Dom. de Vallouit Crozes Hermitage 1999

Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France

$22.99
Item No. 53842
  • red wine
  • RP89

Winemaker's Notes

"The dark purple-colored 1999 Crozes-Hermitage l'Arnage exhibits late harvest-like, jammy blackberry fruit intermixed with smoke, vanillin, and herbs. The wine exhibits a dense saturated ruby/purple color as well as extremely ripe fruit. There is moderate tannin as well as abundant glycerin, richness, and length. It should drink well for a decade." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Learn About Dom. de Vallouit

A Rhone valley producer whose wines have steadily improved over the last decade, culminating in its acquisition in June 2001 by Domaine Etienne Guigal. Louis de Vallouit, a former French athlete and Monte Carlo rally driver, has 30 hectares of vineyard in the Rhone Valley stretching from Cote Rotie to Montpellier. His cellars are based in the small town of Vaulier, 15 kilometres...

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Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

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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