Les Halos de Jupiter Cotes du Rhone 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

$18.99
Item No. 120179
  • red wine
  • RP92
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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

From a high altitude vineyard near Roaix, at the northern fringe of Southern Rhone, this wine is a blend of very old Grenache and Syrah. The vineyard's elevation gives this dark and concentrated Cotes du Rhone its unique finesse and balance.

This wine was neither fined nor filtered before bottling in order to preserve its personality and intensity. And although this wine could be enjoyed young, it will develop its full character much later and will keep its freshness for at least 20 years after bottling.

Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"Made with fruit from both Cairanne and Domazon, the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Cotes du Rhone (85% Grenache and 15% Syrah) is a sleeper of the vintage. With excellent texture as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel, this sensational Cotes du Rhone exhibits lusty black cherry, raspberry and cassis fruit intermixed with hints of lavender, subtle smoke and earth ... Buy this one by the case. Range: 90-92"
92 Points

"Deep ruby. Fresh red fruits and spices on the nose and palate. Gains weight with air but doesn't lose any of its vivacity. Juicy, taut wine with good energy and lift on the spicy, persistent finish.
Range: 89-90"
90 Points

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Learn About Les Halos de Jupiter

Les Halos de Jupiter is a project of the highly renowned southern Rhone oenologist Philippe Cambie as well as the proprietor of Chateau Nages, Michel Gassier. According to poets, Jupiter (Zeus in Greek) is the father, the king of all gods and humans. He rules on mount Olympus and his power is such that he can shake the entire universe by a simple nod of the head. He also...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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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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