Domaine Sainte-Anne is continuing to provide real treats from my cellar. I stocked up when the prices were low and am being repaid in pleasure. The 2001 Cotes du Rhone is drinking beautifully right now as is the 2004 CDR Villages. This 2001 Villages, I think, trumps them all.
Deep ruby. Lovely smells of red and blue fruits, spice and flowers. Coming together nicely in a bouquet. Same on the palate. Has lost its baby fat and the slight tonic lift many Sainte Anne wines have in their youth. But it is still jam packed with sweet red raspberry fruit. Good length and lots of flavor interest. I'll come back to this often over the next year or two.