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2009 Bastide St. Dominique, Cuvee Jules Rochebonne, Cotes du Rhone Villages

April 28, 2011

Like the 2009 Les Argiles Rouge the 2009 vintage of Jules Rochebonne is an excellent followup to the 2007 vintage.  This vintage sports a new label that is contemporary and dark. The wine is blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache.  The Syrah comes from vineyards in Champovin and Bois Lauzon that are 15-35 years of age.  The vineyards are located on north and south oriented hill sides of stony soil.  It aged 18 months in vats for the Grenache and barrel for the Syrah.


2009 Bastide St. Dominique, Cuvee Jules Rochebonne, Cotes du Rhone Villages
After a few hours of air it becomes relatively open.  There is a nose of earth and dark fruits.  In the mouth there are slightly earthy, dark blue fruits, and herbs.  There are some coarse tannins followed by dark red fruit in the finish.  The aftertaste sports slightly tart, complex flavors.  Consistent in profile with previous vintages, it is best to cellar this for a few years.  ***(*) Now-2019.

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