L'Ostal Cazes Minervois La Liviniere 2003

Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Item No. 92765
  • red wine
  • WS90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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.

Winemaker's Notes

A deep, shimmering crimson color with intense aromas of blackberry and cherry, mingled with a touch of "garrigue" (thyme and rosemary, which grow wild in the vicinity of the vineyards). A powerful palate with supple, velvety tannins. The image of a "sun-splashed" vintage, this is a rich red wine of great length. Thanks to the exceptional summer weather conditions, the wine is already fleshy and luscious in youth, but will retain its freshness for a long time to come, due to its good tannic structure. 65% Syrah, 13% Carignan, 12% Grenache, and 10% Mourvèdre.

Admirers of Bordeaux know the Cazes family well. One leading wine publication memorably dubbed Jean-Michel Cazes "The New Baron of Bordeaux" for his stunning Château Lynch-Bages and Ormes de Pez. The Cazes family name has long stood for vision and dedication to top-flight winemaking. Now, this internationally renowned winemaking family has set its sights on southern France, lured by the promise of the vineyards of Languedoc. After much searching, Cazes, with Lynch Bages' chief winemaker Daniel Llose, discovered an exceptional site on the terraces of La Livinière and purchased a 370-acre property that enjoys the benefits of warm Mediterranean sunshine and the night time coolness of the Causse plateau. Cazes renamed the property "L'Ostal Cazes."

Learn About L'Ostal Cazes

Admirers of Bordeaux know the Cazes family well. One leading wine publication memorably dubbed Jean-Michel Cazes The New Baron of Bordeaux for his stunning Chateau Lynch-Bages and Ormes de Pez. The Cazes family name has long stood for vision and dedication to top-flight winemaking. Now, this internationally-renowned winemaking family has set its sights on southern France, lured...

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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

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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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