Synopsis, Our Opinion: MEMORABLE grocery store wine…
something we’ve never said before!!!
Producer/Winery: Famille Perrin Les Crus; Orange, France.
Grape Variety: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre blend.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Côtes du Rhône; Southern Rhône Valley, France.
Price: $9.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura hills, California.
Paired With: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & Madeira gravy and roasted Brussels sprouts.
Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them and it illustrates that hidden gems can still be found in the grocery store if you search hard enough. We went through a lot of losers, but in the end this one was so outstanding it was all worth it!!! To see all of our grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark garnet and purple color with a lighter purple rim. Lively blackberry and damp earth aromas. A little rustic with a dusty dry mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 150-grit texture. Strong wall-to-wall fresh blackberry and cherry flavors with a noteworthy smidgen of mineral in the background. Crisp acidity, FANTASTIC fine grained tannins and a long dry fruity finish that had a nip of tannin grip and peppery spice. This was a WOW, WOW, WOW $9.99 Cotes du Rhone grocery store wine…possibly the best under $10 wine we’ve ever had!!! Enticing bouquet, filled with succulent and complex tastes and tannins that were supple and toothy. This was a MEMORABLE grocery store wine. It must be the entry level Perrin Family Côtes du Rhône, but it can only be described as an enormously under valued Côtes du Rhône wine. If you can find this one in your grocery store buy all you can get and you will not be disappointed…GUARANTEED!!!
See our reviews of other Perrin family wines.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap.
UPC Code: 0 89419 01594 2
Imported by: Vineyard Brands; Birmingham, Alabama.