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 "Perennial Over-achiever" - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Quality at a Ridiculously Low Price

"Perennial Over-achiever" - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Quality at a Ridiculously Low Price

The 2010 vintage of the Rhone Valley...the gift that just keeps giving!

We still have a few cases left of this gem from Domaine La Garrigue, and we're ready to give it the sendoff it deserves. Drinking at its prime right now, this is the perfect red to help ease the transition to the fall weather. But don't take it from us, just check out what reviewer Jeb Dunnuck said prior to his days at Wine Advocate:

"A perennial over achiever and a wine that makes me struggle to think of a better value, the 2010 Domaine La Garrigue Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Romaine is a predominantly tank-aged blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah. Showing a vibrant, semi-transparent purple color, the wine delivers a beautifully nuanced bouquet of ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit that is balanced by garrigue, lavender, pepper, and underbrush-like qualities. Much more feminine and elegant than past vintages, but arguably equal in quality, it shows a medium-bodied, balanced profile with good acidity, solid purity, and a classic, clean finish. I put this into a lineup of Châteauneufs and it easily held its own...91." Jeb Dunnuck, 9/11.

I'm not even sure we could say more if we tried! All we do know is that, with so many burly Southern Rhone reds out there, it's great to find one that is smooth and elegant with fantastic purity of fruit. This is an easy-drinking and versatile red enjoyable on its own or with a wide range of savory dishes. We might be sad that summer's ending, but this red will definitely bring a smile to your face!

All My Best
Andrew