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Date Printed: 7/9/2014
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2004
Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2004
(search item no. 87011)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/9/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2004 Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions is a terrific buy. Made largely from Cairanne, it is a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest small quantities of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Clairette (a white grape). It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, a flamboyant, exotic bouquet of red and black fruits intermixed with flowers and peaches, ripe, medium-bodied flavors, and loads of fruit. Enjoy this hedonistic Cotes du Rhone over the next several years."
-Wine Advocate
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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.