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Wines from Côtes du Rhône

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92
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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)
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)

  • Editors' Choice
  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)

  • Editors' Choice
  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)

  • Editors' Choice
  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)

  • Editors' Choice
  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)
91
points

Domaine Fond Croze 2009 Cuvée Shyrus Syrah (Côtes du Rhône)

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  1. $24
If you haven’t puzzled it out from the name, this is a Syrah-based cuvée. Aged 14 months in second-use oak, it features dark, smoky notes on the nose to balance the bright raspberry aromas, then turns darker and meatier on the palate, ending with a hint of coffee. The tannins are supple and impart a rich texture. Drink now–2017.  — J.C.  (7/1/2012)
91
points

Domaine de Servans 1999 Cuvee Exceptionnelle Grenache (Côtes du Rhône)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $16
Potent in the nose, with stylish cola and licorice aromas. The palate is super sweet, lush and tasty, with a full blast of black plum, black cherry and chocolate flavors. The tannins are drying and strong, but they intermix with the powerful fruit to create a coffee-like taste and mouthfeel. Very good and gets better with airing. Editors’ Choice.  — M.S.  (9/1/2003)
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