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Cotes du Rhone Blanc (And Imitators)

Jul 11, 2018

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They make white wines in the Rhone, and they are great. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent  ** = very good  *** = superb  **** = elite    

Ogier "Les Vignerons d'Estézargues" Cotes du Rhone Blanc '15  ** $ VALUE

(Grenache blanc, etc, aromatic, fleshy, lychee notes, crisp.)

Brunel Cotes du Rhone Blanc "La Bécassonne" '15  ** $

(Fleshy, full-bodied, classic russanne flavors, a little wild.)

Alary La Grange Daniel, Roussane, L'Orange '07  *** $ SUPER VALUE

(Complex, full bodied, deeply flavored, amazing for 10 year old, buy lots.)

Cline Viognier, California '17  ** $  VALUE

(For about $12 you get a very convincing aromatic viognier.)

Tablas Creek "Patelin de Tablas" white blend, Paso Robles *** $$

(Classic powerhouse Rhone blanc made in California, wonderful.)