Clear ruby wine with overtones of red berry fruits. Round and supple with smooth aftertaste.
A good all round red wine for meat courses, poultry and light cheeses. Best drunk now while fresh with good keeping up to 4 years.
"A hint of strawberry on the nose gains ripeness and intensity on the palate of this full-bodied, juicy red. A wild-berry-inflected blend of 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Marselan, it's a freshly concentrated, immediately enjoyable sip that finishes on fine, easy tannins. Enjoy young. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2021), 87 pts
"Spicey red and black fruits, ground pepper, earth, and garrigue notes emerge from the 2018 Côtes du Rhône, a medium-bodied, lively, elegant red to enjoy over the coming 3-4 years. It should be a good value as well as a solid house red."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 87 pts
"The 2016 Côtes du Rhône (65% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 5% Marselan brought up all in tank) is a totally charming, delicious, fruit-loaded effort from one of the great vintages in the Southern Rhône Valley. Spiced cherries, peppery herbs, and earthy notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, fruit-loaded effort that has sweet tannins and loads to love. You can also love the price, and it’s a solid value."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 88 pts
"While quiet on the nose, this Grenache-based blend offers ripe black cherry and plum flavors, offset by bright acidity and a hint of savory earth and game. It's elegant but easy-drinking, with a moderately long finish. Anna Lee C. Iijima"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2018), 87 pts - BEST BUY
"This is bright and lifted, with garrigue-like herbal notes balancing the sweet fruit. For lamb burgers."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2017) 88 pts + Year's Best Rhone + BEST BUY
"Leaner, slightly savory wines like this stand out in a ripe, powerful vintage like 2015. Black-cherry and blackberry flavors are ripe but muted by tones of earth and dried herb. It's a medium-bodied, balanced wine with ripe, persistent tannins anchoring the finish. - Anna Lee C. Iijima"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2018), 88 pts - BEST BUY
"Checking in as a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone is a floral, red and black berry, spice and sappy herb-scented effort that has medium-bodied richness, juicy acidity and a charming, quaffable style. Drink this solid, bistro styled red over the coming couple of years. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 227, October 28th 2016), 87 pts
"Ruby color. Aromas of black cherry, raspberry, spiced plum, and toasty vanilla with a round, tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a polished, complex, medium-length juicy plum, black raspberry, blackberry, and brandied cherries finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. Juicy and round with jammy cherry and plum, a touch of spice and chewy, delicious tannin structure."
- Tastings.com ("2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $10 and Under", September 25th 2015), 88 pts
SILVER MEDAL + BEST BUY
Charles Thomas is a private label created for Kysela Pere et Fils from property owned by Les Grands Chais de France. Wines from Cotes du Rhone, Cotes de Provence and ...