When young, Domaine Sainte-Anne Cotes du Rhones have a cool, tonic feel on the palate, with smells and flavors of wild herbs, red raspberry and spices. This 2004 has reached a lovely stage--the maturity I've been waiting for. Because they are well made wines, with low alcohol and high acidity, I am never worried they will drift over the hill.
Medium ruby/garnet color. Complex fruit/spice smells and flavors with fine, ripe tannins. Very Grenache now. And much better than the Cotes du Rhone appellation suggests. Good grip and finish.