The southern Rhone Valley was blessed by the heavens in 2010. Spring was normal and summer was warm and dry – but not excessively so – which permitted the grapes to mature in the most optimal conditions. The wine is rich and dense; fresh with grains of tannins of great distinction. A vintage which married the wealth of the sun with the elegance of balance. Wines of a grand grade.
Parallele 45 Cotes du Rhone is a fresh, medium bodied red driven by notes of black fruit and exotic spices with a rounded and delicate mouthfeel.
Blend: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
Wow. Wish I'd had the smarts to order lots more of this before it sold out. Best $16 bottle of wine I can remember. Bit of earthy. Smooth. Fruit forward. Low tanin. Surprised it's French. Seems more California.