2007 Perrin & Fils "Reserve" Côtes du Rhône
Many here will tell you this is the best deal we've got in all three stores, the warehouse, website, and every other corner where we've looked. It comes from the insanely good 2007 Rhône Valley vintage, and brings the noise like a wine five-times its price. Get in on this while it lasts. 89 points Robert Parker: "The 2007 Cotes du Rhone Reserve red (60% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre) possesses beautiful crunchy, juicy, blackberry and cherry fruit as well as hints of underbrush, pepper, and black cherries. Medium-bodied and silky-textured, it is ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years." (10/09) According to Wine Spectator: "A round, easy style, with a dusting of grilled herb over the open-knit red and black cherry fruit. There's a stony hint on the finish, which fills out nicely in the glass. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now." (09/09) 13% abv.