XAVIER VIGNON 2015 LE SOLEIL COTES DU RHONE 1.5

Item #: i_352185
Bottle Size: 1.5L
Wine Advocate: 94
Jeb Dunnuck: Jeb Dunnuck 93+
QOH: 19
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$39.99
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"Deep, full-bodied, incredibly pure, and elegant, with silky tannin" - Jeb Dunnuck

"Maybe the best Cote du Rhone Villages I've ever tasted" - Wine Advocate

"Better than most Chateauneuf du Pape in the vintage" - Jeb Dunnuck


We just received an outstanding Cotes du Rhone from Xavier Vignon that blew us away! This Grenache-dominant Rhone blend is laden with lush, juicy fruit framed by polished, silky tannins. It is deliciously drinkable and certainly one of the best values we have seen all year. Joe Czerwinski of the Wine Advocate gave this wine 94 Points and effusive praise calling it," Maybe the best Cote du Rhone Villages I've ever tasted."

Jeb Dunnuck scored this one almost the same with a 93+ Point rating and called it a sensational Cotes du Rhone. Considering almost every producer from Chateauneuf, Gigondas and Vacqueyras make Cotes du Rhone wines, the words of these critics are indeed high praise.

We have enjoyed the wines of Xavier Vignon and currently have his Chateauneuf du Pape on our floor. Vignon is one of the top oenologists in the Southern Rhone, consulting for many other wineries and releases outstanding wines under his own label.

This is a fantastic Cotes du Rhone, which rivals many Chateauneuf du Pape wines that sell for double the price. We also have a limited amount of magnums available to double your pleasure. Even better, we have this at the best price in the country!

Grab this one while you can, when it's gone it's gone!

WINE ADVAOCATE 94 POINTS- "The 2015 Cotes du Rhone Villages Arcane XVIII Le Soleil is youthfully dark in color and fruit-forward, but it also shows softening, silky tannins. It's full bodied but not overblown, with a sensationally seductive mouthfeel. Black cherries define the fruit, joined by hints of dark chocolate and enough garrigue to give it a seriously savory character despite the fruit. This is an old-vine blend of 80% Grenache with 10% each Syrah and Mourvedre, aged 15 months in one-third new oak, the rest in concrete or foudre. Maybe the best Cote du Rhone Villages I've ever tasted, it looks to have the stuffing to go another 10 years."

JEB DUNNUCK 93+ POINTS - "Coming from 100-year-old Grenache vines (there's 10% each of Syrah and Mourvedre in the blend) mostly in the northern part of the Southern Rhone, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone Villages Arcane le Soleil saw 15 months in one-third each of new barrels, concrete tanks, and stainless-steel tanks. This inky colored beauty offers a terrific perfume of blueberries, scorched earth, graphite, and crushed violets. Deep, full-bodied, incredibly pure, and elegant, with silky tannin, it's a sensational Cotes du Rhone that's better than most Chateauneuf du Pape in the vintage. It will be better in another year or two and keep for 8-10 years."
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