is not a bad grapefruit taste (by any means) but not like any other red wine I have had from France. 86 points 

 

E. Guigal Cotes Du Rohne 2011

PIMG_7635urchased from a local supermarket, price varies

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Aaron: Rose water with tiny red berries on this very subtle smell.  The flavor was pleasant with some vanilla and cherry.  Only a touch of oak on the end.  I felt this was a pretty good value and enjoyable.  91 points

Teri: Taking after a classic French red, this wine Cotes Du Rhonehas an earthy nose of mushroom and spice followed by an enjoyable blend of earth and fruit flavors within the taste. I highly enjoyed the flavors of plum and blackberry which blended into earthy oak and a hint of black pepper. Overall, very easy to drink and great flavors from start to finish. 90 points

Reserve des Capucins Cotes du Rhone 2011

Reserve des Capucins Cotes Du RhoneWine of the Month Club, $15.98


Aaron:  We’ve received very few bottles from “Wine of the Month” clubs which we would actively seek out – I mean we like a bunch of them but rarely do we want to try the same bottle twice – this is an exception!  The lovely smell of burnt amber and green pines was exotic but the points are truly in the flavor.  This was one of the most perfectly balanced wines I’ve had; extremely mellow and smooth, nothing was overpowering.  Mild berries were complemented by oak-coated tobacco and this was bold without being overpowering.  94 points

Teri: French reds are often known for their heavier earthy flavors over the California fruit forward flavors, but this one takes the cake for having the best of both worlds. Not only is it a beautiful rich magenta color with an okay rhubarb smell, but its flavors of tobacco and raspberry are perfectly balanced leaving a wonderful wine with a medium to long finish. Structured but not too heavy makes this a great food pairing wine. 91 points