By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2010 | Send Email
I am late in the game in getting to know this wine, primarly because I have been so swept up in the avalanche of 2007 Rhone wines that it's just taken me this long to come around to tasting it. We have a number of stunners in the $10-$15 price range from the Rhone, but this little Vinsobres, which features a bit more Syrah (%40) in the blend than your standard Cote-du-Rhones (which are more Grenache-driven), really stands out to me. The Syrah adds smokey and leathery aromas and flavors to the ripe Grenache fruit, and I really like that. Vinsobres is slightly cooler region in the Southern Rhone, so we have more pronounced earthiness and minerality, particularly on the finish, which is quite long. This is a ripe but structured wine that benefits from air time and needs food, for sure, and by comparison is one of the more distinctive and interesting Rhone reds currently in stock at this price.