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Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe
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  Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe
Item Number:19 10 207 09
Our Price:$17.95
Discounted Case Price:$179.40 - 17% off!
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CUSTOMER RATING
Based on the averaged scale of
1 to 5 glasses
EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 WA  93 
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Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe
This small Domaine in the Southern Rhone grows all of its grapes organically. This wine is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from their oldest vines averaging 75 years of age. Fermented slowly in large oak vats to bring out the dense, full flavors this wine shows charcter beyond its modest appellation In fact Robert Parker said "The blockbuster 2009 Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Centenaire tastes more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than a Côtes-du-Rhône. Dominated by Grenache with a small amount of Syrah included in the blend, the wine possesses great intensity, a terrific texture, full-bodied power, and wonderful purity and Provencal typicity. This sensational effort is filled with red and black fruit, roasted herb, barbecue smoke, meat juice and bouquet garni characteristics. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years or longer (2010-2018)." His score is 91-93, we think 93 sounds about right. Don't miss it!

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Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced (7)
  • Smooth (7)
  • Clean (5)
  • Finish (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining (7)
    • Everyday (6)
    • Weeknight (5)
    • Gifts (3)
      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef (8), Pizza and pasta (6), Poultry (5), Seafood (5), Game (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Aspiring enthusiast (4), Casual drinker (4), Connoisseur (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Easily Mistaken for CDP

    Once in awhile that Parker knows what he is talking about. This wine really is reminiscent of a quality CDP at a fraction of the price. Intense and dark fruit rolls over the smoked ...Read complete review

    Once in awhile that Parker knows what he is talking about. This wine really is reminiscent of a quality CDP at a fraction of the price. Intense and dark fruit rolls over the smoked meats, terroir and subtle oaky notes. It could use some time to evolve but has all the makings of a fantastic Rhone wine.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Everyday wine, a fair value

    Dark red to the edge, weak and non-descript aroma, fruit flavor, some earth notes, medium body, good balance, 1-2 minute aftertaste. I only tasted one bottle, but I expected more....Read complete review

    Dark red to the edge, weak and non-descript aroma, fruit flavor, some earth notes, medium body, good balance, 1-2 minute aftertaste. I only tasted one bottle, but I expected more. CA Syrah or Rhone Blend a better value.

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easily Mistaken for CDP

    By Westchester Wine Guy

    from Wine Express

    About Me Connoisseur

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Big

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining
      • Everyday

      Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

      Once in awhile that Parker knows what he is talking about. This wine really is reminiscent of a quality CDP at a fraction of the price. Intense and dark fruit rolls over the smoked meats, terroir and subtle oaky notes. It could use some time to evolve but has all the makings of a fantastic Rhone wine.

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef, Game

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      very nice

      By KLo

      from West Chester, OH

      About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Everyday

        Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

        Very smooth and quiet. Very drinkable

        • Pairs Well With:
        • Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta, Seafood

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Have become a fan of this wine

        By Yank

        from Alabama

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean
        • Long Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining

          Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

          Have found this wine to be great with a venison roast. This is a well structured wine with tannins that fade to a nice long finish.

          • Pairs Well With:
          • Beef, Game

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Cotes du Rhone

          By boulder

          from miami, fl

          About Me Connoisseur

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Clean
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Short Finish

          Best Uses

          • Weeknight

          Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

          Everything was good

          • Pairs Well With:
          • Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Seafood, Spicy Food
           
          4.0

          A nice change from the Pinot noirs.

          By dolphingirl

          from Hilton Head, SC

          About Me Casual Drinker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Clear
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Dinner
            • Entertaining
            • Everyday

            Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

            I tried this wine several months ago based on the
            reviews. I was pleasantly surprised. French wines are rare in our house, we tend to enjoy many California or Italian wines, occasionally a Spanish
            red. Good to try something new!

            • Pairs Well With:
            • Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Pork
             
            4.0

            Finesse, charm and yet lots of body.

            By Sip and swirl Susan

            from Montvale, NJ

            About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balanced
            • Long Finish
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Gifts
              • Weeknight

              Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

              Great value...tastes like more in every way. Great to take to a BYO where you don't know what you will eat. It will go well with almost everything.

              • Pairs Well With:
              • Beef, Poultry, Seafood, Spicy Food
               
              3.0

              Everyday wine, a fair value

              By CrowsQuill

              from Claremont, CA

              About Me Connoisseur

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

                    Dark red to the edge, weak and non-descript aroma, fruit flavor, some earth notes, medium body, good balance, 1-2 minute aftertaste. I only tasted one bottle, but I expected more. CA Syrah or Rhone Blend a better value.

                     
                    2.0

                    average wine

                    By lgs

                    from iowa

                    About Me Casual Drinker

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

                          Not a smooth finish

                           
                          5.0

                          Beyond our Expectations!

                          By Anne

                          from Harrisburg, PA

                          About Me Connoisseur

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

                                The moment that the bottle was opened...the aroma was inviting. This wine is smooth and leaves a lingering warmth and taste. Our only regret was purchasing just three bottles.

                                • Pairs Well With:
                                • Seafood
                                 
                                4.0

                                Exceeds expectations.

                                By Mack

                                from Powell WY

                                About Me Casual Drinker

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Big
                                • Clean
                                • Long Finish
                                • Smooth

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Gifts
                                  • Special Occasions
                                  • Weeknight

                                  Comments about Cotes du Rhone Villages 2009 Cuvee Centenaire, Domaine La Grand Ribe:

                                  This was a great value wine when advertised. Usually these are good but not great. This wine is exceptional. It does not disappoint.

                                  • Pairs Well With:
                                  • Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Seafood

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                                    How long can I cellar?
                                    Asked on 2/15/2013 by Carlton from St petersburg, FL

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                                      This will cellar well for 3-5 years.

                                      Answered on 2/18/2013 by Josh from Wine Express
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                                    What is the ALC on this wine?
                                    Asked on 5/30/2012 by Anonymous

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                                      15%

                                      Answered on 6/6/2012 by Josh from Wine Express
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