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2003 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • Nyccablover Likes this wine:

    December 31, 2020 - Decanted for 1 hour - served with New Year's Eve dinner. Was a bit concerned due to the warm vintage, but this was drinking really nicely. Fragrant nose of spiced red fruit. On the palate mature red fruit and lots of earth, spice cabinet and savory touches on the back palate. Delicious with tuscan fried chicken and charcuterie and cheese platter.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 94 points

    December 15, 2020 - A superb wine that avoids the intensity of the heat, here you find dark, deep red fruits, herbs, smoke and crushed rocks. Lush, round and developed, with a rich, dark kirsch filled finish, this is in its prime time window.

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  • bopal Likes this wine:

    October 12, 2020 - Bacon/smoked meat nose. Pretty deft touch for a solar vintage, with a lovely Burgundian peacock-tail lift on the mid palate. Dark just-ripe-enough fruit blends with smoky spicy tobacco notes on the finish - this still has some tannic bite. Superb match with Thanksgiving dinner: roasted goose legs with potato, acorn squash, Brussels sprout tips/leaves, and homemade elderberry preserves.

  • edge wrote: 94 points

    December 22, 2018 - My second note on this wine....things have changed. As the last time I had this it wasn’t only bottle,I liked it so much I sourced more. Originally I rated much higher and felt that it was in the “sweet spot” for consumption. Now I feel that I will not come back for another for 5+ years. Sweet and seductive, but time will only improve this. Great showing for Rene Rostaing.

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    May 16, 2018 - Acker Auction & Commanderie des Costes du Rhone (Zuma & Racines): This was delicious. First time with the wine, but definitely not the last. It's coffee and chocolate and maybe some graphite. A very interesting wine that continued to evolve through the afternoon. Very enjoyable.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/Feburary 2005, IWC Issue #118 (link)

    (Domaine Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/24/2004 (link)

    (René Rostaing, La Blonde Côte Rôtie Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rene Rostaing
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Côte Blonde
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Côte-Rôtie

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 281 (59%)
  • Consumed 199 (41%)

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