Department 66 Others Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2009

$19.98

OTHERS is the inaugural release from Orin Swift's new winery and vineyards in Maury, France. Others is a literal and figurative reference utilizing fruit beyond the D66 blend. Chosen for their unique signature, these vineyards are stylistically meant to be drunk earlier, thus resulting in a powerful yet approachable wine. As is the case with D66, small yields are the norm because of extremely rocky hillside sites with scarce water reserves. This dynamic creates small berried fruit with intense color and concentration. Situated in the foothills of the Pyrénées-Orientales, Others is made at the Department 66 winery. The wine has a ruby, purple opaque hue with aromas of licorice, spring flowers, campfire, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palette there are abundant flavors of blackberry, wild berry, pepper and spice. Intense and concentrated with a persistent finish, the wine is ready to drink now and enjoy over the next 5 years. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan

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Ratings on Delectable

Jason Wild Delectable Pro

Really loved how approachable the wine was. Abundance of spiced raisin and stewed black fruit. Really enjoyed it!

Really loved how approachable the wine was. Abundance of spiced raisin and stewed black fruit. Really enjoyed it!

9.0

Jeremy Hyatt

Was able to drink cases of this in 2011. Stashed some away and just pulled out in 2016. Love this French 2009 genache. Punches you in the mouth with fruit, but Boudreaux style.

Was able to drink cases of this in 2011. Stashed some away and just pulled out in 2016. Love this French 2009 genache. Punches you in the mouth with fruit, but Boudreaux style.

9.5

Dario Barbone

2009

2009

7.9

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.