Louis Bernard Crozes Hermitage 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France

Item No. 88198
  • red wine
  • WE89

Winemaker's Notes

Although similar in style to the well-known neighboring Hermitage wines, this appellation has a unique flavor that can be attribuated to the soil. Whereas in the north the soil is typified by granite, the soil here tends to be clay covered with stones that help drainage and retain heat, helping the grapes to ripen with the heat they reflect.

Wines here boast robust flavors packed with berries and a nose of red fruits, leather and spices. The Crozes-Hermitage Louis Bernard exemplifies this style, with roundness in tannins that make it a wonderful wine ready to drink today.

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Christie - Playa Del Rey, CA (read all my reviews)

While I generally enjoy the earthy character of French reds, this one was not complex enough to support the "earth." I served it at a party and very little of it was drunk... to my chagrin.
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Learn 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...

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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 Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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