Roussillon is a small area in Southern France. It often gets thought of as a part of the greater area including the Languedoc, which is mainly known for cheap, often decent but rarely memorable wines. This is unfortunate, because there are some really nice wines coming out of the Roussillon that are not on the radar for most consumers. This is one of the only warm, sunny climates in France, which allows growers to produce the sort of ripe, flavorful reds that I know so many of you love. Today, we offer just such a wine.
Here's a review from Wine Advocate:
"A joint venture between Jean-Marc Lafage and Eric Solomon, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres is just another example of the brilliance of the 2013 vintage in the Roussillon. Coming all from the schist soils of Maury and a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan that spent 8-12 months in 500-liter barrels and concrete, it possesses a deep purple color to go with savory notes of kirsch and assorted darker berry fruits, pepper, truffle and damp earth. Full-bodied, thrillingly textured and with incredible purity of fruit, this knockout effort stays lively and elegant, with fine tannin, terrific length and no hard edges. It will knock your socks off over the coming 4-6 years." 93 points
Here's the wine.
2013 Chateau Saint-Roch Chimeres
Cotes du Rousillon, France
Regular Price: $17.99
Email Special Price: $14.99 net
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Or our case discount gets it down to $14.39 each on 12+ bottles.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for case+ quantities and let me know where you'd like to pick it up. Feel free to respond for smaller orders as well. Wine arrives today at all locations.
Thanks for reading!
Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE