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A long and narrow valley producing flavorful red, white, and rosé wines...

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A long and narrow valley producing flavorful red, white, and rosé wines, the Rhône is bisected by the river of the same name and split into two distinct sub-regions—north and south. While a handful of grape varieties span the entire length of the valley, there are significant differences between the two zones in climate and geography as well as the style and quantity of wines produced. The Northern Rhône, with its continental climate and steep hillside vineyards, is responsible for a mere 5% or less of the greater region’s total output. The Southern Rhône has a much more Mediterranean climate, the aggressive, chilly Mistral wind and plentiful fragrant wild herbs known collectively as ‘garrigue.’

In the Northern Rhône, the only permitted red variety is Syrah, which in the appellations of St.-Joseph, Hermitage, Cornas and Côte-Rôtie, it produces velvety black-fruit driven, savory, peppery red wines often with telltale notes of olive, game and smoke. Full-bodied, perfumed whites are made from Viognier in Condrieu and Château-Grillet, while elsewhere only Marsanne and Roussanne are used, with the former providing body and texture and the latter lending nervy acidity. The wines of the Southern Rhône are typically blends, with the reds often based on Grenache and balanced by Syrah, Mourvèdre, and an assortment of other varieties. All three northern white varieties are used here, as well as Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourbelenc and more. The best known sub-regions of the Southern Rhône are the reliable, wallet-friendly Côtes du Rhône and the esteemed Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Others include Gigondas, Vacqueyras and the rosé-only appellation Tavel.

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  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2009
    Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009
    Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009
    Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009
    Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2009
    Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2009
    Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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    • WS98
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  • M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Blanc 2009 Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Blanc 2009
    Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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  • Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2009 Front Label
    Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2009
    Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
    • WS97
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