2009 Perrin & Fils "Reserve" Côtes du Rhône

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This is a wonderful follow-up to the 2007 which was one of our top selling wines of last year. The 2009 is packed with bright, high-toned red fruit, cherry kirsch and red licorice notes as well as red raspberries and spice which mingle with racy acidity and subtle hints of oak. This wine has great verve, balance and lift and can easily make the transition from cocktail wine to the dinner table. (Alex Pross K&L) The Perrin family owns the famous Chateau Beaucastel which is renowned as one of the greatest producers in all of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Pierre Perrin is head vineyard scout for the Perrin family and his job is to unearth diamond in the rough vineyards to source great fruit for many of the Perrin family projects such as the Perrin Reserve wines. "The 2009 Perrin Reserve Côtes du Rhône is a worthy successor to the incredibly delicious 2007. Juicy, supple and brimming with cherry and red plum notes, with just a hint of smoke and spice to round things out. Delicious!" (Mulan Chan-Randel, Rhône Valley Wine Buyer K&L Wine Merchants) According to Wine Spectator: "Lightly firm, with good cherry, warm stone and grilled herb notes that stay focused through the bright finish. Drink now." (10/10) 13.5% abv

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/6/2011  | Send Email
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"From the owners of Beaucastel, we went through #@*^-load of the wonderful 2007, yet bypassed the weak 2008 for the much better other Cotes Du Rhone from the same vintage. When this amazing 2009 puppy arrived, though, we bought whatever was available – it was that outstanding. Medium ruby in color, the nose on this Gem is bright, distinctively plumy and spicy, and offers a wonderful freshness in in its presentation. Balanced, fleshy, bright fruit will dance across your palate with an incredibly drink-me-now CDR of good complexity. An amazing wine for the price and one that Anderson has told me will be one of our house reds for the month. 13.5% ABV" (Jim Barr)
Drink from 2011 to 2013

 By: CH |  Review Date: 9/11/2011 
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Agree with other review, this is a very good wine at $9, fruity, spicy, delicious. Finishes dry but otherwise not distinguishable. Fantastic with herb roasted chicken and inexpensive enough to have around every day.

 By: principalchef |  Review Date: 5/8/2011 
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A GREAT VALUE! I'll buy another case of this quickly. Full of flavor, complex enough to be interesting, medium to full-bodies, with definite licorice and fruit flavors. Loved it.

 By: Patrick White |  Review Date: 5/2/2011 
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Nice, simple wine that is great with food. Not much of a finish, but just fine at $8.99.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5