2004 L'Aventure Côte A Côte
Stephan’s third vintage of Côte-à-Côte is as unique as its predecessors. The 2002, at 60% Grenache, and 40% Syrah, sought to showcase the Grenache and introduce a true Rhone blend to our portfolio. The 2003, a third each Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, introduced the latter variety to the blend. In 2004, we see the blend evolve to 40%, 40%, 20%, with Mourvedre in the minority. These variations aside, the 2004 Côte-à-Côte is our plush, feathered caberet “artiste”. Long and lush on the palate, Côte-à-Côte is both luxuriant, thanks to the Syrah and Grenache, as well as taut, with Mourvedre holding a tight line across the palate. Think of a fruit and it's here! Violets, acacia, and anise in the nose, followed by chocolate and strawberry in the mouth. With the longest of finishes, this wine races across the palate, around the block, over the top, and beyond!
Only 400 cases produced. Don’t miss it.