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Wines from Côtes du Rhône

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Château Saint-Cosmé 2001 Cuvée Classique Red (Côtes du Rhône)

  1. $33

Has great, juicy fruit with flavors of sweet raspberries and strawberries; its more serious side shows layers of austere tannins. It should age well, at least over five to 10 years.

 — R.V.  (3/1/2004)
92
points

Domaine Roche-Audran 2011 César White (Côtes du Rhône)

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  1. $27

An oak-fermented blend of 90% Grenache Blanc and 10% Viognier, this is a full-bodied, richly textured wine for drinking over the near term. Nutty scents and flavors accent grilled peach and pineapple fruit, ending in a long, mouthwatering finish.

 — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
91
points

Famille Perrin 2011 Coudoulet de Beaucastel White (Côtes du Rhône)

  1. $49

Full bodied yet still fresh and vibrant, this is a blend of 30% each Bourboulenc, Marsanne and Viognier, plus 10% Clairette. Hints of lemon curd impart a lovely texture, while the aromas and flavors lean toward pineapple, melon and citrus. Drink now.

 — J.C.  (9/1/2014)
91
points

Château de Beaucastel 2009 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Red (Côtes du Rhône)

  1. $36

Beaucastel’s Côtes du Rhône is like a mini Châteauneuf-du-Pape in its blend of grapes and its sourcing, just outside that famous appellation. The 2009 is a very successful and flattering Coudoulet, with scents of garrigue and cherry followed by a palate that’s round and lush without being at all heavy. Long and velvety on the finish.

 — J.C.  (7/1/2012)
91
points

Les Vins de Vienne 2012 Les Cranilles Red (Côtes du Rhône)

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  1. $20

A darn good value, this is a mouthfilling, richly textured wine with several years still ahead of it. It delivers the vintage’s hallmark forward fruit, but underscores the raspberries with hints of fudge and a long, velvety finish. Drink now–2018.

 — J.C.  (12/31/2013)
91
points

Sélection Laurence Féraud 2011 Red (Côtes du Rhône)

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  1. $16

This super bargain reflects the charm of the 2011 vintage in its supple tannins and forward fruit. It’s lush and creamy textured, with expressive notes of kirsch, spice and cocoa. Drink now–2017.

 — J.C.  (10/1/2012)
91
points

Domaine Patrice Magni 2010 La Cueillette Red (Côtes du Rhône)

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  1. $20

A terrific value, Magni’s Côtes du Rhône comes from an area just outside Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s Coudoulet lieu dit. The blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah is full bodied and richly textured, with vibrant fruit flavors of dark berries and savory overtones. Its long, velvety finish suggests drinking now and over the next 5–8 years.

 — J.C.  (10/1/2012)
91
points

E. Guigal 2010 White (Côtes du Rhône)

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  1. $19

More than half of the blend is Viognier, which no doubt accounts for its dramatic aromas and flavors of exotic tropical fruit, only just reined in by more citrusy notes. It’s full bodied and round in the mouth without being at all flabby, with a crisp, clean, lingering finish. Drink it over the next year.

 — J.C.  (10/1/2012)
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