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Domaine Roche Cairanne 2016 – Ripe Fruit & Lively Body Make this Wine a Delight

Domaine Roche, Cairanne 2016, Rhone, France, Wine Casual

Domaine Roche, Cairanne 2016, Rhone, France

Tasting Note: On the border of the northern and southern Rhone lies Cairanne which sits just above Chateauneuf-du-pape.

By law, red wines from Cairanne must be a minimum of 50% grenache and at least 20% syrah and/or mourvedre.

You can definitely taste the impact of the non-grenache grapes which give this red blend heft and body.

Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, strawberry, kirsch, raspberry and violet petal.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied red blend delivers concentrated, medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a berry-infused, medium-plus finish.

There is midpalate complexity and a range of flavors.

Ripe fruit and lively body make this wine a delight.

Bottle Note: Domaine Roche is 20 hectares of vineyards, 50 years old. It is located in the Southern Rhone Valley, in Cairanne, on a terroir of clay-limestone. This wine is a blend of grenache and syrah.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $14
Alcohol: 15.5%
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: April 27, 2019

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