Guillaume Gros El Nino Loco Vin de Pays 2009

Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France

$17.00 $11.99
Save $5.01
Item No. 119891
  • red wine
  • WE91
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The blend is 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan, and in 2009 the grapes were as ripe as they could be. Mocha and chocolate notes pick up a touch of prune. With its superripe fruit, ample weight, lush texture and warm finish, grounded by notes of leather and forest floor.

Critical Acclaim

"The blend is 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan, and in 2009 the grapes were as ripe as they could be. Mocha and chocolate notes pick up a touch of prune. With its superripe fruit, ample weight, lush texture and warm finish, there are valid concerns about its ageability, but this offers hedonistic drinking for an affordable price. Editors' Choice"
91 Points

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Rating:
(10/11/2012)
What a fun French wine with lots of zest and loco. At a bargain price.
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Rating:
(11/17/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
This surprisingly complex wine starts out with fairly bright almost sweet tasting fruit, then progresses to a deep, dry mouth filling blast of dark fruitiness, after which dry but not at all astringent tannin comes up, the finish is quite long for a wine in this price range. Worth the retail of $17, but an astounding deal at $8!!
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(12/13/2012)
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Learn About Guillaume Gros

After 10 years of working as a sommelier, in 2001 Guillaume Gros created his own domain in the charming village of Maubec on the slopes of the Cotes du Luberon. Naturally, the years Gros spent tasting and talking about wine as a sommelier (at such highly esteemed establishments as Caves Taillevent, Jules Verne, Guy Savoy and Arnsbourg) play a large role in what informs his approach...

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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 Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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