2018 Domaine Alary Cairanne L'Estevenas (750ml)

Grenache from Côtes du Rhône, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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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

95WA

Normally a 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, the 2018 Cairanne L'Estevenas continues the successful run for this cuvée, even though it might be more like 60% Syrah. The volume produced was about half of normal. It combines peppery-herbal notes with violets and blueberries on the nose, then adds raspberries on the medium to full-bodied palate. Supple and almost creamy in texture, it finishes with terrific length and vitality. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes.

93-95 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 245 - Oct 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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