- Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 2014 Product #29763 (In Stock)
We’ve said it before, and it still applies here: If you don’t love this robust, poised, and oh-so-flavorful red, then perhaps Cotes du Rhone just isn’t for you. This is the second straight vintage Philippe made this wine as a 50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, and it’s one of the sexiest releases of this robust Rhone we’ve tasted yet.
Big, Rhone-ish, aromas here with a big dose of black raspberry and black cherry, a touch of dried plum, a punch of dark chocolate, and a beguiling accent of candied violets. The wine completely envelops your palate with ripe fruit that remains remarkably fresh – think crushed raspberry, mid-season cherry, and black plums just plucked from the tree. And, like any really fine wine, it’s better still on the killer finish where tangy cherry, chocolate, red plum, and smoked stone flavors sail on over fine-grained tannins. About as versatile and food friendly as Cotes du Rhone gets, you’ll love this with summer burgers and find yourself reaching for a bottle to drink with pizza, sausages, lamb, and more for at least the next 4-5 years.
- Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2014 Product #30484 (In Stock)
An especially exuberent vintage for Philippe's Viognier-based Cotes du Rhone blanc. Generous aromas of tropical fruit, golden peach, fruit blossom, Clementine and crusded chalk. The tropical theme continues on the palate with pineapple, grilled pineapple, and super-ripe peach flavors with accents of honey and wet stone. Richly textured and mouth-coating through the broad, soft, finish. Drink it cool for refreshment or try it with Asian food or fruit salsa.