W.O.W. for Aug. 31 to Sept. 6: Stunning Côtes du Rhône, Perfect for Weekend Grilling
Well, it’s that time of year again. As we head into Labor Day weekend, we have selected the ultimate red wine for grillin’ and swillin’! As always, we will have this open all week for tasting. Cheers!
2013 Grand Veneur, Cotes Du Rhone Reserve Rouge
Southern Rhone Valley, France
“The color is purple-tinged garnet. The aromatic range of the nose goes from fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) to spices. The palate is big and full-flavoured, with silky-smooth tannins and aromas of the fruit already mentioned. The finish introduces touches of licorice and pepper. A Côtes du Rhône with great complexity for an everyday drinking.”
The Wine Advocate: “One of my favorite Côtes du Rhônes that always delivers plenty of character, the 2013 Côtes du Rhône Reserve makes the most of the vintage with its upfront berry fruit, spice and floral aromatic, medium-bodied palate and juicy, yet integrated acidity. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault that’s raised all in stainless steel, it’s not built for the long haul, but will dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming 3-4 years.”
Regular Price: $15.99
WOW Price: $11.49