- Dom d'Eole Coteaux d'Aix En Provence Cuvee Lea 2003 Product #20380 (In Stock)
This blend of Grenache and Syrah is aged in small barrels and pushes the quality limit of wines from Provence to new heights. It combines the red fruit of Grenache, the Rhone-like spiciness of Syrah and the typical wild herb flavors of Provencal wines. Taste it blind and you’d think the 2003 Cuvee Lea was an excellent 2001 Chateauneuf or very strong 2006 Gigondas. It’s delicious right now – try it with roasted meats, rich cheeses, or stews of olive and lamb – and still has another 5+ years to go. Stunning value while it lasts.
"Richer and deeper than the 2004 version, this shows an abundance of black cherry fruit, but also layers of spicy, savory complexity. Dominated by old-vine Grenache, it could easily be mistaken for a Lirac or Châteauneuf-du-Pape."Wine Enthusiast 91 points
- Eric Rodez Empreinte De Terroir 2003 Pinot Noir Product #30335 (In Stock)
Eric's Empreinte De Terroir series is designed to showcase the unique character of his Grand Cru Ambonnay vineyard in a single vintage - in this case, the warm 2003 harvest. From 30 year-old Pinot Noir vines, it is 100% barrel fermented and aged and spends 8 years on the lees before disgorgement with just 2 g/l dossage.
The 2003 shows a copper-tinged color with extremely fine bubbles. Aromas of cherries, red flowers, and toast explode from the glass. In the mouth it’s extremely deep, rich, and robust with complex flavors of red fruits, graphite and baked bread. The flavors drive to a seemingly endless finish as hints of red raspberry and toast linger. While fascinating to drink on its own, this would pair wonderfully with duck or any dish featuring wild mushrooms. This will just get better in cellar over the next decade or so.