The 2007 La Cote Rousse is 100% Syrah primarily from Kiona and Ciel du Cheval Vineyards. Purple/black in color with legs that ooze slowly down the glass, the nose reveals aromas of balsam wood, mineral, earth notes, blueberry and blackberry. Dense, layered, and youthful, the wine has enough structure to evolve for 6-8 years.
Author: Jay Miller
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
Velvety in texture and tight in structure, with a dense core of currant, plum, exotic spice and pepper flavors that shoot right through the tannins on the long, expressive finish. This has plenty of room to grow and deepen. 490 cases made.