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Drinking Perfectly Now! Cabirau’s 2011 Cotes du Rousillon. 91 Points, (Parker). The Ultimate BBQ Wine.

This wine has the perfect amount of age on it.

COTES DU ROUSSILLON BY DOMAINE CABIRAU 2011

91 points – David Schildknecht, – Wine Advocate – Jan 2014


Bottle Price : $21.95

Case Price : $263.40

Winery : Domaine Cabirau

Wine Region : France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

“Brightness and invigoration from tart skins and crunchy seeds render the fresh blackberry and black raspberry delivered by the Cabirau 2011 Cotes du Roussillon proof against any negative effects of its nearly 15% alcohol. Tar, Latakia tobacco and black pepper incisively accent this smoky, rich blend of Grenache with roughly 20% Syrah and 15% Carignan, leading to an infectiously juicy and positively mouth-shaking finish. Here is a wonderful example of the vivacity and energy that can be conveyed by ripe Roussillon fruit, not mention an exceptional value. I expect it to drink well through at least 2017.”

We always get excited when we get to buy wine that has been aged to perfection in pristine conditions at the winery cellar. Wine’s like this taste so much better with the right amount of age behind them. For those of us that don’t have cellars, or patience, this is a great buying opportunity as this wine is at its peak. Heck, this is a great buy for those of us that do have cellar’s and patience as Cabirau’s 2011 Cotes de Rousillon is delicious.

Planning on doing a lot of grilling this summer? Hosting folks? Want the perfect wine to serve with grilled meats? Yup, this is it. Your guests are going to be asking where you got the wine and where can they get some.

Languedoc Rousillon until fairly recently was pretty much a forgotten region when it came to thinking about fine wines. It has recently become quite trendy as the wines deliver soooo much quality and the price tags are quite reasonable. You may have heard the term GSM which refers to blends of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, which is in vogue. This particular wine from Cabirau is a GSC, Grenache, Syrah and Carignan which delivers to my palate delivers more structure and finesse and less of the overpowering fruit.

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Many believe that the Chateau Noaillac is the best deal to come out of the Medoc. It is hard to argue this point as this wine is a fraction of the price of the wines from many of the neighbouring vineyards. Much like the 2011 Cabirau, the 2012 Noaillac was aged at the Domaine and is now coming in to its drinking wheelhouse.

Since we are on the subject of perfectly aged wines. I thought you would like to know that the 2005 Molletieri Taurasi Riserva has arrived. Though a step up in price, it is worth every penny.

Just a reminder, that should you have any questions or comments about these wines, or wine in general, we are here to help.

It is pretty cold and miserable out today considering that June is almost upon us. Take one chore off your plate and order your wine online.

Enjoy the day, (even if the weather is not ideal)….

CHATEAU NOAILLAC MEDOC CRU BOURGEOIS 2012

Gold Medal – Concours des Vins de Lyon 2015

Bottle Price : $24.95

Case Price : $299.40

Winery : Chateau Noaillac

Wine Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

TAURASI RISERVA VIGNA CINQUE QUERCE BY MOLETTIERI 2005

Tre Bicchieri – Gambero Rosso 2011
Super Tre Stelle – Veronelli Guide 2011
Vino d’Eccellenza – Espresso Guide 2011

Bottle Price : $79.00

Case Price : $474.00

Winery : Salvatore Molettieri

Wine Region : Campania (Italy), Italy (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

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