2007 Côtes du Rhône, Domaine Autard
This has to be considered one of the best bargain wines in the world. If you need a wine to have a little gold ribbon or 95-point rating, look elsewhere. Instead, if you pride yourself on hunting down spectacular value wines from sensational vintages, and care more about what's in your glass than what was printed in the latest magazine, add this to your cart ASAP. Located in the village of Courthezon, the Domaine Paul Autard was founded in the 1970s and is run by Jean-Paul Autard today. Comprised of 26 hectares of vines, 12 in Châteauneauf-du-Pape and 14 in the Côtes du Rhône, the Autard's plantings include diverse soil types (galets roulets, pebbles, clay and sandy-clay) which they vinify separately and blend judiciously. Highly-acclaimed internationally, this Côtes du Rhône is an unbelievable value from the incredible 2007 vintage that no Rhône-lover should pass up. See if you can buy a bottle and not race back for more after you've had a taste. We doubt it!