Sunday, June 4, 2017

Domaine Sainte-Anne Cotes du Rhone Villages Saint Gervais, 2004

This is my favorite of all of the Domaine Sainte-Anne Rhones. Compared to the lower level Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Villages, it comes from older vines with lower yields. And it has a substantial amount of Mourvedre in the cuvee. I have gotten great enjoyment from the lower level 2004s from Saine-Anne, and this wine has many of the same traits.

Medium to medium light crimson. Good saturation. Like the other cuvees, it is focused around mellow cherry/floral scents and flavors. Mourvedre spiciness adds another dimension. Laid back and lovely. Medium body and an impressively long finish.

The Saint Gervais is now selling for $20 to $25 a bottle, but, for my taste, it is worth every penny.

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