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Wine Deal: 2016 Xavier Cotes Du Rhone

Regular Retail: $14.99
Deal Price: $9.99, $114/case

If you were trying to find a winemaker, grower, wine consultant that has the keys to the best vineyards and fruit in all of the Rhone Valley, Xavier Vignon would be your man. Inspired by his hardworking parents, his mother was a farmer and his father was a stone mason, Xavier created a path in winemaking through his own grit and determination. His experience is vast, having worked in everything from top Champagne houses to wineries in Australia and beyond, before landing in the Rhone Valley. Xavier became a consultant to top producers throughout the Rhone, southern France, and Champagne. Using his contacts and intimate knowledge of the best vineyard sites, he began producing a limited amount of wines, with the first being a Chateuneuf du Pape labeled Cuvee Anonyme that went on to win several awards and garner the attention from acclaimed wine reviewer Robert Parker. There is nothing anonymous about Xavier now and we are fortunate to have his 2016 Cotes du Rhone as this week’s wine deal of the week.

The 2016 Xavier Cotes du Rhone is a great example of the vintage, first displaying a dark reddish hue in the glass. Fresh aromas of red currant, black cherry, cranberry, blackberry fruits laced with wild herbs, white peppery spice and licorice will permeate your nose. The wine is more forward on the palate and is a nicely infused mix of red and black berry fruits with a balance of well integrated earthy notes, subtle tannins and a smooth finish. We can't find a better deal than this for under $10 and it can be enjoyed today, tomorrow and 5yrs from now. It is a truly excellent bang for your buck! For dinner, set this wine next to grilled lamb, barbecue pork or seared flank steak.

Send an email to winedeals@barriquesmarket.com with your name and preferred pickup location if you are interested in having us set some aside for you. Alternatively, use the form below. All orders received by 5pm will be ready by 5pm of the following business day, Mon - Fri. Orders placed on Fri - Sun will be available on the following Monday by 5pm. All orders will receive a confirmation email. Offer good through June 5th.

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