Monday, September 14, 2015

Domaine Sainte-Anne Cotes du Rhone, 2004

Most traditional Cotes du Rhone wines stay pretty much the same from the time they are released until the fruit starts to fade. The Domaine Sainte-Anne wines, in my opinion, are an exception, retaining their fruit while undergoing a transformation that adds depth and complexity.

Deep crimson. Good saturation to the rim with no sign of bricking. Mature bouquet of strawberries, dried leaves and flowers. Still has some of the cool tones that characterize the wines of this domaine but also some Pinot-like spice and pepper. Full bodied but still smooth and elegant. Fresh red berry flavors from front to back.

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