The 2018 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône Rouge is the rare Côtes du Rhône made from 100% Syrah. Partially destemmed, tank aged, and bottle without filtration, the wine focuses on the freshness of the fruit, showing finesse in its flavors of blueberry, truffle, fennel, and wild raspberry.
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Côtes-du-Rhône AOC
Aging: stainless steel only
91 Points - James Suckling
"This is pure syrah from both sides of the southern Rhône and hasvery rich dark cherries and sweet ripeness to the palate. Good depthand detail here. Juicy and long. Quite plush, too."
90 Points - Wine Advocate
"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." -JC, 8/30/19
89 Points, "Smart Buys" - Wine Spectator
"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." -JM, 11/30/19