Category: rhone

2016 Cave Yves Cuilleron “Les Vignes d’à Côté” Viognier

Sweeping elegantly into weekend with this lovely Viognier from one of my fave producers. Pear, apricot, lemon, apple, and whiffs of cotton (and even cat pee!) on the nose. Similar apple, pear, apricot, and cotton notes on the palate with lovely minerality.

4/5 bones



12.5% abv


🍷  I toured the awesome Costières de Nîmes appellation in the Southern

Valley. Read all about it here:

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from August 31 LCBO VINTAGES Release. 90+ scores + Southern Rhône featured + lots more.

🍷  Happy Wine Wednesday! Enjoying this $16 Côtes du Rhône white tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES this weekend. 88 pts. Full review here:

2016 Grandes Serres Cairanne “Carius”

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming… all the way to weekend! Red berries, sapling, peppered cherries, red flowers, and a hint of leather on the nose. Cherries and a hint of blackberries on the palate with wood notes and nice acidity. I’m not sure what else you can ask for at $16 from a protected region in France.

5/5 bones


Grenache (70%), Carignan (20%), Syrah (10%)

14% abv


🍷  I had the pleasure of visiting Cairanne – southern Rhône’s newest Cru – to taste the brilliant white and rosé wines. Read all about it here:

🍷  Enjoying this lovely $17

Xavier Vignon Ventoux (89 pts) from Rhône that will be coming to LCBO VINTAGES July 20. Full review here:

🍷  TGIF! This lovely organic $18

Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône (89 pts) is in my glass tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES July 20. Full review here:

🍷  Enjoying this Ortas Tradition Rasteau (88 pts) from Rhône tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES on July 20.
Good buy at $18.

Full review:

🍷  Cooling down with this fresh and organic Tavel (88 pts) tonight. Available at LCBO now for $17. Full review here: