2018 Domaine Alary Cairanne L'Estevenas Blanc (750ml)

Clairette from Côtes du Rhône, Rhône, France

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"Covering 2,300 acres to the west of Rasteau and north from Vacqueyras and Gigondas, Cairanne is a warmer region that has plenty of similarities to Rasteau with its vineyards on more gradual slopes and clay soils, with more silt and pebble soils as you get closer to the Aygues River. These fruit-loaded, ripe, sexy wines are mostly geared toward drinking in their first decade of life."

Jeb Dunnuck

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91WA

The 2018 Cairanne L'Estevenas Blanc from Alary is a beauty and well worth seeking out for readers. A blend of 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne, it offers beautiful white peach and caramelized pineapple notes to go with a kiss of minerality on the palate. Fresh, focused, and concentrated, it’s going to be an age worthy white that will benefit from a year in bottle and keep for 7-8 years or more.

91+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep 2019)

The 2018 Cairanne Blanc l’Estevenas is a blend of 50% Clairette, 40% Roussanne and 10% Bourboulenc; 10% went into used demi-muids, while the rest was made in stainless steel. There's a hint of honey on the nose, accenting pineapple and lime notes. The wine is medium to full-bodied yet comes across as tight and crisp, with just a touch of silkiness to the texture.

91 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 245 - Oct 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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