Grape Variety: Rosé blend – Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Côtes du Rhône; Southern Rhône Valley, France.
Price: $8.99 (with a 10% mixed 6-pack discount)
Purchased From: Von’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.
Paired With: Baked turkey Reuben sandwich and slaw.
Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them. To see all of our grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.
Chilled to 55 degrees (the label suggests 50) before drinking. Clear light salmon color. Very abundant Grenache aromas. Smooth entry, a little rustic, dry and chalky mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Quite pronounced strawberry, raspberry and cherry flavors intertwined with a slightly bitter mineral taste. Refreshing crisp acidity with a long, smooth and edgy mineral finish that really cleans the palate. Today we were prowling the grocery stores for more Perrin Family Reserve Côtes du Rhône and we ran across this Perrin Family Rosé so we really didn’t have any idea what to expect at $8.99. We each took a sniff and a sip and our reaction was identical…”WOW, it’s pretty good Rosé”. Enticing bouquet, brisk traditional and interesting tastes plus being refreshing all at a ridiculous low price. Initially we were a little put off by the strong mineral finish and aftertaste, but in the end we called it an OUTSTANDING, very inexpensive Rosé…it was like a diamond in the rough!!!
Just for fun we also opened a bottle of $5. La Vieille Ferme Recolte Rosé (an even lower level Perrin Family entry level wine) and it was similar, but juicy, verging on off dry, had more acidity, slightly less taste and zero mineral in the finish…but we said at the $5 price tag it’s a 3-thumbs up Rosé. However, we prefer the Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rosé and think it’s a better buy even with the slightly higher price tag.
See our reviews of other Perrin family wines.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Screw cap.
UPC Code: 0 89419 00030 6
Imported by: Not applicable.