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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2000
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2000
(search item no. 53138)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

What a delicious value! A blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, and 25% Syrah from 35 year old vines, aged for a year in oak casks. A deep purple color in the glass, with warm berry, plum and spice aromas. Full-bodied and elegant, with mellow tannins, warmth and aromatic intensity. You can age this wine successfully for up to 8 years. Delicoius with meat, game, spicy salami, and mature cheeses.

"Tasting through the 2000 Cotes du Rhone's component parts revealed that it may be even better than the 1998. The Syrah component exhibits full body along with creme de cassis-like flavors. The Grenache component offers sweet kirsch liqueur notes. This should be a delicious, velvety-textured, full-flavored, knock-out value to enjoy during its first 2-4 years of life."
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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About E. Guigal:

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. 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 career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.

Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.