Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie "Cote Blonde" 2017 (Northern Rhone, France) - [RP 98] [JD 98] [AG 94-96]

Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie "Cote Blonde" 2017
(Northern Rhone, France) - [RP 98] [JD 98] [AG 94-96]

Regular price $230.00 Sale price $189.97 Save $40.03

RP98 JD98 AG94
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Notes from the winemaker:
Not counting the much larger Guigal domaine, René Rostaing is the closest thing to a true cult star that Côte-Rôtie has yet produced. A grower since 1971, his first vineyard purchases were a microscopic half acre each in Côte Blonde and in La Landonne on the Côte Brune.

René Rostaing has, since 1991, emerged as one of the Northern Rhône’s most respected growers. Before turning to winemaking fulltime, Rostaing split his time between real estate and his small winery. Between 1991 and 1995, he assumed the vineyards of his uncle, the legendary Marius Gentaz, and his father-in-law, Albert Dervieux. From these two traditionalist titans, he also learned to value the noble qualities of classic Côte Rôtie.

Ratings & Reviews


98 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Just about perfection in a glass, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde is more plush and sexy compared to the La Landonne and has a beautiful, incredibly floral character as well as notes of crème de cassis, mulberries, black raspberries, spice, and new crushed violets. Full-bodied, seamless, and polished, it’s an incredible expression of the Côte Blonde and has its own singular character. Drink it any time over the coming 20-25 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (12/12/2019)

98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Even better than last year, the recently bottled 2017 Cote Rotie La Cote Blonde was singing when I tasted it back in July. Floral and berry notes accent mocha-tinged aromas in this medium to full-bodied wine. It's silky, long and intense, with a couple of decades of life ahead of it. It's simply difficult to describe the waves of savory complexity this wine now shows, coupled with a succulent texture and tremendous length." - Joe Czerwinski (19th Dec 2019)

94-96 Points - Vinous:
"Deep, brilliant ruby color. A highly aromatic bouquet evokes ripe black/blue fruits, peony, exotic spices and smoky minerals. Smooth and focused on the palate, offering deeply concentrated, yet lively black raspberry, boysenberry floral pastille, spicecake flavors and building spiciness. Finishes smooth, sappy and impressively long, with chewy tannins lending shape and grip to lingering dark berry and floral tastes." Josh Raynolds - (Jul 2019)