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Les Hauts De Cairanne

Les Hauts De Cairanne
2020 Other Red, Cairanne

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 15% RS: .200%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.50

Les Hauts De Cairanne
2020 Other Red, Cairanne

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 15% RS: .200%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of malted chocolate nut bar, butter and molasses sautéed marcona almonds, yeasty soda rye bread with raisins, and sassafras with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length finish with accents of cherry creme brulee, ground nuts, and mossy earth with dusty, earthy tannins and light oak flavor. An earthy red that will work well with hearty meat dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Savory, Old World & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: malted chocolate nut bar, butter and molasses sautéed marcona almonds, yeasty soda rye bread with raisins, and sassafras
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cherry creme brulee, ground nuts, and mossy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy red that will work well with hearty meat dishes.

The Producer

Famille Ravoire

The Producer
340 Rue du Rémoulaire
Salon de Provence, 13653
France
33 -490737341

Their Portfolio

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88 Chantrose 2021 Rosé, Côtes De Provence 13% (France) $16.00.
87 Costeval 2019 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
89 Costeval 2020 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13.5% (France) $14.00.
93 Costeval 2021 Rosé, Coteaux D’aix En Provence 12.5% (France) $15.00.
88 Cuvée Des Lices 2020 Côtes De Provence 12.5% (France) $15.00.
89 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2018 Rosé, Coteaux Varois en Provence 13.5% (France) $13.99.
89 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2019 Rosé, Coteaux Varois de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
BR Domaine Du Grand Destré 2021 Rosé, Mediterranee IGP 12.5% (France) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Esprit De Fanette 2020 Rosé, IGP Mediterranee 12.5% (France) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Ferme des Brusc 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge 13% (France) $15.00.
88 Jardin des Nautes 2019 Côtes du Luberon Rouge 13.5% (France) $13.00.
88 Jardin Des Nautes 2021 Rosé, Luberon 13.5% (France) $10.00.
86 Jas Des Vignes 2018 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 13% (France) $10.99.
91 Jas Des Vignes 2019 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $12.99.
88 Jas Des Vignes 2020 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
86 Jas Des Vignes 2021 Rosé, Alpes-De-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
86 Jas du Lauzon 2019 Côtes du Luberon Rouge 13.5% (France) $12.00.
BR La Poulardière 2018 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Les Hauts De Cairanne 2020 Other Red, Cairanne 15% (France) $15.50.
89 Maison Camille Blanc 2020 Vielles Vignes, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
88 Maison Ravoire 2020 Plan De Dieu, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
85 Manon 2018 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $18.99.
88 Manon 2019 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $15.99.
90 Manon 2020 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $15.00.
85 Manon 2021 Rosé, Côtes De Provence 12.5% (France) $16.00.
89 Olivier Ravoire 2019 Banderet, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00.
90 Olivier Ravoire 2020 Banderet, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13.5% (France) $14.00.
90 Olivier Ravoire 2020 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 13.5% (France) $13.00.
BR Olivier Ravoire 2020 Banderet, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Olivier Ravoire 2021 Banderet, Other White, Côtes-Du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Perle de Valensole 2020 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
89 Perle De Valensole 2021 Rosé, Alpes-De-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
91 Pierre de Fontval 2018 Gigondas 14% (France) $36.00.
BR Pierre de Fontval 2019 Rochegude, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 15% (France) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Roaix, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 14.5% (France) $15.00.
93 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 14% (France) $15.00.
85 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Vinsobres 14.5% (France) $15.00.
87 Pierre de Fontval 2020 Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
86 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Vaison La Romaine, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge 14% (France) $15.50.
90 Pierre de Fontval 2020 Séguret, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge 15% (France) $15.50.
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90 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Other Red, Gigondas 14.5% (France) $32.99.
88 Rhone to the Bone 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.00.
89 Rhone to the Bone 2018 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00.
93 Rhone to the Bone 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $13.00.
87 Rhone to the Bone 2020 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 12.5% (France) $13.00.
87 Rhone To The Bone 2020 Red Blend, Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
85 Rhone To The Bone 2021 Rose, Côtes-Du-Rhone Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.99.
87 Rhône to the Bone 2017 Red Blend, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
89 Rhône to the Bone 2018 White Blend, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.99.
90 Rhône to the Bone 2019 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.99.
88 Terrasses De Fontanieu 2021 Rosé, Bandol 13% (France) $22.00.

Southern French Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Southern French red is a catchall category that covers many different types of wines from the south of France. Included in this are red wines from Provence, Languedoc-Roussilon and the Rhone Valley. Most of these wines are made from Rhone varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan and while may of them are moderately priced wines for short term-drinking, as with a Provence red or a Cotes-du-Rhone, there are some red wines from the southern of France, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape that are medium-full to full bodied and crafted to drink well for more than a decade.

These southern French reds work with a variety of foods, such as casserole for the lighter versions, all the way to lamb shank or wild game for the more robust wines.