DUKE SUPER VALUE WINE: Baby Côte Rôtie,
A delicious wine at an incredible price.
The grapes grown in this Australian vineyard were planted on 19th century French rootstocks, another nod to the French tradition and influence in this new world wine. This wine is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from the Rhône Valley in France, and the Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.
Doug Fletcher, Vice President of Winemaking for Terlato Wine Group explains, “Soils in the region are mostly red podzolic earth over parent schists, shales, midstones and some quartz from sedimentary marine deposits more than 500 million years old."
A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightens with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in France’s most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhône Valley, Côte Rôtie.
Bacon, mint, and dark cherries with a very long finish, a must buy!
Cheers and Bon Appetit!
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Winery Spectator, 91Pts:
"Fresh and expressive, medium-weight but vivid, with black cherry and floral notes, balanced by a stony minerality that glides into the long finish against fine tannins. Drink now through 2020."
"Medium garnet-purple, the 2013 Shiraz / Viognier is showing with a core of warm redcurrant and red cherry notes plus pepper, tree bark and underbrush plus a touch of charcoal. The palate reveals good expression of the varieties if just a little lean in the mid-palate with a medium level of chewy tannins and medium to long finish."
|COLOR & TYPE||Red|