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Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Abeilles Red 2011

Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Abeilles Red 2011

750ML    
Sku: 040767

From ancient terraced vineyards comprised of gravel on a bed of sandy clay in the area of Cairanne and Gigondas in the southern Rhône Valley. Color: Intense purple. Bouquet: Red fruit, leather and spice. Taste: Complex, with flavors of licorice and spice and silky tannins. A food-friendly wine which will perfectly match grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.

Rating
2007: 86 Points - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "Creamy and forward, with pretty plum, red cherry and floral notes backed by a stylish finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre."


Wine maker notes
The grapes are harvested manually, then de-stemmed, lightly crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. 20% of the wine is aged in 2- to 3-year-old oak for nine months before bottling.

Technical notes
13% abv

Food pairing
A food-friendly wine which will perfectly match grilled lamb, pork and assorted cheeses.

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Name: Raymond from New York, NY
Review:
We purchased a couple of bottles on sale and were delighted with them. This is a typ;ical Cotes du Rhone wine with a touch of tannin and good flavor but without the rawness that you usually find at this price point.