Monday, January 30, 2017

Lavau Cotes du Rhone Villages 2014

In my previous post, I was disappointed with the Cotes du Rhone Villages that I selected at Trader Joe's.  A few days later I found Lavau Cotes du Rhone Villages at Costco for $8.99 and I was optimistic that I had found a better wine.

This wine is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.  The typical Cotes du Rhone will usually have some amount of Mouvedre, but there is none in this wine.  The alcohol content is 13.5%. 

This wine is somewhat acidic with flavors of blackberry and spice.  The finish is average.  While this is better than the Trader Joe's wine, it did not reward my optimism.  I will look for another Cotes du Rhone to drink until Costco brings back the Kirkland Cotes du Rhone Villages.

SC Wine Joe rating = 87 points