Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2011 Wine Review (NW)
Wild berries and bramble on the nose
Full bodied and well textured on the palate
Dark berries, dried herbs, and resinous notes on the finish
Here's a widely available wine that's a great value and versatile with food. I found this at Trader Joe's for $9, and poured it with some grilled meat and vegetables on a week night. Made from Grenache blended with Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault, it delivers nice flavor and depth. For my money, Cotes du Rhone wines from the Southern Rhone valley in France continue present some of the best red wine values in the world. Raise a glass!