2020 Cotes du Crow's
Cotes du Crow’s is a unique blend of the two noble, predominant red varietals of France’s southern Rhône Valley: grenache and syrah. Small amounts of mourvèdre and tempranillo are included, whose earthy, meaty spice and dark fruit are beautiful complements to the grenache and syrah.
Fermented in open top tanks with manual punch-downs, enabling good extraction and structure development with pleasant tannins. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels, giving subtle spice and vanilla characters without overpowering the elegant fruit profile.
This Rhône-style blend has a rich ruby color, highlighted by purple edges.Notes of boysenberry, bramble, and tobacco jump out of the glass. The wine is full bodied with rich tannins, offering flavors of black fruits, damp earth, and chocolate covered cherry. Its weight and balance make it a perfect pairing for anything off the grill.
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92 Points - Editors' Choice
"This is a smashing deal every vintage, and this year's blend of 58% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre and 3% Tempranillo doesn't disappoint. Fresh but savory aromas of roasted red fruit and baking spice drop into a tightly wound palate of snappy red currant and light pepper that rides a zippy acidity through the finish." - Matt Kettmann, May 2023