Guigal Crozes Hermitage 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France

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Item No. 103166
  • ST89
  • RP88
  • WS88
Style: Light & Fruity

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Dark and deep color. Nose: Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas.

Palate: A structured tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla.

Overall: Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.

Critical Acclaim

"Deep ruby. Suave, mineral-driven scents of cherry-cola, redcurrant and fresh flowers, with an undercurrent of minerals. Spicy, finely etched red berry and cherry skin flavors stain the palate, with dusty tannins lending support and a slow-mounting peppery quality adding vivacity. Nicely pure and focused, with strong finishing snap and length."
89 Points

"A twinge of iron leads the way, with black cherry, spice and tobacco notes gliding in behind it. A dash of cherry pit extends the finish."
88 Points

"More complete, richer, and more textured, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2006 Crozes-Hermitage offers peppery, tapenade, and cassis scents. This well-made, medium-bodied 2006 is a classic example of the appellation at a high level of quality. "
88 Points

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Learn About Guigal Map ItMap It

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his...

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Learn About Hermitage

(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj) The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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