Domaine Charbonniere Vacqueyras Rouge 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

$28.99 $23.59
Save $5.40
Item No. 99872
  • red wine
  • WS91
  • ST89
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

The Vacqueyras you love with its fruity nose and complex elegant mouth. A Syrah to savor young with fruit notes and spices. Grenache gives it roundness and longevity.

This fine wine is accessible from its youth until maturity (5-6 years).

Critical Acclaim

"Very inviting, with crushed plum, warm espresso, Black Forest cake and black tea notes that stay fresh and lively thanks to the long, graphite-tinged finish. Drink now through 2012."
91 Points

"Dark purple. Smoky blackberry, kirsch and licorice on the seductively aromatic nose. Deep and sweet on the palate, offering well-delineated dark fruit liqueur flavors, chewy tannins and a bright jolt of cracked pepper. Became more bitter with air, but stayed fresh. Give this a little time."
89 Points

Learn About Domaine Charbonniere

It was in 1912 that Eugene Maret bought Domaine de la Charbonniere as a gift for his wife who was a native of Chateauneuf and the daughter of a winemaker. Their son Fernand Maret inherited a part of the Domaine and enlarged it upon the birth of his son Michel. Today Michel Maret had over 16 hectares of vineyards located in the high plateaux of Les Brusquieres and La Crau both...

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Learn About Vacqueyras

(vah-keh-rahs) Once just a Cotes-du-Rhone village, the wine of Vacqueyras made its mark and in 1990, gaining its own appellation. The wine is somewhat similar to its northern neighbor, Gigondas, and occasionally even more rustic. Vacqueyras wine gives off the flavors of the earth where the vines grow - wild herbs, spice and rocky soil. Notable Facts Like other Southern Rhone...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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