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Bin-End Offer #55: 2013 La Bastide Saint Dominique Cotes-du-Rhone

2013 La Bastide St Dominique Cotes-du-Rhone

Why We Love It:

In a nutshell, the Bonnet family delivers Burgundian style elegance and sophistication while growing wines in France’s rugged and expressive southern Rhone terroirs. And while the reserve blends and top Chateauneuf-du-Pape bottlings from this family estate are rapidly emerging as collectible and sought-after gems, we find ourselves consistently taken by the sturdy and well-made food-friendly reds, which offer remarkable value far exceeding the humble Cotes-du-Rhone pedigree. As we slowly emerge from the long slumber of winter, this red is precisely the kind of well-priced bottle you’ll be pleased to have on-hand as you begin contemplating early season BBQ dinners.

Food Pairings:

Pastrami-Bacon Cheeseburger – RECIPE

Slow Roasted Rosemary Pork Shoulder – RECIPE

Spicy Salami, Zucchini & Basil Pizza – RECIPE

Price:

BOTTLE: Sale Price – $19.95  (originally $22.95)

CASE: Sale Price – $239.40  (originally $275.40)

Technical Specs:

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

BOTTLE: 750mL

Case Pack: 12 x 750mL

GRAPES: 80% Grenache & 20% Syrah

CLOSURE: Natural Cork

CELLAR POTENTIAL: Drink now to 2021

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°C to 17°C


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Pulling corks and pushing cases as a third generation wine importer in Ontario, Canada selling fine wines and spirits produced by families - not factories. Get the full story at winetrader.ca

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