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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2001
Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2001
(search item no. 56336)
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $6.99

Winemaker's Notes:

With an intense color, this wine has floral aromas with notes of fresh fruits. Nicely rounded, fat and fresh, it surprises by it is complexity, its freshness and lively structure. This wine will continue to develop its palette of aromas.

"Classy offering...A blend of Viognier, Clairette, and Grenache Blanc. It possesses delicious peach, honeysuckle, and citrusy fruit, light to medium body, excellent purity and a clean, dry finish."
-The Wine Advocate

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About Jean-Luc Colombo:

A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and enology, Colombo and his wife Anne, also a pharmacist and enologist, moved to Cornas, fully intending to support themselves as pharmacists while developing a wine consultancy on the side.

It was not long before Colombo began purchasing and cultivating his own vineyards - first in Cornas then throughout the Rhône Valley and Languedoc - leading to the establishment in 1994 of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo. The wines of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo are all sourced from Colombo's own vineyards and from carefully selected domains under his direct consultation.

Colombo has not limited his magical sphere of influence to Cornas. The company now embraces 27 wines representing major appellations of the Rhône Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France. Most recently, Colombo has returned to his roots for his latest winemaking venture in the Côte Bleue district near Marseilles.