2015 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Olivets, France, Rhone, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

This is 80% grenache with 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault.  It is a more traditionally styled CdP.  Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright with some purple swirls.  The nose has black cherries, cherries, black raspberries, slight floral notes, and spice.  Medium bodied.  Light tannins.  On the palate, this has flavors of black cherries, black raspberries, slight earthiness and spice.  This seems about fully mature but should drink well for another five to eight years.  Better with food, this worked well with assorted pizzas.  

2022 La Cave des Vignerons de Gigondas Côtes du Rhône La Font Louisiane, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

This is a blend of Grenache 75% and Syrah 15% along with ten percent Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Carignan.  Deep garnet with purple swirls, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is lovely with cherries, black cherries, spices, black pepper, slight black olives and black raspberries.  Medium to full bodied.  Slight tannins.  On the palate, juicy black cherries and cherries with spice and char.  Nice finish.  This drinks easy on its own and will work well with grilled meats, fowl or veggies.  Drink over the next three to five years.  

2022 Domaine Saint-Damien Côtes du Rhône La Bouveau, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

Another great value in Cotes du Rhone.  Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is great with black cherries, cherries, floral notes, spices, and black olives.  Medium bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this has nice depth and some complexity.  Black cherry fruit with some cherries and just a hint of strawberries.  Nice texture.  Light tannins.  Good finish.  This is delicious on its own and will work well with food.  This would be a classic match with cassoulet.  Drink over the next three to five years.  

2020 Domaine de l'Odylée Côtes du Rhône La Généreuse, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Cotes du Rhone wines have been and continue to be some of the best values in wine.  This is a blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah.  Purple in color with some ruby hues, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is interesting and nice with black cherries, black raspberries, spices, slight purple flowers and slight chocolate.  Great full bodied texture.  Good balance.  On the palate this is delicious.  It has depth and some complexity.  Flavors of black cherries, black raspberries, spice and char.  Nice finish.  This is great on its own and will work well with food.  This is a great choice for g

2023 Rumor Côtes de Provence Rosé, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2023
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$30.00USD

Having recently tried the 2022 (https://www.intowine.com/reviews?region=&varietal=&uid=Loren+Sonkin&scor...) it was great to be able to try the 2023 version.  it is a  blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Rolle grapes.  Salmon pink in color with some orange hues, clear and bright.  The nose is great with plenty of force. 

2023 Famille de Lorgeril Ô de Rosé, France, Languedoc, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2023
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

This is a blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 5% Viognier from southern France.  Salmon pink/orange in color, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries, slight strawberries, floral notes, salinity, and slight citrus.  Light to medium bodied.  On the palate, pink grapefruit comes out along with a touch of strawberries.  There is some residual sugar here making this almost demi-sec.  Tasty.  Good finish.  This is a light and breezy wine that is drinking well and reasonably diverse as far as food pairings.  It would be great with a Beet and Roasted Goat Cheese Salad.  Drink over the next year

2023 Château Minuty Côtes de Provence Cuvée Prestige Rosé, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2023
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$25.00USD

This is from one of  the top producers of Rosé in Provence.  It is a blend of Grenache 70%, Syrah 15%, Rolle 10%, and Cinsault 5%.  Pale orange with slight amber notes, clear and bright.  The nose is great with cherries, slight cherry juice, cranberries and slight salinity.  Medium bodied.  Semi-plush texture.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this is refreshing and interesting.  Flavors of cherries, slight cranberries and a bit of strawberries.  Good finish.  Sipping this at the end of a hot day just puts one in a good frame of mind.  This is very food friendly and would work with almost any

2021 Mas Redonne Bandol Rose, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$28.00USD

This is a blend of 55% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault, and 10% Grenache from Southeastern France.  Pale salmon pink in color with some orange hues, clear and bright.  The nose has strawberries and slight grapefruits.  Medium bodied.  Slightly viscous.  On the palate, this is dry.  Flavors of strawberries and pink grapefruits.  Refreshing.  Good finish.  This is refreshing and drinking well now on its own.  It would also work well with salty or fried appetizers.  Drink now.  

2022 Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu Rosé, USA, California, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$22.00USD

This is Bedrock's interpretation of a Domaine Tempier (Bandol) Rosé made in California.  It is a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache and 5% Syrah.  Pale pink/orange in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with strawberries, cherries, wild thyme, and spice.  Light to medium bodied.  Light tannins.  On the palate, this is more than a light Rosé.  There is some substance and depth.  Flavors of strawberries, slight watermelons and herbal notes.  Tasty.  I suspect this drinks well for a while, but to be safe, drink over the next few years.  Very food friendly, this will work with just abo

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