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- Cowboyin Blake - 04-05-2005 01:07 PM

Heard that the 2001 Rhone's were gonna be really good and if u can find any they should be snapped by chance i saw this in the store for 7 bucks so i bought. Anyone know anything about this Rhone? How long should i sit on it? Any info would help thanks.

- Innkeeper - 04-05-2005 01:12 PM

Are you talking about the Cotes Du Rhone a.k.a. CDR.

- Cowboyin Blake - 04-05-2005 02:04 PM

yea i am..sorry bout that.

- Innkeeper - 04-05-2005 04:56 PM

No problem. Drink it right away. Be sure to post a tasting note (TN).

- Cowboyin Blake - 04-06-2005 08:39 AM

I should drink it right away? I was looking at some charts saying that the 2001 CDR's where not at peak... what do u think?

- dananne - 04-06-2005 08:44 AM

We've had several of the Guigal '01s since the first of the year. The tannins are melting away fairly quickly on this one, IMHO. I'll probably be drinking this over the next year or so.

- TheEngineer - 04-06-2005 03:23 PM

I would agree with the drinking of the 2001's now. 2002 was a poor year in CDR and the 2003 are highly anticipated (i.e. higher price). That and with the exchange rate issues may have resulted in someone saying to you that you should buy 2001's from a value and quality given what is already on the market.

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- winoweenie - 04-06-2005 05:53 PM

Guigals Cote Rotie, Hermitage, St Josepfs & CDPs'are superior wines. I've been an ardent collector of his wines since the outstanding 78s. The CDRs are earily drinkers as pointed out. WW

- Kcwhippet - 04-06-2005 08:09 PM

Had a 98 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde with dinner the other night. Delicious!

- Cowboyin Blake - 04-07-2005 07:57 AM

Thanks guys! I'll drink it this weekend and let ya know! Looks Yummy!

- Thraz - 04-07-2005 08:23 AM

Kcwhippet - do you think the 98 Brune et Blonde has come out of its sleeping phase? Or has it not entered it yet? Or is it "immune" to sleep? (is there such a thing) I have three bottles and I can't wait to drink them but the dumb phase issue has made me gun-shy lately.

- Kcwhippet - 04-07-2005 08:28 AM

It was a bit dumb when I opened it so I decanted to get some air into it and seemed to do the trick.

- Cowboyin Blake - 04-07-2005 08:41 AM

What is the sleeping phase mean?

- Innkeeper - 04-07-2005 09:22 AM

Wines age through a negative parabolic curve. When they are below the line, or worst at the bottom of the curve, they are in a sleeping or dumb phase.

- Cowboyin Blake - 04-07-2005 09:26 AM

then they come out of it? or is the sleeping/dumb phase the end of their "lives"

- Innkeeper - 04-07-2005 12:59 PM

Once they get back to the x axis they go up. How far up and for how long is the perennial question.

- zenda2 - 04-08-2005 08:10 PM

A 'sleeping' phase followed by a 'dumb' phase?

I always knew there was something about Rhone wines that reminded me of the Ex-wife.

- Innkeeper - 04-08-2005 08:26 PM

It's one phase. Sleeping/Dumb.