About Chateau Signac
This sunny site on the right bank of the Rhone has been planted with vines since Roman times. While we’re not sure about the quality back then, today we can safely commend the Amez-Droz family for producing good wines at even better prices.
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Deep, bright red-ruby. At once sexy and serious on the nose, showing slightly liqueur-like scents of blackberry, licorice, violet, bitter chocolate. Then juicy, chewy and concentrated, offering lovely concentration, a penetrating sweetness to its creamy black cherry, berry and floral flavors, and real energy and definition. Finishes with suave but firm tannins that dust the front teeth. Quite full and long for the category: you'd be hard-pressed to find this much fruit, energy, texture and early appeal from a California wine in the same price range.
90-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Will be even better with age
Opened the first bottle last night. Did not decant but used Venturi. Beautiful color, excellent body and velvety smooth texture. Wonderful wine for a relatively young 2009. Will even be better if laid down for a couple of years, but very drinkable now. Loved it!!
This is a big, rich, lush Southern Rhone, full of sweet, ripe fruit. There is balancing acidity along with fine tannins on the finish. A beautiful food wine that will likely be even better in a couple of years.
This wine was all I had expected. It's nice to be able to have access to wines that are not usually offered at the local wine warehouses and liquor stores. I will continue to consider Wine Acess for future purchases due to the ease of ordering and hard to find selections. Thank you
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A pleasant surprise
Rich color, excellent clarity, on the full side of medium body; stunning nose once it opened up (2-3 hours). A super value and a very nice wine.
Pretty good red
Silky smooth. Fruity flavor strong but not overpowering. No bad after taste. Good with or without food. Will definitely get it again in the future.
granache comes through big on this one
Popped and poured last night - perhaps should have decanted or run through vinturi, or paired with some other meal. Wine seemed heavy and one dimensional for a CDR. Will age the remaining bottles. Not as impressive, at least at this stage, as the 2007 version which I still very much enjoy.
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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