2022 La Cave des Vignerons de Gigondas Côtes du Rhône La Font Louisiane, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

This is a blend of Grenache 75% and Syrah 15% along with ten percent Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Carignan.  Deep garnet with purple swirls, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is lovely with cherries, black cherries, spices, black pepper, slight black olives and black raspberries.  Medium to full bodied.  Slight tannins.  On the palate, juicy black cherries and cherries with spice and char.  Nice finish.  This drinks easy on its own and will work well with grilled meats, fowl or veggies.  Drink over the next three to five years.  

2022 Domaine Saint-Damien Côtes du Rhône La Bouveau, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

Another great value in Cotes du Rhone.  Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is great with black cherries, cherries, floral notes, spices, and black olives.  Medium bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this has nice depth and some complexity.  Black cherry fruit with some cherries and just a hint of strawberries.  Nice texture.  Light tannins.  Good finish.  This is delicious on its own and will work well with food.  This would be a classic match with cassoulet.  Drink over the next three to five years.  

2020 Domaine de l'Odylée Côtes du Rhône La Généreuse, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Cotes du Rhone wines have been and continue to be some of the best values in wine.  This is a blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah.  Purple in color with some ruby hues, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is interesting and nice with black cherries, black raspberries, spices, slight purple flowers and slight chocolate.  Great full bodied texture.  Good balance.  On the palate this is delicious.  It has depth and some complexity.  Flavors of black cherries, black raspberries, spice and char.  Nice finish.  This is great on its own and will work well with food.  This is a great choice for g

2022 Alain Jaume Côtes du Rhône Bellissime, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This rosé is a blend of 50% Grenache Noir, 25% Cinsault, 20% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.  Light salmon pink in color, clear and bright.  The nose has light cherries and light strawberries.  Slightly viscous texture.  13.5% abv.  On the palate, this is clean with strawberries and a bit of spice.  Some minerality.  Moderate finish.  A pleasant wine that is nice on its own and certainly food friendly.  It would match well with a Niçoise salad.  Drink now.

1994 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône, France, Rhone, Wine Review

Vintage: 
1994
Score: 
85
Grade: 
B

When I saw this being opened, I had no hope.  But, it showed well.  Past prime and this was never a great wine (not a good vintage), but a very enjoyable wine.  Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright.  The nose has dried raspberries but a touch of fresh with dried floral notes and spice.  Medium bodied.  Tannins resolved.  Good acidity.  On the palate, raspberry fruit with some depth and complexity.  No off notes.  Good finish.  Way to go!  Drink now if you have this, but at least give it a chance.  It went well with some pasta.  

2020 Domaine de Couron Viognier Côtes du Rhône Blanc, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$16.00USD

This is a nice wine.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  It has a very pretty nose.  Peaches with a floral note.  Slightly viscous texture.  On the palate, nice acidity.  Peach fruit notes.  Good finish.  This is refreshing and an excellent value.  Nice on its own, but better with food.  This would be nice with lighter foods such as fresh seafood.  

2018 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

The Guigal Cotes du Rhone is consistently one of the best values in wine.  This is the red, but they also make white and rose.  It is  a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 10% Mourvèdre.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is dusty, slight earthiness with black cherries and black raspberries.  Medium to full bodied.  Very tasty.  Nice texture.  This drinks easy but it also has some stuffing.  On the palate, light tannins with black raspberries and black cherries.  Well balanced.  Amazingly, they make 4.5 million bottles of this wine and keep the quality