Bottle of The Week- Lavau Gigondas Red Rhône Blend 2013

If you recall the last post you might wonder why I am writing about wine from the same winery two weeks in a row! Well, I thought it would be an interesting comparison to do a back-to-back (if you can consider a week back-to-back) of two different Southern Rhône blends from the same winery. I also happened to receive this bottle for free because it was left over from a wine tasting, so there’s that, too.   Continue reading


Bottle of the Week- Lavau Côtes du Rhône 2013

I’ve written about Côtes du Rhône before, which you can check out if you need a quick background. So, for this post I’d like to focus more on Grenache, which makes up 60% of the blend in this wine. Grenache is one of the most widely planted varieties in the world, it is grown practically everywhere wine is produced, from northern Spain (where it originated) to Washington State. Continue reading