Penultimate Pennsauken Offering
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.
Superb cotes de Rhone, especially at this price
Vignon Coted du Rhone 2009
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.
This wine is everything you said it would be.
Great Bottle of Wine
I loved this one, especially considering the price. Very easy to drink, maybe too easy.
Bottle 2 of 12 - May, 2014
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
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.
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.
I'm enjoying this wine. allow it to breathe for a bit and the quality improves. smooth/good everyday drinker.
Great wine for the price. Great color, nose...and best of all...great taste.
First of the case
Quite young, but drinking nicely with a bit of air. Spicy, fruity, and food friendly. Looking forward to the next one.
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
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
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!
4 stars based on QPR.
This wine compares wel to many 2007 chateauneuf du pape wines in our collection. We are enjoying it.
#3 of 12 Dec., '14
Still holding up nicely. Thinning out just a bit.
not quite as good as the price
the case price was better than the wine....
Easy to drink
A good value. Will definitely come back for it.