Sunday, January 4, 2015
Domaine Sainte-Anne Cotes du Rhone, 2005
Still holding on to some Sainte-Anne baby fat, this 2005 CDR seems to be on its way toward the beautiful maturity that the 2001 has attained. Deep ruby, youthful ripe fruit smells and flavors. Savory red fruits with some aromatic herbs and spices. Some beautiful minerality just beginning to form on the finish. I bought a couple of cases of this wine ($8.99 at the time); it will be fun to follow over the next five years or so. It is, by far, the most ageworthy Cotes du Rhone I have encountered.