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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2007
Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2007
(search item no. 101617)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $53.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of thyme, rosemary, pine trees, figs, olives and ferns share this space with balance. Great depth, strength, and complexity.

90% Grenache; 10% Syrah

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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.