WOW Dates: January 19 – January 25, 2015
2012 Michel Gassier “Cercius Vieilles Vignes” Côtes du Rhone Villages Vignes Rouge
This week’s Wine of the Week has always been a staff and customer favorite! 2012 Michel Gassier “Cercius Vieilles Vignes” Côtes du Rhone Villages Vignes Rouge (try to say that 3 time fast) is a collaboration between Phillipe Cambis, Michel Gassier, and famous importer Eric Solomon. This beauty is ripe, rich, juicy, and dark. Loaded with red, black and blue fruit and a silky texture that lingers on and on this is a red NOT TO MISS!
We aren’t the only ones who think this wine is killer…Here is what The Wine Advocate had to say:
“…the 2012 Cercius Vieilles Vignes is a year in, year out ridiculous value that also drinks well past its humble price point. Comprised of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that was aged for 6 months in concrete, it has loads of raspberry, licorice, mineral and Provencal herbs as well as a soft, supple and silky textured feel on the palate. Coming from old Grenache vines (70-90 years in age) located on the Plateau de Domazan – which lies on the right bank of the Rhone river, just west of Avignon – and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it is a quintessential Cotes du Rhone that will deliver the goods for 4-5 years, possibly longer.” – 91 Points.
Regular Retail Price: $19.99