The Rhône (French: Rhône, IPA: [ʁon]; German: Rhone; Walliser German: Rotten; Italian: Rodano; Arpitan: Rôno; Occitan: Ròse) is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in Switzerland and running from there through southeastern France. At Arles, near its mouth on the Mediterranean Sea, the river divides into two branches, known as the Great Rhône (French: Grand Rhône) and the Little Rhône (Petit Rhône). The resulting delta constitutes the Camargue region.
Posts about Rhone
    • J. Lohr: 40 Years On The Rhone

      2014 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the premiere wine labels from the Central Coast, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, named for Jerry Lohr, pioneer in planting vineyards in both Monterey and in Paso Robles. The Rhone tale begins in the late 1980s, when Lohr saw Paso Robles pioneer, Gary Eberle, having success with Syrah.

      Wine Oh TVin Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
    • Wine of the Week

      Vacqueyras became part of the Côtes du Rhône appellation in 1937 and only in 1990 was it allowed into the ranks of regions whose wines could be bottled with their own place name. It lies south of Gigondas — also a former Côtes du Rhône Villages commune, elevated to its own status in 1971 — on the river Ouvèze, a tributary of the Rhône.

      Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
    • A Taste of Domaine Saint Jean du Barroux

      I had not heard of Domaine Saint Jean du Barroux until recently; a winery located between the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux in the Southern Rhone, owned by Oenologist, winemaker/grower, Philippe Gimel. A tiny vineyard with 4 of 16 hectares covered with fruit trees and shrubbery. The remaining 12 hectares of vineyards are planted along an eroded fault line making a ...

      Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • 2006 Aline Bonfils Domaine du Gour de Chaulé Getting autumnal...

    … 2006 Aline Bonfils Domaine du Gour de Chaulé Getting autumnal with some Gigondas! Plums, dried cherries, and red cherry syrup on the nose along with hints of olive, tapenade, barn, and some rustic French-style funk. Redder and riper on the palate with tart dried cherries, more pronounced olive tapenade, and the funk and farm notes. Good typical southern Rhône style wine at an entry-level price! 3/5 bones $$ Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 14.5% abv Gigondas (Rhône), FRANCE …

    Shiba Sommelierin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Wining and Dining in Paris

    … neighborhood where we stayed, we dined alfresco with leg of lamb and Syrah from Saint Joseph in the Rhone: Of course, I had to go back to the top of the Eiffel Tower for some Champagne with Jeremy. It seems that no one does this, and I think it's the greatest thing ever! What better way to enjoy the views over Paris and endure the scary height than with a glass of bubbly. …

    Wine Maven in Trainingin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Scandal continues to amuse in its wine Chateaux Du Bolet ways

    … Chateaux Du Bolet… I have a wine friend who’s equally fascinated with the television show called Scandal. Her website is called Grapefriend, and Jose just found her for me, in a very amusing way, as I was contemplating another blog about this show. We were watching and enjoying Scandal. As the new Season 4 opens, the main character Olivia…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 23 readers -
  • 2010 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Gigondas “Pierre...

    … 2010 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Gigondas “Pierre Aiguille” This wine makes me smile. Lovely nose of red fruit, pepper, olive tapenade, and bramble. Red fruit on the palate with white pepper, green olives, and bramble. Clean style. Great acidity. 4/5 bones $$ Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 14.5% abv Gigondas (Rhône), FRANCE …

    Shiba Sommelierin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

    … and taut, but not ready yet. 93/100 Ponsot Chappelle Chambertin Grand Cru 2000 Burgundy, France Rich, warm and spicy with real density, and some subtle savoury soy sauce notes as well as hints of tar and spice. Grippy and fresh, and quite savoury. 93/100 Rossignol Trapet Latricières Chambertin Grand Cru 1998 Burgundy, France Very appealing…

    jamie goode's wine blogin Pinot Noir Riesling- 8 readers -
  • The Case of Wine

    … own mouth, and you can learn wine only with that same instrument. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it’s no match for the tongue. This entry was posted on October 3, 2014 at 7:00 am and is filed under Bordeaux, California, Chianti, France, Italy, Rhone, Rioja, Sicily, South America, Spain. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

    Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Linein Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • Chat en Oeuf Blanc 2012

    … this – “oh yes, I’ve got a nice bottle of Chat-en-Oeuf that would be just perfect”. Obviously that only works when you say it, it’s not quite so chuckle worthy when you have to type it out. It’s also thoughts like this that mean I don’t get invited out very often. When a wine buying choice is made with that level of oenological insight you can’t…

    Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Dropsin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Altitude 500 Ventoux, 2011

    … but that changes as the wine airs. Very smooth. Fruit leather flavors. Now some traditional pepper and warmth. A bit high in alcohol (15%) for a Ventoux, but that seems to make the wine all the more attractive, at least at this stage of its development. …

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget- 3 readers -
  • Domaine Sainte-Anne Cotes du Rhone, 2001

    This 2001 is approaching a lovely stage of maturity. Although only a Cotes du Rhone, it is showing better right now than most of the higher priced Sainte-Anne CDR Villages in my cellar. Medium deep ruby, some sediment forming on the side of the bottle. Mature smells of red and black fruits, flowers and wild herbs--all nicely integrated as in a mature Chateauneuf or Gigondas.

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget- 4 readers -
  • Domaine Clape Cotes du Rhone 2007

    … Pretty - petal, violet, mulberry, it's verging on black currant; later smoky smouldering black cardamon. Again, like the 2005, I wonder about the purity, on the tongue, it seems slightly animal and aniseed to conclude - rasping and dry, it seems to resolve and not for the first time, I wonder if I'm jumping at shadows. It's certainly distinct…

    Wino sapien- 4 readers -