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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2007
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2007
(search item no. 96091)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Syrah.

The final blend is explosive with an intense colour, a meaty texture and it's more about eating a wine than drinking it. When someone loves his work, mother nature usually gives back. The story of our Côtes du Rhône is as simple as that. Smoked meat, raspberry, humid forest, black pepper.

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About Domaine de Saint Cosme:

Louis Barruol is the 14th generation Barruol to make wine at Saint Cosme. The Chateau was built in the late 16th Century on the site of a former Roman villa, and the remains of a Roman wine cellar, carved into the stone of the hillside, still exist in the chateau's caves. There are 37 acres of vineyards and the vines average 60 years of age. The old plots (pictured on the Gigondas label) and stitch across the escarpment of the ragged Dentelles de Montmirail, an oft-painted mountain range.