88 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Very smooth wine.
Very Nice -
by MICHELE 12200155
This is a nice dry wine, full bodied, deep color and dark, sharp berry flavors. Lots of flavor. Blueberry, rasberry - oak. I haven't paired it with foods yet - and will look to buy this again. Feels like a medium rare steak, charred on the outside on the grill would taste great with it. Right now - unfortunately, Suburban has no more. I found it interesting though, to note that in reviews on line (not from Suburban's website), there is a conflict in the grape content - I've read that the wine is 75% Syrah and 26% Grenache -- - and somewhere else read that it is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan - Hey, I think I'm learning that I like blends best - and Mourvedre and Carignan are still new to me - just a little in some of the wines I've tried, but still, as an elementary student of wine tasting and rating - why would the descriptions be inconsistent? Nevertheless, WA gave this a 90 - and I agree - pretty terrific for $11!
Nice --4.5 stars
Nice, especially for the price, full, no bitter aftertaste
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Pretty Lame from World Market
I'm figuring that World Imps/Market's game is buying resold wine after it has failed. Bought some wines there and all are unstable. The Delas Saint-Esprit tasted like a fragile Beaujolais with very delicate flavors if you sat real quiet and paid close attention. I hate to dis the wine or maker but this stuff was worth 7 to 10bux and that ain't good. Thanks World Market, you sure taught me a lesson. C'ya... NOT.
About the Cotes du Rhone
The entire Rhone Valley is frequently referred to as the Cotes du Rhone, but this is also the name of the generic appellation that covers more than 100 communes in the region north of Avignon. The primary varieties cultivated here are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Wines simply labeled Cotes du Rhone may rank at the bottom of the hierarchy...
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