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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone 2010
Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone 2010
(search item no. 114289)
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PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Louis Bernard Cotes du Rhone is an attractive ruby red color. On the nose, it has tart red fruits, such as red currant and red cherry, and black pepper. On the palate, this wine has a nice attack, full of fruits, and an ample finish. The varietal that dominates the southern Cotes-du-Rhône is Grenache. Although all wines from this region are blends, it is this particular grape that distinguishes them from wines of other parts of the world.
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About Louis Bernard:

Since 1976, Louis Bernard has united winemakers of the Rhone Valley in a common project: to devote the best of their wine and savoir-faire to producing great wines. With production throughout the Cotes du Rhone region, Louis Bernard remains dedicated to showcasing the unique characteristics of each terroir while producing exquisite, world-class wines.

La Chartreuse de Bonpas is a medieval fortified convent located near Avignon in the Provence region of France, on the Durance River. According to legend, the area was originally called "Maupas" (bad passage) because it was dominated by dangerous bandits. In the 12th century, a holy man named Sibertius arrived with soldiers, built a convent, and chased away the evil bandits. Thus, the name was changed from "Maupas" to "Bonpas" (good passage) and became known as a safe haven allowing travelers a secure crossing of the Durance River .

Today, this historic monument is surrounded by 45 acres of A.O.C. Cotes du Rhone vineyards and is home to Louis Bernard. Visitors can tour the chapel, stroll in the beautiful French-style gardens, and enjoy wine tasting in the ancient cellar.