Vinous 94 Points: “The 2018 Red Blend Dérive, Côtière’s Cabernet Franc/Merlot-based red, is such a classy wine. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, espresso, spice and licorice build in an ample, intriguing wine that delivers the goods. This is beautifully done.”
Notes: . It’s another successful, incredibly attractive red from this estate, offering lots of darker currant and black cherry fruit, medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of chocolate and leafy herb aromatics, good mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Drink this forward, pleasure-bent, sexy red blend over the coming 8-10 years.
Varietal Selection: 37% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot.