2000 Domaine du Colombier Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Gaby










2000 Domaine du Colombier Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Gaby
France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage

Wine Rating:  96

Uncorked: 2008.04.18 – Joyce Davis 80th Birthday Dinner

Decanted for 45 minutes.  While Jeff cooked the 5-course meal, this was the wine Jeff & Kerri drank while Joyce enjoyed her Zeller Schwarze Katz!

This is a gorgeous Rhone.  It is bold, dark, rich, and chewy.  Beautiful deep red color in the glass. The wine really opened up with the decanting. Full aromas of dark berries, woody herbs, and dried fruit. Very rich, almost intoxicating in the nose. In the mouth there is an explosion of ripe flavors — dark berry and cherry, dried cranberry, fine leather, and plenty of earthiness. This had a mouthful to chew on. Very soft tannins in the finish, though it lingered. The wine is in its prime and will drink well for another year or two.

$23.99  Mustard Seed Market, Solon, Ohio

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s