AOC: Côtes du Rhône Villages
60% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 10% Syrah
Grapes for this wine come from specific local areas with the best exposure and deep mineral sub-soil that produces a more structured, complex wine. It is aged in new oak barrels for more than a year before bottling. Perfect for stews, grilled meats, Mediterranean foods, and cheeses.
From Jeb Dunnuck’s March 2012 issue of the Rhone Report:
2010 Domaine des Cèdres Côtes du Rhône Villages (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages) $NA A more complete wine, the 2010 Domaine des Cèdres Côtes du Rhône Villages, a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 10% Syrah that’s aged in new French oak, shows an outstanding, classy bouquet of creamy black raspberry, underbrush, exotic spice, potpourri, and cedar. Upfront and perfumed, with loads of sweet fruit, a rich, mouth filling texture, and juicy acidity that plays center stage on the finish, this excellent wine will shine for 4-6 years. (90 pts.)