Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 73: Talkin’ 2010 Rhones

In this episode, Jeff takes a break from the grill to try a value wine from an epic Rhone Valley vintage…

Wine Tasted:


Cave de Monterail 2010 Cotes du Rhone Villages

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8 Responses to “Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 73: Talkin’ 2010 Rhones”

  1. John Says:

    Rhones are my vin du jour. They’re so good that they make me want to drink nothing but. I’ve just gotten into them this year and haven’t been let down by a single bottle. Time to go hunt down a 2010.

  2. jeffeckles Says:

    I have always been a big fan of this region, the nose is almost always an adventure in awesome. Red and dark fruits, usually some stewed fruits, love ’em. Can’t wait to get into the 2010’s.

  3. Pete Says:

    Not my style. I just picked this up at BevMo thinking I would get more flavor, more depth. This wine lacks complexity, fruitiness, and depth. It’s full bodied, but very simple. On the plus side, it’s very smooth, and goes down like water. I’ve never tasted such a deep red with so little flavor. I’m still looking for a nice French red that packs some punch. Nice blog, though.

    • jeffisrad Says:

      Thanks, Pete.
      It’s been a while since I made this one. I’m gonna go back and watch it again to check my notes. Let’s see why I may have felt differently.

      • Pete Says:

        It’s grown on me a bit as I keep drinking (I went for the 5 cent deal), and I might learn to appreciate this style in the long run. I’d be interested to know which varietal offers such smoothness and depth, but at the same time so little complexity. Is that the Grenache or the mouvedre?


      • jeffisrad Says:

        I don’t know, Pete…
        I went back to watch the video, and revisited the wine in my head… I really liked this one a lot.
        I know it’s not a dense, inky, Syrah-based fruit bomb, but there is mad complexity to this wine (both on the nose and palate). The Grenache and Mourvedre are always a bit lighter in color and mouthfeel. They bring a lot of that high-toned, bright red fruit and acidity. These Southern Rhones are just a different animal.
        I’m glad you’re giving this wine a chance. I think you’ll learn to love it.

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