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2009 Xavier Vignon Cotes du Rhone
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Penultimate Pennsauken Offering
02/14/2012
by chard12454864
It's rare to find a Cotes du Rhone that matches with a ribeye as well as lamb. Somehow, this beauty achieves a light attack on the tongue yet gives the impression of originating from dark soil composition. I find that friends enjoy the taste when they are more accustomed to Cabernet. Maybe it's the deep color and very easy finish.
Excellent
07/04/2011
by Rosen14068128
Superb cotes de Rhone, especially at this price
Vignon Coted du Rhone 2009
05/23/2011
by WinetoWater
Very nice wine. Not too complex, can be enjoyed by itself and is very good with food. Had it with coq au vin and it seemed a perfect pair. Nice bouquet, balanced fruit with a hint of pepper. Nice finish. Just very pleasant to have in a glass, could drink it every day and will for a while as I stocked up. Good value.
2009 Xavier
03/23/2011
by Vohs11885465
This wine is everything you said it would be.
Great Bottle of Wine
02/25/2011
by Jace
I loved this one, especially considering the price. Very easy to drink, maybe too easy.
Bottle 2 of 12 - May, 2014
05/28/2014
by Meyer11359847
Still medium-bodied with a good nose of red currants with black pepper coming through on the palate. More pepper and cherry fruit on the palate compared to the 2009 Domaine St. Pierre Plan de Dieu - which is just a touch richer and fuller bodied. The Xavier holds up well to beef as well as strong cheeses.
True to the type
11/05/2013
by Meyer11359847
Having waited for this wine to age a little, the first bottle of the case was opened to have with a spiced beef roast meal. The wine has medium weight with good cherry flavor followed by pepper and a bit of earth. There is a bit of length. All-in-all a nice wine for $15. It will be interesting to see how much more Xavier's other wines bring to the table.
Stands out
10/19/2012
by Simon12805076
My wife and I had passed beyond French wines and have created a cellar of Italian. However there remains a corner reserved for this Xavier offering. Very obviously French and very good.
Good Value
04/25/2012
by Glass14221424
I'm enjoying this wine. allow it to breathe for a bit and the quality improves. smooth/good everyday drinker.
JWT
01/27/2012
by toth12045690
Great wine for the price. Great color, nose...and best of all...great taste.
First of the case
10/25/2011
by Poli14015566
Quite young, but drinking nicely with a bit of air. Spicy, fruity, and food friendly. Looking forward to the next one.
Afternoon Delight
07/11/2011
by DeFreitas13686034
Very smooth out of the bottle. Found it wonderfule with a plate of assorted cheeses. Will certainly enjoy the remainder of the case I purchased.
Rhone style for any meal
06/07/2011
by Pizarro14005221
Light, thin body. Cherrywood color stain, yet able to see through. Cranberry and violet on the nose, very elegant. Soft pomegranate, a little thyme, acidity on the tart side of balanced. Alcohol very well integrated, yet ever so slightly warming. Bright, light tart purple tree fruit persist at long finish, with hints of red licorice and dried sandalwood. A little too delicate for my palate and cooking style. Paired with a fennel-sausage ragout – worked.
Glad I bought a case
03/21/2011
by Golembeski13917006
Really enjoyed first bottle, smooth, nice structure, big body for long haul. I went to pull a bottle last night and decided to wait b/c I want to cellar this one. Just bought more today so now I'll go back and open that bottle tonight!
02/26/2011
by Robbins12488715
4 stars based on QPR.
2009?
02/26/2011
by thronson13984739
This wine compares wel to many 2007 chateauneuf du pape wines in our collection. We are enjoying it.
not quite as good as the price
02/26/2012
by arbulu12663605
the case price was better than the wine....
Easy to drink
12/11/2011
by cabernet10891932
A good value. Will definitely come back for it.

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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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