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2014 Cambrie Calendal Cotes du Rhone Villages

$24.99 $14.99

Regular Price $24.99

Bacchus Price $14.99

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Bacchus is once again giddy with excitement as he unravels his latest score from those who don’t pay attention. And on Cyber Monday to boot!
Today, he offers the 2014 Philippe Cambie Calendal Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu an immensely succulent red from the pages of wine importer Eric Solomon’s portfolio.
Long time readers of Bacchus may recognize Eric Solomon’s name in previous posts. Bacchus prefers to search out specific importers as a way to guarantee that what is behind the label is indeed authentic and worth every penny.
Solomon is one of those gents Bacchus relies upon to fill his shelves at the Vin Bin.
For us to score such a wine at such a price is just short of full-scale larceny – a clear indication somebody in the supply chain wasn’t paying attention.
Oh well, better for us.
A word about this wine: it is 15% alcohol, on the higher side of Old World, but that’s because of the highly extracted Grenache, and despite this, the wine is fully integrated and balanced. A blend of Grenache and Mourvedre, this wine is inky black with highly perceptible aromas of spice, pepper and berries.
Plan de Dieu is located between Chateauneuf and Rasteau, two expensive locations in the Rhone. Like its neighbors, PdD is hot, soils are mainly covered in galets – stones – which intensifies the heat but holds the moisture. This is ideal conditions for Mourvedre – and that is what shines in this wine.
Wine critics agree!
Robert Parker’s  Wine Advocate  92 points: “One of the gems in the vintage is Philippe Cambie’s 2014 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Calendal. Made from 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre, completely destemmed, and aged 12 months in one-third each of new, once used, twice used barrels, it offers sensational notes of black raspberries, cassis, sweet spice, licorice and crushed flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, beautifully texture and hedonistic, it has beautifully sweet, polished tannin and yet should be approachable on release.”
Its release price is fairly high – because of its location, low yields and attention to process. Even at its MSRP, we consider it a value quality to price ratio.
Now for the larcenous price:
2014 Cambie Calendal Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone Villages
Regular price $24.99
On Sale $14.99
40% Off