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Côte-Rôtie "Blonde du Seigneur", Vernay - 2013

Item # 39090 750mL
$99.96/ Single Bottle
$1199.52 $1079.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The tradition in Côte-Rôtie is to add a dash, meaning 5% in this case, of Viognier to make for a more elegant, aromatic Syrah wine. This bold red wine is indeed powerful yet floral on the palate. It's made from 30 year old vines and has the chops to age for years.


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