Tasting notes on the 2014 Allure de Robles: from a consumer:

I received the wine today, thanks very much.  The first thing I did was open one, tasting it after about ten minutes of exposure to air: it showed wonderful “bones” even then; after an hour and a half, it was touched with muted cherry (not the “cherry coke” sweetness found elsewhere), and tobacco, with structure that suggests a long life in the cellar if one wants to do that (I know the promotional material says 3 to 5 years down).  I likened it to a merlot you made several years ago, which was equally admirable (a real wine, instead of “softly, softly”).   It also reminded me of a cru bourgeois I had years ago called Chateau Cisac, which is so popular in Europe, there apparently isn’t enough to export; I haven’t seen it here for a long time.  This Allure is a departure from past vintages and also superior to any Rhone wine I’ve ever had.  Bravo to Rabbit Ridge.  You made a winner. This isn’t the last case I’ll buy.     S

2014 ALLURE de Robles

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Accolades and Wine Reviews:

Allure de Robles 2014- See above

Allure de Robles 2013

Allure de Robles 2012

Allure de Robles  2013 by Wine Today

NEW 2014 Vintage

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Allure de Robles Rhone Style Red Wine is the largest volume wine produced at Rabbit Ridge. We know that with the many pressures of everyday life, we all need Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night wines- wines that do not break the bank but deliver great flavor and value. Winemaker Erich Russell grew up with this concept of drinking the value wines of the Cote du Rhone in France.