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Red and white Cotes du Rhone from Domaine de la Janasse


I do not drink much white Rhone wine but I do try when I see affordable bottles.  One such example is the 2013 Domaine de la Janasse, Blanc, Cotes du Rhone.  It offers a very attractive nose of nuts and fruit which are reflected in the flavors.  The flavors, however, remained very tight over two nights.  If this wine loosens up over the next year or two it could become rather enjoyable.  The 2011 Domaine de la Janasse, Reserve, Cotes du Rhone was a surprisingly good drink of wine right from the first pour.  This custom cuvee for Eric Solomon is quite serious, particularly given the low price.  The darker fruit is attractive now but repeated tastes assure that this wine will continue to develop over the short-term.   Buy it by the case!  These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2013 Domaine de la Janasse, Blanc, Cotes du Rhone – $20
Imported by Eric Solomon/European Cellars.  This wine is a blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 15% Bourboulenc, 10% Viognier, and 10% Roussanne.  Alcohol 13%.  There were smooth aromas of lychee and nuts.  In the mouth were tight and dense flavors of white fruit, nuts, and dried herbs by the finish.  It eventually took on some spices with the drier flavors of the finish.  ** 2017-2023.

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2011 Domaine de la Janasse, Reserve, Cotes du Rhone – $15
Imported by Eric Solomon/European Cellars.  This wine is a blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Cinsault sourced from 10 to 60 year old vines which was aged 12 months in foudre.  Alcohol 14%.  This is a serious wine with youthful concentration.  The flavors mix blue and black fruit with an attractive amount of spice.  This drinks well now but should develop.  *** Now-2020.

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