90 PTS - Wine & Spirits - "Rustic and a little rambunctious, this pins down its sweetly ripe red cherry fruit with undertones of creosote and smoky tobacco. Its components are well integrated and harmonious. It is one of the most outstanding Rhone's for it's unbelievable price and consistency."
|Founded in 1781, Vidal-Fleury is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Rhone Valley. Thomas Jefferson visited the estate in 1787.
Today, Vidal-Fleury is renowned in the United States for its authentic yet forward-thinking style. The wines, coming from both the Northern and Southern regions of the Rhone Valley, are acclaimed by critics and consumers alike.
Combining 230 years of tradition with a state-of-the-art winemaking facility designed to optimize oak aging, bottling, and bottle maturation, Vidal-Fleury crafts authentic, clean, and approachable Rhone wines, striving for distinctiveness and the highest quality. Among them are Cotes du Rhone red and white, Crozes-Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Cote-Rotie.
Vidal-Fleurys winery is in the prestigious Northern Rhone appellation of Cote-Rotie and sits at the foot of Cote Blonde, one of the winerys finest vineyards and the one largely responsible for its reputation today.