Clos Bellane Côtes du Rhône-Villages Valréas 2018

Rhone Blends - Red from Rhône, France
WA 89
WS 89
14.9% ABV
Item # 338655

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750ml
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89 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, aged partly in older barrels, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone Villages Valreas is a solid success in a vintage that wasn't the easiest for vignerons to navigate. The Syrah seems to take the lead here, with notes of black olives, blueberries and even a touch of asphalt on the nose, but the Grenache does serve to round out the palate a bit. Medium-bodied, it's silky in feel, with just a soft dusting of tannins on the finish. Drink: 2020-2025. (Nov 2020)"

89 points Wine Spectator: "Friendly, with a light dusting of vanilla over an open-knit core of cherry and plum preserves, backed by a fruitcake-accented finish. Drink now through 2022. (2021)"
89 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, aged partly in older barrels, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone Villages Valreas is a solid success in a vintage that wasn't the easiest for vignerons to navigate. The Syrah seems to take the lead here, with notes of black olives, blueberries and even a touch of asphalt on the nose, but the Grenache does serve to round out the palate a bit. Medium-bodied, it's silky in feel, with just a soft dusting of tannins on the finish. Drink: 2020-2025. (Nov 2020)"

89 points Wine Spectator: "Friendly, with a light dusting of vanilla over an open-knit core of cherry and plum preserves, backed by a fruitcake-accented finish. Drink now through 2022. (2021)"
Product SKU 338655
Producer Clos Bellane
Country France
Region Rhône
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.9%
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