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Date Printed: 9/14/2014
Vidal-Fleury Cotes-du-Rhone 2005
Vidal-Fleury Cotes-du-Rhone 2005
(search item no. 95066)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/14/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Juicy and round with plum and red cherry flavors... It's unpretentious and perfectly pitched for everyday drinking."
-Wines & Spirits

Brilliant garnet red color. Red fruits and spices on the nose. The mouth reveals rounded tannins (thanks to the stay in the oak barrels), a warm and full-bodied wine with an uncommon and lasting aromatic intensity. The proof that Côtes-du-Rhône can be a serious and elegant wine.

60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre.

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About Vidal-Fleury:

Vidal Fleury was founded in 1781 as a wine grower and proprietor of vineyards in the Cote Rotie. With more than two centuries of continuous operation, it's undisputedly the oldest functioning winery and wine firm in the Rhone Valley.

Founder Joseph Vidal strove to produce wines that expressed the typicity of the various soils and to achieve the highest degree of quality possible. True to the founder's goals. the winery continues to produce wines that are the finest expression of their appelation. Today Vidal Fleury offers a comprehensive range of red, white and rose wines from the Rhone Valley. Recognizing the enormous potential of Vidal Fleury and the value of its brand, the successful Rhone winemaker Marcel Guigal bought the company in 1986. Modern equipment in a spotless environment is used to implement the traditional methods in winemaking.

All red wines and selected white wines are matured adn aged in oak barrels and casks. Selected cuvees are aged in new oak for part or all of the maturation process.