A blend of 40% Syrah, 38% Mourvedre and 22% Grenache aged in half new and half one-year-old barrels, the 2011 Cote a Cote is stunning. Full-bodied and decadent, yet oh so light on its feet and even elegant, it offers classic Paso fruit, smoked meat, chocolate and licorice as well as a seamless feel, sweet tannin and a blockbuster finish. It will have 10-12 years of ultimate longevity. Drink now-2023.
- The Wine Advocate #208 96 points
40% Syrah, 38% Mourvèdre, 22% Grenache - 1,100 cases produced
Ruby in color. Intensely floral nose of violets, jasmine, and soft red fruit. A firm attack of vinous, mineral, citrus and soft, round, red fruit. Brilliant syrah flavors. Smoky, peppery, toasty finish with cardamom notes. This is an excellent Côte à Côte that will be enjoyed immensely at table.