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2016 La Cave des Vignerons de Gigondas Gigondas Signature

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Gigondas

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Community Tasting Note

  • Jon Harrison Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 28, 2021 - What is this? I found this wine sitting on a shelf for $30 in a Whole Foods market in West Los Angeles. I live near San Francisco. I am a southern Rhône fanatic. Who is this? The local cave (cooperative)? Hmmm.

    Color: Dark ruby. Impressive.

    Nose: Complex, expressive grenache/syrah driven nose of black cherry, black raspberry, smoke, garrigue spices, provençale pastilles (violets and licorice).

    Palate: Rich, full-bodied, excellent concentration. Sweet fruit in the mid palette. Black cherry, black raspberry, smokey damson plum, with a touch of Grenache pepper. Med-soft tannins. Big alcohol (15%), but it did not taste that high (no heat on the finish). Excellent balance. Delicious wine!

    Back label says: 80% Grenache/10 Syrah/10 Mourvèdre.

    Fantastic Gigondas. And 2016 is a great vintage in the Southern Rhône.

    Buy it if you can find it! But most of this is sold in France I suspect. Importer: Wine Situation, Los Angeles, CA.

    JGH sommelier CMS-III, San Francisco/Bay Area, CA.

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  • tkanemoto@comcast.net commented:

    10/29/21, 6:37 AM - I bought my bottle at Costco for $19

  • Jon Harrison commented:

    10/30/21, 5:19 PM - Amazing! What a value. Send me a case. Lol.

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