Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Home Shop All Wines

Main Menu
Shop All Wines




Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines

Notify me

Fill out your info and we will notify you when the 2014 Côte-Rôtie “La Viaillère” Barruol Lynch - Northern Rhône is back in stock or when a new vintage becomes available.

2014 Côte-Rôtie “La Viaillère”

Barruol / Lynch

2014 Côte-Rôtie “La Viaillère”  Barruol / Lynch - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
I had a couple of my favorite Daniels over, Ravier of Tempier and Brunier of Vieux Télé and Les Pallières, so I opened a bottle of this Côte Rôtie to accompany a plate of Sicilian salami and Les Pallières goat cheese. I wrote down what Ravier had to say about this latest Barruol/Lynch northern Rhône collaboration:

What a nose! This is a return to the true, magical Côte Rôtie perfume of yesteryear. It reminds me of black currant with sweet spices and a very elegant touch of oak. On the palate it has a lot of freshness, which is a sign of aging potential. Also flavors more toward red fruits like raspberry and strawberry, plus a touch of elderberry. Beautiful aftertaste, lush and long.

Kermit Lynch

Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Syrah
Appellation: Côte Rôtie
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhône
Producer: Barruol Lynch - Northern Rhône
Winemaker: Louis Barroul
Vineyard: 30 years
Soil: Schist
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

More from this Producer or Region

About Northern Rhône

On the wines of the northern Rhône, Kermit wrote in Adventures on the Wine Route, “The best combine a reminder of the sunny Mediterranean with the more self-conscious, intellectual appeal of the great Burgundies farther north, which is not a bad combination.” Like the wines of Provence, Burgundy, and Beaujolais, Kermit was introduced to this region by Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters.

Though technically part of the same region as the southern Rhône and connected by the Rhône River, much differentiates the north from the south. The climate is continental and in general cooler than that Mediterranean climate of the south. The appellations are significantly smaller: Cornas has less than 300 acres planted to vine and Hermitage around 345. The area planted is minute when compared to Gigondas (3,000+ acres) and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (nearly 8,000 acres). Many of the great wines come from steep hillside vines—terraced during Roman times. It was clear to the Romans that great wine could be made here and DNA evidence now shows that Syrah is in fact indigenous to the Rhône.

The terroir is predominantly granite and lastly, blends of the wines are mostly single grape varieties. Only four grape varieties are permitted in AOC blends: Syrah, Viogner, Marsanne, and Roussanne (as compared to the 19 permitted varieties allowed in Châteauneuf). The red wines are nearly all Syrah and Condrieu and Château Grillet must be 100% Viogner. The whites of Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Saint Péray, and Crozes-Hermitages may only be blends of Marsanne and Roussanne.

More from Northern Rhône or France

Côte-Rôtie “La Boisselée” 3-Pack

Barruol / Lynch  France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Côte-Rôtie

$189.00 $237.00

2013 Hermitage Rouge “La Pierrelle”

Barruol / Lynch  France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Hermitage


2015 Côte Rôtie “La Boisselée”

Barruol / Lynch  France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Côte Rôtie


2016 Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah

Lionel Faury  France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Collines Rhodaniennes


2013 Côte Rôtie “La Boisselée”

Barruol / Lynch  France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Côte Rôtie


2015 Hermitage Blanc “La Pierrelle”

Barruol / Lynch  France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Hermitage


2014 Côte-Rôtie “Emporium”

Lionel Faury  France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Saint Joseph


2014 Côte Rôtie “La Boisselée”

Barruol / Lynch  France  |  Northern Rhône  |  Côte Rôtie


2014 Savigny-lès-Beaune “Vieilles Vignes”

Domaine Pierre Guillemot  France  |  Burgundy  |  Savigny-lès-Beaune


2015 Languedoc Rouge “Lou Maset”

Domaine d’Aupilhac  France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Languedoc


2016 Corbières “Rozeta”

Domaine Maxime Magnon  France  |  Languedoc-Roussillon  |  Corbrières


2016 Graves Blanc MAGNUM

Château Graville-Lacoste  France  |  Bordeaux  |  Graves


We only import wine we drink and enjoy ourselves, directly from the source.

Our wine tastes the same in your home as it did where it was bottled in Europe.

Like the long-term relationships we build with growers, we build long-term relationships with our clients. Have a question? Need wine advice? Just gives us a call—510-524-1524.

Read more here


Add a new credit card

Please complete the form below.


Add a new shipping address

Please complete your shipping address below.

Site Credits