I find all of the right flavors in the 2014 La Garrigue, Cuvee Romaine
Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon continue to highlight their joint efforts with the latest vintage of the 2014 Domaine La Garrigue, Cuvee Romaine, Cotes du Rhone. The 2014 vintage has produced an early drinking wine which still bears all of the familiar dark flavors of the cuvee. This is in essence declassified Vacqueyras at an attractive price. If concrete tanks and red Rhone wine make you excited then buy this by the case. I know that I will. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2014 Domaine La Garrigue, Cuvee Romaine, Cotes du Rhone – $16
Imported by Eric Solomon. This wine is a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah sourced from 60-90 year old vines. It was aged for 12 months in concrete tanks. Alcohol 14%. The aromas precede the flavors which bear the unmistakable low-note of Vacqueyras. There are good flavors, akin to previous vintages, along with a bit of watery acidity. There is a sense of lightness but the wine has the right amount of textured and ripe tannins. *** Now – 2018.