Domaine Sorin Cotes de Provence Cuvee Privee 2004
Rhone Red Blends from Cotes de Provence, Provence, France
The wine is made In the heart of the sun-drenched seacoast town of Bandol, 3 km from the sea. It is particularity appreciated by Sommeliers and boasting pride of place on some of the most prestigious southern tables like Monaco's Louis XV.
Black cherry and blackberry flavors - full and ripe. Long, satisfying finish. Made with Grenache 40%, Syrah 40%, Carignan 15%, Mourvedre 5%. Vinified in rotary casks and aged in oak barrels for 9 months.
Domaine Sorin Winery
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
About France - Other regions
When it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and
Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
3 ratings, 3 with reviews
- Smooth & Supple
I bought this thinking at 9 bucks it would be a crap shoot. Would it be a $25 bottle? Well, no. The wine is past it's prime and one dimensional. With an hour of aeration it hints of it's earlier beauty but just doesn't make it. Lots of sediment in the bottle suggests it once was more aggressive and austere. You can't win them all. I bought 2 bottles.
Easily the best wine I've had for this price--would have guessed it was worth $25+. Everything is in agreement--now has major sediment making me think that maybe during the early years it wasn't nearly this balanced.
- Earthy & Spicy
No idea why this is so cheap: probably a perception that it is getting over the hill. Anyhow - this wine is by far the best value on wine.com. Outstanding stuff and easily worth twice the bottle price (if not quite the supposed original)
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
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.