Chateau de Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône 2018
|Region||France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone|
|Brand||Chateau de Saint Cosme|
Pristine black cherry and raspbery flavors are accented by hints of green herbs and bramble in this full-bodied but invigorating red. It's delightfully easy drinking but nuanced and peppery. Ripe, integrated tannins linger elegantly through a long finish. Enjoy now-2024.
The 2018 Cotes du Rhone is 100% Syrah, sourced from the Gard (on the right bank of the Rhône) and Vinsobres (left bank, higher elevation). Violets, black olives and cassis and blueberry flavors provide terrific varietal expression in a medium to full-bodied package framed by silky tannins. Depending on your local pricing (I've seen it for as little as $12.99 or as much as $20), it should be a terrific value.
Lively savory, lavender, cherry and black currant notes mix in this friendly, open-knit wine, which reveals a tug of dark earth at the end. Drink now through 2020. 30,000 cases made, 20,800 cases imported.
Starting out the reds, this estate makes a terrific Côtes Du Rhône that's produced in solid quantities. The 2018 Côtes Du Rhône, which has already been bottled, is a no-brainer for a house red and offers lots of peppery dark fruits and herbal notes, medium body, good freshness and purity, and just tons of upfront charm. It's mostly Syrah and ideal for near-term drinking.